Iron-Man Late Models set for Tennessee triple-header

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Jensen Ford currently leads the Iron-Man Late Model standings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Valvoline Iron-Man Late Models Head to Boyd’s, Mountain View & Tazewell September 3-5

SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (September 1, 2021) – The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series is set for a Labor Day weekend tripleheader of racing action, starting Friday September 3 at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA for $4,000 to win Labor Day Showdown, Saturday September 4 at Mountain View Raceway in Spring City, TN for $4,000 to win, and Sunday September 5 at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN for the 13th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial for $10,044 to win.   

The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series will begin the Labor Day weekend at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA on Friday September 3 for the Labor Day Showdown and will feature the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series racers in a full program of Practice, E-Z-GO Time Trials, Sunoco Race Fuels Last Chance Heats, and the 40-lap, $4,000 to win Labor Day Showdown main event. Other divisions in action at Boyd’s Speedway on Friday September 3 will be the track’s 604 Crate Late Model, Sportsman 602, Front Wheel Drive, Pony, and Beginner divisions, while the racing for the evening will conclude with an Enduro, plus there will be a big Fireworks show. Activities at Boyd’s Speedway on Friday September 3 for the Labor Day Showdown will see the pit area open at 3:00 p.m. and the general admission area open at 4:30 p.m. The drivers meeting will be at 6:45 p.m., with practice laps and time trials beginning after the drivers meeting. Ticket prices at Boyd’s Speedway for the Labor Day Showdown on Friday September 3 in the general admission area will be $20, while a pit pass will be $40.

The second stop of the Labor Day weekend will see the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series make its first-ever visit to Mountain View Raceway in Spring City, TN for what will be the track’s first-ever Super Late Model event on Saturday September 4 and will feature the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series racers in a full program of Practice, E-Z-GO Time Trials, Sunoco Race Fuels Last Chance Heats, and the 40-lap, $4,000 to win. Other divisions in action at Mountain View Raceway on Saturday September 4 will be the track’s Open Wheel Modified, Thunder, Front Wheel Drive, B-Hobby, and B-Sportsman divisions. Activities at Mountain View Raceway on Saturday September 4 will see the pit area open at 3:00 p.m. and the general admission area open at 4:00 p.m. The drivers meeting will be at 6:15 p.m., with practice laps and time trials immediately following the drivers meeting. Ticket prices at Mountain View Raceway on Saturday September 4 in the general admission area will be $15, while a pit pass will be $35.

The final stop of the Labor Day weekend for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series will be at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN on Sunday September 5 for the 13th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial and will feature the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series racers in a full program of Practice, E-Z-GO Time Trials, Sunoco Race Fuels Heats, Impact RaceGear B-Mains, and the 44-lap, $10,044 to win 13th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial. Other divisions in action at Tazewell Speedway on Sunday September 5 for the 13th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial will be the track’s Sportsman, Classics, Street Stocks, and Four Cylinders. Activities at Tazewell Speedway on Sunday September 5 for the 13th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial will see the pit area open at 4:00 p.m. and general admission area open at 4:00 p.m. The drivers meeting will be at 7:00 p.m., with practice laps to begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices at Tazewell Speedway on Sunday September 5 for the 13th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial in the general admission area will be $25, while a pit pass will be $40.         

The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series will sanction the Super Late Model portion of all three events and the tire rule for all three events will be as follows: Left Rear/Fronts-Hoosier 1350, American Racer 48; Right Rear-Hoosier 1350, Hoosier 1600, American Racer 48, American Racer 56 (NO 29.0 size tires on the left rear and there is NO droop rule). Teams must use the same set of 4 tires for Qualifying, Heat Races, and B-Mains. For the Feature, teams may use one (1) new rear tire (flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction). The entry fee will be $100 at each event and transponders for timing/scoring will be available for rent at the track. Any driver not making the 22-car starting field at Boyd’s Speedway and Mountain View Raceway will receive $50 tow money, while any driver not making the 22-car starting field at Tazewell Speedway will receive $75 tow money. 

The Buddy Rogers Memorial event at Tazewell Speedway will be round ten of the eleven race of the Sunoco Race Fuels $10,000 Plus Challenge for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series competitors. This is a “mini-series” within the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series Northern and Southern Series for certain events that pay at least $10,000 to win. Michael Chilton of Salvisa, KY is the current point leader of the Sunoco Race Fuels $10,000 Plus Challenge coming into the event at Tazewell Speedway on Sunday September 5.  

The Friday September 3 event at Boyd’s Speedway will be the tour’s third visit to the track in 2021, with Randy Weaver of Crossville, TN winning the January 30 Cabin Fever non-points events and the July 2 Stars and Stripes 40 contest. The Saturday September 4 event at Mountain View Raceway will be the tour’s first-ever visit to the track and will also mark the Super Late Model event held at the track since it was remodeled and reconfigured. The Sunday September 5 event at Tazewell Speedway will be the series third visit of the season to “The Taz”, with Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA winning the Lil’ Bill Corum Memorial on April 3 and Dakotah Knuckles of Ewing, VA winning the Firecracker 40 on July 3. 

