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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.

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.