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JIMMY OWENS LEADS LAPS; RUNS THIRD IN BLUE/GRAY 100!
(November 25, 2019)
The "Newport Nightmare" Jimmy Owens jumped behind the wheel of Tommy Pope's #22 Longhorn Chassis on Sunday, November 24 at the renowned Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina, which closed out his 2019 season! The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series and the Xtreme DIRTcar Winter Series co-sanctioned the annual running of the 'Blue/Gray 100' and a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs. Jimmy clicked off the fourth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying before securing a heat race triumph. After drawing the outside of the fourth row before the drop of the green flag in the 100-lapper, Jimmy blasted to the front and led several laps during the 'Blue/Gray 100.' The Newport, Tennessee ace gave up the top spot on the 30th circuit and eventually wound up third at the checkers behind only victor Chris Madden and runner-up Ross Bailes! Full results from the season finale at Cherokee Speedway can be viewed online at www.carolinaclash.com.

OWENS GETS ANOTHER WORLD FINALS WIN FOR $12,000!
(November 10, 2019)
Jimmy Owens, of Newport, Tennessee, racked up his eighth feature win of 2019 and his event-best seventh career 'World Finals' triumph on Saturday evening, November 9 at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina! Jimmy posted the quickest lap in Group B during World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series qualifying for Saturday's program and won his heat race in preliminary action. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the second row, Jimmy quickly made his way to the front by taking the point from early leader John Blankenship on the sixth circuit. He then led all but one lap throughout the remainder of the distance en route to pocketing the $12,000 top prize ahead of Ricky Weiss, Dale McDowell, Mike Marlar, and Chris Madden!

A night earlier on Friday at the 4/10-mile speedplant, Jimmy ran second in his loaded heat race to earn the outside of the sixth row for the start of the $12,000 to win 'World Finals' opener. The "Newport Nightmare" was then battling hard for a top ten showing in the 50-lapper until a rock went through his radiator, which forced him to retire from the race in the twenty-sixth finishing position. Full results from both Charlotte races can be found online at www.woolms.com. (Brent Smith Photography)

JIMMY OWENS LEADS EARLY IN $100K DTWC BEFORE FLAT
(October 20, 2019)
The long year with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series that started in early February in Georgia and Florida during "Speedweeks" wrapped up over the October 18-19 weekend with the 39th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. A stellar 66 car field converged on PRP to do battle for the whopping $100,000 paycheck. On Friday night, Jimmy Owens clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to placing fourth in his loaded heat race.

After amassing the sixth most points during preliminary action, Jimmy rolled off from the outside of the third row in Saturday's 100-lap headliner. The Newport, Tennessee star then led laps 6-34 of the contest before a flat tire ultimately took him out of contention for the huge win. Jimmy wound up placing sixteenth in the final finishing order and officially landed in the fifth position in the final LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the DTWC weekend can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

OWENS RUNNER-UP IN CAUTION-FREE DIXIE SHOOTOUT!
(October 14, 2019)
With the rain-out of last night's annual 'Rome Showdown' at Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia, Jimmy Owens competed in only one event over the weekend on Saturday, October 12 at the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia. A stellar field of 39 competitors piled into the Atlanta-area venue to vie for the $12,000 windfall in the 'Dixie Shootout.' Jimmy clicked off the fastest lap in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying before securing a heat race triumph. After starting the 50-lap contest from the pole position, Jimmy lost the drag race on the first circuit to outside polesitter Michael Page and followed Page throughout the remainder of the caution-free contest, which featured minimum passing. The Newport, Tennessee star, who currently sits fourth in the latest LOLMDS point standings, recorded a stellar runner-up performance in the 'Dixie Shootout.' Full results from Dixie Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

JIMMY OWENS RALLIES BACK TO FOURTH AT PPMS
(October 6, 2019)
The #20 team made their way to Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania on October 4-5 for a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns. On Friday night in the first-ever stop by the national touring series to Raceway 7, Jimmy Owens won his heat race and led laps 10-45 of the $12,000 to win headliner when mechanical troubles with only five circuits remaining unfortunately dropped the leader to twentieth in the final finishing order.

