Starts Season Red Hot in Wild West Shootout!
17, 2021) It was a huge night for the Double L Motorsports
team tonight in the final race of the 2021 'Wild West Shootout,'
as Jonathan Davenport swept the grand finale to earn a total of
$38,000 in purse, bonus, and point money! After laying down the
fastest lap in Group A during qualifying and winning his sixth heat
race during the miniseries, Jonathan drew the outside of the front
row for the start of the 'Shaw Trucking 50.' JD then paced the stellar
field from green to checkers in the 50-lap headliner to win not
only the $25,000 top prize, but he also claimed a $10,000 bonus
for winning three events at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway. On top
of that, the Blairsville, Georgia standout also collected an additional
$3,000 in point money for winning the 'Wild West Shootout' Championship!
(January 16, 2021) Next
up at Arizona Speedway was the penultimate event of the 15th Annual
'Wild West Shootout,' as another $5,000 winner's check was on the
line for the Super Late Models at the Queen Creek, Arizona oval.
Jonathan Davenport clicked off the third fastest lap in Group B
during qualifying before securing yet another heat race triumph.
After starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the front row,
JD led the first four circuits before running in the second spot
through most of the caution-free affair. The Blairsville, Georgia
star then regained the point from laps 32-36, but was forced to
settle for a very close runner-up performance behind only race winner
(January 15, 2021) The
fourth event of the 2021 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries took center
stage tonight in the desert, as yet another $5,000 to win program
was held at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. Jonathan Davenport
earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session prior to picking
up his fourth straight heat race win. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar
then drew the inside of the third row for the 30-lap feature and
was able to vault up to the third spot to land on the podium behind
only victor Tyler Erb and runner-up Ricky Thornton, Jr.
13, 2021) On car owner Lance Landers' birthday,
Jonathan Davenport gave him a $5,000 birthday present by picking
up his second win of the 2021 campaign during the 15th edition of
the 'Wild West Shootout' at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona!
Jonathan stopped the clock second quickest in Group B during the
qualifying session prior to securing his third straight heat race
triumph. JD then drew the outside of the front row before the start
of the 30-lap sprint and controlled the field for each circuit en
route to the victory over Tyler Erb, Jason Papich, Mike Marlar,
and Bobby Pierce! (Mike
(January 10, 2021) A
day after their season-opening triumph, Jonathan Davenport and Double
L Motorsports were back in action tonight at FK Rod Ends Arizona
Speedway looking for more success in round two of the 'Wild West
Shootout.' Jonathan once again clicked off the fastest lap in Group
B during the time trial session at the Queen Creek, Arizona facility
before securing a heat race victory. After drawing the fifth starting
spot before the drop of the green flag in the 40-lapper, JD quickly
blitzed to the front of the field to lead laps 7-23 of the unsanctioned
contest. At the checkered flag, the Blairsville, Georgia standout
was credited with a strong runner-up performance behind only $5,000
victor Ricky Thornton, Jr!
9, 2021) Blairsville, Georgia superstar Jonathan
Davenport started his 2021 campaign in style earlier tonight by
claiming the victory in the first round of the annual 'Wild West
Shootout' miniseries at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek,
Arizona! After posting the quickest lap in Group B during the Super
Late Model qualifying session, Jonathan picked up a convincing win
in his heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the front
row in the 40-lap headliner. JD then paced the stellar field for
39 of the 40 circuits to bag the $5,000 winner's check ahead of
Ricky Thornton, Jr., Brian Shirley, Chris Simpson, and Cody Laney!
New Longhorn; Wraps Up Season in Blue/Gray 100
23, 2020) Jonathan Davenport and Double L Motorsports
debuted a brand-new Longhorn Chassis on Sunday, November 22 in the
30th edition of the 'Blue/Gray 100' at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney,
South Carolina. Racing with a heavy heart from the passing of former
car owner Mr. Lee Roy Rumley, Jonathan qualified well and later
secured a heat race triumph. After starting the $10,000 to win headliner
from the outside of the second row, JD was in the third spot on
lap 70 when a blown right rear tire sent him into the backstretch
wall. Unfortunately, the Blairsville, Georgia star was unable to
continue on in his 100-lap season finale and was relegated to a
sixteenth place showing in the contest, which was co-sanctioned
by the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series and the Drydene Xtreme
DIRTcar Series. Full results from yesterday at Cherokee Speedway
can be viewed online at www.xtremedirtcar.com.
