Dale McDowell takes NDRL field at Smoky Mountain Speedway to school during Tip-Off Opener


By Chris   Tilley, CT Marketing

MARYVILLE, TN   (March 7, 2014)—Dale McDowell may hold driving schools when he’s not   behind the wheel of his # 17M Super Late Model, but on Friday Night at   Smoky Mountain Speedway, he took the field to school during the Nationals   Dirt Racing League-sanctioned Tennessee Tip-Off Classic. 

The   Chickamauga, GA driver claimed $7,500 for the event win 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 in the Century Plastics, Hamrick’s of Gaffney and Cushman Paint & Body sponsored Clements Racing Engines powered Bloomquist Team Zero Race Car. Cook finished third while driving the Tommy Pope Construction, A+ Moving & Storage sponsored Jay Dickens powered MasterSbilt Race Car. 

The NDRL Late   Models ($12,500 to win), along with the Crate Late Models and Sportsman   hit the track on Saturday Night at Smoky Mountain Speedway for Night # 2   of the Tennessee Tip-Off Classic. 

Official   Summary of Results 

National Dirt   Racing League

Smoky Mountain   Speedway-Maryville, TN

Friday Night   March 7, 2014 

Super Late   Model Feature Finish:

1. Dale   McDowell-Chickamauga, GA

2. Chris   Madden-Gray Court, SC

3. Ray Cook-Brasstown,   NC

4. Billy Ogle   Jr.-Knoxville, TN

5. Kent   Robinson-Bloomington, IN

6. Scott   Bloomquist-Mooresburg, TN

7. Don   O’Neal-Martinsville, IN

8. Jonathan   Davenport-Blairsville, GA

9. John   Blankenship-Williamson, WV

10. Chris   Ferguson-Mt. Holly, NC

11. Billy   Moyer Jr.-Batesville, AR

12. Davey   Johnson-Latrobe, PA

13. Shane   Clanton-Zebulon, GA

14. William   Thomas-Phenix City, AL

15. Rick   Eckert-York, PA

16. Ryan   King-Seymour, TN

17. Chad   Ogle-Sevierville, TN

18. Casey   Roberts-Toccoa, GA

19. Steve   Francis-Ashland, KY

20. Max   Blair-Titusville, PA

21. Bub   McCool-Vicksburg, MS

22. Chase   Junghans-Manhattan, KS

23. Dennis Erb   Jr.-Carpentersville, IL

24. Mason   Zeigler-Chalk Hill, PA

25. Billy   Moyer-Batesville, AR

26. Tim   Fuller-Watertown, NY

27. Mike   Marlar-Winfield, TN

28. Vic   Hill-Mosheim, TN


Race   Statistics:

Entries: 40

Fast Time:   Mike Marlar-15:881 (Group A & Overall); Billy Ogle Jr.-15:962 (Group B)

Heat Winners:   Dale McDowell, Kent Robinson, Chris Madden, Ray Cook

Consey   Winners: William Thomas, Shane Clanton

Series   Provisionals: Billy Moyer & Dennis Erb Jr. (2013 Points); Tim Fuller &   Mason Zeigler (Winter Extreme Points); Steve Francis & Bub McCool   (Emergency Provisionals)

Lap Leaders:   McDowell (1-40)

Lead Changes:   None

Cautions: None

Red Flags:   None

Time of Race:   12 minutes, 30 seconds

Limited Late   Model Feature Finish: Cory Hedgecock ($1,200), Ethan Hunter, Mack   McCarter, Jason Manley, Tony Martin, Dan Tipton, Charles Parker, Andy   Morris, Drew Kennedy, Ross White, Derrek Rogers, Jason Ogle, Warren   McMahan, Brad Coffey, Roger Best, Brad Lowe 

Classic Cars   Finish: Phillip Thompson, Bart Baxter, Garrick Kelly, Joe Keck, Bobby   Pressley, Shane Lockart, Joel Wolfenbarger

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Official NDRL 2014 Sponsors: Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Race Fuels, Arizona Sport   Shirts, Keyser Manufacturing, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil and Lubricants,   Capital Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, DirtonDirt.com, Bell, DirtWrap, C&R   Racing, Genesis Shocks, AR Bodies, CV Products, Jason Dietsch Trailer   Sales, JRi Shocks, and JNJ Motorsports Media.

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