FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOMERSET, KY (December 17, 2020)—Officials with the Iron-Man Late Model Series have released the 2021 schedule of events for the Southern Tour.
The schedule features 15 points events in Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana. The series will open in Florida in February during Speedweeks for two non-points races. This will mark the seventh season of touring races for the series. In 2021, the tour features six five-figure paydays.
Former champions include Michael Chilton (2015), Tommy Bailey (2016), Carder Miller (2017), Joey Standridge (2018), Robby Moses (2019) and Ryan King (2020). Jackie Boggs won the inaugural Iron-Man Classic back in 2004.
The 2021 season opens on February 5 & 6 during Speedweeks at North Florida Speedway in Lake City, Fla. with a pair of $8,000-to-win features on Friday and Saturday respectively. These will be non-points races with the Northern and Southern Iron-Man Late Model Series to open the season during the Inaugural Florida Frostbuster, an event put on by Ohio promoter Brad McCown and Florida promoter Candice Kealy. The tire rule for the Florida races only will be as follows: Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1300, Right Rear – Hoosier (29.0) 1300 NRM, (29.0) 1300 NRMW, (92) LM40. Competitors must use the same set of (4) tires for Qualifying, Heat Races and Conseys. For the Feature race, competitors may use (2) new tires.
The series will visit Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway, the first of three series visits, for the Inaugural Lil’ Bill Corum Memorial presented by Toyota Knoxville paying $21,000-to-win on Saturday April 3 (co-sanctioned with Spring Nationals), then the $5,000-to-win Firecracker 40 on Saturday July 3 and the 13th Annual Buddy Rogers Memorial on Sunday September 5 paying a record $10,044-to-win.
Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Ky. will host the first of three visits on Saturday May 22 for the Johnny Wheeler Memorial paying $5,031-to-win. The series returns for the 10th Annual Harold Hardgrove Memorial on August 28 paying $10,022-to-win. The final visit to Lake Cumberland will come on September 18th for the 26th Annual Lake Cumberland Classic paying $5,000-to-win.
The series will visit 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN on Monday Memorial Day May 31 for the 9th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial paying $10,052-to-win. The series will return on November 27 for the 6th Annual Leftover Race paying $5,000-to-win.
On Friday June 4, the series visits Wartburg (Tenn.) Speedway for the Donald “Ducky Jones” Memorial paying $4,000-to-win. The following night, the tour will return to I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn. paying $4,000-to-win.
Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Ky. will host the tour for three visits. On Friday June 18, the 24th Annual Hugh “Junebug” Rowland Memorial pays $4,000-to-win, on Friday August 6 the 23rd Annual Pete Abell Memorial pays $10,000-to-win and the 31st Annual Fall Classic pays $5,000-to-win on Friday October 1.
The series returns to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. on Saturday June 19th for the 17th Annual Iron-Man Classic paying $5,000-to-win.
The Series returns to Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway for the first time since 2018 on Saturday August 7 for the running of the 17th Annual Hall of Fame Classic paying $10,000-to-win.
A couple of TBA’s are on the schedule and will be released at a later date. Also, the announcement of the title sponsor for both the Northern and Southern tours is forthcoming.
For more information on the Iron-Man Racing Series, please call (828) 361-5981 or log on to www.CTPromotions.org .
2021 Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series Schedule:
February 5-North Florida Speedway-Lake City, FL-$8,000 to win ** non points
February 6-North Florida Speedway-Lake City, FL-$8,000 to win ** non points
April 3-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$21,000 to win
May 22-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$5,031 to win
May 31-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$10,052 to win
June 4-Wartburg Speedway-Wartburg, TN-$4,000 to win
June 5-I-75 Raceway-Sweetwater, TN-$4,000 to win
June 18-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$4,000 to win
June 19-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,000 to win
July 3-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$5,000 to win
August 6-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$10,000 to win
August 7-Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, IN-$10,000 to win
August 28-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$10,022 to win
September 3- Boyd’s Speedway- Ringgold, GA
September 4- Mountain View Speedway- Spring City, TN
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
November 27-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$5,000 to win
-Schedule is subject to change-