Davenport Dazzles for $10,000 Showdown Victory!
4, 2016) Jonathan Davenport picked up his
second straight victory in a new BWRC Icon racecar on December
2-3 in the 'Showdown in Savannah' at Oglethorpe Speedway Park
in Pooler, Georgia! Once again in the C&H Paving ride, Jonathan
timed in second quickest in his group during qualifying on Friday
night and later won his heat race in preliminary action. After
starting Saturday's 75-lap feature from the outside of the front
row, JD assumed the point with 27 circuits remaining when leader
Travis Pennington fell victim to a flat tire. "Superman"
then kept the talented Crate Late Model field at bay for the remainder
of the distance to pocket the $10,000 payday over Mark Whitener,
Dennis Franklin, Ben Faircloth, and Jason Fitzgerald! Complete
results from the season finale at OSP can be viewed by clicking
(South Georgia Racing Photo)
Steers BWRC Icon Car to $20k Turkey 100 Win!
27, 2016) Driving a newly-designed Barry
Wright Race Car chassis, dubbed as the Icon, Jonathan Davenport
captured a repeat victory in the annual 'Turkey 100' on November
25-26 at Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia! On Friday
night, Jonathan knocked down the second quickest time in his group
during qualifying prior to scoring a heat race triumph. After
rolling off from the outside of the third row in Saturday's 100-lap
Crate Late Model special, JD took the lead past the halfway mark
in the race and drove the C&H Paving ride to victory lane.
The Blairsville, Georgia star picked up the $20,000 windfall for
his twenty-first win of 2016 over Mark Whitener, Kyle Bronson,
Brandon Overton, and Hudson O'Neal! Full results from last night's
'Turkey 100' can be viewed by clicking on www.swainsbororaceway.com.
(Richard Barnes Photo)
in Super and Crate During National 100 Weekend
7, 2016) Jonathan Davenport was a busy
man from November 4-6 during the 42nd Annual 'National 100' weekend
at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama, as he
competed in the Super Late Model and Crate Late Model divisions.
Behind the wheel of his familiar #6 Longhorn Super Late Model
entry, Jonathan finished eleventh and eighth in the two $5,000
to win preliminary events on Friday and Saturday. When Sunday
rolled around at EAMS, JD had his sights set on the $20,000 payday
in the 'National 100.' He started ninth on the grid in the 100-lapper,
but broke a 6th coil chain and wound up tenth in the final finishing
The Blairsville, Georgia standout also competed
in the Crate Late Model class in J.R. Moseley's BWRC mount. After
qualifying tenth quickest in time trials, Jonathan unfortunately
ran hot during the $5,000 to win headliner on Sunday and retired
in the seventeenth position. Full results from the hectic 'National
100' weekend can be obtained online at www.eamsdirt.com.
Rallies for Top Ten in World Finals Finale
30, 2016) Jonathan Davenport and K&L
Rumley Enterprises helped wrapped up the 2016 World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series schedule over the October 27-29 weekend
in the annual running of the 'World of Outlaws World Finals' at
the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina.
Things kicked off at the 4/10-mile speedplant on Thursday evening
with two rounds of qualifying, which determined the lineups for
heat race action the remainder of the weekend. Jonathan clicked
off the twenty-third quickest time in Group B for Friday's show,
while he posted the nineteenth fastest lap in Group B for Saturday's
On Friday night, JD ran seventh in his stacked heat
race and fourth in his B-Main, which narrowly kept him out of
the $12,000 to win main event. In Saturday's $12,000 to win 'World
of Outlaws World Finals' finale, the Blairsville, Georgia star
placed fifth in his heat race before claiming the second and final
transfer spot through his B-Main. After rolling off from the inside
of the twelfth row in the 50-lap feature, Jonathan blitzed past
sixteen competitors en route to a solid seventh place performance.
Full results from the big weekend at Charlotte can be accessed
online at www.woolms.com.
