WAYCROSS, GA (May 4, 2012) - Officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
are pleased to announce that Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA, and Austin Hubbard of Seaford, DE, have announced their intentions to run for the 2012 Quarter Master® Rookie of the Year
. Quarter Master®
, the title sponsor of the LOLMDS Rookie of the Year program, will award $10,000 cash and a product award to the driver that wins the Rookie of the Year title. Quarter Master®
will also award $2,500 cash to the driver that finishes runner-up in the chase for the Rookie of the Year title in 2012. Additional product awards will be handed out to the top rookies at the year-end awards banquet compliments of Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Weld Wheels, Wrisco Aluminum and Performance Bodies.
Jonathan Davenport, 28, is in his first season driving for Clint Bowyer Racing and is a teammate to the 2011 LOLMDS Quarter Master ® Rookie of the Year
, Jared Landers. Davenport is running Barry Wright Race Cars in 2012 with a Roush Yates Racing Engine providing the horsepower. Georgia Boot, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Crawford Supply, Cometic Gasket, Ditzfeld Transfer Inc. and JRi Shocks sponsor the team. Tommy Grecco is the crew chief for the team.
Austin Hubbard, 20, will primarily race his for family owned race team, and will do some stints in the Tim Logan Racing entry as well. The teams will utilize a Rocket Chassis and Barry Wright Race Cars with power from Cornett Racing Engines and Russell Baker Racing Engines. Their sponsors will include; Trinity Logistics, Xtreme Graphics, Keyser Port City Racing, Integra Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Morehead Auto and Truck Parts, AMH Bulk Carriers, Salisbury Door and Hardware and Virginia Motor Speedway. Nick Hoover is the crew chief for the team with consultation from Randall Edwards.
"We're really excited about the young talent that we have running for the Quarter Master ® Rookie of the Year
,” stated Ritchie Lewis, Series Director. “Both drivers have a lot of talent and definitely put on a show for the fans every time they compete. We want to thank Quarter Master®
for their continued sponsorship of the Rookie of the Year program and all the companies that support the rookie program each year. The support of these great companies makes it possible to attract some of the best young talent in the country each year to compete with us."
Davenport and Hubbard, along with all of the other stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
, will be joined by several of the top national and regional drivers this upcoming weekend, May 4th and 5th, at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL, and Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, KY, for a pair of $10,000 to win showdowns.
For more information about Jonathan Davenport and Austin Hubbard, visit their official websites at www.jonathandavenport.net
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Previous Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year Winners
2005 - Scott James
2006 - Steve Casebolt
2007 - Justin Rattliff
2008 - Terry Casey
2009 - John Blankenship
2010 - Chris Wall
2011 - Jared Landers
About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series: Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier Dirt Late Model sanctioning organization. It will sanction 46 events in 19 states in 2012, and receives national exposure through taped-delayed series events that are shown on CBS, CBS Sports, SPEED, NBC Sports and MAVTV.
About Lucas Oil Products: Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company's marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.
In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, NBC Sports, SPEED, and MAVTV. More information on Lucas Oil Products, Inc. can be found by visiting www.LucasOil.com