Georgians Jonathan Davenport and Brandon Overton took night #1 in preliminary twin 25 features Wednesday at Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway in Ohio. The "Double Dream" is being contested, due to the COVID-19 pandemic wiping out last year's annual "Dream 100" event.
Thursday night will be the 26th annual running of the event, paying $126,000 to win the 100 lapper.
Seventy-four Super Late Model race teams entered the event, that was split in two groups Wednesday, each battling for the $10,000 prize.
Overton of Evans, Ga. pressured race long leader Stormy Scott of New Mexico into faltering on lap 22, to go ahead and lead the last three laps of the first preliminary feature. Overton would comment on how great it is to win at Eldora, which is the Daytona for dirt racers. Fellow Georgians Dale McDowell and Shane Clanton finished 7th and 8th respectfully. Maryville-based Double Down Motorsports racer Hudson O'Neil finished 24th overall after recently claiming the first crown jewel of the season the "Show-Me 100" Memorial Day weekend.
Davenport of Blairsville dominated the second 25 lapper, claiming the $10,000 prize over Tennessean Jimmy Owens. JD's son Blaine joined his father in victory lane. West Tennessean Mike Marlar was fourth overall, but all eyes were on NASCAR Cup superstar Kyle Larson (#6) whom debuted in a Super Late Model for the first time at Eldora. Larson would tag the wall on lap 10 and would not be able to climb any higher than 8th. Dirt Late Model icon Billy Moyer of Arkansas finished directly behind Larson.
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