End Suspension Woes Fail Davenport at Gastonia...
12, 2017) After starting out their weekend at Smoky
Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee where Jonathan Davenport
earned the fifth starting spot for the $15,000 to win 'Tennessee
Tipoff Classic' before snow showers postponed the 75-lap headliner,
the #49 team wound up at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina
on Saturday evening, March 11. Jonathan, who showed up late to the
track after traveling from the Volunteer State, missed qualifying
prior to advancing up to third in his consolation event. After starting
the annual 'Skyler Trull Memorial' from the outside of the seventh
row, JD folded his nose under on a couple of different occasions
during the rough-and-tumble 40-lap Carolina Clash Super Late Model
Series-sanctioned feature. The Blairsville, Georgia standout eventually
retired from the $5,000 to win affair due to front end suspension
issues and was relegated to a sixteenth place performance. Full
results from yesterday's 'Skyler Trull Memorial' can be accessed
online at www.carolinaclash.com.
on Podium in $10k March Madness
(March 6, 2017) Jonathan
Davenport and the #49 BWRC House Car team rolled into North Georgia
Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney,
South Carolina on March 4-5 for a pair of special events. On Saturday
evening at North Georgia, the Ultimate Super Late Model Series lifted
the lid to their season by sanctioning a $4,000 to win shootout.
Jonathan knocked down the seventh quickest lap during the qualifying
session, which locked him into the inside of the fourth row for
the start of the 40-lap headliner. JD then fought hard to move forward
during the main event before eventually winding up with a tenth
At Cherokee on Sunday afternoon, a $10,000 top prize
was on the line in the annual running of 'March Madness.' Jonathan
qualified fourth fastest in Group B during Southern All Stars Dirt
Racing Series (SAS) time trials and later ran second in heat race
action. After firing off from the outside of the fourth row in the
60-lapper, the Blairsville, Georgia star steered past five competitors
during the race and crossed underneath the checkers in the third
position behind only victor Ross Bailes and runner-up Mike Marlar.
Complete results from both weekend shows can be viewed online at
Climbs Eight Spots in Bubba Army Winter Nationals
19, 2017) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion
of "Speedweeks 2017" concluded tonight with a $10,000
to win affair at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The annual
running of the 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals' drew a stellar 44 car
field to the 3/8-mile, D-shaped venue. Jonathan Davenport clicked
off the seventh fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session
prior to running fifth in his stacked heat race. Following a triumph
in his B-Main, JD drove past eight competitors during the 50-lapper
to bring home a solid ninth place showing. Jonathan leaves the "Sunshine
State" third in the latest LOLMDS point standings, but is not
expected to follow the entire tour in 2017.
Nightly Results from East Bay...
18, 2017) Tonight's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned
'Winternationals' finale at East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, which was
scheduled to pay $12,000 to win, has been washed out and will not
(February 17, 2017)
The penultimate event of the 'Winternationals' took place
earlier this evening at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida.
The points race for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series paid $10,000
to the winner and drew a stout 42 car field. Jonathan Davenport
started off his night by posting the fastest lap overall during
the qualifying session prior to grabbing the third transfer spot
through his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside
of the fifth row in the 50-lapper, Jonathan scooted past six competitors
during the headliner en route to a strong third place podium showing
behind only victor Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Josh Richards!
(February 16, 2017)
The 41st edition of the 'Winternationals' soldiered on
tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, as a $7,000
top prize was on the line for the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series. Jonathan Davenport - making his first appearance
of the week at the Tampa-area facility - qualified thirteenth quickest
in Group A during time trials before running eighth in his stacked
heat race. After grabbing the third and final transfer spot through
his B-Main, JD blasted towards the front in the 45-lapper and guided
his #49 BWRC House Car into the top five at one point. At the conclusion
of the action-packed race, the Blairsville, Georgia standout was
placed ninth in the final rundown.
of Racing Nightly Results from Brunswick...
11, 2017) Night two of the 'Super Bowl of Racing'
doubleheader weekend at Golden Isles (GA) Speedway took center stage
this evening and a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series extravaganza. Jonathan Davenport posted
the tenth fastest time in Group A during qualifying prior to finishing
second in his loaded heat race. In similar fashion to last night,
JD improved two spots during the 60-lapper and was placed fifth
in the final finishing order behind only victor Josh Richards, Scott
Bloomquist, Brandon Overton, and Brian Shirley!
(February 10, 2017)
The Barry Wright Race Cars House Car team lifted the lid
to their 2017 campaign tonight in round one of the annual 'Super
Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the $10,000 to win
opener, which drew a stout 51 car field. Jonathan Davenport laid
down the fourth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session
and later finished second in heat race action. After starting the
50-lap headliner from the inside of the fourth row, JD climbed up
to fifth on the one-groove racing surface and trailed only winner
Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, and Brandon Sheppard
at the checkers!
Makes First-Ever Chili Bowl Nationals Appearance
15, 2017) Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia,
made his first-ever 'Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals' appearance
over the last few days at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Driving a #49 Eagle chassis for Daum Motorsports, Jonathan battled
a tight car each time he took to the indoor track. On Thursday evening,
January 12 in his preliminary night, JD slipped back to sixth in
his heat race before winding up third in the D-Main. During Saturday's
Championship extravaganza, the popular driver known as "Superman"
won his M-Main before advancing up to fifth in his L-Main. Unfortunately,
that was one spot out of a coveted transfer position into the next
alphabet soup race and his weekend came to an abrupt end. Complete
results from the 'Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals,' which drew a
record 365 entrants and was won by Christopher Bell, can be located
online at www.chilibowl.com.
Launched for #49 Team; JD Starts Season in Tulsa!
9, 2017) Welcome to the brand-new www.JonathanDavenport.net!
Launched today by Delph Communications, Inc., the new site reflects
Jonathan Davenport's switch back to the #49 Barry Wright House Car
and reveals his 2017 paint scheme and marketing partners. The popular
driver known as "Superman" will open up his '17 campaign
this week in the annual 'Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals' at Tulsa
Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Piloting a #49 Eagle chassis out
of the Daum Motorsports stable, JD will compete in his preliminary
night on Thursday, January 12 before returning to hunt for the Golden
Driller during Saturday's Championship Night.
The Super Late Model portion of his schedule will
then start on February 10-11 at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick,
Georgia. As it stands now, the pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series events during the 'Super Bowl of Racing' will be the only
two "Speedweeks" shows that the BWRC House Car team will
enter in 2017. From there, the newly-formed team plans to compete
in a diversified schedule that includes high-paying programs throughout
the Southeast, as well as crown jewel spectaculars across the country.
Keep visiting the all-new www.JonathanDavenport.net throughout the
season to access the latest news, schedule information, photos,
apparel, and so much more!