Bloomquist and Davenport Star at Mansfield

MANSFIELD, OH – Scott Bloomquist and Jonathan Davenport claimed feature victories during Thursday night’s preliminary program for the 2nd annual Dirt Million – Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts.

Bloomquist, a three-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion won the first 30-lap Duel of the night in the new format instituted for this year’s race. Davenport, the two-time and defending series champion held off a trio of drivers in a furious finish in the second 30-lap Duel. Both feature races went caution-free.

Bloomquist took the lead at the start of the first feature and sprinted away to easily pick up the win. The win marks his all-time leading 95th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series career win.

Both Josh Richards and Brandon Sheppard tried to track down Bloomquist, but the boss of Team Zero went to Victory Lane for the first-time at Mansfield. With the win, Bloomquist cemented himself into Saturday’s 100-lap Dirt Million main event. Richards held off Sheppard to earn the runner-up spot with Michael Norris and Darrell Lanigan rounding out the top five.

Bloomquist was elated in Lucas Oil Victory Lane: “The car has felt great after we found out what was wrong with it. We put in on a jig last week and it was pretty far off. We had a pretty good car last week at Batesville. I hope it feels as good here Saturday night. We hot lapped fast tonight, we qualified a little off, and we changed a few things that we didn’t like. I want to dedicate this race to Chris [Madden]. I hate it that he got hurt earlier in the week. He should be back in a few weeks.”




“He [Bloomquist] was in a league of his own,” said the runner-up Richards. “There was one time we got caught up in lapped traffic that we were gaining on him just a little bit and that was only because of the lapped cars. We needed to be better. Me and Sheppard had a good race for second. We need to be a little better tomorrow night. This place has always been good to me.”

The winner’s Scott Bloomquist Racing, Bloomquist Race Cars Chassis is powered by a Custom Race Engine and sponsored by: Great America Steak Company, STEEL-IT, Lucas Oil Products, Petroff Towing, Sorbera Chiropractic, VP Race Fuels, Penske Shocks. and Sweet Manufacturing.

Completing the top ten were Dennis Erb Jr., Tim McCreadie, Tyler Erb, Gregg Satterlee, and Rick Eckert.

The second duel feature saw Davenport take the lead from Mike Marlar on lap five and hold off a trio of drivers before he could go to Victory Lane for the eleventh time this season with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Davenport got caught up in lapped traffic and that allowed Chase Junghans, Bobby Pierce, and Ricky Weiss all to close on him in the final ten laps of the race. Junghans passed Weiss for second with four laps to go as Pierce followed topside two laps from the finish.
As the four drivers came off of turn four Davenport had traffic on front of him, but he held off a furious charge from the other three competitors for the win.
“I was hoping to see the checkered flag sooner. I was looking around and I couldn’t really tell if anybody was underneath me. I was trying the bottom and the top. They were two-wide in front of me. I couldn’t make the middle work like I could the bottom and the top. I saw Stormy [Scott] down there on the bottom and he was pretty good, so I just tried to stay focused on what I was doing.”
Junghans came close to scoring his first career Lucas Oil victory with his runner-up finish after starting in sixth. “The only way we were going to win was if JD missed his marks. It was a hornet’s nest down there with those lapped cars. I felt good around the bottom in three and four. The track was great once it cleaned off. Hopefully we will get one spot better tomorrow night.”
The winner’s Lance Landers Motorsports, Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by: Nutrien Ag Solutions, ASC Warranty, Penske Racing Shocks, Valvoline, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Spartan Mowers, and Hawkeye Trucks.
Completing the top ten were Dale McDowell, Hudson O’Neal, Steve Casebolt, Chris Ferguson, and Jimmy Owens.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Mansfield Motor Speedway – Mansfield, Ohio

Duel 1:
Penske Race Shocks
 Heat Race #1 Finish: Josh Richards, Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Gregg Satterlee, Shanon Buckingham, Brian Shirley, Matt Irey, Kent Robinson, Ryan Missler, Ryan Scott

