Team Competes in Select Southern Nationals Series Shows...
(July 15, 2017) The
2017 edition of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tour
kicked off earlier tonight at the picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural
Retreat, Virginia. A strong field of 28 competitors signed into
the pit area at the 1/2-mile speedplant to vie for the $10,000 winner's
check in the miniseries lid lifter. Jonathan Davenport clicked off
the fourth quickest time in Group A during qualifying before suffering
terminal problems underneath the hood of his BWRC House Car during
the heat race. After switching to a back-up car and starting at
the rear of the feature field, JD charged all the way up to fourth
until he was collected in a wreck. At the conclusion of the attrition-filled
53-lap main event, the Blairsville, Georgia ace found himself in
the eighth position.
Battles LOLMDS Foes in Carolinas
8, 2017) Jonathan Davenport and the #49 BWRC team
returned to dirt-slinging action on July 6-7 in a pair of $10,000
to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles at Fayetteville
Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Cherokee Speedway
in Gaffney, South Carolina. On Thursday night at Fayetteville, Jonathan
wound up seventh in his heat race and later lost a driveshaft early
in the 50-lap feature and was placed twenty-fifth in the final finishing
order. At Cherokee on Friday evening, JD won his heat race prior
to leading the first forty circuits of the 'Grassy Smith Memorial.'
The Blairsville, Georgia standout then unfortunately spun while
navigating lapped traffic on lap 46 and hit the wall, which resulted
in heavy front end damage and an eighteenth place effort. Full results
from both LOLMDS shootouts can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Competes in $100k Dirt Late Model Dream
11, 2017) The #49 team rolled into the famed Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd running of
the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which once again carried a hefty $100,000
winner's check. The three-day crown jewel spectacular at the 1/2-mile,
high-banked speedplant drew 79 Super Late Model competitors. Things
kicked off at the "Big E" with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary
programs, which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to win respectively.
Jonathan Davenport won his heat race on Thursday night
prior to winding up ninth in the final rundown of the 25-lap main
event. On Friday evening, Jonathan placed fourth in his stacked
heat race before advancing up to twelfth in the 25-lapper. When
action ratcheted up on Saturday in the Buckeye State, the Blairsville,
Georgia star finished fifth in his heat race, second in his B-Main,
and twenty-fifth in the 100-lap 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Full results
from the extended weekend at Eldora Speedway can be accessed by
pointing your Internet browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Woes Halt Davenport's Run in USA 100...
4, 2017) Jonathan Davenport and the #49 team trekked
to the state-of-the-art Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia
on Saturday, June 3 for the annual running of the 'USA 100.' The
Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over the single-day throwdown,
which boasted a $20,000 paycheck. Jonathan stopped the clock fourth
fastest in his group during qualifying prior to placing third in
his loaded heat race. The Blairsville, Georgia ace then started
the 60-lapper from the inside of the fourth row and was running
in the fifth position when a broken u-bolt dropped JD to nineteenth
in the final finishing order of the 'USA 100.' Full results from
last night at VMS can be viewed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
Charge to Fifth in Show-Me 100 Highlights Weekend
30, 2017) The BWRC House Car team headed to the
state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from
May 25-28 for the 25th edition of the storied 'Show-Me 100,' which
was co-sanctioned once again by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
and Lucas Oil MLRA Series. After unfortunately missing out on a
coveted transfer spot into the $6,000 to win preliminary feature
events on Thursday and Friday, Jonathan Davenport made a sterling
charge from the back in Sunday's rain-postponed 'Show-Me 100.' JD
utilized a Past Champions provisional to gain access into the 100-lapper
and then put on a show for the packed house of onlookers. Jonathan
rallied past twenty-five competitors during the $30,000 to win crown
jewel headliner and eventually placed fifth in the final finishing
order behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Earl Pearson, Jr., Tim McCreadie,
and Scott Bloomquist!
Following a long overnight haul, the #49 team was
in the pit area at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on
Monday, May 29 for a special Ultimate Super Late Model Series battle,
which boasted a $10,000 top prize. Jonathan placed fifth in his
stacked heat race and later started the 50-lap main event from the
inside of the seventh row. The Blairsville, Georgia star then battled
hard for a top ten finish on the ultra-fast racing surface before
winding up fourteenth at the pay window. Complete results from the
action-packed holiday weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com
Leads Early at Gastonia Before Tangle...
21, 2017) Jonathan Davenport and the BWRC team had
plans to follow the Ultimate Super Late Model Series schedule to
Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina and Lavonia Speedway
in Lavonia, Georgia on May 19-20 for a pair of $4,000 to win shootouts.
On Friday night at Gastonia, Jonathan was awarded Fast Time honors
during qualifying and later led the first nine circuits of the 40-lapper.
However, a bout with a lapped car caused JD to fade back through
the field and he eventually retired shortly after the halfway mark
in the fourteenth position. Saturday's battle at Lavonia was then
washed out by inclement weather. Full results from this weekend's
action can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
Nets Seventh Place Effort in Mountain Outlaw 50
14, 2017) The #49 team and driver Jonathan Davenport
invaded Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday
night, May 13 for the annual running of the 'Mountain Outlaw 50,'
which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series tour and boasted a $10,000 payday. Jonathan clicked off the
fourth fastest time overall during the qualifying session prior
to scoring an impressive victory in heat race action. After drawing
the fourth starting position prior to drop of the green flag in
the 50-lap headliner, JD fought valiantly for a top five effort
before eventually winding up seventh in the final rundown. Complete
results from last night's 'Mountain Outlaw 50' can be accessed online
in Weekend Specials at Both Cherokee & Rome!
(May 8, 2017) Jonathan
Davenport and the BWRC House Car team trekked to venues in South
Carolina and Georgia over the May 5-7 weekend. On Friday night at
the renowned Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina, the World
of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series invaded town to preside over
a $10,000 to win shootout. Jonathan stopped the clock fifth fastest
overall during time trials and later ran third in his stacked heat
race. The Blairsville, Georgia standout then drove past four competitors
during the 50-lapper en route to a stellar fourth place showing
behind only winner Shane Clanton, Brandon Sheppard, and Eric Wells.
Following a rain-out on Saturday evening at Dixie
Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia, the #49 team rolled into Rome Speedway
in Rome, Georgia on Sunday for a $4,000 to win Ultimate Super Late
Model Series battle. Jonathan earned Fast Time honors during the
qualifying session and later led the first twenty-four circuits
in the headliner. At the conclusion of the 40-lap affair, JD was
officially credited with another fourth place effort behind only
victor Dale McDowell, Brandon Overton, and Donald McIntosh. Full
results from both weekend races can be found online at www.woolms.com