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Charges Up Inside of Top Ten in $15k Fall Classic
15, 2017) The #17m SMR team was back in Super Late Model competition
on October 13-14 at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky, as
the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series sanctioned the 27th
running of the 'Fall Classic.' A strong 34 car field assembled at "Kentucky's
Baddest Bullring" and all eyes in attendance were fixated on the
hefty $15,000 winner's check. On Friday night during preliminary action,
Dale McDowell knocked down the seventh fastest lap in Group A during
qualifying before grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through
his loaded heat race. After starting the 75-lap headliner on Saturday
evening from the inside of the seventh row, Dale pitted near the halfway
mark in the contest and eventually rallied back up inside of the top
ten to salvage a solid seventh place showing. Complete results from
Ponderosa Speedway can be accessed online by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Grabs Pair of Top Tens in Lucas Oil Stops in Georgia
2, 2017) Next up for Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) was a pair
of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns in the Peach State, as
both the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway
in Rome, Georgia hosted lucrative races in front of huge crowds over
the September 30-October 1 weekend. On Saturday night in the annual
'Dixie Shootout,' which paid $12,000 to the winner, Dale McDowell placed
third in his loaded heat race prior to winding up tenth in the final
rundown of the 60-lap feature event. In the $10,000 to win 'Rome Showdown'
on Sunday evening, Dale once again ran third in heat race action and
later advanced up to seventh in the 50-lapper. Full results from both
LOLMDS shows can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Solid Throughout Late Model Knoxville Nationals
17, 2017) The #17m team made their way to Knoxville Raceway
in Knoxville, Iowa from September 14-16 for the 14th edition of the
'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series once again presided over the three-day crown jewel extravaganza,
which drew 56 entrants to the Hawkeye State and began with a pair of
$7,000 to win preliminary shootouts. On Thursday evening, Dale McDowell
ran third in his heat race prior to advancing up to seventh in the 25-lap
feature event. At Knoxville on Friday night, Dale finished fifth in
his loaded heat race, fourth in the B-Main, and eleventh in the 25-lapper.
By virtue of accumulating the sixteenth most single-night points during
the prelims, Dale earned the rights for the outside of the eighth row
for Saturday's 100-lap grind. During the course of the $40,000 to win
grand finale, the Chickamauga, Georgia ace fought valiantly for a top
ten showing before eventually winding up fifteenth in the final rundown
of the extra-distance affair. Full results from all three shows at the
Marion County Fairgrounds speedplant over the weekend can be accessed
by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Storms to Fourth in $50,000 World 100 at Eldora Speedway!!!
10, 2017) Dale McDowell and the #17m SMR team made the journey
to the hallowed 1/2-mile of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September
7-9 for the 47th edition of the 'World 100.' The most prestigious event
in our sport got underway with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs,
each of which paid $10,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Dale was
leading his heat race and was involved in a hard wreck with a spinning
lapped car, which wiped out his new Sweet-Bloomquist ride and effectively
kept him out of the 25-lap main event. At the "Big E" on Friday
evening behind the wheel of his back-up machine, Dale placed fourth
in his heat race prior to picking off seven competitors during the 25-lapper
en route to a steady ninth place effort.
All eyes then turned to the 'World 100' on Saturday at the famed Darke
County facility, as the revered globe trophy and a hefty $50,000 top
prize were on the line. Dale ran fifth in his loaded heat race and later
grabbed the third transfer spot through his B-Main. After rolling off
from the inside of the thirteenth row in the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza,
the Chickamauga, Georgia star sported one of the fastest racecars on
the track. He blitzed past twenty-one competitors during the extra-distance
affair to bag an impressive fourth place performance behind only victor
Jonathan Davenport, Gregg Satterlee, and Mike Marlar! Complete results
from the 'World 100' weekend can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Unloads New Car; Blasts to Second in Baltes Classic!
4, 2017) Next up on the racing calendar for the Shane McDowell
Racing (SMR) team was a visit to the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway
in Rossburg, Ohio on Sunday evening, September 3 for the 10th edition
of the 'Baltes Classic.' The American Late Model Series (ALMS) showdown
drew 38 competitors to the 1/2-mile speedplant to vie for the $3,000
winner's check. Dale McDowell - armed with a new Sweet-Bloomquist racecar
- stopped the clock sixth quickest overall during the qualifying session
prior to finishing third in heat race action. After starting the 30-lap
sprint from the outside of the fifth row, Dale was able to blast past
eight competitors during the race to garner an impressive runner-up
showing behind only victor Billy Moyer! Full results from the 'Baltes
Classic' can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Wires Field for $10,000 Scorcher Triumph at Volunteer Speedway!
21, 2017) Dale McDowell and the SMR team claimed an impressive
victory on Thursday night, August 17 at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls
Gap, Tennessee to kick off a busy racing weekend in style! Dale qualified
second quickest in his group during Ultimate Super Late Model Series
time trials prior to scoring a victory in his loaded heat race. After
starting the 'Scorcher' from the pole position, Dale led each and every
circuit of the 50-lap affair to bag the $10,000 windfall ahead of Ross
Bailes, Vic Hill, Casey Roberts, and Dennis Franklin!
