SPRING CITY, TENNESSEE (July 31, 2021)– The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series would make its first-ever visit to Mountain View Raceway in Spring City, TN and Charlie Mefford of Belton, KY would take his first-ever series victory in his first-ever visit to the track and claim a $1,200 victory.
The win by the 14-year old Mefford makes him the youngest winner in tour history and would come aboard an Elite Chassis powered by an Oakley Motorsports Race Engine. Mefford’s entry carries sponsorship from Oakley Motorsports, Mefford Construction, B&G Construction, Benton Barber Shop, K1 Race Gear, Eagle Truss, Lanham Off-Road, Team RFC, and Egeler Promotions.
Amos Bunch would lead the field into turn one at the start of the race, but would push up the track in turn two and open the door for Charlie Mefford to grab the race lead, followed by Wayne James, Bunch, Brandon Kinzer, and Ricky Tinch. The first caution would wave on lap two when Reece Ogle and Larry James would tangle in turn one. Mefford would lead the field back to the green flag on the restart, only to slide up the track in turn two, allowing Wayne James to grab the race lead. James would begin to stretch his lead out over Mefford and would begin to work slower traffic on lap seven. Meanwhile, Tinch had been challenging Kinzer for the fourth position and would take the position on lap nine. James continued to hold the top spot and was working lapped traffic to perfection when mechanical issues would strike James on lap seventeen when he would limp his mount to the infield with a broken J-Bar. The caution would wave one circuit later when Tinch would spin his machine in turn one to set up a short sprint to the finish. Mefford would inherit the lead on the restart and would lead the remainder of the way to score his first career win with the tour. Bunch would hold off the challenges of Kinzer to finish second, with Kinzer settling for third. Tinch would recover to finish fourth, while ninth-place starting Kirk Turner would complete the top five. The remainder of the top ten would be Adam Ogle, Justin Parker, David Pollen, James, and Kyle Shadden.
The next event for the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series will be at Wartburg Speedway in Wartburg, TN on Saturday August 21, paying $1,200 to win and $125 to start.
For more information about the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified 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 Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified 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, and Denby’s J&J Construction.
About Brucebilt Performance
Brucebilt Performance is a one-stop shop for everything dirt racing located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Brucebilt Performance carries a vast array of parts, while also operating a full-scale fabrication and repair shop and their parts menu includes an assortment of new chassis, old chassis, along with new parts of all kinds for your racing vehicle. For more information about Brucebilt Performance, visit www.brucebilt.com.
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series at Mountain View Raceway in Spring City, TN on Saturday July 31, 2021
1. Charlie Mefford-Belton, Ky.
2. Amos Bunch-Wartburg, Tenn.
3. Brandon Kinzer-Lexington, Ky.
4. Ricky Tinch-Deer Lodge, Tenn.
5. Kirk Turner-Crossville, Tenn.
6. Adam Ogle-Gatlinburg, Tenn.
7. Justin Parker-Pikeville, Tenn.
8. David Pollen-Lakeland, Fla.
9. Wayne James-Newport, Tenn.
10. Kyle Shadden-Dayton, Tenn.
11. Reece Ogle-Sevierville, Tenn.
12. Larry James-Newport, Tenn.
Time of Race: 10 minutes, 44 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.856 seconds
Yellow Flags: Two (lap 2, 18)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Charlie Mefford 1, 18-25; Wayne James 2-17
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Amos Bunch 12.204 seconds
Provisional Starters: None
Current Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Point Standings (as of 7/31/2021)
1. Blake Brown-587
2. Ricky Tinch-547
3. Wayne James-465
4. Amos Bunch-455
5. Brandon Kinzer-364