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Dale McDowell Fourth in SAS Stop at Talladega Short Track

(May 1, 2016) Dale McDowell and Team Dillon Racing (TDR) trekked to Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama on April 29-30 for a doubleheader weekend at the "Hornets Nest," which accompanied NASCAR's visit at the nearby Talladega Superspeedway. Following a rain-out of the $2,000 to win weekend opener on Friday night, the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) presided over a $4,000 to win shootout on Saturday evening. Dale laid down the second quickest lap in Group A during qualifying, which locked him into the inside of the second row for the start of the 40-lap main event. The Chickamauga, Georgia standout then ran as high as third during the race before slipping back to fourth at the checkers behind only race winner Jason Hiett, Riley Hickman, and Cory Hedgecock. Full results from TST can be accessed online at www.sasdirt.com.

 
McDowell on Podium During Spring Thaw Weekend at Bulls Gap!

(April 17, 2016) The #17m team was in the pit area over the April 15-16 weekend at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, as the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals tour sanctioned the annual running of the 'Spring Thaw.' On Friday night in the $4,000 to win opener, Dale McDowell timed in fifth quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to taking the victory in his heat race. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the third row, Dale scooted past four competitors on his way to a stellar runner-up effort behind only victor Mike Marlar!

At "The Gap" on Saturday evening, a $10,000 top prize was on the line in the weekend finale. Dale clicked off the quickest lap in Group B during qualifying and later took the win in heat race action. The Chickamauga, Georgia ace then rolled off from the outside of the front row in the 60-lap main event and held the point for the first 23 circuits. At the checkers, Dale had slipped back to third to finish behind only winner Chris Madden and runner-up Mike Marlar. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (Chad Wells Photography)

 
Dale McDowell Masters Duck River for $10,000 WOOLMS Windfall!

(April 9, 2016) Dale McDowell and Team Dillon Racing (TDR) found themselves celebrating in World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series victory lane on Friday evening, April 8 at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee! Dale clicked off the second quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session and later ran second in heat race action. After drawing the pole position prior to the start of the 50-lap main event, Dale led each and every circuit of the headliner en route to capturing the $10,000 payday. The Chickamauga, Georgia standout beat Darrell Lanigan, Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, and Brian Shirley to the checkers last night at DRRP! Full results can be obtained online at www.woolms.com. (Thomas Hendrickson Photo)

 
McDowell Tackles LOLMDS Doubleheader; Finishes Sixth at Boyd's

(April 3, 2016) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) entered a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shootouts on April 1-2 in the states of Georgia and Alabama. On Friday night in front of a jammed-packed crowd at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia, Dale McDowell clicked off the second fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session prior to picking up the win in his heat race. After starting the $10,000 to win main event from the outside of the second row, Dale ran amongst the leaders before slipping back to finish sixth in the 50-lapper behind only winner Chris Madden, Randy Weaver, Jared Landers, Jonathan Davenport, and Scott Bloomquist.

At the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on Saturday evening, a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'Bama Bash.' Dale qualified fourteenth quickest overall during time trials and later ran fourth in his loaded heat race. The Chickamauga, Georgia star then rolled off from the inside of the sixth row in the 60-lap 'Bama Bash,' but eventually retired from the action-packed race in the fifteenth position. Full results from both LOLMDS programs can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

 
Dale McDowell Pockets $4,000 for Lucky Star 40 Triumph at Boyd's!

(March 20, 2016) Dale McDowell picked up his first checkered flag of the young 2016 racing season on Saturday night, March 19 at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia! Dale knocked down the quickest lap overall of the 34 entrants during Southern Nationals Bonus Series qualifying and later ran second in the fast dash. After rolling off from the outside of the front row in the 'Lucky Star 40,' Dale paced the field for all forty circuits to bag the $4,000 payday over Donald McIntosh, Cory Hedgecock, Jonathan Davenport, and Jared Landers! Complete results from last night's win at the Chattanooga-area oval can be viewed by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

 
McDowell Climbs to Top Five in $15,000 to win Tennessee Tipoff!

