#20 TEAM SNOWED OUT AT SMOKY MOUNTAIN
12, 2017) Over the March 10-11 weekend, the #20 team was
in the pit area at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee,
as the 4th edition of the 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' boasted a $15,000
payday. Jimmy Owens posted the third quickest time in Group A during
Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series qualifying on Friday night
before scoring the triumph in his stacked heat race. While Jimmy
was slated to roll off from the pole position in Saturday's 75-lap
headliner, heavy afternoon snow showers wound up postponing the
remainder of the mega-event until Thursday, May 4. Full preliminary
results from Smoky Mountain Speedway can be viewed by pointing your
web browser to www.southernnationalsseries.com.
FLAT TIRE DERAILS OWENS AT OCALA;
FIFTH IN POINTS
19, 2017) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion
of "Speedweeks 2017" concluded tonight with a $10,000
to win affair at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The annual
running of the 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals' drew a stellar 44 car
field to the 3/8-mile, D-shaped venue. Jimmy Owens laid down the
second fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session before
taking the win in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap
headliner from the inside of the second row, Jimmy was running in
the second position on lap 20 when an unfortunate flat tire sent
him to the attention of his crew. The "Newport Nightmare"
returned to the track to salvage a fifteenth place effort and exits
the "Sunshine State" fifth in the latest LOLMDS point
WINTERNATIONALS NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM
18, 2017) Tonight's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned
'Winternationals' finale at East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, which was
scheduled to pay $12,000 to win, has been washed out and will not
(February 17, 2017) The penultimate event of the
'Winternationals' took place earlier this evening at East Bay Raceway
Park in Gibsonton, Florida. The points race for the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series paid $10,000 to the winner and drew a stout 42
car field. Jimmy Owens started off the night by posting the sixth
fastest lap in Group B during time trials and later grabbed the
third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lapper
from the outside of the sixth row and dropping back several spots
early in the distance, Jimmy charged back towards the front and
eventually wound up eighth in the final finishing order.
(February 16, 2017) The 41st edition of the 'Winternationals'
soldiered on tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida,
as a $7,000 top prize was on the line for the cars and stars of
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Jimmy Owens qualified third
fastest in Group B during time trials before picking up an impressive
win in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the
front row in the 45-lapper, Jimmy fell back through the field early
in the race due to a hard tire selection. As the event wore on,
the "Newport Nightmare" rallied back through the pack
- eventually bagging a strong fourth place performance behind only
victor Tim McCreadie, Don O'Neal, and Josh Richards!
(February 15, 2017) Tonight's $7,000 to win Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida has succumbed to Mother Nature and will not be rescheduled.
Heavy afternoon rains deluged the Tampa-area and the track was not
able to be worked into shape to host racing action this evening.
(February 14, 2017) Another $5,000 windfall greeted
the competitors in round two of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
portion of the 'Winternationals' tonight at East Bay (FL) Raceway
Park. Jimmy Owens knocked down the seventh quickest time in Group
A during qualifying and later grabbed the third transfer spot through
his heat race. The Newport, Tennessee star rolled off from the inside
of the fifth row in the 25-lap main event, but unfortunately suffered
some damage to his #20 mount early in the race and subsequently
retired in the twenty-fourth position.
(February 13, 2017) The #20 team made their way
to East Bay Raceway Park for tonight's 41st Annual 'Winternationals'
opener at the Gibsonton, Florida facility. The Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series presided over the dirt-slinging action at the "Clay
by the Bay" and a $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Jimmy
Owens clicked off the eighth fastest lap in Group B during the time
trial session, but later broke a fuel pump during his heat race.
After taking a provisional to gain access into the 25-lap sprint,
Jimmy was an early retiree and settled for a twenty-fourth place
SUPER BOWL OF RACING NIGHTLY RESULTS
11, 2017) Night two of the 'Super Bowl of Racing' doubleheader
weekend at Golden Isles (GA) Speedway took center stage this evening
and a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series extravaganza. Jimmy Owens laid down the sixth quickest
time in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing the third and
final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling
off from the outside of the eighth row in the 60-lap headliner,
Jimmy wound up finishing right where he started in the caution-free
affair... in the sixteenth finishing position.
(February 10, 2017) Ramirez Motorsports lifted
the lid to their 2017 campaign tonight in round one of the annual
'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick,
Georgia. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the $10,000
to win opener, which drew a stout 51 car field. Jimmy Owens posted
the sixth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session and
later scored the victory in his loaded heat race. After starting
the 50-lapper from the inside of the third row, Jimmy drove all
the way up to second before eventually settling for a third place
podium finish behind only victor Brandon Overton and runner-up Tim
OWENS RETURNS TO LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL
DIRT SERIES IN '17
16, 2017) Following a very short off-season, the Ramirez
Motorsports team and driver Jimmy Owens are preparing their equipment
for the start of the 2017 season in Georgia and Florida during "Speedweeks."
Jimmy, who will once again follow the entire Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series circuit in '17 in pursuit of his fourth series championship,
will start his campaign at Golden Isles (GA) Speedway, East Bay
(FL) Raceway Park, and Bubba (FL) Raceway Park from February 10-19.
The Newport, Tennessee superstar will be armed with Rocket XR1 racecars
powered by Durham Racing Engines this year. You can view confirmed
schedule dates for Team 20 by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website!
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