USA Nationals
Cedar Lake Speedway | New Richmond, WI
Saturday, August 06, 2022
Race Recap  

BACK-TO-BACK EAGLES: Davenport Wins Second Straight USA Nationals at Cedar Lake

Jonathan Davenport added another piece of history to his impressive 2022 resume Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway.

The Blairsville, GA driver held off Chris Madden in the final 10 laps Saturday at Cedar Lake to win his second consecutive USA Nationals, joining Billy Moyer and Jack Boggs as the only drivers to win the event in back-to-back seasons.

Davenport holds the Eagle trophy
Jonathan Davenport is the 3rd driver to win the USA Nationals in back-to-back years/Jacy Norgaard photo

Davenport led all 100 laps to score his fourth World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series Feature win of 2022. However, it came one night after he felt his car needed to get better.

A few small changes helped him get back on track and score the $50,000 prize.

“We just made minor changes,” Davenport said. “I felt the balance was pretty good; there’s a couple of stipulations to the car and a couple of things I didn’t really like about it. So, we made some minor shock adjustments, a shock change, a spring change, and just some little stuff here and there.

“We didn’t get crazy, but just a few adjustments to make me a little bit more comfortable.”

Despite leading every lap, Tyler Erb nosed ahead of Davenport on two occasions, throwing a slide job to take the spot each time. Davenport stole the lead back on the first attempt, and then a caution negated “Terbo’s” pass the second time.

Once that happened, Davenport knew what to expect from the New Waverly, TX driver.

“I knew where he was at, “Davenport said. “Obviously, if he slid me in (Turn) 3, I knew he was running the top in (Turns) 1 and 2. I was just moving my line around. It moved quite a few times there. It started out in the middle, and finally, it went all the way to the wall around the cushion, and then I kind of moved back to the bottom.”

Erb slipped to third at the end of the race, despite challenging for the lead in the middle stages. “Terbo’s” face had a smile showing satisfaction, but eyes burning in frustration after the race, knowing he had a chance to be “Superman’s” kryptonite.

“I was trying to save, save, and save [my stuff], and when [a chance] presented itself, I let it rip for all she had,” Erb said. “I was honestly able to get by him fairly easy, I thought. The problem is the way him and Madden were running, the only way I was going to pass them was to slide them, and I couldn’t keep my momentum all the way around them.

“So, I slid him the first time and slid him the second time, and I was finally going to be clear the next lap. We were good enough to have a chance, just not good enough to finish it all the way off.”

While Erb battled with Davenport for the lead, he also waged war with Madden several times for second. The Gray Court, SC driver, won that battle but fell short of a potential fifth $50,000 prize of the season.

Tyler Erb and Chris Madden
Tyler Erb and Chris Madden battle for 2nd at Cedar Lake Speedway/Jacy Norgaard photo

“Smokey” stated he couldn’t get the momentum he needed to sneak by Davenport in traffic.

“We just caught those lap cars at the right time,” Madden said. “[Garrett Smith) was running kind of low, and then when we caught him, I was running the middle and the [top] just carrying my momentum, and I guess [Davenport] just got his nose under him and moved him up. When he moved up, he was right in my line.”

“We had a great race car, but we had a lot of cautions that broke my momentum quite a few times. That hurt us, but that’s part of it. We’re trying to keep working on this thing and find what we can do to get better on some shorter runs.”

Ricky Weiss crossed the line fourth. The Headingly, MB driver made the battle for second a three-car affair with Madden and Erb a few times but fell behind them in the final few laps.

He stated his right front tire went away, costing him a chance at the win.

“The right front gave up a little bit when I got alongside Madden,” Weiss said. “We were real good; I could see [Davenport’s] right front give up and change his line, and then Madden was next, so then mine was next.”

Four-time and reigning Series champion Brandon Sheppard rounded out the top-five. The New Berlin, IL driver felt the track threw him a curveball, with rain in the New Richmond, WI area throughout the day.

“The track was not your typical Cedar Lake, for sure,” Sheppard said. “I think we had a good car, but I was just moving around trying to pass guys so much that you’d overheat your tires really fast. Then, you kind of have to just get back in that middle line.

“I think our car was overall pretty decent. Like I said, we just didn’t pass cars earlier in the race, and I was kind of trying to save my stuff for the end. But at the end, it was really hard to pass. It was not the typical Cedar Lake racetrack for sure, and I’m sure the rain had a lot to do with it.”

A second consecutive USA Nationals victory for Jonathan Davenport continues his impressive resume of high dollar wins in 2022. It’s a historical victory that Blairsville, GA driver will cherish.

“Something’s got to pay off,” Davenport said. “It’s very rewarding to come out here and do good.”

UP NEXT: The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet travel to the Northeast for three nights of high-octane action. The weekend kicks off on Friday, Aug. 19, with a trip to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA. Then, the Series returns to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH, on Saturday, Aug. 20. Finally, the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models head to Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, PA, on Sunday, Aug. 21.

If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online on with the DIRTVision App.