Rallies for Top Ten in Both Last Call Events
6, 2020) The Double L Motorsports team and driver
Jonathan Davenport ventured to the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte
in Concord, North Carolina for a pair of midweek specials on November
4-5. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series wrapped
up their 2020 season with the 'Last Call' and a pair of $12,000
top prizes were up for grabs. On Wednesday night at the Charlotte-area
speedplant, Jonathan grabbed the third and final transfer spot through
his heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the eighth
row in the 50-lap feature event. Despite blowing out a Hoosier tire
during the headliner, JD rallied back through the pack to salvage
a strong sixth place showing behind only winner Brandon Overton,
Dennis Erb, Jr., Tim McCreadie, Donny Schatz, and Brandon Sheppard.
Another $12,000 winner's check was then on the line
at the 4/10-mile oval in the WOOLMS season finale on Thursday evening.
Jonathan placed fourth in his loaded heat race and later secured
a triumph in his consolation race. After starting the 50-lap finale
from the inside of the tenth row, the Blairsville, Georgia hotshoe
was able to work past ten competitors to cross underneath the checkers
in the ninth finishing position. Complete results from both 'Last
Call' programs can be viewed online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
from Tail, but Collected in Fall Classic Wreck...
25, 2020) The #49 team made their way to Whynot
Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi on October 23-24 for the
26th edition of the Coors Light 'Fall Classic.' The unsanctioned,
late-season special drew a 43 car field to battle for the $15,000
top prize. On Friday night during preliminary action, Jonathan Davenport
timed in twelfth fastest in Group B during qualifying before running
seventh in his loaded heat race. After grabbing the fourth and final
transfer spot through his B-Main on Saturday, JD rolled off from
the outside of the twelfth row in the 100-lap main event. He then
climbed as high as eleventh in the running order by lap 33, but
was swept up in a tangle with another competitor and eventually
retired from the contest in the eighteenth finishing position. Complete
results from the 'Fall Classic' weekend can be accessed online at
Places Third in Final Lucas Oil Series Points!
18, 2020) Following a rare weekend off due to a
pair of rain-outs in Georgia, the 2020 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series season wrapped up on October 16-17 in the Buckeye State of
Ohio. The 40th edition of the storied 'Dirt Track World Championship'
took place at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and 63
competitors were on hand to vie for the whopping $100,000 winner's
check. On Friday night, Jonathan Davenport posted the eighteenth
fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session before placing
seventh in his loaded heat race.
After finishing fourth in his B-Main on Saturday evening,
JD utilized a series provisional to gain access into the 100-lap
DTWC. He then advanced fourteen spots during the extra-distance
affair to land in the eleventh finishing position. The Blairsville,
Georgia standout was officially awarded third in the final version
of the LOLMDS point standings after the race. Full results from
the crown jewel extravaganza at PRP can be located by pointing your
web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Climbs to Sixth in Pittsburgher 100
4, 2020) Following a rain-out on Friday night at
Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio, Jonathan Davenport returned to competition
on Saturday evening, October 3 at the sprawling Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania. The Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series one again presided over the 32nd Annual 'Pittsburgher
100' and 35 entrants signed into the pit area to vie for the whopping
$20,000 payday in the single-day shootout. Jonathan laid down the
ninth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session prior
to finishing fifth in his loaded heat race. Following a B-Main triumph,
JD rallied from his eighteenth starting spot to place sixth in the
100-lap headliner to finish behind only winner Ricky Thornton, Jr.,
Josh Richards, Earl Pearson, Jr., Stormy Scott, and Michael Norris.
He still sits third in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings
after the 'Pittsburgher 100.' Complete results from last night at
PPMS can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Fourth in Opener; Runner-Up in $15,000 Jackson 100!
