FloRacing Night in America Title with Bulls Gap Win!
21, 2021) Jonathan Davenport and the Double L Motorsports
team officially clinched the Castrol FloRacing Night in America
Series point title with a victory on Wednesday night, October 20
at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee! Jonathan started
the evening by laying down the fastest lap overall during the qualifying
session before finishing a close second in his heat race. After
starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the second row, JD quickly
vaulted to second and hounded early leader Ross Bailes. The Blairsville,
Georgia standout then grabbed the point on the 27th circuit and
led the rest of the way to pocket the $10,000 payday and the $20,000
Championship ahead of a top five that included runner-up Kyle Larson,
Ricky Weiss, Hudson O'Neal, and Cory Hedgecock! Full results from
last night at "The Gap" can be viewed online at www.volunteerspeedway.com.
Charges for 17th-to-3rd DTWC Performance!
17, 2021) Following Tuesday's runner-up effort in
the Volunteer State, Double L Motorsports made the trek to Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on October 15-16 for the 41st edition
of the 'Dirt Track World Championship.' The Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series season once again concluded with the crown jewel extravaganza,
which shelled out a whopping $100,000 winner's check. After Friday's
preliminary action was washed out by inclement weather, the entire
program was contested on Saturday at PRP. Jonathan Davenport timed
in ninth fastest in Group A during qualifying, placed third in his
loaded heat race, and later blasted past fourteen competitors during
the 100-lap headliner en route to a sterling third place podium
performance behind only race winner Ricky Thornton, Jr. and runner-up
Brandon Overton. The Blairsville, Georgia ace also officially finished
third in the final version of the heated LOLMDS point standings.
Full results from the DTWC weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
on a Mission in Runner-Up Performance at 411!
13, 2021) A quick turnaround after Sunday's race
at Rome (GA) Speedway greeted the #49 team, as they invaded 411
Motor Speedway on Tuesday evening, October 12. The Castrol FloRacing
Night in America Series presided over the biggest race ever in the
history of the Seymour, Tennessee facility and a 26 car field showed
up to vie for the $20,000 winner's check. Jonathan Davenport laid
down the twelfth quickest time overall during qualifying, but was
forced to the back of his heat race due to a flat tire following
his qualifying laps. JD then battled back up to fourth in his prelim,
which locked him into the outside of the sixth row for the start
of the 50-lap headliner. Despite a scrape in the late stages of
the race, the Blairsville, Georgia ace was able to blast past ten
competitors en route to a stellar runner-up performance behind only
victor Jimmy Owens! Full results from last night at the 4-1-1 can
be accessed online by clicking on www.411motorspeedway.net.
Sweeps Peach State Doubleheader for $25k!
11, 2021) Double L Motorsports and driver Jonathan
Davenport swept the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series weekend in
the Peach State on October 9-10, as they piled up $25,000 in earnings
at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome,
Georgia! On Saturday evening in the annual 'Dixie Shootout,' Jonathan
earned Fast Time honors during qualifying and won his heat race
in preliminary action. After starting the 50-lap headliner from
the pole position and leading each circuit, JD captured the $15,000
top prize for his first 'Dixie Shootout' title over runner-up Brandon
Overton, Chris Madden, Tim McCreadie, and Earl Pearson, Jr.!
At Rome on Sunday, Jonathan clicked off the second
quickest time overall during qualifying before securing another
heat race triumph. After rolling off from the outside of the front
row in the annual 'Rome Showdown,' the Blairsville, Georgia ace
swept by early leader Jimmy Owens to grab the point on the 28th
lap. Jonathan, who currently finds himself third in the latest version
of the LOLMDS point standings, then led the remainder of the 40-lapper
to bag a $10,000 payday over runner-up Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie,
Kyle Bronson, and Ricky Thornton, Jr. The #49 team has now racked
up 23 feature wins during the course of their outstanding 2021 campaign!
Full results from both Dixie and Rome can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Returns to Action; Posts Pair of LOLMDS Top Tens
3, 2021) Jonathan Davenport and Double L Motorsports
followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour to a pair of
high-profile events on October 1-2 at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio
and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania.
In the $12,000 to win 'Great Lakes 50' on Friday night at Raceway
7, Jonathan placed third in his stacked heat race and later started
the 50-lapper from the inside of the fourth row. Despite suffering
a pair of left side flat tires on lap 23, Jonathan battled back
from the tail to salvage a steady seventh place performance.
At PPMS on Saturday evening, a $20,000 top prize was
up for grabs in the annual running of the 'Pittsburgher 100.' Jonathan
clicked off the second fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying
session prior to picking up a heat race triumph. After rolling off
from the inside of the second row in the 100-lap headliner, the
Blairsville, Georgia ran as high as second in the running order
at the monster 1/2-mile speedplant before slipping back to eighth
at the unfurling of the checkered flag. JD, who was making his return
from COVID-19, now sits fifth in the latest version of the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings. Complete results from
both weekend contests can be found online by pointing your web browser
Runner-Up in Knoxville Late Model Nationals Opener!
