Davenport Emerges As Star Of Thursday’s Lowes Foods World Finals Qualifying Night

By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 4, 2010 – Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., was perfect of Thursday night, sweeping fast-time honors in the two rounds of time trials that kicked off the fourth annual Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals Presented by Bimbo Bakeries and Tom’s Snacks at The Dirt Track Charlotte.

A talent-laden field of 76 dirt Late Models jammed the pit area for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series event, which is part of a blockbuster season-ending tripleheader at the four-tenths-mile oval. The program also attracted 56 machines for the companion World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series meet and 52 entries for the Super DIRTcar Series big-block action.

Davenport, who turned 27 on Oct. 31, was spectacular in becoming the second driver to emerge with the quickest time in both rounds of Lowes Foods World Finals qualifying, duplicating the feat of Vienna, W.Va.’s Steve Shaver in 2007. He ripped off consecutive laps of 15.178 seconds and 15.130 seconds during the single session of WoO LMS qualifying.

With weather concerns prevailing after a wet overnight and morning in the Charlotte area, WoO LMS and Charlotte Motor Speedway officials decided to condense the traditional pair of World Finals Late Model qualifying legs into a single session. Drivers turned two laps – the first used to line up Friday night’s heat race, the second to align Saturday evening’s heats.

A 50-lap A-Main paying $10,000 to win will top the WoO LMS agenda each evening.

Davenport, who has never won a WoO LMS A-Main, will start from his Barry Wright Race Cars house car from the pole position in the first 10-lap heat race on both Friday and Saturday night. He will be seeking to erase memories of his last visit to The Dirt Track on Oct. 13, when he was forced to relinquish his pole starting spot in the 50-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Showdown because an incorrect rear quarter-panel height measurement during pre-race inspection prompted officials to penalize him to the rear of the field.

Davenport was the only driver to secure two pole starting spots in World Finals heat races. Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y., Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, Pa., Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., and Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, Wis., earned pole slots for Friday prelims, while NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader of Concord, N.C., Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., Rick Eckert of York, Pa., Tommy Kerr of Maryville, Tenn., and John Blankenship of Williamson, W.Va., will start from the pole in Saturday heats.

Defending WoO LMS champion Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., who enters the World Finals leading the national tour’s points standings by 22 points over 2008 titlist Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., timed 15th fastest in Friday’s qualifying round and 19th fastest in Saturday’s session. Richards got an early upper hand on Lanigan, who managed only the 48th and 42nd fastest laps during Thursday’s qualifying rounds and will have to work his way forward in both of his heats.

The World Finals continue on Friday and Saturday, with gates opening at 3 p.m. and hot laps scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. each night. Racing will immediately follow the completion of practice sessions for the WoO LMS, WoO Sprint Car Series and Super DIRTcar Series big-block Modifieds.

Saturday night’s World Finals program will be televised live by the SPEED cable network from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight ET.

For more information, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com or www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.

Round 1 Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results For Fri., Nov. 5 Heat Races (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

1. 49-Jonathan Davenport/Blairsville, GA 15.178
2. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 15.212
3. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 15.326
4. 22s-Gregg Satterlee/Rochester Mills, PA 15.345
5. 15-Steve Francis/Ashland, KY 15.365
6. s9-Dan Schlieper/Sullivan, WI 15.392
7. 6-Steve Shaver/Vienna, WV 15.393
8. 20-Jimmy Owens/Newport, TN 15.408
9. 28e-Dennis Erb Jr./Carpentersville, IL 15.410
10. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 15.422
11. 23-John Blankenship/Williamson, WV 15.490
12. 44M-Chris Madden/Grey Court, SC 15.539
13. 25-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA 15.569
14. 1GW-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 15.616
15. 1-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV 15.639
16. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 15.657
17. 09-Johnny Pursley/Clover, SC 15.673
18. 2J-Jeff Rine/Danville, PA 15.675
19. 91-Billy Decker/Unadilla, NY 15.676
20. 17L-Jared Landers/Batesville, AR 15.677
21. 22F-Chris Ferguson/Mt. Holly, NC 15.677
22. 17z-Zach Dohm/Cross Lanes, WV 15.694
23. 0-Scott Bloomquist/Mooresburg, TN 15.700
24. 1V-Will Vaught/Crane, MO 15.704
25. 9K-Ken Schrader/Concord, NC 15.741
26. 1G-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 15.763
27. 14-April Farmer/Livingston, TN 15.774
28. 71d-Ron Davies/Warren, PA 15.793
29. 17M-Dale McDowell/Chickamauga, GA 15.798
30. 21b-Chris Brown/Cleveland, TX 15.801
31. 25F-Jason Feger/Bloomington, IL 15.810
32. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 15.811
33. 19H-Austin Hubbard/Seaford, DE 15.843
34. 44L-Justin Labonte/Trinity, NC 15.866
35. 07-Brian Ledbetter/Dallas, NC 15.877
36. 1L-John Lobb/Frewsburg, NY 15.881
37. 5-Eric Jacobsen/Sea Cliff Beach, CA 15.892
38. 21M-Jason Montgomery/Jackson, OH 15.911
39. 41-Brad Neat/Dunnville, KY 15.916
40. 20J-Jared Hawkins/Fairmont, WV 15.919
41. 88-Ricky Elliott/Seaford, DE 15.941
42. 18b-Shannon Babb/Moweaqua, IL 15.953
43. 44P-Earl Pearson Jr./Jacksonville, FL 15.966
44. 17A-Tim Allen/Kannapolis, NC 15.983
45. 1W-Ricky Weeks/Rutherforton, NC 15.992
46. 4T-Tommy Kerr/Maryville, TN 16.041
47. 20H-Jacob Hawkins/Fairmont, WV 16.058
48. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 16.076
49. 56-Russell King/Bristolville, OH 16.089
50. 55-Jeep VanWormer/Pinconning, MI 16.097
51.2F-Dennis Franklin/Gaffney, SC 16.106
52. 11-Tyler Reddick/Corning, CA 16.108
53. 28-Eddie Carrier Jr./Salt Rock, WV 16.130
54. 3P-Phillip Pittman/Vidalia, GA 16.191
55. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 16.222
56. 84-Jay Sessoms/Stanley, NC 16.241
57. 3d-Rick Delong/Whitehouse, OH 16.250
58. 00H-Chuck Harper/Beverly, WV 16.255
59. 12d-Doug Drown/Wooster, OH 16.478
60. 22-Jill George/Cedar Falls, IA 16.482
61. 4ds-Chad Hollenbeck/Kingsley, PA 16.490
62. K&B-Kerry King/Delmar, DE 16.493
63. 45-Mark Byram/Georgetown, DE 16.731
64. 6T-Tim Dohm/Cross Lanes, WV 16.831
65. 12s-Kevin Scott Jr./Laurel, DE 16.878
66. 16-Brian Nuttal Jr./Claxton, GA 16.954
67. 1s-Chuck Smith/Sanford, NC 17.005
68. 2x-John Henderson/Aiken, SC 17.249
69. 10*-Dane Burns/New London, NC 17.426
70. 281-Kyle Pierce/Statesville, NC 17.617
71. 31-Bob Gordon/Keyser, WV 19.402
72. 18M-Jeff Smith/Dallas, NC N/T
73. 2G-Jon Gunther/Fayetteville, NC N/T
74. 180-Ricky Thornton/Chandler, AZ N/T
75. 44J-James O’Hara/Moscow, PA N/T
76. 99L-Larry Wight/Phoenix, NY N/T

