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Rallies to Eighth in 34th Annual Dirt Track World Championship!
20, 2014) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) and driver
Dale McDowell traveled to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio
on October 17-19 for the 34th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship.'
The season finale for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drew a stellar
field of 89 competitors to the south-central Ohio facility, as a whopping
$50,000 top prize was on the line. On Friday night, Dale clicked off
the twenty-first quickest lap in Group A during qualifying and later
finished fourth in his heat race behind only prelim winner Scott Bloomquist,
Josh Richards, and Brandon Sheppard.
Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, the conclusion
of the DTWC weekend took place on Sunday afternoon at PRP. Dale grabbed
the second and final transfer spot through his B-Main and later rolled
off starting twenty-third on the grid in the 100-lap crown jewel main
event. The Chickamauga, Georgia ace then rallied all the way up to the
eighth spot in the daytime affair to earn a hard-fought top ten performance.
Full results from the 'Dirt Track World Championship' weekend can be
obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Leads Middle Stages of Dixie Shootout; Lands Runner-Up
6, 2014) Dale McDowell and TDR invaded a pair
of Peach State venues on October 4-5 for two more Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series tilts, which each boasted a $10,000 top prize. On Saturday
night at the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia, Dale qualified
third fastest in Group B during time trials prior to picking up the
win in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap 'Dixie Shootout'
from the outside of the front row, Dale led laps 16-32 before settling
for a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Chris Madden!
The doubleheader weekend then wrapped up on Sunday evening
at the ultra-fast Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia, as another $10,000
winner's check was on the line in the annual running of the 'Rome Showdown.'
Dale knocked down the fifth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying
session and later finished second in his loaded heat race. After rolling
off from the inside of the third row in the 50-lapper, the Chickamauga,
Georgia star unfortunately broke an oil line and drew a lap six caution,
which dropped him to a disappointing twenty-second place effort. Full
results from both Georgia tracks can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Solid During Knoxville Nationals Weekend in Hawkeye State
28, 2014) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) and driver
Dale McDowell ventured west to the hallowed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville,
Iowa from September 25-27 for the 11th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model
Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel spectacular started
with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs at the 1/2-mile Marion
County fairgrounds speedplant. On Thursday night, Dale laid down the
quickest lap of the 79 entrants during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
qualifying prior to running third in his heat race and eleventh in the
25-lap main event. At Knoxville on Friday evening, Dale once again finished
third in his loaded heat race before winding up seventh in the 25-lapper.
By virtue of his high point total from Friday, Dale earned
the fifth starting spot for Saturday's 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville
Nationals' headliner, which once again boasted a hefty $40,000 payday.
The Chickamauga, Georgia star then ran as high as third early in the
100-lap distance before ultimately getting caught up in lap 49 tangle
with Brady Smith. Dale retired from the Knoxville biggie following the
incident and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-fifth place performance.
Full results from the extended weekend in Hawkeye State can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Charges to Top Five in 35th Annual Jackson 100
21, 2014) Dale McDowell and the #17m TDR team returned to racing
action on September 19-20 in the 35th Annual 'Jackson 100' at the legendary
Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. Things kicked off at the
1/4-mile oval with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying on Friday
night and Dale knocked down the ninth fastest lap in Group A during
the time trial session. When Saturday evening rolled around, Dale ran
fifth in his heat race prior to winning his B-Main to advance into the
$20,000 to win headliner. After starting the 100-lapper from the inside
of the ninth row, the Chickamauga, Georgia star vaulted up to as high
as fourth in the running order before settling for a fifth place effort
behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, Chris Simpson, and
Mike Marlar. Complete results from Brownstown can be viewed online by
clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
World 100 Weekend Nightly Results...
6, 2014) The 44th edition of the 'World 100' wrapped up tonight
at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and all eyes were fixated on the
prestigious globe trophy, as well as the hefty $47,000 winner's check.
Dale McDowell scored the win in his loaded heat race, which placed him
starting from the outside of the front row in the 100-lap grind. Dale
then led the 'World 100' from laps 1-18 and 20-71 before settling for
a strong runner-up effort behind only victor Scott Bloomquist!
(September 5, 2014) Another $5,000 top
prize was on the line for the #17m TDR team tonight at Eldora (OH) Speedway.
Dale McDowell clicked off the twenty-first quickest lap during the qualifying
session prior to finishing second in heat race action behind only prelim
winner Ryan Gustin. Dale then started his 25-lap feature event from
the inside of the sixth row and was able to pick up one spot during
the race to finish in the tenth position.
4, 2014) Chickamauga, Georgia star Dale McDowell kicked off
the 44th edition of the 'World 100' with a bang tonight at the hallowed
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Dale qualified twenty-first fastest
of the 118 entrants during the time trial session and later secured
the victory in his heat race. After starting his 25-lap main event from
the outside of the front row, Dale led each and every circuit of the
headliner en route to capturing the $5,000 payday over Randy Weaver,
Gregg Satterlee, Brian Birkhofer, and Jimmy Mars! (Rick
and TDR Bag $10,000 for Winning 11th Annual Scorcher!!!
21, 2014) Dale McDowell and Team Dillon Racing (TDR) celebrated
in victory lane for the seventh time in 2014 tonight at the ultra-fast
Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee! After timing in fifth quickest
overall during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying, Dale scored
the win in his heat race over Chris Madden, Brad Neat, and Billy Ogle,
Jr. After rolling off from the outside of the front row in the 50-lap
'Scorcher,' Dale assumed the point on lap three and dominated the remainder
of the event to bag the $10,000 payday over Mike Marlar, John Blankenship,
Scott Bloomquist, and Jared Landers! Full results from "The Gap"
can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Runner-Up in 22nd Annual Topless 100!
17, 2014) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) ventured to Batesville Motor
Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas on August 15-16 for the 22nd edition
of the 'Topless 100.' On Friday night, Dale McDowell timed in ninth
fastest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
and later ran second in his stacked heat race behind only prelim victor
Jonathan Davenport. After starting from the inside of the sixth row
in Saturday's $40,000 to win crown jewel main event, Dale put on a clinic
in driving past nine competitors en route to an impressive runner-up
showing. The Chickamauga, Georgia native finished the 100-lapper behind
only race winner Jimmy Owens. Full results from Batesville can be found
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
and TDR Back in Action in North/South 100 at Florence
10, 2014) Dale McDowell and the #17m TDR team returned to racing
action on August 8-9 at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky,
as the 32nd Annual 'North/South 100' paid a whopping $50,000 to the
winner. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie featured a passing
points format for the first time with double heat races instead of the
normal qualifying procedure. Dale finished third in his first heat race
on Friday night, while he placed fifth in his second and final prelim
of the evening. After running sixth in his dash on Saturday, Dale was
unfortunately an early retiree in the 'North/South 100' and was relegated
to a twenty-third place effort. Full results from Florence can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Firecracker 100 Nightly Results...
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
(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.
Competes in LOLMDS Double-Dip at Cherokee & Smoky Mountain
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.
Bags $100,000 for Winning Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora!!!
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)
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
(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.
Sweeps Spring Nationals Weekend to Pocket $10,000!!!
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.
Storms from Twelfth to Cash $4,000 Duck River Win!
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.