Iron-Man Modified Series
Bryan Barber Tops Iron-Man Field at Lake Cumberland
BURNSIDE, KENTUCKY (May 14, 2022)– The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern and Southern Series and the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series would be in action at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY for the Wayne’s Auto Repair 40 on Saturday evening. Eli Beets of Knoxville, TN would claim his first-ever Super Late Model win with the $7,500 victory in Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series action and Bryan Barber of Buffalo, KY would score the victory in the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Series event.
Beets first-career Super Late Model win would also be his first Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series victory and would come aboard a Capital Race Car powered by a Clements Race Engine with sponsorship from TMC Transportation and C&C Specialized Trucking.
Barber’s victory would be his first career Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Series win and would come behind the wheel of the Bandit Race Cars house car powered by a Mullins Race Engine and carry sponsorship from CMC Engineering, Parkway Service Center, BFT Logistics, Griner Concrete, and ProQuip Solutions.
Eli Beets would take the lead at the start of the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series feature event, trailed by Stacy Boles, Michael Chilton, Josh Rice, and Payton Freeman. The top five would remain the same as Beets began to work slower traffic on lap nine, with Chris Combs working past Freeman for fifth on lap ten. Chilton and Josh Rice would begin to battle for the third position, with Rice claiming the spot on lap twelve. Combs would continue his charge at this point, taking fourth from Chilton on lap fourteen and four circuits later, Combs would snag third from Josh Rice. The first caution of the race appeared on lap twenty when Josh Rice would slow in turn four and be done for the night. The restart would see a five-car tangle in turn four before a full lap was completed and would see Combs run come to an end and Kirk Phillips would also be finished for the event. The restart would see Beets maintain the lead, with Chilton taking second from Boles, with Freeman and James Rice now fourth and fifth. Boles would see his night come to and end after his mount spun to the inside entering turn three and he would make heavy contact with an infield tire barrier. The top five on the restart would be Beets, Chilton, James Rice, Freeman, and Dustin Nobbe. The front five would remain this way as Beets continued to set a torrid pace out front and began working traffic once again on lap thirty. The running order would remain the same as the final caution of the race appeared on lap thirty-eight for a turn-two spin by Kenny Cobble. The restart would see the front four remain the same, with Rod Conley challenging Nobbe for the fifth spot and would take the position as the field saw the white flag. Beets would drive under the checkered flag first to score the victory, trailed by Chilton, James Rice, Freeman, and Conley. The remainder of the top ten would be Nobbe, Austin Lay, Christian Hanger, Shane Irvin, and Cobble.
Blake Brown would grab the lead at the start of the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series feature contest, followed by Bryan Barber, Ben Harmon, Peyton Harlow, and Brian Nantz. Nantz would work past Harlow for the fourth spot on lap four as the first caution of the event waved on lap later when Virgil Parriman would spin exiting turn two. The front five would remain the same on the restart as the caution would appear two laps later on lap seven when Jason Strunk would lose a driveshaft on the frontchute. The restart would see the front four hold their positions, while Jacob Hall would make his way into the fifth position. Mechanical woes would strike race leader Brown on lap ten when his mount abruptly spun in turn four with rear-end issues and third-place running Ben Harmon would be collected in the incident and also be done for the event. The attempted restart would not see a lap completed as Jacob Hall slowed in turn one. Barber would now have the lead once action resumed, with Nantz, Harlow, Wayne James, and Dakota Curry in pursuit. Barber would start working slower traffic on lap nineteen but would go unchallenged the remainder of the way to score the victory, with Nantz, Harlow, James, and Curry completing the top five. The remainder of the top ten finishers would be Adam Ogle, Hall, Ben Petrey, Joe Husband, and Jeremy Elliotte.
The next event for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series will be at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, OH on Saturday May 21 for the 40th Annual Jim Dunn Memorial, paying $10,000 to win. The next event for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series will be at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY on Sunday May 29 for the 5th Annual Johnny Wheeler Memorial, paying $5,031 to win. The next event for the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series will be at Lake Cumberland Speedway on Saturday July 2, paying $1,500 to win as part of the track’s Hall of Fame Classic.
For more information about the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series or Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series, please contact Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or visit the tour’s webpage at www.IMDIRT.net or visit the tour page Iron-Man Racing Series on Facebook and Iron-Man Series (@CTPROMOTE) on Twitter.
The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series and Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern 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, 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.
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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 Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY on Saturday May 14, 2022
- Bryan Barber-Buffalo, Ky.
- Brian Nantz-Corbin, Ky.
- Peyton Harlow-Glasgow, Ky.
- Wayne James-Newport, Tenn.
- Dakota Curry-Corbin, Ky.
- Adam Ogle-Cosby, Tenn.
- Jacob Hall-Wayland, Ky.
- Ben Petrey-Corbin, Ky.
- Joe Husband-Paint Lick, Ky.
- Jimmy Elliotte-Corbin, Ky.
- Reece Ogle-Sevierville, Tenn.
- Andy Ogle-Newport, Tenn.
- Tim Patrick-Albany, Ky.
- Sarah Patrick-Albany, Ky.
- Blake Brown-Corbin, Ky.
- Ben Harmon-Brooks, Ky.
- Amos Bunch-Wartburg, Tenn.
- Logan Parriman-Nancy, Ky.
- Kyle Neat-Columbia, Ky.
- Skyler Douglas-Clinton, Tenn.
- Jason Strunk-Williamsburg, Ky.
- Virgil Parriman-Nancy, Ky.
Time of Race: 27 minutes, 47 seconds
Margin of Victory: 2.917 seconds
Yellow Flags: Four (lap 5, 7, 10, 10 restart)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Blake Brown 1-9, Bryan Barber 1-25
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Bryan Barber 14.646 seconds
Brucebilt Performance Parts Hard Charger Award ($50 Product Certificate): Reece Ogle (started 22nd-finished 11th-advanced 11 positions)
Brucebilt Performance Parts Hard Luck Award ($20 Product Certificate/T-Shirt): Blake Brown
Provisional Starters: Andy Ogle, Reece Ogle
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat One Finish (8 laps/top 5 transfer): Joe Husband, Kyle Neat, Skyler Douglas, Jeremy Elliotte, Logan Parriman, Andy Ogle, Justin Maxwell, Jacob Pendleton, Reece Ogle (DNS-Bryon Swain)
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Two Finish (8 laps/top 5 transfer): Adam Ogle, Wayne James, Tim Patrick, Sarah Patrick, Jason Strunk, Ronnie Bryant, Josh Hampton, Tyler Henry, Danny Terry (DNS-Dave Blasingam)Back to News