FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Eddie Carrier, Jr. Scores Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Sunoco Race Fuels “Butterball” Memorial Win at Richmond Raceway
By Michael Despain
RICHMOND, KENTUCKY – September 15, 2018 – The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com would complete its Kentucky doubleheader weekend on Saturday evening at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY with the 31st Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial and Eddie Carrier, Jr. of Salt Rock, WV would score the $10,059 victory, plus he would earn an additional $550 in lap leader money, to make his victory worth $10,609.
Carrier, Jr. would become the twelfth different winner with the tour in 2018, while it would also be his first career Iron-Man Series victory, and also his first-ever feature victory at Richmond Raceway. The win would come aboard the Jake Keaton owned Keaton’s Collision Center, Barbourville Mini Storage, Complex Pre Owned Auto Sales, Sunoco Race Fuels, All Star Performance, Fox Shocks, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer Oil sponsored #10 Longhorn Chassis, Andy Durham Race Engines powered entry.
The start of the contest would see Victor Lee roll from his outside front-row starting position to take the race lead, with Billy Moyer, Jr., Todd Coffman, Eddie Carrier, Jr., and Devin Gilpin in pursuit. Carrier, Jr. would work past Coffman on lap three to claim the third position and Jason Jameson would drive past Coffman and Gilpin on the same circuit and take the fourth spot. As Lee cruised out in front of the event, he would start lapping slower traffic on lap eleven, as Carrier, Jr. closed in on Moyer, Jr. for the second position. With Lee working traffic to perfection, Moyer, Jr. and Carrier, Jr. would battle for the second spot, with Jameson and Coffman battling for the fourth position. Carrier, Jr. would finally take the runner-up slot on lap nineteen and set his sights on the leader. The first caution of the race would wave on lap twenty-eight when Elliott Despain looped his mount on the backchute to slow the action.
The restart would see Lee maintain the lead, with Carrier, Jr. giving chase, while Moyer, Jr. and Jameson battled for third. Jameson would throw a slidejob pass on Moyer, Jr. off of turn four on lap thirty-two for the third position, but Moyer, Jr. would dive back under Jameson and reclaim the third spot at the line. Mike Marlar would work his way into the top five at this point in the event as he would pass Gilpin for the fifth position, after Gilpin had taken the spot from Coffman a few circuits earlier. Debris on the racetrack would trigger the second caution flag of the event on lap 35 and on the restart, Lee would still hold the top spot, with Carrier, Jr. in second, with Moyer, Jr. third. Marlar would work under Jameson for the fourth position on lap thirty-six and one circuit later would take the third position from Moyer, Jr. The final caution of the event would wave for debris in turn one on lap forty-one and Carrier, Jr. would stay right on Lee on this restart, while Marlar would be third, with Moyer, Jr. and Jameson battling for fourth. Carrier, Jr. started looking under Lee for the lead by lap forty-four and Carrier, Jr. would take the top position exiting turn four on lap forty-six. Jameson and Moyer, Jr. would trade the fourth spot on laps forty-eight and forty-nine, with Jameson finally gaining the position on lap fifty-four, while twenty-second starting Michael Chilton and thirteenth starting Zack Dohm would battle for sixth. Third-place running Marlar would start to have engine woes in the final laps of the event and was trying to nurse his ailing machine to the finish, allowing Carrier, Jr. and Lee to pull away. As Marlar faded, Dohm would charge through the field in the final laps and would work past Jameson and Moyer, Jr. Carrier, Jr. would stave off one final challenge from Lee in the final three circuits to claim the victory, with Lee finishing second (and earning an additional $500 in lap leader money), and Dohm completing the podium positions with a third-place effort. Jameson and Moyer, Jr. would round out the top five. Chilton would head up the sixth through tenth place finishers, followed by Eric Wells, seventeenth starting Jackie Boggs, Gilpin, and Jared Hawkins.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com next events will be Friday October 5 and Saturday October 6 at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY. The opening night of the Lake Cumberland Classic weekend on Friday October 5 will pay $3,000 to win, while the Lake Cumberland Classic finale on Saturday October 6 will pay $5,000 to win. The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV and the MARS Super Late Model Racing Series will also sanction these events, with the events serving as the championship weekend for the MARS tour. The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series will also be in action at Lake Cumberland Speedway on Saturday October 6, racing for $1,000 to win.
