Hedgecock Scores Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Scott Sexton Memorial Win at 411 Motor Speedway

By Michael Despain, Series Publicist

SEYMOUR, TENNESSEE – May 25, 2020 – The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by began its 2020 racing season on Monday evening at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN with the 8th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial and Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, TN would put his name in the record books and score the victory and pick up the $10,052 payday.  

The win for the 27-year old Hedgecock would be his second career series victory and would come behind the wheel of the E-Z-GO, Budget Transmissions, Ohlins Shocks, sponsored #23 Rocket Chassis, Eagle Race Engines powered entry. 

The green flag would fly over the 8th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial contest and Cory Hedgecock would jump to the race lead, with Jason Hiett, Scott James, Dale McDowell, and Donald McIntosh giving chase. The front-five would remain the same as Hedgecock began to lap slower traffic and the first caution of the race would appear when Jenson Ford’s entry would slow at the top of turn four. The restart would not see a lap completed before a tangle that would see Zach Dohm receive heavy front-end damage and end his race. Hedgecock would motor away on the restart, with Hiett, James, and McDowell holding second through fourth, while Colton Burdette would snag the fifth position away from McIntosh. Hedgecock would continue his torrid pace at the point as he would catch slower traffic once again by lap eighteen, however, the caution would appear for the third time in the race when sixth-place running Ryan King would spin his entry in turn four. The restart would see the front-three remain the same, while Burdette would drive past McDowell for the fourth position and by lap twenty-one, Booger Brooks would take the fifth position from McDowell, while Burdette would grab the third position away from James. The final caution of the event would appear on lap thirty-three when McIntosh would slow on the frontchute. The final restart would see Burdette scoot under Hiett to take the second position and set his sights on Hedgecock. By lap forty-one, Burdette had caught up to Hedgecock and would peak under the leader on a pair of occasions, but could not execute a pass. Hedgecock would change his line a bit at this point and would again pull away from the field over the closing laps to claim the victory. Burdette would settle for second, while Hiett completed the podium with a third. James and Kyle Hardy would complete the top five finishers. The remainder of the top ten at the finish would be Nick Hoffman, Cameron Marlar, David Crabtree, Jake Knowles, and Pearson Lee Williams. 

The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by next event will be Saturday May 30 at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN for the Toyota of Knoxville 50, paying $10,000 to win.    

Further information on the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series can be obtained by calling series promoter Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or (828) 361-5981 or by visiting the series webpage at

2020 Schaeffer’s Oil iron-Man Championship Late Model Series Sponsors include: Schaeffer’s Oil, Brucebilt Performance,, 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.

Official Summary of Results

Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN on May 25, 2020
1. Cory Hedgecock-Loudon, Tenn.
2. Colton Burdette-Parkersburg, W.V
3. Jason Hiett-Oxford, Ala.
4. Scott James-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
5. Kyle Hardy-Stephens City, Va.
6. Nick Hoffman-Mooresville, N.C.
7. Cameron Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
8. David Crabtree-Maryville, Tenn.
9. Jake Knowles-Rome, Ga.
10. Pearson Lee Williams-Dublin, Ga.
11. Bob Gardner-Washington, Ill.
12. Joey Standridge-Tellico Plains, Tenn.
13. Booger Brooks-Chattanooga, Tenn.
14. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
15. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
16. Ryan King-Seymour, Tenn.
17. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
18. Zach Dohm-Cross Lanes, W.V.
19. John Ownbey-Cleveland, Tenn.
20. Jenson Ford-Johnson City, Tenn.
21. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
22. Dustin Linville-Bryantsville, Ky.

Time of Race: 25 minutes, 48 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.963 seconds
Yellow Flags: Four (lap 10, 10 restart, 19, 33)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Cory Hedgecock 1-52
Entries: 41
Overall Top Qualifier: Dustin Linville (Group B) 12.985 seconds (new track record)
Provisional Starters: Robby Moses, Joey Standridge (both from 2019 points)

Heat One Finish (10 laps/top 4 transfer)- Dale McDowell, Colton Burdette, Ryan King, Jake Knowles, Cameron Marlar, Bobby Giffin, Jason Croft, Jesse Lowe, Heath Hindman, Connor Meade, David Webb

Heat Two Finish (10 laps/top 4 transfer)- Cory Hedgecock, Nick Hoffman, Booger Brooks, Michael Chilton, Skylar Marlar, David Crabtree, Caleb Ashby, Jason Manley, Joey Standridge, Logan Roberson

Heat Three Finish (10 laps/top 4 transfer)- Jason Hiett, Dustin Linville, Zach Dohm, Kyle Hardy, John Ownbey, Jenson Ford, Kyle Strickler, Mike Marlar, Sam Seawright DNS-A.J. Hicks)

Heat Four Finish (10 laps/top 4 transfer)- Scott James, Donald McIntosh, Pearson Lee Williams, Bob Gardner, Ryan Scott, David Payne, Dillon Tidmore, Dakotah Knuckles, Robby Moses (DNS-John Llewellyn)

B-Main One Finish (10 laps/top 2 transfer)- David Crabtree, Cameron Marlar, Skylar Marlar, Caleb Ashby, Bobby Giffin, Jason Manley, Jason Croft, Jesse Lowe, Connor Meade, Joey Standridge (DNS-Heath Hindman, Logan Roberson, David Webb)

B-Main Two Finish (10 laps/top 2 transfer)- John Ownbey, Jenson Ford, Kyle Strickler, Dakotah Knuckles, Mike Marlar, Dillon Tidmore, Ryan Scott, Sam Seawright (DNS-John Llewellyn, Robby Moses, David Payne, A.J. Hicks)

Current Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series Points (as of 5/25/20)
1. Cory Hedgecock-80
2. Colton Burdette-75
3. Jason Hiett-70
4. Scott James-65
5. Kyle Hardy-60
6. Nick Hoffman-55
7. Cameron Marlar-53
8. David Crabtree-51
9. Jake Knowles-49
10. Pearson Lee Williams-47

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-$10,000 to win (50 laps)
June 5-Wartburg Speedway-Wartburg, TN-$4,000 to win (40 laps)
June 6-I-75 Raceway-Sweetwater, TN-$4,000 to win (40 laps)
June 19-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$4,000 to win (40 laps)
June 20-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-$4,000 to win (40 laps)
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 7-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$4,000 to win (40 laps)
August 8-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,000 to win (40 laps)
August 29-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$10,022 to win (50 laps)
September 6-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$4,400 to win (44 laps)
October 2-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$4,000 to win (40 laps)
October 10-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$5,000 to win (40 laps)
November 28-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$5,000 to win (40 laps)