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March 23, 2019 - Friday night saw Dale McDowell return to action at Oglethorpe Speedway Park (Savannah, Georgia) for the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals series season-opener. With 18 Super Late Models registered in for action, McDowell laid down the fastest time in his qualifying group positioning him 2nd on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Slipping past polesitter Casey Roberts in turn two following a caution on lap-17, Dale streaked his first win of the season in the 40-lap feature to pick up the $4,000 payday. Roberts, Ashton Winger, Donald McIntosh, and Tim McCreadie trailed him to the checkers. (Brian McLeod photo)

The following night at Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Georgia), Dale followed up the second fastest time in qualifying behind Ross Bailes with a 10-lap heat race victory. Starting the $10,000-to-win finale in 3rd, McDowell held his spot for all 60-laps to place 3rd behind Chris Ferguson and Michael Page with Donald McIntosh and Travis Pennington completing the Top-5 finishers.

Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalSeries.com.

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February 16, 2019 - Shane McDowell Racing and Dale McDowell kicked off the 2019 season on Monday night at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) for the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals. In a stout field of 42 Super Late Models, McDowell laid down the fifth fastest time in his qualifying group before grabbing the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat. Starting the $7,000-to-win A-Main in 16th, Dale advanced through the field eight spots reeling in an 8th place finish. (Heath Lawson photos)

After Mother Nature wiped out Tuesday’s event, McDowell returned to action on Wednesday for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned program. Following the second fastest time overall in qualifying, Dale streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory positioning him 4th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Losing two spots in the 50-lap affair, McDowell notched a 6th place finish.

The following night, Dale ran into mechanical issues before the start of his qualifying session that set him behind the eight ball. Passing five cars in his heat to place 4th, McDowell transferred into the B-Main. Coming in 2nd in his behind Josh Richards, McDowell earned the 23rd-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Dale McDowell improved 13 spots to place 10th.

On Friday evening for the fifth round of the 48th DIRTcar Nationals, McDowell fell two spots short of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish. Streaking to a 10-lap B-Main victory, Dale locked into the 20th-starting position for the main event. Falling one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Dale McDowell navigated his way through the field 14 positions in the 50-lapper reeling in a 6th place spot.

For the final round on Sunday, McDowell edged his way into the $10,000-to-win finale with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat. Starting in 15th, Dale was an early retiree from the 50-lap feature after suffering a broken driveshaft on lap-31.

Full results from these events are available at www.DIRTcar.com and www.WoOLMS.com.

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November 14, 2018 - The 2018 season is in the books and it was a good year for SMR. Dale McDowell competed in 39 events under SMR scoring 32 Top-10 outings and 22 Top-5 finishes. Dale and the SMR team visited Victory Lane 8 times, which included wins in both National Series, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series!

This was all possible because of our great Sponsors, Friends and Family...Textron Off Road, Cometic Gasket, Inc., Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Will Kinzer Foundation, Quality Natural Gas, Kinzer Drilling Co., New Era Industrial, C&S Transportation, Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis, Clements Race Engines, Ahnna Parkhurst Racing & Kinzer Motorsports.

Special Thanks to Jimmy Cabral, Todd Moser, Chad Robinson & David Curtis.

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2019.

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November 3, 2018 - Thursday night brought Dale McDowell to Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) kicking off the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series World Finals. With 76 cars on hand for a round of qualifying, McDowell laid down the fastest time in his group positioning him on the pole of his heat race on Friday.

Coming in 2nd in his heat race behind Chris Madden, Dale earned the 7th-starting position for the A-Main. With midnight curfew postponing Friday’s feature to Saturday, McDowell dropped three spots in the 50-lap affair to place 10th. (Zach Yost photo)

Later Saturday evening, Dale started the night off with a heat race victory locking him into the 2nd-starting position for the $12,000-to-win finale. Falling short of a Top-10 finish, McDowell was an early retiree from the 50-lapper while being credited with a 23rd place outing.

Full results from these events are available at www.WoOLMS.com.

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October 27, 2018 - Dale McDowell invaded Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) on Friday night powering the #17m Kinzer Motorsports entry for the 24th annual Coors Light Fall Classic. Following the 15th fastest time in his qualifying group, Dale fell three spots short of a transfer position in his heat with a 7th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main on Saturday night for another shot at the $15,000-to-win A-Main, McDowell got caught behind a wreck on the opening lap that brought an immediate end to his weekend.

Full results from this event are available at www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com.

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October 21, 2018 - Friday night found Dale McDowell in action at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) for the 38th annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship. Drawing 49 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries for the two-day event, Dale followed up a heat race victory in his first heat with a 7th place finish in his second round. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the feature that was postponed until Sunday, McDowell captured a consolation victory positioning him 18th on the starting grid for the $100,000-to-win finale. Coming one spot shy of a Top-10 finish, Dale McDowell improved seven spots in the 100-lapper to place 11th.

Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

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October 13, 2018 - On Saturday morning Dale McDowell returned to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the rescheduled World 100. With 78 Super Late Models on hand, McDowell secured his spot into the final preliminary feature with a 4th place finish in his heat. With $10,000 on the line, Dale gained three positions in the 25-lapper to place 10th.

Returning on Saturday night, McDowell came up one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish. Starting on the front row of his B-Main, Dale streaked to a 20-lap consolation victory position him 22nd on the starting grid for the $51,000-to-win finale. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Dale McDowell improved 14 spots in the 100-lap affair reeling in an 8th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

Full results from this event are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.