Michael Chilton Captures
14th Annual Iron-Man Classic at Lake Cumberland Speedway
5, 2018) Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, KY would
kick off the 2018 Lake Cumberland Classic weekend with the 14th
Annual Iron-Man Classic featuring the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man
Championship Late Model Series, Schaeffer’s Oil Southern
Nationals Bonus Series, and MARS Super Late Model Racing Series
all in action and Michael Chilton of Salvisa, KY would take the
lead from Victor Lee on lap twenty-nine and proceed to drive to
the $3,000 victory. (McLeod Media Services
Chilton’s win in the Iron-Man Classic would mark his fourth
career victory in the event and would come aboard his Caton Industrial
Painting, MKC Transport, Parkview Home Center, Dial Painting,
Irvin Enterprises, Brucebilt Performance sponsored #97 Rocket
Chassis, Bullock Race Engines powered entry.
Victor Lee would take the lead at the start of the event, with
Michael Chilton, Billy Moyer, Jason Jameson, and Tanner English
in pursuit. The front-five would remain the same as Lee would
see a rapid pace at the point and would start working lapped traffic
on lap six. Jameson would work past Moyer on lap seven to take
the third position and would reel in second-place Chilton. However,
the first caution of the event would wave on lap ten when David
Payne slowed exiting turn two and third-place Jameson would clip
Payne’s mount and the contact would rip the rear spoiler
off Jameson’s entry. The attempted restart would come back
when Jameson slowed his machine in turn four and head to the work
area and would return to action. Once action resumed, Lee would
continue to lead the way, with Chilton still second, while Moyer,
English, and Billy Moyer, Jr. giving chase. Lee would again set
a quick pace at the front and would start the lapping of slower
traffic on lap fifteen.
Lee and Chilton would put on a clinic in slower traffic and Chilton
would close in on Lee on lap twenty-eight and as Lee dove to the
bottom in turn three to lap another car, Chilton went to the high
side of the track and would take the lead at the start/finish
line on lap twenty-nine. As the laps slipped away, Chilton would
distance himself from the field, with a caution for debris on
lap thirty-six slowing Chilton’s effort, as only the top
seven cars in the running order would be on the lead lap at that
point. The restart would only see the action halted again on lap
thirty-eight when David Webb’s mount put fluid down on the
backchute. This would set up a sprint to the finish, with Chilton
maintaining the race lead and taking the victory. Lee would have
a right-rear tire go down on the final lap and Moyer would end
up with runner-up honors, with English finish third. Moyer, Jr.
and Scott James would complete the top five. Lee would limp his
mount home to a sixth place finish, while Tommy Bailey, Cameron
Marlar, Joey Coulter, and Dean Carpenter completed the top ten
The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series,
the Southern Nationals Bonus Series, and MARS Super Late Model
Racing Series next event will be Saturday October 6 at Lake Cumberland
Speedway in Burnside, KY for the 24th Annual Lake Cumberland Classic,
paying $5,000 to win. It will also be championship night for the
MARS Super Late Model Racing Series as the tour will crown its
2018 series champion. In addition, the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man
Modified Series will be in action at Lake Cumberland Speedway
on Saturday October 6, racing for $1,200 to win.
Further information on the Southern Nationals Bonus Series can
be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or
by visiting the official series website at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.
Further information about the Iron-Man Championship Late Model
Series, Iron-Man Modified Series, and MARS Super Late Model Racing
Series can be obtained by calling Promoter 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 vs. Southern Nationals Bonus Series vs. MARS
Super Late Model Racing Series at Lake Cumberland Speedway in
Burnside, KY on Friday October 5, 2018
1. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
2. Billy Moyer, Sr.-Batesville, Ark.
3. Tanner English-Benton, Ky.
4. Billy Moyer, Jr.-Batesville, Ark.
5. Scott James-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
6. Victor Lee-Danville, Ky.
7. Tommy Bailey-Corbin, Ky.
8. Cameron Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
9. Joey Coulter-Concord, N.C.
10. Dean Carpenter-Coldwater, Miss.
11. Todd Coffman-Junction City, Ky.
12. Joey Standridge-Telico Plains, Tenn.
13. David Webb-Nicholasville, Ky.
14. Brandon Fouts-Kite, Ky.
15. Jason Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
16. Sam Epling-Bancroft, Mich.
17. Ray Cook-Brasstown, N.C.
18. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
19. Stephen Breeding-Isom, Ky.
20. Steve Stollings-Hazard, Ky.
21. Caleb Ashby-Cunningham, Tenn.
Did Not Start-Jeff Watson-Campbellsville, Ky.
Time of Race: 23 minutes, 33 seconds
Margin of Victory: 2.883 seconds
Yellow Flags: 4 (lap 10, 10 restart, 36, 38)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Victor Lee 1-28, Michael Chilton 29-40)
Overall Top Qualifier: Billy Moyer, Jr. (Group A) 12.898 seconds
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): None
Highest Finishing Steel/SPEC Engine ($200): None
Provisional Starters: Ray Cook (time), Joey Standridge (Bonus
Series), Steve Stollings (Iron-Man Series), Sam Epling (MARS)
Heat One Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer)- Victor Lee, Billy Moyer,
Jr., Scott James, Stephen Breeding, Joey Coulter, Ray Cook, Daniel
Dial, Larry Greer
Heat Two Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer)- Jason Jameson, David
Payne, Todd Coffman, Zane Powell, Caleb Ashby, Sam Epling, Joey
Standridge, Eric Dalton
Heat Three Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer)- Michael Chilton,
Tanner English, David Webb, Brandon Fouts, Rod Carter, Jr., Dean
Carpenter, Matthew Smith, Kenny Cobble
Heat Four Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer)- Billy Moyer, Sr.,
Tommy Bailey, Cameron Marlar, Jeff Watson, Steve Elliott, Casey
Turman, Steve Stollings
B-Main One Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer)- Joey Coulter, Stephen
Breeding, Caleb Ashby, Zane Powell, Ray Cook, Sam Epling, Joey
Standridge, Eric Dalton (DNS-Daniel Dial, Larry Greer)
B-Main Two Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer)- Brandon Fouts, Dean
Carpenter, Jeff Watson, Rod Carter, Jr., Steve Stollings, Kenny
Cobble, Casey Turman, Matthew Smith, Steve Elliott
* All Photos Below Courtesy
of McLeod Media Services