(March 13, 2016) The #17m TDR team returned to racing action over the March 11-12 weekend in the 'Tennessee Tipoff' at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. A strong 27 car field assembled at the historic 1/2-mile facility to vie for the $15,000 winner's check in the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals Series opener. On Friday night, Dale McDowell knocked down the sixth fastest lap in Group A during time trials prior to running second in his loaded heat race. After starting Saturday's 75-lap headliner from the inside of the fourth row, Dale vaulted up inside of the top five and eventually placed fifth in the final finishing order behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist, Randy Weaver, Mike Marlar, and Darrell Lanigan. Complete results from Smoky Mountain Speedway can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (Chad Wells Photography)

 
Dale McDowell Makes First Ever Visit to Cochran Motor Speedway

(February 29, 2016) Dale McDowell and the #17m TDR team rolled into Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Georgia on February 27-28 for a pair of $5,000 to win Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) shootouts. On Saturday, Dale qualified second quickest in his group during time trials and later started the 50-lapper from the inside of the second row. The Chickamauga, Georgia star then moved up to second during the course of the A-Main to finish an impressive runner-up behind only victor Brandon Overton in his first-ever event at Cochran. In Sunday's weekend finale, Dale once again posted the second fastest time in his group and was running second with only two circuits remaining in the 50-lap headliner before a flat right rear tire relegated "MacDaddy" to a disappointing sixteenth place effort. Full results from CMS can be viewed online at www.sasdirt.com.

 
DIRTcar Nationals Nightly Results from Volusia (FL) Speedway Park

(February 20, 2016) Tonight marked the finale of both the 'DIRTcar Nationals' and "Speedweeks 2016" for the #17m team, as another $10,000 windfall was on the line with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park. Dale McDowell started off his evening by laying down the fourteenth quickest lap in Group B during the time trial session before running third in his loaded heat race. The popular driver known as the "MacDaddy" then started the 50-lap finale from the inside of the ninth row and later wound up sixteenth in the final rundown after bolting on harder tires.

(February 19, 2016) The penultimate event of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took place tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and Dale McDowell was among the entrants gunning for the $10,000 top prize. Dale clicked off the seventh quickest time in Group A during WOOLMS qualifying and later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the seventh row in the 50-lap headliner, the Chickamauga, Georgia star picked off five competitors en route to a respectable eighth place effort.

(February 18, 2016) Next up at VSP was night four of the 45th Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series roared into the 1/2-mile dirt facility to preside over a $10,000 to win shootout. Dale McDowell knocked down the sixth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to winning his loaded heat race. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 50-lap main event, Dale drove his #17m Warrior racecar to a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Josh Richards.

(February 17, 2016) The third leg of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' thrilled fans tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and Dale McDowell had his focus firmly set on the $10,000 winner's check. Dale qualified fourth quickest in his group during UMP DIRTcar Series time trials and later scored the win in heat race action. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the front row and leading the first handful of circuits, Dale slipped back to third at the checkers to finish behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Jonathan Davenport!

(February 16, 2016) After skipping out on yesterday's 'DIRTcar Nationals' opener at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, Dale McDowell returned to dirt-slinging action tonight in the second meet of the week at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant. Dale timed in fourth fastest in his group during UMP DIRTcar Series qualifying prior to running second in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the $7,000 to win main event, Dale wound up suffering a flat right rear tire on the 25th circuit of the 30-lapper and was placed eighteenth in the final finishing order.

 
Dale McDowell Leads Early in Cabin Fever 40; Settles for Runner-Up!

(January 31, 2016) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) and driver Dale McDowell lifted the lid to their 2016 campaign on Saturday afternoon, January 30 during the unsanctioned 'Cabin Fever 40' at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia. Dale clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later scored the victory during the dash to earn the pole position for the $3,500 to win headliner. After pacing the field for the first six circuits, "MacDaddy" settled into the second spot and ran there during the remainder of the 40-lap affair to bag a runner-up performance in his season opener behind only victor Donald McIntosh. Complete results from the 'Cabin Fever 40' program can be accessed online at www.boydsspeedway.net. (Thomas Hendrickson Photo)

 

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