OCTOBER 12, 2017
Jeep Van Wormer Reaches Victory Stage
at Eldora for $5,000 DIRTcar Fall Nationals Win!
(PINCONNING, MICHIGAN) Jeep Van Wormer and his #55 team
celebrated in victory lane for the second straight weekend
on October 7-8! After Berlin Raceway was washed out early
on Saturday, the team's transporter trekked to the hallowed
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the annual running
of the 'DIRTcar Fall Nationals.' Jeep clicked off the
fifteenth quickest time overall during the American Late
Model Series (ALMS) qualifying session on Saturday evening
prior to picking up the win in heat race action.
When the 40-lap headliner went green, Jeep led the talented
field to the start of the race from the pole position.
The Pinconning, Michigan ace was then in control of the
pack when rain halted the 'DIRTcar Fall Nationals' after
only sixteen circuits were completed. On Sunday afternoon
when the contest was restarted, Jeep fended off all challenges
to score the $5,000 winner's check ahead of Bobby Pierce,
Kent Robinson, Jon Henry, and Jacob Hawkins! The 'DIRTcar
Fall Nationals' triumph marked Jeep's 35th career ALMS
victory, which is just one behind all-time leader Kris
Patterson! Complete results from the "Big E"
can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
"It felt awful good to get back into victory lane
again at Eldora," exclaimed Van Wormer earlier this
week. "It had been awhile since I had been on that
victory stage, so that made the win just a little bit
sweeter. Who knows what would have happened if we would
have gotten the whole race in on Saturday because we were
on softer rubber than some of those other guys. But my
crew gave me a great car when we came back on Sunday and
we were able to get the job done. I can't thank my family,
crew, sponsors, fans, and everyone that has supported
Iron Motorsports enough and hopefully we can shoot for
our third straight win this coming Saturday at Berlin!"
Weather pending, the Iron Motorsports team will look
to invade the dirt-covered Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan
this Saturday night, October 14 for the American Ethanol
Late Model Tour season finale. The Championship event
will be a single-day shootout with a $10,000 top prize.
Jeep will be looking for his third straight victory in
as many weekends when he takes to the sprawling 7/16-mile
speedplant on Saturday. Additional information concerning
this race can be found by logging onto www.berlinraceway.com.
The Iron Motorsports team thanks the following sponsors
for their continued and unwavering support: Bayline Fire
Protection, NE Fabrication, Knochel Oil Company, Services
on Site, Van Wormer Management, Brucebilt Performance,
XR1 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, 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., Swift Springs, 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