Richmond Raceway would present the 30th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial event on Saturday evening, sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series, and Freddy Carpenter of Parkersburg, WV would pick up his first win in the track’s marque event and score the $10,059 to win top prize. Other feature winners included Devin Gilpin of Columbus, IN in Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modifieds, Eddie Stewart of Manchester, KY in AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks, and Jeremie Bretz of Maysville, KY in Baker Iron and Metal Stock Four Cylinders.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series sanctioned “Butterball” Memorial event would see Freddy Carpenter outrun his son and defending race champion Tyler Carpenter on the opening lap of the event and would never be headed in scoring his first-ever win in the event and claim the $10,059 win. Tyler Carpenter would finish in second, with Eddie Carrier, Jr. finishing in the third spot. Devin Gilpin and Jackie Boggs would complete the top five. Ninth place starting Jason Jameson would head up the second five at the finish, followed by Victor Lee, Skylar Marlar, Michael Chilton, and Connor Meade.
The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series main event would see Devin Gilpin claim the win and the $1,259 payday in his first-ever visit to the track. Jimmy Lennex, Jr. and Blake Brown would finish in the second and third positions respectively, while Dennis Roberson and Shon Flanary would round out the top five. Completing the top ten finishers would be Jeff Watson, Brent Estes, Zach Powers, John Jackson, and Tommy Carlton.
Eddie Stewart would claim the win in the AR Bodies KDRA Super Stock feature event. Stewart would drive to the victory, while Travis Preston, Jeremie Bretz, Bartley Grant, and Robby Perkins would be giving chase to Stewart when the checkered flag waved in the event. Rounding out the top ten finishers would be Logan Preston, Tyler Collis, John Hall, Greg Hensley and Glen Hounshell, Jr.
Jeremie Bretz would round out the evening of racing as he would be the winner of the Baker Iron and Metal Stock Four Cylinder main event over Tyler Hayes, Shane Irvin, Jeremy Porter, and Shane Yates. Completing the top ten finishers were Chandler Belcher, Brandon Creech, Stacey Harrison, Gunner Johnson, and Jamison Gipson.
SUMMARY-Richmond Raceway-Richmond, KY-July 22, 2017
Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series (34 entries)
Top Qualifier- Jason Jameson
1st Heat- Tyler Carpenter, Devin Gilpin, Jason Jameson, Connor Meade, Tommy Bailey, Derek Fisher, Jeff Neubert, Eric Dalton (DNS-Billy Ogle, Jr.)
2nd Heat- Zack Dohm, Jackie Boggs, Michael Chilton, John Whitney, Jason Barrett, Blake Spencer, Greg Johnson, Drake Meeks (DNS-Floyd Branham)
3rd Heat- Freddy Carpenter, Skylar Marlar, Victor Lee, Justin Rattliff, Jeff Watson, Chicky Barton, Jonathan Couch, A.J. Hicks
4th Heat- Eddie Carrier, Jr., Chad Stapleton, Todd Coffman, Steve Stollings, Steve Elliott, Joey Standridge, Donnie Everman (DNS-Levi Ashby)
B-Main #1- Full Rundown not available
B-Main #2- Full Rundown not available
Provisonals- Joey Standridge (series), Billy Ogle, Jr. (series), Jeff Neubert (series emergency), Derek Fisher (track, Donnie Everman (track)
30th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial- Freddy Carpenter, Tyler Carpenter, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Devin Gilpin, Jackie Boggs, Jason Jameson, Victor Lee, Skylar Marlar, Michael Chilton, Connor Meade, Todd Coffman, Justin Rattliff, John Whitney, Derek Fisher, Chad Stapleton, Tommy Bailey, Steve Stollings, Joey Standridge, Donnie Everman, Jason Barrett, Zack Dohm, Jeff Watson, Steve Elliott, Billy Ogle, Jr., Jeff Neubert
Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series (20 entries)
Top Qualifier- Devin Gilpin
1st Heat- Shon Flanary, Jimmy Robinson, Blake Brown, Jimmy Crabtree, Oscar Marshall, Tommy Carlton, Tommy Turner, Kevin Harkins, Chris Kirk, Wade Rookard
2nd Heat- Devin Gilpin, Jimmy Lennex, Jr., Dennis Roberson, Brent Estes, Jeff Watson, John Jackson, Zach Powers, Wayne Helton, Ian Sexton, Brian Ramsey
Feature- Devin Gilpin, Jimmy Lennox, Jr., Blake Brown, Dennis Roberson, Shon Flanary, Jeff Watson, Brent Estes, Zach Powers, John Jackson, Tommy Carlton, Tommy Turner, Ian Sexton, Wayne Helton, Oscar Marshall, Jimmy Robinson, Kevin Harkins, Brian Ramsey, Chris Kirk, Jimmy Crabtree (DNS-Wade Rookard)
AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks (23 entries)
Top Qualifier- Eddie Stewart
1st Heat- Eddie Stewart, Tyler Collis, Bartley Grant, Glen Hounshell, Jr., Randy Jones, Matthew King, Jimmy Bailey, Phillip Smith
2nd Heat- Travis Preston, Jeremie Bretz, Robby Perkins, John Hall, Darrell Cain, Jerry Brandenburg, John Cole (DNS-Bill Robinson)
3rd Heat- Logan Preston, Jeremy Howard, Trae Soper, Greg Hensley, Terry Cheeks, Thomas Hoch, Kyle Parker
Feature- Eddie Stewart, Travis Preston, Jeremie Bretz, Bartley Grant, Robby Perkins, Logan Preston, Tyler Collis, John Hall, Greg Hensley, Glen Hounshell, Jr., Darrell Cain, Matthew King, Thomas Hoch, Jimmy Bailey, Terry Cheeks, Jerry Brandenburg, Phillip Smith, Kyle Parker, Jeremy Howard, Trae Soper, Bill Robinson (DNS-Randy Jones, John Cole)
Baker Iron and Metal Stock Four Cylinders (22 entries)
Top Qualifier- Shane Yates
1st Heat- Shane Yates, Jeremy Porter, Chandler Belcher, Thomas Scenters, Mark Adkins, Heather Bretz, Ruby Young (DNS-Travis Dickerson)
2nd Heat- Tyler Hayes, Shane Irvin, Brandon Creech, Stacey Harrison, Chris Smith, Jamison Gipson, David Lucas
3rd Heat- Jeremie Bretz, Dylan Stevens, Gunner Johnson, Ashley Logan, Keith Gipson, Matthew Jones, Clint Cox
Feature- Jeremie Bretz, Tyler Hayes, Shane Irvin, Jeremy Porter, Shane Yates, Chandler Belcher, Brandon Creech, Stacey Harrison, Gunner Johnson, Jamison Gipson, Thomas Scenters, Mark Adkins, Matthew Jones, Ruby Young, Dylan Stevens, Ashley Logan, David Lucas, Chris Smith, Keith Gipson, Travis Dickerson (DNS-Heather Bretz, Clint Cox)