Bloomquist and Davenport Star at Mansfield

MANSFIELD, Ohio (August 22, 2019) – Scott Bloomquist and Jonathan Davenport claimed feature victories during Thursday night’s preliminary program for the 2nd annual Dirt Million – Presented by Arizona Sport Shirts. Bloomquist, a three-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion won the first 30-lap Duel of the night in the new format instituted for this year’s race. Davenport, the two-time and defending series champion held off a trio of drivers in a furious finish in the second 30-lap Duel. Both feature races went caution-free. Bloomquist took the lead at the start of the first feature and sprinted away to easily pick up the win. The win marks his all-time leading 95th Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series career win. Both Josh Richards and Brandon Sheppard tried to track down Bloomquist, but the boss of Team Zero went to Victory Lane for the first-time at Mansfield. With the win, Bloomquist cemented himself into Saturday’s 100-lap Dirt Million main event. Richards held off Sheppard to earn the runner-up spot with Michael Norris and Darrell Lanigan rounding out the top five. Bloomquist was elated in Lucas Oil Victory Lane: “The car has felt great after we found out what was wrong with it. We put in on a jig last week and it was pretty far off. We had a pretty good car last week at Batesville. I hope it feels as good here Saturday night. We hot lapped fast tonight, we qualified a little off, and we changed a few things that we didn’t like. I want to dedicate this race to Chris [Madden]. I hate it that he got hurt earlier in the week. He should be back in a few weeks.” “He [Bloomquist] was in a league of his own,” said the runner-up Richards. “There was one time we got caught up in lapped traffic that we were gaining on him just a little bit and that was only because of the lapped cars. We needed to be better. Me and Sheppard had a good race for second. We need to be a little better tomorrow night. This place has always been good to me.” The winner’s Scott Bloomquist Racing, Bloomquist Race Cars Chassis is powered by a Custom Race Engine and sponsored by: Great America Steak Company, STEEL-IT, Lucas Oil Products, Petroff Towing, Sorbera Chiropractic, VP Race Fuels, Penske Shocks. and Sweet Manufacturing. Completing the top ten were Dennis Erb Jr., Tim McCreadie, Tyler Erb, Gregg Satterlee, and Rick Eckert.

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The second duel feature saw Davenport take the lead from Mike Marlar on lap five and hold off a trio of drivers before he could go to Victory Lane for the eleventh time this season with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Davenport got caught up in lapped traffic and that allowed Chase Junghans, Bobby Pierce, and Ricky Weiss all to close on him in the final ten laps of the race. Junghans passed Weiss for second with four laps to go as Pierce followed topside two laps from the finish. As the four drivers came off of turn four Davenport had traffic on front of him, but he held off a furious charge from the other three competitors for the win. “I was hoping to see the checkered flag sooner. I was looking around and I couldn’t really tell if anybody was underneath me. I was trying the bottom and the top. They were two-wide in front of me. I couldn’t make the middle work like I could the bottom and the top. I saw Stormy [Scott] down there on the bottom and he was pretty good, so I just tried to stay focused on what I was doing.” Junghans came close to scoring his first career Lucas Oil victory with his runner-up finish after starting in sixth. “The only way we were going to win was if JD missed his marks. It was a hornet’s nest down there with those lapped cars. I felt good around the bottom in three and four. The track was great once it cleaned off. Hopefully we will get one spot better tomorrow night.” The winner’s Lance Landers Motorsports, Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by: Nutrien Ag Solutions, ASC Warranty, Penske Racing Shocks, Valvoline, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Spartan Mowers, and Hawkeye Trucks. Completing the top ten were Dale McDowell, Hudson O’Neal, Steve Casebolt, Chris Ferguson, and Jimmy Owens. Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Mansfield Motor Speedway – Mansfield, Ohio

Duel 1:
Penske Race Shocks
 Heat Race #1 Finish: Josh Richards, Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Gregg Satterlee, Shanon Buckingham, Brian Shirley, Matt Irey, Kent Robinson, Ryan Missler, Ryan Scott

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish: Michael Norris, Darrell Lanigan, Tyler Erb ®, Gordy Gundaker, Jared Landers, Max Blair, Billy Moyer, Jr., Donald McIntosh, Justin Chance

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish: Scott Bloomquist, Dennis Erb, Jr., Rick Eckert, Earl Pearson, Jr., Doug Drown, Mike Benedum, Johnny Scott, Jason Miller, Zack Dohm-DNS

Duel 2:
Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil
 Heat Race #1 Finish: Mike Marlar, Chase Junghans, Dale McDowell, Chris Ferguson, Brandon Overton, David Scott, Stormy Scott, Brett Bee, Dan Angelicchio-DNS, Dave Hess, Jr.-DNS

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #2 Finish: Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Bronson, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, Steve Casebolt, Mason Zeigler, Shane Clanton, Boom Briggs, Steve Sabo

Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #3 Finish: Ricky Weiss, Bobby Pierce, Hudson O’Neal, Devin Moran ®, Shannon Babb, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Greg Oakes, Robby Hensley, Ryan Markham

