Bloomquist and Davenport Star at Mansfield

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Bloomquist and Davenport Star at Mansfield

Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS

Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS

MANSFIELD, Ohio (August 22, 2019) – 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):

FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS
110Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$10,000
2314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$5,000
341SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$2,000
425Michael NorrisSarver, PA$1,000
5629Darrell LaniganUnion, KY$900
6528Dennis Erb, Jr.Carpentersville, IL$800
7739Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$750
881TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$700
91022Gregg SatterleeIndiana, PA$650
1090ERick EckertYork, PA$600
111350Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$590
12121Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$580
1314777Jared LandersBatesville, AR$570
1417111Max BlairCenterville, PA$560
15163sBrian ShirleyChatham, IL$550
16207RKent RobinsonBloomington, IN$540
171512dDoug DrownWooster, OH$530
18188BxMike BenedumSalem, WV$520
191921JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$510
201111GGordy GundakerSt. 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 secondsDuel 2:
Lucas Oil 
Feature Finish (30 Laps):

FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS
1349Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$10,000
2618JChase JunghansManhattan, KS$5,000
3532PBobby PierceOakwood, IL$2,000
427wRicky WeissHeadingley, MB$1,000
51157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$900
6718mDale McDowellChickamauga, GA$800
7971Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$750
814C9Steve CaseboltRichmond, IN$700
91022FChris FergusonMount Holly, NC$650
10820Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$600
11121MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$590
12132Brandon OvertonEvans, GA$580
131121Billy MoyerBatesville, AR$570
141518Shannon BabbMowequa, IL$560
151925Shane ClantonZebulon, GA$550
16440BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$540
17164sDavid ScottGarland, PA$530
181725ZMason ZeiglerChalk Hill, PA$520
19202sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$510
201828cEddie 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:

POSCAR#DRIVERPOINTS
10Scott Bloomquist250
249Jonathan Davenport250
314Josh Richards248
418JChase Junghans248
51SBrandon Sheppard246
632PBobby Pierce246
75Michael Norris244
87wRicky Weiss244
929Darrell Lanigan242
10157Mike Marlar242
1118mDale McDowell240
1228Dennis Erb, Jr.240
1339Tim McCreadie238
1471Hudson O’Neal238
151TTyler Erb ®236
16C9Steve Casebolt236
1722Gregg Satterlee234
1822FChris Ferguson234
1920Jimmy Owens232
200ERick Eckert232
211MDevin Moran ®230
2250Shanon Buckingham230
231Earl Pearson, Jr.228
242Brandon Overton228
25777Jared Landers226
2621Billy Moyer226
27111Max Blair224
2818Shannon Babb224
293sBrian Shirley222
3025Shane Clanton222
3140BKyle Bronson220
327RKent Robinson220
3312dDoug Drown218
344sDavid Scott218
358BxMike Benedum216
3625ZMason Zeigler216
3721JRBilly Moyer, Jr.214
382sStormy Scott214
3911GGordy Gundaker212
4028cEddie Carrier, Jr.212
411stJohnny Scott206
4222GGreg Oakes206
437mDonald McIntosh204
4499BBoom Briggs204
4536Matt Irey202
4621HRobby Hensley202
4750YRyan Missler200
4814ADan Angelicchio200
4992Justin Chance198
508bBrett Bee198
5194MJason Miller196
520RRyan Scott194
5316Steve Sabo150
5417dZack Dohm100
555mRyan Markham50
5644Dave Hess, Jr.50

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