HAGERSTOWN, MD – “Superman” Jonathan Davenport picked up the $12,000 payday in front of a packed house during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 37th annual Stanley Schetrompf Memorial at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night.
The 50 lap triumph was his first career win at the Hub City half-mile and the fourth LOLMDS win of the 2018 season for the series point leader. It also marks the eleventh winner in eleven LOLMDS races held at Hagerstown.
The Blairsville, Georgia veteran ran the table on the evening with setting quick time with a lap time of 18.735 seconds, a heat race win from start to finish, and a dominant performance leading wire to wire in the feature event.
Davenport immediate drove away from 2017 Super Late Model track champion Kyle Lee to retain the top spot from his pole position start. Within four laps, multi-time series champion Scott Bloomquist drove his mount into the runner-up spot and began his chase of the leader.
Only two cautions and some racing through lapped traffic allowed Bloomquist and youngster Tyler Bare to close in on Davenport, but the driver of the Lance Landers owned No.49 wasn’t going to be denied victory on this night.
In Victory Lane, Davenport said: “Man, all the credit goes to my crew. They are awesome. Jason and Tyler do a great job, and Kevin (Rumley) is back there working all the time. This was a new car last week, so we’ve got two wins in three races now. It’s definitely a good piece. Thanks to Lance Landers and Steve Martin of Crop Production Services for giving me this opportunity. I was definitely getting tighter and tighter at the end. The track was taking a little bit of rubber especially through three and four. Thanks to all the fans for coming out tonight.”
Bloomquist and Bare finished second and third, respectively while fending off a late-race challenge from Tim McCreadie and Mason Zeigler to round out the top five.
Craig Parrill was victorious in the 15 lap Pure Stock special from behind the wheel of his own No.34c. Parrill withstood the challenges of Jeremy Tinsman for a second feature win in 2018. Sam Archer finished third, while Bob Egley finished fourth and last week’s feature winner Doug Hoffman finished fifth.
Notes: 38 SLM entered the pit area for a race that paid $1,000 to take the green flag.
Trever Feathers had mechanical problems that prevented him from racing in his qualifying heat, but he was guaranteed a starting position on the grid because of his opening night win. Feathers started at the tail end of the field and charged all the way up to sixth place by Lap 22. His bid for the upset win came to an end on Lap 38 when he pulled pitside.
Kyle Lear fell victim to an unfortunate break before the green flag flew. Lear qualified ahead of former World of Outlaws champion Josh Richards in the second B-main, but was unable to compete in the feature event.
A very large crowd filed into the grandstands and witnessed three and four wide racing throughout the pack during the LOLMDS feature event. Feathers wasn’t the only driver that moved up through the field as McCreadie started in 15th, and sixth –place finisher Earl Pearson, Jr. began from 20th on the grid. Josh Richards (12th from 23rd), and Don O’Neal (10th from 18th) also made big advances through the main event.
Super Late Models (LOLMDS) – 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport, ; 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist, ; 3. 43A-Tyler Bare, ; 4. 39-Tim McCreadie, ; 5. 25Z-Mason Zeigler, ; 6. 1-Earl Pearson Jr, ; 7. 22-Gregg Satterlee, ; 8. 14-Darrell Lanigan, ; 9. 2T-Kyle Lee, ; 10. 5-Don O’Neal, ; 11. 20-Jimmy Owens, ; 12. 1R-Josh Richards, ; 13. 14A-Dan Angelicchio, ; 14. 32-Bobby Pierce, ; 15. 4-Alex Ferree, ; 16. 28-Dennis Erb Jr, ; 17. 119-Bryan Bernheisel, ; 18. 66C-Matt Cosner, ; 19. 40B-Kyle Bronson, ; 20. 24M-Kenny Moreland, ; 21. 20F-Trever Feathers, ; 22. 72C-Jason Covert, ; 23. 11-Austin Hubbard, ; 24. 71-Hudson O’Neal, ; 25. 151-Kyle Lear, 
Pure Stock – 1. 34C-Craig Parrill, ; 2. 8-Jeremy Tinsman, ; 3. 36-Sam Archer, ; 4. 30-Bob Egley, ; 5. S7-Doug Hoffman, ; 6. 1W-Michelle Walls, ; 7. 69-Dwayne Snyder, ; 8. 65-Dillon Wilson, ; 9. 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, ; 10. 22-Jamey Swank, ; 11. 03-Bryan Neff, ; 12. 27-Tom Wakefield, ; 13. 19-Danny Atherton, ; 14. 2*-Boyd Brode, ; 15. 21-Brandon Lowery, ; 16. 2+2-Shane Wilt, ; 17. 51-Mark Patterson, ; 18. 81-Andrew Fertig, ; 19. 1-Charles Shearer, ; 20. 7-Brian Swiger,