Live Updates: Iron-Man Late Models at I-75 Raceway(10-23-21)

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InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the $12,000-to-win Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series event at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, TN on Saturday, October 23, 2021. The updates will be provided by Richard Allen(@RichardAllenIDR on Twitter and @RichardAllenIDR on Instagram).

These updates are brought to you by Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. The 2021 season has concluded at SMS. Check in for the full 2022 schedule at a later date but make plans now to attend the $50,000-to-win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on the weekend of June 17-18, 2022.

Weather Forecast: Daytime highs in the 60s with nighttime lows dropping into the 50s with little to no chance for rain.

Drivers Meeting: 6:00pm

Feature Payout: $12,000-to-win. 50 laps

Track Description: Third-mile clay oval with banked turns.

Other Classes: Multiple classes

Pre-race Notes: Jensen Ford leads the Iron-Man Late Model Series standings by a comfortable margin.

A $3,000 bonus is being offered for any driver who can set fast time in qualifying, win his heat, and win the feature.

5:30- Drivers meeting underway.

7:00- Hot laps for all divisions have almost wrapped up. Qualifying up next.

Please consider also reading: Blount Motorsports has ended its time as a Dirt Late Model operation

Live Updates

Iron-Man Late Models

Car Count: 28 cars

Drivers Here: 00- Ruben Mayfield, 1G- Ryan King, 7G- Craig Greer, 8- David Payne, 9G- Larry Greer, 11B- Stacy Boles, 13- Adam Watson, 15- Christian Hanger, X15- Shawn Chastain, 16- Sam Seawright, 17- Tim Vance, 21- Robby Moses, 22- Chris Ferguson, 23- Cory Hedgecock, 24H- Phil Helton, 25- Joseph Faulkner, 27J- Jadon Frame, 31- Skip Arp, 34- Ellery Leake, 39- Eddie King Jr., 51- Ryan Winchester, 53- Ray Cook, 66- Jordan Rodabaugh, 79- Ross Bailes, 83- Jensen Ford, 86- Jeff Neubert, 91- Heath Hindman, 97- Bobby Giffin, 101- Forrest Trent, 109- Eli Beets

Qualifying Results: The field will be divided into two groups for qualifying.

Group A Results- 1. Boles(14.564), 2. Bailes, 3. Ford, 4. Ferguson, 5. Hanger, 6. Moses

Group B Results- 1. Hedgecock(14.529), 2. Beets, 3. R. King, 4. Arp, 5. E. King, 6. Cook

*Because he was the overall fast qualifier, Hedgecock is the only driver eligible for the $3,000 bonus that will go to a driver who sets overall fast time in qualifying, wins his heat race, and wins the feature.

Heat Race Results: There will be four heat races with the top-4 transferring to the feature.

Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Boles, 2. Ford, 3. Hanger, 4. Mayfield, 5. Rodabaugh, 6. L Greer, 7. Helton

Heat 1 Finish- 1. Boles, 2. Ford, 3. Hanger, 4. Rodabaugh

Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Bailes, 2. Ferguson, 3. Moses, 4. Neubert, 5. Trent, 6. Leake, 7. C Greer

Heat 2 Finish- 1. Ferguson, 2. Moses, 3. Bailes, 4. Neubert

Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Hedgecock, 2. R. King, 3. E. King, 4. Chastain, 5. Emert, 6. Faulkner, 7. Vance

Heat 3 Finish- 1. Hedgecock, 2. R King, 3. E King, 4. Faulkner

Heat 4 Lineup- 1. Beets, 2. Arp, 3. Cook, 4. Payne, 5. Frame, 6. Winchester, 7. Watson

Heat 4 Finish- 1. Beets, 2. Arp, 3. Cook, 4. Frame

B-main Results: There will be one B-main with the top-4 transferring to the feature.

1. Payne, 2. Mayfield, 3. Emert, 4. L Greer

Feature Notes:

Feature Lineup-  1. Boles, 2. Hedgecock, 3. Ferguson, 4. Beets, 5. Ford, 6. R King, 7. Moses, 8. Arp, 9. Hanger, 10. E King, 11. Bailes, 12. Cook, 13. Rodabaugh, 14. Faulkner, 15. Neubert, 16. Frame, 17. Payne, 18. Mayfield, 19. Emert, 20. L Greer, 21. Helton, 22. Winchester

9:40- Feature rolling out. 50 laps for $12,000($15,000 if Hedgecock wins because he is eligible for the bonus mentioned above).

9:49- Green flag!

Lap 20- Caution free so far. Hedgecock leads Beets, Ferguson, Boles, Ford

Lap 23 caution for Moses. Hedgecock leads Beets, Ferguson, Ford, Boles, E King, R King, Bailes, Arp, Rodabaugh

Incident on the restart involving Bailes, E King and R King. Looks like R King and Bailes will continue. E King appears to be out.

Lap 32 caution. Hedgecock leads Ferguson, Ford, Beets, Bailes, Boles, Arp, Cook

Feature Results: 1. Hedgecock, 2. Ferguson, 3. Ford, 4. Beets, 5. Bailes, 6. Boles, 7. Cook, 8. Arp, 9. R King, 10. Rodabaugh, 11. Payne, 12. Emert, 13. Mayfield, 14. Winchester, 15. Neubert, 16. Helton, 17. L Greer, 18. E King, 19. Moses, 20. Faulkner, 21. Frame, 22. Hanger

Chris Ferguson is expected to be among those seeking the $12,000 first prize

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