Jonathan Davenport Claims Second Tarheel 50 Victory at Tri-County Race Track
BRASSTOWN, NC (October 29, 2015) — Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga. claimed the $1,000 bounty on Casey Roberts at Tri-County Race Track when he took the $3,500 payday in the 12th annual running of the event sanctioned by the Southern Nationals Bonus Series by Collins Signs and sponsored by Rick’s Rental, Jacky Jones Automotive Group and Hogsed’s Sports Wear.
Davenport led start to finish in the 53-lapper while driving the Donald Bradsher owned and prepared Longhorn Chassis sponsored by Mega Electric and Mega Plumbing. Roberts finished second while Billy Ogle Jr. finished third. Longhorn Chassis cars claimed all podium finish positions at Tri-County.
Five caution flags slowed the event. On lap five, Ronnie Payne and Joe Brewer got together in turn four to bring out the first yellow. On lap 13 George Mashburn spun in turn four while on lap 20 Jamie Oliver would spin in turn two to bring out the third yellow flag. The next caution would wave on lap 24 as Randy Nichols came to a stop at the top of turn four meanwhile Austin Smith, who was running third slowed on the back chute under the yellow. The final yellow came on the 49th circuit as Ashton Winger got into the turn two wall and had to go in on the hook.
The next Southern Nationals Bonus Series by Collins Signs race will be on Saturday November 14th at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Ga. paying $5,000-to-win.
More information on the Southern Nationals Series can be viewed online at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.
Author: Chris Tilley, Series P.R. Coordinator
Photo: Brendon Bauman Photo
2015 Tarheel 50 Results from Tri-County Race Track – October 29, 2015
1. Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, Ga.
2. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
3. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, Tenn.
4. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
5. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
6. Vic Hill-Mosheim, Tenn.
7. Shawn Chastain-Murphy, N.C.
8. Tommy Bailey-Corbin, Ky.
9. Jacob Grizzle-Blairsville, Ga.
10. Rodney Weeks-Blue Ridge, Ga.
11. Joe Brewer-Batavia, Ohio
12. Ashton Winger-Senoia, Ga.
13. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
14. George Mashburn-Murphy, N.C.
15. Austin Smith-Cedartown, Ga.
16. Jamie Oliver-Murphy, N.C.
17. Randy Nichols-Young Harris, Ga.
18. T.J. Reaid-Ackworth, Ga.
19. Ronnie Payne-Murphy, N.C.
20. Jim Harrah-Fayetteville, Ga.
21. Johnny Chastain-Murphy, N.C. (Did Not Start)
Time of Race: 31 minutes, 24 seconds
Margin of Victory: 01.413 seconds
Yellow Flags: Five (laps 5, 13, 20, 24, 49)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Davenport (1-53)
FK Rod Ends Overall Fast Time: Casey Roberts-12.394 seconds
Provisional Starters: None
Dash Finish: Casey Roberts, Jonathan Davenport, Billy Ogle Jr., Donald McIntosh.
Current Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points (after Oct. 29, 2015)
1. David Payne-1,790
2. Tommy Bailey-1,292
3. Michael Chilton-1,114
4. Austin Smith-890
5. Justin Rattliff-766
6. Victor Lee-750
7. Jerry Rutherford-587
8. Dustin Linville-586
9. Billy Ogle Jr.-568
10. Ronnie Payne-567