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November 12th, 2017 - On Friday night Dale McDowell headed to East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) for the 43rd annual National 100. Laying down the fastest time overall in his qualifying group, McDowell earned the 2nd-starting position for the opening night $5,000-to-win feature. Before the Super Late Model A-Main hit the track, race officials deemed the track conditions unsafe and postponed Friday’s preliminary feature to Saturday. After bringing out a caution on lap-11 in the feature on Saturday afternoon, Dale reeled in a 5th place finish in the remaining laps trailing Jimmy Owens, Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie, and Brandon Overton across the finish line.

Later Saturday night, McDowell recorded the fourth fastest time in his qualifying group positioning him 7th on the starting grid for the final preliminary feature. With $5,000 on the line, Dale McDowell was an early retiree from the 43-lap feature after breaking a driveshaft on lap 36. He was credited with a 22nd place outing.

Wrapping up the 43rd annual National 100 on Sunday, Dale was slated to roll off 6th for the main event. After Mother Nature delayed the feature several hours, McDowell overtook Kyle Bronson on lap-56 and held the top spot for the next 12 circuits. With only six cars battling for the top spot in the remaining 32 laps, Dale jumped back into the lead on lap 84 when race-leader Scott Bloomquist pitted for electrical issues. Holding off a charging Bloomquist on the final lap, Dale McDowell captured his sixth win of the season over Bloomquist, Dennis Erb Jr., Ross Bailes, and Tim McCreadie. He was awarded a $20,000 payday for his victory in the 100-lap affair. (DirtonDirt photo)

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

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November 4th, 2017 - Thursday night found Shane McDowell Racing in action at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) launching off the Textron Off Road World Finals. Drawing 72 Super Late Models for two rounds of qualifying, Dale McDowell timed in fastest overall in his group in both his rounds earning him the pole position for his heat on Friday.

Sending the Top 3 into the opening night World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned feature, Dale cruised to a 10-lap heat race victory earning him the 5th-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Holding his spot for all 50-laps, Dale landed a 5th place finish behind Brandon Sheppard, Dennis Erb Jr., Mike Marlar, and Jimmy Owens. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

Rolling off on the pole of his heat on Saturday, Dale streaked to a heat race win positioning him 4th on the starting grid for the finale. With $12,000 on the line, McDowell dropped three spots in the 50-lapper registering a 7th place finish.

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

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October 21st, 2017 - Kicking off the 37th annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship, Dale McDowell made the trip to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) on Friday evening for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned weekend. With 72 Super Late Models on hand, McDowell followed up a 7th place finish in his first heat with a heat race victory. Transferring into the B-Main on Saturday for another shot at the $100,000-to-win main event, Dale came up two spots short of a transfer position with a 4th place finish. Earning a spot into the Jim Dunn Memorial non-qualifiers feature, Dale dropped back to a 17th place outing.

Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

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October 14th, 2017 - On Friday night Dale McDowell headed to Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Kentucky) for the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series sanctioned Fall Classic. Drawing 34 Super Late Models for the two-day event, McDowell secured his spot into the $15,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday night with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 13th, Dale improved six spots in the 75-lap affair registering a 7th place finish. (Brian McLeod photo)

Full results from this event are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

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October 1st, 2017 - Shane McDowell Racing returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) for the annual Dixie Shootout. With 41 cars signed in, Dale secured his spot into the opening night feature with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Rolling off 11th, McDowell jumped up one spot registering a 10th place finish.

The following night brought McDowell to Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) for the Rome Showdown. Coming in 3rd in his 10-lap heat race, Dale earned the 9th-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Falling one spot shy of a Top 5 finish, Dale McDowell improved three spots in the 60-lapper notching a 6th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

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

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September 16th, 2017 - Dale McDowell headed to Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) on Thursday for the opening night of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Knoxville Nationals. In a field of 56 cars, Dale moved up one spot in his 12-lap heat race recording a 3rd place finish. Earning the 12th-starting position for the $7,000-to-win A-Main, McDowell improved five spots in the 25-lapper to place 7th.

On Friday night for another round of preliminary action, Dale logged a 5th place finish in his heat race transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the feature. Sending the Top 6 into the show, McDowell landed a 4th place finish locking him into the 22nd-starting position. Coming one spot shy of a Top 10 finish, Dale McDowell advanced through the field 11 spots registering a 11th place outing.

Bringing the 14th annual Knoxville Nationals weekend to a close on Saturday, McDowell had already locked his spot into the $40,000-to-win finale after coming in 16th in total points. Rolling off 16th, Dale improved one spot in the 100-lap affair posting a 15th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

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

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September 9th, 2017 - On Thursday night the Shane McDowell Racing team returned to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) kicking off the 47th annual World 100 weekend. With 105 Super Late Models registered in for action, Dale had built a comfortable lead in his heat race until a lap-car made hard contact with the wall leaving McDowell nowhere to go. Pulling out his secondary car for his B-Main, McDowell advanced eight spots in his B-Main but fell short of transfer spot with a 5th place outing.

