Busy Stretch for Shane McDowell Racing Across the Southeast
(July 25, 2021) Next up for Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) was a visit to Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia earlier tonight for a $4,053 to win Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series showdown. Dale McDowell earned Fast Time honors overall during the qualifying session and later started the 40-lap main event from the outside of the front row. Dale ran towards the front early in the contest before slipping back to fourth at the checkers to trail only victor Randy Weaver, Donald McIntosh, and Austin Horton.

(July 24, 2021) A $10,053 payday was up for grabs earlier this evening in the annual running of the 'Rebel Yell' at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia. Dale McDowell posted the fifth quickest lap in Group B during Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series qualifying before grabbing the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race. The Chickamauga, Georgia star then rallied past four competitors during the 53-lap headliner to land a solid sixth place performance.

(July 23, 2021) Tonight's $5,053 to win Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series battle scheduled for Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Georgia was unfortunately rained-out early in the afternoon by heavy thunderstorms. This event will not be rescheduled and the team will start gearing up for the annual 'Rebel Yell' on Saturday at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia.

(July 22, 2021) The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series took the #17m team to West Georgia Speedway tonight for the first-ever visit by the tour to the Whitesburg, Georgia facility. Dale McDowell timed in seventh fastest in Group B during qualifying and later placed second in his B-Main. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the $4,053 to win main event and drawing a lap 8 caution flag with a flat tire, Dale wound up retiring early in the 40-lapper in the eighteenth finishing position.

(July 20, 2021) For the sixth time in his Hall of Fame career, Dale McDowell celebrated in Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series victory lane tonight at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee! Dale, who clicked off the second fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session, rolled off from the outside of the second row in the 40-lap main event. The Chickamauga, Georgia star then ran in the third spot early in the contest before moving up to second and hounding race long leader Cody Overton for the point. Dale swept by Overton's #2 machine on the eighteenth circuit and led the remainder of the distance to pocket the $4,053 top prize over a top five that included runner-up Ryan King, Jensen Ford, Cory Hedgecock, and John Ownbey! (MRM Racing Photos)

(July 19, 2021) Persistent rains throughout the evening at Volunteer Speedway have forced track and series officials to postpone tonight's $4,053 to win Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series event at the Bulls Gap, Tennessee facility to Sunday, August 1.

(July 18, 2021) A last minute decision took Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) to the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina today for the running of the 'Carolina Sizzler.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model special at the 4/10-mile facility boasted a hefty $20,000 top prize. Dale laid down the fifteenth fastest lap overall during qualifying, which locked him into the inside of the eighth row for the start of the 60-lap finale. "MacDaddy" then blasted past eleven competitors during the contest to leave the greater Charlotte area with a strong fourth place performance behind only victor Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie, and Michael Chilton!

(July 17, 2021) Tonight's $10,053 to win Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series showdown scheduled for the picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia was unfortunately canceled due to the threat of rain and will not be rescheduled. Next up on the Southern Nationals trail will be a trip to Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on Monday night, July 19.

(July 16, 2021) Dale McDowell and the #17m team invaded Beckley Motorsports Park near Beckley, West Virginia tonight for the 17th Annual Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series lid lifter. Dale stopped the clock second fastest in Group B during the qualifying session before securing a victory in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the second row in the $10,053 to win main event, Dale unfortunately broke an axle on the second circuit of the 53-lapper and was forced to retire in the twenty-second finishing position.

McDowell Enters Annual Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway
(June 27, 2021)
Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) made the trek to Lernerville Speedway from June 24-26 to compete in the 15th Annual 'Firecracker 100.' The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series once again presided over the three-day shootout, which drew more than 50 competitors to the Sarver, Pennsylvania facility. In the first of two $6,000 to win preliminary programs on Thursday night, Dale McDowell ran third in his heat race before finishing sixteenth in the 30-lap sprint. On Friday evening in a similar $6,000 to win show, Dale placed fourth in his heat race and won his B-Main prior to recording a twentieth place effort in the 30-lapper.

When Saturday rolled around at Lernerville Speedway, a huge crowd assembled to see who would emerge victorious in the 'Firecracker 100,' which boasted a whopping $30,000 winner's check. Unfortunately, Dale was unable to transfer into the 100-lap headliner after finishing fifth in his stacked heat race and fourth in his B-Main. Complete results from each of the three events over the weekend in the Keystone State can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com.

Dale McDowell Nabs Top Five in 27th Annual Dirt Late Model Dream!
(June 13, 2021)
A very lucrative week at Eldora Speedway took place from June 9-12, as a pair of 'Dirt Late Model Dreams' were held at the storied Rossburg, Ohio oval. On Wednesday evening in his Twin 25 preliminary program, Dale McDowell ran third in his heat race prior to advancing up to seventh in his $10,000 to win feature. At the "Big E" on Thursday, Dale ran second in heat race action and later moved past a handful of competitors during the 100-lap headliner to land in the fourth finishing position behind only $127,000 victor Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie, and Kyle Bronson!

