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Competes in Inaugural $50k Buckeye Nationals
15, 2016) The #17m team trekked to Atomic Speedway in Alma,
Ohio on May 13-14 for the inaugural running of the 'Buckeye Nationals.'
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the two-day extravaganza,
which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday and drew a stellar field of
49 entrants. Dale McDowell knocked down the tenth quickest lap in Group
A during Friday's qualifying session prior to grabbing the third and
final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting Saturday's
75-lap headliner from the inside of the seventh row, Dale was able to
advance a couple of positions on his way to a respectable eleventh place
performance. Complete results from the 'Buckeye Nationals' weekend can
be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
a Solid Seventh in Mountain Outlaw 50 at Smoky Mountain
8, 2016) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) and driver Dale McDowell
made the trip to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on
Saturday evening, May 7 for a stop by the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series. The 'Mountain Outlaw 50' took place last night at
SMS and a $10,000 top prize was on the line. Dale timed in fifth quickest
in Group A during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the third
transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from
the inside of the fifth row, Dale was able to move past a couple of
competitors during the caution-free affair on his way to a solid seventh
place showing. Complete results from the 'Mountain Outlaw 50' can be
viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Fourth in SAS Stop at Talladega Short Track
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
on Podium During Spring Thaw Weekend at Bulls Gap!
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
Masters Duck River for $10,000 WOOLMS Windfall!
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.
Tackles LOLMDS Doubleheader; Finishes Sixth at Boyd's
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
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.
Pockets $4,000 for Lucky Star 40 Triumph at Boyd's!
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.
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Climbs to Top Five in $15,000 to win Tennessee Tipoff!
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.