Podium finish in Mountain Moonshine Classic prelim
Dale McDowell was one of 45 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries amassed at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) on Friday afternoon for the doubleheader weekend. (Heath Lawson photos)
Following a sixth-to-third run in his heat race, McDowell gained three spots in the 30-lap preliminary feature to finish third. He followed Chis Madden and Mike Marlar across the line.
For the $50,000-to-win Mountain Moonshine Classic on Saturday, Dale edged his way into the main event with the fourth-and-final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting in 13th, McDowell was the first retiree of the race on lap 14.