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Daily Dirt 06/19/2024 18:16:40

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May 26
Lucas Oil Speedway,
Wheatland, MO
Sanction: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (Don and Billie Gibson Tribute) - $6,000
Information provided by: Kyle McFadden, series and track reports (last updated May 27, 7:25 pm)
Davenport repels foes, sweeps Show-Me prelims
Don and Billie Gibson Tribute
  1. Jonathan Davenport
  2. Tim McCreadie
  3. Ricky Thornton Jr.
  4. Payton Looney
  5. Brandon Overton
  6. Chris Ferguson
  7. Jimmy Owens
  8. Devin Moran
  9. Earl Pearson Jr.
  10. Max Blair
  11. Chad Simpson
  12. Dillon McCowan
  13. Chris Simpson
  14. Spencer Hughes
  15. Garrett Alberson
  16. Hudson O'Neal
  17. Cole Wells
  18. Daulton Wilson
  19. Daniel Hilsabeck
  20. Jeff Herzog
  21. David Breazeale
  22. Morgan Bagley
  23. Mason Zeigler
  24. Tyler Stevens
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Jonathan Davenport heads for his second straight prelim victory.
What won the race: Completing his domination of Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 prelims, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., for the second straight night every lap at Lucas Oil Speedway for a $6,000 payday. The outside front-row starter took the checkers in the Don and Billie Gibson Tribute by 0.271 of a second over Tim McCreadie. Fourth-place finisher Payton Looney also closed within two-tenths of a second of the winner with 15 laps remaining in the 45-lapper, but Davenport fought off both drivers.
Quotable: "We get to start on the front row (for Saturday's $50,000-to-win finale)," Davenport said, "though it's going to be a long race. We've led 85 laps so far. Just as long as we lead the last 85 tomorrow we'll be fine."
Key notes: Davenport is the first driver to sweep Show-Me 100 prelims under the current format that started in 2013. ... Mason Zeigler started 12th and ran as high as third but slowed and retired after 28 laps while running fourth. ... Three other cautions slowed the 40-lapper (Daulton Wilson's lap-five spin; a Wilson-Tyler Stevens tangle on lap 14; and a Stevens spin on lap 29). ... Surprising polesitter Jeff Herzog hung in the top five early but faded out of contention, finishing 20th. ... The top 18 in preliminary points will be locked into Saturday's starting field for the $50,000-to-win weekend finale. ... The Don and Billie Gibson Tribute celebrates the Show-Me 100 founders formerly of West Plains (Mo.) Motor Speedway.
On the move: Lucas Oil Series points leader Ricky Thornton Jr. started 24th (because he went to a backup car after transferring through his heat race) and finished third in the main event; the SSI Motorsports driver made an early pit stop as well.
Winner's sponsors: Davenport’s Double L Motorsports Longhorn Chassis is sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions, ASC Warranty, Spartan Mowers, Mark Martin Automotive, Lucas Oil, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, VP Racing Fuels, Bilstein, Hoosier Racing Tire, Go Lithium, Midwest Sheet Metal and K1 RaceGear.
Points chase: Before Wheatland Saturday (Lucas Oil): 1. Ricky Thornton Jr. (2,695); 2. Hudson O’Neal (2,655); 3. Brandon Overton (2,605); 4. Tim McCreadie (2,330); 5. Devin Moran (2,265); 6. Jonathan Davenport (2,260); 7. Daulton Wilson (2,170); 8. Max Blair (2,160); 9. Tyler Erb (2,130); 10. Earl Pearson Jr. (2,125). Before Wheatland Saturday (MLRA): 1. Chad Simpson (1,440); 2. Chris Simpson (1,265); 3. Garrett Alberson (1,210); 4. Tyler Stevens (1,170); 5. Dillon McCowan (1,150).
Current weather: Clear, 63°F
Car count: 57
Fast qualifier: Jeff Herzog
Time: 15.611 seconds
Polesitter: Jeff Herzog
Heat race winners: Jeff Herzog, Brandon Overton, Payton Looney, Jonathan Davenport, Tim McCreadie, Dillon McCowan
Consolation race winners: Daniel Hilsabeck, Hudson O'Neal, David Breazeale
Next series race: May 27, Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, MO) $50,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

WHEATLAND, Mo. — Updates and results from Friday’s second round of the Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 weekend with a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series program capped by the $6,000-to-win Don and Billie Gibson Tribute at Lucas Oil Speedway (results unofficial):


Completing his domination of Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 prelims, Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., for the second straight night every lap at Lucas Oil Speedway for a $6,000 payday. The outside front-row starter took the checkers in the Don and Billie Gibson Tribute by 0.271 of a second over Tim McCreadie. Fourth-place finisher Payton Looney also closed within two-tenths of a second of the winner with 15 laps remaining in the 45-lapper, but Davenport fought off both drivers.

