McDowell Ends Season With Win at EAMS

November 12th, 2017 - On Friday night Dale McDowell headed to East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) for the 43rd annual National 100. Laying down the fastest time overall in his qualifying group, McDowell earned the 2nd-starting position for the opening night $5,000-to-win feature. Before the Super Late Model A-Main hit the track, race officials deemed the track conditions unsafe and postponed Friday’s preliminary feature to Saturday. After bringing out a caution on lap-11 in the feature on Saturday afternoon, Dale reeled in a 5th place finish in the remaining laps trailing Jimmy Owens, Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie, and Brandon Overton across the finish line.

Later Saturday night, McDowell recorded the fourth fastest time in his qualifying group positioning him 7th on the starting grid for the final preliminary feature. With $5,000 on the line, Dale McDowell was an early retiree from the 43-lap feature after breaking a driveshaft on lap 36. He was credited with a 22nd place outing.

Wrapping up the 43rd annual National 100 on Sunday, Dale was slated to roll off 6th for the main event. After Mother Nature delayed the feature several hours, McDowell overtook Kyle Bronson on lap-56 and held the top spot for the next 12 circuits. With only six cars battling for the top spot in the remaining 32 laps, Dale jumped back into the lead on lap 84 when race-leader Scott Bloomquist pitted for electrical issues. Holding off a charging Bloomquist on the final lap, Dale McDowell captured his sixth win of the season over Bloomquist, Dennis Erb Jr., Ross Bailes, and Tim McCreadie. He was awarded a $20,000 payday for his victory in the 100-lap affair. (DirtonDirt photo)

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