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JIMMY OWENS CLIMBS TO SIXTH IN PDC AT FAIRBURY
(July 26, 2015)
The Rowland Racing team and driver Jimmy Owens invaded Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on July 24-25 for the 26th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' On Friday night, Jimmy knocked down the sixth fastest lap in Group A during World of Outlaws Late Model Series time trials and later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race. After starting Saturday's $26,000 to win main event from the inside of the eighth row, Jimmy pointed his #20 Club 29 entry towards the front of the stellar field and eventually climbed up inside of the top five. After 100 green flag racing laps, the Newport, Tennessee star found himself in the sixth position behind only victor Jonathan Davenport, Dennis Erb, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Josh Richards, and Chase Junghans. Complete results from FALS can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

OWENS RUNNER-UP IN SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS AT I-80!
(July 19, 2015)
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #20 team to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 17-18 for the fifth edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' The mega-event, which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA Series, drew sixty competitors to the 4/10-mile oval and all eyes were focused on the hefty $32,000 payday. On Friday night, Jimmy Owens kicked off the unique format by placing second in his first heat race of the evening and later winning his second prelim.

By virtue of racking up the third most passing points on Friday, Jimmy earned the inside of the second row for the start of Saturday's 80-lap headliner. The Newport, Tennessee star hung around the front of the talented field throughout the distance and raced hard for the win late in the race. At the end of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' Jimmy was a close runner-up behind only victor Scott Bloomquist. The "Newport Nightmare" currently sits second in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting I-80 Speedway. Complete results from the weekend festivities can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

JIMMY OWENS STRONG IN BIG DOUBLE-DIP AT WHEATLAND!
(July 13, 2015)
Jimmy Owens and his #20 team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series west to the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on July 11-12 for two high-profile events. On Saturday night in the annual running of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals,' Jimmy clicked off the second fastest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to scoring a win in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the second row in the $10,000 to win headliner, Jimmy ran second for part of the 50-lapper before posting a strong third place effort behind only winner Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Scott Bloomquist.

At Wheatland on Sunday evening, the conclusion of the 'Show-Me 100' was held and a $30,000 top prize was on the line in the crown jewel spectacular, which was postponed by rain over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Jimmy took use of a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series provisional to gain access into the 100-lap main event and started twenty-fifth on the gird in the televised race. The Newport, Tennessee star then stormed past twenty-one competitors during the 'Show-Me 100' en route to a stellar fourth place showing behind only victor Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, and Chris Simpson. Jimmy now sits tied for second in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the pair of top fives. Full results from Wheatland can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

OWENS RALLIES TO FOURTH IN INDEPENDENCE 50 AT PRP!
(July 5, 2015)
Following rain-outs at both 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finally returned to action on Saturday, July 4 at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. The annual running of the 'Independence 50' was held last night at PRP and 37 entrants were on hand to vie for the $10,000 top prize. Jimmy Owens timed in second quickest in Group B during qualifying, but later slipped back to third in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature event from the outside of the sixth row, Jimmy - who currently finds himself fourth in the latest LOLMDS point standings - was able to blast past eight competitors on his way to a strong fourth place effort behind only winner Brandon Sheppard, Jared Landers, and Dennis Erb, Jr. Full results from Portsmouth can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

#20 TEAM TACKLES LUCAS OIL SERIES TRIPLE SHOT...
(June 20, 2015)
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triple shot wrapped up tonight at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee with the 'Ole Smoky Moonshine Classic,' which also featured a $10,000 top prize. Jimmy Owens laid down the third fastest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to finishing third in his stacked heat race. The Newport, Tennessee star, who currently sits fourth in the latest LOLMDS point standings, then picked off five competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a strong fourth place outing. Jimmy trailed only winner Randy Weaver, Scott Bloomquist, and Jonathan Davenport to the checkers tonight at the Knoxville-area speedplant!

(June 19, 2015) Next up for the #20 team was the annual running of the 'Grassy Smith Memorial' at the renowned Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown tonight at Cherokee paid another $10,000 to the winner. Jimmy Owens clicked off the fourth quickest lap during time trials and later ran second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the second row in the 50-lap main event, Jimmy was running towards the front of the stellar field until suffering mechanical woes on lap 19, which dropped him to a disappointing twentieth place effort.

(June 18, 2015) Jimmy Owens and the Rowland Racing team kicked off a huge tripleheader weekend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Jimmy timed in tenth fastest during the qualifying session, which locked him directly into the outside of the fifth row for the start of the $10,000 to win main event. During the course of the 50-lapper, which paid show up points only due to adverse track conditions, Jimmy was able to move up a couple of spots on his way to a solid eighth place showing.