Davenport Pilots Stapleton's Ride at TST
23, 2016) Blairsville, Georgia star Jonathan
Davenport took fellow driver Chad Stapleton up on his offer to
pilot a Club 29 racecar over the October 21-22 weekend at Talladega
Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. With NASCAR invading across
the road at Talladega Superspeedway, a pair of Super Late Model
specials were held at the dirt track known as the "Hornets
Nest." On Friday night in the $2,000 to win weekend opener,
Jonathan timed in second fastest in his group during qualifying
prior to slipping back to sixth at the finish of the unsanctioned
race. At TST on Saturday evening, JD qualified second quickest
in his group during Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS)
time trials before claiming a strong fourth place effort in the
$4,000 to win headliner behind only feature winner Derek Ellis,
Michael Page, and Riley Hickman. Complete results from the doubleheader
weekend can be viewed online at www.talladegashorttrack.com.
Runner-Up in Final LOLMDS Point Standings!
16, 2016) The 2016 version of the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series season wrapped up over the October
14-15 weekend at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio,
as the 36th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship' took center
stage and 80 competitors piled into the southern Ohio facility
to vie for the whopping $100,000 winner's check. Things kicked
off on Friday evening at PRP with two rounds of heat races and
combined passing points set the field for Saturday's championship
Jonathan Davenport ran third in both of his heat
races on Friday and accumulated the twelfth most points in doing
so. After starting the 100-lap DTWC on Saturday night from the
outside of the sixth row, JD hung around the top ten before eventually
pitting to get a new tire on lap 67. The Blairsville, Georgia
standout returned to the track, but retired late in the race to
settle for a fifteenth place effort. Jonathan officially wound
up second in the final LOLMDS point standings exiting Portsmouth.
Complete results from the 'Dirt Track World Championship' weekend
can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Davenport Still Second in Points After PPMS
9, 2016) The penultimate event of the 2016
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series campaign took the #6 team to
the sprawling Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial,
Pennsylvania on October 7-8 for the 28th edition of the 'Pittsburgher
100.' Following a wash-out of Friday's action at the monster 1/2-mile
speedplant, the entire $20,000 to win program was contested on
Saturday. Jonathan Davenport clicked off the eighth fastest lap
in Group B during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the
third transfer spot through his loaded heat race. After starting
the 100-lap grind from the outside of the sixth row, Jonathan
eventually wound up finishing right where he started... in the
twelfth position. JD still finds himself second in the latest
LOLMDS point standings following the 'Pittsburgher 100.' Complete
results from PPMS can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Nabs Another Tarheel 50 Title at Tri-County!
3, 2016) "Superman" Jonathan
Davenport nabbed his twentieth feature win of the 2016 campaign
on Friday evening, September 30 in the annual 'Tarheel 50' at
Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina! Behind the
wheel of Chip Stone's #116 machine, which is normally driven by
Randy Weaver, Jonathan clicked off the fastest time of the 24
entrants during Southern Nationals Bonus Series qualifying and
later took the lead early in the 53-lap headliner. The Blairsville,
Georgia superstar then held off a strong charge by Brandon Overton
to claim the $4,053 winner's check over Overton, Shanon Buckingham,
Kenny Collins, and Jacob Grizzle!
JD and the #116 team then traveled to Dixie Speedway
in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia on October
1-2 for a pair of lucrative Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles.
In the $12,000 to win 'Dixie Shootout' on Saturday night, Jonathan
won his heat race in preliminary action, but mechanical woes on
lap 9 caused him to retire from the 60-lapper in the twenty-fourth
position. On Sunday in the $10,000 to win 'Rome Showdown,' Jonathan
ran third in his loaded heat race, suffered a flat tire on lap
three of the 50-lap feature, and rallied all the way back up to
the fifth spot to finish behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist,
Don O'Neal, Brandon Overton, and Chris Madden. Complete results
from all three weekend shows can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
Second in LOLMDS Points Exiting Jackson 100
25, 2016) Jonathan Davenport and his #6
team rolled into the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana on September 23-24 for the 37th edition of the 'Jackson
100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned
the mega event at 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval and 42 competitors
signed into the pit area for the $20,000 to win contest. Jonathan
posted the third quickest time in Group A during Friday's qualifying
session and later wound up fourth in his stacked heat race on
Saturday evening after slipping over the track's banking. The
Blairsville, Georgia standout then started Saturday night's 100-lap
headliner from the inside of the seventh row before winding up
fourteenth in the final rundown. JD still finds himself second
in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting the 'Jackson 100'
weekend. Complete results from Brownstown can be viewed online
Lands in Top Ten of Both Knoxville Prelims
18, 2016) K&L Rumley Enterprises rejoined
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour from September 15-17
at the historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, as the 13th
Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' thrilled fans
over the extended weekend in the Hawkeye State. The three-day
crown jewel spectacular kicked off with a pair of preliminary
showdowns - each of which paid $7,000 to the winner. At the 1/2-mile
Marion County Fairgrounds complex on Thursday night, Jonathan
Davenport ran third in his heat race prior to advancing up to
ninth in the 25-lap main event. On Friday evening, Jonathan placed
second in his heat race before notching another ninth place performance
in the 25-lapper.