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish: Michael Norris, Darrell Lanigan, Tyler Erb ®, Gordy Gundaker, Jared Landers, Max Blair, Billy Moyer, Jr., Donald McIntosh, Justin Chance

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish: Scott Bloomquist, Dennis Erb, Jr., Rick Eckert, Earl Pearson, Jr., Doug Drown, Mike Benedum, Johnny Scott, Jason Miller, Zack Dohm-DNS

Duel 2:
Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil
 Heat Race #1 Finish: Mike Marlar, Chase Junghans, Dale McDowell, Chris Ferguson, Brandon Overton, David Scott, Stormy Scott, Brett Bee, Dan Angelicchio-DNS, Dave Hess, Jr.-DNS

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #2 Finish: Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Bronson, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, Steve Casebolt, Mason Zeigler, Shane Clanton, Boom Briggs, Steve Sabo

Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #3 Finish: Ricky Weiss, Bobby Pierce, Hudson O’Neal, Devin Moran ®, Shannon Babb, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Greg Oakes, Robby Hensley, Ryan Markham

Duel 1:
Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease 
B-Main Finish: Billy Moyer, Jr., Kent Robinson, Johnny Scott, Matt Irey, Donald McIntosh, Ryan Missler, Justin Chance, Jason Miller, Ryan Scott, Zack Dohm-DNS

Duel 2:
FAST Shafts 
B-Main Finish: Shane Clanton, Stormy Scott, Greg Oakes, Boom Briggs, Robby Hensley, Dan Angelicchio, Brett Bee, Steve Sabo-DNS, Ryan Markham-DNS, Dave Hess, Jr.-DNS

Duel 1:
Lucas Oil 
Feature Finish (30 Laps):

FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
EARNINGS
1
1
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
$10,000
2
3
14
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
$5,000
3
4
1S
Brandon Sheppard
New Berlin, IL
$2,000
4
2
5
Michael Norris
Sarver, PA
$1,000
5
6
29
Darrell Lanigan
Union, KY
$900
6
5
28
Dennis Erb, Jr.
Carpentersville, IL
$800
7
7
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
$750
8
8
1T
Tyler Erb ®
New Waverly, TX
$700
9
10
22
Gregg Satterlee
Indiana, PA
$650
10
9
0E
Rick Eckert
York, PA
$600
11
13
50
Shanon Buckingham
Morristown, TN
$590
12
12
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
$580
13
14
777
Jared Landers
Batesville, AR
$570
14
17
111
Max Blair
Centerville, PA
$560
15
16
3s
Brian Shirley
Chatham, IL
$550
16
20
7R
Kent Robinson
Bloomington, IN
$540
17
15
12d
Doug Drown
Wooster, OH
$530
18
18
8Bx
Mike Benedum
Salem, WV
$520
19
19
21JR
Billy Moyer, Jr.
Batesville, AR
$510
20
11
11G
Gordy Gundaker
St. Charles, MO
$500

DUEL 1:
Race Statistics
Entrants
: 56

Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 30)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Margin of Victory: 0.702 seconds
Cautions: n/a

Series Provisionals: n/a
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Chase Junghans (Advanced 4 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader
: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Shanon Buckingham
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards

Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Custom Race Engines

Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars

Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Rob Jette (Scott Bloomquist)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #2 – 17.830 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Zack Dohm
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Scott Bloomquist (30 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Scott Bloomquist

