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March 3, 2020

Dale McDowell Banks $12,000 in March Madness at Cherokee
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MOORESBURG, Tenn. (03/03/20) – Dale McDowell banked his first win of the season on Sunday afternoon in his Shane McDowell Racing/ E-Z-GO No. 17m Kinzer Drilling/ Quality Natural Gas/ Team Zero Race Cars/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer raced to a $12,000 victory in the Ginger Owens Memorial March Madness XVIII at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. The event was sanctioned by the Southern All Star (SAS) Racing Series.

“It was great to win this race … for Ginger [Owens} and [son] Jay, [daughter] Jaycee and their dad [Jason Owens], for everybody,” McDowell said. “She was a solid supporter. She was awesome, an awesome person and put on an awesome fight. So, very honored to win this race. She fought hard with cancer.”

“I lost my stepdad a couple days ago, so this wins for him,” McDowell added. “Shane and I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Joe Dover and his support and his sons Mack and Randy. He supported us back in the ‘80’s when I ran some ARCA races. And then he and my mom got married and was married for, I don’t know, 20-something years. He was just really supportive.”

On Sunday, Dale followed up the fastest time overall in qualifying with a 10-lap heat race victory. Jumping to the lead at the drop of the green flag in the feature, McDowell led wire-to-wire to the win over Michael Brown, Jonathan Davenport, Casey Roberts, and Chris Madden.

Surviving a mid-race challenge after getting caught behind lapped-traffic, McDowell edged Brown by 0.225 seconds at the finish line to pocket the $12,000 payday.

Sunday marked the first time McDowell had competed in the annual event since 2014. McDowell’s last victory at Cherokee Speedway was on July 3, 2012, where he also led flag-to-flag to pocket $5,000. Dale credited his Team Zero Race Car and his brother Shane for finally ending his March Madness skid.

“These cars are on point. My brother tweaks and does that stuff, so he had [the car] good enough that I couldn’t even mess it up today,” said McDowell. “It was awesome to win here. I hadn’t been here in a while. It was just one of them deals where, when we come back here, we just needed a good qualifying effort and that worked out for us.”

Earlier in the weekend, McDowell visited Modoc (S.C.) Raceway, entering the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series finale. After starting 19th on the grid for the $7,000-to-win A-Main, McDowell improved ten spots in the 40-lap affair to register a ninth-place finish.

Full results from these events are available at and .

This weekend – March 6-7 – Shane McDowell Racing is scheduled for a pair of World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series events in Tennessee. Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tenn.) will host the WoO on Friday night for a $10,000-to-win event. The action shifts to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) on Saturday for a $12,000-to-win program.

More information on these upcoming events can be found at .

Shane McDowell Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and marketing partners including E-Z-GO, Kinzer Drilling, Quality Natural Gas, Waddell Transfer Inc, ShearWorx, Cometic Gaskets, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Fox Racing Shox, Will Kinzer Foundation, Shackelford Enterprizes, Connected Strategy Advisors, Spring Pro, 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, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Dyers Top Rods, QuickCar, PEM Racing, Walker Filterations, Mark IV ATV's, Winters Rearends, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, DirtWraps, and Marketing Services.

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March 3, 2020

Kyle Beard Visits Victory Lane at Old No. 1 Speedway
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Double Header this Weekend

TRUMANN, Ark. (03/03/20) – Kyle Beard scored his first win of the season on Sunday afternoon behind the wheel of his Gary Beard Trucking No. 86 Black Diamond Race Car/ Kuntz & Co. Racing Engine Super Late Model at Old No. 1 Speedway.

“We didn’t have a lot of success in Arizona, so it’s nice to come here and rebound from that,” said Beard. “We had a great car all weekend. It was a great night for us with friends and family at my home track. I want to thank my dad, my crew, and everyone who supports my team and makes it possible.”

Friday night saw Kyle Beard return to action at Old No. 1 Speedway (Harrisburg, Ark.), pulling double duty in the Late Model and Modified ranks for the Winter Blast. With prelims on Friday and Saturday setting the grid for features on Sunday, Beard started the night off with a heat race victory in his Late Model before placing 3rd in his Modified feature.

Leading flag-to-flag in the Late Model feature on Sunday, Kyle streaked to his first win of the season to capture the $1,500 payday. In his Modified, Beard salvaged a 7th place finish after contact with another competitor cut down his left-rear tire.

Full results from these events are available at .

Kyle will kick off the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) season this weekend with a double header at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La. The inaugural Ronny Adams Memorial boasts a $3,000 top prize on Friday followed by a $7,000-to-win program on Saturday.

For more information on the weekend’s races, please visit .

