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Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels Announces 2024 Touring Series Drivers
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5/3/2024

5/3/2024

Iron-Man Late Model Series


Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels Announces 2024 Touring Series Drivers

SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (May 3, 2024)- The Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels is pleased to announce the drivers that plan to follow the 20-event tour for 2024 and chase after the $15,000 top prize that will be awarded to the series champion at the conclusion of the 2024 racing season.

The tour will visit four states (Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky) and drivers will compete for series points fund money and contingencies, as well as DIRTcar Racing Regional and National points. The 2024 series champion will receive $15,000, while second place receives $7,500, third place will receive $4,000, fourth place receives $3,000, fifth place will receive $2,500, sixth place receives $2,000 while seventh through tenth place finishers in the final point standings will all receive $1,000. Drivers will only be required to take their best 80 percent of races toward the final points. The top-ten in points will be paid at the season-ending banquet. Prize money and points funds for the season are in excess of $500,000.

The following (13) drivers has given intentions of competing for the 2024 Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels championship: Shane Bailey, Rod Conley, Seth Daniels, Billy Green, Gregg Haskell, Austin Lay, Jesse Lay, Ryan Missler, Chris Nash, Rusty Schlenk, Devin Shiels, Colin Shipley, and Justin White.

Shane Bailey- Shane Bailey resides in Grayson, KY and has ten seasons of racing under his belt. The 37-year-old has ten career feature victories and has one track championship to his credit. Bailey will drive the Shane Bailey Racing owned #1 Swartz Race Car by SBR powered by a Power Tech Race Engine. Bailey’s entry receives sponsorship from Whitley Hill Bailey Attorney at Law, Walker Ferguson Refining Services, Matt Fyffe Insurance, Guns, Gold, and Cash Pawn Shop, Slicker Graphics, T and T Outdoors, Octane Race Products, The Ratcliff Family, and VP Racing Fuels.

Rod Conley- Rod Conley lives in Wheelersburg, OH and has been racing for thirty-one years. The 62-year-old second-generation racer has several feature wins and has won multiple track championships (Portsmouth Raceway Park-2013; Atomic Speedway-2015, 2016, 2022). Some of Conley’s major victories include the Hillbilly 100, Mountain Momma 100, Cornett Clash, and Southern 100. Conley drives the Conley Motorsports owned #71R Rocket Chassis, Draime Race Engines powered entry. Conley’s machine carries sponsorship from Conley Trucking, After Burner Performance, and Poske’s Performance Parts.

Seth Daniels- Seth Daniels is a native of Jackson, OH and has been racing for eight years. The 24-year-old Daniels comes to Super Late Model racing from the Open Wheel Modified ranks, having been a former winner of the Open Wheel Modified portion of the Dirt Track World Championship. Daniels pilots the Jason Wilson owned #s21 Rocket Chassis powered by a SPEC Race Engine. Daniels entry will sport sponsorship from Wilson Excavating, FOX Shocks, Tim Haddle Trucking, A&A Truck Stop, S&D Transport, Montgomery Motorsports, Dole’s Automotive, and Red’s Rollen Garage.

Billy Green- Billy Green is third-generation racer and a resident of Walton, KY. Green is the youngest driver to ever win a Super Late Model feature at Florence (KY) Speedway, as he was fourteen years old when he took his first win back in 2018. Green, who is 20 years old now, has been racing for twelve years, starting in quarter midgets at the age of nine. A former two-time Gator Nationals winner in Open Wheel Modifieds, Green is a former Crate Late Model track champion at Florence (KY) Speedway in 2017 and was the track Super Late Model rookie of the year in the same season. Green will be wheeling the Green Family Racing owned #49 Longhorn Chassis powered by a Clements Racing Engine. Green’s entry will be sponsored by Beef O’ Brady’s, Veterans Logistics, Joe Lay and Son Plumbing, and Complete Towing.

Gregg Haskell- Gregg Haskell lives in Chatham, Ontario, Canada and has been racing for eighteen years. Haskell, 45-years-old, has many feature wins in his career and is a four-time Rick Haskell Memorial winner and is a former track champion at South Buxton (ON) Raceway. Haskell drives the Garry and Sherry Lomesarier owned #03 Rocket Chassis powered by a Cornett Race Engine. Haskell’s mount receives sponsorship from Haulin’ Haskell's, L&M Racing, Tye Twarog Racing, Afterburner Performance, Performance Fiberglass and Marine, The Alley Pub and Grill, Valvoline Express Care, and Tru Form Race Products.

