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,
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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.
OWENS ENDURES LONG WEEKEND AT ELDORA
13, 2020) Ramirez Motorsports made the trek to Eldora Speedway
in Rossburg, Ohio on September 10-12 for the 'Intercontinental Classic,'
which was a fan-less event that took the place of the annual 'World
100.' The three-day weekend kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to
win preliminary programs. On Thursday night in the opener, Jimmy
Owens earned Fast Time honors during qualifying and ran second in
his heat race before switching to a back-up car - due to mechanical
woes - and salvaging a fourteenth place showing (from the tail)
in the 30-lap feature. At the "Big E" on Friday evening
in a similar showdown, Jimmy timed in second quickest overall during
qualifying and placed fourth in his heat race, but later experienced
more troubles in the 30-lapper and was officially paid for a twenty-first
At Eldora Speedway on Saturday, a whopping $50,000 windfall was
on the line in the 'Intercontinental Classic' finale. Jimmy grabbed
the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race
prior to rolling off from the inside of the eighth row in the 67-lap
headliner. As was his story throughout the weekend, the Newport,
Tennessee superstar ran into more mechanical issues early in the
contest and Jimmy retired in the twenty-fourth spot. Complete results
from the action-packed weekend in the Buckeye State can be viewed
online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
JIMMY OWENS SEVENTH AT PONDEROSA;
RUNNER-UP AT PRP
6, 2020) The #20 team headed to Ponderosa Speedway in Junction
City, Kentucky and Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on
September 4-5 for two more Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles.
On Friday night at Ponderosa in the 'John Bradshaw Memorial,' which
boasted a $12,000 paycheck, Jimmy Owens won his heat race and was
running second in the 50-lap feature until a tire issue late in
the distance dropped the Newport, Tennessee superstar to a seventh
place effort. At PRP on Saturday evening, another $12,000 top prize
was up for grabs in the annual running of the 'Bob Miller Memorial
River Days Rumble 50.' Jimmy set Fast Time in Group B during qualifying,
won his heat race, and led the first 36 circuits of the main event
before settling for a strong runner-up performance behind only winner
Hudson O'Neal. Complete results from the Labor Day holiday weekend
can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
OWENS LANDS ON PODIUM IN PORT ROYAL
30, 2020) The lucrative month of August with the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series wrapped up from August 27-29 in the 'Rumble
by the River' at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania.
The tripleheader weekend kicked off on Thursday night with a $10,000
to win program. Jimmy Owens earned Fast Time honors overall during
qualifying before picking up a heat race triumph. After starting
the 30-lap sprint from the outside of the front row, Jimmy wound
up on the podium following the race, as he finished in the third
spot behind only race winner Tim McCreadie and runner-up Kyle Strickler!
Following a rain-out of the $12,000 to win show on Friday evening,
Saturday's grand finale in the Keystone State boasted a $15,000
top prize. Jimmy ran second in his stacked heat race to earn the
outside of the sixth row for the 50-lap headliner. Unfortunately,
Jimmy's #20 machine failed pre-race inspection and he was forced
to start from the rear of the feature field. The LOLMDS point leader
then battled from the back to salvage a steady seventh place effort.
Complete results from the entire 'Rumble by the River' weekend can
be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS WIRES FIELD FOR THIRD
TOPLESS 100 TITLE!
23, 2020) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point leader
Jimmy Owens stretched his current lead over the August 20-22 weekend,
as the Newport, Tennessee superstar claimed his third career 'Topless
100' title at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas!
In fact, Jimmy was a mere two laps away from sweeping the entire
roof-less weekend at the storied Batesville-area facility. On Thursday
night in the 'Topless 100' opener, Jimmy set Fast Time in qualifying,
won his heat race, and paced the stellar field for the first 28
circuits in the 30-lap main event before finishing a close runner-up
behind only $5,000 winner Tim McCreadie. At BMS on Friday evening,
Jimmy once again earned Fast Time honors and won his heat race prior
to leading each and every lap in the preliminary feature to pocket
the $5,000 paycheck ahead of Brandon Overton, Jonathan Davenport,
Shanon Buckingham, and Kyle Bronson!
By virtue of racking up the most points during prelim action, Jimmy
started Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel headliner from the pole position.
