SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (April 29, 2021) – The Valvoline Iron-Man Racing Northern Series next events will be a doubleheader weekend at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, OH on Friday May 7 and Saturday May 8, with the Iron-Man 30 taking place on Friday May 7paying $5,000 to win and the Dan Reno/Jackie Boggs Memorial taking place on Saturday May 8, paying $13,004 to win.
The Iron-Man 30 will kick off the weekend at Atomic Speedway on Friday May 7 and will feature the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series in a full program of practice, E-Z-GO time trials, Sunoco Race Fuels heats, Impact RaceGear B-Mains, and the $5,000 to win Iron-Man 30 main event. Joining the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series in action at Atomic Speedway for the Iron-Man 30 on Friday May 7 will be the track’s Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $1,500 to win and Sport Mods racing for $1,000 to win.
The Dan Reno/Jackie Boggs Memorial will conclude the weekend at Atomic Speedway on Saturday May 8and will feature the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series in a full program of practice, E-Z-GO time trials, Sunoco Race Fuels heats, Impact RaceGear B-Mains, and the $13,004 to win Dan Reno/Jackie Boggs Memorial. Joining the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series in action at Atomic Speedway for the Dan Reno/Jackie Boggs Memorial will be the track’s Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $2,204 to win and Sport Mods racing for $2,222 to win.
Contingency awards in place for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series portion of the Dan Reno/Jackie Boggs Memorial on Saturday May 8include $404 Overall Fast Time Award courtesy of Kryptonite Race Cars, $404 Hard Luck Award courtesy of Missing Limb Motorsports, and a $404 Hard Charger Award.
Activities at Atomic Speedway on Friday May 7 will see the pit area open at 3:00 p.m., while the general admission area will open at 4:00 p.m. The drivers meeting will be at 6:15 p.m., with practice laps set to get underway at 6:30 p.m., followed by time trials and green flag racing. Ticket prices at Atomic Speedway on Friday May 7 in the general admission area will be $20 for adults, while a pit pass will be $35.
Activities at Atomic Speedway on Saturday May 8 will see the pit area open at 3:00 p.m., with the general admission area set to open at 4:00 p.m. The drivers meeting will be at 5:45 p.m., with practice laps set to begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by time trials and green flag racing. Ticket prices at Atomic Speedway on Saturday May 8 in the general admission area will be $25 for adults, while a pit pass will be $35.
The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series will sanction the Super Late Model portion of the event and the tire rule will be as follows: Left Rear/Fronts-Hoosier Rib (28.5) 1300; Right Rear-Hoosier (29.0) 1300 NRMW, Hoosier (29.0) 1425 NRM, Hoosier (29.0) 1425 NRMW (NO 29.0 size tires on the left rear and there is NO droop rule). Teams must use the same set of 4 tires for Qualifying, Heat Races, and B-Mains. For the Feature, teams may use two (2) new tires (flat tire must be replaced with a used tire of the same compound and construction). The entry fee on Friday May 7 will be $75 and the entry fee on Saturday May 8will be $100. Transponders for timing/scoring will be available for rent at the track. Any driver not making the starting field on Friday May 7 will receive $50 tow money and any driver not making the starting field on Saturday May 8 will receive $75 tow money.
This event is also round two of the Sunoco Race Fuels $10,000 Plus Challenge for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series competitors. This is a “mini-series” within the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series northern and southern divisions for all events that pay at least $10,000 to win. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA is the current point leader of the Sunoco Race Fuels $10,000 Plus Challenge.
Dan’s Reno’s brother, Darrel Reno, who promotes his brothers race and Jackie Boggs, had a very close friendship that was developed through racing and Boggs was also Dan Reno’s favorite driver. Reno would race an Open Wheel Modified and Street Stock machine at several tracks in southern Ohio from 2004 up until the time of his untimely passing from an ATV accident on August 2, 2009 and Atomic Speedway began honoring the late Mr. Reno with a memorial racing in his memory late in the 2009 racing season, with Boggs having been a previous winner of the event. At the time of Boggs unexpected passing on October 24, 2020, Boggs was the winningest driver in the history of the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series, along with being tied for the most heat race victories in tour history as well, as well as being second in tour history on the all-time fast qualifiers list. Boggs, a second-generation racer well-known around the country for his hard-charger driving style and humble and wonderful supporter of all friends and family off the track, had a driving career over thirty-plus years in length, with wins all over in the Northeast, Midwest, and Southern portions of the United States. Some of Boggs wins over his storied came with the STARS tour (4 wins and finished 3rd in 2001 STARS points), 11 MACS tour wins, 1 STARS MDRL win, 3 Lucas Oil tour victories, 3 World of Outlaws Series win, 1 Ultimate Series win, 1 UDTRA Pro DirtCar Series victory, and multiple victories in the CT Promotions sanctioned Iron-Man Classic. Along with his nine Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series victories, Boggs won the final three events of the Valvoline Iron-Man Racing Series 2017 tour at 201 Speedway, Lake Cumberland Speedway, and 411 Motor Speedway. Boggs highest finish in Iron-Man Late Model Series points was a third place in the tour’s inaugural season in 2016.
R.J. Conley of Wheelersburg, OH won the most recent edition of the Dan Reno Memorial in 2020 over Jared Hawkins, Dave Hornikel, Brandon Francis, and Todd Brennan. Coming into the weekend’s racing events, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA is the current Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series northern division points leader after his victory in the tour’s opening event at West Virginia Motor Speedway. Devin Moran of Dresden, OH, Drake Troutman of Hyndman, PA, Colton Flinner of Allison Park, PA, and Ed Shuman of Washington, WV currently sit second through fifth in northern division series points.
Atomic Speedway is located at 2535 Blain Highway Waverly, OH 45690. The track is six miles south of Chillicothe off SR23, two miles out Blain Highway, halfway between Chillicothe and Waverly, OH. For more information about Atomic Speedway, please call (740) 703-9749 or visit the track’s webpage at www.atomicspeedway.net.
For more information on the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series, please call series promoter Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or by visiting the tour website at www.IMDIRT.net or by following Iron-Man Series (@CTPROMOTE) on Twitter or liking Iron-Man Racing Series on Facebook.
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, and Race Clean, Denby’s J&J Construction.
Iron-Man 30 Purse Friday May 7 (30 laps): 1. $5,000, 2. $2,500, 3. $1,500, 4. $1,200, 5. $700, 6. $650, 7. $550, 8. $500, 9. $475, 10. $465, 11. $450, 12. $450, 13. $450, 14. $450, 15. $450, 16. $450, 17. $450, 18. $450, 19. $450, 20. $450, 21. $450, 22. $450
Dan Reno/Jackie Boggs Memorial Purse Saturday May 8 (50 laps): 1. $13,004, 2. $6,000, 3. $3,000, 4. $2,000, 5. $1,500, 6. $1,100, 7, $1,000, 8. $950, 9. $900, 10, $850, 11. $825, 12. $800, 13, $750, 14, $700, 15. $650, 16. $625, 17. $600, 18. $600, 19. $600, 20. $600, 21. $600, 22. $600, 23. $600