Runner-Up in Race of Champions at the Dome!
2, 2018) Jonathan Davenport wrapped up his version
of the 2018 racing season from November 29-December 1 at the Dome
at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The annual running of
the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' thrilled dirt racing enthusiasts and
drew a whopping 93 Super Late Model entrants to the indoor spectacular.
On Thursday night at the temporary 1/5-mile oval, Jonathan knocked
down the second quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session
prior to placing second in the $5,000 to win 'Gateway Race of Champions'
behind only victor Rusty Schlenk!
In the $5,000 to win preliminary event on Friday evening,
Jonathan scored the victory in his stacked heat race before driving
to a fifth place effort in the 20-lapper to finish behind only victor
Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Jason Welshan, and Billy Moyer.
At St. Louis in the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' finale on Saturday,
which boasted a whopping $30,000 payday, JD won his consolation
race before suffering problems in the attrition-filled, 40-lap headliner
to wind up eighteenth in the final finishing order. Complete results
from the season-ending weekend in St. Louis can be viewed by clicking
Roars to Runner-Up in World Finals Finale!
4, 2018) The #49 team was back in dirt-slinging
competition on November 1-3 at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte
in Concord, North Carolina, as the 12th edition of the 'World of
Outlaws World Finals' took center stage. The World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series presided over all of the action at the 4/10-mile
speedplant, which culminated in a pair of $12,000 to win contests
to close out the national touring series schedule. In the two rounds
of time trials, Jonathan Davenport knocked down the thirteenth fastest
lap in Group B for Friday's program, while he stopped the clock
fourth fastest in Group A for Saturday's spectacular.
On Friday night, Jonathan finished seventh in his
loaded heat race and fifth in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept
him out of the 50-lap headliner. In Saturday evening's 'World Finals'
finale, JD grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his
stacked heat race and later rolled off from the inside of the seventh
row in the 50-lapper. The Blairsville, Georgia star then blasted
past eleven competitors during the A-Main to secure an impressive
runner-up performance behind only victor Scott Bloomquist. Full
results from the huge 'World Finals' weekend can be found by pointing
your web browser to www.woolms.com.
Runner-Up in DTWC; Gets Second Lucas Title!!!
22, 2018) The 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
season came to a close from October 19-21 at Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. The 38th edition of the RhinoAg 'Dirt
Track World Championship' took place at the facility on the banks
of the Ohio River and a whopping $100,000 winner's check was up
for grabs. Jonathan Davenport ran second in both of his qualifying
heat races on Friday night, which amassed him the second most passing
points in preliminary action. After Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel
main event was washed out due to inclement weather, Jonathan rolled
off from the outside of the front row in Sunday's headliner. During
the course of the daytime contest, JD was a forced to be reckoned
with and eventually guided his #49 mount to an impressive runner-up
performance behind only victor Josh Richards. Also during the weekend
at PRP, the Blairsville, Georgia star was officially celebrated
as the 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion!
Full results from the DTWC weekend can be obtained by logging onto
Competes in Rain-Postponed World 100
14, 2018) The rain-postponed 'World 100' took center
stage in the Dirt Late Model world on October 12-13 at the famed
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Following yet another rain-out
on Friday, a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25s kicked off a hectic
day/night doubleheader at the "Big E" on Saturday afternoon.
Jonathan Davenport laid down the eleventh quickest lap overall during
qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot
through his loaded heat race. In the 25-lapper, JD wound up finishing
right where he started in the daytime affair... in the fourteenth
At night, the sole focus of everyone in the pit area at the hallowed
1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant was on the 48th Annual 'World 100'
and capturing the whopping $51,000 winner's check, along with the
famous globe trophies. Jonathan placed fifth in his stacked heat
race prior to securing a second place finish in his B-Main. After
rolling off from the inside of the twelfth row in the 100-lap crown
jewel extravaganza, the Blairsville, Georgia ace eventually retired
after 83 circuits and settled for a twenty-fourth place effort.
Full results from Eldora Speedway can be found online by clicking
Gets Top Five in Pittsburgher 100 at PPMS
8, 2018) The penultimate Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series event of 2018 took place from October 5-7 at the sprawling
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania,
as the 30th Annual 'Pittsburgher 100' drew 32 entrants to vie for
the $20,000 top prize. On Friday night during preliminary action
at the monster 1/2-mile speedplant, Jonathan Davenport knocked down
the sixth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying before finishing
second in his heat race. Following a washout on Saturday, Jonathan
rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in Sunday's 100-lap
main event. JD, who has already wrapped up the LOLMDS Championship,
sported a fast racecar throughout the extra-distance affair and
eventually placed fourth behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Jimmy
Owens, and Earl Pearson, Jr. Complete results from PPMS can be obtained
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Clinches LOLMDS Title with Pair of Podiums!!!
1, 2018) Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia,
essentially clinched his second career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series National Championship over the September 29-30 weekend with
pair of podium efforts in the Peach State of Georgia! On Saturday
night in the $12,000 to win 'Dixie Shootout' at the historic Dixie
Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia, Jonathan won his heat race prior
to moving past two competitors during the 50-lap feature event to
score a runner-up performance behind only race winner Dale McDowell.
At Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia on Sunday evening in the $10,000
to win 'Rome Showdown,' JD placed third in his heat race before
blasting by eight racecars during the 50-lapper to secure a third
place showing behind only victor Chris Madden and runner-up Tim
McCreadie. With only two series point races remaining in 2018, Jonathan
all but assured that his Lance Landers-backed team will be celebrating
a tour championship following the season-ending 'Dirt Track World
Championship' at Portsmouth (OH) Raceway Park on October 20! Full
results from both Dixie and Rome can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Leads in Jackson 100; Finishes Second!
24, 2018) With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
season winding down quickly, the cars and stars of the popular national
touring series rolled into the legendary Brownstown Speedway in
Brownstown, Indiana on September 21-23 for the 39th Annual 'Jackson
100.' On Friday night, Jonathan Davenport posted the thirteenth
quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session. After Saturday's
portion of the program was washed out by inclement weather, Jonathan
rallied up to second in his stacked heat race on Sunday afternoon.
During the course of the $20,000 to win 'Jackson 100,' the current
LOLMDS point leader drove to the front from his sixth starting spot
to lead laps 60-72 and 77-98. JD unfortunately lost the top spot
heading to the white flag during the exciting daytime affair and
was forced to settle for a close runner-up effort behind only victor
Bobby Pierce. Full results from the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval can
be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Fourth in Knoxville LM Nationals Prelim
16, 2018) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule
heated back up on September 13-15 with the 15th Annual 'Lucas Oil
Late Model Knoxville Nationals' at the storied Knoxville Raceway
in Knoxville, Iowa. The dirt-slinging action started with a pair
of $7,000 to win preliminary showdowns at the 1/2-mile, semi-banked
Hawkeye State venue. On Thursday night, Jonathan Davenport ran second
in his heat race prior to finishing thirteenth in the 25-lap main
event. At Knoxville on Friday evening, Jonathan placed second in
his heat race and fourth in the 25-lapper behind only victor Brandon
Sheppard, Frank Heckenast, Jr., and Don O'Neal!
By virtue of accumulating the ninth highest point
total during preliminary competition, JD rolled off from the inside
of the fifth row in Saturday's 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville
Nationals.' The Blairsville, Georgia ace, who is the current LOLMDS
point leader, had his sights set on the $40,000 winner's check,
but eventually wound up eleventh in the final finishing order. Full
results from the downtown Knoxville speedplant can be viewed by
logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
to Sixth in Eldora Twin 25; World 100 Postponed...
9, 2018) Jonathan Davenport was one of the 101 entrants
that piled into the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from
September 6-8 to compete in the 48th edition of the 'World 100.'
Things kicked off on Thursday night - actually the wee hours of
Friday morning after a long rain delay - with a pair of Twin 25
programs, each of which paid $10,000 to the winner. Jonathan timed
in fiftieth fastest during qualifying before finishing third in
his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh
row in the 25-lapper at the "Big E," JD streaked past
eight competitors on his way to a steady sixth place effort. Friday's
$10,000 to win Twin 25s and Saturday's prestigious 'World 100,'
which was scheduled to boast a $51,000 windfall, both fell victim
to the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon and have been postponed
until October 12-13. Full results from Thursday's start to the crown
jewel extravaganza can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser
Enjoys Solid Labor Day Weekend on Lucas Tour
3, 2018) The #49 team headed to the states of Kentucky,
Ohio, and West Virginia with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
from August 31-September 2 for a trio of pivotal point battles.
At Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky on Friday night,
Jonathan Davenport ran second in his heat race before claiming a
strong fourth place effort in the rain-shortened $12,000 to win
main event behind only winner Eddie Carrier, Jr., Earl Pearson,
Jr., and Josh Richards. On Saturday evening in the $12,000 to win
'Bob Miller Memorial' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio, Jonathan placed second in his heat race prior to advancing
up to third in the A-Main to trail only victor Brandon Sheppard
and runner-up Josh Richards. In the annual 'Hillbilly Hundred' on
Sunday at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia,
which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday, JD finished sixth in his
heat race, second in his B-Main, and seventh in the 100-lapper.
Full results from the triple shot of racing action can be located
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Dirt Million Duel at Mansfield for $10,000!
26, 2018) "Superman" Jonathan Davenport's
2018 win total now stands at thirteen following a flag-to-flag triumph
on Friday night, August 24 in one of the 'Dirt Million' duels at
Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio! After qualifying well
in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials, Jonathan won his
heat race in preliminary action and later started the 30-lap main
event from the outside of the front row. JD then grabbed the top
spot at the drop of the green flag and led each and every circuit
to claim the $10,000 top prize over Ricky Weiss, Don O'Neal, Devin
Moran, and Shannon Babb!
On Saturday evening, August 25 at Mansfield, a huge
standing-room-only crowd was on hand to witness history, as over
$202,000 was up for grabs in the inaugural running of the 'Dirt
Million.' Jonathan placed seventh in the dash, which was comprised
of the top four finishers from each of Friday's duels, and later
rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in the 100-lap headliner.
The Blairsville, Georgia ace was then making his way to the front
of the stellar field before he was involved in a lap nineteen wreck.
Jonathan was unfortunately forced to retire from the 'Dirt Million'
with heavy damage and was officially paid for a disappointing twenty-fourth
place effort. Complete results from both weekend races at Mansfield
can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Debuts New Car; Streaks to North/South Top Five!
12, 2018) Jonathan Davenport returned to the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene from August 8-11 in a lucrative
four-day stretch at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky.
In Wednesday's $12,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial,' Jonathan
placed third in his heat race prior to having trouble in the rain-shortened
main event to settle for a sixteenth place showing. At Florence
on Thursday night in the 'North/South Shootout,' which boasted a
$10,000 payday, Jonathan took a provisional to gain access into
the 50-lapper and eventually netted a nineteenth place performance
in the caution-free affair.
On Friday evening at the 1/2-mile, Cincinnati-area
speedplant, a double set of heat races with combined passing points
were held to help set the lineups for Saturday's $50,000 to win
'North/South 100.' Jonathan, who unloaded a brand-new Longhorn racecar,
placed second in both of his heat races and earned the tenth most
passing points in doing so. After rolling off from the outside of
the fifth row in Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel main event, the
Blairsville, Georgia ace pitted early to make changes before rallying
from the back of the pack. At the finish line, JD was inside of
the top five to secure a strong fifth place effort behind only victor
Ricky Weiss, Tim McCreadie, Hudson O'Neal, and Jimmy Owens! Full
results from the long week at Florence Speedway can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
in Badger State for Double L Motorsports
4, 2018) Things wrapped up in the Badger State tonight
in the finale of the 'USA Nationals' at the renowned Cedar Lake
Speedway, as the whopping $50,000 winner's check had the attention
of everyone at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Jonathan Davenport
rolled off from the inside of the third row in the 100-lap crown
jewel main event, but suffered from a tight racecar during the headliner
and wound up retiring after only 43 circuits in the twenty-third
(August 3, 2018) Preliminary
action for the 31st Annual 'USA Nationals' took place earlier this
evening at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. For the
first time in the crown jewel event's storied history, a double
set of heat races with combined passing points were held to set
the lineups for Saturday's $50,000 to win extravaganza. Jonathan
Davenport ran second in his first heat race of the night, while
he placed fourth in his final prelim. Following a fifth place effort
in the dash, JD will start tomorrow's 100-lap 'USA Nationals' from
the inside of the third row!
(August 2, 2018) The
31st edition of the 'USA Nationals' got underway tonight at the
renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. A stout
45 car field made their way to the track located near the Minnesota/Wisconsin
border for the $6,000 to win preliminary event. Jonathan Davenport
posted the fastest time in Group B during the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series qualifying session and once again picked up a
victory in his loaded heat race. JD then swapped the top spot with
Brandon Sheppard several times during the 40-lap feature event including
leading laps 37-39. Headed towards the checkers; however, Sheppard
was able to work his way past the #49 machine and Davenport was
forced to settle for a very close runner-up effort!
