SUNSHINE NATIONALS NIGHTLY RESULTS
15, 2021) Persistent rain showers creating saturated grounds
at Volusia Speedway Park have forced World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series and track officials to cancel tonight's event
at the Barberville, Florida speedplant. Round two of the 'Sunshine
Nationals' will not be rescheduled, but action will resume at VSP
on Saturday evening.
(January 14, 2021) The 2021 season for the Ramirez
Motorsports team kicked off tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in
Barberville, Florida with the opening show of the three-race 'Sunshine
Nationals.' The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series
presided over the first race of "Speedweeks" and a $10,000
payday was up for grabs. Jimmy Owens qualified eighteenth fastest
in Group B during time trials and later placed sixth in his stacked
heat race. After grabbing the third and final transfer spot through
his B-Main, Jimmy started the 40-lap main event from the outside
of the eleventh row. Unfortunately, the Newport, Tennessee ace ran
into troubles early in the feature and retired from the contest
in the twenty-seventh position.
JIMMY OWENS VICTORIOUS IN SEASON-ENDING
29, 2020) In his 2020 season finale, Jimmy Owens captured
his 20th feature win of the year on Saturday, November 28 in the
5th Annual 'Leftover' at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee!
After posting the second quickest lap in Group A during Schaeffer's
Oil Iron-Man Championship Series qualifying, Jimmy started the 50-lap
contest from the inside of the second row. The Newport, Tennessee
superstar then raced past early leader Cory Hedgecock on the 18th
circuit and led the remainder of the race to record the $5,000 winner's
share. Jimmy beat a top five that was rounded out by Hedgecock,
Randy Weaver, Dustin Linville, and Mike Marlar! Complete results
from yesterday's season-ending 'Leftover' can be accessed by clicking
O-SHOW COLLECTS $15,000 IN VOLUNTEER
15, 2020) Making a guest appearance in Michael Lloyd's
#18 Rocket Chassis, Jimmy Owens beat a stellar 63-car field on Saturday
night, November 14 to win the 'Crate Late Model National Championship'
race at the nearby Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee! Jimmy,
who placed sixth in Friday's $5,000 to win weekend opener, ran second
in his heat race on Saturday to earn the outside of the fifth row
for the start of the 100-lap Crate Late Model main event.
The Newport, Tennessee superstar then drove to the front, took
the lead from Ricky Weiss on the thirtieth circuit, and commanded
the point throughout the remainder of the contest to pocket the
$15,000 top prize for his nineteenth victory of 2020. Finishing
behind Owens was a top five rounded out by Jason Welshan, Logan
Roberson, Zach Sise, and Jensen Ford! Full results from the American
Crate All-Star Series doubleheader can be accessed online at www.volunteerspeedway.com.
(Michael Boggs Photography)
OWENS FINDS NO LUCK DURING LAST CALL
6, 2020) The Ramirez Motorsports team and driver Jimmy
Owens ventured to the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord,
North Carolina for a pair of midweek specials on November 4-5. The
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series wrapped up their
2020 season with the 'Last Call' and a pair of $12,000 top prizes
were up for grabs. On Wednesday night at the Charlotte-area speedplant,
Jimmy ran third in his heat race and later started seventeenth on
the feature grid. Unfortunately, Jimmy suffered a broken driveshaft
early in the 50-lap affair and wound up twenty-second in the final
Another $12,000 winner's check was then on the line
at the 4/10-mile oval in the WOOLMS season finale on Thursday evening.
Jimmy advanced to second in his stacked heat race prior to rolling
off from the outside of the fourth row in the 50-lap finale. The
"Newport Nightmare" then had a possible top five run going
in the A-Main before he was dumped from behind by another competior,
which sent him hard into the wall and relegated him to a disappointing
twenty-third place showing. Complete results from the 'Last Call'
programs can be viewed online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
JIMMY OWENS BACK IN MOD DURING LUCRATIVE
2, 2020) Jimmy Owens was behind the wheel of a USRA Modified
for Ramirez Motorsports from October 30-November 1 in a lucrative
triple shot in the state of Kansas. On Friday night in the annual
'Grant Junghans Memorial' at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas,
Jimmy advanced up to second in his heat race and later rolled off
from the outside of the fifth row in the $10,102 to win main event.
Unfortunately, he was involved in an early incident during the 42-lap
feature and was officially placed twentieth in the final finishing
At 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas on Saturday evening, a $10,031
top prize was up for grabs in the inaugural 'Mel Hambelton Ford
Spooktacular.' Jimmy once again ran second in heat race action prior
to winding up twelfth in the 40-lap headliner. In Sunday's $5,000
to win finale at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas, Jimmy finished
second in his heat race for the third straight night and later climbed
to third to land on the podium in the 40-lapper behind only race
winner Lucas Schott and runner-up Brooks Strength. Full results
from all three 'Modster Mash' shows can be located online at www.usraracing.com.
