Iron-Man Late Model Series
Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series Back in Action at the 34th Annual Gobbler at Boyd’s Speedway Saturday November 19
SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (November 12, 2022) – The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series will return to action this weekend in one of the south’s oldest traditional events, the 34th Annual Gobbler, at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, GA on Saturday November 19. The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series competitors will be action in a 40-lap main event that will pay $10,000 to win and $600 to start. The series would like to thank the promotional team of Boyd’s Speedway for putting more money into the Late Model purse for the Gobbler including upping the start money to $600.
The track will host an open practice to get the weekend underway on Friday November 18. The pit area will open at 3:00 p.m. and the general admission area will open at 4:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the open practice on Friday November 18 in the general admission area is free, while a pit pass for the open practice on Friday November 18 will be $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12, and children ages 5 and under are free.
The 34th Annual Gobbler will take place on Saturday November 18 and will feature the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series in a full program of Denby’s J&J Construction Hot Laps, E-Z-GO Time Trials, Sunoco Race Fuels Heats, Impact Race Gear B-Mains, and the 40-lap, $10,000 to win/$600 to start 34th Annual Gobbler feature contest. Other divisions in competition on Saturday November 19 at Boyd’s Speedway will be the track’s 604 Crate Late Models ($2,000 to win), Sportsman 602 ($1,250 to win), Front Wheel Drives ($600 to win), Dwarf Cars ($450 to win), CRUSA/Taz/Gap Street Stocks ($1,000 to win), and an Enduro ($1,000 to win).
Activities at Boyd’s Speedway for the 34th Annual Gobbler on Saturday November 19 will see the pit area open at 2:00 p.m. and the general admission area will open at 3:30 p.m. The drivers meeting will be at 5:00 p.m., followed by on-track action beginning at 5:15 p.m. Ticket prices for the 34th Annual Gobbler at Boyd’s Speedway on Saturday November 19 in the general admission area will be $25 for adults, children ages 6-12 will be $10, and children ages 5 and under are free. VIP Ticket prices are $60. Pit passes will be $45 for adults, children ages 6-12 will be $20, and children ages 5 and under are free.
The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series will sanction the Super Late Model portion of the event and the tire rule will be as follows: Hoosier 1350/1600/LM40/21 or American Racer 48 and 56 anywhere on the car, with the Left Front being open (there is no limit on the number of tires used; NO 29.0 size tires on the left rear; the droop rule will be in effect, along with the new standardized 2022 body rules). The entry fee will be $100 and transponders for timing/scoring will be available for rent at the track. Any driver not making the 22-car starting field will receive $75 tow money.
Boyd’s Speedway is located at 1482 Scruggs Road in Ringgold, GA 30736. For more information, please visit the track’s webpage at www.boydsspeedway.com or like Boyd’s Speedway on their Facebook page.
For more information on the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series, please call series promoter Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or by visiting the tour website at www.IMDIRT.net or by following Iron-Man Series (@CTPROMOTE) on Twitter or liking Iron-Man Racing Series on Facebook.
The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series would like to thank the following sponsors and marketing partners for their support of the 2022 racing season: Valvoline, Zerex by Valvoline, Brucebilt Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, E-Z-GO, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, DirtonDirt.com, MyRacePass, FloRacing, Impact Race Gear, XS Power Batteries, Vic Hill Racing Engines, American Racer Tires, Keltner Contracting, TW Taylor Trucking, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Swafford Signs, KY Clutch, Brown Haven Homes, Knowles Race Parts and Bodies, Coosa Heating and Cooling, SFP Performance Systems, KND Safety, Chattanooga Valley Auto Parts, Race Clean, Denby’s J&J Construction, Advanced Transportation, Lowe’s Tows, Reno’s Roadhouse, and Racetrack Safety Initiative.
Former Gobbler Champions (Event Held at Cleveland Speedway from 1989-2015)
1989-Lamar Lowry-Chattanooga, TN
1990-Ronnie Johnson-Chattanooga, TN
1991-Rex Richey-Ringgold, GA
1992-Ronnie Johnson-Chattanooga, TN
1993-No Event Held
1994-Frank Ingram-Woodstock, GA
1995-Don O’Neal-Martinsville, IN
1996-Ronnie Johnson-Chattanooga, TN
1997-Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, GA
1998-Danny Peoples-Margaret, AL
1999-John Jones-Stockbridge, GA
2000-Patrick Duggan-Lenoir City, TN
2001-Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, GA
2002-Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, GA
2003-Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, GA
2004-Skip Arp-Georgetown, TN
2005-Scott Sexton-Pigeon Forge, TN
2006-Clint Smith-Senoia, GA
2007-Shane Clanton-Zebulon, GA
2008-Shane Clanton-Zebulon, GA
2009-Chris Madden-Gray Court, SC
2010-Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, GA
2011-Ray Cook-Brasstown, NC
2012-Randy Weaver-Crossville, TN
2013-Jake Knowles-Rome, GA
2014-Riley Hickman-Ooltewah, TN
2015-Chris Madden-Gray Court, SC
2016-Brandon Overton-Evans, GA
2017-Brandon Overton-Evans, GA
2019-Jason Hiett-Oxford, AL
2020-Michael Page-Douglasville, GA
2021-Ronnie Johnson-Chattanooga, TN
Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series Feature Purse Saturday November 19 (40 laps): 1. $10,000, 2. $5,000, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,500, 5. $2,000, 6. $1,700, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,250, 9. $1,100, 10. $1,000, 11. $950, 12. $800, 13. $750, 14. $700, 15. $675, 16. $650, 17. $625, 18. $600, 19. $600, 20. $600, 21. $600, 22. $600, 23. $600, 24. $600.
2022 Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series Schedule/Results:
January 29-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA- SAM SEAWRIGHT (non-points)
March 5-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-BRANDON OVERTON
March 25-Bristol Motor Speedway-Bristol, TN-CHRIS MADDEN
March 26-Bristol Motor Speedway-Bristol, TN-CHRIS FERGUSON
April 1-Bristol Motor Speedway-Bristol, TN-CHRIS MADDEN
April 2-Bristol Motor Speedway-Bristol, TN-DALE MCDOWELL
April 15-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-CORY HEDGECOCK
April 16-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-CHRIS MADDEN
April 30-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-PAYTON FREEMAN
May 14-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-ELI BEETS
May 29-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-ELI BEETS
May 30-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-JIMMY OWENS
June 3-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-ELI BEETS
June 4-Mountain View Raceway-Spring City, TN-JADON FRAME
July 1-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-DONALD MCINTOSH
July 2-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-ELI BEETS
July 3-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-RICKY WEISS
July 15-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-JOSH RICE
August 6-Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, IN-DEVIN GILPIN
August 12-Duck River Raceway Park-Lewisburg, TN-SAM SEAWRIGHT
August 13-Talladega Short Track-Eastaboga, AL-ASHTON WINGER
August 27-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-JOSH RICE
September 14-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-CORY HEDGECOCK
September 30-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-TANNER ENGLISH
October 1-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-MIKE MARLAR
October 8-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-MIKE MARLAR
November 4-Duck River Raceway Park-Lewisburg, TN-JENSEN FORD
November 5-Duck River Raceway Park-Lewisburg, TN-GARRETT ALBERSON
November 19-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$10,000 to win
November 26-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$5,000 to win
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