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Daily Dirt 09/23/2020 04:21:22

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August 18
Volunteer Speedway,
Bulls Gap, TN
Sanction: Ultimate Southeast Series (Scorcher) - $12,000
Information provided by: Richard Allen and series reports (last updated August 19, 10:53 am)
After tangle, Davenport wins $12,000 Scorcher
Scorcher
  1. Jonathan Davenport
  2. Jimmy Owens
  3. Scott Bloomquist
  4. Donald McIntosh
  5. Chad Ogle
  6. Jeff Wolfenbarger
  7. Billy Ogle Jr.
  8. Jimmy McNamara
  9. Ryan King
  10. Derek Fisher
  11. Vic Hill
  12. Jeremy Hines
  13. Glenn Elliott
  14. Ricky Weiss
  15. Shanon Buckingham
  16. Dennis Franklin
  17. Brian Ligon
  18. Chad White
  19. Mark Vineyard
  20. Dale McDowell
  21. Kenny Collins
  22. Chris Madden
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What won the race: Taking the lead on lap 21 after contact with Scott Bloomquist sent the leader spinning on the frontstretch, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., held off late-race challenges from Jimmy Owens to capture a $12,000 Ultimate Super Late Model Series victory in Volunteer Speedway's Scorcher. Bloomquist came back to finish third.
Winner's sponsors: Davenport drove Randy Weaver's No. 116 Outlaw Racing Southeast Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Ford engine and sponsored by Stone Land Cleaning and Excavating, Mission Transport, A.F. Stone Professional Medical Services and The Bailey Company.
Points chase: Entering Thursday's event, Dennis Franklin led the standings (323) over Kenny Collins (302).
Car count: 23
Fast qualifier: Scott Bloomquist
Time: 12.073 seconds
Heat race winners: Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, Dale McDowell
Next series race: August 19, Crossville Speedway (Crossville, TN) $4,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
From series and staff reports

BULLS GAP, Tenn. (Aug. 18) — Taking the lead on lap 21 of 50 after contact with Scott Bloomquist sent the leader spinning on the frontstretch, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., held off late-race challenges from Jimmy Owens to capture a $12,000 Ultimate Super Late Model Series victory in Volunteer Speedway's Scorcher.

Starting on the pole, Bloomquist of nearby Mooresburg, Tenn., charged to the front of the field at the drop of the green flag, stretching his lead in the early running. As the race leaders approached lapped traffic, Davenport began reeling in Bloomquist, challenging for the lead just a few laps shy of the halfway mark. Racing side-by-side in to turn three, the pair made contact exiting turn four, with the race leader spinning to draw a caution.

As Bloomquist returned at the rear of the field, Davenport inherited the race lead, fighting back challenges from a charging Owens of Newport, Tenn., in the final laps. He went on to notch his seventh career Ultimate series victory, the first of the 2016 season.

“That was a hell of a race there,” Davenport said in victory lane. "I really don’t know what happened to Scott (Bloomquist) there. We rubbed a little bit and I don’t know if it knocked the wheel out of his hand or whatever, but it’s like he turned more left. I wasn’t going more right, so I really don’t know what happened there. It was real hard to pass, especially with lapped cars and stuff.”

Davenport’s victory came behind the wheel of Randy Weaver’s No. 116 Longhorn car. The defending Lucas Oil Series champion has filled in for the Tennessee driver on multiple occasions, as he continues to recover from an April rollover incident.

“It’s just a great pleasure getting to run this great equipment like he’s got,” Davenport said. "It’s pretty much like my No. 6 car, it’s still a Longhorn. But they kind of do their own little thing. It’s been a great piece. We just want to see Randy (Weaver) get better and get back in the seat.”

Owens held on to finish runner-up, with Bloomquist rallying from the tail of the field to notch a podium finish. Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga., ran fourth, with Chad Ogle of Sevierville, Tenn., rounding out the top five.

“We had a pretty good hot rod tonight,” Owens said. "The crew’s worked their tail off the last few days. It was a rough night and I’m glad to come home with a second.”

While Bloomquist was somewhat disappointed with the way the race unfolded, he said he was pleased to come away with a third-place finish.

“Lapped traffic was a little bit tough,” Bloomquist said. "Getting to them first, we were trying to move around. And everybody saw the rest. But the car was good. It didn’t really just destroy the car. It wasn’t as good as it was before, but I managed to get back to third. So I consider that decent."

Notes: A yellow flag waved on the opening lap for a multi-car pileup involving Billy Ogle Jr., Mark Vineyard and Kenny Collins; Dale McDowell retired under caution … Other yellows appeared for Dennis Franklin (lap-27 flat), Ricky Weiss (slowed running third on lap 33), Glenn Elliott (lap 35) and Jeremy Hines (a lap-45 spin after contact with Davenport in turn three). ... The final caution came out when Ryan King's car lost a wheel on lap 46; the wheel came to rest on Derek Fisher's hood.

 
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