Dairyland Showdown
Mississippi Thunder Speedway | Fountain City, WI
Friday, May 06, 2022
Race Recap  

ROLLING THUNDER: Davenport Nets Night Two of Dairyland Showdown

Jonathan Davenport showed one of his critical abilities Friday at Mississippi Thunder Speedway—the power to conserve.

“Superman” spent the first half of the race searching for the right line before catching fire in the last 20 laps to score the win the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series win on night two of the Dairyland Showdown.

Davenport thundered to the bottom of the speedway, picking off cars one by one before rolling past Tyler Erb with seven laps remaining, a lead he wouldn’t relinquish.

The Blairsville, GA driver conserved his equipment after track officials reworked the surface before the Feature.

Erb and Davenport race together
Jonathan Davenport makes his pass for the lead on Tyler Erb/Jacy Norgaard photo

“I kind of ran around the bottom at first and kind of conserved tires for a little bit, trying not to blister them too early,” Davenport said. “[Track crews] went and farmed the racetrack, and they did a really good job.

“It was pretty racy, so we just tried not to overheat our tires, to begin with, and once some people did, they started getting loose getting in the corner, and I could get by a couple on the bottom, then I moved to the top and got by one or two more. I just got some runs, and for me, there weren’t any cautions, so everyone was still searching.”

Davenport’s win is the second World of Outlaws win of the season and the 12th of his career. It’s also “Superman’s” fourth win in the last two weeks. He stated a few changes led to his recent hot streak.

“We were just missing a little something, and we just kept changing little things,” Davenport said. “We hit on a little something we think, and we’re just sticking with that.

“Today, everything went our way. We didn’t really get that good of a draw but ultimately, I think it helped us in the end.”

While Davenport passed Tyler Erb for the lead, the New Waverly, TX driver couldn’t defend his lead. A right rear flat tire cost him a chance at the $10,000 prize.

“Terbo” fought to survive the last few laps, crossing the line third.

“With like 10 to go, I guess someone got into me, and it started rubbing the tire and wore three of the center blocks out,” Erb said. “When I finally saw [Davenport] was beneath me, I went to turn down one lap, and it was like terrible.

“Once JD passed me, I was just trying to survive, so I moved all the way to the bottom, and something wasn’t right.”

Bobby Pierce finished second, his second podium finish of the weekend. Like Davenport, Pierce bided his time before charging to the front.

Bobby Pierce finishes 2nd
Bobby Pierce gets interviewed by Hannah Newhouse/Jacy Norgaard photo

“We were kind of sitting around there in fifth and saw we were already at halfway, and I was like, man, we have to start making something happen,” Pierce said. “[Davenport], me and him were battling, and he kind of started to take off, and then shortly after I started to pass them guys, too.

“Luckily, we were able to get to second at the very end. We needed a caution before we could see if we had anything for JD.”

Spencer Hughes crossed the line fourth, his first top-five in World of Outlaws competition. The Meridian, MS driver felt it was a breath of fresh air after struggling early in the season.

“That’s our first time here, and it feels good to finally put together a good run for our team,” Hughes said. “We’ve been really, a nice way to put it is struggling this year. We hadn’t been putting together many really good runs at all, so this is very important to our season.”

Cade Dillard finished fifth, his second top-five of the weekend. The Robeline, LA driver, led a few laps early but struggled with the handling on his Black Diamond chassis.

“I could tell at the beginning of the race we didn’t have the car to win,” Dillard said. “I knew I was a little too free too early, so the longer the race went on, the freer I got and probably hurt the tire.”

Series points leader Dennis Erb Jr. finished 14th but extended his lead on Max Blair to 60 points.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models are back at Mississippi Thunder Speedway for the final night of the Dairyland Showdown—a 75-lap Feature paying $50,000-to-win.

CASE Construction Equipment Feature (40 Laps): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[8]; 2. 32P-Bobby Pierce[5]; 3. 1T-Tyler Erb[4]; 4. 11H-Spencer Hughes[1]; 5. 97-Cade Dillard[2]; 6. 20-Jimmy Owens[11]; 7. 18C-Chase Junghans[18]; 8. 19R-Ryan Gustin[7]; 9. 81E-Tanner English[6]; 10. 2S-Stormy Scott[13]; 11. 25S-Chad Simpson[3]; 12. 58-Garrett Alberson[14]; 13. 16-Tyler Bruening[12]; 14. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[23]; 15. 3S-Brian Shirley[9]; 16. B1-Brent Larson[16]; 17. 111V-Max Blair[24]; 18. 11J-James Giossi[15]; 19. 1-Josh Richards[19]; 20. B9-Brandon Sheppard[22]; 21. 49T-Jake Timm[17]; 22. 99B-Boom Briggs[20]; 23. 11-Gordy Gundaker[26]; 24. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[10]; 25. 45-Kyle Hammer[25]; 26. 7X-Jesse Glenz[21] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Chase Junghans [+11]

