Davenport Keeps Rolling; Wins Again at 311!
AES Racing team unexpectedly dropped into 311 Motor Speedway in
Pine Hall, North Carolina on Sunday, August 24 and driver Jonathan
Davenport racked up his nineteenth triumph of the 2014 campaign!
Unloading his Crate Late Model, Jonathan moved up four spots in
his heat race to finish second and later dominated the main event.
The Blairsville, Georgia hotshoe picked up the $800 payday for
his third win of the weekend. Full results from 311 Motor Speedway
can be viewed online at www.311motorspeedway.net.
Win Tally Stands at Eighteen After Tyler Co. Sweep!
24, 2014) Jonathan
Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia, picked up his seventeenth
and eighteenth feature wins of 2014 on Saturday evening, August
23 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia! In
the unsanctioned 'Earl Hill Memorial,' Jonathan posted the fastest
lap during Super Late Model qualifying and later finished second
in the dash. After starting the headliner from the outside of
the front row, JD dominated the race and lapped up to fourth in
beating Jared Hawkins, Tim Dohm, Jacob Hawkins, and Doug Drown
for the $10,000 top prize. Jonathan also recorded a victory in
the Fastrak Crate Late Model portion of the program last night
at Tyler County!
A night earlier, Jonathan entered a $3,000 to win
FUEL Series showdown at Rolling Thunder Raceway in Ararat, Virginia.
"Superman" came up just shy of landing another feature
triumph, as he settled for a strong runner-up performance behind
only victor Ross Bailes. Complete results from the action-packed
weekend can be accessed online at www.dirtondirt.com.
(Zach Yost Photo)
Podium Efforts for Davenport at Carolina & Batesville!
2014) Jonathan Davenport and the #6 team
had a busy week from August 13-16, as they competed in a pair
of big events in North Carolina and Arkansas. On Wednesday evening
at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina, Jonathan laid
down the fast lap of 15.433 seconds in Carolina Clash Super Late
Model Series qualifying, which locked him into the pole position
for the start of the $3,000 to win 'Shrine' race. Unfortunately,
JD suffered a right rear flat tire while leading on lap 23, but
battled back from the tail and finished the 30-lapper in the third
position behind only race winner Dennis Franklin and runner-up
The action quickly shifted west to Batesville Motor
Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas over the weekend for the 22nd
edition of the 'Topless 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
biggie drew 63 entrants to the Batesville area for the $40,000
to win crown jewel extravaganza. On Friday night, Jonathan timed
in third quickest in Group A during qualifying prior to scoring
the win in his loaded heat race. After drawing the sixth starting
spot before Saturday's 100-lap headliner, the Blairsville, Georgia
ace climbed to as high as second in the running order before eventually
netting a strong third place performance behind only victor Jimmy
Owens and runner-up Dale McDowell. Full results from both big
shows can be accessed online at www.dirtondirt.com.
Sneaks to Lavonia Speedway for Fastrak Race...
2014) After a planned trip to Wythe (VA)
Raceway on Saturday, August 9 was scrapped due to rain showers,
Jonathan Davenport snuck down to Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia,
Georgia to enter a weekly Fastrak Crate Late Model program. Driving
a borrowed racecar, Jonathan timed in fifth quickest during the
qualifying session, but later ran hot during the feature event.
JD was forced to retire due to the overheating woes and was placed
ninth in the final finishing order. Full results from Lavonia
Speedway can be viewed online at www.lavoniaspeedway.net.
to Upper Midwest for Lucrative Events...
2, 2014) The #6 team wrapped up the 27th
edition of the 'USA Nationals' tonight at Cedar Lake (WI) Speedway,
as all eyes were fixated on the $50,000 top prize. Jonathan Davenport
started the 100-lapper from the outside of the second row and
ran towards the front of the stellar field early in the distance.
At the conclusion of the 'USA Nationals,' JD found himself in
the eighth finishing position.
1, 2014) Night two of the 'USA Nationals'
weekend took place tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and preliminary
action was held for the crown jewel event, which boasts a hefty
$50,000 payday tomorrow evening at the New Richmond, Wisconsin
facility. Blairsville, Georgia star Jonathan Davenport knocked
down the second fastest lap in Group A during time trials prior
to scoring the win in his heat race and finishing fourth in the
dash. Jonathan will start the 100-lap 'USA Nationals' from the
outside of the second row tomorrow night. To cap off the show,
JD wound up seventh in the special FANSFund Dash, which paid $2,500
to the winner.
