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Dale McDowell Captures Magnolia State Cotton Pickin Win

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Dale McDowell Captures Magnolia State Cotton Pickin Win Reply with quote

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September 25, 2018

Dale McDowell Captures First Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Crown
Three-Race Weekend Up Next for Hall of Famer

Mooresburg, Tennessee (09/25/18 ) – After starting 11th on the grid on Saturday night, Dale McDowell piloted his Shane McDowell Racing #17m New Era Industrial/ Will Kinzer Foundation/ Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to the $12,000 victory in the finale of the annual Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100.

The win was far from easy, but marked his first triumph in the storied race. The victory was his seventh of the 2018 campaign.

“We were a little tight,” said McDowell. “(Car owner and brother) Shane (McDowell) and them made some last-minute changes on the car so I could rotate the bottom there. (I) moved out last night and passed kinda in the middle. Tonight, I kinda just stayed around the bottom … tried to take care of my tires and just be patient. That was the biggest thing. I didn’t want to see that last caution with two laps to go, but thankfully everyone worked out well for us. It’s really cool to get a first time win in front of such a great crowd.”

Friday night brought Shane McDowell Racing and Dale McDowell to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the two-day Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100. Drawing 57 cars for the unsanctioned weekend, Dale advanced three spots in his heat race to place third.

Earning the 13th-starting position for the $4,000-to-win opening night feature, McDowell improved 11 spots in the 30-lapper, reeling in a runner-up finish behind Chris Ferguson with Billy Moyer, Jack Sullivan, and Jason Hiett completing the Top-5 finishers.

The following night, McDowell timed in sixth fastest in his qualifying group before registering a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Brian Rickman. Starting the feature in 11th, Dale caught and passed race-leader Austin Rettig on lap-54 and held the top spot for the ensuing 16 circuits en route to his seventh win of the season and a $12,000 payday.

Rettig, Billy Moyer, Brian Rickman, and Dane Dacus rounded out the Top-5 finishers in the 70-lap affair.

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

The upcoming weekend – September 28-30 – has Dale slated to enter a trio of events. On Friday night he’ll take the Kinzer Motorsports #18 into battle in the 15th FK Rod Ends Tarheel 50 at Tri County Race Track (Brasstown, North Carolina). Following that he’ll enter a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) events. On Saturday night he’ll chase a $12,000 payday in the annual Dixie Shootout before pursuing a $10,000 winner’s check on Sunday evening at Rome Speedway.

For more information on the events, please visit www.TriCountyRaceTrack.com www.LucasDirt.com .

Shane McDowell Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and marketing partners including Textron Off Road, Kinzer Drilling, Quality Natural Gas, New Era Industrial, C&S Transportation, Cometic Gaskets, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Will Kinzer Foundation, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Clements Race Engines-Chevrolet, FK Rod Ends, Go Lithium, Penske Shocks, Schoenfeld Headers, Keyser Manufacturing, TWM, All Star Performance, Performance Bodies, Five-Star Bodies, Hoosier Tire, Wiles Driveshafts, Weld Racing Wheels, Butlerbuilt Seats, DMI Racing Products, Jones Racing Products, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Art’s Radiator & Welding, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Dyers Top Rods, QuickCar, PEM Racing, Walker Filterations, DeCal Design, Mark IV ATV's, Winters Rearends, QuarterMaster, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Shane McDowell Racing please visit www.ShaneMcDowellRacing.com .
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