Fourth in Knoxville LM Nationals Prelim
16, 2018) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule
heated back up on September 13-15 with the 15th Annual 'Lucas Oil
Late Model Knoxville Nationals' at the storied Knoxville Raceway
in Knoxville, Iowa. The dirt-slinging action started with a pair
of $7,000 to win preliminary showdowns at the 1/2-mile, semi-banked
Hawkeye State venue. On Thursday night, Jonathan Davenport ran second
in his heat race prior to finishing thirteenth in the 25-lap main
event. At Knoxville on Friday evening, Jonathan placed second in
his heat race and fourth in the 25-lapper behind only victor Brandon
Sheppard, Frank Heckenast, Jr., and Don O'Neal!
By virtue of accumulating the ninth highest point
total during preliminary competition, JD rolled off from the inside
of the fifth row in Saturday's 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville
Nationals.' The Blairsville, Georgia ace, who is the current LOLMDS
point leader, had his sights set on the $40,000 winner's check,
but eventually wound up eleventh in the final finishing order. Full
results from the downtown Knoxville speedplant can be viewed by
logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
to Sixth in Eldora Twin 25; World 100 Postponed...
9, 2018) Jonathan Davenport was one of the 101 entrants
that piled into the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from
September 6-8 to compete in the 48th edition of the 'World 100.'
Things kicked off on Thursday night - actually the wee hours of
Friday morning after a long rain delay - with a pair of Twin 25
programs, each of which paid $10,000 to the winner. Jonathan timed
in fiftieth fastest during qualifying before finishing third in
his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh
row in the 25-lapper at the "Big E," JD streaked past
eight competitors on his way to a steady sixth place effort. Friday's
$10,000 to win Twin 25s and Saturday's prestigious 'World 100,'
which was scheduled to boast a $51,000 windfall, both fell victim
to the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon and have been postponed
until October 12-13. Full results from Thursday's start to the crown
jewel extravaganza can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser
Enjoys Solid Labor Day Weekend on Lucas Tour
3, 2018) The #49 team headed to the states of Kentucky,
Ohio, and West Virginia with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
from August 31-September 2 for a trio of pivotal point battles.
At Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky on Friday night,
Jonathan Davenport ran second in his heat race before claiming a
strong fourth place effort in the rain-shortened $12,000 to win
main event behind only winner Eddie Carrier, Jr., Earl Pearson,
Jr., and Josh Richards. On Saturday evening in the $12,000 to win
'Bob Miller Memorial' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio, Jonathan placed second in his heat race prior to advancing
up to third in the A-Main to trail only victor Brandon Sheppard
and runner-up Josh Richards. In the annual 'Hillbilly Hundred' on
Sunday at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia,
which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday, JD finished sixth in his
heat race, second in his B-Main, and seventh in the 100-lapper.
Full results from the triple shot of racing action can be located
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Dirt Million Duel at Mansfield for $10,000!
26, 2018) "Superman" Jonathan Davenport's
2018 win total now stands at thirteen following a flag-to-flag triumph
on Friday night, August 24 in one of the 'Dirt Million' duels at
Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio! After qualifying well
in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials, Jonathan won his
heat race in preliminary action and later started the 30-lap main
event from the outside of the front row. JD then grabbed the top
spot at the drop of the green flag and led each and every circuit
to claim the $10,000 top prize over Ricky Weiss, Don O'Neal, Devin
Moran, and Shannon Babb!
On Saturday evening, August 25 at Mansfield, a huge
standing-room-only crowd was on hand to witness history, as over
$202,000 was up for grabs in the inaugural running of the 'Dirt
Million.' Jonathan placed seventh in the dash, which was comprised
of the top four finishers from each of Friday's duels, and later
rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in the 100-lap headliner.
The Blairsville, Georgia ace was then making his way to the front
of the stellar field before he was involved in a lap nineteen wreck.
Jonathan was unfortunately forced to retire from the 'Dirt Million'
with heavy damage and was officially paid for a disappointing twenty-fourth
place effort. Complete results from both weekend races at Mansfield
can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Debuts New Car; Streaks to North/South Top Five!
