Dale McDowell Wins $10,000 WoO Feature at Volusia
Tennessee Tip-Off Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway Up Next
MOORESBURG, Tenn. (02/22/22) – Dale McDowell and Shane McDowell Racing enjoyed a successful week of racing with their Shane McDowell Racing/ E-Z-GO No. 17m Cometic Gaskets/ Klotz Synthetic Lubricants / Team Zero Race Cars/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model during the 51st annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.
In seven events McDowell registered a $10,000 triumph along with five Top-5 finishes and six Top-10 finishes.
“It means a lot to me to just be back in the driver’s seat after my health issues late last year. To win and be contending for wins every night is really special. We were in contention every night at Volusia (Speedway Park), and even the night we had a DNF, we were running in in the Top 3 when we got turned around,” McDowell noted. “I can’t say enough about Shane and Sara (McDowell) and everyone with this team as well all of our sponsors. Everybody has stood strong behind us through the uncertainty of last year. While I’m not 100% yet, I’m slowly getting there, and I’m looking forward to everything this season has to offer.”
Dale McDowell returned to the driver’s seat of the E-Z-GO No. 17m Super Late Model on Monday evening at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) as the 51st annual DIRTcar Nationals roared to life.
Drawing 47 cars, Dale followed up the eighth-fastest time in his group with a heat race victory. Slipping one spot in the 30-lap feature, McDowell posted a fifth-place finish. He trailed Ricky Thornton Jr., Chis Madden, Devin Moran, and Brandon Overton to the checkers.
For another $7,000-to-win A-Main on Tuesday, McDowell’s second-place finish in his heat race lined him up ninth on the starting grid for the feature. Clawing forward two spots, Dale recorded a seventh-place outing.
In a field of 58 cars on Wednesday as the remainder of the week became World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series sanctioned, Dale clocked in third-fastest in his group before picking up a heat race win. After climbing as high as second, McDowell was spun by another competitor. while running third. With a make-up feature still on the night’s docket he elected to retire from the remainder of the feature.
Later Wednesday evening for the rescheduled Sunshine Nationals feature from January 22nd, McDowell faded back to fourth in the early going of the 40-lap affair but gained momentum late to finish second. He followed Ashton Winger across the line.
On Thursday, Dale laid down the sixth-fastest time in his group before placing first in his heat. Tracking down race-long leader Kyle Hammer on lap 18 of the feature, McDowell paced the field in the remaining distance of the 40-lapper to claim his second win of the season and a $10,000 prize. He finished ahead of Devin Moran, Darrell Lanigan, Chris Madden, and Tyler Bruening.
Following the third-fastest lap in his group on Friday, McDowell outdueled Spencer Hughes in his heat to bag the eight-lap victory. Receiving the sixth-starting position for the A-Main via the redraw, Dale passed one car to register a fifth-place finish, which came behind Dennis Erb Jr., Chase Junghans, Darrell Lanigan, and Brandon Sheppard.
For the finale on Saturday, Dale’s heat race triumph promoted him into the redraw. Starting the pole, McDowell paced the field first opening 12 circuits but surrendered the lead to Chris Madden on lap 13. He went onto place third in the 40-lap finale, trailing Chris Madden and Mike Marlar to the checkers.
Complete results from these events are available at www.DIRTcar.com and www.WorldofOutlaws.com .
Next on tap for the team is a trip to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) for the 2022 Tennessee Tip-Off. The event, which pits the Ultimate Super Late Model Series against the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series, posts a $12,000 top prize.
Shane McDowell Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and marketing partners including E-Z-GO, Cometic Gaskets, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Connected Strategy Advisors, Fox Racing Shox, Shackelford Enterprizes, Spring Pro, Campbell Insulation Specialists, Winning Edge Carburetors, Swift Springs, Northeastern Fabrication, Team Zero Race Cars, Clements Race Engines-Chevrolet, FK Rod Ends, Go Lithium, Schoenfeld Headers, Keyser Manufacturing, MSD Ignition, All Star Performance, Performance Bodies, Five-Star Bodies, Hoosier Tire, Wiles Driveshafts, Weld Racing Wheels, Butlerbuilt Seats, DMI Racing Products, Jones Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Dyers Top Rods, QuickCar, PEM Racing, Mark IV ATV's, Winters Rearends, Strange Oval Products Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, DirtWraps, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Shane McDowell Racing please visit www.ShaneMcDowellRacing.com
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Cla Knight Looks to Carry 2021 Season Momentum into 2022 Campaign
Lavonia Speedway Drydene Xtreme Double Dip on Deck this Weekend
North Augusta, South Carolina (02/22/22) – On the heels of a breakout season in 2021 Cla Knight is eagerly anticipating a successful 2022 campaign. The South Carolina driver claimed both the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series Championship and Rookie of the Year title last season.