Further information on the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com 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 at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY on September 15, 2018
1. Eddie Carrier, Jr.-Salt Rock, W.V.
2. Victor Lee-Danville, Ky.
3. Zack Dohm-Cross Lanes, W.V.
4. Jason Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
5. Billy Moyer, Jr.-Batesville, Ark.
6. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
7. Eric Wells-Hazard, Ky.
8. Jackie Boggs-Grayson, Ky.
9. Devin Gilpin-Columbus, Ind.
10. Jared Hawkins-Fairmont, W.V.
11. David Webb-Nicholasville, Ky.
12. Greg Johnson-Bedford, Ind.
13. Jeff Watson-Campbellsville, Ky.
14. Jason Barrett-Waco, Ky.
15. Todd Coffman-Junction City, Ky.
16. Mike Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
17. Derek Fisher-Olympia, Ky.
18. Tommy Bailey-Corbin, Ky.
19. Josh Hall-Prestonsburg, Ky.
20. Tyler Carpenter-Parkersburg, W.V.
21. Joey Standridge-Telico Plains, Tenn.
22. Elliott Despain-Campbellsville, Ky.
23. Jeremy Berwanger-Murray City, Ohio
24. Jonathon Couch-Jackson, Ky.
Time of Race: Not Available
Margin of Victory: Not Available
Yellow Flags: 3 (lap 28, 35, 41)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Victor Lee 1-45, Eddie Carrier, Jr. 46-59
Overall Top Qualifier: Jason Jameson (Group A) 14.353 seconds
Highest Finishing GM604 Crate Engine ($100): Jeff Watson
Provisional Starters: Joey Standridge (series), Michael Chilton (series), Jason Barrett (track), Elliott Despain (track)
Heat One Finish (10 laps/top 4 transfer)- Billy Moyer, Jr., Jason Jameson, Mike Marlar, Zack Dohm, Jackie Boggs, Zane Powell, Elliott Despain, Joey Standridge, Joe Mayabb, Tim Tungate
Heat Two Finish (10 laps/top 4 transfer)- Todd Coffman, Eric Wells, Derek Fisher, David Webb, Jonathon Couch, Daniel Dial, C.J. Ruble, Dustin Bradshaw (DNS-Michael Chilton)
Heat Three Finish (10 laps/top 4 transfer)- Victor Lee, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Greg Johnson, Jeremy Berwanger, Tommy Bailey, Connor Meade, Steve Elliott, Lauren Longbrake, Danny Barrett, Robert Tincher
Heat Four Finish (10 laps/top 4 transfer)- Devin Gilpin, Jared Hawkins, Tyler Carpenter, Jeff Watson, Josh Hall, Steven Eversole, Shannon Thornsberry, Dalton Brown, Jason Barrett (DNS-Josh Putnam)
B-Main One Finish (10 laps/top 2 transfer)- Jackie Boggs, Jonathon Couch, Zane Powell, Tim Tungate, Michael Chilton, Daniel Dial, Joey Standridge, C.J. Ruble, Elliott Despain (DNS-Joe Mayabb, Dustin Bradshaw)
B-Main Two Finish (10 laps/top 2 transfer)- Tommy Bailey, Josh Hall, Connor Meade, Steve Elliott, Lauren Longbrake, Shannon Thornsberry, Dalton Brown, Robert Tincher, Steven Eversole, Danny Barrett (DNS-Jason Barrett, Josh Putnam)
Current Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series Points (after 9/15/18)
1. Joey Standridge-2,495
2. Jason Jameson-1,506
3. Todd Coffman-1,286
4. David Webb-1,086
5. Chicky Barton-1,068
6. Jeff Watson-1,044
7. David Payne-944
8. Michael Chilton-928
9. Derek Fisher-916
10. Tommy Bailey-888