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November 9, 2019 - On Thursday evening Dale McDowell was one of 69 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) for the Can-Am World Finals. With Mother Nature condensing Thursday’s qualifying session to one round, Dale followed up the ninth fastest time on his first lap with the third fastest time.

Falling one spot shy of a transfer position in his heat on Friday with a 4th place outing, McDowell went on to place 2nd in his B-Main behind Ricky Weiss which positioned him 23rd on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $12,000 on the line, Dale passed ten cars in the 50-lap affair to place 13th.

Starting on the pole of his heat race on Saturday night, Dale secured his spot into the $12,000-to-win finale with a runner-up finish behind Ricky Weiss. Passing eight cars in the 50-lap affair, McDowell advanced up to a 3rd finish behind Jimmy Owens and Weiss with Mike Marlar and Chris Madden trailing them to the checkers. (Brent Smith photo)

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

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October 19, 2019 - Dale McDowell returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Friday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) behind the wheel of Brandon Kinzer’s No. 18M Super Late Model entry for the 39th annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship. In a field of 66 cars, McDowell recorded the ninth fastest time in his qualifying group before placing 6th in his heat race.

Transferring into the B-Main on Saturday night for another shot at the $100,000-to-win main event, Dale fell two spots short with a 5th place finish. Earning a spot into the Jim Dunn Memorial non-qualifiers’ feature, McDowell captured the 25-lap victory over Jared Hawkins.

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

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October 12, 2019 - On Friday evening Shane McDowell Racing and Dale McDowell headed to Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, North Carolina) for Schaeffer’s Fall Nationals sanctioned Tar Heel 50. Following the second fastest lap in his time trial group, McDowell scored a 4th place finish in the Dash which positioned him 4th on the starting grid for the $10,053-to-win A-Main. Improving one spot in the 53-lap affair, Dale notched a 3rd place finish behind Brandon Overton and Kyle Hardy with Donald McIntosh and Kenny Collins rounding out the Top-5.

The following night at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned Dixie Shootout, Dale streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory locking his spot into the main event. With $12,000 on the line, McDowell dropped three spots in the 60-lap affair to place 6th. (Heath Lawson photo)

Sunday’s Rome Showdown at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) fell victim to Mother Nature.

Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com and www.LucasDirt.com.

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October 5, 2019 - Saturday night found Dale McDowell in action at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned program. In a field of 25 cars, Dale jumped up one spot in his heat to place 4th. Earning the 12th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, McDowell passed four cars in the 50-lapper reeling in an 8th place finish. (Michael Moats photo)

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

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September 28, 2019 - Shane McDowell Racing and Dale McDowell headed to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Friday night for the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100. With 35 cars on hand for the two-day event, McDowell edged his way into the opening night feature with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Starting in 12th, Dale gained four spots in the 30-lapper to place 8th.

Returning on Saturday night, Dale followed up the fifth fastest lap in his time trial group with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Chris Brown. Starting the $12,000-to-win finale in 6th, McDowell improved one spot in the 70-lap affair notching a 5th place finish behind Mike Marlar, Darrell Lanigan, Brandon Overton, and Chris Ferguson. (Robert Holman photo)

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

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September 7, 2019 - On Thursday night Shane McDowell Racing headed to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) with Dale McDowell returning behind the wheel of the E-Z-Go No. 17m Late Model entry for the 49th annual World 100. Drawing 98 cars for a pair of preliminary features, McDowell came in 6th in his heat before capturing a 12-lap consolation victory. Breaking into the Top-10 in the main event, Dale improved 12 spots in the 25-lapper to place 10th. (Heath Lawson photos)

For the second round of the World 100 on Friday afternoon, Dale followed up the eighth fastest lap in his time trial group with a 3rd place finish in his heat race. Starting the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature in 12th, Dale gained give spots reeling in a 7th place finish.  

Wrapping up the World 100 on Saturday, McDowell started the night off with a heat race victory which positioned him 3rd on the starting grid for the $52,000-to-win main event. Dropping five spots in the 100-lap affair, Dale McDowell posted an 8th place finish.

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

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August 24, 2019 - Thursday night saw Dale McDowell in action at Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio) powering the Brandon Kinzer-owned No. 18m Super Late Model entry for the second annual Dirt Million. In a field of 56 cars, McDowell locked his spot into the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Starting in 7th, Dale gained one spot in the 25-lapper scoring a 6th place finish.