Now he’s gearing up for his most aggressive slated to date this year aboard his E-Z-GO / Allstar Concrete No. 42 Augusta Aquatics / M&W Transport / Behrents Performance Warehouse / Longhorn Chassis / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.
“We accomplished all of our goals and more in 2021, and now we’re looking to take that momentum and everything that we learned and hit the ground running this year,” Knight said. “While we’ve made the switch to Longhorn Race Cars this season, I want to say a very special thank you to Barry Wright and everyone at Barry Wright Race Cars for their great support over the past few seasons. With this new Longhorn I’d like to thank ‘Skinny’ Greg Martin for going through the car and making sure we we’re ready to rock this season.
“I’m also very thankful for all of the great marketing partners we have. Last year we added the awesome folks at Allstar Concrete to the team, and this year we’ve added Chris Davis at Midwest Sheet Metal as well as Jerico Performance Parts. It’s an exciting time for our team, and we’re ready to get after it.”
Cla opened his 2022 season on February 5 at Screven Motor Speedway during the annual Winter Freeze, where he finished seventh in the $10,000-to-win Southern All Star (SAS) Super Late Model event.
Now the team has its sights set on a Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series doubleheader this weekend at Lavonia (Ga.) Speedway. The action includes $5,000-to-win programs each night.
“We’re looking forward to two nights at Lavonia as we continue to shake the new car down. This season we aren’t chasing points, we are just going to pick and choose a variety of national and regional events as I focus on getting more seat time at new places,” Knight noted. “It’s no doubt going to be a year of challenges, but I’m ready for what lies ahead.”
For more information on this week’s events, please visit www.XtremeDIRTcar.com .
Cla Knight Racing would like to say a very special “thank you” to the following sponsors for their continued support: Augusta Aquatics, M&W Transport, E-Z Go Golf Carts, Allstar Concrete, Town & Country Packing, Jerico Performance Products, Midwest Sheet Metal, Clements Racing Engines, Longhorn Race Cars, KAR House Racing Radiators, Maxxis Kart Racing, Behrents Performance Warehouse, Penske Racing Shocks, Top Notch Kustom Koncepts, Buzze Racing, Hoosier Tire South, Schaeffer Oil, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Hooker Harness, Peterson Fluid Systems, Cole Perkins Media, Isky Racing Cams, The Joie of Seating, VP Racing Fuels, Brian’s Kustom Paint, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, and MyRacePass Marketing & PR Services.
For the latest information on Cla Knight Racing, please visit www.ClaKnight.com as well the team’s social media channels at http://www.facebook.com/ClaKnightRacing and http://twitter.com/ClaKnightRacing .
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Brandon Overton Battles Ups-And-Downs at Volusia
Wrapping up the 51st annual DIRTcar Nationals on Saturday, Overton edged his way into the $10,000-to-win finale with the third-and-final transfer spot in his heat. Clawing forward one spot in the 40-lap affair, Brandon posted a 13th-place outing.
Claims $10,000 WoO Late Model Win During DIRTcar Nationals
EVANS, Ga. (02/22/22) – Brandon Overton picked up his third win of the season in Wednesday night’s World of Outlaws (WoO) Case Construction Late Model Series event at Volusia Speedway Park aboard his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton / Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells Motorsports/ Clements Racing Engines Inc.-powered Super Late Model.
The victory was a high point in a week that was mired in bad luck for the team.
“It’s Volusia, what more can I say. We just seem to be snakebit at that place. We had a good car and got one win, but I feel like we were in position to get at least a couple more but just got bit by some bad luck. It happens, and we’ll just head down the road to the next one,” Overton said. “A big thanks to everyone at Wells & Sons Motorsports and all of our great sponsors. We’ve had a little adversity to start the year, but I still can’t say enough about this team and how good our cars are right now.”
Wells Motorsports pilot Brandon Overton was back in action on Monday afternoon at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) for the 51st annual DIRTcar Nationals. In a field of 47 cars, Overton topped the speed charts in time trials before cruising to a heat race win.
Earning the pole position for the A-Main, Brandon faded three spots in the 30-lapper to register a fourth-place finish. He trailed Ricky Thornton Jr., Chris Madden, and Devin Moran to the checkers with Dale McDowell coming in fifth.
The following night, Brandon grabbed the third-and-final transfer spot in his heat, which positioned him 14th on the starting grid for the main event. With $7,000 on the line, Overton retired from the feature on lap 14.