12, 2018) Jonathan Davenport returned to the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene from August 8-11 in a lucrative
four-day stretch at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky.
In Wednesday's $12,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial,' Jonathan
placed third in his heat race prior to having trouble in the rain-shortened
main event to settle for a sixteenth place showing. At Florence
on Thursday night in the 'North/South Shootout,' which boasted a
$10,000 payday, Jonathan took a provisional to gain access into
the 50-lapper and eventually netted a nineteenth place performance
in the caution-free affair.
On Friday evening at the 1/2-mile, Cincinnati-area
speedplant, a double set of heat races with combined passing points
were held to help set the lineups for Saturday's $50,000 to win
'North/South 100.' Jonathan, who unloaded a brand-new Longhorn racecar,
placed second in both of his heat races and earned the tenth most
passing points in doing so. After rolling off from the outside of
the fifth row in Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel main event, the
Blairsville, Georgia ace pitted early to make changes before rallying
from the back of the pack. At the finish line, JD was inside of
the top five to secure a strong fifth place effort behind only victor
Ricky Weiss, Tim McCreadie, Hudson O'Neal, and Jimmy Owens! Full
results from the long week at Florence Speedway can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
in Badger State for Double L Motorsports
4, 2018) Things wrapped up in the Badger State tonight
in the finale of the 'USA Nationals' at the renowned Cedar Lake
Speedway, as the whopping $50,000 winner's check had the attention
of everyone at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Jonathan Davenport
rolled off from the inside of the third row in the 100-lap crown
jewel main event, but suffered from a tight racecar during the headliner
and wound up retiring after only 43 circuits in the twenty-third
(August 3, 2018) Preliminary
action for the 31st Annual 'USA Nationals' took place earlier this
evening at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. For the
first time in the crown jewel event's storied history, a double
set of heat races with combined passing points were held to set
the lineups for Saturday's $50,000 to win extravaganza. Jonathan
Davenport ran second in his first heat race of the night, while
he placed fourth in his final prelim. Following a fifth place effort
in the dash, JD will start tomorrow's 100-lap 'USA Nationals' from
the inside of the third row!
(August 2, 2018) The
31st edition of the 'USA Nationals' got underway tonight at the
renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. A stout
45 car field made their way to the track located near the Minnesota/Wisconsin
border for the $6,000 to win preliminary event. Jonathan Davenport
posted the fastest time in Group B during the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series qualifying session and once again picked up a
victory in his loaded heat race. JD then swapped the top spot with
Brandon Sheppard several times during the 40-lap feature event including
leading laps 37-39. Headed towards the checkers; however, Sheppard
was able to work his way past the #49 machine and Davenport was
forced to settle for a very close runner-up effort!
(July 31, 2018) After
a couple of days off, Jonathan Davenport kicked off a busy week
in the Badger State tonight at the sprawling Shawano Speedway in
Shawano, Wisconsin. In the annual $10,000 to win 'Sun Drop Shootout,'
Jonathan knocked down the third quickest time overall during the
qualifying session before securing a win in heat race action. After
drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 50-lap
headliner, the Blairsville, Georgia star ran primarily in the third
position, which is where he ultimately finished behind only race
winner Chris Madden and runner-up Shane Clanton!
in PDC Qualifying Feature; Competes in $30k Headliner
29, 2018) The 29th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt
Classic' took center stage over the July 27-28 weekend at Fairbury
American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. On Friday
night, Jonathan Davenport stopped the clock second fastest in Group
B during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying
prior to running fourth in his $2,500 to win qualifying feature.
After starting Saturday's $30,000 to win 'Prairie Dirt Classic'
from the outside of the eighth row, JD quickly moved up inside of
the top ten in the 100-lap affair. However, he later pitted shortly
after the halfway mark for a new right rear tire and eventually
finished right where he started... in the sixteenth position. Full
results from the action-packed weekend at FALS can be viewed online
Caps Hectic Week with Silver Dollar Nationals Win!!!