Austin Lay- Austin Lay is a second-generation racer from Walton, KY. A former basketball standout and current assistant basketball coach at Walton-Verona High School, Lay enters his third full season of Super Late Model racing and is a two-time championship runner-up in Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series points (2022, 2023). The 24-year-old Lay drives the Outlaw Racing LLC owned #33AJ MB Customs/Mars Race Car powered by Dargie Race Engine. Austin’s entry carries sponsorship from Joe Lay and Sons Plumbing, Florence Winnelson, J Palmer Construction, Webb's Excavation, Poske's Performance, Marshall Auto Group, Vertex Pipe Insulation, Delph Communications, Blue Beacon Truck Wash, Arizona Sport Shirts, Northeastern Fabrication, and Slicker Graphics.

Jesse Lay- Jesse Lay calls Walton, KY home and is a 35-year racing veteran. Lay is a former three-time track champion at Florence (KY) Speedway, a former three-time on the Battle of the Bluegrass Series, and finished sixth in the inaugural Dream 100 back in 1994. The 53-year-old Lay drives the Outlaw Racing LLC owned #33 MB Customs/Mars Race Car powered by a Dargie Race Engine. Jesse Lay’s machine sports sponsorship from Joe Lay and Sons Plumbing, Florence Winnelson, J Palmer Construction, Webb's Excavation, Poske's Performance, Marshall Auto Group, Vertex Pipe Insulation, Delph Communications, Blue Beacon Truck Wash, Arizona Sport Shirts, Northeastern Fabrication, and Slicker Graphics. Jesse will also be helping his son, Austin Lay, and plans to compete at most of the events.

Ryan Missler- Ryan Missler is a resident of Bellevue, OH. Missler is 40 years old and has been racing for 20 years. Missler is a five-time track champion at Attica (OH) Raceway Park and also has an Ethanol Series victory. Missler will pilot the Ryan Missler Racing #50 Rocket Chassis powered by a Clements Racing Engine. Missler’s entry carries sponsorship from Weekly Electric, Kepling Flooring, Jackson Farms, Handy Graphix, York Fabrication, Missler Sweets, Jimmy Dean Chicks, Keizer Wrecker, Superior Print and Solutions, STAKT Products, and MAGA Lifts. Missler drives the Ryan Missler Racing owned #50 Rocket Chassis that is powered by a Clements Racing Engine.

Chris Nash- Chris Nash resides in Vicksburg, MI and is a veteran racer with twenty-eight seasons of competition behind him. The 52-year-old Nash drives the Chris Nash Racing owned #354 Domination Race Car and Swartz Race Car, with both powered by a Custom Race Engine. Nash carries sponsorship on his race cars from Octane Custom Trailers, Chris Nash Racing, Pit Performance Products, and Octane Energy Drinks.

Rusty Schlenk- Rusty Schlenk is a thirty-one-year racing veteran that calls McClure, OH home. The 37-year-old Schlenk is a former four-time American Late Model Series champion (2006, 2008, 2016, 2019) and a former DIRTcar Late Model national champion (2010), with his biggest career win coming in the $33,000 to win Wood Tic Dan Salay Memorial at Merritt (MI) Speedway in 2021. Schlenk pilots the Tyler Borck owned #91 Domination Race Car and is sponsored by Terry Hendricks Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/RAM, Tom Finch Automotive, Tri-State Pole Barns, Buckeye Concrete Coatings, Landrum Performance Springs, Integra Shocks, Domination Race Cars, Dominator Race Products, VP Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels, Willy’s Carb and Dyno Shop, Wilwood Brakes, Velocita USA, Be Cool Inc., Allstar Performance, Zamp Racing, KBC Graphix, Vahlco Racing Wheels, XS Power Batteries, MAGA Lifts, Race-Fan.com, C-N-T Services, and Chris Mapes.

Devin Shiels- Devin Shiels resides in Britton, MI and the 44-year-old racer has been racing for twenty years. Shiels is a five-time Attica (OH) Raceway Park track champion and five-time Oakshade (OH) Raceway track champion and is also a former Barney Oldfield Race winner at Oakshade (OH) Raceway. Shiels pilots the Shiels Corportation #51 Rocket Chassis powered by a Performance Machining Race Engine. Devin’s entry displays sponsorship from Magic Fountain Auto Wash, Salenbien Trucking and Excavation, Rally’s Hamburgers, Dundee Products, Dirt Nerds Podcast, and Banshee Graphics.