31, 2014) The dirt-slinging action shifted
to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin
tonight for the start of the huge 27th Annual 'USA Nationals'
weekend. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned a $6,000
to win program tonight at CLS. Jonathan Davenport posted the tenth
quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session and later
placed fourth in his heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main,
JD picked off eight competitors during the caution-free 40-lap
main event to claim a respectable eleventh place effort.
29, 2014) A very busy week in the Badger
State of Wisconsin kicked off tonight with a visit to Shawano
Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin, as the World of Outlaws Late Model
Series presided over a $10,000 to win battle. Jonathan Davenport
clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying, but
later suffered problems in his heat race that led to an eighth
place effort. After receiving a provisional to gain access into
the 50-lap headliner, Jonathan retired after only twelve circuits
and was placed twenty-fourth in the final rundown.
26, 2014) The 25th edition of the 'Prairie
Dirt Classic' came to a close tonight in front of a crazed fan
base at Fairbury American Legion Speedway. By virtue of his strong
run in heat race action last night, Jonathan Davenport started
the $25,000 to win mega-event from the outside of the fifth row.
The Blairsville, Georgia star quickly blitzed to the front of
the talented field and was battling for the lead when engine woes
once again reared their ugly head. Jonathan was forced to retire
from the 100-lapper after only 42 circuits and was relegated to
a disappointing twenty-fifth place performance.
25, 2014) The #6 team started their trek
to the Upper Midwest tonight with their first-ever visit to Fairbury
American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois for the opening
night of the 25th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' After experiencing
motor issues in his primary car during hot laps, Jonathan Davenport
unloaded his back-up mount prior to qualifying. JD timed in sixteenth
fastest in Group B during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying
and later moved up to second in his loaded heat race!
Bags $3,500 in Southern Nationals Opener at Wythe!
21, 2014) Jonathan Davenport's 2014 win
total now stands at sixteen following an impressive victory tonight
in the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series opener at the picturesque
Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia! Jonathan laid down the
quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later
scored the victory in the dash to earn the pole position in the
35-lap feature event. JD then paced the field from green to checkers
in the headliner to claim the $3,500 triumph over Dennis Franklin,
Chris Madden, Stacy Boles, and Vic Hill! Full results from tonight
at Wythe Raceway can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Runner-Ups for Davenport in Crate at Friendship
20, 2014) With all of the rain in the area
over the July 18-19 weekend, Jonathan Davenport eventually wound
up at Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, North Carolina on Saturday
evening. The AES Racing team showed up late to the track, but
was able to put together a strong night in the pair of Crate Late
Model twin races. After starting sixth in the first $1,000 to
win feature, Jonathan climbed all the way up to second to finish
behind only victor Ross Bailes. It was a similar story in the
second main event of the evening, as Jonathan started third on
the grid before notching another runner-up performance behind
Bailes. Complete results from both races can be viewed by pointing
your web browser to www.friendshipspeedwaync.com.
Downs 311 Field for Fifteenth Feature Win of 2014!
13, 2014) Blairsville, Georgia star Jonathan
Davenport returned to 311 Motor Speedway in Pine Hall, North Carolina
on Saturday night, July 12 for another dose of Crate Late Model
action. After timing in second quickest during the qualifying
session, Jonathan finished a strong runner-up in the first $500
to win feature event behind only victor G.R. Smith. In the second
race of the evening, Jonathan picked up the pace and scored his
fifteenth feature victory of 2014 over Landon Mitchell, Cole Apple,
Benji Hicks, and Teddy Musgrave. Full results from last night's
races at 311 can be accessed online at www.311motorspeedway.net.
(Under the Lights Photography)
Firecracker 100 Nightly Results...
28, 2014) "Superman" Jonathan
Davenport and his #6 team concluded the 8th Annual 'Firecracker
100' weekend tonight at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania,
as a huge $30,000 payday was on the line in the World of Outlaws
Late Model Series biggie. Jonathan scored the win in heat race
action tonight over Dan Stone and Jared Miley and later drew the
pole position prior to the drop of the green flag in the 100-lapper.
After running second early in the distance, JD turned up the heat
on the competition and swept around Darrell Lanigan to grab the
point on lap twelve. The Blairsville, Georgia star was then on
his way to a potential crown jewel win until he suffered a broken
rear-end on lap 67. Unfortunately, Jonathan was relegated to a
heartbreaking eighteenth place finish in the 'Firecracker 100,'
which was shortened by ten circuits due to rain showers.
