SEYMOUR, TENNESSEE (May 31, 2021)– The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series would be in action on Memorial Day Monday at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN for the 9th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial and Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN would take the race lead from Randy Weaver on lap twenty-five and drive on to the victory and the $10,052 payday and became the first repeat winner in the history of the Scott Sexton Memorial event. (Michael Moats image)
The victory by the 49-year old Owens would be his third career Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series victory and would come aboard a Rocket Chassis powered by a Vic Hill Race Engine with sponsorship from Ramirez Motorsports, Tim Short Automotive Group, Reece Monument Company, Georgia Arms Ammunition, Boom-Test Well Service, and Tommy Pope Construction.
Randy Weaver would take the race lead at the start of the 9th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial main event, with Jimmy Owens, Ashton Winger, Dale McDowell, and Mike Marlar giving chase. Marlar would take fourth from McDowell on lap two, but McDowell would retake the fourth position on lap four. Weaver and Owens would distance themselves from the rest of the field and the lead duo would start working slower traffic on lap nine. By lap fifteen, Weaver and Owens would have almost a full straightaway back to third-place Winger, with McDowell and Marlar staying fourth and fifth. Owens would begin to move around and begin pressuring Weaver for the lead and would pull alongside Weaver to complete lap twenty-four and would take the lead of the event entering turn three as the pair came to complete lap twenty-five. Owens would maintain a comfortable lead out front and by lap thirty-seven would begin to slowly march away from second place Weaver. Owens would go unchallenged the remainder of the event and score the win, with Weaver, Winger, McDowell, and Marlar completing the top five. Pierce McCarter would finish in the sixth position, with Ricky Weiss, Dustin Linville, Chase King, and Hudson O’Neal finishing seventh through tenth.
The next event for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series will be at Friday June 4 at Wartburg Speedway in Wartburg, TN and Saturday June 5 at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, TN. Both events will pay $4,000 to win.
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, 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, American Racer, and Denby’s J&J Construction.
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Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series 9th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN on Monday May 31, 2021
1. Jimmy Owens-Newport, Tenn.
2. Randy Weaver-Crossville, Tenn.
3. Ashton Winger-Hampton, Ga.
4. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
5. Mike Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
6. Pierce McCarter-Gatlinburg, Tenn.
7. Ricky Weiss-Headingly, Manitoba, CAN
8. Dustin Linville-Bryantsville, Ky.
9. Chase King-Seymour, Tenn.
10. Hudson O’Neal-Martinsville, Ind.
11. Jensen Ford-Johnson City, Tenn.
12. Cory Hedgecock-Loudon, Tenn.
13. Heath Hindman-Signal Mountain, Tenn.
14. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
15. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
16. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
17. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
18. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
19. Kyle Bronson-Brandon, Fla.
20. Tyler Erb-New Waverly, Texas
21. Steve Smith-Powell, Tenn.
22. Dustin Nobbe-Batesville, Ind.
Time of Race: 14 minutes, 21 seconds
Margin of Victory: 2.569 seconds
Yellow Flags: None
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Randy Weaver 1-24, Jimmy Owens 25-52
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Randy Weaver (Group A) 15.309
Provisional Starters: Dustin Nobbe (Iron-Man), Steve Smith (Iron-Man), David Payne (Spring Nationals), Jeff Neubert (Spring Nationals)
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat One Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer): Randy Weaver, Mike Marlar, Donald McIntosh, Cory Hedgecock, Kyle Bronson, Brandon Francis, John Minon, Dakota Smith, John Ownbey (DNS-John Tweed)
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Two Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer): Jimmy Owens, Pierce McCarter, Tyler Erb, Heath Hindman, David Payne, Shun Thomas, Steve Smith, Dylan Cole, David Crabtree (DNS-Dustin Nobbe)
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Three Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer): Ashton Winger, Dustin Linville, Chase King, Michael Chilton, Robby Moses, Matt Tharp, Clay Coghlan, Ricky Arms, Corey Roulette (DNS-Jeff Neubert)
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Four Finish (10 laps, top 3 transfer): Dale McDowell, Ricky Weiss, Jensen Ford, Hudson O’Neal, Jed Emert, Trevor Landrum, Jason Cardwell, Brandon Hardgrove, Charles Devine, Lynn Leach
Impact RaceGear B-Main One Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer): Heath Hindman, Cory Hedgecock, Kyle Bronson, Brandon Francis, David Payne, Shun Thomas, John Minon, Dylan Cole, Dakota Smith, Steve Smith, Dustin Nobbe, David Crabtree (DNS-John Tweed, John Ownbey)
Impact RaceGear B-Main Two Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer): Hudson O’Neal, Michael Chilton, Robby Moses, Jed Emert, Trevor Landrum, Clay Coghlan, Ricky Arms, Charles Devine, Jeff Neubert, Corey Roulette, Lynn Leach (DNS-Brandon Hardgrove, Jason Cardwell, Matt Tharp)