McDowell Wins 13th Annual Scorcher at Bulls Gap

August 20th, 2017 - Thursday night found Dale McDowell in action at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) for the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series sanctioned program. Drawing 30 entries for the 13th annual Scorcher, McDowell followed up the second fastest time in his qualifying group with a 10-lap heat race win. Earning the pole position for the feature, Dale led flag-to-flag capturing his sixth win of the season over Ross Bailes, Vic Hill, Casey Roberts, and Dennis Franklin. McDowell was awarded a $10,000 payday for his dominant performance in the 50-lap affair. (Jim DenHamer photo)

Saturday night took the team to North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia), where the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series (SNBS) posted a $10,000 winner’s check for the 60-lap finale. Forty-three entries took part in the event, and a heat race win moved McDowell to the finale. He would race in the Top-5 throughout the finale, and actually took the lead from Mike Marlar on lap 56, only to have a caution nullify the pass. Dale went on to finish in the runner-up position behind Marlar. Brandon Overton, Michael Page, and Donald McIntosh completed the Top 5.

The weekend drew to close on Sunday evening with a $5,300-to-win, Schaeffer’s Oil SNBS event at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia). Dale would enjoy another solid outing as he came away with a 4th-place finish behind Mike Marlar, Brandon Overton, and Shanon Buckingham with Casey Roberts in 5th. (Kevin Prater photo)

Full results from these events are available at and