Davenport Sixth in $20,000 Turkey 100 at Swainsboro
(November 26, 2017)
Next up on the racing calendar for Jonathan Davenport and the #49 Paylor Motorsports team was a visit to Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia on November 24-25 for the annual running of the 'Turkey 100.' A stout field of 41 competitors signed into the pit area at the Peach State facility to vie for the hefty $20,000 paycheck in the Crate Late Model biggie. On Friday night during preliminary action, Jonathan laid claim to the third quickest lap in his group during time trials before grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. With passing at a premium throughout Saturday's 100-lap grind, JD moved up four spots and walked away with a solid sixth place performance behind only winner Chesley Dixon, Ivedent Lloyd, Jr., Kyle Bronson, Jimmy Thomas, and Brett Hamm. Full results from the 'Turkey 100' weekend can be accessed by clicking on www.swainsbororaceway.com.

Flat Tire Drops Davenport to Tenth in Blue-Gray 100
(November 20, 2017)
Jonathan Davenport and Donald Bradsher's team hooked up once again on Sunday, November 19 for the annual running of the 'Blue-Gray 100' at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. Jonathan posted the sixth fastest lap overall in Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series qualifying prior to taking the win in his stacked heat race. After starting third on the grid in the $15,000 to win headliner, JD was in the second position with around thirty circuits remaining in the 100-lapper when he unfortunately suffered a flat right front tire. The Blairsville, Georgia standout was forced to pit for new rubber and returned to the speedplant to salvage a tenth place effort in the 'Blue-Gray 100.' Full results from Cherokee can be viewed online at www.carolinaclash.com.

Davenport Competes in National 100 at Rugged EAMS...
(November 13, 2017)
Next up on the racing calendar for "Superman" Jonathan Davenport was the 43rd edition of the 'National 100' at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on November 10-12. In Friday's $5,000 to win Super Late Model opener, which spilled over to Saturday afternoon due to rough track conditions, Jonathan started at the tail end of the 43-lap feature and vaulted all the way up to third before battery issues caused him to slide back to tenth at the checkers.

On Saturday evening in another $5,000 to win prelim, JD timed in second quickest in his group during time trials prior to knocking down a strong fourth place performance in the 43-lapper behind only victor Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, and Chris Madden. After a lengthy rain delay on Sunday night leading up to the $20,000 to win 'National 100,' the Blairsville, Georgia ace opted to save Donald Bradsher's equipment and only completed one lap to wind up twenty-fourth in the final finishing order of the 100-lap finale, which saw only six cars finish the rugged race. Full results from EAMS can be viewed online at www.eamsdirt.com.

Double L Motorsports and Davenport Launch New Website!!
(November 12, 2017)
"Superman" Jonathan Davenport and Double L Motorsports, who announced their 2018 plans together last weekend during the 'World Finals' at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, would like to welcome you to the all-new www.JonathanDavenport.net! The website - designed by Delph Communications, is dedicated to the newly-formed #49 team, which is owned by Lance Landers of Batesville, Arkansas. Jonathan will steer a potent Longhorn Chassis next year with primary sponsorship from Crop Production Services and will tackle the ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with the hopes of capturing his second national touring series Championship. Keep visiting www.JonathanDavenport.net throughout the year for the latest news, information, schedule dates, merchandise, and so much more! (DirtonDirt.com Photo)

Davenport Climbs to Sixth in World Finals Finale at Charlotte
(November 5, 2017)
Jonathan Davenport and Donald Bradsher's team loaded up and hit the road on November 2-4 for the 11th Annual 'World Finals' at the state-of-the-art Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned their final two races of the 2017 season at the 4/10-mile speedplant over the weekend and 75 competitors piled into the pit area to vie for the pair of $12,000 top prizes. On Thursday evening in the two rounds of qualifying, Jonathan knocked down the thirteenth fastest time in Group A during the first session and the eighteenth quickest lap in Group A in the final session.

At the Charlotte-area facility on Friday night, Jonathan finished fourth in his loaded heat race and won his B-Main, but later suffered from engine trouble in the 50-lap headliner, which dropped him to thirty-first in the final finishing order. In Saturday's weekend finale, JD - who earlier in the day unveiled his 2018 ride with owner Lance Landers - grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race before advancing all the way up to sixth in the 50-lapper. Complete results from the ultra-busy 'World Finals,' which was contested in front of standing-room-only crowds, can be located online by clicking on www.woolms.com.

