Frank A. Filipponio
| Jan 19, 2016
It looks like Team StopTech star Jonathan Davenport is starting 2016 off right where he ended 2015 - on the top step of the podium! One of our most notable Pro-Systems-supplied racers, Superman scored a wire-to-wire win in Super Late Model action at USA Raceway last Wednesday night to snare his second $5,000 triumph in a row in Round Three of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by Black Diamond-Club 29 Race Cars atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.
Davenport gunned into the lead at the outset from the front row outside and aside from a couple brief advances from Darrell Lanigan, maintained command throughout aboard the TS Crane Service/Sundance Services Longhorn-chassis to remain eligible for a potential $100,000 bonus that would go to the winner of five races in six events.
After winning on Sunday night, Davenport built upon his momentum with a dominant run from the front row.
“I really didn’t know where they were gaining on me at in traffic,” Davenport explained. I just tried to be patient and pick my lines to get a good run off the corner and not kill my momentum too bad.”
Lanigan chased Davenport to the stripe with Shane Clanton filling out the podium in third. World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion - and fellow Team StopTech member - Donny Schatz made the most of his first Wild West Shootout appearance of 2016 by racing to fourth with Billy Moyer, Jr., beating his father to the line for fifth.