InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the $4,000-to-win Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series sanctioned event at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, TN on Saturday, June 5, 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 next event will be the 17th annual Iron-Man Classic for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series and the Brucebilt Modified Series on June 19, 2021.
Weather Forecast: Daytime high in the 80s with nighttime lows dropping into the 60s with little to no chance for rain.
Drivers Meeting: 6:30pm
Feature Payout: $4,000-to-win. 40 laps
Track Description: 1/3 mile clay oval with banked turns.
Other Classes: 602 Crates, B-Sportsman, B-Hobby, Four Cylinder and Front Wheel Drive & Sharp Mini Late Models
Pre-race Notes: Jensen Ford currently leads the Iron-Man Series standings.
6:50- Drivers meeting complete.
7:05- Hot laps for all classes about to begin.
Please also consider reading: Jensen Ford seizes opportunity to take Iron-Man feature at Wartburg
Super Late Models
Car Count: 23 cars
Drivers Here: 3- Steve Smith, 3D- Dakota Smith, 4- Danny Ledford, c5- David Crabtree, 7- Austin Elrod, 9- Dusty Carver, 10- Garrett Smith, 18- Benji Shaw, 23- Cory Hedgecock, 24H- Phil Helton, 31- Skip Arp, 38- Jamie Oliver, 47- Tim Rucker, 51- Ryan Winchester, 53- Ray Cook, 77- Perry Delaney, 83- Jensen Ford, 85- Randy Weaver, 90- John Llewellyn, 91- Heath Hindman, 97- Bobby Giffin, 99- Shannon Elrod, 201- Glenn Vanover, 617- Colton Proffitt
Qualifying Results: There will be two groups for qualifying. All cars will lock into the feature.
Group A Results- 1. Hedgecock(14.508), 2. Proffitt, 3. Llewellyn, 4. Cook, 5. G Smith, 6. Giffin, 7. Winchester, 8. Ledford, 9. Carver, 10. Rucker, 11. Shaw
Group B Results- 1. Ford(14.338), 2. Crabtree, 3. Arp, 4. Vanover, 5. Hindman, 6. Oliver, Delaney, 7. S Smith, 8. A Elrod, 9. Helton, 10. D Smith
Heat Race Results: No heat races.
B-main Results: No B-main races.
Due to the possibility of rain coming into the area, the Iron-Man feature has been moved to first on the feature lineup. The Group A qualifiers listed above will make up the inside of each row on the starting grid while Group B will make up the outside of each row.
9:01- Feature rolling out. 40 laps for $4,000.
9:08- Green flag!
Lap 4 caution for Rucker. Hedgecock leads Crabtree, Ford, Proffitt, Cook, G Smith, Llewellyn
Lap 4 restart- Multiple cars stack up. S Smith, D Smith, Carver, Shaw, Hindman among those involved. Most will continue.
Halfway- Hedgecock leads Crabtree, Ford, Proffitt, G Smith
Feature Results: 1. Hedgecock, 2. Ford, 3. Crabtree, 4. G Smith, 5. Proffitt, 6. Cook