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McDowell Seventh During Colossal 100 Weekend at Charlotte
(May 15, 2022)
The #17m team made their way to The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina from May 11-14 for the 'Colossal 100,' which was sanctioned by the XR Super Series. On Wednesday night in the $25,000 to win opener, Dale McDowell finished seventh in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and fifteenth in the 30-lap feature event. In a similar $25,000 to win contest on Thursday at the 4/10-mile speedplant, Dale placed second in his loaded heat race before advancing up to seventh in the 30-lapper.

Following a rain-out on Friday evening, the lucrative 'Colossal 100' wrapped up in big way on Saturday and a whopping $50,000 top prize was up for grabs. Dale grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race and later rolled off from the inside of the eighth row in the 50-lap grand finale. "MacDaddy" was unfortunately an early retiree and was eventually paid for a twenty-third place performance. Complete results from the last four days in the Charlotte area can be found online by clicking on www.racexr.com.

Dale McDowell Advances to Tenth in Florida Dirt Nationals Finale
(April 24, 2022)
The April 22-23 weekend saw Dale McDowell and the SMR team venture to All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville, Florida for the two-day 'Florida Dirt Nationals,' which was sanctioned by the XR Super Series. In the $25,000 to win weekend opener on Friday night, Dale placed fifth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later wound up fifteenth in the final finishing order of the 40-lap feature event. On Saturday evening in the $50,000 to win grand finale, Dale relied on a series provisional to gain access into the 50-lapper before streaking past thirteen competitors en route to a steady tenth place performance. Complete results from each of these lucrative races can be found online by clicking on www.racexr.com.

McDowell Fifth at Wythe; Climbs to Lil Bill Corum Memorial Podium!
(April 17, 2022)
The Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) team and driver Dale McDowell invaded a trio of facilities in Tennessee and Virginia from April 14-16 for three separate high-profile events. On Thursday night at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, a $20,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 'Kyle Larson Presents Late Model Challenge.' Dale ran third in heat race action prior to moving up three spots during the course of the 50-lap headliner en route to a solid sixth place showing. The Chickamauga, Georgia ace trailed only winner Mike Marlar, Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, Kyle Larson, and Jonathan Davenport.

Next up for the #17m team was a pair of Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series battles at Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia and Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee. At Wythe on Friday evening in a $10,053 to win throwdown, Dale placed third once again in his heat race before advancing past four competitors en route to a strong fifth place effort behind only race winner Brandon Overton, Jonathan Davenport, Chris Ferguson, and Ross Bailes. In the $21,000 to win 'Lil Bill Corum Memorial' on Saturday at the bad-fast "Taz," the popular driver known as the "MacDaddy" finished second in his heat race and third in the 75-lapper behind only victor Chris Madden and runner-up Ricky Weiss! Full results from each of these three shows can be viewed online at www.volunteerspeedway.com and www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

"MacDaddy" Captures $50,000 for Bristol Dirt Nationals Finale Win!
(April 3, 2022)
Dale McDowell, of Chickamauga, Georgia, racked up his third feature win of 2022 in a big way on Saturday evening, April 2 in the finale of the 'Bristol Dirt Nationals' at the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee! Dale posted the fifth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to running third in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap main event from the inside of the fifth row, Dale bolted to the front of the stellar field and blew past leader Ricky Weiss for the point on the thirtieth circuit. "MacDaddy" then led the remainder of the distance to pocket the whopping $50,000 paycheck over a top five that included runner-up Chris Madden, Chris Ferguson, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens!

On Friday night, April 1 at Bristol Motor Speedway, another $50,000 top prize was up for grabs in round three of the miniseries that was co-sanctioned by the XR Super Series and the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series. Dale suffered mechanical woes during time trials and did not record an official lap, but he was able to blast from the back to earn the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the seventh row in the 50-lapper, Dale steered past six competitors en route to a solid seventh place performance. After the four-race 'Bristol Dirt Nationals,' the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer was paid for a second place points finish and was awarded an additional $50,000 in earnings! Complete results from BMS can be accessed online by clicking on www.racexr.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

McDowell Runner-Up in $50,000 Bristol Dirt Nationals Opener!
(March 27, 2022)
The Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) team made the trek to Bristol, Tennessee over the March 25-26 weekend to compete in the 2nd Annual 'Bristol Dirt Nationals' at the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway. The XR Super Series and Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series co-sanctioned the weekend at BMS and a pair of $50,000 top prizes were up for grabs. On Friday night in the opener, Dale McDowell stopped the clock fifth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session before running second in heat race action. Dale then steered past a trio of competitors during the 50-lap headliner to land in the runner-up spot behind only victor Chris Madden!

A similar program was then held at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday evening. Dale laid down the eleventh fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and later finished third in his loaded heat race. The Chickamauga, Georgia ace was then able to blast past three racecars again during the 50-lapper to garner a solid seventh place performance. Full results from the 'Bristol Dirt Nationals' weekend can be found online at www.racexr.com.

