Drown Competes in Season-Ending Dirt Track World Championship
(October 22, 2018) Next up on the racing calendar for Doug Drown Racing (DDR) was a visit to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio from October 19-21 for the 38th edition of the 'Dirt Track World Championship.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season finale took place at the facility on the banks of the Ohio River and a gargantuan $100,000 paycheck was on the line. Doug Drown ran third in his first heat race on Friday night prior to placing eighth in his final prelim. Doug was then unfortunately caught up in an opening lap wreck in his B-Main on Saturday evening, which dropped him to a fourteenth place finish. The Wooster, Ohio ace was not able to transfer into the 100-lap DTWC that was eventually run on Sunday afternoon and won by Josh Richards. Complete results from the 2018 season finale at PRP can be obtained by accessing www.lucasdirt.com.

Doug Drown Enters Completion of the World 100 Weekend
(October 14, 2018) Over a month removed from the original 'World 100' date, the completion of the rain-postponed crown jewel spectacular took place on October 12-13 at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Action was scheduled to start on Friday evening at the "Big E" with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25s, but additional inclement weather pushed back the preliminary program to Saturday afternoon. Doug Drown placed ninth in both his heat race and his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the 25-lap daytime sprint.

Following a several hour break to clear the grandstands and rework the racetrack, the nighttime portion of the day/night doubleheader took place on Saturday evening and all eyes were focused on capturing the $51,000 top prize in the 48th edition of the 'World 100.' Doug finished seventh in his loaded heat race and later wound up thirteenth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Wooster, Ohio ace was not able to advance into the 100-lapper that was eventually won by Tim McCreadie. Complete results from Eldora Speedway can be located online by visiting www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Drown Solid in Doubleheader Weekend at Thunder Mountain
(September 30, 2018) Doug Drown Racing (DDR) ventured to Thunder Mountain Speedway in Knox Dale, Pennsylvania on September 28-29 for a pair of lucrative Super Late Model showdowns. On Friday night in the $4,000 to win weekend opener, Doug Drown won his heat race, but went with a wrong tire selection in the 27-lap feature before pitting for new rubber and blasting back from the tail to salvage a fourth place effort behind only victor Kyle Hardy, Boom Briggs, and Charles Powell, Jr. In Saturday's $7,000 to win weekend finale, Doug placed second in his heat race before slipping back to ninth in the final finishing order of the 40-lapper. Complete results from both weekend races can be accessed online at www.thundermountainspeedwaypa.com.

Doug Drown Wins Another $3,000 in Wayne County Sweep!!
(September 23, 2018) Doug Drown and his #12 DDR team swept the 'Ohio Dirt Blowout' weekend on September 21-22 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio! On Friday night, Doug won his heat race in preliminary action prior to taking the lead on lap eight of the main event from his seventh starting spot. The Wooster, Ohio ace then dominated the rest of the distance to secure the $1,000 payday over Ryan Markham, Ben Mott, Brad Malcuit, and Mitch Caskey. At Wayne County on Saturday evening, Doug ran second in his heat race and later led the final two laps of the unsanctioned main event to score the $2,000 top prize over Ryan Markham, Corey Conley, Charlie Duncan, and Mitch Caskey. Full results from the 'Ohio Dirt Blowout' doubleheader can be accessed online at www.waynecountyspeedway.com. (Hutch Photos)

Drown Pockets $5,000 for September Shootout Win at Raceway 7!
(September 16, 2018) "Hammer Down" Doug Drown, of Wooster, Ohio, landed in victory lane for the fifth time in 2018 on Saturday evening, September 15 in a rare visit to Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio! In the unsanctioned 'September Shootout,' Doug knocked down the quickest lap of the 24 entrants to earn Fast Time honors and an extra $200 bonus. Following a heat race triumph, Doug led each and every one of the forty feature laps to claim the $5,000 winner's check over Darrell Bossard, Jared Miley, Mike Maresca, and Alex Ferree! Complete results from last night at the Buckeye State oval can be accessed online at www.raceway7.com. (Bill Galford Photo)