21, 2018) "Superman" Jonathan Davenport
is now a two-time 'Silver Dollar Nationals' winner after tonight's
exciting 80-lapper at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska! Jonathan
rolled off from the outside of the sixth row in the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series biggie, but quickly charged up inside of the top
three before biding his time and saving his equipment for the end
of the race. After a caution on lap 67, JD turned up the wick, drove
up to second, and started to hunt down leader Bobby Pierce. With
Pierce doomed by engine failure late in the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,'
The LOLMDS point leader grabbed the point on the 78th circuit and
led the remaining three laps to capture the whopping $53,000 windfall
ahead of Ricky Weiss, Jimmy Owens, Hudson O'Neal, and Earl Pearson,
(July 20, 2018) Following
last night's exciting victory, preliminary action for the 8th Annual
'Silver Dollar Nationals' took place earlier tonight at I-80 Speedway
in Greenwood, Nebraska with two rounds of heat races providing passing
points that set the lineups for Saturday's main event. Jonathan
Davenport ran second in his first heat race of the evening, while
he finished fourth in his final prelim. The Blairsville, Georgia
ace accumulated the twelfth most combined passing points in heat
race action and will start tomorrow night's $53,000 to win headliner
from the outside of the sixth row.
19, 2018) Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia,
racked up his eleventh feature win of 2018 in thrilling fashion
tonight at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska! The rain-postponed
'Malvern Bank Go 50' took place tonight in the Cornhusker State
and JD was on kill from the time he unloaded his #49 machine. After
timing in second fastest in Group B during qualifying, Jonathan
won his heat race to earn the outside of the second row for the
start of the 50-lap Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series main event.
"Superman" drove to the front and led laps 34-35 before
gaining the point for good from Scott Bloomquist on the 37th circuit.
Jonathan then beat Bloomquist to the finish line by a mere 0.015
seconds to lay claim to the $10,000 payday, which was paid to him
in $2.00 bills! (Heath
(July 18, 2018) Another
$10,000 top prize was up for grabs for Double L Motorsports tonight
in a first-ever visit to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.
The pristine Gopher State facility played host to its first Super
Late Model race since 1988 and 24 competitors signed into the pit
area for the 'Sturdevant's Auto Parts 50.' Jonathan Davenport knocked
down the second quickest lap overall during time trials and later
ran second in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside
of the third row in the 50-lap main event, Jonathan steered his
#49 machine all the way up to second to finish an impressive runner-up
behind only victor Scott Bloomquist!
(July 17, 2018) A
very busy week on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series calendar
started tonight at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
The 2nd Annual 'Bullet Sportswear Shootout' took place and the #49
team vied for the $10,000 winner's check in the Tuesday night special.
Jonathan Davenport posted the third quickest time overall during
the qualifying session prior to picking up the victory in his stacked
heat race. JD then started third in the 50-lapper and found his
way to the point to lead lap 35, but a skirmish late in the distance
caused front-end damage and dropped the Blairsville, Georgia standout
to eighth in the final finishing order.
Battles for Top Tens in Midwest
15, 2018) The Double L Motorsports team continued
their busy month of July on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
trail over the July 13-14 weekend in a pair of $12,000 to win battles
at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lucas Oil Speedway
in Wheatland, Missouri. On Friday night in the 'NAPA Know How 50'
at Granite City, Jonathan Davenport qualified thirteenth fastest
overall during time trials, ran fifth in his heat race, and later
advanced up to ninth in the 50-lap headliner. In the annual 'Diamond
Nationals' on Saturday evening at Wheatland, JD suffered terminal
mechanical problems in his heat race prior to unloading a back-up
car to finish sixth in the B-Main and storming past sixteen competitors
in the 50-lapper to salvage a sixth place feature showing. Jonathan
is still on top of the heated LOLMDS point standings. Full results
from both weekend contests can be found by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
Runs into Trouble in Grassy Smith Memorial...
