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Don O'Neal Runner-Up in Buckeye Spring
50 at Atomic Speedway!
15, 2018) The #5 CBR team had a pair of $12,000
to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shootouts at Atomic Speedway
in Alma, Ohio and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana circled
on their racing calendar for April 13-14. With early rain showers
wiping out the 'Indiana Icebreaker' at Brownstown on Saturday, Don
O'Neal only competed on Friday evening in the annual 'Buckeye Spring
50' at the former K-C Raceway. Don knocked down the fifth fastest
lap in Group A during time trials before scoring the triumph in
heat race action. After starting the 50-lap contest from the pole
position, Don battled hard for the second spot throughout the distance
with Tim McCreadie and eventually recorded an impressive runner-up
effort behind only victor Scott Bloomquist! The Martinsville, Indiana
ace is now up to ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point
standings. Complete results from Atomic Speedway can be accessed
by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
(Michael Hamilton Photo)
O'Neal Lands on Podium in Bama Bash
at East Alabama Motor Speedway!
25, 2018) The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team
ventured to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia and East Alabama
Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on March 23-24 for a pair
of $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs. On
Friday night in the annual 'Shamrock' at Boyd's, Don O'Neal ran
eighth in his heat race and later won his B-Main before winding
up sixteenth in the final finishing order of the 50-lap headliner,
which ran caution-free. In the 'Bama Bash' on Saturday evening at
EAMS, Don won his heat race in preliminary action and led laps 2-8
of the 50-lapper prior to placing an impressive third behind only
victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Scott Bloomquist. The "Real
Deal" currently sits tenth in the latest version of the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings. Complete results from
the LOLMDS double-dip can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Don O'Neal Nabs Top Five in $12k March
Madness at Cherokee!
5, 2018) Don O'Neal and the Clint Bowyer
Racing (CBR) team invaded Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina
on Sunday afternoon, March 4 for the 15th edition of 'March Madness.'
Don started off his day by posting the second fastest lap in Group
A during the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) qualifying
session before scoring the victory in his heat race. After starting
the $12,000 to win main event from the inside of the second row,
Don wound up fourth in the final finishing order of the 60-lap contest,
as he trailed only winner Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, and Ross
Bailes at the checkered flag. Complete results from yesterday at
Cherokee Speedway can be accessed online at www.sasdirt.com.
Bubba Army Crate Winter Nationals
Results from Bubba Raceway Park
24, 2018) The 'Chevrolet Performance World
Championship Race' took center stage tonight at Bubba Raceway Park
and a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the final evening of
the annual 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals' at the Ocala, Florida facility.
Don O'Neal - once again piloting Tyler Clem's #14 entry - timed
in seventh fastest in his group during NeSmith qualifying prior
to placing fifth in his loaded heat race and second in his B-Main.
After starting the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the eighth
row, Don retired after only 56 laps and was officially paid for
a nineteenth place showing in his final Florida start.
2018) Another $2,000 winner's check was on
the line tonight at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida in night
two of the 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals.' Don O'Neal knocked down
the tenth fastest time in Group B during NeSmith qualifying before
running second in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Don completed only
thirteen circuits in the 40-lapper and retired in the twenty-fourth
2018) Next up on the racing calendar for
Don O'Neal was a visit to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida tonight
for the start of the Crate Late Model portion of the 'Bubba Army
Winter Nationals.' The NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series
special paid $2,000 to the winner and drew an exceptional 51 car
field. Driving Tyler Clem's #14 machine, Don timed in seventh fastest
in Group A during the qualifying session prior to scoring a victory
in his B-Main. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the outside
of the sixth row and cutting down a tire early in the race, Don
stormed back through the pack to earn a strong fifth place outing
behind only winner Mark Whitener, Kyle Bronson, Walker Arthur, and
DIRTcar Nationals Nightly Results
from Volusia Speedway Park
17, 2018) The 47th Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals'
officially wrapped up tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville,
Florida and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour
presided over another $10,000 to win program for the ground-pounding
Super Late Models. Don O'Neal qualified sixth quickest in Group
A prior to finishing fifth in his heat race and third in his B-Main.
After starting the 50-lap grand finale from the inside of the eleventh
row, Don unfortunately slowed to draw a lap 20 caution flag and
retired in the twenty-seventh position.
2018) The penultimate event of the 'DIRTcar
Nationals' was held earlier tonight at Volusia Speedway Park and
yet another $10,000 paycheck awaited the winner of the World of
Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series spectacular at the Barberville,
Florida speedplant. Don O'Neal timed in nineteenth quickest in Group
A and later finished eighth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main.
Unfortunately, Don was not able to crack the starting grid for the
50-lap feature event that was eventually won by Scott Bloomquist.
2018) Round four of the 47th Annual 'DIRTcar
Nationals' took place earlier this evening at Volusia Speedway Park
in Barberville, Florida and a $10,000 windfall was up for grabs
for the cars and stars racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series. Don O'Neal posted the sixth quickest lap in Group
A during the qualifying session before finishing fourth in his loaded
heat race. The Martinsville, Indiana star, who started fourteenth
on the grid in the 50-lapper, only completed 22 circuits and wound
up twenty-sixth in the final finishing order.
