Climbs to Fourth in $30,000 Firecracker 100!
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
Steers to Top Fives in Southeast
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.
Dazzles in Dirt Late Model Dream Prelim!
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)
Wins Clash at the Mag Prelim for $5,000!
2, 2019) Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia,
elevated his 2019 win total to eight on Friday night, May 31 in
a 'Clash at the Mag' preliminary event at Magnolia Motor Speedway
in Columbus, Mississippi! Following a tenth place effort in Thursday
evening's 25-lap sprint at "The Mag," Jonathan rebounded
in a big way on Friday by winning his heat race and leading all
25 circuits in the main event to pocket the $5,000 payday ahead
of Tim McCreadie, Devin Moran, Mike Marlar, and Don O'Neal!
When Saturday rolled around, the Double L Motorsports
team was eying the $15,000 winner's check and JD rolled off from
the outside of the second row in the 100-lap grand finale by virtue
of his strong preliminary night point performance. The extra-distance
affair ran caution-free and Jonathan turned up the wick in the second
half of the contest to advance up to third to land on the podium
behind only victor Mike Marlar and runner-up Tim McCreadie. The
popular driver known as "Superman" still finds himself
on top of the LOLMDS point standings following the weekend in Mississippi,
as he hunts his third Championship with the national touring series.
Full results from the 'Clash at the Mag' can be accessed online
Pilots Richard Haven's #21 Machine at Legit...
26, 2019) Blairsville, Georgia ace Jonathan Davenport
jumped behind the wheel of Richard Haven's #21 machine on Saturday
evening, May 25 at Legit Speedway Park in West Plains, Missouri.
Making his first start at the former West Plains Motor Speedway,
Jonathan ran fourth in his stacked heat race and later started the
$3,000 to win main event from the outside of the fifth row. After
50 green flag racing laps in the headliner, JD found himself thirteenth
in the final finishing order. Full results from last night at Legit
Speedway Park can be viewed online at www.legitspeedway.com.
for Jonathan Davenport in Hawkeye State!
19, 2019) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point
leader Jonathan Davenport racked up his seventh overall win in 2019
on Friday night, May 17 at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa! Jonathan
clicked off the second fastest lap overall during qualifying prior
to picking up a victory in his loaded heat race. After starting
the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the front row, JD controlled
the stellar field from start to finish in leading all fifty circuits
to bag the $12,000 payday ahead of Tyler Erb, Devin Moran, Josh
Richards, and Tim McCreadie!
The scheduled tripleheader weekend kicked off on Thursday
evening, May 16 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Jonathan
posted the quickest lap in Group A during time trials and once again
won his heat race in preliminary action. After leading the first
47 circuits of the $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned
main event on a rugged racing surface, the Blairsville, Georgia
superstar settled for a close runner-up performance behind only
victor Hudson O'Neal. Saturday's stop at Deer Creek Speedway in
Spring Valley, Minnesota was then wiped out early in the day due
to inclement weather. Full results from the pair of races in the
Hawkeye State can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
No Luck for
#49 Team in Cherokee World of Outlaws Stop
4, 2019) With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
once again falling victim to Mother Nature over the May 3-4 weekend,
Jonathan Davenport took the opportunity to compete at Cherokee Speedway
in Gaffney, South Carolina on Friday night. The World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series rolled into the "Place Your
Momma Warned You About" and a $10,000 winner's check was on
the line. Jonathan clicked off the fifth quickest lap in Group B
during qualifying, but was unfortunately involved in a heat race
incident. Heavy front end damage to his #49 mount caused JD to scratch
from the B-Main and he was unable to make the start in the 50-lap
feature event, which was won by Ross Bailes. Full results from last
night at Cherokee Speedway can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Nabs Top Five in Visit to Dixie
28, 2019) After the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
canceled weekend events in the Land of Lincoln due to inclement
weather, Jonathan Davenport and the Double L Motorsports team made
plans to tackle April 26-27 specials at Smoky Mountain Speedway
in Maryville, Tennessee and Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia.
