McDowell Returns to Eldora for World 100 Weekend

September 9th, 2017 - On Thursday night the Shane McDowell Racing team returned to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) kicking off the 47th annual World 100 weekend. With 105 Super Late Models registered in for action, Dale had built a comfortable lead in his heat race until a lap-car made hard contact with the wall leaving McDowell nowhere to go. Pulling out his secondary car for his B-Main, McDowell advanced eight spots in his B-Main but fell short of transfer spot with a 5th place outing.

The following night rolling off 5th in his heat race, Dale edged his way into the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature with the 4th and final transfer spot. Starting in 16th, McDowell improved seven spots to place 9th.

Wrapping up the UMP DIRTcar sanctioned weekend on Saturday, McDowell posted a 5th place finish in his heat giving him one final shot at the $50,000-to-win finale with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 5 into the show, Dale scored a 3rd place finish positioning him 25th on the starting grid for the main event. Breaking into the Top 5, Dale McDowell advanced through the field 21 spots in the 100-lapper notching a 4th place finish behind Jonathan Davenport, Gregg Satterlee, and Mike Marlar with Darrell Lanigan coming in 5th. (Heath Lawson photo)

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