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JD Fifth at Raceway 7; Runs Out of Fuel Leading Pittsburgher
(October 6, 2019)
The #49 team made their way to Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania on October 4-5 for a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns. On Friday night in the first-ever stop by the national touring series to Raceway 7, Jonathan Davenport won his heat race in preliminary action prior to scoring a strong fifth place performance in the 50-lapper behind only $12,000 winner Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, and Hudson O'Neal.

At PPMS on Saturday evening, a $20,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 31st edition of the 'Pittsburgher 100.' Jonathan clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and won his heat race to earn the outside of the front row for the start of the 100-lap headliner. After leading the first 93 circuits around the sprawling 1/2-mile speedplant, JD unfortunately brought out the caution flag on lap 94 when he ran out of fuel. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar and current LOLMDS point leader was able to return to the track in time for the restart and was able to salvage a ninth place effort. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Davenport Tackles Double Dip in the Hoosier State
(September 22, 2019)
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the Double L Motorsports team to the Hoosier State for a doubleheader weekend on September 20-21 at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. In the $12,000 to win weekend lid lifter on Friday night at Kokomo, Jonathan Davenport placed fourth in his heat race, but was unfortunately caught up in a wreck during the 50-lap main event that helped lead to a thirteenth place showing in the attrition-filled contest. At Brownstown on Saturday evening in the 40th Annual 'Jackson,' which carried a $15,000 paycheck, Jonathan once again finished fourth in his loaded heat race and had climbed to as high as sixth in the running order early in the 100-lapper before an unfortunate spin on lap 75 dropped him to seventeenth in the final finishing order. Complete results from the double-dip can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Jonathan Davenport Competes in Knoxville Nationals
(September 15, 2019)
The #49 team made the trek west to the Hawkeye State of Iowa from September 12-14 for the 16th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel event drew 55 competitors to the 1/2-mile, semi-banked Marion County fairgrounds speedplant and action kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night in the weekend lid lifter, Jonathan Davenport ran second in his heat race, but unfortunately hit the wall hard on lap four and was forced to retire from the 25-lap contest with heavy damage in the twenty-fourth position. At Knoxville on Friday evening in a similar show, Jonathan finished fifth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later wound up seventeenth in the final finishing order of the 25-lapper.

By virtue of racking up the twenty-fourth best point night, Jonathan earned the rights to the outside of the twelfth row for the start Saturday's 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The Blairsville, Georgia ace was able to climb eleven positions during the course of the $40,000 to win headliner and Jonathan eventually crossed underneath the checkers in the thirteenth spot. JD still finds himself on top of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings with only seven series races remaining on the schedule. You can read more about each of the three shows from Knoxville Raceway by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

Davenport Rules the World for Third Time; Wins $52,000!!!
(September 8, 2019)
In a tribute paint scheme to Brewster Baker from the legendary Six Pack movie, Jonathan Davenport ruled the 'World 100' for the third time on Saturday evening, September 7 at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! Jonathan placed second in the first heat race of the night behind prelim winner Hudson O'Neal and later rolled off starting seventh in the most prestigious race in the Dirt Late Model industry. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar, who lost power steering early in the 100-lap crown jewel contest, manhandled his old-school-looking #49 machine to the front and grabbed the point from Bobby Pierce on laps 48 and 62. In front of the record crowd at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant, Jonathan steered past Pierce for good on the 67th circuit and beat Jimmy Owens, Ricky Weiss, Stormy Scott, and Chris Madden to the checkered flag to collect the $52,000 winner's check and the infamous globe trophy!

