Kinzer Motorsports and Shane McDowell Racing Form Partnership for '17 Season!

(January 11, 2017) Kinzer Motorsports and Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) have jointly announced today that they have formed a partnership heading into the 2017 racing season. Essentially, the two Super Late Model teams will share resources, sponsorship, and crew members for drivers Brandon Kinzer and Dale McDowell. Kinzer Motorsports will remain located in Allen, Kentucky for the time being, while the newly-formed Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) team will be headquartered at Richard Childress Racing in Welcome, North Carolina.

"I am thrilled with this alliance that we have formed with Shane McDowell Racing and it should be fruitful for all parties," quoted Brandon Kinzer recently. "I have been friends with Dale and Shane for a long time and I really admire how they handle themselves both on and off the racetrack. With different businesses and family obligations taking up the bulk of my time, I just don't have the time to race like I need to and like you have to these days to keep up with everything that is going on with these cars. Aligning ourselves with Dale and Shane will not only help their program with added resources, but it will strengthen Kinzer Motorsports as well being in the same equipment and having their expertise and experience at our disposal." | full story

Early 2017 Season Dates Released for Shane McDowell Racing!

(January 5, 2017) The brand-new Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) team and driver Dale McDowell released a few early season race dates today right here at Dale will lift the lid to his 2017 campaign on Saturday, January 28 at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia in the annual running of the 'Cabin Fever 40,' which pays $3,500 to the winner. The #17m team will then trek south to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida for "Speedweeks" specials from February 17-25. You can view confirmed dates for 2017 by clicking on the TOUR page of the website!

McDowell and #17m Team Rained-Out in Season Finale at Modoc...

(December 4, 2016) Dale McDowell and the #17m team closed out their version of the 2016 racing season on Saturday, December 3 at Modoc Raceway in Modoc, South Carolina. The unsanctioned 'Bad Boy Off Road 50' boasted a $7,000 winner's check. Dale was scheduled to start the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the fifth row, but inclement weather wound up postponing the feature until April 2017. Additional information on the 'Bad Boy Off Road 50' can be accessed online at

Dale McDowell Masters 411 for Seventh Win of 2016 Season!

(November 27, 2016) The #17m team stood tall in victory lane for the seventh time in 2016 on Saturday night, November 26 at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee! Dale McDowell clicked off the fastest lap in Group A during Super Late Model qualifying, which locked him into the pole position for the 'Leftover' feature event. Dale then grabbed the point at the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper and led each and every circuit of the unsanctioned headliner. At the checkers, Dale was celebrating the $5,000 triumph over Jimmy Owens, Donald McIntosh, Jackie Boggs, and Jason Hiett! Full results from the 'Leftover' show can be viewed online at (Chad Wells Photo)

McDowell Grabs Top Five in $10k Gobbler at Boyd's Speedway

(November 20, 2016) Dale McDowell and the #17m team traveled to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on November 18-19 for the 28th Annual 'Gobbler,' which was sanctioned by the Southern Nationals Bonus Series. Dale laid down the seventh quickest time in Group B during qualifying on Friday night and later ran second in his loaded heat race. After starting Saturday's $10,000 to win feature event from the outside of the third row, Dale quickly moved up to the fourth position in the 60-lapper and wound up finishing right there behind only victor Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, and Donald McIntosh. Complete results from the 'Gobbler' weekend at Boyd's can be viewed online at

Dale McDowell Blitzes to Runner-Up in National 100 Weekend Opener!

(November 7, 2016) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) rolled into the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway on November 4-6 for the 42nd edition of the 'National 100.' For the first time, three complete shows were held at the Phenix City, Alabama venue and things kicked off with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary programs. On Friday night, Dale McDowell timed in ninth quickest in Group B during qualifying, ran third in his B-Main, and later blitzed past sixteen competitors during the 42-lap feature en route to a stellar runner-up performance behind only victor Tim McCreadie. At EAMS on Saturday evening, Dale knocked down the fourth fastest lap in Group A during time trials to automatically lock himself into the 42-lapper where he eventually claimed a ninth place effort.

After accumulating the second most points during preliminary action, Dale started Sunday's 100-lap headliner from the outside of the front row. The Chickamauga, Georgia star had his sights set firmly on the whopping $20,000 payday, but slipped several spots during the race and eventually wound up ninth in the final finishing order. Complete results from the busy 'National 100' weekend can be viewed online at

McDowell Earns Top Tens in Both World Finals Shows at Charlotte!

(October 30, 2016) Next up on the racing schedule for the Team Dillon Racing (TDR) team was the annual 'World of Outlaws World Finals' at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina on October 27-29. The three-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series weekend started on Thursday evening with two rounds of qualifying, which determined the heat race lineups for the final two series races of the 2016 season. Dale McDowell timed in second quickest in Group B for both Friday and Saturday night's shootouts, which placed him on the pole position in his heat race on each occasion.

When the stakes were raised on Friday, Dale won his heat race in preliminary action and later drew the sixth starting spot in the $12,000 to win main event. The Chickamauga, Georgia standout hung around towards the front of the stellar field in the 50-lapper before ultimately slipping back to eighth at the checkers. In Saturday's $12,000 to win 'World of Outlaws World Finals' finale, Dale once again scored the victory in his heat race prior to winding up eighth in the final rundown of the 50-lap headliner. Full results from the Charlotte-area can be obtained by clicking on

Dale McDowell Wins Both Heat Races to Sit on Pole of DTWC

(October 16, 2016) The #17m TDR team ventured to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on October 14-15 for the 36th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and attracted 80 competitors to vie for the whopping $100,000 winner's share. The unique format for the crown jewel spectacular started with two sets of heat races on Friday evening. Dale McDowell impressively won both of his heat races in preliminary action and later started from the pole position in Saturday's 100-lap DTWC. The Chickamauga, Georgia star then hung around the front of the talented field early in the distance before steering woes caused him to ultimately retire in the seventeenth spot. Complete results from PRP can be viewed online at

McDowell Wins Another Dixie Shootout for $12,000 at Dixie Speedway!

(October 3, 2016) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) made the trip to the Peach State with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on October 1-2 for a pair of single-day throwdowns at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia. Things kicked off at Dixie on Saturday night with the annual running of the 'Dixie Shootout,' which paid $12,000 to the winner. Dale McDowell clicked off the eighth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to finishing second in heat race action. After starting the 60-lapper from the inside of the fifth row, Dale blasted to the front of the stellar field and grabbed the point from leader Tim McCreadie on lap 43. The driver known as the "MacDaddy" then led the remainder of the distance to claim another 'Dixie Shootout' title and the $12,000 payday over McCreadie, Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Overton, and Darrell Lanigan!

On Sunday evening at Rome, a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the 'Rome Showdown.' Dale timed in eleventh quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session and later ran fifth in his loaded heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main, Dale rebounded from drawing a lap 27 caution during the 50-lap headliner to finish twelfth in the final rundown. Complete results from both Dixie and Rome can be accessed online at (Heath Lawson Photography)


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