Feature lineup

(40 laps)

Row 1: Jeff Herzog, Jonathan Davenport
Row 2: Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie
Row 3: Payton Looney, Dillon McCowan
Row 4: Chris Ferguson, Jimmy Owens
Row 5: Chad Simpson, Cole Wells
Row 6: Garrett Alberson, Mason Zeigler
Row 7: Tyler Stevens, Devin Moran
Row 8: Chris Simpson, Ricky Thornton Jr.
Row 9: Earl Pearson Jr., Daulton Wilson
Row 10: Daniel Hilsabeck, Hudson O'Neal
Row 11: David Breazeale, Spencer Hughes
Row 12: Max Blair, Morgan Bagley

Consolation race results

(10 laps; top two transfer)

First consolation: Daniel Hilsabeck, Spencer Hughes, Ricky Weiss, Mason Oberkramer, Dustin Hodges, Tony Jackson Jr., Justin Duty, Boom Briggs, Kolby Vandenbergh, Dalton Imhoff, Aaron Marrant, Larry Ferris, Glen Powell. Scratched: Ross Robinson.

Second consolation: Hudson O'Neal, Max Blair, Neil Baggett, Tyler Bruening, Trevor Gundaker, Kaeden Cornell, Jace Parmley, Justin Wells, Jeremy Shaw, Mat Johnson, Bryon Allison, Brennon Willard.

Third consolation: David Breazeale, Morgan Bagley, Tyler Erb, Kylan Garner, Jeff Roth, Jon Kirby, Dusty Leonard, Chris Hawkins, Kayden Clatt, Reid Millard, Colby Moore. Scratched: Austin Rettig.

Heat race results

(Eight laps; top three transfer)

First heat: Jeff Herzog, Chris Ferguson, Tyler Stevens, Spencer Hughes, Dustin Hodges, Dalton Imhoff, Ricky Weiss, Boom Briggs, Kolby Vandenbergh, Aaron Marrant.

Second heat: Brandon Overton, Chad Simpson, Chris Simpson, Daniel Hilsabeck, Justin Duty, Mason Oberkramer, Tony Jackson Jr., Larry Ferris, Ross Robinson, Glen Powell.

Third heat: Payton Looney, Garrett Alberson, Earl Pearson Jr., Hudson O'Neal, Max Blair, Tyler Bruening, Jace Parmley, Matt Johnson, Byron Allison.

Fourth heat: Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, Devin MOran, Neil Baggett, Trevor Gundaker, Justin Wells, Kaden Cornell, Jeremy Shaw, Brennon Willard.

Fifth heat: Tim McCreadie, Cole Wells, Ricky Thornton Jr., David Breazeale, Austin Rettig, Tyler Erb, Jeff Roth, Dusty Leonard, Colby Moore.

Sixth heat: Dillon McCowan, Mason Zeigler, Daulton Wilson, Kylan Garner, Chris Hawkins, Morgan Bagley, Kayden Clatt, Reid Millard, Jon Kirby.

Prerace notes

It's another picture-perfect evening in Wheatland, Mo. — a high of 79 and low of 63 with no rain in sight — as night two of Show-Me 100 weekend helps set the stage for Saturday's 100-lap, $50,000-to-win crown jewel main event. ... After racing to overall fast-time honors, Jeff Herzog of Festus, Mo., breezed to victory in the first heat over reigning Show-Me winner Chris Ferguson, putting the state of Missouri on the pole for a second straight night (Urbana's Dillon McCowan started from the pole Thursday). "Wish this was tomorrow night. That'd be sweet. I just have to thank the crew and everybody. ... We'll see if we can keep it up here," Herzog told FloRacing pit reporter Ben Shelton following the heat win. ... Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga. won the second heat: "This place is tricky. ... It feels no matter what I do, I don't feel better. We're a little tight right now." ... Payton Looney of Republic, Mo., rebounded from Thursday's fuel pump and oil line issues to win the third heat. ... Thursday's winner Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., took advantange of Neil Baggett's one-row deduction for jumping the start to capture the fourth heat. ... Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., marched from the third-starting position to take the fifth heat. "We need a little more side-bite, but that's probably the best we've been all week," McCreadie said afterward. ... Ricky Thornton Jr. of Martinsville, Ind., broke the motor during his third-place run in the fifth heat, but, while he qualified for the main event, he'll have to start at the tail in a backup car. ... Dillon McCowan of Urbana, Mo., kept the good times going, winning the sixth and final heat race to start sixth in the main event a night after finishing sixth from the pole. "I'd definitely like to be on the podium," he said. "I know they brought the top-five to the frontstretch (Thursday). ... I want to be on the frontstretch tonight."

