Runner-up finish in Dirt Late Model Dream finale at Eldora
June 8, 2019 - Thursday night found Dale McDowell and the Shane McDowell Racing team in action at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the 25th annual Dirt Late Model Dream. With a stout field of 92 Super Late Models registered in for action, McDowell secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature with a 10-lap heat race victory. Starting in 7th, Dale improved three spots in the 25-lapper scoring a 4th place finish behind Ricky Weiss, Chris Madden, and Jacob Hawkins with Jimmy Owens coming in 5th.

Returning on Friday for another round of preliminary features, McDowell jumped up two spots in his heat scoring a 3rd place finish. With $10,000 on the line in the 25-lap feature, Dale passed five cars reeling in a 6th place finish.

Wrapping up the 25th annual Dirt Late Model Dream on Saturday, Dale edged his way into the $125,000-to-win finale with 3rd and final transfer spot in his heat. Rolling off 13th, McDowell worked his way up to 8th by lap-31 and climbed into the Top-5 by the half-way point. Closing in Brandon Sheppard late in the 100-lap affair, Dale McDowell made attempt for top spot on the final corner but came up .056 seconds short to place 2nd behind Sheppard. Shane Clanton, Chase Junghans, and Tyler Erb completed the Top-5 finishers. (Heath Lawson photo)

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