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OWENS RELEASES AMBITIOUS SCHEDULE FOR 2018!
(December 22, 2017)
The Ramirez Motorsports team and driver Jimmy Owens dropped an ambitious schedule of events for the upcoming 2018 racing season tonight on www.JimmyOwens20.com! The three-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion will return to the ultra-competitive national touring series in '18 and will be gunning for his fourth series title. Jimmy's first races of the season will be during the annual 'Super Bowl of Racing' - a doubleheader weekend that kicks off the LOLMDS campaign - at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia on February 2-3. In all, the Newport, Tennessee superstar, who will once again field XR1 Rocket racecars powered by Andy Durham Ford Engines - has 79 special events dotting his 2018 race calendar with more shows sure to be added throughout the year. To view the confirmed schedule dates for Team 20, click on the SCHEDULE page of www.JimmyOwens20.com! (MRM Racing Photo)

JIMMY OWENS NABS TOP FIVE IN SEASON FINALE!
(November 20, 2017)
Jimmy Owens and his #20 team wrapped up their version of the 2017 racing season on Sunday, November 19 in the annual running of the 'Blue-Gray 100' at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina! Jimmy knocked down the ninth fastest lap overall in Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series qualifying before placing third in his loaded heat race. The Newport, Tennessee superstar then rolled off from the inside of the fifth row in the $15,000 to win mega-event and like everyone else in the field, he had to pit once for tires during the long 100-lapper. At the checkers, Jimmy had vaulted to the fifth finishing position in his season finale behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, Casey Roberts, Brent Larson, and Chris Ferguson. Complete results from Cherokee can be accessed online at www.carolinaclash.com.

OWENS SWEEPS NATIONAL 100 PRELIMS FOR $10,000!
(November 13, 2017)
The "Newport Nightmare" Jimmy Owens swept preliminary action during the 43rd edition of the 'National 100' at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on November 10-12 to elevate his 2017 win total to six! Jimmy led laps 12-43 in Friday's show, which was concluded on Saturday afternoon, to bag the $5,000 winner's check over Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Overton, and Dale McDowell. On Saturday evening, Jimmy took the lead on lap 27 of the headliner and led the remainder of the 43-lap affair to record another $5,000 payday over Tim McCreadie, Chris Madden, Jonathan Davenport, and Scott Bloomquist. In Sunday night's $20,000 to win 'National 100' finale, the Newport, Tennessee superstar led the opening laps on the rugged racing surface, but later succumbed to mechanical problems and wound up placing twelfth in the final finishing order of the 100-lapper. Full results from EAMS can be accessed online at www.eamsdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

JIMMY OWENS EARNS PAIR OF TOP FIVES AT CHARLOTTE!
(November 5, 2017)
Jimmy Owens and his #20 Ramirez Motorsports team rolled into the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina on November 2-4 for the 11th annual running of the 'World Finals,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The final two events on the national touring series calendar over the weekend at the 4/10-mile speedplant both boasted a $12,000 winner's check and drew a stellar 75 car field. During the two rounds of qualifying on Thursday night, Jimmy stopped the clock ninth fastest in Group A during both sessions of time trials.

On Friday evening at the Charlotte-area facility, Jimmy won his loaded heat race in preliminary action and later raced to a strong fourth place effort in the 50-lap headliner behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Mike Marlar. In the finale on Saturday, Jimmy ran second in his heat race prior to blasting to a close third place podium effort in the 50-lapper, as he trailed only feature winner Dennis Erb, Jr. and runner-up Mike Marlar! Full results from the lucrative 'World Finals' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.woolms.com.

OWENS CLOSES OUT LUCAS OIL SEASON IN 100K DTWC
(October 22, 2017)
The #20 team wrapped up the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion of their 2017 schedule on October 20-21 in the 37th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. A stellar field of 72 competitors converged at the southern Ohio facility - located on the banks of the Ohio River - for the $100,000 to win crown jewel spectacular. On Friday night at PRP, Jimmy Owens advanced to second in his first heat race of the evening prior to winning his second and final prelim.

