Iron-Man Late Model Series

2024 Season
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7/7/2024

7/7/2024

Iron-Man Late Model Series


Devin Gilpin Grabs Born Free 40 Victory with Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels at Brownstown Speedway

BROWNSTOWN, INDIANA (July 6, 2024)– The Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels would make visit the Jackson County Fairgrounds and the historic Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN on Saturday evening for the track’s 10th Annual Born Free 40 event and Devin Gilpin of Columbus, IN would lead all forty laps on his way to the $5,000 victory and his fifth Born Free 40 victory at the track.

The win for the 33-year-old Gilpin was his first of the season with the series and third career series victory and came aboard a Rocket Chassis powered by a Clements Race Engine. Gilpin’s winning entry carries sponsorship from Jason Clarkson Logging, Tom Pickets Music Center, South Central Roofing, Ind-Sol Tech, Wheelman by DASCO, DASCO Race Supply, Blondie’s Pizzeria and Pub, Color Me Happy by Cassie, RJ Recycling, KBC Graphics, Brown Oil Services, Delph Communications, Hoosier Tire, Right Auto Parts, Robert and Son Aluminum, Vietnam Vet Corbin, Arizona Sport Shirts, and Accu-Force Spring Smashers.

The start of the 10th Annual Born Free 40 Valvoline A-Main would not see a full lap completed before Tucker Chastain would spin his machine in turn four. The second attempt at the start would stay green, with Devin Gilpin taking the race lead, with Matt Boknecht, Shelby Miles, Seth Daniels, and Zak Blackwood giving chase. Miles would grab second from Boknecht on lap two, while Daniels would drive past Boknecht and Miles to grab second on lap three. With Gilpin sprinting out to a comfortable lead, Jordan Wever would make his way into the top five and would take fourth from Boknecht on lap four. Rusty Schlenk would charge his way from his eleventh starting position and would make his way into the top five past Boknecht on lap six. With Gilpin still maintaining a comfortable lead out front, Wever would pressure Miles for third and take the spot on lap eleven. Gilpin would begin the process of lapping slower traffic on lap twelve, but the second and final caution of the event would wave with fourteen laps completed for Blackwood, whose entry slowed on the backchute. The restart would see Gilpin maintain the race lead, while Wever would snag the second position away from Daniels, with Schlenk and Miles in tow. Miles would take fourth from Schlenk on lap seventeen, with Miles and Schlenk both working past Daniels and shuffling him to fifth on lap nineteen. Gilpin and Wever would remain first and second, while Miles and Schlenk would settle into a great battle for the third position, with the duo trading the position on lap twenty and twenty-one. Gilpin would catch the rear of the field and begin working slower traffic on lap twenty-five and Wever would reel in Gilpin, but couldn’t get close enough to challenge for the lead. Gilpin would work his way through heavy lapped traffic on lap twenty-nine. Gilpin would weave his way through slower traffic, with Wever still giving chase, while Miles and Schlenk renewed their battle for the third position, trading the spot again on lap thirty and thirty-one. Gilpin would slowly put some distance on Wever in the final few laps and score the victory, with Wever taking second, while Schlenk would nip Miles at the checkered flag for third with a turn four, last lap pass. Zachary Stalker would complete the top five. The remainder of the top ten finishers would be Boknecht, Rod Conley, Chad Finley, Daniels, and sixteenth starting Jared Bailey.

The next event for the Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels will be Sunday July 7 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN and will pay $5,000 to win and $500 to start. This event will be co-sanctioned with the DIRTcar Summernationals tour.

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.

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 VP Racing Fuels
From a single location with two employees in San Antonio, Texas, VP Racing Fuels has grown to over 300 employees with five company-owned and operated race fuel distribution points in Texas, Indiana, Delaware, and Tennessee, a regional office in southern California, and an international office in Berlin, Germany. Each of these distribution points maintains an inventory of VP Fuels available for immediate transport within a day’s drive to virtually any major racing event in North America. The result is that racers and sanctioning bodies can count on access to the availability of quality fuel. VP’s distribution network of over two thousand dealers around the world extends to Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. VP Racing Fuels is now recognized by many as the world leader in race fuel technology, with a catalog of more than 80 fuel blends and a growing roster of VP-fueled champions across the entire spectrum of motorsports. The passion and dedication of VP’s development team to staying on the leading edge of technology is legendary. Most of VP’s employees are or have been racers in one form or another and are driven by the competitive will to win. Together, the VP Racing Fuels team intends to solidify its position as the true World Leader in Race Fuel Technology for years to come.