By virtue of racking up the nineteenth largest point
total of the 69 entrants during preliminary action, Jonathan was
locked into the inside of the tenth row for Saturday's 100-lap
'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' which once again boasted
a whopping $40,000 payday. The Blairsville, Georgia standout eventually
wound up seventeenth in the last night's extra-distance affair.
JD still finds himself second in the latest version of the LOLMDS
point standings exiting Knoxville Raceway. Complete results can
be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
in World 100 Prelim at Eldora Speedway
11, 2016) Jonathan Davenport and the #6
team stormed into the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio from September 8-10 for the 46th edition of the 'World 100.'
The "Biggest Dirt Race in the World" was held over the
weekend at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant and 108 competitors
piled into the pit area to compete in the three-day extravaganza,
which started with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary
programs. On Thursday night, Jonathan ran third in his heat race
prior to advancing all the way up to second (from fourteenth)
in his 25-lap main event to finish an impressive runner-up behind
only victor Don O'Neal. At the "Big E" on Friday evening,
Jonathan placed second in his heat race and led the first fifteen
circuits of the 25-lapper, but faded back to a thirteenth place
effort after heavy contact with the outside retaining wall.
When Saturday rolled around at Eldora Speedway,
all eyes were fixated on the $49,000 winner's check and the famed
globe trophy. The Blairsville, Georgia star finished second in
his stacked heat race and later started the 100-lap crown jewel
main event from the outside of the sixth row. After pitting on
lap 37, Jonathan wound up eighteenth in the final rundown of the
46th Annual 'World 100.' Complete results from the extended weekend
in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Back in LOLMDS Victory Lane in Buckeye State!
5, 2016) Blairsville, Georgia standout
Jonathan Davenport recorded two more Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series triumphs in the Buckeye State on September 2-3 at Attica
Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio and Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio! On Friday night at Attica, Jonathan clicked off the fastest
lap in Group A during qualifying, won his heat race, and later
led laps 14-50 of the headliner to pocket the $10,000 top prize
over Dennis Erb, Jr., Doug Drown, Darrell Lanigan, and Jimmy Owens.
In the 'Pepsi 60 River Days Rumble' at PRP on Saturday evening,
Jonathan laid down the quickest time overall during the qualifying
session and won his heat race in preliminary action prior to leading
laps 42-60 of the main event en route to capturing the $12,000
winner's share over Dennis Erb, Jr., Tim McCreadie, Earl Pearson,
Jr., and Rod Conley.
On Sunday, September 4, the annual running of the
'Hillbilly Hundred' took place at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne,
West Virginia and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie
once again boasted a $25,000 windfall. JD timed in fifteenth quickest
in Group A during qualifying, but later rallied to second in his
stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the third
row in the 100-lap feature, "Superman" climbed to second
to finish a strong runner-up behind only victor Scott Bloomquist.
Jonathan still sits second in the latest version of the LOLMDS
point standings exiting the busy Labor Day holiday weekend. Full
results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Davenport Follows LOLMDS to Kentucky & Indiana
28, 2016) Jonathan Davenport and the #6
K&L Rumley Enterprises team were back on the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series trail on August 26-27 in weekend events at Ponderosa
Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky and Lawrenceburg Speedway
in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. On Friday night in the $10,000 to win
'John Bradshaw Memorial' at Ponderosa, Jonathan placed fifth in
his heat race, third in his B-Main, and seventeenth in the 50-lap
headliner. At Lawrenceburg in the $12,000 to win 'Whiskey City
60' on Saturday evening, Jonathan ran third in his heat race and
had blasted up to third in the 60-lapper before blowing a right
rear tire and winding up eighteenth in the attrition-filled race.
The Blairsville, Georgia ace still sits second in the latest version
of the LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader weekend.
