WHEATLAND, Mo. - Jonathan Davenport picked up his third career CMH Diamond Nationals win on Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.
The Blairsville, Georgia speedster held off late-race charges from both Josh Richards and Kyle Bronson to pick up his sixth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of 2021.
The race was co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil MLRA.
Davenport had just passed race leader Jimmy Owens coming of off turn two moments before Owens got into the back of a slowing lapped car when he had nowhere to go. Third place driver, Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Georgia, also had nowhere to go in a chain reaction, and got into Owens. Both Owens and Clanton had to pit due to damage, to return on the tail of the lineup.
Richards finished second with Bronson coming home in third. Stormy Scott finished fourth, with Earl Pearson, Jr. in fifth.
“I kind of figured those guys were close to me, this place never did slow down at all,” said Davenport after scoring his 56th career series win. “I was figuring it might get a little black streak or something, but it never did so you had to search around. It was getting a little choppy there past the halfway point, so I had to move around a little bit, from off the bottom. I was a little better through three and four but would come back and hug the bottom off of turn two. I don’t know what happened to Jimmy (Owens) there, he’s had the worst luck in the world this year.”
Davenport closed the gap on points leader Tim McCreadie, who finished 12th in the final rundown after being involved in a lap 42 caution.
Justin Duty, Jimmy Owens, Aaron Marrant, Clanton and Tyler Erb rounded out the top 10.
For more information on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, visit LucasDirt.com.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO
CMH Diamond Nationals – July 17, 2021
|1||4||49||Jonathan Davenport||Blairsville, GA||$15,400|
|2||16||14||Josh Richards||Shinnston, WV||$6,900|
|3||3||40B||Kyle Bronson||Brandon, FL||$3,850|
|4||1||2S||Stormy Scott||Las Cruces, NM||$3,700|
|5||6||1||Earl Pearson, Jr.||Jacksonville, FL||$2,900|
|6||10||15D||Justin Duty||Happy Valley, OR||$2,400|
|7||2||20||Jimmy Owens||Newport, TN||$2,800|
|8||11||1X||Aaron Marrant||Richmond, MO||$2,200|
|9||7||25||Shane Clanton||Zebulon, GA||$2,450|
|10||21||1T||Tyler Erb||New Waverly, TX||$2,350|
|11||12||22H||Daniel Hilsabeck||Earlham, IA||$1,600|
|12||9||39||Tim McCreadie||Watertown, NY||$1,850|
|13||25||56JR||Tony Jackson, Jr.||Lebanon, MO||$1,300|
|14||5||91P||Jason Papich||Nipomo, CA||$1,200|
|15||22||14M||Reid Millard||Jefferson City, MO||$1,050|
|16||13||41||Jeremiah Hurst||Dubuque, IA||$1,000|
|17||18||59||Garrett Alberson||Las Cruces, NM||$1,000|
|18||14||11H||Spencer Hughes||Meridian, MS||$1,000|
|19||8||71||Hudson O’Neal||Martinsville, IN||$1,350|
|20||15||25S||Chad Simpson||Mt. Vernon, IA||$1,000|
|21||20||93||Mason Oberkramer||Broseley, MO||$1,000|
|22||26||3W||Brennon Willard||Lebanon, MO||$1,000|
|23||19||3S||Brian Shirley||Chatham, IL||$1,000|
|24||17||20RT||Ricky Thornton, Jr.||Adel, IA||$1,350|
|25||24||22F||Chris Ferguson||Mt. Holly, NC||$1,000|
|26||23||157||Mike Marlar||Winfield, TN||$1,350|