Earlier in the three-day weekend at the "Big E," Jonathan was able to capture his sixteenth feature win of 2019 in Friday's Twin 25 preliminary program! After winning his heat race, JD led laps 15-25 of his main event to claim the $10,000 payday ahead of Darrell Lanigan, Kyle Bronson, Scott Bloomquist, and Bobby Pierce. In Thursday's $10,000 to win Twin 25 show, Jonathan also won his heat race before streaking past six competitors during the 25-lap sprint to bag a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Hudson O'Neal. Full results from the 49th edition of the fabled 'World 100' can be located online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

Jonathan Davenport Gets Win #15 of 2019 at PRP!
(September 2, 2019)
Jonathan Davenport elevated his 2019 win total to fifteen on Saturday night, August 31 in the 'Bob Miller Memorial' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! Jonathan qualified well in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials and won his heat race in preliminary action to earn the outside of the front row for the start of the 50-lap main event. JD, who has historically struggled a bit at the 3/8-mile oval located on the banks of the Ohio River, was on a rail throughout the 'Bob Miller Memorial,' as he led each and every circuit en route to capturing the $12,000 winner's check over Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Tyler Erb, and Jimmy Owens!

In other action over the hectic Labor Day holiday weekend, Jonathan placed third in his heat race on Friday evening at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky prior to blasting past a handful of competitors during the 50-lapper on his way to a strong third place podium effort behind only $12,000 victor Tim McCreadie and runner-up Tanner English. On Sunday in the annual 'Hillbilly Hundred' at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia, the Blairsville, Georgia star and current LOLMDS point leader won his heat race and was gunning for the $30,000 top prize in the 100-lap headliner before winding up sixth at the checkered flag behind only winner Josh Richards, Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie, Shanon Buckingham, and Jimmy Owens. Complete results from the Labor Day weekend triple shot can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

Davenport Kicks Off Dirt Million with $10,000 Victory!
(August 24, 2019)
The 2nd edition of the 'Dirt Million' wrapped up tonight at Mansfield Motor Speedway and a whopping $101,626 winner's check was on the line in the grand finale at the Mansfield, Ohio oval. Jonathan Davenport won the dash to earn the pole position for the 100-lap crown jewel main event. The current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point leader then led the first 29 circuits and stayed inside of the top five throughout much of the extra-distance affair. At the checkers; however, JD had slipped back to a seventh place outing in the 'Dirt Million,' which earned him $8,808 in prize money out of the lucrative purse.

(August 23, 2019) A similar show was held at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio tonight, as Jonathan Davenport competed in another $10,000 to win duel during the 2nd Annual 'Dirt Million.' JD ran second in heat race action and later drew the fifth starting spot in the 30-lap main event. "Superman" was then able to power past one competitor during the headliner to wind up fourth in the final finishing order behind only victor Mike Marlar, Chase Junghans, and Michael Norris.

(August 22, 2019) Jonathan Davenport recorded his fourteenth victory of the 2019 campaign earlier tonight in the 2nd Annual 'Dirt Million' opener at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio! Jonathan went from third to first on the last lap of his heat race to bring home the exciting win and promptly drew the third starting spot for the 30-lap preliminary feature. The Blairsville, Georgia standout then slid ahead of early leader Mike Marlar on the fifth circuit to grab the point - a lead he would never relinquish. JD went on to capture the $10,000 top prize in 'Dirt Million' duel two over Chase Junghans, Bobby Pierce, Ricky Weiss, and Marlar! (Heath Lawson Photo)

JD on Podium in Batesville Prelim; Sixth in Topless 100
(August 18, 2019)
Another crown jewel event was on tap from August 15-17, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the 27th Annual 'Topless 100' at Batesville Motor Speedway. The action at the Locust Grove, Arkansas facility kicked off with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary programs. In the roofless opener on Thursday evening, Jonathan Davenport won his heat race prior to winding up fifth in the 30-lap main event behind only victor Chris Madden, Brandon Overton, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens. At BMS on Friday night in a similar battle, Jonathan placed second in his loaded heat race and later blasted past a handful of competitors during the 30-lapper to land on the podium in third behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Chris Madden.