The following night rolling off 5th in his heat race, Dale edged his way into the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature with the 4th and final transfer spot. Starting in 16th, McDowell improved seven spots to place 9th.

Wrapping up the UMP DIRTcar sanctioned weekend on Saturday, McDowell posted a 5th place finish in his heat giving him one final shot at the $50,000-to-win finale with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 5 into the show, Dale scored a 3rd place finish positioning him 25th on the starting grid for the main event. Breaking into the Top 5, Dale McDowell advanced through the field 21 spots in the 100-lapper notching a 4th place finish behind Jonathan Davenport, Gregg Satterlee, and Mike Marlar with Darrell Lanigan coming in 5th. (Heath Lawson photo)

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

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September 3rd, 2017 - Preparing for the World 100, Dale McDowell visited Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Sunday evening for the Baltes Classic. After timing in third fastest in a field of 19 Super Late Models, McDowell recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat positioning him 10th on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into a podium spot, Dale gained eights positions to place 2nd behind Billy Moyer with Kent Robinson, Jason Feger, and Rusty Schlenk completing the Top 5 finishers. (Jim DenHamer photo)

Full results from this event are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

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August 20th, 2017 - Thursday night found Dale McDowell in action at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) for the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series sanctioned program. Drawing 30 entries for the 13th annual Scorcher, McDowell followed up the second fastest time in his qualifying group with a 10-lap heat race win. Earning the pole position for the feature, Dale led flag-to-flag capturing his fifth win of the season over Ross Bailes, Vic Hill, Casey Roberts, and Dennis Franklin. McDowell was awarded a $10,000 payday for his dominant performance in the 50-lap affair. (Jim DenHamer photo)

Saturday night took the team to North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia), where the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series (SNBS) posted a $10,000 winner’s check for the 60-lap finale. Forty-three entries took part in the event, and a heat race win moved McDowell to the finale. He would race in the Top-5 throughout the finale, and actually took the lead from Mike Marlar on lap 56, only to have a caution nullify the pass. Dale went on to finish in the runner-up position behind Marlar. Brandon Overton, Michael Page, and Donald McIntosh completed the Top 5.

The weekend drew to close on Sunday evening with a $5,300-to-win, Schaeffer’s Oil SNBS event at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia). Dale would enjoy another solid outing as he came away with a 4th-place finish behind Mike Marlar, Brandon Overton, and Shanon Buckingham with Casey Roberts in 5th. (Kevin Prater photo)

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

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August 12th, 2017 - Powering the Shane McDowell Racing #17m entry, Dale McDowell made the trip to Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) on Thursday evening for the North-South Shootout. With 67 Super Late Models on hand for the Lucas Oil Late Model Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned weekend, McDowell dropped one spot in his heat race to place 4th. Needing a 2nd place finish or better in his B-Main to make the opening night feature, Dale came up one spot short with a 3rd place outing.

The following night running in two rounds of heat races, McDowell followed up a 3rd place finish in his first heat with a 7th place finish in his second attempt. Transferring into the B-Main on Saturday night for one final shot at the $50,000-to-win A-Main, Dale came up one spot short of a transfer position with a 3rd place finish. Earning the 2nd-starting position for the Non-Qualifiers feature, Dale McDowell charged to the 30-lap victory over Craig Vosbergen, Kent Robinson, Steve Casebolt, and Jackie Boggs.

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

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August 5th, 2017 - Dale McDowell headed to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) on Friday night for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned event. Drawing 42 Super Late Models for the 30th annual USA Nationals, Dale edged his way into the $6,000-to-win opening night preliminary feature with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 13th, McDowell improved four spots in the 30-lapper to place 9th.

Later on Friday evening after timing in eighth fastest in his qualifying group, Dale dropped back to an 8th place finish in his heat race transferring him into the B-Main on Saturday night. Failing to place in the Top 3, McDowell transferred into the Last Chance Qualifier for another shot at the main event. Sending the Top 2, Dale gained nine spots in the 15-lapper but came up short of a transfer position with a 5th place outing. Receiving the FANSFund provisional into the $50,000-to-win A-Main, Dale McDowell passed twelve cars in the 100-lap affair registering a 15th place outing. (Todd Boyd photo)

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

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July 15th, 2017 - Kicking off the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series, Dale McDowell and the Shane McDowell Racing team headed to Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia) on Saturday night for the $10,000-to-win opener. Following the second fastest time in his group behind Ross Bailes, McDowell scored an 8-lap heat race win earning him the 4th-starting position for the feature. After getting spun around on lap-27, Dale was an early retiree from the feature while being credited with a 16th place outing. (Brian McLeod photo)

Full results from this event are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

