Top 10 Finish in USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway

August 4, 2018 - Dale McDowell and the Shane McDowell Racing team made the trek to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) on Thursday night for the 31st annual USA Nationals. Drawing 45 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series entries for the three-day event, McDowell jumped up one spot in his 10-lap heat race to place 7th. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature, Dale came up two spots short with a 5th place finish.

The following night for two rounds of heat races, Dale passed two cars in his first heat logging a 7th place finish.  Starting on the pole of his second heat, McDowell cruised to a 12-lap heat race victory positioning him 17th overall in total passing points.

Starting on the pole of his B-Main on Saturday evening for another shot at the main event, McDowell slipped back to a 5th place finish sending him into the Last Chance Qualifier. Needing to place in the Top-2, Dale scored a 2nd place finish behind Jason Feger securing his spot into the main event. (Todd Boyd photo)

Rolling off 24th for the $50,000-to-win finale, Dale McDowell charged through the field 16 spots in the 100-lap affair reeling in a 8th place finish.

Earning a spot into the 12-lap FANSFund Dash for the $2,900 top prize, Dale McDowell passed seven cars to place 3rd.

Full results from these events are available at