Motorsports closed out their 2020 season at Eldora Speedway
on September 10-12 in the 'Intercontinental Classic,'
which was an invitation-only event - taking the place
of the fabled 'World 100' - held in front of no race fans
at the Rossburg, Ohio facility. The three-day extravaganza
at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant started with a
pair of $10,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday
night armed with a brand-new Jay Dickens engine, Jeep
Van Wormer fought electrical issues that caused his motor
to miss in finishing tenth in his heat race and seventh
in his B-Main. Jeep then fought more mechanical problems
on Friday evening, which caused him to run ninth in both
his heat race and B-Main.
Things then wrapped up at the "Big
E" on Saturday with the 'Intercontinental Classic'
finale. Jeep placed seventh in his loaded heat race, but
his car finally came alive during the consolation race.
Looking to make his first feature of the weekend, the
Pinconning, Michigan standout ran in a transfer spot throughout
the first half of the B-Main before catching a rut and
slapping the concrete wall. Jeep wound up retiring in
the seventh spot and unfortunately missed out on the $50,000
to win headliner as well. Complete results from the season-ending
weekend at Eldora Speedway can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Van Wormer, of Pinconning, Michigan, entered two of the
final three DIRTcar Summer Nationals contests, which were
held in his home state over the August 20-22 weekend.
On Thursday night at Thunderbird Raceway in Muskegon,
Michigan, Jeep started off his evening by laying down
the fifth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying
session. After grabbing the third transfer spot through
his heat race, Jeep rolled off from the inside of the
fifth row in the $5,000 to win headliner. He then drove
his #55 machine up to battle for a top five finish in
the 40-lapper before slipping back to seventh in the waning
The #55 team was back in competition on Saturday evening,
as the "Hell Tour" finale took place at Merritt
Speedway in Lake City, Michigan. A $10,000 top prize was
up for grabs at the Wolverine State venue and 31 entrants
signed into the pit area to do battle. Unfortunately,
Jeep's night was a short one, as he made heavy contact
with the wall during qualifying and he was forced to scratch
from the remainder of the program. Complete results from
both Thunderbird and Merritt can be viewed online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com.
Iron Motorsports team returned to racing competition over
the August 7-8 weekend at Merritt Speedway in Lake City,
Michigan. The annual running of the 'Dan Salay Memorial
Wood Tic' event took center stage at the Wolverine State
oval and a $10,000 payday was on the line. In the qualifying
session for the 34 competitors on Friday night, Jeep Van
Wormer started off his weekend by knocking down the second
fastest lap in his group.
Following a third place effort in his heat race, Jeep
wound up third once again in Friday's qualifying feature.
After rolling off from the inside of the second row in
the 75-lap headliner on Saturday evening, the Pinconning,
Michigan ace eyed his first win of 2020 in only his sixth
event. Jeep stayed towards the front of the field throughout
the contest, made a late charge and bid for the win, and
eventually settled for an impressive runner-up performance
behind only race winner Travis Stemler! Complete results
from the unsanctioned 'Dan Salay Memorial Wood Tic' showdown
can be accessed online at www.merrittspeedwaymi.com.
Jeep Van Wormer
and his #55 team invaded a pair of Wolverine State venues
over the June 12-13 weekend, as two DIRTcar Racing special
events were held at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn,
Michigan and Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan.
On Friday night at nearby Tri-City, a $3,000 top prize
was up for grabs for the 35 Super Late Model competitors
that signed in at the pit gate. Jeep clicked off the fourth
fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to finishing
third in heat race action. After rolling off from the
outside of the fifth row in the A-Main, Jeep blitzed past
eight competitors and hard charged to a close runner-up
performance behind only race winner Rusty Schlenk!
At Merritt on Saturday evening, a $5,000 winner's check
was on the line and Jeep started off his night by knocking
down the fourth quickest time in his group during qualifying.
After experiencing ignition problems during his heat race
in finishing fifth, Jeep started the 50-lap headliner
from the inside of the eighth row. The Pinconning, Michigan
ace did not stay at the back for long, as he blasted to
the front of the field and was eventually paid for a third
place podium effort behind only victor Dona Marcoullier
and runner-up Chad Finley. Complete results from both
weekend contests can be found online at www.dirtondirt.com.
2020 racing season finally got underway for the Iron Motorsports
team on June 4-6 at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio, as the 'Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational' took
place at the 1/2-mile, high-banked dirt oval. Jeep Van
Wormer was one of the 48 drivers invited to the "Big
E" to take place in the three-day marquee event,
which started with a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary
programs. On Thursday night, Jeep finished tenth in his
heat race and eleventh in his B-Main, which unfortunately
kept him out of the 30-lap feature. At Eldora on Friday
evening, the Pinconning, Michigan ace once again missed
out on the 30-lapper after placing ninth in his loaded
heat race and eighth in his B-Main.
A whopping $50,000 payday was then on the
line at Eldora Speedway on Saturday in the 'Dirt Late
Model Stream Invitational' finale. To commemorate the
track's 67th season in operation, the feature distance
was 67 laps in length. Jeep was much better throughout
the night and vied for a coveted transfer position into
the headliner. However, with finishes of fifth in both
his heat race and his B-Main, Jeep was forced to watch
the exciting A-Main that was eventually won by Tim McCreadie.
Full results from each of the three days in the Buckeye
State can be located by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Van Wormer and his Iron Motorsports team will finally
kick off their 2020 campaign this upcoming weekend in
the 'Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational' at the famed
Eldora Speedway! The invitation-only event from June 4-6
at the Rossburg, Ohio facility will take the place of
the 26th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' as no fans will
be allowed to enter the grandstand due to COVID-19 restrictions.
A pair of $10,000 top prizes will be on the line in preliminary
programs on Thursday and Friday, while a whopping $50,000
winner's check will be the goal of all 48 race teams on
Saturday, June 6.
Eldora Speedway has posted a total of $205,075 in prize
money for the entire weekend, which includes winnings
from Saturday's 67-lap finale that commemorates the 1/2-mile
track's 67th season. Jeep has a great track record at
the "Big E," as he has transferred into eleven
'Dirt Late Model Dream' main events in his career and
ten 'World 100' headliners with his best finish of third
coming twice. More information can be found online at
and fans can watch all of the action LIVE on www.floracing.com.
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