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Bailes, Davenport record LOLMDS weekend victories

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Ross Bailes and Jonathan Davenport powered to Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victories over the weekend.

Bailes took the victory on Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee, while Davenport scored a home state win on Saturday night at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia.

On Friday night, Bailes rolled to his first career series victory at 411 Motor Speedway.

The 29-year-old, South Carolina native led all 50 laps en route to one of the biggest wins of his career.

Bailes took the lead at the start of the race, withstood several cautions, and managed to hold off a late race charge from three other drivers to become the sixth different winner of the 2019 season.

“This seems unbelievable,” said Bailes. “We have tried for so long to win one of these and we just couldn’t get it done. To come to a new place like this and to get it done here is just unimaginable. I felt good on the bottom and then when I got to lapped traffic I was slowing down. I knew I needed to search around and do something different. My crew guys told me to move up and when I did the car felt really good up there.”

Dawsonville, Georgia’s Donald McIntosh took second over Jimmy Owens. Current series point leader Jonathan Davenport finished in fourth followed by Dale McDowell in fifth.

On Saturday night, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returned to North Georgia Speedway for the first time since 2009. Blairsville, Georgia’s Jonathan Davenport conquered the red clay oval for his fourth victory of the season.

Davenport took control on lap 20 by darting under race leader David Payne. Payne then ran second to Davenport before he suffered a flat left rear tire on lap 25 forcing him to pit. Devin Moran picked up the chase for the lead and challenged Davenport several times before fading.

Tyler Erb, who entered the event second in points to Davenport, then moved into the runner-up position. Erb was attempting to track down Davenport but on lap 37 he hooked the cushion and spun to a stop, forcing a caution flag.

The final caution of the race came on lap 42. Davenport then led the rest of the way for a convincing victory in front of his home-state crowd. With the win, Davenport maintains his championship point lead.

Davenport was jubilant in victory lane before an appreciative crowd.

“I was kind of glad to see a few of those cautions. I was needing a water break,” Davenport said jokingly. “I have never won a late model race here. This is so fun to come back to almost my hometown crowd and get this win. I grew up just an hour-and-a-half from here. My crew chief is Jason Durham, this is a big win for him as well. This is basically his home track.”

Don O’Neal had his best finish of the year by taking second with Josh Richards finishing third. Moran and Earl Pearson, Jr. rounded out the top five.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
411 Motor Speedway – Seymour, TN
Race Results – April 5, 2019

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 1 87 Ross Bailes Clover, SC $12,000
2 6 7m Donald McIntosh Dawsonville, GA $5,500
3 4 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $4,300
4 9 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $3,850
5 2 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $2,250
6 15 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $2,500
7 5 1Gk Ryan King Seymour, TN $1,500
8 3 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,100
9 12 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $2,000
10 10 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $1,900
11 11 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $1,775
12 8 21m Robby Moses Maryville, TN $1,050
13 13 97 Michael Chilton Salvisa, KY $1,025
14 20 12J Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN $1,700
15 19 1V Vic Hill Mosheim, TN $1,000
16 7 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $1,000
17 14 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $1,000
18 16 1M Devin Moran Dresden, OH $1,700
19 18 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,000
20 22 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,800
21 17 9 Cory Hedgecock Loudon, TN $1,000
22 21 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,800
23 24 51 Pierce McCarter Seymour, TN $1,000
24 23 C5 David Crabtree Maryville, TN $1,000

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
North Georgia Speedway – Chatsworth, GA
Race Results – April 6, 2019

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 4 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $13,100
2 5 5 Don O’Neal Martinsville, IN $6,300
3 1 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $4,300
4 7 1M Devin Moran Dresden, OH $3,550
5 16 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $3,050
6 11 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $2,500
7 9 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $2,200
8 6 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,000
9 8 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $1,900
10 22 22R Will Roland Jasper, GA $1,100
11 21 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $1,775
12 12 1Gk Ryan King Seymour, TN $1,050
13 23 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $1,825
14 2 8P David Payne Murphy, NC $1,000
15 10 8 Jacob Hawkins Fairmont, WV $1,000
16 3 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA $1,000
17 18 2s Stormy Scott Las Cruses, NM $1,000
18 14 81R Aaron Ridley Chatsworth, GA $1,000
19 19 87a Andrew Littleton Dalton, GA $1,000
20 15 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,000
21 13 18x Michael Page Villa Rica, GA $1,000
22 17 12J Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN $1,700
23 20 42 Cla Knight N. Augusta, SC $1,000
24 24 00 Dalton Polston Lithia Springs, GA $1,000
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