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8th Annual Firecracker 100 Nightly Results...

(June 28, 2014) The Team Dillon Racing (TDR) entry of Dale McDowell concluded the World of Outlaws Late Model Series-sanctioned 8th Annual ‘Firecracker 100’ tonight at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Following a hard crash in last night's heat race, the Chickamauga, Georgia driver unloaded his back-up Warrior mount and finished second in his loaded heat race tonight behind only prelim victor Darrell Lanigan. After drawing the eleventh starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the $30,000 to win mega-event, Dale blasted past seven competitors during the 100-lapper, which was cut short by ten circuits due to rain showers. "MacDaddy" was credited with a hard-fought fourth place performance at Lernerville tonight behind only 'Firecracker 100' winner Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, and John Blankenship!

(June 27, 2014) Dale McDowell and his Team Dillon Racing (TDR) team returned to dirt-slinging action tonight in night two of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series-sanctioned ‘Firecracker 100’ at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Dale would start the night by qualifying in the eleventh position in Group B, but unfortunately endured a hard wreck in his heat race that not only dropped him to an eighth place prelim finish, but also caused him to scratch for the rest of the evening. The Chickamauga, Georgia ace did not compete in the $6,000 to win feature, which was ultimately won by Jimmy Owens.

(June 26, 2014) Dale McDowell, of Chickamauga, Georgia, was back in action tonight at the storied Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania in round one of the 8th Annual 'Firecracker 100' weekend. Dale timed in fourteenth fastest in the second qualifying group for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series-sanctioned extravaganza. Dale then finished fourth in his heat race prior to picking up an impressive victory in his B-Main. After starting the $6,000 to win feature from the inside of the eleventh row, Dale proceeded to pick off eight competitors during the 30-lapper to claim a respectable thirteenth place effort.

 
McDowell Competes in LOLMDS Double-Dip at Cherokee & Smoky Mountain

(June 22, 2014) Dale McDowell and Team Dillon Racing (TDR) returned to dirt-slinging action on June 20-21 in a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. On Friday night in the annual 'Grassy Smith Memorial' at Cherokee, Dale grabbed the sixth and final transfer spot through his heat race and later wound up fifteenth in the 50-lap feature event. At Smoky Mountain on Saturday evening, Dale was involved in a heat race wreck, but later received a Fast Time provisional to gain access into the 50-lap headliner. The Chickamauga, Georgia star was eventually placed twentieth in the final rundown of the 'Ole Smoky Moonshine Classic.' Complete results from the doubleheader can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

 
Dale McDowell Bags $100,000 for Winning Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora!!!

(June 7, 2014) "MacDaddy" Dale McDowell picked up the biggest win of his illustrious career tonight at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, as he emerged victorious in the 20th edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream!' After placing fourth in his heat race, Dale claimed the win in his B-Main to earn the outside eleventh row starting spot in the 100-lap crown jewel main event. The Chickamauga, Georgia star then blasted to the front of the stellar field, eventually grabbing the top spot from Scott Bloomquist on the 79th circuit. Dale went on to lead the remainder of the extra-distance affair to record the huge $100,000 payday over John Blankenship, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and Billy Moyer! (Jim Denhamer Photo)

(June 6, 2014) Dale McDowell, of Chickamauga, Georgia, scored an impressive victory tonight in his Twin 25 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! Dale timed in eighteenth quickest during the qualifying session tonight at the "Big E" prior to claiming a heat race triumph over Jason Riggs, Wendell Wallace, and John Blankenship. After starting the 25-lap feature event from the outside of the second row, Dale blew past leader Darrell Lanigan on lap 14 and survived a late-race restart to capture the $5,000 top prize. Trailing Dale's #17m at the checkers was Lanigan, Jason Feger, Scott Bloomquist, and Chris Madden! (Jim Denhamer Photo)

(June 5, 2014) The 20th edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream' kicked off tonight at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio with a pair of Twin 25s - each of which paid $2,500 to the winner. Dale McDowell knocked down the fourth fastest time of the 78 entrants during qualifying and later placed third in his stacked heat race behind only prelim winner Billy Moyer and runner-up Steve Francis. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in his 25-lap main event, Dale was able to pick off four competitors en route to a solid sixth place showing.

 
McDowell Sweeps Spring Nationals Weekend to Pocket $10,000!!!

(May 25, 2014) Dale McDowell and Team Dillon Racing (TDR) swept the final two Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals Series events on May 23-24 to pocket a total of $10,000! On Friday night at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia, Dale laid down the quickest lap overall during qualifying to earn the outside front row starting spot for the 40-lap feature event. The Chickamauga, Georgia star then led from flag-to-flag at the Chattanooga area facility to claim the $4,000 payday ahead of Billy Ogle, Jr., Ivedent Lloyd, Jr., Donald McIntosh, and Jamie Perry!

The action quickly shifted to the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia on Saturday evening for the Spring Nationals finale. It was a similar story as far as the #17m team was concerned, as Dale set Fast Time during the qualifying session prior to rolling off from the outside of the front row in the 50-lap main event. "MacDaddy" once again dominated the feature field to lead from green to checkers en route to the $6,000 triumph over Billy Ogle, Jr., Casey Roberts, Austin Kirkpatrick, and Randy Weaver! Full results from the weekend sweep for TDR can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

 
Dale McDowell Storms from Twelfth to Cash $4,000 Duck River Win!