The 26th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream' then took center stage at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant over the weekend. In Friday's $10,000 to win Twin 25, Dale grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race before running thirteenth in the 25-lap sprint. All eyes in the pit area were then focused on capturing the $126,000 payday on Saturday evening. "MacDaddy" finished fourth in his stacked heat race, won his B-Main, and later blitzed up to tenth by the conclusion of the 100-lapper. Full results from all four days of racing action at Eldora Speedway can be located online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

McDowell and SMR Capture Second Spring Nationals Point Title!!!
(June 1, 2021)
Dale McDowell and Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) celebrated their second Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series Championship - worth $10,053 - on Monday, May 31 following the miniseries finale at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee! Dale was ultra-consistent in the nine series races, as the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer amassed one victory to go with an astounding nine Top Five finishes. In Monday's annual $10,052 to win 'Scott Sexton Memorial' at 411, Dale won his heat race in preliminary action before steering his familiar #17m machine to a strong fourth place performance in the 52-lap headliner behind only winner Jimmy Owens, Randy Weaver, and Ashton Winger.

Earlier in the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Dale chased $4,053 paychecks at both Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia. On Saturday evening at Dixie, the Chickamauga, Georgia ace timed in fourth fastest in Group B during Spring Nationals qualifying before climbing to fourth in the 40-lapper to finish behind only race winner Randy Weaver, Brandon Overton, and Austin Horton. At Rome on Sunday night, Dale posted the quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session and led the first eight circuits of the feature before suffering an untimely flat tire. "MacDaddy" then rallied from the tail to salvage a fifth place effort behind only victor Tyler Millwood, Donald McIntosh, Jason Croft, and Randy Weaver. Complete results from the tripleheader weekend can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

Dale McDowell Runner-Up at Boyd's; Third at Smoky Mountain!
(May 9, 2021)
The Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) team found themselves in competition at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee over the May 7-8 weekend. On Friday night in a Southern All Stars Racing Series (SAS) event at Boyd's, Dale McDowell won a consolation race, started eighth on the grid in the $5,000 to win main event, and later passed six cars during the 50-lapper to land an impressive runner-up performance behind only victor Michael Page.

At Smoky Mountain on Saturday evening, a $10,053 top prize was on the line in a Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series shootout. Dale, who is the current miniseries point leader, clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying, won his heat race, and eventually landed on the podium in third after 53 green flag feature laps behind only race winner Jimmy Owens and runner-up Brandon Overton. Complete results from both weekend races can be viewed online at www.sasdirt.com and www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

McDowell Wires Crossville Field for First Win of 2021 Season!
(May 2, 2021)
Dale McDowell, of Chickamauga, Georgia, landed in victory lane for the first time in 2021 on Friday night, April 30 at Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee! Dale posted the fastest time in Group B during Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series qualifying and later led all forty circuits in the A-Main to pocket the $4,053 payday ahead of Donald McIntosh, Jensen Ford, Will Roland, and Brandon Williams. In a $10,053 to win Spring Nationals shootout on Saturday evening, May 1 at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee, Dale set Fast Time in qualifying, won his heat race, and later wound up fourth in the 53-lapper behind only race winner Tanner English, Jadon Frame, and Donald McIntosh. Full results from both weekend battles can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (Thomas Hendrickson Photo)

Dale McDowell Stretches Spring Nationals Point Lead with Podium!
(April 24, 2021)
With tonight's Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series program officially rained-out at Mountain View (TN) Raceway, the #17m team entered one lone event over the weekend on Friday night, April 23 at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina. Dale McDowell qualified fifth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session to lock himself into the inside of the fifth row in the $4,053 to win 'North Carolina State Championship.' Dale then blasted past six competitors during the 40-lapper to land on the podium in third behind only race winner David Payne and runner-up Cory Hedgecock. "MacDaddy" stretched out his current Spring Nationals point lead with the strong performance at the 1/4-mile bullring. Full results from last night at Brasstown can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

McDowell on Podium at I-75 Raceway; Fourth at Smoky Mountain!
(April 18, 2021)
The Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) team headed to both the I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee and the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on April 16-17 for a pair of special events. On Friday night at Sweetwater in a $5,053 to win Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals show, Dale McDowell earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session and later led the first 22 circuits before winding up third and on the podium behind only race winner Brandon Overton and runner-up Michael Page. At Smoky Mountain on Saturday evening in a $5,000 to win Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) contest, Dale started the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the front row prior to slipping back to fourth at the checkers to trail only victor Jensen Ford, Ricky Weiss, and Cory Hedgecock. Full results from both weekend races can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com and www.sasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

Dale McDowell Climbs to Fourth in $21,000 Lil Bill Corum Memorial!
(April 4, 2021)
Dale McDowell and the #17m SMR team traveled to the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee on Saturday, April 3 for the inaugural running of the 'Lil Bill Corum Memorial.' The Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series sanctioned the single-day shootout at "The Taz" and a whopping $21,000 top prize was up for grabs. Dale got into the wall during his qualifying effort, but was still able to lay down the seventh quickest time in Group B. After placing third in his stacked heat race, Dale rolled off from the outside of the fifth row in the 75-lap main event. Against the stout field in the feature, "MacDaddy" drove past six competitors en route to a sterling fourth place performance behind only race winner Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Larson, and Tyler Erb! Full results from last night at Tazewell can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

 

 

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