2019news 04 06

CHATSWORTH, GA (April 6, 2019) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returned to North Georgia Speedway for the first time since 2009 on Saturday night. Jonathan Davenport conquered the red clay oval for his fourth victory of the season.

Davenport took control on lap 20 by darting under race leader David Payne. Davenport then led the rest of the way for a convincing victory in front of his home-state crowd. With the win, Davenport maintains his championship point lead.

Payne set the Miller Welders Overall Fast Time and went on to win the third heat, putting him on the front-row outside of Josh Richards for the 50-lap main event. Payne led the first 19 laps of the race until Davenport slid under him heading into turn three on lap 20. Payne then ran second to Davenport before he suffered a flat left rear tire on lap 25 forcing him to pit. Devin Moran picked up the chase for the lead and challenged Davenport several times before fading.

Tyler Erb; who entered the event second in points to Davenport; then moved into the runner-up position. Erb was attempting to track down Davenport but on lap 37 he hooked the cushion and spun to a stop, forcing a caution flag.

The final caution of the race came on lap 42. In the closing laps, Davenport pulled away from the Clint Bowyer teammates, Don O’Neal and Josh Richards to score the win. O’Neal had his best finish of the year by taking second with Richards finishing third. Moran and Earl Pearson Jr. completed the top five.

Davenport was jubilant in victory lane before an appreciative crowd. “I was kind of glad to see a few of those cautions. I was needing a water break,” Davenport said jokingly. “I have never won a late model race here. This is so fun to come back to almost my hometown crowd and get this win. I grew up just an hour-and-a-half from here. My crew chief is Jason Durham, this is a big win for him as well. This is basically his home track.”

“I didn’t think we could get it done,” Davenport added. It was cool to race with David [Payne]. I grew up racing against him and us battling for the lead was pretty great. He had a good car until he had that flat. I drove a line I had never really driven here before. I have seen so many guys passed coming off turn four here. I moved around enough to where I could get comfortable out there.”

O’Neal, who moved into second on lap 39, was happy with his podium finish. “Man, we need a win bad. After last night it feels good to run up front like that. It was a good night for the Bowyer cars running second and third. The track slowed down after a while. Josh slid under me once and I got back around him. We needed to build some momentum heading into next weekend.”

Richards started on the pole but fell back significantly as he nearly spun in turn four on the opening circuit. “I was trying to get the lead. I drove it into three and it nearly got away from me. Jonathan and Don did a great job. Like Don said, it was a good night for Clint Bowyer Racing.”

The winner’s Lance Landers Motorsports-owned Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by: Nutrien Ag Solutions, ASC Warranty, Penske Racing Shocks, Valvoline, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, and Spartan Mowers.

Completing the top ten were Hudson O’Neal, Billy Moyer Jr., Tim McCreadie, Tyler Erb, and Will Roland.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, April 6, 2019
North Georgia Speedway – Chatsworth, Ga.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Ross Bailes 12.260 seconds
Fast Time Group B: David Payne 12.236 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Don O’Neal, Billy Moyer Jr, Michael Page, Andrew Littleton, Brandon Overton (DNF), Ross Bailes (DNF), Jason Jameson (DNF)

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Dale McDowell, Devin Moran, Hudson O’Neal, Shanon Buckingham, Kyle Bronson (DNF), Dalton Polston (DNF), Arva Brooks (DNF), Lamar Haygood (DNF)

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): David Payne, Tim McCreadie, Jacob Hawkins, Aaron Ridley, Stormy Scott, Jimmy Owens, Kurt English, Justin Shipley

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Erb, Ryan King, Earl Pearson Jr, Cla Knight, Ahnna Parkhurst, Will Roland

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jason Jameson, Andrew Littleton, Kyle Bronson, Brandon Overton (DNS), Dalton Polston (DNS), Ross Bailes (DNS), Arva Brooks (DNS), Lamar Haygood (DNS)

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Stormy Scott, Cla Knight, Will Roland, Ahnna Parkhurst, Justin Shipley, Jimmy Owens (DNS), Kurt English (DNS)

