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FARLEY, IOWA (May 17, 2019) – Jonathan Davenport dominated the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on Friday night at 300 Raceway, leading all 50 laps and collecting $12,000 for the effort.

Davenport survived a late-race charge from Tyler Erb to claim his sixth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Devin Moran trailed Davenport and Erb to the finish line, passing Josh Richards on the final lap to take third. Richards came home fourth, followed by Tim McCreadie who crossed the finish line in fifth after starting in 20th.

Davenport took the lead at the start of the Truck Country 50, with polesitter Brian Birkhofer settling into the second spot. In only his second race of the 2019 season, Birkhofer set the Miller Welders Overall Fast Time and went on to earn the PFC Brakes Pole Award.

Throughout the race, various drivers challenged for the top spot. Along with Birkhofer and Erb, Moran and Richards also made a bid for the lead. Erb closed the gap on Davenport in the final laps but came up just short at the finish line.

The win marks Davenport’s 42nd-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory. He emerged from his car to the cheers of a large crowd. “I wasn’t going to let another race slip away this weekend. Hudson did a great job last night. Hats off to my crew, I tore the car up last night, not on purpose. They worked hard on this car today and everything was spot-on tonight.”

“We were really close to fast time tonight,” Davenport added. “We were second overall in time trials and won our heat. This new car has been on a rail. We’ve been saving it a little bit; I don’t think we need to change a thing on it. They farmed the track, but we had the right set-up on it. Our car was so balanced. Thanks to Jack Cornett for giving us all that horsepower. Hats off the 300 Raceway staff and all of the fans that came out tonight.”

Erb was happy with his runner-up finish in the Best Performance Motorsports, Rocket. “I didn’t think I could get by him [Davenport] at the end. We had a bad night last night. Our car has been fast, but we just haven’t had any luck. I got to JD’s right rear and chased him down at the end. The tires would come and go. You just had to make good decisions out there. I could see under caution that he [Davenport] had tread left on the right rear. I was worried about the left rears with all the tire spin in the last 10-15 laps.”

Moran reached a well-deserved podium finish with his last lap pass of Richards in the Big River Steel, Dunn-Benson Ford, Rocket. “I wish I hadn’t picked the bottom on the restart. We had a good car tonight. To come from 16th to get third was a good finish for the team. The track cleaned up near the end and got really wide. It was a lot of fun out there for sure. It was kind of a tire game tonight. I was trying to conserve my tires the whole race. I didn’t want to get a flat tire like some of the others did.”

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

Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson Jr., Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer Jr., Chad Simpson, and Chris Simpson.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, May 17, 2019
Truck Country 50
300 Raceway – Farley, Iowa

Miller Welders Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Jonathan Davenport / 15.587 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Brian Birkhofer / 15.561 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Brian Birkhofer, Tyler Erb ®, Hudson O'Neal, Shanon Buckingham, Shannon Babb, Devin Moran ®, Jason Jameson ®, Chad Holladay, Tim Simpson

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson, Jr., Chad Simpson, Don O'Neal, Tyler Bruening, Billy Moyer, Jr., Stormy Scott, Allen Murray, Joel Callahan

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 6 Transfer): Kyle Bronson, Jimmy Owens, Josh Richards, Jeremiah Hurst, Chris Simpson, Spencer Diercks, Tim McCreadie, Mike Fryer

FAST Shafts B-Main Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jason Jameson ®, Tim McCreadie, Chad Holladay, Stormy Scott, Joel Callahan, Allen Murray, Tim Simpson, Mike Fryer-DNS

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNING
1 2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $13,100
2 4 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX $6,300
3 16 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH $4,200
4 9 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $3,550
5 20 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,950
6 5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,600
7 13 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $1,500
8 17 21 Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $2,000
9 8 1s Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA $1,200
10 15 32S Chris Simpson Oxford, IA $1,100
11 6 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,875
12 19 12J Jason Jameson ® Lawrenceburg, IN $1,050
13 12 58 Jeremiah Hurst Dubuque, IA $1,025
14 7 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,700
15 3 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,700
16 22 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $1,000
17 10 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,700
18 24 40 Joel Callahan Dubuque, iA $1,000
19 14 16T Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $1,000
20 18 29d Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA $1,000
21 23 17 Tim Simpson Iowa City, IA $1,000
22 1 OU812 Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA $1,000
23 11 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $1,900
24 21 32c Chad Holladay Muscatine, IA $1,000


Race Statistics
Entrants: 26
Lap Leaders: Jonathan Davenport (Laps 1 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Margin of Victory: 1.090 seconds
Cautions: Spencer Diercks (Lap 9); Don O’Neal (Lap 17); Tyler Bruening (Lap 19); Chad Simpson (Lap 24); Tim McCreadie (Lap 26); Joel Callahan (Lap 35); Kyle Bronson (Lap 37)
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: Tim Simpson, Joel Callahan
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Advanced 15 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Billy Moyer Jr.
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tyler Erb
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
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: Jason Durham (Jonathan Davenport)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #3 – 15.5213 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Don O’Neal
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Brian Birkhofer
Time of Race: 37 minutes 22 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 2610 $105,225
2 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 2280 $52,225
3 1T Tyler Erb ® New Waverly, TX 2240 $63,050
4 1M Devin Moran ® Dresden, OH 2130 $34,375
5 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 2100 $35,650
6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1995 $26,925
7 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1965 $39,375
8 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1920 $37,500
9 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1850 $31,050
10 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 1815 $25,775
11 21 Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR 1710 $17,725
12 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 1655 $13,850
13 12J Jason Jameson ® Lawrenceburg, IN 1650 $17,450
14 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM 1530 $11,325
15 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 1335 $12,350

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


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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 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.

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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

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Television Schedule

All times are Eastern. Subject to change.
Thursday, July 25
6:00 PM
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- Columbus, MS
Thursday, August 1
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Columbus, MS
Thursday, August 8
6:00 PM
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
- Columbus, MS
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2019 Championship Points

lmd dlUpdated: 07/15/19 - After Lucas Oil Speedway

POS CAR# DRIVER POINTS
1 49 Jonathan Davenport 4975
2 1T Tyler Erb ® 4550
3 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. 4545
4 14 Josh Richards 4520
5 20 Jimmy Owens 4440
6 39 Tim McCreadie 4385
7 1M Devin Moran ® 4280
8 71 Hudson O'Neal 4180
9 40B Kyle Bronson 3770
10 50 Shanon Buckingham ...