Competes in Season-Ending Dirt Track World Championship
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
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
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
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!!
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.
Drown Pockets $5,000
for September Shootout Win at Raceway 7!
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
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!
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
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
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!
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.
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
Doug Drown Hustles to Runner-Up at
Wayne County Speedway
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...
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
Doug Drown Pockets $3,000 in ULMS
Stop at Thunder Mountain!
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.