Returning on Friday afternoon for another round of preliminary features, Dale followed up a 7th place finish in his heat with a 12-lap consolation victory. With $10,000 on the line in the A-Main, Dale jumped up one spot in the 30-lap affair to place 18th.

Starting in 4th in his heat race on Saturday night, Dale recorded a 4th place finish transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the $101,626-to-win Dirt Million. Coming in 6th, McDowell had one last shot at the finale with the non-qualifiers feature. With the race winner given the option to tag the tail of the field, Dale McDowell logged a 3rd place finish.

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

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August 17, 2019 - Shane McDowell Racing and Dale McDowell invaded North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia) on Saturday night kicking off the Schaeffer’s Fall Nationals. Following the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Donald McIntosh, Dale captured a heat race victory which positioned him 3rd on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Bringing out a caution on lap nine, McDowell suffered a broken fan blade that brought an immediate end to his night.

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

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August 10, 2019 - On Thursday night Dale McDowell was one of 52 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series entries on hand at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for the North/South Shootout. Grabbing the 3rd and final transfer spot in his heat race, McDowell earned the 18th-starting position for the opening night $10,000-to-win A-Main. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Dale advanced through the field 12 spot in the 50-lapper reeling in a 6th place finish.

The following night competing in pair of heat races, Dale followed up a 2nd place finish behind Zak Blackwood in his first heat with a 6th place spot. Failing to place in the Top 16 in passing points, McDowell transferred into the B-Main on Saturday for another shot at the main event.

Sending the Top 2 into the $50,000-to-win finale, McDowell scored a runner-up finish behind Nick Hoffman. Rolling off 21st, Dale slipped back to a 26th place outing after bringing out a caution on the second lap with a flat right-front tire.

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

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August 3, 2019 - Thursday night found Shane McDowell Racing and Dale McDowell in action at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) kicking off the 32nd annual USA Nationals. With 45 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand for the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature, McDowell recorded the seventh fastest time in his group before placing 3rd in his heat. Starting the opening night feature in 9th, Dale gained four spots reeling in a 5th place finish behind Jonathan Davenport, Brian Birkhofer, Tyler Bruening, and Tim McCreadie.

Returning on Friday for two rounds of heat races, Dale gained one spot in his first heat scoring a runner-up finish behind Brian Shirley. Jumping up one spot in his second heat to place 6th, McDowell sat 15th overall in total points locking him into Saturday’s main event. Earning a spot into the FANSFund Dash, Dale McDowell passed three cars in the 12-lapper reeling in a 7th place finish. (Todd Boyd photo)

With $50,000 on the line in the main event on Saturday evening, Dale McDowell advanced through the field 10 spots in the 100-lap affair to place 5th behind Chris Madden, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Sheppard, and Ricky Weiss.

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

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July 27, 2019 - Dale McDowell enjoyed a stellar weekend with the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals in his Shane McDowell Racing/ E-Z-Go No. 17m New Era Industrial/ Will Kinzer Foundation/ Bloomquist Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Michael Moats photos)

The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer raced to a $10,000 victory on Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway and backed it up with a $10,053 conquest on Saturday evening at Tazewell Speedway.

“My brother’s worked his tail off, so it’s fun for us to have some success together,” McDowell said. “It’s rough when you’re running bad and you have to travel up and down the road and you’re brothers. But when you’re running good, it’s a lot of fun. This was a great weekend for our team and to be close to home both nights made it even better.

“We’re going to hit the road for some crown jewels the next several weeks, so these wins were a nice launching board for us. First up is a trip this coming weekend to the USA Nationals at Cedar Lake. It’s a place I love, and I want to say a special thanks to all of the folks, who voted for us in the FANS Fund.”

Friday night found Dale McDowell returning to competition with the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee). With 30 cars on hand, McDowell started the night with a heat race victory, which positioned him on the pole for the A-Main. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Dale held off Brandon Overton late to capture his fifth win of the season and a $10,000 payday. Overton, Donald McIntosh, Kyle Strickler, and Ross Bailes trailed him to the checkers.

