Mountain Motorsports Park,
Sanction: Southern All Star Series (Walter ‘Peg’ Combs Memorial) - $4,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated April 17, 6:03 pm)
Red-hot Davenport grabs $4,000 SAS win
Walter ‘Peg’ Combs Memorial
- Jonathan Davenport
- Josh Rice
- Ryan King
- Josh Putnam
- Billy Franklin
- Payton Freeman
- Shannon Thornsberry
- Stephen Breeding
- Austin Franklin
- Justin King
- Garet McCloud
- Cory Brock
- Casey Turman
- Jackie Fields
- Mark Dodson
- Corey Morgan
- Oscar McCown
- Josh Baker
- Zach Lucas
- Brandon Burban
Jonathan Davenport (49) leads the Southern All Star field in Isom, Ky.
What won the race: Taking the lead from Josh Putnam on lap 19, red-hot Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., went on to win Friday’s Walter ‘Peg’ Combs Memorial at Mountain Motorsports Park. Davenport finished 0.761 of a second ahead of Josh Rice to earn $4,000. Ryan King finished third.
Key notes: In winning his 10th career Southern All Stars race and first since 2019 at Cherokee Speedway, Davenport remained one of the nation’s hottest drivers. … The victory followed Thursday's $10,000 win in the Castrol FloRacing Night in America event at Tyler County Speedway and marks his seventh triumph of 2021. … Josh Putnam of Florence, Ala., paced the first 18 circuits, before fading to fourth. ... Eight of 20 starters completed 40 laps. … Brandon Fouts of Kite, Ky., who won the first-ever Southern All Stars event at Mountain Motorsports Park last season, didn’t get a chance for two in a row as he had mechanical trouble as he pulled onto the track for hot laps and withdrew from the event. … Shannon Thornsberry of Martin, Ky., earned the Wells Motorsports fast time award, setting a new track record with a 14.133-second lap. ... After starting on the pole, Thornsberry failed to lead a lap and faded to finish seventh. ... Friday's feature was slowed by three cautions and lasted just under 30 minutes. … There’s yet to be a repeat winner in six SAS races this season. … Davenport joined Brandon Overton, G.R. Smith, Rusty Schlenk, Joseph Joiner and Pearson Lee Williams as series winners thus far (six drivers from four states). … The race honored track Hall of Famer Walter Combs, who piloted the No. 12 with great success in Eastern Kentucky. … The series returns to Mountain Motorsports Park on Aug. 7.
Winner's sponsors: Davenport’s Double L Motorsports Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, ASC Warranty, Spartan Mowers, Mark Martin Automotive, Lucas Oil, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Center Point Graphics, Midwest Sheet Metal and Fatheadz Eyewear.
Points chase: Before Mountain Motorsports Park, Payton Freeman (442 points) of Commerce, Ga., led Billy Franklin (404), Mark Dodson (342, Joseph Joiner (290) and Casey Turman (276).
Current weather: Clear, 45°F
Car count: 22
Fast qualifier: Shannon Thornsberry
Time: 14.133 seconds
Polesitter: Shannon Thornsberry
Consolation race winners: Jonathan Davenport, Mark Dodson
Next series race: April 17, Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.