2018) Valentine's Day found the #5 team in
the Volusia Speedway Park pit area, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series held their 2018 season opening event at the Daytona
Beach-area speedplant. There were 51 competitors on hand in Barberville,
Florida to vie for the $10,000 top prize. Don O'Neal stopped the
clock fifteenth fastest in Group B during time trials prior to grabbing
the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the
50-lapper from the outside of the ninth row, Don was unfortunately
involved in a hard wreck on the 26th circuit - right before the
race was deemed official due to heavy fog - that relegated him to
a twenty-fourth place showing.
2018) Tonight's $7,000 to win UMP Super Late
Model event at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida was
washed out by an afternoon rain shower. Action will continue during
the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at VSP tomorrow, as the World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series season finally gets underway with a
$10,000 to win shootout!
2018) Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team opted
to take tonight off and did not compete in the $7,000 to win 'DIRTcar
Nationals' opener for the UMP Super Late Models at Volusia Speedway
Park in Barberville, Florida.
Bubba Army Winternationals Results
from Bubba Raceway Park
11, 2018) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
took the #5 team a couple of hours north overnight to Bubba Raceway
Park in Ocala, Florida for a single-day shootout. The 'Bubba Army
Winternationals' drew 37 entrants to the egg-shaped racetrack to
vie for a $10,000 top prize. Don O'Neal started off his evening
by laying down the seventeenth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying
before finishing fifth in his loaded heat race. After scoring a
B-Main triumph, Don worked his way past twelve competitors during
the caution-plagued 50-lap main event to land a strong sixth place
performance behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson,
Jr., Hudson O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, and Kyle Bronson.
Winternationals Nightly Results from
East Bay Raceway Park
10, 2018) The action-packed 'Winternationals'
wrapped up tonight in the Tampa area at East Bay Raceway Park with
a $12,000 to win grand finale. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
once again presided over the dirt-slinging competition, which drew
52 Super Late Model entrants to the Gibsonton, Florida oval. Don
O'Neal placed fourth in his heat race and second in his B-Main before
rolling off from the outside of the eleventh row in the 60-lap feature
event. Unfortunately, Don drew a lap 40 caution flag with a broken
driveshaft and was forced to retire in the twenty-third position.
2018) The penultimate event of the 42nd Annual
'Winternationals' greeted a large crowd tonight at East Bay Raceway
Park in Gibsonton, Florida. A star-studded 54 car field converged
at the "Clay by the Bay" for the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series points-paying show, which also carried a $10,000 paycheck.
Don O'Neal qualified eighteenth fastest in his group during time
trials, but later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat
race. The Martinsville, Indiana star then rallied past nine competitors
during the 50-lapper on his way to a strong ninth place effort.
2018) Night four of the wildly-entertaining
'Winternationals' was on tap tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in
Gibsonton, Florida and the #5 CBR team had their sights solely set
on capturing the $7,000 winner's check. Don O'Neal posted the fifth
quickest lap in Group A during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
qualifying session prior to grabbing the third and final transfer
spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside
of the eighth row in the 40-lap headliner, Don unfortunately slowed
to bring out a lap fifteen caution and was eventually paid for a
twentieth place performance at the pay window.
2018) Next up on the 'Winternationals' schedule
of events was a $7,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle
tonight at East Bay Raceway Park and a stellar 51 car field piled
into the pit area at the Gibsonton, Florida facility. Don O'Neal
knocked down the eleventh quickest lap in Group B during qualifying
before finishing fourth in his heat race and second in his B-Main.
After starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the eleventh row,
Don was an early retiree in the non-points event and settled for
a twenty-fifth place showing.
2018) For the second straight evening, Don
O'Neal was not an entrant for the $5,000 to win 'Winternationals'
show at East Bay Raceway Park. However, he does plan to sign into
the pit area tomorrow to compete in the third round of the 'Winternationals'
at the Gibsonton, Florida facility, which pays $7,000 to the victor!
2018) The #5 team opted to skip tonight's
$5,000 to win 'Winternationals' opener at East Bay Raceway Park
in Gibsonton, Florida. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown
tonight at the "Clay by the Bay" was not a points event...
Super Bowl of Racing Nightly Results
from Golden Isles Speedway
3, 2018) The RhinoAg 'Super Bowl of Racing'
grand finale at Golden Isles Speedway greeted the 41 competitors
tonight and a $12,000 winner's check was on the line. An ultra-fast,
rugged racing surface was the norm throughout the evening at the
Brunswick, Georgia facility and Don O'Neal started the night by
logging the twelfth fastest time in Group B during the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session. Don placed sixth in his
stacked heat race prior to winning his B-Main, but was unfortunately
forced to a back-up car due to problems on the final circuit of
his consolation race. The Martinsville, Indiana ace also ran into
issues with his second car and eventually wound up twenty-second
in the final rundown of the 60-lap main event.
2018) Don O'Neal and the Clint Bowyer Racing
(CBR) team started their 2018 grind on the ultra-competitive Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour tonight with the annual 'Super Bowl
of Racing' opener at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia.
A stellar 41 car field assembled at GIS for the $10,000 to win special.
Don laid down the fifth quickest time in Group A during the qualifying
session before claiming the third transfer spot through his stacked
heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the fifth
row, Don eventually wound up tenth in the final finishing order
of his season lid lifter.