Tanner English Tenth Different Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series Winner at Brownstown Speedway

By Michael Despain

BROWNSTOWN, IN – August 5, 2017 – The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series would make its first-ever visit to Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind. on Saturday evening with $5,000 to win up for grabs and Tanner English of Benton, Ky. would park his mount in victory at the famed ¼ mile Jackson County Fairgrounds dirt track when the checkered flag would wave on the contest.

The win by English was his first career Iron-Man Late Model Series victory and would mark the tenth different winner in ten series so far in 2017. English’s victory would come aboard the Seay Motors/Bobby Garner Farms/Schaeffer’s Oil/AFCO/Wiles Driveshafts sponsored #96 Rocket Chassis entry.

Tanner English would take the initial race lead in the 40 lap, $5,000 to win event, with Hudson O’Neal, Michael Chilton, Chad Stapleton, and Matt Henderson giving chase, with Henderson winning a three-wide battle on the opening lap for the fifth spot. The caution would fly on lap two when Jeff Neubert and Jeremy Hines would tangle in turn two and the restart would also be null and void as Joey Standridge would slow in turn one, but would return after changing a flat tire. English would again fire off from the lead, while Chilton would challenge O’Neal for second and the pair would enter turn three side-by-side only to spin O’Neal spin his mount and draw a caution flag, with the cars of Jeff Wilson and Jared Bailey also being involved. This restart would see Stapleton go the second position and Henderson and Connor Meade would battle for the fourth spot, trading the position on laps six and seven before Henderson would secure the spot, while seventeenth starting Marty O’Neal and sixteenth starting Jason Jameson would duel for the final spot in the top five as well. Disaster would strike Marty O’Neal on lap eleven when his machine would slow and go over the banking in turn one, with a brief fire coming from the car and would see the yellow flag become a red flag to attend to O’Neal’s car. The next restart would also come back when Carder Miller, Devin Gilpin, Standridge, Steven Godsey, and Levi Ashby would tangle entering turn one in an incident that would see Gilpin’s car land on its roof, resulting in the second red flag period of the race, with Gilpin climbing from the car under his own power and checked out to be all right. This restart would again see English maintain the race lead, while Chilton would grab second from Stapleton and Jameson would nose past Stapleton for third on the same circuit. The final caution of the event would fly on lap twelve when Meade’s machine would slow exiting turn two.

By this point, fourteenth starting John Whitney would reach the top five and would take third from Jameson on lap twelve and two circuits later would sneak past Chilton for the runner-up slot. With English continuing to maintain a comfortable lead out front, Jameson and Chilton would begin to battle for the third spot, with Jameson winning that battle on lap eighteen. As the halfway indicator was given to the field, English continued to maintain his lead over Whitney, but would start the process of working slower traffic on lap twenty-three. As English would pick his way through traffic, Hudson O’Neal had charged his from the rear of the field after his lap two caution and would work past Stapleton for the fifth position on lap thirty-three and scoot past Chilton for the fourth spot one trip later on lap thirty-four. Whitney and Jameson would duel for the second position in the waning laps of the contest and would reel in English a bit in traffic, however, English would prevail and see the checkered flag first, with Whitney keeping Jameson at bay to claim runner-up honors. Hudson O’Neal would finish fourth, while Stapleton would make a last lap pass of Chilton to finish fifth. Chilton would head up the remainder of the top ten finishers, followed by twentieth starting Ashby, Craig Vosbergen, eighteenth starting Adam Bowman, and Shelby Miles.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series next events will be Saturday September 2 at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Ky. for the Harold Hardgrove Memorial, paying $3,522 to win and Sunday September 3 at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tenn. for the Buddy Rogers Memorial, paying $4,400 to win.

