JIMMY OWENS CLOSES SEASON WITH WORLD
4, 2018) The #20 team was back in dirt-slinging competition
on November 1-3 at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord,
North Carolina, as the 12th edition of the 'World of Outlaws World
Finals' took center stage. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series presided over all of the action at the 4/10-mile speedplant,
which culminated in a pair of $12,000 to win contests to close out
the national touring series schedule. In the two rounds of time
trials, Jimmy Owens suffered problems and was not able to record
a lap for Friday's show, while he stopped the clock fifteenth fastest
in Group A for Saturday's spectacular.
On Friday night, Jimmy finished fourth in his loaded
heat race and third in his B-Main, which narrowly kept him out of
the 50-lap headliner that was eventually won by Brandon Sheppard.
In the 'World Finals' finale on Saturday evening, Jimmy placed fifth
in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later wound up seventeenth
in the final finishing order of the 50-lapper. Full results from
the season-ending 'World Finals' weekend can be found by pointing
your web browser to www.woolms.com.
OWENS DRIVES TO TOP TEN IN DTWC;
FIFTH IN POINTS!
22, 2018) The 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season
came to a close from October 19-21 at Portsmouth Raceway Park in
Portsmouth, Ohio. The 38th edition of the RhinoAg 'Dirt Track World
Championship' took place at the facility on the banks of the Ohio
River and a whopping $100,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Jimmy
Owens finished seventh in both of his qualifying heat races on Friday
night and later placed sixth in his B-Main on Saturday evening.
With the 100-lap feature event wiped out due to inclement weather
and pushed back a day, Jimmy utilized a series provisional to start
twenty-fourth on the grid in the crown jewel race. During the course
of the contest on Sunday afternoon, Jimmy vaulted past fifteen competitors
on his way to a steady ninth place performance. The Newport, Tennessee
star officially wound up fifth in the final version of the LOLMDS
point standings. Full results from the DTWC weekend can be obtained
by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS STEERS TO RUNNER-UP IN
14, 2018) The rain-postponed 'World 100' took center stage
in the Dirt Late Model world on October 12-13 at the famed Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Following yet another rain-out on Friday,
a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25s kicked off a hectic day/night
doubleheader at the "Big E" on Saturday afternoon. Jimmy
Owens timed in sixteenth fastest in the qualifying session prior
to scoring a victory in his heat race. After starting fourth on
the grid in the 25-lapper, Jimmy ran as high as second before settling
for a third place podium performance behind only victor Ricky Thornton,
Jr. and runner-up Tim McCreadie.
At night, the sole focus of everyone in the pit area at the hallowed
1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant was on the 48th Annual 'World 100'
and capturing the whopping $51,000 winner's check, along with the
famous globe trophies. Jimmy placed second in his loaded heat race
and later rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in the 100-lap
crown jewel extravaganza. During the course of the "Biggest
Dirt Race in the World," the Newport, Tennessee star picked
off five competitors en route to a stellar runner-up effort behind
only race winner Tim McCreadie! Full results from Eldora Speedway
can be found online by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
OWENS LEADS LATE; RUNNER-UP IN PITTSBURGHER
8, 2018) The penultimate Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
event of 2018 took place from October 5-7 at the sprawling Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania, as the 30th
Annual 'Pittsburgher 100' drew 32 entrants to vie for the $20,000
top prize. On Friday night during preliminary action, Jimmy Owens
placed third in Group A during the qualifying session prior to picking
up a convincing win in his heat race. Following a washout on Saturday
at the monster 1/2-mile speedplant, Jimmy rolled off from the pole
position in Sunday's 100-lap matinee and sported one of the fastest
racecars throughout the day. The Newport, Tennessee ace, who currently
sits fifth in the latest LOLMDS point standings, hounded race leader
Brandon Sheppard until grabbing the point on the 86th circuit. Jimmy
held the top spot for five laps before Bobby Pierce - with fresher
