from East Bay Raceway Park
11, 2016) Another $7,000 top prize was on
the line tonight in round four of the 40th edition of the 'Winternationals'
at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida. Martinsville, Indiana
ace Don O'Neal unfortunately got into the wall during Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and did not record an official
time. He then ran sixth in his heat race prior to grabbing the second
transfer spot through his B-Main. Don was then involved in a couple
of incidents early in the 45-lap headliner, but battled back to
salvage an eleventh place showing.
2016) The third leg of the 'Winternationals'
took to the track tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shootout upped
the ante to $7,000 to win. The "Real Deal" Don O'Neal
clicked off the eleventh quickest time in Group B during the qualifying
session and later ran third in heat race action. Don then blasted
past eight competitors during the course of the wild 35-lapper en
route to a sterling runner-up effort behind only race winner Jonathan
2016) Night two of the 40th Annual 'Winternationals'
took place earlier tonight at East Bay (FL) Raceway Park and a $5,000
payday awaited the winner of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
show, which was once again a non-points race. Don O'Neal knocked
down the seventh fastest lap in Group B during qualifying prior
to nabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. After
starting the 25-lap sprint from the outside of the sixth row, the
"Real Deal" was able to work his way up to the eighth
finishing position at the Tampa-area facility.
2016) Things kicked off in the 40th edition
of the 'Winternationals' tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida. The non-points race for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
boasted a $5,000 windfall. The Clint Bowyer Racing team's opted
to forego the show tonight to prepare their equipment for the rest
of the week at the "Clay by the Bay."
Super Bowl of Racing Results from
Golden Isles Speedway
7, 2016) The annual running of the Georgia
Boot 'Super Bowl of Racing' wrapped up earlier this afternoon at
Golden Isles (GA) Speedway with the conclusion of the finale, which
boasted a hefty $15,000 winner's check. In preliminary action held
last night before Mother Nature intervened, Don O'Neal ran eighth
in his loaded heat race and fifth in his B-Main. After receiving
a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series provisional to gain access into
today's 60-lapper, Don was able to move up to finish seventeenth
in the final finishing order.
2016) Don O'Neal and the Clint Bowyer Racing
(CBR) team chose to skip this afternoon's rain-postponed 'Edwin
Coggins Memorial' at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia.
The $7,000 to win event was not a points race for the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series. The regularly scheduled 'Super Bowl of Racing'
finale at GIS tonight was rained-out during preliminary action and
the final B-Main and the $15,000 to win headliner have been pushed
back to Sunday afternoon, February 7.
2016) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
officially kicked off their 2016 racing season tonight with their
first points battle of the year in the Georgia Boot 'Super Bowl
of Racing' at Golden Isles (GA) Speedway and a $10,000 top prize
was on the line. Don O'Neal knocked down the eleventh quickest time
in Group B during qualifying prior to running fifth in his stacked
heat race. After grabbing the second transfer spot through his B-Main,
Don was a frequent visitor to the hot pit area during the 50-lapper.
At the checkers, the Martinsville, Indiana star was credited with
a twentieth place effort.
2016) Due to heavy rain, tonight's opener
to the Georgia Boot 'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway
near Brunswick, Georgia has been postponed until Saturday afternoon,
February 6. The $7,000 to win 'Edwin Coggins Memorial' will start
with hot laps at 11:00am and will proceed Saturday evening's weekend
finale at GIS, which boasts a $15,000 payday. Things will now kick
off in the Peach State on Friday with the regularly scheduled $10,000
to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shootout. Complete information
on the rearrangement of the schedule can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Wild West Shootout Nightly Results
from USA Raceway
17, 2016) Things wrapped up in the desert
tonight with the 'Wild West Shootout' finale at USA (AZ) Raceway.
The six-race miniseries in Tucson concluded with a 50-lap throwdown,
which boasted a record-high $11,000 payday to the winner. Don O'Neal
ran fourth in his stacked heat race prior to taking the victory
in his consolation race. After rolling off from the inside of the
ninth row in the A-Main, Don was unfortunately forced to retire
on lap 27 with a broken radiator mount. The Martinsville, Indiana
standout was relegated to a disappointing eighteenth place showing
tonight in the Copper State. (Mike
2016) The penultimate event of the 2016 'Wild
West Shootout' miniseries was held tonight in front of a huge grandstand
crowd at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. Don O'Neal advanced up
to third in his heat race from the sixth starting spot and later
rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in the $5,000 to win
headliner. The popular driver known as the "Real Deal"
then moved up inside of the top ten throughout the course of the
30-lap feature before eventually bagging a solid tenth place performance.
15, 2016) Race four of the 10th Annual 'Wild
West Shootout' took center stage tonight at USA (AZ) Raceway and
yet another $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs for the #5 CBR
team. Don scooted past seven competitors in his heat race to finish
third and later started the 30-lapper from the outside of the front
row. The Martinsville, Indiana ace then led all but the 28th circuit
during the caution-free affair to score his second victory of the
miniseries. Don beat Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Sheppard, Steve
Francis, and A.J. Diemel to the checkers to bag the $5,000 payday!
2016) Following a couple of days off, the
desert heated back up tonight with the third leg of the 'Wild West
Shootout' miniseries at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. Don O'Neal
ran fourth in his loaded heat race, but later scored the victory
in his B-Main to gain access into the $5,000 to win main event.
Don then picked off four competitors during the 30-lap headliner
on his way to a thirteenth place effort.
2016) Round two of the 'Wild West Shootout'
miniseries took to the track today at USA (AZ) Raceway and another
$5,000 top prize was on the line in the unsanctioned Super Late
Model spectacular. Martinsville, Indiana superstar Don O'Neal moved
up to fourth in his stacked heat race and later started the 30-lapper
from the outside of the third row. The "Real Deal" was
then able to improve one spot during the course of the caution-free
affair to finish the A-Main in the fifth position behind only victor
Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Mars, Jason Papich, and Garrett Alberson.
9, 2016) The six-race 'Wild West Shootout'
miniseries kicked off earlier today at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona
with a $5,000 to win showdown, which served as the season lid lifter
for the #5 team. Don O'Neal steered past five competitors during
his heat race to finish third, which landed him the outside second
row starting spot in the 30-lap main event. During the course of
the headliner, Don drove past leader Shane Clanton for the point
on lap 15 and never looked back en route to capturing the $5,000
winner's check. Finishing behind his Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil
#5 machine were Steve Francis, Darrell Lanigan, Billy Moyer, and
Jonathan Davenport! (Tom
Clint Bowyer Racing and Don O'Neal
to Start 2016 Out West in Tucson!
6, 2016) Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team are
scheduled to lift the lid on their 2016 campaign this weekend at
USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. The six-race 'Wild West Shootout'
miniseries will be conducted from January 9-17 in the desert and
a $5,000 top prize will be on the line each night with the exception
of the finale, which will boast an $11,000 winner's check. In addition,
the Keyser's Quarter-Million Challenge will put up a bonus of $50,000
for a driver to pick up four wins, a bonus of $100,000 to capture
five victories, and a gargantuan $250,000 bonus to sweep all six
events. Things will kick off in Tucson on Friday night with an open
practice session, followed by the first two shows of the miniseries
on Saturday and Sunday. To learn more about the 10th Annual 'Wild
West Shootout,' please point your web browser to www.raceusaraceway.com.