8, 2018) A Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tripleheader
in the Southeast was planned for the #49 team from July 5-7, but
with a pair of rain-outs at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville,
North Carolina and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee,
Jonathan Davenport entered one lone showdown at Cherokee Speedway
in Gaffney, South Carolina on Friday evening. The 20th edition of
the 'Grassy Smith Memorial' was held at the legendary speedplant
and 30 entrants were on hand to vie for the $12,000 winner's check.
Jonathan ran third in heat race action, but later drew a lap 37
yellow flag in the 50-lapper and slipped to fourteenth in the final
finishing order. JD is still on top of the heated LOLMDS point standings
following the rainy weekend. Full results can be viewed online at
Oil Stretch in Ohio Leading into 4th of July
3, 2018) The hectic stretch of racing leading up
to the 4th of July holiday wrapped up tonight at Muskingum County
Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
presided over another $12,000 to win throwdown. In front of a huge
crowd at MCS, Jonathan Davenport bagged the ninth quickest lap in
Group B during qualifying before running third in his competitive
heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature event from the outside
of the fifth row, JD stormed up inside of the top five and landed
on the podium in the third position behind only victor Gregg Satterlee
and runner-up Darrell Lanigan!
(July 2, 2018) The
third round of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action in the Buckeye
State took the #49 team to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio tonight
for the annual running of the 'Steel Valley 50.' Jonathan Davenport
knocked down the thirteenth quickest lap overall during the qualifying
session prior to advancing up to second in his loaded heat race.
The Blairsville, Georgia star then rolled off from the outside of
the second row in the $12,000 to win main event and eventually nabbed
a strong fourth place effort in the caution-free 50-lap contest,
as he trailed only victor Don O'Neal, Mason Zeigler, and Josh Richards!
(July 1, 2018) Another
$12,000 top prize was on the line for the cars and stars racing
with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight at Mansfield Motor
Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. Jonathan Davenport was one of 35 entrants
at the pristine facility to compete in the 2nd Annual 'Freedom 50.'
Jonathan timed in eighth fastest in Group B during qualifying before
grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting
the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the sixth row, JD finished
right where he started... in the twelfth finishing position.
(June 30, 2018) The
opening leg of a four-race Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series stretch
in the Buckeye State of Ohio kicked off tonight on the banks of
the Ohio River at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. A
strong field of 38 competitors signed into PRP to vie for the $12,000
top prize in the annual running of the 'Independence 50.' Jonathan
Davenport ran sixth in his loaded heat race, but later won his consolation
event to advance into the 50-lapper. JD then unfortunately suffered
a lap 40 flat tire and eventually wound up seventeenth in the final
Earns Top Ten in Clash at the Mag
17, 2018) Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
point leader Jonathan Davenport and his #49 team rolled into Magnolia
Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on June 15-16 for the $20,000
to win 'Clash at the Mag.' On Friday night, Jonathan laid down the
seventh fastest lap overall during qualifying before finishing third
in his loaded heat race. The Blairsville, Georgia ace then started
Saturday's 100-lap contest from the inside of the fourth row before
eventually winding up eighth at the pay window. Full results from
Magnolia Motor Speedway can be found online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
JD Wins Dream
Prelim; Lands on Podium in $100k Finale!
10, 2018) One of the sport's richest events was
held from June 7-9 at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio, as 78 competitors converged at the 1/2-mile speedplant to
do battle in 'Dream XXIV.' Following a washout on Thursday night,
both preliminary shows were held on Friday. In the $5,000 to win
prelim during the afternoon, Jonathan Davenport won his heat race
and later led all 25 circuits in the main event to capture his tenth
triumph of 2018 over Don O'Neal, Josh Richards, Shannon Babb, and
Hudson O'Neal! Later that evening, Jonathan placed second in his
heat race prior to taking the lead on several different occasions
throughout the middle stages of the 25-lap sprint and eventually
wound up a strong runner-up behind only $10,000 victor Earl Pearson,
Jr. On Saturday, JD ran second in his stacked heat race before leading
laps 9-35 and the 39th circuit of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' but
could not record the $100,000 payday in the 100-lap affair, as he
crossed underneath the checkers in the third position behind only
race winner Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Dale McDowell. Full results
from the soggy weekend at the "Big E" can be accessed
online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.