Davenport Dominates Arizona Wild West Finale Worth $25,000 Plus Bonus Money Sunday

Monday, January 18, 2021 - by Steve Hixson

Jonathan Davenport (#49) of Blairsville, Ga., denied Texan Tyler Erb Sunday, leading flag to flag the 50 lap Wild West Shootout finale at Arizona Speedway in his "Nutrient/Longhorn" Super Late Model.

The victory worth $25,000 was JD's third of the six races in eight days out in the Arizona desert, which garnered the former three time Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model National Champion a $10,000 bonus from Keyser Manufacturing.

Davenport also won the points championship for the week which paid an additional $3,000.

Erb had to rally from 11th at the start and made things interesting muscling past Brian Shirley and Ricky Thornton, Jr. on a mid-race restart, to pull behind JD.

Most of the top rated SLM competitors will make the 1,900 mile trek from outside Tucson, to Ellisville, Fl., as the LODLM series opens up the 2021 season next Friday and Saturday with a pair of $12,000 to win races at All-Tech Raceway.

An update was released early Sunday morning officially disqualifying Douglasville racer Michael Page from his apparent $10,000 victory Saturday night at Volusia Speedway Park outside of Daytona, for a motor infraction in the 604/Crate Late Model race. Florida racer Kyle Bronson was elevated from second to winner with Page being credited for 26th overall.


Athens' Ashley Rogers Is SEC Player Of The Week

Vols Baseball To Play Austin Peay Instead Of Dayton

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After spinning absolute gems to bookend week 3 of the 2021 campaign, No. RV/23/24 Tennessee ace Ashley Rogers was named the SEC Player of the Week, the conference announced late Monday afternoon. ... (click for more)

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With 19 years of combined collegiate and NFL experience in strength and conditioning, Kurt Schmidt has been named Tennessee football's director of competition development, head coach Josh Heupel ... (click for more)



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After spinning absolute gems to bookend week 3 of the 2021 campaign, No. RV/23/24 Tennessee ace Ashley Rogers was named the SEC Player of the Week, the conference announced late Monday afternoon. Rogers, a junior, combined for 41 strikeouts in 19.0 innings of work to go undefeated in the circle (3-0), tossing three complete games and a pair of shutouts. Rogers gave up one ... (click for more)

Vols Baseball To Play Austin Peay Instead Of Dayton

The Tennessee baseball team will now play in-state foe Austin Peay on the road in Clarksville on Wednesday after Dayton canceled its scheduled trip to Knoxville earlier on Monday. First pitch for Wednesday's contest is slated for 5:30 p.m. ET. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+ and fans can also listen to the live audio call from John Wilkerson, which will be available ... (click for more)

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