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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.
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
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.
Nationals Nightly Results from Volusia Speedway Park...
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
(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
(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
(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.
Nightly Results from Screven Motor Speedway...
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.
Sixth in Season-Opening Cabin Fever 40 at Boyd's
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
and Shane McDowell Racing Form Partnership for '17 Season!
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." |