McDowell Competes in Southern Nationals Weekend

July 22, 2018 - After losing Monday’s event at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) to Mother Nature, Dale McDowell returned with the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern National Series on Tuesday evening at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee). Failing to lock his spot into the show via his qualifying time, McDowell went on to place 7th in his B-Main forcing him to rely on a provisional into the show. Rolling off 21st, Dale McDowell improved 14 spots in the 35-lapper scoring a 7th place finish. (Michael Moats photo)

On Thursday night at Toccoa Speedway (Toccoa, Georgia) powering the Kinzer Motorsports entry, McDowell secured his spot into the $3,500-to-win A-Main with the second fastest qualifying time in his group behind Brandon Overton. Earning the 4th-starting position, Dale jumped up one spot notching a 3rd place finish behind Overton and Casey Roberts with Shannon Buckingham and Cade Dillard trailing them to the checkers.

The following night brought 20 competitors to Swainsboro Raceway (Swainsboro, Georgia) for the two-day event. Timing in third fastest in his qualifying group, McDowell locked into the 6th-starting position for the feature. Breaking into a podium spot, Dale passed three cars to place 3rd behind Brandon Overton and Casey Roberts with Joey Coulter and Ross Bailes completing the Top-5 finishers.

Returning on Saturday for another $5,300-to-win A-Main, Dale followed up the second fastest time in his qualifying group with a 3rd place finish in the feature trailing Brandon Overton and Ross Bailes across the line with Aaron Ridley and John Henderson Jr. rounding out the Top-5. (Brian McLeod photo)

On Sunday night the Schaeffer's Southern Nationals Series stopped at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) for the sixth stop of the tour. With 29 Super Late Models registered in for action, McDowell posted the third fastest time in his qualifying group positioning him 5th on the starting grid for the $5,300-to-win finale. Battling for a Top-5 finish the majority of the 53-lapper, Dale was running in 5th in the closing laps when he was taken out by another competitor. He was credited with a 15th place outing.

Dale is currenty 3rd in the Southern Nationals point standings. Full results from these events are available at