Iron-Man Late Model Series
Cory Hedgecock and Clayton Miller Gobble Up 7th Annual Leftover at 411 Motor Speedway
SEYMOUR, TENNESSEE (November 26, 2022)– The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series and Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series would complete their 2022 racing campaigns with the 7th Annual Leftover at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN on Saturday. Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, TN would score his second straight Leftover victory and claim the $5,000 to win Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series main event. Clayton Miller of Elkton, KY would lead all twenty-five laps of the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series feature contest and claim the $1,500 payday.
The victory by the 30-year-old Hedgecock would be his third series win of the season and ninth career Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series victory and would come behind the wheel of a Black Diamond Race Car powered by an Eagle Race Engine with sponsorship from E-Z-GO, Eagle Race Engines, Voo Doo Technology, Pace Performance, K and P Used Cars, Budget Transmissions, I-75 Raceway, Green’s Recycling, W.E. Hardscape and Masonry, Circle H Service, Noble Knights Construction Service, Hickory Hardscapes, and Cobb’s Auto Parts.
For 40-year-old Miller, it would be his first Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Series victory of the season and his ninth career series victory and came aboard a Brucebilt Chassis powered by a Wesley Henley Race Engine with sponsorship from Elliott Motorsports, Hustler Bryant Equipment, Morris Wall Construction, Tommy’s Quality Used Cars, Wilson’s Printworks, American Racer, and Brucebilt Performance Parts.
Booger Brooks and Chase Oliver would bring the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series 7th Annual Leftover to the green flag, with Brooks taking the race lead, followed by Oliver, Cory Hedgecock, Mack McCarter, and Russell Erwin. Michael Chilton would grab fifth from Erwin on lap three, while Hedgecock would grab the second position from Oliver on lap five. Oliver, McCarter, and Chilton would battle three-wide for the third position before McCarter claimed third and Chilton would take fourth on lap seven, with Erwin taking from Oliver one circuit later. The top five remained the same as Brooks began to approach the rear of the field, with Hedgecock closing the distance on Brooks. As the lead duo began lapping traffic on lap sixteen, Hedgecock would take the race lead from Brooks. The lead pair would work heavy traffic at this point, allowing McCarter to reel in Brooks, while Erwin would take fourth from Chilton on lap eighteen. McCarter would claim the runner-up slot from Brooks on lap twenty, while the first caution of the event waved on lap twenty-two when fourth place Erwin would spin in turn four and make contact with a uke tire on the inside of the track, ending his race. Hedgecock would command the field on the restart, with Brooks taking second from McCarter, followed by Chilton and ninth-place stater Jed Emert. The second and final caution of the race waved on lap twenty-five as Chase King would spin in turn four. Hedgecock would get a great restart, with McCarter reclaiming the second position from Brooks, while Emert would snag the fourth position away from Chilton. Emert would continue his charge and take the third position from Brooks on lap twenty-seven. Meanwhile, Hedgecock would open a comfortable lead up front, but would have to work lapped traffic beginning on lap thirty-six. McCarter would close a bit, but Hedgecock would go unchallenged the rest of the way to claim the win, with McCarter second and Emert third. Brooks and Chilton would complete the top five. Thirteenth place starter Adam Ahl would charge to finish sixth, with Joe Leavell, Trever Feathers, Jason Manley, and Cameron Weaver completing the top ten finishers.
The start of the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series feature would see a caution on the opening lap for a three-car tangle in turn one, with everyone able to continue. The second attempted start would go much better and Clayton Miller would take the lead, with Brandon Hutchinson, Lucas Lee, Peyton Harlow, and Wayne James in pursuit. Jacob Hall would take fifth from James on lap two, while Hutchinson pressured Miller. The first caution of the event flew on lap five when Jamie Mosley, Skylar Douglas, and Reece Ogle would tangle on the frontchute, with Mosley done for the night. The restart would see the front five of Miller, Hutchinson, Lee, Harlow, and Hall remain the same and they would run in this order until the caution appeared again on lap thirteen when Joe Freels would slow in turn two. Miller would receive a challenge from Hutchinson on the restart, with Miller maintaining lead, while Hall would begin to pressure Harlow for the fourth position and take the spot on lap fifteen. The final caution of the race came on lap seventeen for Jeff Hamby’s slowed mount on the backchute. Miller would get a good restart and hold the lead, while Hutchinson, Lee, Hall, and Harlow gave chase. Brandon Kinzer would challenge Harlow for the fifth position and make his way into the top five on lap twenty-one. Miller would maintain the lead and see the checkered flag first, followed by Hutchinson, Lee, Hall, and Kinzer. Harlow would finish sixth, while Chris Wilson, Ben Harmon, sixteenth place starter Ben Petrey, and Zac Harris completing the top ten.
This concludes the 2022 racing season for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series and Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series. The Iron-Man Racing Series would like to congratulate Michael Chilton of Salvisa, KY as the 2022 Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series champion and congratulate Jacob Hall of Wayland, KY as the 2022 Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series champion. The series would also like to sincerely thank all the tracks, promoters, race teams, and race fans for their support of the Iron-Man Racing Series family throughout the 2022 racing season.
