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September 13th, 2014 - Blake Shapiro returned to competition over the weekend as he and Team Dillon Racing set out to enter a pair of events in North Georgia. Unfortunately, Friday night's ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series event at North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia) fell victim to Mother Nature.

1As a result, Blake returned to Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) for Weekly Racing Series program in the Steel-Head Late Model division. He qualified fifth fastest among the twenty-three entrants, earning him the fifth starting spot in the 30 lap feature. Shapiro went on to register a fifth place finish in the main event behind race winner, Mike Tinker, Riley Hickman, Robby Mason, and Andy Miller.

Complete results are available at www.BoydsSpeedway.net

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September 6th, 2014 - Dale McDowell picked up right where he left off in June as he parked his #17m in victory lane during the opening round of the 44th Annual World 100. An impressive 117 entries converged on the famed Eldora Speedway for the crown jewel.

On Thursday evening the field was divided into a pair of $5,000-to-win programs, and via qualifying Dale earned the pole position for his heat race. He would storm to a convincing heat race win to lock into the second starting spot for the preliminary feature. In the main event, McDowell assumed the point at the drop of the green flag. The 2014 Dirt Late Model Dream winner then wired the field, leading all 25 laps to take the checkered flag ahead of Randy Weaver, Gregg Satterlee, Brian Birkhofer, and Jimmy Mars.

Friday evening found the field again split in half for a pair of $5,000-to-win events. Dale qualified 21st among the 119 entries that took time, earning him the third starting spot for his heat race. McDowell raced to a second place finish in the heat, which locking him into the eleventh starting position for the 25 lap feature. He battled around the top ten for much of the event before ultimately cross the finish line in tenth.

On Saturday evening the finale for the prestigious event was held at the 1/2 mile oval, and via his qualifying night performances McDowell starting third in the fifth heat race. Dale would charge to the win to lock into the second starting spot for the 100 lap, $47,000-to-win finale.

McDowell took control from pole sitter, Mike Marlar at the drop of the green flag to lead lap one. Fifth starter, Scott Bloomquist took the lead on lap nineteen only to be penalized the following lap for an unapproved window net and sent to the tail of the field. (Zach Yost Photo)

From there, McDowell held a comfortable lead for much of the event. However, Bloomquist progressively worked his back to the front, and retook the lead from McDowell on lap 72.

McDowell settled for the runner-up finish behind Bloomquist, while Jimmy Ownes, Jason Feger, and Matt Miller rounded out the top five finishers.

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

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1August 23rd, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing had a trio of drivers in action on Saturday night at Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia).

Kate Dallenbach and Ryan Gifford both competed in the Crate Late Model division. Kate qualified seventh overall among the sixteen entries on hand before settling to an eleventh place finish in the main event.

Ryan Gifford timed in sixth overall, and advanced from his third row starting spot in the feature to a solid runner-up finish behind race winner, Bryan Pritchard.

Blake Shapiro piloted his CT525 powered entry in the Limited Late Model division. Blake qualified second overall to lock into the outside-front-row starting spot for the feature. In the main event Shapiro battled at the front of the pack throughout the event before crossing the finish line in third behind race winner, John Owenby, and Brett Wyatt.

Complete results are available at www.BoydsSpeedway.net

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August 21st, 2014 - It was back to business on Thursday night for Dale McDowell and Team Dillon Racing. Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) was the destination for a $10,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) program. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

Twenty-seven Super Late Models filled the pit area at the lightning fast 4/10 mile oval. Dale timed in fifth fastest overall during qualifications, positioning him starting second in his heat race. McDowell stormed to the heat race win over Chris Madden, earning him the outside-front-row starting spot for the 50 lap finale, alongside Scott Bloomquist.

Bloomquist assumed the point at the drop of the green flag, but slowed in turn four with just two laps scored, causing a multi-car wreck behind him. With only minor damage to his #17m, McDowell then inherited the top spot, and went unchallenged for the next 48 circuits to take the checkered flag ahead of Mike Marlar, John Blankenship, Bloomquist, and Jared Landers.

