NABS TOP FIVE IN PDC PRELIM FEATURE!
31, 2022) A hectic month of July finally came to a close
from July 25-30 with special events across Iowa and Illinois. On
Monday at Boone Speedway in Boone, Iowa in the 'Hawkeye 50,' which
was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model
Series and boasted a $20,000 paycheck, Jimmy Owens ran second in
his heat race before slipping back to eleventh in the final rundown
of the 50-lap headliner. At Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa
on Tuesday with the MARS Racing Series, Jimmy grabbed the third
transfer spot through his loaded heat race, but was unfortunately
an early retiree in the $10,000 to win main event and was relegated
to a twenty-fifth place showing.
Next up was the annual running of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' over
the weekend at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. With 81
cars in attendance, Jimmy stopped the clock eleventh quickest in
Group A during World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series
qualifying on Friday before grabbing the fourth and final transfer
position through his $3,000 preliminary feature behind only winner
Garrett Smith, Garrett Alberson, and Tyler Bruening. When Saturday
rolled around in front of the jammed-packed grandstands, the "O-Show"
started thirteenth in the $50,000 to win PDC, but unfortunately
headed pitside early in the 100-lapper and was paid for a twenty-sixth
place effort. Complete results can be found online at www.woolms.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
TOP TEN FOR
OWENS IN $53,000 SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS
25, 2022) Yet another busy week greeted Team 20 from July
19-24 at a pair of different venues: Huset's Speedway in Brandon,
South Dakota and I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. On Tuesday
in the first-ever stop by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to
Huset's, Jimmy Owens clicked off the eighth quickest time overall
during qualifying before running second in his stacked heat race.
After rolling off from the inside of the third row in the $10,000
to win headliner, Jimmy unfortunately ran into mechanical issues,
pitted several times, and was officially placed eleventh in the
final rundown of the 40-lap feature.
The annual running of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' was then held
at I-80 Speedway and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again
presided over all of the action. On Thursday in the $12,000 to win
'Dirt Track Bank Go 50,' Jimmy placed second in his heat race before
sliding to seventeenth at the checkers of the 50-lapper. In the
double round of heat races on Friday night, Jimmy finished second
in his first heat race, while he advanced to fifth in his final
round. By virtue of accumulating the eighth most passing points,
the Newport, Tennessee ace rolled off from the outside of the fourth
row in the $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was pushed
back to Sunday due to inclement weather. At the conclusion of the
80-lap contest, Jimmy brought his #20 Longhorn Chassis home in the
ninth finishing position. Full results can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
(Heath Lawson Photo)
FLEXES MUSCLE IN MISSOURI RUNNER-UPS!
17, 2022) A five-race week for the #20 team was on tap
from July 11-16 in the states of Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. Things
kicked off with a pair of $20,000 to win XR Super Series battles
at Stuart Speedway in Stuart, Iowa. On Monday in the opener, Jimmy
Owens placed fourth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later
climbed up to thirteenth in the 50-lap feature. At Stuart on Tuesday,
Jimmy earned Fast Time honors during qualifying, won his heat race,
and later led the first fourteen circuits of the 50-lapper before
finishing fourth at the checkers behind only race winner Chris Madden,
Bobby Pierce, and Jonathan Davenport.
Next up was a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shootouts
at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, Tri-City Speedway
in Granite City, Illinois, and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland,
Missouri. On Thursday at I-70, Jimmy won his heat race and led the
first eleven laps of the 30-lap main event before finishing a close
runner-up behind only $10,000 victor Hudson O'Neal. At Granite City
on Friday in a $12,000 to win contest, Jimmy ran second in his heat
race and third in the 50-lap headliner behind only winner Hudson
O'Neal and runner-up Tim McCreadie. In the finale at Wheatland on
Saturday, the Newport, Tennessee ace won his heat race and led only
the first lap of the feature before placing second in the 'CMH Diamond
Nationals' behind only $15,000 race winner Johnny Scott. Full results
can be found online at www.racexr.com
(Heath Lawson Photo)
AT DAVENPORT; SOLID IN GOPHER 50
10, 2022) Jimmy Owens and Team 20 were in action with the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series from July 6-9 at Davenport Speedway
in Davenport, Iowa and Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota.
On the 1/4-mile Davenport oval on Wednesday, a $10,000 top prize
was up for grabs in the single day showdown. Jimmy ran third in
his heat race and later picked off five competitors during the course
of the 40-lap feature to land in the fourth finishing position behind
only victor Hudson O'Neal, Brandon Overton, and Mike Marlar!
At Deer Creek, a trio of races - that were also co-sanctioned by
the Lucas Oil MLRA Series - made up the annual running of the 'Gopher
50.' In Thursday's $5,000 to win preliminary event, Jimmy grabbed
the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race prior to
finishing tenth in the 25-lap sprint. The Newport, Tennessee ace
then ran third in his heat race and ninth in the 25-lapper during
Friday's $5,000 to win program.
On Saturday evening in the grand finale, a whopping $50,000 paycheck
was on the line in the annual 'Gopher 50.' Jimmy rolled off from
the inside of the fourth row in the 75-lap headliner and immediately
pointed his Ramirez Motorsports ride to the front of the field.
