Don O'Neal Releases Tentative Version of 2015 Racing Schedule!
(December 30, 2014)
As the new year rapidly approaches, Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team released a tentative version of their upcoming 2015 racing schedule today right here at www.dononeal5.com! The bulk of the events will be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, as Don is set to defend his 2014 Championship. The 2015 campaign will start with the annual running of the 'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia from February 5-7. You can view the released dates by clicking on the SCHEDULE page of the website!

Don O'Neal Closes Out Season in World Finals at Charlotte!
(November 9, 2014)
The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team and driver Don O'Neal wrapped up their version of the 2014 racing season from November 6-8 in the 8th Annual 'World of Outlaws World Finals' at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. The final two World of Outlaws Late Model Series events on the calendar each paid $12,000 to the winner and drew a stellar 77 competitors to the 4/10-mile speedplant. On Thursday night, Don knocked down the fifth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying for Friday's program and the eighth fastest time in Group B for Saturday's showdown.

In front of a packed house in Charlotte, Don ran second in heat race action on Friday evening and later climbed to sixth in the 50-lap headliner to finish behind only winner Darrell Lanigan, Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and Dennis Erb, Jr. In the season finale on Saturday, Don narrowly missed out on transferring into the 50-lapper after finishing sixth in his loaded heat race and fourth in his B-Main. Full results from the 'World Finals' weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

O'Neal Climbs to Fourth in 40th Annual National 100 at EAMS
(November 3, 2014)
Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team invaded the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on November 1-2 for the 40th edition of the 'National 100.' A $20,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the unsanctioned mega-event, which attracted a 33 car field. On Saturday evening, Don laid down the eighth quickest lap during the qualifying session prior to running second in heat race action behind only prelim victor Chris Madden. After starting eighth on the grid in Sunday's 100-lap grind, the "Real Deal" moved up four positions during the 'National 100' en route to a strong fourth place performance behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Chris Madden, and Scott Bloomquist. Complete results from EAMS can be obtained by clicking on www.eamsdirt.com.

Don O'Neal Earns Pair of Top Tens in Doubleheader Weekend at Cherokee
(October 26, 2014)
The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team, fresh off capturing the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship,' ventured to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on October 24-25 for a pair of Southern Nationals Bonus Races. On Friday night in the $7,000 to win 'Robert Pursley Memorial,' Don O'Neal brought home a solid ninth place effort in the 40-lap feature event. When Saturday evening rolled around at Cherokee, a $10,000 top prize was on the line in the 24th Annual 'Blue/Gray 100.' Don ran third in his heat race prior to finishing eighth in the final rundown of the 100-lap headliner. Complete results from both weekend races can be accessed online at www.southernnnationalsseries.com.

O'Neal Locks Up Lucas Oil Series National Championship at Portsmouth!!!
(October 20, 2014)
Don O'Neal, of Martinsville, Indiana, clinched his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship over the October 17-19 weekend at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! The 34th edition of the 'Dirt Track World Championship' took place at PRP and the LOLMDS finale boasted a whopping $50,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Don knocked down the nineteenth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session, but later stormed from the seventh starting spot in his heat race to take home the prelim triumph over Jason Feger and Frank Heckenast, Jr.

Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, the conclusion of the DTWC took place on Sunday afternoon on the banks of the Ohio River. Don started the 100-lap crown jewel main event from the outside of the third row and made his way up to as high as second in the running order. After slipping back a few spots in the waning laps, the popular driver known as "The Real Deal" bagged a solid fourth place effort behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Eddie Carrier, Jr., and Jimmy Owens. With the top five finish, Don was officially crowned the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion by 65 markers over Owens. Full results from the 'Dirt Track World Championship' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

Don O'Neal Enters Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100...
(October 12, 2014)
Don O'Neal and Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) rolled into Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on October 10-11 for the annual running of the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100.' An impressive field of 72 competitors signed in at "The Mag" to vie for the hefty $20,000 top prize. Don timed in twenty-fifth fastest overall during the qualifying session on Friday night, but later spun and was involved in a wreck in his heat race, which led to a disappointing eleventh place finish. Due to heavy damage on their #5 BWRC mount, the team opted to leave the grounds on Saturday and Don was not able to compete in the 100-lap headliner. Complete results from the unsanctioned 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.magnoliadirt.com.

O'Neal Stretches Out Lucas Oil Series Point Lead in Peach State!
(October 6, 2014)
Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point leader Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team traveled to the Peach State on October 4-5 for two more pivotal $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tilts. On Saturday night in the annual 'Dixie Shootout' at the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia, Don timed in seventh fastest in Group A during qualifying prior to placing third in his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the 50-lapper, Don blasted past six competitors during the 'Dixie Shootout' to nab an impressive third place showing behind only winner Chris Madden and runner-up Dale McDowell!

