O'Neal Runner-Up in Ralph Latham Memorial; Battles Back to Fifth in N/S 100
(August 14, 2016)
Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) traveled to the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 11-13 for both the rain-postponed 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and the 34th Annual 'North/South 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the huge three-day weekend in the Cincinnati-area, as a whopping $80,000 in first place prize money was up for grabs. On Thursday night, Don O'Neal timed in fifth fastest in Group B during qualifying for the 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and later ran second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the $30,000 to win headliner, Don blitzed past eight competitors during the 75-lapper en route to a sterling runner-up performance behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist!

At Florence on Friday evening, double heat races were held to kick off the 'North/South 100' portion of the weekend. Don won both of his heat races in convincing fashion and earned the most passing points in doing so. After starting Saturday's $50,000 to win crown jewel spectacular from the pole position, the Martinsville, Indiana superstar led the first 32 circuits before getting taken out by Jared Landers on a restart. Don then battled back from the tail to salvage a strong fifth place showing in the 100-lap extra distance affair, as he trailed only winner Bobby Pierce, Scott Bloomquist, Dale McDowell, and Devin Moran at the checkered flag. The "Real Deal" is now seventh in LOLMDS points exiting the huge weekend at Florence Speedway. Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Don O'Neal Lands in Fourth Spot in Prairie Dirt Classic at FALS!
(July 31, 2016)
The 27th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic' weekend was the focus of the #5 CBR team on July 29-30 at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. A $27,000 winner's check was on the line in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special. On Friday night, Don O'Neal laid down the second quickest lap in Group A during time trials prior to running second in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in Saturday's 100-lap 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' Don advanced all the way up to second in the running order before eventually settling for a strong fourth place effort. At the checkers in the extra-distance affair, the "Real Deal" trailed only victor Josh Richards, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Shane Clanton! Full results from FALS can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

O'Neal Nabs Top Five in $12,000 St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at Macon!
(July 27, 2016)
A short turnaround after I-80 saw the Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team invade the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois on Tuesday night, July 26 for the 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle drew 21 competitors to the 1/5-mile oval and all eyes were fixated on the $12,000 top prize. Don O'Neal timed in twelfth quickest during the qualifying session prior to running second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 100-lap grind, Don drove up to the fourth spot to trail only winner Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, and Earl Pearson, Jr. at the checkers. Following the 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100,' the Martinsville, Indiana star still sits eighth in the current version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from Macon can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Don O'Neal Climbs to Grab Top Ten in Silver Dollar Nationals!
(July 24, 2016)
The next event on the calendar for the #5 CBR team was a visit to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 22-23 for the 6th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series and boasted a whopping $40,000 payday. The unique format kicked off on Friday night with double heat races and passing points set the lineup for Saturday's portion of the program. Don O'Neal ran fifth in his first heat race, while he wound up seventh in his final prelim of the evening.

When Saturday night rolled around, Don retired early from his B-Main and utilized a series provisional to gain access into the 80-lap headliner. The Martinsville, Indiana star then pointed his #5 machine to the front of the stellar field and picked off sixteen competitors on his way to a solid tenth place effort. Don still sits eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' Full results from I-80 Speedway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

O'Neal on Podium in $10,000 Battle at the Beach 50 at Granite City!
(July 17, 2016)
Next up for Don O'Neal and the rest of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors were a pair of contests over the July 15-16 weekend at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. On Friday night in the annual 'Battle at the Beach 50' at Granite City, Don ran second in his heat race prior to moving up to third in the $10,000 to win headliner to trail only winner Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Earl Pearson, Jr. at the checkers. In the 'CMH Diamond Nationals' on Saturday evening at Wheatland, Don placed seventh in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and twelfth in the $12,000 to win feature event. The Martinsville, Indiana native currently sits eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader weekend. Full results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Don O'Neal Eighth in Lucas Points Following Cherokee & Smoky Mountain
(July 10, 2016)
The #5 CBR team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee from July 7-9 for what was supposed to be a huge triple shot of racing action. Following a rain-out on Thursday at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the annual 'Grassy Smith Memorial' kicked off the dirt-slinging competition on Friday evening at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. Don O'Neal timed in twenty-third quickest in qualifying and later grabbed the fifth transfer spot through his heat race. After a long rain delay, Don was able to move up to finish tenth in the $10,000 to win headliner.

At Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday night, a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic.' Don clicked off the fourth fastest time in Group A during the qualifying session prior to picking up the victory in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the second row in the 60-lap main event, the Martinsville, Indiana ace had a strong run going until he was collected in a late wreck, which dropped him to a disappointing fourteenth place effort. Don now finds himself eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Smoky Mountain. Full results from the long weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

O'Neal Ninth at PRP; Climbs to Runner-Up Effort at Zanesville!
(July 4, 2016)
A Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series doubleheader greeted the cars and stars of the national touring series on July 2-3 in the Buckeye State, as $12,000 winner's checks were on the line at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio. On Saturday night at PRP, Don O'Neal won his stacked heat race prior to slipping back to ninth in the final rundown of the 'Independence 60.' At Zanesville on Sunday evening, Don ran second in his heat race, vaulted to the front to lead laps 19-32, and eventually netted a sterling runner-up effort in the 60-lapper behind only victor Scott Bloomquist. The Martinsville, Indiana star still finds himself ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the holiday weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Don O'Neal Gets Top Ten Effort in Clash at the Mag in Mississippi
(June 19, 2016)
Don O'Neal and the #5 team were back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on June 17-18 in the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag' at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. Due to strong thunderstorms on Friday, the two-day extravaganza was condensed into a single-day shootout on Saturday paying $12,000 to the winner. Don posted the eighth quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After starting the 60-lap main event from the outside of the sixth row, Don was able to move up three positions during the caution-free affair on his way to a solid ninth place showing. The Martinsville, Indiana ace still finds himself ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Magnolia. Complete results from the 'Clash at the Mag' can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

O'Neal Rallies to Fifth in $100,000 Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora!
(June 12, 2016)
Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) made the trek to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 9-11 for the 22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Things got underway at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Don O'Neal unfortunately got into the wall during his heat race and was not able to transfer into his $5,000 to win main event. In Friday's $10,000 to win show, Don ran second in his heat race prior to slipping back to eleventh in the 25-lap sprint.

