HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Jonathan Davenport became the first repeat winner in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned events at Maryland’s Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night.
Heading into Saturday night’s event, the series had made 11 appearances and there had been 11 different winners. The defending National Champion led the entire race on his way to winning the 38th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic. The Blairsville, Georgia native now sits at five series wins so far in 2019, and his 41st overall.
Brandon Sheppard roared to a runner-up finish, holding off Jimmy Owens at the line. Rick Eckert was fourth and Tim McCreadie rallied from his 19th starting position to round out the top five.
“It’s really great to become the first driver to win twice in series races at Hagerstown, this is such a historic track,” said Davenport. “I was getting really, really loose on that long green flag run and I got behind those lapped cars. Jimmy (Owens) and Sheppard were right on us. Thank goodness for that caution. It saved us. I haven’t raced here many times; but it definitely brings back memories of my asphalt days. You have to drive the track straighter than most. You also have to have a different mindset to drive this track. Thank you to Jason, Tyler, Matt, and everybody who works on the crew.”
A caution for Jason Jameson on lap 25 allowed lapped traffic to clear out in front of Davenport after Owens and Sheppard closed to within a car length. On the restart, Davenport pulled away and Sheppard moved around Owens for second.
“A couple of the lap-cars were giving me fits tonight. One of them kept switching lanes on me and I am not sure if he saw me because he was racing me side-by-side. I bumped wheels with him, and I thought here we go. Jack Cornett is here tonight, and he builds a great engine. Thanks to all of the fans for coming out tonight looks like they had a great turnout.”
Earl Pearson, Jr., Josh Richards, Trever Feathers, Gene Knaub, and Jason Covert rounded out the top ten finishers.
The series was slated to compete on Sunday at Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway, but that event was cancelled due to rain.
For updates on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, visit LucasDirt.com.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Hagerstown Speedway – Hagerstown, MD
Stanley Schetrompf Classic – April 13, 2019
|1||1||49||Jonathan Davenport||Blairsville, GA||$13,100|
|2||10||1S||Brandon Sheppard||New Berlin, IL||$5,500|
|3||3||20||Jimmy Owens||Newport, TN||$4,300|
|4||5||0||Rick Eckert||York, PA||$2,750|
|5||19||39||Tim McCreadie||Watertown, NY||$2,950|
|6||4||1||Earl Pearson, Jr.||Jacksonville, FL||$2,600|
|7||9||14||Josh Richards||Shinnston, WV||$2,300|
|8||18||20F||Trever Feathers||Winchester, VA||$1,300|
|9||2||1K||Gene Knaub||Dover, PA||$1,200|
|10||6||72C||Jason Covert||York Haven, PA||$1,100|
|11||13||40B||Kyle Bronson||Brandon, FL||$1,775|
|12||15||1M||Devin Moran||Dresden, OH||$1,850|
|13||12||24||Dylan Yoder||Selinsgrove, PA||$1,025|
|14||7||1T||Tyler Erb||New Waverly, TX||$1,700|
|15||14||71||Hudson O’Neal||Martinsville, IN||$1,700|
|16||21||45||Jamie Lathroum||Mechanicsville, MD||$1,000|
|17||22||50||Shanon Buckingham||Morristown, TN||$1,000|
|18||20||2s||Stormy Scott||Las Cruses, NM||$1,000|
|19||17||36V||Kyle Hardy||Stephens City, VA||$1,000|
|20||24||1Gk||Ryan King||Seymour, TN||$1,000|
|21||11||22||Gregg Satterlee||Indiana, PA||$1,000|
|22||8||21||Billy Moyer, Jr.||Batesville, AR||$1,700|
|23||25||72W||Justin Weaver||Williamsport, PA||$1,000|
|24||16||5||Don O’Neal||Martinsville, IN||$1,800|
|25||23||12J||Jason Jameson||Lawrenceburg, IN||$1,800|