FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (August 2, 2020) – The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com will return to action with a doubleheader weekend of racing action at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY on Friday August 7 for the 22nd Annual Pete Abell Memorial paying $4,000-to win-and at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on Saturday August 8 for the 16th Annual Iron-Man Classic paying $5,000-to-win.
Ponderosa Speedway will kick off the weekend on Friday August 7 with the 22nd Annual Pete Abell Memorial event that will feature the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series competitors in a full program of practice, time trials, heats, consolation races, and the $4,000-to-win Pete Abell Memorial main event. Also, in competition at Ponderosa Speedway for the Pete Abell Memorial event on Friday August 7 will be the track’s Crate Late Model, Open Wheel Modified, Super Stock, Four Cylinder & Hobby Stock divisions.
Smoky Mountain Speedway will conclude the weekend on Saturday August 8 with the 16th Annual Iron-Man Classic event that will see the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series in a full program of practice, time trials, last chance heats, and the $5,000-to-win Iron-Man Classic feature contest. Joining the Super Late Models in action at Smoky Mountain Speedway for the Iron-Man Classic event on Saturday August 8 will be the track’s Limited Late Model, Sportsman Late Model, and Front Wheel Drive divisions.
Activities for the Friday August 7 Pete Abell Memorial event at Ponderosa Speedway will see the pit area open at 3:00 p.m., with the general admission area set to open at 4:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m., with practice laps set to get underway at 7:15 p.m. Ticket prices at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday August 7 in the general admission area will be $20 for adults, while a pit pass will be $40.
Activities for the Saturday August 8 Iron-Man Classic event at Smoky Mountain Speedway will see the pit area open at 2:00 p.m., while the general admission area and tier parking area will open at 3:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., with practice laps set to begin at 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday August 8 in the general admission area will be $20 (children ages 11 and under free), tier parking will be $25 (children ages 11 and under free), and a pit pass will be $35 (children ages 11 and under $15).
The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com will sanction the Super Late Model portion of both events. The tire rule for both events will be as follows: Hoosier 1350 and 1600; American Racer 48 and 56. The entry fee each night is $100. Any driver not making the starting field of 22 cars will receive $50 tow money. The series droop rule is in effect both nights.
Ponderosa Speedway is located at 365 Phillips Lane just outside of Junction City, KY 40440. For more information about Ponderosa Speedway, visit the track’s webpage at www.ponderosaspeedway.net.
Smoky Mountain Speedway is located at 809 Brick Mill Road just outside of Maryville, TN 37801. For more information about Smoky Mountain Speedway, visit the track’s webpage at www.smokymountainspeedway.com.
Further information about the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com can be obtained by calling Promoter Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or by visiting the official website located at www.CTPROMOTIONS.org.
Ponderosa Speedway August 7 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
Smoky Mountain Speedway August 8 Feature Purse (40 laps): 1) $5,000, 2) $2,500, 3) $1,500, 4) $1,200, 5) $700, 6) $650, 7) $550, 8) $500, 9) $475, 10) $465, 11) $450, 12) $450, 13) $450, 14) $450, 15) $450, 16) $450, 17) $450, 18) $450, 19) $450, 20) $450, 21) $450, 22) $450.
2020 Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series Sponsors include: Schaeffer’s Oil, Brucebilt Performance, DirtonDirt.com, VP Race Fuels, American Race Tires, Graphic Impressions, Wiles Driveshafts, Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Earnhardt Technologies, Envy Suspension, Hoosier Racing Tire, E-Z-GO, Cruise with the Champions, Swafford Signs, and Speedway Videos Production.
2020 Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series Schedule:
May 25-411 Motor (TN) Speedway-CORY HEDGECOCK
May 30-Tazewell (TN) Speedway-DAVID PAYNE
June 5-Wartburg (TN) Speedway-JOSH RICE
June 6-I-75 (TN) Raceway-HEATH HINDMAN
July 3-Tazewell (TN) Speedway-JASON TRAMMELL
July 4-Volunteer (TN) Speedway-CORY HEDGECOCK
August 7-Ponderosa (TN) Speedway-$4,000 to win (Pete Abell Memorial)
August 8-Smoky Mountain (TN) Speedway-$5,000 to win (Iron-Man Classic)
August 29-Lake Cumberland (KY) Speedway-$10,022 to win (Harold Hardgrove Memorial)
September 6-Tazewell (TN) Speedway-$4,400 to win (Buddy Rogers Memorial)
October 2-Ponderosa (KY) Speedway-$4,000 to win (Fall Classic)
October 10-Lake Cumberland (KY) Speedway-$5,000 to win (Lake Cumberland Classic)
November 28-411 Motor (TN) Speedway-$5,000 to win (The Leftover)
Current Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series Points (after 7/4/2020)
- Ryan King-358
- Michael Chilton-324
- David Payne-306
- Dakotah Knuckles-275
- Jake Knowles-270
- Pearson Lee Williams-269 ®
- Joey Standridge-255
- Cory Hedgecock-220
- Donald McIntosh-204
- David Crabtree-182
Previous Pete Abell Memorial Winners:
1995- Darrell Lanigan
1996- C.J. Rayburn
1997- Darrell Lanigan
1998- Don O’Neal
1999- Scott James
2000- Timmy Yeager
2001- Mike Jewell
2002- Event Not Held
2003- Johnny Wheeler
2005- Steve Hillard
2006- Chris Combs
2007- Aaron Hatton
2008- Victor Lee
2009- Mike Marlar
2010- Justin Rattliff
2011- Justin Rattliff
2012- Dustin Neat
2013- Event Not Held
2014- Victor Lee
2015- Dustin Linville
2016- Cody Mahoney
2017- Hudson O’Neal
2018- Rained Out
2019- Tanner English
Previous Iron-Man Classic Winners: