For the second straight year, Josh Richards driving the #1R car took home the checkered flag at the Annual RhinoAg Dirt Track World Championship and the $100,000 to win first place prize.
The Shinnston, W.Va. native, Richards was ecstatic following his victory in the Lucas Oil Victory Lane, “It’s an emotional day. I want to thank everyone at Best Performance Motorsports, especially Eric and Kelly Brock for giving me this opportunity. I’d also like to give a huge thank you to Randall Edwards, this is the third straight year that he has been the DTWC winner’s crew chief. The same goes to Brad Ramsey, I’d like to thank him for working so hard all year long. I know there was a little rough stretch during the summer, but they kept working hard and kept their heads up. To win the first and the final race of the year I have to thank my dad (Mark Richards) and all my sponsors.”
Jonathan Davenport; the newly crowned Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion; finished in second followed by Brandon Overton, Brandon Sheppard, and Zack Dohm.
Davenport clinched the series championship before the series’ final race at Portsmouth. He commented on the conditions of the race and on his runner-up finish in the season finale. “I think the top three cars all ran different tire combinations. There were a couple of restarts where we got a run on Josh to challenge for the lead. I could have gone in there and door-slammed him, but I got a feeling we are going to be racing with each other for several years. All three of us had fast cars, but Josh was just more dominant today.”
Also, in larger news of the weekend surrounding the race, Lucas Oil Dirt Track World Championship promoter Carl Short announced that the DTWC will once again call Portsmouth Raceway Park home for the eighth consecutive year in 2019.
For full race results, please visit http://lucasdirt.com/news/latest-news/2018-results/richards-banks-100-000-dtwc-payday.
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