The popular driver known as the "Newport Nightmare" then
took the lead at the drop of the green flag and paced the talented
field throughout the contest. Jimmy held off a strong late race
charge by hometown Hall of Famer Billy Moyer to land the hefty $40,000
top prize over Earl Pearson, Jr., Tim McCreadie, Moyer, and Dale
McDowell. The 'Topless 100' triumph marked Jimmy's seventeenth trip
to victory lane so far during the 2020 campaign! Full results from
the Batesville biggie can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
OWENS NABS FOURTH RALPH LATHAM MEMORIAL
16, 2020) Jimmy Owens and his #20 team enjoyed a terrific
four day stretch at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky from August
12-15, which was highlighted by their 'Ralph Latham Memorial' win
on Wednesday night! Jimmy clicked off the fastest lap in Group B
during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session prior
to picking up the victory in his heat race. After starting the 50-lap
contest from the outside of the front row, Jimmy controlled the
stellar field from green to checkers to land his fifteenth triumph
of the 2020 racing season. The Newport, Tennessee star claimed the
$12,000 top prize for his fourth career 'Ralph Latham Memorial'
title over Shane Clanton, Ricky Weiss, Tim McCreadie, and Hudson
On Thursday evening in the 'North/South Shootout' at Florence,
Jimmy posted the quickest time in Group B during qualifying, won
his heat race, and later led the first 45 circuits of the 50-lapper.
Unfortunately, a tire woe late in the distance caused Jimmy to slide
back to fourth at the checkers behind only $10,000 winner Mike Marlar,
Brandon Overton, and Zack Dohm. After placing second in his first
heat race on Friday and advancing to third in his second prelim
on Saturday, Jimmy rolled off from the outside of the front row
in Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South 100.' The current Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series point leader led laps 1-27 and 30-87
in the 100-lap crown jewel spectacular before winding up third and
the podium behind only victor Tim McCreadie and runner-up Brandon
Overton. Complete results from the entire weekend at Florence can
be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
"O-SHOW" RUNNER-UP IN USA
9, 2020) Ramirez Motorsports and red-hot driver Jimmy Owens
invaded the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin
from August 6-8 for the 33rd edition of the storied 'USA Nationals.'
On Thursday night in the weekend opener, a $6,000 top prize was
up for grabs in a single-day event sanctioned by the World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series. Jimmy earned Fast Time honors
overall during the qualifying session before securing a heat race
triumph. The Newport, Tennessee superstar then drew the third starting
spot for the 30-lap sprint and was able to move up to second to
finish a strong runner-up behind only race winner Brandon Overton!
At Cedar Lake on Friday evening in preliminary action for the 'USA
Nationals,' a double set of qualifying heat races were held with
passing points helping to determine who would advance into the $50,000
to win crown jewel headliner. Jimmy won his first heat race while
blasting from the back to finish third in his final prelim. By earning
one of the highest passing point totals in the stellar field, Jimmy
also transferred into the dash where he ultimately wound up sixth.
After rolling off from the outside of the third row in Saturday's
100-lap main event, the "O-Show" advanced to as high as
third in the running order before suffering issues shortly past
the halfway mark and eventually retiring in the eighteenth finishing
position. Complete results from the entire 'USA Nationals' weekend
can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
JIMMY OWENS KEEPS ROLLING; TAKES
BEAVER DAM WIN!
5, 2020) Newport, Tennessee superstar Jimmy Owens added
to his 2020 win total on Tuesday night, August 4 at Beaver Dam Raceway
in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, as he dominated the World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series special to collect the $10,000 top prize!
Jimmy started off the evening by laying down the quickest lap in
Group B during qualifying and later securing a heat race triumph.
After drawing the pole position for the 50-lap main event, Jimmy
grabbed the top spot from Cade Dillard on the twelfth circuit and
never looked back en route to his fourteenth victory of the season.
The "Newport Nightmare" bested Billy Moyer, Dillard, Brian
Shirley, and Kyle Bronson last night in the Badger State to score
the five figure payday! Full results from Beaver Dam Raceway can
be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
(Chad Marquardt Photo)
OWENS VICTORIOUS IN HOOSIER DIRT
2, 2020) Jimmy Owens was busy with the World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series from July 28-August 1 in events
in the states of Iowa and Indiana. On Tuesday night on the 1/4-mile
oval at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, Jimmy set a New Track
Record during the qualifying session before securing a triumph in
his heat race. After drawing the third starting spot in the $10,000
to win headliner, Jimmy ran towards the front throughout the 50-lap
contest and eventually landed on the podium in third behind only
race winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Cade Dillard!
Team 20 then rolled into Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana on
Friday evening for the first night of the inaugural 'Hoosier Dirt
Shootout.' Jimmy clicked off the second fastest lap in Group A during
the WOOLMS qualifying session and later led flag-to-flag in his
25-lap preliminary feature to secure the $2,500 payday! The Newport,
Tennessee superstar beat Shane Clanton, Cade Dillard, Jason Feger,
and Kyle Bronson to the checkered flag to bag his thirteenth victory
of the 2020 campaign. Jimmy was then slated to be in the redraw
for Saturday's $25,000 to win 'Hoosier Dirt Shootout' at Kokomo,
but Mother Nature intervened and the mega-event was postponed by
rain to a date that will hopefully be announced soon by series officials.
