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Tyler Erb Tops Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels vs. DIRTcar Summernationals at Tri-State Speedway

HAUBSTADT, INDIANA (July 7, 2024)– The Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels would co-sanction with the 2024 DIRTcar Summernationals tour for a visit to “The Class Track” Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN on Sunday evening and Tyler Erb of New Waverly, TX would lead all thirty laps of the main event and claim the $5,000 payday.

For the 27-year-old Erb, it would be his first series win of the season and made him the sixth different winner in seven tour races this season and was also his eighth DIRTcar Summernationals victory of the season. Erb’s Best Performance Motorsports owned entry is a Rocket Chassis powered by a Clements Race Engine and carries sponsorship from Langenfelder Mechanical Contractors, Bulk Material Lift, First Class Septic, Roberts Bee Company, Anthony’s Pizza, JRR Trucking, Base Racing Fuel, Base Oil, Sani-Weld, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, GO Lithium Batteries, Midwest Sheet Metal, Turbo Threads, and KBC Graphix.

Rusty Schlenk and Tyler Erb would battle for the lead on the opening lap, with Erb having the lead at the end of lap one, followed by Schlenk, Tanner English, Dylan Thompson, and Ryan Missler. English would work past Schlenk for second on lap two, while Erb would stretch his lead until the first caution waved on lap seven when fourth place running Thompson would spin his entry in turn one. Erb would maintain the lead on the restart, while Schlenk grabbed second back from English, while thirteenth starting Rodney Melvin would take fourth from Missler. English and Melvin would battle for the third positon, while Erb continued to hold the top spot. The final caution of the race appeared on lap fifteen when Thomas Hunziker and Austin Lay tangled in turn three. This restart would see Erb again get a good restart, while English and Melvin would drive by Schlenk and shuffle him back to fourth, while fifteenth starting Dillon McCowan would work past Missler for fifth. Missler would begin to roll the top side and drive back past McCowan and challenge the battle between English and Melvin for second until he grabbed the wall in turn two on lap twenty-four, as Erb began working slower traffic on the same circuit. English would begin to close on Erb in the final five laps, but would not be able to challenge for the lead and Erb would claim the victory, with English and Melvin finishing second and third. McCowan and Schlenk completed the top five. The remainder of the top ten would be Missler, Chad Finley, Daniel Adam, Dylan Thompson, and Carson Brown.

The next events for the Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series Fueled by VP Racing Fuels will be Friday July 19 at MRP Raceway Park in Williamsburg, OH for the 4th Annual Dustbuster 40, paying $7,000 to win and $1,000 to start and Saturday July 20 at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, OH, paying $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 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,, 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.

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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 co-sanctioned with the DIRTcar Summernationals at Tri-State Speedway on Sunday July 7, 2024

  1. Tyler Erb-New Waverly, Tex.
  2. Tanner English-Benton, Ky.
  3. Rodney Melvin-Benton, Ill.
  4. Dillon McCowan-Urbana, Mo.
  5. Rusty Schlenk-McClure, Ohio
  6. Ryan Missler-Bellevue, Ohio
  7. Chad Finley-Saint Johns, Mich.
  8. Daniel Adam-Peru, Ill.
  9. Dylan Thompson-Paducah, Ky.
  10. Carson Brown-New London, N.C.
  11. Devin Shiels-Britton, Mich.
  12. Jordan Bauer-Saint Jacob, Ill.
  13. Clayton Stuckey-Shreveport, La.
  14. Seth Daniels-Jackson, Ohio
  15. Rob Anderzack-Swanton, Ohio
  16. Rod Conley-Wheelersburg, Ohio
  17. Billy Green-Walton, Ky.
  18. Charlie Cole-Wynne, Ark.
  19. Austin Lay-Walton, Ky.
  20. Rusty Griffaw-Festus, Mo.
  21. Thomas Hunziker-Bend, Ore.
  22. Mark Voigt-Marine, Ill.
  23. Connor Meade-Clay City, Ky.
  24. Kye Blight-Bunbery, Western AUS

Time of Race: Not Available
Margin of Victory: 0.546 seconds
Yellow Flags: Two (Lap 7, 15)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Tyler Erb 1-30
Entries: 40
Provisionals: Mark Voigt, Rusty Griffaw, Thomas Hunsiker, Charlie Cole, Rod Conley, Austin Lay
Emergency Provisionals: None
E-Z-GO Time Trials presented by Brucebilt Performance Parts Top Qualifier ($50 product certificate): Dylan Thompson (Group A) 13.804 seconds (New Track Record)
SFP Performance Systems Hard Charger Award ($100 product certificate): Dylan McCowan (started 15th-finished 4th-advanced 11 positions)
SFP Performance Systems Hard Luck Award ($100 product certificate): Dusty Moore, Connor Meade, Dusty Moore
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): Daniel Adam
Octane Custom Trailers Move of the Race (free entry fee at next event): Ryan Missler
CNR Racing 5th Place Finisher ($50 product certificate): Rusty Schlenk
CNR Spoiler Challenge Leader: Rusty Schlenk

VP Racing Fuels Makin’ Power Heat Race One Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer): Tyler Erb, Dylan Thompson, Chad Finley, Rodney Melvin, Jordan Bauer, Connor Meade, Rusty Griffaw, Blaze Burwell, Cliff Tooley, Jamie Bosecker

FloRacing Heat Race Two Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer): Tanner English, Kye Blight, Billy Green, Dillon McCowan, Brenden Smith, Rod Conley, Lee Williams, Cyle Forgy, Ben Sukup (DNS-Chad Zobrist)

Jim and Nancy Viox Heat Race Three Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer): Ryan Missler, Seth Daniels, Daniel Adam, Rob Anderzack, Austin Lay, Shane Bailey, Carter Schlenk, Jonathan Woods, Gregg Haskell, Charlie Cole Heat Race Four Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer): Rusty Schlenk, Clayton Stuckey, Devin Shiels, Carson Brown, Thomas Hunziker, Jordan Suhre, Mark Voigt, Ethan Dotson (DNS-Dusty Moore, Jordan Wever)

STAKT Products B-Main One Finish (10 laps/top 2 transfer): Jordan Bauer, Connor Meade, Rod Conley, Austin Lay, Jordan Suhre, Rusty Griffaw, Carter Schlenk, Thomas Hunziker, Cyle Forgy, Blaze Burwell, Charlie Cole, Brenden Smith, Mark Voigt, Shane Bailey, Lee Williams

C-Main Finish (8 laps/top 3 transfer): Blaze Burwell, Cyle Forgy, Charlie Cole, Cliff Tooley, Jonathan Woods, Ben Sukup, Jamie Bosecker (DNS-Ethan Dotson, Gregg Haskell, Dusty Moore, Chad Zobrist, Jordan Wever)

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-Tyler Erb (New Waverly, TX)
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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