Jason Jameson and Ryan Thomas Split Iron-Man Victories in Florence Speedway Visit

By Michael Despain

UNION, KENTUCKY – June 23, 2018 – The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by and Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series would make their first-ever appearance at Florence Speedway in Union, KY and Jason Jameson of Lawrenceburg, IN would turn in a dominating performance to take the victory and $5,000 payday for the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by In the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series, it would be Ryan Thomas of Brownstown, IN scoring the victory and claiming a $1,500 payday.  

The Super Late Model victory for Jameson would come aboard the James Rattliff owned MGL Auto Sales, On-Time Courier, Hatcher Auto Sales, JRR Motor Sales, Wave Length Hair Salon, Budda Bert Transmissions, B&B Motorsports, Wayne Bowen Racing Supply sponsored #12 Swartz Race Car with a Pro Power Race Engine. For Thomas in the Open Wheel Modifieds, his win would come behind the wheel of the Main Trailer Sales, Cooper Concrete, AMK Excavating, Brad Barron Heating and Air sponsored #t9 Diamond Race Car sporting a Johnny Allen Race Engine.

The start of the Super Late Model portion of the event would see the caution wave on the opening lap when Bill Sheets slowed in turn one and would be done for the night. The second attempt to get the action going would see Jackie Boggs grab the lead over Devin Gilpin, Jason Jameson, Kent Robinson and Scott James. However, caution would fly again on lap three when Nick Latham would stop in turn three and the restart would also come back when Josh Rice slowed on the frontchute. The restart would see Gilpin pressure Boggs for the lead, with Gilpin taking the top spot lap three, while James and Casebolt would trade the fifth position for a pair of circuits before James reclaimed the spot. Jameson would flex his muscle on the highside at this point and would motor past Gilpin for the lead on lap six. Boggs would take second from Gilpin one tour later, with James working past Robinson for fourth on the same circuit. Casebolt would scoot past Robinson on lap nine for the fifth position and work by James for fourth and take third from Gilpin at the same time on lap ten. With Jameson building a comfortable lead at this point, Casebolt would continue his charge from his eighth starting position and would slide into the runner-up slot on lap twelve. As Jameson worked toward the rear of the field, Casebolt would begin to close the gap between himself and Jameson and would close in on Jameson and the leader began working traffic on lap seventeen, with Robinson claiming the fourth position from James on the same lap, only to see James retake the position one lap later. Casebolt would deliver a slidejob on Jameson in turn one and momentarily take the lead entering turn three, only to have Jameson return serve and fire a slider of his own off of turn four to maintain the lead on lap nineteen. Casebolt would jump the cushion in turn three two circuits later, allowing Jameson some breathing room and it would be at this point that Jameson would turn the wick up on his effort and begin to motor away from the field at a torrid pace. Casebolt’s night would end on lap twenty-seven when he would pull his machine to the infield with the race staying green. The final twenty laps would see Jameson deliver a dominant exhibition, with Jameson lapping sixth place running Eddie Carrier, Jr. on lap forty-one and putting fifth place Eric Wells a lap down on lap forty-five, leaving only second, third, and fourth positions on the lead lap, with Jameson nipping past Robinson on final lap, leaving second and third on the lead lap. Jameson would take the checkered flag first nearly a full lap ahead of Boggs, who would be trailed by Gilpin, Robinson, and Wells. The remainder of the top ten at the finish would be Carrier, Jr., Connor Meade, Trevor Landrum, David Webb, and Dustin Nobbe.

Joey Kramer would lead the opening ten circuits on the Open Wheel Modified contest, only to see his night end with right-front suspension issues on lap eleven, handing the lead over Clayton Miller at this point. Miller, Ryan Thomas, and Shon Flanary would battle three-wide for the lead over the next three laps, until Thomas would grab the race lead on lap sixteen. Thomas would survive six caution flags and repeated challenges from Flanary the remainder of the event to score the victory, with Flanary settling for second and Jerry Bowersock claiming third. Kyle Schoernick and Matt Hamilton would complete the top five, while the remainder of the top ten finishers would be Billy Vaughn, John Holt, Jr., J.T. Ayers, Austin Francis, and Brayden Berry.  

The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by next events will be Friday June 29 at 201 Speedway in Sitka, KY for the Paul H. Salyer Memorial, paying $10,000 to win and Saturday June 30 at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY for the Finn Watson Memorial, paying $3,000 to win. The next events for the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series will also be Friday June 29 at 201 Speedway in Sitka, KY for the Wince Mayabb Memorial, paying $1,500 to win and Saturday June 30 at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY as part of the Finn Watson Memorial, paying $1,000 to win.    