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July 8th, 2017 - On Saturday night Shane McDowell Racing made the trip to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) with Dale McDowell in action for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned Mountain Moonshine Classic. In a field of 32 cars, Dale secured his spot into the $12,000-to-win A-Main with a 3rd place finish in his heat race. Starting in 12th for the feature, McDowell advanced through the field six spots in the 60-lapper reeling in a 6th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

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June 25th, 2017 - After Mother Nature axed the opening two nights of the Firecracker 100, Dale McDowell was one of 45 Super Late Models signed in at Lernerville (Speedway Sarver, Pennsylvania) on Saturday for one round of preliminary features and the $30,000-to-win finale. Transferring the Top 4 out the heats and into the A-Main, Dale edged his way with a 4th place finish. Starting in 13th, McDowell completed one lap of the 30-lapper until heading into the infield pit area with apparent mechanical troubles. He was credited with 26th place outing.

Later Saturday night after the crew worked to get the #17M fixed, Dale followed up the fifth fastest time in his qualifying group with a 4th place finish in his heat race. Starting in 13th for the $30,000-to-win A-Main, McDowell advanced through the field seven spots in the 100-lapper reeling in a 6th place finish. (Jason Shank photo)

Sunday evening saw Shane McDowell Racing pilot Ahnna Parkhurst in action in her Crate Late Model at Modoc Raceway (Modoc, South Carolina) for the $2,000-to-win feature. Laying down the fastest time overall in a field of 11 cars, Parkhurst earned the pole position for the A-Main. After jumping out to the lead early, Ahnna held off a late race charging following a caution to pick up her third win of the season over Cla Knight, Matt Henderson, Josh Bishop, and Cole Godowns.

Full results from these events are available at www.WoOLMS.com and www.ModocRaceway.com.

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June 13th, 2017 - Pulling double duty in the 604 and 602 Crate Late Model ranks, Ahnna Parkhurst headed to Laurens County Speedway (Laurens, South Carolina) on Tuesday night for the annual Shrine Race. Following the fifth fastest time in a field of 17 604 Crate Late Models, Parkhurst held her starting spot in the feature posting a 5th place finish behind Trent Ivey, Larry Timms, Dylan Brown, and Goose Calvert.

In the 602 division, Ahnna jumped up two positions in her heat race to place 3rd. Rolling off 5th for the A-Main, Parkhurst was battling for a podium spot until another competitor slammed into the side of her car. After hanging on to prevent a spin-out, Parkhurst salvaged a 5th place outing behind Dale Timms, Matt Patterson, Jeff Robinson, and Chris Patterson. (Glen Starek photo)

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

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June 10th, 2017 - Shane McDowell Racing made the trek to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday night with Dale McDowell competing in the 23rd running of the Dirt Late Model Dream. With 79 Super Late Models registered in for battle, McDowell locked his spot into the opening night UMP DIRTcar sanctioned preliminary feature with a 3rd place finish in his heat race. Breaking into the Top 10, Dale jumped up four positions in the 25-lapper recording an 8th place spot.

Returning on Friday night for another round of preliminary features, McDowell edged his way into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with the 5th and final transfer spot in his heat race. Coming two positions shy of a Top 5 finish, Dale charged through the field 11 spots reeling in a 7th place outing.

On Saturday rolling off 3rd in his heat race, McDowell lost one spot to place 4th, sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the $100,000-to-win finale. Transferring the Top 4 out of the consolation event and into the show, Dale cruised to a B-Main win locking him into the 21st-starting spot for the 23rd annual Dirt Late Model Dream. With 100-laps to work his way through the front, Dale McDowell wheeled his way through the field 15 spots recording a solid 6th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

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

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June 3rd, 2017 - Dale McDowell was back in action with the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series on Saturday night for the USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Virginia). After starting the night off with the fastest time in his group followed by a heat race victory, McDowell earned the 3rd-starting spot for the main event. With $20,000 on the line, Dale held his spot for the entire distance of the 60-lapper registering a 3rd place finish behind Scott Bloomquist and Earl Pearson Jr. with Tyler Millwood and Kenny Moreland rounding out the Top 5.

Full results from this event are available at www.ULTIMATESupers.com.

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May 29th, 2017 - Kicking off the busy Memorial Day Weekend, Ahnna Parkhurst invaded Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) on Friday night to a field of 20 Crate Late Models. Following the eighth fastest time overall, Parkhurst locked her spot into the feature with a 4th place finish in her heat. Bringing home a Top 10 finish, Ahnna posted a 10th place outing.

On Saturday night, both Ahnna Parkhurst and Dale McDowell were competing at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) for the Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals sanctioned program. In a field of 41 Super Late Models, McDowell posted the fastest time overall in qualifying locking him into the redraw for the feature. Receiving the 2nd-starting position, Dale jumped into the lead on the drop of the green flag and never let go of the top spot capturing his third victory on the season and a $5,000 payday. Brandon Overton, Donald McIntosh, Michael Page, and Jason Croft completed the Top 5 finishers in the 50-lapper. (Kevin Prater photo)

In the Crate Late Model division, Parkhurst earned the 6th-starting spot for the feature after laying down the sixth fastest time in qualifying. Moving up one position in the A-Main, Ahnna notched a 5th place finish behind Jeff Smith, Bobby Richey Jr., Jake Rainey, and Jason Deal.

