Iron-Man Late Model Series
Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series Visits 411 Motor Speedway for 11th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial Monday May 29
SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (May 24, 2023)- The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series will be in action on Memorial Day Monday May 29 at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN for the 11th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial event, paying $5,052 to win at “Tennessee’s Action Track”.
This event concludes a four-race Memorial Day weekend swing for the series, that includes events at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday May 26 ($7,500 to win), Lake Cumberland Speedway on Saturday May 27 ($7,531 to win), and Tazewell Speedway on Sunday May 28 ($5,001 to win).
The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series will be in competition at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN on Monday May 29 in a full program of Denby’s J&J Construction Hot Laps, E-Z-GO Time Trials, Last Chance Heats, and the 40-lap, $5,052 to win/$450 to start 11th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial Valvoline A-Main contest. Other divisions in action at 411 Motor Speedway on Monday May 29 at the 11th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial will be the track’s Sportsman Late Models ($800-to-win), Street Stocks ($600 to win), Front Wheel Drives ($400 to win-VVT/VTECH/411 combo rules), and Crown Vics ($300 to win). 411 Motor Speedway rules apply to local divisions and for tech questions, please phone Joe Byrd at (865) 776-1798.
Activities at 411 Motor Speedway for the 11th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial on Monday May 29 will see the pit area open at 3:00 p.m., while the general admission area will open at 5:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., with hot laps and time trials to follow. Ticket prices for the 11th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial at 411 Motor Speedway on Monday May 29 in the general admission area will only be $10, while a pit pass will be $30, making this event one of the best values in racing in the area in 2023.
The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series will sanction the Super Late Model portion of the event and the tire rule will be as follows: Fronts: Open; Left Rear: Hoosier NLMT 2 (LM20) and NLMT 3 (LM30); Right Rear: Hoosier NLMT 3 (LM30) and Hoosier NLMT 4 (LM40) (there is no limit on the number of tires used; the droop rule will be in effect, along with the standardized body rules of WoO/Lucas). The entry fee will be $100 per event and transponders for timing/scoring will be available for rent at the track. Any driver not making the 22-car starting field on Monday May 29 will receive $50 tow money.
The eleventh edition of this prestigious event, which has become a must-see event for all race fans in the East Tennessee area, is held in the memory of the late Scott Sexton, a mainstay in the East Tennessee racing scene for more than 25 years, who passed away in January 2013 at just 46 years of age. Scott began his racing career at the tender age of 6. Sexton was an 8-time World Karting Association World Champion before moving into Dirt Late Models in 1986, where he quickly became a fan favorite around East Tennessee, earning the nickname “Superman”. Between 1995 and 2005, Sexton won 10 Southern All Series tour events between Atomic Speedway, Volunteer Speedway, 411 Motor Speedway and Tazewell Speedway and was the track champion in 1991 and 1995 at Volunteer Speedway, along with garnering many other special event wins. Scott was known as one of the most fan-friendly drivers in the area, always participating in charitable events and usually donating his winning trophies to children at the track. Sexton will always be remembered for giving back to the sport he loved so much.
Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN would score his third Scott Sexton Memorial victory in 2022 (other wins came in 2019 and 2021). Owens would be victorious in that event over Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA, Mack McCarter of Gatlinburg, TN, Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, TN, and Ricky Weiss, who now resides in Monterrey, TN.
411 Motor Speedway is located at 632 Maryville Highway in Seymour, TN 37865. For more information about 411 Motor Speedway, please call (865) 257-7223 or visit www.411MotorSpeedway.net.
For more information on the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series, please call series promoter Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or by visiting the tour website at www.IMDIRT.net 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.
Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series 11th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial Feature Purse (40 laps): 1. $5,052, 2. $2,500, 3. $1,500, 4. $1,200, 5. $700, 6. $650, 7. $550, 8. $500, 9. $475, 10. $465, 11. $450, 12. $450, 13. $450, 14. $450, 15. $450, 16. $450, 17. $450, 18. $450, 19. $450, 20. $450, 21. $450, 22. $450
Previous Scott Sexton Memorial Champions:
2013-Chris Madden (Gray Court, SC)
2014-Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY)
2015-Ray Cook (Brasstown, NC)
2016-Ricky Weiss (Headingly, Manitoba, CAN)
2017-Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN)
2018-Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, GA)
2019-Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN)
2020-Cory Hedgecock (Loudon, TN)
2021-Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN)
2022-Jimmy Owens (Newport, TN)
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-$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
May 29-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$5,052 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-$21,000 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-$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
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