Davenport is “Super” in 31st Annual ASi Racewear USA 100; Defibaugh Takes Inaugural USA 30 for AMRA Modifieds


Jamaica, VA – Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA completed the weekend sweep in the Commonwealth State of Virginia as he captured the $15,000 to win ASI Racewear 31st Annual “USA 100” on Saturday Night at Virginia Motor Speedway. Davenport’s win marked his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory in two nights. Friday Night he captured the win at Winchester Speedway. Trailing Davenport to the finish line were current series point’s leader, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN and 4-time series champion, Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL. Completing the top five were Steve Shaver of Vienna, WV and Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA.

“To win one Lucas Oil event this weekend was special, but to back it up here tonight with a win against this type of competition is just fantastic,” said the 26-year-old racer. “The car was fast all night, we came out and broke the track record, won our heat and I tried a couple of different lines out there in the feature, the car was just a dream to drive, to beat drivers like Bloomquist, Pearson, Owens and so on is just terrific, they are all great drivers and to race against them it is an honor.”

“I have to thank Barry and Lance Wright for giving me the opportunity to drive their equipment, thanks to all my sponsors for making this possible, Nichols Plumbing, Dirtwrap, Baird Transport, Elite Concrete, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas and all my product sponsors, we are really on a roll right now and we hope to continue to finish the season strong,” said Davenport who earned $25,000 for his two victories.

Davenport started quickly and took the lead at the start of the 50-lap finale. Davenport had to be patient through the caution periods that dotted the event. He had to hold off both Bloomquist and Pearson at various times during the race, but in the end he had the best car all race long as he pulled away in the final ten laps to score his second career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph.

A spirited battle the entire distance between Bloomquist and Pearson saw the two previous LOLMDS National Champs go toe-to-toe for second. Bloomquist was able to challenge Davenport early on as Pearson put the heat on Davenport during the mid-portion of the race.

Bloomquist, who is seeking to win his 500th career race, beat Pearson into turn number one after a lap 37 restart. Bloomquist was able to fight off everything that Pearson threw at him in the final 13 circuits to finish second in his Miler Brothers Construction, Roush-Yates Racing Engines, Bloomquist Race Cars Chevrolet. Pearson was a close third in the Bobby Labonte Racing, Lucas Oil Products, Longhorn Chassis Dodge Charger.

Completing the top ten were Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN; D.J. Myers of Greencastle, PA; Eric Wells of Hazard, KY; Ray Cook of Brasstown, NC; and John Blankenship of Williamson, WV.

In preliminary action Davenport set a new track record of 16.731 seconds among the 42 entrants. The previous track record was held by Shane Clanton at 17.097 which was set in April of 2007. The 25-lap preliminary heat race winners were Scott Bloomquist and Jonathan Davenport. The B-Mains went to Jamie Lathroum and Booper Bare.

In the 1st Annual ASi Racewear USA 30 for the AMRA Modifieds Dave Defibaugh and Eric Erwin led the field to green with Defibaugh jumping to the early lead. Erwin would lose second to Tony Garber with Dan Arnold flowing to third.

On lap 10 the races first caution would come out for a spin in turn 2 closing the field back on Defibaugh bumper. On the restart Defibaugh pulled away once again leaving Garber to battle with Arnold for second. Arnold would take over second and set out to take the top spot from Defibaugh. Several times Arnold would try to get inside Defibaugh out of turn 2 only to be turned away.

On lap 15 caution came out once again, this time for debris on the front stretch. Under caution Arnold would have to come to pit road experiencing motor problems.
On the restart Bret Hamilton would look outside Brian Maxey for second as the two waged a tight battle for the position. Over the next several laps Hamilton would try the outside of Maxey, and each time he was turned back.

With the action behind him Defibaugh would pull away to as much as a 10 car length advantage. On lap 26 caution would close the field back on his bumper with Maxey, Hamilton, Brandon Galloway and Erwin the balance of the top five.

On the restart Maxey would dive under Defibaugh as the two barreled down into turn 1 with Defibaugh holding him off as the exited turn 2. While Maxey was trying to get inside Defibaugh Hamilton went to work on the high side and would take over the second spot but couldn’t reel in the leader as Defibaugh went on to score the victory.

