Davenport Nabs Another
Tarheel 50 Title at Tri-County in #116 Ride!
3, 2016) "Superman" Jonathan Davenport
nabbed his twentieth feature win of the 2016 campaign on Friday
evening, September 30 in the annual 'Tarheel 50' at Tri-County
Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina! Behind the wheel
of Chip Stone's #116 machine, which is normally driven by
Randy Weaver, Jonathan clicked off the fastest time of the
24 entrants during Southern Nationals Bonus Series qualifying
and later took the lead early in the 53-lap headliner. The
Blairsville, Georgia superstar then held off a strong charge
by Brandon Overton to claim the $4,053 winner's check over
Overton, Shanon Buckingham, Kenny Collins, and Jacob Grizzle!
JD and the #116 team then traveled to Dixie
Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome,
Georgia on October 1-2 for a pair of lucrative Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series battles. In the $12,000 to win 'Dixie Shootout'
on Saturday night, Jonathan won his heat race in preliminary
action, but mechanical woes on lap 9 caused him to retire
from the 60-lapper in the twenty-fourth position. On Sunday
in the $10,000 to win 'Rome Showdown,' Jonathan ran third
in his loaded heat race, suffered a flat tire on lap three
of the 50-lap feature, and rallied all the way back up to
the fifth spot to finish behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist,
Don O'Neal, Brandon Overton, and Chris Madden. Complete results
from all three weekend shows can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
Sweeps Ultimate Doubleheader in Dream Ride!
20, 2016) Jonathan Davenport's 2016 win total
now stands at seventeen following a pair of Ultimate Super
Late Model Series triumphs in the Volunteer State of Tennessee
on August 18-19 aboard Randy "Dream" Weaver's #116
ride! On Thursday evening at the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway
in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, Jonathan laid down the quickest lap
in his group during the qualifying session prior to winning
his heat race. After starting the 50-lap 'Scorcher' from the
outside of the front row, JD took the lead from Scott Bloomquist
on the 21st circuit and led the remainder of the distance
to pocket the $12,000 payday over Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist,
Donald McIntosh, and Chad Ogle!
At Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee
on Friday night, Jonathan piloted the #116 to the fourth fastest
time in qualifying to earn the outside of the second row for
the start of the headliner. The Blairsville, Georgia superstar
then grabbed the point on the third circuit and dominated
the rest of the race en route to the commanding $4,000 win
over Dennis Franklin, Billy Ogle, Jr., Derek Fisher, and Kenny
Collins! Full results from both Ultimate Super Late Model
Series showdowns can be obtained by clicking on www.ultimatesupers.com.
(Photo by Connie)
#116 Dream Ride to Top Five in Firecracker 100!
26, 2016) Jonathan Davenport and Randy Weaver's
#116 Dream Team invaded Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania
on June 23-25 for the annual running of the 'Firecracker 100,'
which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series. After Thursday's preliminary program was
pushed back to Saturday afternoon due to heavy rainfall, Friday's
$6,000 to win show went off without a hitch. Jonathan ran
third in heat race action and later started the 30-lapper
from the outside of the eighth row. JD then picked off fourteen
competitors during the headliner on his way to a stellar runner-up
performance behind only victor Josh Richards!
In the rain-postponed $6,000 to win prelim on
Saturday afternoon, Jonathan unfortunately ran into problems
in his heat race and subsequently scratched from the remainder
of the event. After winning his heat race in the nightcap,
the Blairsville, Georgia star was scheduled to roll off from
the outside of the third row in the 'Firecracker 100,' which
carried a stout $30,000 payday. Due to a mechanical issue
on the car, Jonathan missed driver introductions, started
at the tail end of the field, and rallied back through the
pack during the 100-lap grind to salvage a strong fifth place
effort behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist, Josh Richards,
Dale McDowell, and Earl Pearson, Jr. Full results from the
long weekend in Pennsylvania can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Sweeps Rome and Tri-County to Pocket $10,000!
30, 2016) Jonathan Davenport and Randy Weaver's
#116 team celebrated once again in victory lane together tonight
at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina! Jonathan
clicked off the fastest lap of the 26 entrants in Southern
Nationals Bonus Series qualifying and later scored the victory
in the fast dash. After rolling off from the pole position
in the Memorial Day Championship, JD took the lead on lap
ten and held the point for the remainder of the 40-lapper
on his way to capturing the $4,000 payday over David Payne,
Mike Marlar, Casey Roberts, and Kenny Collins! Complete results
from tonight at Tri-County can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
29, 2016) Following a long eleven hour drive
after last night's show at Wheatland, Jonathan Davenport rolled
into Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia tonight to pilot Randy
Weaver's #116 Longhorn machine. The Old Man's Garage Spring
Nationals tour presided over their season finale at Rome and
a strong 27 car field assembled in the pit area. Jonathan
swept the evening, as he set Fast Time in qualifying, won
the fast dash, and later led all fifty circuits of the main
event. JD scored his twelfth feature win of 2016 and the $6,000
windfall over Casey Roberts, Jason Croft, Dale McDowell, and
Jason Hiett! Complete results from tonight at Rome can be
accessed online by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com.
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
at Boyd's; Goes for Wild Ride in Bama Bash
3, 2016) Randy Weaver and the #116 team loaded
up and headed to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia and
East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on April
1-2 for a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles.
On Friday night at Boyd's, Randy clicked off the second fastest
lap in Group A during time trials prior to scoring the victory
in heat race action. After starting the $10,000 to win feature
event from the inside of the second row, Randy raced up to
second to finish an impressive runner-up in the 50-lap main
event behind only winner Chris Madden!
At EAMS on Saturday evening, a $12,000 payday was on the
line in the annual running of the 'Bama Bash.' Randy timed
in fifth quickest overall during the qualifying session and
later ran third in his loaded heat race. The Crossville, Tennessee
star then rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in
the 60-lapper and was racing solidly inside of the top ten
around the halfway mark of the race. Unfortunately, Randy
slipped over the banking in turns one and two and wildly flipped
his #116 Longhorn Chassis. While he emerged relatively unscathed
from the serious incident, he was done for the night with
heavy damage and was relegated to a sixteenth place effort.
Full results from the doubleheader weekend can be viewed online
Wins in #116 at Senoia; Randy Weaver Rained Out
27, 2016) Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville,
Georgia, made a guest appearance behind the wheel of Randy
Weaver's #116 Longhorn Chassis on Friday night, March 25 at
Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia and promptly drove it to
victory lane! Jonathan qualified well in Old Man's Garage
Spring Nationals Series time trials and later placed third
in the fast dash. After starting from the inside of the second
row and leading early from laps 13-16, JD took the point for
good from Chris Madden on the 26th circuit and led the remainder
of the 40-lapper en route to capturing the $4,000 payday over
Madden, Kenny Collins, Aaron Ridley, and Shane Clanton! Randy
was then scheduled to drive on Saturday, March 26 at Senoia
Raceway in the $6,000 to win weekend finale, but inclement
weather unfortunately postponed the event. Complete results
can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Weaver Charges to
Sixth in Lucky Star 40 at Boyd's Speedway
20, 2016) Randy Weaver and his #116 team rolled
into Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Saturday evening,
March 19 for the 'Lucky Star 40,' which was sanctioned by
the Southern Nationals Bonus Series. Randy advanced into the
$4,000 to win feature event by virtue of finishing third in
his B-Main. After rolling off from the inside of the seventh
row in the 40-lap headliner, Randy hard charged past seven
competitors en route to claiming a solid sixth place performance
behind only winner Dale McDowell, Donald McIntosh, Cory Hedgecock,
Jonathan Davenport, and Jared Landers. Full results from last
night at Boyd's can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Randy Weaver Leads
First Half of Tennessee Tipoff; Winds Up Second!
13, 2016) The #116 team returned to racing
action over the March 11-12 weekend in the 'Tennessee Tipoff'
at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. A strong
27 car field assembled at the historic 1/2-mile facility to
vie for the $15,000 winner's check in the Old Man's Garage
Spring Nationals Series opener. On Friday night, Randy Weaver
laid down the fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying
session prior to picking up the win in his loaded heat race.
After starting Saturday's 75-lap headliner from the pole position,
Randy paced the talented field for the first 34 circuits before
losing the top spot to eventual winner Scott Bloomquist. "Dream"
regained the point for a single pass on lap 37, but eventually
settled for an impressive runner-up showing in front of a
huge home state crowd. Complete results from Smoky Mountain
Speedway can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Nightly Results from Bubba Raceway Park
14, 2016) Valentine's Day took the #116 team
to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida today for the final
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of "Speedweeks
2016." The Bubba Army 'Winter Nationals' showdown paid
$10,000 to the winner and drew 26 competitors to the egg-shaped
venue. Randy Weaver qualified eleventh quickest in time trials
and later ran fifth in heat race action. "Dream"
then started the 50-lap main event from the outside of the
seventh row, but was unfortunately an early retiree in his
"Speedweeks 2016" finale and was paid for a twenty-fifth
Results from East Bay Raceway Park
13, 2016) Action wrapped up tonight at East
Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, as the 40th Annual
'Winternationals' finale boasted a hefty $12,000 windfall
and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided
over all of the dirt-slinging competition. Randy Weaver posted
the third fastest time in Group B during qualifying prior
to finishing second in his stacked heat race. The Crossville,
Tennessee ace then started the 60-lapper from the outside
of the third row and fought hard for a top ten effort in the
finale - eventually crossing the checkers in the tenth spot.
