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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.
OWENS LEADS EARLY IN CLASH AT THE
17, 2018) Jimmy Owens and Team 20 were back in action with
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on June 15-16 in the annual
'Clash at the Mag' at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi.
On Friday night in preliminary action, Jimmy stopped the clock second
fastest during the qualifying session prior to scoring the victory
in his loaded heat race. In Saturday's 100-lap contest, Jimmy led
all but one circuit in the first 26 laps, but later drew a couple
of mid-race caution flags. The Newport, Tennessee star, who currently
sits ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings,
wound up retiring from the $20,000 to win extra-distance affair
in the eighteenth position. Complete results from the 'Clash at
the Mag' can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS RUNNER-UP IN DREAM PRELIM
10, 2018) One of the sport's richest events was held from
June 7-9 at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, as 78
competitors converged at the 1/2-mile speedplant to do battle in
'Dream XXIV.' Following a washout on Thursday night, both preliminary
shows were held on Friday. In the $5,000 to win prelim during the
afternoon, Jimmy Owens ran second in his heat race and second in
the 25-lap main event behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, while
he finished sixth in his heat race and won his B-Main before rallying
to a twelfth place effort in the $10,000 to win prelim later in
the evening. In Saturday's grand finale, Jimmy utilized a high point
provisional to gain access into the 100-lap headliner following
a fifth place performance in his heat race. The Newport, Tennessee
ace then moved past eight competitors during the 100-lap crown jewel
extravaganza on his way to a solid eleventh place showing in the
$100,000 to win affair. Full results from the long, rainy weekend
can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
OWENS CLAIMS EXCITING VICTORY AT
THE GAP FOR $10,000!
3, 2018) The Ramirez Motorsports team took advantage of
a weekend off the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail to compete
in a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series shootouts in east Tennessee over the June 1-2 weekend. On
Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee, Jimmy
Owens laid down the quickest lap overall during qualifying to earn
Fast Time honors, ran second in his heat race, and later advanced
up to second in the 50-lap headliner to trail only victor Cory Hedgecock
at the checkered flag. At Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee
on Saturday evening, Jimmy posted the second fastest lap in time
trials prior to scoring the victory in heat race action. After running
second through much of the 50-lapper at "The Gap," Jimmy
thrilled his area fans by sliding past leader Chris Madden on the
47th circuit and driving to the $10,000 triumph over Madden, Dale
McDowell, Michael Chilton, and Brandon Sheppard! Full results from
the Outlaws doubleheader can be found online at www.woolms.com.
J.O. WINS $6,000 PRELIM; HAS HEARTBREAK
IN SHOW-ME 100
27, 2018) Jimmy Owens headed to one of his favorite racetracks
over the May 24-26 extended weekend, as Team 20 rolled into the
state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri for the
26th edition of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100.' Things kicked off at
the 3/8-mile speedplant with a pair of $6,000 to win preliminary
programs. On Thursday night, Jimmy won his heat race and was running
second in the 45-lap main event until his tires sealed over causing
him to slide to a sixth place effort. In Friday evening's prelim,
Jimmy laid down the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying, ran
second in his heat race, and later grabbed the point in the A-Main
on the fourteenth circuit from his eighth starting spot. The Newport,
Tennessee star then led the remainder of the 40-lap affair to record
the $6,000 payday over Brian Shirley, Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan
Davenport, and Bobby Pierce!
After racking up the second most points during preliminary action,
Jimmy started Saturday's 100-lap 'Show-Me 100,' which paid a whopping
$30,000 to win, from the outside of the front row. He led the first
fourteen circuits before regaining the point from Scott Bloomquist
on the twenty-third lap. Jimmy then controlled the stellar field
up until lap seventy when he unfortunately hooked quarter panels
with the lapped car of Earl Pearson, Jr., which unfortunately sent
his #20 machine into a spin. He wound up going to the tail of the
field and retiring a short time later, which relegated him to a
very disappointing twenty-third place performance in this year's
version of the 'Show-Me 100.' Full results from the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series biggie can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
OWENS GRABS TOP TEN IN NAPA NORTH
21, 2018) With the rain-out of Sunday's annual 'Go 50'
at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, the Ramirez Motorsports
team wound up competing in a pair of $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series contests over the May 18-20 weekend in the states
of Wisconsin and Minnesota. On Friday night in a first-ever visit
to 141 Speedway in Maribel, Wisconsin, Jimmy Owens grabbed the fourth
transfer spot through his loaded heat race before slipping to fourteenth
in the final rundown of the 50-lap main event. In the 'NAPA North
Star Nationals' on Saturday evening at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring
Valley, Minnesota, Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action
and ran towards the front early in the 50-lapper before sliding
back to eighth at the unfurling of the checkered flag. Full results
can be located by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS CASHES $25,001 IN FIRST
IN FLIGHT 100!!!
