Owens Collects His Second WoO Late Model Series Win In 2018

The top 3 drivers were Dale McDowell (left), Jimmy Owens (center), and Chris Madden (right). Photos by Michael Moats.

Jimmy Owens collected his second World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series win of the 2018 season after a thrilling 50-lap feature event at Volunteer Speedway.

Ray Cook.

Jimmy Owens gives a kiss on the head to son Nathan following his win.

Qualifying: 1. 44-Chris Madden, 13.085; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens, 13.135; 3. 97-Michael Chilton, 13.224; 4. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 13.296; 5. 22-Chris Ferguson, 13.3; 6. 54-David Breazeale, 13.314; 7. B1-Brent Larson, 13.315; 8. 7-Rick Eckert, 13.377; 9. 101-Casey Roberts, 13.399; 10. 157-Mike Marlar, 13.428; 11. 18c-Chase Junghans, 13.435; 12. 17M-Dale McDowell, 13.443; 13. 9h-Cory Hedgecock, 13.444; 14. 116-Brandon Overton, 13.46; 15. 9-Devin Moran, 13.474; 16. 91-Tyler Erb, 13.508; 17. 144-Chris Barton, 13.572; 18. 53-Ray Cook, 13.577; 19. 55-Benji Hicks, 13.625; 20. 50-Shanon Buckingham, 13.629; 21. 25-Shane Clanton, 13.712; 22. 10-Chad Ogle, 13.828; 23. 21-Robby Moses, 13.836; 24. 14m-Morgan Bagley, 13.927

Michael Chilton

Jimmy Owens.

A rainbow over “the Gap.”

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer: 1. 44-Chris Madden [1]; 2. 1-Brandon Sheppard [2]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar [4]; 4. B1-Brent Larson [3]; 5. 91-Tyler Erb [6]; 6. 9h-Cory Hedgecock [5]; 7. 55-Benji Hicks [7]; 8. 10-Chad Ogle [8]

Dale McDowell

Shane Clanton (left) and Chase Junghans (right) wait for heat race lineups to be posted.

Chris Madden.

Casey Roberts (right) talks to crew chief David Bryant (left) following qualifying.

David Breazeale (left) and Tommy Hicks (right) share a laugh.

Heat #2 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer:  1. 20-Jimmy Owens [1]; 2. 18c-Chase Junghans [4]; 3. 22-Chris Ferguson [2]; 4. 7-Rick Eckert [3]; 5. 116-Brandon Overton [5]; 6. 50-Shanon Buckingham [7]; 7. 144-Chris Barton [6]; 8. 21-Robby Moses [8]

Dale McDowell (17m) pressures Brandon Sheppard (right) for fourth.

Chris Madden (44) passes Michael Chilton (97) for the lead.

Brandon Sheppard (1) tries to take third from Jimmy Owens (20).

Brandon Sheppard (1) takes third from Michael Chilton (97).

Heat #3 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer:  1. 97-Michael Chilton [1]; 2. 17M-Dale McDowell [4]; 3. 54-David Breazeale [2]; 4. 101-Casey Roberts [3]; 5. 53-Ray Cook [6]; 6. 9-Devin Moran [5]; 7. 14m-Morgan Bagley [8]; 8. 25-Shane Clanton [7]

Shane Clanton (25) gets a spot from Brandon Overton (116).

Casey Roberts (101) passes Brent Larson (B1) on the outside.

Dale McDowell (17m) gets another spot by passing Michael Chilton (97).

Tyler Erb (91) grabs a position from Rick Eckert (7).

Sears Craftsman Feature (50 Laps):  1. 20-Jimmy Owens [3]; 2. 44-Chris Madden [2]; 3. 17M-Dale McDowell [5]; 4. 97-Michael Chilton [1]; 5. 1-Brandon Sheppard [4]; 6. 18C-Chase Junghans [6]; 7. 157-Mike Marlar [7]; 8. 101-Casey Roberts [12]; 9. 50-Shanon Buckingham [17]; 10. 22-Chris Ferguson [8]; 11. 25-Shane Clanton [24]; 12. 91-Tyler Erb [13]; 13. 9H-Cory Hedgecock [16]; 14. B1-Brent Larson [10]; 15. 54-David Breazeale [9]; 16. 7-Rick Eckert [11]; 17. 9-Devin Moran [18]; 18. 55-Benji Hicks [19]; 19. 144-Chris Barton [20]; 20. 14m-Morgan Bagley [21]; 21. 21-Robby Moses [23]; 22. 10-Chad Ogle [22]; 23. 53-Ray Cook [15]; 24. 116-Brandon Overton [14]

Hard Charger Award: 25-Shane Clanton[+13]

Chase Junghans (18) pressures Brandon Sheppard (1) near the end of the race.

Jimmy Owens (20) uses the high side to pass Chris Madden (44) for the lead.

About the author

Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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