At PPMS on Saturday evening, a $20,000 top prize was on the line in the 31st edition of the 'Pittsburgher 100.' Jimmy ran second in his heat race and was up inside of the top three when a lap 48 tangle with Hudson O'Neal sent him to the rear of the field. The Newport, Tennessee ace, who currently sits fifth in the latest LOLMDS point standings, was able to rebound from the tail to blast back inside of the top five to eventually finish in the fourth position in the 100-lapper behind only victor Don O'Neal, Earl Pearson, Jr., and Tim McCreadie. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

OWENS RUNNER-UP IN FIRST VISIT TO KOKOMO SPEEDWAY!
(September 22, 2019)
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the Ramirez Motorsports team to the Hoosier State for a doubleheader weekend on September 20-21 at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. In the $12,000 to win weekend lid lifter on Friday night at Kokomo, Jimmy Owens placed fifth in his stacked heat race, but later steered past twelve competitors during the 50-lap main event to secure an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor Tyler Erb. At Brownstown on Saturday evening in the 40th Annual 'Jackson 100,' which boasted a $15,000 winner's check, Jimmy finished fifth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later climbed seven spots during the 100-lap headliner on his way to a steady eleventh place effort. Complete results from the double-dip can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.

JIMMY OWENS REPEATS IN KNOXVILLE NATIONALS!!!
(September 15, 2019)
Newport, Tennessee superstar Jimmy Owens streaked to his second straight 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' title on Saturday evening, September 14 at the renowned Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa! After finishing sixteenth and fifteenth respectively in the pair of $7,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series prelims on Thursday and Friday, Jimmy turned up the heat on the competition in a big way on Saturday at the 1/2-mile, semi-banked Marion County Fairgrounds speedplant.

Jimmy rolled off from the outside of the ninth row in the 100-lap crown jewel spectacular and immediately steered his Ramirez Motorsports #20 XR1 Rocket machine towards the front of the stellar field. The "Newport Nightmare" eventually slid ahead of leader Brandon Sheppard out of turn four to lead lap 86 and then held off Sheppard to pocket the whopping $40,000 payday. Jimmy, who now finds himself fourth in the latest LOLMDS point standings, reached the storied Knoxville victory lane by besting Sheppard, Hudson O'Neal, Devin Moran, and Kyle Bronson to record his seventh overall victory of the 2019 campaign! Full results from the 16th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

OWENS STREAKS TO WORLD 100 RUNNER-UP EFFORT!
(September 8, 2019)
Jimmy Owens and his Ramirez Motorsports team made their yearly September pilgrimage to the hallowed ground of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 5-7 for the 49th edition of the 'World 100.' In the first of two $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs on Thursday evening, Jimmy ran second in his heat race prior to advancing three spots in the 25-lap sprint to land in the fourth finishing position behind only victor Billy Moyer, Kent Robinson, and Chris Ferguson. The Newport, Tennessee star unfortunately missed out on Friday night's 25-lapper after finishing seventh in his stacked heat race and third in his B-Main.

All eyes in the Eldora Speedway pit area and amongst the record crowd of spectators on Saturday were focused on who would come out on top of the most prestigious race in the Dirt Late Model industry. Jimmy grabbed the second transfer spot through his stacked heat race, which earned him the rights to the outside of the sixth row for the start of the 100-lap crown jewel headliner. Gunning for the whopping $52,000 top prize in the 'World 100,' the "Newport Nightmare" rallied past ten competitors during the extra-distance affair to earn an impressive runner-up performance behind only race winner Jonathan Davenport! Full results from the 'World 100' weekend can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

JIMMY OWENS CONSISTENT OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND
(September 2, 2019)
The #20 team headed to Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky, Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, and Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia from August 30-September 1 for a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns. On Friday night in the 'John Bradshaw Memorial' at Ponderosa, Jimmy Owens ran sixth in his loaded heat race prior to advancing ten spots during the $12,000 to win headliner en route to a solid sixth place showing.

