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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)

 
McDowell Closes Out 2015 Campaign with Another Runner-Up in Gobbler!

(November 22, 2015) Dale McDowell and the #17m TDR team closed out the 2015 racing season on November 20-21 in the annual running of the 'Gobbler' at Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, Tennessee. On Friday night, Dale paced the 30 car field during Southern Nationals Bonus Series qualifying by laying down the quickest lap to earn Fast Time honors. Following a heat race triumph, Dale drew the pole position for Saturday's $10,000 to win main event. The Chickamauga, Georgia star lost the drag race into turn one on the opening circuit, but was able to run second the entire 77-lap distance to earn an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor Chris Madden. Complete results from Cleveland Speedway can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

 
Dale McDowell Swaps Lead in Turkey Throwdown; Finishes Runner-Up!

(November 15, 2015) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) made the trek to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Saturday evening, November 14 for the 'Turkey Throwdown.' The Southern Nationals Bonus Series presided over the single-day shootout at the Chattanooga-area facility and a $5,000 top prize was on the line. Dale McDowell paced the 44 car field by setting Fast Time during qualifying and later finished second in the fast dash. After leading laps 16-18 and 24-28, Dale wound up a strong second in the final rundown of the 50-lap affair behind only victor Chris Madden. Complete results from the 'Turkey Throwdown' can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

 
McDowell Competes in World of Outlaws World Finals at Charlotte

(November 9, 2015) Dale McDowell and Team Dillon Racing (TDR) returned to racing action from November 5-8 in the annual 'World of Outlaws World Finals' at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina! Things kicked off at the 4/10-mile speedplant on Thursday night with two rounds of World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying. Dale knocked down the twenty-second quickest lap in Group A for Friday's showdown and the twenty-ninth fastest time in Group B for Saturday's program.

On Friday evening in the Charlotte area, Dale was unfortunately involved in a heat race wreck and was not able to make the call in his B-Main, which caused him to miss out on the $12,000 to win weekend opener. Following a rain-out on Saturday, a similar $12,000 to win shootout wrapped up the weekend on Sunday afternoon. Dale advanced up to fifth in his stacked heat race prior to scoring the victory in his B-Main. After rolling off from the inside of the eleventh row in the 50-lapper, the Chickamauga, Georgia ace wound up eighteenth in the final rundown of the 'World Finals' finale. Complete results from the extended weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

 
Dale McDowell Eleventh-to-Second in 4th Annual Deep Fried 75!

(October 18, 2015) The #17m team made their way to Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee on October 16-17 for the 4th Annual 'Deep Fried 75.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model program attracted 34 competitors who signed in to vie for the $12,000 top prize. Dale McDowell started off his weekend by posting the third quickest lap in Group B during qualifying on Friday night prior to running third in his loaded heat race. After starting Saturday's 75-lap main event from the inside of the sixth row, Dale vaulted all the way up to second in the running order to finish an impressive runner-up behind only race winner Frank Heckenast, Jr.! Complete results from Duck River can be accessed online at www.duckriverracewaypark.com.

 
McDowell Blasts to Runner-Up in Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100!

(October 11, 2015) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) roared into Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on October 9-10 for the annual running of the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100,' which once again paid a hefty $20,000 to the winner. On Friday night, Dale McDowell ran second in his heat race to earn the outside of the sixth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap headliner. During the course of the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100,' Dale blasted past ten competitors to earn an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor Morgan Bagley. Complete results from "The Mag" can be viewed by clicking on www.magnoliadirt.com.

 
Dale McDowell Busy During Knoxville Late Model Nationals

(September 27, 2015) Dale McDowell and his #17m team invaded the historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa from September 24-26 for the 12th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The three-day crown jewel extravaganza at the 1/2-mile Marion County fairgrounds speedplant once again kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary shows. On Thursday night, Dale unfortunately suffered carburetor issues late in his heat race and later finished second in the D-Main and tenth in the C-Main, which kept him out of the 25-lap main event.

At Knoxville on Friday evening, Dale ran fourth in both his heat race and the B-Main prior to winding up eighteenth in the final rundown of the 25-lapper. By virtue of Friday's point total, Dale locked himself into the inside of the twelfth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap headliner. During the course of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' which once again boasted a $40,000 payday, the Chickamauga, Georgia star was able to move past ten competitors en route to a thirteenth place showing. Complete results from Knoxville Raceway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

 
McDowell Climbs to Top Ten in 36th Annual Running of Jackson 100

(September 20, 2015) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) ventured to the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September 18-19 for the 36th edition of the 'Jackson 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the Brownstown biggie, which boasted a $20,000 top prize. Dale McDowell started the two-day showdown by clicking off the tenth fastest lap in Group A during time trials on Friday night. At the 1/4-mile facility on Saturday evening, Dale grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race and later rolled off from the inside of the eighth row in the 100-lap headliner. During the course of the 'Jackson 100,' the Chickamauga, Georgia ace drove past six competitors and finished the race in the ninth position. Complete results from Brownstown can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

 
Dale McDowell Earns $5,000 for World 100 Preliminary Victory!

