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August 5, 2017 - Knowles Lands Podium Finish in Chevy Thunder Nationals at 411
After Mother Nature wiped out the weekend opener at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) on Friday night, Jake Knowles visited 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) on Saturday for the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series sanctioned contest. Drawing 17 cars for the Chevy Thunder Nationals, Knowles timed in ninth fastest in qualifying locking him into the 9th-starting spot for the $3,000-To-Win A-Main. Passing six cars in the 50-lap affair, Jake reeled in a 3rd place finish behind Cory Hedgecock and Michael Page with Austin Smith and Oliver Gentry completing the Top 5 finishers.

Jake is currently fourth in the Chevrolet Performance standings. For full results from the event, please visit wwww.NeSmithRacing.com.

July 29, 2017 - Top 5 Finish at Boyd's Speedway
1 Jake Knowles returned with the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series on Monday evening for the eighth stop of the tour at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia). With 27 Super Late Models on hand, Jake recorded the 7th fastest time in his qualifying group before passing two cars in his heat to place 3rd. Earning the 9th-starting position for the feature, Knowles improved four more spots notching a 5th place finish behind Brandon Overton, Craig Vosbergen, Casey Roberts, and Ronnie Johnson. (Anthony Neff photo)

On Saturday night Knowles headed to Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) for the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series sanctioned program. In a field of 31 cars, Knowles followed up the seventh fastest time in his qualifying group with a 2nd place finish in his B-Main. Rolling off 13th for the feature, Jake was an early retiree from the 40-lapper after pulling on the ninth circuit with a flat-tire.

For full results from these events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com and www.ULTIMATESupers.com.

July 22, 2017 - Podium Spot in Southern Nationals Stop at 411 Motor Speedway
1 On Monday night Jakes Knowles made the trip to Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, North Carolina) for the second round of the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series. Timing in eighth fastest overall in a field of 23 Super Late Models, Knowles earned the 8th-starting position $3,500-to-win A-Main. Coming one spot shy of a Top 5 finish, Jakes gained two positions in the 35-lapper posting a 6th place outing. (Thomas Hendrickson photo)

1Returning with the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series, Jake Knowles was one of 29 Super Late Models signed in at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) on Tuesday night for the $3,500 top prize. Holding his spot in his 8-lap heat race, Knowles recorded a runner-up finish behind Chicky Barton positioning him 12th on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into a podium spot, Jake Knowles charged through the field nine positions notching a 3rd place finish behind Donald McIntosh and Vic Hill with David Doherty and Jason Cardwell completing the Top 5 finishers. (Wells Racing photo)

Following an off day on Wednesday, Jake Knowles was back with the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series on Thursday night for the fourth stop of the tour at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia). Following the fifth fastest time in his group, Knowles secured his spot into the $3,500-to-win A-Main with a 3rd place finish in his heat race. Wheeling his way into the Top 10, Jake passed seven cars in the 35-lap affair to place 8th.

Saturday night brought Knowles to Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) for the regular night of racing. Timing in 9th fastest in qualifying, Jake earned the 9th-starting position for the $2,000-to-win A-Main. Advancing through the field six positions, Jake Knowles reeled in a 3rd place finish behind Michael Page and Jason Croft with Shawn Chastain and Will Roland completing the Top 5 finishers.

Sunday night’s Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series sanctioned program at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) was postponed to August 20th by Mother Nature.

For full results from these events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com and www.DixieSpeedway.com.

July 3, 2017 - Knowles Picks up First Win of the Season at East Alabama Motor Speedway
1After Mother Nature postponed the opening night of the Salute to America Nationals, Jake Knowles headed to East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) on Sunday for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series sanctioned program. Failing to lock his spot into the feature via qualifying with the 14th fastest time, Knowles secured his way into the show with a B-Main victory from the 6th-starting position. Rolling off 12th for the A-Main, Jake paced his way into a podium spot by lap 35.  Taking advantage of a late-race restart, Jake took control of the lead on lap 39 and outran the field in the remaining 11 circuits picking up his first win of the season and a $2,500 payday. Chase Edge, Dylan Knowles, Montana Dudley, and Jordy Nipper completed the Top 5 finishers.