On Friday night in a $5,000 to win Southern All Stars Dirt Racing
Series (SAS) battle in the Volunteer State, Jonathan earned Fast
Time honors overall during qualifying and was running third in the
40-lap headliner when a broken valve spring in the engine caused
him to retire in the twenty-first spot. At Dixie on Saturday evening
in an Ultimate Super Late Model Series throwdown, which carried
a $4,000 top prize, JD stopped the clock fourth quickest in Group
B during time trials prior to maneuvering up to fifth by the end
of the 40-lapper to finish behind only victor Casey Roberts, Michael
Page, Chris Madden, and Justin Shipley. Full results from both shows
can be accessed online at www.sasdirt.com
Keeps Rolling; Bags Another $12,000 at Hagerstown!
14, 2019) Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, Georgia,
recorded his sixth feature victory of the 2019 campaign on Saturday
evening, April 13 at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown,
Maryland! In the 38th Annual 'Stanley Schetrompf Classic,' Jonathan
qualified well and won his heat race in preliminary action prior
to leading all fifty circuits in the headliner at the sprawling
facility known as the Dirt Capitol. The current Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series pacesetter stretched out his point lead with the $12,000
triumph over Brandon Sheppard, Jimmy Owens, Rick Eckert, and Tim
On Thursday night, April 11, the #49 team was in the
pit area at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio for the rain-postponed
'Buckeye Spring 50,' which was also sanctioned by the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series and carried a $12,000 paycheck. JD placed
second in his loaded heat race before blasting past a handful of
competitors during the 50-lap contest to land on the podium in the
third finishing position behind only victor Jimmy Owens and runner-up
Brandon Sheppard. Other scheduled stops over the four-race weekend
at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio on Friday and Port Royal Speedway
in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Sunday succumbed to inclement weather.
Full results from both Atomic and Hagerstown can be accessed online
Dazzles at North Georgia for $12,000 Win!
7, 2019) Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
point leader Jonathan Davenport bagged his fifth overall win of
2019 on Saturday night, April 6 at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth,
Georgia! Jonathan won his heat race in preliminary action and later
started the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the second row.
JD raced early leader David Payne for the point before wrestling
away the top spot on the twentieth circuit. The Blairsville, Georgia
hotshoe then led the remainder of the attrition-filled contest to
claim the $12,000 winner's check ahead of Don O'Neal, Josh Richards,
Devin Moran, and Earl Pearson, Jr.!
A night earlier on Friday, the LOLMDS tour took the
#49 team to 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee for a similar
$12,000 to win battle. Jonathan placed third in his loaded heat
race prior to rolling off from the inside of the fifth row for the
50-lapper. The popular driver known as "Superman" was
on the move early and often during the race and eventually landed
in the fourth finishing position behind only victor Ross Bailes,
Donald McIntosh, and Jimmy Owens. Full results from the doubleheader
weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Dominates March Madness for $12,000 Windfall!
25, 2019) The Double L Motorsports team secured
their fourth triumph of the young 2019 racing season on Sunday afternoon,
March 24 at the renowned Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina!
Jonathan Davenport knocked down the quickest time overall of the
30 entrants during Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) qualifying
to earn Fast Time honors and later scored the victory in heat race
action. After starting the 60-lap 'March Madness' main event from
the pole position, Jonathan took the lead on the second circuit
and led the remainder of the feature distance to bag the $12,000
payday over Ross Bailes, Jimmy Owens, Michael Page, and David Breazeale!
A day earlier on Saturday, March 23, the #49 team
was in the pit area at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee
for the annual running of the 'Tennessee Tipoff.' The World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series presided over the single-day
shootout in the Volunteer State, which drew 33 entrants to vie for
the $12,000 top prize. JD once again posted the fastest lap during
qualifying before slipping back to third in his loaded heat race.
The Blairsville, Georgia star was then able to pick off four competitors
during the 60-lapper to claim a solid sixth place performance. Full
results from both weekend shows can be accessed online at www.woolms.com
(Shea Humphries Photo)