Kyle Beard would like to thank his sponsors including Gary Beard Trucking, Terry Phillips Racing, Black Diamond Race Cars, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Rage Graphis, Raptor Designs, Mann Motorsports, Swift Springs, Schaeffer’s Oil, Velocita USA, Kuntz & Co. Racing Engines, Rod End Supply, Team 5 Enterprise, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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Pair of Thirds for McIntosh at Clarksville

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 3) Donald McIntosh’s Friday Night and Saturday night at Clarksville’s Toilet Bowl were mirror images as he qualified fourth and finished third both nights.

McIntosh and the Blount Motorsports Team debuted the new XR1 Rocket with the new 434 ci Vic Hill Racing Engine and were pleased with the outcome.

“It was good to get back to area tracks where we are more in our element,” said David “The car was good right out of the box and the Vic Hill engine provided plenty of power. It was a good outing and a nice tune up for the car, the engine, the whole team.”

The team still has some work to do, but feels good about getting the season underway even though it is still winter.

“We are in good shape for the shape we are in. We are just about finished putting the car we took to Florida back together, the new car and engine combination worked well and all we need is some decent weather,” concluded Bryant.

Both Donald and Tommy will be racing Saturday in the WoO event at Smoky Mountain. The weather is forecast to be clear and cool.

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, and The Wine and Spirits Cellar.

BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Driven Racing Oil, Waterman Fuel Pumps, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Gauges and wiring harnesses from QuickCar. Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM, Brakes from Wilwood and springs from Hyperco. Tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.

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Wheatland, Missouri (March 3, 2020) -With another Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association (MLRA) season just weeks away, Jeremy Grady and his # 43 racing team are back on the hunt for the elusive MLRA win, with high expectations of climbing the ladder after finishing 6th a year ago in the season's final standings.

For the second consecutive year, the Story City, Iowa veteran was plagued with more than his fair share of bad luck in 2019, something he hopes to see change in 2020. In the series opener one year ago at the Davenport Speedway it appeared things were moving in the right direction. A second place finish behind eventual event winner Chase Junghans in his qualifier had put Grady running towards the front of the main event.

Unfortunately, that all came to a screeching halt late in the race when his left front wheel separated from the car at the entry of turn three, sending the 44-year old driver and his Black Diamond Chassis into the turn three fence. "It couldn't have happened at a worse spot on the track, it couldn't have fallen off at a worse spot, but that is just how our luck has been going," commented Grady.

"Wrecking our primary car the very first night out pretty much let the wind out of our sails last year. We were running in the top six with just about ten laps to go when that happened, and when you start the year off like that it can be hard to rebound."

Looking to leave those misfortunes behind, Grady plans to return full time to the MLRA this season, with a pair of 2019 Black Diamond Chassis at his disposal along with Clements Racing Engines supplying the power. While both cars are very similar, one of which has yet to be raced, Grady notes, "They should be identical, but every car seems to have its own little personality. We are planning to practice with both of our cars before opening night, and whichever one I feel more comfortable in will be the one we start the season with."

Two of the team's best runs of the 2019 campaign came late in the season, a 6th place run at the Rapid Speedway and an 8th place run on Labor Day Weekend at the Quincy Raceway. While the final results may not have been what the team had expected at the start of last season, their qualifying efforts from a year ago provide the team with confidence coming into this season.

The driver of the True Value sponsored entry tallied podium finishes in ten out of seventeen qualifying races in 2019, including six runner-up finishes to go along with a pair of wins at Caney Valley Speedway and the Lucas Oil Speedway during the Larry Phillips Memorial. Not too bad for a guy that was also tagged with four Hard Luck Awards during the course of the season.
"I really feel like we were going in the right direction towards the end of last year," said Grady. We were taking provisionals and not making shows, but so much of that was simply because we were testing and trying things to make ourselves better for this year."

"Some of the things we learned in the second half of last year with our Black Diamond have got me anxious to get this season going. We ran some races at Webster City (Iowa) last year in a limited motor deal and we tried some different things with our cars. Ever since then I have been really excited to start working with it on the open side," concluded Grady.

The 2020 MLRA schedule sets up nicely for Grady, with a total of nine dates planned for his home state. "All of the Iowa tracks on the schedule are ones I am familiar with from my days running with the Derry Brothers Series," noted the 2007 Derry Brothers Series champion. "Farley (300 Raceway) is awesome. They have done a great job there and it should be a really good race. It races really good and when the track is right you can about go around there wide open."

Saturday, July 4th will mark MLRA's first stop at 300 Raceway since it was shortened from its original ½ mile shape and turned into its current 3/8 mile configuration. Chris Simpson scored the most recent MLRA win here back in 2016.

While he may be a veteran racer, Grady makes it clear that he has no intentions on getting out of the driver's seat in the foreseeable future. "I like racing with the guys we are racing with in MLRA. Ever since I started racing late models I have wanted to do this open deal, and I want to continue to do it as long as I can, being as competitive as I can in it," concluded Grady.

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