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COLUMBUS, MS (June 13, 2015) – Jonathan Davenport roared to his fifth series win of the season tonight in Magnolia Motor Speedway’s Clash at the Mag, presented by Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau. Davenport took the lead on lap 17 of the 100-lap feature, and then went on to earn $20,000 in the K&L Rumley Enterprises, Longhorn Chassis.

Jared Landers charged from his 8th starting spot to finish second. He was followed by Jimmy Owens, Don O’Neal, and Brandon Sheppard.

“I can’t believe this,” said the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Points Leader, Davenport in Lucas Oil Victory Lane. “I have never had a car like this in my life! It drives so well! The only way we can lose right now is if I mess up. I am so thankful to Kevin and Leeroy Rumley, Bryan Liverman and everybody back at the shop at Longhorn Chassis. We are a rarity in late model racing, building our own engines and chassis. I can’t thank Bobby and Terry Labonte enough for what they have done for our team.”

Scott Bloomquist led the first 16 laps of the event until Davenport passed him for the top spot. Sheppard then moved into second with Landers close behind. Landers made his move for second after a lap 24 restart.

“We got up on top and the car was just phenomenal. The track crew watered the top a little bit before the start of the race and it seemed to help. I kept pounding that cushion and at the same time was trying to keep it out of the wall. The tires held up really well. We are on a roll and looking forward to Fayetteville on Thursday Night!”

“I would also like to thank TS Crane Service, Sundance Services, Sundance Flowback Well Testing, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, JRi Shocks, and Bryson Motorsports. Without all of them, we wouldn’t be able to do this!”

Landers continued his recent resurgence by finishing second. “We had a really good race car. That was quite a race for second place all race long. Nobody has anything for that number six car right now! We are making a tremendous amount of progress on this Sweet-Bloomquist car. We are getting closer to a win.”

“I’d like to thank my dad and all of our sponsors, Crop Production Services, Bad Boy Mowers, Mark Martin Automotive, ACS Warranty, and everyone else associated with the team.”

Owens took home the third spot and was pleased with his effort. “We ran pretty well this weekend. That was a dandy of a race for second, but right now we are all running for second. Jonathan is just flat out kicking our tails. I have been there. I know how it feels. Hopefully we can beat him next weekend. A big thanks to Bryan Rowland, Widow Wax, Sunoco, Red Line Oil, Keyser, Ford, and Midwest Sheet Metal for all of their help.”

Completing the top ten were Eddie Carrier Jr., Dennis Erb Jr., Mike Marlar, Bub McCool, and Wendell Wallace.

In preliminary action, Scott Bloomquist set a new Magnolia Motor Speedway Track Record and the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group B) amongst the 43 entrants, with a lap of 12.961 seconds. He became the first driver to at the track to clock in less than 13 seconds in qualifying. Jimmy Owens set the fastest time in Group A with a time of 13.087 seconds. Jimmy Owens, Devin Moran, Scott Bloomquist, and Jonathan Davenport won their respective heat races. Ronny Lee Hollingsworth and Randy Weaver won their respective B-Mains.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, June 13th, 2015
Clash at the Mag
Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, MS

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Jimmy Owens / 13.087 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Scott Bloomquist / 12.961 seconds ***NEW TRACK RECORD***

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Don O'Neal, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jimmy Cliburn, Jason Hiett, Dwight Falcon, Jamie Elam, David Breazeale, Dylan Ames, Scott Dedwylder, Chase Washington

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Devin Moran, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Bub McCool, Brian Rickman, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Chad Thrash, Earl Pearson, Jr., Chris Simpson, Robbie Stuart, Jamie Tollison, Justin McRee

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Sheppard, Henry Cooper, Steve Francis, Randy Weaver, Jason Cliburn, Darren Joyner, Howard Means, Chris McElhenney, Rick Rickman, Leon Henderson-DNS

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Jared Landers, Wendell Wallace, Mike Marlar, Garrett Alberson, Chris Brown, Eric Cooley, Austin Arnold, Neil Baggett, Hunter Rasdon

Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Jason Hiett, Chad Thrash, David Breazeale, Chris Simpson, Dylan Ames, Robbie Stuart, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jamie Tollison, Jamie Elam, Scott Dedwylder, Dwight Falcon, Chase Washington-DNS, Justin McRee-DNS

Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Randy Weaver, Neil Baggett, Chris Brown, Eric Cooley, Rick Rickman, Jason Cliburn, Garrett Alberson, Darren Joyner, Austin Arnold-DNS, Chris McElhenney-DNS, Hunter Rasdon-DNS, Leon Henderson-DNS, Howard Means-DNS

Feature Finish (100 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN
1 4 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC
2 8 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
3 1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
4 5 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
5 6 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
6 7 28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV
7 9 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
8 16 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN
9 11 57J Bub McCool Vicksburg, MS
10 12 6m Wendell Wallace Batesville, AR
11 2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
12 14 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
13 23 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
14 19 1J Jason Hiett Oxford, AL
15 22 21b Chris Brown Spring, TX
16 17 18H Ronny Lee Hollingsworth Northport, AL
17 13 C14 Jimmy Cliburn Star, MS
18 24 33 Scott Dedwylder Vossburg, MS
19 21 1C Chad Thrash Meridian, MS
20 20 21xxx Neil Baggett Columbus, MS
21 15 90 Brian Rickman Columbus, MS
22 10 14c Henry Cooper Star, MS
23 3 99m Devin Moran Dresden, OH
24 18 116 Randy Weaver Crossville, TN

Race Statistics
Entrants: 43
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 16); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 17 – 100)
Cautions: Randy Weaver (Lap 7); Devin Moran (Lap 18); Jason Hiett (Lap 19); Brian Rickman (Lap 23); Neil Baggett (Lap 26); Chad Thrash (Lap 39); Chris Brown (Lap 39); Chris Brown (Lap 49); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 55); Ronny Lee Hollingsworth (Lap 66)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisional: Earl Pearson Jr.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisional: Scott Dedwylder
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Mike Marlar (Started: 16th; Finished: 8th; Advanced 8 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performer of the Race: Don O’Neal
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jonathan Davenport
Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Race: Brandon Sheppard
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Kevin Rumley (Jonathan Davenport)
CV Products Fastest Lap of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #2 – 14.863 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport
PFC Brakes Tough Break Award: Devin Moran
Time of Race: 55 minutes 35 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS
1 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC 2975
2 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 2880
3 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 2860
4 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 2840
5 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 2685
6 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 2580
6 99m Devin Moran Dresden, OH 2580
8 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 2550
9 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 2545
10 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR 2535
10 28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV 2535
12 21b Chris Brown Spring, TX 2150

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 1R Josh Richards 8345
2 39 Tim McCreadie 8280
3 0 Scott Bloomquist 8230
4 5 Don O'Neal 7675
5 20 Jimmy Owens 7665
6 14 Darrell Lanigan 7495
7 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 7400
8 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. 6985
9 71 Hudson O'Neal 6915
10 22 Gregg Satterlee 6795
11 15 Steve Francis 6610
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2 20 Jimmy Owens 219
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