Jonathan Davenport Bags World Short Track Championship!
(October 29, 2017)
Aboard a #6 Longhorn racecar for Revolution Racing, Jonathan Davenport racked up his seventh feature triumph of 2017 on October 27-28 in the 'World Short Track Championship' at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina! On Friday, Jonathan timed in twenty-ninth fastest overall of the 66 entrants and later blasted from fifth to score a victory in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in Saturday's 30-lap Crate Late Model feature event, JD assumed the point on the nineteenth circuit and drove to the $4,000 windfall ahead of Kyle Bronson, Max Blair, Benji Hicks, and Brett Hamm! Full results from this weekend in the Charlotte-area can be accessed online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Davenport Leads Early; Finishes on Podium in DTWC!
(October 22, 2017)
Jonathan Davenport unveiled the special #F1 Flintstone Flyer throwback paint scheme - in a tribute to Mike Duvall - on October 20-21 in the 37th edition of the 'Dirt Track World Championship' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! The $100,000 to win crown jewel event, which also marked the final Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series program of 2017, drew 72 entrants to the southern Ohio facility located on the banks of the Ohio River. On Friday night, Jonathan advanced up to second in his first heat race of the evening and later scored a victory in his final prelim. By virtue of racking up the most passing points, JD started Saturday's 100-lap headliner from the pole position. After leading the first thirty-four circuits, the Blairsville, Georgia hotshoe eventually recorded an impressive third place podium performance behind only victor Josh Richards and runner-up Brandon Sheppard! Full results from the DTWC can be obtained online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Jonathan Davenport Victorious in Exciting Fashion at 311!
(October 8, 2017)
"Superman" Jonathan Davenport amassed his sixth feature win of the 2017 campaign on Friday evening, October 6 at 311 Motor Speedway in Pine Hall, North Carolina! Jonathan clicked off the second fastest lap in Ultimate Super Late Model Series qualifying to earn the outside of the front row for the start of the 40-lap feature event. JD then overtook leader Ross Bailes with only two laps remaining in the headliner to score the $4,000 winner's check ahead of Bailes, Kyle Hardy, Tyler Millwood, and Dennis Franklin! Saturday's $7,500 to win Ultimate battle at Dublin Motor Speedway in Dublin, North Carolina was then unfortunately washed out and rescheduled. Full results from Friday's exciting race can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com. (A&M Photography)

Davenport Leads Majority of Cotton Pickin' 100; Finishes Third
(September 24, 2017)
Jonathan Davenport and the #49 team tackled the annual 'Cotton Pickin 100' on September 22-23 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi, as a $20,000 paycheck was on the line in the unsanctioned special. On Friday evening during preliminary action, Jonathan knocked down the third quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to scoring the victory in his loaded heat race. After starting Saturday's 100-lapper from the pole position, Jonathan led the majority of the extra-distance affair before losing the point on a lap 73 restart. JD eventually wound up sliding back to third in the final finishing order of the 'Cotton Pickin 100' behind only victor Brandon Overton and runner-up Mike Marlar. Complete results from this past weekend at "The Mag" can be accessed online at www.magnoliadirt.com.

JD Leads Early; Rebounds for Runner-Up in Knoxville Nat'ls!
(September 17, 2017)
The #49 team had another crown jewel event on their racing calendar from September 14-16 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the 14th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' A 56 car field assembled at the 1/2-mile Marion County Fairgrounds speedplant and things kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary events. On Thursday evening, Jonathan Davenport laid down the quickest lap in Group A during qualifying, won his heat race, and later placed third in the 25-lap sprint behind only winner Josh Richards and runner-up Jared Landers. At Knoxville on Friday night, Jonathan ran fifth in his loaded heat race, but unfortunately suffered rear-end issues on his XR1 Rocket in the B-Main and was unable to transfer into the 25-lapper.

By virtue of accumulating the second best point total during the prelims, JD rolled off from the outside of the front row in Saturday's 100-lap grand finale. The Blairsville, Georgia star led the first seventeen circuits and was in the second position during the halfway fuel stop. Unfortunately, his right front tire went flat during the red flag and he was forced to get new rubber and restart at the tail of the talented field. Jonathan then rallied back through the field - eventually storming up to second after a late race restart to garner an impressive runner-up performance behind only $40,000 victor Mike Marlar! Full results from the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' weekend can be found by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

Davenport Wires World 100 Field for Second Globe Trophy!!!
(September 10, 2017)
Jonathan Davenport wheeled G.R. Smith's Rocket XR1 entry to his second 'World 100' triumph on Saturday evening, September 9 at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! In front of the largest crowd ever assembled at the storied Darke County facility, Jonathan won his heat race earlier in the night and later started the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza from the inside of the second row. JD then blasted to the lead on the first circuit and wired the stellar field to bag the gargantuan $50,000 top prize over Gregg Satterlee, Mike Marlar, Dale McDowell, and Darrell Lanigan. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar now has a second globe trophy in his possession to go with the one he won in 2015!

