Iron-Man Modified Series

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6/17/2023

6/17/2023

Iron-Man Modified Series


Josh Rice and Bryan Barber Capture Iron-Man Racing Series Hall of Fame Event Victories at Lake Cumberland Speedway

BURNSIDE, KENTUCKY (June 17, 2023)– The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern and Southern Series would visit Lake Cumberland Speedway on Saturday for the 4th Annual Hall of Fame 40 and Josh Rice of Verona, KY would take the lead on lap twelve and turn in a dominating performance to score a $7,500 payday, while Bryan Barber of Buffalo, KY would lead wire-to-wire to capture the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Series $1,500 victory.

For the 24-year old Rice, a second-generation racer, it would be his third series win of the season and his ninth career Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series victory and would come behind the wheel of a Rocket Chassis with a Jay Dickens Race Engine with sponsorship from Sunesis Holdings and Construction, BLOX Spiked Ice, Extreme Sportswear, Map It Right Engineering and Land Surveying, Chain Locker USA, Maxwell Trucking, AirMax Motorsports, and Northern Kentucky Equipment.

The win for the 43-year old Barber, a third-generation racer, would be his second career Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modifed Series victory and would come aboard a Bandit Race Car powered by a Mullins Race Engine that carriers sponsorship from CMC Engineering, Parkway Service Center, FOX Shocks, All Star Performance, Bandit Race Cars, BFT Logistics, and Pro Quip Solutions.

Outside polesitter Michael Chilton would grab the lead at the start of Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern/Southern Series Hall of Fame 40 main event, with Josh Rice, Jadon Frame, Camaron Marlar, and Ricky Weiss giving chase. Weiss would take fourth from Marlar on lap three, while Chilton and Rice would set a torrid pace at the front and would begin working slower traffic by lap nine. Rice would close in and make his move for the lead and take the top spot on lap twelve, while Weiss would close in on Frame for third and take that positon on lap fifteen. Rice would maintain the lead over Chilton and the front duo weaved their way in and out of lapped traffic as the race reached its halfway point, with Marlar taking fourth from Frame as the field saw the halfway signal. Rice would begin to really flex his muscles at this point and at times would open up an almost four second lead over Chilton. Will Roland would start going at this point as well and would make his way into the fifth position lap twenty-eight. Rice would continue to put distance on the field and would lap up to the fifth place machine of Roland as the checkered flag would wave for Rice, with Chilton and Weiss taking second and third, while Marlar and Roland completed the top five. The remainder of the top ten finishers would be Frame, Stormy Scott, Adam Ahl, Josh Deitz, and Heath Hindman.

In Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series action, outside polesitter Bryan Barber would take the lead at the start of the event, with Blake Brown, Peyton Harlow, Ben Harmon, and Jacob Hall in pursuit. The first of three cautions waved on lap eight when Ronnie Bryant would slow on the track and on the restart, the front five would remain the same. Brown would slip high in turn two on lap nine and Harlow would work past Brown for the runner-up position. A spin by Tim Patrick in turn four on lap fourteen would draw the second caution and the front five would remain the same once again on the restart, with Barber still in command of the field. The final caution waved on lap eighteen when third-place running Brown would slow a flat tire and pull his entry pitside for the rest of the event. Barber would control the final few circuits and take the victory, with Harlow and Harmon taking second and third, while Hall and Richie Overholser would round out the top five. Completing the top ten finishers would be Marcus Griffith, Joe Husband, Sarah Patrick, Tim Patrick, and John Kidwell.

The next event for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series will be Saturday June 24 at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, OH paying $7,500 to win and $500 to start. The next event for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series will be Monday July 3 at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN for the 3rd Annual Lil’ Bill Corum Memorial, paying $21,000 to win. The next event for the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series will be Saturday July 15 at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN for the Area 51 event, paying $5,100 to win.

For more information on the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series and Brucebilt Performance Parts Open Wheel Modified Series, phone series promoter Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or by visiting the tour website at www.IMDIRT.net (Super Late Models), www.IMOPENWHEEL.net (Open Wheel Modifieds), or by following Iron-Man Series (@CTPROMOTE) on Twitter or liking Iron-Man Racing Series on Facebook.

The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series would like to thank the following sponsors and marketing partners for their support of the 2023 racing season: Valvoline, Zerex by Valvoline, Brucebilt Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, E-Z-GO, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, SFP Performance Systems, MyRacePass, Impact Race Gear, XS Power Batteries, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Racecar Engineering, American Racer Tires, Keltner Contracting, Todd Steel Buildings, TW Taylor Trucking, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Weichert Realtors-Ford Brothers (Judith Dyehouse-Agent), Swafford Signs, KY Clutch, DIRTCAR Racing, Brown Haven Homes, Knowles Race Parts and Bodies, Coosa Heating and Cooling, Stakt Products, KND Safety, Chattanooga Valley Auto Parts, PopBit, Denby’s J&J Construction, Jim and Nancy Viox, 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 Parts is a one-stop shop for everything dirt racing located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Brucebilt Performance Parts 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 Parts, visit www.brucebilt.com.