27, 2014) Jonathan
Davenport and his #6 AES Racing / K&L Rumley Enterprises team
competed again tonight on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
circuit at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, as night
two of the ‘Firecracker 100’ took place. Jonathan
laid down the fastest lap in Group B during time trials with a
16.873 second lap. The Blairsville, Georgia ace then went on to
finish second in the fourth heat race behind only prelim winner
Scott Bloomquist. JD then rolled off from the outside of the fifth
row in the $6,000 to win A-Main and eventually finished right
where he started the 30-lap race... in the tenth position.
26, 2014) Blairsville,
Georgia standout driver Jonathan Davenport, along with the AES
Racing / K&L Rumley Enterprises team, ventured north to the
storied Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania tonight for
round one of the 'Firecracker 100' weekend. Jonathan timed in
at the top of the second World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying
group and later won his loaded heat race. The popular driver known
as "Superman" then drew the outside of the front row
for the $6,000 to win main event, led the first eighteen circuits
in the 30-lapper, and eventually finished in the fourth spot behind
only victor Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens.
Podiums for Davenport at Cherokee & Smoky Mountain
22, 2014) Jonathan
Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia, hit Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney,
South Carolina and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee
on June 20-21 for a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series battles. On Friday night in the annual 'Grassy Smith
Memorial' at Cherokee, Jonathan ran second in his heat race prior
to picking off two competitors during the 50-lapper en route to
a strong third place performance behind only race winner Don O'Neal
and runner-up Brandon Overton. At Smoky Mountain on Saturday evening,
Jonathan finished fourth in heat race action and later blasted
past nine cars in the 50-lap headliner on his way to a sterling
runner-up effort behind only victor Casey Roberts. Complete results
from the LOLMDS doubleheader weekend can be accessed online at
Picks Up Three More Wins Saturday at 311!
15, 2014) Blairsville,
Georgia star Jonathan Davenport kept adding to his successful
2014 resume, as he racked up three more feature wins on Saturday
night, June 14 at 311 Motor Speedway in Pine Hall, North Carolina!
The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over Twin 25s at
311 last night and Jonathan earned fast time honors during qualifying,
which locked him into the pole position for the first 25-lapper.
JD scored the $2,500 triumph in the first A-Main over G.R. Smith,
Dennis Franklin, Jeff Smith, and Justin Labonte. "Superman"
then brought out the broom in the second 25-lap race, as he started
fifth before going on to win another $2,500 over Dennis Franklin,
Jeff Smith, Brandon Overton, and Doug Sanders!
That was only half of the action at 311 on Saturday,
as Jonathan also entered a pair of Twin 20s for the Crate Late
Models. After clicking off the third fastest lap during time trials,
Jonathan finished second in the first $500 to win feature. He
then started from the inside of the third row in the second 20-lapper
and blasted to the front to secure the $500 top prize for his
fourteenth triumph of 2014! Full results from the long night of
racing action at 311 can be found online at www.311motorspeedway.net.
(Glen Starek Photo)
Davenport Solid in DLM Dream Weekend at Eldora
8, 2014) Jonathan
Davenport, AES Racing, and K&L Rumley Enterprises invaded
the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 5-7 for
the 20th edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Things kicked
off at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant with pair of Twin
25 preliminary shows. On Thursday night, Jonathan won his heat
race before ultimately finishing seventh in the final rundown
of the $2,500 to win feature event. At Eldora on Friday evening,
Jonathan ran second in his heat race prior to claiming another
seventh place effort in the $5,000 to win main event.
When Saturday rolled around at the "Big E,"
all eyes were fixated on the hefty $100,000 winner's check in
the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Jonathan ran fourth in his loaded
heat race, but later won his consolation race to advance into
the 100-lap crown jewel main event. During the course of the extra-distance
affair, JD drove all the way up to fourth from his twenty-first
starting spot, but was unfortunately involved in an incident with
Don O'Neal while battling for third. The Blairsville, Georgia
ace returned to the track at the tail, but later lost a bout with
the wall and retired from the 'Dirt Late Model Dream' in the twentieth
position. Full results from the action-packed weekend can be accessed
online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Racks Up Eleventh Win of '14 in Crate at 311!
(June 1, 2014)
The AES Racing team and driver Jonathan Davenport racked
up their eleventh feature victory of the 2014 campaign on Saturday
night, May 31 at 311 Motor Speedway in Pine Hall, North Carolina!
