|Columbus, MS (June 17, 2021) – Three-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion Jonathan Davenport held off Mike Marlar to win the 25-lap feature event on Thursday Night at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Davenport took the lead on the second lap from Kyle Bronson as he went on to capture his third LOLMDS win of 2021 and his 16th overall.|
Marlar moved into the second spot on lap ten and then stayed close to Davenport the rest of the distance to finish in the runner-up spot by .687 seconds behind the winner. Current LOLMDS Point Leader Tim McCreadie finished in third followed by Josh Richards and Shane Clanton, completing the Top Five.
Davenport was happy to get a win in his new Longhorn Chassis’ debut. “As much as I was slowing down at the end, I knew someone was there. I was just kind of searching all over, but I really couldn’t find anything good. I was just trying to take up as much racetrack as possible. This new car is a pretty good piece. McCreadie and I were discussing before the feature some of the stuff he was doing so we try to help each other out. It’s encouraging to win the first night out. It’s just a testament to Longhorn, they have been building some really good cars. I just go into it with an open-mind and just think it’s going to do what I want it to and so far it has.”
Marlar was looking for his seventh career win at Magnolia but came home in second. “We were setup better for the short-runs so we could really go at it hard. By the end of the race me and Jonathan wore ourselves out. It’s fun racing with him. I hope we put on a good show for the fans.”
McCreadie rounded out the podium. “We are close enough to run with the top two tonight. We need to go back to work. Some of the stuff I have been waiting to try, we put on tonight. The car has a little too much aggressiveness, it got a little too bouncy. I just need to get some more control of it.”
The winner’s Lance Landers/Double L Motorsports Longhorn is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and is sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, ASC Warranty, Spartan Mowers, Fatheadz Eyewear, VP Fuels Bilstein Shocks, Lucas Oil Products, and Midwest Sheet Metal.
Completing the top ten were Brian Rickman, Earl Pearson Jr., Michael Page, Ricky Thornton Jr., and Spencer Hughes.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary Clash at the MagThursday, June 17th, 2021Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, MS
Allstar Performance Time TrialsFast Time Group A: Kyle Bronson / 13.410 seconds (overall)Fast Time Group B: Tim McCreadie / 13.579 seconds
Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 40B-Kyle Bronson; 2. 86R-Rick Rickman; 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr; 4. 54D-Dane Dacus; 5. 6R-Robbie Stuart; 6. 20-Jimmy Owens; 7. 10B-David Breazeale; 8. 71-Hudson O’Neal; 9. 1C-Chad Thrash; 10. 7C-Dillon Crim; 11. 7P-David Payne
Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie; 2. 1-Earl Pearson Jr; 3. 18X-Michael Page; 4. 14M-Morgan Bagley; 5. 11H-Spencer Hughes; 6. 66C-Matt Cosner; 7. 18P-Brayden Proctor; 8. 33K-Ray Kulhanek; 9. 12J-Jamie Elam; 10. 11E-Dewayne Estes
Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport; 2. 212-Josh Putnam; 3. 1T-Tyler Erb; 4. 2S-Stormy Scott; 5. R5-Hunter Rasdon; 6. 86-Kyle Beard; 7. 1BJ-BJ Robinson; 8. 3B-Luke Bennett; 9. 99F-Clay Fisher; 10. 33W-Terry Wilson; 11. G4-Shelby Sheedy
Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 157-Mike Marlar; 2. 25-Shane Clanton; 3. 14-Josh Richards; 4. 90-Brian Rickman; 5. 16S-Sam Seawright; 6. 36-Logan Martin; 7. 44D-Dalton Cook; 8. 12C-Scott Crigler; 9. 48M-Mike Myers; 10. 92M-Chad Mallett; 11. 33S-Scott Dedwylder
LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 11H-Spencer Hughes; 2. 66C-Matt Cosner; 3. 18P-Brayden Proctor; 4. 10B-David Breazeale; 5. 1C-Chad Thrash; 6. 33K-Ray Kulhanek; 7. 6R-Robbie Stuart; 8. 12J-Jamie Elam; 9. 7P-David Payne; 10. (DNS) 71-Hudson O’Neal; 11. (DNS) 20-Jimmy Owens; 12. (DNS) 11E-Dewayne Estes; 13. (DNS) 7C-Dillon Crim
UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 11H-Spencer Hughes; 2. 66C-Matt Cosner; 3. 18P-Brayden Proctor; 4. 10B-David Breazeale; 5. 1C-Chad Thrash; 6. 33K-Ray Kulhanek; 7. 6R-Robbie Stuart; 8. 12J-Jamie Elam; 9. 7P-David Payne; 10. (DNS) 71-Hudson O’Neal; 11. (DNS) 20-Jimmy Owens; 12. (DNS) 11E-Dewayne Estes; 13. (DNS) 7C-Dillon Crim
|Lucas Oil Feature Finish (25 Laps):|
|Race StatisticsEntrants: 43Lap Leaders: Kyle Bronson (Lap 1); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 2 – 25)Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan DavenportArizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/aBrandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: Jonathan DavenportMargin of Victory: 0.687Stop Tech Brakes Cautions: Tyler Erb (Lap 17); Kyle Bronson (Lap 19)Series Provisionals: n/aFast Time Provisional: n/aSeries Emergency Provisionals: n/aTrack Provisionals: n/aBig River Steel Podium Top 3: Jonathan Davenport, Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadiePenske Shocks Top 5: Jonathan Davenport, Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, Shane ClantonOptima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: BJ Robinson (Advanced 11 Positions)Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadieHot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (24 Laps)Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh RichardsEibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Ricky Thornton Jr.Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap 3 – 14.709 seconds)Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Kyle BronsonOuterwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Durham (Jonathan Davenport)ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Race EnginesMiller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn ChassisDirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Jimmy Owens (13.406 seconds)Time of Race:14 minutes 06 seconds|