Duel 1:
Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease 
B-Main Finish: Billy Moyer, Jr., Kent Robinson, Johnny Scott, Matt Irey, Donald McIntosh, Ryan Missler, Justin Chance, Jason Miller, Ryan Scott, Zack Dohm-DNS

Duel 2:
FAST Shafts 
B-Main Finish: Shane Clanton, Stormy Scott, Greg Oakes, Boom Briggs, Robby Hensley, Dan Angelicchio, Brett Bee, Steve Sabo-DNS, Ryan Markham-DNS, Dave Hess, Jr.-DNS

Duel 1:
Lucas Oil Feature Finish (30 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS110Scott BloomquistMooresburg, TN$10,0002314Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$5,000341SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$2,000425Michael NorrisSarver, PA$1,0005629Darrell LaniganUnion, KY$9006528Dennis Erb, Jr.Carpentersville, IL$8007739Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$750881TTyler Erb ®New Waverly, TX$70091022Gregg SatterleeIndiana, PA$6501090ERick EckertYork, PA$600111350Shanon BuckinghamMorristown, TN$59012121Earl Pearson, Jr.Jacksonville, FL$5801314777Jared LandersBatesville, AR$5701417111Max BlairCenterville, PA$56015163sBrian ShirleyChatham, IL$55016207RKent RobinsonBloomington, IN$540171512dDoug DrownWooster, OH$53018188BxMike BenedumSalem, WV$520191921JRBilly Moyer, Jr.Batesville, AR$510201111GGordy GundakerSt. Charles, MO$500 DUEL 1:
Race Statistics
Entrants: 56 Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 – 30)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Margin of Victory: 0.702 seconds
Cautions: n/a Series Provisionals: n/a
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Chase Junghans (Advanced 4 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Shanon Buckingham
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tyler Erb
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Custom Race Engines Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Rob Jette (Scott Bloomquist)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Scott Bloomquist (Lap #2 – 17.830 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Zack Dohm
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Scott Bloomquist (30 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Scott Bloomquist Time of Race: 54 minutes 25 secondsDuel 2:
Lucas Oil Feature Finish (30 Laps):FINISHSTARTCAR #DRIVER NAMEHOMETOWNEARNINGS1349Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$10,0002618JChase JunghansManhattan, KS$5,0003532PBobby PierceOakwood, IL$2,000427wRicky WeissHeadingley, MB$1,00051157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$9006718mDale McDowellChickamauga, GA$8007971Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$750814C9Steve CaseboltRichmond, IN$70091022FChris FergusonMount Holly, NC$65010820Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$60011121MDevin Moran ®Dresden, OH$59012132Brandon OvertonEvans, GA$580131121Billy MoyerBatesville, AR$570141518Shannon BabbMowequa, IL$560151925Shane ClantonZebulon, GA$55016440BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$54017164sDavid ScottGarland, PA$530181725ZMason ZeiglerChalk Hill, PA$52019202sStormy ScottLas Cruses, NM$510201828cEddie Carrier, Jr.Salt Rock, WV$500 DUEL 2:
Race Statistics
Entrants: 56 Lap Leaders: Mike Marlar (Laps 1 – 4); Jonathan Davenport (Laps 5 – 30)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Chris Madden
Margin of Victory: 0.551 seconds
Cautions: n/a Series Provisionals: n/a
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Steve Casebolt (Advanced 8 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Chase Junghans
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Chase Junghans Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Devin Moran
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Race Engines Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Durham (Jonathan Davenport)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #6 – 18.403 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Dave Hess Jr.
STEEL-IT Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (26 Laps)
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Mike Marlar Time of Race: 54 minutes 25 seconds   DIRT MILLION NIGHT 1 Point Totals:POSCAR#DRIVERPOINTS10Scott Bloomquist250249Jonathan Davenport250314Josh Richards248418JChase Junghans24851SBrandon Sheppard246632PBobby Pierce24675Michael Norris24487wRicky Weiss244929Darrell Lanigan24210157Mike Marlar2421118mDale McDowell2401228Dennis Erb, Jr.2401339Tim McCreadie2381471Hudson O’Neal238151TTyler Erb ®23616C9Steve Casebolt2361722Gregg Satterlee2341822FChris Ferguson2341920Jimmy Owens232200ERick Eckert232211MDevin Moran ®2302250Shanon Buckingham230231Earl Pearson, Jr.228242Brandon Overton22825777Jared Landers2262621Billy Moyer22627111Max Blair2242818Shannon Babb224293sBrian Shirley2223025Shane Clanton2223140BKyle Bronson220327RKent Robinson2203312dDoug Drown218344sDavid Scott218358BxMike Benedum2163625ZMason Zeigler2163721JRBilly Moyer, Jr.214382sStormy Scott2143911GGordy Gundaker2124028cEddie Carrier, Jr.212411stJohnny Scott2064222GGreg Oakes206437mDonald McIntosh2044499BBoom Briggs2044536Matt Irey2024621HRobby Hensley2024750YRyan Missler2004814ADan Angelicchio2004992Justin Chance198508bBrett Bee1985194MJason Miller196520RRyan Scott1945316Steve Sabo1505417dZack Dohm100555mRyan Markham505644Dave Hess, Jr.50 

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