Davenport Edges McCreadie for Hillbilly Hundred Victory

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Davenport Edges McCreadie for Hillbilly Hundred Victory

Story By: Jeremy Shields/LOLMDS

Photos By: Heath Lawson/LOLMDS

MIDDLEBOURNE, WV (September 3, 2017) Jonathan Davenport held off Tim McCreadie at the finish line to win the 49th Annual Hillbilly Hundred on Sunday night at the Tyler County Speedway. Davenport took the lead from race-long leader, Jimmy Owens on lap 83 and then held off a hard-charging McCreadie to claim his first-career win in the historic event. After starting 17th, McCreadie went to the outside of Davenport coming off turn four, but Davenport held him off by one-car length to secure the $25,000 victory.

The 2015 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion; Davenport; became the 16th different winner this year in series competition. McCreadie moved to second in the points behind Josh Richards with his second-place finish. Jimmy Owens took third. Completing the top five were Don O’Neal and Richards.

“I passed for second like three times there then there would be another caution. I want to apologize to Jimmy Owens, I went in hot and locked up the brakes. I want to first thank G.R. Smith, for someone to step out of their own car and to let someone else drive it, says a lot about him. I have to thank Josh Richards, he helped me out before the start of the race. The right rear shock wasn’t where I wanted it to be and he tuned on it. ”

“These Rocket cars are great. I thought I had this win last year. I really like this place,” said the 33-year-old racer in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the first time this season. The winners Rocket Chassis car is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by: Victory Circle Auto Sales, B&A Pallet, Victory Circle Auto Mall, FK Rod Ends, Behrent’s, and Northern Lights Windows and Door.

McCreadie started alongside Scott Bloomquist in row nine and charged through the field to take the runner-up spot at the finish. “It was so tough to come up through there in this field of cars. It was just a little narrow out there tonight. The outside restarts were good. Yes, we are happy with this finish,” said the driver of the Sweeteners Plus, Longhorn entry.

Owens was in control of the race until he relinquished the lead to Davenport. “We had a really good car tonight. There were a lot of restarts. I don’t know how that played into the end. But we were slipping up. We moved down there and it seemed to help,” said Owens about his podium finish.
Completing the top ten were Chris Ferguson, Austin Hubbard, Darrell Lanigan, Jared Hawkins, and Mason Zeigler.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
49th Annual Hillbilly Hundred
Tyler County Speedway – Middlebourne, WV

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Josh Richards / 12.377 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Earl Pearson Jr. / 12.425 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards ,Don O’Neal, Mason Zeigler, Zack Dohm, Tyler Carpenter, Jared Hawkins, RJ Conley, Cody Rogers, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Kyle Thomas, Steve Weigle, Byron Meeks

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (15 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Chris Ferguson, Austin Hubbard, Gregg Satterlee, Hudson O’Neal, Tim McCreadie, Brian Baumberger, Corey Conley , Mike Benedum, Colton Flinner, Anthony Kinkade, Ronnie Whitt-DNS

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (15 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson, Jr., Shane Hitt, Derek Doll, Michael Lake, Steve Francis, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jackie Boggs, Sonny Conley, Kenney Newhouse, Travis Brown, Brandon Francis

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (15 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Tim Dohm , Robbie Scott, Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, Freddie Carpenter, Boom Briggs, Travis Brookover, Paul Wilmoth, Jr., James Williamson, Kirk Phillips

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Tyler Carpenter, RJ Conley, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Brian Baumberger, Corey Conley , Colton Flinner, Cody Rogers, Steve Weigle, Mike Benedum, Ronnie Whitt, Byron Meeks, Jared Hawkins, Anthony Kinkade, Kyle Thomas

Fast Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Michael Lake, Freddie Carpenter, Steve Francis, Dennis Erb, Jr., Boom Briggs, Sonny Conley, Paul Wilmoth, Jr., Travis Brookover, Kenney Newhouse, James Williamson, Kirk Phillips, Jackie Boggs-DNS, Travis Brown-DNS, Brandon Francis-DNS

Feature Finish (100 Laps):
FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
EARNINGS
1
4
49
Jonathan Davenport
Williamston, SC
$25,000
2
17
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
$12,200
3
2
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
$8,400
4
5
5
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
$5,800
5
1
1R
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
$4,400
6
3
22F
Chris Ferguson
Mount Holly, NC
$2,750
7
7
11
Austin Hubbard
Bridgeville, DE
$2,250
8
16
14
Darrell Lanigan
Union, KY
$2,450
9
27
1H
Jared Hawkins
Fairmont, WV
$1,500
10
9
25Z
Mason Zeigler
Chalk Hill, PA
$1,400
11
10
5*
Shane Hitt
Buckhannon, WV
$1,300
12
23
28E
Dennis Erb, Jr.
Carpentersville, IL
$1,950
13
11
22
Gregg Satterlee ®
Rochester Mills, PA
$2,025
14
18
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
$2,200
15
6
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
$1,975
16
24
15
Steve Francis
Bowling Green, KY
$1,850
17
22
0k
Freddie Carpenter
Parkersburg, WV
$1,125
18
20
27
Michael Lake
Uniontown, PA
$1,100
19
15
71
Hudson O’Neal ®
Martinsville, IN
$1,775
20
13
17d
Zack Dohm
Cross Lanes, WV
$1,050
21
12
18S
Robbie Scott
Shinnston, WV
$1,025
22
14
87
Derek Doll
Greenwood, WV
$1,000
23
8
6T
Tim Dohm
Cross Lanes, WV
$1,000
24
19
28
Tyler Carpenter
Parkersburg, WV
$1,000
25
21
71c
RJ Conley
Wheelersburg, OH
$1,000
26
25
99B
Boom Briggs ®
Bear Lake, PA
$800
27
26
4B
Jackie Boggs
Grayson, KY
$1,000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 46
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 82); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 83 – 100)
Cautions: Boom Briggs (Lap 19); Mason Zeigler (Lap 21); Darrell Lanigan (Lap 35); Mason Zeigler, Darrell Lanigan, Hudson O’Neal, Tyler Carpenter, RJ Conley, Steve Francis, Zack Dohm (Lap 35); Tim Dohm (Lap 37); RJ Conley (Lap 38); Tyler Carpenter (Lap 39); Derek Doll (Lap 43); Gregg Satterlee, Robbie Scott (Lap 51); Freddie Carpenter (Lap 62); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 65); Gregg Satterlee (Lap 86)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Dennis Erb Jr., Steve Francis
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: Boom Briggs
Tyler County Speedway Track Provisionals: Jackie Boggs, Jared Hawkins
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jared Hawkins (Started: 27th; Finished: 9th; Advanced 18 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Josh Richards
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Gregg Satterlee
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Gregg Satterlee
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Phillip Snellen (Tim McCreadie)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Jimmy Owens (Lap #23 – 12.9689 seconds)
Safecraft Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens (82 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Josh Richards
Time of Race: 72 minutes 15 seconds

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