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McDowell Tops LOLMDS Field in Dixie Shootout at Dixie Speedway

September 30, 2018 - On Friday night Dale McDowell was one of 20 Super Late Models signed in at Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, North Carolina) for the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series sanctioned Tarheel 50. Following the fastest time overall in qualifying, McDowell posted a 2nd place finish in the Dash behind Casey Roberts earning him the 2nd-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. After jumping out to an early lead, Dale suffered a flat-tire while leading on lap-23 that dropped him back to a 14th place outing.

The following night bought Dale to Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) competing in a field of 44 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries for the Dixie Shootout. After laying down the fastest time overall in qualifying, McDowell cruised to a heat race victory positioning him on the pole for the A-Main. Leading wire-to-wire, Dale McDowell soared to his eighth win of the season topping Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, Brandon Overton, and Tim McCreadie at the line. He was awarded a $12,000 payday for his dominant performance in the 50-lap affair. (Heath Lawson photo)

On Sunday evening McDowell stopped at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) for the LOLMDS sanctioned Rome Showdown. Grabbing the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race, Dale earned the 16th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale. Breaking into the Top-5, McDowell passed 11 cars in the 50-lapper to place 5th behind Chris Madden, Tim McCreadie, Jonathan Davenport, and Tyler Millwood.

Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com and www.LucasDirt.com.