19, 2021) The Double L Motorsports team had a quick
turnaround after FALS to compete in this weekend's 17th Annual 'Lucas
Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' at the sprawling Knoxville Raceway
from September 16-18. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once
again sanctioned the three-day crown jewel program in the Hawkeye
State, which started with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary nights.
On Thursday, Jonathan Davenport ran third in his heat race before
climbing to an impressive runner-up effort in the 25-lap sprint
to finish behind only victor Tyler Erb. At Knoxville on Friday,
JD set Fast Time overall during qualifying and won his heat race
prior to slipping to a fourteenth place feature showing in the 25-lapper.
By virtue of racking up the eighth highest point total
in preliminary action, Jonathan earned the rights to the outside
of the fourth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel
extravaganza. Eying the lucrative $50,000 top prize, Jonathan unfortunately
suffered terminal mechanical trouble underneath the hood on lap
21 and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-sixth place performance.
The Blairsville, Georgia superstar now finds himself third in the
latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from
the historic Knoxville, Iowa speedplant can be viewed online by
clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Salvages Seventh Place Showing at FALS
14, 2021) A special Monday night showdown greeted
the #49 team on September 13 at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury,
Illinois. The Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series schedule
fired back up last night at FALS and the event dubbed as 'One for
the Road' shelled out a $15,000 paycheck. Jonathan Davenport timed
in twenty-fifth quickest overall during the qualifying session,
but later suffered terminal mechanical trouble in his heat race.
After utilizing a provisional to start twenty-first on the grid
in the 50-lap headliner, JD rallied past fourteen competitors en
route to salvage a steady seventh place performance. Complete results
from Fairbury Speedway can be located by pointing your web browser
(Todd Healy Photo)
Wins 50th Annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway!!!
12, 2021) Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia,
captured his fourth career 'World 100' triumph on Saturday night,
September 11 at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! Jonathan,
who had won his heat race earlier in the evening to claim the sixth
starting spot for the 100-lap headliner, fell back early in the
contest before making a charge towards the front of the stellar
field. JD then overtook leader Brandon Overton on a lap 55 restart
to grab the point and never relinquished the top spot during the
remainder of the crown jewel extravaganza. In front of a jammed-packed
grandstand crowd and a worldwide streaming audience, Jonathan bagged
the $53,000 first place prize money in the 50th Annual 'World 100'
ahead of a top five that included runner-up Mike Marlar, Overton,
Tim McCreadie, and Chris Ferguson!
Earlier in the hectic week at the "Big E,"
Jonathan placed fifth in his $10,000 preliminary feature on Wednesday
night behind only victor Johnny Scott, Nick Hoffman, Brandon Sheppard,
and Bobby Pierce. In Thursday's 51st Annual 'World 100,' which boasted
a $54,000 payday, Jonathan finished third in his heat race before
blasting past twelve competitors during the 100-lapper to nab another
fifth place performance behind only race winner Brandon Overton,
Tim McCreadie, Dale McDowell, and Hudson O'Neal. At the 1/2-mile,
high-banked oval on Friday, the popular driver known as "Superman"
ran tenth in his $10,000 to win Twin 25 prelim after starting in
the fifteenth position. Full results from the double 'World 100s'
can be found online by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Suffers Flat at Gaffney; Eighth at PRP
5, 2021) With today's rain-out of the annual 'Hillbilly
Hundred' at Tyler County (WV) Speedway, the Double L Motorsports
team competed in only two marquee events over the Labor Day holiday
weekend in the states of South Carolina and Ohio. On Saturday evening,
September 4, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #49 team
to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio for the 'River Days
Rumble 50.' Jonathan Davenport placed second in his stacked heat
race at PRP and later wound up eighth in the $15,000 to win headliner.
JD still finds himself second in the latest LOLMDS point standings
exiting the Buckeye State.
Earlier in the extended weekend, Jonathan vied for
the whopping $40,000 top prize on Thursday night, September 2 in
the rescheduled 'Rock Gault Memorial' at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney,
South Carolina. A total of 33 competitors signed in to the "Place
Your Momma Warned You About" to do battle in the World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series special. Jonathan won his heat
race in preliminary action and led laps 33-48 of the 60-lap main
event. Unfortunately, the Blairsville, Georgia superstar suffered
a flat tire while in the second spot and ultimately wound up nineteenth
in the final finishing order. Complete results from both high-profile
shows can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com
Runner-Up in Port Royal Opener; Second in Points!
29, 2021) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took
the #49 team to Port Royal Speedway from August 26-28 for the three-day
'Rumble by the River,' which kicked off on Thursday night with a
$10,000 to win shootout. Jonathan Davenport won his heat race in
preliminary action, led lap one of the 30-lap main event, and eventually
finished a strong runner-up behind only victor Hudson O'Neal. In
a $12,000 to win show on Friday evening, JD earned Fast Time honors
during qualifying, won his heat race, and once again led only the
first circuit in the 40-lapper. Unfortunately, the Blairsville,
Georgia standout suffered a flat tire during a lap 25 red flag period
and ultimately was paid for a fourteenth place performance.
