SWEETWATER, TENNESSEE (June 12, 2021)– The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series would be in action on Saturday evening at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, TN and Clayton Miller of Elkton, KY would take the lead on lap 13 and score a $1,200 payday for his efforts.
The win by the 38-year old Miller was his eighth career Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series tour victory and would come behind the wheel of a Brucebilt Chassis powered by a Kevin Fisher Race Engine. Miller’s entry carries sponsorship from Elliott Motorsports, Hustler Bryant Equipment Company, Morris Wall Construction, Tommy’s Quality Used Cars, Wilson’s Print Works, Two14 Media, Randle Chupp Motorsports Consulting, Renegade Race Fuels, American Racer, and All Star Performance.
Blake Brown would take the lead at the drop of the green flag, but the caution would wave immediately for a spin in turn three by Clayton Turner. Once action got underway, Brown would grab the race lead, with Clayton Miller, Brandon Kinzer, Kirk Turner, and Zac Harris giving chase. The caution would again appear on lap two for a two-car tangle on the frontchute that involved Lee Merritt and Jeff Cotterman. The restart would see the front five remain the same until lap seven when Amos Bunch would drive by Harris for the fifth position. Brown would maintain the lead and was set to start working traffic on lap eleven when the caution appeared once again, this time for Merritt slowed on the frontchute. The restart would see Brown maintain the lead until disaster struck on lap thirteen when Brown’s machine would belch a large amount of smoke and he would slow in turn four. Miller would inherit the lead on the restart, only to see the final caution of the race appear when Harris would slow on the backchute. Miller would control the field on the restart, with Kinzer, Kirk Turner, Amos Bunch, and Joey Cotterman in tow. Miller would maintain a comfortable lead throughout the final laps of the event, with Kirk Turner pulling his car pitside on lap twenty-one, however, Miller would control the race the remainder of the way and score the win over Brandon Kinzer, Amos Bunch, Joey Cotterman, and Wayne James.
The next event for the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series will be at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, TN on Saturday June 19, paying $1,200-to-win and $125 to start as a part of the 17th Annual Iron-Man Classic. The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Models will also be in action paying $5,000-to-win.
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, Impact RaceGear, Knowles Race Parts and Bodies, Cruise with the Champions, KND Safety, Race Clean, American Racer, 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 Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, TN on Saturday June 12, 2021
1. Clayton Miller-Elkton, Ky.
2. Brandon Kinzer-Lexington, Ky.
3. Amos Bunch-Wartburg, Tenn.
4. Joey Cotterman-Cookeville, Tenn.
5. Wayne James-Newport, Tenn.
6. Jeff Cotterman-Cookeville, Tenn.
7. Clayton Turner-Crossville, Tenn.
8. Kirk Turner-Crossville, Tenn.
9. Matthew Hopper-Lancing, Tenn.
10. Blake Brown-Corbin, Ky.
11. Zac Harris-Elkton, Ky.
12. Dustin Diden-Lancing, Tenn.
13. Lee Merritt-Knoxville, Tenn.
14. Ricky Tinch-Deer Lodge, Tenn.
Time of Race: 18 minutes, 56 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.023 seconds
Yellow Flags: Five (lap 1, 2, 11, 13, 13 restart)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Blake Brown 1-12, Clayton Miller 13-25
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Clayton Miller 15.342 seconds
Provisional Starters: None