With 58 cars entered on Wednesday for the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series sanctioned program, Overton followed up the seventh-fastest lap in his group with a second-place finish in his heat. Tracking down early pacesetter Kyle Strickler in the first half of the feature, Brandon charged from third-to-first on a lap-15 restart to assume command of the top spot. He fended off Devin Moran after experiencing engine issues in the waning laps to secure his third win of the season and his 19th-career World of Outlaws triumph. He earned a $10,000 payday.
After swapping out a motor overnight, Overton laid down the fastest-time in his group on Thursday before cruising to a convincing heat race win. Earning the pole for the $10,000-to-win A-Main via the redraw, Brandon retired on the opening circuit with fluids trailing from under his car.
For another $10,000-to-win A-Main on Friday, Brandon topped the 59-car field in time trials before capturing a heat race victory. Running into more trouble in the feature, Overton was an early exit on lap 28 after pitting on lap 24 with a flat right-rear tire.
Full results from the week are available at www.DIRTcarNationals.com .
The team is currently finalizing their upcoming schedule, and once confirmed will be posted at www.BrandonOverton76.com .
Brandon Overton would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Crossfit Overton, Wells Motorsports, Allstar Concrete, Longhorn Chassis by Wells, Big Dog Stump and Tree, RW Powell Construction, Convenient Lube, Big Blue Smoke House, Doug Campbell Body Shop, Clements Racing Engines, Penske Shocks, Hoosier by Brian, Top Notch Kustom Koncepts, Steering Buddy, Impact Race Gear, Swift Springs, Penn Grade Oil, Quarter Master, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Wilwood, All-Star Performance, Wehrs Machine, Schoenfeld, Winters Performance, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sunoco Race Fuels, Fast Shafts, AFCO Racing Products, COMP Cams, Quickcar Products, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest information concerning Brandon Overton, please visit www.BrandonOverton76.com. To learn more about Wells Motorsports, visit www.WellsAndSonsMotorsports.com .
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Joseph Joiner Pockets $3,500 in Winter Nationals Sweep at Southern
Jesse Enterkin Battles Adversity to Ninth-Place Finish
MILTON, Fla. (02/22/22) – Joseph Joiner made his first trip to Victory Lane in 2022 on Saturday night. The Florida racer swept Southern Raceway’s Winter Nationals for a $3,500 payday in his Trading Paints No. 10 Langenfelder Mechanical Contractors / Three Trade Consultants/ Base Racing Fuels/ Capital Race Car Crate Late Model.
“It was a perfect debut for the new Capital Race Car. We built this thing from the ground up from a bare chassis, which we hadn’t done before. We swept the night,” Joiner commented. “It was also cool to be racing on the same track in the same division as Jesse (Enterkin) for the first time in over two years. I hate he had some bad luck there, but still managed a solid night.”
After seeing Friday’s scheduled action nixed by electrical issues at the track, Joseph Joiner broke out the broom and swept Saturday night’s Winternationals 604 Crate Late Model action at Southern Raceway (Milton, Fla.). Joiner hit the ground running by setting fast time, winning the dash, and then leading every lap of the feature to register the $3,000 victory.
He also bagged an additional $500 for his qualifying effort and dash win.
Meanwhile, Jesse Enterkin qualified fifth fastest to lock into the fifth-starting spot for the feature. Unfortunately, he’d have to go to the tail of the field after being collected in a tangle every in the feature. He’d rebound to finish ninth at the checkered flag.
The team will return to Southern Raceway this weekend – February 25-26 – for the fifth annual USCS Battle at the Beach. Hunt The Front’s Jonathan Joiner will make his 2022 debut, competing in the Late Model Sportsman division. Friday night pays $1,000 to win and Saturday’s feature posts a $1,500 top prize.
The Hunt the Front racing team would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Langenfelder Mechanical Contractors, Trading Paints, Three Trade Consultants, The Law Offices of Cole & Davis, GO Lithium, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Dirt Track Bank (A Division of Malvern Bank), Capital Race Cars, Penske Racing Shocks, Base Racing Fuel and Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, QA1, Jones Racing Products, Velocita USA, Robert & Sons Aluminum, Dirt Defender, StopTech Brakes, DirtCarLift.com, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Vonbohn Products, Justin’s Horseshoe Art, Jasper Auto Supply (NAPA), and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest team news and updates on Hunt the Front, please visit www.HuntTheFront.net . You can also connect with Hunt the Front on Facebook @huntthefront56 , on Twitter @huntthefrontjj , and on Instagram @hunt_the_front_vlog .
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