Davenport tops Modoc 100, picks up $10,000
MODOC, S.C. (March 6-7) — Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., earned $10,000 at Modoc Speedway with a victory in the Fastrak Racing Series-sanctioned Modoc 100 for Crate Late Models. Davenport, who started sixth in the 26-car field, used the high groove to head to the front, then ducked under polesitter Shanon Buckingham of Morristown, Tenn., to grab a lead he'd never give up. | Slideshow
Buckingham, the fastest qualifier among 64 entrants, settled for second and a $5,000 payday while Ross Bailes of Blacksburg, S.C., started and finished third. John Henderson and Jeremy Faircloth rounded out the top five in the first major Fastrak event of the season. Royce Bray of Hull, Ga., last year's Fastrak Grand Nationals champion, started ninth and ended up 17th at the 4/10-mile oval near the Georgia state line.
Notes: Davenport's No. 49 is sponsored by Moon Farms. ... He's 2-for-2 in visits to Modoc; he won in 2006 in his first-ever visit to the track. ... Shanon Buckingham earned $250 from Cushman Paint & Body for setting fast time. ... Lavonia (Ga.) Speedway hosts the next Fastrak special. The $3,000-to-win event is part of the track's Late Model Mania on March 20-21.
Modoc 100: (1) Jonathan Davenport, (2) Shanon Buckingham, (3) Ross Bailes, (4) John Henderson, (5) Jeremy Faircloth, (6) Timbo Mangum, (7) Terry Lumley, (8) David Smith, (9) Lee Cooper, (10) Jared Landers, (11) Albert Cosnahan, (12) Henry Carter, (13) Owen Osteen, (14) Travis Blackwell, (15) Ron Parker, (16) Brian Connor, (17) Royce Bray, (18) Wendell Chavous, (19) Brandon Haley, (20) Brandy Baker, (21) Parker Herring, (22) Kenny Peeples Jr., (23) Hunter Peacock, (24) Chris Steele, (25) Ed Dixon, (26) Johnnie Tucker Jr. Fast qualifier (among 64 cars): Buckingham, 17.648 seconds. Heat race winners: Buckingham, Haley, Bailes, D. Smith, Henderson, Davenport.