Official Summary of Results

Valvoline A-Main Feature Results for the Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Late Model Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels at Brownstown Speedway on Saturday July 6, 2024

  1. Devin Gilpin-Columbus, Ind.
  2. Jordan Wever-Martinsville, Ind.
  3. Rusty Schlenk-McClure, Ohio
  4. Shelby Miles-Bloomington, Ind.
  5. Zachary Stalker-Salem, Ind.
  6. Matt Boknecht-Seymour, Ind.
  7. Rod Conley-Wheelersburg, Ohio
  8. Chad Finley-Saint Johns, Mich.
  9. Seth Daniels-Jackson, Ohio
  10. Jared Bailey-Bedford, Ind.
  11. Devin Shiels-Britton, Mich.
  12. Billy Green-Walton, Ky.
  13. Austin Lay-Walton, Ky.
  14. Shane Bailey-Grayson, Ky.
  15. Ryan Missler-Bellevue, Ohio
  16. Rob Anderzack-Swanton, Ohio
  17. Gregg Haskell-Chatham, Ont. CAN
  18. Tucker Chastain-Mitchell, Ind.
  19. Carter Schlenk-McClure, Ohio
  20. Dusty Moore-Swanton, Ohio
  21. Connor Meade-Clay City, Ky.
  22. Zak Blackwood-Columbus, Ind.
  23. Quentin White-Greenwood, Ind.

Time of Race: 18 minutes, 15 seconds
Margin of Victory: 3.385 seconds
Yellow Flags: Two (Lap 1, 15)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Devin Gilpin 1-40
Entries: 25
Provisionals: Austin Lay, Gregg Haskell
Emergency Provisionals: Dusty Moore
E-Z-GO Time Trials presented by Brucebilt Performance Parts Top Qualifier ($50 product certificate): Zak Blackwood 14.070 seconds
SFP Performance Systems Hard Charger Award ($100 product certificate): Rusty Schlenk (started 11th-finished 3rd-advanced 8 positions)
SFP Performance Systems Hard Luck Award ($100 product certificate): Zak Blackwood
Deatherage Racing Opticians Middleman Award ($50 product certificate to the 11th place finisher): Devin Shiels
Brucebilt Performance Parts Youngest Driver/Highest Finisher ($25 product certificate): Billy Green
Octane Custom Trailers Move of the Race (free entry fee at next event): Jordan Wever
CNR Racing 5th Place Finisher ($50 product certificate): Zachary Stalker
CNR Spoiler Challenge Leader: Rusty Schlenk

VP Racing Fuels Makin’ Power Heat Race One Finish (8 laps/top 5 transfer): Devin Gilpin, Zak Blackwood, Jordan Wever, Shane Bailey, Zachary Stalker, Rob Anderzack, Dusty Moore, Carter Schlenk (DNS-Casey White)

FloRacing Heat Race Two Finish (8 laps/top 5 transfer): Matt Boknecht, Seth Daniels, Devin Shiels, Rusty Schlenk, Chad Finley, Jared Bailey, Austin Lay, Tucker Chastain

Jim and Nancy Viox Heat Race Three Finish (8 laps/top 5 transfer): Shelby Miles, Ryan Missler, Billy Green, Rod Conley, Connor Meade, Quentin White, Robert Rainey, Gregg Haskell

STAKT Products B-Main One Finish (8 laps/top 5 transfer): Jared Bailey, Rob Anderzack, Carter Schlenk, Tucker Chastain, Quentin White, Casey White, Dusty Moore, Austin Lay (DNS-Robert Rainey, Gregg Haskell)

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-Devin Gilpin (Columbus, IN)
July 7-Tri-State Speedway-Haubstadt, IN-$5,000 to win
July 19-MRP Raceway Park-Williamsburg, OH-$7,000 to win
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

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