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

1 4 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $13,100
2 5 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $6,300
3 1 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $4,300
4 7 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $3,550
5 16 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $3,050
6 11 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,500
7 9 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $2,200
8 6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,000
9 8 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $1,900
10 22 22R Will Roland Jasper, GA $1,100
11 21 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,775
12 12 1Gk Ryan King Seymour, TN $1,050
13 23 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,825
14 2 8P David Payne Murphy, NC $1,000
15 10 8 Jacob Hawkins Fairmont, WV $1,000
16 3 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $1,000
17 18 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $1,000
18 14 81R Aaron Ridley Chatsworth, GA $1,000
19 19 87a Andrew Littleton Dalton, GA $1,000
20 15 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,000
21 13 18x Michael Page Villa Rica, GA $1,000
22 17 12J Jason Jameson ® Lawrenceburg, IN $1,700
23 20 42 Cla Knight N. Augusta, SC $1,000
24 24 00 Dalton Polston Lithia Springs, GA $1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 31
Lap Leaders: David Payne (1-19); Jonathan Davenport (20-50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Margin of Victory: 1.097 seconds
Cautions: Jason Jameson (Lap 6); Stormy Scott (Lap 17); Aaron Ridley (Lap 20); Ryan King (Lap 21); Jacob Hawkins (Lap25); David Payne, Jimmy Owens, Ryan King, Will Roland (Lap25); Tyler Erb (Lap 37); Jacob Hawkins (Lap 38); Kyle Bronson (Lap 39); Jimmy Owens (Lap 42)
Series Provisionals: Jimmy Owens
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: Dalton Polston
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Will Roland (Advanced 12 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Tyler Erb
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Don O’Neal
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engine
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Durham (Jonathan Davenport)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: David Payne (Lap #3 – 12.483 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Shanon Buckingham
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (30 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Josh Richards
Time of Race: 47 minutes 34 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 1640 $67,725
2 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 1495 $51,150
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 1470 $40,925
4 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 1360 $23,825
5 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 1340 $23,600
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1235 $16,050
7 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1230 $22,800
8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1170 $21,500
9 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1150 $18,550
10 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 1125 $17,150
11 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 1080 $9,850
12 12J Jason Jameson ® Lawrenceburg, IN 1075 $11,250
13 1Gk Ryan King Seymour, TN 1035 $8,100
14 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 1000 $8,775
15 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 915 $7,300
16 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 810 $12,350

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

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:

Arizona Sport Shirts - The Original Racing Shirt
DirtonDirt.com - All Late Models. All The Time.
Dunn Benson Ford - "The Official Pace Truck" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
GEICO - Saving People Money on More than Just Car Insurance
General Tire - Anywhere is Possible
Holmatro - Mastering Power
Hoosier Tire - Tires Designed for Champions
K&N Engineering - "Make your Move" to K&N Performance Filters
Lucas Oil Products - Made in America, SOLD to the World
MAVTV Motorsports Network - MAVTV is Motorsports
Miller Welders - WE BUILD With You
Nitro-Bee PLUS - "The Official Race Receiver" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Optima Batteries - The Ultimate Power Source
ProtectTheHarvest.com - Standing up for America's Farmers, Hunters, and Animal Owners
RockAuto.com - All the Parts Your Car Will Ever Need
RhinoAg - Born to Lead
Rugged Radios - “The Official Communications” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
SRI Performance - Your One Stop Shop for All Things Racing
Steel-It - Stainless Steel Coating in a Can
Sunoco Race Fuels - "The Official Fuel" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Super Clean - Super Easy, Super Fast!
Wrisco Aluminum - 100 Years of Industry Experience

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Marketing Partners Include:

Allstar Performance, Andy Durham Race Engines, Black Diamond Chassis, Boyd Bilt Fabrication, BRODIX Cylinder Heads, COMP Cams, Cornett Racing Engines, Dirty Girl Racewear, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Heath Lawson Photography, Hot Rod Processing, Keyser Manufacturing, Longhorn Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, MSD Performance, Öhlins Shocks, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Penske Shocks, PFC Brakes, Pro Power Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Slicker Graphics, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Sweet Manufacturing, Swift Springs, Xcelydne Valvetrain, and 5150 Race Trailers

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 2019, the LOLMDS will sanction 65 events in 22 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 Motorsports Network.  For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com

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Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series' from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.

MAVTV also knows you don't have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV...MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV 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

2020 Championship Points

Points as of 1/23/2021
Pos Competitor Points
1stKyle Larson (#6)250
2ndDevin Moran (#9)230
3rdMike Marlar (#157)230
4thJimmy Owens (#20)210
5thTyler Erb (#1T)210
6thBrandon Sheppard (#1s)205
7thGregg Satterlee (#22)195
8thJonathan Davenport (#49)190
9thKyle Bronson (#40B)185
10thBrandon Overton (#76)180

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