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Davenport Starts 2023 Season in Winning Fashion at Vado!
(January 15, 2023)
The six-race 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries wrapped up in a big way tonight at Vado Speedway Park, as a whopping $25,000 paycheck was up for grabs at the Vado, New Mexico facility. Jonathan Davenport clicked off the quickest lap in Group A during qualifying, won his heat race, and later drew the pole position for the start of the 50-lap headliner. After leading laps 2 and 4-17, JD unfortunately bicycled and jumped the cushion in turns one and two, which ultimately helped drop him back to a sixth place effort. By virtue of his strong week-and-a-half in the desert, Jonathan was still awarded the 'Wild West Shootout' Championship and an extra $3,000 in prize money! (Mike Ruefer Photo)

(January 14, 2023) The penultimate event of the 2023 'Wild West Shootout' paid out another $10,000 winner's check tonight at Vado (NM) Speedway Park. With 48 Super Late Model competitors in attendance, Jonathan Davenport laid down the quickest lap in Group B during the time trial session prior to winning yet another heat race. After leading the first twenty-six circuits of the 40-lapper from the pole position, Jonathan slipped back to fourth at the unfurling of the checkered flag behind only victor Mike Marlar, Kyle Larson, and Ricky Weiss!

(January 13, 2023) The fourth round of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries drew 51 Super Late Model competitors to Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico, as entrants vied for yet another $10,000 windfall. Jonathan Davenport - gunning for his fourth straight triumph to start the 2023 campaign - earned Fast Time honors overall during the qualifying session before securing another heat race victory. After drawing the outside of the front row for the 30-lap sprint, Jonathan led the first seventeen circuits before ultimately finishing a strong runner-up behind only victor Bobby Pierce!

(January 11, 2023) "Superman" Jonathan Davenport continued his red-hot start to the 2023 season, as he captured his third straight 'Wild West Shootout' triumph at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico! Jonathan laid down the quickest lap in Group B during qualifying, won his heat race, and later led each of the 30 circuits during the feature from the pole position. At the checkers, JD was celebrating another $10,000 top prize by besting runner-up Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, and Mike Marlar!

(January 8, 2023) Two-for-two! Jonathan Davenport backed up Saturday's season-opening triumph in the desert with another victory tonight at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico! Jonathan stopped the clock second fastest in Group A during the time trial session and later won another heat race in preliminary action. After starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the front row, JD officially led all forty circuits and held off a groove-swapping Kyle Larson to bag the $10,000 winner's check. Finishing behind winner Davenport and runner-up Larson was Bobby Pierce in third, Brandon Sheppard in fourth, and Ricky Weiss in fifth!

(January 7, 2023) Following a record $2 million dollar season, Jonathan Davenport started 2023 right where he left off, as he recorded the victory tonight in the 'Wild West Shootout' opener at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico! Jonathan timed in fifth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session prior to winning his heat race and starting fourth on the grid in the 40-lap headliner. The Blairsville, Georgia standout then grabbed the top spot from Bobby Pierce on a lap 26 restart and led the remainder of the distance to pick up the $10,000 first place prize money ahead of runner-up Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, Cade Dillard, and Kyle Larson!

Jonathan Davenport Seeks Fourth Lucas Oil Title in 2023!
(December 21, 2022)
In 2022, Jonathan Davenport and Double L Motorsports made the hard decision to not follow the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series full time in an effort to be more prepared for the high-paying crown jewel events and for the larger paying shows. That strategy proved to pay massive dividends, as Jonathan amassed 24 victories, 55 Top Fives, and 69 Top Tens in 81 races on his way to accumulating over $2 million dollars in season earnings. Following the record breaking 2022 campaign, the Batesville, Arkansas-based team has shifted gears and has announced today their intentions of following the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series again in 2023 to vie for Jonathan’s fourth National Championship with the tour.

