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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.

OWENS NABS TOP FIVE IN PDC WEEKEND OPENER
(July 28, 2019)
The Ramirez Motorsports team made the trip to Fairbury Speedway in downtown, Fairbury, Illinois on July 26-27 to compete in the 30th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series once again sanctioned the mega-event, which drew 72 competitors to the 1/4-mile bullring to do battle for the whopping $30,000 payday. On Friday night, Jimmy Owens started his weekend by timing in eleventh fastest in Group B during qualifying and later placing fifth in his $2,500 to win qualifying feature behind only prelim winner Chris Ferguson, Mike Marlar, Brian Shirley, and Kyle Bronson. Following a consolation race victory on Saturday evening, Jimmy was able to work his way past five competitors during the 100-lap 'Prairie Dirt Classic' to finish fourteenth in the final rundown. Complete results from the action-packed weekend at FALS can be viewed by clicking on www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

JIMMY OWENS GETS WIN #6 AT DAVENPORT SPEEDWAY!
(July 25, 2019)
Jimmy Owens, of Newport, Tennessee, racked up his sixth feature win of 2019 on Wednesday night, July 24 at the sprawling Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa! Jimmy set a New Track Record during the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series qualifying session and later scored a victory in heat race action. After drawing the third starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 40-lap headliner, Jimmy inherited the point when leader Brian Birkhofer pulled off the track with problems on the second circuit. The "Newport Nightmare" then kept the field at bay throughout the remainder of the contest to bag the $10,000 top prize over Brandon Sheppard, Cade Dillard, Shane Clanton, and Chase Junghans! Full results from last night at Davenport can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (Brendon Bauman Photos)

OWENS WINDS UP ELEVENTH IN SILVER DOLLAR NAT'LS
(July 21, 2019)
A hectic Midwestern stretch with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wrapped up from July 18-20 with the annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals' weekend at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. On Thursday night in the $12,000 to win 'Malvern Bank Go 50,' Jimmy Owens knocked down the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and ran second in his heat race, but unfortunately dropped a driveshaft early in the 50-lapper and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-fourth place showing. At I-80 on Friday in two rounds of qualifying heat races, Jimmy ran fourth in his first heat race and later scored a victory in his final prelim. After rolling off from the outside of the second row in Saturday's $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals' headliner, the Newport, Tennessee ace raced hard throughout the 80-lap contest and was eventually paid for an eleventh place showing. Full results from the Cornhusker State can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

JIMMY OWENS GETS TOP TEN IN SOUTH DAKOTA
(July 17, 2019)
Prior to tonight's washout at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, the Ramirez Motorsports team found themselves in the pit area at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota on Tuesday night, July 16 for another round of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition. Jimmy Owens ran third in his loaded heat race and later started the $10,000 to win headliner from the inside of the fourth row. Jimmy then battled hard for a top five showing in the 50-lap feature before sliding back to eighth in the final finishing order. Full results from last night at Aberdeen can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

OWENS EMBARKS ON HECTIC MIDWEST STRETCH
(July 14, 2019)
Night two of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals' took place earlier tonight at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri and another $15,000 payday was on the line. Jimmy Owens - gunning for his third straight Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win - ran second in his loaded heat race and later started seventh on the grid in the 60-lap main event. The Newport, Tennessee star moved up to third by lap 41 when he unfortunately spun out of contention on the slick 3/8-mile oval. Jimmy then restarted at the tail end of the lead lapped cars and was eventually paid for a disappointing seventeenth place showing.

(July 13, 2019) For the second straight night, Jimmy Owens celebrated in victory lane on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour - this time at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri! Jimmy, who has owned the racetrack in recent years, ran second in his stacked heat race and later rolled off from the inside of the third row in the 60-lap feature event. Jimmy then led laps 11-23 before taking the point for good on the 26th lap and fending off all challenges to record the $15,000 top prize. Finishing behind the #20 in the first night of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals' was Earl Pearson, Jr., Mike Marlar, Scott Bloomquist, and Jonathan Davenport! (Fast Track Photos)

(July 12, 2019) Jimmy Owens, of Newport, Tennessee, reached victory lane for the fourth time in 2019 and the second time with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois! Jimmy once again won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the 50-lap headliner from the pole position. The "O-Show" put on a show with Shannon Babb in the first half of the contest, as the two talented drivers swapped the lead on multiple occasions. Jimmy finally took the point for good on the 26th circuit and beat Earl Pearson, Jr., Josh Richards, Stormy Scott, and Devin Moran to the checkered flag to bag the $12,000 winner's check!!! (Heath Lawson Photo)

(July 11, 2019) A hectic Midwestern stretch with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series started tonight at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. In the first of two $12,000 to win contests at the St. Louis-area venue, Jimmy Owens clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying before securing a heat race triumph. After leading laps 1-22 and 27-29 of the 50-lap main event, Jimmy slipped back to fourth at the finish line behind only race winner Tyler Erb, Mike Marlar, and Tim McCreadie.

 

 

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