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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.

JIMMY OWENS BATTLES BACK TO ELEVENTH IN PDC
(July 30, 2017)
With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sitting idle over the July 28-29 weekend, Jimmy Owens and Ramirez Motorsports found themselves at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois for the 28th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and boasted a $30,000 windfall. On Friday night during preliminary action, Jimmy clicked off the fourteenth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session before blasting up to third in his $2,500 to win prelim feature to finish behind only victor Mike Marlar and runner-up Tim McCreadie. After starting Saturday's 100-lap PDC from the outside of the sixth row, Jimmy was unfortunately caught up in an opening lap incident and was forced to restart from the tail end of the field. The Newport, Tennessee superstar then rallied back through the pack to salvage a solid eleventh place performance at the 1/4-mile bullring. Full results from FALS can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

OWENS BLASTS TO TOP FIVE SHOWING AT MACON!!!
(July 26, 2017)
A hectic stretch for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series across the Midwest wrapped up on Tuesday night, July 25 in the $12,000 to win 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100' at the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. A stout field of 25 competitors signed into the pit area at the 1/5-mile oval. Jimmy Owens posted the twenty-first fastest lap during the qualifying session prior to running sixth in his loaded heat race. After starting the 100-lap main event from the outside of the ninth row, Jimmy stormed through the pack and passed thirteen competitors on his way to an impressive fifth place showing. The "Newport Nightmare" trailed only victor Josh Richards, Shannon Babb, Darrell Lanigan, and Jason Feger at the checkered flag. Full results from last night at Mighty Macon can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

BROKEN BALL JOINT ENDS $53,000 SDN FOR TEAM 20
(July 23, 2017)
Following the mid-week special in South Dakota, the #20 team crossed through the pit gate at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 21-22 for the 7th edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' The two-day Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series spectacular, which paid a record high $53,000 to the winner, started on Friday night with two rounds of qualifying heat races. Jimmy Owens placed fourth in his first heat race of the evening and ninth in his final prelim. After running seventh in Saturday's B-Main, Jimmy utilized a series provisional to gain access into the 80-lap headliner. The Newport, Tennessee star was then making his way towards the top ten before a broken ball joint effectively ended his night and relegated him to a twenty-first place effort. Jimmy currently sits sixth in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting the Cornhusker State. Full results from I-80 Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

OWENS ADVANCES TO SIXTH IN FIRST ABERDEEN VISIT
(July 19, 2017)
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series made their first-ever visit to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota on Tuesday evening, July 18 for the 'Bullet Sportswear Shootout,' which boasted a $10,000 winner's check. Jimmy Owens knocked down the seventh fastest time in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature from the outside of the seventh row, Jimmy was on the move during the headliner by picking off eight competitors on his way to a strong sixth place performance behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Hudson O'Neal, and Brandon Sheppard. Full results from last night in South Dakota can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

JO FIFTH AT GRANITE CITY; LEADS MOST OF DIAMOND NAT'LS
(July 16, 2017)
Jimmy Owens and his #20 team continued their hectic month of July with two more Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on July 14-15. On Friday night in the $10,000 to win 'NAPA Know How 50' at Granite City, Jimmy won his heat race and was up to second in the 50-lap feature event before settling for a strong fifth place effort behind only winner Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Don O'Neal, and Brian Shirley. At Wheatland on Saturday evening in the 'CMH Diamond Nationals,' which boasted a $12,000 payday, Jimmy once again scored a victory in his heat race prior to leading the first 51 circuits in the 60-lapper. Unfortunately, the Newport, Tennessee star spun while trying to re-take the lead from eventual winner Josh Richards on lap 57 and wound up fifteenth in the final finishing order. Full results from the doubleheader weekend can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.

OWENS SWEEPS SMOKY MOUNTAIN FOR $12,000 WIN!!!
(July 9, 2017)
The Ramirez Motorsports team celebrated in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory lane for the second time in 2017 on Saturday evening, July 8 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee! Jimmy Owens swept the night's racing activities at the 4/10-mile speedplant by earning Fast Time honors in qualifying, winning his heat race, and later leading all sixty circuits in the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic.' At the end of the race, Jimmy nabbed the $12,000 paycheck by besting Brandon Overton, Scott Bloomquist, Josh Richards, and Darrell Lanigan!

