2015news 10 21 champ

WAYCROSS, GA (October 21, 2015) - Jonathan Davenport capped off a record-breaking season on Saturday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park, clinching his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship. The Blairsville, GA native, who was the 2012 Rookie of the Year, finished 55-points ahead of Scott Bloomquist in the 2015 championship standings.

“What an incredible year! It’s been awesome to battle Scott [Bloomquist] for the championship. I feel like he [Bloomquist] is as good now as he has ever been, and we beat him at his best. It sure means a lot to me to accomplish what we have. Kevin, LeRoy, and Brian work so hard week after week, I can’t thank them enough for everything they have done.”

Davenport reached victory lane on eleven (11) different occasions and finished in the top five in nineteen (19) series point events in 2015. Piloting the TS Crane Service, Sundance Services, Sundance Flowback Well Testing, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, JRi Shocks, Bryson Motorsports, Longhorn Chassis – powered by a Rumley Racing Engine, Davenport becomes the fifth different champion since the national tour began in 2005.

Jonathan Davenport will collect over $75,000 in cash and other prizes at the series year-end Championship Gala. In the final championship point standings, Scott Bloomquist (TN) finished second, followed by Jimmy Owens (TN), Don O’Neal (IN), and Earl Pearson Jr. (FL), rounding out the top five in series standings. Sixth through eleventh are: Brandon Sheppard (IL), Jared Landers (AR), Dennis Erb Jr. (IL), Steve Francis (KY), Eddie Carrier Jr. (WV), and Chris Brown (TX).

2015news 10 21 rookie

Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, IL clinched the 2015 Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year title over fellow contender, Chris Brown of Spring, TX. Sheppard battled against the toughest competition in the nation each and every week at new venues across the country, and not only claimed “Rookie of the Year” honors, but finished sixth in the overall championship standings.

Sheppard ended his rookie season with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with one (1) win, seven (7) top five finishes, nineteen (19) top ten performances, and will collect $10,000 at the year-end awards banquet. “There’s definitely been some ups and downs with this tough competition, but overall it’s been an amazing year. We’ve enjoyed competing on the Lucas Oil tour and we are looking forward to returning in 2016. I’m so grateful to my sponsors: Kid’s Castle Learning Center, Valvoline, Keyser, Integra, Sunoco, Petroff Towing, Pro Power Engines, Champion Spark Plugs, Sheppard Auto Sales, and Rocket Chassis. I also couldn’t have done this without my dad, grandpa, my crew Joe and Aaron, and Chuck back at the shop.”

2015 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Standings:

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 6 Jonathan Davenport 6425
2 0 Scott Bloomquist 6370
3 20 Jimmy Owens 6110
4 5 Don O'Neal 5960
5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 5915
6 B5 Brandon Sheppard 5620
7 777 Jared Landers 5605
8 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. 5580
9 15 Steve Francis 5575
10 28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. 5485
11 21B Chris Brown 5050

2015 Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year Standings:
POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 B5 Brandon Sheppard 5620
2 21b Chris Brown 5050


For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2016 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

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About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization.  In 2015, the LOLMDS will sanction 50 events in 19 states.  The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios.  LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV American Real Network.  For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com

About MAVTV American Real Network

MAVTV was founded in 2002 by four former Showtime Network executives and was originally geared towards a male dominated audience. In 2011, Lucas Oil Products, an automotive lubricant manufacturer with a history in television production, purchased MAVTV.  Lucas Oil was eager to employ the same growth strategies to transform MAVTV into a premier cable network that it employed to grow the lubricants business.  MAVTV aims to become a broader scoped network, geared towards the modern American family. Lucas Oil is investing in programming, an updated on-air look, and increased production quality, all to add more value to the viewer experience.  MAVTV is an acronym that stands for Movies, Action and Variety. MAVTV brings you plenty of never-before-seen high definition exclusives, including Comedy, Movies, Action Sports, Adventure and More, all in fantastic HD detail.  MAVTV is no ordinary television network.  It’s a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high octane motorsports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas.  Learn more about MAVTV American Real go to:  www.mavtv.com.  

About Lucas Oil Products

Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products.  Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry.  Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company's marketing strategy.  Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more.  Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.  In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television.  Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV.  More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at:  www.lucasoil.com

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:

ASi Racewear - "The Official Merchandise Vendor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Bad Boy Mowers - "The Official Mower" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
E3 Spark Plugs - "The Official Spark Plug" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Fast Orange- “The Official Hand Cleaner” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
GEICO - "The Official Insurance" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
General Tire - "The Official Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Hoosier Tire - "The Official Race Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
K&N Engineering-“The Official Filter” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Kawasaki - “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
MAVTV “American Real” - "The Official TV Network" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries - "The Official Battery" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
ProtectTheHarvest.com-"Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Super Clean- “Official Sponsor” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Race Engines, AR Bodies, Barry Wright Race Cars, Black Diamond/Club 29 Chassis, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Bilstein Shocks, Brodix, Clements Race Engines, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, C&R Racing Inc., CV Products, DirtonDirt.com, Dunn-Benson Ford, Dyers Top Rods, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Georgia Boot, Grover Race Engines, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, Hot Rod Tracker, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, JRi Shocks, Keyser MFG, Longhorn Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, Miller Welders, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pierce Race Cars, Pro Power Racing Engines, QA1, Rocket Chassis, Simpson Race Products, WELD Racing, Wrisco Aluminum, 5150 Race Trailers

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