Woes Slow Davenport at Tiny Macon Speedway...
27, 2016) A short turnaround after I-80
saw the K&L Rumley Enterprises team invade the tiny Macon
Speedway in Macon, Illinois on Tuesday night, July 26 for the
'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
battle drew 21 competitors to the 1/5-mile oval and all eyes were
fixated on the $12,000 top prize. Jonathan Davenport earned Fast
Time honors during the qualifying session prior to scoring the
victory in his loaded heat race. After leading the first three
circuits of the 100-lapper from the pole position, JD unfortunately
went up in smoke and retired from the race in the nineteenth spot.
Following the 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100,' the Blairsville, Georgia
star still sits second in the latest version of the LOLMDS point
standings. Full results from Macon can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Victory for JD Worth $40,000 at I-80 Speedway!!!
24, 2016) The next event on the calendar
for the #6 team was a visit to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska
on July 22-23 for the 6th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which
was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and
Lucas Oil MLRA Series and boasted a whopping $40,000 payday. The
unique format kicked off on Friday night with double heat races
and passing points set the lineup for Saturday's portion of the
program. Jonathan Davenport ran third in his first heat race on
Friday and second in his final prelim of the evening.
After accumulating the seventh most passing points,
Jonathan started Saturday's 80-lap crown jewel main event from
the inside of the fourth row. JD then drove to the front and took
the point from leader Chris Simpson on lap 13. The Blairsville,
Georgia star, who currently sits second in the latest LOLMDS point
standings, led the remainder of the distance to pocket the $40,000
windfall over Billy Moyer, Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, and
Earl Pearson, Jr.! Full results from the 'Silver Dollar Nationals'
weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Sixth at Granite City; on Podium in Diamond Nat'ls
17, 2016) Next up for Jonathan Davenport
and the rest of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors
were a pair of contests over the July 15-16 weekend at Tri-City
Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland,
Missouri. On Friday night in the annual 'Battle at the Beach 50'
at Granite City, Jonathan ran second in his heat race prior to
moving up to sixth in the $10,000 to win headliner. In the $12,000
to win 'CMH Diamond Nationals' on Saturday evening at Wheatland,
Jonathan placed second in heat race action once again before muscling
his way up to third in the 60-lapper to trail only victor Jared
Landers and runner-up Jimmy Owens at the checkers. JD still sits
second in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following
the doubleheader weekend. Full results can be accessed online
in Grassy Smith Memorial at Cherokee Speedway
10, 2016) The #6 team followed the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the states of North Carolina, South
Carolina, and Tennessee from July 7-9 for what was supposed to
be a huge triple shot of racing action. Following a rain-out on
Thursday at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North
annual 'Grassy Smith Memorial' kicked off the dirt-slinging competition
on Friday evening at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina.
Jonathan Davenport timed in eighteenth quickest overall during
qualifying prior to running sixth in his stacked heat race. After
a long rain delay, JD picked off thirteen competitors during the
$10,000 to win headliner to finish fifth behind only victor Scott
Bloomquist, Casey Roberts, Johnny Pursley, and Brandon Sheppard.
On Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway in
Maryville, Tennessee, a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the
'Mountain Moonshine Classic.' Jonathan clicked off the third fastest
lap in Group B during time trials and later ran third in his heat
race. The Blairsville, Georgia star then had a strong run going
in the 60-lapper until he was collected in a wreck on the 50th
circuit, which dropped him to a disappointing seventeenth place
effort. Jonathan still finds himself second in the latest version
of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Smoky Mountain. Full results
can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Back on Lucas Oil Series Trail in Buckeye State
4, 2016) A Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
doubleheader greeted the cars and stars of the national touring
series on July 2-3 in the Buckeye State, as $12,000 winner's checks
were on the line at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio
and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio. On Saturday
evening at PRP, Jonathan Davenport ran second in his heat race
prior to slipping back to eighth in the final rundown of the 'Independence
60.' At Zanesville on Sunday night, Jonathan once again placed
second in heat race action and later wound up thirteenth at the
pay window following the 60-lap headliner. The Blairsville, Georgia
star now finds himself second in the latest version of the LOLMDS
point standings. Full results from the holiday weekend can be
viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Davenport Pilots #116 to Firecracker 100 Top Five!
26, 2016) Jonathan Davenport and Randy
Weaver's #116 Dream Team invaded Lernerville Speedway in Sarver,
Pennsylvania on June 23-25 for the annual running of the 'Firecracker
100,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series. After Thursday's preliminary program
was pushed back to Saturday afternoon due to heavy rainfall, Friday's
$6,000 to win show went off without a hitch. Jonathan ran third
in heat race action and later started the 30-lapper from the outside
of the eighth row. JD then picked off fourteen competitors during
the headliner on his way to a stellar runner-up performance behind
only victor Josh Richards!
