Iron-Man Modified Series

Tyler Nicely
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8/6/2022

8/6/2022

Iron-Man Modified Series


Devin Gilpin and Tyler Nicely Victorious in Iron-Man Racing Series 18th Annual Hall of Fame Classic at Brownstown Speedway

BROWNSTOWN, INDIANA (August 6, 2022)– The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern and Southern Series and the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Northern Series would visit Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN for the track’s 18th Annual Hall of Fame Classic. In Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series action, Devin Gilpin of Columbus, IN would start eighteenth, but take the checkered flag first and score his biggest career win with the $10,000 payday. Tyler Nicely of Owensboro, KY would lead flag-to-flag in the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Northern Series feature contest to score the $1,000 payday.

For 31-year old Gilpin, it would be his second career Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series victory and would come in the seat of a Rocket Chassis powered by a Clements Race Engine with sponsorship from Jason Clarkson Logging, Ind-Sol Tech, Freedom Fireworks, South Central Roofing, DASCO Race Supply, Blondies Pizzeria, Reliable Insulation Service, Right Auto Parts and Machine, RJ Recyling, and Color Me Happy Salon and Spa.

The victory by the 27-year old Nicely would be his second career Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Series victory and came aboard an Elite Chassis powered by a Mullins Race Engine. Nicely’s entry is sponsored by Owensboro RV, Lucas Oil Center, Diggers Fencing/Siding/Guttering, D&J Auto Parts, Ted Brown’s Quality Paint and Body, and NFP.

Hudson O’Neal would take the lead at the start of the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series main event, trailed by Kent Robinson, Michael Chilton, Joe Godsey, and Scott James. James would take fourth from Godsey on lap two, with O’Neal maintaining the lead. The first caution would wave and become a red-flag when Keegan Cox would slip over the banking in turn one and roll his mount, but emerge from the car unharmed. The restart would see calamity occur in turn one when O’Neal would go around and collect the cars of Kent Robinson, Chad Stapleton, Jared Bailey, Steve Casebolt, John Clippinger, Scott James and Steve Peeden, resulting in the track being blocked and the red flag would be displayed again for a lengthy clean-up period, with only Robinson and Stapleton able to restart the event. Once action resumed, Chilton would now be the race leader, with Godsey second, while eighteenth place starter Devin Gilpin would roll the high-side and take third on lap five. Godsey would challenge Chilton for the lead and take the top spot on lap seven, while Gilpin continued his charge and would pressure Chilton for second and grab the position on lap eleven. The lead duo would start working lapped traffic on lap thirteen, with Gilpin challenging Godsey for the lead by lap seventeen. Gilpin would make his move and snatch the race lead from Godsey on lap twenty. Meanwhile, Skyller Lewis would begin working the bottom side of the track and make his way into the top five, taking fourth on lap twenty-three. Gilpin would continue to pull away from Godsey slightly out front, while twentieth place starter Greg Johnson would make his way into the top five on lap thirty-two. Once final caution for debris would wave on lap forty-one to set up a sprint to the finish. Gilpin would maintain the lead on the restart, while a spirited battle would begin for third through sixth, with Lewis eventually grabbing third and began to pressure Chilton for second, while Godsey, Johnson, and Kent Robinson would continue to wage war for fourth. Lewis would finally work under Chilton for second as the field would come to the white flag, with Gilpin grabbing the win and Lewis finishing second, while Chilton would snag third in a three-way battle at the finish, with Johnson and Godsey completing the top five. The remainder of the top ten finishers would be Robinson, Tristan Chamberlain, John Clippinger, Austin Lay, and Brayton Laster.

Tyler Nicely would capture the lead at the start of the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Northern Series feature contest and would have Cole Falloway, Jordan Wever, Derek Groomer, and Brayden Watson giving chase, with this being the running order when the first caution would appear for debris on the track on lap eleven. Nicely would maintain the lead on the restart, with Groomer challenging Wever for third and claiming the spot on lap thirteen and Groomer would snag the runner-up slot from Falloway one circuit later. The caution would appear again on lap seventeen when Blaze Melton’s mount would slow to a stop on the frontchute. Nicely would again control the restart, followed by Groomer, Falloway, and Wever, with John Demoss moving to fifth. The final caution appeared on lap nineteen when Brent Lee would slide over the banking in turn three to set up a one lap shootout to the finish. Nicely would hang on to score the win, followed by Groomer, Wever, Falloway, and Demoss. Watson would finish six, while Jimmy Lennex, Jr., Jerry Bland, Jr., Jerry Davis, and Nathan Vawter completed the top ten.

The next event for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series will be at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, OH on Saturday August 20, paying $7,500 to win. The next events for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series will be at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, AL on Thursday August 11 ($5,000 to win), Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, TN on Friday August 12 ($5,000 to win), and Talladega Short Track in Eastoboga, AL on Saturday August 13 for the Governor’s Cup event, paying $10,000 to win. The next event for the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Northern Series will be at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, OH on Saturday September 17, paying $1,000 to win.

