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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

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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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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


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.


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. 


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!


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


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


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.

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