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Dale McDowell opens 2019 season in Florida for DIRTcar Nationals
February 16, 2019 - Shane McDowell Racing and Dale McDowell kicked off the 2019 season on Monday night at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) for the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals. In a stout field of 42 Super Late Models, McDowell laid down the fifth fastest time in his qualifying group before grabbing the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat. Starting the $7,000-to-win A-Main in 16th, Dale advanced through the field eight spots reeling in an 8th place finish.

After Mother Nature wiped out Tuesday’s event, McDowell returned to action on Wednesday for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned program. Following the second fastest time overall in qualifying, Dale streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory positioning him 4th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Losing two spots in the 30-lap affair, McDowell notched a 6th place finish.

The following night, Dale fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish. Coming in 2nd in his B-Main behind Josh Richards, McDowell earned the 23rd-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Dale McDowell improved 13 spots to place 10th.

On Friday evening for the fifth round of the 48th DIRTcar Nationals, McDowell fell two spots short of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish. Streaking to a 10-lap B-Main victory, Dale locked into the 20th-starting position for the main event. Falling one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Dale McDowell navigated his way through the field 14 positions reeling in a 6th place spot. (Heath Lawson photo)

For the final round on Sunday, McDowell edged his way into the $10,000-to-win finale with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat. Starting in 15th, Dale was an early retiree from the 50-lap feature after suffering a broken driveshaft on lap-31.

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