Dale McDowell enjoys two-win weekend, pockets $20,053
July 27, 2019 - Dale McDowell enjoyed a stellar weekend with the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals in his Shane McDowell Racing/ E-Z-Go No. 17m New Era Industrial/ Will Kinzer Foundation/ Bloomquist Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Michael Moats photos)

The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer raced to a $10,000 victory on Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway and backed it up with a $10,053 conquest on Saturday evening at Tazewell Speedway.

“My brother’s worked his tail off, so it’s fun for us to have some success together,” McDowell said. “It’s rough when you’re running bad and you have to travel up and down the road and you’re brothers. But when you’re running good, it’s a lot of fun. This was a great weekend for our team and to be close to home both nights made it even better.

“We’re going to hit the road for some crown jewels the next several weeks, so these wins were a nice launching board for us. First up is a trip this coming weekend to the USA Nationals at Cedar Lake. It’s a place I love, and I want to say a special thanks to all of the folks, who voted for us in the FANS Fund.”

Friday night found Dale McDowell returning to competition with the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee). With 30 cars on hand, McDowell started the night with a heat race victory, which positioned him on the pole for the A-Main. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Dale held off Brandon Overton late to capture his fifth win of the season and a $10,000 payday. Overton, Donald McIntosh, Kyle Strickler, and Ross Bailes trailed him to the checkers.

The 2019 edition of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals drew to a close on Saturday night at Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) as Dale set his sights on his second, five-figure win of the weekend. In a field of 26 entries, McDowell followed up the second-fastest time in his group with a heat race victory. Rolling off fourth on the feature grid, Dale slid past race-leader Kyle Strickler on lap 13 and when on to dominate the remaining distance to score the $10,053 triumph. His sixth win of the year came over Brandon Overton, Strickler, Ross Bailes, and Jason Trammell.

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