Further information on the Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series and 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

Official Summary of Results

Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series at Florence Speedway in Union, KY on June 23, 2018
1. Jason Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
2. Jackie Boggs-Grayson, Ky.
3. Devin Gilpin-Columbus, Ind.
4. Kent Robinson-Bloomington, Ind.
5. Eric Wells-Hazard, Ky.
6. Eddie Carrier, Jr.-Salt Rock, W.V.
7. Connor Meade-Clay City, Ky.
8. Trevor Landrum-Erlanger, Ky.
9. David Webb-Nicholasville, Ky.
10. Dustin Nobbe-Batesville, Ind.
11. Billy Green-Walton, Ky.
12. Austyn Mills-Alexandria, Ky.
13. Joey Standridge-Tellico Plains, Tenn.
14. Jesse Lay-Walton, Ky.
15. Steve Casebolt-Richmond, Ind.
16. Scott James-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
17. Alan Magner-North Vernon, Ind.
18. Robby Hensley-Walton, Ky.
19. Jerry Rice-Verona, Ky.
20. Ted Nobbe-Batesville, Ind.
21. Mike Meyers-Fayetteville, Ohio
22. Nick Latham-Winchester, Ohio
23. Josh Rice-Verona, Ky.
24. Bill Sheets-Milan, Ind.

Time of Race: 23 minutes, 7 seconds
Margin of Victory: 16.057 seconds
Yellow Flags: 3 (Lap 1, 3, 3 restart)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Jackie Boggs 1-2, Devin Gilpin 3-5, Jason Jameson 6-50
Entries: 24
Overall Top Qualifier: Devin 15.384 seconds
Provisional Starters: None

Heat One Finish (10 laps/all transfer)- Devin Gilpin, Trevor Landrum, Nick Latham, Eric Wells, Bill Sheets, David Webb, Alan Magner (DNS-Ted Nobbe)

Heat Two Finish (10 laps/all transfer)- Jackie Boggs, Kent Robinson, Steve Casebolt, Dustin Nobbe, Connor Meade, Billy Green, Joey Standridge, Josh Rice

Heat Three Finish (10 laps/all transfer)- Jason Jameson, Scott James, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Austyn Mills, Jesse Lay, Jerry Rice, Mike Meyers, Robby Hensley

Official Summary of Results

Feature Results for Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series at Florence Speedway in Union, KY on June 23, 2018
1. Ryan Thomas-Brownstown, Ind.
2. Shon Flanary-Surgoinsville, Tenn.
3. Jerry Bowersock-Wapakeneta, Ohio
4. Kyle Schoernick-Milan Ind.
5. Matt Hamilton-Aurora, Ind.
6. Billy Vaughn-Union, Ky.
7. John Holt, Jr.-Independence, Ky.
8. J.T. Ayers-New Haven, Ky.
9. Austin Francis-Prestonsburg, Ky.
10. Brayden Berry-West Portsmouth, Ohio
11. Mike Gemmer-Crittenden, Ky.
12. John Jackson-Cynthiana, Ky.
13. Pete Holt-Independence, Ky.
14. Earl Plessinger-Scottsburg, Ind.
15. Clayton Miller-Elkton, Ky.
16. Larry Pickleheimer, Jr.-Bethel, Ohio
17. Adam Stricker-Batavia, Ohio
18. Brandon Green-Walton, Ky.
19. Joey Kramer-Hanover, Ind.
20. Shawn Brown-Bridgetown, Ohio
21. Aaron Ratliff-Wallington, Ky.
22. Jim Szekacs-Columbus, Ohio
23. Ryan Bross-Cincinnati, Ohio

Time of Race: 34 minutes, 22 seconds 
Margin of Victory: N/A
Yellow Flags: 10 (Lap 6, 11, 11 restart, 14, 17, 17 restart, 18, 21, 21 restart, 22)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Joey Kramer 1-10, Clayton Miller 11-15, Ryan Thomas 16-25
Entries: 30
Wiles Driveshafts Top Qualifier: Ryan Thomas (Group B) 17.330 seconds
Provisional Starters: Austin Francis (series), Mike Gemmer (track)

Heat One Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer)- Joey Kramer, Aaron Ratliff, Pete Holt, Matt Hamilton, Larry Pickleheimer, Jr., Mike Gemmer, Ryan Bross, John Jackson

Heat Two Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer)- Jerry Bowersock, Billy Vaughn, J.T. Ayers, Earl Plessinger, Josh Walker, Tim Rivers, Logan Kirkman

Heat Three Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer)- Adam Stricker, Ryan Thomas, Shawn Brown, John Holt, Jr., Trent Green, Scottie Williams, P.J. Simpson

Heat Four Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer)- Clayton Miller, Shon Flanary, Kyle Schoernick, Brandon Green, Austin Francis, Brayden Berry, Jerry Lawson, Jim Szekcas

B-Main Finish (10 laps/top 5 transfer)- Brayden Berry, Larry Pickleheimer, Jr., John Jackson, Ryan Bross, Jim Szekcas, Jerry Lawson, Mike Gemmer, Logan Kirkman, P.J. Simpson, Tim Rivers, Austin Francis, Trent Green, Scottie Williams (DNS-Josh Walker)

Current Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series Points (after 6/23/18)
1. Joey Standridge-1,044
2. Ray Cook-712
3. Chicky Barton-704
4. Caleb Ashby-625
5. John Ownbey-560
6. Jason Jameson-558
7. Aaron Ridley-554
8. David Payne-550
9. Connor Meade-548
10. Craig Greer-536

Current Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series Points (after 6/23/18)
1. Shon Flanary-942
2. Clayton Miller-928
3. Chase King-764
4. Amos Bunch-750
5. Wayne James-744
6. Billy Palmer-532
7. Ervin Vance-388
8. Austin Holcombe-384
8. Ryan Ayers-384
10. Taylor Cook-380