Brian Shirley Picks Up Plunger Night Schaeffer’s MARS/Iron-Man Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Win at Clarksville Speedwaymars
CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE – March 1, 2019 – The Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model Racing Series and the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com would kick off their respective 2019 seasons by co-sanctioning the opening night of the 15th Annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, TN and Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL would take the lead late in the event and claim the $3,000 victory.
The win by Shirley was his 14th career MARS Super Late Model Series victory and first career Iron-Man Series win and his triumph would come aboard the Bob Cullen Racing owned Thomason Express, Kid’s Castle Learning Center, Jayco Construction, King’s Auto Body, Skateland South, KBC Graphics sponsored #3s Rocket Chassis, Andy Durham Race Engines powered entry.
Allen Weisser would take the lead at the drop of the green flag in the thirty-lap main event, with Robby Moses, Brian Shirley, Josh Putnam, and Dennis Erb, Jr. in pursuit. Weisser would continue to lead the way and he and the duo of Moses and Shirley would put some distance back to the battle for fourth between Putnam and Erb, Jr. as the front trio would start working slower traffic on lap eleven. Moses would turn up the pressure on Weisser for the lead just past the halfway point and Moses would take the lead away from Weisser on lap eighteen, with Shirley working past Weisser for second one circuit later on lap nineteen to shuffle Weisser back to third. Shirley would close in on Moses and the battle would heat up in lapped as the front trio would race three-wide for the lead down the backchute, but disaster would strike Moses moments later when he would spin his machine while battling for the lead, drawing the first caution of the event on lap twenty-seven. The restart would see Myles Moos, who was racing inside the top-ten at the time, slow on the frontchute with a flat right-rear tire, while the next restart would also come back when Oakley Johns would spin in turn four coming back to the green flag. Once finally back underway, Shirley would maintain the top spot and drive away to the win, with Weisser finishing second, with Putnam edging Erb, Jr. for the third position. Erb, Jr. would would finish fourth, while David Seibers completed the top five. The remainder of the top ten finishers would be Jose Parga, Mike Vandermark, Christian Hanger, Richard Frost, and Caleb Ashby.
The next event for the Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model Racing Series and Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship will be Saturday March 2 at the tour’s will co-sanction the final night of the 15th Annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, TN, paying $5,000 to win. The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series will also begin their season at this event as well, racing for $1,500 to win.
Further information on the MARS Super Late Model Racing Series, Iron-Man Late Model Championship Series, and Iron-Man Modified Series can be obtained by calling Promoter/Race Director Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or by visiting the official series websites located at www.marsracingseries.com and www.CTPROMOTIONS.org.
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model Racing Series/Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series presented by DirtonDirt.com at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, TN on March 1, 2019
- Brian Shirley-Chatham, Ill.
- Allen Weisser-East Peoria, Ill.
- Josh Putnam-Florence, Ala.
- Dennis Erb, Jr.-Carpentersville, Ill.
- David Seibers-Church Hill, Tenn.
- Jose Parga-New Berlin, Ill.
- Mike Vandermark-Cedar Springs, Mich.
- Christian Hanger-Winchester, Tenn.
- Richard Frost-Clarksville, Tenn.
- Caleb Ashby-Cunningham, Tenn.
- Matt Shannon-Bartonville, Ill.
- Dean Carpenter-Coldwater, Miss.
- Joseph Faulkner-Fayetteville, Tenn.
- Drew Wilkerson-Ravenna, Mich.
- Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
- Oakley Johns-Hohenwald, Tenn.
- Joey Standridge-Telico Plains, Tenn.
- Larry Barber, Jr.-Hopkinsville, Ky.
- Gavin Schmidt-Tennessee Ridge, Tenn.
- Roben Huffman-Clinton, Ill.
- Myles Moos-Lincoln, Ill.
- Levi Ashby-Cumberland Furnace, Tenn.
- Dewayne Keifer-Bloomsdale, Mo.
- Casey Turman-Lafayette, Ga. (Did Not Start)
Time of Race: 15 minutes, 1 second
Margin of Victory: 1.801 seconds
Yellow Flags: 3 (lap 27, 27 restart, 27 restart)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Allen Weisser 1-17, Robby Moses 18-26, Brian Shirley 27-30
Overall Top Qualifier: Josh Putnam (Group B) 12.721 seconds
Provisional Starters: Dewayne Keifer, Larry Barber, Jr., Roben Huffman, Casey Turman
Heat One Finish (8 laps/top 4 transfer)- Dean Carpenter, Joey Standridge, Drew Wilkerson, Gavin Schmidt, Roben Huffman, Dave Bowen, Robert Ardry, Larry Barber, Jr., Dewayne Keifer, Neil Thompson