McDowell Schools NDRL LM Foes
MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Dale McDowell may hold driving schools when he’s not behind the wheel of his No. 17m dirt late model, but on Friday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway, he took the field to school during the National Dirt Racing League-sanctioned Tennessee Tip-Off Classic.
The Chickamauga, Ga., driver claimed $7,500 after leading all 40 circuits, which ran caution free, for his first NDRL victory. McDowell came to victory lane while driving the Team Dillon Racing, Klotz Synthetics, National Boiler Service, Bad Boy Buggy and Cometic Gaskets-sponsored ERC-powered Warrior Race Car.
Runner-up Chris Madden passed polesitter Ray Cook on the 17th lap and went on to finish second behind McDowell. Cook finished third.
Billy Ogle Jr. and Kent Robinson rounded out the top five.
Dale McDowell, Chris Madden, Ray Cook, Billy Ogle Jr., Kent Robinson, Scott Bloomquist, Don O’Neal, Jonathan Davenport, John Blankenship, Chris Ferguson, Billy Moyer Jr., Davey Johnson, Shane Clanton, William Thomas, Rick Eckert, Ryan King, Chad Ogle, Casey Roberts, Steve Francis, Max Blair, Bub McCool, Chase Junghans, Dennis Erb Jr., Mason Zeigler, Billy Moyer, Tim Fuller, Mike Marlar, Vic Hill.