Double L Motorsports, which will kick off their 2023 season in a matter of weeks during the unsanctioned ‘Wild West Shootout’ at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico from January 7-15, will start the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series grind from January 26-28 during the ‘Super Bowl of Racing’ at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia. Between then and the series-ending ‘Dirt Track World Championship’ at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on October 20-21, the tour will sanction 56 events at 32 different tracks in 16 states. Along with the over $5 million dollars in purse money up for grabs, the series recently announced a gargantuan $1 million dollar point fund with $200,000 earmarked for the Champion. | full story

JD Concludes Two Million Dollar Season with XR Victory!
(December 4, 2022)
Jonathan Davenport wrapped up his record-breaking 2022 season in triumphant fashion over the December 2-3 weekend at All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville, Florida! Following a strong fourth place performance in Friday's weekend opener - trailing only $20,000 winner Ashton Winger, Tim McCreadie, and Joseph Joiner - Jonathan turned up the heat on the competition on Saturday evening in the 'Sunshine State 50.' JD timed in second fastest overall during XR Super Series qualifying, won his heat race, and later took the lead late in the 50-lap season finale. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar led the final six circuits to pocket the $40,000 top prize, which pushed him over the $2 million dollar mark in season earnings!

Jonathan beat Brandon Overton, Joseph Joiner, Kyle Bronson, and Mark Whitener to the checkers last night to secure the twenty-fourth victory of his 2022 campaign. The win also clinched the XR Super Series Championship for the Double L Motorsports team - giving them even more momentum heading into the rapidly approaching 2023 season! Complete results from the season-ending 'Sunshine State 50' can be accessed online at www.racexr.com. (Chris Anderson Photo)

Jonathan Davenport Grabs $20,000 XR Win in Sin City!
(November 13, 2022)
The Double L Motorsports team and driver Jonathan Davenport made the long trip west to Las Vegas, Nevada pay off with their twenty-third victory of 2022 on Friday night, November 11 at the pristine Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway! Jonathan swept the evening, as he earned Fast Time honors during XR Super Series qualifying prior to winning his heat race. After starting the 40-lap feature event from the pole position, JD led each and every circuit to pocket the $20,000 windfall ahead of runner-up Brandon Overton, Shane Clanton, Tim McCreadie, and Stormy Scott!

In other action in "Sin City," Jonathan also earned podium performances in the other two XR events that were held during the 'Duel in the Desert' weekend. On Thursday in the opener, Jonathan won his heat race in preliminary action before finishing third in the 40-lapper behind only $20,000 victor Shane Clanton and runner-up Tim McCreadie. In Saturday's $40,000 to win finale, the Blairsville, Georgia standout once again secured a heat race triumph prior to bringing home an impressive runner-up effort in the 50-lap main event behind only race winner Bobby Pierce! Complete results from each of these three races can be accessed online by clicking on www.racexr.com. (Kevin Kovac Photo)

Davenport Rolls to World Finals Triumph for $25,000!
(November 6, 2022)
Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia, upped his 2022 win total to twenty-two on Saturday night, November 5 in the 'World Finals' finale at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina! Jonathan ran second in his loaded heat race last night and later started the 50-lap feature from the outside of the fourth row. JD then overtook early leader Hudson O'Neal to grab the point on lap 28 and drove away from the stellar field to pocket the $25,000 payday over runner-up Chris Madden, Dennis Erb, Jr., Tim McCreadie, and Dale McDowell!

Earlier in the week at the 4/10-mile speedplant, a pair of $15,000 top prizes were up for grabs in 'World Finals' prelims. On Wednesday evening in the opener, Jonathan was unfortunately involved in a pair of heat race incidents and later placed sixth in his B-Main, which kept him out of the 40-lap main event. Things went smoother on Thursday at Charlotte, as "Superman" placed second in his loaded heat race before moving past a trio of competitors during the caution-free 40-lapper en route to a solid sixth place showing. Complete results from each of these World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series races during the 'World Finals' can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (Zach Yost Racing Photography)

Jonathan Davenport Streaks to Sixth in $100k DTWC
(October 16, 2022)
A crown jewel extravaganza was next up on the racing calendar for Double L Motorsports, as the 42nd edition of the 'Dirt Track World Championship' was held on October 14-15 at Portsmouth Raceway Park. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finale drew 68 competitors to the Portsmouth, Ohio venue and a whopping $100,000 first place prize was once again on the line. During preliminary action on Friday night, Jonathan Davenport timed in eighth fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to placing fourth in his stacked heat race.

