Iron-Man Late Model Series
Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series/Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Modified Northern Series at Muskingum County Speedway for Jim Dunn
SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (May 17, 2022) – The Valvoline Iron-Man Racing Northern Series will be back in action on Saturday May 21 at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, OH for the 40th edition of the Jim Dunn Memorial, paying $10,000 to win and $500 to start. The Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Northern Series will also be in competition in their first official event of the season on Saturday May 21, racing for $1,500 to win and $150 to start.
The 40th Annual Jim Dunn Memorial will take place at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, OH on Saturday May 21 and will see the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series in a full program of Practice, E-Z-GO Time Trials, Sunoco Race Fuels Heats, B-Mains, and the 40-lap, $10,000 to win/$500 to start 40th Annual Jim Dunn Memorial main event. The Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Northern Series will be in action in a full program of Practice, E-Z-GO Time Trials, Sunoco Race Fuels Heats, B-Mains, and the 20-lap, $1,500 to win/$150 to start feature event. Joining the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series and Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified (UMP) Northern Series in action at Muskingum County Speedway for the 40th Annual Jim Dunn Memorial on Saturday May 21 will be the track’s Mod-Lites, Sport Mods, and Four Cylinders.
Activities at Muskingum County Speedway for the 40th Annual Jim Dunn Memorial on Saturday May 21 will see the pit area open at 3:00 p.m., with the general admission area set to open at 4:00 p.m. The drivers meeting will be at 5:45 p.m., with practice laps set to begin at 6:00 p.m., with green flag racing set for 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices at Muskingum County Speedway for the 40th Annual Jim Dunn Memorial on Saturday May 21 in the general admission area will be $25, with children ages 12 and under free. A pit pass will be $40, with children ages 12 and under $20. There is free camping available at the track, but there are no hook-ups.
The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series will sanction the Super Late Model portion of the event on Saturday May 21 and the tire rule will be as follows: Hoosier 1300 anywhere on the car, 1425 as a right-rear option (if the series needs to do a tire rule limiting the number of tires per night it will, but as of now the series will not be limiting the number of tires for either series; NO 29.0 size tires on the left rear; the droop rule will be in effect, along with the new standardized 2022 body rules). The entry fee will be $100 and transponders for timing/scoring will be available for rent at the track. Any driver not making the 22-car starting field will receive $75 tow money.
The Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Series will sanction the Open Wheel Modified portion of the program both nights and the tire rule will be as follows: Hoosier M30s, M60 (right-rear option only) (grooving and siping of tires are allowed per UMP rulebook; UMP 2022 body rules apply; no limit of tires used per night). The entry fee will be $10 for series members and $20 for non-series members. Memberships are available at the track for $50.00 per season. Transponders for timing/scoring purposes will be available for rent at the track. Any driver not making the 22-car starting field at each event will receive $30 tow money.
The Jim Dunn Memorial is contested in memory of the late Jim Dunn, who lost his life in a tragic racing accident at a NDRA race at Paducah International Raceway on May 8, 1993. Calling Roseville, OH home and a teacher by trade, Dunn would be thrust onto the national scene in October 1981 when he scored the victory in the inaugural Dirt Track World Championship at Pennsboro Speedway in Pennsboro, WV, that at the time paid an unprecedented $30,000 top prize. In what is considered one of the ultimate underdog stories of all time, Dunn was set to load and head home and bypass his B-Main after his car was damaged in a heat race incident, but his hauler would not start, so his team unloaded the race car and got it prepared for the B-Main and he would transfer to the main event from his B-main and start 23rd in the field and would work his way through the field and take the lead from Rodney Combs on lap eighty-eight and the rest was history and the legend of Jim Dunn was born. Dunn would capture the six career All Star Circuit of Champion Late Model Series victories, including the series championship in 1980 and 1982, along with two career wins with the Midwest Outlaw Super Series and the 1980 series title, along with numerous victories at many other tracks. Dunn was very likable and highly respected by his fellow racers and was an inductee into the initial National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame class in 2001.
Muskingum County Speedway is located at 7985 Frazeysburg Road Dresden, OH 43821. For more information about Muskingum County Speedway, please call (740) 754-9199 or visit the track’s webpage at www.MuskingumCountySpeedway.com .
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 (Late Models) and www.IMOPENWHEEL.net (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 and Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified 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.
Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series Feature Purse (40 laps): 1. $10,000, 2. $5,000, 3. $2,500, 4. $2,000, 5. $1,500, 6. $1,100, 7. $1,000, 8. $950, 9. $900, 10. $850, 11. $800, 12. $750, 13. $650, 14. $600, 15. $550, 16. $530, 17. $520, 18. $500, 19. $500, 20. $500, 21. $500, 22. $500
Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Northern Series Feature Purse (20 laps): 1. $1,500, 2. $650, 3. $500, 4. $300, 5. $275, 6. $250, 7. $200, 8. $175, 9. $165, 10. $155, 11. $150, 12. $150, 13. $150, 14. $150, 15. $150, 16. $150, 17. $150, 18. $150, 19. $150, 20. $150, 21. $150, 22. $150.
Previous Jim Dunn Memorial Winners:
1983-Donnie Moran (Frazeyburg, OH)
1985-Ned Lucas (Beaver Dam, KY)
1986-Donnie Moran (Frazeyburg, OH)
1987-Ben Hess (Wadsworth, OH)
1988-Jack Boggs (Grayson, KY)
1989-Donnie Moran (Frazeyburg, OH)
1990-Donnie Moran (Frazeyburg, OH)
1991-Freddy Smith (Kings Mountain, NC)
1992-Donnie Moran (Frazeyburg, OH)
1993-Davey Johnson (Imperial, PA)
1994-Davey Johnson (Imperial, PA)
1995-Bart Hartman (Zanesville, OH)
1996-Jack Boggs (Grayson, KY)
1997-Larry Bond (Coolville, OH)
1999-Mike Balzano (Parkersburg, WV)
2000-Steve Shaver (Vienna, WV)
2001-Cortney Clewell (Zanesville, OH)
2002-Corey Conley (Wellsburg, WV)
2003-Bart Hartman (Zanesville, OH)
2004-Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)
2005-Steve Shaver (Vienna, WV)
2006-Rick Aukland (Zanesville, OH)
2007-Earl Pearson, Jr. (Jacksonville, FL)
2008-Donnie Moran (Dresden, OH)
2009-Steve Shaver (Vienna, WV)
2010-Ray Cook (Brasstown, NC)
2012-Zack Dohm (Cross Lanes, WV)
2013-Jackie Boggs (Grayson, KY)
2014-Tyler Carpenter (Parkersburg, WV)
2015-Jared Hawkins (Fairmont, WV)
2016-Freddie Carpenter (Parkersburg, WV)
2017-Tyler Carpenter (Parkersburg, WV)
2018-Devin Moran (Dresden, OH)
2020-No Race due to COVID-19
2021-Devin Moran (Dresden, OH)