13, 2018) Jimmy Owens, of Newport, Tennessee, captured
his first win of the 2018 racing season over the May 11-12 weekend
in the inaugural 'First in Flight 100' at Fayetteville Motor Speedway
in Fayetteville, North Carolina! Jimmy clicked off the fastest lap
overall in World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying
and set a New Track Record in doing so. After winning his heat race
on Friday night, Jimmy also took the checkers in the Big C Dash
for Cash to pocket an extra $2,001 and the pole position for Saturday's
100-lap grand finale.
The popular driver known as the "Newport Nightmare" then
drove past early leader Brandon Sheppard on the sixteenth circuit
and controlled the stellar field throughout the remainder of the
extra-distance contest. At the unfurling of the checkered flag in
the 'First in Flight 100,' Jimmy bested Sheppard, David Breazeale,
Shane Clanton, and Chris Madden to pocket the whopping $25,001 paycheck!
Full results from Fayetteville can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
OWENS LEADS MOST OF TOYOTA KNOXVILLE
6, 2018) With Saturday's rain-out of the 'Ralph Latham
Memorial' at Florence (KY) Speedway, the #20 team entered one lone
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event over the weekend on Friday,
May 4 at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee.
A stellar 28 car field assembled at the 1/3-mile oval to vie for
the $12,000 winner's check in the annual 'Toyota Knoxville 50.'
Jimmy Owens knocked down the fifth quickest time overall during
qualifying before taking the victory in his heat race. After leading
and dominating the first 45 circuits of the A-Main from the outside
of the front row, Jimmy's #20 machine unfortunately went up in smoke
with only a handful of laps remaining - relegating him to a disappointing
seventeenth in the final finishing order. The Newport, Tennessee
star now sits eighth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Complete
results from "The Taz" can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS ON PODIUM IN BUSCH 50
AT GRANITE CITY!
29, 2018) Next up on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
calendar was a visit to the Land of Lincoln on April 27-28 for a
pair of $12,000 to win shootouts at Tri-City Speedway in Granite
City, Illinois and at the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois.
On Friday night in the 'Busch 50' at Granite City, Jimmy Owens won
his heat race before knocking down a strong third place podium effort
in the 50-lap feature event behind only victor Bobby Pierce and
runner-up Tim McCreadie. At the 1/5-mile oval at Macon on Saturday
evening in the 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100,' Jimmy placed second
in his loaded heat race prior to claiming a solid seventh place
showing in the 100-lap headliner. The Newport, Tennessee ace currently
sits seventh in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings
exiting the state of Illinois. Full results can be found online
(Brendon Bauman Photo)
OWENS SUFFERS PART FAILURE IN SECOND
AT PORT ROYAL...
23, 2018) Jimmy Owens and the Ramirez Motorsports team
were back in action with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on
April 21-22 in the 'Stanley Schetrompf Classic' at the legendary
Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland and in the 'Rumble on
the River' at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. On
Saturday night at Hagerstown, Jimmy ran second in his stacked heat
race and was up to fifth in the $12,000 to win headliner before
slipping back to finish eleventh at the unfurling of the checkered
flag. At Port Royal on Sunday evening, Jimmy won his heat race,
led lap one of the $10,000 to win main event, and was in the second
position when he unfortunately suffered a part failure on his #20
ride on lap seventeen. The Newport, Tennessee star fell to twenty-fourth
in the final finishing order and now sits tied for sixth in the
latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from
the Mid-Atlantic doubleheader can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS NINTH AT ATOMIC; ON PODIUM
AT THE GAP!
15, 2018) The #20 team started their April 13-14 weekend
in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition at Atomic Speedway
in Alma, Ohio on Friday, as the annual running of the 'Buckeye Spring
50' boasted a $12,000 payday. Jimmy Owens posted the fourth fastest
time in Group A during qualifying before finishing second in heat
race action. After starting the 50-lap feature event from the inside
of the fourth row, Jimmy slipped back a couple of spots during the
'Buckeye Spring 50' and was paid for a ninth place showing. He now
sits sixth in the current version of the ultra-tight LOLMDS point
standings exiting the Buckeye State.
After the 'Indiana Icebreaker' at Brownstown (IN) Speedway was
wiped out by Mother Nature early on Saturday morning, the Ramirez
Motorsports team headed back to the Volunteer State to enter the
'Scott Sexton Memorial' at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee.
Jimmy knocked down the second quickest time in Group B during the
Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series qualifying session prior
to picking up the victory in his heat race. The Newport, Tennessee
star then moved up one spot during the course of the $10,052 to
win headliner to place third and on the podium behind only victor
Dale McDowell and runner-up Donald McIntosh. Full results from both
weekend shows can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com
(Michael Hamilton Photo)
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