Runner-Up in Season-Ending Turkey 100!
30, 2014) Jonathan
Davenport and the AES Racing team wrapped up their 2014 racing
season on November 28-29 in the annual running of the 'Turkey
100' at Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia. The Crate Late
Model biggie once again paid $20,000 to the winner and attracted
a stellar 62 car field. Jonathan knocked down the quickest lap
in his group during qualifying on Friday night and later scored
a heat race triumph. After starting Saturday's 100-lapper from
the inside of the third row, Jonathan advanced up to second and
challenged eventual winner Chris Madden for the lead late in the
distance before settling for an impressive runner-up showing.
Complete results from the season-ending 'Turkey 100' can be accessed
online at www.swainsbororaceway.com.
World Championship Washed Out Until 2015...
23, 2014) Jonathan
Davenport made his way south to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida
from November 21-22 for the 10th Annual 'NeSmith World Championship
Race.' The NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series battle attracted
42 competitors and all eyes were fixated on the $10,000 payday.
On Friday night, Jonathan laid down the fifth quickest lap in
his group during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the
fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race. The
Blairsville, Georgia standout was then slated to start thirteenth
in Saturday's 100-lapper, but unfortunately inclement weather
postponed the 'NeSmith World Championship Race' until January
31, 2015. More information from Ocala can be viewed online at
Competes in World Finals at Charlotte...
9, 2014) The
#6 team headed to the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord,
North Carolina from November 6-8 for the 8th Annual 'World of
Outlaws World Finals.' The final two events on the World of Outlaws
Late Model Series calendar paid $12,000 to the winner and attracted
a stellar 77 car field. On Thursday night, Jonathan Davenport
posted the third fastest lap in Group A during qualifying for
Friday's program and the fifth quickest time in Group A for Saturday's
In front of a huge Charlotte crowd, Jonathan won
his heat race on Friday evening and later started third on the
grid in the 50-lap headliner. Unfortunately, a wrong tire selection
caused him to fade through the field and he eventually retired
on lap 30 - settling for a disappointing twenty-fifth place performance.
On Saturday, JD unfortunately missed out on transferring into
the 50-lapper after ultimately finishing seventh in his heat race
and fifth in his B-Main. Complete results from the 'World Finals'
weekend can be found online at www.woolms.com.
Davenport Dominates National 100 at EAMS!!!
3, 2014) "Superman"
Jonathan Davenport enjoyed a terrific 'National 100' weekend at
the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama
on November 1-2, as he racked up wins #22 and #23 of his 2014
campaign! Behind the wheel of his #6 Super Late Model, Jonathan
laid down the third quickest lap of the 33 entrants during the
qualifying session on Saturday evening and later ran second in
his heat race behind only prelim victor Randy Weaver. After rolling
off from the inside of the fourth row in Sunday's 100-lap grind,
Jonathan stormed past leader Dennis Franklin on lap 52 to grab
the point. He then led the remainder of the extra-distance affair
to pick up his third career 'National 100' title and the $20,000
payday over Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, and Rick
In Crate Late Model action, the Blairsville, Georgia
standout steered his #49 AES Racing entry to the fastest lap in
qualifying, which landed him the pole for Sunday afternoon's 50-lap
headliner. Jonathan then paced the field from green to checkers
to score the $5,000 top prize over Montana Dudley, Ronnie Johnson,
Chase Edge, and Terrance Nowell! Complete results from the dominating
weekend in Phenix City can be accessed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
(Eric Gano Photo)
Runner-Up in 24th Annual Blue/Gray 100!
26, 2014) Jonathan
Davenport and the K&L Rumley #6 team ventured to Cherokee
Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on October 24-25 for a pair
of lucrative Southern Nationals Bonus Races. On Friday night in
the $7,000 to win 'Robert Pursley Memorial,' Jonathan experienced
problems all evening long, but had moved from tenth to fifth in
the 40-lap feature before a broken driveshaft dropped him to a
disappointing twentieth place performance. At Cherokee on Saturday,
a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the 24th Annual 'Blue/Gray
100.' Jonathan won his heat race in preliminary action and climbed
to second in the 100-lap grind to finish a strong runner-up behind
only victor Scott Bloomquist. Full results from the double-dip
in South Carolina can be found online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Davenport Eleventh in $50,000 DTWC
20, 2014) The
#6 team rolled into Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio
on October 17-19 for the 34th edition of the 'Dirt Track World
Championship.' A stellar field of 89 competitors piled into the
pit area for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finale and a
whopping $50,000 top prize was up for grabs. On Friday night,
Jonathan Davenport clicked off the seventh fastest lap in Group
A during the time trial session and later scored the impressive
victory in his heat race by besting Gregg Satterlee, R.J. Conley,
Earl Pearson, Jr., and Jimmy Mars.
Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, the remainder
of the DTWC program wrapped up at PRP on Sunday afternoon. Jonathan
started the 100-lap crown jewel main event from the inside of
the third row and hovered around the top five throughout much
of the distance. A last lap skirmish; however, caused the Blairsville,
Georgia star to slip to an eleventh place effort in the daytime
affair. Full results from the 'Dirt Track World Championship'
weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Rallies to Runner-Up in Fastrak World Championship
5, 2014) "Superman"
Jonathan Davenport invaded the pristine Virginia Motor Speedway
in Jamaica, Virginia on October 3-4 for the annual running of
the 'Fastrak World Championship.' This year's edition of the Crate
Late Model biggie paid $20,000 to the winner. Jonathan clicked
off the second fastest lap in his group during the qualifying
session on Friday night and appeared to have won his heat race.
After his carburetor was deemed to be illegal by tech officials,
Jonathan was forced to start at the tail end of Saturday's consolation
JD rallied to win his B-Main on Saturday evening
and later started the 60-lap headliner from the outside of the
tenth row. The Blairsville, Georgia standout then put on a show
throughout the main event by climbing all the way up to the second
position. Jonathan eventually grabbed an impressive runner-up
performance in the 'Fastrak World Championship' behind only winner
Tim Dohm. Complete results from VMS can be accessed online at
Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals Results...
27, 2014) The
culmination of a long weekend in the Hawkeye State took place
tonight, as a $40,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the 'Lucas
Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' finale at Knoxville Raceway
in Knoxville, Iowa. By virtue of his impressive point total on
Thursday, Jonathan Davenport earned the rights to the third starting
spot in tonight's 100-lap headliner. In front of a huge crowd
and the television cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios,
Jonathan was a fixture inside of the top five early in the distance.
Unfortunately, he slipped back as the race wore on and JD wound
up posting an eighteenth place effort in the crown jewel event.
26, 2014) Following
the big win last night in the Hawkeye State, another $7,000 top
prize was on the line tonight at Knoxville (IA) Raceway in round
two of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' Jonathan
Davenport knocked down the seventeenth quickest lap in Group B
during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials prior to once
again scoring the win in heat race action. After rolling off from
the outside of the sixth row in the 25-lapper, Jonathan was able
to move up a couple of spots during the caution-free affair on
his way to a solid tenth place performance.
25, 2014) "Superman"
Jonathan Davenport bagged his twenty-first feature win of the
2014 racing season tonight in the opener of the 11th edition of
the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' at the hallowed
grounds of Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa! Jonathan laid
down the seventh fastest time in Group B during Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series qualifying and later scored an impressive heat
race triumph. After starting the 25-lap sprint from the outside
of the front row, JD dominated by leading each and every circuit
en route to capturing the $7,000 payday over Darrell Lanigan,
Brian Birkhofer, Earl Pearson, Jr., and Brandon Sheppard! (Rick
Davenport Climbs to Eighth in Jackson 100
21, 2014) Jonathan
Davenport and his #6 team returned to racing action on September
19-20 in the 35th Annual 'Jackson 100' at the legendary Brownstown
Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. Things kicked off on Friday night
at the 1/4-mile oval with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
and Jonathan knocked down the fastest lap in Group B during the
time trial session. Unfortunately, he slipped high over the banking
during Saturday's heat race and eventually wound up finishing
tenth. After blasting to fourth in his B-Main, Jonathan received
a Fast Time provisional to transfer into the $20,000 to win mega-event.
In front of a packed house, JD climbed fifteen spots during the
100-lapper to finish the 'Jackson 100' in the eighth position.
Complete results from Brownstown can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
World 100 Weekend Nightly Results...
6, 2014) The
44th edition of the 'World 100' wrapped up tonight at the famed
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and all eyes were fixated on
the prestigious globe trophy, as well as the hefty $47,000 top
prize. Jonathan Davenport wound up fifth in his loaded heat race
following a skirmish, but later battled back to grab the third
transfer spot through his consolation race. After starting twenty-fifth
on the grid in the 100-lap grind, JD eventually picked up eleven
positions to finish the 'World 100' with a fourteenth place showing.
