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Richards & Davenport Earn Fast Time Honors On Wet Kellogg’s Qualifying Night At The Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals

World of Outlaws Late Model SeriesCONCORD, NC – Nov. 3, 2011 – Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., and Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., shared fast-time honors during Thursday night’s wet Kellogg’s Qualifying Night at the Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Tom’s Snacks, Coca-Cola and Nature’s Own.

A star-studded field of 66 dirt Late Models signed in for action in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series event, which is part of a blockbuster season-ending tripleheader at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The rain-plagued program also drew 55 machines for the companion World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series meet and 30 entries for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified action.

The evening’s original schedule called for two separate rounds of Ohlins Shocks Time Trials for the WoO LMS – the first to line up Friday night’s heat race and the second to align Saturday night’s preliminaries. But forecast rain struck the four-tenths-mile oval midway through the second round of WoO Sprint Car time trials, forcing officials to end the competition early.

With the second round of WoO LMS qualifying wiped out, officials announced that Round 1 results would be used to set the weekend’s heat-race lineups. Friday’s heats will be lined up from drivers’ first-lap times and Saturday’s prelims will utilize entrants’ lap-two clockings.

Richards, who enters the weekend’s pair of 50-lap, $10,000-to-win A-Mains trailing WoO LMS standings leader Rick Eckert of York, Pa., by 14 points as he seeks an unprecedented third consecutive tour championship, clicked off a lap of 15.126 seconds during his first trip around the track to secure his third fast-time award of 2011. The 23-year-old star will start Friday night’s first 10-lap heat race from the pole position in his father Mark’s Rocket Chassis house car.

Davenport, who turned 28 on Oct. 31, turned the fastest overall lap of the qualifying session when he stopped the clock at 15.057 seconds on his second lap. His second WoO LMS fast time of the season earned him the pole starting spot in Saturday night’s opening heat race driving the Barry Wright house car.

Arguably the hottest dirt Late Model driver in the country after blazing through the month of October with four special-event victories worth a combined $50,000, Davenport will seek a repeat of his performance at last year’s Lowes Foods World Finals. He set fast time in both rounds of qualifying, won both his heat races and scored a victory (his first-ever on the WoO LMS) and a runner-up finish in the twin feature events.

Davenport was one of two drivers to secure pole starting spots in heats on both Friday and Saturday, joining Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn. Other pole position winners for Friday’s program were Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., and Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., while Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., Will Vaught of Crane, Mo., John Blankenship of Williamson, W.Va., and Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., will start Saturday heats from the inside of Row 1.

Richards managed only the 17th-fastest lap for Saturday’s program, giving him the third starting spot in the fifth heat. Eckert, meanwhile, authored qualifying efforts of 18th and ninth, putting him third in the sixth heat on Friday night and second in the third heat on Saturday evening.

The Lowes Foods World Finals continue on Friday and Saturday, with gates opening at 3 p.m. and hot laps scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. each day. Friday’s program will begin with the held-over second round of WoO Sprint Car Series time trials before shifting to the regularly-scheduled tripleheader action, while Saturday’s card will kick off with Thursday’s four postponed Super DIRTcar Series heat races before the regular competition gets the green flag.

Saturday night’s World Finals program will be televised live by the SPEED cable network from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight ET.

For more information, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com or www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Results of Kellogg’s Qualifying Night at the Lowes Foods World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Tom’s Snacks, Coca-Cola and Nature’s Own:

Round 1 Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results For Fri., Nov. 4 Heat Races (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

1. 1-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV 15.126

2. 49-Jonathan Davenport/Blairsville, GA 15.208

3. 5-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 15.299

4. 17M-Dale McDowell/Chickamauga, GA 15.300

5. 15-Steve Francis/Ashland, KY 15.312

6. 0-Scott Bloomquist/Mooresburg, TN 15.313

7. 11R-Tyler Reddick/Corning, CA 15.321

8. 6-Steve Shaver/Vienna, WV 15.345

9. 19H-Austin Hubbard/Seaford, DE 15.390

10. 28-Eddie Carrier Jr./Salt Rock, WV 15.395

11. 25-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA 15.401

12. 27c-Dennis Franklin/Gaffney, SC 15.416

13. 1G-Will Vaught/Crane, MO 15.442

14. 22-Gregg Satterlee/Rochester Mills, PA 15.490

15. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr./Carpentersville, IL 15.499

