LOLMDS: Davenport Takes FIfth Lucas Late Model Win of 2016; Defends Buckeye Spring 50 Crown

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Jonathan Davenport successfully defended his Buckeye Spring 50 crown at Atomic Speedway on Friday night.

Davenport withstood an early battle with Brian Shirley to take his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of the season.

Davenport and Shirley battled for the first 18 laps of the 50-lap race until Davenport pulled ahead. Shirley held off Jimmy Owens to finish second. Owens came home third, followed by Mike Marlar and Darrell Lanigan.

“We had a great car tonight. We had some trouble in traffic, but overall we did well tonight,” Davenport said. “I can’t thank Kevin and Lee Roy Rumley enough for this opportunity to drive their car. Brian [Shirley] and I had a really good race for a long time. I threw that slider on him on the opening lap, but I give him credit, he fought back and got the lead back.”

Shirley kept a slight advantage over Davenport until lap 18 when Davenport forged ahead for good. Shirley tried to stay with Davenport through lapped traffic for the rest of the caution-free main event.

Shirley could not get close enough to challenge Davenport in the final 10 laps as he was being pressured by Owens for third.

“We are really happy to run second against these guys. Davenport is the best in the business right now,” Shirley said. “He slid by me on that first lap, but I came right back and got back around him. Not too many people in the last couple of years can say they’ve passed him lately.”

Driving with a new team this season, Owens, in the R&W Racing machine was extremely happy with his third place finish.

“When we won that heat race it was like winning the World 100,” Owens explained. “The guys at R&W Racing have really stepped up. We had nothing right before we went to Georgia and Florida. We just announced this partnership before the new year.”

Jared Landers set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time among the 50 entrants with a lap of 13.786 seconds.


RESULTS: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series; Buckeye Spring 50; Atomic Speedway; March 18, 2016

  1. Jonathan Davenport
  2. Brian Shirley
  3. Jimmy Owens
  4. Mike Marlar
  5. Darrell Lanigan
  6. Dustin Linville
  7. Jeep VanWormer
  8. Duane Chamberlain
  9. Scott Bloomquist
  10. Devin Moran
  11. Don O’Neal
  12. Earl Pearson Jr.
  13. Mason Zeigler
  14. Brandon Sheppard
  15. Eddie Carrier Jr.
  16. Steve Francis
  17. R.J. Conley
  18. Nick Latham
  19. Dennis Erb Jr.
  20. Rod Conley
  21. Jared Landers
  22. Tim McCreadie
  23. Jackie Boggs
  24. Colton Flinner
  25. Chris Simpson
  26. James Rice

CREDIT: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

1 4 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC
2 1 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL
3 3 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
4 2 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN
5 5 15L Darrell Lanigan Union, KY
6 12 D8 Dustin Linville Lancaster, KY
7 7 55 Jeep VanWormer Pinconning, MI
8 10 20C Duane Chamberlain Richmond, IN
9 18 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
10 6 99m Devin Moran Dresden, OH
11 25 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN
12 9 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
13 15 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA
14 8 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
15 16 28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV
16 17 15F Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY
17 22 71c RJ Conley Wheelersburg, OH
18 19 31 Nick Latham Winchester, OH
19 24 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
20 14 71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg, OH
21 23 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
22 11 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY
23 20 9F Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY
24 26 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA
25 21 32 Chris Simpson Oxford, IA
26 13 11R James Rice Verona, KY

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