Iron-Man Late Model Series Set for Volunteer State Doubleheader

Smoerset, KY — The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com will be in action in a double-header of competition in the Volunteer State of Tennessee this coming weekend as the tour will make its first-ever visit to Wartburg Speedway in Wartburg, TN for the Donald “Ducky” Jones on Friday June 21 for $3,000 to win and conclude the weekend on Saturday June 22 at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, TN for $4,000 to win.

The events at both tracks were originally scheduled for Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8, but inclement weather in much of the East Tennessee region forced the postponement of both events to this upcoming weekend.

The tour will make its first-ever visit to Wartburg Speedway in Wartburg, TN on Friday June 21 for the Donald “Ducky” Jones Memorial contest that will see the Iron-Man Late Model Series competitors featured in a 40 lap, $3,000 to win/$300 to start main event. Also, in competition at Wartburg Speedway on Friday June 21 will be the track’s Sportsman ($700 to win), Pony ($400 to win), Thunder ($400 to win), Front Wheel Drive ($400 to win), and Dwarfs ($400 to win). This will also mark the first Super Late Model event to be contested at Wartburg Speedway in six seasons. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m., with the drivers meeting set for 7:45 p.m., with practice set for 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices for the June 21 event at Wartburg Speedway in the general admission area will be $20 for adults, with children ages 7 to 12 $5, and children under age 6 free. In tier parking, it will be $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 7 to 12, with ages 6 and under free. A pit pass will be $35 for adults, $15 for children ages 7 to 12, with children ages 6 and under free.

The weekend will conclude on Saturday June 22 as Iron-Man Late Model Series competitors will visit the I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, TN for a 40 lap, $4,000 to win/$400 to start main event, along with other local divisions in action as well. This will be the tour’s third visit to I-75 Raceway, with previous series winners at the track being Kenny Collins (2017) and Daniel Miller (2018). Other divisions in action at I-75 Raceway on June 22 will be the track’s A-Hobby, B-Hobby, Sportsman, B-Sportsman, Thunder, Four Cylinders, and Front Wheel Drives. Pit gates will open at 4:00 p.m., with the general admission area opening at 5:00 p.m. The drivers meeting will be at 6:45 p.m., with practice starting at 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices for the June 22 event at I-75 Raceway in the general admission area will be $20 for adults, $20 for adults in tier parking, and a pit pass will be $35.

The tire rule for the Super Late Models for both events will be as follows: Hoosier 1350 and 1600; American Racer 48 and 56. The 29.0 size tires will NOT be allowed on the left rear of the race cars. The series Droop Rule WILL be in effect at both of these events. The entry fee for each event is $100 and any driver not making the 22-car starting field each night will receive $50 tow money. In addition, there will be a $200 engine bonus for the highest feature-finishing All Steel engine in competition at both events (driver must finish the feature to be eligible for the bonus).

Joseph Faulkner of Fayetteville, TN and Robby Moses of Maryville, TN are currently tied for the series points lead heading into this weekend’s events. Defending series champion Joey Standridge of Tellico Plains, TN is third in points, while Casey Turman of Lafayette, GA sits fourth in series points, as the top four drivers in tour points are separated by only 52 markers coming into this weekend’s action. In addition, there have been three different winners in the three previously contested events with the series so far in 2019.

Wartburg Speedway is located at 205 Heidel Road in Wartburg, TN. For more information concerning Wartburg Speedway, contact the track at (865) 438-3677 or visit the track’s webpage at www.wartburgspeedway.net.

I-75 Raceway is located at 1791 TN-68 Scenic in Niota, TN 37826. Information can be obtained by phoning the track office at (865) 705-0049 or via social media at www.i75raceway.com.

For more information concerning the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com, contact series promoter/race director Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the tour’s website at www.CTPROMOTIONS.org.

Wartburg Speedway Feature Purse June 21, 2019 (40 laps): 1) $3,000, 2) $1,500, 3) $1,200, 4) $1,000, 5) $800, 6) $700, 7) $600, 8) $475, 9) $450, 10) $425, 11) $400, 12) $375, 13) $350, 14) $325, 15) $300, 16) $300, 17) $300, 18) $300, 19) $300, 20) $300, 21) $300, 22) $300

I-75 Raceway Feature Purse June 22, 2019 (40 laps): 1) $4,000, 2) $2,000, 3) $1,400, 4) $1,000, 5) $800, 6) $700, 7) $600, 8) $550, 9) $525, 10) $500, 11) $480, 12) $470, 13) $460, 14) $450, 15) $440, 16) $430, 17) $420, 18) $410, 19) $400, 20) $400, 21) $400, 22) $400

Current Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series Points (after May 27, 2019)
1. Joseph Faulkner- 532
1. Robby Moses- 532
3. Joey Standridge- 508
4. Casey Turman-480
5. Brian Shirley- 396
6. David Seibers- 390
7. Allen Weisser- 386
7. Josh Putnam- 386
9. Dennis Erb, Jr.- 372
10. Mike Vandermark- 368

2019 Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series Schedule/Results
March 1- Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, TN)- Brian Shirley
March 2- Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, TN)- David Seibers
May 27- 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, TN)- Jimmy Owens
June 21- Wartburg Speedway (Wartburg, TN)- $3,000 to win
June 22- I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, TN)- $4,000 to win
June 28- Crossville Speedway (Crossville, TN)- $3,000 to win
June 29- Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN)- $3,000 to win
July 3- Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)- $5,000 to win
July 4- North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, GA)- $4,000 to win
July 5- Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, NC)- $3,000 to win
August 24- 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, TN)- $3,000 to win
September 1- Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)- $5,044 to win
November 30- 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, TN)- $5,000 to win

Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series Press Release
Photo Credit: Chris Tilley

Iron-Man Late Model Series Set for Volunteer State Doubleheader