Jensen Ford of Johnson City, TN is the current points leader with the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series heading into the Labor Day weekend events. event at Moler Raceway Park. Michael Chilton of Salvisa, KY currently sits second in the Southern Series points chase, followed by Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, GA, Devin Gilpin of Columbus, IN, and Dustin Linville of Bryantsville, KY.   

Boyd’s Speedway is located at 1482 Scruggs Road in Ringgold, GA 30736. For more information, please visit the track’s webpage at www.boydsspeedway.com or like Boyd’s Speedway on their Facebook page.

Mountain View Raceway is located at 20626 Rhea County Highway in Spring City, TN.  For more information about Mountain View Raceway, please call (423) 507-2619 or visit the track’s website at www.mountainviewraceway.com

Tazewell Speedway is located at 1400 Bacchus Road in Tazewell, TN 37879. For more information about Tazewell Speedway, visit the track website at www.tazewellspeedway.net.

For more information on the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series, please call series promoter Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or by visiting the tour website at www.IMDIRT.net or by following Iron-Man Series (@CTPROMOTE) on Twitter or liking Iron-Man Racing Series on Facebook.

The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series would like to thank the following sponsors and marketing partners for their support of the 2021 racing season:  Valvoline, Zerex by Valvoline, Brucebilt Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, E-Z-GO, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, DirtonDirt.com, FloRacing, XS Power Batteries, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Swafford Signs, MSR Mafia, Envy Suspension, Knowles Race Parts and Bodies, Cruise with the Champions, KND Safety, Impact RaceGear, Race Clean, and Denby’s J&J Construction. 

Boyd’s Speedway and Mountain View Raceway Feature Purse (40 laps): 1. $4,000, 2. $2,000, 3. $1,000, 4. $850, 5. $650, 6. $550, 7. $450, 8. $440, 9. $430, 10. $420, 11. $410, 12. $400, 13. $400, 14. $400, 15. $400, 16. $400, 17. $400, 18. $400, 19. $400, 20. $400, 21. $400, 22. $400.

Tazewell Speedway Buddy Rogers Memorial Feature Purse (44 laps): 1. $10,044, 2. $5,000, 3. $2,500, 4. $2,000, 5. $1,500, 6. $1,100, 7. $1,000, 8. $950, 9. $900, 10. $850, 11. $800, 12. $750, 13. $650, 14. $600, 15. $550, 16. $530, 17. $520, 18. $500, 19. $500, 20. $500, 21. $500, 22. $500.

Previous Buddy Rogers Memorial Champions  

2008-Rick Rogers-Knoxville, TN

2009-Billy Ogle, Jr.-Knoxville, TN

2010-Mike Marlar-Winfield, TN

2011-Vic Hill-Mosheim, TN

2012-Rained Out

2013-Billy Ogle, Jr.-Knoxville, TN

2014-Mack McCarter-Gatlinburg, TN

2015-Chad Ogle-Sevierville, TN

2016-David Payne-Murphy, NC

2017-Brian Smith-Barbourville, KY

2018-David Payne-Murphy, NC

2019-Dakotah Knuckles-Ewing, VA

2020-Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, GA

 

Current Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series Point Standings (as of 8/28/2021)

  1. Jensen Ford-691
  2. Michael Chilton-427
  3. Donald McIntosh-327
  4. Devin Gilpin-323
  5. Dustin Linville-311

 

2021 Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series Schedule/Results:

January 30-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-RANDY WEAVER (non-points)

April 3-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-JONATHAN DAVENPORT

May 22-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-DEVIN GILPIN

May 31-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-JIMMY OWENS

June 4-Wartburg Speedway-Wartburg, TN-JENSEN FORD

June 5-I-75 Raceway-Sweetwater, TN-CORY HEDGECOCK

June 19-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-HUDSON O’NEAL

July 2-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-RANDY WEAVER

July 3-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-DAKOTAH KNUCKLES

July 4-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-JIMMY OWENS

August 6-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-MIKE MARLAR

August 7-Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, IN-JIMMY OWENS

August 14-Duck River Raceway Park-Lewisburg, TN-POSTPONED (reschedule TBA)

August 28-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-MICHAEL CHILTON

September 3-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$4,000 to win

September 4-Mountain View Raceway-Spring City, TN-$4,000 to win

September 5-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$10,044 to win

September 18-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$5,000 to win

October 1-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$5,000 to-win

October 22-I-75 Raceway-Sweetwater, TN-$4,000 to win

October 23-I-75 Raceway-Sweetwater, TN-$10,000 to win

November 27-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$5,000 to win

 

Current Sunoco Race Fuels $10,000 Plus Challenge Point Standings (as of 8/28/2021)

  1. Michael Chilton-459
  2. Dustin Nobbe-378
  3. Jared Hawkins-378
  4. Tyler Erb-336

 

2021 Sunoco Race Fuels $10,000 Plus Challenge Schedule/Results:

April 3-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-JONATHAN DAVENPORT

May 8-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-DEVIN MORAN

May 31-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-JIMMY OWENS

June 26-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-ROD CONLEY

July 23-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-MICHAEL CHILTON

July 24-Muskingum County Speedway-Zanesville, OH-DEVIN MORAN

August 6-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-MIKE MARLAR

August 7-Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, IN-HUDSON O’NEAL

August 28-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-MICHAEL CHILTON

September 5-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN- $10,044 to win

October 9-West Virginia Motor Speedway-Mineral Wells, WV- $15,000 to win

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