LOCUST GROVE, Ark. – The opening round of the Bad Boy 98 weekend kicked off on Friday night at Mooney Starr’s Batesville Motor Speedway with the $5,000-to-win Joe Garrison Memorial, which saw fifth-starting Jonathan Davenport charge to his first series triumph.
“My guys gave me a great car once again,” Davenport said. “We was a little tight in the rubber, but we was really good in the slick, so I could move around a little bit. (Robinson) just didn’t know that outside was a little bit better than the bottom. It had some character to it, so you had to move around in (turns) one and two. (Turns) three and four was just locked down. I kinda gave up that restart on the bottom so I could be on the top and just hopefully he would make a mistake through the holes or something like that.”
Polesitter Ashton Winger paced the first 13 laps of the 30-lap affair before B.J. Robinson charged to the lead from the third position on a lap 14 restart.
Robinson held the top spot until Davenport cruised past on the high side with just eight laps remaining en route to his first CCSDS triumph. B.J. Robinson, Billy Moyer Jr., Kyle Beard and Morgan Bagley completed the top-five.
Jonathan Davenport, B.J. Robinson, Billy Moyer Jr., Kyle Beard, Morgan Bagley, Terry Phillips, Logan Martin, Brian Rickman, Hunter Rasdon, Spencer Hughes, Neil Baggett, Scott Crigler, Brayden Proctor, Mike Collins, Jon Mitchell, Ross Farmer, Ashton Winger, Kaeden Cornell, Austin Vincent, Billy Moyer, Joe Godsey, Wesley Wise, Timothy Culp, Chad Mallett, Jamie Elam.