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Dale McDowell Solid Throughout Late Model Knoxville Nationals

(September 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.

 
McDowell Storms to Fourth in $50,000 World 100 at Eldora Speedway!!!

(September 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.

 
Dale McDowell Unloads New Car; Blasts to Second in Baltes Classic!

(September 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.

 
McDowell Wires Field for $10,000 Scorcher Triumph at Volunteer Speedway!

(August 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 and www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

 
Dale McDowell Inducted into NDLMHOF; Wins N/S 100 Non-Qualifiers Race

(August 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.

 
McDowell and #17m Team Treks North for $50k USA Nationals...

(August 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.

 
Dale McDowell Competes in Select Southern Nationals Series Shows...

(July 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 race.

 
McDowell Moves to Sixth in Mountain Moonshine Classic!

(July 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. (MRM Racing Photo)

 
Dale McDowell Climbs to Sixth in $30,000 Firecracker 100!

(June 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.

 
McDowell a Fixture in Top Ten Throughout DLM Dream Weekend

(June 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.

 
Dale McDowell Lands on Podium in $20,000 USA 100!!

(June 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.

 

 

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