Sunday evening saw both Shane McDowell Racing pilots back in action at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) for another Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals sanctioned contest. Timing in in the Top 2 in qualifying, McDowell locked into the 2nd-starting position for the $6,000-to-win A-Main. Taking over the top spot by lap 30, Dale McDowell led the final 20 circuits en route to his second straight win and fourth victory of the season. Brandon Overton, Donald McIntosh, Ricky Weiss, and Derek Ellis trialed McDowell to the checkers. (Phillip Prichard photo)

Following the fastest time overall in the Crate Late Model ranks, Ahnna Parkhurst wheeled her way to her first Crate Late Model win and second victory overall on the season.

Wrapping up the action-packed weekend, McDowell stopped at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) on Monday for the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series sanctioned event. Drawing 23 Super Late Models for the Freedom Isn’t Free 50, Dale started the night off with a heat race win locking him into the 3rd-starting spot for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Pacing his way to the front, McDowell overtook the top spot on lap 27 and went on to lead the final 33 capturing his third win of the weekend and fifth overall on the season. Brandon Overton, Ross Bailes, Shanon Buckingham, and Vic Hill completed the Top 5 finishers. (Wells Racing Photography)

Full results from these events are available at www.BoydsSpeedway.net, www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com/spring_index.html, and www.ULTIMATESupers.com.

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May 13th, 2017 - On Saturday night Dale McDowell and Shane McDowell Racing traveled to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned program. With 25 cars on hand for the Mountain Outlaw 50, Dale followed up the sixth fastest time overall in a qualifying with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Chris Madden. Rolling off 3rd for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, McDowell suffered a broken ring and pinion while running in a podium spot bringing an early end to his night.

Full results from this event are available at www.WoOLMS.com.

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May 7th, 2017 - After Mother Nature ruined Friday night’s program, Shane McDowell Racing returned to Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) on Saturday night with both Dale McDowell and Ahnna Parkhurst in action. In a field of 32 cars for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned contest, McDowell registered the fastest time overall in qualifying earning him the 2nd-starting spot for the $4,000-to-win A-Main. After leading the first half of the race, McDowell slipped back to a 2nd late after trying to avoid lap-traffic. Hanging on to a podium spot, Dale landed a 2nd place finish behind Brandon Overton with Dallas Cooper, Cory Hedgecock, and Todd Morrow rounding out the Top 5.

During the same night competing in two divisions, Parkhurst timed in sixteenth fastest overall in a stout field of 52 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Models.  Passing two cars in her heat race, Parkhurst scored a 2nd place spot earning her 11th-startng spot for the A-Main. With $2,500 on the line, Ahnna slipped back to a 14th place outing. In the 602 ranks, Parkhurst improved two positions in her heat to place 2nd but was disqualified after the race when officials discovered an extra shock on her left rear. Slated to start on the tail of the feature, Ahnna decided to call it a night and prepare for Sunday.

On Sunday both Dale McDowell and Ahnna Parkhurst headed to Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia). With 27 Super Late Models on hand for the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series sanctioned program, McDowell timed in second fastest in his group behind Jason Welshan earning him the 4th-starting spot for the A-Main. Working his way into 2nd early, Dale paced his way through the race battling with Brandon Overton for the top spot. Using the lap traffic to his advantage late in the race, McDowell overtook Overton in the final two laps to pick up his second victory of the season over Overton, Donald McIntosh, Jonathan Davenport, and Michael Page. Dale was awarded a $4,000 payday for his triumph in the 40-lap A-Main. (Kevin Prater photo)

Running in only the Crate Late Model division on Sunday, Parkhurst timed in seventh fastest in qualifying positioning her on the fourth row for the feature. Moving up one spot in the A-Main, Ahnna reeled in a 6th place spot.

Full results from these events are available at www.SASDirt.com, www.NeSmithRacing.com and www.ULTIMATESupers.com.

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April 29th, 2017 - Shane McDowell Racing was back in action on Friday night at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) with Dale McDowell competing in the Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals sanctioned program. With 34 Super Late Models on hand for the annual Scott Sexton Memorial, McDowell registered a 3rd place finish in his heat race positioning him 9th on the starting grid for the feature. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Dale jumped up six positions in the 52-lapper notching a 3rd place finish behind Mike Marlar and Chris Madden with Jimmy Owens and Michael Chilton completing the Top 5 finishers. (Wells Racing Photography)

On Saturday night Dale McDowell headed to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) while Ahnna Parkhurst was pulling double duty in the Crate and Sportsman divisions at Swainsboro Raceway (Swainsboro, Georgia). In a field of 36 cars for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned Rockin’ with the Stars 50, McDowell was running in 2nd in his heat race until he suffered powers issues sending him into the pits. Unable to diagnose the problems with his fuel pick up, Dale was prevented from making it out for his B-Main bringing an early end to his weekend.

