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a Fixture in Top Ten Throughout DLM Dream Weekend
11, 2017) Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) traveled to the Buckeye
State of Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd edition of the 'Dirt Late
Model Dream.' A stellar field of 79 Super Late Model competitors signed
in at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and all eyes were
focused on the whopping $100,000 winner's share. Things kicked off at
the "Big E" on Thursday and Friday with a pair of preliminary
programs, which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to win respectively in Twin
25 lap sprints.
Dale McDowell finished third in heat race action on Thursday night
prior to moving up to eighth in the 25-lap main event. On Friday evening,
Dale grabbed the fifth and final transfer spot through his heat race
before blasting past eleven competitors during the 25-lapper en route
to a strong seventh place effort. The Chickamauga, Georgia star then
ran fourth in his stacked heat race on Saturday before taking the victory
in his B-Main. Dale then stormed by fifteen racecars during the 100-lap
extra distance affair on his way to a sterling sixth place 'Dirt Late
Model Dream' performance behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Brandon
Sheppard, Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie, and Chris Madden! Comprehensive
coverage from the crown jewel extravaganza over the weekend at Eldora
can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Lands on Podium in $20,000 USA 100!!
4, 2017) The Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) team and driver Dale
McDowell trekked to the state-of-the-art Virginia Motor Speedway in
Jamaica, Virginia on Saturday, June 3 for the annual edition of the
'USA 100.' The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over the single-day
throwdown, which boasted a hefty $20,000 paycheck. Dale McDowell posted
the quickest lap in his group during qualifying prior to taking the
victory in his heat race. After starting the 60-lapper from the inside
of the second row, Dale fell back early in the distance before charging
back up to third to finish behind only victor Scott Bloomquist and runner-up
Earl Pearson, Jr. Full results from VMS can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
Sweeps Memorial Day Weekend for $21,000 Windfall!!!
30, 2017) Dale McDowell, of Chickamauga, Georgia, swept a trio
of Super Late Model specials in the states of Georgia and Tennessee
from May 27-29 to pocket a hefty $21,000 windfall! On Saturday evening
at the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia, Dale stopped the
clock quickest in Group B during Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series
qualifying and later led all fifty circuits of the headliner to bag
the $5,000 winner's check ahead of Brandon Overton, Donald McIntosh,
Michael Page, and Jason Croft. At Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia on
Sunday night, Dale once again qualified fastest in Group B during the
Spring Nationals time trial session prior to leading the last twenty
circuits of the A-Main en route to capturing the $6,000 payday over
Brandon Overton, Donald McIntosh, Ricky Weiss, and Derek Ellis.
In the weekend finale on Monday at the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway
in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, a strong contingent of competitors were on
hand for a special Memorial Day throwdown, which was sanctioned by the
Ultimate Super Late Model Series. Dale qualified well and later won
his heat race in preliminary action. "MacDaddy" then drove
to the front and grabbed the point on the 28th circuit before leading
the remainder of the 50-lap distance. Dale claimed the $10,000 paycheck
ahead of Brandon Overton, Ross Bailes, Shanon Buckingham, and Vic Hill.
Complete results from all three holiday weekend showcases can be viewed
online at www.southernnationalsseries.com
Drops McDowell Out of Contention in Mountain Outlaw 50
14, 2017) Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) bolted to Smoky Mountain
Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday night, May 13 for the annual
running of the 'Mountain Outlaw 50,' which was sanctioned by the World
of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. Dale McDowell timed in sixth
fastest overall during qualifying prior to running second in his stacked
heat race. After drawing the third starting spot for the $10,000 to
win main event, Dale was running in the third position early in the
50-lapper when a broken rear-end unfortunately sent him pitside. The
Chickamauga, Georgia ace was relegated to a disappointing twenty-fourth
place effort in last night's 'Mountain Outlaw 50' due to the mechanical
troubles. Complete results from Smoky Mountain Speedway can be accessed
online at www.woolms.com.
Makes Late Move at Rome to Claim $4,000 Payday!!
8, 2017) Dale McDowell racked up his second feature win of
the 2017 campaign in exciting fashion on Sunday evening, May 7 at Rome
Speedway in Rome, Georgia! Dale stopped the clock second quickest in
his group during Ultimate Super Late Model Series time trials and later
started the 40-lap main event from the outside of the second row. "MacDaddy"
then bolted past leader Brandon Overton with only three laps remaining
to score the $4,000 windfall over Overton, Donald McIntosh, Jonathan
Davenport, and Michael Page!
On Saturday night, May 6, the #17m SMR team was in the pit area at
Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama for a $4,000 to win Southern
All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) shootout. Dale laid down the fastest
lap overall during the qualifying session prior to leading the first
27 circuits in the headliner. At the checkers following forty green
flag laps at TST, the Chickamauga, Georgia standout was a close runner-up
behind only victor Brandon Overton. Full results from both weekend races
can be accessed online at www.sasdirt.com
Blitzes to Volunteer Speedway Podium Finish!
