(May 28, 2016)
Jimmy Owens became a 4-time winner of the Show-Me 100 by taking the $30,000 victory on Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway. In front of a tremendous crowd and while closing out an absolutely action-packed race that was filled with drama, Owens picked up the lead for the final time when Scott Bloomquist lost a left rear wheel and Bobby Pierce had to pit with a flat tire.

After the final caution on lap 98 for Pierce, Owens led a 2-lap dash to the finish for the victory in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/Lucas Oil MLRA co-sanctioned event. Bloomquist fought back to finish second, followed by Jesse Stovall, Jonathan Davenport and Tony Jackson Jr.

“We felt we had the best car here all weekend. I started having rear brake problems. The car started to really push and it wouldn’t go through the corners. We had that final caution there near the end, and I was hoping to stay green. I would rather be lucky than good sometimes, and it’s going to be a great ride home. I want to thank everyone at R&W Motorsports, Barry and Lance Wright, and all the crew. They have all worked so hard for this. This is just awesome,” said Owens in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 54th time in his career.

“A big thanks to E3 Spark Plus, Wehrs Machine, and Ohlins Shocks, they all proved themselves tonight. Also thanks to a new sponsor; Cheap Cars. Thanks to Red Line Oil, and especially to Chris Davis of Midwest Sheet Metal. Thank God everybody had a safe night; there were some tough wrecks out there tonight. That highside was treacherous, but that’s where you had to be.” (Heath Lawson Photography)


(December 31, 2015)
As the calendar gets ready to turn to 2016, three-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion Jimmy Owens announced today that he has paired with R&W Motorsports for the upcoming racing season. R&W Motorsports fills the void left by Rowland Racing, who Jimmy was not able to come to agreeable terms with for the '16 campaign. Jimmy and Rowland Racing reached victory lane on four different occasions together in 2015 including capturing the $25,000 top prize in the 'National 100' at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama and the $12,000 payday in a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown at the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. The Newport, Tennessee superstar also parlayed a consistent year on the LOLMDS tour into a third place showing in the final series point standings.

"It is unfortunate that we couldn't work out something with Bryan Rowland, Rowland Racing, and Widow Wax for the 2016 season," commented Owens earlier today. "I have to thank them for all of their support last year and I wish them nothing but the best in the future. I also have to thank R&W Motorsports for quickly stepping in and I look forward to racing with those guys in 2016 and beyond. It was a deal that just came about very recently, so all of the details are not quite ironed out yet, but we hope to have everything ready to go for Speedweeks in February."

With the new team, Jimmy also announced today that he will field a new chassis/engine combination for the upcoming 2016 season. The popular driver known as the "Newport Nightmare" will pilot Barry Wright Race Cars, which will be prepared by legendary Cowpens, South Carolina car builder Barry Wright and his son Lance Wright. Jimmy drove a new BWRC car in a handful of races at the end of 2015, one of which netted him his $25,000 'National 100' triumph at EAMS. Also new for 2016 will be a switch underneath of the hood of the #20 machine. Custom Race Engines, of Knoxville, Tennessee, will provide the ground-pounding power for the newly-formed R&W Motorsports team.

More details such as schedule plans and sponsors will be released very shortly. Keep up-to-date with the latest news and information concerning Jimmy Owens and the R&W Motorsports team by pointing your Internet browser to www.JimmyOwens20.com. (MRM Racing Photo)



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