Leaders Knocks Davenport Out at Boothill
11, 2023) Jonathan Davenport and the #49 Double
L Motorsports team returned to action on Friday night, March 10
at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, Louisiana. In the opening show
of the 'Ronny Adams Memorial' weekend, Jonathan clicked off the
second quickest time in Group A during Comp Cams Super Dirt Series
qualifying before securing a victory in his heat race. Unfortunately,
Jonathan was caught up in an early wreck during the $5,000 to win
headliner and was dropped to nineteenth in the final finishing order
of the 30-lapper. After surveying the heavy damage to his Longhorn
Chassis, JD opted to skip tonight's doubleheader finale at Boothill
Speedway, which will shell out a $10,000 payday. Complete results
from last night can be found online at www.compdirt.com.
to Drive for Kaulig Racing at Bristol Dirt Race!
9, 2023) Kaulig Racing announced today Jonathan
Davenport, Dirt Late Model racing star, will pilot the No. 13 Nutrien
Ag Solutions Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the Food City Dirt Race at
Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Davenport, nicknamed
as ‘Superman’ for his accomplishments in the dirt world,
will make his NASCAR touring series debut at Bristol.
Known for his success, Davenport secured 24-wins in
2022 in super dirt late models. His strong season and earnings made
him notorious for collecting a record-breaking $1,002,022 at Eldora.
He also won the XR Super Series by 297 points to former World of
Outlaws CASE Late Model Series champion Shane Clanton.
The 39-year-old driver from Blairsville, Georgia,
has two years of experience on ‘Bristol Dirt’. He’s
recorded two top five and three top-10 finishes during the XR Super
Series Bristol Dirt Nationals in late March and early April in 2022.
In April, Davenport held off a hard-charging Kyle Larson to record
his second win in as many years on the high-banked, half-mile oval,
as his first Bristol win with the World of Outlaws.
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Wraps Up with 52nd Annual DIRTcar Nationals
18, 2023) The 'DIRTcar Nationals' wrapped up tonight
at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, as a $20,000 top
prize was up for grabs. Jonathan Davenport clicked off the fourth
quickest time in Group A during the World of Outlaws Case Construction
Late Model Series qualifying session prior to securing a victory
in heat race action. After drawing the fourth starting spot in the
50-lap headliner, JD was unfortunately an early retiree in the contest
and was ultimately paid for a twenty-seventh place performance.
(Josh James Artwork)
(February 17, 2023)
Tonight's World of Outlaws Case Construction Late
Model Series program, which was slated to shell out a $12,000 paycheck,
was rained out during the heat races at Volusia Speedway Park. Jonathan
Davenport had stopped the clock sixth quickest in Group B during
qualifying before the rains hit at the Barberville, Florida facility.
The event will not be rescheduled and the 'DIRTcar Nationals' will
conclude on Saturday with a $20,000 to win grand finale.
(February 16, 2023)
After skipping the first three nights of the 'DIRTcar
Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park, Jonathan Davenport and Double
L Motorsports entered tonight's $10,000 to win World of Outlaws
Case Construction Late Model Series throwdown at the Barberville,
Florida speedplant. Jonathan timed in eighth quickest in Group B
during the qualifying session before running second in his heat
race. After starting tenth on the grid in the 30-lap feature, Jonathan
was able to pick off a trio of competitors en route to a solid seventh
Week at East Bay Raceway Park
11, 2023) An unfavorable forecast for Saturday night
has forced East Bay Raceway Park and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
officials to cancel the 47th Annual Wieland 'Winternationals' –
presented by Lucas Oil grand finale. The $15,000 to win contest
will not be rescheduled. (Heath Lawson Photography)
(February 10, 2023)
The penultimate event of the 47th edition of the
'Winternationals' attracted a standing-room-only crowd tonight at
East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida. A total of 62 Super
Late Model competitors piled into the pit area at the Tampa-area
facility to do battle for the $12,000 first place prize money. Jonathan
Davenport posted the sixth fastest time in Group A during Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying prior to nabbing the second
transfer spot through his stacked heat race. He later rolled off
from the inside of the sixth row in the 50-lapper and was able to
move past four competitors en route to a respectable seventh place
(February 9, 2023) A
$10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the fourth round of 'Winternationals'
competition tonight at the track deemed as the "Clay by the
Bay." To start things off in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
time trials at East Bay Raceway Park, Jonathan Davenport clicked
off the twelfth quickest lap in Group B. After unfortunately getting
caught up in a wreck during his heat race, Jonathan relied on a
series emergency provisional to gain access into the 40-lap feature.
JD was then able to advance past thirteen cars during the contest
to salvage a fifteenth place showing.