“Our night didn’t start off so well, but we made some changes and the car was fast all night after that," said McDowell following his first LOLMDS victory since September 4th, 2010 at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio)

“I want to thank everyone with Team Dillon Racing, my brother Shane, and everybody else on the crew. This Warrior Race Car handled so well tonight. The track was in really good shape; fortunately we didn’t encounter any lapped traffic tonight. It feels good to be back in Lucas Oil Victory Lane, it has been a while," he added. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

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

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1August 16th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing entered the 22nd Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 presented by Crop Production Services at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) over the weekend.

A stout field of sixty-three Super Late Models registered for the event, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) and the Lucas Oil presents the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS).

Friday night's preliminary action saw Dale McDowell timing in ninth quickest in his group, and later finishing second in his heat race to lock into the eleventh starting spot for Saturday's $40,000-to-win finale.

McDowell faded back to mid-pack during the first half of the 100 lapper before charging back to the front, taking second from Jonathan Davenport with just six laps remaining. Dale went on to finish in the runner-up spot behind race winner, Jimmy Owens. Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, and Don O'Neal rounded out the top five finishers.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.LucasDirt.com

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1August 9th, 2014 - Dale McDowell and Team Dillon Racing traveled to Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) over the weekend for the 32nd Annual North/South 100, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS).

A talent-laden field of fifty-three Super Late Models converged on the famed 1/2 mile oval, which saw a new format for 2014. Friday night's program was highlighted by double heat races, in which driver's earned passing points to determine Saturday's line-ups. Dale's heat race performances locked him into the eighth starting spot for the Outside Row Feature Line-Up Dash on Saturday night.

In the dash, McDowell advanced to a sixth place finish to lock into the twelfth starting spot on the grid for the 100 lap, $50,000-to-win finale. In the feature, Dale retired his #17m just past the halfway point to a 23rd place finish in the final rundown.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.LucasDirt.com

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August 2nd, 2014 - Blake Shapiro entered a Weekly Steel Head Late Model event at Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) on Saturday night.

A field of eighteen entries assembled at the oval, and Blake started his outing by timing in seventh fastest during qualifications. He went on to win his heat race to lock into the seventh starting spot on the feature grid. In the finale Shapiro recorded a solid sixth place finish in the final rundown.

Complete results are available at www.BoydsSpeedway.net

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1July 31st, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing was back in action with the Schaeffer's Southern Nationals Series on Thursday evening at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee). The $3,500-to-win program drew a field of thirty-seven competitors to the oval.

Ryan Gifford piloted the #41 Super Late Model, and started his outing by qualifying fifth in his group during time trials. Falling just short of the transfer via qualifications, Ryan had to run a b-main where he finished fourth to lock into the seventeenth starting spot for the 35 lap finale. Despite started near the back of the pack in the feature, Gifford sliced through the field to register a solid ninth place finish at the checkered flag.

Blake Shapiro was also in action behind the wheel of his #72 CT525 powered Late Model. Blake battled the handle on his entry throughout the night and ultimately failed to transfer to the main event, bringing his night to an early end.

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

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1July 29th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing drivers Austin and Ty Dillon were in action on Tuesday night at Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia). In front of a record crowd at the oval, thirty-seven entries registered for battle in the $3,500-to-win, Schaeffer's Southern Nationals Series event.

Austin started his outing by posting the fastest lap in Group B of time trials to earn a spot in the dash. He finished second in the dash to lock into the outside-front-row alongside Randy Weaver for the 35 lap finale. In the feature Austin ran second for much of the race, but with five to go he slipped back to fourth where he would finish behind race winner, Randy Weaver, Chris Madden, and Ronnie Johnson.

Ty timed in ninth in his group during qualifications, sending him to a b-main. He raced to a fourth place finish in the b-main earning him the nineteenth starting spot on the feature grid. In the 35 lap main event Ty looped his #41 entry on lap ten to draw the race's first caution. He rejoined the tail of the field before retiring on lap eighteen to a 23rd place finish.

Ryan Gifford was also in action in the Crate Late Model division. He won his preliminary heat race to lock into the third starting spot for the feature. Ryan battled at the front of the pack throughout the main event before crossing the finish line in second behind race winner, Bryan Pritchard.

Full results from the events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com and www.BoydsSpeedway.net

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1July 21st, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing made a last minute decision on Monday night to enter the Southern Nationals tour opener at Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia). Ty Dillon went into battle against a stout field of twenty-seven entries, and locked into the main event after timing in second in his group during qualifications.