OWENS LANDS ON PODIUM IN $20K CLASH AT THE MAG!
(June 14, 2015)
The Rowland Racing team and driver Jimmy Owens returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene on June 12-13 in the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag' at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. Jimmy clicked off the fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session on Friday night and later scored the heat race triumph. After starting from the pole position in the $20,000 to win main event on Saturday evening, Jimmy hung around the front of the stellar field throughout the 100-lapper - eventually crossing underneath the checkers in the third spot behind only winner Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Jared Landers. The Newport, Tennessee native currently sits third in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting "The Mag." Complete results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

JIMMY OWENS SOLID THROUGHOUT DLM DREAM WEEKEND
(June 7, 2015)
Jimmy Owens and the #20 team descended upon the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 4-6 for the 21st edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' The three-day crown jewel extravaganza kicked off with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary showdowns. On Thursday night at the "Big E," Jimmy Owens won his heat race prior to placing fifth in the final rundown of the $2,500 to win feature event behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Dale McDowell, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Shane Clanton. At Eldora on Friday evening, Jimmy grabbed the fifth and final transfer spot through his heat race and later advanced all the way up to seventh in the $5,000 to win headliner.

When Saturday rolled around at Eldora Speedway, all eyes were focused on the huge $100,000 payday. Jimmy ran second in his loaded heat race, which earned him the rights to the inside of the fourth row for the start of the 100-lap grind. The Newport, Tennessee star climbed up inside of the top five in the extra-distance affair, but hit the wall late in the distance, which caused him to fade to an apparent tenth place effort. However, Scott Bloomquist was stripped of the win after crossing the scales light - moving the "Newport Nightmare" to a ninth place finish. Complete results from the Buckeye State can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

OWENS FIFTH AT TAZEWELL; SEVENTH IN RALPH LATHAM
(May 31, 2015)
Jimmy Owens and the Rowland Racing team traveled to Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee and Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on May 29-30 for a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles. On Friday night in the 'Toyota Knoxville 50' at Tazewell, Jimmy timed in second fastest in Group B during qualifying and later scored the win in heat race action. After starting the 50-lapper from the outside of the second row, Jimmy came home in the fifth position behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, and Steve Francis.

At Florence on Saturday evening, the 29th Annual 'Ralph Latham Memorial' also boasted a $10,000 payday. Jimmy clicked off the second quickest lap in Group A during time trials prior to bagging another heat race triumph. The Newport Tennessee star rolled off from the inside of the second row in the 50-lap headliner, but had to come from the back of the pack twice after running into problems to salvage a seventh place effort. Jimmy currently finds himself tied for third in the heated LOLMDS point standings. Full results can be found by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

23RD ANNUAL SHOW-ME 100 NIGHTLY RESULTS...
(May 23, 2015)
Officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil MLRA Series, and Lucas Oil Speedway have been forced to postpone the 'Show-Me 100' until July 12, 2015 due to heavy rain showers. Rain started to fall at the speedway during the second consolation race tonight and with inclement weather a factor in the area for the rest of the weekend, the $30,000 to win crown jewel extravaganza has been pushed back to be ran in conjunction with the 9th Annual 'CMH Diamond Nationals' in July. Before the rain, Jimmy Owens had placed fourteenth in the first B-Main, but was in line for a LOLMDS provisional to advance into the 100-lapper.

(May 22, 2015) Preliminary action for the 23rd Annual Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100' took place tonight at Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway and a whopping 80 car field assembled in the pit area for the crown jewel extravaganza. Jimmy Owens laid down the twenty-third quickest time in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying prior to climbing up to fifth in his stacked heat race.

(May 21, 2015) The 23rd edition of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100' kicked off tonight at the immaculate Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, as the Lucas Oil MLRA Series presided over the 'Cowboy Classic.' Jimmy Owens posted the fifth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later picked up the win in heat race action over Scott Bloomquist and Jesse Stovall. After drawing the sixth starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the $5,045 to win main event, Jimmy moved forward early in the race before eventually settling for a sixth place performance in the 45-lapper. He trailed only winner Jonathan Davenport, Jesse Stovall, Jared Landers, Jason Utter, and Eddie Carrier, Jr. at the checkers.

You can view complete results from the entire 'Show-Me 100' weekend by clicking on www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

OWENS FOURTEENTH AT OSHKOSH; SEES RAIN AT LASALLE...
(May 16, 2015)
The #20 team trekked north with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday night, May 15. Jimmy Owens qualified thirteenth fastest in Group A and later finished seventh in his heat race behind the wheel of a back-up Club 29 machine. After grabbing the second transfer spot through his B-Main, Jimmy was able to pick off five competitors during the $10,000 to win headliner. At the end of fifty green flag circuits in the Badger State, Jimmy was placed fourteenth in the final rundown.

