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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By Michael Despain
SEYMOUR, TENNESSEE (November 28, 2020)– The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com and Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series would conclude their 2020 race seasons at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN on Saturday in the track’s 5th Annual Leftover event and Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN would take the $5,000 Super Late Model victory and Nick Hoffman of Mooresville, NC would claim a $1,200 payday in the Open Wheel Modified portion of the event.
The Super Late Model victory by Owens was his first of the season with the series and second-ever with the tour and would see the 48 year-old driver take the win in the Ramirez Motorsports Rocket Chassis, Vic Hill Race Engines powered machine that is sponsored by Reece Monument Company, Boom Test Well Service, Tommy Pope Construction, Red Line Oil, General Tire, and Midwest Sheet Metal.
The win by Hoffman in the Open Wheel Modified portion of the event would be his first-ever win with the series and would see the 28 year-old drive an Elite Chassis powered by a NASCAR Tech Race Engine with sponsorship from Elite Chassis, Jerovetz Shocks, FOX Shocks, Wehr’s Machine and Racing Products, and All-Star Performance.
Cory Hedgecock would take the lead at the start of the Super Late Model main event, with Robby Moses, Dustin Linville, Jimmy Owens, and Randy Weaver in pursuit. Hedgecock would pull away quickly, with Owens beginning his charge to the front by taking third from Linville on lap three and second from Moses with a turn-two slidejob pass on lap four. Hedgecock would maintain the lead, with Owens giving chase and beginning to close in on Hedgecock by lap ten, with Weaver taking fourth from Linville on lap eleven. The front pair of Hedgecock and Owens would begin working lapped traffic on lap thirteen and Hedgecock would outmaneuver Owens for a few circuits until the pair got in clear track again and Owens would make his move entering turn one on lap eighteen would pass Hedgecock and secure the lead as the pair entered turn three, with Weaver taking third from Moses one circuit later on lap nineteen. Owens would begin to pull away from the field at this point and would set a torrid pace out front, holding an almost eight second lead by lap forty. As Owens continued his charge out front, 12th place starter Mike Marlar had quietly charged through the pack in the second half of the race and would take the fifth position on lap forty-three. Owens would lap up to the seventh-place car on his way to the checkered flag, with Hedgecock taking runner-up honors and Weaver would finish third, with Linville and Marlar completing the top five. The remainder of the top ten would be Michael Chilton, Moses, Donald McIntosh, Riley Hickman, and Austin Horton.
In the Open Wheel Modified division, Nick Hoffman would take the lead at the start, followed by Justin Allgaier, Tyler Nicely, Brandon Kinzer, and Brian Nantz. Hoffman and Allgaier would pull away a bit from the rest of the field, while Kinzer would briefly take third, only to have Nicely reclaim the position on lap three. The front pair of Hoffman and Allgaier would start working lapped traffic on lap nine, with Hoffman able to thwart off the advances of Allgaier and the duo raced through slower traffic, with Nicely slowly reeling in that pair from his third position. The first caution of the event waved on lap seventeen when Terry James would spin his machine in turn two and the restart would see the second and final caution of the race be displayed as Michael Asberry and Peyton Harlow would spin in turn one. The final restart would see Hoffman pull away a bit from Allgaier, who now be challenged by Nicely for second and Blake Brown would charge the high-side of the track and take the fifth position on lap nineteen. Nicely would get under Allgaier and take second on lap twenty and begin to charge toward the leader, but Nicely would run out of time and Hoffman would see the checkered flag first, with Nicely settling for second and Allgaier taking the final podium position in third. Kinzer and Brown would come home fourth and fifth respectively. The remainder of the top ten would be Nantz, Austin Holcombe, K.C. Burdette, Wayne James, and Lucas Lee.
VP Racing Fuel Makin’ Power Heat Three Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer): Michael Chilton, Jordan Rodabaugh, Cameron Marlar, Matt Henderson, Jason Manley, Ryan King, Scott Shelton, Brandon Hardgrove, Daniel Tucker, Craig Greer, P.J. Simpson (DNS-Steve Smith, Jaden Frame)
VP Racing Fuel Makin’ Power Heat Four Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer): Mike Marlar, Forrest Trent, Josh Rice, Josh Richeson, Ellery Leake, Ryan Gifford, Jason Cardwell, Phil Helton, Dakota Smith (DNS-Mack McCarter)
Official Summary of Results
Time of Race: 13 minutes, 51 seconds
VP Racing Fuel Makin’ Power Heat One Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer): Michael Asberry, Austin Holcombe, Jimmy Lennex, Kelly Riggs, Bryan Barber, Billie Haager, Jimmy Dalton, Joey Cotterman
VP Racing Fuel Makin’ Power Heat Two Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer): Wayne James, Ricky Arms, Jacob Hall, Kyle Bond, Chris Kittle, Jeff Akard, Dustin Bruce, Michael Lee (DNS-Justin Parker)
VP Racing Fuel Makin’ Power Heat Three Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer): Clayton Miller, Brian Sammons, Austin Francis, Bill Pritchard, Jr., David Clark, Tim Patrick, Sarah Patrick, Eric Bradford, Todd Riley
VP Racing Fuel Makin’ Power Heat Four Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer): Lucas Lee, Brandon Hutchinson, Jamie Mosley, Jeff Hamby, Brandon James, Alex Love, Roger Jackson, Terry James, Shannon Elrod
Final Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series Points (after 11/28/2020)