Time of Race: 54 minutes 25 seconds

Duel 2:
Lucas Oil 
Feature Finish (30 Laps):
FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
EARNINGS
1
3
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
$10,000
2
6
18J
Chase Junghans
Manhattan, KS
$5,000
3
5
32P
Bobby Pierce
Oakwood, IL
$2,000
4
2
7w
Ricky Weiss
Headingley, MB
$1,000
5
1
157
Mike Marlar
Winfield, TN
$900
6
7
18m
Dale McDowell
Chickamauga, GA
$800
7
9
71
Hudson O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
$750
8
14
C9
Steve Casebolt
Richmond, IN
$700
9
10
22F
Chris Ferguson
Mount Holly, NC
$650
10
8
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
$600
11
12
1M
Devin Moran ®
Dresden, OH
$590
12
13
2
Brandon Overton
Evans, GA
$580
13
11
21
Billy Moyer
Batesville, AR
$570
14
15
18
Shannon Babb
Mowequa, IL
$560
15
19
25
Shane Clanton
Zebulon, GA
$550
16
4
40B
Kyle Bronson
Brandon, FL
$540
17
16
4s
David Scott
Garland, PA
$530
18
17
25Z
Mason Zeigler
Chalk Hill, PA
$520
19
20
2s
Stormy Scott
Las Cruses, NM
$510
20
18
28c
Eddie Carrier, Jr.
Salt Rock, WV
$500

DUEL 2:
Race Statistics
Entrants

: 56

Lap Leaders: Mike Marlar (Laps 1 – 4); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 5 – 30)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Chris Madden
Margin of Victory: 0.551 seconds
Cautions: n/a

Series Provisionals: n/a
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Steve Casebolt (Advanced 8 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Chase Junghans
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Chase Junghans

Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Race Engines

Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis

Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Durham (Jonathan Davenport)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #6 – 18.403 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Dave Hess Jr.
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led
: Jonathan Davenport (26 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Mike Marlar

Time of Race: 54 minutes 25 seconds

DIRT MILLION NIGHT 1 Point Totals:

POS
CAR#
DRIVER
POINTS
1
0
Scott Bloomquist
250
2
49
Jonathan Davenport
250
3
14
Josh Richards
248
4
18J
Chase Junghans
248
5
1S
Brandon Sheppard
246
6
32P
Bobby Pierce
246
7
5
Michael Norris
244
8
7w
Ricky Weiss
244
9
29
Darrell Lanigan
242
10
157
Mike Marlar
242
11
18m
Dale McDowell
240
12
28
Dennis Erb, Jr.
240
13
39
Tim McCreadie
238
14
71
Hudson O’Neal
238
15
1T
Tyler Erb ®
236
16
C9
Steve Casebolt
236
17
22
Gregg Satterlee
234
18
22F
Chris Ferguson
234
19
20
Jimmy Owens
232
20
0E
Rick Eckert
232
21
1M
Devin Moran ®
230
22
50
Shanon Buckingham
230
23
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
228
24
2
Brandon Overton
228
25
777
Jared Landers
226
26
21
Billy Moyer
226
27
111
Max Blair
224
28
18
Shannon Babb
224
29
3s
Brian Shirley
222
30
25
Shane Clanton
222
31
40B
Kyle Bronson
220
32
7R
Kent Robinson
220
33
12d
Doug Drown
218
34
4s
David Scott
218
35
8Bx
Mike Benedum
216
36
25Z
Mason Zeigler
216
37
21JR
Billy Moyer, Jr.
214
38
2s
Stormy Scott
214
39
11G
Gordy Gundaker
212
40
28c
Eddie Carrier, Jr.
212
41
1st
Johnny Scott
206
42
22G
Greg Oakes
206
43
7m
Donald McIntosh
204
44
99B
Boom Briggs
204
45
36
Matt Irey
202
46
21H
Robby Hensley
202
47
50Y
Ryan Missler
200
48
14A
Dan Angelicchio
200
49
92
Justin Chance
198
50
8b
Brett Bee
198
51
94M
Jason Miller
196
52
0R
Ryan Scott
194
53
16
Steve Sabo
150
54
17d
Zack Dohm
100
55
5m
Ryan Markham
50
56
44
Dave Hess, Jr.
50