Earlier in the hectic weekend at the "Big E," the #49 team competed in Twin 25 programs on Thursday and Friday, as $10,000 winner's checks were on the line. On Thursday night, Jonathan qualified seventeenth quickest in UMP time trials and won his heat race in preliminary action prior to leading the first seventeen circuits of the 25-lapper and finishing second behind only victor Darrell Lanigan. At the hallowed 1/2-mile oval on Friday, Jonathan earned Fast Time honors of the 104 competitors during qualifying before running fifth in his loaded heat race and winning his B-Main. "Superman" then vaulted past thirteen competitors during the 25-lap sprint to garner a solid eighth place performance. Complete results from the 47th edition of the 'World 100' can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Heath Lawson Photography)

Jonathan Davenport Gets First Hillbilly Hundred Title!!!
(September 4, 2017)
Blairsville, Georgia standout Jonathan Davenport picked up his first career 'Hillbilly Hundred' triumph on Sunday evening, September 3 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia! Aboard G.R. Smith's Rocket XR1 machine once again, Jonathan stopped the clock second fastest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and later scored a victory in his loaded heat race. After rolling off fourth in the 100-lap feature event, JD scooted past race-long leader Jimmy Owens on the 83rd circuit and held off Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Don O'Neal, and Josh Richards to bag the hefty $25,000 windfall! Complete results from last night's 'Hillbilly Hundred' can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photography)

Davenport Fifth at Granite City; Ninth in Whiskey City 60
(August 27, 2017)
Jonathan Davenport and G.R. Smith's team traveled to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on August 25-26 for a pair of special events. On Friday night at Granite City in a $5,000 to win MARS Dirt Car Series West division race, Jonathan earned Fast Time honors in qualifying, won his heat race, and later wound up fifth after hitting a utility tire in the main event. JD trailed only victor Bobby Pierce, Billy Moyer, Brian Shirley, and Tim Manville after forty green flag circuits. At Lawrenceburg on Saturday evening in the $12,000 to win 'Whiskey City 60,' the Blairsville, Georgia star timed in fourth fastest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying, placed third in his loaded heat race, and eventually advanced to ninth in the 60-lap headliner in the Hoosier State. Full results from both dirt venues can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com and www.lucasdirt.com.

Jonathan Davenport Succumbs to Rear End Issues in Scorcher...
(August 18, 2017)
"Superman" Jonathan Davenport was back behind the wheel of G.R. Smith's #49 XR1 Rocket machine on Thursday evening, August 17 at the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee for the 13th edition of the 'Scorcher.' The Ultimate Super Late Model Series sanctioned the single day showdown in the Volunteer State and 30 competitors signed in at "The Gap" to vie for the $10,000 winner's check. Jonathan timed in fifth fastest in his group during qualifying and ran sixth in his heat race prior to scoring the victory in his B-Main. After starting the 50-lap main event from the inside of the ninth row, JD unfortunately was forced to retire from rear-end issues after only twenty-two circuits and was relegated to seventeenth at the pay window. Full results from last night at Volunteer Speedway can be viewed online at www.ultimatesupers.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

Davenport Climbs Inside Top Ten in $50k North/South 100
(August 13, 2017)
Jonathan Davenport and the #49 team drove through the pit gate at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 10-12 for a pair of lucrative Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdowns. Things started at the undersized 1/2-mile speedplant on Thursday evening with the 'North/South Shootout,' which paid $10,000 to the winner. Jonathan timed in twenty-second fastest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to running sixth in both his stacked heat race and his B-Main. JD unfortunately was unable to transfer into the 50-lap feature event, which was eventually won by Jimmy Owens.

On Friday night, preliminary action for the 35th Annual 'North/South 100' kicked off at the Cincinnati-area venue with a double set of qualifying heat races. Jonathan won his first heat race of the evening before finishing sixth in his final prelim. By virtue of accumulating the fifteenth most passing points, the Blairsville, Georgia star rolled off from the inside of the eighth row in Saturday's $50,000 to win headliner. Jonathan then quickly blasted up inside of the top ten, but a run-in with another competitor caused front end damage and he eventually settled for a solid ninth place performance in the 100-lap grind. Complete results from the crown jewel show can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Superman Scores Pair of Wins in G.R. Smith's Ride!
(August 7, 2017)
Jonathan Davenport went two-for-two in the win column on August 5-6 behind the wheel of G.R. Smith's #49 XR1 Rocket racecar in special events in West Virginia and Pennsylvania! On Saturday night at Elkins Raceway in Kerens, West Virginia, Jonathan won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the annual 'Red Frederick Memorial' from the outside of the front row. After leading all 52 circuits in the unsanctioned headliner, JD and Smith's team celebrated the $5,200 victory over Russell Erwin, Shane Hitt, Mason Zeigler, and Billy Holbert!

The 'Jim Dunn Memorial' at Midway (OH) Speedway was washed out early in the day on Sunday, so the team hustled to Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown, Pennsylvania for the 'Shawn McGarvey Memorial.' Problems with the liftgate on the transporter forced Jonathan to miss his heat race, but he later transferred from the tail of his B-Main into the 45-lap feature event. The Blairsville, Georgia star then rolled off twenty-first on the grid in the unsanctioned race and blitzed through the field to grab the top spot on the 25th circuit. Jonathan then beat Kyle Hardy, Michael Lake, Alex Ferree, and Robbie Black to the finish line to bag the $4,000 windfall. Full results from both weekend shows can be accessed online at www.elkinsraceway.net and www.doghollowspeedway.net. (Tommy Michaels Photo)

 

 

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