tires - made the winning pass on the #20, which left Owens to settle
for a strong runner-up performance. Complete results from PPMS can
be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS GETS TOP TEN IN DIXIE
1, 2018) The #20 team found themselves in the Peach State
for a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles on September
29-30 at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway
in Rome, Georgia. During the annual running of the $12,000 to win
'Dixie Shootout' on Saturday night, Jimmy Owens placed second in
his heat race before winding up eighth in the final finishing order
of the 50-lap main event. In the $10,000 to win 'Rome Showdown'
on Sunday evening, Jimmy scored a victory in his loaded heat race
and ran as high as second early in the 50-lapper, but mechanical
woes on lap 23 caused him to retire in the twenty-second spot. Complete
results from both weekend races can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
OWENS STREAKS INTO TOP FIVE IN ANNUAL
24, 2018) With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season
winding down quickly, the cars and stars of the popular national
touring series rolled into the legendary Brownstown Speedway in
Brownstown, Indiana on September 21-23 for the 39th Annual 'Jackson
100.' On Friday night, Jimmy Owens started his weekend by laying
down the fifteenth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying
session. After inclement weather washed out Saturday's portion of
the program, Jimmy placed sixth in his heat race and third in his
B-Main on Sunday afternoon. The Newport, Tennessee star then rallied
past seventeen competitors during the $20,000 to win 'Jackson 100'
to finish the exciting daytime affair in the fourth position behind
only victor Bobby Pierce, Jonathan Davenport, and Tim McCreadie.
Full results from the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS RULES KNOXVILLE FOR $40,000
16, 2018) For the first time in his illustrious career,
Jimmy Owens ruled the stellar field during the 15th edition of the
'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' at the renowned Knoxville
Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday evening, September 15 to
pocket the whopping $40,000 payday! Jimmy, who had placed fourth
and eighth in the two $7,000 to win preliminary shows on Thursday
and Friday respectively, earned the seventh highest point total
during the prelims to start from the inside of the fourth row in
last night's 100-lap grand finale.
The Newport, Tennessee star streaked towards the front - in front
of the huge Knoxville crowd - before sailing past leader Brandon
Sheppard to grab the point on the 41st circuit. Jimmy then led the
remainder of the feature distance and held off a furious late charge
by Bobby Pierce to score the crown jewel victory over Don O'Neal,
Josh Richards, Scott Bloomquist, and Brian Shirley. With the 'Lucas
Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' win, Jimmy has moved up to fifth
in the latest version of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point
standings! Full results from the 1/2-mile, semi-banked Hawkeye State
speedplant can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
OWENS DOMINATES TWIN 25 AT ELDORA
FOR 4TH WIN!
9, 2018) Team 20 headed to the hallowed high-banks of Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the 48th edition of the 'World 100,'
which was scheduled to be contested from September 6-8. On Thursday
night at the "Big E" or in reality in the wee hours of
Friday morning due to a lengthy rain delay, Jimmy Owens was able
to dominate his Twin 25 to pick up his fourth checkered flag of
the 2018 racing season. After timing in a disappointing 72nd fastest
during the qualifying session, Jimmy blitzed to second in his heat
race and later redrew the pole position prior to the 25-lap sprint.
The Newport, Tennessee superstar then led from flag-to-flag to pocket
the $10,000 paycheck ahead of Brian Birkhofer, Zack Dohm, Brian
Shirley, and Tim McCreadie!
Friday's Twin 25 events and the $51,000 to win 'World 100' on Saturday
at Eldora Speedway were then pushed back to October 12-13 due to
the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon. You can view complete
results from both of Thursday's 25-lappers by logging onto www.eldoraspeedway.com.
JIMMY OWENS FOURTH IN $50,000 HILLBILLY
(September 3, 2018) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
took Team 20 to the states of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia
from August 31-September 2 for a huge Labor Day weekend tripleheader.
