MIDDLEBOURNE, W.V. - Jonathan Davenport held off Tim McCreadie at the finish line to win the 49th Annual Hillbilly Hundred on Sunday night at the Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia.
Davenport, from Blairsville, Georgia, took the lead from Jimmy Owens on lap 83 and then held off a hard-charging McCreadie to claim his first-career win in the historic event.
On the final lap, McCreadie drove to the outside of Davenport coming off turn four, but Davenport held him off by one-car length to secure the $25,000 victory.
Davenport became the 16th different winner this year in series competition. McCreadie moved to second in the points behind Josh Richards with his second-place finish. Jimmy Owens took third. Completing the top five were Don O’Neal and Richards.
“I passed for second like three times there then there would be another caution,” Davenport said. “I want to apologize to Jimmy Owens, I went in hot and locked up the brakes. I want to first thank G.R. Smith, for someone to step out of their own car and to let someone else drive it, says a lot about him. I have to thank Josh Richards, he helped me out before the start of the race. The right rear shock wasn’t where I wanted it to be and he tuned on it. “
McCreadie started alongside Scott Bloomquist in row nine and charged through the field to take the runner-up spot at the finish.
“It was so tough to come up through there in this field of cars,” McCreadie said. “It was just a little narrow out there tonight. The outside restarts were good. Yes, we are happy with this finish.”
Owens was in control of the race until he relinquished the lead to Davenport.
“We had a really good car tonight,” Owens said. “There were a lot of restarts. I don’t know how that played into the end. But we were slipping up. We moved down there and it seemed to help.”
Completing the top ten were Chris Ferguson, Austin Hubbard, Darrell Lanigan, Jared Hawkins, and Mason Zeigler.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Tyler County Speedway – Middlebourne, WV
Hillbilly Hundred – September 3, 2017
|FINISH||START||CAR #||DRIVER NAME||HOMETOWN||EARNINGS|
|1||4||49||Jonathan Davenport||Blairsville, GA||$25,000|
|2||17||39||Tim McCreadie||Watertown, NY||$12,200|
|3||2||20||Jimmy Owens||Newport, TN||$8,400|
|4||5||5||Don O’Neal||Martinsville, IN||$5,800|
|5||1||1R||Josh Richards||Shinnston, WV||$4,400|
|6||3||22F||Chris Ferguson||Mount Holly, NC||$2,750|
|7||7||11||Austin Hubbard||Bridgeville, DE||$2,250|
|8||16||14||Darrell Lanigan||Union, KY||$2,450|
|9||27||1H||Jared Hawkins||Fairmont, WV||$1,500|
|10||9||25Z||Mason Zeigler||Chalk Hill, PA||$1,400|
|11||10||5*||Shane Hitt||Buckhannon, WV||$1,300|
|12||23||28E||Dennis Erb, Jr.||Carpentersville, IL||$1,950|
|13||11||22||Gregg Satterlee||Rochester Mills, PA||$2,025|
|14||18||0||Scott Bloomquist||Mooresburg, TN||$2,200|
|15||6||1||Earl Pearson, Jr.||Jacksonville, FL||$1,975|
|16||24||15||Steve Francis||Bowling Green, KY||$1,850|
|17||22||0k||Freddie Carpenter||Parkersburg, WV||$1,125|
|18||20||27||Michael Lake||Uniontown, PA||$1,100|
|19||15||71||Hudson O’Neal||Martinsville, IN||$1,775|
|20||13||17d||Zack Dohm||Cross Lanes, WV||$1,050|
|21||12||18S||Robbie Scott||Shinnston, WV||$1,025|
|22||14||87||Derek Doll||Greenwood, WV||$1,000|
|23||8||6T||Tim Dohm||Cross Lanes, WV||$1,000|
|24||19||28||Tyler Carpenter||Parkersburg, WV||$1,000|
|25||21||71c||RJ Conley||Wheelersburg, OH||$1,000|
|26||25||99B||Boom Briggs||Bear Lake, PA||$800|
|27||26||4B||Jackie Boggs||Grayson, KY||$1,000|