Jonathan Davenport hugs his son after winning Sunday at Rome Speedway.
Jonathan Davenport hugs his son after winning Sunday at Rome Speedway.

Georgia Sweep For Jonathan Davenport

ROME, Ga. – Jonathan Davenport completed a weekend sweep with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in his home state of Georgia Sunday night at Rome Speedway.

His victory Sunday comes after his win in the Dixie Shootout Saturday in Woodstock, Ga. 

Davenport took the lead from Jimmy Owens on lap 28 with a slider in turn two after Owens led the first 27 circuits of the 40-lap event. Davenport pulled away for the win, besting Brandon Overton for the win for the second-straight night.
Tim McCreadie finished in third followed by Kyle Bronson and Ricky Thornton Jr.

“Jimmy’s car was really good at first there,” Davenport said. “I was trying to figure out a line getting into turn three, but I never could figure that out until later.
“He’s so good, I had to mess up his rhythm and that was the only way I was going to pass him if it wasn’t in lapped traffic. I tried to stay patient at the first and not try and run the top so early and maybe get a flat. I just hoped I cleared him getting into one. I race with him with the utmost respect. I love racing with him, he’s never done me wrong.”
Overton moved by Bronson on a lap 35 restart after Bronson slipped up the track on the backstretch.

“J.D. and Jimmy were having a heck of a race for sure,” said Overton. “We got another second this weekend so we will have to get ‘em next weekend. I want to thank everybody for coming out tonight and supporting us.” 

The finish:

Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, Ricky Thornton Jr., Austin Horton, Jimmy Owens, Josh Richards, Tyler Millwood, Earl Pearson Jr., Jason Croft, Joseph Joiner, Donald McIntosh, Garrett Smith, Tyler Erb, Shane Clanton, Cla Knight, Stormy Scott, Chris Madden, Spencer Hughes, Hudson O’Neal, Christian Hanger, Matt Cosner, Dalton Cook.

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