Iron-Man Late Model Series
J.T. Outduels Sam in Seawright Brothers Battle at 15th Annual Cabin Fever at Boyd’s Speedway
RINGGOLD, GEORGIA (January 28, 2023)– The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series presented race number two of the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Winter Series with the 15th Annual Cabin Fever at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA and J.T. Seawright would outduel younger brother Sam Seawright to capture the biggest win of his career and score the $5,000 payday in an event that saw three different leaders and four lead changes.
The win for J.T. Seawright, 22-years of age, was his first career Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series and come aboard the Marvin Ford Tribute car that is a Longhorn Chassis powered by CT525 Race Engine sponsored by Agcor Steel, J&R Lumber Supply, Team Grow Pediatric Therapy, Farm Systems Inc., and J&R Excavating.
Booger Brooks would grab the lead on the opening lap of the 15th Annual Cabin Fever feature event, but he would only lead the opening circuit as J.T. Seawright would grab the lead off the top side of turn four to lead lap two, while Sam Seawright, Christian Hanger, and Austin Horton would run third through fifth. The front five would remain the same as J.T. Seawright would catch the rear of the field and begin to work slower traffic by lap nine. The front trio of J.T. Seawright, Brooks, and Sam Seawright would be in heavy traffic by lap twelve, but J.T. Seawright would work slower traffic magnificently and maintain the lead, while Sam Seawright would battle with Brooks for the runner-up spot. The first caution of the event waved on lap twenty-two when Josh Walker slowed at the top side of turn two and during the caution, second place running Brooks would pull to the work area with a flat tire. The restart would not see a lap completed as seventh place running Jason Hiett would make contact with the retaining wall in turn four. This restart would see J.T. Seawright maintain the race lead, with Sam Seawright now second, while Horton would take third, Hanger would be fourth, and Landon Gentry would now be fifth. Sam Seawright would begin working the high side of the track and would pull alongside of his older brother on lap twenty-six and the pair would trade sliders on laps twenty-seven and twenty-eight, with Sam Seawright taking the lead on lap twenty-eight. J.T. Seawright would reclaim the lead on lap twenty-nine, with the Seawright beginning to work lapped traffic again on lap thirty-two. The caution would wave again on lap thirty-three for a spin by Will Harris in turn two. On the restart, third-place Horton would not come up to speed and pull in the infield, allowing Hanger to go to third, with Gentry fourth, and Jadon Frame now fifth. The final caution would wave again one circuit later on lap thirty-four for another spin by Harris in turn three. J.T. Seawright would again maintain the lead on the restart, with brother Sam Seawright still second, followed by Hanger, Gentry, and Frame. By lap thirty-five, Brooks would have charged his way back through the field and would take fifth from Frame and would pressure Gentry for fourth and take the spot on lap thirty-eight. J.T. Seawright would maintain the lead and drive to the checkered flag first over Sam Seawright, with Hanger, Brooks, and Gentry completing the top five. The remainder of the top ten would be Robby Mason, twentieth place starter Todd Morrow, Chase Oliver, Jason Hiett, and Frame.
The next event for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series will be the third and final race of the 2023 Winter Series and will take place at Fort Payne Motor Speedway in Fort Payne, AL on Saturday February 25 for the 5th Annual Bama Brawl, paying $5,000 to win.
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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, 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, Cruise with the Champions, Coosa Heating and Cooling, SFP Performance Systems, Stakt Products, PopBit, 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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Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series/Winter Series 15th Annual Cabin Fever at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA on Saturday January 28, 2023
- J.T. Seawright-Oxford, Ala.
- Sam Seawright-Fort Payne, Ala.
- Christian Hanger-Winchester, Tenn.
- Booger Brooks-Chickamauga, Ga.
- Landon Gentry-Rossville, Ga.
- Robby Mason-Hixson, Tenn.
- Todd Morrow-Penton, Ala.
- Chase Oliver-Crossville, Ala.
- Jason Hiett-Oxford, Ala.
- Jadon Frame-Winchester, Tenn.
- Hayden Ownbey-Cleveland, Tenn.
- John Llewellyn-Knoxville, Tenn.
- Mark Bangs-Hollywood, Ala.
- Tod Hernandez-Rossville, Ga.
- Chris Jones-Alabaster, Ala.
- Corey Roulette-Dahlonega, Ga.
- Clayton Cooper-Sevierville, Tenn.
- Andy Morris-Canton, Ga.
- Mike Bargo-Corbin, Ky.
- Austin Horton-Newnan, Ga.
- Will Harris-Maysville, Ga.
- Andy Picklesimer-Ooltewah, Tenn.
- Josh Walker-Ringgold, Ga.
- Brandon Hardgrove-Burnside, Ky.
Time of Race: 23 minutes, 4 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.702 seconds
Yellow Flags: Four (Lap 22, 22 restart, 33, 34)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Booger Brooks 1; J.T. Seawright 2-27, 29-40; Sam Seawright 28
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Booger Brooks (Group A) 14.685 seconds
Provisionals: Will Harris, Andy Morris
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race One Finish (8 laps/top 6 transfer): Jadon Frame, Clayton Cooper, Brandon Hardgrove, Chris Jones, Mike Bargo, Corey Roulette, Justin Owens, Jeremy Cropper, Chuck Christopher, Justin Hammett, Stanton Davis
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race Two Finish (8 laps/top 6 transfer): Jason Hiett, Robby Mason, Mark Bangs, Hayden Ownbey, Todd Morrow, Tod Hernandez, Andy Morris, Joe Denby, Will Harris, Wesley Scott, Donald McIntosh
Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series 2023 Schedule:
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)
February 25-Fort Payne Motor Speedway-Fort Payne, AL-$5,000 to win ** Non-Points
March 24-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-$5,000 to win X 2
March 25-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls, Gap, TN-$100,000 to win
April 8-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$21,000 to win
April 15-Fort Payne Motor Speedway-Fort Payne, AL-$10,000 to win
April 21-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$7,500 to win
May 27-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$7,531 to win
May 28-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$5,001 to win
June 3-North Georgia Speedway-Chatsworth, GA-$5,000 to win
June 16-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$7,500 to win
June 17-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$7,500 to win
July 3-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$5,000 to win
August 4-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$7,500 to win
August 10-North Alabama Speedway-Tuscumbia, AL-$5,000 to win
August 11-Fort Payne Motor Speedway-Fort Payne, AL-$5,000 to win
August 12-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-$10,000 to win
August 26-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$12,022 to win
September 3-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$5,044 to win
September 13-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-$12,000 to win
October 6-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$5,000 to win
October 7-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$10,088 to win
November 18-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$5,000 to win
Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Winter Series 2023 Schedule:
January 6/7-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-Ray Cook (Brasstown, NC)
January 29-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-J.T. Seawright (Oxford, AL)
February 25-Fort Payne Motor Speedway-Fort Payne, AL-$5,000 to win