He climbed to as high as second in the running order before a flat
right rear tire sent him pitside on lap 54. After attention by his
crew, Jimmy salvaged a sixteenth place performance out of the 'Gopher
50.' Complete results from each day of racing action can be found
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
(Heath Lawson Photo)
TRANSFERS INTO FIRECRACKER 100
26, 2022) The #20 team made their way to the storied Lernerville
Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania from June 23-25 for the 16th edition
of the 'Firecracker 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned
the lucrative mega-event for the very first time and 54 competitors
piled into the pit area at the Keystone State speedplant to do battle
in the three day extravaganza. On Thursday night in a $6,000 to
win preliminary event, Jimmy Owens placed fifth in his heat race,
second in his B-Main, and eighteenth in the 30-lap sprint. During
a similar $6,000 to win show on Friday evening, Jimmy ran fourth
in his loaded heat race and won his B-Main prior to advancing up
to thirteenth in the 30-lapper.
When Saturday rolled around at Lernerville Speedway,
a huge crowd assembled to witness who would go home with the whopping
$50,000 top prize in the 'Firecracker 100' grand finale. Jimmy grabbed
the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race
and later rolled off from the inside of the eighth row in the 100-lap
headliner. After unfortunately getting spun early in the contest
and heading to the back of the pack, Jimmy was able to salvage a
thirteenth place effort in the extra-distance affair. Complete results
from the entire weekend can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
(Ryan Neiderlander Photo)
WINS MOUNTAIN MOONSHINE CLASSIC PRELIM!
19, 2022) Jimmy Owens captured his fourth victory of the
2022 campaign on Friday night, June 17 in the 'Mountain Moonshine
Classic' opener at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee!
Jimmy stopped the clock third fastest in Group B during Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series qualifying before winning his heat race.
After starting his feature from the pole position, Jimmy led each
of the thirty circuits to bag the $5,000 windfall ahead of runner-up
Jonathan Davenport, Carson Ferguson, Vic Hill, and Zack Mitchell.
On Saturday, June 18 in the $50,000 to win weekend finale, the Newport,
Tennessee superstar placed fourth in his stacked heat race prior
to advancing to thirteenth in the 60-lap headliner.
Earlier in the busy week, Team 20 competed in a XR Super Series
doubleheader on Monday and Tuesday at Belleville High Banks in Belleville,
Kansas. On Monday evening on the monstrous 1/2-mile oval, Jimmy
finished second in his heat race and sixth in the $20,000 to win
main event. At Belleville on the tiny 1/4-mile infield bullring
on Tuesday, Jimmy earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying
session prior to securing a triumph in heat race action. After starting
the 50-lapper from the pole position and eyeing the whopping $40,000
payday, Jimmy unfortunately slipped over the banking on a few different
occasions and was ultimately paid for a twelfth place performance.
Complete results from all four races this week can be located online
JIMMY OWENS TRANSFERS INTO ELDORA
12, 2022) The Ramirez Motorsports team made their way to
the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 8-11 to compete
in both the 'Eldora Million' and the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Following
a wash-out of Wednesday's action at the 1/2-mile speedplant, the
entire 'Eldora Million' extravaganza was held on Thursday. Jimmy
Owens finished fifth in his daytime heat race and later advanced
to fourteenth in his $12,000 to win preliminary feature. At night,
Jimmy placed fourth in his stacked heat race prior to securing a
victory in his B-Main to transfer into the lucrative 'Eldora Million'
headliner, which boasted a $1,002,022 top prize. The Newport, Tennessee
superstar unfortunately suffered a flat right rear tire on lap 84
of the 101-lap affair and was paid for a nineteenth place effort.
On Friday evening at the "Big E," the preliminary action
started for the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Jimmy
ran second in his heat race, but the $12,000 to win A-Main was pushed
back to Saturday afternoon due to rain showers. The "Newport
Nightmare" wound up finishing eleventh in the daytime 25-lapper
and then set his sights on competing for the $128,000 paycheck later
that evening. Unfortunately while battling for a coveted transfer
spot in his heat race, Jimmy suffered a mechanical issue and hit
the turn one wall hard - dropping him to eleventh in his heat and
costing him a shot of advancing into the 100-lap crown jewel main
event. Complete results from the long, rainy week at Eldora Speedway
can be viewed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Josh James Artwork)
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTED
BY 411 WIN!
31, 2022) A huge Memorial Day holiday weekend for Ramirez
Motorsports was headlined by their third victory of 2022 on Monday,
May 30 in the annual 'Scott Sexton Memorial' at 411 Motor Speedway
in Seymour, Tennessee! Jimmy Owens started off the evening by posting
the fourth quickest lap in Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series
qualifying before running second in his heat race. Jimmy then continued
his dominance at the Volunteer State facility in the 52-lap headliner
by streaking to the lead on lap forty and holding the point for
the remainder of the distance. At the checkers, Jimmy had collected
the $10,052 top prize ahead of a top five that consisted of runner-up
Dale McDowell, Mack McCarter, Cory Hedgecock, and Ricky Weiss!