35th Annual USA Nationals (100 Laps): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 44-Chris Madden[2]; 3. 1T-Tyler Erb[4]; 4. 7-Ricky Weiss[10]; 5. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[5]; 6. 157-Mike Marlar[20]; 7. 111V-Max Blair[15]; 8. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[25]; 9. 18-Shannon Babb[22]; 10. 97-Cade Dillard[21]; 11. 76-Brandon Overton[18]; 12. 81E-Tanner English[7]; 13. B1-Brent Larson[26]; 14. 10S-Garrett Smith[17]; 15. 49T-Jake Timm[3]; 16. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[9]; 17. 58-Ashton Winger[8]; 18. 16-Tyler Bruening[23]; 19. 32-Bobby Pierce[6]; 20. 8-Kyle Strickler[13]; 21. 19R-Ryan Gustin[14]; 22. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[27]; 23. 25-Shane Clanton[12]; 24. 25F-Jason Feger[19]; 25. 55C-Chad Mahder[16]; 26. 11-Gordy Gundaker[24]; 27. 20-Jimmy Owens[11]; 28. 10-Joseph Joiner[28] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Dennis Erb Jr. [+17]

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Feature Results
11049Jonathan Davenport 1000.000100Running90$50,000
22044Chris Madden 100-0.877Running90$20,000
34+11TTyler Erb 100-3.060Running90$10,000
410+67Ricky Weiss 100-3.690Running90$6,000
5501SBrandon Sheppard 0-100 LapsRunning90$5,000
620+14157Mike Marlar 0-100 LapsRunning90$4,800
715+8111VMax Blair 0-100 LapsRunning90$4,600
825+1728Dennis Erb Jr0-100 LapsRunning90$4,400
922+1318Shannon Babb 0-100 LapsRunning90$4,200
1021+1197Cade Dillard 0-100 LapsRunning90$4,000
1118+776Brandon Overton 0-100 LapsRunning90$3,800
127-581ETanner English 0-100 LapsRunning90$3,600
1326+13B1Brent Larson 0-100 LapsRunning90$3,400
1417+310SGarrett Smith 99-1 LapsRunning90$3,350
153-1249TJake Timm 99-1 LapsRunning90$3,300
169-799JRFrank Heckenast Jr93-7 LapsRunning90$3,250
178-958Ashton Winger 72-28 LapsDNF90$3,200
1823+516Tyler Bruening 66-34 LapsDNF90$3,150
196-1332Bobby Pierce 60-40 LapsDNF90$3,100
2013-78Kyle Strickler 60-40 LapsDNF90$3,075
2114-719RRyan Gustin 49-51 LapsDNF90$3,050
2227+511TTrevor Gundaker 42-58 LapsDNF90$3,025
2312-1125Shane Clanton 36-64 LapsDNF90$3,010
2419-525FJason Feger 36-64 LapsDNF90$3,000
2516-955CChad Mahder 34-66 LapsDNF90$3,000
2624-211Gordy Gundaker 28-72 LapsDNF90$3,000
2711-1620Jimmy Owens 27-73 LapsDNF90$3,000
2828010Joseph Joiner 25-75 LapsDNF90$3,000
Last Chance Showdown Results
13+210SGarrett Smith 150.00015Running0$0
22025FJason Feger 15-1.130Running0$0
35+297Cade Dillard 15-2.218Running0$0
47+311Gordy Gundaker 15-3.513Running0$0
58+351Matt Furman 15-6.757Running90$2,000
69+310Joseph Joiner 15-7.233Running0$0
712+511TTrevor Gundaker 15-8.537Running0$0
815+71Boom Briggs 15-10.002Running90$1,040
96-331KKye Blight 15-10.328Running90$1,400
1014+410PPaul Parker 15-12.198Running90$1,100
111-1028MJimmy Mars 0-15 LapsDNS90$0
124-83SBrian Shirley 0-15 LapsDNS90$0
1310-318CChase Junghans 0-15 LapsDNS90$0
1411-37XJesse Glenz 0-15 LapsDNS90$0
1513-27TDrake Troutman 0-15 LapsDNS90$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
11076Brandon Overton 150.00015Running0$0
220157Mike Marlar 15-0.895Running0$0
33018Shannon Babb 15-2.755Running0$0
44011GJames Giossi 15-3.588Running90$1,050
58+316Tyler Bruening 15-4.153Running0$0
69+328Dennis Erb Jr15-5.610Running0$0
76-1B1Brent Larson 15-7.378Running0$0
810+242Mckay Wenger 15-8.237Running90$1,020
95-490Lance Matthees 15-11.600Running90$1,800
1012+29TTim Isenberg 15-12.614Running90$1,600
111106MJeff Massingill 15-13.804Running90$1,030
1214+238Thomas Hunziker 15-15.080Running90$1,200
137-640BKyle Bronson 0-15 LapsDNS90$0
1413-110KShawn Kirwin 0-15 LapsDNS90$0
1515099BAndy Boozel 0-15 LapsDNS90$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+119RRyan Gustin 120.00012Running
21-176Brandon Overton 12-0.074Running
38+532Bobby Pierce 12-0.621Running
44025FJason Feger 12-1.805Running
56+1157Mike Marlar 12-2.530Running
610+449Jonathan Davenport 12-3.999Running
77040BKyle Bronson 12-5.767Running
85-328Dennis Erb Jr12-6.160Running
9901Boom Briggs 12-6.922Running
103-738Thomas Hunziker 12-9.919Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11058Ashton Winger 120.00012Running
22097Cade Dillard 12-1.869Running
34+181ETanner English 12-2.381Running
43-13SBrian Shirley 12-3.044Running
55055CChad Mahder 12-5.714Running
67+17Ricky Weiss 12-6.026Running
79+228MJimmy Mars 12-7.921Running
86-211TTrevor Gundaker 12-9.753Running
98-110KShawn Kirwin 0-12 LapsDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
16+51TTyler Erb 120.00011Running
27+51SBrandon Sheppard 12-4.420Running
32-131KKye Blight 12-5.473Running
41-390Lance Matthees 12-6.3581Running
55018Shannon Babb 12-6.415Running
69+38Kyle Strickler 12-7.546Running
73-49TTim Isenberg 12-8.601Running
84-47TDrake Troutman 5-7 LapsDNF
98-116Tyler Bruening 1-11 LapsDNF
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11020Jimmy Owens 120.00012Running
220111VMax Blair 12-0.406Running
33010Joseph Joiner 12-2.487Running
46+225Shane Clanton 12-2.694Running
55051Matt Furman 12-3.916Running
67+1B1Brent Larson 12-4.394Running
78+142Mckay Wenger 12-6.329Running
89+111Gordy Gundaker 12-6.549Running
94-599BAndy Boozel 12-8.554Running
Heat 5 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+149TJake Timm 120.00012Running
28+644Chris Madden 12-0.763Running
34+199JRFrank Heckenast Jr12-2.064Running
41-36MJeff Massingill 12-5.924Running
56+118CChase Junghans 12-6.285Running
63-37XJesse Glenz 12-7.039Running
79+211GJames Giossi 12-7.641Running
87-110SGarrett Smith 12-8.495Running
95-410PPaul Parker 12-10.335Running
Heat 6 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Jonathan Davenport 00.000Running
2201SBrandon Sheppard 0-0.925Running
33025Shane Clanton 0-3.205Running
45+128Dennis Erb Jr0-4.037Running
56+13SBrian Shirley 0-5.341Running
68+220Jimmy Owens 0-8.188Running
77031KKye Blight 0-10.928Running
84-410PPaul Parker 0-11.565Running
99010KShawn Kirwin 0366.311DNS
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