After amassing the third most points during the two prelims, JD rolled off from the inside of the second row in Saturday's 100-lap headliner. With his sole focus set on capturing his first 'Topless 100' title and the whopping $40,000 paycheck, Jonathan unfortunately slipped back to ninth in the running order before the halfway mark before making a late race charge to sixth. At the checkers, the current LOLMDS point leader found himself right outside of the top five trailing only Chris Madden, Brandon Overton, Scott Bloomquist, Josh Richards, and Shannon Babb. Full results from the long weekend in Batesville can be located by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

Davenport Climbs to Seventh in North/South Shootout
(August 11, 2019)
Following a couple of idle weekends on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule, the popular national touring series took the #49 team to Florence Speedway from August 8-10 for the 37th edition of the 'North/South 100.' The three-day extended weekend in Union, Kentucky drew 53 entrants to the 1/2-mile speedplant to do battle in the crown jewel extravaganza. On Thursday night in the $10,000 to win 'North/South Shootout,' Jonathan Davenport ran second in his loaded heat race prior to passing five competitors during the 50-lap main event en route to a solid seventh place feature showing.

At Florence on Friday evening in the double set of qualifying heat races, Jonathan ran second in his first heat race of the night and third in his final prelim. By virtue of racking up the seventh most passing points, the Blairsville, Georgia superstar earned the rights to the inside of the fourth row for the start of Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South 100.' The current LOLMDS point leader then ran as high as sixth in the early stages of the 100-lapper before eventually slipping back to a fourteenth place effort in one of the sport's biggest races. Full results from the entire weekend in the Commonwealth of Kentucky can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

JD Caught Up in Heat Wreck During USA Nationals...
(August 3, 2019)
Following his $6,000 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series win last night at Cedar Lake Speedway, Jonathan Davenport returned to action at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility on Friday night, August 2, as a double set of heat races with passing points helped set the stage for Saturday's $50,000 to win 'USA Nationals.' Jonathan advanced three spots in his first heat race of the evening to finish third, but was later caught up in a hard wreck in his final prelim that badly damaged the rear clip of his #49 ride and relegated him to an eighth place showing. The Double L Motorsports team then opted to leave the Badger State without competing in Saturday's portion of the 'USA Nationals' and will instead return back to Longhorn Chassis in North Carolina to fix the car in preparation for next weekend's big 'North/South 100' weekend at Florence (KY) Speedway. Full results from Cedar Lake can be obtained online at www.woolms.com.

Davenport Nets Lucky #13 Last Night in Cedar Lake Prelim!
(August 2, 2019)
Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia, got lucky win #13 of the 2019 season last evening, August 1 in the opening night of the 32nd Annual 'USA Nationals' at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin! Jonathan was quick right out of his repaired trailer, as he stopped the clock second fastest in Group A during World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series qualifying prior to securing a heat race triumph. JD then started the 30-lap preliminary feature from the outside of the front row and kept the talented field at bay throughout the contest to capture the $6,000 top prize over Brian Birkhofer, Tyler Bruening, Tim McCreadie, and Dale McDowell! Full results from CLS can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.woolms.com. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

JD Pilots Zeigler's #25 During Prairie Dirt Classic Weekend
(July 28, 2019)
Next up on the racing calendar for Jonathan Davenport was a visit to Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on July 26-27 for the 30th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. A total of 72 cars converged at FALS over the weekend for the mega-event that boasted a $30,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Jonathan - wheeling a Mason Zeigler back-up car due to hauler problems - advanced to sixth in his $2,500 to win qualifying feature event. JD was then battling hard for a coveted transfer spot through Saturday's consolation race, but problems late in the distance dropped the Blairsville, Georgia standout to fourteenth and kept him out of the 100-lap 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' Complete results from the action-packed weekend at the 1/4-mile bullring can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