27, 2020) Jonathan Davenport and the Double L Motorsports
team were consistently fast throughout the 41st Annual 'Jackson
100' weekend on September 25-26 at the legendary Brownstown Speedway
in Brownstown, Indiana! On Friday night in the $10,000 to win Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series weekend opener, Jonathan placed third
in his loaded heat race, but later steered past nine competitors
during the 40-lapper on his way to a strong fourth place effort
behind only winner Josh Richards, Ricky Thornton, Jr., and Earl
In front of a huge overflow crowd on Saturday evening
in the 'Jackson 100,' which boasted a hefty $15,000 top prize, JD
won his heat race, led the first fourteen circuits, and later placed
second in the 100-lap headliner behind only victor Tim McCreadie.
The Blairsville, Georgia standout still sits third in the latest
LOLMDS point standings exiting the Hoosier State. Complete results
from Brownstown Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
West to Fairbury and I-80 for Four-Race Week
20, 2020) The #49 team was busy from September 15-19
in the states of Illinois and Nebraska, as a total of four special
events were held at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois and
I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. Things started on Tuesday
night at FALS in a DIRTcar Racing showdown dubbed as 'One for the
Road,' which paid out $15,000 to the winner. Jonathan Davenport
timed in fourth fastest in Group A during qualifying before finishing
second in his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the
fourth row in the 50-lap main event, JD ran into troubles early
in the contest and retired in the seventeenth finishing position.
Next up was a trip west to I-80 Speedway for a trio
of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs that made up the 'I-80
Nationals.' On Thursday in the Cornhusker State, Jonathan ran third
in his stacked heat race and won his B-Main prior to winding up
fourteenth in the final finishing order of the $7,000 to win feature.
Another $7,000 top prize was on the line on Friday, but Jonathan
unfortunately failed to transfer into the 30-lapper after running
sixth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main. The Blairsville,
Georgia superstar then closed out his hectic week with a fifteenth
place performance in the 80-lap grand finale on Saturday evening
after starting the $30,000 to win 'I-80 Nationals' from the inside
of the eighth row. Full results from the lucrative four-race week
can be viewed by clicking on www.fairburyspeedway.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
Wins Thrilling Intercontinental Classic Title for $50,000!
13, 2020) "Superman" Jonathan Davenport
picked up his fifth checkered flag of the 2020 season in thrilling
fashion on Saturday evening, September 12 in the 'Intercontinental
Classic' at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! Jonathan
placed second in his loaded heat race and later rolled off from
the outside of the fourth row in the 67-lap headliner at the 1/2-mile,
high-banked speedplant. JD then drove to the front of the stellar
field and was running second heading to the white flag when leader
Kyle Strickler succumbed to a flat tire. The Blairsville, Georgia
star then led the final and most important lap of the contest to
bag the whopping $50,000 top prize ahead of Tim McCreadie, Shannon
Babb, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Chris Ferguson!
Earlier in the 'Intercontinental Classic' weekend
at the "Big E," Jonathan recorded a pair of heat race
triumphs during the $10,000 to win preliminary events. On Thursday
night in the 30-lap main event, he started eighth on the feature
grid and had a strong run going until faltering late in the distance
to finish twelfth. In Friday's 30-lapper, Jonathan improved one
spot to garner an impressive third place podium effort behind only
race winner Shannon Babb and runner-up Josh Richards! Complete results
from the three-day extravaganza can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Zach Yost Racing Photography)
Returns to Lucas Oil Victory Lane!
6, 2020) Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia,
landed back in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory lane on
Friday night, September 4 in the annual running of the 'John Bradshaw
Memorial' at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky! Jonathan
swept the program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by earning Fast
Time honors during qualifying, winning his heat race, and leading
all fifty circuits in the main event. At the checkers, JD was celebrating
a $12,000 triumph for his fourth win of the 2020 season over Billy
Moyer, Jr., Mike Marlar, Zack Dohm, and Tim McCreadie!
In a similar $12,000 to win program on Saturday evening,
September 5 at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, Jonathan
once again secured a heat race win to land on the pole of the 50-lap
'Bob Miller Memorial River Days Rumble.' He ran in the second spot
early in the contest before slipping back to seventh in the final
finishing order at PRP. Jonathan finds himself third in the latest
version of the LOLMDS point standings after the Labor Day weekend
doubleheader. Full results from both facilities can be viewed online