Fifth-place in World of Outlaws World Finals finale at Charlotte
Shane McDowell Racing trekked to The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.) on Wednesday afternoon with Dale McDowell piloting the Cometic Gasket No. 17m Late Model for the World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series World Finals. (Zach Yost photos)
With the 70-car field split into two groups, McDowell topped his time trial group before placing first in his heat. Receiving the fourth-starting position for Wednesday’s preliminary feature via the redraw, Dale held onto a 12th-place finish in the 40-lapper after early contact with another competitor.
On Thursday, Dale’s runner-up heat finish positioned him on the fifth row for $15,000-to-win prelim. Inching forward one spot in the 40-lap affair, McDowell crossed the line in ninth.
Earning a front-row starting spot for his heat race on Saturday via preliminary points, McDowell won by more than a three-second margin to pick up the convincing eight-lap victory. With the redraw placing him on the second row for the $25,000-to-win World Finals finale, Dale lost ground early in the feature but mounted a late charge to finish fifth. He followed Jonathan Davenport, Chris Madden, Dennis Erb Jr., and Tim McCreadie across the line.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.WoOLMS.com.