OWENS OFFICIALLY A FOUR-TIME LOLMDS
18, 2020) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wrapped
up their 2020 schedule on October 16-17 with the 40th edition of
the 'Dirt Track World Championship' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in
Portsmouth, Ohio. With that, Jimmy Owens was celebrated in pre-race
ceremonies on Saturday evening at PRP as the 2020 National Champion,
which marked his fourth championship with the tour - 2011, 2012,
2013, & 2020. The Newport, Tennessee superstar recorded eleven
LOLMDS feature wins during his stellar '20 campaign and racked up
twenty-nine Top Fives and thirty-five top Tens in the forty-seven
series races held across the country this year!
In the $100,000 to win DTWC, Jimmy started off his weekend on Friday
by laying down the seventh quickest lap in Group A during qualifying
before slipping back to fifth in his stacked heat race. Following
a B-Main triumph on Saturday, Jimmy rolled off from the inside of
the tenth row in the 100-lap crown jewel spectacular. The "Newport
Nightmare" pitted a couple of times during the contest and
eventually retired in twenty-seventh finishing position. Complete
results from the 'Dirt Track World Championship' weekend can be
found by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS RELEASES 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP
13, 2020) With last weekend's rain-outs at Dixie Speedway
and Rome Speedway in Georgia, Jimmy Owens and Ramirez Motorsports
officially clinched the 2020 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National
Championship! With only one event remaining on the series schedule
- the $100,000 to win 'Dirt Track World Championship' at Portsmouth
(OH) Raceway Park on October 16-17 - Team 20 has added the 2020
LOLMDS Championship to their titles in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In
commemoration of this achievement, a wide variety of 2020 and 4x
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship apparel and merchandise
has been added to the online store today. Order the latest hoodies,
long sleeve shirts, t-shirts, hats, diecast cars, tumblers, blankets,
and lanyards on the 20 SWAG
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OWENS SUFFERS LATE FLAT TIRE IN PITTSBURGHER
4, 2020) Following a rain-out on Friday night at Raceway
7 in Conneaut, Ohio, Jimmy Owens returned to competition on Saturday
evening, October 3 at the sprawling Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor
Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series one again presided over the 32nd Annual 'Pittsburgher 100'
and 35 entrants signed into the pit area to vie for the whopping
$20,000 payday in the single-day shootout. Jimmy timed in seventh
quickest in Group B during qualifying before running third in his
stacked heat race. After starting tenth on the feature grid in the
100-lap headliner, the Newport, Tennessee ace had climbed up inside
of the top ten before unfortunately suffering a flat tire on lap
98. The current LOLMDS point leader pitted for fresh rubber and
returned to salvage a fourteenth place showing in the 'Pittsburgher
100.' Complete results from last night at PPMS can be accessed by
clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
FLAT TIRES DOOM OWENS THROUGHOUT
27, 2020) The Ramirez Motorsports team and driver Jimmy
Owens were in action over the September 25-26 weekend with the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series at the legendary Brownstown Speedway
in Brownstown, Indiana. On Friday night in the $10,000 to win weekend
opener, Jimmy was leading his heat race prior to suffering a flat
tire and later took a series provisional before advancing up to
fourteenth in the 40-lap main event.
At Brownstown on Saturday evening, a $15,000 top prize was up for
grabs in the 41st edition of the storied 'Jackson 100.' Jimmy grabbed
the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race and was up
inside of the top ten in the 100-lap headliner before suffering
yet another flat tire on lap 62. The current LOLMDS point leader
restarted at the tail of the stellar field and eventually salvaged
a fifteenth place performance in the 'Jackson 100.' Complete results
from the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval can be located by pointing your
web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS WINS I-80 NATIONALS PRELIM
20, 2020) Jimmy Owens, of Newport, Tennessee, racked up
his eighteenth feature win of the 2020 campaign on Friday night,
September 18 in a prelim for the 'I-80 Nationals' at I-80 Speedway
in Greenwood, Nebraska! Jimmy ran third in his heat race and later
started from the outside of the second row in the 30-lap feature.
The "Newport Nightmare" then hung around the front of
the stellar field early in the race, hounded leader Tim McCreadie
in the latter stages, and drove by McCreadie to grab the point on
lap 27. Jimmy then led the final four circuits of the contest to
claim the $7,000 payday ahead of McCreadie, Brandon Overton, Devin
Moran, and Darrell Lanigan!
On Thursday evening in the weekend lid lifter, Jimmy placed fifth
in his stacked heat race and later drove to a fifth place performance
in the $7,000 to win prelim to finish behind only winner Kyle Strickler,
Shane Clanton, Josh Richards, and Chris Madden. In Saturday's Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned 'I-80 Nationals' grand finale,
Jimmy rolled off from the inside of the second row in the $30,000
to win headliner and officially led laps 38-77. At the checkers
following 80 green flag circuits, the current LOLMDS point leader
found himself in the second position behind only victor Tim McCreadie.
Full results from the 'I-80 Nationals' weekend can be obtained by
clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
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