Doug Drown Transfers into Twin 25; World 100 Postponed
(September 9, 2018) Next up on the racing calendar for the #12 team was the 48th running of the famous 'World 100,' which was scheduled to run on the high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 6-8. With the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon postponing all of the action on Friday and Saturday until October 12-13, Doug Drown competed in only his $10,000 to win Twin 25 at the "Big E" on Thursday night. After rain showers pushed back the program until the wee hours of Friday morning, Doug ran fifth in his stacked heat race prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his consolation race. The Wooster, Ohio ace then picked off seven competitors during his 25-lapper to secure a seventeenth place showing. Complete results from the rainy weekend in the Buckeye State can be located by logging onto www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Drown Drives to Podium Effort in Attica Special Event!
(September 1, 2018) Doug Drown, of Wooster, Ohio, invaded Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday evening, August 31 for a $2,000 to win special event for the UMP Super Late Models. Doug won his heat race from the fourth starting position before rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 25-lap main event. Doug then streaked past a handful of competitors during the feature on his way to a strong third place podium effort behind only race winner Matt Miller and runner-up Rusty Schlenk! Full results from Attica can be found online at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Doug Drown Transfers into Dirt Million Duel at Mansfield
(August 26, 2018) The #12 DDR team ventured to the immaculate Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio from August 24-25 for the inaugural running of the 'Dirt Million.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series was the sanctioning body of choice for the two-day spectacular, which kicked off on Friday night with a pair of $10,000 to win 'Dirt Million' duels. Doug Drown grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race and later wound up seventeenth in the final rundown of the 30-lap duel race.

On Saturday evening at Mansfield, a standing-room-only crowd poured into the facility to witness the most lucrative Super Late Model race in 2018, as the 'Dirt Million' paid a whopping nearly $203,000 to the winner. Doug was solid the entire night, as he finished third in both his heat race and his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Wooster, Ohio ace missed out on a coveted transfer position through his consolation event by a matter of a few inches. Complete results from both nights at Mansfield can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Drown Advances into Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence Speedway
(August 12, 2018) "Hammer Down" Doug Drown found himself in the pit area at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 8-11 for a huge stretch of racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. On Wednesday night in the opener, Doug placed third in his stacked heat race and later started the $12,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial' from the outside of the seventh row. Due to the rugged track conditions, Doug wound up retiring early in the rain-shortened 50-lapper in the twenty-third position. The Wooster, Ohio ace then unfortunately missed out on transferring into the $10,000 to win 'North/South Shootout' on Thursday evening and the $50,000 to win 'North/South 100' over the weekend. Complete results from the long week at Florence Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Doug Drown Drives #240 Machine to Wayne County Victory Lane!
(August 5, 2018) Wooster, Ohio ace Doug Drown made a last minute decision to pilot the #240 machine once again on Saturday evening, August 4 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio and racked up his fourth win of the 2018 campaign! Doug won his heat race in preliminary action and later started fifth on the grid in the 25-lap weekly Super Late Model main event. Doug then streaked to the front early in the contest and drove off from the field to capture the $1,000 payday ahead of Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit, Jerry Aber, and DJ Miller! Complete results from last night at the Buckeye State oval can be located online at www.waynecountyspeedway.com. (Hutch Photos)

Drown Wheels #240 Machine to Fifth Place Wayne County Effort
(July 29, 2018) Doug Drown, of Wooster, Ohio, entered a pair of Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week specials from July 26-28 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio and Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. On Thursday evening at Atomic, Doug knocked down the sixth quickest time in his own #12 ride during the qualifying session, but unfortunately lost a right rear wheel during the fast dash. Due to the damage inflicted to his Longhorn car in the incident, Doug was forced to scratch for the night and did not compete in the $3,000 to win main event.