(February 12, 2016) The
penultimate event of the 2016 version of the 'Winternationals'
thrilled the fans earlier tonight at East Bay (FL) Raceway
Park and a $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs. "Dream"
Randy Weaver knocked down the third fastest time in Group
B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and later
ran second in heat race action. Randy was then enjoying a
solid effort in the 50-lap headliner before a broken axle
late in the distance knocked him back to seventeenth in the
final finishing order.
(February 11, 2016) Another
$7,000 top prize was on the line tonight in round four of
the 40th edition of the 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway
Park in Gibsonton, Florida. Randy Weaver was back in his own
#116 Longhorn machine tonight and timed in eighth fastest
in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
before finishing third in his heat race. The Crossville, Tennessee
native then raced up inside of the top ten in the 45-lapper
before running into trouble and dropping out of the race in
the fifteenth position.
(February 10, 2016) The
third leg of the 'Winternationals' took to the track tonight
at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida and the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series shootout upped the ante to $7,000
to win. Randy Weaver and the Henderson Motorsports team once
again unloaded the #116 Billy Moyer Victory Race Car and Randy
timed in eighteenth fastest in Group B during qualifying.
After running eighth in his heat race and tenth in his B-Main,
Randy finished fifth in the Strawberry Dash for non-qualifiers
and unfortunately missed out on the 35-lap headliner.
(February 9, 2016) Night
two of the 40th Annual 'Winternationals' took place earlier
tonight at East Bay (FL) Raceway Park and a $5,000 payday
awaited the winner of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
show, which was once again a non-points race. Randy Weaver
timed in fourteenth quickest in Group B during qualifying,
but was later involved in a tangle during his heat race. Randy
then chose to forego his consolation event, which cost him
an opportunity to start the 25-lap main event, which was won
by Josh Richards.
(February 8, 2016) Things
kicked off in the 40th edition of the 'Winternationals' tonight
at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida. The non-points
race for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series boasted a $5,000
windfall. Randy Weaver, who is scheduled to pilot a new Billy
Moyer Victory Race Car for Leon Henderson all week at the
"Clay by the Bay," qualified fourth fastest in Group
A during time trials prior to running third in heat race action.
After starting the 25-lap sprint from the inside of the sixth
row, Randy was an early retiree in the A-Main and was paid
for twenty-second at the pay window.
Super Bowl of Racing
Nightly Results from Golden Isles Speedway
7, 2016) The annual running of the Georgia
Boot 'Super Bowl of Racing' wrapped up earlier this afternoon
at Golden Isles (GA) Speedway with the conclusion of the finale,
which boasted a hefty $15,000 winner's check. In preliminary
action held last night before Mother Nature intervened, Randy
Weaver posted the fifth fastest lap in Group B during time
trials and later finished third in his stacked heat race.
The Crossville, Tennessee star then ran amongst the top ten
early in today's 60-lapper before eventually slowing to draw
a caution on lap 34. "Dream" was eventually slotted
in the eighteenth finishing position.
(February 6, 2016) Golden
Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia opened early today for
the rain-postponed 'Edwin Coggins Memorial,' which was washed
out on Thursday. Randy Weaver knocked down the eighth quickest
time in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying,
but later slipped back to fifth in his stacked heat race.
After grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his
B-Main, Randy retired early in the $7,000 to win main event
and settled for a twenty-fourth place showing. The regularly
scheduled 'Super Bowl of Racing' finale at GIS tonight was
rained-out during preliminary action and the final B-Main
and the $15,000 to win headliner have been pushed back to
Sunday afternoon, February 7.
(February 5, 2016) The
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officially kicked off their
2016 racing season tonight with their first points battle
of the year in the Georgia Boot 'Super Bowl of Racing' at
Golden Isles (GA) Speedway and a $10,000 top prize was on
the line. Randy Weaver clicked off the twelfth fastest lap
in Group A during time trials prior to finishing fifth in
his loaded heat race. After scoring a victory in his B-Main,
Randy slowed on lap 43 of the feature with problems and was
relegated to a twenty-first place showing in his season lid
(February 4, 2016) Due
to heavy rain, tonight's opener to the Georgia Boot 'Super
Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia
has been postponed until Saturday afternoon, February 6. The
$7,000 to win 'Edwin Coggins Memorial' will start with hot
laps at 11:00am and will proceed Saturday evening's weekend
finale at GIS, which boasts a $15,000 payday. Things will
now kick off in the Peach State on Friday with the regularly
scheduled $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
shootout. Complete information on the rearrangement of the
schedule can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.