Earlier in the tripleheader weekend, the #20 team competed in $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series specials at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. On Thursday at Fayetteville, Jimmy placed fourth in his loaded heat race and tenth in the 50-lap headliner. At Cherokee on Friday night, Jimmy won his heat race and battled for the lead late in the 'Grassy Smith Memorial' before settling for a strong third place podium showing behind only race winner Brandon Overton and runner-up Josh Richards. The Newport, Tennessee superstar now finds himself sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the long weekend in the Southeast can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

JIMMY OWENS GRABS TRIO OF TOP TENS IN OHIO!
(July 4, 2017)
Jimmy Owens and the #20 team were back in competition with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series from July 1-3 in a triple shot of holiday racing action in the Buckeye State of Ohio. On Saturday in the annual running of the 'Independence 60' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, Jimmy started his weekend off by running second in his heat race at PRP, which landed him the inside fifth row starting spot for the $12,000 to win headliner. Jimmy then hung around the front of the stellar field during the 60-lapper and eventually guided his XR1 Rocket Chassis to a solid sixth place showing behind only winner Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Gregg Satterlee, Darrell Lanigan, and Don O'Neal.

The tripleheader then concluded with specials at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio. Jimmy placed third in his heat race at Mansfield on Sunday evening before knocking down an eighth place performance in the $10,000 to win feature event. At Zanesville on Monday night in a $12,000 to win program, Jimmy finished third in his stacked heat race and ninth in the attrition-filled 60-lap main event. The Newport, Tennessee star currently finds himself seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the dirt-slinging competition leading into Independence Day can be viewed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.

OWENS CLIMBS TO SIXTH IN $10,000 FLORENCE SPECIAL
(June 25, 2017)
Jimmy Owens and the Ramirez Motorsports team invaded the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday evening, June 24 for a $10,000 to win special event, which was sanctioned by the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series. Jimmy timed in second fastest in Group A during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the third transfer spot in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the inside of the sixth row, Jimmy vaulted up inside of the top five before his soft tire combination caused him to slip back to sixth at the finish behind only victor Eddie Carrier, Jr., Jason Jameson, Michael Chilton, Steve Casebolt, and Zach Dohm. Full results from last night at Florence Speedway can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

STEERING WOES COST OWENS IN CLASH AT THE MAG...
(June 18, 2017)
Next up for the #20 team was a visit to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on June 16-17 for the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag.' Following a rain-out of Friday's action, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie was condensed into a single-day shootout on Saturday evening. Jimmy Owens tripped the clock second quickest in Group A during qualifying prior to running second in his stacked heat race. The Newport, Tennessee ace then started seventh on the grid in the $12,000 to win main event and was gaining on the leaders early in the 60-lapper before steering problems eventually caused him to retire from the 'Clash at the Mag' in the twenty-second position. Jimmy now finds himself seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

JIMMY OWENS TACKLES DIRT LATE MODEL DREAM...
(June 11, 2017)
Ramirez Motorsports traveled to the Buckeye State of Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' A stellar field of 79 Super Late Model competitors signed in at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and all eyes were focused on the whopping $100,000 winner's share. Things kicked off at the "Big E" on Thursday and Friday with a pair of preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to win respectively in Twin 25 lap sprints.

Jimmy Owens unfortunately failed to record an official time during qualifying for both prelims, but rallied to finish third in his heat race and fifteenth in Thursday's main event and ran seventh in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and sixteenth in Friday's 25-lapper. Jimmy was then spun in his heat race on Saturday evening and was only able to advance up to eleventh in his consolation event. Unfortunately, the Newport, Tennessee superstar was unable to transfer into the 100-lap 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which was eventually won by Scott Bloomquist. Comprehensive coverage from the crown jewel extravaganza over the weekend at Eldora can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.

OWENS RUNNER-UP IN WOOLMS VISIT TO TAZEWELL!
(June 4, 2017)
Jimmy Owens, of Newport, Tennessee, headed to the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee and Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on June 2-3 for a pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series duals. On Friday night in a $10,000 to win show at "The Taz," Jimmy earned Fast Time honors during qualifying prior to picking the victory in his heat race and finishing runner-up in the 50-lapper behind only victor Shane Clanton. Behind the wheel of Tod Darda's #91 machine on Saturday evening at Senoia in the $10,025 to win 'Billy Clanton Classic,' Jimmy experienced mechanical troubles early in the night before battling back to run second in the B-Main and fourteenth in the 50-lap feature. Full results from both venues can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (Chad Wells Photography)

 

 

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