When Saturday evening rolled around at the "Big E," all eyes were fixated on the whopping $100,000 winner's check in 'Dream XXII.' Don placed fourth in his heat race before taking home the victory in his B-Main. After rolling off from the inside of the eleventh row in the 100-lap headliner, the popular driver known as the "Real Deal" put on a show storming from the back of the pack. At the checkers, Don was in the fifth finishing position behind only race winner Dennis Erb, Jr., Josh Richards, Dale McDowell, and Jonathan Davenport! Full results from Eldora Speedway can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Don O'Neal Rebounds for Top Five in Toyota Knoxville 50 at Tazewell!
(June 5, 2016)
The ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #5 CBR team to the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee and the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky over the June 3-4 weekend. At Tazewell on Friday night, a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the annual running of the 'Toyota Knoxville 50.' Don O'Neal qualified fifth quickest overall during time trials prior to scoring a heat race triumph. After starting the 50-lapper from the outside of the front row, Don unfortunately suffered a flat Hoosier tire early in the race. He received assistance from his crew, returned to the racetrack at the tail of the field, and battled back to earn an impressive fifth place showing behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Steve Francis, and Dennis Erb, Jr.

Saturday's $30,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial' at Florence was then washed out and postponed until Thursday, August 11. The Martinsville, Indiana star currently sits ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Tazewell. Full results can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

24th Annual Show-Me 100 Nightly Results from Lucas Oil Speedway...
(May 28, 2016)
The grand finale of the 24th Annual 'Lucas Oil Show-Me 100' took place in front of a huge crowd tonight at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. Don O'Neal had his sole focus set on bagging the whopping $30,000 payday that was up for grabs in the Memorial Day weekend special. By virtue of his preliminary performances, Don locked himself into the outside of the sixth row for the start of the 100-lap extravaganza. The Martinsville, Indiana star was unfortunately an early retiree in the rough and tumble 'Show-Me 100' and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-ninth place effort.

(May 27, 2016) Another $6,000 top prize was on the line tonight at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri in a special Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson event, which was once again co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Don O'Neal posted the tenth quickest lap in Group B during time trials prior to finishing second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 40-lap headliner, Don slipped back to twelfth at the finish tonight at the 3/8-mile speedplant.

(May 26, 2016) The 24th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Show-Me 100' kicked off tonight at the immaculate Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series co-sanctioned the 'Cowboy Classic' prelim tonight, which drew 57 competitors to vie for the $6,000 winner's check. Don O'Neal qualified seventh quickest in Group B during the time trial session and later placed fourth in his heat race. Following a victory in his B-Main, Don was able to climb six spots during the course of the 45-lapper to finish fourteenth in the final rundown.

O'Neal Seventh in Trip to Oshkosh; Third in LaSalle's Spring Shootout
(May 22, 2016)
The ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #5 Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team north to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois over the May 20-21 weekend for a pair of pivotal point battles. On Friday night in the Badger State, Don O'Neal timed in sixth quickest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to running third in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the $10,000 to win main event, Don was able to move past five competitors on his way to a solid seventh place showing in the 50-lap affair.

At the 1/4-mile facility in LaSalle on Saturday evening, a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'Spring Shootout.' Don clicked off the third fastest lap in Group A during time trials and later scored a victory in his loaded heat race. The Martinsville, Indiana star then started the 60-lapper from the pole position and stayed towards the front throughout the distance. At the checkers, Don found himself in the third finishing position behind only victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Tim McCreadie. He now sits eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader weekend. Full results can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Don O'Neal Suffers Broken Shock Early in $50k Buckeye Nationals
(May 15, 2016)
Next up for the #5 Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team was a visit to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on May 13-14 for the inaugural running of the 'Buckeye Nationals.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the two-day extravaganza, which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday and drew a stellar field of 49 entrants. Don O'Neal knocked down the sixth quickest lap in Group A during Friday's qualifying session and later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting Saturday's 75-lap headliner from the inside of the ninth row, Don unfortunately broke a shock on the opening circuit and retired in the twenty-fifth position. The Martinsville, Indiana star is currently tenth in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting Atomic Speedway. Full results from the 'Buckeye Nationals' weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

O'Neal Fifth Against WOOLMS Foes in Weekend Opener at "The Pond"
(May 8, 2016)
With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sitting idle over Mother's Day weekend, Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team ventured to a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series programs at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on May 6-7. On Friday night at Ponderosa, Don won his heat race in preliminary action prior to winding up fifth in the 50-lap headliner behind only winner Shane Clanton, Chris Madden, Gregg Satterlee, and Eric Wells. At Smoky Mountain on Saturday evening, Don ran fifth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later placed twenty-second in the final finishing order of the caution-free 'Mountain Outlaw 50.' Complete results from both weekend battles can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

Don O'Neal Charges to Fourth in $10k Budweiser 50 at Granite City!
(May 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 www.lucasdirt.com.

 

 

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