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January 16, 2020 - Knowles Begins 2020 season at Volusia Speedway Park
On Thursday night Jake Knowles kicked off the 2020 season at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) piloting the Knowles Race Parts & Bodies No. 66 Late Model for the Sunshine Nationals. In a field of 41 Newsome Crate Racin’ USA Winter Series entries, Knowles logged an 8th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Needing to place 2nd or better to make the opening night feature, Jake fell short with an 8th place outing.

For full results from the event, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.

December 17, 2019 - Jake Knowles Ends 2019 Season with Eight Wins
Enjoying another stellar season, Jake Knowles piloted his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies No. 66 Late Model entry to eight wins in a total of 36 events throughout the 2019 campaign. Along with capturing the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Championship, Knowles finished second in points in his rookie season with the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series. He also tallied 21 top-five finishes and 32 top-ten outings.

November 26, 2019 - Knowles Ruled DLCS Champ with Magnolia Rain Out
1Jake Knowles was officially crowned the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series 2019 National Champion today, following the cancellation of this weekend’s Series finale at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.

It’s been an awesome year and a lot of long hours but it’s all paid off and I cannot thank everyone enough that has helped me accomplish this Championship,” Knowles said. “Thank you to all my sponsors we definitely couldn’t have pulled it off without each of your help! Congratulations to all the drivers on their season. It was a lot of fun racing with y’all and we had some good times hanging out with all of you! Looking forward to 2020!”

In 17 events on the tour, Jake claimed seven victories, earned 14 top-five finishes, along with 17 top-ten performances in the Knowles Race Parts & Bodies No. 66 Phillips Properties/ Josh Roberts Trucking/ Coosa Heating & Cooling/ Longhorn Chassis Late Model.

For his title, Knowles will receive a $10,000 check at the Durrence Layne Racing awards banquet on January 25, 2020 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

For more information concerning the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, including the final point standings, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.

November 9, 2019 - Top 5 Finish in Southern 100 at Milton
After Mother Nature axed Friday night’s program, Jake Knowles was one of 33 Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series entries on hand at Southern Raceway (Milton, Florida) on Saturday night for the Southern 100. Following the ninth fastest lap in his time trial group, Knowles posted a runner-up finish in his B-Main behind Wil Herrington which positioned him 13th on the starting grid for the finale. With $7,000 on the line, Jake advanced through the field eight positions to place 5th behind Kyle Bronson, Joseph Joiner, Bo Slay, and Mark Whitener.

Jake holds a comfortable lead atop the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point standings. For full results from the events as well as the latest standings, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.

October 12, 2019 - Jake Knowles Sweeps NASCAR Weekend at Talladega
1 Jake Knowles made a clean sweep of the weekend’s Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series action during Talladega Short Track’s NASCAR weekend. Pushing his 2019-win tally to eight, Jake won on both Friday and Saturday night in his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies No. 66 Phillips Properties/ Josh Roberts Trucking/ Coosa Heating & Cooling/ Longhorn Chassis Late Model.

“Wow, what can I say about this team right now other than they are giving me an awesome racecar every time that we unload,” Knowles said. “I’ve been staying busy keeping our customer’s cars ready to race, but my crew has been doing a phenomenal job preparing my stuff each week. We had a flawless weekend at Talladega, and I couldn’t be more proud of where we are at with this program right now.”

Jake Knowles continued his pursuit of the 2019 Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series championship with a trip to Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) over the weekend. On Friday night the NASCAR weekend doubleheader came to life at the track known as “The Hornet’s Nest.”

In a field of 36 cars, Jake laid down the fastest lap in time trials, which positioned him on the pole for the main event. Fending off a hard-charging Sam Seawright late in the 40-lapper, Knowles led wire-to-wire to capture his seventh win of the season and a $2,000 payday. Seawright, Brandon Williams, Cruz Skinner, and T.J. Brittain completed the Top-5 finishers.

