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OWENS SLOWED BY MECHANICAL TROUBLE IN INDIANA
(March 17, 2019)
Jimmy Owens and Ramirez Motorsports returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene on March 15-16, as the national touring series schedule heated back up with a pair of $12,000 to win programs in the states of Ohio and Indiana. Following a rain-out of the annual 'Buckeye Spring 50' during qualifying on Friday night at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio, the dirt-slinging action quickly shifted to the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on Saturday evening for the 22nd edition of the 'Indiana Icebreaker.' Jimmy notched the fifth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying before running second in his loaded heat race. Jimmy, who sits eleventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings, had climbed up inside of the top five in the 50-lap headliner before a busted transmission dropped the Newport, Tennessee star to twenty-fourth in the final finishing order. Full results from Brownstown can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DIRTCAR NATIONALS RESULTS FROM VOLUSIA
(February 16, 2019)
Jimmy Owens wrapped up the 48th edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' tonight at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, as another $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs for the 45 car field. Jimmy ran eighth in his loaded heat race prior to recording the fourth and final transfer spot through his B-Main. After starting the 50-lap grand finale from the outside of the twelfth row, Jimmy retired after only 31 circuits and settled for a twenty-fifth place performance in his final Georgia/Florida "Speedweeks" start.

(February 15, 2019) The penultimate event of the 2019 'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world tonight and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series presided over another $10,000 to win spectacular. Jimmy Owens unfortunately narrowly missed out on transferring into the 50-lap feature after finishing fourth in his heat race and third in his B-Main.

(February 14, 2019) Valentine's Day for the #20 team was headlined by another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series shootout tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Jimmy Owens timed in twentieth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to finishing fourth in his heat race. Following a B-Main triumph, Jimmy drove past nine competitors during the 50-lapper on his way to a twelfth place effort.

(February 13, 2019) The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series returned to competition tonight at Volusia Speedway Park and a $10,000 top prize was on the line for the stellar 44 car field. Jimmy Owens - making his first start of the week at the Daytona Beach-area facility - qualified sixth fastest in Group B during qualifying before running third in his stacked heat race. Jimmy then slipped back a few spots during the 50-lap main event and settled for a fifteenth place showing.

(February 12, 2019) Tonight's DIRTcar-sanctioned program at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida has been washed out from afternoon showers with more rain on the way. The $7,000 to win 'DIRTcar Nationals' showdown at the Daytona Beach-area oval will not be rescheduled. Action will get back underway at VSP tomorrow, as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will preside over a 50-lapper, which will boast a $10,000 payday.

BUBBA ARMY WINTER NATIONALS RAINED OUT
(February 10, 2019)
A $10,000 to win throwdown at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida was scheduled for tonight to wrap up the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion of "Speedweeks" in Georgia and Florida. However, the annual 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals' was rained-out shortly before hot laps started and the program, which was set to be highlighted by a 50-lap main event, will not be rescheduled.

WINTERNATIONALS RESULTS FROM EAST BAY
(February 9, 2019)
The final round of the 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park paid out another $12,000 top prize tonight. A strong field of 41 competitors signed in at the pit gate at the Gibsonton, Florida facility to do battle in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series special. Jimmy Owens - who rolled out a new XR1 Rocket Chassis - knocked down the third quickest time in Group A during qualifying and later ran second in his heat race. The Newport, Tennessee star then started the 50-lap grand finale from the inside of the third row and ran as high as fourth late in the distance before wrapping up his East Bay experience with a solid sixth place performance. Jimmy leaves the "Clay by the Bay" tenth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings.

(February 8, 2019) Night five of the 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park drew a huge crowd and the live MAVTV television cameras. The $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series program marked the first points paying event of the busy week at the Tampa-area venue. Jimmy Owens clicked off the seventh fastest time in Group B during qualifying before finishing second in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 50-lap main event, Jimmy unfortunately slipped out of the top ten early and pitted several times under caution to make adjustments to the #20 machine before he was eventually paid for a sixteenth place showing.

(February 7, 2019) The fourth leg of the 43rd annual 'Winternationals' greeted Team 20 tonight at East Bay Raceway Park and another $7,000 paycheck was on the line for the cars and stars racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In qualifying at the Gibsonton, Florida oval tonight, Jimmy Owens started his evening by notching the tenth fastest time in Group B. After running second in his heat race, Jimmy started the 40-lapper from the outside of the fourth row. He slipped back in the opening laps and used the rest of the contest as a glorified test session, eventually winding up eighteenth in the final finishing order.