For more information about the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series or Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Series, please contact Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or visit the tour’s webpages at www.IMDIRT.net (Super Late Models), www.IMOPENWHEEL.net (Open Wheel Modifieds), or visit the tour page Iron-Man Racing Series on Facebook and Iron-Man Series (@CTPROMOTE) on Twitter.
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.
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Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Southern Series 7th Annual Leftover at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN on Saturday November 26, 2022 1. Cory Hedgecock-Loudon, Tenn.
2. Mack McCarter-Gatlinburg, Tenn.
3. Jed Emert-Maryville, Tenn.
4. Booger Brooks-Chattanooga, Tenn.
5. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
6. Adam Ahl-Morristown, Tenn.
7. Joe Leavell-Waynesboro, Va.
8. Trever Feathers-Winchester, Va.
9. Jason Manley-Loudon, Tenn.
10. Cameron Weaver-Crossville, Tenn.
11. Pete Crum-Culter, Oh.
12. Scott Shelton-Sparta, Tenn.
13. Chase Oliver-Crossville, Ala.
14. Chase King-Seymour, Tenn.
15. Josh Sneed-Knoxville, Tenn.
16. Josh Hall-Prestonsburg, Ky.
17. Brodie Sharp-Andersonville, Tenn.
18. Shane Bailey-Grayson, Ky.
19. Russell Erwin-Beaver Dam, Va.
20. Brandon Hardgrove-Burnside, Ky.
21. Stacy Boles-Clinton, Tenn.
22. Kaede Loudy-Rogersville, Tenn.
Time of Race: 17 minutes, 11 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.235 seconds
Yellow Flags: Two (Lap 22, 25)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Booger Brooks 1-15, Cory Hedgecock 16-40
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Booger Brooks (Group A) 15.689 seconds SFP Performance Systems Hard Charger Award ($100 product certificate): Adam Ahl (started 13th-finished 6th-advanced 7 positions)
Provisionals: Stacy Boles, Kaede Loudy
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race One Finish (10 laps/top 5 transfer): Joe Leavell, Adam Ahl, Shane Bailey, Josh Hall, Brodie Sharp, Kaede Loudy, Austin Atkins, Daniel Boles, Cory Brock, Lucas Crooks (DNS-Richie Edwards)
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race Two Finish (10 laps/top 5 transfer): Chase King, Pete Crum, Josh Sneed, Scott Shelton, Brandon Hardgrove, Stacy Boles, Mike Bargo, Jeremy Cropper, Noah Phillips, Johnny Gulizia, Jeremy Creech
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-DALE McDOWELL November 26-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-CORY HEDGECOCK
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN on Saturday November 26, 2022 1. Clayton Miller-Elkton, Ky.
2. Brandon Hutchinson-Hi Hat, Ky.
3. Lucas Lee-Paris, Tenn.
4. Jacob Hall-Wayland, Ky.
5. Brandon Kinzer-Freeport, Fla.
6. Peyton Harlow-Glasgow, Ky.
7. Chris Wilson-Crossville, Tenn.
8. Ben Harmon-Brooks, Ky.
9. Ben Petrey-Corbin, Ky.
10. Zac Harris-Elkton, Ky.
11. Wayne James-Newport, Tenn.
12. Ervin Vance-Beaver, Ky.
13. John Baker-French Lick, Ind.
14. Adam Ogle-Cosby, Tenn.
15. Brandon James-Newport, Tenn.
16. Reece Ogle-Sevierville, Tenn.
17. Terry James-Newport, Tenn.
18. Jeff Hamby-Lancing, Tenn.
19. Joe Freels-Coalfield, Tenn.
20. Jamie Mosley-London, Ky.
21. Skylar Douglas-Clinton, Tenn.
22. Adrian Smith-Albany, Ky.
Time of Race: 19 minutes, 5 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.244 seconds
Yellow Flags: Four (Lap 1, 5, 13, 17)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Clayton Miller 1-25
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Clayton Miller 16.565 seconds Brucebilt Performance Parts Hard Charger ($50 product certificate): Ben Petrey (started 16th-finished 9th-advanced 7 positions) Brucebilt Performance Parts Hard Luck Award ($20 certificate): Jamie Mosley Provisional Starters: Adrian Smith, Terry James
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat One Finish (8 laps/top 5 transfer): Adam Ogle, John Baker, Zac Harris, Skylar Douglas, Joe Freels, Adrian Smith, Brian Leach, Sarah Patrick, Cameron Claborn (DNS-Dave Lester)
Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Two Finish (8 laps/top 5 transfer): Ervin Vance, Jamie Mosley, Ben Petrey, Reece Ogle, Brandon James, Terry James, Charlie Bates, Jamie Layton, Michael Asberry, Aaron Lucas, Chad Crain
2022 Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series Schedule/Results:
April 29-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-LUCAS LEE April 30-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-BRANDON KINZER May 14-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-BRYAN BARBER July 2-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-BLAKE BROWN July 16-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-ADAM STRICKER September 14-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-CHRIS WILSON September 30-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-COLE FALLOWAY October 1-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-COLE FALLOWAY November 26-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-CLAYTON MILLER
Article Credit: By Michael Despain | Photo by Chad Wells