30, 2017) The #17m Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) team entered
a pair of high-profile specials in east Tennessee over the April 28-29
weekend, as they invaded Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap and Smoky Mountain
Speedway in Maryville. On Friday night at "The Gap," the Schaeffer's
Oil Spring Nationals Series presided over the annual 'Scott Sexton Memorial'
and a $10,052 payday was on the line. Dale McDowell timed in seventh
quickest in Group A during qualifying and later placed third in heat
race action. After slipping back to thirteenth in the caution-free 52-lap
headliner, Dale blitzed back through the talented field to place third
in the final finishing order behind only winner Mike Marlar and runner-up
At Smoky Mountain on Saturday evening, the Southern All Stars Dirt
Racing Series (SAS) came to town to sanction the 'Rockin with the Stars
50,' which boasted a $7,500 winner's check. Dale clicked off the second
quickest lap in Group B during qualifying, but later experienced fuel
pick-up problems in his heat race. The mechanical woes cost the Chickamauga,
Georgia ace a chance to advance into the 50-lap feature, which was eventually
won by Brandon Sheppard. Full results from both Volunteer State facilities
can be accessed online at www.volunteerspeedway.com
Blasts to Runner-Up in $20k King of the Commonwealth!
9, 2017) Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) made the trek to the pristine
Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia on Saturday, April 8 for
the annual running of the 'King of the Commonwealth.' The Ultimate Super
Late Model Series sanctioned the single-day throwdown at VMS and a whopping
$20,000 winner's check was on the line. Dale McDowell clicked off the
fastest lap in his group during time trials and later placed second
in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third
row in the 60-lap headliner, Dale drove past four competitors and up
to the second spot to trail only victor Brandon Overton at the checkered
flag! Complete results from the 'King of the Commonwealth' program can
be viewed by pointing your Internet browser to www.ultimatesupers.com.
Conquers Spring Shootout for $7,500 Payday!!!
3, 2017) Chickamauga, Georgia star Dale McDowell recorded his
first triumph of the 2017 racing season on Saturday evening, April 1
at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee! After posting the
fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session, Dale started the
50-lap 'Spring Shootout' from the pole position. Dale then dominated
the unsanctioned feature event from green to checkers to score the $7,500
winner's check ahead of Donald McIntosh, Chris Ferguson, Brandon Overton,
and Michael Chilton!
The #17m team also entered a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series showdowns over the March 31-April 2 weekend in the
states of Georgia and Tennessee. On Friday night at Boyd's Speedway
in Ringgold, Georgia, Dale ran third in his loaded heat race and later
wound up seventh in the 50-lapper - despite suffering damage from a
scrape with Mike Marlar. In the weekend finale on Sunday at Duck River
Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee, the popular driver known as "MacDaddy"
placed fifth in his heat race prior to advancing past six competitors
during the 50-lap headliner en route to a respectable ninth place showing.
Full results from all three high-profile races can be found online at
on Podium in Both Spring Nationals Battles at Senoia!
26, 2017) Dale McDowell and the #17m SMR team made the trek
to Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on March 24-25 for the annual running
of the 'Spring Nationals,' which was sanctioned by the Schaeffer's Oil
Spring Nationals Series. On Friday evening in the $4,000 to win weekend
opener, Dale laid down the fastest lap overall during qualifying before
finishing an impressive runner-up in the 40-lapper behind only victor
Michael Page. At Senoia on Saturday night in the $6,000 to win weekend
finale, Dale knocked down the second quickest time in Group B during
the qualifying session prior to moving up to third in the 50-lap main
event to trail only winner Donald McIntosh and runner-up Brandon Overton.
Full results from the Senoia doubleheader can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
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Runner-Up in Shamrock at Boyd's Speedway!
19, 2017) Next up on the schedule for the #17m team was a visit
to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Saturday evening, March 18
for the annual running of the 'Shamrock.' The Schaeffer Oil Southern
Nationals Bonus Series rolled into the Chattanooga-area facility to
preside over the $4,000 to win special event. Dale McDowell clicked
off the third fastest time in Group A during the qualifying session
prior to taking home the win in his consolation race. After starting
the 40-lapper from the inside of the third row, Dale was able to steer
past a trio of racecars en route to an impressive runner-up showing
behind only race winner Tim McCreadie! Full results from last night
at Boyd's Speedway can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
Team Snowed Out at Smoky Mountain Speedway...
12, 2017) Over the March 10-11 weekend, the #17m SMR team was
in the pit area at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee,
as the 4th edition of the 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' boasted a $15,000
payday. Dale McDowell posted the third quickest time in Group B during
Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series qualifying on Friday night before
finishing second in his stacked heat race. While Dale was slated to
roll off from the outside of the third row in Saturday's 75-lap headliner,
heavy afternoon snow showers wound up postponing the remainder of the
mega-event until Thursday, May 4. Full preliminary results from Smoky
Mountain Speedway can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.southernnationalsseries.com.