Lake Cumberland Speedway,
Sanction: Valvoline Iron-Man Southern Series (Wayne’s Auto Repair 40) - $7,500
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated May 15, 5:56 pm)
Beets gets first Super win, $7,500 at Lake Cumberland
Wayne’s Auto Repair 40
- Eli Beets
- Michael Chilton
- James Rice
- Payton Freeman
- Rod Conley
- Dustin Nobbe
- Christian Hanger
- Shane Irvin
- Kenny Cobble
- Camaron Marlar
- Stacy Boles
- Chris Combs
- Josh Rice
- Kirk Phillips
- Heath Hindman
Eli Beets earned $7,500 for his Lake Cumberland victory.
What won the race: Eli Beets of Knoxville, Tenn., made his first career Super Late Model victory a big one, earning a career-high $7,500 in Saturday’s Valvoline Iron-Man Racing Series event at Lake Cumberland Speedway. Beets, who started outside the front row, won the 40-lapper by 1.257 seconds ahead of Michael Chilton.
Key notes: The event marked the first Super Late Model action of the season at the 3/8-mile oval. ... Lake Cumberland rebounded after May 6's unconfirmed tornado that caused significant damage to the infield concession building, bleachers, track sign, ticket buildings, several utility poles, new lighting and portable toilets. No one was injured. ... Promoter Brandon Hardgrove and others went to work for repairs and replacements to host Saturday's $7,500-to-win event.
On the move: James Rice of Verona, Ky., started eighth and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Beets drives a Capital Race Car powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by TMC Transportation, C&C Specialized and Hoosier Tire South.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Ricky Weiss of Headingley, Manitoba, is the Iron-Man South points leader; Josh Rice of Verona, Ky., is the Iron-Man North points leader.
Current weather: Clear, 70°F
Car count: 16
Fast qualifier: Stacy Boles
Time: 13.039 seconds
Polesitter: Stacy Boles
Heat race winners: Stacy Boles, Eli Beets
Next series race: May 29, Lake Cumberland Speedway (Burnside, KY) $5,031
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.