During the same night at Swainsboro Raceway (Swainsboro, Georgia), Parkhurst timed in third fastest overall in the Crate Late Model division earning her the 3rd-starting position for the feature. After running in a podium spot throughout the feature, Ahnna got stuck behind a wreck near the midway point ending her night abruptly. Following a 2nd place finish in her heat race in the 602 Sportsman ranks, Ahnna Parkhurst wheeled her way to her first career win in the A-Main topping Tyler Mimbs, Terry Lumley, Shannon Graham, and Gene Thompson at the finish line.

Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com/spring_index.html, www.SASDirt.com, and www.SwainsboroRaceway.com.

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April 22nd, 2017 - Behind the wheel of the Shane McDowell Racing #23 Crate Late Model, Ahnna Parkhurst visited Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) on Saturday night competing in a field of 22 cars. Running into issues before she was able to qualify, Parkhurst threw a push rod in hot-laps ending her night abruptly.

Full results from this event are available at www.SenoiaRaceway.com.

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April 15th, 2017 - Making her first start of the season at 441 Speedway (Dublin, Georgia), Ahnna Parkhurst made the trip on Friday night competing in the Crate Late Model and Sportsman divisions. Following the fastest time overall in both cars in hot laps, Parkhurst followed up the third fastest time in the Crate with a 5th place finish in the feature. In the Sportsman division, Parkhurst came from the back of her heat to place 4th. Rolling off 4th for the A-Main, Ahnna jumped up two positions scoring a 2nd place finish.

On Saturday Parkhurst headed to Modoc Raceway (Modoc, South Carolina) battling in the Jack Starrette Memorial. Earning the 2nd-starting spot for the Sportsman feature after timing in second fastest overall, Ahnna was taken out while leading bringing a disappointing end to her night in the 602 ranks. Starting in 5th for the Crate Late Model feature, Ahnna Parkhurst landed a solid 3rd place finish behind Cody Pritchett and Jeff Robenson with Franky Beard and Deno Long completing the Top 5 finishers.

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

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April 2nd, 2017 - On Friday evening Shane McDowell Racing and Ahnna Parkhurst visited Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series sanctioned weekend. Drawing 33 entries for the two-day Rumble on the Gumbo, Parkhurst qualified eleventh fastest overall sending her into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 6 into the $2,000-to-win opening A-Main, Ahnna came short of a transfer position.

The following night Parkhurst was back in action along with Dale McDowell competing in the Ultimate Super Late Model Series sanctioned event at Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Virginia). Failing to lock her spot into the feature with the thirteenth fastest qualifying time, Parkhurst secured his spot in the show after passing five cars in her B-Main to place 4th. With $2,500 on the line, Ahnna Parkhurst improved three positions in the 50-lapper registering a 14th place outing.

During the same night in a field of 34 Super Late Models for the Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth, McDowell followed up the fastest time in his qualifying group with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Jonathan Davenport. Rolling off 6th for the $20,000-to-win A-Main, Dale worked his way into a podium spot by lap-30. Battling for the lead in the final 30 laps, McDowell landed a runner-up spot behind Brandon Overton with Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport, and Chris Madden completing the Top 5 finishers. (Larry Burnett photo)

Full results from these events are available at www.NeSmithRacing.com and www.UltimateSupers.com.

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April 2nd, 2017 - With both Shane McDowell and Ahnna Parkhurst in action, Shane McDowell Racing visited Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) on Friday evening. Battling in a field of 32 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries, McDowell locked his spot into the opening night feature with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Starting in 9th, Dale jumped up two positions in the 50-lapper recording a 7th place finish. Timing in ninth fastest overall in qualifying, Parkhurst earned the 9th-starting position for the A-Main. Moving up two spots, Ahnna reeled in a 7th place finish.

The following night both drivers headed Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the unsanctioned Spring Shootout. Laying down the second fastest time overall in qualifying, McDowell earned the pole position for the feature after the redraw. Leading the entire distance of the 50-lap A-Main, Dale McDowell captured his first victory of the season topping Donald McIntosh, Chris Ferguson, Brandon Overton, and Michael Chilton. Dale pocketed a $7,500 payday for his dominant performance in the feature. (Michael Moats photo)

During the same night in the 602 division, Parkhurst rallied from the tail of her heat to place 6th. Starting in 12th for the feature, Ahnna jumped up five positions reeling in a 5th place finish. After laying down the fourth fastest time in the 604 division, Parkhurst slipped up in the beginning of the feature sending her to the tail. Battling from the back of the pack, Ahnna Parkhurst wheeled her way to a 3rd place spot.

