Soldiers to Sixth Place Silver Dollar Nat'ls Showing
21, 2019) Following the win in the weekend lid lifter
at I-80 Speedway, the #49 team eyed their second straight 'Silver
Dollar Nationals' triumph on July 19-20 in the blistering heat at
the Cornhusker State speedplant. In the double heat races on Friday
night, Jonathan Davenport picked up the victory in his first heat
race, while he advanced up to sixth in his second and final prelim
of the evening. By virtue of racking up the twelfth most passing
points in preliminary action, Jonathan earned the rights to the
outside of the sixth row for the start of Saturday's 80-lap weekend
headliner. With 53,000 reasons to get up on the wheel in the 'Silver
Dollar Nationals,' he quickly blitzed up to the second spot by lap
21, but unfortunately his Longhorn Chassis sustained right front
damage after a bout with the cushion on the 25th circuit. Jonathan
- despite the aerodynamic disadvantage from losing his right front
fender - was able to soldier on for the remainder of the crown jewel
event to salvage a sixth place showing behind only race winner Bobby
Pierce, Chris Madden, Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, and Dale
McDowell. Full results can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Dashes to $12,000 Go 50 Triumph!
19, 2019) "Superman" Jonathan Davenport
and the Double L Motorsports team celebrated in victory lane for
the twelfth time in 2019 on Thursday night, July 18 in the 'Malvern
Bank Go 50' at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, which officially
kicked off the 9th edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals!' Jonathan
earned Fast Time honors during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
qualifying session prior to placing third in his stacked heat race
behind only prelim winner Tyler Bruening and runner-up Tim McCreadie.
After starting the 50-lap feature from the inside of the fifth row,
JD stormed to the front and passed leader Brandon Sheppard for the
point on the 34th circuit. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar then
led the remainder of the 'Malvern Bank Go 50' to capture the $12,000
top prize over Sheppard, Devin Moran, Mason Zeigler, and Shannon
Babb! Full results from last night in the Cornhusker State can be
viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Steers to Aberdeen Top Five; Rain at Jackson
17, 2019) Prior to tonight's washout at Jackson
Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, the Double L Motorsports team found
themselves in the pit area at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen,
South Dakota on Tuesday night, July 16 for another round of Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition. Jonathan Davenport ran second
in his loaded heat race and later started the $10,000 to win main
event from the outside of the second row. JD was then a fixture
towards the front throughout the 50-lapper and eventually brought
home a strong fifth place showing behind only victor Josh Richards,
Tim McCreadie, Stormy Scott, and Brandon Sheppard. Full results
from last night at Aberdeen can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Out Weekend with $15,000 Diamond Nationals Win!
15, 2019) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point
leader Jonathan Davenport closed out a four-race extended weekend
in winning fashion on Sunday, July 14 in the 'CMH Diamond Nationals'
finale at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland,
Missouri! Jonathan earned Fast Time honors during qualifying, won
his heat race in preliminary action, and later led laps 11-60 of
the headliner to bag the $15,000 top prize. JD bested Mike Marlar,
Shanon Buckingham, Tim McCreadie, and Billy Moyer to elevate his
2019 win total to eleven!
At Wheatland on Saturday evening in the 'CMH Diamond
Nationals' opener, Jonathan grabbed the fourth transfer spot through
his stacked heat race and later steered past eight competitors during
the $15,000 to win main event to place fifth in the final finishing
order behind only victor Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson, Jr., Mike Marlar,
and Scott Bloomquist. Earlier in the four-race weekend at Tri-City
Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, Jonathan won his heat race on
Friday night before nosepiece issues in the $12,000 to win A-Main
helped relegate him to a sixteenth place effort, while the Blairsville,
Georgia ace ran seventh in his heat race, won his B-Main, and wound
up eighteenth in the final rundown of Thursday's $12,000 to win
feature after making hard contact with the wall on lap 41. Complete
results from each contest can be found online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Fifth at PRP; Ninth at Tyler Co. in Rainy Weekend
7, 2019) A hectic four-race stretch over the extended
Independence Day holiday weekend (July 3-6) with the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series was shortened to only two events due to the wrath
of Mother Nature. However, a pair of $12,000 to win contests were
held at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and Tyler County
Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia and series point leader
Jonathan Davenport and the Double L Motorsports team were in the
pit area at both venues. On Thursday night at PRP, Jonathan ran
second in his heat race prior to rolling off from the inside of
the fourth row in the 50-lap headliner. The Blairsville, Georgia
star wound up driving up inside of the top five to place fifth in
the final rundown behind only victor Mike Marlar, Josh Richards,
Jimmy Owens, and Hudson O'Neal.
At Tyler County on Friday evening, another $12,000
top prize was on the line in the 25th edition of the 'Topless 50.'
Jonathan once again placed second in heat race action and later
started the 50-lapper from the inside of the fourth row. The popular
driver known as "Superman" raced hard all over the top
ten throughout the feature distance before settling for a ninth
place effort in the Mountaineer State. Full results from both weekend
shows can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Strolls to Ralph Latham Memorial Win!
30, 2019) A night after posting his first DNF on
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series campaign and a disappointing
twenty-second place effort on Friday evening, June 28 at Tazewell
Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee, Jonathan Davenport rebounded in
a big way on Saturday, June 29 by emerging victorious in the 33rd
edition of the 'Ralph Latham Memorial' at the venerable Florence
Speedway in Union, Kentucky! Jonathan clicked off the fastest lap
in Group B during the qualifying session before securing a heat
race triumph at the Cincinnati-area venue. JD then started the 50-lap
headliner from the outside of the front row and led each circuit
of the caution-free contest to pocket the $12,000 winner's check
for his tenth overall win in 2019. The Blairsville, Georgia standout
bested Jimmy Owens, Hudson O'Neal, Josh Richards, and Mike Marlar
to stretch back out his current LOLMDS point lead! Full results
from the doubleheader weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
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.