The four-wide salute prior to the Lil Bill Corum Memorial at Tazewell Speedway. (Michael Moats Photo)

American Late Models Resurrected, Merges with Iron-Man Series

GRAYVILLE, Ill. — After being idle for the last two seasons, the Sam Driggers’ owned-American Late Model Series has purchased and merged with the Iron-Man Late Model Series to rebrand as the Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series next season. 

The Northern region and will fill a void in the Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Northern Kentucky area that’s been missing for several years by the former ALMS while the Southern region will compete in Southern-Kentucky, East-Tennessee, North-Georgia and Alabama regions.

The tour will compete under DIRTcar Late Model technical and tire rules at each event and will feature $5,000-to-win and $10,000-to-win events that are identical to the DIRTcar Summer Nationals purse structures.

Chris Tilley, owner of the Iron-Man Late Model Series, will handle day-to-day operations and run the nightly events while Michael Despain will continue his role of Public Relations Director and Series Announcer.