The 2019 edition of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals drew to a close on Saturday night at Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) as Dale set his sights on his second, five-figure win of the weekend. In a field of 26 entries, McDowell followed up the second-fastest time in his group with a heat race victory. Rolling off fourth on the feature grid, Dale slid past race-leader Kyle Strickler on lap 13 and when on to dominate the remaining distance to score the $10,053 triumph. His sixth win of the year came over Brandon Overton, Strickler, Ross Bailes, and Jason Trammell.

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

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July 20, 2019 - On Thursday night Shane McDowell Racing and Dale McDowell made the trek to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned Malvern Bank Go 50. After coming two spots shy of a transfer position in his heat with a 6th place finish, McDowell locked his spot into the opening night feature with a 12-lap consolation victory. Rolling off 18th, Dale passed seven cars in the 50-lapper reeling in an 11th place finish.

Returning on Friday evening for the ninth annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals, McDowell came in 6th in his first heat before placing 5th in his second round. Transferring into the B-Main on Saturday for another shot at the $53,000-to-win finale, Dale scored a 3rd place finish which positioned him 23rd on the starting grid for the main event. Breaking into the Top-5, Dale McDowell advanced through the field 18 spots scoring a 5th place finish behind Bobby Pierce, Chris Madden, Brandon Sheppard, and Scott Bloomquist. (Todd Boyd photo)

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

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July 13, 2019 - Saturday night saw Dale McDowell return to action for the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals opener at Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia). With 30 cars on hand, McDowell timed in fastest in his group before placing 2nd in his heat behind Brandon Overton. Starting the $10,000-to-win A-Main in 6th, Dale passed four cars reeling in a runner-up finish behind Overton with Kyle Hardy, Donald McIntosh, and Tanner English trailing them to the checkers. (Brian McLeod photo)

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

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June 29, 2019 - Dale McDowell invaded Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) on Friday night for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned opener. In a field of 27 cars, McDowell recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat which positioned him 7th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Dropping six spots in the 50-lap affair, Dale fell back to a 13th place finish.

On Saturday night at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for the Ralph Latham Memorial, Dale grabbed the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat locking his spot into the $12,000-to-win finale. Improving four spots in the 50-lapper, McDowell reeled in a 12th place finish. (Michael Moats photo)

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

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June 22, 2019 - After Mother Nature wiped out Thursday’s opener, Dale McDowell headed to Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania) on Friday night for the 13th annual Firecracker 100. With 43 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand, McDowell fell one spot short into the opening night feature with a 5th place finish in his heat. Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory, Dale earned the 18th-starting position for the show. Passing four cars, Dale McDowell reeled in a 14th place outing.

The following night, Dale recorded the ninth fastest time in his group before placing 2nd in his heat behind Brandon Overton. Earning the 8th-starting position for the $30,000-to-win finale, McDowell dropped three spots in the 100-lapper to place 11th.

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

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June 15, 2019 - On Saturday evening Dale McDowell visited Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Big Daddy 60. In a field of 32 cars, Dale came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish. Streaking to a 12-lap consolation victory, McDowell earned the 18th-starting position for the $15,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Dale McDowell improved nine spots in the 50-lapper to place 9th. (Heath Lawson photo)

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

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June 8, 2019 - Thursday night found Dale McDowell and the Shane McDowell Racing team in action at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the 25th annual Dirt Late Model Dream. With a stout field of 92 Super Late Models registered in for action, McDowell secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature with a 10-lap heat race victory. Starting in 7th, Dale improved three spots in the 25-lapper scoring a 4th place finish behind Ricky Weiss, Chris Madden, and Jacob Hawkins with Jimmy Owens coming in 5th.

Returning on Friday for another round of preliminary features, McDowell jumped up two spots in his heat scoring a 3rd place finish. With $10,000 on the line in the 25-lap feature, Dale passed five cars reeling in a 6th place finish.

Wrapping up the 25th annual Dirt Late Model Dream on Saturday, Dale edged his way into the $125,000-to-win finale with 3rd and final transfer spot in his heat. Rolling off 13th, McDowell worked his way up to 8th by lap-31 and climbed into the Top-5 by the half-way point. Closing in Brandon Sheppard late in the 100-lap affair, Dale McDowell made attempt for top spot on the final corner but came up .056 seconds short to place 2nd behind Sheppard. Shane Clanton, Chase Junghans, and Tyler Erb completed the Top-5 finishers. (Heath Lawson photo)

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

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May 27, 2019 - On the heels of a trio of Top-10 finishes in Memorial Day weekend action, Dale McDowell claimed the 2019 Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Championship his Shane McDowell Racing/ E-Z-Go #17m New Era Industrial/ Will Kinzer Foundation/ Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

It marked his first-ever championship with the series.

