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Hedgecock, King Bust Frost with Iron-Man Frostbuster Victories at Volunteer Speedway
By Michael Despain
BULLS GAP, TENNESSEE – February 24, 2018 – The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com and Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series would be in action at the 3rd Annual Frostbuster at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN on Saturday afternoon and Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, TN would take the lead on lap twenty-three and drive to the win with the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com. In Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series action, Chase King of Seymour, TN would lead the entire twenty-five lap distance to score the victory.
Hedgecock would score the Super Late Model victory aboard the Cushman Karts, Budget Transmission, Valley Transport, Transport One sponsored #9 Rocket Chassis, Eagle Race Engines powered mount. King’s victory would come behind the wheel of the Rocky Top Racing, King Machine, All Pro Supply sponsored #44 Lethal Chassis, Mullins Race Engines powered entry.
Ray Cook would take the lead at the drop of the green flag in the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com portion of the 3rd Annual Frostbuster, with Chicky Barton, Casey Roberts, Ryan King, and Cory Hedgecock giving chase. The front five would remain the same until caution waved on lap eight when race leader Cook would slow in turn four minus the driveshaft for his machine. This would put Barton on the point and the restart would see Barton hold the lead, with King working past Roberts for second and Billy Ogle, Jr. working past Hedgecock for the fourth position. Pierce McCarter would make his way to fifth on lap ten but would lose the spot a couple of trips later and Hedgecock would move past him and take fifth from Jaden Frame on lap thirteen. Hedgecock’s charge would continue as would grab fourth from Billy Ogle, Jr. on lap sixteen. Barton continued to lead the way out front as King and Roberts battled for second, with Roberts firing a slidejob pass on King for second exiting turn four on lap seventeen. Two circuits later, Hedgecock would work past King for the third spot, with the caution flag waving one lap later when Joey Standridge would put down fluid and spin entering turn one. Billy Ogle, Jr. would spin his entry in turn four on the restart and the caution waved once again. Another attempted restart would also come back as Chad Ogle would make contact with the outside wall in turn two and draw the caution and be finished for the night. Barton would continue to hold the lead on the restart, while Hedgecock would battle with Roberts for second before Roberts would spin his machine in turn two on lap twenty-three and pull pitside and be done for the event. The restart would see Hedgecock get a run on Barton for the lead off turn two and Hedgecock would take the top spot on lap twenty-three. The final caution would wave on lap twenty-seven when Barton’s machine would put down fluid on the racing surface and he would be finished for the night. The final few circuits would see Hedgecock pull away from the remainder of the field and take the win, with Frame finishing second, while Billy Ogle, Jr. would recover for third after a lap twenty spin. Craig Greer would claim the fourth spot, while Barton would be credited with fifth.
The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series main event would see Chase King take the lead at the drop of the green and stave off early challenges from defending series champion Shon Flanary after a trio of early race cautions, with King pulling away to a full straightaway lead over Flanary at the drop of the checkered flag on the event. King would be the winner, with Flanary second, while Ervin Vance, Amos Bunch, and Billy Palmer would complete the top five.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com next event will be Saturday May 12 at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, TN, paying $3,000 to win.
The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series next event will be on Friday May 11 at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC, paying $1,553 to win, followed by action the next evening on Saturday May 12 at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, TN, paying $1,000 to win. It will be the first-ever appearance for Open Wheel Modifieds at both racing venues.
Further information on the Schaeffer Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com and Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series can be obtained by calling Promoter/Race Director Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or by visiting the official website located at www.CTPROMOTIONS.org
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN on February 24, 2018
Time of Race: 28 minutes, 14 seconds
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN on February 24, 2018
Time of Race: 12 minutes, 39 seconds
Iron-Man Late Model Series Points:
Iron-Man Modified Series Points: