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August 3, 2019 - Jake Knowles Breaks While Leading at TST
Saturday night found Jake Knowles in action at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) behind the wheel of his Josh Roberts Trucking No. 66 Super Late Model. In a field of 22 cars, Knowles topped the charts in qualifying before setting a commanding lead in the feature until a broken motor brought an immediate end to his night.

For more information on the event, please visit www.TalladegaShortTrack.com.

July 27, 2019 - Knowles Tops Southern Nationals Field at Tri-County, Wraps up Tour in Second
1Jake Knowles topped a spirited battle with Kenny Collins on Tuesday night at Tri-County Race Track to claim his first-career Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series victory. The triumph was worth $3,500 for the driver of the Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Josh Roberts Trucking/ Coosa Heating & Cooling/ Longhorn Chassis Super Late Model. (Brian McLeod photo)

“I appreciate Kenny [Collins] racing me clean there,” Knowles said. “We became pretty good buddies here the last year or so messing around, texting back and forth. We parked beside each other tonight, [started] on the front row [together]. It’s a pretty awesome little track. This really isn’t my cup of tea, throwing it sideways and all that. I normally try to drive ‘er straight, but we adapted to it and ended up pretty good.

“We started this deal, just taking it on a race-by-race basis, and not sure if we’d run the whole tour. To have the point lead with three races is pretty awesome. Hopefully we can maintain our consistency and win the championship.”

Jake Knowles continued his inaugural pursuit of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals championship on Tuesday evening at Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, North Carolina) as the eighth round of the tour came to life.

In a field of 22 cars, Knowles registered the fastest lap in his time trial group, which locked him into the outside-front-row, starting position for the A-Main. Holding off a late-race challenge from Kenny Collins, Jake streaked to his third overall win of the season and his first-career Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals victory. Collins, Michael Chilton, Casey Roberts, and Tanner English completed the Top-5 finishers.

Jakes pocketed a $3,500 payday for the triumph. In addition, with his victory, he’s taken over the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals point standings.

1Returning to action on Thursday at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee), Knowles laid down the sixth fastest time in his qualifying group before improving six spots in the 35-lap feature to place 6th. (Michael Moats photo)

The following night at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee), Jake edged his way into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 13th, Knowles fell two spots logging a 15th place outing.

For the final round of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals, Knowles was one of 26 cars on hand at Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) on Saturday evening for the $10,053-to-win finale. Following the sixth fastest lap in his time trial group, Jake posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind Ross Bailes. Rolling off 7th, Jake Knowles jumped up one spot in the 53-lap affair registering a 6th place finish.

Jake finished in second in the final point standings behind Brandon Overton.

For the latest series standings as well as complete results, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

July 21, 2019 - Knowles Lands 3rd Place Finish at Screven
Following the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals, Jake Knowles was one of 15 cars on hand at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) on Tuesday evening for the $3,500-to-win A-Main. Laying down the third fastest lap in his group, Knowles earned the 5th-starting positon for the A-Main. Dropping one spot in the 35-lap affair, Jake posted a 6th place finish.

1After a pair of rainouts at Toccoa Raceway (Toccoa, Georgia) and Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) on Thursday and Friday evening, Knowles returned with the Southern Nationals on Saturday at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia) for the $10,000 top prize. In a field of 25 cars, Jake scored a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Michael Brown which positioned him 7th on the starting grid for the main event. Reeling in a podium finish, Knowles passed four cars to place 3rd behind Ross Bailes and Casey Roberts with Trent Ivey and Dennis Franklin rounding out the Top-5. (Brian McLeod photo)

Wrapping up the weekend on Sunday at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia,) Knowles posted the fifth fastest time in his group before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Rolling off 10th for the $5,300-to-win finale, Jake improved four positions notching a 6th place finish.

Jake has climbed to second in the latest Southern Nationals point standings. For more information on these events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

July 14, 2019 - Top 5 Finish with Southern Nationals at Cherokee Speedway
On Saturday evening Jake Knowles traveled to Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia) kicking off the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals. In a field of 30 cars, Jake secured his spot into the opening night feature with a 6th place finish in his heat. Coming two spots shy of a Top-5 finish, Knowles passed 15 cars to place 7th.

The following night at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina), Knowles scored a 4th place finish in his heat which positioned him 13th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Jake improved eight spots reeling in a 5th place finish behind Trent Ivey, Brandon Overton, Michael Page, and Ross Bailes.

Jake is currently in second in the Southern Nationals point standings. For more information on the events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

July 6, 2019 - Jake Knowles Captures DLCS Opener at Cochran
Jake Knowles rumbled to his second win of 2019 on Friday night with a $2,000 Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series victory, which came behind the wheel of his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Josh Roberts Trucking/ Coosa Heating & Cooling/ Longhorn Chassis Late Model.

“We had a good weekend, but honestly our finishes didn’t completely reflect how good we were,” Knowles commented. “We had a chance at contending for the win on Saturday night, but we got run over by another driver. That knocked us back to an eighth-place finish. Even at that, to get a win, a pair of Top-5 finishes, and three Top-10 finishes in three races is something that our whole team is proud of.

“We’re going to run the first two Southern Nationals races this week, and if everything goes good we may end up running the whole deal. At this point nothing is locked in stone, though.”

Jake Knowles kicked off the action-packed, extended holiday weekend of racing on Wednesday evening at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) with the Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series (DLDLMS) sanctioned Salute to Freedom 50. In a field of 29 cars, Knowles secured his spot into the opening night feature with the fifth-fastest lap in time trials. Gaining one spot in the 50-lap affair, Jake registered a fourth-place finish behind John Ownbey, Cruz Skinner, and Brandon Williams with Wil Herrington rounding out the Top 5.

1On Friday Knowles followed the DLDLMS to Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Georgia), where the opening round of a doubleheader was contested at the 3/8-mile oval. Qualifying second fastest in time trials behind T.J. Brittain, Knowles earned the outside-front-row starting position for the main event.

Leading all 40-laps, Jake cruised to his second win of the season, which came over Wil Herrington, Mark Whitener, Oakley Johns, and Cruz Skinner. He pocketed a $2,000 payday for the triumph.

The following night with a $2,500 top prize on the line in the finale, Jake recorded the fourth-fastest time in his qualifying group, which positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the feature. Jake fell back to the 11th position early in the race before racing to as high as the second position. Unfortunately, heavy contact from another driver relegated him to an eighth-place finish.

With his weekend performances Jake padded his lead in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series point standings. For more information on the events, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.

June 30, 2019 - Knowles Scores Runner-up Finish in Independence Day Celebration
1Jake Knowles was one of 19 Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series entries on hand at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) on Saturday night for the Smoky Mountain Moonshine Classic. Following 13th fastest time in qualifying, Knowles captured an 8-lap consolation victory locking his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Passing 5th cars in the 40-lap affair, Jake reeled in a 6th place finish. (Mitchell Jenkins photo)

1The following night Jake hopped behind the wheel of his Super Late Model for the Independence Day Celebration at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia). After coming in seventh fastest in time trials, Jake gained five spots in the 40-lap feature to place 2nd behind Austin Horton with Tyler Millwood, Derek Ellis, and Donald McIntosh rounding out the Top-5. (Kevin Prater photo)

Jake continues to lead the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series point standings. For more information on the events, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.

June 15, 2019 - 10th Place Finish in Bill Ingram Memorial at Dixie Speedway
Saturday night found Jake Knowles in action at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) for the Bill Ingram Memorial. After topping the charts in hot laps, Knowles came in 12th fastest in time trials which locked him on the sixth row for the A-Main. With $3,000 on the line, Jake jumped up two spots to place 10th.

For more information on the event, please visit www.DixieSpeedway.com.

May 26, 2019 - Runner-up Finish With DLCS at Magnolia
On Saturday night Jake Knowles followed the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) for the Salute to the Armed Forces Nationals. In a field of 29 cars, Knowles locked his spot into the opening feature with a heat race victory. Starting in 8th, Jake passed three cars in the 50-lapper to place 5th behind Ashton Winger, Casey Haney, Evan Ellis, and Randy Boyd.

The following night at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi), Jake laid down the second fastest lap in his group behind Austin Franklin positioning him 3rd on the starting grid for the finale. With $2,000 on the line, Knowles jumped up one spot notching a runner-up finish behind Wil Herrington with Oakley Johns, Justin McRee, and Spencer Hughes rounding out the Top-5.

Jake remains leading the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series point standings. For more information on the events, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.

May 18, 2019 - 12th Place Finish in Super in 50th Anniversary Race at Dixie
Jake Knowles traveled to Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) on Saturday evening competing in the Super Late Model ranks for the 50th Anniversary Race. Laying down the 13th fastest time in a field of 21 cars, Knowles earned the 13th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Gaining one spot in the 40-lap affair, Jake logged a 12th place outing.

For more information on the event, please visit www.DixieSpeedway.com.

April 27, 2019 - Knowles Bags First Win of the Season at TST
1Friday night saw the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series return to action at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) for the doubleheader. In a stout field of 48 cars, Knowles registered the second fastest time in his qualifying group behind T.J. Brittain positioning him 4th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Slipping past polesitter T.J. Brittain lap-18, Jake distanced himself from the field in the remaining 22 circuits to capture his first win of the season and a $2,000 payday. Jadon Frame, John Ownbey, T.J. Brittain, and Cruz Skinner trailed him to the checkers.

1The following night, Jake secured his spot into the $2,500-to-win finale with the third fastest time in his qualifying group. Starting A-Main in 5th, Jake improved three spots in the 50-lapper to place 2nd behind John Ownbey with Jake Rainey, David Kay, and Dylan Knowles completing the Top-5 finishers. (Mike Blevins photo)

Jake currently leads the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series point standings. For more information on the event, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.

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.

For more information on the event, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.

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 www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.

December 18, 2018 - Jake Knowles Reflects on Successful 2018 Campaign
1Jake Knowles enjoyed a fantastic 2018 campaign behind the wheel of his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Josh Roberts Trucking/ Coosa Heating & Cooling/ Longhorn Chassis Late Model.

In 32 starts this season the Georgia racer amassed eight wins to go along with 22 Top-5 finishes and 27 Top-10 finishes. His season-best victory was worth $10,000 and came in early November during the annual Southern 100 at Southern Raceway (Milton, Florida) with the Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series. <<MORE>>

November 24, 2018 - Mother Nature Ruins Knowles' Shot at DLCS Title; Finishes 2nd
Friday night found Jake Knowles in action at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series (DLCS) season finale. With 54 cars on hand for the Possum Town Grand Prix, Knowles registered the fifth fastest time in his qualifying group before placing 2nd in his heat behind Jamey Boland. Slated to start Saturday’s $10,000-to-win main event in 11th, Mother Nature made an appearance overnight that cancelled the finale.

Jake came in ten points behind Ashton Winger for a 2nd place spot in the final Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series point standings.

For more information on the event, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.

November 3, 2018 - Jake Knowles Soars to Southern 100 Victory at Southern Raceway
Jake Knowles had never seen Southern Raceway before this weekend. Despite his lack of experience at the tricky oval, he streaked to the $10,000 win in Saturday night’s 11th annual Southern 100. The victory came aboard his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Josh Roberts Trucking/ Coosa Heating & Cooling/ Longhorn Chassis Late Model.

The win was his eighth of the season and allowed him to close within 10 markers of the top spot in the Durrence Layne National Late Model standings heading into the finale.

“The race track was great. I’ve never been down here, and this really isn’t my cup of tea. It was my first time to race in the sand, but we made it work,” Knowles said. “I started seeing Pennington’s tire go down when he was leading, so I just paced myself. Once I got to the lead I knew I just had to do my job, and we would get the win. Heading into the winter this $10,000 really helps. I want to thank all of the fans that came out on this chilly weekend, and I want to thank my team, my sponsors, and my family for their great support.”

Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series competition took Jake Knowles to Southern Raceway (Milton, Florida) on Friday evening, where he was competing against a field of 26 racers in the opening round of the 11th annual Southern 100.

1Qualifying second fastest in his qualifying group behind Ashton Winger, Knowles earned the fourth-starting position for the A-Main on Saturday night. Overtaking the top spot on lap-25 when the leader – Travis Pennington – suffered a flat-tire, Jake built nearly a 2.5 second margin over second-place finisher in the remaining 75 circuits to capture his eighth win of the season and a $10,000 payday. Andy Picklesimer, Joseph Joyner, Clint Smith, and Bryant Marsh completed the Top-5 finishers in the 100-lap affair.

The $10,000 victory matched the richest of Knowles career with his previous five-figure payday coming in Crate Late Model competition back in 2006.

Jake is second in the latest Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series point standings, just 10 points out of the lead. For full results from this event, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.

The team will now focus on the annual Possum Town Grand Prix, which will be held on November 23-24 at Johnny Stokes Magnolia Motor Speedway. The event posts a $10,000 payday and will serve as the final Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series event of 2018.

“I don’t have just a ton of experience at Magnolia, but we are going to go there and try and have a good run and win a championship,” Knowles noted.

For more information on the event, please visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com.

October 20, 2018 - 2nd Place Finish in Regular Show at Boyd's Speedway
Jake Knowles invaded Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) on Saturday evening for the regular night of racing. Following the third fastest time in qualifying, Knowles cruised to a heat race victory positioning him on the pole for the feature. Dropping one spot, Jake posted a 2nd place finish.

For full results from this event, please visit www.BoydsSpeedway.net.

October 13, 2018 - Pair of Runner-up Finishes With DLCS at Talladega Short Track
Friday night found Jake Knowles in action at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) for the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series sanctioned weekend. Drawing 38 cars for the two-day event, Knowles laid down the third fastest time in his qualifying group positioning him 6th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. With $2,000 on the line, Jake improved four spots in the 40-lapper to place 2nd behind Ashton Winger with Oakley Johns, Bryant Marsh, and Chase Edge completing the Top-5 finishers.

1Returning on Saturday night, Jake came in fifth fastest in his group locking him into the 9th-starting position for the $2,500-to-win finale. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Knowles passed seven cars in the 50-lap affair reeling in a runner-up finish behind Cruz Skinner with Ashton Winger, Jake Rainey, and Mike Combs rounding out the Top-5. (Tyler Carr photo)

Jake jumped up to second in the latest Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series point standings. For full results from these events, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.