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)
Racks Up Trio of Top Tens in I-80 Week
25, 2021) Double L Motorsports trekked west to I-80
Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska from July 20-24 for a lucrative
stretch of racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Things
kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary shows leading
into the 'I-80 Nationals.' On Tuesday night, Jonathan Davenport
won his heat race before finishing tenth in the 30-lap sprint, while
he set Fast Time in qualifying, finished third in his heat race,
and wound up eighth in the 30-lapper on Wednesday evening. After
racking up the tenth most points during preliminary action, JD started
the $30,000 to win 'I-80 Nationals' on Thursday from the outside
of the fifth row and eventually placed ninth in the final finishing
order of the 53-lap main event.
Over the weekend at the Cornhusker State venue, a
whopping $53,000 top prize was up for grabs in the annual running
of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' In the double set of heat races
on Friday, Jonathan advanced to fourth in his first prelim, while
he secured a victory in his final heat race of the evening. By virtue
of accumulating the seventh most passing points, the Blairsville,
Georgia superstar rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in
Saturday's 80-lap headliner. Unfortunately, a broken fan blade on
lap 22 sidelined "Superman" and he was relegated to a
disappointing twenty-seventh place performance. Full results from
the last five days can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Defeats Rain and Lucas Oil Foes for $15,000 Victory!
18, 2021) After a flurry of recent rain-outs, the
#49 team returned to Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action in
the annual running of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals' at the state-of-the-art
Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night, July 17. The Wheatland, Missouri
oval drew 34 competitors - all of whom were vying for the $15,000
payday. Jonathan Davenport was strong in qualifying and later won
his heat race to earn the outside of the second row for the start
of the 50-lap feature. JD then took the point from leader Jimmy
Owens on the 29th circuit and led the remainder of the distance
to pocket the first place prize money for his nineteenth triumph
of 2021. The Blairsville, Georgia ace, who is currently second in
series points, beat Josh Richards, Kyle Bronson, Stormy Scott, and
Earl Pearson, Jr. to the checkered flag! Complete results from last
night can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
(Todd Boyd Photo)
Starts Holiday Weekend with $12,000 PRP Win!
5, 2021) Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia,
racked up his eighteenth feature win of the 2021 racing season in
the opener to a busy tripleheader weekend on Friday, July 2 at Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! Jonathan qualified well in Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials before running second in
his heat race. JD then grabbed the point on the ninth circuit from
early leader Tim McCreadie and led the remainder of the distance
in the 'Independence 50.' He pocketed the $12,000 top prize over
a top five that consisted of runner-up Kyle Bronson, McCreadie,
Spencer Hughes, Tyler Erb!
On Saturday evening, July 3, the LOLMDS tour took
the #49 team to Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio for
the 'Prime Solutions 50,' which boasted a $15,000 windfall. Jonathan
ran second in his heat race prior to advancing to fourth in the
50-lapper to trail only victor Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, and
Spencer Hughes. The tripleheader weekend then wrapped up on Sunday
with the unsanctioned 'Beckley USA 100' at Beckley Motorsports Park
in Beckley, West Virginia. "Superman" led the majority
of the $20,000 to win feature, but a wild finish and a late flat
tire dropped him to seventh at the unfurling of the checkered flag
in the 100-lap headliner. Complete results from the holiday weekend
can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com
(Tyler Carr Photo)
Sweeps Shortened Clash at the Mag Weekend!
19, 2021) Blairsville, Georgia superstar Jonathan
Davenport swept the rain-shortened 'Clash at the Mag' on June 17-18
to elevate his 2021 win total to seventeen! In the first race at
Magnolia Motor Speedway on Thursday night, Jonathan debuted a brand-new
Longhorn Chassis and promptly won his heat race before grabbing
the lead on lap two of the 25-lap sprint. JD then led the remainder
of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series prelim feature to bag the
$5,000 winner's check ahead of a top five that consisted of runner-up
Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, and Shane Clanton!
At the Columbus, Mississippi facility on Friday evening,
the second night of the 'Clash at the Mag' served as the finale
with inclement weather set to invade the area on Saturday. Jonathan
earned Fast Time honors during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
qualifying before once again picking up a heat race triumph. "Superman"
then led all fifty laps in the headliner from the pole position
to claim the $12,000 top prize ahead of Michael Arnold, Jimmy Owens,
Kyle Bronson, and Mike Marlar! Jonathan still sits third in the
latest version of the LOLMDS point standings, but is gaining ground
on the leaders! Complete results from the 'Clash at the Mag' doubleheader
can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Wins $10,000 Dream Prelim at Eldora!
13, 2021) Jonathan Davenport claimed his fifteenth
victory of the 2021 campaign in the opening night of the lucrative
"Double Dreams" at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio on Wednesday, June 9! Jonathan laid down the quickest lap in
his group during qualifying and won his heat race before leading
all 25 circuits of the preliminary feature event. JD beat Jimmy
Owens, Jacob Hawkins, Mike Marlar, and Brian Shirley to the checkers
to bag the $10,000 payday. In the 27th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream'
on Thursday evening, Jonathan placed third in his loaded heat race
before climbing six spots during the $127,000 to win headliner to
finish seventh in the first 100-lapper of the week at the Buckeye
In the 26th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream' on June
11-12, Jonathan clicked off the second fastest lap in his group
during qualifying on Friday before winning his heat race and running
fourth in the 25-lap preliminary feature behind only $10,000 victor
Gregg Satterlee, Shannon Babb, and Kyle Bronson. At the "Big
E" on Saturday in the finale, Jonathan secured a popular heat
race triumph and later rolled off from the outside of the second
row in the 100-lap main event. With a $126,000 paycheck on the line,
the Blairsville, Georgia standout fought hard for a top five showing
and eventually crossed underneath the checkers in the fourth position
behind only winner Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, and Chris Ferguson!
Complete results from the hectic week can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Sweeps Historic 100 Weekend to Pocket $35,000!
6, 2021) The 2021 win total for the #49 team was
upped to fourteen over the June 4-5 weekend with an impressive sweep
of the lucrative 'Historic 100' at the sprawling West Virginia Motor
Speedway in Mineral Wells, West Virginia! On Friday night in the
opener, Jonathan Davenport earned Fast Time honors during Super
Late Model qualifying, won his heat race, and later led all thirty
circuits to bag the $10,000 top prize over a top five that consisted
of runner-up Gregg Satterlee, Tyler Erb, G.R. Smith, and Scott Bloomquist.
At WVMS on Saturday evening, Jonathan won his heat
race before starting the 50-lapper from outside of the third row.
The Blairsville, Georgia superstar then took advantage of Devin
Moran's flat tire on lap 34 to grab the point - a lead that he would
not relinquish en route to capturing the $25,000 payday ahead of
Gregg Satterlee, Devin Moran, Tyler Erb, and Matt Sponaugle. Complete
results from the 'Historic 100' weekend can be located online by
clicking on www.wvmotorspeedway.com.
(Zach Yost Racing Photography)