On Friday night in a $12,000 to win battle at Ponderosa Speedway
in Junction City, Kentucky, Jimmy Owens placed ninth in his stacked
heat race and fourth in the B-Main prior to advancing up to seventh
in the main event, which was cut short to only 30 circuits due to
rain. At Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday
evening in the 'Bob Miller Memorial,' Jimmy ran second in heat race
action, but suffered problems on lap 21 of the $12,000 to win headliner
and was relegated to seventeenth in the final finishing order. In
Sunday's annual 'Hillbilly Hundred' at Tyler County Speedway in
Middlebourne, West Virginia, Jimmy finished second in his heat race
before claiming an impressive fourth place showing in the 100-lap
main event behind only $50,000 winner Brandon Overton, Jared Hawkins,
and Mason Zeigler. Full results can be viewed at www.lucasdirt.com.
HEARTBREAK FOR JIMMY OWENS LEADING
26, 2018) All eyes in the Dirt Late Model world were fixated
on the inaugural running of the 'Dirt Million' on August 24-25 at
Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series presided over the two-day spectacular, which started
with a pair of $10,000 to win 'Dirt Million' duels on Friday night.
Jimmy Owens ran second in his heat race and later started seventh
in his 30-lap duel. The Newport, Tennessee star then vaulted up
inside of the top three before unfortunately jumping the cushion
late in the distance, which forced him to retire with rear-end issues
in the nineteenth position.
When Saturday evening rolled around at the pristine
Buckeye State speedplant, Jimmy placed second in his loaded heat
race prior to scoring a victory in his B-Main. After rolling off
from the inside of the tenth row in the 100-lap 'Dirt Million' headliner.
The "Newport Nightmare" then streaked to the front of
the stellar field and took the lead on lap 77. Jimmy then pulled
away and looked primed to capture the almost $203,000 payday before
a rock when through his radiator. On lap 83, Jimmy's #20 machine
went up in smoke and he retired to the infield to settle for a very
heartbreaking seventeenth place performance in the largest paying
contest of 2018. Complete results from the lucrative 'Dirt Million'
weekend can be found online by visiting www.lucasdirt.com.
OWENS STRONG THROUGHOUT NORTH/SOUTH
12, 2018) Jimmy Owens returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series scene from August 8-11 in a lucrative four-day stretch
at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. In Wednesday's
$12,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial,' Jimmy ran fourth in his
heat race prior to winning his B-Main and advancing all the way
up to sixth in the rain-shortened main event, which was contested
on a very rough racing surface. On Thursday night in the 'North/South
Shootout,' which paid $10,000 to the winner, Jimmy placed second
in his heat race before slipping back to eleventh in the caution-free,
50-lap feature event.
At Florence Speedway on Friday evening, a double set of heat races
with combined passing points were held to help set the lineup for
Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South 100.' Jimmy ran second in
his first heat race of the night, while he advanced to third in
his final prelim. By virtue of racking up the seventh most passing
points, Jimmy rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in Saturday's
100-lap crown jewel main event. The Newport, Tennessee superstar
then drove up to as high as second in the running order in the 'North/South
100' before settling for an impressive fourth place effort behind
only victor Ricky Weiss, Tim McCreadie, and Hudson O'Neal! Full
results from the long week can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
BUSY WEEK IN BADGER STATE FOR RAMIREZ
4, 2018) Things wrapped up in the Badger State tonight
in the finale of the 'USA Nationals' at the renowned Cedar Lake
Speedway, as the whopping $50,000 winner's check had the attention
of everyone at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Jimmy Owens
started the 100-lap crown jewel main event from the outside of the
front row and paced the stout field for the first 22 circuits. The
Newport, Tennessee ace eventually guided his #20 machine to a strong
third place podium effort in the extra-distance affair behind only
race winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Brian Shirley!
(August 3, 2018) Preliminary action for the 31st
Annual 'USA Nationals' took place earlier this evening at Cedar
Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. For the first time in
the crown jewel event's storied history, a double set of heat races
with combined passing points were held to set the lineups for Saturday's
$50,000 to win extravaganza. Jimmy Owens finished third in his first
heat race of the night before taking the victory in his final prelim.
After running second in the dash, Jimmy will start tomorrow's 100-lap
'USA Nationals' from the outside of the front row!
