Dale McDowell scores podium finish in Topless 100 at Batesville
Dale McDowell returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Friday afternoon at Batesville Motor Speedway (Batesville, Ark.) aboard the Shane McDowell Racing No. 17m Late Model for the 30th annual Topless 100 weekend. (Heath Lawson photos)
With 48 Late Models on the grounds for the event co-sanctioned with the Comp Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS), Dale posted a second-place finish in his heat, which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature. Gaining three spots in the 30-lap affair, McDowell crossed the line in seventh.
Starting Saturday’s $50,000-to-win Topless 100 feature in seventh, McDowell clawed forward four positions in the 100-lapper to register a third-place finish. He followed Jonathan Davenport and Hudson O’Neal across the line.