A fourth place finish in the dash would position Ty starting fourth on the feature grid for the $3,500-to-win finale. In the main event Dillon was running fourth when he drew a lap seven caution flag for a flat right-rear tire. Ty was able to rejoin the tail of the field after a visit to the hot pit area for a fresh tire, and recovered to a tenth place finish at the checkered flag.

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

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1July 9th, 2014 - After a night off, Austin Dillon returned to action with the UMP Summer Nationals tour on Tuesday night at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky). Thirty-three Super Late Model registered for battle, and Austin starting his night by qualifying fifth in his group. He later finished eighth in the in the second heat race, but only the top five finishers advanced, forcing him to run a b-main. Dillon railed from his third row starting spot to claim the win in the b-main, locking him into the sixteenth starting spot for the $5,000-to-win finale. Austin had worked his way up to thirteenth before the right front nose piece rolled under the car and he was forced to retire on lap seventeen of the 40-lapper. He was credited with an eighteenth place finish in the final rundown.

On Wednesday night action shifted to Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, Indiana) for a $5,000-to-win UMP Summer Nationals event. Austin timed in third in his group during qualifications, and went on to finish fourth in his heat race to lock into the seventh starting spot for the 40 lap finale. During the course of the feature Dillon raced to a solid fifth place finish behind race winner, Billy Moyer, Brian Shirley, Shannon Babb, and Brandon Sheppard.

Full results from the events are available at www.TheHellTour.com

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1July 6th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing pilot Austin Dillon returned to the seat of his #3 Bad Boy Buggies/Warrior by TDR Super Late Model on Sunday evening for the first time in nearly a year. A $5,000-to-win UMP Summer Nationals program was contested at Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, Indiana).

Thirty-two competitors entered the event, and after timing in third in his group during qualifications Austin went on to finish second to Tanner English in heat race action.

Dillon's absence from Super Late Model competition didn't faze him as he charged from his seventh starting spot in the 40 lap feature to finish second behind race winner, Billy Moyer. Randy Korte, Bobby Pierce, and Ryan Unzicker rounded out the top five finishers.

Complete results from the event are available at www.TheHellTour.com

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1June 28th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing made the trek to Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania) over the weekend to compete in the 8th Annual Firecracker 100.

Thursday night's opening round saw a stout field of fifty-five entries for the $8,000-to-win program, which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series. McDowell fell short of locking into the finale via heat race action, but winning the b-main would earn him the 21st starting spot in the 30 lap feature. In the main event Dale advanced eight positions en route to a thirteenth place finish.

Friday night's $6,000-to-win program would see very different results for Dale McDowell. On the seventh lap of the fourth heat race McDowell slid off the wall-less racing surface in turn three, and slammed backwards into a steel guardrail that protects the pit area. A red flag was put out for the impact, which left the back end of the car perched atop the guardrail. Dale was stunned by the impact, but was able to climb from the cockpit without assistance and did not require any medical attention.

The team would roll out a backup car for Saturday night's $30,000-to-win finale in the 8th Annual Firecracker 100. Dale finish second in his heat race behind Darrell Lanigan, earning him the eleventh starting spot for the 100 lap feature. After a delayed start due to rain, the main event finally went green just before midnight. During the course of the feature, which was called official on lap 90 as the rain moved in once again, McDowell advanced to a fourth place finish behind race winner Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, and John Blankenship.

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

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1June 21st, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing pilot Dale McDowell returned to the seat of his #17m Team Dillon Racing/ Warrior/ ECR Racing Engine Super Late Model over the weekend.

Friday evening the 16th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial was contested at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina). The $10,000-to-win program, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) drew twenty-eight entries to the red clay oval. A sixth place finish in heat race action would position Dale starting eighteenth in the 50 lap finale. With passing being difficult, McDowell advanced to a fifteenth place finish in the final rundown.

