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1January 31st, 2015 - Team Dillon Racing pilots Ahnna Parkhurst and Ryan Gifford were in action on Saturday afternoon during the annual Cabin Fever 40 at Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia).

Ahnna Parkhurst set the fifth fastest time among the forty-two entrants in the Crate Late Model ranks, locking her into the fifth starting spot for the $1,000-to-win feature. She went on to respectable sixteenth place finish in the final rundown.

Forty-eight competitors signed in to chase a $3,000 top prize in the Super Late Model division, and Ryan Gifford locked into ninth starting spot for the 40 lap finale via qualifications. Gifford ran as high as seventh in the main event before spinning to avoid a slower car on lap sixteen, ending his night. He was credited with a 23rd place finish.

Complete results are available at www.BoydsSpeedway.net

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January 29th, 2015 - Richard Childress Racing and Team Dillon Racing have named Ahnna Parkhurst and Kate Dallenbach as two female drivers in their development program for the 2015 season.

Parkhurst, 14, is an Augusta, Ga. native and is entering her second season of competitive racing. The student at Riverside Middle School will compete in dirt Crate Late Models under the RCR banner driving cars built and maintained by Team Dillon Racing and also cars owned and maintained by her family. <Read More>

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January 11th, 2015 - Ahnna Parkhurst made her Late Model debut over the weekend as she competed in the Crate Late Model division at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) during the 24th Annual Ice Bowl.

With a strong field of fifty-one entries filling the pit area at the 1/3 mile oval, Parkhurst locked into the sixth starting spot for her heat race via time trials on Saturday. Unfortunately, mechanical issues in heat race action resulted in a disappointing eighth place finish, sending her to a b-main on Sunday afternoon.

In the b-main, Parkhurst was battling for position when she was caught in a multi-car melee. She was able to continue but would ultimately fail to reach a transfer position to the main event, bringing her weekend to an early end.

Full results are available at www.TalladegaShortTrack.com

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November 22nd, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing brought their 2014 campaign to a close on Saturday at Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia).

Ryan Gifford enjoyed an exceptional end to his season when he parked his #2 Bad Boy Buggies/Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet Limited Late Model in Victory Lane. Ryan started his outing by posting the overall quickest lap during time trials, which positioned him starting on the pole for the feature. Gifford immediately jumped out to a comfortable lead at the onset of the event, and went unchallenged for a dominating victory over Tod Hernandez, Chris Wilson, Rick Hixson and Blake Shapiro. Chad Wells Photos

Blake Shapiro claimed his seventh top five finish of the season as he also competed in the Limited Late Model division on Saturday night. Blake qualified fourth overall to lock into the fourth starting spot for the main event. In the main event, Shapiro looped his entry on just the second circuit and would have to restart at the tail of the field. He progressively worked his way forward, and recovered to a fifth place finish in the final rundown.

In the Crate Late Model ranks, Kate Dallenbach went into battle against a stout field of twenty-nine entries. Kate qualified eleventh overall among the entrants, leaving her just short of locking into the feature. As a results she would have to run a b-main, which she won to lock into the eleventh starting spot for the 30 lap finale. During the course of the main event, Dallenbach raced around the top ten for much of the event before crossing the finish line in tenth.

Complete results are available at www.BoydsSpeedway.net

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1November 15th, 2014 - Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) was the destination for Team Dillon Racing over the weekend. Dale McDowell entered the 3rd Annual Deep Fried 75, which was sanctioned by the Southern Nationals Bonus Series and posted an $11,000 winner's check.

Thirty-three Super Late Models were on hand for the event, and via qualifications on Friday night Dale locked into the pole position for his heat race. Unfortunately, freezing track conditions forced officials to postpone heat race action to Saturday afternoon.

McDowell went on to win his heat race on Saturday, earning him the pole position for the 75 lap finale. Dale ran second for much of the race but, was unable to make a challenge for the top spot and settled for a running-up finish behind race winner, Riley Hickman. Steve Casebolt, Josh Putnam and Anthony Burroughs rounded out the top five finishers.

Full results from the weekend can be found at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com/bonus_index.html

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1November 8th, 2014 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Concord, North Carolina) played host to the 8th Annual World Finals over the weekend.

The World of Outlaws (WoO) Super Late Models drew a field of seventy-five 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.

The first round of qualifying on Thursday night earned Dale the third starting spot for his heat race on Friday evening. He went on to record a third place finish, which locked him into the sixteenth starting spot for the $12,000-to-win feature. In the main event McDowell advanced seven positions to register a solid ninth place finish at the checkered flag.

The team looked to capitalize on their performance on Saturday night as Dale earned the pole position for his heat race via qualifications. He settled to a second place finish in his heat race, earning him the ninth starting spot for the 50 lap finale. The $12,000-to-win main event saw McDowell advancing to a seventh place finish in the final rundown.

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

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1November 2nd, 2014 - It was back to business over the weekend for Dale McDowell at East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) for the 40th Annual National 100.

The mega-event posted a $20,000 top prize as strong field of thirty-three entries converged on the 3/8 mile oval for the event. Dale qualified sixth fastest overall during time trials on Saturday before racing to a heat race win, which locked him into the outside-front-row for Sunday evening’s 100 lap finale.

In the main event, McDowell raced in the top five early on before mechanical issues near the halfway point brought his night to an early end. He was credited with a nineteenth place finish.