Davenport Soldiers to Sixth Place Silver Dollar Nat'ls Showing
(July 21, 2019)
Following the win in the weekend lid lifter at I-80 Speedway, the #49 team eyed their second straight 'Silver Dollar Nationals' triumph on July 19-20 in the blistering heat at the Cornhusker State speedplant. In the double heat races on Friday night, Jonathan Davenport picked up the victory in his first heat race, while he advanced up to sixth in his second and final prelim of the evening. By virtue of racking up the twelfth most passing points in preliminary action, Jonathan earned the rights to the outside of the sixth row for the start of Saturday's 80-lap weekend headliner. With 53,000 reasons to get up on the wheel in the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' he quickly blitzed up to the second spot by lap 21, but unfortunately his Longhorn Chassis sustained right front damage after a bout with the cushion on the 25th circuit. Jonathan - despite the aerodynamic disadvantage from losing his right front fender - was able to soldier on for the remainder of the crown jewel event to salvage a sixth place showing behind only race winner Bobby Pierce, Chris Madden, Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, and Dale McDowell. Full results can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Jonathan Davenport Dashes to $12,000 Go 50 Triumph!
(July 19, 2019)
"Superman" Jonathan Davenport and the Double L Motorsports team celebrated in victory lane for the twelfth time in 2019 on Thursday night, July 18 in the 'Malvern Bank Go 50' at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, which officially kicked off the 9th edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals!' Jonathan earned Fast Time honors during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session prior to placing third in his stacked heat race behind only prelim winner Tyler Bruening and runner-up Tim McCreadie. After starting the 50-lap feature from the inside of the fifth row, JD stormed to the front and passed leader Brandon Sheppard for the point on the 34th circuit. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar then led the remainder of the 'Malvern Bank Go 50' to capture the $12,000 top prize over Sheppard, Devin Moran, Mason Zeigler, and Shannon Babb! Full results from last night in the Cornhusker State can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

Davenport Steers to Aberdeen Top Five; Rain at Jackson
(July 17, 2019)
Prior to tonight's washout at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, the Double L Motorsports team found themselves in the pit area at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota on Tuesday night, July 16 for another round of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition. Jonathan Davenport ran second in his loaded heat race and later started the $10,000 to win main event from the outside of the second row. JD was then a fixture towards the front throughout the 50-lapper and eventually brought home a strong fifth place showing behind only victor Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Stormy Scott, and Brandon Sheppard. Full results from last night at Aberdeen can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

JD Closes Out Weekend with $15,000 Diamond Nationals Win!
(July 15, 2019)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point leader Jonathan Davenport closed out a four-race extended weekend in winning fashion on Sunday, July 14 in the 'CMH Diamond Nationals' finale at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri! Jonathan earned Fast Time honors during qualifying, won his heat race in preliminary action, and later led laps 11-60 of the headliner to bag the $15,000 top prize. JD bested Mike Marlar, Shanon Buckingham, Tim McCreadie, and Billy Moyer to elevate his 2019 win total to eleven!

At Wheatland on Saturday evening in the 'CMH Diamond Nationals' opener, Jonathan grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his stacked heat race and later steered past eight competitors during the $15,000 to win main event to place fifth in the final finishing order behind only victor Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson, Jr., Mike Marlar, and Scott Bloomquist. Earlier in the four-race weekend at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, Jonathan won his heat race on Friday night before nosepiece issues in the $12,000 to win A-Main helped relegate him to a sixteenth place effort, while the Blairsville, Georgia ace ran seventh in his heat race, won his B-Main, and wound up eighteenth in the final rundown of Thursday's $12,000 to win feature after making hard contact with the wall on lap 41. Complete results from each contest can be found online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Fast Track Photos)

Davenport Fifth at PRP; Ninth at Tyler Co. in Rainy Weekend
(July 7, 2019)
A hectic four-race stretch over the extended Independence Day holiday weekend (July 3-6) with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series was shortened to only two events due to the wrath of Mother Nature. However, a pair of $12,000 to win contests were held at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia and series point leader Jonathan Davenport and the Double L Motorsports team were in the pit area at both venues. On Thursday night at PRP, Jonathan ran second in his heat race prior to rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the 50-lap headliner. The Blairsville, Georgia star wound up driving up inside of the top five to place fifth in the final rundown behind only victor Mike Marlar, Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, and Hudson O'Neal.

