Thirty-nine late model drivers entered the $10,059 to win race sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Iron Man Championship Series. Several regional favorites appeared to be on track to capture the honors but it was Eddie Carrier Jr. that took the Butterball Woolridge Memorial win at Richmond Raceway. It was Carrier’s first career win at the Richmond, Kentucky speedway, and first win in the Iron-man series.
Carrier earned $10,059 for the victory plus an additional $550 in lap money, making the victory worth $10,609. The event was sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series. Carrier became the twelfth different winner with the tour in 2018.
Jason Jameson set fast time in group A of qualifying with a lap of 14.383 seconds. Carrier was the fastest in group B qualifying at a time of 14.563 seconds. Billy Moyer Jr. Todd Coffman, Victor Lee, and Devin Gilpin were the heat race winners.
Official Summary of Results:
Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series. Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky. September 15, 2018
Heat One (10 laps/top 4 transfer): 1. Billy Moyer, Jr., 2. Jason Jameson, 3. Mike Marlar, 4. Zack Dohm, 5. Jackie Boggs, 6. Zane Powell, 7. Elliott Despain, 8. Joey Standridge, 9. Joe Mayabb, 10. Tim Tungate.
Heat Two (10 laps/top 4 transfer): 1. Todd Coffman, 2. Eric Wells, 3. Derek Fisher, 4. David Webb, 4. Jonathon Couch, 5. Daniel Dial, 6. C.J. Ruble, 7. Dustin Bradshaw (DNS-Michael Chilton)
Heat Three (10 laps/top 4 transfer): 1. Victor Lee, 2. Eddie Carrier, Jr., 3. Greg Johnson, 4. Jeremy Berwanger, 5. Tommy Bailey, 6. Connor Meade, 7. Steve Elliott, 8. Lauren Longbrake, 9. Danny Barrett, 10. Robert Tincher.
Heat Four (10 laps/top 4 transfer): 1. Devin Gilpin, 2. Jared Hawkins, 3. Tyler Carpenter, 4. Jeff Watson, 5. Josh Hall, 6. Steven Eversole, 7. Shannon Thornsberry, 8. Dalton Brown, 9. Jason Barrett (DNS-Josh Putnam).
B-Main One (10 laps/top 2 transfer): 1. Jackie Boggs, 2. Jonathon Couch, 3. Zane Powell, 4. Tim Tungate, 5. Michael Chilton, 6. Daniel Dial, 7. Joey Standridge, 8. C.J. Ruble, 9. Elliott Despain (DNS-Joe Mayabb, Dustin Bradshaw).
B-Main Two (10 laps/top 2 transfer): 1. Tommy Bailey, 2. Josh Hall, 3. Connor Meade, 4. Steve Elliott, 5. Lauren Longbrake, 6. Shannon Thornsberry, 7. Dalton Brown, 8. Robert Tincher, 9. Steven Eversole, 10. Danny Barrett (DNS-Jason Barrett, Josh Putnam).
A-Main: 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.
- Yellow Flags: 3 (lap 28, 35, 41)
- Lap Leaders: Victor Lee 1-45, Eddie Carrier, Jr. 46-59
- Entries: 39
- 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)
Current Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series Points (after 9/15/18):
- Joey Standridge-2,495
- Jason Jameson-1,506
- Todd Coffman-1,286
- David Webb-1,086
- Chicky Barton-1,068
- Jeff Watson-1,044
- David Payne-944
- Michael Chilton-928
- Derek Fisher-916
- Tommy Bailey-888