Saturday's $10,000 to win shootout at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois was then washed out early in the day by inclement weather. Jimmy now finds himself third in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings heading into Memorial Day weekend. Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

JIMMY OWENS LANDS IN TOP TEN AGAINST WOOLMS FOES
(May 10, 2015)
Jimmy Owens and the Rowland Racing team stormed into Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday evening, May 9 for a visit by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Jimmy clicked off the second quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session, but later slipped to third in his stacked heat race. After starting the $10,000 to win headliner from the outside of the sixth row, Jimmy was able to move up four spots during the 50-lapper to bag a solid eighth place performance. Full results from last night's stop at Smoky Mountain Speedway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

OWENS BAGS $12,000 WIN AT MACON OVER BUSY WEEKEND!!!
(May 3, 2015)
Jimmy Owens scored his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory of 2015 on Thursday night, April 30 at the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois! Jimmy timed in fourth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session and later claimed a win in heat race action. After starting third on the grid in the 100-lap, extra-distance main event, Jimmy inherited the point on lap 59 when the two top runners suffered flat tires. The Newport, Tennessee star capitalized on their misfortune by leading the remainder of the distance to pocket the $12,000 payday ahead of Jason Feger, Devin Moran, Shannon Babb, and Ryan Unzicker!

The action then quickly shifted to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky over the weekend for two more $10,000 to win LOLMDS battles. At Granite City on Friday evening, Jimmy ran fourth in his heat race prior to winding up twelfth in the final rundown of the 50-lap headliner. On Saturday in the tripleheader finale at Paducah, Jimmy finished second in his heat race and later climbed to third in the 50-lapper to cross underneath the checkers behind only winner Jason Feger and runner-up Don O'Neal. The "Newport Nightmare" now sits tied for second in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings. Full results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

JIMMY OWENS RUNNER-UP AT SMOKY MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY
(April 26, 2015)
Jimmy Owens and the Rowland Racing team started their April 24-25 weekend on Friday night at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pennsylvania. Jimmy timed in eighth fastest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting from the outside of the eighth row in the $10,000 to win feature event, Jimmy was unfortunately involved in a lap 29 tangle and soldiered on to finish thirteenth in the final rundown of the 50-lapper.

Following an early rain-out of the Lucas Oil Series special on Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland, the #20 team hustled back to Tennessee to enter the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals Series program at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville. Jimmy experienced some minor engine woes during hot laps and was forced to rely on a back-up car for the remainder of the night. He qualified fifth quickest in time trials, won his consolation race, and later rolled off from the inside of the third row in the $6,000 to win headliner. The Newport, Tennessee star then made a stirring late race rally in the 50-lap affair to nab an impressive runner-up effort behind only victor Casey Roberts. Full results from both weekend shows can be viewed online at www.dirtondirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

OWENS LANDS PAIR OF TOP TENS IN ILLINI 100 WEEKEND
(April 19, 2015)
Jimmy Owens Racing rolled into Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 17-18 for a pair of World of Outlaws Late Model Series showdowns, which paid up the annual 'Illini 100' weekend. On Friday night in the $6,000 to win opener, Jimmy Owens won his heat race in preliminary action prior to slipping back to ninth in the final rundown of the 25-lap sprint. At the 1/4-mile bullring on Saturday evening, a whopping $15,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Illini 100' finale. Jimmy ran second in his heat race and later moved up to sixth in the 75-lapper to finish behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Darrell Lanigan, Shannon Babb, Bobby Pierce, and Shane Clanton. Full results from the Farmer City double-dip can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

JIMMY OWENS RUNNER-UP IN WOOLMS VISIT TO TAZEWELL!
(April 12, 2015)
Jimmy Owens and his #20 team paid a visit to the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee on Saturday evening, April 11, as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned the $10,000 to win 'Ray Varner Ford 50.' Jimmy qualified fifth fastest in time trials and later claimed a second place finish in heat race action. After drawing the sixth starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, Jimmy vaulted all the way up to second to finish an impressive runner-up behind only race winner Billy Ogle, Jr.! Complete results from "The Taz" can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

#20 TEAM MAKES LATE DECISION TO INVADE SMOKY MOUNTAIN...
(March 29, 2015)
The Rowland Racing team and driver Jimmy Owens made a last minute decision to invade Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday evening, March 28. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over a one-day program at SMS and a $5,000 top prize was on the line. Unfortunately, Jimmy suffered terminal motor issues during the qualifying session and was forced to scratch from the remainder of the program. Complete results from last night at Smoky Mountain Speedway can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

OWENS NABS PAIR OF TOP FIVES AT ATOMIC & BROWNSTOWN!
(March 22, 2015)
Jimmy Owens and the Rowland Racing team stormed into Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on March 20-21 for a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles. On Friday night in the Buckeye State, Jimmy set a New Track Record during the qualifying session and later ran second in his heat race. After starting the 'Buckeye Spring 50' from the inside of the third row, Jimmy eventually finished right where he started in the rough and tumble 50-lapper... in the fifth spot behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, Mason Zeigler, and Chris Brown.

At Brownstown on Saturday evening, the 18th edition of the 'Indiana Icebreaker' took place at the 1/4-mile oval and another $10,000 top prize was on the line. Jimmy once again laid down the fastest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to finishing second in heat race action. The Newport, Tennessee star then picked off one competitor during the 50-lap headliner to grab a fourth place effort behind only feature winner Earl Pearson, Jr., Scott Bloomquist, and Devin Moran. Jimmy currently finds himself third in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader weekend. Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

 

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