(February 8, 2023) Night
three of the 47th Annual 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park
took center stage tonight in the Tampa area, as a $7,000 to win
program was held for the ground-pounding Super Late Models. Jonathan
Davenport made his first appearance of the week at the Gibsonton,
Florida oval and promptly laid down the third quickest lap in Group
A during qualifying before securing a heat race triumph. Jonathan
then started fifth on the grid in the 40-lap feature, advanced up
to third in the running order, and ultimately finished in the fifth
spot behind only victor Ryan Gustin, Tyler Erb, Kyle Bronson, and
(February 7, 2023) Double
L Motorsports and driver Jonathan Davenport once again skipped tonight's
$5,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series non-points event
at East Bay Raceway Park. Jonathan is scheduled to return to competition
on Wednesday evening at the track deemed as the "Clay by the
Bay," as a $7,000 top prize will be on the line.
(February 6, 2023) The
47th edition of the 'Winternationals' started tonight at East Bay
Raceway Park, as the storied Gibsonton, Florida facility hosted
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the first of six events.
Jonathan Davenport and the Double L Motorsports team opted to not
enter the non-points program tonight at the "Clay by the Bay,"
which drew 58 competitors to vie for the $5,000 payday.
Double-Dip Next on Speedweeks Slate
4, 2023) Following last night's rain-out at All-Tech
Raceway, the wheel-to-wheel "Speedweeks" action continued
tonight at the Ellisville, Florida speedplant. The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series presided over the competition and 44 entrants
signed into the pit area to do battle for the $15,000 top prize.
Jonathan Davenport's night did not go as planned, as he broke a
driveshaft during qualifying and later got caught up in wrecks during
his heat race and his B-Main. After utilizing a series emergency
provisional to gain access into the 50-lapper, JD was involved in
yet another incident with only two circuits remaining and was officially
relegated to a disappointing twenty-first place showing. (Heath
(February 3, 2023) Tonight's
opening round of the two-day 'Winter Nationals' at All-Tech Raceway
in Ellisville, Florida, which was scheduled to shell out a $12,000
payday, has been rained-out and will not be rescheduled. Saturday's
$15,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown at All-Tech
Raceway is still on as scheduled. Hot laps will begin at 5:30pm
EST and all of the action will be broadcast LIVE to subscribers
Gets a Win at Ocala as Speedweeks Continues!
30, 2023) Jonathan Davenport recorded his first
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph of the year and his fourth
overall win of the 2023 season tonight in the final round of the
'BRP Winter Nationals' at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida!
Jonathan clicked off the third fastest lap in Group B during the
qualifying session before securing a popular heat race victory.
After starting the 40-lap main event from the outside of the front
row, Jonathan led the first 25 circuits of the contest before retaking
the lead from Dennis Erb, Jr. for good on lap 29. At the checkers,
JD was awarded the $10,000 first place prize money over a top five
that included runner-up Ashton Winger, Dennis Erb, Jr., Tyler Erb,
and Devin Moran! (Heath Lawson Photography)
(January 29, 2023) Following
last night's show at Golden Isles Speedway, action quickly shifted
south to Bubba Raceway Park tonight, as the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series sanctioned the first of two 'BRP Winter Nationals' programs
at the Ocala, Florida facility. A star-studded 39 car field converged
at the D-shaped venue to vie for the $10,000 windfall. Jonathan
Davenport laid down the fastest lap overall during time trials to
start off his evening, but was unfortunately disqualified for being
light at the scales in post-qualifying inspection. After starting
at the tail of his heat race, Jonathan improved to sixth and later
grabbed the second transfer spot through his consolation event.
JD then capped off an interesting night by picking off eleven competitors
during the 40-lapper en route to salvaging an eighth place showing.
Starts Lucas Oil Chase at Golden Isles
28, 2023) The annual running of the 'Super Bowl
of Racing' wrapped up in a big way tonight at Golden Isles Speedway,
as a whopping $25,000 winner's check was on the line at the Brunswick,
Georgia-area speedplant. Jonathan Davenport posted the fourth quickest
time in Group B during the qualifying session before grabbing the
third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. The
Blairsville, Georgia standout then started the 60-lap feature from
the outside of the seventh row prior to picking off seven competitors
on his way to a steady seventh place effort. (Josh
(January 27, 2023) Night
two of the 'Super Bowl of Racing' was held tonight at Golden Isles
Speedway and the 51 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors
on the grounds at the Brunswick, Georgia-area facility were gunning
for a $12,000 paycheck. Jonathan Davenport clicked off the fourth
quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to slipping
back to fourth in his loaded heat race. Following a B-Main triumph,
JD steered past nine competitors during the 50-lap headliner en
route to a solid tenth place performance.
(January 26, 2023) The
2023 campaign for the #49 team continued tonight in the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series lid lifter at Golden Isles Speedway near
Brunswick, Georgia. A total of fifty Super Late Model entrants were
on the grounds at GIS to do battle for the $10,000 first place prize
money in night one of the 'Super Bowl of Racing.' Jonathan Davenport
stopped the clock third quickest in Group B during qualifying prior
to securing a heat race triumph. After starting sixth on the grid
in the 40-lap main event, JD was running solidly inside of the top
five late in the distance when a lap 30 tangle with Hudson O'Neal
unfortunately dropped him to sixteenth in the final rundown.