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Feature Results
18+749Jonathan Davenport 400.0007Running150$10,000
25+332PBobby Pierce 40-2.151Running146$6,000
34+11TTyler Erb 40-3.73022Running144$3,500
41-311HSpencer Hughes 40-3.9711Running142$2,800
52-397Cade Dillard 40-4.21710Running140$2,500
611+520Jimmy Owens 40-5.503Running138$2,300
718+1118CChase Junghans 40-5.590Running136$2,200
87-119RRyan Gustin 40-6.080Running134$2,100
96-381ETanner English 40-6.426Running132$2,050
1013+32SStormy Scott 40-8.487Running130$2,000
113-825SChad Simpson 40-10.431Running128$1,600
1214+258Garrett Alberson 40-11.212Running126$1,400
1312-116Tyler Bruening 40-12.380Running124$1,200
1423+928Dennis Erb Jr40-12.690Running122$1,100
159-63SBrian Shirley 40-12.757Running120$1,050
16160B1Brent Larson 40-13.061Running118$1,000
1724+7111VMax Blair 40-13.688Running116$1,000
1815-311JJames Giossi 40-15.372Running114$1,000
191901Josh Richards 40-15.600Running112$1,000
2022+2B9Brandon Sheppard 39-1 LapsRunning110$1,000
2117-449TJake Timm 39-1 LapsRunning108$1,000
2220-299BBoom Briggs 39-1 LapsRunning106$1,000
2326+311Gordy Gundaker 39-1 LapsRunning104$0
2410-1499JRFrank Heckenast Jr32-8 LapsDNF102$1,000
2525045Kyle Hammer 25-15 LapsDNF102$0
2621-57XJesse Glenz 21-19 LapsDNF102$1,000
Last Chance Showdown Results
11049TJake Timm 100.00010Running0$0
23+11Josh Richards 10-2.352Running0$0
32-17XJesse Glenz 10-3.054Running0$0
440157Mike Marlar 10-3.845Running90$110
55028Dennis Erb Jr10-5.165Running0$0
66032Chris Simpson 10-6.707Running90$110
710+355CChad Mahder 10-7.656Running90$110
812+421FGunner Frank 10-9.589Running90$110
98-1111VMax Blair 10-9.914Running0$0
109-122Daniel Hilsabeck 10-10.742Running90$110
1111011Gordy Gundaker 10-10.923Running0$0
127-529Spencer Diercks 10-12.063Running90$110
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
12+118CChase Junghans 100.00010Running0$0
21-199BBoom Briggs 10-4.403Running0$0
330B9Brandon Sheppard 10-5.790Running0$0
46+245Kyle Hammer 10-6.065Running0$0
54-118Shannon Babb 10-7.954Running90$110
65-190Lance Matthees 10-8.016Running90$110
77021Logan Nickerson 10-9.228Running90$110
88010STaylor Scheffler 10-9.758Running90$110
912+377Jordan Yaggy 10-10.517Running90$110
1011+176Blair Nothdurft 10-11.671Running90$110
119-210Paul Parker 10-12.703Running90$110
1210-228MJimmy Mars 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+125SChad Simpson 100.00010Running
21-132PBobby Pierce 10-0.035Running
34+13SBrian Shirley 10-1.562Running
43-12SStormy Scott 10-2.400Running
56+149TJake Timm 10-3.138Running
65-11Josh Richards 10-4.539Running
78+128Dennis Erb Jr10-5.040Running
89+129Spencer Diercks 10-7.324Running
97-222Daniel Hilsabeck 10-8.728Running
1010011Gordy Gundaker 10-9.824Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+11TTyler Erb 100.00010Running
21-149Jonathan Davenport 10-1.090Running
34+120Jimmy Owens 10-2.233Running
43-111JJames Giossi 10-3.636Running
56+17XJesse Glenz 10-5.431Running
68+2157Mike Marlar 10-5.864Running
77032Chris Simpson 10-6.674Running
89+1111VMax Blair 10-8.086Running
95-455CChad Mahder 10-8.517Running
1010021FGunner Frank 10-12.885Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+111HSpencer Hughes 100.00010Running
24+219RRyan Gustin 10-0.926Running
31-299JRFrank Heckenast Jr10-1.554Running
43-158Garrett Alberson 10-2.095Running
56+199BBoom Briggs 10-4.554Running
65-1B9Brandon Sheppard 10-6.242Running
77090Lance Matthees 10-7.231Running
89+121Logan Nickerson 10-9.384Running
98-110Paul Parker 10-10.700Running
1010076Blair Nothdurft 10-11.813Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11097Cade Dillard 100.00010Running
25+381ETanner English 10-0.249Running
32-116Tyler Bruening 10-0.665Running
47+3B1Brent Larson 10-1.994Running
53-218CChase Junghans 10-2.648Running
610+418Shannon Babb 10-4.129Running
78+145Kyle Hammer 10-4.425Running
89+110STaylor Scheffler 10-5.880Running
96-328MJimmy Mars 4-6 LapsDNF
104-677Jordan Yaggy 4-6 LapsDNF
Qualifying Results
11032PBobby Pierce Oakwood, IL14.0840.000
2449Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA14.165-0.081
31125SChad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA14.316-0.232
481TTyler Erb New Waverly, TX14.332-0.248
572SStormy Scott Las Cruces, NM14.358-0.274
6111JJames Giossi Hudson, WI14.367-0.283
7173SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL14.473-0.389
81920Jimmy Owens Newport, TN14.520-0.436
9141Josh Richards Shinnston, WV14.522-0.438
10555CChad Mahder Bloomer, WI14.542-0.458
112049TJake Timm Winona, MN14.558-0.474
12157XJesse Glenz Chippewa Falls, WI14.638-0.554
131222Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA14.658-0.574
141332Chris Simpson Oxford, IA14.707-0.623
15328Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL14.726-0.642
162157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN14.748-0.664
171829Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA14.971-0.887
189111VMax Blair Centerville, PA15.001-0.917
19611Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO15.055-0.971
201621FGunner Frank Montrose, IA15.093-1.009
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1899JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL14.3620.000
2297Cade Dillard Robeline, LA14.524-0.162
31011HSpencer Hughes Meridian, MS14.564-0.202
41416Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA14.594-0.232
5758Garrett Alberson Las Cruces, NM14.595-0.233
61118CChase Junghans Manhattan, KS14.597-0.235
72019RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA14.745-0.383
8977Jordan Yaggy Rochester, MN14.802-0.440
913B9Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL14.826-0.464
101781ETanner English Benton, KY14.830-0.468
111599BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA14.839-0.477
121228MJimmy Mars Menomonie, WI14.862-0.500
13190Lance Matthees Winona, MN14.919-0.557
145B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN14.946-0.584
15310Paul Parker Kaukauna, WI15.025-0.663
161845Kyle Hammer Clinton, IL15.096-0.734
17621Logan Nickerson Vestaburg, MI15.131-0.769
18410STaylor Scheffler Waukesha, WI15.156-0.794
191676Blair Nothdurft Renner, SD15.278-0.916
201918Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL15.362-1.000
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Dairyland Showdown
May 5, 2022 to May 7, 2022
Mississippi Thunder Speedway
2895 Hwy 35
Fountain City, WI 

