Jeep laid down the twenty-second fastest lap overall during the qualifying session and later placed third in his loaded heat race. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the inside of the fifth row, Jeep was able to pass four competitors en route to a strong fifth place performance. At the end of the ‘UMP Nationals,’ the Pinconning, Michigan ace trailed only victor Bobby Pierce, Kent Robinson, Scott James, and Matt Miller. Full results from Eldora Speedway can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
“I feel a whole lot better about our Eldora program after this past weekend as opposed to when we were there a month ago for the World 100,” exclaimed Van Wormer this week via telephone. “We brought a different car/motor combination this time and I sure wish we would have done that for the World weekend. The car was remarkably better and we will keep working hard at the shop on it to get ready for Portsmouth. That will probably be the last race of our season and I would love to end it on a strong note!”
Following the top five effort, the #55 team plans on taking this upcoming October 10-11 weekend off from Dirt Late Model competition. Next up for Jeep will be a trip to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on October 17-18 for the 34th Annual ‘Dirt Track World Championship.’ The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will once again sanction their season finale at PRP next weekend and a whopping $50,000 winner’s check will be up for grabs. Qualifying and heat races are scheduled for Friday night, while the consolation events and the 100-lapper are slated for that Saturday evening. Additional information on the huge DTWC weekend can be obtained by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
The Iron Motorsports team thanks the following sponsors for their continued and unwavering support: Bayline Fire Protection, Knochel Oil Company, Services on Site, Van Wormer Management, Rocket Chassis, Jay D1ckens Racing Engines, ACPT, Allstar Performance, Bell Racing, Beyea Headers, Brinn, Inc., BSB Manufacturing, Bulldog Rear Ends, Delph Communications, Dyer’s Top Rods, Eibach Springs, Exide Technologies, Fine Line Window Tinting, Goodridge Hose & Fittings, Hoosier Racing Tire, Howe Racing Enterprises, Integra Race Shocks, J.C. Dubil, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Joe’s Racing Products, K-B Carburetors, Keyser’s Port City Racing, KRC Power Steering, Lane Automotive, Oakley, Outerwears, Peterson Fluid Systems, R2C Performance, Ringers Gloves, Scott Performance Wire, Sweet Mfg., VP Racing Fuels, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Weld Wheels, Wilwood Engineering, and Wrisco Industries.
To learn more about the Iron Motorsports team, log onto their home on the web located at www.jeepvanwormer.com.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph – Delph Communications