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Dale McDowell Visits LOLMDS Victory Lane at Bulls Gap
1August 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)

1“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