On Saturday night the LOLMDS tour invaded Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the first time in since its inception in 2005. Twenty-eight entries registered for battle at the 4/10 mile oval, as team saw a rough start to the night. Contact with the outside wall on the opening lap of his heat race left Dale with right front suspension damage to his #17m. After missing the call for the b-main, McDowell utilized a Fast Time Provisional to gain access to the $10,000-to-win main event. Dale advanced a few spot early on in the 50 lapper before mechanical issues forced him to retire to a 20th place finish.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.LucasDirt.com

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June 7th, 2014 - Saturday night was a career outing for Dale McDowell as he piloted his #17m Team Dillon Racing/ Warrior/ ECR Racing Engine Super Late Model to the convincing win in the $100,000-to-win, 20th Annual Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio). TheSportsWire.net Photo

Preliminary action found McDowell unable to advance to a transfer spot to the feature via heat race action, but a win in his consolation event positioned him starting 22nd on the grid for the 100 lap, mega-event. As the feature went green Dale began marching through the field, and quickly worked his way into the top ten.

McDowell turned up the heat further in the second half of the event as he began working his way through the top five. A lap 60 restart allowed Dale to work into the second spot, and he began pressure the leader, Scott Bloomquist, for the top spot. Exiting turn two on lap 72 McDowell was able to race to the lead and once out front never looked back on his way to the victory in the crown jewel. John Blankenship, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and Billy Moyer rounded out the top five finishers.

Complete results from the event are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com

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1June 6th, 2014 - Friday night action from the 20th Annual Dirt Late Model Dream 100 at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) saw the winner's check boosted to $5,000, as a pair of Twin 25 feature events highlighted the evening. Dale locked into the pole position for the heat race via his qualifying efforts, and went on to the win earning him the fourth starting spot in the 25 lap feature.

McDowell pull by early race leader Darrell Lanigan heading down the backstretch on the fourteenth circuit to take over the top spot. McDowell survived a late race charge from Lanigan with two laps to go to score the victory over Lanigan, Jason Feger, Scott Bloomquist, and Chris Madden.

Complete results from the event are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com

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1June 5th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing pilot Dale McDowell opened the 20th Annual Dirt Late Model Dream 100 on Thursday night. Seventy-eight entries registered for the $2,500-to-win preliminary event, and a third place finish in heat race action locked McDowell into the tenth starting position for the 25 lap feature. During the course of the main event Dale advanced four spots to a sixth place finish in the final rundown.

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

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1May 24th, 2014 - Saturday night found the team pitted at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) for another round of Old Man's Garage (OMG) Spring Nationals competition. A stout field of forty-three entries registered for battle, and Dale once again blazed to fast time honors with a lap of 15.081 seconds during qualifications.

McDowell's efforts during preliminaries earned him the outside pole position alongside Brent Dixon for the $4,000-to-win main event. McDowell jumped to the race lead at the drop of the green flag with Billy Ogle Jr. in tow. The duo raced one-two throughout the course of the event, with Ogle keeping pace but never able to mount a serious charge. McDowell led every lap for his third straight victory with the tour, which came over Billy Ogle Jr., Casey Roberts, Austin Kirkpatrick, and Randy Weaver.

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

Blake Shapiro drew the eighth starting spot for his heat race in the Crate Late Models, and raced his way to a sixth place finish. In the feature Blake raced his way to a tenth place finish in the final rundown. Complete results are available at www.DixieSpeedway.com

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1May 23rd, 2014 - After a weekend away from the track, Dale McDowell returned to the driver’s seat on Friday night at Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia).

A series record of fifty-three Super Late Models were on hand for the $4,000-to-win program, which was sanctioned by the Old Man's Garage (OMG) Spring Nationals tour. Dale posted fast time overall during qualifications, locking him into the outside pole position alongside Stacy Boles for the feature. When the 40 lap main event went green, McDowell took to the point and never looked back en route to the victory over Billy Ogle Jr, Ivedent Lloyd Jr., Donald McIntosh, and Jamie Perry.

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

In Crate Late Model action team driver Blake Shapiro drew the fourteenth starting spot for the main event. Unfortuneatly he was caught up in a wreck just three laps into the finale, bringing his night to an early end. Complete results are available at www.BoydsSpeedway.net

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1May 14th, 2014 - Ahnna Parkhurst entered the Box Stock and Intermediate class at Millbridge Speedway on Wednesday night.  Ahnna clinched the pole starting position in the Box Stock class after winning her heat race, she went on to lead 19 of the 20 laps.  Clark Houston made the pass on the last lap and Macey Sires also slipped by, Ahnna crossed the finish line in the 3rd position.  In the Intermediate heat race Ahnna struggle and finished 4th, rolling off 3rd for the feature Ahnna immediately jumped into the second position.  Ahnna raced hard with the leader and was able to make the pass on the last lap to win.  Not only was this Ahnna 7th win of the year, Austin Dillon was on hand to witness it and celebrate with her in Victory Lane!