5, 2014) Blairsville,
Georgia standout Jonathan Davenport picked up his twentieth victory
of 2014 tonight at Eldora (OH) Speedway! Jonathan clicked off
the thirty-first quickest time during qualifying prior to recording
a heat race triumph. After starting the 25-lap headliner from
the inside of the second row, JD led each and every circuit of
the A-Main en route to the $5,000 payday over Scott Bloomquist,
Brian Birkhofer, Billy Moyer, and Chris Madden!
4, 2014) The
#6 team rolled into the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in
Rossburg, Ohio tonight for the start of the 44th edition of the
'World 100.' Jonathan Davenport knocked down the 69th fastest
lap during the qualifying session and later moved up to second
in his heat race to finish behind only prelim winner Dale McDowell.
After starting his $5,000 to win main event from the inside of
the sixth row, JD wound up thirteenth in the final rundown of
Rallies to Top Five in $25k Hillbilly 100
1, 2014) Jonathan
Davenport and the AES Racing team struck out to Wythe Raceway
in Rural Retreat, Virginia and I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, West
Virginia on August 30-31 for a pair of high-profile events. On
Saturday at Wythe, the Fastrak Racing Series presided over a $3,000
to win program. After timing in eighth fastest during qualifying
and finishing sixth in his heat race, Jonathan was scheduled to
start sixteenth on the grid in the 40-lap headliner. Unfortunately,
motor issues caused JD to scratch from the feature lineup at the
At I-77 on Sunday, the annual running of the 'Hillbilly
100' took place and a whopping $25,000 payday was on the line.
Jonathan knocked down the third fastest lap in Group B during
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and later wound up
fourth in his heat race after leading much of the prelim. The
Blairsville, Georgia star then picked off nine competitors during
the 100-lap grind to record a strong fifth place performance behind
only winner Don O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, Steve Francis, and Dennis
Erb, Jr. Complete results from both weekend races can be accessed
online at www.dirtondirt.com.
Davenport Keeps Rolling; Wins Again at 311!
AES Racing team unexpectedly dropped into 311 Motor Speedway in
Pine Hall, North Carolina on Sunday, August 24 and driver Jonathan
Davenport racked up his nineteenth triumph of the 2014 campaign!
Unloading his Crate Late Model, Jonathan moved up four spots in
his heat race to finish second and later dominated the main event.
The Blairsville, Georgia hotshoe picked up the $800 payday for
his third win of the weekend. Full results from 311 Motor Speedway
can be viewed online at www.311motorspeedway.net.
Win Tally Stands at Eighteen After Tyler Co. Sweep!
24, 2014) Jonathan
Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia, picked up his seventeenth
and eighteenth feature wins of 2014 on Saturday evening, August
23 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia! In
the unsanctioned 'Earl Hill Memorial,' Jonathan posted the fastest
lap during Super Late Model qualifying and later finished second
in the dash. After starting the headliner from the outside of
the front row, JD dominated the race and lapped up to fourth in
beating Jared Hawkins, Tim Dohm, Jacob Hawkins, and Doug Drown
for the $10,000 top prize. Jonathan also recorded a victory in
the Fastrak Crate Late Model portion of the program last night
at Tyler County!
A night earlier, Jonathan entered a $3,000 to win
FUEL Series showdown at Rolling Thunder Raceway in Ararat, Virginia.
"Superman" came up just shy of landing another feature
triumph, as he settled for a strong runner-up performance behind
only victor Ross Bailes. Complete results from the action-packed
weekend can be accessed online at www.dirtondirt.com.
(Zach Yost Photo)
Podium Efforts for Davenport at Carolina & Batesville!
2014) Jonathan Davenport and the #6 team
had a busy week from August 13-16, as they competed in a pair
of big events in North Carolina and Arkansas. On Wednesday evening
at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina, Jonathan laid
down the fast lap of 15.433 seconds in Carolina Clash Super Late
Model Series qualifying, which locked him into the pole position
for the start of the $3,000 to win 'Shrine' race. Unfortunately,
JD suffered a right rear flat tire while leading on lap 23, but
battled back from the tail and finished the 30-lapper in the third
position behind only race winner Dennis Franklin and runner-up
The action quickly shifted west to Batesville Motor
Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas over the weekend for the 22nd
edition of the 'Topless 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
biggie drew 63 entrants to the Batesville area for the $40,000
to win crown jewel extravaganza. On Friday night, Jonathan timed
in third quickest in Group A during qualifying prior to scoring
the win in his loaded heat race. After drawing the sixth starting
spot before Saturday's 100-lap headliner, the Blairsville, Georgia
ace climbed to as high as second in the running order before eventually
netting a strong third place performance behind only victor Jimmy
Owens and runner-up Dale McDowell. Full results from both big
shows can be accessed online at www.dirtondirt.com.
