McDowell Grabs Podium Finish at Brasstown; Sees Rain at Duck River

(April 12, 2014) Dale McDowell and Team Dillon Racing (TDR) returned to Dirt Late Model competition on Thursday night, April 10 at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina. The Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals tour rolled into Ray Cook's 1/4-mile facility and a $4,000 winner's check was on the line. Dale clicked off the sixth fastest time during the qualifying session, which locked him into the outside of the third row for the start of the 40-lap feature event. The Chickamauga, Georgia ace was then able to move past three competitors during the A-Main to finish third behind only race winner Mike Marlar and runner-up Shane Clanton.

Friday's $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series showdown at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee was then washed out by rain during the time trial session. Full results from Thursday's battle in Brasstown can be accessed by clicking on

Tennessee Tipoff Classic Nightly Results from Smoky Mountain Speedway

(March 8, 2014) The second and final night of the 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' took place earlier tonight at Smoky Mountain Speedway and a $12,500 top prize was on the line in the NDRL extravaganza. Dale McDowell, who was looking to sweep the big weekend, qualified second quickest in Group A during time trials prior to recording a heat race victory. The "MacDaddy" then drew the outside second row starting spot prior to the 60-lap feature event and ran amongst the top five throughout much of the distance. Dale was shuffled back to sixth at the finish of the 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' finale, as he trailed only winner Chris Madden, Mike Marlar, Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, and Billy Moyer, Jr.

(March 7, 2014) Chickamauga, Georgia star Dale McDowell recorded his first feature win of the 2014 racing season tonight in the 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' opener at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee! Dale timed in third fastest in Group A during National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) qualifying and later scored the win in his stacked heat race. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 40-lap main event, Dale grabbed the point at the drop of the green flag and dominated the caution-free race to score the $7,500 triumph over Chris Madden, Ray Cook, Billy Ogle, Jr., and Kent Robinson! (Tommy Yates Photo)

McDowell Tackles March Madness Doubleheader at Cherokee Speedway

(March 2, 2014) Dale McDowell and TDR invaded the renowned Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on March 1-2 for the annual running of 'March Madness.' This year's version of the doubleheader paid $3,000 and $10,000 to win respectively and were both Southern Nationals Bonus Races. On Saturday, Dale started off his weekend by clicking off the eighth quickest lap during qualifying, which locked him into the outside of the fourth row for the 30-lap main event. During the course of the feature, Dale drove past four competitors on his way to a strong fourth place performance behind only victor Jason Hiett, Casey Roberts, and Brent Dixon.

Business really picked up today at Cherokee, as several new teams and cars piled into the pit area for the $10,000 to win weekend finale. Dale once again timed in eighth fastest during qualifying and later ran second in his heat race behind only prelim winner Steve Francis. After rolling off from the eighth starting position in the 60-lapper, the Chickamauga, Georgia native unfortunately ran into problems and completed only seventeen circuits, which dropped him to a disappointing sixteenth place outing. Complete results from the 'March Madness' double-dip can be viewed online at

DIRTcar Nationals Nightly Results from Volusia Speedway Park

(February 22, 2014) The 43rd edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' officially came to a close tonight at Volusia Speedway Park and Dale McDowell had his sights set on the $10,000 payday. Dale laid down the fastest lap in Group B during WOOLMS qualifying and later scored the win in heat race action over John Blankenship, Billy Moyer, and Clint Smith. After drawing the third starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap feature, Dale moved up to second and battled for the point with Kyle Bronson on several different occasions. Unfortunately, "MacDaddy" suffered mechanical woes with less than ten laps remaining and was forced to retire from the finale at VSP in the twenty-fourth position.

(February 21, 2014) Rolling afternoon thunderstorms forced Volusia Speedway Park officials to cancel this evening's action at the 'DIRTcar Nationals' presented by Summit Racing Equipment, setting the stage for a huge finale on Saturday night featuring the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. The winner of the 50-lapper tomorrow night at VSP will receive a $10,000 paycheck. More info can be found online at

(February 20, 2014) The World of Outlaws Late Model Series roared into the Daytona Beach area tonight to sanction round four of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Dale McDowell clicked off the ninth fastest lap in Group B during time trials prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race behind only Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, and Darrell Lanigan. The Chickamauga, Georgia ace once again put on a show during the $10,000 to win A-Main, as Dale stormed past twelve racecars during the 50-lapper to score a third place effort behind only victor Casey Roberts and runner-up Scott Bloomquist.

(February 19, 2014) Dale McDowell kicked off his version of the 2014 racing season tonight in round three of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. The UMP DIRTcar Series presided over a $10,000 to win showdown tonight at VSP. Dale, who was debuting a brand-new Warrior racecar, timed in second quickest in his group during the qualifying session and later wound up fourth in his heat race behind only prelim winner Billy Moyer, Mike Marlar, and Casey Roberts. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the 40-lap feature event, Dale blitzed past twelve competitors during the caution-free affair en route to a stellar runner-up performance behind only winner Scott Bloomquist!

McDowell and TDR Scheduled to Kick Off 2014 at Volusia!

(January 21, 2014) Team Dillon Racing (TDR) and driver Dale McDowell announced today that they tentatively plan on opening up their 2014 racing season from February 19-22 at the Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Dale is scheduled to enter the final four nights of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at VSP and all four events will pay $10,000 to the winner. You can view the race dates that Dale confirmed earlier today by clicking on the TOUR page of the website!


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