“As a team, we’re extremely proud to win this championship. Donald [McIntosh] definitely gave me a great run for it, and I hated to see those guys have bad luck tonight,” McDowell said. “Ray [Cook] and his staff have put together a really great series, and it’s an honor to win the title.

“A very special thank you goes out to all of sponsors and supporters. We’re going to take a week off and get ready for the Dream at Eldora. Hopefully we can go up there and win another a big check.”

Saturday night saw the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series kick off the Memorial Day weekend at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) with a $4,000-to-win affair. Qualifying third fastest in his group, McDowell earned the fifth-starting position for the opening night feature.

Gaining two spots in the 40-lap affair, Dale scored a runner-up finish behind Michael Page with Casey Roberts, Ricky Weiss, and Austin Smith rounding out the Top-5.

The following night at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia), Dale followed up the third-fastest time in his group with a fourth-place finish in the feature, trailing Donald McIntosh, Casey Roberts, and Tanner English across the line.

Wrapping up the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series on Monday, McDowell stopped at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) for the Scott Sexton Memorial. In a field of 28 cars, Dale logged a fifth-place finish in his heat race, which positioned him 18th on the starting grid for the $10,052-to-win finale. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Dale McDowell improved 12 spots in the 52-lapper to record a sixth-place finish. (Michael Moats photo)

With his performances over the weekend, Dale captured the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series point’s championship.

Full results from the weekend’s events as well as the final standings are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

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May 18, 2019 - Dale McDowell followed the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series to Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, North Carolina) on Thursday evening kicking off the three-day weekend. In a field of 14 cars, McDowell registered the fastest time overall in qualifying locking him into the 2nd-starting position for the A-Main. Holding his spot for all 40-laps, Dale posted a runner-up finish behind Donald McIntosh with Casey Roberts, Kenny Collins, and Jamie Oliver rounding out the Top-5. formance in the 50-lap affair.

The following night at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee), McDowell locked his spot into the $4,000-to-win A-Main with the third fastest time in his qualifying group. Slated to roll off 6th, McDowell suffered mechanical issues on the opening lap that prevented him from finishing one circuit.

Wrapping up three-day stretch with the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series, Dale stopped at Thunderhill Raceway (Summertown, Tennessee) on Saturday for the $10,000 top prize. Following the fastest time in a field of 20 cars, McDowell posted a heat race win positioning him on the pole for the A-Main. After leading for the first 37 circuits, Dale dropped one spot to place 2nd behind Ross Bailes with Eric Hickerson, Tanner English, and Dane Dacus rounding out the Top-5. (Robert Holman photo)

Dale continues to lead the Spring Nationals point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

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April 13, 2019 - After Mother Nature wiped out Friday’s opener at Clay Valley Speedway (Coeburn, Virginia), Dale McDowell followed the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) on Saturday night. Following the fastest time in his qualifying group, McDowell picked up a 10-lap heat race victory positioning him 2nd on the starting grid for the main event. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Dale led wire-to-wire en route to his fourth win of the season over Brandon Overton, Ricky Weiss, Kyle Strickler, and Michael Chilton. He claimed a $10,000 payday for his dominant performance in the 50-lap affair. (Michael Moats photo)

Dale remains leading the Spring Nationals point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

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April 6, 2019 - For the third-straight week Dale McDowell visited Victory Lane with his Shane McDowell Racing/ E-Z-Go #17m New Era Industrial/ Will Kinzer Foundation/ Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Tyler Carr photo)

McDowell’s latest conquest came on Thursday night in the $10,000-to-win, Spring Thaw at Tennessee’s Volunteer Speedway.

“We had a different right front tire, and I pushed early in the feature, but as the race went on the car started to get better and better, and I was able to get past Jimmy [Owens] in lapped traffic,” McDowell said. “This place [Volunteer Speedway] really races awesome. We’ve been close to Victory Lane the past few times we’ve been here and just have come up short. Tonight, we got it done though.”