(February 6, 2019) Round three of the 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida took place earlier tonight and all eyes in the pit area were on capturing the $7,000 payday. Jimmy Owens logged the eighth quickest time in Group B during qualifying and later placed second in his stacked heat race. After starting the 40-lap main event from the outside of the fifth row, Jimmy had a solid run going (in seventh) until he was spun by another competitor on lap 22 and then wiped out by Mike Benedum in a grinding wreck. The heavy damage to his #20 mount dropped the Newport, Tennessee star to a disappointing twenty-second place effort.

(February 5, 2019) Another $5,000 windfall was up for grabs with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight at East Bay Raceway Park. The Gibsonton, Florida facility drew a stout 56 car field and Jimmy Owens started his night off by clicking off the second quickest lap in Group B during time trials. Jimmy then secured a heat race triumph to earn the outside of the second row for the start of the 30-lap sprint. The Newport, Tennessee native then raced all over the top ten during the contest and fell back to as far as ninth before charging back up to fifth at the checkers to finish behind only race winner Tyler Erb, Earl Pearson, Jr., Dennis Erb, Jr., and Brandon Sheppard!

(February 4, 2019) The 43rd annual 'Winternationals' kicked off tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida and 53 competitors showed up to do battle for the $5,000 winner's check. Jimmy Owens stopped the clock twelfth fastest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying before blasting up to second in his heat race. Jimmy then started the 30-lap headliner from the outside of the sixth row, but retired after only 16 circuits and was officially placed twenty-fourth in the final finishing order of the non-points race.

SUPER BOWL OF RACING RESULTS FROM GOLDEN ISLES
(February 2, 2019)
Another $12,000 payday was on the line with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight in the 'Super Bowl of Racing' finale at Golden Isles Speedway. A stout 37 car field signed into the pit area at the Brunswick, Georgia-area oval and a large crowd was on hand to witness all of the ground-pounding action. Jimmy Owens knocked down the third quickest time in Group B during qualifying and later scored a victory in his loaded heat race. After starting from the outside of the front row and leading the first nine circuits in the 50-lapper, Jimmy was involved in a lap ten wreck when Scott Bloomquist slid up and slowed directly in front of him battling for the point. The "Newport Nightmare" later retired with overheating problems and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-first place performance.

(February 1, 2019) The 2019 edition of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season got underway tonight in the 'Super Bowl of Racing' opener at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia. Most of the $12,000 to win racing program was completed this evening, but the final B-Main and the 50-lap headliner were pushed to Saturday afternoon after inclement weather struck the southern Georgia speedplant. Jimmy Owens posted the fourth fastest time in Group A during qualifying prior to slipping back to third in heat race action. During the daytime main event, Jimmy started eleventh and was battling for a spot in the top five before contact with Jonathan Davenport took him out of contention. The Newport, Tennessee ace then restarted at the tail of the field and salvaged a thirteenth place showing.

OWENS READY FOR 2019; WELCOMES REECE MONUMENT CO.
(January 31, 2019)
When Jimmy Owens unloads his #20 machine this afternoon at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia for tonight's practice session leading into this weekend's season-opening 'Super Bowl of Racing' events, a familiar sponsor will adorn the rear quarter panels of his Ramirez Motorsports XR1 Rocket Chassis. Reece Monument Company - located in Tazewell, Tennessee - is back on board with Jimmy for the first time since the 2014 racing season. Jimmy would like to sincerely thank Mike Reece for his support of Ramirez Motorsports during the 2019 campaign!

The Newport, Tennessee driver will once again follow the ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throughout 2019 gunning to capture his fourth National Championship (2011, 2012, & 2013). Armed once again with a ground-pounding Andy Durham Ford engine, Jimmy's black/green #20 ride will receive primary sponsorship from Boomtest Well Service, Red Bone Fishing & Rental, Reece Monument Co., RhinoAg, Tommy Pope Construction, and Red Line Oil. Catch the popular driver known as the "Newport Nightmare" in Speedweeks action at Golden Isles Speedway (February 1-2), East Bay Raceway Park (February 4-9), Bubba Raceway Park (February 10), and Volusia Speedway Park (February 11-16). Keep up on Ramirez Motorsports all season long by pointing your Internet browser to www.JimmyOwens20.com.

 

 

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