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McDowell Blasts to Runner-Up in $20k King of the Commonwealth!

(April 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.

 
Dale McDowell Conquers Spring Shootout for $7,500 Payday!!!

(April 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 www.lucasdirt.com and www.smokymountainspeedway.com. (Chad Wells Photography)

 
McDowell on Podium in Both Spring Nationals Battles at Senoia!

(March 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. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

 
Dale McDowell Runner-Up in Shamrock at Boyd's Speedway!

(March 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)

 
#17m SMR Team Snowed Out at Smoky Mountain Speedway...

(March 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. (Chad Wells Photography)

 
DIRTcar Nationals Nightly Results from Volusia Speedway Park...

(February 25, 2017) The 46th running of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' wrapped up tonight at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park with another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series battle. Dale McDowell qualified fourteenth fastest in Group B during time trials and later ran seventh in his loaded heat race. The Chickamauga, Georgia star then blasted to the front in his consolation event to score the B-Main triumph. After rolling off from the outside of the ninth row in the 40-lapper, Dale eventually garnered a sixteenth place showing in his final race of "Speedweeks 2017."

(February 24, 2017) Following a pair of shows that fell victim to Mother Nature, the dirt started flying again at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida tonight in the penultimate event of the 46th Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals.' A $10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special. Dale McDowell logged the fourteenth fastest time in Group A during the qualifying session before bagging the third and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 40-lap feature from the inside of the seventh row, Dale was unfortunately involved in an early tangle and retired from the fog-shortened race in the twenty-sixth position.

(February 23, 2017) Back-to-back rain-outs have stricken the annual 'DIRTcar Nationals,' as tonight's $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tilt at Volusia Speedway Park was nixed by inclement weather early in the afternoon. The event will not be rescheduled and the rain-out leaves only two races left during the 2017 version of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at the Barberville, Florida facility.

(February 22, 2017) The 'DIRTcar Nationals' program scheduled for tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida was canceled after heavy rain hit the 1/2-mile oval in the morning with more wet weather forecasted throughout the day. The evening's $10,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Series-sanctioned throwdown will not be rescheduled. Action will resume at VSP on Thursday night with the first of three consecutive evenings of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series competition.

(February 21, 2017) Another $7,000 payday was on the line tonight at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, as the UMP DIRTcar Series presided over yet another 'DIRTcar Nationals' battle at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant. "MacDaddy" Dale McDowell posted the second quickest time in his group during the qualifying session and later grabbed the second transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 30-lapper, Dale wound up finishing right where he started... in the eleventh position.

(February 20, 2017) The 46th edition of the six-race 'DIRTcar Nationals' started tonight at the ultra-fast Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida with a $7,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Series showdown. Dale McDowell clicked off the eleventh fastest lap in his group during time trials before placing tenth in his heat race and ninth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Chickamauga, Georgia star was unable to crack the starting grid for the 30-lap feature event, which was eventually won by Chris Madden.

 
Winter Freeze Nightly Results from Screven Motor Speedway...

(February 18, 2017) Night two of the annual 'Winter Freeze' at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia took center stage tonight and a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series showdown. Dale McDowell knocked down the third quickest time in Group B during qualifying before finishing second in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the 50-lap main event, Dale unfortunately slowed near the halfway mark of the race and retired in the twenty-fourth position.

(February 17, 2017) The #17m team helped kick off the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series season tonight in the $8,000 to win 'Winter Freeze' opener at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia. Dale McDowell laid down the fourth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session and was running strong early in his heat race until an unfortunate bout with the wall. Dale wound up eleventh in his heat race and subsequently scratched for the remainder of the night with damage. He was not able to compete in the 40-lapper, which was eventually won by Rick Eckert.

 
Dale McDowell Sixth in Season-Opening Cabin Fever 40 at Boyd's

(January 29, 2017) The Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) team made their debut with driver Dale McDowell on Saturday, January 28 in the annual running of the 'Cabin Fever 40' at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia. A strong field of 36 Super Late Models rolled into the Chattanooga-area facility to compete in the Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Series special, which boasted a $3,500 winner's check. Dale knocked down the third quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session, which locked him into the outside of the third row for the start of the 40-lap headliner. With passing at a premium throughout the daytime feature event, Dale wound up finishing right where he started... in the sixth position behind only winner Shanon Buckingham, Billy Ogle, Jr., Justin Litchford, John Ownbey, and David Brannon. Full results from Boyd's can be located online at www.boydsspeedway.net.

 
Kinzer Motorsports and Shane McDowell Racing Form Partnership for '17 Season!

(January 11, 2017) Kinzer Motorsports and Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) have jointly announced today that they have formed a partnership heading into the 2017 racing season. Essentially, the two Super Late Model teams will share resources, sponsorship, and crew members for drivers Brandon Kinzer and Dale McDowell. Kinzer Motorsports will remain located in Allen, Kentucky for the time being, while the newly-formed Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) team will be headquartered at Richard Childress Racing in Welcome, North Carolina.

"I am thrilled with this alliance that we have formed with Shane McDowell Racing and it should be fruitful for all parties," quoted Brandon Kinzer recently. "I have been friends with Dale and Shane for a long time and I really admire how they handle themselves both on and off the racetrack. With different businesses and family obligations taking up the bulk of my time, I just don't have the time to race like I need to and like you have to these days to keep up with everything that is going on with these cars. Aligning ourselves with Dale and Shane will not only help their program with added resources, but it will strengthen Kinzer Motorsports as well being in the same equipment and having their expertise and experience at our disposal." | full story

 

 

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