(August 2, 2018) The 31st edition of the 'USA
Nationals' got underway tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway
in New Richmond, Wisconsin. A stout 45 car field made their way
to the track located near the Minnesota/Wisconsin border for the
$6,000 to win preliminary event. Jimmy Owens stopped the clock eighth
quickest in Group B during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series time trials and later claimed the third transfer spot through
his loaded heat race. The Newport, Tennessee star then rolled off
from the outside of the sixth row in the 40-lap main event and ran
inside of the top ten much of the distance before bagging a solid
tenth place effort.
(July 30, 2018) A very short turnaround greeted
the #20 team following the big PDC weekend, as they were in the
pit area tonight at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series presided over the
action at Plymouth and a strong 36 car field was on hand to gun
for the $10,000 windfall. Jimmy Owens timed in third fastest in
Group B during qualifying before scoring a victory in heat race
competition. After starting the 50-lapper from the outside of the
front row and running in the top five early, Jimmy unfortunately
got into the wall on lap 29 and heavy body damage eventually forced
him to retire on the 41st circuit in the twenty-first position.
OWENS FIFTH IN QUALIFYING FEATURE;
ADVANCES INTO PDC
29, 2018) Jimmy Owens and Team 20 were in the Land of Lincoln
on July 27-28 to compete in the 29th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt
Classic' at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury,
Illinois. On Friday night, Jimmy knocked down the eighth quickest
lap in Group A during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series qualifying session before finishing fifth in his $2,500 to
win qualifying feature. After grabbing the second transfer spot
through his consolation event on Saturday, Jimmy rolled off from
the inside of the eleventh row in the 100-lap 'Prairie Dirt Classic.'
The Newport, Tennessee star had visions of vying for the $30,000
winner's check and advanced into the top ten at one point - only
to lose several spots in the last twenty laps to finish in the thirteenth
position. Full results from FALS can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
HECTIC WEEK IN SOUTH DAKOTA, MINNESOTA,
21, 2018) The 'Silver Dollar Nationals' wrapped up tonight
at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska and all eyes were solely
fixated on the whopping $53,000 payday that was on the line in the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie. Jimmy Owens started seventeenth
on the feature grid in the 80-lapper and methodically worked his
way to the front of the stellar field. The Newport, Tennessee ace
then made a late charge to grab a podium effort in the 8th edition
of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' as he crossed underneath the checkers
third behind only winner Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Ricky
(July 20, 2018) Preliminary action for the 8th
Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals' took place earlier tonight at I-80
Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska with two rounds of heat races providing
passing points that set the lineups for Saturday's main event. Jimmy
Owens finished second in his first heat race of the evening and
sixth in his final prelim. The Newport, Tennessee ace accumulated
the seventeenth most combined passing points in heat race action,
which locks him into the inside of the ninth row in tomorrow night's
$53,000 to win headliner.
(July 19, 2018) A trip to I-80 Speedway was next
for Jimmy Owens, as the first night of the huge racing weekend leading
into the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' took place tonight in Greenwood,
Nebraska. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the 'Malvern
Bank Go 50' and all eyes were fixated on the $10,000 paycheck. Jimmy
stopped the clock third fastest in his group during qualifying prior
to scoring a victory in his heat race. After starting from the outside
of the front row in the 50-lapper, Jimmy ran amongst the top five
through much of the distance before slipping to seventh in the final
(July 18, 2018) Another $10,000 top prize was
up for grabs for Ramirez Motorsports tonight in a first-ever visit
to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota. The pristine Gopher
State facility played host to its first Super Late Model race since
1988 and 24 competitors signed into the pit area for the 'Sturdevant's
Auto Parts 50.' Jimmy Owens laid down the tenth quickest circuit
during time trials and later finished fourth in heat race action.
After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 50-lap
feature event, Jimmy streaked up to fifth in the running order before
slowing on lap 34 with problems. He returned to the racetrack to
salvage an eleventh place performance.