At Tyler County on Friday evening, another $12,000 top prize was on the line in the 25th edition of the 'Topless 50.' Jonathan once again placed second in heat race action and later started the 50-lapper from the inside of the fourth row. The popular driver known as "Superman" raced hard all over the top ten throughout the feature distance before settling for a ninth place effort in the Mountaineer State. Full results from both weekend shows can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Jonathan Davenport Strolls to Ralph Latham Memorial Win!
(June 30, 2019)
A night after posting his first DNF on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series campaign and a disappointing twenty-second place effort on Friday evening, June 28 at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee, Jonathan Davenport rebounded in a big way on Saturday, June 29 by emerging victorious in the 33rd edition of the 'Ralph Latham Memorial' at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky! Jonathan clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session before securing a heat race triumph at the Cincinnati-area venue. JD then started the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the front row and led each circuit of the caution-free contest to pocket the $12,000 winner's check for his tenth overall win in 2019. The Blairsville, Georgia standout bested Jimmy Owens, Hudson O'Neal, Josh Richards, and Mike Marlar to stretch back out his current LOLMDS point lead! Full results from the doubleheader weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

Davenport Climbs to Fourth in $30,000 Firecracker 100!
(June 23, 2019)
The #49 team headed to the Keystone State on June 21-22 for the 13th edition of the 'Firecracker 100' at the storied Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series marquee event drew a stout 46 car field and things kicked off at the 4/10-mile oval on Friday night with a $6,000 to win preliminary event. Jonathan Davenport ran third in his heat race, but a flat right rear tire helped relegate him to fifteenth in the final finishing order of the 30-lap opener. On Saturday evening in the $30,000 to win 'Firecracker 100,' JD placed second in his stacked heat race and jumped up inside of the top five in the 100-lap headliner before winding up fourth behind only victor Tim McCreadie, Darrell Lanigan, and Brandon Sheppard! Complete results from Lernerville Speedway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

Jonathan Davenport Steers to Top Fives in Southeast
(June 16, 2019)
The Double L Motorsports team tackled a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tilts in the Southeast from June 13-15, as they invaded Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina, and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. On Thursday night at the rugged Fayetteville oval, Jonathan Davenport ran second in his heat race, led laps 13-30 of the $10,000 to win feature event, and eventually landed in the fifth finishing position behind only winner Kyle Bronson, Brandon Overton, Tyler Erb, and Hudson O'Neal. At Cherokee on Friday evening in the $12,000 to win 'Grassy Smith Memorial,' Jonathan won his heat race and advanced up to second late in the 50-lap distance to secure an impressive runner-up performance behind only victor Mike Marlar. In the weekend finale on Saturday at Smoky Mountain, which boasted a $15,000 payday, the current LOLMDS point leader finished second in heat race action before slipping back to tenth in the final finishing order of the 'Big Daddy 60.' Complete results from all three weekend races can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

Davenport Dazzles in Dirt Late Model Dream Prelim!
(June 9, 2019)
"Superman" Jonathan Davenport continued his stellar 2019 campaign over the June 6-8 weekend at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio by capturing a 'Dirt Late Model Dream' Twin 25 victory to raise his win total to nine on the season! On Thursday night, Jonathan won his heat race in preliminary action prior to leading the first 24 circuits in the main event before a last-lap pass by eventual winner Darrell Lanigan forced him to settle for a close runner-up performance in the $10,000 to win weekend opener. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, JD placed second in his heat race, but later grabbed the point on lap two of the 25-lap sprint and drove off from the stacked field to lay claim to the $10,000 top prize ahead of Kent Robinson, Ricky Weiss, Darrell Lanigan, and Jimmy Owens!

When Saturday rolled around at the hallowed 1/2-mile speedplant, all eyes in the pit area were solely fixated on capturing the whopping $125,000 payday in the 25th running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Jonathan streaked to a heat race triumph, which enabled him to start sixth on the grid in the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar then looked as if he had the car to beat in the 'Dirt Late Model Dream' by blasting up to second early in the distance and racing Kyle Strickler for the lead shortly after the quarter-mark of the contest. Unfortunately, contact between the two leaders on lap 28 resulted in a bent tie-rod for the #49, which ultimately caused Jonathan to retire in the twenty-third finishing position. Complete results from the action-packed weekend at Eldora can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Rick Neff Photo)

 

 

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