Dale McDowell Climbs to Sixth in Tennessee Tipoff Classic at SMS
(March 6, 2022)
The Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) team returned to dirt-slinging competition on Saturday, March 5 in the annual running of the 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series and Ultimate Super Late Model Series co-sanctioned the single-day showdown in the Volunteer State and a $12,000 top prize was up for grabs. Dale McDowell stopped the clock eighth quickest in Group A during qualifying prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race. Dale then picked off five competitors during the course of the 60-lap headliner en route to a strong sixth place performance. Full results from last night at Smoky Mountain Speedway can be located online at www.smokymtnspeed.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

McDowell Scores Another Victory During DIRTcar Nationals!
(February 19, 2022)
The 51st edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' wrapped up tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as a total of 57 drivers entered the finale at the Barberville, Florida speedplant to gun for the $10,000 winner's check with the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series. Dale McDowell stopped the clock third quickest in Group B during time trials before claiming another heat race triumph. After drawing the pole position and leading the first twelve circuits in the 40-lap main event, Dale wound up third and on the podium behind only victor Chris Madden and runner-up Mike Marlar!

(February 18, 2022) Following the big win last night, Dale McDowell and the Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) team were back at Volusia Speedway Park tonight gunning for another $10,000 winner's check. Dale knocked down the third quickest time in Group B during the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series qualifying session and later won yet another heat race. After drawing the sixth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 40-lap headliner, "MacDaddy" moved up inside of the top five to finish fifth at the checkers behind only feature winner Dennis Erb, Jr., Chase Junghans, Darrell Lanigan, and Brandon Sheppard!

(February 17, 2022) Chickamauga, Georgia Hall of Famer Dale McDowell secured his second feature win of the young 2022 racing season earlier tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida! In night four of the annual 'DIRTcar Nationals,' Dale clicked off the sixth fastest lap in Group A during the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series qualifying session prior to picking up a heat race triumph. After starting fourth on the grid in the 40-lap main event, Dale grabbed the point on a lap 18 restart and led the remainder of the distance to bag the $10,000 windfall ahead of a top five that consisted of runner-up Devin Moran, Darrell Lanigan, Chris Madden, and Tyler Bruening!

(February 16, 2022) Dale McDowell was busy tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as he competed in not only the regularly-scheduled $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series program at the Barberville, Florida facility, but also a rain-postponed feature from January's annual 'Sunshine Nationals' that boasted an additional $10,000 paycheck. Dale won his heat race and was racing inside of the top three during the 40-lap feature when he was unfortunately spun by another competitor and was dropped to a disappointing twenty-first place showing. In the make-up contest from January, Dale started the 40-lapper from the outside of the front row and finished in the runner-up position behind only victor Ashton Winger!

(February 15, 2022) The second night of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took center stage at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and even though the program was paused for awhile due to rain showers, the $7,000 to win DIRTcar Super Late Model show was still able to get into the record books during the wee hours of the morning. Dale McDowell timed in second quickest in Group A during the qualifying session and later ran second in heat race action. The Chickamauga, Georgia star then improved two spots during the course of the 30-lap feature on his way to a solid seventh place performance.

(February 14, 2022) Back where his 2022 campaign started in January, Dale McDowell returned to Volusia Speedway Park today to compete in the first round of the 51st Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals.' The DIRTcar Super Late Models roared into the Barberville, Florida facility and 47 competitors were on hand to vie for the $7,000 first place prize money. Dale knocked down the eighth quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to securing a heat race triumph. After starting fourth on the grid in the 30-lapper, Dale wound up slipping to fifth at the checkers to finish behind only victor Ricky Thornton, Jr., Chris Madden, Devin Moran, and Brandon Overton!

McDowell Kicks Off Sunshine Nationals and 2022 Season with Victory!
(January 22, 2022)
In a weekend plagued by rugged track conditions and now inclement weather, tonight's regularly scheduled 'Sunshine Nationals' finale at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida has been wiped out and the $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series program will not be rescheduled.

(January 21, 2022) Following Dale McDowell's huge season opening triumph, another $10,000 top prize was scheduled to be on the line tonight in the second leg of the 'Sunshine Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park. Dale earned Fast Time honors in qualifying at the Barberville, Florida facility before landing another heat race triumph. The Chickamauga, Georgia ace then drew the outside of the front row for the start of the main event and was looking to start his year with two straight World of Outlaws Late Model Series victories. However, rain and inclement weather invaded the Daytona Beach-area before the feature and pushed back the remainder of the contest until Wednesday, February 16 during the annual 'DIRTcar Nationals.'

(January 20, 2022) Making a triumphant return to the Dirt Late Model scene after successful prostate cancer surgery last fall, Dale McDowell dominated the opening 'Sunshine Nationals' program at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida! Dale knocked down the third quickest lap in Group A during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying before securing a victory in his heat race. After drawing the pole position for the main event, the headliner was pushed back to Friday afternoon due to time constraints and a rough racing surface. When the 'Sunshine Nationals' lid lifter finally went green, Dale led each of the 30 circuits around the 1/2-mile oval to secure the $10,000 windfall ahead of Dennis Erb, Jr., Kyle Larson, Chris Madden, and Hudson O'Neal! (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

 

 

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