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Davenport wins LOLMDS Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80

By Series PR
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Jonathan Davenport became the first three-time winner of the Silver Dollar Nationals on Sunday night at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska.

The Blairsville, Georgia native captured the 80-lap $53,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at the 4/10-mile dirt track. Davenport also won the race in 2016 and 2018.

Davenport charged to the lead on lap 74 around Tim McCreadie, who led the race for the first 73 circuits. Davenport pulled away to a 1.472 second advantage as the checkers fell.

Devin Moran finished in third, with Mike Marlar finished in fourth, and Earl Pearson, Jr. in fifth.

McCreadie jumped to the lead from his outside front row starting spot. Behind him, Davenport moved his way forward, moving up to second by lap 62. Davenport slowly reeled in McCreadie in heavy lapped traffic. With six laps to go Davenport was able to take over the race lead which he held to the finish.

“Just him (McCreadie) getting into traffic that was it,” Davenport said after recording his 61st career series win. “I didn’t think we was that good really until we got some clean air on the nose, and I could start moving around a little bit. Once we got to third or fourth and I think Devin was on the inside of me and I could never arc the corner to come all the way down to catch the traction. Once I cleared him then I could start running about the same line McCreadie was and we started to track him down a little bit.

“Then there was lapped traffic that’s the only way we got by him. I would rather pass anybody in the pit area but him. He is one of my best buddies on the road and we share a lot of information. It’s good to see him running good and hopefully he can get this championship.”

Brandon Sheppard, Bobby Pierce, Ricky Thornton, Jr., Jimmy Owens, and Chase Junghans 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
I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, NE
Silver Dollar Nationals – July 24, 2022

1. 49-Jonathan Davenport
2. 39-Tim McCreadie
3. 9-Devin Moran
4. 157-Mike Marlar
5. 46-Earl Pearson, Jr.
6. 1-Brandon Sheppard
7. 32-Bobby Pierce
8. 20RT-Ricky Thornton, Jr.
9. 20-Jimmy Owens
10. 18J-Chase Junghans
11. 25-Chad Simpson
12. 16-Tyler Bruening
13. 7W-Ricky Weiss
14. 2H-Nick Hoffman
15. 25C-Shane Clanton
16. 111V-Max Blair
17. 71-Hudson O’Neal
18. 10G-Garrett Smith
19. 3S-Brian Shirley
20. 11-Spencer Hughes
21. 40B-Kyle Bronson
22. 97-Cade Dillard
23. 18D-Daulton Wilson
24. 1T-Tyler Erb
25. 18S-Jesse Sobbing
26. 8-Kyle Strickler
27. 19R-Ryan Gustin
28. 1ST-Johnny Scott
29. 58-Garrett Alberson
30. 17M-Dale McDowell
31. 24-Bill Leighton
32. 98-Ben Schaller
33. 7-Ross Robinson

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