For Immediate Release – February 6th, 2018 – FYE Motorsports Promotions
The box score will show that Blairesville, Georgia racer Jonathan Davenport lead all 30 laps, but his first win for Lance Landers Motorsports LLC did not come easy as he had to maneuver around a monster cushion and withstand a last lap slide job from second place running Brandon Overton to pick up the $5,000 paycheck during the Tuesday night portion of East Bay Raceway Park’s 42nd annual Winternationals.
Davenport topped Miller Welders Qualifying with a lap of 14.301 seconds over the 46 car field before Gregg Satterlee, Timothy Culp, Davenport and Kyle Bronson won the four qualifying heat races. Josh Richards and Earl Pearson Jr. won the twin b-mains and Chase Junghans topped the Strawberry Dash to set the 26 car starting grid for the 30-lap finale.
Satterlee and Davenport paced the field to the green and Davenport jumped to the lead on the start and set a torrid pace out front, getting into lapped traffic on lap 8 before the first caution of the event flew on lap 11 for a Tim Dohm backstretch crash. On the restart, Davenport again jumped to the lead with a wild scramble taking place behind him throughout the field. The intensity continued for the next eleven laps with two and three wide action all around the oval. The second and final caution flew on lap 22 when Brandon Overton and Gregg Satterlee, who were in a dog fight for second touched on the backstretch, sending Satterlee spinning and ending his great run. On the restart with just 8 circuits remaining, Davenport again took off but Overton hung with him and tried a last lap hail-mary slider but came up just a bit short as Davenport crossed under the checkered flag first. Overton raced from 10th to 2nd ahead of 9th starting Brandon Sheppard, 17th starting Josh Richards and 8th starting Tyler Erb. Bobby Pierce had the crowd on it’s collective feet as he stormed from 24th to 6th at the checkered as well.
Feature finish: Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton, Brandon Sheppard, Josh Richards, Tyler Erb, Bobby Pierce, Kyle Bronson, Devin Moran, Earl Pearson Jr., Timothy Culp, Billy Moyer Jr., Austin Hubbard, Scott Bloomquist, Chase Junghans, Tim McCreadie, Mason Zeigler, Hudson O’Neal, Boom Briggs, Brian Shirley, Carder Miller, Gregg Satterlee, Dennis Erb Jr., Jason Jameson, Jesse Stovall, Tim Dohm