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1May 8th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing driver Dale McDowell returned to the seat of this #17m Super Late Model on Thursday night at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee). (Tommy Yates Photo)

Thirty-two entries signed in for the Old Man's Garage (OMG) Spring Nationals event, with a $4,000 winner's check posted for competitors. With the top eight qualifiers locking into the main event McDowell fail just short of the mark, leaving him to run a b-main. In the b-main he raced to the win, earning the twelfth starting spot for the 40 lap finale. During the course of the feature Dale used the high-side to his advantage for a late race charge to the front, assuming the point with just two lap remaining. McDowell led the final two circuits for his second win of the season over Billy Ogle Jr., Jared Landers, Clint Smith, and Michael Chilton.

Complete results are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com

Team Dillon Racing pilots Ryan Gifford and Blake Shapiro were also in action on Thursday night at Duck River Raceway Park. The duo locked into the Crate Late Model main event via preliminary action and went on to a one-two finish with Gifford grabbing the win and Shapiro finish second.

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April 23rd, 2014 - Wednesday evening, Millbridge Speedway showcased another stellar field of upcoming talent.  Ahnna Parkhurst, 13, entered the Mini-Outlaw Box Stock and Mini-Outlaw Intermediate class.  For the first time in her short racing career, Ahnna picked up 2 wins in one night!  Ahnna celebrated with her dad, Mike Parkhurst and TDR crew, Ryan Gifford and Shane McDowell.

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April 10th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing (TDR) traveled to Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, North Carolina) on Thursday night with a trio of drivers.

1Dale McDowell would pilot the #17m Super Late Model in the $4,000-to-win program with Ray Cook's Spring Nationals tour. A talented field of thirty-two entries were registered for battle, and with the top eight qualifiers locking into the main event McDowell secured the sixth starting spot on the grid via his efforts. In the feature Dale battled at the front of the back over the course of the event before registering a third place finish at the checkered flag behind race winner Mike Marlar and Shane Clanton. Complete results are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com

Ryan Gifford and Blake Shapiro piloted Crate Late Model entries at the 1/4 mile oval. Gifford set the overal fastest time during qualifying among nineteen entries while Shapiro timed in seventh. In feature action Ryan would bring home a solid second place finish, but unfortunately Blake's night would come to an early end after contact with the outside wall on lap three.

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April 7th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing has been absent from the Super Late Model scene for the last 4 weeks, as the team has focused on two development drivers for the 2014 season, Kate Dallenbach, 17 of Mooresville, NC and Blake Shapiro, 22 of Fort Worth, TX.

Kate, daughter of Wally & Robin Dallenbach, carries on the Dallenbach family tradition, and has been racing on asphalt in various classes since 2005.  In 2013 she competed in a few Crate Late Model tests and schools with the TDR team and plans a 10-race schedule in 2014 driving the #5 SHE Outdoor Wear, Bass Pro Shops, TDR Warrior Crate Late Model Chevrolet.

1Blake, who recently moved from Texas to Welcome, NC to pursue his racing dreams, has little racing experience and no stock car racing experience.  He raced go-karts in Florida from 2000-2009 and came to TDR last fall to test a Crate Late Model.  In 2014 Blake plans a 25 race schedule piloting the #72 Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet, TDR Mastersbilt Crate Late Model Chevrolet.

The Team Dillon Racing crew plans to return to action with Dale McDowell piloting the #17m machine in a pair of upcoming events. Kicking of the weekend early at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC on Thursday for the Ray Cook Spring Nationals followed by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series event on Friday at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, TN.  Blake Shapiro and Ryan Gifford, driver of the #2, plan to attend both events participating in the Crate Late Model class wrapping up their weekend Saturday at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, GA.

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1March 13th, 2014 - The 2014 Go-Kart season at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, NC kicked off last night with TDR driver Ahnna Parkhurst competing the Box Stock and Intermediate classes.  Ahnna dominated heat 2 in the Box Stock division over Ethan Mitchell and Alex Bodine.  In the 20 lap feature event Ahnna battled in the top 3 even leading midway through the race, but crossed the finish line in the third position.  In the Intermediate class, Ahnna scored another heat race win and finished second in the feature.

