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Davenport Wins PDC Thriller with Last Lap Pass of Erb; Nicely Rolls to Modified Nationals Victory

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by Joshua Joiner, WoO LMS PR | Modified Nationals PR

Jonathan Davenport added another victory to his amazing 2015 campaign and added another chapter to the growing FALS legend in Saturday night's 26th annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac.

In another thrilling Prairie Dirt Classic A-Main at Fairbury American Legion Speedway, Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., advanced from his eighth starting spot and outdueled sixth-starting Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., in an epic back-and-forth battle through the second half of the 100-lap race before using a dramatic final-lap pass to score a $26,000 victory in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series event.

"You couldn't write this in a book any better," said Davenport, whose first WoO LMS triumph of the season gave him his 14 overall victory of 2015 and his fourth payday of $20,000 or more. "This is an awesome place. The facility, the staff, the fans, the way the racetrack races, man this place is awesome."

Fairbury's quarter-mile oval has indeed built a reputation of awe-inspiring racing, especially during the Prairie Dirt Classic. Sanctioned by the WoO LMS for the third consecutive season, the blockbuster event produced its third straight dramatic finish on Saturday in a race that featured eight official lead changes among three drivers.

Junghans, Bloomquist, Erb, Zeigler, Moyer Jr., Moyer capture PDC heat wins, Weaver triumphs in #FALS Draw, Harrison picks up ninth Modified Nationals win

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by Joshua Joiner, WoO LMS PR | Modified Nationals PR

Scott Bloomquist's long-awaited return to Fairbury American Legion Speedway got off to a stellar start during Friday's preliminary action for the 26th annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by Bank of Pontiac.

Racing at the popular quarter-mile oval for the first time in more than 13 years, Bloomquist, 51, of Mooresburg, Tenn., was among the top qualifiers for the blockbuster two-day event and won the second of six 15-lap heat races to claim a spot in the Top Six Redraw for Saturday's 100-lap, $26,000-to-win A-Main.

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