Time trials

Driver (car no.), hometown
Group A
Jeff Herzog (11H), Festus, Mo., 15.611
Brandon Overton (76), Evans, Ga., 15.724
Payton Looney (15L), Republic, Mo., 15.744
Dustin Hodges (22H), Centralia, Mo., 15.864
Chad Simpson (25C), Mount Vernon, Iowa., 15.869
Earl Pearson Jr. (46), Jacksonville, Fla., 15.901
Chris Ferguson (22), Mt. Holly, N.C., 15.904
Chris Simpson (32), Oxford, Iowa, 16.000
Tyler Bruening (16), Decorah, Iowa, 16.001
Kolby Vandenbergh (15V), Ashland, Ill., 16.025
Daniel Hilsabeck (22), Earlham, Iowa, 16.051
Garrett Alberson (58), Las Cruces, N.M., 16.077
Dalton Imhoff (96), Jamestown, Mo., 16.127
Mason Oberkramer (93), Broseley, Mo., 16.133
Max Blair (111B), Centerville, Pa., 16.161
Tyler Stevens (2), Searcy, Ark., 16.180
Justin Duty (15), Molalla, Ore., 16.269
Hudson O'Neal (1), Martinsville, Ind., 16.276
Boom Briggs (99), Bear Lake, Pa., 16.302
Ross Robinson (7), Georgetown, Del., 16.329
Jace Parmley (82), Neosho, Mo., 16.385
Spencer Hughes (11), Meridan, Miss., 16.446
Larry Ferris (51), Nevada, Mo., 16.469
Bryon Allison (1A), Marshall, Mo., 16.487
Ricky Weiss (7W), Headingley, MB, 16.543
Tony Jackson Jr. (56JR), Lebanon, Mo., 16.593
Matt Johnson (15T), Archie, Mo., 16.741
Aaron Marrant (1X), Richmond, Mo., 16.783
Glen Powell (26), Nixa, Mo., 17.341
Group B
Jimmy Owens (20), Newport, Tenn., 16.104
Cole Wells (45), Aurora, Mo., 16.107
Dillon McCowan (8), Urbana, Mo., 16.166
Neil Baggett (21XXX), Columbus, Miss., 16.216
David Breazeale (54), Four Corners, Miss., 16.229
Kylan Garner (USA28), Diamond, Mo., 16.284
Jonathan Davenport (49), Blairsville, Ga., 16.292
Tim McCreadie (39), Watertown, N.Y., 16.402
Mason Zeigler (25Z), Chalk Hill, Pa., 16.430
Devin Moran (99), Dresden, Ohio, 16.471
Ricky Thornton Jr. (20RT), Martinsville, Ind., 16.496
Chris Hawkins (USA1), Neosho, Mo., 16.526
Trevor Gundaker (14G), St. Charles, Mo., 16.553
Austin Rettig (94), Sikeston, Mo., 16.627
Reid Millard (14RM), Jefferson City, Mo., 16.808
Jeremy Shaw (1S), Millport, Ala., 16.812
Dusty Leonard (7D), Marysville, Miss., 16.824
Daulton Wilson (18D), Fayetteville, N.C., 16.844
Kaeden Cornell (50), Willard, Mo., 16.846
Tyler Erb (1T), New Waverly, Texas, 16.850
Morgan Bagley (14M), Longview, Texas, 16.882
Justin Wells (49J), Aurora, Mo., 16.962
Jeff Roth (14R), Bentonville, Ark., 16.988
Jon Kirby (11K), Russellville, Ark., 17.006
Brennon Willard (3), Lebanon, Mo., 17.333
Colby Moore (19M), Springtown, Texas, 17.491
Kayden Clatt (50C), Edina, Mo., 17.999
Chandler Moenning (29), Willard, Mo., no time

Friday’s schedule

2 p.m. - Registration and tech inspection
3:30 p.m. - Pit gates close
4 p.m. - Pit gates reopen
5 p.m. - General admission gates open
6 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
6:30 p.m. - Hot laps (FloRacing stream begins)
- Super Late Model hot laps
- USRA modified hot laps
- Super Late Model time trials (2 laps)
Opening ceremonies
- Super Late Model heat races (8 laps)
- USRA modified heat races (8 laps)
- Super Late Model consolations (10 laps)
- USRA modified consolations (12 laps)
- Super Late Model feature (40 laps)
- USRA modified feature (20 laps)

Feature lineup

Row 1: Herzog, Davenport
Row 2: Overton, McCreadie
Row 3: Looney, McCowan
Row 4: Ferguson, Owens
Row 5: Cha. Simpson, Wells
Row 6: Alberson, Zeigler
Row 7: Stevens, Moran
Row 8: Chr. Simpson, Thornton
Row 9: Pearson Jr., Wilson
Row 10: Hilsabeck, O'Neal
Row 11: Breazeale, Hughes
Row 12: Blair, Bagley

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