Davenport Collects First Lucas Oil Late Model Series Win of the Year at All-Tech

LAKE CITY, FL – Jonathan Davenport, the three-time and defending, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, closed out the 2020 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks with his first win of the season on Sunday Night at All-Tech Raceway.  Davenport collected his 48th career series win, at the first-ever Series race held at the Lake City, Florida facility.
Moran jumped to the early lead ahead of Gregg Satterlee, who was making his first start with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series this year. Fourth place starter, Davenport, took the lead from early pacesetter, Devin Moran on lap 20. He sprinted away to win by over three seconds over runner-up finisher, Mike Marlar, in the Rocket Fuels/Rocket. Marlar started in eighth and recorded his best finish of the week.
Brandon Sheppard, a three-time winner at the East Bay Raceway Park Winternationals this week, moved from his 10th starting spot to clear Clanton with two laps to go to finish in third, after a hard-fought battle in the closing laps. Sheppard maintains the Midwest Sheet Metal Point Leader Spoiler Challenge, heading to the series’ next events at Atomic Speedway in Ohio on March 20 and Brownstown Speedway in Indiana on March 21.
Jimmy Owens went to a backup car and took a series provisional to start 24th. Owens moved through the field to finish in fifth, earning Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the race honors.
Davenport, the reigning series champion, was relieved to get his first win of 2020. “You have no idea. My team has worked so hard and we have so much bad racing luck, it’s been unbelievable. Thanks to Lance and Darla Landers, I know they are watching back home. Thanks to Steve Martin, from Nutrien Ag Solutions, for supporting us again this year. This was a brand-new car that we never got to test, and then we had to run it at East Bay. We needed this win.”
Marlar was pleased his runner-up finish in the series’ first appearance at All-Tech Raceway. “This track is so racy. We had a pretty rough week at East Bay, but this track fits me much better. I felt like we had a good run and there was plenty of good racing out there.”
Sheppard, whose worst finish during the eight nights of racing was a tenth, replaced that finish with his third-place finish tonight. “We had a really good car, especially there early in the race. We passed some guys there on the top, but I could run the bottom well too. I should have picked the top on that last restart.  I chose the bottom on Devin because I thought the bottom would be better, but I had my momentum broke there. We had a good race between myself and Clanton, we were fortunate to get by him on the white flag lap. Thanks to all of my crew, we’ve had a great start to this month.”
The winner’s Lance Landers/Double L Motorsports, Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, Spartan Mowers, Lucas Oil Products, Penske Racing Shocks, VP Fuels, and ASC Warranty.

Completing the top ten were Devin Moran, Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, Billy Moyer Jr., and Gregg Satterlee.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Lucas Oil Winter Nationals – presented by GEICO
Sunday, February 9th, 2020
All-Tech Raceway – Lake City, FL
Lucas Oil Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Tim McCreadie / 17.892 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Devin Moran / 17.965 secondsPenske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 3S-Brian Shirley[3]; 3. 18X-Michael Page[7]; 4. 40B-Kyle Bronson[5]; 5. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[6]; 6. 2S-Stormy Scott[9]; 7. 20-Jimmy Owens[4]; 8. 16-Tyler Bruening[2]; 9. 14-Josh Richards[8]

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 5W-Mark Whitener[1]; 2. 48-Colton Flinner[2]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton[3]; 4. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[4]; 5. 15B-Brian Birkhofer[5]; 6. 89-GR Smith[7]; 7. 27-Joe Denby[8]; 8. 94-Charles Powell[6]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 9-Devin Moran[1]; 2. 22-Gregg Satterlee[2]; 3. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[4]; 4. 17-Logan Roberson[5]; 5. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[6]; 6. 81E-Tanner English[3]; 7. 50-Shanon Buckingham[7]; 8. 31-Tyler Millwood[9]; 9. 1ST-Johnny Scott[8]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[3]; 2. 157-Mike Marlar[2]; 3. 00-Jesse Stovall[5]; 4. 1T-Tyler Erb[4]; 5. 33J-Jeff Mathews[8]; 6. 2D-Dan Stone[6]; 7. 20B-Todd Brennan[7]; 8. 26JR-Jimmy Sharpe[1]

Tiger Rear Ends B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[1]; 2. 89-GR Smith[4]; 3. 2S-Stormy Scott[3]; 4. 15B-Brian Birkhofer[2]; 5. 14-Josh Richards[9]; 6. 94-Charles Powell[8]; 7. 27-Joe Denby[6]; 8. (DNS) 20-Jimmy Owens; 9. (DNS) 16-Tyler Bruening




FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer):  1. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[1]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[3]; 3. 33J-Jeff Mathews[2]; 4. 2D-Dan Stone[4]; 5. 31-Tyler Millwood[7]; 6. 50-Shanon Buckingham[5]; 7. 1ST-Johnny Scott[9]; 8. 20B-Todd Brennan[6]; 9. (DNS) 26JR-Jimmy Sharpe

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

Pos
Start
Car #
Competitor
Hometown
Earnings
1
4
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
$11,500
2
8
157
Mike Marlar
Winfield, TN
$6,000
3
10
1S
Brandon Sheppard
New Berlin, IL
$4,100
4
11
25
Shane Clanton
Zebulon, GA
$3,250
5
24
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
$3,550
6
2
9
Devin Moran
Dresden, OH
$2,300
7
1
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
$2,700
8
23
14
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
$2,100
9
17
21
Billy Moyer Jr
Batesville, AR
$1,900
10
6
22
Gregg Satterlee
Indiana, PA
$1,100
11
12
0
Jesse Stovall
Billings, MO
$1,075
12
3
5W
Mark Whitener
Middleburg, FL
$1,050
13
18
28E
Dennis Erb Jr
Carpentersville, IL
$1,025
14
16
1T
Tyler Erb
New Waverly, TX
$2,200
15
19
89
G.R. Smith
Statesville, NC
$950
16
13
40B
Kyle Bronson
Brandon, FL
$1,625
17
14
17
Logan Roberson
Waynesboro, VA
$900
18
20
81E
Tanner English
Benton, KY
$875
19
9
18X
Michael Page
Winston, GA
$850
20
25
50
Shanon Buckingham
Morristown, TN
$825
21
5
3S
Brian Shirley
Chatham, IL
$800
22
7
48
Colton Flinner
Allison Park, PA
$800
23
21
2S
Stormy Scott
Las Cruces, NM
$1,500
24
26
94
Charles Powell
Brookville, PA
$100
25
15
1
Earl Pearson Jr
Jacksonville, FL
$1,600
26
22
33J
Jeff Mathews
Brandon, FL
$800
Race Statistics
Entrants
: 34
Lap Leaders: Devin Moran (Laps 1 – 19); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 20 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Margin of Victory: 3.633 seconds
Cautions: Jeff Mathews, Jimmy Owens (Lap 1); Stormy Scott (Lap 2); Colton Flinner (Lap 18); Shanon Buckingham (Lap 23); Michael Page, Tanner English (Lap 29)
Series Provisionals: Josh Richards; Jimmy Owens
Series Emergency Provisionals: Shanon Buckingham; Charles Powell
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Jonathan Davenport; Mike Marlar; Brandon Sheppard
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race
: Jimmy Owens (Advanced 19 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Brandon Sheppard
Allstar Performance Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (31 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: n/a
Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Miller Welders 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 #24 – 19.565 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr.
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tim McCreadie
Time of Race: 37 minutes 33 seconds