RINGGOLD, GEORGIA (July 2, 2021)– The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series would kick off the 2021 Fourth of July weekend with the Stars and Stripes 40 at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA and Randy Weaver of Crossville, TN would follow up on his Cabin Fever 40 win at the track back in January by leading all 40 laps of the contest, as he would hold off a late charge from Jensen Ford to get the victory and the $5,000 payday.
The victory by the 51-year old Weaver would be his second career Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series victory and would come aboard a Capital Race Car powered by a Phantom Race Engine and carries sponsorship from Josh Roberts Trucking, Action Trailer, All South Graphics, B.J.’s Flooring, Chattanooga Valley Auto Parts, and Penske Shocks.
Randy Weaver would take the lead at the start of the Stars and Stripes 40 feature event, with Jensen Ford, Sam Seawright, Pierce McCarter, and Donald McIntosh in pursuit. McIntosh would take fourth from McCarter on lap three while Weaver would pull away from second place Ford just a bit. The first caution of the race waved on lap seven when Jordan Rodabaugh would slow on the backchute and be pushed off, done for the night. The next restart would be called back, with the next attempted restart not seeing a lap completed as Tommy Taylor would contact the outside the retaining wall in turn four and be done for the event. Action would finally get back in underway, with Weaver, Ford, Seawright, McIntosh, and McCarter still holding down the top five positions. Dalton Cook would challenge McCarter for the fifth position and would work past McCarter for the spot on lap eight. Weaver would extend his lead and start working traffic on lap fourteen and put some lapped traffic between himself and second place Ford. A spin by Farrell Skelton on lap eighteen and draw the caution to slow the action and restart would also see the caution appear once again when Robby Mason made heavy contact with the outside retaining wall in turn three and see his race be finished. The top five would remain the same on the restart and Weaver would again pull away from the field and began working traffic again on lap thirty-one. Weaver would settle in and ride at this point, allowing Ford to begin to close the gap on Weaver, however, Weaver would maintain the lead and see the checkered flag first, with Ford settling for second, and Seawright completing the podium finishers in third. McIntosh and Cook would complete the top five. Pierce McCarter, Wil Herrington, Tyler Millwood, Heath Hindman, and Jed Emert would round out the top ten finishers of the event.
The next events for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series will be at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN on Saturday July 3 for the Firecracker 40 and at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY on Sunday July 4 for the Hall of Fame 40. Both events will pay $5,000 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 Southern Series Stars and Stripes 40 at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA on Friday July 2, 2021
1. Randy Weaver-Crossville, Tenn.
2. Jensen Ford-Johnson City, Tenn.
3. Sam Seawright-Fort Payne, Ala.
4. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
5. Dalton Cook-Salem, Ala.
6. Pierce McCarter-Gatlinburg, Tenn.
7. Wil Herrington-Hawkinsville, Ga.
8. Tyler Millwood-Kingston, Ga.
9. Heath Hindman-Signal Mountain, Tenn.
10. Jed Emert-Maryville, Tenn.
11. John Ownbey-Cleveland, Tenn.
12. Dillon Tidmore-Gadsden, Ala.
13. Billy Franklin-Calera, Ala.
14. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
15. Dusty Carver-Englewood, Tenn.
16. Jason Croft-Acworth, Ga.
17. Andy Picklesimer-Ooltewah, Tenn.
18. Robby Moses-Hixson, Tenn
19. Todd Morrow-Penton, Ala.
20. Tim Thornton-Lafayette, Ga.
21. Farrell Skelton-Mount Pleasant, Tenn.
22. Jordan Rodabaugh-Soddy Daisy, Tenn.
23. Tommy Taylor-Lascasses, Tenn.
Time of Race: 31 minutes, 4 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.712 seconds
Yellow Flags: Five (lap 7, 7 restart, 7 restart, 18, 18 restart)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Randy Weaver 1-4
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Randy Weaver 15.356
Provisional Starters: None