At PRP on Saturday evening in the final night of the 'Dirt Track World Championship,' Jonathan secured a victory in his B-Main and later started the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the tenth row. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar then steered his #49 Longhorn Chassis past fourteen competitors during the extra-distance affair to land in the sixth finishing position behind only victor Garrett Smith, Tim McCreadie, Mike Marlar, Hudson O'Neal, and Earl Pearson, Jr. Complete results from the DTWC weekend can be located online by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com. (Michael Hamilton Photography)

Bad Luck for Davenport in Tri-County Race Track Return
(October 7, 2022)
Returning to where he cut his teeth in winning the 1995 Mini Stock Track Championship, Jonathan Davenport vied for the $22,022 top prize on Thursday night, October 6 in the biggest race in Tri-County Race Track history! Jonathan toured the Brasstown, North Carolina oval quicker than the other 34 competitors during Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series qualifying to earn Fast Time honors, but was unfortunately collected in a heat race incident. After quick work from his crew in the infield, JD returned to the track to grab the fourth and final transfer spot through his prelim.

The Blairsville, Georgia standout then rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in the 'Tarheel 50' and blasted all the way up to fifth in the running order late in the 53-lapper. Unfortunately, Jonathan suffered a flat right rear tire and was relegated to a fifteenth place performance last night at the track deemed as the "Tiger Pit." Complete results from the midweek event can be accessed online at www.floseries.com. (Josh James Artwork)

JD Fifth in Kokomo Opener; Runner-Up in $40,000 Finale!
(September 21, 2022)
Double L Motorsports made their way to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana on September 19-20 for the inaugural running of the 'Kokomo Dirt Nationals,' which was sanctioned by the XR Super Series. On Monday night in the $20,000 to win opener, Jonathan Davenport timed in quickest in Group B during qualifying, ran second in his heat race, and later advanced up to fifth in the 40-lap feature to finish behind only winner Shane Clanton, Tyler Erb, Jimmy Owens, and Brandon Sheppard. At Kokomo on Tuesday evening in the finale, which boasted a whopping $40,000 paycheck, Jonathan earned Fast Time honors, won his heat race, and led the first 46 circuits in the 60-lapper en route to a stellar runner-up performance behind only victor Tim McCreadie! Complete results from the 'Kokomo Dirt Nationals' can be found online by logging onto www.racexr.com. (Josh James Artwork)

Davenport Keeps Rolling; Wins First Knoxville Nationals Title!
(September 19, 2022)
"Superman" Jonathan Davenport claimed yet another crown jewel victory in 2022 on Sunday, September 18 in the rain-postponed 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' at the sprawling Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa! Jonathan, who finished third in Thursday's $7,000 to win prelim and eighth in Friday's $7,000 to win show, earned the rights to the outside of the front row for the grand finale that was originally slated for Saturday evening.

In the daytime contest, which was cut to only 50 circuits due to tire wear concerns, Jonathan held the point for the first eight laps before sliding back to the third spot. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar then got up on the wheel and drove past leader Tyler Bruening on lap 48 to grab the lead for good. At the checkers, JD had secured his first 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' title, his twenty-first feature win of the season, and the $50,000 first place prize money over a top five that included runner-up Bruening, Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Thornton, Jr., and Earl Pearson, Jr.! Complete results from the 1/2-mile Marion County fairgrounds oval can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

Jonathan Davenport Dazzles in Claiming Fifth Globe Trophy!!!
(September 11, 2022)
Jonathan Davenport continued his recent 'World 100' dominance on Saturday night, September 10 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio by claiming his fifth globe trophy in the last eight years! Jonathan won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the 100-lap headliner from the pole position. After leading the first 37 circuits, JD regained the point for good on lap 55. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar then drove to his twentieth win of the year and pocketed the $55,000 first place prize money ahead of a top five that included runner-up Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, Tim McCreadie, and Ricky Thornton, Jr.!