USA Nationals
August 4, 2022 to August 6, 2022
Cedar Lake Speedway
2275 County Road CC
New Richmond, WI 

Event Description
The USA Nationals is back in 2022, as the World of Outlaws Late Models take on three nights of action at Cedar Lake Speedway. The highly anticipated event will once again pay $50,000-to-win.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Sprint Car Track Record
10.775 seconds by Terry McCarl on 9/11/04

Late Model Track Record
12.972 seconds by Jason Rauen on 6/17/11

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
Thursday only at gate $25 Adults, $12 Student, $35 Pits
Friday only at gate $30 Adults, $15 Students, $40 Pits
Saturday only at gate $35 Adults, $17 Students, $45 Pits
Advance Friday / Sat Pass* $60 Adults, $30 Students
Advance Thu/Fri/Sat Pass* $80 Adults, $40 Students

* Note: Reduced 2 or 3 day advanced tickets available online or by calling 612-363-0479. Must be purchased at least 2 days before the event starts.

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
$60 for the Weekend

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers / chairbacks

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are allowed.

Handicapped Seating
Both sides of stadium have wheel chair accessible seating

Handicapped Parking
Outside the front gate

Pit Age Limit
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

Personal Coolers
Coolers are permitted at the speedway, however you are NOT ALLOWED to bring in any alcoholic beverages or glass containers.


Credit Card Use
Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Beer and wine will be available to purchase

Smoking Policy
No smoking in Grandstands

Family Section
all areas are family friendly

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite, sanitary facility, showers, waste services

Camping Cost
$60 for the Weekend

Closest Airport
Minneapolis, MN (MSP / KMSP) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

Other Airport
Eau Claire, WI (EAU / KEAU) Chippewa Valley Regional Airport

Track Info  

Cedar Lake Speedway
2275 County Road CC
New Richmond, WI 

Track Phone
(715) 248-7119

Ticket Phone
(612) 363-0479

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type

Sprint Car Track Record
10.775 seconds by Terry McCarl on 9/11/04

Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Competitor Info
(Hoosier LM30, W30) All 4 corners
(Hoosier LM40) RR Option
*You MUST Qualify, Heat Race, and LCS on the same tires.*
You can change (1) tire for the Feature.

Friday USA Nationals
(Hoosier LM30, W30) All 4 corners
(Hoosier LM40) RR Option
*You MUST run the same tires all night.*

Saturday USA Nationals
(Hoosier LM30, W30) All 4 corners
(Hoosier LM40) RR Option
No tire limit for Saturday

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