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March 8th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing with Super Late Model driver Dale McDowell traveled to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee this week. The National Dirt Racing League sanctioned the 'Tennessee Tipoff,' and forty drivers signed in for the $7,500 opening event on Friday night.

Dale started the night off by turning the third quickest lap in Group A of time trials and late won his heat race, sending him to the redraw for the main event. McDowell drew the outside pole position for the 40 lap feature and went on to lead flag-to-flag to claim the victory over Chris Madden, Ray Cook, Billy Ogle Jr., and Kent Robinson.

The weekend drew to a close with Saturday night's $12,500-to-win finale. Thirty-eight drivers were registered for battle, Dale qualified second in his group and later won his preliminary heat race. In the redraw, McDowell drew the fourth starting spot for the 60 lap main event. During the course of the feature he raced in around the top five for much of the event before crossing the finish line in sixth.

Full results are available at www.thendrl.com

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March 2nd, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing made a late week decision to stay close to home this weekend. Dale McDowell entered the annual March Madness event at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina.

Eighteen competitors registered for night one of March Madness, the event boasted a $3,000 prize. Dale laid down the eight quickest lap in qualifying which locked him into the main event. Despite rough track conditions during the 30 lap feature, McDowell was able to secure a solid fourth place finish. Jason Hiett claimed the win followed by Casey Roberts, Brent Dixon, McDowell, and Dennis Franklin rounded out the top five.

The March Madness finale on Sunday boasted a $10,000 top prize and twenty-three drivers registered for battle. Dale posted the eighth quickest lap in time trials and went on to finish second in his heat race, earning him the eighth starting spot for the main event. McDowell had worked his way into the top five before his night came to an early end when contact with a lap car near halfway forced him to take the #17m pit side with heavy right front damage.

Complete results are available at www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com

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February 22nd, 2014 - The World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series invaded Volusia Speedway Park on Thursday night to continue the 43rd Annual DIRTCar Nationals.

Forty-five drivers were registered, all chasing the $10,000 top prize. Dale finished fourth in his preliminary heat race, earning him a 15th place starting spot in the 50 lap main event. McDowell wasted no time in his charge to the front, having made his way up to fifth as the field saw the halfway mark. Dale was able to secure a third place finish in the final half of the race behind race winner Casey Roberts and Scott Bloomquist. John Blankenship and Greg Satterlee rounded out the top five.

A successful 43rd Annual DIRTCar Nationals week for Team Dillon Racing came to a close on Saturday night. Thirty-five entries were on hand for the $10,000-to-win finale. McDowell started the night off by posting the quickest lap in his respective group during time trials and later winning his heat race. During the course of the 50 lap feature, Dale raced in the top three for much of the event before a broken brake bracket forced him to retire his #17m on lap 41. He was credited with a disappointing 24th place finish.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.woolms.com

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February 19th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing driver Dale McDowell got behind the wheel in Wednesday night's DIRTCar National action.

Dale posted the second quickest time in his qualifying group and went on to snag the final transfer spot in his heat race, locking him into a 14th place starting spot for the $10,000-to-win main event. During the course of the 40 lap feature, McDowell charged by 12 other competitors on his way to a second place finish behind race winner Scott Bloomquist. Eric Wells finished third followed by Darrell Lanigan and Billy Moyer rounding out the top five.

Compete results from the event are available at www.dirtcarnationals.com

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February 18th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing closed out the modified portion of the 2014 DIRTCar Nationals on Tuesday night at Volusia Speedway Park.

Ty Dillon found himself lined up outside the fifth row for the second of Twin 20's feature events. When the green flag came out Ty had already worked his way up to fifth in just the first lap and made it to third just two laps later.

As the field saw the halfway mark, Ty had roared into the second spot and began to close on early race leader Kent Robinson. Dillon made the pass for the lead on Robinson one circuit later and pulled away in the final laps to score his fourth win of the week, and fifth overall for TDR at Volusia. Robinson came home in second followed by Devin Gilpin, Kody Weisner, and Justin Allgaier.

Full results from the event are available at www.dirtcarnationals.com

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February 17th, 2014 - Ty Dillon and Team Dillon Racing have shown complete dominance in the 2014 DIRTCar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park thus far. Ty scored his biggest victory of the week on Monday night when he led flag-to-flag in the Gator Championship.