Starts 2023 Season in Winning Fashion at Vado!
15, 2023) The six-race 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries
wrapped up in a big way tonight at Vado Speedway Park, as a whopping
$25,000 paycheck was up for grabs at the Vado, New Mexico facility.
Jonathan Davenport clicked off the quickest lap in Group A during
qualifying, won his heat race, and later drew the pole position
for the start of the 50-lap headliner. After leading laps 2 and
4-17, JD unfortunately bicycled and jumped the cushion in turns
one and two, which ultimately helped drop him back to a sixth place
effort. By virtue of his strong week-and-a-half in the desert, Jonathan
was still awarded the 'Wild West Shootout' Championship and an extra
$3,000 in prize money! (Mike Ruefer Photo)
(January 14, 2023) The
penultimate event of the 2023 'Wild West Shootout' paid out another
$10,000 winner's check tonight at Vado (NM) Speedway Park. With
48 Super Late Model competitors in attendance, Jonathan Davenport
laid down the quickest lap in Group B during the time trial session
prior to winning yet another heat race. After leading the first
twenty-six circuits of the 40-lapper from the pole position, Jonathan
slipped back to fourth at the unfurling of the checkered flag behind
only victor Mike Marlar, Kyle Larson, and Ricky Weiss!
(January 13, 2023) The
fourth round of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries drew 51 Super
Late Model competitors to Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico,
as entrants vied for yet another $10,000 windfall. Jonathan Davenport
- gunning for his fourth straight triumph to start the 2023 campaign
- earned Fast Time honors overall during the qualifying session
before securing another heat race victory. After drawing the outside
of the front row for the 30-lap sprint, Jonathan led the first seventeen
circuits before ultimately finishing a strong runner-up behind only
victor Bobby Pierce!
(January 11, 2023) "Superman"
Jonathan Davenport continued his red-hot start to the 2023 season,
as he captured his third straight 'Wild West Shootout' triumph at
Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico! Jonathan laid down the quickest
lap in Group B during qualifying, won his heat race, and later led
each of the 30 circuits during the feature from the pole position.
At the checkers, JD was celebrating another $10,000 top prize by
besting runner-up Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, and
(January 8, 2023) Two-for-two!
Jonathan Davenport backed up Saturday's season-opening triumph in
the desert with another victory tonight at Vado Speedway Park in
Vado, New Mexico! Jonathan stopped the clock second fastest in Group
A during the time trial session and later won another heat race
in preliminary action. After starting the 40-lapper from the outside
of the front row, JD officially led all forty circuits and held
off a groove-swapping Kyle Larson to bag the $10,000 winner's check.
Finishing behind winner Davenport and runner-up Larson was Bobby
Pierce in third, Brandon Sheppard in fourth, and Ricky Weiss in
(January 7, 2023) Following
a record $2 million dollar season, Jonathan Davenport started 2023
right where he left off, as he recorded the victory tonight in the
'Wild West Shootout' opener at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico!
Jonathan timed in fifth quickest in Group A during the qualifying
session prior to winning his heat race and starting fourth on the
grid in the 40-lap headliner. The Blairsville, Georgia standout
then grabbed the top spot from Bobby Pierce on a lap 26 restart
and led the remainder of the distance to pick up the $10,000 first
place prize money ahead of runner-up Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss,
Cade Dillard, and Kyle Larson!
Seeks Fourth Lucas Oil Title in 2023!
21, 2022) In 2022, Jonathan Davenport and Double
L Motorsports made the hard decision to not follow the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series full time in an effort to be more prepared
for the high-paying crown jewel events and for the larger paying
shows. That strategy proved to pay massive dividends, as Jonathan
amassed 24 victories, 55 Top Fives, and 69 Top Tens in 81 races
on his way to accumulating over $2 million dollars in season earnings.
Following the record breaking 2022 campaign, the Batesville, Arkansas-based
team has shifted gears and has announced today their intentions
of following the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series again in 2023
to vie for Jonathan’s fourth National Championship with the
Double L Motorsports, which will kick off their 2023 season in
a matter of weeks during the unsanctioned ‘Wild West Shootout’
at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico from January 7-15, will
start the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series grind from January 26-28
during the ‘Super Bowl of Racing’ at Golden Isles Speedway
near Brunswick, Georgia. Between then and the series-ending ‘Dirt
Track World Championship’ at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio on October 20-21, the tour will sanction 56 events at 32 different
tracks in 16 states. Along with the over $5 million dollars in purse
money up for grabs, the series recently announced a gargantuan $1
million dollar point fund with $200,000 earmarked for the Champion.
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