Don O'Neal Charges
to Fourth in $10k Budweiser 50 at Granite City!
1, 2016) The #5 Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR)
team drove through the pit gate at Tri-City Speedway in Granite
City, Illinois on Friday night, April 29 to compete in the $10,000
to win 'Budweiser 50,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series. In front of a standing-room-only crowd, Don O'Neal
clicked off the sixth quickest time in Group B during qualifying
prior to running third in heat race action. After rolling off from
the outside of the sixth row in the 50-lapper, Don stormed through
the field to get up to the third position before eventually winding
up fourth in the final rundown behind only winner Scott Bloomquist,
Jonathan Davenport, and Dennis Erb, Jr. With Saturday's $12,000
to win tilt at Macon (IL) Speedway succumbing to Mother Nature,
Don sits ninth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results
from the weekend in the Land of Lincoln can be viewed online at
O'Neal Ninth in Stanley Schetrompf
Classic at Hagerstown Speedway
24, 2016) With Friday's visit to Sharon Speedway
in Hartford, Ohio wiped out by inclement weather, Don O'Neal and
the rest of the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series put
their full weekend effort into the annual running of the 'Stanley
Schetrompf Founders Day Classic' at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway
in Hagerstown, Maryland on Saturday, April 23. Don laid down the
eighth quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to running
second in heat race action. After starting the $12,000 to win main
event from the outside of the fourth row, Don held steady in the
top ten during the 60-lapper before eventually bagging a solid ninth
place effort. The Martinsville, Indiana ace currently sits tenth
in the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from Hagerstown can
be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Don O'Neal Lands on Podium in Batesville's
Bad Boy 98!
17, 2016) The #5 Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR)
team was back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on April
15-16, as the nation's premier Dirt Late Model touring series sanctioned
the annual running of the 'Bad Boy 98' at Batesville Motor Speedway
in Locust Grove, Arkansas. The two-day extravaganza drew a 45 car
field to BMS and each driver had their sights set on the hefty $20,000
winner's check. Don O'Neal qualified tenth fastest in Group B during
time trials on Friday night and later grabbed the third transfer
spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Jared Landers
and Jimmy Owens.
When the 98-lap feature event went green on Saturday evening at
BMS, Don rolled off from the outside of the sixth row. The Martinsville,
Indiana standout then drove past nine competitors during the extra-distance
affair on his way to an impressive third place podium performance
behind only victor Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Earl Pearson,
Jr. Don now finds himself tenth in the latest version of the LOLMDS
point standings following the 'Bad Boy 98.' Full results can be
viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
O'Neal Travels to Duck River Raceway
Park for WOOLMS Show
9, 2016) Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team wound
up at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee on Friday evening,
April 8 to vie for the $10,000 top prize in a World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series shootout. Don qualified tenth fastest in Group
A during time trials before running fifth in his heat race and third
in his B-Main. The Martinsville, Indiana superstar was then unfortunately
an early retiree in the 50-lap contest and was officially placed
twenty-second in the final finishing order. Complete results from
last night at DRRP can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Don O'Neal Earns Top Ten in $12k Bama
Bash at East Alabama
3, 2016) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
action heated back up over the April 1-2 weekend with first-ever
series stops at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia and East Alabama
Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama. On Friday night in front
of a jammed-packed crowd at Boyd's, Don O'Neal timed in thirteenth
fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth
and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the
$10,000 to win main event from the outside of the seventh row, Don
wound up placing seventeenth in the final rundown of the 50-lapper
at the Chattanooga-area oval.
At EAMS on Saturday evening, the annual running of the 'Bama Bash'
took place and a $12,000 payday was on the line. Don qualified eighteenth
quickest overall during time trials and later ran fifth in his stacked
heat race. The Martinsville, Indiana star was then able to improve
six spots during the course of the 60-lap contest en route to a
solid ninth place effort. Don now sits ninth in the latest version
of the LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader weekend.
Complete results from both races can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
O'Neal Rallies Through Buckeye Spring
50 Field to Net Eleventh Place Finish
20, 2016) The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team
returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene on Friday
evening, March 18 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. The 'Buckeye
Spring 50' boasted a $10,000 payday and attracted a stellar field
of fifty Super Late Model entrants. Don O'Neal qualified eighth
quickest in Group A during time trials, but later ran eighth in
his loaded heat race and third in his B-Main. After receiving an
emergency provisional to gain access into the 50-lapper, Don rallied
past fourteen competitors during the caution-free affair to salvage
a steady eleventh place performance.
On Saturday night, March 19, Don and the #5 team were scheduled
to be in attendance at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana for the annual running of the 'Indiana Icebreaker.' However,
the $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series spectacular
was postponed to April 9 due to inclement weather. Don currently
finds himself tenth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings
following the 'Buckeye Spring 50.' Full results from Atomic Speedway
can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Don O'Neal Hard Charges to Seventh
in $15,000 Tennessee Tipoff!
13, 2016) The #5 CBR team returned to racing
action over the March 11-12 weekend in the 'Tennessee Tipoff' at
Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. A strong 27 car
field assembled at the historic 1/2-mile facility to vie for the
$15,000 winner's check in the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals
Series opener. On Friday night, Don O'Neal qualified tenth quickest
in Group B during time trials prior to grabbing the fourth and final
transfer spot in his stacked heat race. After starting Saturday's
75-lap headliner from the outside of the eighth row, Don stormed
through the talented field to gain nine positions and ultimately
a solid seventh place effort. Complete results from Smoky Mountain
Speedway can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.