Jonathan entered a pair of Crate Late Model twin races last night
at 311 - each of which paid $500 to the winner. After laying down
the second fastest lap during the qualifying session, Jonathan
cruised in the first feature event to knock down the impressive
win. He then took a challenge offered by the promoter to start
at the tail end of the field for the second main event and stormed
into the lead early before overheating woes eventually caused
him to retire in the eighth position. Full results from 311 Motor
Speedway last night can be viewed online at www.311motorspeedway.net.
Day Holiday Weekend Nightly Results...
(May 25, 2014)
Jonathan Davenport and the AES Racing team wrapped up a
busy Memorial Day holiday weekend tonight with a trip to the famed
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the annual 'Johnny Appleseed
Classic.' The American Late Model Series (ALMS) presided over
the $2,000 to win showdown and Jonathan started his night by knocking
down the quickest lap of the 27 entrants during qualifying. Unfortunately,
JD got into the wall during his heat race and was forced to scratch
for the remainder of the night, which meant that he did not compete
in the main event tonight at the "Big E."
24, 2014) Wins
number nine and ten for Jonathan Davenport came tonight at the
picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia! The Fastrak
Racing Series presided over a pair of Twin 25s tonight and a $1,200
top prize was on the line in each feature. Jonathan started from
the outside of the front row in the first 25-lapper, grabbed the
early race lead from Daniel Baggerly, and dominated the remainder
of the event to capture the victory. In the nightcap, JD passed
race leader David Smith on the final turn to claim the exciting
win and another $1,200 winner's check!
23, 2014) Blairsville,
Georgia star Jonathan Davenport claimed his eighth feature victory
of the 2014 racing season tonight in front of a huge crowd at
the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina!
Debuting a new Longhorn Chassis, Jonathan was quick right out
of the box, as he set fast time in Fastrak Racing Series qualifying.
After drawing the outside of the front row prior to the start
of the 25-lap main event, Jonathan grabbed the point on lap four
and never looked back. JD nabbed the $2,000 payday tonight by
besting Walker Arthur, Ryan Atkins, Matt Long, and Brian Connor!
for Davenport in 35th Annual USA 100
18, 2014) Jonathan
Davenport and the #6 team made the trip to the state-of-the-art
Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia on Saturday evening,
May 17 for the 35th Annual 'USA 100.' The Ultimate Super Late
Model Series presided over the single-day showdown, which boasted
a $10,000 top prize. Jonathan laid down the quickest lap during
the qualifying session to earn Fast Time honors and later ran
second in his 25-lap qualifying heat race. After rolling off from
the inside of the second row in the 50-lap feature event, JD hung
around the front throughout the distance before recording a strong
third place performance behind only victor Chris Ferguson and
runner-up Gregg Satterlee. Complete results from VMS can be accessed
online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
Washed Out in Atomic Speedway Doubleheader...
11, 2014) Persistent
rain showers over the May 9-10 weekend at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe,
Ohio forced track and National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) officials
to postpone the pair of high-profile events. The track formerly
known as K-C Raceway was set to host a $5,000 to win 'Atomic Blast'
opener on Friday night and a $15,000 to win finale on Saturday
evening. A rain-date for the lucrative doubleheader has been established
for July 25-26.
Finish for Jonathan Davenport to Start May!
4, 2014) Jonathan
Davenport racked up his seventh feature win of the 2014 racing
season on Saturday evening, May 3 at the picturesque Wythe Raceway
in Rural Retreat, Virginia! Piloting Steve Cooke's AES Racing
#17c machine once again, Jonathan timed in second quickest in
FUEL Racing Series qualifying and later scored the win in heat
race action. After drawing the outside of the front row for the
start of the 40-lap main event, JD took the lead shortly after
the midway point in the race. The Blairsville, Georgia star then
drove away from the field to collect the $3,000 payday over Ross
Bailes, Billy Hicks, Brett Hamm, and Ricky Weeks!
A day earlier, Jonathan was behind the wheel of
his regular #6 Longhorn racecar on Friday night, May 2 at Fayetteville
Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The World of Outlaws
Late Model Series presided over a $10,000 to win showdown and
Jonathan started his night by posting the third fastest lap during
time trials. Following a heat race victory, the popular driver
known as "Superman" scooted past three competitors during
the 50-lapper en route to a strong runner-up performance behind
only race winner Darrell Lanigan. Complete results from the doubleheader
weekend can be viewed online at www.dirtondirt.com.
(Gene Lefler Photo)