Ty drew the outside pole position for the $5,000-to-win feature event while teammate and brother, Austin Dillon rolled off from the seventh spot. Ty jumped to the lead over pole sitter Kenny Wallace at the start of the 30 lap feature, and began to pull away with Austin up to third before the caution came out on lap 22 and bunched the field back up.

The final caution flew on a lap 27 restart when second place running Nick Hoffman lost a left rear wheel, send him into a spin collecting Austin and several others in a pile up at the start-finish line. Austin's night would come to an end and he was credited with a 16th place finish.

Back underway, Ty motored his way out front for the final three laps, holding off Devin Gilpin to claim his third victory of the week. Dale Mathison finished third followed by Jeff Babcock and Kyle Strickler rounding out the top five.

Complete results from the event are available at www.dirtcarnationals.com

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1February 16th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing continues to dominate the 2014 UMP DIRTCar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.

Austin Dillon drove the #3 DOW/Bad Boy Buggies/UNOH Open Wheel Modified to victory lane on Sunday night, the third consecutive victory for Team Dillon Racing at Volusia.

Austin qualified third in his respective group and won his preliminary heat race, earning him a third place starting spot for the 20 lap feature event. By lap six of the feature, Dillon had already motored his way to second and took the lead just one circuit later.

The up and coming Sprint Cup Series driver maintained the lead through several caution periods to score the victory. Billy Workman Jr. finished second followed by Jeff Babcock, Kenny Wallace, and Matt Westfall rounding out the top five.

Complete results from the event can be found by visiting www.dirtcarnationals.com

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February 15th, 2014 - Ty Dillon motored his way to his second consecutive victory at Voluisa Speedway Park on Saturday night, locking him into Monday's Gator Championship.

Ty started the night off by setting the overall all quickest lap during time trials and went on to win his heat race, locking him into the 20 lap feature where he would start third.

Dillon jumped to lead at the drop of the green and never looked back leading the entire 20 laps for a flag-to-flag victory and guaranteeing him a shot at the poll in Monday's random draw for positions.

Full results from the event are available at www.dirtcarnationals.com

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February 14th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing driver's Ty Dillon and Austin Dillon finished 1-2 in the UMP DIRTCAR Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Friday night.

Ty posted the overall fastest lap during qualifying while Austin was a close second overall. Ty later went on to win his heat race while Austin finished second in his respective heat.

When action heated up in the 20 lap feature, Ty rolled off the grid from the fifth position while Austin was slated to start 12th. Ty took the lead at the drop of the green flag and by the fifth circuit, Austin had worked his way up to fifth. As the field saw the halfway mark, Austin continued his march to the front, up to third at this point, while Ty still dominated out front.

With just five laps to go Austin had made his way up to second and set his sights on brother Ty. A late race caution with set the stage for one last duel to the end between the two brothers. Ty was able to hold off Austin for the win, Austin settled for second while Brian Ruhlman, Nick Hoffman and Jeff Babcock rounded out the top five.

Complete results are available at www.dirtcarnationals.com

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February 13th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing with driver's Austin & Ty Dillon kicked off the 2014 UMP DIRTCar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Thursday.

Austin posted the quickest lap overall during time trials while Ty timed in fifth quickest. After the heat race invert, Ty was slated to start third, Austin fourth, in heat #2. The pair went on to finish 1-2, Austin winning and Ty second, locking them both into the 20 lap feature event.

Austin took the lead on the initial start and stayed out front during the early laps before rough track conditions began to take effect on both TDR driver's. Both driver's would roll the nose under the front end of the car making handling very difficult, Austin was able to hold on for an 8th place finish while Ty came home in 14th.

After heavy rain forced Wednesday night events to be cancelled at Volusia Speedway Park, action resumed on Thursday night and 58 competitors were signed in.

Ty set the overall fast time during time trails with a 17.489 seconds lap and went on to finish second in his heat race followed by Austin in third in that same heat. Austin would start ninth in the 20 lap feature while Ty rolled off from 15th.

During the course of the feature event, Ty had charged his way to fourth as the field saw the halfway with Austin in sixth. It was a good night for Team Dillon Racing, when the checkered flag flew Ty crossed the line behind race winner Kyle Bronson by only 0.28. Matt Westfall finished third followed by Austin in fourth and Justin Allgaier rounded out the top five.

