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March 17, 2014 Mark Dowdy Starts 2014 Season Off with an Eighth Place Finish at Duck River Raceway Park
Talladega Short Track Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series Up Next
Waterloo, Al (03/17/2014) – Mark Dowdy, America’s First Paralyzed Dirt Late Model Driver and the Mark Dowdy Racing team kicked the 2014 season off at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, TN) this past Saturday March 15th, bringing home an eighth place finish in the Action Track Chair/Liquid Nitro/DLS Worldwide/Tennessee National Raceway/Killer Chassis.
Scheduled to be the season opener for MDR was the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series www.525superseies.com
at Talladega Short Track (Talladega, Al) on March 15th, was postponed due inclement weather and rescheduled for Saturday March 22nd, so team MDR loaded up and head north to Duck River Raceway Park.
Dowdy would go out and qualify 8th fastest with a 13.39 sec. lap around the speedway of the 11 super late model entries signed into the Duck River Raceway Park event.
Feature time hit the track in the Action Track Chair/Liquid Nitro/DLS Worldwide/Tennessee National Raceway/Killer Chassis was ready to make a charge, starting eighth on the grid of the 11 entries. Dowdy took the green flag and made no mistakes, riding eighth on the field before the first caution of three would wave on lap one. The complete field would re-set and go green for a complete re-start. As the green waved Dowdy was up on the wheel, mixing it up with the 6th and 7th place cars in the early laps but would drop to the 10th position by lap 5, caution would wave on lap 11 and Dowdy would ride in 10th. The green flag wave once again on the restart and Dowdy gained one position to 9th before the third caution would wave on lap 14. On the lap 14 restart, Dowdy would once again gain another position to 8th. Finally getting settled in Dowdy was able to get a rhythm going and make a charge for the seventh position, but laps would run out on the 25 lap feature and the Action Track Chair/Liquid Nitro/DLS Worldwide/Tennessee National Raceway/Killer Chassis would finish in the 8th position
New Team MDR member, Houston Hinton also made the trip to Duck River Raceway Park to compete in the 2 Barrel/Crate Late Model division. Houston would qualify 18th with a 14.23 sec. lap around the ¼ bullring. Houston would have to start in the rear of the 21 car field due to a weight infraction after his qualifying run. Starting 21st on the grid and with only his first time at Duck River Raceway Park, Houston was quick to adapt to the tricky fast paced bullring. Houston would race to an 11th place finish in the 20 lap feature in the Dowdy Welding & Fabrication//Liquid Nitro/DLS Worldwide/Rocket Chassis.
Mark Dowdy Racing will be returning to action this upcoming weekend March 22nd for the rescheduled Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series www.525superseries.com
50 lap $3000 To-Win event at Talladega Short Track.
Mark Dowdy Racing is proud to have on board as partners & sponsors: Action Trackchair www.actiontrackchair.com
Liquid Nitro www.nitrobeverages.com
,DLS Worldwide www.rrdonnelley.com/dlsworldwide
, Tennessee National Raceway www.racetn.com
, Killer Chassis www.killerchassis.com
, Dowdy Welding and Fabrication (Waterloo, Al) JP.Motorsports Promotions (Mt. Pleasant, TN) www.jpmpromote.com
,FK Rod Ends www.fkrodends.com
,Fragola Performance Systems www.fragolaperformancesystems.com
, KRC Power Steering www.krcpower.com
DBR Starters www.DBRstarters.com
, Dillard Media, D & R Hardware (Waterloo, AL) (256) 766-4238, and The Turn3 Gang