Jonathan Davenport brought the luck of the Irish to Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday where he went on to capture a win with the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series. That marks Davenport’s fifth super late model win of the season.
Davenport, who doesn’t usually race with the Carolina Clash Series, said Saturday’s race was meant as more of a test session for his team than anything else.
“A rain out is really what brought us here tonight,” said Davenport. “This was a new car that we have only ran one time and we wanted to get some laps on it before we head into a three-race weekend next weekend.”
Davenport started on the outside of the pole-sitter, Michael Brown, for the 40-lap super late model feature event. The initial start was called back by officials a handful of times, but once the start was given a thumbs up, Davenport took the lead and never looked back.
Not even couple of cautions could give anyone else a chance to take the lead away from Davenport as he sailed away on restarts to pick up the Carolina Clash win.
“The competition is tough and I honestly don’t know if I could have passed Michael Brown if it wouldn’t have been for those couple of tries on the initial start, but we did and finally got going,” Davenport said. “It’s just awesome to win anywhere you go. Of course, it’s cool for us to win so close to home and close to the Longhorn Chassis shop. These guys work their tails off and keep us rolling.”
The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series’ next race will be at Fayetteville Motor Speedway for the $10,000 to win Ed Gibbons Memorial Race at the end of March.
Speed51.com will have more from Lancaster, including video highlights and interviews, still to come on the Speed51 Video Network.
Initial fourth-place finisher Dennis Franklin was scored last for a tire violation found in post-race tech inspection.
For an on-demand replay of Saturday’s Trackside Now coverage, click here.
-By Madison Mabry, Speed51.com Southeast Contributor
-Photo Credit: Speed51.com
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