Earlier in the long week at the "Big E," Jonathan rallied from his twenty-first starting spot on Wednesday for the final 86 laps of the rain-postponed 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' The popular driver known as "Superman" eventually landed the in fourth finishing position following 100 green flag laps to trail only $128,000 victor Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, and Tim McCreadie. On Thursday evening, Jonathan won his heat race before leading laps 6-25 of his Twin 25 prelim to capture the $12,000 winner's check over Jimmy Owens, Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, and Johnny Scott. At Eldora on Friday in a similar $12,000 to win Twin 25, Jonathan placed third in his heat race and later bolted past six competitors during the 25-lapper en route to a strong fifth place outing behind only winner Bobby Pierce, Kyle Bronson, Mason Zeigler, and Brandon Sheppard. Full results from each of the four nights at Eldora Speedway can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Tyler Carr Racing Photos)

Davenport Wins Port Royal Opener; Fourth in $50k Finale!
(August 28, 2022)
The Double L Motorsports team celebrated in victory lane for the eighteenth time in 2022 on Friday evening, August 26 in the opening night of the 'Rumble by the River' at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania! Jonathan Davenport stopped the clock third fastest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying before winning his heat race. After starting the 25-lap prelim feature from the inside of the second row, JD drove past leader Chris Ferguson on the seventeenth circuit and ran away to collect the $5,000 payday ahead of Ferguson, Gregg Satterlee, Kyle Strickler, and Hudson O'Neal!

On Saturday night, August 27 at Port Royal Speedway, a whopping $50,000 windfall was on the line in the 'Rumble by the River' grand finale. Jonathan placed second in his loaded heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in the 50-lap headliner. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar steered by four racecars during the course of the LOLMDS biggie to land in the fourth finishing position behind only victor Earl Pearson, Jr., Ricky Thornton, Jr., and Gregg Satterlee. Complete results from the entire weekend in the Keystone State can be located online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

Break Out the Broom at Batesville; Davenport Sweeps Topless!
(August 21, 2022)
Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia, secured his first 'Topless 100' crown on Saturday night, August 20 at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas! By virtue of earning Fast Time honors during Friday's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session, winning his heat race, and emerging victorious in the $5,000 to win prelim feature, Jonathan rolled off from the pole position in Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel headliner. During the course of the popular roofless spectacular, JD controlled the stellar field to lead each and every circuit at the hometown oval of Double L Motorsports. At the checkers, Jonathan was celebrating a $50,000 windfall by topping hard-charging Hudson O'Neal, Dale McDowell, Tim McCreadie, and Brandon Sheppard! Complete results from the 16th and 17th wins of the season for the #49 team can be accessed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

JD Remains Red Hot; Wins $75,000 North/South 100!
(August 14, 2022)
The 2022 win total for Double L Motorsports now stands at fifteen following a pair of victories during the 'North/South 100' weekend at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky from August 11-13! Following a rain-out on Thursday night in the $5,000 to win opener, a similar split-field program was held on Friday evening at the Cincinnati-area venue. Jonathan Davenport earned Fast Time honors during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and won his heat race in preliminary action. He then led each and every circuit of his 25-lap prelim feature to record the $5,000 payday ahead of runner-up Dale McDowell, Brandon Overton, Ricky Weiss, and Josh Rice!

