Jensen Ford (83) and Dakotah Knuckles (21K) battle for position. (Michael Moats Photo)

Iron-Man LM Northern Series Ready For 15-Race Season

SOMERSET, Ky. — The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern Series is set to contest a 15-race schedule for the 2023 season. The two-state tour includes events in Kentucky and Ohio.

The tour will open on April 21 at Ponderosa Speedway with a 40-lap, $7,500-to-win event, and end back at Ponderosa on October 6-7 with the Fall Classic Weekend paying $5,000-to-win on Friday, and $10,088-to-win on Saturday.

New Tracks On The Schedule

The tour will also make it’s first visit to Wayne County (Ohio) Speedway on July 8 for the running of the Don/Hans Gross Memorial paying $10,000-to-win.

New tracks also include Skyline (Ohio) Speedway on April 22 and Hilltop (Ohio) Speedway on July 7.

The 12th Annual Harold Hardgrove Memorial on August 26 at Lake Cumberland Speedway will pay a record $12,000-to-win and $1,000-to-start, an event that honors the late track owner. 

The champion for 2023 will receive $5,000. Former champions include Dustin Nobbe in 2021 and Michael Chilton in 2022.

The 2023 Schedule

April 21-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, Ky.-$7,500 to win

April 22-Skyline Speedway-Guysville, Ohio-$5,000 to win

May 13-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, Ohio-$7,500 to win

May 27-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, Ky. – $7,531 to win

June 16-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, Ky.-$7,500 to win

June 17-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, Ky.-$7,500 to win

June 23-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, Ohio-$5,000 to win

June 24-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, Ohio-$7,500 to win

July 7-Hilltop Speedway-Millersburg, Ohio-$5,000 to win

July 8-Wayne County Speedway-Orrville, Ohio-$10,000 to win

Aug. 4-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, Ky.-$7,500 to win

Aug. 26-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, Ky.-$12,022 to win

Sept. 16-Atomic Speedway-Waverly, Ohio-$7,500 to win

Oct. 6-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, Ky.-$5,000 to win

Oct. 7-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, Ky.-$10,088 to win