On Monday night Knowles stopped at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) for the $2,000 top prize. With a stout field of 38 Crate Late Models on hand, Jake posted the fifth fastest time in qualifying locking him into the 10th-starting spot for the feature. Bringing home a podium finish, Jake Knowles advanced through the field eight positions notching a runner-up finish behind Cory Hedgecock with Brad Berry, Austin Horton, and Jimmy Elliott rounding out the Top 5.

Tuesday’s Southern Nationals Bonus Series event at North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia) was postponed due to persistent rain in the area.

For full results from these events, please visit www.NeSmithRacing.com.

June 17, 2017 - Jake Knowles Powers Sponsors Crate Late Model to Podium Finish
Behind the wheel of the Berry Construction owned Crate Late Model, Jake Knowles visited Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) on Saturday for the regular night of racing. Following the third fastest time overall in a field of 12 cars, Knowles earned the 3rd-starting position for the feature. Moving up one spot, Jake reeled in a runner-up finish behind Bobby Richey Jr. with Hunter Jones, Logan Palmer, and Mike Bruner completing the Top 5 finishers.

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

June 10, 2017 - Knowles Hangs on to Top 10 Finish in J.T. Kerr Memorial at 411
Returning with the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, Jake Knowles invaded I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tennessee) on Friday night for the $2,000-to-win A-Main. Running into carburetor issues in qualifying, Knowles timed outside the Top 10 sending him into the B-Main. Passing four cars in the consolation event, Jake scored a 5th place finish locking him into the 17th-starting spot for the opening night feature. Coming one spot shy of a Top 10 finish, Knowles improved six spots in the 40-lapper to place 11th.

1The following night with 25 cars signed in at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee), Knowles timed in thirteen fastest in qualifying sending him into the B-Main. Charging to a consolation victory, Jake earned the 11th-starting position for the J.T. Kerr Memorial feature. With $4,000 on the line, Knowles was challenging for a Top 5 spot until late-race cautions killed his momentum, sending him back to a 9th place finish.(Wells Racing Photography)

For full results from these events, please visit www.NeSmithRacing.com.

June 3, 2017 - Pair of Podium Finishes in Dixie Doubleheader Nationals
After what has seemed like nonstop bad luck to start the season, Rome, Georgia's Jake Knowles was able to bounce back with a pair of strong runs on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway in both of his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Brucebilt Performance Rocket Chassis.

“It’s felt like we’ve had nothing but bad luck to start this year, and even though Saturday might’ve started a little rough in the NeSmith Dirt Late Model program we were able to bounce back and have what was definitely our best night of the year so far,” said Knowles. “Hopefully the monkey is finally off of our back and we can go get some wins.”

Jake Knowles invaded Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) on Saturday night, where he was pulling double duty with the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series and the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series.

The night started with bad luck for the team as distributor problems resulted in no hot laps and an 11th qualifying position. He would rebound to win the B-Main, and then charged from 9th to as high as 2nd in the 50-lap, $2,500-to-win feature before ultimately registering a 3rd-place finish behind Cory Hedgecock and Ronnie Johnson.

1With 24 entries on hand for the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series event, Jake earned the 7th-starting spot for the $3,000-to-win finale. He would climb five spots to finish 2nd behind Cory Hedgecock at the finish line. Jake’s performance allowed him to move up two spots in the series standings to the 4th position. (Kevin Prater photo)

For full results from these events, please visit www.NeSmithRacing.com and www.525SuperSeries.com .

May 28, 2017 - Knowles Follows Spring National Series Over Memorial Day Weekend
On Friday night Jake Knowles kicked off the busy Memorial Day Weekend at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) for the Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals sanctioned program. Following the twelfth fastest time in his qualifying group, Knowles improved one position in his heat race to place 4th. Earning the 18th-starting spot for the opening night A-Main, Jake ran into trouble on tenth lap forcing him to pull pitside. He was credited with a 22nd place outing.

The following night in a stout field of 41 Super Late Models at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia), Knowles timed in eighth fastest in his group before registering a 3rd place finish in his heat race. Rolling off 16th for the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Jake improved four positions in the 50-lapper recording a 12th place finish.

Competing in Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals season finale on Sunday, Jake was one of 21 cars registered in for action at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) for the $6,000 top prize. Following a 6th place finish in his heat race, Knowles was an early retiree from the feature while running in 19th.

For full results from these events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com/spring_index.html.

May 13, 2017 - Top 10 Finish at Dixie Speedway on Satuday Night
Jake Knowles returned to action on Saturday at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) for the regular night of racing. Timing in seventh fastest overall in qualifying, Knowles earned the 7th-starting position for the feature. Dropping back one spot, Jake registered a 8th place outing.

