Dale McDowell scores sixth-place finish in Eldora Million
Shane McDowell Racing pilot Dale McDowell ventured to the historic Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday after wet weather consolidated the second running of the Eldora Million into a single day event. (Jacy Norgaard photo)
With the 124-car field split into two groups for a pair of $12,000-to-win preliminary features, Dale laid down the fifth-fastest time in his 62-car group but was slammed into by another competitor in his heat race, relegating him into the B-Main. Charging from 15th, McDowell passed 12 cars in the 12-lap consolation event but missed a transfer spot by one position.
Rolling off on the third row of his heat race later that night, McDowell recorded a fourth-place finish, sending him into one of two B-Mains for another shot at the $1,002,022-to-win Eldora Million. Outdueling Brandon Sheppard to capture the 20-lap consolation victory, Dale locked into the 22nd-starting position for the main event. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Dale McDowell advanced through the field 16 positions in the 101-lap affair to finish sixth.
For the Dirt Late Model Dream XXVIII on Friday afternoon, Dale edged his way into the preliminary feature with a third-place finish in his heat. With $12,000 on the line, McDowell passed five cars in the 25-lapper to register a fifth-place finish. He followed Chris Madden, Brian Shirley, Tyler Erb, and Scott Bloomquist across the line.
On Saturday evening, McDowell came in fourth in his heat before picking up a 15-lap B-Main win. Starting the $128,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream in 22nd, Dale was running in 12th when continuous rain forced officials to postpone the remainder of the 100-lapper to September 7th.
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