Iron-Man Late Model Series

Pete Abell Memorial/Hall of Fame 40 for Iron-Man Series Late Models and Modifieds at Ponderosa Speedway Friday August 4
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7/31/2023

7/31/2023

Iron-Man Late Model Series


Pete Abell Memorial/Hall of Fame 40 for Iron-Man Series Late Models and Modifieds at Ponderosa Speedway Friday August 4

SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (July 31, 2023) – The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern and Southern Series will be at “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring” Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY on Friday August 4 for the track’s 25th Annual Pete Abell Memorial/Hall of Fame 40 paying $7,500 to win and $500 to start. The Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series also be in competition at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday August 4 racing for $1,500 to win and $150 to start.

The inaugural Ponderosa Speedway Hall of Fame class will also be recognized at the event and the following will be inducted into the Ponderosa Speedway Hall of Fame: Drivers- Bobby Carrier, Sr., Eddie Carrier, Sr., Mike Jewell, C.J. Rayburn, Timmy Yeager, Paul “Big Daddy” Feistritzer; Contributors- Wayne and Ann Bowen, Jeff Gullett, Donnie and Archie Coffman. The induction ceremony was originally scheduled for June 16 but had to be postponed and will now take place at the 25th Annual Pete Abell Memorial event on Friday August 4.

The 25th Annual Pete Abell Memorial/Hall of Fame 40 will take place at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday August 4 and will feature the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern/Southern Series in a full program of Denby’s J&J Construction Hot Laps, E-Z-GO Time Trials, Heats, Impact Race Gear B-Mains, and the 40 lap, $7,500 to win/$500 to start 25th Annual Pete Abell Memorial/Hall of Fame 40 Valvoline A-Main. The Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series will also be in action in a full program of E-Z-GO Hot Lap/Time Trials, Last Chance Heats, and a 20 lap, $1,500 to win/$150 to start Brucebilt Performance Parts A-Main event. The American All Star Crate Late Model Series will also be in competition, racing for $3,000 to win for Crate Late Models. Other divisions in action at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday August 4 will be the track’s Super Stocks ($750 to win), and Hobby Stocks ($700 to win).

Activities for the 25th Annual Pete Abell Memorial/Hall of Fame 40 at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday August 4 will see the pit area and general admission area open at 2:00 p.m. The driver’s meeting will be at 6:45 p.m., with practice laps and time trials getting underway at 7:15 p.m. Ticket prices at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday August 4 in the general admission area will be $30 for adults (children ages 10 and under are free), while a pit pass for adults will be $45.

The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern and 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 will receive $50 tow money.

The Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series will sanction the Open Wheel Modified portion of the program and the tire rule will be as follows: Hoosier M30s, M60, Medium, Hard; American Racer Hard and Extra Hard (only Hoosier M60, Hard, and American Racer Extra Hard are allowed as right-rear tire options; grooving and siping of tires are allowed per UMP rulebook; UMP 2023 body rules apply; no limit of tires used per night). The entry fee will be $40 and transponders for timing/scoring will be available for rent at the track. Any driver not making the 22-car starting field will receive $30 tow money.

Ponderosa Speedway is located at 365 Phillips Lane just outside of Junction City, KY 40440. For more information about Ponderosa Speedway, visit the track’s webpage at www.ponderosaspeedway.net.

For more information on the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series and Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Series, please call series promoter Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or by visiting the tour website at www.IMDIRT.net (Late Models), www.IMOPENWHEEL.net (Open Wheel 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 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 Northern/Southern Series Feature Purse (40 laps): 1. $7,500, 2. $4,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,500, 5. $1,000, 6. $900, 7. $800, 8. $700, 9. $600, 10. $590, 11. $580, 12. $570, 13. $560, 14. $550, 15. $540, 16. $530, 17. $520, 18. $500, 19. $500, 20. $500, 21. $500, 22. $500

Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern 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 Pete Abell Memorial Champions:
1995-Darrell Lanigan (Union, KY)
1996-C.J. Rayburn (Whiteland, IN)
1997-Darrell Lanigan (Union, KY)
1998-Don O’Neal (Martinsville, IN)
1999-Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)
2000-Timmy Yeager (Harrodsburg, KY)
2001-Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
2002-Event Not Held
2003-Johnny Wheeler (Campbellsville, KY)
2004-Rainout
2005-Steve Hillard (Sadorus, IL)
2006-Chris Combs (Isom, KY)
2007-Aaron Hatton (Mount Sterling, KY)
2008-Victor Lee (Danville, KY)
2009-Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN)
2010-Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)
2011-Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)
2012-Dustin Neat (Dunnville, KY)
2013-Event Not Held
2014-Victor Lee (Danville, KY)
2015-Dustin Linville (Bryantsville, KY)
2016-Cody Mahoney (Hanover, IN)
2017-Hudson O’Neal (Martinsville, IN)
2018-Event Not Held
2019-Event Not Held
2020-Johnathan Davenport (Blairsville, GA)
2021-Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN)
2022-Rainout

Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series Point Standings (as of 7/22/2023)

  1. Josh Rice-395
  2. Austin Lay-215
  3. Zack Dohm-205
  4. Michael Chilton-181
  5. Camaron Marlar-180
  6. Adam Ahl-151
  7. Doug Drown-145
  8. Jeff Watson-132
  9. Shane Irvin-125
  10. Justin Rattliff-120

2023 Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series Schedule/Results:
May 26-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-Josh Rice (Verona, KY)
May 27-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-Josh Rice (Verona, KY)
June 17-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-Josh Rice (Verona, KY)
July 7-Hilltop Speedway-Millersburg, OH-Josh Rice (Verona, KY)
July 8-Wayne County Speedway-Orrville, OH-$10,000 to win (Rainout-Make Up Date TBA)
July 22-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC)
August 4-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$7,500 to win
August 5-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-$7,500 to win
August 26-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$15,022 to win
September 16-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-$7,500 to win
October 6-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$5,000 to win
October 7-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$10,088 to win

Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series Point Standings (as of 7/3/2023)

  1. Adam Ahl-251
  2. Josh Rice-240
  3. Ricky Weiss-215
  4. Dakotah Knuckles-195
  5. Josh Henry-194
  6. Michael Chilton-181
  7. Camaron Marlar-180
  8. Jensen Ford-173
  9. Zack Dohm-140
  10. Donald McIntosh-135

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-Josh Rice (Verona, KY)
May 27-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-Josh Rice (Verona, KY)
May 29-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-Cory Hedgecock (Loudon, TN)
June 17-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-Josh Rice (Verona, KY)
July 3-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, GA)
August 4-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$7,500 to win
August 11-North Alabama Speedway-Tuscumbia, 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

Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series Points Standings (as of 7/15/2023)

  1. Bryan Barber-140
  2. Blake Brown-125
  3. Peyton Harlow-124
  4. Jacob Hall-116
  5. Ben Harmon-115
  6. Cole Falloway-75
  7. Josh Harris-70
  8. Adam Stricker-65
  9. Richie Overholser-60
  10. Marcus Griffith-55

Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series 2023 Schedule/Results:
June 17-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-Bryan Barber (Buffalo, KY)
July 14-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-Practice
July 15-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-Blake Brown (Corbin, KY)
July 22-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$1,500 to win (Postponed-Make Up TBA)
August 4-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$1,500 to win
October 6-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$1,500 to win
October 7-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$1,500 to win
October 19/20-Eldora Speedway-Rossburg, OH-$5,000 to win DTWC

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.

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