Round 2 Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results For Sat., Nov. 6 Heat Races (Position/Driver/Best Lap):

1. Jonathan Davenport 15.130
2. Ken Schrader 15.347
3. Dennis Erb Jr. 15.406
4. Rick Eckert 15.419
5. Tommy Kerr 15.430
6. John Blankenship 15.434
7. Dennis Franklin 15.469
8. Mike Marlar 15.480
9. Billy Decker 15.489
10. Jason Montgomery 15.506
11. Jimmy Owens 15.544
12. Doug Drown 15.552
13. Jason Feger 15.553
14. Chris Ferguson 15.556
15. Earl Pearson Jr. 15.559
16. Jeff Rine 15.560
17. Steve Shaver 15.566
18. Chris Madden 15.573
19. Josh Richards 15.574
20. Ricky Weeks 15.606
21. Dan Schlieper 15.627
22. Ron Davies 15.638
23. Scott Bloomquist 15.640
24. Jared Landers 15.650
25. Steve Francis 15.653
26. Vic Coffey 15.661
27. Dale McDowell 15.673
28. Gregg Satterlee 15.688
29. Ricky Elliott 15.700
30. John Lobb 15.708
31. Chris Brown 15.724
32. Clint Smith 15.735
33. Shane Clanton 15.744
34. Eric Jacobsen 15.753
35. Tim Fuller 15.756
36. Zach Dohm 15.759
37. Shannon Babb 15.770
38. Johnny Pursley 15.786
39. Jeep VanWormer 15.799
40. Eddie Carrier Jr. 15.851
41. Will Vaught 15.870
42. Darrell Lanigan 15.921
43. Kevin Scott 15.986
44. Rick Delong 15.998
45. Jacob Hawkins 16.044
46. Dane Burns 16.049
47. Justin Labonte 16.067
48. Tim Allen 16.076
49. Tim Dohm 16.102
50. Jared Hawkins 16.114
51. Chub Frank 16.129
52. Eric Wells 16.181
53. Bob Gordon 16.229
54. Phillip Pittman 16.237
55. Mark Byram 16.394
56. Chad Hollenbeck 16.414
57. Kerry King 16.442
58. Austin Hubbard 16.496
59. Jill George 16.527
60. Chuck Harper 16.615
61. Jon Gunther 16.660
62. Tim McCreadie 16.702
63. Jay Sessoms 16.849
64. Kyle Pierce 16.986
65. Chuck Smith 17.088
66. Brian Ledbetter 17.227
67. Russell King 18.364
68. Brian Nuttal Jr. 20.378
69. April Farmer N/T
70. Jeff Smith N/T
71. Brad Neat N/T
72. Tyler Reddick N/T
73. John Henderson N/T
74. Ricky Thornton N/T
75. James O’Hara N/T
76. Larry Wight N/T

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), SuperClean (Official Cleaner-Degreaser), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and Chizmark Larson Insurance; in addition to contingency sponsors Eibach Springs, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pink Carburetors, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance and Wrisco Aluminum.