Complete results are available at www.dirtcarnationals.com

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1January 25th, 2014 - Ahnna Parkhurst picked up her 2nd win of the year and her career in the Intermediate class on Saturday afternoon at Millbridge Speedway (Salisbury, Noth Carolina)!

Ahnna also claimed 2nd place in the Box Stock class during the 4th and final round of the Bad Boy Buggies Winter Series, where she also earned 2nd in overall points.

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January 19th, 2014 - For the first time Millbridge Speedway (Salisbury, North Carolina) revealed their new Intermediate class.  Ethan Mitchell, Ahnna Parkhurst, and Slater were ready to show off their new Go-Karts powered by the new Marcos Ambrose Thumper X Engines.  Ahnna would hold off the boys to win the first Intermediate feature!

The Box Stock feature started with domination then tough luck came into play.  Clark Houston jumped out front of Ahnna Parkhurst and it seemed he would never look back.  At the feature's halfway point, Clark lost control in turn one and two giving his lead to Alex Bodine.  It didn’t take long for Houston to jump back to the front and take home another checkered flag.  Alex Bodine came home a strong second, Ahnna Parkhurst third, and Ethan Mitchell fourth. 

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1November 17th, 2013 - Team Dillon Racing and Dale McDowell found their season coming to an end with a rain postponed event on Sunday afternoon during the 23rd Annual Blue/Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina).

The Southern All Star (SAS) Super Late Model event drew 23 entries to the historic, 1/2 mile oval, and via preliminary action McDowell raced his way into the 100 lap finale. He was running 7th in the feature, when rain arrived on lap 5 and forced the balance of the program to be postponed a week.

Due to prior commitments the team will not be able to return for the reschedule, and as a result the season has come to an end for Team Dillon Racing.

Everyone at Team Dillon Racing would like to thank their great sponsors, crew members, and fans on an incredible 2013 season. Preparations are already underway for a very busy 2014, so please check back often for the latest team news!

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1November 9th, 2013 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Concord, North Carolina) played host to the 7th Annual World Finals over the weekend.

The World of Outlaws (WoO) Super Late Models drew a field of 74 entries to the state-of-the-art, 3/8 mile oval, and Thursday's program was highlighted by two rounds of qualifying that set the heat race line-ups for Friday and Saturday night.

Struggles in the first round of qualifying on Thursday night left him starting 7th in his heat race on Friday evening. Dale went on to advance to a 5th place finish, which left him two spots short of a transfer to the feature. As a result he started 4th in a b-main and would battle for a transfer spot for much of the event before falling one spot short with a 3rd place finish. As a result his night came to an early end.

The team hoped for better luck on Saturday night, but it would be another night of bad luck for McDowell. After starting deep in his heat race grid Dale only passed a few cars, which left him starting 7th in a b-main. He mounted a great charge in the b-main to challenge for a transfer spot before a mechanical failure forced him to retire with just a few laps remaining in the consolation event as his disappointing weekend came to an early end.

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

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1November 3rd, 2013 - After a one week break it was back to business over the weekend as Team Dillon Racing and Dale McDowell traveled to East Alabama Motor Speedway for the 39th running of the National 100.

The mega-event posted a $25,000 potential top prize as a strong field of 40 entries converged on the 3/8 mile oval for the event. Dale qualified 5th fastest in the field in time trials on Saturday before racing to a 2nd place finish in his heat race, which locked him into the 5th starting spot for Sunday evening's 100 lap finale.

During the opening laps of the main event McDowell raced in the top five, but as the race progressed he began to battle the handle on his entry and would ultimately slide back in the field to a 13th place finish.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.EAMSDirt.com.

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1October 19th, 2013 - Another crown jewel event was on the docket over the weekend for Dale McDowell as he traveled to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) for the 33rd Annual Dirt Track World Championship, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS).

With 79 entries taking part in the event Dale earned the pole position for his heat race via qualifications on Friday night. He would go on to finish 2nd to Eric Wells to lock into the 11th starting spot for Saturday night's, $50,000-to-win finale.

The team had high hopes for the feature, but handling issues forced him to retire just before the halfway mark to a 23rd place finish.

Full results from the racing programs are available at www.LucasDirt.com.