(May 8, 2014) After nearly a month away from the racetrack, Dale McDowell quickly returned back to form tonight, as he notched his second feature win of the 2014 racing season at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee! The Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals tour rolled into Duck River tonight and 32 competitors signed into the pit area. Dale timed in sixth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session, but later won his consolation race to advance into the night's 40-lapper. After starting the A-Main from the outside of the sixth row, Dale vaulted to the front of the strong field and eventually grabbed the top spot away from Billy Ogle, Jr. on lap 39. The Chickamauga, Georgia ace led the final two circuits to claim the $4,000 payday over Ogle, Jr., Jared Landers, Clint Smith, and Michael Chilton! Complete results from tonight at Duck River Raceway Park can be found online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

 
McDowell Grabs Podium Finish at Brasstown; Sees Rain at Duck River

(April 12, 2014) Dale McDowell and Team Dillon Racing (TDR) returned to Dirt Late Model competition on Thursday night, April 10 at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina. The Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals tour rolled into Ray Cook's 1/4-mile facility and a $4,000 winner's check was on the line. Dale clicked off the sixth fastest time during the qualifying session, which locked him into the outside of the third row for the start of the 40-lap feature event. The Chickamauga, Georgia ace was then able to move past three competitors during the A-Main to finish third behind only race winner Mike Marlar and runner-up Shane Clanton.

Friday's $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series showdown at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee was then washed out by rain during the time trial session. Full results from Thursday's battle in Brasstown can be accessed by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com.

 
Tennessee Tipoff Classic Nightly Results from Smoky Mountain Speedway

(March 8, 2014) The second and final night of the 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' took place earlier tonight at Smoky Mountain Speedway and a $12,500 top prize was on the line in the NDRL extravaganza. Dale McDowell, who was looking to sweep the big weekend, qualified second quickest in Group A during time trials prior to recording a heat race victory. The "MacDaddy" then drew the outside second row starting spot prior to the 60-lap feature event and ran amongst the top five throughout much of the distance. Dale was shuffled back to sixth at the finish of the 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' finale, as he trailed only winner Chris Madden, Mike Marlar, Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, and Billy Moyer, Jr.

(March 7, 2014) Chickamauga, Georgia star Dale McDowell recorded his first feature win of the 2014 racing season tonight in the 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' opener at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee! Dale timed in third fastest in Group A during National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) qualifying and later scored the win in his stacked heat race. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 40-lap main event, Dale grabbed the point at the drop of the green flag and dominated the caution-free race to score the $7,500 triumph over Chris Madden, Ray Cook, Billy Ogle, Jr., and Kent Robinson! (Tommy Yates Photo)

 
McDowell Tackles March Madness Doubleheader at Cherokee Speedway

(March 2, 2014) Dale McDowell and TDR invaded the renowned Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on March 1-2 for the annual running of 'March Madness.' This year's version of the doubleheader paid $3,000 and $10,000 to win respectively and were both Southern Nationals Bonus Races. On Saturday, Dale started off his weekend by clicking off the eighth quickest lap during qualifying, which locked him into the outside of the fourth row for the 30-lap main event. During the course of the feature, Dale drove past four competitors on his way to a strong fourth place performance behind only victor Jason Hiett, Casey Roberts, and Brent Dixon.

Business really picked up today at Cherokee, as several new teams and cars piled into the pit area for the $10,000 to win weekend finale. Dale once again timed in eighth fastest during qualifying and later ran second in his heat race behind only prelim winner Steve Francis. After rolling off from the eighth starting position in the 60-lapper, the Chickamauga, Georgia native unfortunately ran into problems and completed only seventeen circuits, which dropped him to a disappointing sixteenth place outing. Complete results from the 'March Madness' double-dip can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

 
DIRTcar Nationals Nightly Results from Volusia Speedway Park

(February 22, 2014) The 43rd edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' officially came to a close tonight at Volusia Speedway Park and Dale McDowell had his sights set on the $10,000 payday. Dale laid down the fastest lap in Group B during WOOLMS qualifying and later scored the win in heat race action over John Blankenship, Billy Moyer, and Clint Smith. After drawing the third starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap feature, Dale moved up to second and battled for the point with Kyle Bronson on several different occasions. Unfortunately, "MacDaddy" suffered mechanical woes with less than ten laps remaining and was forced to retire from the finale at VSP in the twenty-fourth position.

(February 21, 2014) Rolling afternoon thunderstorms forced Volusia Speedway Park officials to cancel this evening's action at the 'DIRTcar Nationals' presented by Summit Racing Equipment, setting the stage for a huge finale on Saturday night featuring the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. The winner of the 50-lapper tomorrow night at VSP will receive a $10,000 paycheck. More info can be found online at www.woolms.com.

(February 20, 2014) The World of Outlaws Late Model Series roared into the Daytona Beach area tonight to sanction round four of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Dale McDowell clicked off the ninth fastest lap in Group B during time trials prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race behind only Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, and Darrell Lanigan. The Chickamauga, Georgia ace once again put on a show during the $10,000 to win A-Main, as Dale stormed past twelve racecars during the 50-lapper to score a third place effort behind only victor Casey Roberts and runner-up Scott Bloomquist.

(February 19, 2014) Dale McDowell kicked off his version of the 2014 racing season tonight in round three of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. The UMP DIRTcar Series presided over a $10,000 to win showdown tonight at VSP. Dale, who was debuting a brand-new Warrior racecar, timed in second quickest in his group during the qualifying session and later wound up fourth in his heat race behind only prelim winner Billy Moyer, Mike Marlar, and Casey Roberts. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the 40-lap feature event, Dale blitzed past twelve competitors during the caution-free affair en route to a stellar runner-up performance behind only winner Scott Bloomquist!

 

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