1Returning on Saturday evening, Knowles locked his spot into the finale with the second-fastest time in his qualifying group behind Brandon Williams. Rolling off fourth for the finale, Jake tracked down and passed polesitter Jadon Frame on lap 43. The Georgia racer went on to record his eighth win of the season, which came over Frame, Oakley Johns, Tyler Wood, and T.J. Brittain. Taking the checkers 3.354 second ahead of Frame, Jake Knowles pocketed $2,500 for his winning performance.

With the weekend sweep, Jake extended his lead over Cruz Skinner in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point standings. For full results from the events as well as the latest standings, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.

October 5, 2019 - Knowles Scores King of the Crate Opener at North Alabama
1Jake Knowles tallied up his sixth win of the 2019 season on Friday night in his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies No. 66 Phillips Properties/ Josh Roberts Trucking/ Coosa Heating & Cooling/ Longhorn Chassis Late Model. The triumph was worth $2,000 and came at North Alabama Speedway during the opening round of the annual King of the Crates 100 weekend.

“We had a fun weekend at North Alabama Speedway for the King of the Crates 100,” Knowles commented. “On Friday night I got the job done, and on Saturday night thought I had a chance to win again, but Jeremy Shaw was just a little better. Congrats to him on a job well done.

“Now, we head to one of my favorite tracks, Talladega Short Track for two more Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series events. We’re focused on consistency right now, so that we can lock up this championship.”

On Friday evening Jake Knowles was one of 34 Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series entries on hand at North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Alabama) as the two-day King of the Crate 100 came to life. Registering the second-fastest lap in his time trial group, Knowles locked into the fourth-starting position for the opening night feature.

Challenging polesitter Tyler Wood for the lead by lap 20, Jake overtook Wood for the top spot on lap 24 and held off a hard-charging Will Herington late in the race to record his sixth win of the season. Herrington, Christian Hanger, Josh Putnam, and Tyler Wood followed Knowles across the finish line. He earned a $2,000 payday for his winning performance.

The following night the top prize was increased to $5,000 and, Jake laid down the fastest time in his group before cruising to a heat race victory. Earning the third-starting position for the finale, Knowles gained one spot in the 50-lapper to cross the finish line in second behind Jeremy Shaw with Dustin Harris, Christian Hanger, and Jadon Frame trailing them to the checkers.

On the heels of another great weekend, Jake strengthened his lead atop the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point standings. For full results from the events as well as the latest standings, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.

September 21, 2019 - Knowles Tallies Fifth Win of the Season at Camden Speedway
Jake Knowles once again visited Victory Lane with the Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series over the weekend. His latest victory came on Saturday night at Tennessee’s Camden Speedway in his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Phillips Properties/ Josh Roberts Trucking/ Coosa Heating & Cooling/ Longhorn Chassis Late Model.

The victory was his fourth of the year with the tour and his fifth triumph overall of 2019. The win also allowed him to extend his advantage atop the series’ standings.

“We buried ourselves on Friday night in qualifying, but still rebounded to finish seventh,” Knowles shared. “On Saturday night we had a much better start to the night, and we were able to pounce late to get the win. This has been a great year for our team, and it’s because of the awesome help and support that we get.”

Jake Knowles followed the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series to Tennessee National Raceway (Hohenwald, Tennessee) on Friday night, where he opened a doubleheader weekend with the tour. Jake qualified 14th fastest in the 28-car field in time trials. Knowles then scored a 10-lap B-Main victory, which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the $2,000-to-win A-Main. Improving three positions in the 40-lap affair, Jake reeled in a seventh-place finish.

1On Saturday afternoon at Camden Speedway (Camden, Tennessee), Jake secured his spot into the A-Main with the seventh-fastest time in qualifying. Wheeling his way into a podium spot within in the first three laps, Knowles overtook Brandon Williams late in the race to capture his fifth win of the season and a $2,500 payday. Oakley Johns, Spencer Hughes, Justin McRee, and Cruz Skinner trailed him to the checkers in the 40-lap affair. (Connie Putnam photo)

Jake continues to lead the late Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point standings. For full results from the events as well as the latest standings, please visit www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com.