Sneaks to Lavonia Speedway for Fastrak Race...
2014) After a planned trip to Wythe (VA)
Raceway on Saturday, August 9 was scrapped due to rain showers,
Jonathan Davenport snuck down to Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia,
Georgia to enter a weekly Fastrak Crate Late Model program. Driving
a borrowed racecar, Jonathan timed in fifth quickest during the
qualifying session, but later ran hot during the feature event.
JD was forced to retire due to the overheating woes and was placed
ninth in the final finishing order. Full results from Lavonia
Speedway can be viewed online at www.lavoniaspeedway.net.
to Upper Midwest for Lucrative Events...
2, 2014) The #6 team wrapped up the 27th
edition of the 'USA Nationals' tonight at Cedar Lake (WI) Speedway,
as all eyes were fixated on the $50,000 top prize. Jonathan Davenport
started the 100-lapper from the outside of the second row and
ran towards the front of the stellar field early in the distance.
At the conclusion of the 'USA Nationals,' JD found himself in
the eighth finishing position.
1, 2014) Night two of the 'USA Nationals'
weekend took place tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and preliminary
action was held for the crown jewel event, which boasts a hefty
$50,000 payday tomorrow evening at the New Richmond, Wisconsin
facility. Blairsville, Georgia star Jonathan Davenport knocked
down the second fastest lap in Group A during time trials prior
to scoring the win in his heat race and finishing fourth in the
dash. Jonathan will start the 100-lap 'USA Nationals' from the
outside of the second row tomorrow night. To cap off the show,
JD wound up seventh in the special FANSFund Dash, which paid $2,500
to the winner.
31, 2014) The dirt-slinging action shifted
to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin
tonight for the start of the huge 27th Annual 'USA Nationals'
weekend. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned a $6,000
to win program tonight at CLS. Jonathan Davenport posted the tenth
quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session and later
placed fourth in his heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main,
JD picked off eight competitors during the caution-free 40-lap
main event to claim a respectable eleventh place effort.
29, 2014) A very busy week in the Badger
State of Wisconsin kicked off tonight with a visit to Shawano
Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin, as the World of Outlaws Late Model
Series presided over a $10,000 to win battle. Jonathan Davenport
clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying, but
later suffered problems in his heat race that led to an eighth
place effort. After receiving a provisional to gain access into
the 50-lap headliner, Jonathan retired after only twelve circuits
and was placed twenty-fourth in the final rundown.
26, 2014) The 25th edition of the 'Prairie
Dirt Classic' came to a close tonight in front of a crazed fan
base at Fairbury American Legion Speedway. By virtue of his strong
run in heat race action last night, Jonathan Davenport started
the $25,000 to win mega-event from the outside of the fifth row.
The Blairsville, Georgia star quickly blitzed to the front of
the talented field and was battling for the lead when engine woes
once again reared their ugly head. Jonathan was forced to retire
from the 100-lapper after only 42 circuits and was relegated to
a disappointing twenty-fifth place performance.
25, 2014) The #6 team started their trek
to the Upper Midwest tonight with their first-ever visit to Fairbury
American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois for the opening
night of the 25th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' After experiencing
motor issues in his primary car during hot laps, Jonathan Davenport
unloaded his back-up mount prior to qualifying. JD timed in sixteenth
fastest in Group B during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying
and later moved up to second in his loaded heat race!
Bags $3,500 in Southern Nationals Opener at Wythe!
21, 2014) Jonathan Davenport's 2014 win
total now stands at sixteen following an impressive victory tonight
in the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series opener at the picturesque
Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia! Jonathan laid down the
quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later
scored the victory in the dash to earn the pole position in the
35-lap feature event. JD then paced the field from green to checkers
in the headliner to claim the $3,500 triumph over Dennis Franklin,
Chris Madden, Stacy Boles, and Vic Hill! Full results from tonight
at Wythe Raceway can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Runner-Ups for Davenport in Crate at Friendship
20, 2014) With all of the rain in the area
over the July 18-19 weekend, Jonathan Davenport eventually wound
up at Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, North Carolina on Saturday
evening. The AES Racing team showed up late to the track, but
was able to put together a strong night in the pair of Crate Late
Model twin races. After starting sixth in the first $1,000 to
win feature, Jonathan climbed all the way up to second to finish
behind only victor Ross Bailes. It was a similar story in the
second main event of the evening, as Jonathan started third on
the grid before notching another runner-up performance behind
Bailes. Complete results from both races can be viewed by pointing
your web browser to www.friendshipspeedwaync.com.
