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Jonathan Davenport sweeps Georgia Lucas Oil weekend

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Jonathan Davenport made it a home state sweep in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action over the weekend.

The Blairsville, Georgia speedster scored the win on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia, and then followed that up with a victory at Georgia’s Rome Speedway on Sunday night.

On Saturday, Davenport led all 50 laps at the 3/8-mile clay Dixie Speedway en route to his seventh series win of 2021.

Brandon Overton of Evans, Georgia finished in second followed by Chris Madden in third, Tim McCreadie in fourth, and Earl Pearson, Jr. in fifth.

Davenport took the lead at the start of the race and was never seriously threatened.

“This one is for Jason Durham. He is a huge part of this deal, we definitely miss him,” said Davenport, who scored his 57th career series win. “We worked at my house this week on the car and it’s the first time I have had a race car at my house or my shop. It’s kind of cool to come out here and set fast time, win my heat and the feature at a place I have never won at before.

“I have wanted to win here for so long; to be honest when me and my dad were racing, we were almost scared to come here to race because the competition was so good. It’s so hard to win here so we just stayed up in the North Georgia mountains and into Tennessee. This place is tough. I have come close here several times, but I have never had a race car like I had tonight here.”

Davenport completed his Georgia sweep on Sunday at Rome Speedway.

Davenport took the lead from Jimmy Owens on lap 28 at the half-mile raceway after Owens had led the first 27 circuits of the 40-lap feature. Davenport then pulled away for the win, the second night in a row he bested Brandon Overton for the win, this time by 1.731 seconds.

Tim McCreadie finished in third followed by Kyle Bronson, and Ricky Thornton, Jr.

“Jimmy’s car was really good at first there, said Davenport after his 58th career series win. “I was trying to figure out a line getting into turn three, but I never could figure that out until later.

“He’s so good, I had to mess up his rhythm and that was the only way I was going to pass him if it wasn’t in lapped traffic. I tried to stay patient at the first and not try and run the top so early and maybe get a flat. I just hoped I cleared him getting into one. I race with him with the utmost respect. I love racing with him, he’s never done me wrong.”

For more information on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, visit LucasDirt.com.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA
Dixie Shootout – October 9, 2021

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 1 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $15,800
2 3 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $6,500
3 4 44 Chris Madden Gray Court, SC $3,500
4 2 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $3,800
5 8 46 Earl Pearson, Jr Jacksonville, FL $3,300
6 19 18X Michael Page Winston, GA $2,400
7 6 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $3,000
8 10 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $2,900
9 14 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,900
10 18 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $3,000
11 12 16H Austin Horton Whitesburg, GA $1,600
12 9 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $2,100
13 13 10J Joseph Joiner Milton, FL $1,300
14 17 15H Christian Hanger Winchester, TN $1,200
15 5 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,750
16 20 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,700
17 16 31 Tyler Millwood Kingston, GA $1,000
18 11 11H Spencer Hughes Meridian, MS $1,700
19 15 20RT Ricky Thornton, Jr. Adel, IA $1,700
20 21 66C Matt Cosner Ridgeley, WV $1,000
21 23 33X Cody Overton Evans, GA $1,000
22 22 42K Cla Knight North Augusta, SC $1,000
23 24 8P David Payne Murphy, NC $1,000
24 7 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $1,000

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Rome Speedway – Rome, GA
Rome Showdown – October 10, 2021

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $10,800
2 6 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $5,500
3 3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $4,300
4 9 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $3,400
5 11 20RT Ricky Thornton, Jr. Adel, IA $3,200
6 17 16H Austin Horton Whitesburg, GA $2,300
7 1 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $3,200
8 5 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $2,900
9 12 31 Tyler Millwood Kingston, GA $2,050
10 10 46 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,800
11 21 9C Jason Croft Woodstock, GA $1,600
12 15 10J Joseph Joiner Milton, FL $1,400
13 14 7M Donald McIntosh Dawsonville, GA $1,200
14 19 10G Garrett Smith Eatonton, GA $1,000
15 18 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $1,650
16 16 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,625
17 7 42K Cla Knight North Augusta, SC $900
18 23 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,575
19 4 44 Chris Madden Gray Court, SC $850
20 8 11H Spencer Hughes Meridian, MS $1,525
21 13 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,500
22 22 15H Christian Hanger Winchester, TN $800
23 20 66C Matt Cosner Ridgeley, WV $800
24 24 92 Dalton Cook Columbus, GA $800
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