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OWENS FOURTH IN 27TH ANNUAL PITTSBURGHER 100
(August 30, 2015)
The #20 team made their first-ever appearance at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania on August 28-29 for the 27th edition of the 'Pittsburgher 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the two-day extravaganza, which boasted a hefty $20,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Jimmy Owens clicked off the fourth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to scoring the victory in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the second row in Saturday's 100-lap grind, Jimmy officially led laps 16-32 before settling for a solid fourth place performance behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, and Don O'Neal. The Newport, Tennessee star still sits third in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting PPMS. Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

JIMMY OWENS CLIMBS TO PODIUM FINISH IN WHISKEY CITY 50
(August 23, 2015)
The Rowland Racing team and driver Jimmy Owens were back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene on Saturday, August 22 at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. The annual running of the 'Whiskey City 50' attracted a large crowd and the cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios for the $10,000 to win special. Jimmy timed in fifth quickest in Group A during qualifying prior to running third in his loaded heat race. The Newport, Tennessee star then climbed six spots during the course of the 50-lap headliner on his way to an impressive third place podium showing behind only winner Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Jonathan Davenport. He now finds himself third in the latest version of the LOLMDS point battle following Lawrenceburg. Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

OWENS STILL SECOND IN LUCAS OIL POINTS AFTER TOPLESS
(August 16, 2015)
Jimmy Owens and the #20 team traveled to Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas on August 14-15 for the 23rd Annual 'COMP Cams Topless 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the popular roofless crown jewel event, which once again paid $40,000 to the winner. On Friday night during preliminary action, Jimmy knocked down the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to winning his heat race. After drawing the fourth starting spot for Saturday's 100-lap grind, Jimmy unfortunately ran into problems and drew a lap 60 caution flag. He eventually wound up placed seventeenth in the final finishing order of this year's 'COMP Cams Topless 100,' but still sits second in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from Batesville can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

JIMMY OWENS LEADS EARLY IN $50K NORTH/SOUTH 100...
(August 9, 2015)
The Rowland Racing team and driver Jimmy Owens strolled into the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 7-8 for the 33rd edition of the 'North/South 100,' which once again boasted a whopping $50,000 payday. On Friday night, Jimmy ran second in his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series heat race, while he scored the victory in his second and final prelim of the evening. After racking up the most passing points in heat race action, Jimmy finished second in Saturday's pole dash and later started the 100-lap crown jewel main event from the inside of the second row.

The Newport, Tennessee superstar then officially led laps 2 and 5-16 before unfortunately spinning out of the lead while battling his way through lapped traffic. Jimmy was forced to restart at the tail end of the stellar field and eventually battled back to salvage a thirteenth place effort. He currently sits second in the latest version of the LOLMDS point battle following the 'North/South 100.' Complete results from Florence Speedway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

OWENS FOURTH IN USA NATIONALS AT CEDAR LAKE!
(August 2, 2015)
Jimmy Owens and the #20 team ventured north to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from July 30-August 1 for the 28th edition of the 'USA Nationals.' Things kicked off at Cedar Lake on Thursday night with a $6,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series shootout. Jimmy timed in fourth quickest in Group A during qualifying and later ran second in his heat race. After starting the 40-lap main event from the inside of the fourth row, Jimmy was able to move up a couple of spots on his way to a solid fifth place performance behind only victor Jonathan Davenport, Billy Moyer, Jr., Billy Moyer, and Scott Bloomquist.

On Friday evening at CLS, Jimmy knocked down the eleventh quickest lap in Group B during WOOLMS time trials prior to scoring the victory in his loaded heat race. Following a second place run in the dash, the Newport, Tennessee star rolled off from the outside of the front row in Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel spectacular, which once again boasted a $50,000 paycheck. Jimmy hung around the front of the field throughout the distance and eventually garnered a fourth place effort behind only race winner Jonathan Davenport, Billy Moyer, and Dennis Erb, Jr. Complete results from Cedar Lake can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

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)

 

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