Dale McDowell Gains 14 Spots in Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora

June 11th, 2016 - Competing in the 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream, Team Dillon Racing headed to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday night with Dale McDowell wheeling the #17m Super Late Model for the UMP DIRTcar sanctioned show. Drawing seventy-two cars for the opening night event, McDowell earned the pole position starting spot for the one of the two 25-lap features after scoring a heat race win. Hanging on to a top five finish in the $5,000-to-win preliminary A-Main, Dale posted a 4th place finish behind Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Thornton Jr. and Billy Moyer with Terry Phillips coming in 5th.

For the second night of preliminary action on Friday, McDowell improved one spot in his heat recording a 3rd place outing. Starting in 11th for the feature, Dale worked his way into the top five posting a 5th place finish behind Brandon Sheppard, Dennis Erb Jr., Bobby Pierce, and Billy Moyer.

With two top five finishes in his preliminary features the past two nights, Dale was slated to start on the front row of his heat with Dennis Erb Jr. starting on the inside. Needing a 3rd place finish or better to make the 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream, McDowell fell one spot edging his way into the 100-lap affair. Coming from the 9th row in the A-Main, Dale McDowell improved fourteen positions landing a podium finish behind Dennis Erb Jr. and Josh Richards with Jonathan Davenport and Don O’Neal rounding out the top five. (Heath Lawson Photo)

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