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
Follows Lucas Oil Tour to Port Royal Speedway
30, 2020) The lucrative month of August with the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wrapped up from August 27-29 in
the 'Rumble by the River' at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal,
Pennsylvania. The tripleheader weekend kicked off on Thursday night
with a $10,000 to win program. Jonathan Davenport placed second
in his loaded heat race and later started the 30-lap sprint from
the outside of the sixth row. At the conclusion of the race, JD
found himself in the fourteenth finishing position.
Following a rain-out of the $12,000 to win show on Friday evening,
Saturday's grand finale in the Keystone State boasted a $15,000
top prize. Jonathan once again ran second in heat race action prior
to rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 50-lap finale.
The Blairsville, Georgia star was trying to move forward in the
contest before driveline issues caused him to retire in the twenty-fourth
spot. Jonathan now finds himself third in the latest version of
the heated LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from the entire
'Rumble by the River' weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
JD on Podium
in $5,000 Topless 100 Prelim at Batesville
23, 2020) Jonathan Davenport and the Double L Motorsports
team invaded Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas
from August 20-22 to compete in the 28th Annual 'Topless 100.' The
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the crown
jewel extravaganza, which kicked off with a pair of $5,000 to win
preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Jonathan ran second in
his heat race prior to moving up to sixth in the 30-lap shootout.
At BMS on Friday evening, JD secured a heat race triumph and later
landed on the podium in third after 30 green flag laps in the feature
behind only winner Jimmy Owens and runner-up Brandon Overton!
By virtue of racking up the fifth most points during
the two prelims, Jonathan started Saturday's annual 'Topless 100'
from the inside of the third row. Gunning for the hefty $40,000
payday, the Blairsville, Georgia quickly drove towards the front
and and pressured leader Jimmy Owens briefly. However, as the race
wore on, Jonathan faded a bit, pitted for new rubber, and eventually
wound up eleventh in the final finishing order of the 'Topless 100.'
He now sits tied for second in the latest version of the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series point standings exiting the Razorback State.
Full results from the roofless Batesville biggie can be viewed online
Climbs to Eleventh in $50,000 North/South 100
16, 2020) Next up on the racing calendar for Double
L Motorsports was a visit to the venerable Florence Speedway in
Union, Kentucky on August 12-15 for a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series events. Things kicked off on Wednesday evening at the
1/2-mile speedplant with the rain-postponed 'Ralph Latham Memorial,'
which boasted a $12,000 paycheck. Jonathan Davenport ran fourth
in his heat race and won his consolation event prior to moving up
to fourteenth in the 50-lap main event. At Florence on Thursday
night in the $10,000 to win 'North/South Shootout,' Jonathan placed
third in his heat race and later started/finished fifteenth in the
When Friday rolled around at the Cincinnati-area facility,
preliminary action got underway for the annual running of the 'North/South
100.' Jonathan moved up to eighth in his first heat race, while
he secured a victory in his second prelim on Saturday afternoon.
After finishing fifth in his B-Main later that evening, the Blairsville,
Georgia ace relied on a series provisional to gain access into the
$50,000 to win 'North/South 100.' During the course of the 100-lap
crown jewel headliner, JD wound up passing twelve competitors to
salvage an eleventh place performance. Complete results from the
extended weekend in the Commonwealth of Kentucky can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
JD Back in
Victory Lane on Friday at Ponderosa Speedway!
9, 2020) Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia,
secured his third feature win of the 2020 campaign on Friday night,
August 7 at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky! Jonathan
was fast during qualifying before scoring a heat racing triumph.