Further information on the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model 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 Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind. on August 5, 2017
1. Tanner English-Benton, Ky.
2. John Whitney-Clarksdale, Ohio
3. Jason Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
4. Hudson O’Neal-Martinsville, Ind.
5. Chad Stapleton-Edinburgh, Ind.
6. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
7. Levi Ashby-Cumberland Furnace, Tenn.
8. Craig Vosbergen-Perth, Western Australia
9. Adam Bowman-Seymour, Ind.
10. Shelby Miles-Bloomington, Ind.
11. Carder Miller-Salem, Va.
12. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
13. Joey Standridge-Telico Plains, Tenn.
14. Steven Godsey-Bedford, Ind.
15. Matt Henderson-Loudon, Tenn.
16. Connor Meade-Clay City, Ky.
17. Marty O’Neal-Spencer, Ind.
18. Devin Gilpin-Columbus, Ind.
19. Jeremy Hines-Bedford, Ind.
20. Jared Bailey-Heltonville, Ind.
21. Larry Greer-Bowling Green, Ky.
22. Matt Bex-Avoca, Ind.
23. Jeff Wilson-Butlerville, Ind.
DNS-Brian Wilhite-Edinburgh, Ind.

Time of Race: 44 minutes, 30 seconds
Margin of Victory: 2.685 seconds
Yellow Flags: 5 (lap 2, 2 restart, 3, 11, 12)
Red Flags: 2 (lap 11, 11 restart)
Lap Leaders: Tanner English (1-40)
Entries: 28
Overall Top Qualifier: Tanner English (Group A) 13.432 seconds
Provisional Starters: Carder Miller (series), Joey Standridge (series), Jeremy Hines (track)

Heat One Finish (10 laps/top 4 transfer)- Tanner English, Chad Stapleton, Jeff Wilson, Larry Greer, Levi Ashby, Nathan Vawter, Joey Standridge

Heat Two Finish (10 laps/top 4 transfer)- Michael Chilton, Connor Meade, Steven Godsey, Brian Wilhite, Jeff Neubert, Tory Collins (DNS-Devin Gilpin)

Heat Three Finish (10 laps/top 4 transfer)- Craig Vosbergen, Shelby Miles, Jared Bailey, John Whitney, Marty O’Neal, Jeremy Hines, Karlie Holt

Heat Four Finish (10 laps/top 4 transfer)- Hudson O’Neal, Matt Henderson, Matt Bex, Jason Jameson, Adam Bowman, Carder Miller (DNS-Kody Evans)

B-Main #1 (10 laps/top 4 transfer)- Marty O’Neal, Adam Bowman, Devin Gilpin, Levi Ashby, Jeremy Hines, Tory Collins, Carder Miller, Joey Standridge, Nathan Vawter, Karlie Holt (DNS-Kody Evans)

Current Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series Points (after Brownstown)
1. Carder Miller-1,422
2. Joey Standridge-1,275
3. Levi Ashby-1,121
4. Jeff Neubert-1,030
5. Billy Ogle Jr.-918
6. David Payne-754
7. Jason Jameson-734
8. Donald McIntosh-722
9. Tommy Bailey-706
10. Connor Meade-684


Hudson O’Neal Wins Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Late Model Pete Abell Memorial at Ponderosa Speedway
-Victor Lee Victorious in Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series Action

By Michael Despain

JUNCTION CITY, KY – August 4, 2017 – The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series returned to action on Friday evening at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY for the 20th Annual Pete Abell Memorial and sixth-place starting Hudson O’Neal would put his name in the record books as a Pete Abell race winner and claim the $3,000 payday. The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series would also be in action and Victor Lee of Danville, KY would score the $1,000 victory.

O’Neal’s victory would be his first with the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series and would come behind the wheel of the Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil/Tarpy Trucking/Sub Surface of Indiana/West Side Tractor Sales sponsored #71 Club 29 Race Car powered by a Clements Race Engine. Lee’s victory in the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modifieds would take place in the seat of the Automotive Specialties/Tri-County Auto and Oil/Brunner and Son Lawn Maintenance/Dexter’s Gun and Ammo sponsored #16 MBR Race Car, Pro Power Race Engines powered entry.

Brandon Kinzer would lead the opening lap of the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series main event, only to see Tripp Gerrald motor past him for the lead on lap two. As the field would complete lap five, Gerrald would hold the race lead, with Kinzer and Michael Chilton in tow, with Hudson O’Neal fourth and Chris Combs fifth. As Gerrald was set to start working slower traffic, the caution would wave on lap six when Skylar Marlar would slow his machine in turn four. The restart would also be called back when Carder Miller would spin his machine exiting turn two after a pair of cars got together and checked up in front of him. The restart would see Stephen Breeding work past Combs for fifth on lap seven, while O’Neal would wheel past Chilton for third one circuit later.