In the rain-postponed $6,000 to win prelim on Saturday
afternoon, Jonathan unfortunately ran into problems in his heat
race and subsequently scratched from the remainder of the event.
After winning his heat race in the nightcap, the Blairsville,
Georgia star was scheduled to roll off from the outside of the
third row in the 'Firecracker 100,' which carried a stout $30,000
payday. Due to a mechanical issue on the car, Jonathan missed
driver introductions, started at the tail end of the field, and
rallied back through the pack during the 100-lap grind to salvage
a strong fifth place effort behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist,
Josh Richards, Dale McDowell, and Earl Pearson, Jr. Full results
from the long weekend in Pennsylvania can be accessed online at
Seventh in Caution-Free Clash at the Mag
19, 2016) Jonathan Davenport and the #6
team were back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on
June 17-18 in the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag' at
Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. Due to strong
thunderstorms on Friday, the two-day extravaganza was condensed
into a single-day shootout on Saturday paying $12,000 to the winner.
Jonathan knocked down the second quickest time in Group A during
qualifying prior to scoring a triumph in his stacked heat race.
After starting the 60-lap main event from the inside of the second
row, Jonathan wound up slipping back to seventh at the finish
of the caution-free affair. He still finds himself on top of the
heated LOLMDS point battle exiting Magnolia. Complete results
from the 'Clash at the Mag' can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Davenport Wins Eldora Prelim; Fourth in Dream!
12, 2016) K&L Rumley Enterprises made
the trek to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio on June 9-11 for the 22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model
Dream.' Things got underway at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant
with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night,
Jonathan Davenport won his heat race and later led laps 15-25
of the main event to score his fourteenth triumph of 2016 and
the $5,000 payday over Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, Jon Henry,
and Mike Marlar! In Friday's $10,000 to win show, Jonathan won
his heat race prior to finishing sixth in the 25-lap sprint.
When Saturday evening rolled around at the "Big
E," all eyes were fixated on the whopping $100,000 winner's
check in 'Dream XXII.' Jonathan - for the third straight night
- took the win in his heat race and later started the 100-lap
headliner from the inside of the second row. JD then hung around
the front of the stellar field early in the distance before pitting
on lap 43 to repair damage and get a new Hoosier tire. The Blairsville,
Georgia standout then rallied back through the pack to claim a
strong fourth place effort behind only victor Dennis Erb, Jr.,
Josh Richards, and Dale McDowell. Full results from the action-packed
weekend at Eldora can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Runs into Trouble Late in Toyota Knoxville 50...
5, 2016) The ultra-competitive Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series took the #6 team to the bad-fast Tazewell
Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee and the venerable Florence Speedway
in Union, Kentucky over the June 3-4 weekend. At Tazewell on Friday
night, a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the annual
running of the 'Toyota Knoxville 50.' Jonathan Davenport timed
in fifteenth quickest overall during the qualifying session, but
later stormed to the front of his heat race to score the prelim
victory. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the inside of
the second row, JD was running second late in the distance when
he unfortunately slapped the wall on the 47th circuit. Jonathan
retired from the race with damage and wound up sixteenth in the
final finishing order.
Saturday's $30,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial'
at Florence was then washed out and postponed until Thursday evening,
August 11. The Blairsville, Georgia standout is still leading
the LOLMDS point standings exiting "The Taz." Full results
can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Off Huge Holiday Weekend in Weaver's #116
30, 2016) Jonathan Davenport and Randy
Weaver's #116 team celebrated once again in victory lane together
tonight at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina!
Jonathan clicked off the fastest lap of the 26 entrants in Southern
Nationals Bonus Series qualifying and later scored the victory
in the fast dash. After rolling off from the pole position in
the Memorial Day Championship, JD took the lead on lap ten and
held the point for the remainder of the 40-lapper on his way to
capturing the $4,000 payday over David Payne, Mike Marlar, Casey
Roberts, and Kenny Collins! (Thomas
29, 2016) Following a long eleven hour
drive after last night's show at Wheatland, Jonathan Davenport
rolled into Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia tonight to pilot Randy
Weaver's #116 Longhorn machine. The Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals
tour presided over their season finale at Rome and a strong 27
car field assembled in the pit area. Jonathan swept the evening,
as he set Fast Time in qualifying, won the fast dash, and later
led all fifty circuits of the main event. JD scored his twelfth
feature win of 2016 and the $6,000 windfall over Casey Roberts,
Jason Croft, Dale McDowell, and Jason Hiett! (McLeod
Media Services Photo)
Show-Me 100 Nightly Results from Wheatland
28, 2016) The grand finale of the 24th
Annual 'Lucas Oil Show-Me 100' took place in front of a huge crowd
tonight at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. Jonathan
Davenport had his sole focus set on bagging the whopping $30,000
payday that was up for grabs in the Memorial Day weekend special.
