BURNSIDE, KENTUCKY (July 4, 2021)– The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern and Southern Series would wrap up the 2021 Fourth of July racing weekend with the Hall of Fame 40 at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY and Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN would lead all forty laps of the event and claim the $5,000 payday.
The victory by the 49-year old Owens would be his fourth 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, Red Line Oil, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Tommy Pope Construction.
Jimmy Owens would jump to the lead at the start of the feature event, with Jensen Ford, Michael Chilton, Devin Gilpin, and Dustin Linville giving chase. Tommy Bailey would work past Linville for the fifth position on lap three, while Owens would immediately stretch his lead. Ford and Chilton would settle into a side-by-side battle for the second position, with Chilton gaining the spot on lap six, while Devin Gilpin would work under Ford for the third spot one circuit later. Owens would begin to work traffic on lap eleven and continued to drive away from the field, while Gilpin would chase down Chilton and take second position on lap sixteen. Ford, Bailey, and Dustin Nobbe would begin a three-way battle for the fourth position, with Nobbe taking fifth from Bailey on lap twenty-two. Owens would lap up to the sixth place car of Bailey by lap twenty-seven and continue to cruise when the only caution of the event waved as the field worked lap thirty when Larry Greer made contact with the outside retaining wall in turn three and while Greer’s machine was being towed off the track, second place Gilpin would have to go to the work area and change a flat right-rear tire and return. Owens would quickly motor away from the field on the restart, while Nobbe would take third Ford on lap thirty-one, only to have Ford reclaim the third position on lap thirty-six. However, there would be no one catch Owens and he would claim the win, with Chilton finishing second and Ford finishing third. Gilpin would work his way past Nobbe on the final lap to nip him for fourth and finish, with Nobbe settling for fifth. The remainder of the top ten finishers would be Bailey, Tristan Chamberlain, Derek Fisher, Ted Nobbe, and Gavin Schmidt.
The next events for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series will be at Ohio Valley Speedway in Washington, WV on Friday July 16 and Tyler County Speedway on Saturday July 17. Both events will pay $5,000 to win. The next events for the Valvoline Iron-Man Southern Series will be at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY on Friday August 6 and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN on Saturday August 7. Both events will pay $10,000 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, 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, American Racer, and Denby’s J&J Construction.
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Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern and Southern Series Hall of Fame 40 at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY on Sunday July 4, 2021
1. Jimmy Owens-Newport, Tenn.
2. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
3. Jensen Ford-Johnson City, Tenn.
4. Devin Gilpin-Columbus, Ind.
5. Dustin Nobbe-Batesville, Ind.
6. Tommy Bailey-Corbin, Ky.
7. Tristan Chamberlain-Richmond, Ind.
8. Derek Fisher-Olympia, Ky.
9. Ted Nobbe-Batesville, Ind.
10. Gavin Schmidt-Tennessee Ridge, Tenn.
11. Joe Bray-New Tazewell, Tenn.
12. Larry Greer-Bowling Green, Ky.
13. Dustin Linville-Bryantsville, Ky.
14. Steve Godsey-Campbellsville, Ky.
15. Josh Hampton-Crab Orchard, Ky.
Time of Race: 16 minutes, 54 seconds
Margin of Victory: 3.102 seconds
Yellow Flags: One (lap 30)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens 1-40
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Jensen Ford (Group A) 12.847 seconds
Provisional Starters: None
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat One Finish (8 laps/all transfer): Jimmy Owens, Jensen Ford, Devin Gilpin, Tommy Bailey, Derek Fisher, Larry Greer, Joe Bray (DNS-Josh Hampton)
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Two Finish (8 laps/all transfer): Michael Chilton, Dustin Linville, Dustin Nobbe, Tristan Chamberlain, Ted Nobbe, Steve Godsey, Gavin Schmidt