InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series-sanctioned $5,000-to-win event at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN on Sunday, July 3, 2022. These 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 race scheduled for SMS will be the Brickmill Bash for the American Pro Late Model All-Star Series and the Red Clay 602 Series on July 9, 2022.
Weather Forecast: Sunny with high temperatures in the 90s. There is a chance for scattered thundershowers.
Time: Drivers meeting scheduled for 7:00.
Feature Payout: $5,000(40 laps)
Track Description: Third-mile clay oval
Other Classes: Sportsman Late Models, Classics, Street Stocks and Four Cylinders
Pre-race Notes: Coming into the weekend, Michael Chilton was leading the Iron-Man standings.
Donald McIntosh won Friday’s Iron-Man event at Boyd’s Speedway and Eli Beets won at Lake Cumberland Speedway.
6:10- Raining here at the track.
6:19- It has stopped raining and the sun is out.
6:45- Drivers meeting underway. May be a little late getting started because of the rain shower.
8:10- SLM hot laps underway.
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Iron-Man Late Models
Car Count: 17 cars
Drivers Here: 1- Vic Hill, 1G- Ryan King, 3- Austin Neely, 3- Steve Smith, 7w- Ricky Weiss, 10- Joseph Joiner, 11B- Stacy Boles, 14- Terry Wolfenbarger, 17- Bryan Shockley, 21K- Dakotah Knuckles, 22- Matthew Holt, 35- Matt Tharp, 51- Ryan Winchester, 52- Troy Eads, 90J- Jason Trammell, 97- Michael Chilton, 109- Eli Beets
*Driver list is incomplete and unofficial until after the drivers meeting.
Qualifying Results: There will be two qualifying groups with the top-5 from each transferring to the feature.
Group A Results- 1. Knuckles (11.008), 2. Neely, 3. Chilton, 4. Boles, 5. Wolfenbarger
Group B Results- 1. Weiss(10.866), 2. Beets, 3. Trammell, 4. Hill, 5. Tharp
Heat Race Results:
B-main Results: There will be one B-main with everyone transferring to the feature.
1. Joiner, 2. Shockley, 3. Smith, 4. Winchester, 5. Holt, 6. Eads
Feature Lineup- 1. Knuckles, 2. Weiss, 3. Neely, 4. Beets, 5. Chilton, 6. Trammell, 7. Boles, 8. Hill, 9. Wolfenbarger, 10. Tharp, 11. Joiner, 12. Shockley, 13. Smith, 14. Winchester, 15. Holt, 16. Eads
10:50- Feature rolling out. 40 laps for $5,000
Trammell pulls off on the pace lap.
10:55- Green flag
Knuckles into the turn 3 wall on the first attempt at a start. Shockley was collected. Looks like both appear to be done for the night.
Trammell returns to the track. No laps have been scored yet.
Lap 5 caution for debris. Neely leads Weiss, Chilton, Beets, Hill, Boles
Lap 8 caution as Eads looses a left rear wheel. Neely leads Weiss, Chilton, Beets, Hill
Lap 16 caution as smoke and fluid come from Wolfenbarger’s car. Neely leads Chilton, Weiss, Hill, Beets, Boles, Tharp
Lap 23- Weiss to the lead
Lap 31 caution was initially called for debris. At that same moment, Neely and Chilton were battling for second with Neely sent spinning. Hill was then collected.
Neely got out of his car under caution. Series officials have declared him done for the night.
Weiss leads Chilton, Hill, Beets, Boles, Tharp and Smith. Those are the only cars left running.
Feature Results: 1. Weiss, 2. Chilton, 3. Hill, 4. Beets, 5. Tharp, 6. Boles, 7. Neely, 8. Smith, 9. Wolfenbarger, 10. Holt