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

May 6, 2017 - Battery Issues End Knowles Night at Rome Speedway
With the weather washing out the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series sanctioned contest at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) on Saturday, Jake Knowles headed to Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) on Sunday to a field of 27 ULTIMATE Super Late Models. After taking part in a successful hot-lap session, Knowles experienced issues with his battery in qualifying dropping him back to the eighth fastest time in his group. Rolling off 3rd for his B-Main, Jake ran into more issues with his battery in his consolation event forcing him to pull in and call it a night.

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

April 29, 2017 - Jake Knowles Places 3rd In Chevy 525 Event at CMS
Back with the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series, Jake Knowles was one 22 cars signed in at Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Georgia) on Saturday night for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Laying down the seventh fastest time overall in qualifying, Knowles rolled off on the fourth row for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top 5 early in the feature, Jake was challenging for a podium spot throughout the 50-lapper but settled with a 4th place spot due to late-race restarts. After the race was completed it was determined Knowles would be awarded the 3rd place finish after another competitor was found with modified tires. He trailed Travis Pennington and Cory Hedgecock across the finish line with Devin Dixon and Austin Smith rounding out the Top 5.

Jake jumped up to sixth in the Chevrolet Performance standings. For full results from the event, please visit wwww.NeSmithRacing.com.

April 22, 2017 - Knowles Misses Ultimate Spring Classic Feature by One Spot
Making his first start of the season with the Ultimate Super Late Model Series, Jake Knowles made the trek to Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) on Friday night for the Spring Classic. Sending the Top 6 qualifiers from each group into the feature, Knowles timed in sixteenth fastest in his group transferring him into the B-Main. Starting in 11th, Jake passed four cars but came one spot short of a transfer position into the $4,000-to-win A-Main with a 7th place outing.

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

April 15, 2017 - Top 5 Finish for Jake Knowles in Chevy Performance A-Main at Boyd's
1Behind the wheel of the Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Super Late Model, Jake Knowles traveled to Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) on Saturday night for the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series sanctioned program. Drawing 25 cars, Knowles timed in fifth fastest overall in qualifying locking him into the 5th-starting spot for the feature. With $3,000 on the line, Jake jumped up one spot in the 50-lapper scoring a 4th place finish behind Riley Hickman, Jeff Smith, and Austin Smith with Ryan King coming in 5th. (Thomas Hendrickson photo)

For full results from the event, please visit wwww.NeSmithRacing.com.

April 8, 2017 - Jake Knowles Scores Podium at Dixie Speedway
Jake Knowles continued his 2017 season on Saturday night with a trip to Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) for the Spring Championship, which posted a $3,000 top prize.

Jake began his night by qualifying 6th-fastest to lock into the 6th-starting spot for the finale at the clay oval in his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Brucebilt Performance Rocket Chassis. He would go on to advance three spots in the finale to record 3rd-place finish at the checkered flag behind Shane Clanton and Derek Ellis..

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

April 1, 2017 - Runner-Up Finish at TST for Knowles
1 Jake Knowles looked to be on his way to his first win of the season on Saturday night before lapped traffic intervened at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama).

With 22 cars on hand for the Weekly Racing Series Event at the facility known as "The Hornet's Nest," Knowles qualified on the pole for the feature event via qualifying. He would jump to the lead at the drop of the green flag.

Knowles paced the field at the 1/3-mile oval for the majority of the event before lapped traffic forced him to check up with just three laps remaining, which allowed Tim Busha to slip past for the lead. Knowles would go on to notch a runner-up finish

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

March 30, 2017 - Jake Knowles Launches New Website; Preps for the Hornet's Nest
1Rome, Georgia's Jake Knowles is the latest addition to the MSR Mafia team and has launched a brand-new website at www.JakeKnowles66.net.

Jake is the pilot of the Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Brucebilt Performance Rocket Chassis. The 2017 campaign marks Knowles' 17th year of racing. This season he plans to chase the full Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series in pursuit of his first championship with the tour.

When not competing with the tour, Jake will utilize an open motor to compete in events throughout the Southeast.

Next on tap for the team is a trip to Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) this Saturday, April 1to compete in a Weekly Racing Series Event. For more information on the event, please visit www.TalladegaShortTrack.com.