(July 31, 2018) After
a couple of days off, Jonathan Davenport kicked off a busy week
in the Badger State tonight at the sprawling Shawano Speedway in
Shawano, Wisconsin. In the annual $10,000 to win 'Sun Drop Shootout,'
Jonathan knocked down the third quickest time overall during the
qualifying session before securing a win in heat race action. After
drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 50-lap
headliner, the Blairsville, Georgia star ran primarily in the third
position, which is where he ultimately finished behind only race
winner Chris Madden and runner-up Shane Clanton!
in PDC Qualifying Feature; Competes in $30k Headliner
29, 2018) The 29th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt
Classic' took center stage over the July 27-28 weekend at Fairbury
American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. On Friday
night, Jonathan Davenport stopped the clock second fastest in Group
B during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying
prior to running fourth in his $2,500 to win qualifying feature.
After starting Saturday's $30,000 to win 'Prairie Dirt Classic'
from the outside of the eighth row, JD quickly moved up inside of
the top ten in the 100-lap affair. However, he later pitted shortly
after the halfway mark for a new right rear tire and eventually
finished right where he started... in the sixteenth position. Full
results from the action-packed weekend at FALS can be viewed online
Caps Hectic Week with Silver Dollar Nationals Win!!!
21, 2018) "Superman" Jonathan Davenport
is now a two-time 'Silver Dollar Nationals' winner after tonight's
exciting 80-lapper at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska! Jonathan
rolled off from the outside of the sixth row in the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series biggie, but quickly charged up inside of the top
three before biding his time and saving his equipment for the end
of the race. After a caution on lap 67, JD turned up the wick, drove
up to second, and started to hunt down leader Bobby Pierce. With
Pierce doomed by engine failure late in the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,'
The LOLMDS point leader grabbed the point on the 78th circuit and
led the remaining three laps to capture the whopping $53,000 windfall
ahead of Ricky Weiss, Jimmy Owens, Hudson O'Neal, and Earl Pearson,
(July 20, 2018) Following
last night's exciting victory, preliminary action for the 8th Annual
'Silver Dollar Nationals' took place earlier tonight at I-80 Speedway
in Greenwood, Nebraska with two rounds of heat races providing passing
points that set the lineups for Saturday's main event. Jonathan
Davenport ran second in his first heat race of the evening, while
he finished fourth in his final prelim. The Blairsville, Georgia
ace accumulated the twelfth most combined passing points in heat
race action and will start tomorrow night's $53,000 to win headliner
from the outside of the sixth row.
19, 2018) Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia,
racked up his eleventh feature win of 2018 in thrilling fashion
tonight at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska! The rain-postponed
'Malvern Bank Go 50' took place tonight in the Cornhusker State
and JD was on kill from the time he unloaded his #49 machine. After
timing in second fastest in Group B during qualifying, Jonathan
won his heat race to earn the outside of the second row for the
start of the 50-lap Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series main event.
"Superman" drove to the front and led laps 34-35 before
gaining the point for good from Scott Bloomquist on the 37th circuit.
Jonathan then beat Bloomquist to the finish line by a mere 0.015
seconds to lay claim to the $10,000 payday, which was paid to him
in $2.00 bills! (Heath
(July 18, 2018) Another
$10,000 top prize was up for grabs for Double L Motorsports tonight
in a first-ever visit to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.
The pristine Gopher State facility played host to its first Super
Late Model race since 1988 and 24 competitors signed into the pit
area for the 'Sturdevant's Auto Parts 50.' Jonathan Davenport knocked
down the second quickest lap overall during time trials and later
ran second in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside
of the third row in the 50-lap main event, Jonathan steered his
#49 machine all the way up to second to finish an impressive runner-up
behind only victor Scott Bloomquist!
(July 17, 2018) A
very busy week on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series calendar
started tonight at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
The 2nd Annual 'Bullet Sportswear Shootout' took place and the #49
team vied for the $10,000 winner's check in the Tuesday night special.
Jonathan Davenport posted the third quickest time overall during
the qualifying session prior to picking up the victory in his stacked
heat race. JD then started third in the 50-lapper and found his
way to the point to lead lap 35, but a skirmish late in the distance
caused front-end damage and dropped the Blairsville, Georgia standout
to eighth in the final finishing order.