Full results from each of these races can be found by logging onto
(Jim DenHamer Photo)
JIMMY OWENS WINS AGAIN IN DIRT TRACK
BANK GO 50!
26, 2020) The Ramirez Motorsports team notched their twelfth
feature win overall and the seventh triumph of 2020 with the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Thursday night, July 23 in the 'Dirt
Track Bank Go 50' at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska! After
finishing second in his heat race, Jimmy Owens led laps 5-9 of the
50-lap headliner before retaking the point for good on the 28th
circuit. The Newport, Tennessee superstar then kept the talented
field behind him to score the $12,000 windfall over Ricky Thornton,
Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, and Josh Richards!
On Friday evening, July 24 at the 4/10-mile speedplant, a double
set of preliminary heat races were held for the annual running of
the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' Jimmy placed fourth in his first
heat race of the night before storming from the tail of his final
prelim to claim the victory. After racking up the second most passing
points on Friday, Jimmy rolled off from the outside of the front
row in Saturday's $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' The
popular driver known as the "Newport Nightmare" then led
the first 43 circuits of the 101-lap crown jewel main event before
ignition problems on lap 64 dropped him to a disappointing twenty-third
place showing. Full results from the entire weekend can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
OWENS GETS PAIR OF PODIUM FINISHES
IN BUSY WEEK!
20, 2020) Jimmy Owens and his #20 team entered five high-profile
races in the states of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri from
July 13-19. On Monday in a $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series contest at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, Jimmy ran second
in his heat race before climbing to second in the 50-lapper to finish
behind only victor Josh Richards. Following a long overnight trek
to Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin for Tuesday's World
of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series showdown, Jimmy timed
in second fastest in Group B during qualifying, placed second in
his stacked heat race, and drove to steady third place podium effort
behind only $10,000 winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Cade Dillard.
Over the weekend in a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
races at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lucas Oil
Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, the current series point leader
sported a fast racecar, but endured a lot of bad luck. Jimmy was
charging to the front on Friday at Granite City before he was spun
by another competitor during the $12,000 to win headliner and was
relegated to a fifteenth place showing. Following a steady seventh
place performance in Saturday's annual 'Show-Me 100' at Wheatland,
which boasted a $20,000 paycheck, Jimmy was running second on Sunday
at Lucas Oil Speedway in the $12,000 to win 'Diamond Nationals,'
but a flat tire and right front damage helped drop him to fifteenth
in the final finishing order. Full results from the hectic week
can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com
JIMMY OWENS BREAKS WHILE LEADING
12, 2020) The Ramirez Motorsports team made their way to
Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on July 10-11 for two more
pivotal Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point races. Despite getting
rained-out at the Cincinnati-area speedplant on Saturday evening,
Friday's $12,000 to win 'Summer Sizzler Nationals' opener went off
without a hitch. Jimmy Owens qualified well and later won his heat
race in preliminary action to earn the outside of the second row
for the start of the 50-lap main event. Jimmy then took the top
spot away from early leader Jonathan Davenport on the eighteenth
circuit and was leading on a lap 27 restart when right front issues
on the #20 sent the Newport, Tennessee native hard into the turn
one wall. Jimmy was forced to retire from the race - with heavy
damage - in the twenty-second finishing position. Complete results
from Florence can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
OWENS CONTINUES ASSAULT; WINS AT
5, 2020) Jimmy Owens' 2020 win total now stands at eleven
after another $12,000 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph on
Saturday evening, July 4 in the annual 'Independence 50' at Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! Jimmy continued his all-out assault
on the national touring series by clicking off the fastest lap in
Group B during qualifying, winning his heat race, and leading each
circuit in the 50-lap main event. The current series point leader
was ahead of Jonathan Davenport, Billy Moyer, Jr., Kyle Bronson,
and Tim McCreadie at the unfurling of the checkered flag to collect
his sixth LOLMDS win of the year!
Earlier in the doubleheader weekend in the Buckeye State, Team
20 chased another $12,000 top prize on Friday night, July 3 at Muskingum
County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio. Jimmy earned Fast Time honors
overall during the qualifying session, but slipped up over the berm
during his heat race and finished fifth. Following a victory in
his B-Main, the Newport, Tennessee superstar steered past eleven
competitors during the 50-lap headliner to salvage a steady sixth
place performance behind only winner Tyler Erb, Devin Moran, Jonathan
Davenport, Tyler Carpenter, and Hudson O'Neal. Full results can
be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
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