By virtue of amassing the second most passing points, Jimmy started from the outside of the front row in Saturday's 100-lap headliner. Behind the wheel of a brand-new XR1 Rocket racecar - decked out with a white throwback paint scheme - Jimmy battled for the lead early with polesitter Jonathan Davenport. He was then running fourth on lap 40 when he unfortunately tangled with the slowing lapped car of Gregg Satterlee, which ultimately helped drop him to twenty-second in the final finishing order and a fifth place LOLMDS points effort. Full results from the DTWC weekend can be obtained by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

JIMMY OWENS RALLIES TO FIFTH IN PITTSBURGHER 100!
(October 8, 2017)
The penultimate event of the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season took the Ramirez Motorsports team to the sprawling Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania on October 6-7 for the 29th edition of the 'Pittsburgher 100.' On Friday night during preliminary action, Jimmy Owens clicked off the fourth quickest time in Group B in the qualifying session before suffering an engine issue during his loaded heat race, which dropped him to an eighth place finish. Following a fourth place effort in Saturday's consolation event, Jimmy stormed past eighteen competitors during the $20,000 to win headliner en route to an impressive fifth place showing. At the end of 100 green flag circuits, the Newport, Tennessee superstar trailed only victor Don O'Neal, Darrell Lanigan, Josh Richards, and Earl Pearson, Jr.! Complete results from the 'Pittsburgher 100' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

OWENS TOP FIVE IN DIXIE SHOOTOUT; HAS FLAT AT ROME
(October 2, 2017)
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series dipped south into the Peach State and took the #20 team to Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia on September 30-October 1 for two more pivotal point battles. On Saturday evening in the $12,000 to win 'Dixie Shootout,' Jimmy Owens ran third in his loaded heat race prior to picking off four competitors during the 60-lap feature to finish fifth behind only victor Michael Page, Don O'Neal, Scott Bloomquist, and Chris Madden. In the $10,000 to win 'Rome Showdown' on Sunday night, Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action, but later suffered a flat right rear tire while in the third position on lap 38 of the headliner and officially wound up twenty-first in the final finishing order. Complete results from the double-dip in Georgia can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

JIMMY OWENS WINS FOURTH LUCAS SHOW AT BROWNSTOWN!
(September 24, 2017)
Jimmy Owens scored his fourth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph of 2017 on Friday night, September 22 in night one of the annual 'Jackson 100' weekend at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana! Jimmy laid down the quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later won his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the front row in the 30-lap feature, Jimmy led each and every circuit around the 1/4-mile oval to pocket the $7,000 payday ahead of Devin Gilpin, Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards, and Darrell Lanigan!

On Saturday evening, September 23 in the 38th edition of the 'Jackson 100,' Jimmy knocked down the fourth fastest time in Group B during qualifying prior to placing second in his stacked heat race. The Newport, Tennessee star then started the 100-lap grind from the outside of the fourth row and had his sights set on sweeping the weekend by picking up the $15,000 winner's check. Jimmy advanced past four competitors during the 'Jackson 100' and eventually netted a fourth place performance behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Jason Jameson, and Hudson O'Neal. He still sits fourth in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting the south-central Indiana fairgrounds facility. Full results from Brownstown can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

OWENS NABS TOP FIVE IN $40K KNOXVILLE NATIONALS!
(September 17, 2017)
The Ramirez Motorsports team had another crown jewel event on their racing calendar from September 14-16 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the 14th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' A 56 car field assembled at the 1/2-mile Marion County Fairgrounds speedplant and things kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary events. On Thursday evening, Jimmy Owens ran second in his heat race and led laps 14-15 of the 25-lap sprint before a broken fan blade took him out of contention for the win and relegated him to a twenty-second place showing. At Knoxville on Friday night, Jimmy finished fourth in his heat race, second in the B-Main, and fourteenth in the 25-lapper.

