SOMERSET, Ky. — The Iron-Man Racing Series will split into two regions next year, with the Northern region set to compete at nine venues in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.
The Northern schedule features seven five-figure paydays and total purses of all 19 events totaling nearly $500,000. The tour’s title sponsor, points fund and tire rule will be announced in the near future.
The Northern tour will open on Sunday, April 25 at the Cody Watson-promoted West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells, W.Va., paying $8,000-to-win. The tour returns to West Virginia Motor Speedway on Oct. 8-9 during the Racefest World Championship Weekend, paying $5,000-to-win on Friday and $15,000-to-win on Saturday. The October weekend will be co-sanctioned with the Zimmer’s Service Center ULMS Racing Series.
Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio, will be featured for four events on the tour schedule. The Dan Reno/Jackie Boggs Memorial Weekend features a $5,000-to-win event on Friday, May 7 and a $13,004-to-win event on Saturday, May 8. The series returns to the Brad McCown-promoted track on June 25-26 for the Atomic 100 Weekend paying $4,000-to-win on Friday and $12,000-to-win on Saturday.
Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio, will host the tour three times under the direction of Brad McCown. The American Heritage 101 Weekend will feature the Iron-Man Late Models racing for $4,000-to-win on May 14 and $10,000-to-win on May 15. The final visit of the season will be on Sept. 25 during the 36th Annual Harvest 50 paying $5,000-to-win.
Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Ky., will feature three paydays for the tour. The Hugh Junebug Rowland Memorial will be on June 18 paying $4,000-to-win followed by the Pete Abell Memorial on Aug. 6 paying $10,000-to-win and the Fall Classic will be on Oct. 1 paying $5,000-to-win at the Brandon Hardgrove-promoted facility. All three races will be co-sanctioned with the Iron-Man Southern Series.
Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Ky., will host the series three times. The Johnny Wheeler Memorial on May 22 pays $5,031-to-win, the Harold Hardgrove Memorial pays $10,022-to-win on Aug. 28 and the Lake Cumberland Classic pays $5,000-to-win on Sept. 18. All three races will be co-sanctioned with the Iron-Man Southern Series at the Brandon Hardgrove-promoted facility.
A West Virginia doubleheader will be featured on July 16-17 as the tour visits Ohio Valley Speedway in Washington, W.Va., on July 16 and Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, W.Va., on July 17. Both events pay $5,000-to-win.
The tour will visit the famed Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind., on Aug. 7 paying $10,000-to-win for the annual Hall of Fame Classic. This will be a doubleheader with Ponderosa Speedway racing a $10,000-to-win on the night before.
2021 Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series Schedule
April 25 – West Virginia Motor Speedway – Mineral Wells, W.Va.
May 7-8 – Atomic Speedway – Waverly, Ohio
May 14-15 – Skyline Speedway – Stewart, Ohio
May 22 – Lake Cumberland Speedway – Burnside, Ky.
June 18 – Ponderosa Speedway – Junction City, Ky.
June 25-26 – Atomic Speedway – Waverly, Ohio
July 16 – Ohio Valley Speedway – Washington, W.Va.
July 17 – Tyler County Speedway – Middlebourne, W.Va.
Aug. 6 – Ponderosa Speedway – Junction City, Ky.
Aug. 7 – Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Ind.
Aug. 28 – Lake Cumberland Speedway – Burnside, Ky.
Sept. 18 – Lake Cumberland Speedway – Burnside, Ky.
Sept. 25 – Skyline Speedway – Stewart, Ohio
Oct. 1 – Ponderosa Speedway – Junction City, Ky.
Oct. 8-9 – West Virginia Motor Speedway – Mineral Wells, W.Va.