Dale McDowell Dominates The Dixie Shootout At Dixie Speedway

Dale McDowell and crew celebrate in victory lane. (Photos by Michael Moats).

Dale McDowell dominated the Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway. The Georgia native set the Miller Welders overall fast time, won his heat, and led all 50-laps to score his fourth-career win in the annual event.

The top 3 finishers – Jonathan Davenport (left), Dale McDowell (center), and Josh Richards (right).

Left: Ray Cook. Right: Josh Richards.

A huge crowd was on hand at Dixie Speedway.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary:

Saturday, September 29, 2018. Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout. Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, Georgia.

Bobby Pierce.

Left: Austin Horton. Right: Casey Roberts.

Miller Welders Time Trials

Fast Time Group A: Dale McDowell / 14.455 seconds (overall)

Fast Time Group B: Tyler Millwood / 14.573 seconds

Cla Knight (42) battles Jimmy Owens (20) on the opening lap.

Left: Jonathan Davenport (49) challenges Josh Richards (1) for second. Right: Tim McCreadie (39) gets under Tyler Millwood (31).

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Dale McDowell, Cla Knight, Michael Brown, Justin Shipley, Zach Leonhardi, Frank Ingram, Gregg Satterlee, Kyle Bronson, Scott Bloomquist, John Henderson, Scott Groves

Left: Earl Pearson Jr. (1) gains a spot from Austin Horton (16). Right: Darrell Lanigan (14) battles local favorite Zach Leonhardi (24).

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Casey Roberts, Brandon Overton, Donald McIntosh, Ray Cook, Steven Roberts, Dalton Polston, Will Roland, Aaron Wilson, Blake Spencer, Cass Fowler

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tyler Millwood, Jimmy Owens, Austin Horton, Clint Smith, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jason Croft, Austin Tyler Smith, Lamar Haygood, Brian Connor, Kenny Collins, Eric Granger

Left: Brandon Overton (76) takes a spot from Tyler Millwood (31). Right: Casey Roberts (101) tries to hold off a charging Brandon Overton (76).

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Tim McCreadie, Earl Pearson, Jr., Don O’Neal, Jason Hiett, Mason Zeigler, Darrell Lanigan Aaron Ridley, Bobby Pierce, Rob Mayea, Michael Page.

Tim McCreadie (center) talks with crew members following his heat race.

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Ray Cook, Zach Leonhardi, Frank Ingram, Steven Roberts, Kyle Bronson, Gregg Satterlee, Aaron Wilson, Dalton Polston, Will Roland, Scott Groves, John Henderson, Cass Fowler, Blake Spencer, Scott Bloomquist-DNS

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jason Hiett, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jason Croft, Darrell Lanigan, Austin Tyler Smith, Mason Zeigler, Aaron Ridley, Michael Page, Bobby Pierce, Lamar Haygood, Kenny Collins, Rob Mayea, Brian Connor-DNS, Eric Granger-DNS

Dale McDowell.

Left: Josh Richards. Right: Jonathan Davenport.

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps): 1. (1) #17m Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, GA; 2. (4) #49 Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, GA; 3. (3) #1R Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV; 4. (11) #76 Brandon Overton, Evans, GA; 5. (8) #39 Tim McCreadie, Watertown, NY; 6. (7) #101 Casey Roberts, Toccoa, GA; 7. (2) #31T Tyler Millwood, Kingston, GA; 8. (6) #20 Jimmy Owens, Newport, TN; 9. (16) #5 Don O’Neal, Martinsville, IN; 10. (12) #1 Earl Pearson, Jr., Jacksonville, FL; 11. (14) #06 Clint Smith, Senoia, GA; 12. (10) #16 Austin Horton, Whitesburg, GA; 13. (21) #F9 Frank Ingram, Woodstock, GA; 14. (23) #0 Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN; 15. (18) #1J Jason Hiett, Oxford, AL; 16. (25) #14 Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY; 17. (17) #53 Ray Cook, Brasstown, NC; 18. (9) #79 Michael Brown, Lancaster, SC; 19. (20) #28 Dennis Erb, Jr., Carpentersville, IL; 20. (24) #32 Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 21. (22) #9J Jason Croft, Woodstock, GA; 22. (26) #22 Gregg Satterlee, Indiana, PA; 23. (19) #24 Zach Leonhardi, Cartersville, GA; 24. (5) #42 Cla Knight, N. Augusta, SC; 25. (13) #08 Justin Shipley, Douglasville, GA; 26. (15) #7 Donald McIntosh, Dawsonville, GA.

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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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