Iron-Man Late Model Series

Mike Marlar
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10/3/2022

10/3/2022

Iron-Man Late Model Series


Marlar and Falloway Bag Iron-Man Racing Series Big Daddy Classic Triumphs at Ponderosa Speedway

JUNCTION CITY, KENTUCKY (October 1, 2022)– The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern and Southern Series and the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series would visit Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY for the final night of the Fall Classic weekend for the running of the Big Daddy Classic. Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN would claim the Big Daddy Classic victory and $10,088 payday with the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series, while Cole Falloway of Owensboro, KY would sweep the weekend with the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series division and claim another $1,500 payday.

The victory for the 44 year-old Marlar, who is a second generation racer, would be his second career Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series victory and would come behind the wheel of a Longhorn Chassis powered by a Cornett Race Engine and Marlar’s entry carries sponsorship from Delk Equipment, Rocket’s, Tri-Rivers Enterprises, Can-Am Auto Exchange, Auto Parts 4 Less, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Stanley Best Heating and Air, VP Racing Fuels, Midwest Sheet Metal, and Bilstein.

For Calloway, a 19-year-old fourth generation racer, it would be his second consecutive series victory and fifth career Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Series victory and would come aboard an Elite Chassis powered by a Mullins Race Engine with sponsorship from Preferred Lawn Care, Falloway Auto Parts and Sales, Rice Contracting, Don Adams Towing and Recovery, Sweetwater Pools and Outdoor Living, and Win Supply.

Mike Marlar would grab the lead from his outside front-row starting position of the Big Daddy Classic Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series main event, with Tanner English, Camaron Marlar, Josh Rice, and Scott Bloomquist giving chase. Mike Marlar would set a torrid pace at the point and quickly open a comfortable lead, with the remainder of the top five remaining the same as Mike Marlar began to lap slower traffic on lap seven. The leader would work his way through traffic masterfully until the first caution of the race appeared on lap sixteen for Kenneth Howell’s slowed machine on the backchute. The restart would see the front three remain the same, while Bloomquist would grab the fourth position from Rice, while Camaron Marlar would work past English for second one lap later on lap seventeen. Charlie Jude would spin in turn two on lap nineteen to trigger the second caution of the event and on this restart, the Marlar brothers would hold the top two positions, with English third, while Rice would retake fourth from Bloomquist. As the race reached the halfway mark on lap twenty-five, Mike Marlar would again begin to work lapped traffic and when Camaron Marlar and English encounterd lapped traffic, English would close in on Camaron Marlar would reclaim the second spot on lap thirty-two. Mike Marlar would get into heavy lapped traffic on lap thirty-four and by lap forty-two, English had closed right up on the race leader’s back bumper. Mike Marlar would thread the needle between cars on lap forty-five and get some breathing room just prior to the final caution of the race waving on lap forty-eight for a spin by Charlie Jude in turn two. The final restart would see the front five remain the same, with Mike Marlar claiming the victory, trailed by English, Camaron Marlar, Rice, and Bloomquist. The remainder of the top ten finishers would be Ryan Gustin, Garrett Smith, Michael Chilton, Daulton Wilson, and Justin Rattliff.

Cole Falloway would use his pole starting position to take the lead at the start of the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series main event, followed by Brandon Kinzer, Bryan Barber, Victor Lee, and Ben Harmon. Harmon would work past Lee for fourth on lap two, while Lee would retake the spot one circuit later. Barber would gain second briefly only to lose it back to Kinzer on lap four. Falloway would stretch his advantage at this point and was about to begin lapping slower cars when the first caution of the race flew on lap eight when Joe Husband and Reece Ogle slowed on the backchute and both would be done for the event. The restart would see the front five remain the same, but only for one lap, as Lee would third from Barber on lap nine. Falloway would continue to pull away from the field, only to have the final caution of the event slow his momentum when Tim Patrick would slow in turn two. The front five would remain the same on the final restart, with Peyton Harlow now pressuring Harmon for fifth and as Falloway entered slower traffic for the final time, Falloway would continue to pull away from Kinzer as the field saw the white flag, with Harlow getting by Harmon for fifth. Falloway would score the race win, followed to the finish by Kinzer, Lee, Barber, and Harlow. Harmon would head up the remainder of the top ten, trailed by Jimmy Payne, Jacob Hall, Aaron Branham, and Jeff Rawlings.

Prior to racing action getting undeway for evening, Michael Chilton of Salvisa, KY would be honored as the 2022 Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series champion, with Chilton grabbing a pair of Northern Series victories along the way (Portsmouth Raceway Park on June 18 and Atomic Speedway on September 17). Austin Lay of Walton, KY would be honored as the championship runner-up with the Northern tour in only his first full season of Super Late Model competition.