(July 17, 2018) A very busy week on the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series calendar started tonight at Brown County
Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The 2nd Annual 'Bullet Sportswear
Shootout' took place and the #20 team vied for the $10,000 winner's
check in the Tuesday night special. Jimmy Owens posted the seventeenth
fastest lap overall during the qualifying session before running
fifth in his stacked heat race. In the 50-lap main event, Jimmy
improved five positions to leave South Dakota with a ninth place
JIMMY OWENS RUNNER-UP IN NAPA KNOW
15, 2018) The Ramirez Motorsports team continued their
busy month of July on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail
over the July 13-14 weekend in a pair of $12,000 to win battles
at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lucas Oil Speedway
in Wheatland, Missouri. On Friday night in the 'NAPA Know How 50'
at Granite City, Jimmy Owens ran second in heat race action, but
later vaulted to the front in the 50-lap feature to lead laps 34-36
before winding up a strong second behind only victor Earl Pearson,
Jr. In the 'Diamond Nationals' on Saturday evening at Wheatland,
Jimmy earned Fast Time honors in qualifying, won his heat race,
and led the first 31 circuits of the 50-lapper prior to settling
for a fifth place showing behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist,
Mason Zeigler, Earl Pearson, Jr., and Will Vaught. He still sits
ninth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from both
weekend contests can be found by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
OWENS BLASTS UP INSIDE OF TOP TEN
8, 2018) A Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tripleheader
in the Southeast was planned for the #20 team from July 5-7, but
with a pair of rain-outs at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville,
North Carolina and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee,
Jimmy Owens entered one lone showdown at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney,
South Carolina on Friday evening. The 20th edition of the 'Grassy
Smith Memorial' was held at the legendary speedplant and 30 entrants
were on hand to vie for the $12,000 winner's check. Jimmy timed
in thirteenth fastest in Group B during qualifying and later ran
into problems in his heat race to finish eighth. He later unloaded
a back-up car and utilized a provisional to gain access into the
50-lapper where he blasted past sixteen competitors to salvage a
solid eighth place showing. He is still ninth in LOLMDS points following
the rainy weekend. Full results can be obtained online at www.lucasdirt.com.
FOUR RACE STRETCH FOR TEAM 20 IN
3, 2018) The hectic stretch of racing leading up to the
4th of July holiday wrapped up tonight at Muskingum County Speedway
in Zanesville, Ohio, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided
over another $12,000 to win throwdown. In front of a huge crowd
at MCS, Jimmy Owens laid down the eighth quickest lap in Group B
during time trials prior to running third in heat race action. Jimmy
then started the 50-lap feature event from the outside of the sixth
row and picked off six competitors en route to a strong sixth place
showing behind only winner Gregg Satterlee, Darrell Lanigan, Jonathan
Davenport, Josh Richards, and Hudson O'Neal!
(July 2, 2018) The third round of Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series action in the Buckeye State took the #20 team
to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio tonight for the annual running
of the 'Steel Valley 50.' Jimmy Owens posted the eighth fastest
time overall during the qualifying session before bagging the third
transfer spot through his loaded heat race. The Newport, Tennessee
star then started the $12,000 to win feature event from the outside
of the fourth row and eventually netted a ninth place performance
in the 50-lapper, which ran caution-free.
(July 1, 2018) Another $12,000 top prize was on
the line for the cars and stars racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series tonight at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio.
Jimmy Owens was one of 35 entrants at the pristine facility to compete
in the 2nd Annual 'Freedom 50.' Jimmy knocked down the fifth fastest
lap in Group A during qualifying prior to scoring a heat race victory.
After starting on the pole of the 50-lap main event, Jimmy hung
around the front of the stellar field and eventually claimed a strong
third place podium effort behind only victor Don O'Neal and runner-up
(June 30, 2018) The opening leg of a four-race
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series stretch in the Buckeye State of
Ohio kicked off tonight on the banks of the Ohio River at Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. A strong field of 38 competitors
signed into PRP to vie for the $12,000 top prize in the annual running
of the 'Independence 50.' Jimmy Owens was involved in a heat race
skirmish, but battled back to finish fifth. Following a B-Main triumph,
Jimmy picked off nine competitors in the 50-lap headliner to place
eighth in the final finishing order.
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