Iron-Man Late Model Series

Record-Paying $7,000-to-win Dustbuster 40 at MRP Raceway Park now Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series-sanctioned on July 19
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7/2/2024

7/2/2024

Iron-Man Late Model Series


Record-Paying $7,000-to-win Dustbuster 40 at MRP Raceway Park now Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series-sanctioned on July 19

SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (July 2, 2024)—Officials with the Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series fueled by VP are pleased to announce the addition of the Fourth Annual Dustbuster 40 at MRP Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio for Friday Night July 19, 2024.

The event now pays a record $7,000-to-win and $1,000-to-start the 40-lap feature. The night boast purses and awards in excess of $40,000. Drivers will earn heat race money for the top-four finishers and all drivers that do not make the feature field through the Consolation Races will receive $125 a piece. There will also be a “Last Chance Dash” for the four fastest non-qualifiers (based on qualifying times) where the winner will transfer into the 40-lap main event. The three non-transfer cars will each receive $100 a piece. The L&M Performance-sponsored Heat Race top-four finishers receive the following: 1) $1,000, 2) $500, 3) $250, 4) $100.

“Larry (Pickelheimer) and family at MRP have stepped up this race for the drivers and fans each year and we’re honored to sanction it,” stated Series Promoter Chris Tilley. “More money has been added to the purse this year and with extra awards, the drivers really benefit from a good paying race and we’re thankful we have promoters like Larry that gives back to the drivers as much as he does,” stated Tilley again.

Former winners of the Dustbuster 40 include: Josh Rice of Crittenden, Ky. (2021 & 2023) and R.J. Conley of Wheelersburg, Ohio in 2022. When the Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series last visited MRP Raceway Park back on June 14 for the Impact RaceGear 40, Zack Dohm of Charleston, W.V. took home the $5,000 prize over Josh Rice, James Rice, Cody Mahoney and Rusty Schlenk who rounded out the top-five.

The tire rule for the Dustbuster 40 event on July 19 will be Hoosier NLMT 2, NLMT 3 & NLMT 4 anywhere on the car that night with no limit on tires used. There will be NO ENTRY FEE to Super Late Model drivers that night courtesy of MRP Raceway Park. In addition to the Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series, the Sport Mods, Compacts and Legends will all be on the racing card for the evening.

Dustbuster 40 Feature Purse: 1. $7,000, 2. $3,000, 3. $2,000, 4. $1,700, 5. $1,600, 6. $1,500, 7. $1,400, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,000, 12. $1,000, 13. $1,000, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000.

The Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels next events will be at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind. on Saturday July 6 for the 10th Annual Born Free 40 paying $5,000 to win/$500 to start and at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. on Sunday July 7 in an event that will be co-sanctioned with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals that will also pay $5,000 to win/$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, Allgaier Performance, Allgaier Racing Shocks, 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 24-Attica Raceway Park-Attica, OH-Rusty Schlenk (McClure, OH)
May 25-Oakshade Raceway-Wauseon, OH-Rusty Schlenk (McClure, OH)
June 1-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-Hudson O’Neal (Martinsville, IN)
June 14-MRP Raceway Park-Williamsburg, OH-Zack Dohm (Cross Lanes, WV)
June 15-Mudlick Valley Raceway-Wallingford, KY-Josh Rice (Crittenden, KY)
July 6-Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, IN-$5,000 to win
July 7-Tri-State Speedway-Haubstadt, IN-$5,000 to win
July 19-MRP Raceway Park-Williamsburg, OH-$7,000 to win “Dustbuster 40”
July 20-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, OH-$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
October 4-Mudlick Valley Raceway-Wallingford, KY-$2,500 to win (non-points)
October 5-Mudlick Valley Raceway-Wallingford, KY-$10,000 to win

Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels Point Standings (as of 6/15/24)

  1. Rusty Schlenk (McClure, OH)- 308
  2. Ryan Missler (Bellevue, OH)- 273
  3. Rod Conley (Wheelersburg, OH)- 269
  4. Seth Daniels (Jackson, OH)- 260
  5. R.J. Conley (Wheelersburg, OH)- 242
  6. Devin Shiels (Britton, MI)- 235
  7. Casey Noonan (Sylvania, OH)- 222
  8. Austin Lay (Walton, KY)- 201
  9. Gregg Haskell (Chatham, ONT. CAN)- 200
  10. Billy Green (Walton, KY)- 185
  11. Dusty Moore (Swanton, OH)- 164
  12. Rob Anderzack (Swanton, OH)- 155
  13. Shane Bailey (Grayson, KY)- 155
  14. Josh Rice (Crittenden, KY)- 155
  15. Justin White (Stevensville, MI)- 147
  16. Jeff Babcock (Wayne, OH)- 141

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