On Sunday Dale returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) for the $10,000 top prize. Following the fastest time overall in his group, Dale recorded a 5th place finish in his heat race positioning him 15th on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into the Top 10, McDowell improved six positions in the 50-lap affair registering a 9th place finish.

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

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March 18th, 2017 - On Saturday night Shane McDowell Racing headed to Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) with Dale McDowell along with Modoc Raceway (Modoc, South Carolina) with Ahnna Parkhurst competing in two divisions. In a field of 25 Super Late Models for the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series sanctioned Shamrock 40. Starting the night off by cruising to a heat race win, McDowell earned the 5th-starting position for the $4,000-to-win A-Main. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Dale landed a 2nd place finish behind Tim McCreadie with Mike Marlar, Jason Hiett, and Donald McIntosh completing the Top 5 finishers. (Brian McLeod photo)

In the 602 division, Parkhurst timed in fastest overall sending her into the redraw. Receiving the 5th-starting spot for the feature, Ahnna was forced to retire early after losing her power steering. Following the sixth fastest time in the 604 ranks, Ahnna locked her spot into the A-Main with a 2nd place finish in her heat. With $5,000 on the line, Parkhurst posted a 15th place finish in the 50-lapper.

Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com/bonus_index.html and www.ModocRaceway.com.

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March 11th, 2017 - Shane McDowell Racing saw both Dale McDowell and Ahnna Parkhurst in action over the weekend.

Dale and the crew headed to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals opening weekend. With 23 cars signed in for the two-day Tennessee Tipoff, Dale followed up the third fastest time in his qualifying group with a runner-up finish behind Chris Madden in his heat. Slated to start 6th for the $15,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday, the race was eventually postponed after snow flurries began to fall.

On Friday night Ahnna Parkhurst invaded Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Georgia) for the NeSmith RockAuto.com Winter Shootout sanctioned weekend. In a field of 37 Crate Late Models, Parkhurst ran into brake issues early in the night which sent her back to 12th fastest in qualifying. Needing to place 4th in her heat to make the opening night $2,000-to-win A-Main, Ahnna came one spot short with a 5th place outing.

The following night Ahnna was competing in both the 602 and 604 divisions. Falling back to a 7th place finish in her heat, Parkhurst failed to transfer out of the B-Main in the 604 bringing an early end to her night. In the 602 division, Parkhurst locked her spot into the A-Main with a 5th place finish in her heat. Coming from the 10th-starting position, Ahnna Parkhurst worked her way up to a 5th place finish.  (Rj's Racing Updates photo)

Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com/spring_index.html and www.NeSmithRacing.com.

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March 4th, 2017 - Competing in two separate divisions, Ahnna Parkhurst invaded East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) on Friday night for the two-day Bama Bash. Posting a 2nd place heat finish in the 602 Crate Late Model division, Parkhurst earned the 4th-starting position for the A-Main on Saturday while a 6th place finish in the 604 division put her 16th on the starting rundown for the feature on Saturday. Working her way into a podium spot early in the A-Main, Ahnna slipped back to a 12th place outing after trying to battle through her ill-handling car. In the 604 Crate Late Model feature, Ahnna managed to avoid a handful of wrecks to place 10th.

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

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February 26th, 2017 - Back behind the wheel of the Shane McDowell Racing #17m Super Late Model, Dale McDowell headed to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) on Monday evening for the 46th annual UMP DIRTcar Nationals. With 43 cars signed in, Dale dropped back to a 10th place outing in his heat after experiencing handling issues. Unable to get things resolved for his consolation event, McDowell dropped back to a 9th place outing.

Starting Tuesday off by recording the second fastest time in his group behind Brian Shirley, Dale locked his spot into the $7,000-to-win A-Main with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Shirley. Coming one position short of a Top 10 finish, Dale held his spot for all 30-laps registering a 11th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

With persistent rain in the area cancelling both Wednesday and Thursday night’s event, Dale McDowell returned to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) on Friday for the two remaining World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned shows. Taking the Top 3 out of the heat, Dale edged his way into the feature with 3rd and final transfer spot. Rolling of 13th for the A-Main, McDowell made contact with another competitor on lap 3 sending them both around and to the tail. Trying to battle back from the tail of the field with very limited visibility, Dale logged a 26th place outing in the fog-shortened 23-lap main event.

On Saturday slipping back to a 7th place finish in his heat, McDowell had one final shot at the $10,000-to-win finale with a B-Main appearance. Starting in 6th, Dale charged to a 10-lap consolation win locking his spot into the show. Moving up two spots in the 40-lapper, Dale McDowell registered a 16th place finish.

During the same night Ahnna Parkhurst signed into 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) for the unsanctioned Frostbuster. Timing in 11th fastest overall, Parkhurst transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the A-Main. Reeling in a 3rd place finish, Ahnna secured her spot into the feature. Looking to break into the Top 10, Parkhurst slipped back to a 14th place outing.