(September 13, 2015) Dale McDowell and the #17m TDR team invaded the hallowed high banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 10-12 for the 45th edition of the 'World 100.' The three-day crown jewel spectacular at the "Big E" once again kicked off with a pair of Twin 25 programs. On Thursday evening, Dale won his heat race and later led laps 5-25 of his feature event to bring home the $5,000 payday over Darrell Lanigan, Mike Marlar, Chris Madden, and Shane Clanton! After Friday's show was pushed back to Saturday afternoon due to rain, Dale ran fourth in his heat race prior to winning his B-Main and advancing up to eleventh in the 25-lap main event, which also paid $5,000 to the winner.

A huge crowd then piled into Eldora Speedway on Saturday night for the 45th running of the 'World 100,' which boasted a hefty $48,000 top prize. Dale placed third in his heat race behind only prelim winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Terry Phillips and later started the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the seventh row. The Chickamauga, Georgia star then methodically worked his way past eight competitors during the 'World 100' to grab a solid sixth place performance behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Bobby Pierce, Scott Bloomquist, Jared Landers, and Steve Francis. Full results from the long weekend in the Buckeye State can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

 
McDowell Grabs Second Victory of 2015 Campaign Saturday at Dixie!!!

(September 6, 2015) In a surprise visit to the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia on Saturday evening, September 5, Dale McDowell picked up his second feature win of the 2015 campaign! Dale recorded the $3,000 triumph in the unsanctioned main event after besting Austin Smith, Jason Croft, Tyler Millwood, and Aaron Ridley. Full results from the Atlanta-area venue can be accessed by pointing your web browser to www.dixiespeedway.com.

 
Dale McDowell on Podium in 23rd Annual COMP Cams Topless 100!

(August 16, 2015) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) and driver Dale McDowell stormed into Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas on August 14-15 for the 23rd edition of the 'COMP Cams Topless 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series crown jewel event once again paid $40,000 to the winner. On Friday night during preliminary action, Dale posted the eighth quickest lap in Group A during time trials and later scored the victory in his stacked heat race. After drawing the fifth starting spot for Saturday's 100-lap main event, Dale drove up to third in the 'COMP Cams Topless 100' to finish behind only victor Shannon Babb and runner-up Mike Marlar. Complete results from Batesville can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

 
McDowell Blitzes to Fourth in $50k North/South 100 at Florence!

(August 9, 2015) Dale McDowell and the TDR team traveled to the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 7-8 for the 33rd edition of the 'North/South 100,' which once again boasted a hefty $50,000 top prize. On Friday night, Dale placed fourth in his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series heat race, while he blitzed all the way up to second in his final prelim of the evening. Following an eighth place effort in Saturday's pole dash, Dale started the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the eighth row. The Chickamauga, Georgia star then rallied past twelve competitors during the crown jewel extravaganza en route to an impressive fourth place showing behind only victor Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, and Mike Marlar! Complete results from the 'North/South 100' weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

 
Dale McDowell Tackles Southern Nationals Stop at Smoky Mountain

(August 1, 2015) The #17m team strolled into Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Friday night, July 31 for a visit by the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series. Dale McDowell qualified well and later ran third in the fast dash, which lined him up starting from the inside of the second row in the $5,300 to win main event. Dale then moved up to second in the running order and was running there on lap 49 when he slowed with a broken right rear shock on his Warrior racecar. The Chickamauga, Georgia ace wound up retiring from the 53-lapper in the twelfth position. Complete results from last night at Smoky Mountain can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

 
McDowell Enters Mud Summer Classic Doubleheader at Eldora Speedway

(July 23, 2015) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) and driver Dale McDowell invaded the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on July 21-22 to compete in a pair of $2,000 to win Super Late Model events that helped make up the 'Mud Summer Classic' with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. On Tuesday night, Dale ran third in his heat race, but went for a spin early in the 25-lap headliner, which forced him to rally from the back of the pack to salvage a seventh place effort. At the "Big E" on Wednesday evening, Dale won his heat race in preliminary action and was leading early in the A-Main before retiring with mechanical problems on lap five, which relegated the Chickamauga, Georgia star to a disappointing twenty-third place showing. Full results from Eldora can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

 
Dale McDowell Competes in Firecracker 500 at Smoky Mountain Speedway

(July 11, 2015) Dale McDowell and the #17m TDR team drove through the pit gate at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Friday night, July 10 for the 'Firecracker 500.' Dale posted the fourth fastest time in Ultimate Super Late Model Series qualifying, which locked him into the outside of the second row for the start of the $5,000 to win main event. Unfortunately, Dale slowed on lap four while battling for the second position, which dropped the Chickamauga, Georgia ace to a disappointing twenty-third place performance in the 50-lapper. Complete results from last night at SMS can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

 
McDowell Bags $3,000 for Independence Day Celebration Win at Rome!

(June 29, 2015) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) and driver Dale McDowell scored their first feature win of the 2015 racing season on Sunday evening, June 28 at Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia! The unsanctioned 'Independence Day Celebration' show was held at the "World's Fastest Half Mile Clay Track" and 29 entrants piled into the pit area. Dale knocked down the fastest lap overall during the qualifying session, which locked him into the pole position for the 40-lap main event. The "MacDaddy" then led each and every circuit of the headliner to bag the $3,000 triumph over Jason Hiett, Ray Cook, Ryan Gifford, and Derek Ellis! Complete results from last night at Rome Speedway can be viewed online at www.raceromespeedway.com. (Prater Photo)

 

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