Davenport Hangs On for 25k Payday at Bristol

Recap by Jack Cofer

(Bristol, TN) April 29, 2022 – On Friday night, “Superman” Jonathan Davenport collected another big check at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Blairsville, GA driver took the lead from Ricky Weiss on lap 27 of the 30-lap main event and then held off a hard-charging Kyle Larson on the final lap. The win marks Davenport’s 11th career World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory.

Case Construction Feature (30 Laps): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[3]; 2. 7-Ricky Weiss[4]; 3. 40B-Kyle Bronson[6]; 4. 0-Scott Bloomquist[8]; 5. 44-Chris Madden[5]; 6. 20-Jimmy Owens[17]; 7. 45-Kyle Hammer[1]; 8. 6-Kyle Larson[2]; 9. 19R-Ryan Gustin[9]; 10. 16-Tyler Bruening[15]; 11. 79-Ross Bailes[16]; 12. 81E-Tanner English[10]; 13. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[11]; 14. 1-Josh Richards[20]; 15. 99B-Boom Briggs[13]; 16. 11-Gordy Gundaker[19]; 17. 111V-Max Blair[12]; 18. 48-Tim Lance[18]; 19. 17V-Tim Vance[21]; 20. B1-Brent Larson[14]; 21. 8-Kyle Strickler[7]; 22. 45H-Don Hammer[22]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Ricky Weiss[1]; 2. 45-Kyle Hammer[2]; 3. 8-Kyle Strickler[3]; 4. 81E-Tanner English[5]; 5. 99B-Boom Briggs[4]; 6. 79-Ross Bailes[6]; 7. 11-Gordy Gundaker[7]; 8. 45H-Don Hammer[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Madden[1]; 2. 6-Kyle Larson[2]; 3. 0-Scott Bloomquist[4]; 4. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[6]; 5. B1-Brent Larson[3]; 6. 20-Jimmy Owens[5]; 7. 1-Josh Richards[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 40B-Kyle Bronson[2]; 3. 19R-Ryan Gustin[3]; 4. 111V-Max Blair[4]; 5. 16-Tyler Bruening[6]; 6. 48-Tim Lance[5]; 7. 17V-Tim Vance[7]

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 7-Ricky Weiss, 00:15.374[9]; 2. 44-Chris Madden, 00:15.378[6]; 3. 49-Jonathan Davenport, 00:15.395[4]; 4. 45-Kyle Hammer, 00:15.450[18]; 5. 6-Kyle Larson, 00:15.465[19]; 6. 40B-Kyle Bronson, 00:15.475[17]; 7. 8-Kyle Strickler, 00:15.603[16]; 8. B1-Brent Larson, 00:15.607[5]; 9. 19R-Ryan Gustin, 00:15.620[20]; 10. 99B-Boom Briggs, 00:15.621[11]; 11. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 00:15.645[21]; 12. 111V-Max Blair, 00:15.733[22]; 13. 81E-Tanner English, 00:15.774[12]; 14. 20-Jimmy Owens, 00:15.811[3]; 15. 48-Tim Lance, 00:15.821[14]; 16. 79-Ross Bailes, 00:15.826[2]; 17. 28-Dennis Erb Jr, 00:15.837[15]; 18. 16-Tyler Bruening, 00:15.872[1]; 19. 11-Gordy Gundaker, 00:15.993[13]; 20. 1-Josh Richards, 00:16.031[7]; 21. 17V-Tim Vance, 00:16.171[8]; 22. 45H-Don Hammer, 00:16.171[10]

Race Tidbits:

– Dennis Erb Jr. came into tonight’s event with a 44-point lead over Max Blair in the World of Outlaw Late Model Series points standings.

– Elk Grove, CA’s Kyle Larson is only driver pulling double duty this weekend, racing in Kevin Rumley’s #6 Longhorn Chassis late model and Paul Silva’s #57 sprint car.

– Florida’s Kyle Bronson was fastest in hot laps with a time of 15.516.

– Don Hammer, father of WoO Rookie of the Year contender Kyle Hammer, entered tonight’s Bristol action with the family’s second Longhorn Chassis. Don spun out in his qualifying session and hit the wall, forcing him to retire from the event early.

– Kyle Larson was slated to start second in the main event, but WoO Officials ruled he was late to feature staging and penalized him to start at the rear of the grid. Larson went from 22nd to 2nd place before slapping the wall in turns 1 & 2 on the final lap, causing him to lose six spots and finish 8th.

– The 30-lap feature had only two cautions. The first on lap 2 for a flat left front on Ross Bailes’s machine, and on lap 12 for a slow Brent Larson.

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