After starting from the outside of the front row in the annual running
of the 'Pete Abell Memorial,' which was sanctioned by the Schaeffer's
Oil Iron-Man Championship Series, JD dominated the field by leading
from flag-to-flag to in the 40-lapper and bagged the $4,000 top
prize ahead of Tanner English, Jacob Hawkins, Zack Dohm, and Michael
On Saturday, August 8, the #49 team bolted north to
Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana for the annual running
of the 'Hall of Fame Classic.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model
special boasted a $10,000 payday. Jonathan laid down the quickest
lap in his group during qualifying and won his heat race in preliminary
action. After rolling off from the outside of the second row in
the 50-lap main event, "Superman" climbed to second on
a couple of different occasions and looked prime to battle for the
five figure payout, but a tight racecar dropped him back to fifth
in the final rundown behind only race winner Tanner English, Josh
Rice, Kent Robinson, and Greg Johnson. Full results from both venues
can be viewed online at www.ponderosaspeedway.net
(Ryan Roberts Photo)
Gets Pair of Top Tens in Silver Dollar Nat'ls Weekend
26, 2020) A hectic stretch with the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series concluded from July 23-25 in a lucrative weekend
at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. The three-day spectacular
for the ground-pounding Super Late Models started on Thursday night
with the 'Dirt Track Bank Go 50,' which carried a $12,000 payday.
Jonathan Davenport won his loaded heat race and later started the
50-lap main event from the outside of the second row. After racing
hard for a top five finish in the weekend opener, Jonathan eventually
settled for a strong sixth place effort behind only winner Jimmy
Owens, Ricky Thornton, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, and Josh
On Friday evening at the 4/10-mile speedplant, two
rounds of heat races were on tap to help set the stage for Saturday's
grand finale. JD ran third in his first heat race of the night,
while he wound up fourth in his final prelim. By virtue of racking
up the twelfth most passing points during preliminary action, Jonathan
earned the rights to the outside of the sixth row for the start
of the $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' The Blairsville,
Georgia superstar, who currently sits second in the latest LOLMDS
point standings, was able to advance past four competitors during
the 101-lap affair to earn a steady eighth place performance. Full
results from all three days at I-80 Speedway can be viewed online
Lands on Podium Twice During Busy Week!
20, 2020) Jonathan Davenport and his #49 team were
busy on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail from July 13-19
in a quartet of series events across the states of Iowa, Illinois,
and Missouri. On Monday at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, Jonathan
finished third in his loaded heat race before advancing to sixth
in the $10,000 to win main event. At Tri-City Speedway in Granite
City, Illinois on Friday evening, Jonathan laid down the fastest
lap in Group B during qualifying, ran second in his heat race, and
later moved up three spots in the $12,000 to win headliner en route
to a strong third place podium performance behind only race winner
Tyler Erb and runner-up Billy Moyer, Jr.
The hectic week then wrapped up at the state-of-the-art
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. In Saturday's annual
'Show-Me 100,' which boasted a hefty $20,000 paycheck, Jonathan
placed sixth in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and twelfth
in the 100-lap main event. At Wheatland on Sunday in the $12,000
to win 'Diamond Nationals,' JD ran third in his stacked heat race
and later blasted all the way up to second to finish a close runner-up
behind only victor Chris Ferguson. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar
still sits second in the latest LOLMDS point standings following
the busy stretch of racing. Full results can be accessed online
Leads Early in Florence Speedway Opener...
12, 2020) The Double L Motorsports team made their
way to Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on July 10-11 for two
more pivotal Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point races. Despite
getting rained-out at the Cincinnati-area speedplant on Saturday
evening, Friday's $12,000 to win 'Summer Sizzler Nationals' opener
went off without a hitch. Jonathan Davenport earned Fast Time honors
during the qualifying session and won his stacked heat race to earn
the pole position for the 50-lap main event. After leading the first
seventeen circuits of the contest, JD was in the second position
when he tangled with another competitor on lap 27. The result was
heavy front end damage to the #49 machine and Jonathan wound up
twenty-first in the final finishing order. Complete results from
Florence can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Third at Zanesville; Runner-Up at PRP!
5, 2020) The Independence Day holiday weekend for
the #49 team took them to the Buckeye State for a pair of $12,000
to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs on July 3-4. On
Friday night at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, Jonathan
Davenport won his loaded heat race, led the first 43 laps of the
feature from the pole position, and later wound up third and on
the podium in the 50-lapper behind only race winner Tyler Erb and
runner-up Devin Moran. At Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio on Saturday evening in the 'Independence 50,' Jonathan once
again secured a heat race triumph before driving to an impressive
runner-up performance in the 50-lap affair behind only victor Jimmy
Owens. JD is still second in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS
point standings following the fireworks-filled weekend. Complete
results from both Ohio facilities can be viewed by pointing your
web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.