On Sunday Ahnna headed to Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) for the South Eastern Crate Association (SECA) sanctioned contest. Laying down the 9th fastest time in qualifying, Parkhurst earned the 9th-starting spot for the feature. Running into mechanical issues before the feature began, Ahnna failed to make it out for the main event.

Full results from these events are available at www.DIRTcarUMP.com, www.WoOLMS.com, www.411MotorSpeedway.net, www.SECARacing.com.

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February 18th, 2017 - Shane McDowell Racing returned on action on Friday with Dale McDowell and Ahnna Parkhurst making the trip to Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia) for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series season-opener. In a field off 44 Super Late Models, McDowell posted the 4th fastest time in his qualifying group putting him on the front row of his heat. Making hard contact with the wall on the very first lap, McDowell suffered heavy damage bringing an early end to his night. In a field of 24 Crate Late Models, Parkhurst recorded the 11th fastest time in qualifying sending her into the B-Main. Slipping up from her pole position, Ahnna logged a 3rd place spot but was locked into the feature. Running into trouble in the final laps of the A-Main, Parkhurst smashed the left side of her car against the wall ending her night.

Looking for better results on Saturday after the crew worked throughout the night to get both cars ready another round of action, McDowell followed up the 3rd fastest time in his qualifying group with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Casey Roberts. Battling for a $10,000 payday in the feature, Dale fell back to a 24th place outing after bringing out a caution on lap 24. Parkhurst posted the 9th fastest time in her qualifying session and then reeled in a solid 10th place finish in the feature. (Glen Starek photo)

Full results from these events are available at www.WoOLMS.com and www.ScrevenMotorSports.com.

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January 28th, 2017 - Shane McDowell Racing returned to action on Saturday with both Dale McDowell and Ahnna Parkhurst running in the annual Cabin Fever 40 at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia). Drawing 36 Super Late Models for the Schaeffer Oil Iron-Man Mountain Championship sanctioned event, McDowell timed in 3rd fastest in his qualifying group putting him 5th on the starting rundown for the A-Main. Battling for a $3,500 payday, Dale fell one spot in the 40-lapper registering a 6th place finish.

Competing in a field of 47 Crate Late Models, Parkhurst locked her spot into the main event after timing in 15th fastest overall. Losing three spots in the 25-lap A-Main, Ahnna posted a 18th place finish.

Full results from these events are available at www.BoydsSpeedway.net.

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January 15th, 2017 - On Friday night Shane McDowell Racing made its 2017 debut with Ahnna Parkhurst behind the wheel of her #23 Crate Late Model for the rescheduled 26th Annual Ice Bowl at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama). Starting her night off with a heat race victory, Parkhurst secured her spot into the main event on Saturday night. Bringing home a Top 5 finish, Ahnna reeled in a solid 3rd place finish in her 2017 season-opener. (ZSK Photography)

Full results from this event are available at www.TalladegaShortTrack.com.

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December 27th, 2016 - Attending a total of 52 events throughout the 2016, Team Dillon Racing saw Dale McDowell visit victory lane seven times. With the weather determining the outcome of four of his events, McDowell posted 38 Top 10 finishes and 29 Top 5 outings.

Making her way to a total of 52 during the 2016 season, Ahnna Parkhurst reeled in 27 Top 10 outings and six Top 5 finishes.

Austin Dillon registered three Top 10 finishes and one Top 5 outing in four events throughout the season. While his brother Ty attended seven events and notched six Top 10 outings and five Top 5 finishes.

Ryan Gifford placed 10th in his lone event at at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) in February.

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December 5th, 2016 - All good things must come to an end, and thus is the case for Team Dillon Racing. Team owner, Mike Dillon has made the decision to cease operations at the end of December as he continues to focus on the advancing careers of his sons, Austin and Ty Dillon.

“It was a really hard decision to end our tenure with the dirt program,” said Mike Dillon in a phone call late last week. “Shane (McDowell) and Dale (McDowell) have been like a part of the family for the past several years, and they’ve been instrumental in developing Austin and Ty into the drivers that they are today. Unfortunately, Austin and Ty have such busy NASCAR schedules now that they just don’t have much of an opportunity to race dirt anymore.

Dillon went on to note, “It keeps me busy as well, so we are putting our primary focus into their NASCAR careers. We will still stay involved some in the dirt program, just not to the extent that we’ve been for the past several years.”

While the closure of Team Dillon Racing will mark the end of one era, it will mark the exciting beginning of another. Shane McDowell and his wife Sara are proud to announce the formation of Shane McDowell Racing.
“Basically, everything will stay the same except the ownership and the changing of the team name,” commented Shane McDowell. “Mike Dillon and his entire family have been amazing to Sara and I over the past several years. They’ve given us everything we needed to win. We’ve enjoyed great success together and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”

The 42-year-old will spearhead his own team – Shane McDowell Racing – which will operate in the same shop that Team Dillon Racing has based their operations for the past several seasons.

