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McDowell Wins First Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout Since 2001


WOODSTOCK, GA (October 1, 2016) - Dale McDowell won his first Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout since 2001 on Saturday Night at Dixie Speedway. McDowell took the lead on lap 43 from race-long leader Tim McCreadie and then sprinted away for the win, his third in the annual event.



Left to right: Bloomquiist, McDowell and McCreadie. Courtesy of LOLMDS PR


McCreadie who led the first 42 laps of the race came home second in the Sweeteners Plus/Longhorn - followed by 6-time Dixie Shootout winner and current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader, Scott Bloomquist in his Crop Production Services/Reece Monument Company/Sweet-Bloomquist entry. Completing the top five were Brandon Overton and Darrell Lanigan.

"First off I have to thank my brother, Shane, he does all the work. Hats off to he and the guys at the shop. Thanks also to Scott [bloomquist], we have been base-lining off of them back-and-forth, it's been pretty good," said the winner in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the second time this season.

"Our mom passed away five years ago yesterday. This was one of her favorite places to come to. It's awfully hard to stay in the lead at this track; he [McCreadie] was searching and searching to try to get around those lapped cars. Fortunately, we had that caution and it took us a couple of laps to get around him. I drove it in to turn one pretty hard a couple of times and it finally stuck and we were able to get by him."

"The car was good; it was balanced properly. I have fed off of what Scott and Cody have been doing. I have to thank Bad Boy Off-Road, University of Northwestern Ohio, Klotz, Boyd's Speedway, Boyd-Bilt, Cometic Gasket, and Clements Engines."

McCreadie in his first-full year on the LOLMDS tour was left still looking for his first series win of the season. "It's a little bit easier to take when you get beat by a better car. I moved up on the track, but he [McDowell] was just too good up there. It's disappointing to lead that many laps and not get the win, but it's another podium finish and a good points night."

Completing the top ten were: Don O'Neal, Chris Madden, Casey Roberts, Ray Cook, and Brandon Sheppard.

In preliminary action, Brandon Sheppard set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 51 entrants, with a lap of 13.940 seconds. Chris Madden set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 14.282 seconds. Tim McCreadie, Darrell Lanigan, Donald McIntosh, Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, and Don O'Neal won their respective heat races. Casey Roberts and Mike Marlar won their respective B-Mains.


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series - Race Summary - Saturday, October 1st, 2016 - Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout - Dixie Speedway - Woodstock, GA


Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Brandon Overton / 13.940 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Chris Madden / 14.282 seconds


Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Overton, Derek Ellis, David Payne, Will Roland, Justin Shipley, Steven Roberts, Colton Flinner


FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Darrell Lanigan, Dale McDowell, Brandon Sheppard, Casey Roberts, Austin Horton, Jake Knowles, Cass Fowler, Wayne Echols, Ryan Crane


Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Donald McIntosh, Ray Cook, Austin Kirkpatrick, Austin Tyler Smith, Ryan King, Lamar Haygood, Hunter Peacock, Jared Hawkins-DNS


QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jonathan Davenport, Chris Madden, Aaron Ridley, Luther Jenkins, Jason Hiett, Eric Granger, Mike McConnell, Dale Thurman, Todd Morrow-DNS


ASi Racewear Heat Race #5 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Clint Smith, Dennis Erb, Jr., Mike Marlar, Michael Page, Jason Croft, TJ Reaid, Kayne Hickman


DirtOnDirt.com Heat Race #6 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Don O'Neal, Earl Pearson, Jr., Steve Francis, Frank Ingram, Brian Ligon, Johnny Chastain, Austin Smith, Jerry Bradley


Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Casey Roberts, Derek Ellis, Austin Tyler Smith, David Payne, Austin Horton, Will Roland, Ryan King, Lamar Haygood, Justin Shipley, Steven Roberts, Hunter Peacock, Cass Fowler, Colton Flinner, Ryan Crane, Wayne Echols, Jake Knowles-DNS, Jared Hawkins-DNS


Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Frank Ingram, Michael Page, Jason Hiett, Brian Ligon, Austin Smith, Eric Granger, TJ Reaid, Johnny Chastain, Jason Croft, Kayne Hickman, Jerry Bradley, Luther Jenkins, Mike McConnell-DNS, Todd Morrow-DNS, Dale Thurman-DNS


Feature Finish (60 Laps):


Race Statistics
Entrants: 51
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1 - 42); Dale McDowell (Laps 43 - 60)
Cautions: Jonathan Davenport (Lap 9); Clint Smith (Lap 39)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Colton Flinner
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisional: Ryan King
Wrisco Feature Winner: Scott Bloomquist
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Casey Roberts (Started: 19th; Finished: 8th; Advanced 11 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Scott Bloomquist
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Brandon Overton
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Darrell Lanigan
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Colton Flinner
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Shane McDowell (Dale McDowell)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Lap #3 - 15.7787 seconds)
Most Laps Led: Tim McCreadie (42 Laps)
PFC Brakes Tough Brake Award: Jonathan Davenport
Time of Race: 24 minutes 26 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:



*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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