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Jimmy Owens and the Rowland Racing/Widow Wax team tackled a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events over the Labor Day Weekend.
On Friday, the series invaded the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. After finishing second behind Scott Bloomquist in the fourth heat race, Owens started eighth in the 50-lap main event and crossed the finish line with a fourth-place finish.
Saturday took the team to the Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, for the Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble. After finishing second in the fourth heat race again, "The Newport Nightmare" rolled off eighth on the feature race grid in the No. 20 Widow Wax machine. Owens survived a spectacular battle for second among several drivers throughout the race to take the runner-up spot behind Bloomquist.
“We were all mixing it up,” Owens said. “The fans had to enjoy that race for second. None of us had anything for Scott [Bloomquist]. Congrats to him and his team on the win. I want to thank Bryan Rowland for giving me this opportunity. Everybody on the Widow Wax team is working hard and we keep getting close to taking this car to victory lane.”
The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at the I-77 Speedway in Fairplain, W. Va., for the Hillbilly Hundred—the nation's oldest running dirt late model event. Miller Welders Fast Time in Group B was Owens with a lap of 13.590 seconds. He won the third heat race and started on the outside of the front row for the 100-lap main event. Troubles struck in the feature, however, and Owens was saddled with a disappointing 15th-place finish.
The team will head to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, next Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 10-12, for the 45th Annual World 100.
Jonathan Davenport continues atop the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points, leading Bloomquist by 90 points with Owens sitting third and 310 markers out of first place. For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and follow the series at www.facebook.com/lucasdirt, www.twitter.com/lucasdirt, and, www.instagram.com/lucasdirt.