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Iron-Man Late Models Heat Up Fourth of July Weekend with East-Tennessee Doubleheader

2020-06-29 22:20

SOMERSET, KY (June 29, 2020)—The Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt will return to action on Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4 with a pair of $5,000-to-win races at Tazewell Speedway and Volunteer Speedway.

On Friday July 3, the Iron-Man Late Models will roll into the Gary Hall-promoted Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tenn. racing for a 40-lap $5,000-to-win event. The "Firecracker 40" will feature a complete show of hot laps, E-Z-GO Qualifying, VP Racing Fuels Makin' Power Heat Races, Graphic Impressions Consolation Races and the Schaeffer's Oil Feature event. This will mark the tenth-ever appearance by the Iron-Man Late Models to the track dubbed as the Bad Fast Taz. Former Iron-Man winners at Tazewell include: David Payne (twice), Chad Ogle (twice), Vic Hill, Brian Smith, Eric Wells, Kyle Strickler and Dakotah Knuckles.

On Friday July 3 at Tazewell Speedway, the pit gates will open at 5:00 pm, the grandstand gates open at 5:00 pm. The driver's meeting is at 7:15 pm with hot laps to follow. Adult general admission is $20.00 while adult pit passes are $35.00. Supporting classes include Sportsman ($1,000-to-win), Classics ($500-to-win), Street Stocks ($500-to-win) and Modified Street ($500-to-win). A fireworks show will also light up the night sky during the track's intermission.

On Saturday July 4, the Iron-Man Late Models head into Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn. for the third-ever appearance to the Landon Stallard-promoted track racing 40 laps for $5,000-to-win in the "Independence 40" event. Former Iron-Man winners at Volunteer Speedway are Ricky Weiss (2016) and Cory Hedgecock (2018). The event at Volunteer Speedway will feature a complete show of hot laps, E-Z-GO Qualifying, VP Racing Fuels Makin' Power Heat Races, Graphic Impressions Consolation Races and the Schaeffer's Oil Feature event.

On July 4 at Volunteer Speedway, the pit gates open at 2:00 pm, the grandstand gates open at 4:00 pm. The driver's meeting is at 6:30 pm with hot laps to follow at 7:00 pm. Adult general admission is $20.00 while adult pit passes are $35.00. Supporting classes include the American Crate Allstars plus Sportsman Late Models, Modified Street, Classics and Front Wheel Drive. A fireworks show will also light up the night sky during intermission. Window nets and gloves are mandatory for competitors at Volunteer Speedway.

The Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series brings in a great field of cars each race including series regulars Ryan King of Seymour, Tenn., Michael Chilton of Salvisa, Ky., David Payne of Murphy, N.C., Pearson Lee Williams of Dublin, Ga., Jake Knowles of Rome, Ga., Joey Standridge of Tellico Plains, Tenn. and Dakotah Knuckles of Ewing, Va. Those drivers will join the best of East-Tennessee and surrounding areas for this huge doubleheader weekend to celebrate America's birthday.

The tire rule for the July 3-4 events will be as follows: Hoosier 1350 and 1600 along with the American Racer 48 and 56. The entry fee each night is $100.

$5,000 to win Feature Purse (40 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.

2020 Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series Sponsors include: Schaeffer's Oil, Brucebilt Performance, DirtonDirt.com, VP Race Fuels, American Race Tires, Graphic Impressions, Wiles Driveshafts, Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Earnhardt Technologies, Envy Suspension, Hoosier Racing Tire, E-Z-GO, Cruise with the Champions, Swafford Signs, and Speedway Videos Production.

2020 Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series Schedule/Results:
May 25-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN (CORY HEDGECOCK)
May 30-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN (DAVID PAYNE)
June 5-Wartburg Speedway-Wartburg, TN (JOSH RICE)
June 6-I-75 Raceway-Sweetwater, TN-$4,000 to win (HEATH HINDMAN)
July 3-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$5,000 to win (40 laps)
July 4-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-$5,000 to win (40 laps)
August 1-TBA
August 8-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,000 to win (40 laps)
August 29-TBA
September 6-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$4,400 to win (44 laps)
October 9-TBA
November 28-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$5,000 to win (40 laps)

Current Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series Points (after 6/6/2020)
1. Ryan King-218
2. Michael Chilton-208
3. David Payne-201
4. Pearson Lee Williams-181 (RoY candidate)
5. Jake Knowles-180
6. Joey Standridge-167
7. Dustin Linville-159
8. Dakotah Knuckles-154
9. Kenny Collins-143
10. Cory Hedgecock-140