Rural Retreat, VA
Sanction: Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series - $3,000
Information provided by: Various reports (last updated May 7, 11:50 am)
Davenport grabs FUEL victory at Wythe
- Jonathan Davenport
- Ross Bailes
- Billy Hicks
- Brett Hamm
- Ricky Weeks
- David Smith
- Donald Bradsher
- Noel Tucker
- Clinton Cook
- Ryan Atkins
- Teddy Tate
- Kenny Van Derveer
- Greg Knight
- Carson Ferguson
- Jason Pack
- Kenny Peeples Jr.
- Matthew Turner
Jonathan Davenport steers the No. 17c toward victory.
What won the race: Driving the No. 17c of his AES Racing boss Steve Cooke, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., overtook polesitter and fellow front-row starter Ross Bailes of Clover, S.C., shortly after a mid-race restart and led the rest of the 40-lapper. He stretched away to win by more than five seconds.
Key notes: Davenport is the third winner in three series races. ... Ross Bailes won last week at Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, N.C. ... The race was slowed by a single lap-19 caution; Bailes led the first half of the race but Davenport went ahead just after the restart. ... Eighth-starting Brett Hamm, winner of the first-ever series race at Cherokee, ran as high as third but settled for fourth. ... The first-year tour made its first visit to high-banked half-mile oval.
On the move: Billy Hicks of Mount Airy, N.C., came from his 10th starting spot to finish third.
Winner's sponsors: Davenport's Steve Cooke-owned Barry Wright Race Car entry is powered by a Clements Automotive Racing Engine is sponsored by Advanced Electronic Services, AES Racing, C&D Properties and Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas.
Points chase: Bailes had 292 points to lead Hamm's 274 points. Donald Bradsher and Hicks are tied for third with 266 points apiece.
Car count: 17
Fast qualifier: David Smith
Time: 17.313 seconds
Polesitter: Ross Bailes
Heat race winners: David Smith, Jonathan Davenport
Next series race: June 14, Harris Motor Speedway (Harris, NC) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.