OWENS LEADS EARLY IN STANLEY SCHETROMPF
24, 2016) With Friday's visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford,
Ohio wiped out by inclement weather, Jimmy Owens and the rest of
the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series put their full
weekend effort into the annual running of the 'Stanley Schetrompf
Founders Day Classic' at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown,
Maryland on Saturday, April 23. Jimmy clicked off the third quickest
time in Group A during qualifying prior to picking up the win in
heat race action. After starting on the pole of the $12,000 to win
main event, Jimmy paced the stellar field for the first fourteen
circuits. The popular driver known as the "Newport Nightmare,"
who sits seventh in the current LOLMDS point standings, eventually
fell back to eighth by the conclusion of the 60-lap headliner. Complete
results from last night at Hagerstown can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS BACK ON LUCAS OIL TRAIL
IN BAD BOY 98
17, 2016) The #20 team was back on the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series trail on April 15-16, as the nation's premier Dirt Late
Model touring series sanctioned the annual running of the 'Bad Boy
98' at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas. The
two-day extravaganza drew a 45 car field to BMS and each driver
had their sights set on the hefty $20,000 winner's check. Jimmy
Owens qualified second quickest in Group B on Friday night and later
ran second in his loaded heat race behind only prelim winner Jared
After starting Saturday's 98-lap main event from the outside of
the fourth row, Jimmy had a solid run going until a lap 60 scrape
sent him spinning. The Newport, Tennessee ace, who currently sits
eighth in the latest series point standings, continued on to finish
the 'Bad Boy 98' in the twelfth position. Complete results from
Batesville can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
OWENS RALLIES TO FOURTH IN $12K BAMA
BASH AT EAMS!
3, 2016) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action heated
back up over the April 1-2 weekend with first-ever series stops
at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia and East Alabama Motor Speedway
in Phenix City, Alabama. On Friday night in front of a jammed-packed
crowd at Boyd's, Jimmy Owens timed in sixth fastest in Group A during
qualifying prior to running third in his heat race. After rolling
off from the inside of the sixth row in the $10,000 to win feature
event, Jimmy was able to drive past a trio of competitors during
the 50-lap contest on his way to a solid eighth place showing.
At EAMS on Saturday evening, a $12,000 winner's check was up for
grabs in the annual running of the 'Bama Bash.' Jimmy clicked off
the seventh quickest time overall during the qualifying session
before slipping back to sixth in his loaded heat race. The Newport,
Tennessee star then started the 60-lap headliner from the outside
of the eighth row, but dropped to the tail early in the race after
experiencing problems. Jimmy then rallied back up through the field
during the 'Bama Bash' to earn a sterling fourth place performance
behind only victor Jonathan Davenport, Jared Landers, and Scott
Bloomquist. He now sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS
point standings following the doubleheader weekend. Full results
can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS ON PODIUM IN BUCKEYE
SPRING 50 IN OHIO!
20, 2016) The R&W Motorsports team returned to the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene on Friday evening, March
18 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. The 'Buckeye Spring 50' boasted
a $10,000 payday and attracted a stellar field of fifty Super Late
Model entrants. Jimmy Owens qualified fifth quickest in Group A
during time trials prior to picking up the win in heat race action.
The Newport, Tennessee superstar then rolled off from the inside
of the second row in the 50-lap main event and eventually finished
right where he started the caution-free affair... in the third spot
behind only victor Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Brian Shirley!
On Saturday night, March 19, Jimmy and the #20 team were scheduled
to be in attendance at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana for the annual running of the 'Indiana Icebreaker.' However,
the $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series spectacular
was postponed to April 9 due to inclement weather. Jimmy currently
finds himself ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings
following the 'Buckeye Spring 50.' Full results from Atomic Speedway
can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
OWENS CHARGES TO SIXTH IN $15,000
13, 2016) The #20 team returned to racing action over the
March 11-12 weekend in the 'Tennessee Tipoff' at Smoky Mountain
Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. A strong 27 car field assembled
at the historic 1/2-mile facility to vie for the $15,000 winner's
check in the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals Series opener. On
Friday night, Jimmy Owens knocked down the seventh fastest lap in
Group B during qualifying and was later credited with a third place
effort in heat race action. After starting Saturday's 75-lap headliner
from the outside of the fifth row, Jimmy thrilled his home state
fans by working past four competitors en route to a strong sixth
place showing behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Randy Weaver,
Mike Marlar, Darrell Lanigan, and Dale McDowell. Complete results
from Smoky Mountain Speedway can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
USMTS TRIPLEHEADER RESULTS FROM ARDMORE...
5, 2016) The triple shot of USMTS Open Wheel Modified action
concluded tonight at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma
with a $4,000 to win showdown. Newport, Tennessee ace Jimmy Owens
ran fifth in heat race action prior to grabbing the third transfer
spot through his consolation event. After rolling off from the outside
of the tenth row in the 50-lap feature event, Jimmy blasted all
the way up to seventh before getting involved in a multi-car tangle.
He then restarted at the tail end of the field and salvaged a respectable
eleventh place performance.
(March 4, 2016) Night two of the USMTS tripleheader
at Southern Oklahoma Speedway took place tonight and a $3,000 top
prize was on the line. Jimmy Owens advanced past five competitors
during his heat race to finish in the third position, which locked
him into the inside of the sixth row for the start of the 40-lap
main event. The "Newport Nightmare" was then hanging around
the top ten during the headliner before unfortunately going for
a spin and ultimately winding up in the twenty-second spot.
(March 3, 2016) Returning to his roots, Newport,
Tennessee star Jimmy Owens was behind the wheel of a Ramirez Motorsports
#4R Open Wheel Modified tonight in the first of three USMTS showdowns
at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Jimmy moved
up three spots in his heat race to finish fifth and later scored
the victory in his B-Main. After starting the $2,000 to win feature
event from the inside of the eighth row, Jimmy unfortunately ran
into mechanical woes after only six circuits and was the first retiree
in the twenty-sixth position.
OWENS EARNS PODIUM EFFORT IN FROSTBUSTER
28, 2016) Jimmy Owens and the R&W Motorsports team
rolled into 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee on Saturday,
February 27 for the inaugural running of the 'Frostbuster 50.' The
Southern Nationals Bonus Series presided over the dirt-slinging
action at the nearby facility and a $7,151 top prize was up for
grabs. Jimmy qualified twelfth quickest of the twenty-four competitors
during the time trial session, but later scored the victory in his
After starting the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the third
row, Jimmy moved forward and battled amongst the leaders before
winding up on the podium in the third position. The Newport, Tennessee
superstar trailed only victor Cory Hedgecock and runner-up Donald
McIntosh at the checkers yesterday at the 4-1-1. Full results from
the single day show can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
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