Tyler Carpenter Captures
Schaeffer’s SNBS/Iron-Man Series Mike Roland Memorial at
16, 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 2nd Annual Mike
Roland Memorial to conclude a Bluegrass State weekend of action
at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY on Saturday evening and Tyler
Carpenter of Parkersburg, WV would sweep the weekend of racing
action in the Bluegrass state by leading all fifty laps and scoring
the $10,031 victory. (McLeod Media Services
Carpenter’s victory in the event was for the second consecutive
year and would make him the first repeat winner with both series
in 2018, coming behind the wheel of his familiar Mike’s
Tree Service, Octane Race Parts sponsored #28 Kryptonite Race
Car powered by an Isner Race Engine.
The start of the event would see Tyler Carpenter, Todd Coffman,
and John Ownbey wage a battle for the lead on the opening lap
of the event, with Carpenter holding the lead by a half-car length
as the completion of the first lap over Coffman and Ownbey, while
Zack Dohm and Derek Fisher would race for the fourth position.
Jason Jameson would close in on Fisher and take the fifth spot
on lap three, while Coffman pressured Carpenter for the race lead.
The only caution of the event flew on lap six when fourth place
running Dohm would have his hood come unattached at the front
of his machine and block his vision, resulting in Dohm stopping
in turn two. The restart would see Carpenter maintain the lead,
while Ownbey would drive past Coffman for second and Fisher would
claim the fourth position from Jameson. With Carpenter slowly
building his lead, Fisher would begin to move forward as he would
take third from Coffman on lap eight and track down second place
running Ownbey and grab the runner-up slot on lap twelve. Meanwhile,
with Carpenter continuing to build his lead at the point, Jared
Hawkins would pressure Jameson for the fifth position and would
grab the spot on lap thirteen. Carpenter would continue to motor
away and would start the process of working slower traffic on
lap sixteen. Hawkins would continue his charge after starting
eighth and would score the third position from Coffman on lap
eighteen. As Carpenter worked slower traffic, Fisher would close
the distance between himself and the race leader, while Hawkins
continued his assault toward the front and would claim the third
position from Ownbey on lap twenty-two.
With Carpenter working traffic to perfection, Fisher would have
some trouble in lapped traffic and this would allow Hawkins to
close in on the second place running Fisher. Jameson would work
his way back into the top five on lap twenty-nine after a two-lap
battle with Coffman for that position. As the race reached the
fifteen lap remaining mark, Carpenter had built a very comfortable
lead at this point, while Hawkins had ran down Fisher in traffic
and began to challenge for the second position. With laps quickly
adding up, Carpenter maintained a comfortable advantage, while
Fisher and Hawkins still battling for the second position, while
Jameson would pressure Ownbey for the fourth spot at this same
point. Carpenter would not be denied and would cross under the
checkered flag, while Hawkins would get around Fisher in turn
two on the final circuit, only to have Fisher reclaim the position
entering turn three and Fisher would beat Hawkins back to the
finish to take second, with Hawkins settling for third. Ownbey
and Jameson would finish fourth and fifth respectively. The remainder
of the top ten at the conclusion of the contest would be David
Payne, Coffman, Dohm (who charged back to eighth after restarting
22nd after the lap six caution), Connor Meade, and Ray Cook.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented
by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV next event will be Tuesday
July 3 at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN, paying $5,000 to
win. The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model
Series next events will be Friday June 22 at Ponderosa Speedway
in Junction City, KY for the 21st Annual Pete Abell Memorial and
Saturday June 23 at Florence Speedway in Union, KY, with both
events paying $5,000 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 Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY on June 16, 2018
1. Tyler Carpenter-Parkersburg, W.V.
2. Derek Fisher-Olympia, Ky.
3. Jared Hawkins-Fairmont, W.V.
4. John Ownbey-Cleveland, Tenn.
5. Jason Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
6. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
7. Todd Coffman-Junction City, Ky.
8. Zack Dohm-Cross Lanes, W.V.
9. Connor Meade-Clay City, Ky.
10. Ray Cook-Brasstown, N.C.
11. Jason Barrett-Waco, Ky.
12. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.
13. Jeff Watson-Campbellsville, Ky.
14. Chicky Barton-Middlesboro, Ky.
15. Caleb Ashby-Cunningham, Tenn.
16. Elliott Despain-Campbellsville, Ky.
17. Jonathon Couch-Jackson, Ky.
18. Joey Standridge-Tellico Plains, Tenn.
19. Dennis Roberson-Paris, Ky.
20. C.J. Ruble-Waco, Ky.
21. Dalton Brown-Crab Orchard, Ky.
22. Daniel Shelton-Richmond, Ky.
Time of Race: 17 minutes, 25 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.522 seconds
Yellow Flags: 1 (Lap 6)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Tyler Carpenter 1-50
Overall Top Qualifier: Todd Coffman (Group A) 14.473 seconds
Keyser Manufacturing 11th Place Award: Jason Barrett
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): Todd Coffman
Highest Finishing Steel/SPEC Engine ($200): John Ownbey
Provisional Starters: None
Heat One Finish (10 laps/all transfer)- Todd Coffman, Derek Fisher,
Connor Meade, Ray Cook, Joey Standridge, C.J. Ruble
Heat Two Finish (10 laps/all transfer)- John Ownbey, David Payne,
Jason Barrett, Daniel Shelton, Dalton Brown
Heat Three Finish (10 laps/all transfer)- Tyler Carpenter, Jason
Jameson, Aaron Ridley, Elliott Despain, Jeff Watson, Caleb Ashby
Heat Four Finish (10 laps/all transfer)- Zack Dohm, Jared Hawkins,
Chicky Barton, Jonathon Couch, Dennis Roberson
Current Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points (after 6/16/18)
1. Aaron Ridley-1,102
2. David Payne-1,096
3. Chicky Barton-1,082
4. Casey Roberts-564
5. Shawn Chastain-560
6. Joey Standridge-508
7. Tyler Carpenter-400
8. Ricky Weiss-396
9. John Ownbey-388
10. Will Roland-384
Current Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series Points (after
1. Joey Standridge-870
2. Ray Cook-712
3. Chicky Barton-704
4. Caleb Ashby-625
5. John Ownbey-560
6. Aaron Ridley-554
7. David Payne-550
8. Craig Greer-536
9. Tyler Carpenter-400
10. Cory Hedgecock-396