By virtue of accumulating the eleventh best point total during the prelims, Jimmy rolled off from the inside of the sixth row in the 100-lap grand finale. The Newport, Tennessee superstar sported a fast XR1 Rocket machine throughout the distance and climbed to as high as second late in the race. Following a lap 95 restart, Jimmy fell back a few spots and eventually wound up fifth at the checkers behind only $40,000 victor Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport, Jared Landers, and Jimmy Mars! He still sits fourth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Hawkeye State. Full results from the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' weekend can be found by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

JIMMY OWENS RUNNER-UP IN WORLD 100 PRELIM!
(September 10, 2017)
Jimmy Owens and his #20 team made their annual September pilgrimage to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 7-9 for the 47th edition of the 'World 100.' Things got underway at the Darke County facility with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, which each boasted a $10,000 winner's check. On Thursday night, Jimmy placed fourth in his loaded heat race and despite getting caught up in an early tangle in the 25-lap feature, he was able to salvage a steady tenth place performance. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Jimmy won his heat race prior to storming up to second in the 25-lapper to record a close runner-up effort behind only victor Darrell Lanigan!

All eyes on the Ramirez Motorsports team were then focused on the globe trophy on Saturday, along with the hefty $50,000 payday. Jimmy ran fourth in his stacked heat race, but later scored a victory in his B-Main to earn the twenty-first starting spot in the 100-lap headliner. The Newport, Tennessee superstar then made his way forward and stayed on the lead lap on his way to a fourteenth place showing in the 'World 100.' Full results from the most prestigious event in our sport can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

OWENS LEADS MAJORITY OF $25K HILLBILLY HUNDRED
(September 4, 2017)
Over a rainy Labor Day holiday weekend from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, Ramirez Motorsports got one race into the record books - the $25,000 to win 'Hillbilly Hundred' on Sunday, September 3 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia. Jimmy Owens clicked off the third quickest lap in Group B during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session prior to scoring an impressive win in heat race action. After starting the 100-lap grind from the outside of the front row, Jimmy dominated the first 82 circuits of the extra-distance affair. Jonathan Davenport wound up muscling his way past the #20 to grab the point on lap 83 and Jimmy wound up slipping back to third at the checkers behind only victor Davenport and runner-up Tim McCreadie. The Newport, Tennessee superstar now finds himself fourth in the LOLMDS point standings exiting the 'Hillbilly Hundred.' Full results from Tyler County can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

JIMMY OWENS ROLLS TO RUNNER-UP IN WHISKEY CITY 60!
(August 27, 2017)
A rare single-race weekend for the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #20 team to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on Saturday evening, August 26. The annual running of the 'Whiskey City 60' drew a large contingent of fans to the Hoosier State facility and 32 drivers were focused on the $12,000 payday. Jimmy Owens laid down the tenth fastest lap in Group B during the time trial session before advancing to third in his loaded heat race. Jimmy was then able to blast past ten competitors during the 60-lap main event en route to a stellar runner-up performance behind only victor Scott Bloomquist. The Newport, Tennessee superstar is still fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Lawrenceburg. Full results from the 'Whiskey City 60' can be located by pointing your Internet browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

OWENS FLASHES SPEED, BUT DOESN'T GET FINISHES...
(August 21, 2017)
Jimmy Owens and the Ramirez Motorsports team traveled to Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee and Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas from August 17-20 for a pair of lucrative races. On Thursday night in the annual 'Scorcher' at Bulls Gap, a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the Ultimate Super Late Model Series special. Jimmy timed in third fastest in his group during qualifying prior to running third in his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the sixth row, Jimmy was battling for sixth on the 37th circuit when contact from another competitor took him out of the race and he wound up fourteenth in the final rundown.