By virtue of his strong preliminary performances, Jonathan locked
himself into the outside of the front row for the 100-lap extravaganza.
JD then paced the stellar field for the first 44 circuits in the
rough and tumble 'Show-Me 100' before settling for a solid fourth
place effort behind only victor Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist,
and Jesse Stovall.
27, 2016) Another $6,000 top prize was
on the line tonight at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway
in Wheatland, Missouri in a special Tribute to Don and Billie
Gibson event, which was once again co-sanctioned by the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Jonathan
Davenport knocked down the second quickest time in Group B during
qualifying and later recorded the triumph in his loaded heat race.
JD then rolled off from the outside of the second row in the 40-lap
main event, but unfortunate power steering and brake issues helped
drop the Blairsville, Georgia standout to tenth at the checkered
26, 2016) The 24th edition of the 'Lucas
Oil Show-Me 100' kicked off tonight at the immaculate Lucas Oil
Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series co-sanctioned the 'Cowboy Classic'
prelim tonight, which drew 57 competitors to vie for the $6,000
winner's check. Jonathan Davenport clicked off the fifth fastest
lap in Group A during time trials prior to picking up the win
in heat race action. After starting the 45-lapper from the inside
of the second row, Jonathan blasted into the lead on lap two and
never looked back. At the checkers, JD celebrated his eleventh
triumph of 2016 over Jimmy Owens, Brandon Sheppard, Shannon Babb,
and Chris Brown! (Heath
Davenport Ventures to Oshkosh and LaSalle
22, 2016) The ultra-competitive Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series took the #6 K&L Rumley Enterprises
team north to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
and LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois over the May 20-21 weekend
for a pair of pivotal point battles. On Friday night in the Badger
State, Jonathan Davenport timed in third quickest in Group B during
qualifying prior to running second in heat race action. After
starting the $10,000 to win headliner from the outside of the
third row, JD wound up exactly where he started at the conclusion
of the 50-lapper... in the sixth finishing position.
At the 1/4-mile in LaSalle on Saturday evening,
Jonathan posted the fourth fastest lap in Group B during time
trials and later ran second in his stacked heat race. The Blairsville,
Georgia ace then rolled off from the outside of the fourth row
in the $12,000 to win main event and picked off four competitors
on his way to a strong fourth place showing. At the end of sixty
green flag laps, Jonathan trailed only victor Brandon Sheppard,
Tim McCreadie, and Don O'Neal. He still finds himself on top of
the LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader weekend.
Full results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Climbs to Runner-Up in $50k Buckeye Nationals!
15, 2016) Next up for the K&L Rumley
Enterprises team was a visit to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio
on May 13-14 for the inaugural running of the 'Buckeye Nationals.'
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the two-day
extravaganza, which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday and drew
a stellar field of 49 entrants. Jonathan Davenport knocked down
the fourth fastest lap in Group A during Friday's qualifying session
prior to running second in his stacked heat race. After starting
Saturday's 75-lap headliner from the inside of the fourth row,
JD worked his way up to the second position to finish a strong
runner-up behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist. Jonathan still
holds the LOLMDS point lead exiting Atomic Speedway. Full results
from the 'Buckeye Nationals' weekend can be obtained by clicking
at Granite City; Sixth at Fayetteville
(May 1, 2016)
Jonathan Davenport and the #6 team started their April
29-30 racing weekend on Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Granite
City, Illinois. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided
over the annual running of the 'Budweiser 50' and a $10,000 winner's
check was on the line. Jonathan clicked off the quickest time
in Group B during the qualifying session and later scored the
victory in heat race action. After starting the 50-lapper from
the outside of the front row, JD led all but one circuit in the
first 42 laps despite losing brakes. With his left rear tire deflating
near the end of the 'Budweiser 50,' Jonathan held on to the second
spot to finish a strong runner-up behind only winner Scott Bloomquist.
After Saturday's scheduled LOLMDS tilt at Macon
(IL) Speedway was rained-out, the K&L Rumley Enterprises team
made the long trek to Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville,
North Carolina for a $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series shootout. Jonathan knocked down the eleventh
fastest lap overall during time trials prior to finishing fourth
in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of
the sixth row in the 50-lap headliner, "Superman" drove
all the way up to the fourth spot before eventually settling for
a sixth place performance behind only victor Willie Milliken,
Brian Shirley, Earl Pearson, Jr., Josh Richards, and Billy Moyer,
Jr. Complete results from both weekend shows can be viewed online