“This is the biggest win of my career, what an awesome race track I have to thank Bill Sawyer for bringing the AMRA Modfieds here to Virginia Motor Speedway. You could run anywhere on this track tonight,” commented a very excited Defibaugh in victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Bret Hamilton, Brian Maxey, Brandon Galloway and Eric Erwin.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2010 is over so now the action will switch to the speedway’s state of the art mud bog facility. On Saturday October 2nd The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway will host the 6th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling presented by Rappahannock Tractor and The Virginia Army National Guard Saturday featuring state of the art 200-foot Mud Bog and Mud Sling pits. There will be seven classes of “Mud Maniacs” in action ranging from street to unlimited with cash payouts in all classes.

Not only will fans get to see hordes of trucks splashing through the 200 foot Mud Bog pit but they will also get the opportunity to see some of the regions best Mud Dragsters covering the 200 foot Mud Sling pit in under three seconds. The event will also include Stone Crusher in a car crushing monster truck freestyle show.

Gates and registration will open at 9am with Single Eliminations for Stock A, B; Modified A, B, C along with X, XX and Unlimited Bog classes beginning at 12 noon. Registration and inspection for Stock, Modified and Unlimited Bog classes ends at 11:30pm with X and XX Unlimited ending at 1pm. Rules for each class are now available at the speedway’s website www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Admission for the 6th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling is Adults – $12, Children 7 – 17 years old – $10 and Children 6 and under FREE.

Competitors should visit www.thepitatvms.com to print off draw sheets and driver information sheets that must be filled out before going through for inspection.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223

RACE RESULTS FOR 31st ANNUAL ASi RACEWEAR USA 100, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2010:

LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES USA 100 (42 Entries):
A Main – Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson, Jr., Steve Shaver, Dale McDowell, Jimmy Owens, DJ Myers, Eric Wells, Ray Cook, John Blankenship, Daniel Stone, Brad Neat, Steve Casebolt, Chris Ferguson, Jamie Lathroum, Chris Wall, Tyler Reddick, Don O’Neal, Chris Madden, Darryl Hills, Kennie Compton, Ricky Elliott, Jeremy Miller, Jason Covert, Booper Bare, Brent Robinson.

Wiles Driveshaft’s First Heat (25 Laps – Top 8 Advances): Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson Jr., Dale McDowell, Chris Madden, Chris Ferguson, Eric Wells, Brad Neat, Don O’Neal, Jamie Lathroum, Daniel Stone, Jimmy Owens, Roland Mann, Jason Covert, Dan Schlieper, Tim Isenberg, Stephen Evans, Chris Wall, Ryan Hackett, Rick Hulson, Kyle Hardy, Dan Arnold

AFCO Racing Products Second Heat (25 Laps – Top 8 Advances): Jonathan Davenport, Steve Shaver, Kennie Compton, Steve Casebolt, Ray Cook, Jeremy Miller, Bret Robinson, Ricky Elliott, Booper Bare, Mark Byram, Darryl Hills, John Blankenship, David Williams, Chuck Harper, Tyler Reddick, Ross Robinson III, DJ Myers, Walker Arthur, Ronnie DeHaven Jr., Kyle Pierce, Donald Bradsher

Hawk Brake First B-Main (12 Laps – Top 4 Advances): Jamie Lathroum, Jimmy Owens, Daniel Stone, Chris Wall, Stephen Evans, Dan Schlieper, Tim Isenberg, Ryan Hackett, Roland Mann, Kyle Hardy, Rick Hulson-DNS, Dan Arnold-DNS

Performance Rod and Custom (PRC) Second B-Main (12 Laps – Top 4 Advances): Booper Bare, Tyler Reddick, Darryl Hills, DJ Myers, John Blankenship, Walker Arthur, Chuck Harper, David Williams, Mark Byram, Ronnie DeHaven Jr., Ross Robinson III-DNS, Kyle Pierce-DNS, Donald Bradsher-DNS

RED BUCK TIME TRIALS: Jonathan Davenport – 16.7731 seconds (New Track Record)

