Tyler Carpenter Wheels
to Schaeffer’s SNBS/Iron-Man Series Johnny Wheeler Memorial
Win at Lake Cumberland Speedway
15, 2018) The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV and
the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series
presented by DirtonDirt.com would co-sanction the inaugural Johnny
Wheeler Memorial on Friday evening at Lake Cumberland Speedway
in Burnside, KY and Tyler Carpenter of Parkersburg, WV would lead
all thirty-one laps of the contest and claim the $4,031 payday.
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
The win by Carpenter made him the fifth different winner with
the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series this
season and the fourth different winner with the Schaeffer’s
Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series in 2018. Carpenter’s
victory would come behind the wheel of his Mike’s Tree Service,
Octane Race Parts sponsored #28 Kryptonite Race Car sporting an
Isner Race Engine.
The start of the event would see Tyler Carpenter, Jeff Watson,
and Jason Jameson race three-wide for the lead on the opening
lap of the contest, with Carpenter having the advantage at the
stripe, with Jameson hounding Watson and getting past him on lap
two, with Watson slowing in turn four on lap three to draw the
first caution of the event and pulling pitside for the evening.
The restart would see Carpenter maintain the lead, with Jameson,
John Ownbey, Michael Chilton, and Aaron Ridley giving chase. The
front five would remain the same as Carpenter would begin to work
slower traffic on lap nine, while fourth place Chilton would get
into the wall in turn two on lap eleven and the caution would
wave for debris on the track. The restart would see the top five
remain the same, with Jameson challenging Carpenter repeatedly
for the lead, especially in turns one and two. With the top five
pulling away from the remainder of the field at this point, the
third caution of the race would wave on lap eighteen when Stephen
Breeding would spin his entry in turn four. The restart would
see Carpenter ease away from Jameson a bit, but Jameson would
begin to mount a charge and would close back in on Carpenter,
while Ridley would work past Chilton for the fourth position on
The turning point of the race came on lap twenty-six as the leaders
began working slower traffic and Carpenter had to check up in
turn two to keep from contacting a slower car and this would allow
Jameson to take the race lead momentarily, however, disaster would
strike Jameson before the lap could be completed as he would spin
his machine exiting turn four attempting to lap a slower car and
Cameron Marlar, who had started eighteenth in the event, has climbed
to the seventh position and would be collected in the melee, Jameson
able to continue and Marlar electing to pull pitside for the remainder
of the event. The final restart would see Carpenter inch away
from Ownbey in the final few circuits and drive to the checkered
flag first, with Ownbey claiming second in his first-ever trip
to the Bluegrass state to compete, while Ridley garnered third
place honors. Chilton and Coffman would complete the top five.
The remainder of the top ten finishers would be David Webb, Chicky
Barton, Caleb Ashby, seventeenth place starting Ray Cook, and
The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented
by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV and the Schaeffer’s
Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series next event will be
another co-sanctioned contest on Saturday June 16 at Richmond
Raceway in Richmond, KY for the 2nd Annual Mike Roland Memorial,
paying $10,031 to win.
Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals,
Southern Nationals Bonus Series, and Iron-Man Series can be obtained
by calling Southern Nationals Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353
or Iron-Man Series Promoter Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or
by visiting the official series websites located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus
Series/Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model
Series at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY on June 15,
1. Tyler Carpenter-Parkersburg, W.V.
2. John Ownbey-Cleveland, Tenn.
3. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.
4. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
5. Todd Coffman-Junction City, Ky.
6. David Webb-Nicholasville, Ky.
7. Chicky Barton-Middlesboro, Ky.
8. Caleb Ashby-Cunningham, Tenn.
9. Ray Cook-Brasstown, N.C.
10. Connor Meade-Clay City, Ky.
11. Steve Stollings-Hazard, Ky.
12. Joey Standridge-Telico Plains, Tenn.
13. Jonathon Couch-Jackson, Ky.
14. Derek Bottoms-Taylorsville, Ky.
15. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
16. Jason Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
17. Derrick Meadors-Williamsburg, Ky.
18. Kenny Cobble-Cookeville, Tenn.
19. Cameron Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
20. Daniel Dial-Lawrenceburg, Ky.
21. Stephen Breeding-Isom, Ky.
22. Jeff Watson-Campbellsville, Ky.
Time of Race: 25 minutes, 22 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.690 seconds
Yellow Flags: 4 (Lap 3, 11, 18, 26)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Tyler Carpenter 1-31
Overall Top Qualifier: Jason Jameson (Group A) 13.560 seconds
Keyser Manufacturing 11th Place Award: Steve Stollings
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): Todd Coffman
Highest Finishing Steel/SPEC Engine ($200): John Ownbey
Provisional Starters: Joey Standridge, Derrick Meadors
Dash (4 laps)- Tyler Carpenter, Jeff Watson, Jason Jameson, John
Heat One Finish (8 laps/top 3 transfer)- Aaron Ridley, David Webb,
Connor Meade, Ray Cook, Joey Notchie (DNS-Jared Hawkins)
Heat Two Finish (8 laps/top 3 transfer)- Stephen Breeding, Jonathon
Couch, Derek Bottoms, Elliott Despain (DQ-Cameron Marlar)
Heat Three Finish (8 laps/top 3 transfer)- Michael Chilton, Chicky
Barton, David Payne, Kenny Cobble, Joey Standridge, Dalton Brown
Heat Four Finish (8 laps/top 3 transfer)- Todd Coffman, Caleb
Ashby, Steve Stollings, Derrick Meadors, Daniel Dial
Consy One Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer)- Ray Cook, Cameron Marlar,
Daniel Dial, Kenny Cobble, Derrick Meadors, Joey Standridge, Dalton
Brown, Joey Notchie (DNS- Elliott Despain, Jared Hawkins)
* All Pictures Below Courtesy of McLeod