2019news 02 06

TAMPA, FLA. (February 6, 2019) – The defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Jonathan Davenport survived a torrid battle with Brandon Sheppard to register his first series win of 2019 on Wednesday night at East Bay Raceway Park.

Davenport took the lead from Sheppard on lap 26 and then held off Tyler Erb to win the Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil. It was Davenport’s fifth-career win at the “Clay by the Bay” and the 37th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of his career.

Erb’s Best Performance Motorsports, Rocket entered the event winning three of the first four events of the season and was looking for his third straight victory at East Bay. Josh Richards came from the 23rd starting spot in the Clint Bowyer Racing, Peak Antifreeze and Coolant, Rocket to place third. Brandon Overton finished fourth after starting 18th. Sheppard rounded out the top five.

A former Lucas Oil Rookie of the Year, Colton Flinner earned the first PFC Brakes Pole Award of his career and led the first eight laps of the main event before yielding to Brian Shirley on the ninth circuit.

Davenport started fifth and kept pace with the leaders before charging to the point on the twelfth circuit. Davenport held the lead until Sheppard move ahead on lap 24. Davenport quickly fought back, passing Sheppard on lap 26 to take the lead for the final time.

“I definitely wanted to see that last caution,” said Davenport. “I was getting into lapped traffic and everybody was on the bottom going into one and two. Everybody out there earned their paycheck tonight. This is the slickest place in the world. When I went into three and four, I just put it on the floor. I can’t thank my crew enough. We all put our heads together. We went back through our notes to see what we were missing on the set-up and their hard work paid off.”

Erb maintained his solid start to the season with a second-place finish. “Not winning that heat race and starting eighth probably hurt us tonight. Those restarts were wild. I was on the outside everytime and I didn’t want to be there. We had a good race going. I hated to see that caution once I got past Sheppard. I could tell that JD’s [Jonathan Davenport’s] crew was telling him to run down the middle. It was a really great night. Good job to JD, Josh [Richards], and Sheppy [Sheppard]. It was a crazy and exciting race for sure.”

Richards overcame issues in his heat race and rebounded with a strong third-place run. “We had a long night. The motor hadn’t been running right. We have had some fuel problems the last few days. I told the crew something wasn’t right. We made a change right before the feature and I was just going to ride around there and it started going pretty good. We had a shot at the lead, but I’m happy to finish third.”

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

Completing the top ten were Kyle Bronson, Earl Pearson Jr., Brian Shirley, Don O’Neal, and Devin Moran.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
Wrisco Industries Winternationals presented by Lucas Oil
East Bay Raceway Park – Tampa, Fla.

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Colton Flinner / 14.526 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Brian Shirley / 14.273 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Colton Flinner, Billy Moyer, Earl Pearson, Jr., Colton Horner, Tim McCreadie, Matt Cosner, Devin Dixon, John Tweed, Jason Jameson-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Morgan Bagley, Gregg Satterlee, Greg Oakes, Hudson O'Neal, Shanon Buckingham, Freddie Carpenter, Joey Moriarty, Rusty Schlenk

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, Stormy Scott, Josh Richards, Justin Williams, Allen Murray, Austin Rettig, Joe Denby

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Brian Shirley, Tyler Erb, Mike Benedum, Kyle Bronson, Michael Lake, Dan Stone, Vic Hill, Devin Gilpin, Kerry King

Wrisco Industries Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Brandon Sheppard, Jimmy Owens, Ryan King, Jeff Mathews, Terry Casey, Joel Callahan, Blair Nothdurft, Tim Dohm , Geoffrey Carey

GEICO Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Tanner English, Dennis Erb, Jr., Brandon Overton, Billy Moyer, Jr., Austin Hubbard, Devin Moran, Jonathan Rowan, Tyler Carpenter

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Colton Horner, Greg Oakes, Matt Cosner, Shanon Buckingham, Rusty Schlenk, Freddie Carpenter, Joey Moriarty, Allen Murray, Devin Dixon, Joe Denby, Hudson O'Neal, Justin Williams, John Tweed, Austin Rettig, Josh Richards-DNS, Jason Jameson-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Kyle Bronson, Billy Moyer, Jr., Michael Lake, Austin Hubbard, Terry Casey, Devin Moran, Jeff Mathews, Joel Callahan, Dan Stone, Vic Hill, Tyler Carpenter, Blair Nothdurft, Jonathan Rowan, Kerry King, Devin Gilpin, Geoffrey Carey, Tim Dohm-DNS

DirtOnDirt.com Strawberry Dash Finish: Matt Cosner, Rusty Schlenk, Terry Casey, Joel Callahan, Freddie Carpenter, Michael Lake, Dan Stone, Blair Nothdurft, Joey Moriarty, Greg Oakes, Vic Hill, Shanon Buckingham, Devin Dixon

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (40 Laps):

1 5 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $7,000
2 8 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $3,500
3 23 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,000
4 18 2 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $1,500
5 4 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $1,400
6 20 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,300
7 13 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,200
8 2 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $1,100
9 3 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,000
10 24 1M Devin Moran Dresden, OH $950
11 15 22 Gregg Satterlee Indiana, PA $900
12 9 14m Morgan Bagley Gladewater, TX $850
13 22 21 Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $800
14 12 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $750
15 19 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $725
16 7 9 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR $700
17 21 56JR Colton Horner Katy, TX $700
18 25 33 Jeff Mathews Brandon, FL $700
19 1 48 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA $650
20 11 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $625
21 16 1Gk Ryan King Seymour, TN $625
22 10 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $600
23 14 25B Mike Benedum Salem, WV $600
24 6 116 Tanner English Benton, KY $600
25 17 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $600
26 26 66c Matt Cosner Ridgeley, WV $600

Race Statistics
Entrants: 52
Lap Leaders: Colton Flinner (Laps 1 – 8); Brian Shirley (Laps 9 – 11); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 12 – 23); Brandon Sheppard (Laps 24 – 25); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 26 – 40)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Margin of Victory: 1.551 seconds
Cautions: Earl Pearson Jr., Stormy Scott (Lap 19); Tanner English (Lap 21); Jimmy Owens, Mike Benedum (Lap 22); Colton Flinner (Lap 25); Billy Moyer Jr. (Lap 27); Ryan King (Lap 30); Colton Horner (Lap 37)
Series Provisionals: Josh Richards, Devin Moran
Wrisco Industries Winternationals Provisional: Jeff Mathews
DirtOnDirt.com Strawberry Dash Provisional: Matt Cosner
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Josh Richards (Advanced 20 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Earl Pearson Jr.
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Billy Moyer Jr.
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jonathan Davenport
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: *Rookie of the Race will begin after April 1st.*
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Anthony Burroughs (Josh Richards)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Tyler Erb (Lap #9 – 15.491 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Jimmy Owens
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (27 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Colton Flinner
Time of Race: 36 minutes 39 seconds

*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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Lucas Oil Racing TV has all your favorite motorsports - from grass roots to international competition, as well as exclusive LIVE EVENTS and behind the scenes interviews and footage that you won't see anywhere else! But that's just the beginning! Lucas Oil Racing TV brings you some of motorsports greatest broadcasters and build specialists... from Dave Despain to the mechanics of Two Guys Garage, as well as all the latest news, reviews, and interviews from every genre of racing.

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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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