Gerrald would start working traffic on lap twelve and O’Neal would drive past Kinzer on that lap to take the second position and as Gerrald carefully worked traffic, O’Neal would close in on the leader and would work past Gerrald on the inside on lap fifteen to take the race lead. O’Neal would motor away from the field at this point and would catch heavy traffic on lap twenty-five and Gerrald would close in a bit, while Chilton would work past Kinzer for third and would challenge Gerrald for second as the field saw the white flag. O’Neal would drive on to claim the win, with Chilton edging Gerrald for the second position, while Kinzer and Breeding completed the top five. Jason Jameson would start back in the twentieth position and would finish sixth, followed by Adam Bowman, Connor Meade, Chris Combs, and Tommy Bailey to complete the top ten finishers.

Victor Lee would take the lead at the start of the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series and would never look back in claiming the victory. Shon Flanary would finish second, with Blake Brown finishing in third. Peyton Harlow and Brent Denny completed the top five.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series next event will be Saturday August 5 at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN, paying $5,000 to win.

The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series will be in action at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN on Saturday August 12, paying $1,200 to win

Further information on the Schaeffer Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series 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

Official Summary of Results

Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY on August 4, 2017
1. Hudson O’Neal-Martinsville, Ind.
2. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
3. Tripp Gerrald-Lexington, Ky.
4. Brandon Kinzer-Lexington, Ky.
5. Stephen Breeding-Isom, Ky.
6. Jason Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
7. Adam Bowman-Seymour, Ind.
8. Connor Meade-Clay City, Ky.
9. Chris Combs-Isom, Ky.
10. Tommy Bailey-Corbin, Ky.
11. Craig Vosbergen-Perth, Western Australia
12. Matt Henderson-Loudon, Tenn.
13. Levi Ashby-Cumberland Furnace, Tenn.
14. Carder Miller-Salem, Va.
15. Nathan Vawter-Columbus, Ind.
16. Joey Standridge-Telico Plains, Tenn.
17. Cody Mahoney-Hanover, Ind.
18. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
19. Justin Rattliff-Campbellsville, Ky.
20. Todd Coffman-Parksville, Ky.
21. Skylar Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.

Time of Race: 13 minutes, 44 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.498 seconds
Yellow Flags: 2 (lap 6, 6 restart)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Brandon Kinzer (1), Tripp Gerrald (2-14), Hudson O’Neal (15-30)
Entries: 21
Overall Top Qualifier: Todd Coffman 13.054 seconds
Provisional Starters: None

Heat One Finish (10 laps/all transfer)- Todd Coffman, Chris Combs, Cody Mahoney, Tommy Bailey, Craig Vosbergen, Levi Ashby, Nathan Vawter

Heat Two Finish (10 laps/all transfer)- Tripp Gerrald, Michael Chilton, Stephen Breeding, Connor Meade, Matt Henderson, Jason Jameson, Jeff Neubert

Heat Three Finish (10 laps/all transfer)- Brandon Kinzer, Hudson O’Neal, Skylar Marlar, Justin Rattliff, Carder Miller, Adam Bowman, Joey Standridge

Official Summary of Results

Feature Results for Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY on August 4, 2017
1. Victor Lee-Danville, Ky.
2. Shon Flanary-Surgoinsville, Tenn.
3. Blake Brown-Corbin, Ky.
4. Peyton Harlow-Glasgow, Ky.
5. Brent Denny-Paint Lick, Ky.
6. John Jackson-Cynthiana, Ky.
7. Tommy Carlton-Lawrenceburg, Ky.
8. Chris Kirk-Clay City, Ky.
9. Don Adams-London, Ky.
10. J.T. Ayers-New Haven, Ky.
DNS-Wade Rookard-East Bernstadt, Ky.

Time of Race: 8 minutes, 33 seconds
Margin of Victory: 8.391 seconds
Yellow Flags: 1 (lap 6)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Victor Lee (1-25)
Entries: 11
Overall Top Qualifier: Shon Flanary 14.797 seconds
Provisional Starters: None