OWENS LEADS MAJORITY OF $12K CLASH
AT THE MAG!
19, 2016) Jimmy Owens and the #20 team were back on the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on June 17-18 in the annual
running of the 'Clash at the Mag' at Magnolia Motor Speedway in
Columbus, Mississippi. Due to strong thunderstorms on Friday, the
two-day extravaganza was condensed into a single-day shootout on
Saturday paying $12,000 to the winner. Jimmy knocked down the second
quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to scoring the
victory in his loaded heat race.
After starting fourth on the grid in the 60-lap main event, Jimmy
grabbed the point on lap four from Jared Landers and paced the stellar
field up until lap 48 when he was passed by eventual winner Darrell
Lanigan. The Newport, Tennessee star fought back valiantly to regain
the top spot, but settled for an impressive runner-up showing in
the caution-free affair behind Lanigan. Jimmy still sits eighth
in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the
'Clash at the Mag.' Complete results from Magnolia can be found
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS TACKLES ELDORA SPEEDWAY
FOR DREAM XXII
12, 2016) R&W Motorsports made the trek to the hallowed
grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 9-11 for the
22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Things got underway
at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary
programs. On Thursday night, Jimmy Owens ran second in his heat
race prior to moving up to third in the $5,000 to win main event
to trail only winner Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Josh Richards.
In Friday's $10,000 to win show, Jimmy finished sixth in his heat
race and fourth in his B-Main before blasting all the way up to
the sixth finishing position in the 25-lap sprint.
When Saturday evening rolled around at the "Big E," all
eyes were fixated on 'Dream XXII,' which once again boasted a hefty
$100,000 payday. Jimmy grabbed the third and final transfer spot
through his stacked heat race and later rolled off from the outside
of the ninth row in the 100-lap headliner. The Newport, Tennessee
star then tried to vault forward early in the extra-distance affair
and eventually wound up credited with a seventeenth place performance.
Complete results from the extended weekend at Eldora Speedway can
be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
OWENS RUNNER-UP IN TOYOTA KNOVILLE
50 AT TAZEWELL!
5, 2016) The ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series took the #20 team to the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell,
Tennessee and the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky
over the June 3-4 weekend. At Tazewell on Friday night, a $10,000
winner's check was on the line in the annual running of the 'Toyota
Knoxville 50.' Jimmy Owens laid down the fastest lap overall during
the qualifying session to earn Fast Time honors and later placed
second in his heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from
the outside of the second row, Jimmy took the lead briefly in the
exciting race before settling for an impressive runner-up showing
behind only victor Scott Bloomquist.
Saturday's $30,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial' at Florence was
then postponed by rain until Thursday evening, August 11. Jimmy
currently sits eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point
standings following the weekend. Full results from "The Taz"
can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
24TH ANNUAL SHOW-ME 100 NIGHTLY RESULTS...
28, 2016) Jimmy Owens, of Newport, Tennessee, captured
his fourth career 'Lucas Oil Show-Me 100' title tonight in dramatic
fashion at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri! After starting
the 100-lap grind from the pole position by virtue of his stellar
preliminary night efforts, Jimmy ran amongst the leaders early in
the rough and tumble event before racing past leader Scott Bloomquist
to grab the point on lap 75. The popular driver known as the "Newport
Nightmare" then led all but one circuit during the remainder
of the race to capture the whopping $30,000 windfall. Finishing
behind his #20 BWRC mount was Scott Bloomquist, Jesse Stovall, Jonathan
Davenport, and Tony Jackson, Jr.! (Heath
(May 27, 2016) Another $6,000 top prize was on
the line tonight at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland,
Missouri in a special Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson event, which
was once again co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
and Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Jimmy Owens knocked down the fifth quickest
lap in Group B during time trials and later ran second in his loaded
heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in
the 40-lapper, Jimmy worked his way past six competitors during
the headliner on his way to a strong fourth place performance behind
only victor Jared Landers, Scott Bloomquist, and Tim McCreadie!
(May 26, 2016) The 24th edition of the 'Lucas
Oil Show-Me 100' kicked off tonight at the immaculate Lucas Oil
Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
and Lucas Oil MLRA Series co-sanctioned the 'Cowboy Classic' prelim
tonight, which drew 57 competitors to vie for the $6,000 winner's
check. Jimmy Owens earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying
session and later picked up the win in heat race action. After starting
from the outside of the front row in the 45-lap headliner, Jimmy
raced amongst the leaders throughout the distance before eventually
garnering an impressive runner-up effort behind only race winner
JIMMY OWENS TRAVELS TO OSHKOSH AND
22, 2016) The ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series took the #20 R&W Motorsports team north to Oshkosh Speedzone
Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois
over the May 20-21 weekend for a pair of pivotal point battles.
On Friday night in the Badger State, Jimmy Owens ran sixth in his
heat race and fourth in his B-Main before utilizing a series provisional
to gain access into the $10,000 to win feature. During the course
of the 50-lapper, which was contested on a one-groove racing surface,
Jimmy moved past six competitors on his way to a seventeenth place
At the 1/4-mile in LaSalle on Saturday evening, a $12,000 top prize
was on the line in the annual running of the 'Spring Shootout.'
Jimmy finished sixth in his stacked heat race before grabbing the
second transfer spot through his consolation event. After rolling
off from the inside of the tenth row in the 60-lap main event, the
Newport, Tennessee star wound up exactly right where he started...
in the nineteenth position. Jimmy now sits ninth in the latest version
of the LOLMDS point standings following the double-dip. Full results
can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
OWENS SUFFERS MECHANICAL WOES IN
FOURTH AT ATOMIC
15, 2016) Next up for the R&W Motorsports team was
a visit to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on May 13-14 for the inaugural
running of the 'Buckeye Nationals.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series presided over the two-day extravaganza, which boasted a whopping
$50,000 payday and drew a stellar field of 49 entrants. Jimmy Owens
knocked down the eighth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying
session on Friday night prior to scoring an impressive heat race
triumph. After starting Saturday's 75-lap headliner from the outside
of the second row, Jimmy was running in the fourth position on lap
49 when mechanical woes sent him pitside and out of the race. The
Newport, Tennessee star, who sits eighth in the LOLMDS point standings,
was relegated to a disappointing seventeenth place performance in
the Atomic biggie. Complete results from the 'Buckeye Nationals'
weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS CLIMBS TO EIGHTH IN BUDWEISER
1, 2016) The R&W Motorsports team drove through the
pit gate at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday
night, April 29 to compete in the $10,000 to win 'Budweiser 50,'
which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In
front of a standing-room-only crowd, Jimmy Owens qualified seventh
quickest in Group B during time trials and later grabbed the fourth
and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off
from the outside of the seventh row in the 50-lap main event, Jimmy
drove past six competitors during the 'Budweiser 50' on his way
to a steady eighth place effort. With Saturday's $12,000 to win
tilt at Macon (IL) Speedway succumbing to Mother Nature, Jimmy sits
eighth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the
weekend in the Land of Lincoln can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
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.
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