Wheatland, MO – Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion Jonathan Davenport kicked off the 24th Annual Show-Me 100 – Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com weekend by winning the Cowboy Classic on Thursday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway. The win marked Davenport’s fourth consecutive win at the track.
Davenport took the lead on the second lap and never looked back to secure his seventh LOLMDS win of the season. Jimmy Owens finished second followed by 14th starting Brandon Sheppard, Shannon Babb and Chris Brown.
“With all the rain they have had here lately, I am sure they did the best they could with the track. No other track has this kind of equipment to work the racing surface. These guys know what they’re doing. It was a little crazy there for a while, and I lost my brakes again. It’s the second time this year. I almost turned the car a few times and I started to pump them [the brakes] again,” said the 32-year-old racer.
“We held on for another great run, and that’s what we are looking for, to stay consistent. I want to thank Mac Trailers, Baird Transport, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Bryson Motorsports, Elite Concrete, Longhorn Chassis; of course Kevin and Lee Roy Rumley, and my crew guy Brian Liverman.”
“There are a few lapped cars that don’t like to race me clean. They were trying to pass me back and trying to slide back in front of me. They didn’t really know where to go. They were running side-by-side; they would hit a hole and bounce. Man, it was pretty hairy out there.”
Davenport raced his way through traffic as Owens and Sheppard were trying to catch him. Back-to-back cautions with seven laps to go bunched up the field, but Davenport was not to be denied as he pulled away in waning laps to get the victory.
Owens had a solid second-place finish, in his R&W Racing/E3 Spark Plugs/Barry Wright Race Cars #20. “Yes we had a good night. The teams have been working well together. We have had a lot of good runs at this place in the past, and things just didn’t pan out tonight. J.D. pulled away at the end, so congratulations to him.”
Sheppard charged from the outside of row seven to claim third in the Eric Brock/Best Performance Motorsports entry. “We have a good set-up package going on with this car. It’s running the way I like it. Randall [Edwards] is doing a great job. It took us a while with this Rocket car, but we are finally starting to figure it out. The different tracks we go to, and the different surfaces we run on, I feel like we are going to have a strong finish to the season.”
Completing the top ten were Chad Simpson, Darrell Lanigan, Ryan Gustin, Dennis Erb Jr., and Chris Simpson.
In preliminary action, Jimmy Owens set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group B) amongst the 57 entrants, with a lap of 15.304 seconds. Reid Millard set the fastest time in Group A with a time of 15.316 seconds. Jared Landers, Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Justin Kay, and Ryan Gustin won their respective heat races. Chad Simpson, Don O’Neal, and Billy Moyer won their respective B-Mains.
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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Cowboy Classic
Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, MO

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Reid Millard / 15.316 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 15.304 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jared Landers, Tim McCreadie, RC Whitwell, Kyle Beard, Jake O’Neil, Gavin Landers, Austin Siebert, Chris Spieker, Jeremy Payne, Reid Millard-DNS

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Shannon Babb, JC Wyman, Chad Simpson, Bobby Pierce, Jack Sullivan, Brad Looney, Tommy Weder, Bryon Allison, Will Vaught-DNS

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Chris Brown, Darrell Lanigan, Jesse Stovall, Timothy Culp, Tyler Reddick, Hunter Rasdon, Scott Lewis, Payton Looney

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Tony Jackson, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Don O’Neal, Dennis Erb, Jr., Brantlee Gotschall, Tad Pospisil, Robert Baker, Josh Poe, Richard Kimberling

ASi Racewear Products Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Justin Kay, Garrett Alberson, Jason Rauen, Billy Moyer, Brian Birkhofer, Steve Francis, Earl Pearson, Jr., Jason Papich, Colton Flinner

DirtOnDirt.com Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Ryan Gustin, Chris Simpson, Tanner Kellick, Wendell Wallace, Matt Furman, Dave Eckrich, Jacob Magee, Terry Phillips, Mason Oberkramer

Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Chad Simpson, Bobby Pierce, Jack Sullivan, Kyle Beard, Gavin Landers, Jake O’Neil, Jeremy Payne, Tommy Weder, Reid Millard, Bryon Allison, Austin Siebert, Brad Looney-DNS, Chris Spieker-DNS, Will Vaught-DNS

Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Finish (15 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Don O’Neal, Dennis Erb, Jr., Tad Pospisil, Brantlee Gotschall, Timothy Culp, Tyler Reddick, Robert Baker, Hunter Rasdon, Scott Lewis, Payton Looney, Josh Poe, Richard Kimberling, Jesse Stovall

ProtectTheHarvest.com B-Main #3 Finish (15 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Billy Moyer, Steve Francis, Wendell Wallace, Matt Furman, Terry Phillips, Jason Papich, Earl Pearson, Jr., Dave Eckrich, Colton Flinner, Mason Oberkramer, Brian Birkhofer, Jacob Magee

Feature Finish (45 Laps):

FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
MONEY EARNED
1
3
6
Jonathan Davenport
Mount Airy, NC
$6,000
2
2
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
$3,000
3
14
B5
Brandon Sheppard
New Berlin, IL
$2,000
4
9
18
Shannon Babb
Mowequa, IL
$1,500
5
11
21B
Chris Brown
Spring, TX
$1,250
6
19
25
Chad Simpson
Mt. Vernon, IA
$1,000
7
17
15L
Darrell Lanigan
Union, KY
$950
8
6
19R
Ryan Gustin
Marshalltown, IA
$900
9
23
28E
Dennis Erb, Jr.
Carpentersville, IL
$850
10
12
32X
Chris Simpson
Oxford, IA
$800
11
10
F5
Garrett Alberson
Shreveport, LA
$700
12
24
15F
Steve Francis
Bowling Green, KY
$600
13
16
98
Jason Rauen
Farley, IA
$600
14
20
5
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
$600
15
4
15K
Justin Kay
Wheatland, IA
$600
16
8
56
Tony Jackson, Jr.
Lebanon, MO
$600
17
18
3K
Tanner Kellick
Mer Rouge, LA
$600
18
7
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
$600
19
5
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
$600
20
13
96T
RC Whitwell
Tucson, AZ
$600
21
15
4W
JC Wyman
Griswold, IA
$600
22
1
777
Jared Landers
Batesville, AR
$600
23
22
32
Bobby Pierce
Oakwood, IL
$600
24
21
21
Billy Moyer
Batesville, AR
$600

 

Race Statistics

Entrants: 57
Lap Leaders: Jonathan Davenport (Laps 1 – 45)

 Cautions: Jared Landers, Tim McCreadie (Lap 2); JC Wyman (Lap 38); RC Whitwell (Lap 38)
 Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: (Started: ; Finished: ; Advanced Positions)

Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Chad Simpson
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jonathan Davenport
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Colton Flinner
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Pro Power Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Kevin Rumley (Jonathan Davenport)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #6 – 14.9960 seconds)

Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (45 Laps)
PFC Brakes Tough Break Award: Jared Landers
Time of Race: 60 minutes 53 seconds

Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Qualification Point Standings:

POS
CAR #
DRIVER
NIGHT 1
NIGHT 2
TOTAL
TIE BREAK
1
6
Jonathan Davenport
250
250
2
20
Jimmy Owens
240
240
3
B5
Brandon Sheppard
220
220
4
18
Shannon Babb
210
210
5
21B
Chris Brown
205
205
6
25
Chad Simpson
200
200
7
15L
Darrell Lanigan
195
195
8
19R
Ryan Gustin
190
190
9
28E
Dennis Erb, Jr.
185
185
10
32X
Chris Simpson
180
180
11
F5
Garrett Alberson
175
175
12
15F
Steve Francis
170
170
13
98
Jason Rauen
165
165
14
5
Don O’Neal
160
160
15
15K
Justin Kay
155
155
16
56
Tony Jackson, Jr.
150
150
17
3K
Tanner Kellick
145
145
18
39
Tim McCreadie
140
140
19
0
Scott Bloomquist
135
135
20
96T
RC Whitwell
130
130
21
4W
JC Wyman
125
125
1
22
777
Jared Landers
125
125
2
23
32
Bobby Pierce
125
125
3
24
21
Billy Moyer
125
125
4
25
18X
Jack Sullivan
120
120
1
26
04
Tad Pospisil
120
120
2
27
6m
Wendell Wallace
120
120
3
28
86
Kyle Beard
115
115
1
29
4G
Brantlee Gotschall
115
115
2
30
51
Matt Furman
115
115
3
31
77
Gavin Landers
110
110
1
32
C8
Timothy Culp
110
110
2
33
75P
Terry Phillips
110
110
3
34
J0
Jake O’Neil
105
105
1
35
R5
Tyler Reddick
105
105
2
36
91P
Jason Papich
105
105
3
37
186
Jeremy Payne
100
100
1
38
17m
Robert Baker
100
100
2
39
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
100
100
3
40
14m
Reid Millard
100
100
4
41
02
Tommy Weder
95
95
1
42
R5x
Hunter Rasdon
95
95
2
43
58E
Dave Eckrich
95
95
3
44
99L
Scott Lewis
90
90
1
45
75
Colton Flinner
90
90
2
46
1A
Bryon Allison
85
85
1
47
15P
Payton Looney
85
85
2
48
93
Mason Oberkramer
85
85
3
49
16A
Austin Siebert
80
80
1
50
4P
Josh Poe
80
80
2
51
15B
Brian Birkhofer
80
80
3
52
1K
Richard Kimberling
75
75
1
53
10m
Jacob Magee
75
75
2
54
00
Jesse Stovall
75
75
3
55
14L
Brad Looney
50
50
1
56
56S
Chris Spieker
50
50
2
57
1V
Will Vaught
50
50
3

Story By: LOLMDS PR

Photo By: Heath Lawson photo

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