Davenport Holds Off Marlar For Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Night One Win At Magnolia

Story By: LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES – COLUMBUS, MS – 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 Mag
Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Magnolia Motor Speedway – Columbus, MS

Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast 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[1]; 2. 86R-Rick Rickman[11]; 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[3]; 4. 54D-Dane Dacus[4]; 5. 6R-Robbie Stuart[7]; 6. 20-Jimmy Owens[2]; 7. 10B-David Breazeale[6]; 8. 71-Hudson O’Neal[5]; 9. 1C-Chad Thrash[8]; 10. 7C-Dillon Crim[9]; 11. 7P-David Payne[10]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[3]; 3. 18X-Michael Page[5]; 4. 14M-Morgan Bagley[4]; 5. 11H-Spencer Hughes[6]; 6. 66C-Matt Cosner[2]; 7. 18P-Brayden Proctor[8]; 8. 33K-Ray Kulhanek[9]; 9. 12J-Jamie Elam[7]; 10. 11E-Dewayne Estes[10]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[3]; 2. 212-Josh Putnam[1]; 3. 1T-Tyler Erb[4]; 4. 2S-Stormy Scott[8]; 5. R5-Hunter Rasdon[2]; 6. 86-Kyle Beard[6]; 7. 1BJ-BJ Robinson[5]; 8. 3B-Luke Bennett[9]; 9. 99F-Clay Fisher[7]; 10. 33W-Terry Wilson[10]; 11. G4-Shelby Sheedy[11]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 157-Mike Marlar[1]; 2. 25-Shane Clanton[3]; 3. 14-Josh Richards[6]; 4. 90-Brian Rickman[2]; 5. 16S-Sam Seawright[8]; 6. 36-Logan Martin[7]; 7. 44D-Dalton Cook[5]; 8. 12C-Scott Crigler[9]; 9. 48M-Mike Myers[11]; 10. 92M-Chad Mallett[10]; 11. 33S-Scott Dedwylder[4]

LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 11H-Spencer Hughes[2]; 2. 66C-Matt Cosner[4]; 3. 18P-Brayden Proctor[6]; 4. 10B-David Breazeale[5]; 5. 1C-Chad Thrash[9]; 6. 33K-Ray Kulhanek[8]; 7. 6R-Robbie Stuart[1]; 8. 12J-Jamie Elam[10]; 9. 7P-David Payne[13]; 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]; 2. 66C-Matt Cosner[4]; 3. 18P-Brayden Proctor[6]; 4. 10B-David Breazeale[5]; 5. 1C-Chad Thrash[9]; 6. 33K-Ray Kulhanek[8]; 7. 6R-Robbie Stuart[1]; 8. 12J-Jamie Elam[10]; 9. 7P-David Payne[13]; 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):

Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $5,000
2 4 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $3,000
3 3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,000
4 12 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,500
5 8 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,250
6 16 90 Brian Rickman Columbus, MS $1,000
7 7 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $950
8 11 18X Michael Page Winston, GA $900
9 9 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr. Adel, IA $850
10 17 11H Spencer Hughes Meridian, MS $800
11 20 86 Kyle Beard Trumann, AR $700
12 14 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $600
13 24 1BJ BJ Robinson Bossier City, LA $600
14 5 86R Rick Rickman Columbus, MS $600
15 22 16S Sam Seawright Fort Payne, AL $600
16 18 R5 Hunter Rasdon Jonesboro, AR $600
17 13 54D Dane Dacus Memphis, TN $550
18 15 14M Morgan Bagley Gladewater, TX $500
19 10 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $500
20 1 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $500
21 23 10B David Breazeale Four Corners, MS $500
22 21 18P Brayden Proctor Hector, AR $500
23 6 212 Josh Putnam Florence, AL $500
24 19 66C Matt Cosner Ridgeley, WV $500

Race Statistics
Entrants
: 43
Lap Leaders: Kyle Bronson (Lap 1); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 2 – 25)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Margin of Victory: 0.687
Stop Tech Brakes Cautions: Tyler Erb (Lap 17); Kyle Bronson (Lap 19)
Series Provisionals: n/a
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Track Provisionals: n/a
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Jonathan Davenport, Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie
Penske Shocks Top 5: Jonathan Davenport, Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, Shane Clanton
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: BJ Robinson (Advanced 11 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Tim McCreadie
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (24 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Eibach 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 Bronson
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Durham (Jonathan Davenport)
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Race Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Jimmy Owens (13.406 seconds)
Time of Race:14 minutes 06 seconds

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