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McDowell Wins NDRL Opener at Smoky Mountain Speedway
1March 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