The next event for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series will be at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY on Saturday October 8 for the 27th Annual Lake Cumberland Classic presented by SPEDA (Somerset-Pulaski Economic Development Authority) paying $7,500 to win. The next events for the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series will be at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA on Friday October 14 ($1,500 to win) and Saturday October 15 ($3,000 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 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, 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/Southern Series Big Daddy Classic at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY on Saturday October 1, 2022

  1. Mike Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
  2. Tanner English-Benton, Ky.
  3. Camaron Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
  4. Josh Rice-Verona, Ky.
  5. Scott Bloomquist-Mooresburg, Tenn.
  6. Ryan Gustin-Marshalltown, Ia.
  7. Garrett Smith-Eatonton, Ga.
  8. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
  9. Daulton Wilson-Fayetteville, N.C.
  10. Justin Rattliff-Campbellsville, Ky.
  11. Brandon Fouts-Kite, Ky.
  12. David Webb-Nicholasville, Ky.
  13. Adam Ahl-Morristown, Tenn.
  14. Kirk Phillips-Ashland, Ky.
  15. Ricky Arms-Moss, Tenn.
  16. Clay Coghlan-Dandridge, Tenn.
  17. Shane Irvin-Dunnville, Ky.
  18. Charlie Jude-Inez, Ky.
  19. Cory Brock-Mayking, Ky.
  20. Austin Lay-Walton, Ky.
  21. Kenneth Howell-Inez, Ky.
    Time of Race: 21 minutes, 15 seconds
    Margin of Victory: 1.047 seconds
    Yellow Flags: Three (Lap 16, 19, 48)
    Red Flags: None
    Lap Leaders: Mike Marlar 1-50
    Entries: 21
    E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Tanner English 13.559 seconds
    SFP Performance Systems Hard Charger Award ($100 product certificate): Brandon Fouts (started 14th-finished 11th-advanced 3 positions)
    Provisionals: None

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race One Finish (8 laps/all transfer): Tanner English, Camaron Marlar, Garrett Smith, Justin Rattliff, Kirk Phillips, Austin Lay, Kenneth Howell

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race Two Finish (8 laps/all transfer): Mike Marlar, Ryan Gustin, Daulton Wilson, Adam Ahl, Brandon Fouts, Shane Irvin, Cory Brock

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race Three Finish (8 laps/all transfer): Josh Rice, Scott Bloomquist, Michael Chilton, David Webb, Clay Coghlan, Ricky Arms, Charlie Jude

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 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 27-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-JOSH RICE
September 17-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-MICHAEL CHILTON
September 30-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-TANNER ENGLISH
October 1-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-MIKE MARLAR
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 12-Duck River Raceway Park-Lewisburg, TN-SAM SEAWRIGHT
August 13-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-ASHTON WINGER
August 27-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-JOSH RICE
September 14-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-CORY HEDGECOCK
September 30-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-TANNER ENGLISH
October 1-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-MIKE MARLAR
October 8-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$7,500 to win
November 4-Duck River Raceway Park-Lewisburg, TN-$10,000 to win
November 5-Duck River Raceway Park-Lewisburg, TN-$10,000 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 Southern Series Big Daddy Classic at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY on Saturday October 1, 2022

  1. Cole Falloway-Owensboro, Ky.
  2. Brandon Kinzer-Freeport, Fla.
  3. Victor Lee-Danville, Ky.
  4. Bryan Barber-Buffalo, Ky.
  5. Peyton Harlow-Glasgow, Ky.
  6. Ben Harmon-Brooks, Ky.
  7. Jimmy Payne-Glasgow, Ky.
  8. Jacob Hall-Wayland, Ky.
  9. Aaron Branham-Clay City, Ky.
  10. Jeff Rawlings-Harrodsburg, Ky.
  11. Brandon Smith-Salt Rock, West Va.
  12. Dayson Sinkhorn-Junction City, Ky.
  13. Kyle Neat-Columbia, Ky.
  14. Tyler Henry-Oneida, Tenn.
  15. Dustin Mosley-Hindman, Ky.
  16. Adrian Smith-Albany, Ky.
  17. Justin Maxwell-Hilham, Tenn.
  18. Sarah Patrick-Albany, Ky.
  19. Jeremy Elliotte-Corbin, Ky.
  20. Tim Patrick-Albany, Ky.
  21. Joe Husband-Paint Lick, Ky.
  22. Reece Ogle-Sevierville, Tenn.

Time of Race: 10 minutes, 52 seconds
Margin of Victory: 3.355 seconds
Yellow Flags: Two (Lap 8, 13)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Cole Falloway 1-20
Entries: 28
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Cole Falloway 14.897 seconds
Brucebilt Performance Parts Hard Charger Award ($50 Product Certificate): Tyler Henry (started 20th-finished 14th-advanced 6 positions)
Brucebilt Performance Parts Tough Luck Award ($20 Product Certificate and T-Shirt): Reece Ogle
Provisional Starters: None

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat One Finish (8 laps/top 6 transfer): Jeff Rawlings, Dayson Sinkhorn, Justin Maxwell, Adrian Smith, Reece Ogle, Sarah Patrick, Layne Rogers, Todd Noel (DNS-Nic Claborn)

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Two Finish (8 laps/top 6 transfer): Kyle Neat, Joe Husband, Jeremy Elliotte, Tim Patrick, Tyler Henry, Dustin Mosley, Keith Denny, Dave Blasingam

2022 Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series Schedule/Results:
April 29-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-LUCAS LEE
April 30-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-BRANDON KINZER
May 14-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-BRYAN BARBER
July 2-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-BLAKE BROWN
July 16-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-ADAM STRICKER
September 14-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-CHRIS WILSON
September 30-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-COLE FALLOWAY
October 1-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-COLE FALLOWAY
October 14-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$1,500 to win
October 15-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$3,000 to win
November 19-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$1,500 to win
November 26-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$1,500 to win

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