Official Summary of Results

Feature Results for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern/Southern Series 4th Annual Hall of Fame 40 at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY on Saturday June 17, 2023

  1. Josh Rice-Verona, Ky.
  2. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
  3. Ricky Weiss-Monterrey, Tenn.
  4. Camaron Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
  5. Will Roland-Jasper, Ga.
  6. Jadon Frame-Winchester, Tenn.
  7. Stormy Scott-Las Cruces, New Mex.
  8. Adam Ahl-Morristown, Tenn.
  9. Josh Deitz-Florence, Ky.
  10. Heath Hindman-Signal Mountain, Tenn.
  11. Jeff Watson-Campbellsville, Ky.
  12. Chase Oliver-Crossville, Ala.
  13. Josh Henry-Newport, Tenn.
  14. Austin Lay-Walton, Ky.
  15. Rod Carter, Jr.-Woodbine, Ky.
  16. Jimmy Smith-Science Hill, Ky.
  17. Kenny Cobble-Cookeville, Tenn.
  18. Shane Irvin-Dunnville, Ky.
  19. Hayden Ownbey-Cleveland, Tenn.
  20. Grayson Brewer-Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
  21. Jason Trammell-Mascot, Tenn.
  22. Larry Martin, Jr.-Maysville, Ky

Time of Race: 10 minutes, 8 seconds
Margin of Victory: 2.817 seconds
Yellow Flags: None
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Michael Chilton 1-11, Josh Rice 12-40
Entries: 25
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Josh Rice 13.089 seconds
SFP Performance Systems Hard Charger Award ($100 product certificate): Austin Lay (started 21st-finished 14th-advanced 7 positions)
Provisionals: Austin Lay, Shane Irvin

Todd Steel Buildings Heat Race One Finish (8 laps/top five transfer): Josh Rice, Camaron Marlar, Adam Ahl, Hayden Ownbey, Chase Oliver, Rod Carter, Jr., Kenny Cobble, Shane Irvin (DNS-Jesse Lay)

SFP Performance Systems Heat Race Two Finish (8 laps/top five transfer): Michael Chilton, Ricky Weiss, Stormy Scott, Heath Hindman, Grayson Brewer, Larry Martin, Jr., Dewey Dunagan, Austin Lay

T.W. Taylor Trucking Heat Race Three Finish (8 laps/top five transfer): Jadon Frame, Will Roland, Jeff Watson, Josh Deitz, Jason Trammell, Josh Henry, Jimmy Smith, Josh Sneed

Impact Race Gear B-Main Finish (8 laps/top 5 transfer): Rod Carter, Jr., Josh Henry, Larry Martin, Jr., Kenny Cobble, Jimmy Smith, Shane Irvin, Dewey Dunagan (DNS-Austin Lay, Josh Sneed, Jesse Lay)

Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series 2023 Schedule/Results:
May 26-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-Josh Rice (Verona, KY)
May 27-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-Josh Rice (Verona, KY)
June 17-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-Josh Rice (Verona, KY)
June 24-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-$7,500 to win
July 7-Hilltop Speedway-Millersburg, OH-$5,000 to win
July 8-Wayne County Speedway-Orrville, OH-$10,000 to win
August 4-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$7,500 to win
August 5-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-$7,500 to win
August 26-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$15,022 to win
September 16-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-$7,500 to win
October 6-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$5,000 to win
October 7-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$10,088 to win

Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series 2023 Schedule/Results
January 6/7-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-Ray Cook (Brasstown, NC) (Non-Points)
January 29-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-J.T. Seawright (Oxford, AL (Non-Points)
May 26-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-Josh Rice (Verona, KY)
May 27-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-Josh Rice (Verona, KY)
May 29-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-Cory Hedgecock (Loudon, TN)
June 17-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-Josh Rice (Verona, KY)
July 3-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$21,000 to win
August 4-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$7,500 to win
August 11-North Alabama Speedway-Tuscumbia, AL-$5,000 to win
August 12-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$10,000 to win
August 26-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$15,022 to win
September 3-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$5,044 to win
October 6-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$5,000 to win
October 7-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$10,088 to win

Official Summary of Results

Feature Results for the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY on Saturday June 17, 2023

  1. Bryan Barber-Buffalo, Ky.
  2. Peyton Harlow-Glasgow, Ky.
  3. Ben Harmon-Brooks, Ky.
  4. Jacob Hall-Wayland, Ky.
  5. Richie Overholser-Corryton, Tenn.
  6. Marcus Griffith-Hazard, Ky.
  7. Joe Husband-Paint Lick, Ky.
  8. Sarah Patrick-Albany, Ky.
  9. Tim Patrick-Albany, Ky.
  10. John Kidwell-Monticello, Ky.
  11. Blake Brown-Corbin, Ky.
  12. Adrian Smith, Jr.-Albany, Ky.
  13. J.R. Kelsay-Columbia, Ky.
  14. Ronnie Bryant-Somerset, Ky.
  15. Bud Privett-Pine Knot, Ky.

Time of Race: 12 minutes, 32 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.805 seconds
Yellow Flags: Three (Lap 8, 14, 18)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Bryan Barber 1-20
Entries: 15
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Blake Brown 14.351 seconds
Brucebilt Performance Parts Hard Charger Award ($50 product certificate): Sarah Patrick (started 15th-finished 8th-advanced 7 positions)
Brucebilt Performance Parts Tough Luck Award ($20 product certificate and t-shirt): Blake Brown
Provisionals: None

Todd Steel Buildings Heat Race One Finish (6 laps/all transfer): Tim Patrick, Joe Husband, Ronnie Bryant, John Kidwell, J.R. Kelsay, Bud Privett, Sarah Patrick

Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series 2023 Schedule/Results:
June 17-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$1,500 to win
July 14-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-Practice
July 15-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$5,100 to win
July 22-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$1,500 to win
August 4-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$1,500 to win
October 6-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$1,500 to win
October 7-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$1,500 to win

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