After a long overnight haul to Batesville, Team 20 set their sights on the $40,000 top prize in the annual running of the 'Topless 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Jimmy knocked down the fourth quickest time in Group B during qualifying on Friday evening before scoring an impressive triumph in his heat race. Saturday's competition was pushed back to Sunday afternoon due to heavy rain, but Jimmy eventually started from the outside of the second row in the postponed 100-lap headliner. The Newport, Tennessee superstar ran as high as second in the roof-less special and sported the last car to pit for tires in the daytime affair on lap 93, but was relegated to a disappointing twenty-first place showing in the 'Topless 100.' Full results from both weekend races can be viewed online at www.ultimatesupers.com and www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

RAMIREZ MOTORSPORTS BACK ON LUCAS TOUR AT FLORENCE
(August 12, 2017)
In front of a standing-room-only crowd tonight at Florence (KY) Speedway, Jimmy Owens started the 100-lap 'North/South 100' from the outside of the front row and grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag. After pacing the stellar field for the first eighteen circuits, Jimmy gave way to polesitter Scott Bloomquist and battled a tight racecar throughout the remainder of the distance. At the checkers, the Newport, Tennessee star was in the fourth position behind only $50,000 winner Tim McCreadie, Bobby Pierce, and Scott Bloomquist! Jimmy now finds himself fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the crown jewel extravaganza in northern Kentucky.

(August 11, 2017) Preliminary action for the 35th Annual 'North/South 100' got underway tonight at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky with a double set of qualifying heat races. Jimmy Owens advanced up to third in his first heat race to finish behind only Scott Bloomquist and Zack Dohm, while he dominated his second and final prelim to score the victory over Jason Jameson, Darrell Lanigan, and Josh Richards. By virtue of those finishes, Jimmy racked up the second most passing points and will roll off from the outside of the front row in tomorrow night's $50,000 to win 'North/South 100,' as he shoots for his fourth title in the storied crown jewel event!

(August 10, 2017) Jimmy Owens recorded his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph of 2017 tonight at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky in the 'North/South Shootout!' Jimmy knocked down the third quickest lap in Group A during qualifying at the undersized 1/2-mile oval before picking up a heat race victory. After rolling off from the inside of the third row in the 50-lap feature event, Jimmy quickly made his way to the front of the field and swapped the top spot with Darrell Lanigan a couple of different times before grabbing the point for good on the fifteenth circuit. The popular driver known as the "Newport Nightmare" then held off Lanigan, Tim McCreadie, Hudson O'Neal, and Bobby Pierce to bag the $10,000 windfall! (Heath Lawson Photo)

OWENS AND TEAM 20 TRECKS NORTH FOR USA NATIONALS
(August 5, 2017)
The 30th edition of the 'USA Nationals' concluded tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin and each driver had their sights firmly set on capturing the whopping $50,000 windfall. Jimmy Owens tripped the clock fifth fastest in Group A during time trials last night prior to recording an impressive heat race triumph. After starting the 100-lap 'USA Nationals' from the outside of the front row and leading the first seven circuits, Jimmy hung around the front of the stellar field before slipping back to fifth at the finish line behind only race winner Don O'Neal, Mike Marlar, Bobby Pierce, and Brandon Sheppard!

(August 4, 2017) The 'USA Nationals' finally kicked off tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and a $6,000 payday was on the line in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series show at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Jimmy Owens knocked down the fifth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race. The Newport, Tennessee star then chose to pull off the aggressive racing surface after only nine circuits in the 30-lapper and was eventually placed eighteenth in the final finishing order.

(August 3, 2017) Tonight's $6,000 to win 'USA Nationals' preliminary event at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin has been rained-out and rescheduled for tomorrow evening. Also on tap tomorrow at CLS with the entire rain-postponed prelim program will be the regularly scheduled time trial session and heat races for Saturday's 'USA Nationals' headliner, which once again boasts a gigantic $50,000 winner's check.

 

 

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