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

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November 1st, 2014 - A busy weekend for Team Dillon Racing saw Ryan Gifford claim a $3,000 triumph in the CT525 Late Model portion of the annual National 100 at East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama).

Gifford locked into the outside-front-row for the 30 lap main event via his preliminary efforts. When the race went green polesitter, Chris Madden assumed the point with Gifford in tow. Gifford trailed Madden for much of the event before taking the lead just beyond the halfway mark.

Despite a final caution flag with ten laps to go slowing the action, Gifford held on to claim the victory over Madden, Montana Dudley, Lavon Sparks and Jake Knowles.

Blake Shapiro earned the third starting spot for the feature in his #72 CT525 Late Model. Blake raced around the top five for much of the event before slipping to a thirteenth place finish in the closing laps.

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

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1October 19th, 2014 - 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 34th Annual Dirt Track World Championship, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS).

With eighty-nine entries taking part in the event Dale earned the eighth starting spot for his heat race on Friday night. He would go on to finish fourth, leaving him one spot short of a transfer position and sending him to a b-main on Saturday.

Steady, light rain moved into the area on Saturday evening as the first of three b-mains was about to begin, forcing officials to postpone the balance of the program to Sunday afternoon.

McDowell raced to a second place finish in his b-main on Sunday, locking him into the 22nd starting spot for the $50,000-to-win finale. Despite starting deep in the pack, Dale progressively worked his way forward to register an eighth place finish in the final rundown.

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

Ryan Gifford was in action on Friday night as he competed in a $1,500-to-win program at Cleveland Speedway (Cleveland, Tennessee). Twenty-two Limited (CT525) Late Models entered the event, and a fourth place finish in his heat race locked Ryan into the fourteenth starting spot for the feature. He later record a solid top ten performance in the main event, advancing to a ninth place finish at the checkered flag.

Complete results are available at www.InsideDirtRacing.com

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1October 11th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing was able to dodge Mother Nature on Saturday night for the second round of Topless Late Model Mania at Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia).

Blake Shapiro went into battle against a field of seventeen competitors in the Steel Head Late Model division, blazing to fast time honors to lock into the pole position for the $1,500-to-win main event. Blake raced at the front of the pack throughout the event before crossing the finish line in third behind race winner, James Perry and Bryan Pritchard.

In the Crate Late Model division, Kate Dallenbach locked into the fourth starting position for the $1,200-to-win feature via qualifications. She went on to register a solid seventh place finish in the final rundown.

Complete results are available at www.BoydsSpeedway.net

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1October 5th, 2014 - Team Dillon Racing driver Dale McDowell entered a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) events in the state of Georgia over the weekend.

Action kicked off on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia), as a stout field of forty-five Super Late Models registered for the $10,000-to-win program. Dale qualified third in Group B during time trials before charging to a heat race win to lock into the second starting spot for the feature, alongside Scott Bloomquist.

At the start of the 50 lap main event, McDowell trailed Bloomquist for the first fifteen circuits until Bloomquist lost the handle on his entry in heavy traffic and spun out. McDowell inherited the top spot and led until fourth starting, Chris Madden passed him with seventeen laps remaining. A caution with seven laps to go bunch the field back up, but it was Madden who prevailed to the victory with McDowell settling in second. Completing the top five were Don O'Neal, Steve Francis and Jimmy Owens.

A rare Sunday evening program took the team to Rome International Speedway (Rome, Georgia) for another $10,000-to-win, LOLMDS event.

Thirty-four entries filled the pit area at the lightning-fast, 1/2 mile oval, and a second place finish in heat race action earned Dale the fifth starting spot on the feature grid. In the 50 lap finale, McDowell was running in the top five when terminal issues on lap six brought his night to an early end with a disappointing 22nd place finish.

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

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1September 27th, 2014 - Dale McDowell and Team Dillon Racing entered the opening round of the 11th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals on Thursday night.

A talented field of seventy-nine entries registered for battle, and Dale started his outing by qualifying fastest in his group during time trials. Via the inversion he started eighth in his heat race before advancing to a third place finish, which positioned him starting seventh in the 25 lap, $7,000-to-win preliminary feature. In the main event, McDowell raced around the top ten early on before slipping to an eleventh place finish in the final rundown.

Friday night's preliminary action once again saw McDowell qualify fastest in his group, and via the inversion was locked into the eighth starting spot for his heat race. Dale charged to a third place finish in the heat race to position himself starting eighth in the $7,000-to-win feature. McDowell battled amongst the top ten throughout the event before ultimately crossing the finish line in seventh.

Dale's strong preliminary night performances earned him the fifth starting spot on the grid for Saturday night's $40,000-to-win finale. McDowell was racing at the front of the pack when a mechanical failure brought his night to an end just before the halfway mark. He was credited with a 25th place finish.

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

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1September 20th, 2014 - Dale McDowell returned to the driver's seat over the weekend for the 35th Annual Jackson 100 at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana).

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned event drew a field of forty-seven Super Late Models to the 1/4 mile oval. Dale qualified ninth in Group A during time trials on Friday night, earning him the fifth starting spot for the first heat race on Saturday night.

In heat race action McDowell finished fifth, leaving him one spot short of the transfer and sending him to a b-main. He claimed the win in his b-main to lock into the seventeenth starting spot for the 100 lap, $20,000-to-win finale. During the course of the feature, Dale clawed through the field to register a fifth place finish at the checkered flag behind race winner, Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, Chris Simpson and Mike Marlar.

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

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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