As part of the festivities during the World Finals weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, racer Jonathan Davenport unveiled the car he plans to drive during the 2018 Dirt Late Model season. The 2015 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series champion will drive for Arkansas business executive Lance Landers in a car sponsored by Crop Production Services. The newly formed team plans to follow the LOLMDS tour as well as take part in numerous special events not sanctioned by that series.
Additionally, Davenport will be reunited with chassis specialist Kevin Rumley, who prepared the K&L Rumley cars driven throughout the 2015 season that was highlight by the Lucas Oil championship and wins in many of the sport’s top events. Rumley will serve as the head engineer for the team and will assist crew chief Jason Durham.
Davenport began the 2017 season driving the Barry Wright Race Cars house car but left that operation midway though the campaign to drive successfully for racer G.R. Smith. Davenport won the World 100 and the Hillbilly 100 driving Smith’s Rocket Chassis.
“I’m really excited,” Davenport declared in a press release from the new team. “We’re going to have a first-class team with first-class equipment. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a situation quite like this.”
Landers has previously owned cars driven by his son on the LOLMDS tour. However, Jared Landers has not driven regularly since suffering a serious injury in 2016.
The team will compete with Longhorn Chassis and engines from Durham Racing Engines.