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OWENS OFFICIALLY A FOUR-TIME LOLMDS CHAMPION!!!
(October 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. (Heath Lawson Photography)

JIMMY OWENS RELEASES 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP GEAR!
(October 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 page of the website!

OWENS SUFFERS LATE FLAT TIRE IN PITTSBURGHER 100...
(October 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 JACKSON 100
(September 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 FOR $7,000!
(September 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. (Heath Lawson Photography)

OWENS ENDURES LONG WEEKEND AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY...
(September 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 place effort.

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
(September 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. (MM Photography)

OWENS LANDS ON PODIUM IN PORT ROYAL OPENER!
(August 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!
(August 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. (Heath Lawson Photography)

OWENS NABS FOURTH RALPH LATHAM MEMORIAL WIN!
(August 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 O'Neal!

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. (Heath Lawson Photography)

"O-SHOW" RUNNER-UP IN USA NATIONALS OPENER!
(August 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!
(August 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 SHOOTOUT PRELIM!
(August 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 www.woolms.com. (Jim DenHamer Photo)

JIMMY OWENS WINS AGAIN IN DIRT TRACK BANK GO 50!
(July 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. (Heath Lawson Photography)

OWENS GETS PAIR OF PODIUM FINISHES IN BUSY WEEK!
(July 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 and www.woolms.com. (Fast Track Photos)

JIMMY OWENS BREAKS WHILE LEADING AT FLORENCE...
(July 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. (MM Photography)

OWENS CONTINUES ASSAULT; WINS AT PORTSMOUTH!
(July 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. (Heath Lawson Photography)

 

 

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