16. 09-Johnny Pursley/Clover, SC 15.506

17. 44M-Chris Madden/Gray Court, SC 15.522

18. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 15.561

19. 20-Jimmy Owens/Newport, TN 15.575

20. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 15.599

21. 44P-Earl Pearson Jr./Jacksonville, FL 15.602

22. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 15.619

23. 23-John Blankenship/Williamson, WV 15.636

24. 71d-Ron Davies/Warren, PA 15.637

25. 777-Jared Landers/Batesville, AR 15.679

26. 22F-Chris Ferguson/Mt. Holly, NC 15.700

27. 1M-Jeremy Miller/Gettysburg, PA 15.704

28. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 15.706

29. 11-Pat Doar/New Richmond, WI 15.731

30. 56-Russell King/Bristolville, OH 15.772

31. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Longview, TX 15.796

32. 1GT-Tim Dohm/Cross Lanes, WV 15.796

33. b5-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 15.804

34. 93-Donald Bradsher/Burlington, NC 15.867

35. 21b-Chris Brown/Cleveland, TN 15.874

36. 18M-Jeff Smith/Gastonia, NC 15.912

37. 21R-Luke Roffers/Concord, NC 15.940

38. 37-Jared Hawkins/Fairmont, WV 15.951

39. s9-Dan Schlieper/Sullivan, WI 16.002

40. 1DJ-Doug Drown/Wooster, OH 16.013

41. 2-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 16.019

42. 1L-John Lobb/Frewsburg, NY 16.037

43. 17G-Mike Gault/Gaffney, SC 16.038

44. 5-Eric Jacobsen/Sea Cliff Beach, CA 16.090

45. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 16.109

46. 25F-Jason Feger/Bloomington, IL 16.213

47. 00H-Chuck Harper/Beverly, WV 16.221

48. 1d-Brent Dixon/Elberton, GA 16.222

49. 77x-Dale Planck/Homer, NY 16.359

50. 17-Tim Allen/Kannapolis, NC 16.380

51. 2x-John Henderson/Aiken, SC 16.442

52. 1v-Vic Hill/Morristown, TN 16.446

53. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 16.496

54. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 16.497

55. 07-Brian Ledbetter/Dallas, NC 16.499

56. 24M-Kenny Moreland/Waldford, MD 16.543

57. 10*-Dane Burns/New London, NC 16.680

58. 22G-Jill George/Cedar Falls, IA 16.905

59. 33-Don Gordon/Chatham, ONT 16.981

60. 20-Matt Westfall/Pleasant Hill, OH 17.114

61. 55-Denny Fenton/Clearfield, PA 17.136

62. 3-Thomas Baker/Wooster, OH 17.467

63. 44J-Jim O’Hara/Covington, PA 17.743

64. 00-Brian Hubbard/Troutman, NC 19.731

65. 4ds-Chad Hollenbeck/Kingsley, PA 16.523-DQ

66. 84-Jay Sessoms/Stanley, NC N/T

Round 2 Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results For Sat., Nov. 5 Heat Races (Position/Driver/Best Lap):

1. Jonathan Davenport 15.057

2. Mike Marlar 15.215

3. Shane Clanton 15.253

4. Will Vaught 15.263

5. John Blankenship 15.265

6. Jimmy Owens 15.368

7. Gregg Satterlee 15.374

8. Scott Bloomquist 15.378

9. Rick Eckert 15.398

10. Dennis Franklin 15.405

11. Austin Hubbard 15.420

12. Vic Coffey 15.451

13. Dale McDowell 15.465

14. Dennis Erb Jr. 15.499

15. Earl Pearson Jr. 15.501

16. Morgan Bagley 15.503

17. Josh Richards 15.506

18. Tim Fuller 15.518

19. Eddie Carrier Jr. 15.543

20. Tyler Reddick 15.555

21. Steve Shaver 15.569

22. Donald Bradsher 15.599

23. Steve Francis 15.611

24. Jared Hawkins 15.630

25. Ron Davies 15.634

26. Pat Doar 15.639

27. Luke Roffers 15.655

28. Tim Dohm 15.661

29. Chris Madden 15.680

30. Johnny Pursley 15.682

31. Chris Brown 15.700

32. Jason Feger 15.711

33. Chris Ferguson 15.714

34. Vic Hill 15.714

35. Brent Dixon 15.717

36. Clint Smith 15.727

37. Chub Frank 15.733

38. Brandon Sheppard 15.742

39. Jeremy Miller 15.760

40. Russell King 15.762

41. Jeff Smith 15.772

42. Eric Jacobsen 15.851

43. Dan Stone 15.861

44. Darrell Lanigan 15.871

45. Chuck Harper 15.887

46. Tim McCreadie 15.906

47. Doug Drown 15.919

48. John Henderson 15.976

49. John Lobb 15.994

50. Jared Landers 16.105

51. Tim Allen 16.168

52. Kenny Moreland 16.182

53. Dan Schlieper 16.194

54. Brian Ledbetter 16.432

55. Mike Gault 16.441

56. Denny Fenton 16.458

57. Matt Westfall 16.493

58. Dane Burns 16.650

59. Jill George 16.788

60. Thomas Baker 17.180

61. Don Gordon 17.360

62. Jim O’Hara 17.538

63. Brian Hubbard 19.913

64. Dale Planck N/T

65. Chad Hollenbeck 16.167-DQ

66. Jay Sessoms N/T

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award), McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award), Chizmark Larson Insurance, Factory Value Parts and RacingJunk.com; in addition to contingency sponsors Comp Cams, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Pro Power Engines, Quartermaster, Rocket Chassis, R2C Performance, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filters and Wrisco Aluminum. 

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