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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. (Michael Moats photo)

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