“Sara and I have purchased all of the equipment, and we will utilize the same shop for the 2017 season,” Shane noted. “We are also blessed to have the full support of our current sponsors and marketing partners moving forward. They are just as excited as we are about what the future may hold.”

Shane McDowell Racing (SMR) will continue to field Dirt Late Model entries for Shane’s brother and Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame driver, Dale McDowell. The team plans to continue to compete on a similar schedule to what they have the past several years.

In addition, SMR will field Dirt Late Model entries for Ahnna Parkhurst as the talented 16-year-old from Augusta, Georgia continues to progress in her racing career.

While Ty and Austin Dillon may not have the opportunity to enter as many dirt events as they have in the past due to their busy NASCAR schedules, the door will still be open to the talented young drivers, whenever they would like to play in the dirt.

“Austin and Ty are like family, they’re two of my closest friends and they will continue to be involved with our program, said McDowell. “They’ll still drive our cars when their busy schedules allow.”

Shane McDowell Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and marketing partners including Bad Boy Off Road, University of Northwestern Ohio, Boyd’s Speedway, BoydBilt Fabrication, Cometic Gaskets, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Warrior Race Cars, ECR Engines-Chevrolet, Clements Race Engines-Chevrolet, FK Rod Ends, Go Lithium, Penske Shocks, Schoenfeld Headers, Keyser Manufacturing, TWM, All Star Performance, Performance Bodies, Five-Star Bodies, FSR Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Wiles Driveshafts, Weld Racing Wheels, Butlerbuilt Seats, GW Performance, Mark IV ATV's, Racing Optics, Winters Rearends, QuarterMaster, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

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November 26th, 2016 - Entering two separate events, Team Dillon racing saw Dale McDowell and both Ahnna Parkhurst in action over the Thanksgiving weekend. Traveling to 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) on Saturday night, Dale was one of 29 Super Late Models signed in for the unsanctioned The Leftover. Laying down the 2nd fastest time overall behind Jimmy Owens, McDowell received the pole position for the main event after the redraw. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Dale McDowell cruised to his seventh victory of the season and a $5,000 payday. Leading every lap of the 50-lap A-Main, Jimmy Owens, Donald McIntosh, Jackie Boggs, and Jason Hiett completed the Top 5 finishers.

On Friday night Ahnna visited Swainsboro Raceway (Swainsboro, Georgia) for the two-day Turkey 100. In a field of 52 Crate Late Models, Parkhurst followed up the 6th fastest time in her qualifying group with a 6th place finish in her heat. Transferring into the B-Main for one final shot at the $20,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday, Parkhurst failed to hit a transfer spot sending her into the Non-Qualifier feature. Running as high as 6th, Ahnna Parkhurst was forced to pull off after getting stuck behind a wreck.

Full results from these events are available at www.411MotorSpeedway.net and www.SwainsboroRaceway.net.

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November 19th, 2016 - With Dale McDowell and Ahnna Parkhurst competing in the Super and Crate Late Model divisions, Team Dillon Racing returned to action on Friday night at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) for the Gobbler. Drawing 35 Southern Nationals Bonus Series cars, McDowell locked his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday evening with the 7th fastest qualifying time in his group. Starting in 6th, Dale jumped up two spots in the 60-lap affair notching a 4th place finish behind Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, and Donald McIntosh with Jason Hiett coming in 5th. (Zach Yost Photo)

In the Crate Late Model division, Parkhurst qualified 16th fastest in time trials and then came up short of a transfer spot in her heat. Transferring the Top 4 out of the B-Main, Ahnna edged her way into the A-Main with a 4th place spot. Rolling off 22nd for the main event, Ahnna Parkhurst advanced nine positions registering a 13th place finish.

Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com/bonus_index.html and www.BoydsSpeedway.net.

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November 12th, 2016 - Running in the unsanctioned event, Ahnna Parkhurst and Team Dillon Racing invaded Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) on Saturday night for the Showdown at Senoia. Earning the 22nd-starting spot for the $2,500-to-win A-Main via preliminary events, Parkhurst wheeled her way through the field 13 positions in the 30-lapper registering a 9th place finish.

Full results from this event are available at www.SenoiaRaceway.com.

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January 1st, 2016 - Making their way to a total of one hundred and nine events during the 2015 season, Team Dillon Racing saw Austin and Ty Dillon, Dale McDowell, Ryan Gifford, Ahnna Parkhurst and Kate Dallenbach reel in eight feature wins. Austin scored three in his modified, Tyler recorded one while Ryan Gifford captured one win in his 525 and Dale McDowell landed three features wins. With the weather affecting twenty-eight of their scheduled dates, Dale retired twenty-five top ten finishes and twenty top five outings. The Dillon brothers finished the season with fifteen top five exits. Ryan Gifford logged eight top ten finishes and six top five finishes along with Kate Dallenbach’s three top ten exits and one top five finish. Ahnna Parkhurst registered twelve top ten finishes and two top five outings.