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March 9, 2019 - Top 5 Finish in Night Two of Cochran Clash; Finishes 2nd in Winter Shootout
Jake Knowles had to overcome adversity and more than his fair share of challenges en route to a pair of Top-10 finishes over the weekend with the Durrence Layne Winter Shootout Series.

On Friday night he finished 10th in his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Josh Roberts Trucking/ Coosa Heating & Cooling/ Longhorn Chassis Late Model, while Saturday night found him crossing the finish line in fourth.

“It was just one of those weekends for us,” Knowles said. “We really had a good car both nights. On Friday night I was running a solid second place and got spun with three laps to go. I was able to bounce back to 10th, but it was pretty disheartening. Then on Saturday night, we qualified a little further back then I would’ve liked and had to start 10th. We got as high as the third spot before finishing fourth. It was a challenging weekend, but we never gave up.”

1Jake Knowles followed the Durrence Layne Winter Shootout Series to Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Georgia) on Friday night for the opening round of the two-day Cochran Clash. In a field of 21 cars, Jake registered the third-fastest time in qualifying, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the opening night feature. With $2,000 on the line, Knowles got spun around on lap-28, while running in the second spot. He rejoined the tail of the field before rebounding to a 10th-place finish.

The following night, Knowles secured his spot into the $3,000-to-win finale with the 10th-fastest time in qualifying. Breaking into the Top-5, Jake passed six cars in the 50-lapper to finish fourth behind Tyler Sanders, Ashton Winger, and Jimmy Elliott with Drew Kennedy rounding out the Top 5.

Jake finished second in the final Durrence Layne Winter Shootout Series point standings.

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March 2, 2019 - Runner-up Finish in Round Two Bubba Army Winternationals at BRP
Jake Knowles kicked off the 2019 season on Thursday night at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) for the Bubba Army Winternationals. Drawing 26 Durrence Layne Winter Shootout Series entries for the three-day event, Knowles followed up the 13th fastest time in his qualifying with a 2nd place finish in his B-Main behind Tyler Clem. Starting the opening night feature in 11th, Jake improved three spots in the 40-lapper to place 8th.

1Returning on Friday, Jake secured his spot into the $2,000-to-win A-Main with the seventh fastest time in his qualifying group. Rolling off 7th, Knowles improved five spot reeling in a 2nd place finish behind Nick Hoffman with Devin Dixon, Kyle Bronson, and Tyler Clem completing the Top-5 finishers. (Mitchell Jenkins photo)

For the final night of the Bubba Army Winternationals on Saturday, Knowles timed in second fastest in his qualifying group before placing 2nd in his heat behind Tyler Clem. Earning the 5th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale, Jake was running in the Top-5 for the majority of the race before fading after a late-race caution to place 6th.

Jake currently sits in sixth in the Durrence Layne Winter Shootout Series point standings. For more information on the event, please visit