For more information about the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series, please contact Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or visit the tour’s webpage at www.IMDIRT.net (Super Late Models), www.IMOPENWHEEL.net (Open Wheel Modifieds), or visit the tour page Iron-Man Racing Series on Facebook and Iron-Man Series (@CTPROMOTE) on Twitter.

The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series would like to thank the following sponsors and marketing partners for their support of the 2022 racing season: Valvoline, Zerex by Valvoline, Brucebilt Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, E-Z-GO, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, DirtonDirt.com, MyRacePass, FloRacing, Impact Race Gear, XS Power Batteries, Vic Hill Racing Engines, American Racer Tires, Keltner Contracting, TW Taylor Trucking, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Swafford Signs, KY Clutch, Brown Haven Homes, Knowles Race Parts and Bodies, Coosa Heating and Cooling, SFP Performance Systems, KND Safety, Chattanooga Valley Auto Parts, Race Clean, Denby’s J&J Construction, Advanced Transportation, Lowe’s Tows, Reno’s Roadhouse, and Racetrack Safety Initiative.

About Valvoline™

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) is a leading worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, with sales in more than 140 countries. Established in 1866, the company’s heritage spans more than 150 years, during which time it has developed powerful brand recognition across multiple product and service channels. Valvoline ranks as the No. 3 passenger car motor oil brand in the DIY market by volume. It operates and franchises approximately 1,400 quick-lube locations, and it is the No. 2 chain by number of stores in the United States under the Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM brand and the No. 3 chain by number of stores in Canada under the Valvoline Great Canadian Oil Change brand. It also markets Valvoline lubricants and automotive chemicals, including the Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife technology motor oil for engines over 75,000 miles; Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic motor oil; Valvoline Premium Blue™ heavy-duty motor oil; Valvoline Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid; and Zerex™ antifreeze. To learn more, visit www.valvoline.com.

About Brucebilt Performance Parts
Brucebilt Performance is a one-stop shop for everything dirt racing located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Brucebilt Performance carries a vast array of parts, while also operating a full-scale fabrication and repair shop and their parts menu includes an assortment of new chassis, old chassis, along with new parts of all kinds for your racing vehicle. For more information about Brucebilt Performance, visit www.brucebilt.com.

Official Summary of Results

Feature Results for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series 18th Annual Hall of Fame Classic at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN on Saturday August 6, 2022

  1. Devin Gilpin-Columbus, Ind.
  2. Skyller Lewis-Brownstown, Ind.
  3. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
  4. Greg Johnson-Bedford, Ind.
  5. Joe Godsey-Bedford, Ind.
  6. Kent Robinson-Bloomington, Ind.
  7. Tristan Chamberlain-Richmond, Ind.
  8. John Clippinger-Evansville, Ind.
  9. Austin Lay-Walton, Ky.
  10. Brayton Laster-Greenwood, Ind.
  11. Matt Bex-Avoca, Ind.
  12. Jeremy Creech-Walton, Ky.
  13. Chad Stapleton-Edinburgh, Ind.
  14. Hudson O’Neal-Martinsville, Ind.
  15. Scott James-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
  16. Jared Bailey-Bedford, Ind.
  17. Steve Peeden-Martinsville, Ind.
  18. Steve Casebolt-Richmond, Ind.
  19. Keegan Cox-Franklin, Ind.
  20. Ryan Dunagan-Indianapolis, Ind.
  21. Corey Lewis-Vanceburg, Ky.

Time of Race: 39 minutes, 47 seconds
Margin of Victory: 3.690 seconds
Yellow Flags: Three (lap 4, 4 restart, 41)
Red Flags: Two (lap 4, 4 restart)
Lap Leaders: Hudson O’Neal 1-3, Michael Chilton 4-6, Joe Godsey 7-19, Devin Gilpin 20-50
Entries: 21
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Kent Robinson 13.093 seconds
SFP Performance Systems Hard Charger Award ($100 product certificate): Devin Gilpin (started 18th-finished 1st-advanced 17 positions)
Provisionals: None

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race One Finish (8 laps/all transfer): Kent Robinson, Joe Godsey, Jared Bailey, Jeremy Creech, Matt Bex, Ryan Dunagan, Tristan Chamberlain

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race Two Finish (8 laps/all transfer): Hudson O’Neal, Scott James, John Clippinger, Steve Peeden, Steve Casebolt, Corey Lewis, Greg Johnson

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race Three Finish (8 laps/all transfer): Michael Chilton, Chad Stapleton, Skyller Lewis, Austin Lay, Keegan Cox, Devin Gilpin, Brayton Laster

