OCALA, FL (February 14, 2016) Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Jonathan Davenport took the lead on lap 31 from Scott Bloomquist and sped on to win the LOLMDS event on Sunday Night at Bubba Raceway Park. Scott Bloomquist was in command of the race until Davenport and Josh Richards went by him. A few laps later Bloomquist’s night ended with a flat right rear tire.
Richards finished second to Davenport, followed by Brandon Sheppard, Eddie Carrier Jr., and Frank Heckenast Jr.
“We got beat around out there pretty good early in the race. We’d pass a couple of cars then there would be a caution and I would have to go back. It got to be quite frustrating for a while. I just kept being patient though. The ignition problems we have been having were in the back of my mind tonight. I know Kevin, Lee Roy and Brian went to work on the car and they looked it over meticulously to have it ready for me and once we got past Josh [Richards] there it really took off.”
Richards completed a successful Georgia-Florida Speedweeks with the LOLMDS series garnering a runner-up spot to Davenport. “The new Rocket car has been exceptional since we came down here. We have been here several times before and that definitely helped tonight. The track was different than what we have seen in the past. We made the right choice on tires and set-up. Congrats to Jonathan on the win, he deserved it! Anytime we can run close to him the way he has been running the last couple of years, says a lot for our team and our preparation.”
Sheppard, who started 15th on the grid made his way to third as the 23-year-old unofficially moved to second in the championship points standings. “We have been here before and won, so we had some experience with set-ups and such. Mark Richards came over and helped us some tonight. It was another strong points night for the Best Performance Motorsports Team.”
Completing the top ten were Tim McCreadie, Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. Don O’Neal, Gregg Satterlee, and Jared Landers.
In preliminary action, Jonathan Davenport set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group B) amongst the 26 entrants, with a lap of 14.185 seconds. Josh Richards set the fastest time in Group A with a time of 14.249 seconds. Scott Bloomquist, Eddie Carrier Jr., and Ivedent Lloyd Jr. won their respective heat races.
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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Sunday, February 14th, 2016
5th Annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals
Bubba Raceway Park – Ocala, FL
Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Josh Richards / 14.249 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Jonathan Davenport / 14.185 seconds
Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, Gregg Satterlee, Tim McCreadie, Earl Pearson, Jr., Austin Kirkpatrick, Dennis Erb, Jr., Tyler Clem
FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Eddie Carrier, Jr., Josh Richards, Darrell Lanigan, Jordan Yaggy, Randy Weaver, Freddie Carpenter, John Gardner, James McKeown, Colton Flinner
Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, All Transfer): Ivedent Lloyd, Jr., Don O’Neal, Jared Landers, Steve Casebolt, Brandon Sheppard, Bob Gardner, Steve Francis, Frank Heckenast, Jr.
Feature Finish (50 Laps):
Mount Airy, NC
New Berlin, IL
Eddie Carrier, Jr.
Salt Rock, WV
Frank Heckenast, Jr.
Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.
Rochester Mills, PA
Dennis Erb, Jr.
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Bowling Green, KY
Allison Park, PA
Germantown Hills, IL
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 30); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 31 – 50)
Cautions: Ivedent Lloyd (Lap 6); Earl Pearson Jr. (Lap 12); Tim McCreadie (Lap 13); Jordan Yaggy, Colton Flinner (Lap 14); Steve Casebolt, Steve Francis (Lap 15); Tyler Clem (Lap 23); Don O’Neal (Lap 30); Scott Bloomquist (Lap 40)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: n/a
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: n/a
Bubba Raceway Park Track Provisional: n/a
Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Frank Heckenast Jr. (Started: 24th; Finished: 5th; Advanced 19 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Josh Richards
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Don O’Neal
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jonathan Davenport
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: n/a
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Andy Durham Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Rocket Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Kevin Rumley (Jonathan Davenport)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #2 – 14.948 seconds)
Most Laps Led: Scott Bloomquist (30 Laps)
PFC Brakes Tough Break Award: Scott Bloomquist
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