Jonathan Davenport with a pair of lovely
dovelies after his second Lucas Oil win of the weekend in Virginia. (Rick Schwallie)
Lucas Oil Series: Davenport
Runs the Table in Virginia With Second Win at VMS
JAMAICA, Va. - Sept. 18. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga.
completed the weekend sweep in the Commonwealth State of Virginia as he captured the $15,000 to win ASI
Racewear 31st annual “USA 100” on Saturday at Virginia Motor Speedway.
Davenport’s win marked his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory in two
nights. Friday Night he captured the win at Winchester Speedway.
Ray Cook races
between #1 Jeremy Miller and #9 Steve Casebolt in his advance toi ninth place. (Rick Schwallie)
“To win one Lucas Oil event this weekend
was special, but to back it up here tonight with a win against this type of competition is just fantastic,”
said the 26-year-old racer. “The car was fast all night, we came out and broke the track record, won
our heat and I tried a couple of different lines out there in the feature, the car was just a dream to drive,
to beat drivers like (Scott) Bloomquist, (Earl) Pearson, (Jimmy) Owens and so on is just terrific, they are
all great drivers and to race against them it is an honor.”
“I have to thank Barry and Lance Wright
for giving me the opportunity to drive their equipment, and thanks to all my sponsors for making this
possible, Nichols Plumbing, Dirtwrap, Baird Transport, Elite Concrete, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas and all
my product sponsors. We are really on a roll right now and we hope to continue to finish the season strong,”
said Davenport, who earned $25,000 for his two victories.
Aside from Jonathan Davenport's obvious triumph, a
fierce battle between Scott Bloomquist and #44 Earl Pearson was the highlight of was the highlight of the
evening at VMS. Bloomquist finally prevailed for second. (Rick Schwallie)
Davenport started quickly and took the lead at the
start of the 50-lap finale. Davenport had to be patient through the caution periods that dotted the
event. He had to hold off both Bloomquist and Pearson at various times during the race, but in the end
he had the best car all race long as he pulled away in the final ten laps to score his second career Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph.
It may be politically incorrect, but yes, when it's yours, you can shoot the
Schwallie)A spirited battle the entire distance between Bloomquist and Pearson saw the two previous
LOLMDS National Champs go toe-to-toe for second. Bloomquist was able to challenge Davenport early on as
Pearson put the heat on Davenport during the mid-portion of the race.
Bloomquist, who is seeking to win his
500th career race, beat Pearson into turn one after a lap 37 restart. Bloomquist was able to
fight off everything that Pearson threw at him in the final 13 circuits to finish second/
In preliminary action Davenport set a new
track record of 16.731 seconds among the 42 entrants. The previous track record was held by Shane
Clanton at 17.097 which was set in April of 2007. The 25-lap preliminary heat race winners were Scott
Bloomquist and Jonathan Davenport. The B-Mains went to Jamie Lathroum and Booper
Lucas Oil Series - Virginia Motor
1) Jonathan Davenport, 2) Scott
Bloomquist, 3) Earl Pearson, Jr., 4( Steve Shaver, 5) Dale McDowell, 6) Jimmy Owens, 7) D.J. Myers, 8)
Eric Wells, 9) Ray Cook, 10) John Blankenship (prov.), 11) Daniel Stone, 12) Brad Neat, 13) Steve
Casebolt, 14) Chris Ferguson, 15) Jamie Lathroum, 16) Chris Wall (prov.), 17) Tyler Reddick, 18) Don
O'Neal, 19) Chris Madden, 20) Darryl Hills, 21) Kenny Compton, 22) Ricky Elliott, 23) Jeremy Miller,
24) Jason Covert, 25) Booper Bare, 26) Brent Robinson.
Fast Time (42 entries): Davenport
(16.731 - NTR); Heat winners: Bloomquist, Davenport; B-Main winners: Lathroum, Bare