2022 Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series Schedule/Results:
April 15-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-CORY HEDGECOCK
May 14-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-ELI BEETS
May 29-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-ELI BEETS
June 3-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-ELI BEETS
June 18-Portsmouth Raceway Park-Portsmouth, OH-MICHAEL CHILTON
June 24-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-DEVIN MORAN
June 25-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-JACOB HAWKINS
July 2-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-ELI BEETS
July 9-Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, IN-$5,000 to win (Rained Out)
July 15-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-JOSH RICE
July 30-Portsmouth Raceway Park-Portsmouth, OH-BRANDON FOUTS
August 6-Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, IN-DEVIN GILPIN
August 20-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-$7,500 to win
August 27-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$10,022 to win
September 2-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$10,000 to win
September 17-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-$5,000 to win
October 1-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$10,000 to win
October 8-Muskingum County Speedway-Zanesville, OH-$10,000 to win (non-points)

2022 Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series Schedule/Results:
January 29-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA- SAM SEAWRIGHT (non-points)
March 5-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-BRANDON OVERTON
March 25-Bristol Motor Speedway-Bristol, TN-CHRIS MADDEN
March 26-Bristol Motor Speedway-Bristol, TN-CHRIS FERGUSON
April 1-Bristol Motor Speedway-Bristol, TN-CHRIS MADDEN
April 2-Bristol Motor Speedway-Bristol, TN-DALE McDOWELL
April 15-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-CORY HEDGECOCK
April 16-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-CHRIS MADDEN
April 30-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-PAYTON FREEMAN
May 14-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-ELI BEETS
May 29-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-ELI BEETS
May 30-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-JIMMY OWENS
June 3-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-ELI BEETS
June 4-Mountain View Raceway-Spring City, TN-JADON FRAME
July 1-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-DONALD McINTOSH
July 2-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-ELI BEETS
July 3-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-RICKY WEISS
July 15-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-JOSH RICE
August 6-Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, IN-DEVIN GILPIN
August 11-North Alabama Speedway-Tuscumbia, AL-$5,000 to win
August 12-Duck River Raceway Park-Lewisburg, TN-$5,000 to win
August 13-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$10,000 to win
August 27-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$10,022 to win
September 2-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$10,000 to win
September 3-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$5,000 to win
September 4-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$5,044 to win
September 14-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-$12,000 to win
October 1-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$10,000 to win
October 7-North Wilkesboro Speedway-North Wilkesboro, NC-$5,000 to win
October 8-North Wilkesboro Speedway-North Wilkesboro, NC-$10,000 to win
October 22-I-75 Raceway-Sweetwater, TN-$10,000 to-win
November 4, 5-Duck River Raceway Park-Lewisburg, TN-$20,000 to win
November 19-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$5,000 to win
November 26-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$5,000 to win

Official Summary of Results

Feature Results for the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Northern Series at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN on Saturday August 6, 2022

  1. Tyler Nicely-Owensboro, Ky.
  2. Derek Groomer-Bloomington, Ind.
  3. Jordan Wever-Bloomington, Ind.
  4. Cole Falloway-Owensboro, Ky.
  5. John Demoss-Bloomington, Ind.
  6. Brayden Watson-Bedford, Ind.
  7. Jimmy Lennex, Jr.-Maysville, Ky.
  8. Jerry Bland, Jr.-Anderson, Ind.
  9. Jerry Davis-Bedford, Ind.
  10. Nathan Vawter-Columbus, Ind.
  11. Zachary Stalker-Salem, Ind.
  12. Brent Lee-Crothersville, Ind.
  13. Mike Bechelli-Elizabethtown, Ind.
  14. Nathan Voorhies-Bedford, Ind.
  15. Steve Haefke-Bloomington, Ind.
  16. David Winters, Jr.-Richmond, Ind.
  17. Blaze Melton-Hawesville, Ky.
  18. Jarod Deckard-Springville, Ind.
  19. Oscar McCown-Whitesburg, Ky.
  20. Jarod Fleetwood-Seymour, Ind.
  21. Bob Sterrett-Lexington, Ind.
  22. Karlie Holt-Orleans, Ind.

Time of Race: 14 minutes, 43 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.511 seconds
Yellow Flags: Three (lap 11, 17, 19)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Tyler Nicely 1-20
Entries: 26
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Tyler Nicely 14.690 seconds
Provisional Starters: None

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat One Finish (8 laps/top 6 transfer): Tyler Nicely, Jimmy Lennex, Jr., Blaze Melton, Karlie Holt, Steve Haefke, Jarod Deckard, Jacoby Hines, Dayson Sinkhorn, Blake Davis

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Two Finish (8 laps/top 6 transfer): Jordan Wever, Derek Groomer, Brayden Watson, Oscar McCown, Jerry Bland, Jr., Brent Lee, Nathan Voorhies, Bob Sterrett, Ben Burton

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Three Finish (8 laps/top 6 transfer): Cole Falloway, John Demoss, Jerry Davis, Mike Bechelli, Jarod Fleetwood, Nathan Vawter, David Winters, Jr. Zachary Stalker

Impact Race Gear B-Main Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer): Nathan Voorhies, David Winters, Jr., Bob Sterrett, Zachary Stalker (DNS-Jacoby Hines, Dayson Sinkhorn, Blake Davis, Ben Burton)

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