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Top 10 Finish in Knoxville Nationals Opener

September 16th, 2017 - Dale McDowell headed to Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) on Thursday for the opening night of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Knoxville Nationals. In a field of 56 cars, Dale moved up one spot in his 12-lap heat race recording a 3rd place finish. Earning the 12th-starting position for the $7,000-to-win A-Main, McDowell improved five spots in the 25-lapper to place 7th.

On Friday night for another round of preliminary action, Dale logged a 5th place finish in his heat race transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the feature. Sending the Top 6 into the show, McDowell landed a 4th place finish locking him into the 22nd-starting position. Coming one spot shy of a Top 10 finish, Dale McDowell advanced through the field 11 spots registering a 11th place outing.

Bringing the 14th annual Knoxville Nationals weekend to a close on Saturday, McDowell had already locked his spot into the $40,000-to-win finale after coming in 16th in total points. Rolling off 16th, Dale improved one spot in the 100-lap affair posting a 15th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.