Earlier in the weekend, Team 20 was in action in the 30th Annual
'Show-Me 100' at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. Following
Thursday's rain-out, a $6,000 payday was on the line on Friday night
in a preliminary program. Jimmy ran second in his heat race before
moving past four competitors during the 40-lapper to land on the
podium in third behind only victor Johnny Scott and runner-up Jonathan
Davenport. By virtue of accumulating the third most points, the
Newport, Tennessee superstar rolled off from the inside of the second
row in Saturday's 100-lap headliner. Jimmy raced all over the top
five in the crown jewel event and eventually nabbed a strong fourth
place performance behind only $50,000 winner Chris Ferguson, Ricky
Thornton, Jr., and Tim McCreadie! Complete results from each holiday
weekend race can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com
OWENS FIFTH AT FARLEY; TENTH AT 34
23, 2022) Jimmy Owens and his #20 team trekked west to
the Hawkeye State from May 20-22 for a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series showdowns. On Friday night at 300 Raceway in Farley,
Iowa, Jimmy placed sixth in his loaded heat race and later started
the $12,000 to win headliner from the outside of the ninth row.
Jimmy then steered his new Longhorn Chassis past thirteen competitors
during the 50-lap contest en route to a stellar fifth place performance
behind only winner Tyler Erb, Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Thornton,
Jr., and Hudson O'Neal.
Following a rain-out at 34 Raceway on Saturday evening, the $15,000
to win program was contested on Sunday at the West Burlington, Iowa
facility. Jimmy qualified fifth fastest overall during the qualifying
session before running third in his heat race. The Newport, Tennessee
ace then fought hard for a top ten showing in the caution-free 50-lapper
and was eventually paid for a tenth place effort. Jimmy now finds
himself fourth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings
exiting the Hawkeye State. Complete results from both ovals can
be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
JIMMY OWENS GETS PAIR OF CHARLOTTE
15, 2022) The Ramirez Motorsports team invaded The Dirt
Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina from May 11-14 to
compete in four XR Super Series shows that made up the 'Colossal
100' weekend. In Wednesday's $25,000 to win weekend opener, Jimmy
Owens ran second in his loaded heat race prior to placing ninth
in the 30-lap feature event. At Charlotte on Thursday night in a
similar $25,000 to win shootout, Jimmy unfortunately missed out
on the 30-lap main event after finishing seventh in both his heat
race and his B-Main.
On Friday evening at the 4/10-mile speedplant, Mother Nature took
home the victory, as inclement weather wiped out the $25,000 to
win throwdown. The 'Colossal 100' weekend then wrapped up in a big
way on Saturday, as a whopping $50,000 top prize was up for grabs
in the grand finale. Jimmy laid down the tenth quickest lap in Group
A during the qualifying session prior to nabbing the second transfer
spot through his stacked heat race. The Newport, Tennessee ace then
recorded his second top ten performance of the week by bringing
his #20 Longhorn Chassis home in the eighth finishing position after
fifty green flag circuits. Complete results from The Dirt Track
at Charlotte can be accessed online at www.racexr.com.
OWENS SIXTH IN $50K DAIRYLAND SHOWDOWN
8, 2022) Jimmy Owens and his #20 team trekked north to
Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin from May
5-7 for the 'Dairyland Showdown.' The two-day World of Outlaws Case
Construction Late Model Series extravaganza started with a pair
of $10,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Jimmy
unfortunately missed out on the 40-lap feature after brake issues
helped lead to a tenth place finish in his heat race and a ninth
place effort in his B-Main. At MTS on Friday evening, Jimmy fared
much better, as he placed third in his heat race before climbing
to sixth in the 40-lapper to trail only victor Jonathan Davenport,
Bobby Pierce, Tyler Erb, Spencer Hughes, and Cade Dillard.
The 'Dairyland Showdown' then wrapped up on Saturday evening with
a grand finale that boasted a whopping $50,000 winner's check. Jimmy
knocked down the eighth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying
session prior to nabbing a second place finish in his loaded heat
race. After redrawing the seventh starting spot before the drop
of the green flag in the 75-lap headliner, the Newport, Tennessee
ace advanced up inside of the top five before slipping to sixth
at the checkers to trail only winner Mike Marlar, Tyler Erb, Josh
Richards, James Giossi, and Dennis Erb, Jr. Complete results from
all three races in the Badger State can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
(Jacy Norgaard Photo)
PAIR OF TOP TENS FOR JIMMY OWENS
IN BRISTOL BASH
1, 2022) The month of April for Ramirez Motorsports wrapped
up in a big way on April 29-30 with the 2nd Annual 'Bristol Bash'
at the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.
The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series presided
over a pair of lucrative events, each of which boasted a $25,000
winner's check. On Friday night in the opener, Jimmy Owens placed
sixth in his heat race prior to passing eleven cars during the 30-lap
feature on his way to a solid sixth place effort. In Saturday's
weekend finale, Jimmy ran fourth in heat race action before winding
up tenth in the final finishing order of the 30-lapper. Full results
from both 'Bristol Bash' battles can be found online by logging
(Josh James Artwork)