ZANESVILLE, OHIO (July 24, 2021)– The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series would be in action at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, OH on Saturday evening for the 39th Annual Jim Dunn Memorial and Devin Moran would lead all forty circuits of the contest on the way to a $10,000 victory and the victory would also be the second win for Moran as part of the Sunoco Race Fuels $10,000 Plus Challenge Mini-Series. (Tyler Carr photo)
The victory by Moran was his second career Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series victory and be his second of the season as well. The 26-year old Moran would take the win in a Longhorn Chassis powered by a Clements Race Engine that carries sponsorship from Tye Twarog Performance Parts, C and W Trucking, Big D’s Pizza, Tommy Pope Construction, M and M Painting and Construction, Accu-Force Dynos and Testers, Eddie’s Auto, Muskingham County Speedway, VP Racing Fuels, and Bilstein.
Devin Moran would take the lead at the start of the 39th Jim Dunn Memorial main event, with R.J. Conley, Jacob Hawkins, Ryan Montgomery, and Gregg Satterlee giving chase. Satterlee would work past Montgomery for fourth on lap two, but the caution would one as the field started working lap three for a four-car tangle in turn one involving Michael Chilton, Dustin Nobbe, Todd Brennan, and Zack Dohm, with Nobbe and Dohm done for the night. The restart would also see the caution wave immediately once again when Brennan and Ted Nobbe would tangle in turn two. This restart would see Moran maintain the lead, with R.J. Conley, Jacob Hawkins, and Satterlee second through fourth, while Mason Zeigler would take fifth from Montgomery. The third caution of the event one circuit later when Colton Burdette would spin his machine in turn two. The top five would remain the same on this restart, with Moran quickly putting some distance back to second-place running R.J. Conley. As Moran started lapping slower cars on lap eleven, Jacob Hawkins would challenge R.J. Conley for second and take the spot on lap fourteen. The final caution would appear on lap eighteen for a car over the banking in turn one and two. For what would be the final restart, the front five would remain the same, with Satterlee immediately pressuring R.J. Conley for the third position and would gain the spot on lap nineteen. Zeigler would fire a slidejob on R.J. Conley and take the fourth position on lap twenty-one, while Moran continued to maintain a comfortable over Jacob Hawkins. As Moran would begin working lapped traffic once again on lap twenty-eight, Jacob Hawkins would begin to reel in Moran, closing the lead to 0.523 seconds at one point, however, Moran would get through a large group on traffic perfectly and quickly stretch his lead back to 1.200 seconds by lap thirty-three. Jared Hawkins would close on fifth-place running R.J. Conley and would take the final position in the top five on lap thirty-four. Moran would go unchallenged the remainder of the way and see the checkered flag first, with Jacob Hawkins finishing second, while Satterlee would finish third. Zeigler and Jared Hawkins would complete the top-five finishers. Rounding out the top ten would be Rod Conley, Ryan Montgomery, Todd Brennan, R.J. Conley, and Michael Chilton.
The next events for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series will be Friday August 6 at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY for the Pete Abell Memorial and Saturday August 7 at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN for the Hall of Fame Classic, with both events paying $10,000 to win. Both events will also be points event for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series.
For more information about the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series, please contact Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or visit the tour’s webpage at www.IMDIRT.net or visit the tour page Iron-Man Racing Series on Facebook and Iron-Man Series (@CTPROMOTE) on Twitter.
The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series would like to thank the following sponsors and marketing partners for their support of the 2021 racing season: Valvoline, Zerex by Valvoline, Brucebilt Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, E-Z-GO, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, DirtonDirt.com, FloRacing, XS Power Batteries, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Swafford Signs, MSR Mafia, Envy Suspension, Knowles Race Parts and Bodies, Cruise with the Champions, KND Safety, Impact RaceGear, Race Clean, and Denby’s J&J Construction.
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Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series 39th Annual Jim Dunn Memorial at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, OH on Saturday July 24, 2021
1. Devin Moran-Dresden, Oh.
2. Jacob Hawkins-Fairmont, West Va.
3. Gregg Satterlee-Indiana, Penn.
4. Mason Zeigler- Chalk Hill, Penn.
5. Jared Hawkins-Fairmont, West Va.
6. Rod Conley-Wheelersburg, Oh.
7. Ryan Montgomery-Fairmont, West Va.
8. Todd Brennan-Zanesville, Oh.
9. R.J. Conley-Wheelersburg, Oh.
10. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
11. Rex Slaughter-Coshocton, Oh.
12. Tristan Chamberlain-Richmond, Ind.
13. Nathan Loney-Danville, Oh.
14. Ted Nobbe-Batesville, Ind.
15. Doug Dodd-Cambridge, Oh.
16. Steve Casebolt-Richmond, Ind.
17. Doug Drown-Wooster, Oh.
18. Corey Conley-Wellsburg, West Va.
19. Greg Oakes-Franklinville, N.Y.
20. Colton Burdette-Parkersburg, West Va.
21. Steve Prince-Newark, Oh.
22. Zack Dohm-Cross Lanes, West Va.
23. Dustin Nobbe-Batesville, Ind.
24. Tyler Carpenter-Parkersburg, West Va.
Time of Race: 29 minutes, 5 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.923 seconds
Yellow Flags: Four (lap 3, 3 restart, 4, 18)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Devin Moran 1-40
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Devin Moran (Group A) 14.700 seconds
Provisional Starters: Tristan Chamberlain (series), Ted Nobbe (series), Steve Prince (track), Nathan Loney (track)
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat One Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer): Devin Moran, Mason Zeigler, Steve Casebolt, Dustin Nobbe, Dustin Smith, Jarrod Cassley, Steve Prince, Greg Oakes (DNS-Duane Chamberlain)
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Two Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer): Jacob Hawkins, Zack Dohm, Doug Drown, Todd Brennan, Tyler Carpenter, Nathan Loney, Cole Lillibridge, Tristan Chamberlain
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Three Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer): Ryan Montgomery, Gregg Satterlee, Colten Burdette, Rod Conley, Rex Slaughter, Doug Dodd, Ted Nobbe, Colton Flinner
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Four Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer): R.J. Conley, Jared Hawkins, Michael Chilton, Corey Conley, Mike Bores, Rodney Kimes, Tristan James (DNS-Shane McLaughlin)
Impact RaceGear B-Main One Finish (8 laps/top 2 transfer): Tyler Carpenter, Greg Oakes, Tristan Chamberlain, Jarrod Cassley, Cole Lillibridge, Dustin Smith, Steve Prince, Nathan Loney (DNS-Duane Chamberlain)
Impact RaceGear B-Main Two Finish (8 laps/top 2 transfer): Rex Slaughter, Doug Dodd, Mike Bores, Tristan James, Ted Nobbe (DNS-Rodney Kimes, Colton Flinner, Shane McLaughlin)