MINERAL WELLS, WEST VIRGINIA (October 10, 2021)– The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series and the Zimmer’s United Late Model Series would co-sanction the final night of the 2021 RACEFEST World Championship at West Virginia Motor Speedway and Devin Moran of Dresden, OH would follow up his win on Saturday by leading all thirty-five on the main event on Sunday evening and claiming the $15,000 first place payday.
The victory by the 27 year-old Moran was his fourth career Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series victory and was his third victory of the season with the tour as well. be his second of the season as well. 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, Eibach Springs, and Bilstein.
The drop of the green flag on the $15,000 RACEFEST World Championship feature event would see Devin Moran grab the race lead, while Max Blair, Kyle Strickler, Colton Burdette, and Rod Conley would give chase to Moran. Moran would open his lead a bit by lap five and would start working slower traffic by lap seven. Third-place running Strickler would pull his mount to the infield on lap seven with mechanical issues and be done for the event. By lap ten, Moran would be in heavy traffic, allowing Blair to close in on Moran somewhat, while Burdette would now be third, followed by Conley and Michael Chilton. The first caution of the race would appear one lap later as Tristan Chamberlain would make heavy contact with the outside retaining wall in turn three and see his race to come an end. The restart would also see the caution flag come right back out when Robbie Bostic would loop his machine on the backstretch and have to be towed to the infield, ending his race. This next restart would see Moran get a great run off the bottom of turn four and maintain the lead, with Blair, Burdette, Conley, and Chilton remaining second through fifth. The front five would remain the same, with Moran once again pulling away from the field when the caution waved on lap eighteen for Ralph Francis, who would slow on the backchute. This restart would also not see a lap completed when a tangle in turn three involving George Klintworth, Ed Shuman, Deshawn Gingerich, and Dustin Smith slow the action. The next attempted would go green with the front five remaining the same, with Moran again putting some distance on the rest of the field. The final caution of the race would wave on lap twenty-five when Dave Stamm would spin his mount in turn two. The final restart would see Moran once again get a great jump on the field, with Blair and Burdette remaining second and third, while Chilton would challenge for the fourth position and finally grab the spot on lap twenty-seven. Moran would motor away from the field in the remaining laps and take the win by 3.289 seconds over Blair, while Burdette would settle for third. Chilton and Conley would complete the top five. The remainder of the top ten finishers would be Ryan Montgomery, Eric Hamilton, Jr., Dustin Nobbe, Deshawn Gingerich, and Ted Nobbe.
This event concludes the 2021 Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series season. The tour would like to congratulate second-generation racer Dustin Nobbe of Batesville, IN on winning the championship with the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series for 2021. The tour would also like to congratulate Michael Chilton of Salvisa, KY on winning the 2021 Sunoco Race Fuels $10,000 Plus Challenge Mini-Series championship. The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series would like to thank all of the race tracks, racers, race teams, and race fans for their support of the inaugural 2021 tour for the Northern division of the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model 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.
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Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series/Zimmer’s United Late Model Series Night Two of RACEFEST World Championship at West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells, WV on Sunday October 10, 2021
1. Devin Moran-Dresden, Oh.
2. Max Blair-Titusville, Pa.
3. Colton Burdette-Parkersburg, West Va.
4. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
5. Rod Conley-Wheelersburg, Oh.
6. Ryan Montgomery-Fairmont, West Va.
7. Eric Hamilton, Jr.-Imperial, Pa.
8. Dustin Nobbe-Batesville, Ind.
9. Deshawn Gingerich-Dover, Pa.
10. Ted Nobbe-Batesville, Ind.
11. Ryan Markham-Ashland, Oh.
12. Ed Shuman-Mineral Wells, West Va.
13. Dustin Smith-Frazeysburg, Oh.
14. Matt Altiers-Lewis Center, Oh.
15. Dave Stamm-Millmont, Pa.
16. Brandon Francis-Parkersburg, West Va.
17. Wayne Francis-Parkersburg, West Va.
18. George Klintworth-Lowell, Oh.
19. Robbie Bostic-Mineral Wells, West Va.
20. Tristan Chamberlain-Richmond, Ind.
21. Kyle Strickler-Mooresville, N.C.
Did Not Start: Ashton Winger-Hampton, Ga.
Time of Race: 36 minutes, 53 seconds
Margin of Victory: 3.289 seconds
Yellow Flags: Five (lap 11, 11 restart, 18, 18 restart, 25)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Devin Moran 1-35
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Max Blair (Group A) 22.127 seconds
Provisional Starters: None
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat One Finish (8 laps/all transfer): Max Blair, Ryan Montgomery, Rod Conley, Robbie Bostic, Dustin Nobbe, Deshawn Gingerich, Ryan Markham, Brandon Francis, Ed Shuman, Tristan Chamberlain (DNS-Ashton Winger)
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Two Finish (8 laps/all transfer): Devin Moran, Colton Burdette, Kyle Strickler, Michael Chilton, Ted Nobbe, Wayne Francis, Eric Hamilton, Jr., Dave Stamm, Matt Altiers, Dustin Smith, George Klintworth