A whopping $30,000 top prize was then scheduled to
be on the line on Saturday at the Port Royal, Pennsylvania speed
palace. Unfortunately, heavy rain showers during the late afternoon
washed out the 'Rumble by the River' grand finale. Jonathan still
finds himself second in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS
point standings exiting the Keystone State. Complete results from
Port Royal can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
JD Makes Late
Bid for $40,000 Win; Runner-Up in Topless 100!
22, 2021) The Double L Motorsports team made the
trip to Batesville Motor Speedway on August 19-21 for the 29th edition
of the 'Topless 100.' The popular roofless crown jewel event was
once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and
started with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary races. Following
a rain-out on Thursday at the Locust Grove, Arkansas facility, Jonathan
Davenport clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying
on Friday evening prior to running second in his heat race. After
rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 30-lap sprint,
JD eventually finished right where he started... in the eighth position.
When Saturday rolled around at BMS, a record crowd
assembled at the track to see who would emerge victorious in the
'Topless 100,' which once again boasted a whopping $40,000 payday.
By virtue of racking up the seventh most points on Friday, Jonathan
started Saturday's 100-lap headliner from the inside of the fourth
row. The Blairsville, Georgia star then blasted up to second in
the running order and chased down leader Hudson O'Neal in the final
circuits. "Superman" through a pair of slidejobs to O'Neal
on the final lap, but finished a mere 0.116 seconds behind in the
runner-up spot. Jonathan still finds himself second in the latest
LOLMDS point standings following last night's exciting contest.
Complete results from the Batesville biggie can be accessed by pointing
your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Lands on Podium in $50,000 North/South 100!
15, 2021) The #49 team was in the pit area at Florence
Speedway in Union, Kentucky from August 12-14, as the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series presided over the annual running of the 'North/South
100.' Things started at the Cincinnati-area venue on Thursday with
a tune-up event dubbed as the 'North/South Shootout.' Jonathan Davenport
unfortunately dropped a driveshaft during qualifying, suffered a
flat tire in his heat race, and later utilized a series provisional
to gain access into the $10,000 to win main event. JD then streaked
past eighteen competitors during the 50-lap contest to land in the
fifth finishing position behind only race winner Brandon Overton,
Ricky Thornton, Jr., Tim McCreadie, and Jimmy Owens!
On Friday night at Florence Speedway, double heat
races were held to help determine the starting lineup for the 38th
Annual 'North/South 100.' Jonathan won his first heat race of the
evening before advancing up to fifth in his final prelim. By virtue
of racking up the ninth most passing points during preliminary action,
the Blairsville, Georgia standout started Saturday's $50,000 to
win crown jewel headliner from the inside of the fifth row. Jonathan
then moved up to as high as second in the 100-lapper before finishing
a close third behind only victor Brandon Overton and runner-up Tim
McCreadie! Complete results from the action-packed weekend can be
accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
from Eleventh for Second USA Nationals Title!
8, 2021) Blairsville, Georgia superstar Jonathan
Davenport claimed his twentieth feature win of the 2021 campaign
and more importantly - the whopping $50,000 payday in the 34th Annual
'USA Nationals' on Saturday night, August 7 at Cedar Lake Speedway!
Jonathan, who finished sixth in his first heat race on Friday night
and secured a victory in his second prelim, racked up the eleventh
most points during the double heat race format to start Saturday's
100-lap crown jewel headliner from the inside of the sixth row.
JD then methodically worked his way towards the front in the attrition-filled
race and eventually grabbed the point from Kyle Bronson on a lap
89 restart. He led the final eleven circuits to record his second
career 'USA Nationals' title and the famed eagle trophy over Brandon
Overton, Ashton Winger, Jason Feger, and Brandon Sheppard!
At the New Richmond, Wisconsin oval on Thursday, a
$6,000 top prize was up for grabs in the weekend opener, which was
sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series.
Jonathan clicked off the fourth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying
before bagging a heat race win. In the 30-lapper, which was postponed
to Friday due to heavy rainfall, Jonathan wound up paid for a fifteenth
place showing in the daytime affair at Cedar Lake Speedway. Full
results from the entire weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
(Todd Boyd Photo)
Runner-Up in FALS Prelim; Sixth in $50,000 PDC
1, 2021) Jonathan Davenport and Double L Motorsports
were one of the 74 teams that descended upon Fairbury Speedway in
downtown Fairbury, Illinois on July 30-31 for the 31st edition of
the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series once again presided over the mega-event, which
shelled out a whopping $50,000 paycheck. Jonathan clicked off the
second fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session on Friday
night before leading the first eighteen circuits of his 25-lap qualifying
JD lost the lead in lapped traffic and was eventually
scored a strong runner-up behind only $3,000 prelim victor Bobby
Pierce. When Saturday evening rolled around at FALS, Jonathan drew
the eighth starting spot for the 100-lap grand finale, which was
contested in front of a standing-room-only crowd. The Blairsville,
Georgia ace then streaked to the front and raced up inside of the
top three before slipping back to sixth at the checkers to finish
behind only 'Prairie Dirt Classic' winner Kyle Larson, Bobby Pierce,
Shannon Babb, Chris Madden, and Brandon Sheppard. Complete results
from the PDC weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)