AMRA ASi RACEWEAR USA 30 (30 Entries):
A Main:1. Dave Defibaugh (Mill Creek, WV), 2. Bret Hamilton (Powhatan, VA), 3. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 4. Brandon Galloway (Gloucester, VA), 5. Eric Erwin (Beaver Dam, VA), 6. Tony Garber (Fredericksburg, VA), 7. Russell Erwin (Marretta, NY), 8. Brandi Breeden (Lynhurst, VA), 9. John Ferguson (Gloucester, VA) , 10. Rich Marks IV (Bryans Road, MD), 11. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 12. Kevin Fletcher (Saluda, VA), 13. Craig Ramich (Fairfax, VA), 14. Tony Quade (Leonardtown, MD), 15. Greg Brown (Concord, NC), 16. Wayne Taylor (Tappahannock, VA), 17. Joe Cox (Beckley, WV), 18. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 19. Lance Grady (Maidens, VA), 20. Dave Savage (Mattaponi, VA), 21. Travis LaRoque (Mooresville, NC), 22. Mack Coxe (Raeford, NC), 23. Gary Conner (Powhatan, VA), 24. Dan Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 25. J.R. Guy (Mechanicsville, MD), 26. James Jessee (Spotsylvania, VA),

Heat Races 1:1. Dave Defibaugh (Mill Creek, WV), 2. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 3. Russell Erwin (Marretta, NY), 4. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 5. Joe Cox (Beckley, WV), 6. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 7. Brandi Breeden (Lynhurst, VA), 8. Gary Conner (Powhatan, VA), 9. Lance Grady (Maidens, VA), 10. J.R. Guy (Mechanicsville, MD), 11. Travis LaRoque (Mooresville, NC), 12. Mack Coxe (Raeford, NC), 13. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 14. Dave Savage (Mattaponi, VA), 15. Robert Staats (Petersburg, VA),

Heat Races 2:1. Eric Erwin (Beaver Dam, VA), 2. Tony Garber (Fredericksburg, VA), 3. Bret Hamilton (Powhatan, VA), 4. John Ferguson (Gloucester, VA), 5. Kevin Fletcher (Saluda, VA), 6. Brandon Galloway (Gloucester, VA), 7. Rich Marks IV (Bryans Road, MD), 8. Tony Quade (Leonardtown, MD), 9. Craig Ramich (Fairfax, VA), 10. Wayne Taylor (Tappahannock, VA), 11. Greg Brown (Concord, NC), 12. James Jessee (Spotsylvania, VA), 13. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA), DNS: Will Rowe (Chambersburg, PA), Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA),

Qualifying:1. Dan Arnold (Petersburg, VA), 2. Eric Erwin (Beaver Dam, VA), 3. Dave Defibaugh (Mill Creek, WV), 4. Tony Garber (Fredericksburg, VA), 5. Russell Erwin (Marretta, NY), 6. Bret Hamilton (Powhatan, VA), 7. Brian Maxey (King George, VA), 8. John Ferguson (Gloucester, VA), 9. Josh Harris (Gloucester, VA), 10. Charlie Hubbard (Chesapeake, VA), 11. Lance Grady (Maidens, VA), 12. Kevin Fletcher (Saluda, VA), 13. Joe Cox (Beckley, WV), 14. Tony Quade (Leonardtown, MD), 15. Mack Coxe (Raeford, NC), 16. Greg Brown (Concord, NC), 17. Gary Conner (Powhatan, VA), 18. Brandon Galloway (Gloucester, VA), 19. Brandi Breeden (Lynhurst, VA), 20. Craig Ramich (Fairfax, VA), 21. Jimmy Duncan (Fredericksburg, VA), 22. Wayne Taylor (Tappahannock, VA), 23. Dave Savage (Mattaponi, VA), 24. Rich Marks IV (Bryans Road, MD), 25. J.R. Guy (Mechanicsville, MD), 26. Will Rowe (Chambersburg, PA), 27. Travis LaRoque (Mooresville, NC), 28. James Jessee (Spotsylvania, VA), 29. Robert Staats (Petersburg, VA), 30. Chris Arnold (Petersburg, VA),

FAST TIME: Dan Arnold – 19.595 seconds, 91.860mph (New Track Record)

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