Event Description
2021’s Dairyland Showdown at Mississippi Thunder Speedway was an instant fan-favorite, and it’s even bigger in 2022. One more night has been added, making it a three-day show. Thirty-thousand dollars is on the line for the final night of action on May 7. Chris Madden and Brandon Sheppard each won a Feature at the Fountain City, WI track in 2021.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

Late Model Track Record
13.441 seconds by Dennis Erb Jr. on 5/5/22

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
Friday, May 7
Adult GA: $35
Seniors: $32
Students 13-17: $5
Kids 12-and-under: FREE

Saturday, May 8
Adult GA: $40
Seniors: $37
Students 13-17: $5
Kids 12-and-under: FREE

Pit Pass Price
Adult Pit- $40
Student Pit (6-12)- $15
5 & Under FREE
Adult 2 Day Pit- $80

Adult Pit- $45
Student Pit (6-12)- $15 (5 & Under FREE)

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
Bring your own lawn chair to better enjoy the cement grandstands!

Closest Airport
La Crosse, WI

Other Airport
Rochester, MN

Track Info  

Mississippi Thunder Speedway
2895 Hwy 35
Fountain City, WI 

Track Phone
(608) 687-3282

Ticket Phone
(608) 687-3282

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.375; high banked sweeping

Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Competitor Info
Left Front (Open Tire)
(Hoosier W30 or LM30) Right Front, Left Rear, Right Rear
(Hoosier LM40) Right Rear Option
*You MUST Qualify, Heat Race, and LCS on the same tires.
You can change (1) tire for the Feature.

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