On Thursday night Dale McDowell was one of 23 Ultimate Southeast Series entries on hand at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) for the annual Spring Thaw. Starting the night by laying down the fastest time in qualifying, McDowell bagged a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Jimmy Owens, which locked him into the fourth-starting position for the opening night feature.

Slowly pacing his way to the front, Dale slid past race-leader Jimmy Owens on lap-32 and built a 2.395 second margin over Owens in the remaining 18 circuits to capture his third win of the season and a $10,000 payday. Owens, Brandon Overton, Shanon Buckingham, and Ross Bailes trailed him to the checkers.

The following night, McDowell headed to 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Tennessee’s Action Track 50. In a field of 29 cars, Dale streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory, positioning him second on the starting grid for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Dale went on to post a fifth-place finish behind Ross Bailes, Donald McIntosh, Jimmy Owens, and Jonathan Davenport.

On Saturday evening the LOLMDS wrapped up the weekend at North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia) with a $12,000-to-win affair. Starting the night with a heat race victory, McDowell earned the third-starting position for the finale.  Running into trouble early, Dale was force pitside on lap-6 to replace a tire, which relegated him to a 16th-place finish.

Full results from these events are available at www.UltimateSupers.com and www.LucasDirt.com.

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March 30, 2019 - Dale McDowell continued his winning ways with the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series on Friday night. With $4,000 on the line he piloted his Shane McDowell Racing/ E-Z-Go #17m New Era Industrial/ Will Kinzer Foundation/ Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to the $4,000 triumph at Talladega Short Track. (Heath Lawson photo)

“Qualifying was key tonight, to get a jump on things,” McDowell said in Victory Lane. “The competition level is unbelievable, and things are really tight, so to get to the winner’s circle on back-to-back weeks means a lot. Shane [McDowell] continues to work really hard on the car to make sure that we can continue to be a contender every time that we hit the track.

“Thanks to all of my sponsors, and we’ll head onto the next one.”

On Friday evening Dale McDowell followed the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series to Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama), where he was piloting the E-Z-Go Golf Carts #17m Super Late Model entry. In a field of 29 cars, Dale recorded the fastest time in his qualifying group, positioning him on the front row for the opening night feature.

Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, McDowell led wire-to-wire en route to his second win of the season, which came over Donald McIntosh, Tanner English, Joseph Brown, and Austin Horton. He collected a $10,000 payday for his dominant performance in the 40-lapper.

On Saturday night at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia), McDowell secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win finale with a second-place finish in his heat race behind Austin Horton. Starting fifth on the grid, Dale gained one spot in the 60-lap affair to finish fourth behind Chris Madden, Jimmy Owens and Michael Page with Ashton Winger coming in 5th.

Dale holds a 26-point lead over Donald McIntosh in the latest Spring Nationals point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

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March 23, 2019 - Dale McDowell took the lead on a mid-race restart on Friday night at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in his Shane McDowell Racing/ E-Z-Go #17m New Era Industrial/ Will Kinzer Foundation/ Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. Once out front he never looked back on his way to the $4,000 triumph with the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series. (Brian McLeod photo)

“We had a good restart on lap 17, and until then I think it was Casey’s (Roberts) race, but he pushed in turn one, and we capitalized,” McDowell said. “We were here back in the early 2000’s but I didn’t remember much about the place. The track got one-laned late, but it was in pretty good shape for most of the night. All-in-all it was a good night for us.

“On Saturday night at Cochran, we missed the setup a little bit, and we just weren’t where we needed to be. We learned a lot though, and we’ll make a few adjustments and come back again.”

Friday night saw Dale McDowell return to action at Oglethorpe Speedway Park (Savannah, Georgia) as the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series opened their 2019 season. With 18 Super Late Models registered for action, McDowell laid down the fastest time in his qualifying group, positioning him second 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.

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 the third position, McDowell ran in the Top 5 throughout the 60-lapper to place third behind Chris Ferguson and Michael Page with Donald McIntosh and Travis Pennington completing the Top-5 finishers.

With his performance over the weekend, Dale jumped out to an early points lead in the Spring Nationals point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.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.

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 30-lap affair, McDowell notched a 6th place finish.

The following night, Dale fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish. Coming in 2nd in his B-Main 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 reeling in a 6th place spot. (Heath Lawson photo)

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.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

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November 5, 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 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