On Sunday evening at the ultra-fast Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia, another $10,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'Rome Showdown.' Don knocked down the second quickest lap in Group A during the time trial session and later finished second in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the inside of the fourth row, the Martinsville, Indiana star moved up one spot during the 'Rome Showdown' en route to a steady sixth place performance. Full results from both Georgia tracks can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Don O'Neal Charges to Top Five in Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals
(September 28, 2014)
The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team and driver Don O'Neal followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series west to the hallowed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa from September 25-27 for the 11th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel extravaganza started with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs at the 1/2-mile Marion County fairgrounds speedplant. Don uncharacteristically missed out on both 25-lap prelims, as he finished fourth in his heat race and eighteenth in the B-Main on Thursday night and fourth in his heat race and eleventh in the B-Main on Friday evening.

At Knoxville on Saturday, a huge grandstand crowd and the television cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios assembled to witness the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' headliner, which once again boasted a hefty $40,000 payday. After testing a little in the B-Main, Don utilized a series provisional to gain access into the 100-lap feature event. The Martinsville, Indiana star then roared from his thirty-first starting spot to steadily advance all the way up to fifth to finish behind only victor Brian Birkhofer, Scott Bloomquist, Mike Marlar, and Jimmy Mars. Full results from Knoxville Raceway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

O'Neal Runner-Up in 35th Annual Jackson 100 at Brownstown Speedway!
(September 21, 2014)
Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team were back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on September 19-20 in the 35th Annual 'Jackson 100' at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. Things kicked off at the 1/4-mile oval on Friday night with qualifying and Don posted the fifth quickest lap in Group B during the time trial session. After finishing second in his heat race on Saturday behind only prelim winner Steve Francis, Don started the $20,000 to win headliner from the outside of the third row. The Martinsville, Indiana star quickly moved up to second early in the 100-lapper and eventually netted an impressive runner-up showing in the 'Jackson 100' behind only victor Scott Bloomquist. Don took over the LOLMDS point lead with the podium effort last night in his home state. Full results from Brownstown can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Don O’Neal Leads Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge Point Standings!
(September 9, 2014)
In the chase for the Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Points Title, Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN leads Jimmy Owens by a slim 60 point margin. Steve Francis, Scott Bloomquist and Earl Pearson Jr. round out the top five in the Bad Boy Mowers TV Challenge point standings. Three TV races remain on the LOLMDS schedule for 2014, the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals – September 27th, Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout – October 4th and the season finale, the Optima Batteries Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by NAPA Auto Parts on October 18th.

The Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge – Presented by E3 Spark Plugs is a fifteen (15) race mini-series consisting of the TV races on the LOLMDS schedule in 2014. The driver that earns the most points at the TV races will be crowned the Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Points Champion and receive a $10,000 cash award at the series year-end awards banquet. | More

O'Neal Competes in 44th Annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway
(September 7, 2014)
Don O'Neal and Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) rolled into the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 4-6 for the 44th edition of the 'World 100.' The busy weekend did not go as planned for the #5 team, as Don missed out on all three feature events at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant. The Martinsville, Indiana star finished fifth in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main on Thursday, sixth in both his heat race and his B-Main on Friday, and sixth in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main on Saturday. While Don was unfortunately unable to advance into the $47,000 to win 'World 100,' he did win his B-Scramble on Saturday evening, which netted him an extra $1,000. Full results from the disappointing weekend at the "Big E" can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Don O'Neal Earns $25,000 Windfall for First Hillbilly 100 Victory!!!
(September 1, 2014)
The "Real Deal" Don O'Neal picked up his first career 'Hillbilly 100' title on Sunday, August 31 at I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, West Virginia! After timing in fifth fastest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying, Don won his heat race to earn the outside of the front row for the start of the 100-lap grind. The Martinsville, Indiana star then led laps 10-14 and 19-100 to nab the hefty $25,000 paycheck in defeating Jimmy Owens, Steve Francis, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Jonathan Davenport!

Earlier in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tripleheader weekend, Don entered a pair of $10,000 to win programs at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio and Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. On Friday night at Attica, Don ran third in his heat race prior to climbing to sixth in the 50-lap main event. In the annual 'Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble' at PRP on Saturday evening, Don finished fifth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later blasted all the way up to seventh in the 50-lapper. You can view complete results from the holiday triple shot by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

 

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