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Daily Dirt 08/09/2022 12:20:48

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June 18
Portsmouth Raceway Park,
Portsmouth, OH
Sanction: Valvoline Iron-Man Northern Series (Charlie Swartz Classic) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated June 21, 9:39 am)
Chilton dominates Portsmouth's Swartz Classic
Charlie Swartz Classic
  1. Michael Chilton
  2. Robby Hensley
  3. R.J. Conley
  4. Zach Hill
  5. Rod Conley
  6. Brandon Fouts
  7. Shannon Thornsberry
  8. Lucas Crooks
  9. Austyn Mills
  10. Kody Evans
  11. Kirk Phillips
  12. Charlie Jude II
  13. Clint Keenan
  14. Audie Swartz
  15. Austin Lay
  16. Shane Bailey
  17. Nick Bocook
  18. Kenneth Howell
  19. Josh Bocook
  20. Corey Lewis
  21. Evyian Terry
  22. Ronnie Whitt
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What won the race: Second-starting Michael Chilton of Salvisa, Ky., used the outside line to his advantage on the initial start and led all 40 laps of Saturday's second annual Charlie Swartz Classic at Portsmouth Raceway Park, earning $5,000. The victory is the ninth of Chilton's career with the Valvoline Iron-Man Racing Series, placing him into a tie for first on the tour's all-time win list.
Quotable: "We had a really good car there in the first half of the race, I felt like we were better than Robby and we were pulling away from him and then the thing started to kinda rubber-up in some spots and I just kinda feel like I got lost on the track, couldn't really get back into a good rhythm," Chilton said. "The last 15 laps there, I was just playing defense, I know Robby was all over me and I appreciate him running me clean. I know we kinda got locked-down on the bottom and he could've knocked me out of the way probably and won."
Key notes: Polesitter Robby Hensley of Walton, Ky., failed to lead a lap but kept pace with Chilton throughout the race, finishing 0.531 seconds back. ... Fourth-starting R.J. Conley of Wheelersburg, Ohio, moved into third place on lap seven and finished there. ... Lucas Crooks of Grayson, Ky., the 15-year-old grandson of Charlie Swartz, advanced four positions and finished eighth. ... Racing in the event that honors his Hall of Fame father, Audie Swartz of Minford, Ohio, started 22nd and finished 14th. … Defending event winner, Josh Bocook of Wheelersburg, Ohio, retired after 11 laps, finishing 19th. ... The Iron-Man tour’s debut at Portsmouth was slowed by three cautions and lasted 24 minutes, with 14 competitors completing 40 laps.
On the move: Lucas Crooks of Grayson, Ky., started 12th and finished eighth.
Winner's sponsors: Chilton’s Rocket Chassis with a Bullock Race Engine is sponsored by Caton Industrial Painting, MKC Transport, Parkview Home Center, Equiplinc Austion Group, Edgewood Homes and C&C Red-Mix.
Points chase: Before Portsmouth: 1. Eli Beets (285); 2. Michael Chilton (260); 3. Stacy Boles (203); 4. Kirk Phillips (179); 5. Camaron Marlar (159).
Car count: 31
Fast qualifier: Kody Evans
Time: 15.851 seconds
Polesitter: Robby Hensley
Heat race winners: Robby Hensley, Michael Chilton, Zach Hill
Consolation race winners: Shane  Bailey
Next series race: June 24, Atomic Speedway (Alma, OH) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Hensley, Chilton
Row 2: Hill, R.J. Conley
Row 3: Rod Conley, Thornsberry
Row 4: Evans, N. Bocook
Row 5: Fouts, Mills
Row 6: Phillips, Crooks
Row 7: Lewis, Howell
Row 8: Whitt, Bailey
Row 9: J. Bocook, Jude II
Row 10: Terry, Keenan
Row 11: Lay, Swartz

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