Bilstein-Sponsored Racers Continue to Dominate the 2022 Season
Mooresville, NC – Bilstein-equipped drivers continue the 2022 season strong as 5 out of 6 teammates survive in the top-10 in points standings in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. With 8 wins and thirty-five Top 5’s, it comes to no surprise that 2 out of these 5 are within the Top 5 in points standings. As Bilstein continues to average 4 top-10s per race throughout the 2022 season, these drivers are consistently seeing the podium week in and week out.
Most recently, Jonathan Davenport, driver of the Double L Motorsports Longhorn Chassis, brought home a paycheck of $1,002,022 in Rossburg, OH at Eldora Speedway. The largest dirt late model payout since 2001 would go to the Bilstein-backed 49 machine. Davenport, three-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion, would lead all but 2 laps during the 101-lap Eldora Million. In an almost caution-free race, it was no surprise that Jonathan “Superman” Davenport lapped up to the fifth-place position. Davenport would take the checkered flag with teammates Devin Moran and Tim McCreadie trailing not far behind, both respectfully finishing in the Top 5.
Adding onto the one-million-dollar paycheck, Davenport secured $12,000 in the preliminary feature race Thursday afternoon. This would put the Double L Motorsports team at $1,014,022, quickly turning “Superman” into the “Million Dollar Man.”
Although the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series remains a strong front for Team Bilstein, other series remain a constant as well. These including a weekend sweep for the XR Florida Dirt Nationals with Tim McCreadie and Jonathan Davenport bringing home a combined $75,000. Another colossal weekend sweep would include the Castrol FloRacing Night in America series in April with Kyle Larson and Jonathan Davenport cashing in a combined $44,044 check. NASCAR Cup Series Champion and Bilstein-backed Kyle Larson would bring home another $25,000 in early May from the XR Colossal 100 weekend in Concord, NC.
Along with the veterans of the sport, Bilstein backs the younger generation as well. These young guns have paved their way through the motorsports world one weekend at a time. Devin Moran, driver of the Tye Twarog #9, finished 3rd in the Eldora Million, just tenths behind seasoned drivers. Also climbing the ladder would be Spencer Hughes, driver of the #11 Longhorn Chassis, who would qualify in the Top 15 out of 114 cars during the Eldora Million prelims. Hughes would later go on to continue a Top 15 finish in the Million Dollar Race. Rounding out the Bilstein-Backed young guns would be Carson Ferguson, driver of the Paylor Motorsports #93, who is the reigning Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series Champion. Ferguson would qualify 2nd out of 114 cars in the Dirt Late Model Dream prelims, and run 4th before the $128k-to-win race would be cut short by Mother Nature. These young guns are the future of motorsports, and create a powerful face for the Bilstein Team.