Another $12,000 top prize was on the line on Saturday evening in the 'Bob Miller Memorial' at PRP and Jimmy placed second in his heat race and fifth in the 50-lapper behind only victor Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, and Tyler Erb. In the annual 'Hillbilly Hundred' on Sunday at Tyler County, Jimmy won his heat race before slipping back to fifth in the 100-lap feature to trail only $30,000 winner Josh Richards, Brandon Overton, Tim McCreadie, and Shanon Buckingham. Complete results from the Labor Day weekend triple shot can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

OWENS CLIMBS TO FOURTH IN LUCRATIVE DIRT MILLION!
(August 25, 2019)
The 2nd Annual 'Dirt Million' took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world from August 22-24, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the crown jewel spectacular at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. A pair of $10,000 to win preliminary duels kicked off the three-day weekend in the Buckeye State and Jimmy Owens slipped to tenth in Thursday's 30-lap feature, while he set fast time in his group, won his heat race, and drove to an impressive runner-up performance behind only prelim victor Brandon Sheppard on Friday evening.

The Newport, Tennessee star then won his heat race on Saturday night to earn the inside of the fifth row for the start of the 100-lap 'Dirt Million,' which carried a whopping $101,626 paycheck this year. Jimmy steered his #20 machine past five competitors before the track took rubber and he finished fourth in the final rundown behind only race winner Sheppard, Mike Marlar, and Chase Junghans! Full results from throughout the 'Dirt Million' weekend can be found online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

JIMMY OWENS FOURTH IN BATESVILLE OPENER
(August 18, 2019)
Another crown jewel event was on tap from August 15-17, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the 27th Annual 'Topless 100' at Batesville Motor Speedway. The action at the Locust Grove, Arkansas facility kicked off with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary programs. In the roofless opener on Thursday evening, Jimmy Owens ran third in his loaded heat race prior to driving past six competitors during the 30-lap main event to finish fourth behind only race winner Chris Madden, Brandon Overton, and Scott Bloomquist. At BMS on Friday night, Jimmy placed sixth in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and ninth in the 30-lapper.

After amassing the fifth most points during the two prelims, Jimmy started Saturday's 100-lap headliner from the inside of the third row. The Newport, Tennessee star had his sights set on capturing his third 'Topless 100' title and the whopping $40,000 paycheck, but problems under the hood of his #20 machine shortly after the halfway mark nixed any hopes of a victory. Jimmy, who had ran inside of the top five early in the distance, wound up retiring from the contest after 71 circuits and was officially paid for a twenty-first place performance. He now finds himself fifth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the long weekend in Batesville can be located by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

OWENS LEADS IN NORTH/SOUTH 100; FINISHES THIRD!
(August 11, 2019)
Following a couple of idle weekends on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule, the popular national touring series took the #20 team to Florence Speedway from August 8-10 for the 37th edition of the 'North/South 100.' The three-day extended weekend in Union, Kentucky drew 53 entrants to the 1/2-mile speedplant to do battle in the crown jewel extravaganza. On Thursday night in the $10,000 to win 'North/South Shootout,' Jimmy Owens won his heat race and led laps 16-43 of the 50-lap feature event before a tangle with a lapped car sent him spinning. Jimmy then restarted at the tail end of the field and was officially paid for a sixteenth place effort in the weekend lid lifter.

At Florence on Friday evening in the double set of qualifying heat races, Jimmy scored a victory in both prelims in dominant fashion. By virtue of racking up the most passing points, the Newport, Tennessee star earned the rights to the pole position for Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South 100.' Jimmy then paced the stellar field from laps 1-18 and 34-75 before settling for a third place podium performance in the extra distance affair. The "O-Show" trailed only victor Chris Madden and runner-up Hudson O'Neal at the unfurling of the checkered flag in the 'North/South 100.' Jimmy currently finds himself fifth in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting Florence. Full results from the entire weekend in the Commonwealth of Kentucky can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

JIMMY OWENS STEERS TO SIXTH IN USA NATIONALS
(August 4, 2019)
The 32nd Annual 'USA Nationals' took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world from August 1-3 at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. In the $6,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series preliminary program on Thursday night, Jimmy Owens placed seventh in his loaded heat race, second in his B-Main, and eighteenth in the 30-lap feature event. In Friday's double set of qualifying heat races, Jimmy advanced to fourth in his first heat race, while he finished fifth in his final prelim.

By virtue of racking up the sixteenth most passing points, Jimmy earned the rights to the outside of the eighth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel main event. The Newport, Tennessee star then worked his way past ten competitors during the extra-distance affair to leave Cedar Lake with a strong sixth place performance behind only $50,000 victor Chris Madden, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, and Dale McDowell. Full results from the big weekend in the Badger State can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

 

 

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