On Saturday at Florence Speedway, a huge crowd filed into the storied facility for the 40th edition of the 'North/South 100.' Jonathan secured a dominating heat race triumph and later started the 100-lap crown jewel headliner from the pole position. JD then wired the stellar field to bag the whopping $75,000 first place prize money over a top five that included runner-up Brandon Overton, Dale McDowell, Ricky Thornton, Jr., and Mike Marlar! Complete results from the entire 'North/South 100' weekend can be found online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

Davenport Sixth in Superior Opener; Fourth in $20k Finale
(August 10, 2022)
Fresh off another 'USA Nationals' victory, the Double L Motorsports team rolled into Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin on August 8-9 for a pair of XR Super Series showdowns. Both events during the 'XR Superior Showcase' boasted a $20,000 top prize. On Monday night, Jonathan Davenport ran second in his heat race prior to starting and finishing sixth in the 40-lap feature event. At Superior in another $20,000 to win battle on Tuesday evening, Jonathan placed second in his loaded heat race before moving past a trio of competitors during the caution-free headliner en route to a strong fourth place effort behind only victor Chris Madden, Shane Clanton, and Brandon Overton! Complete results can be located online at www.racexr.com. (High Side Race Shots)

Superman Captures Third USA Nationals Crown Worth $50,000!
(August 7, 2022)
Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia, racked up thirteenth feature win of 2022 and his third career 'USA Nationals' crown on Saturday night, August 6 at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin! On Friday night, Jonathan advanced four spots to finish sixth in his first heat race, while he secured a victory in the second round of heat races. Following a triumph in the pole dash, Jonathan rolled off from the pole position in Saturday's 100-lap 'USA Nationals.' JD then officially led each and every circuit during the crown jewel extravaganza to bag the $50,000 windfall over a top five that included runner-up Chris Madden, Tyler Erb, Ricky Weiss, and Brandon Sheppard!

Earlier in the weekend at CLS, things got started on Thursday night with a World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series shootout, which boasted a $6,000 payday. Jonathan earned Fast Time honors during qualifying, won his heat race, and later led the first 10 laps in the feature until suffering terminal mechanical trouble. "Superman" was forced to draw a caution while leading and retired in the twenty-fourth finishing position. Complete results from the entire weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway can be found online at www.woolms.com. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

Jonathan Davenport Competes in $50k Prairie Dirt Classic
(July 31, 2022)
"Superman" Jonathan Davenport invaded Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois over the July 29-30 weekend for the annual running of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' which was sanctioned once again by the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series. On Friday night during preliminary action with 81 cars on the grounds, Jonathan stopped the clock only 33rd quickest in qualifying before advancing past nine competitors during his $3,000 to win semifeature to land in the eighth finishing position. After winning his B-Main on Saturday evening, JD was unfortunately an early retiree in the 100-lap 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' Gunning for the $50,000 top prize, the Blairsville, Georgia standout was stuffed into the fence on lap 20 and settled for a disappointing twenty-seventh place effort. Complete results from the PDC weekend can be found online at www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

JD Goes on Roll; Wins Silver Dollar Nationals & Hawkeye 50!
(July 27, 2022)
The Double L Motorsports team and driver Jonathan Davenport picked up two big victories in the states of Nebraska and Iowa in recent days to elevate their 2022 win total to twelve! At I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska during the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' Jonathan started off the lucrative weekend with an impressive runner-up effort on Thursday, July 21 behind only $12,000 victor Chris Madden. JD then won his first heat race on Friday night before placing sixth in his final heat race, which earned him enough points to roll off from the inside of the fourth row in the 80-lap 'Silver Dollar Nationals' headliner. After Mother Nature pushed the I-80 finale back to Sunday, Jonathan tracked down leader Tim McCreadie in lapped traffic on the 74th circuit and bagged the whopping $53,000 payday ahead of McCreadie, Devin Moran, Mike Marlar, and Earl Pearson, Jr.!

The #49 team then went straight to Boone Speedway in Boone, Iowa on Monday for the 'Hawkeye 50,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series. Jonathan won his heat race and later claimed another $20,000 top prize in the feature by taking home the checkers ahead of runner-up Dennis Erb, Jr., Mike Marlar, Tyler Bruening, and Bobby Pierce. With no rest for the wicked, the team then invaded Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa on Tuesday, July 26 for a $10,000 to win MARS Racing Series shootout. The Blairsville, Georgia star ran second in his heat race, but was an early retiree in the 'Hoker 50' and was ultimately paid for a nineteenth place performance. Complete results from each of these races can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com, www.woolms.com, and www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Boyd Photo)

 

 

 

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