Colin Shipley- Colin Shipley is a resident of Bowling Green, OH. Shipley is 18 years old and has been racing for seven seasons. Shipley is the current track record holder at Winston (MI) Speedway and has been the track championship runner-up at Oakshade (OH) Raceway and has one career Super Late Model victory. Shipley will be driving the Jeff Nulton owned #46 Domination Race Car powered by a Stephens and Hull Race Engine. Shipley’s machine will have sponsorship form World Class Collision, Dippman Motorsports, Domination Race Cars, River City Speed Shop, Velocita USA, Dominator Race Products, Swift Springs, C-N-T Services, Micro-Armor, Platinum Designs, and MAGA Lifts.

Justin White- Justin White is a second-generation racer from Stevensville, MI that has four years of Super Late Model racing under his belt, but has been racing for fourteen years total. The 17-year-old White finished sixth in 2023 MARS Late Model Series points and was third in the 2023 MARS Rookie of the Year final points. White will drive the Chad White owned #20W Pierce Race Car by Big Daddy powered by a Rhyne Competition Race Engine. White’s mount will sport sponsorship from White's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling, Schaeffer's Racing Oil, Vanderveen NAPA Auto Parts, Fisk Trucking, DC Racin', Gage Towing, Team 0 Racing, Performance Plus Quick Oil Change, North Michigan Forestry, Levalley Chevrolet, Delmar's Lawn Care, TJT Designs, Pepsi Co., Kalin Construction, Kay Manufacturing, and Earnhardt Technologies Group.

The Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series is set to begin the 2024 racing season on Saturday May 11 at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, OH with the Mother’s Day Shootout that will pay $5,000 to win and $500 to start.

For more information on the Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels, phone series promoter Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or by visiting the tour website at www.IMDIRT.net or by following American Late Model Iron-Man Series (@ironmandirt) on Twitter or by liking American Late Model Iron-Man Series on Facebook.

The Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels would like to thank and recognize the following sponsors and marketing partners for their support of the 2024 racing season: Valvoline, VP Racing Fuels, Brucebilt Performance Parts, Deatherage Racing Opticians, DIRTcar Racing, DirtonDirt.com, Domination Race Cars, Earnhardt Technologies Group, E-Z-GO, FloRacing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Impact Race Gear, Jim and Nancy Viox, Keltner Contracting, Kentucky Clutch, KND Safety, MyRacePass, CNR Racing, Octane Custom Trailers, Racetrack Safety Initiative, SFP Performance Systems, STAKT Products, Swafford Signs, Todd Steel Buildings, Vic Hill Race Engines, XS Power Batteries, and Zerex by Valvoline.

2024 Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels Events:

May 11-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-$5,000 to win

May 24-Attica Raceway Park-Attica, OH-$5,000 to win

May 25-Oakshade Raceway-Wauseon, OH-$5,000 to win

May 26-Mudlick Valley Raceway-Wallingford, KY-$5,000 to win

June 1-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-$5,000 to win

June 14-MRP Raceway Park-Williamsburg, OH-$5,000 to win

June 15-Mudlick Valley Raceway-Wallingford, KY-$7,500 to win

July 3-Merritt Speedway-Merritt, MI-$5,000 to win

July 4-Merritt Speedway-Merritt, MI-$5,000 to win

July 6-Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, IN-$5,000 to win

July 7-Tri-State Speedway-Haubstadt, IN-$5,000 to win

August 10-Wayne County Speedway-Orrville, OH-$5,000 to win

August 16-Tri-City Motor Speedway-Auburn, MI-$5,000 to win

August 17-Crystal Motor Speedway-Crystal, MI-$5,000 to win

August 24-Butler Motor Speedway-Butler, MI-$5,000 to win

August 30-Portsmouth Raceway Park-Portsmouth, OH-$7,500 to win

September 1-Eldora Speedway-Rossburg, OH-$5,000 to win

September 13-MRP Raceway Park-Williamsburg, OH-$5,000 to win

September 14-Lawrenceburg Speedway-Lawrenceburg, IN-$5,000 to win

September 21-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-$5,000 to win

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