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PostSubject: Davenport Dominates Edwin Coggins Memorial at Golden Isles   Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:38 pm

Davenport Dominates Edwin Coggins Memorial at Golden Isles

BRUNSWICK, GA (February 6, 2016) – The reigning Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Jonathan Davenport led all 30 laps to win the Edwin Coggins Memorial on Saturday afternoon at Golden Isles Speedway.

Davenport would get the jump on last night’s winner, Josh Richards to the lead at the outset of the feature. Brian Shirley would get by Richards on the opening lap and hold the position until the checkered flag, barely edging Richards at the finish line. Jared Landers and 11th starting Steve Francis rounded out the top five.

“The whole key to the race was the start. I knew I had to beat Josh off the start. We found a rubber streak there that helped us in lapped traffic, I was a little nervous trying to get by those guys. I finally decided to get to the outside and go by them because I knew the guys behind me were probably pretty close”

“We couldn’t do this without the help of a lot of people. Troy Baird of Baird Transport, Bryson Motorsports, Mac Trailers, and everybody else that supports us. We still have work to do. But it’s a big confidence boost for the team.”

Shirley, who started third dived below Richards on the start to grab the runner-up spot, a position he held for the remainder of the race, was pleased with his car. “It’s a good start to the year. A lot of guys back home have stepped up and supported us this year. I have to thank Bob Cullen, Arnie Ranta, Thomason Express and Cheap Cars for their assistance.”

“I could have pushed the issue in traffic but I didn’t want to tear up the car. I wanted to save it for the bigger money tonight. Josh almost got me there at the finish. I am glad we were able to hold him off,” said the driver of the Longhorn, Pro Powered Chevrolet 3S.

Richards, who was looking to start the weekend with back-to-back wins, came home third. “We have been testing for a while now on this car. We just let it sit today and didn’t make any changes for the day race. The lapped traffic got a little hairy out there. Once Davenport was clear of traffic it was over. It was a good finish there between Brian and me.”

Completing the top ten were Chris Madden, Eddie Carrier Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, and Earl Pearson, Jr.

In preliminary action, Jonathan Davenport set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group B) amongst the 41 entrants, with a lap of 15.377 seconds. Josh Richards set the fastest time in Group A with a time of 15.675 seconds. Josh Richards, Brian Shirley, Jonathan Davenport and Brandon Sheppard won their respective heat races. Earl Pearson Jr. and Scott Bloomquist won their respective B-Mains.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing
Golden Isles Speedway – Waynesville, GA

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Josh Richards / 15.675 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Jonathan Davenport / 15.377 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Jared Landers, Donald McIntosh, Mike Marlar, Allen Murray, Josh Rice, Tyler Millwood, Gregg Satterlee, Kenny PettyJohn, Dustin Mitchell, Austin Theiss

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Brian Shirley, Chris Madden, Steve Francis, Chase Junghans, Earl Pearson, Jr., Mark Whitener, Kyle Bronson, Dennis Franklin, Josh Langley, Steven Roberts

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Devin Moran, Ryan King, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Mason Zeigler, James Rice, Donald Bradsher, Austin Kirkpatrick

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Dennis Erb, Jr., Billy Moyer, Jr., Randy Weaver, Chad Hollenbeck, Ivedent Lloyd, Jr., Brian Ligon, Kelly Guy, Cecil Eunice

Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Mark Whitener, Allen Murray, Josh Rice, Kenny PettyJohn, Dennis Franklin, Gregg Satterlee, Austin Theiss, Josh Langley, Tyler Millwood, Steven Roberts, Kyle Bronson, Dustin Mitchell

Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Randy Weaver, Mason Zeigler, Chad Hollenbeck, Ivedent Lloyd, Jr., Donald Bradsher, James Rice, Brian Ligon, Austin Kirkpatrick, Kelly Guy, Cecil Eunice-DNS

Feature Finish (30 Laps):

1 2 6 Jonathan Davenport Mount Airy, NC
2 3 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL
3 1 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV
4 5 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
5 11 15F Steve Francis Ashland, KY
6 7 44 Chris Madden Gaffney, SC
7 6 28 Eddie Carrier, Jr. Salt Rock, WV
8 4 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL
9 8 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY
10 17 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
11 15 18 Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS
12 13 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN
13 12 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
14 16 21jr Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR
15 9 7 Donald McIntosh Dawsonville, GA
16 10 99m Devin Moran Dresden, OH
17 19 5W Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL
18 18 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
19 23 11 Josh Rice Verona, KY
20 21 2M Allen Murray San Antonio, TX
21 24 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA
22 14 1G Ryan King Seymour, TN
23 20 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
24 22 116 Randy Weaver Crossville, TN

Race Statistics

Entrants: 41

Lap Leaders: Jonathan Davenport (Laps 1 – 30)

Cautions: none

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: n/a

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a

Miller Welders Fast Time Provisionals: n/a

Golden Isles Speedway Track Provisional: n/a

Wrisco Feature Winner: Jonathan Davenport

Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr. (Started: 17th; Finished: 10th; Advanced 7 Positions)

Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Josh Richards

Allstar Power Move of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr.

Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jonathan Davenport

Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: n/a

COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Rumley Racing Engines

Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis

Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Kevin Rumley (Jonathan Davenport)

Fastest Lap of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Lap #3 – 15.976 seconds)

Most Laps Led: Jonathan Davenport (30 Laps)

PFC Brakes Tough Break Award: Randy Weaver

Time of Race: 10 minutes 39 seconds

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