At Wayne County on Saturday, another $3,000 top prize was on the line and Doug wheeled Charlie Duncan's #240 machine. "Hammer Down" clicked off the ninth quickest lap during time trials prior to running second in his heat race. Doug then climbed up to fifth in the A-Main to finish behind only victor Chub Frank, Mike Maresca, Rod Conley, and Tim Dohm. Full results from both weekend shows can be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net and www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Doug Drown Hustles to Runner-Up at Wayne County Speedway
(July 15, 2018) Doug Drown Racing (DDR) returned to dirt-slinging competition on Saturday evening, July 14 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. A weekly Super Late Model program was held at WCS and a $1,000 payday was on the line. Doug Drown ran second in heat race action and later started the 25-lap headliner from the outside of the fourth row. Doug then streaked past six competitors during the feature event and eventually garnered a strong runner-up effort behind only victor Ryan Markham! Complete results from last night at the Buckeye State oval can be located online at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Hectic Stretch of Lucas Oil Action in Buckeye State of Ohio...
(July 3, 2018) The hectic stretch of racing leading up to the 4th of July holiday wrapped up tonight at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over another $12,000 to win throwdown. In front of a huge crowd at MCS, Doug Drown posted the ninth quickest time in Group A during qualifying before running seventh in heat race action. After grabbing the fourth transfer spot through the B-Main, Doug worked his way past six competitors during the 50-lap headliner en route to a fourteenth place feature showing.

(July 2, 2018) The third round of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action in the Buckeye State took the DDR team to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio tonight for the annual running of the 'Steel Valley 50.' Doug Drown grabbed the fifth transfer spot through his heat race and later started the $12,000 to win headliner from the outside of the seventh row. Unfortunately, Doug completed only 35 circuits in the caution-free affair and wound up twenty-fourth in the final finishing order.

(July 1, 2018) Another $12,000 top prize was on the line for the cars and stars racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. Doug Drown was one of 35 entrants at the pristine facility to compete in the 2nd Annual 'Freedom 50.' Doug placed sixth in his stacked heat race and fourth in his B-Main, which once again narrowly kept him out of the 50-lapper that was won by Don O'Neal.

(June 30, 2018) The opening leg of a four-race Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series stretch in the Buckeye State of Ohio kicked off tonight on the banks of the Ohio River at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. A strong field of 38 competitors signed into PRP to vie for the $12,000 top prize in the annual running of the 'Independence 50.' Doug Drown ran seventh in his loaded heat race and fifth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, that was a few mere spots away from a coveted transfer position into the 50-lap feature event that was eventually won by Jason Jameson.

Drown Fifth at Attica; Battles Outlaws at Wayne County Speedway
(June 17, 2018) Doug Drown, of Wooster, Ohio, headed to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio and Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio over the June 15-16 weekend. In a weekly Super Late Model show on Friday night at Attica, Doug won his heat race prior to passing five competitors during the $1,200 to win feature event en route to a solid fifth place performance behind only winner Ryan Markham, Steve Kester, Eric Spangler, and Devin Shiels. On Saturday evening at Wayne County, the cars and stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series roared into town to compete for a $10,000 payday. Doug placed third in his heat race and took the lead briefly in the 50-lapper before a tire went down, which sent him hard into the wall. "Hammer Down" returned to the racing surface after a stop in the pits, but could only manage a fourteenth place effort. Full results can be found online at www.atticaracewaypark.com and www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Doug Drown Pockets $3,000 in ULMS Stop at Thunder Mountain!
(June 10, 2018) Doug Drown Racing (DDR) picked up their third checkered flag of the 2018 campaign on Friday evening, June 8 at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Knox Dale, Pennsylvania! Doug Drown stopped the clock fourth fastest overall during ULMS Series qualifying and later finished third in his heat race. After starting the 30-lapper from the outside of the fourth row, Doug streaked to the race lead after only 14 circuits and led the remainder of the feature distance to pocket the $3,000 top prize over Mike Maresca, Doug Eck, Charles Powell, Jr., and Jon Lee! Saturday's ULMS stop at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio was then washed out by inclement weather. Full results can be found online at www.ulmsracing.com.

 

 

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