Downs 311 Field for Fifteenth Feature Win of 2014!
13, 2014) Blairsville, Georgia star Jonathan
Davenport returned to 311 Motor Speedway in Pine Hall, North Carolina
on Saturday night, July 12 for another dose of Crate Late Model
action. After timing in second quickest during the qualifying
session, Jonathan finished a strong runner-up in the first $500
to win feature event behind only victor G.R. Smith. In the second
race of the evening, Jonathan picked up the pace and scored his
fifteenth feature victory of 2014 over Landon Mitchell, Cole Apple,
Benji Hicks, and Teddy Musgrave. Full results from last night's
races at 311 can be accessed online at www.311motorspeedway.net.
(Under the Lights Photography)
Firecracker 100 Nightly Results...
28, 2014) "Superman" Jonathan
Davenport and his #6 team concluded the 8th Annual 'Firecracker
100' weekend tonight at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania,
as a huge $30,000 payday was on the line in the World of Outlaws
Late Model Series biggie. Jonathan scored the win in heat race
action tonight over Dan Stone and Jared Miley and later drew the
pole position prior to the drop of the green flag in the 100-lapper.
After running second early in the distance, JD turned up the heat
on the competition and swept around Darrell Lanigan to grab the
point on lap twelve. The Blairsville, Georgia star was then on
his way to a potential crown jewel win until he suffered a broken
rear-end on lap 67. Unfortunately, Jonathan was relegated to a
heartbreaking eighteenth place finish in the 'Firecracker 100,'
which was shortened by ten circuits due to rain showers.
27, 2014) Jonathan
Davenport and his #6 AES Racing / K&L Rumley Enterprises team
competed again tonight on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
circuit at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, as night
two of the ‘Firecracker 100’ took place. Jonathan
laid down the fastest lap in Group B during time trials with a
16.873 second lap. The Blairsville, Georgia ace then went on to
finish second in the fourth heat race behind only prelim winner
Scott Bloomquist. JD then rolled off from the outside of the fifth
row in the $6,000 to win A-Main and eventually finished right
where he started the 30-lap race... in the tenth position.
26, 2014) Blairsville,
Georgia standout driver Jonathan Davenport, along with the AES
Racing / K&L Rumley Enterprises team, ventured north to the
storied Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania tonight for
round one of the 'Firecracker 100' weekend. Jonathan timed in
at the top of the second World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying
group and later won his loaded heat race. The popular driver known
as "Superman" then drew the outside of the front row
for the $6,000 to win main event, led the first eighteen circuits
in the 30-lapper, and eventually finished in the fourth spot behind
only victor Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens.
Podiums for Davenport at Cherokee & Smoky Mountain
22, 2014) Jonathan
Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia, hit Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney,
South Carolina and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee
on June 20-21 for a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series battles. On Friday night in the annual 'Grassy Smith
Memorial' at Cherokee, Jonathan ran second in his heat race prior
to picking off two competitors during the 50-lapper en route to
a strong third place performance behind only race winner Don O'Neal
and runner-up Brandon Overton. At Smoky Mountain on Saturday evening,
Jonathan finished fourth in heat race action and later blasted
past nine cars in the 50-lap headliner on his way to a sterling
runner-up effort behind only victor Casey Roberts. Complete results
from the LOLMDS doubleheader weekend can be accessed online at
Picks Up Three More Wins Saturday at 311!
15, 2014) Blairsville,
Georgia star Jonathan Davenport kept adding to his successful
2014 resume, as he racked up three more feature wins on Saturday
night, June 14 at 311 Motor Speedway in Pine Hall, North Carolina!
The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over Twin 25s at
311 last night and Jonathan earned fast time honors during qualifying,
which locked him into the pole position for the first 25-lapper.
JD scored the $2,500 triumph in the first A-Main over G.R. Smith,
Dennis Franklin, Jeff Smith, and Justin Labonte. "Superman"
then brought out the broom in the second 25-lap race, as he started
fifth before going on to win another $2,500 over Dennis Franklin,
Jeff Smith, Brandon Overton, and Doug Sanders!
That was only half of the action at 311 on Saturday,
as Jonathan also entered a pair of Twin 20s for the Crate Late
Models. After clicking off the third fastest lap during time trials,
Jonathan finished second in the first $500 to win feature. He
then started from the inside of the third row in the second 20-lapper
and blasted to the front to secure the $500 top prize for his
fourteenth triumph of 2014! Full results from the long night of
racing action at 311 can be found online at www.311motorspeedway.net.
(Glen Starek Photo)