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Pair of Top 5 Finishes for McDowell, Parkhurst Reels in Top 10 Outing

April 16th, 2016 - The Team Dillon Racing team traveled to Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) on Friday night with Dale McDowell battling in the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals sanctioned event. Drawing thirty-one cars for the two-day Spring Thaw, McDowell captured a heat race win earning him a 6th place starting spot for the feature. With $4,000 on the line in the opening night A-Main, Dale advanced four spots in the 40-lapper scoring a runner-up finish behind Mike Marlar with Rick Eckert, Donald McIntosh, and Gregg Satterlee rounding out the top five. (Wells Racing Photography)

Returning for the $10,000-to-win show on Saturday night, Dale secured a front row starting spot for the feature after notching a heat race victory. Starting alongside Rick Eckert for the 60-lap affair, McDowell lost the lead on the 24th lap eventually setting back to a 3rd place finish behind Chris Madden and Mike Marlar with Rick Eckert and Donald McIntosh trailing them.

Competing in the Crate Late Model division, Ahnna Parkhurst traveled to Modoc Raceway (Modoc, South Carolina) on Saturday night. Battling a loose car early on in the night, Parkhurst posted the eleventh fastest time out of the fourteen cars. Following a 6th place starting spot for the feature, Ahnna got caught up with another competitor on a restart sending her to the tail. Coming from 11th, Ahnna Parkhurst worked her way back to a 7th place finish.

Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com/spring_index.html and www.ModocRaceway.com.