A pair of Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series races then
greeted the #17m team in the Peach State over the weekend. Up first
was a visit to North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia on Saturday
evening for a $10,000 to win shootout. Dale won his heat race in preliminary
action and later moved up to second in the 60-lapper to trail only victor
Mike Marlar at the checkered flag. In the weekend finale on Sunday at
Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia, which paid $5,300 to the winner, "MacDaddy"
clicked off the fastest lap overall during qualifying before slipping
to fourth in the 53-lap main event behind only race winner Mike Marlar,
Brandon Overton, and Shanon Buckingham. Full results from each of these
races can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com
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Inducted into NDLMHOF; Wins N/S 100 Non-Qualifiers Race
13, 2017) Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) spent the August 10-12
weekend at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky, as they entered the
35th edition of the 'North/South 100,' which was once again sanctioned
by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The three-day crown jewel spectacular
kicked off at the undersized 1/2-mile oval on Thursday night with the
'North/South Shootout,' which paid $10,000 to the winner. Dale McDowell,
who was also inducted into the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame
over the weekend, qualified sixth fastest in Group A during time trials
prior to running fourth in his heat race and third in his B-Main. Unfortunately,
those finishes were just one spot shy of a coveted transfer position
into the 50-lap opener, which was won by Jimmy Owens.
On Friday night, the 'North/South 100' officially got underway with
a double set of qualifying heat races at the Cincinnati-area facility.
Dale placed third in his first heat race of the evening, while he crossed
the checkers seventh in his final prelim. The Chickamauga, Georgia star
then drove up to the third spot in Saturday's B-Main, but that was once
again one mere spot away from transferring into the $50,000 to win headliner.
Dale was able to salvage the weekend by scoring the $2,500 windfall
in the Non-Qualifiers Race, which was held after the completion of the
100-lapper. Complete results from the extended weekend at Florence Speedway
can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
and #17m Team Treks North for $50k USA Nationals...
5, 2017) The 30th edition of the 'USA Nationals' concluded
tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin
and each driver had their sights firmly set on capturing the whopping
$50,000 windfall. Dale McDowell clicked off the eighth fastest lap in
Group A during time trials last night before finishing eighth in his
heat race and third in the special FansFund Dash. After recording a
tenth place B-Main effort and running fifth in the Last Chance Qualifier,
Dale received a FansFund provisional and started at the tail of the
100-lap 'USA Nationals.' The Chickamauga, Georgia ace then climbed up
twelve spots during the crown jewel extravaganza and was credited with
a fifteenth place performance.
(August 4, 2017) The 'USA Nationals' finally kicked
off tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and a $6,000 payday was on the line
in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series show at the New
Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Dale McDowell knocked down the seventh
quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session and later placed
third in his loaded heat race. After starting the rough and tumble 30-lapper
from the inside of the fifth row, Dale eventually finished right where
he started... in the ninth position.
(August 3, 2017) Tonight's $6,000 to win 'USA Nationals'
preliminary event at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond,
Wisconsin has been rained-out and rescheduled for tomorrow evening.
Also on tap tomorrow at CLS with the entire rain-postponed prelim program
will be the regularly scheduled time trial session and heat races for
Saturday's 'USA Nationals' headliner, which once again boasts a gigantic
$50,000 winner's check.
Competes in Select Southern Nationals Series Shows...
23, 2017) Tonight's scheduled $5,300 to win Schaeffer's Oil
Southern Nationals Series throwdown at Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia
was unfortunately rained out late in the afternoon. It has been rescheduled
as a non-points event for Sunday, August 20.
(July 15, 2017) The 2017 edition of the Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Series tour kicked off earlier tonight at the
picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia. A strong field
of 28 competitors signed into the pit area at the 1/2-mile speedplant
to vie for the $10,000 winner's check in the miniseries lid lifter.
Dale McDowell stopped the clock second quickest in Group A during time
trials prior to recording a heat race triumph. After starting third
on the grid in the 53-lap headliner, Dale was racing Brandon Overton
hard for the second position when he unfortunately spun out of contention
and was placed sixteenth in the final finishing order in the attrition-filled
Moves to Sixth in Mountain Moonshine Classic!
9, 2017) Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) rolled into Smoky Mountain
Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday evening, July 8 for the
annual running of the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic,' which was once again
sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. A stout 32 car field
assembled at the 4/10-mile complex to vie for the $12,000 winner's check.
Dale McDowell laid down the sixth quickest lap in Group B during the
qualifying session and later grabbed the third transfer spot through
his stacked heat race. The Chickamauga, Georgia star then rallied past
six competitors during the 60-lap finale on his way to a strong sixth
place showing behind only winner Jimmy Owens, Brandon Overton, Scott
Bloomquist, Josh Richards, and Darrell Lanigan! Full results from last
night at Smoky Mountain can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Climbs to Sixth in $30,000 Firecracker 100!
25, 2017) The #17m team made their way to Lernerville Speedway
in Sarver, Pennsylvania from June 22-24 for the annual running of the
'Firecracker 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series. After inclement weather wiped out the first
two days in the Keystone State, a day/night doubleheader was held on
Saturday starting with a $6,000 to win afternoon show.
Dale McDowell ran fourth in his heat race, but mechanical troubles
before the start of the 30-lapper relegated him to twenty-sixth in the
final rundown. During the evening portion of the double-dip, Dale also
ran fourth in his stacked heat race prior to blasting past seven competitors
during the $30,000 to win 'Firecracker 100,' which went 100 laps caution-free,
en route to a solid sixth place performance behind only winner Brandon
Overton, Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie, Don O'Neal, and Chris Madden. Full
results from both weekend races can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
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.