Complete results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Sweeps Ultimate Doubleheader in Dream Ride!
20, 2016) Jonathan Davenport's 2016 win
total now stands at seventeen following a pair of Ultimate Super
Late Model Series triumphs in the Volunteer State of Tennessee
on August 18-19 aboard Randy "Dream" Weaver's #116 ride!
On Thursday evening at the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls
Gap, Tennessee, Jonathan laid down the quickest lap in his group
during the qualifying session prior to winning his heat race.
After starting the 50-lap 'Scorcher' from the outside of the front
row, JD took the lead from Scott Bloomquist on the 21st circuit
and led the remainder of the distance to pocket the $12,000 payday
over Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, Donald McIntosh, and Chad
At Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee
on Friday night, Jonathan piloted the #116 to the fourth fastest
time in qualifying to earn the outside of the second row for the
start of the headliner. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar then
grabbed the point on the third circuit and dominated the rest
of the race en route to the commanding $4,000 win over Dennis
Franklin, Billy Ogle, Jr., Derek Fisher, and Kenny Collins! Full
results from both Ultimate Super Late Model Series showdowns can
be obtained by clicking on www.ultimatesupers.com.
(Photo by Connie)
Davenport Nabs Top Ten in Ralph Latham Memorial
14, 2016) K&L Rumley Enterprises traveled
to the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August
11-13 for both the rain-postponed 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and
the 34th Annual 'North/South 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series presided over the huge three-day weekend in the Cincinnati-area,
as a whopping $80,000 in first place prize money was up for grabs.
On Thursday night, Jonathan Davenport timed in ninth quickest
in Group A during qualifying for the 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and
later ran second in his heat race. After starting the $30,000
to win headliner from the inside of the sixth row, Jonathan was
able to pick off a couple of competitors during the 75-lapper
en route to a respectable ninth place showing.
At Florence on Friday evening, double heat races
were on tap to kick off the 'North/South 100' program. Jonathan
placed fourth in his first heat race of the night, while he took
the victory in his final prelim. After accumulating the seventh
most passing points, JD rolled off from the inside of the fourth
row in Saturday's $50,000 to win crown jewel main event. Unfortunately,
the Blairsville, Georgia star was an early retiree after only
32 circuits in the 'North/South 100' due to engine woes and he
was relegated to a disappointing twenty-fifth place performance.
Jonathan still sits second in the latest LOLMDS point standings
exiting Florence. Complete results from the long weekend can be
viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Rallies for USA Nationals Runner-Up Finish!
7, 2016) Jonathan Davenport and his #6
team descended upon the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond,
Wisconsin from August 4-6 for the 29th edition of the 'USA Nationals.'
The three-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series extravaganza
started with a $6,000 to win preliminary event on Thursday evening
at CLS. Jonathan posted the quickest lap overall during the qualifying
session prior to winning his heat race. Unfortunately, JD experienced
electrical problems during the 30-lapper and was placed twenty-seventh
in the final finishing order.
On Friday night, Jonathan laid down the fifth fastest
time in Group B during qualifying and once again scored the victory
in his heat race. Following a second place run in the dash, the
Blairsville, Georgia superstar rolled off from the outside of
the front row in Saturday's $50,000 to win crown jewel main event.
Jonathan unfortunately experienced a flat right rear tire on lap
10, but battled from the back during the remainder of the 100-lap
grind to eventually finish an impressive runner-up behind only
victor Josh Richards! Complete results from the 'USA Nationals'
weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Davenport Tackles PDC Weekend at Fairbury...
31, 2016) The 27th Annual 'Prairie Dirt
Classic' weekend was the focus of the #6 team on July 29-30 at
Fairbury American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois.
A $27,000 winner's check was on the line in the World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series special. On Friday night, Jonathan
Davenport timed in twenty-second fastest in Group A during qualifying
and later advanced up to fifth in his stacked heat race. After
running third in Saturday's B-Main, Jonathan won the Non-Qualifiers
Race and took the option to start at the tail end of the field
in the 100-lap headliner. The Blairsville, Georgia star switched
to a back-up car for the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' but mechanical
woes early in the distance caused him to retire in the twenty-eighth
position. Complete results from the PDC weekend can be accessed
by clicking on www.woolms.com.
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.