Don O'Neal Fourth in Both Firecracker
100 Events at Lernerville!
25, 2017) Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) made
their way to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania from June
22-24 for the annual running of the 'Firecracker 100,' which was
once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series. After inclement weather wiped out the first two days in
the Keystone State, a day/night doubleheader was held on Saturday
starting with a $6,000 to win afternoon show.
Don O'Neal won his heat race and later started and finished fourth
in the 30-lapper behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Mike Marlar,
and Chub Frank. In the evening portion of the double-dip, Don ran
second in heat race action and fourth once again in the $30,000
to win 'Firecracker 100' - that ran 100 laps caution-free - behind
only race winner Brandon Overton, Mike Marlar, and Tim McCreadie.
Full results from both weekend races at Lernerville can be viewed
online at www.woolms.com.
O'Neal Finishes Eighth in Clash at
the Mag; Fourth in Lucas Oil Points
18, 2017) Next up for the #5 CBR team was
a visit to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on June
16-17 for the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag.' Following
a rain-out of Friday's action, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
biggie was condensed into a single-day shootout on Saturday evening.
Don O'Neal stopped the clock second fastest in Group B during the
time trial session and later scored an impressive win in his heat
race. The Martinsville, Indiana star then rolled off fourth on the
grid in the $12,000 to win main event and competed for the lead
early, but eventually slipped back to eighth in the final finishing
order of the 60-lap affair. Don still finds himself fourth in the
latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the 'Clash
at the Mag.' Full results from last night can be viewed online at
Don O'Neal Lands on Podium in DLM
Dream Prelim at Eldora Speedway!
11, 2017) Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) traveled
to the Buckeye State of Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd edition
of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' A stellar field of 79 Super Late
Model competitors signed in at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio and all eyes were focused on the whopping $100,000 winner's
share. Things kicked off at the "Big E" on Thursday and
Friday with a pair of preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and
$10,000 to win respectively in Twin 25 lap sprints.
Don O'Neal ran second in his heat race on Thursday night prior
to finishing third in the 25-lap feature behind only winner Brandon
Overton and runner-up Darrell Lanigan. On Friday evening, Don placed
fourth in his stacked heat race before climbing to tenth in the
25-lapper. The Martinsville, Indiana standout then pulled in early
during his heat race on Saturday and took use of a high point provisional
to gain access into the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' During the course
of the 100-lap contest, Don was able to gain three positions during
the extra-distance affair on his way to a sixteenth place effort.
Comprehensive coverage from the crown jewel extravaganza over the
weekend at Eldora can be viewed by pointing your web browser to
O'Neal on Podium in Show-Me Prelim;
Leaves Wheatland Fourth in Points
29, 2017) Following I-80, the #5 CBR team
ventured to the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri
from May 25-28 for the 25th Annual 'Show-Me 100,' which was co-sanctioned
by both the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA
Series. Don O'Neal placed twentieth in Thursday's $6,000 to win
preliminary program, while he won his heat race and finished third
in Friday's $6,000 to win prelim behind only winner Tim McCreadie
and Jimmy Owens. After earning the ninth most points, Don started
the rain-postponed $30,000 to win crown jewel extravaganza on Sunday
evening from the inside of the fifth row. The Martinsville, Indiana
star eventually recorded a fifteenth place effort in the 100-lapper
at Wheatland and still sits fourth in the latest LOLMDS point standings.
Full results from the long weekend in the Show-Me State can be viewed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Don O'Neal Salvages Eighth Place Effort
in Go 50 at I-80 Speedway
24, 2017) The cars and stars of the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series rolled into I-80 Speedway in Greenwood,
Nebraska on Tuesday, May 23 for a special mid-week battle, as a
$10,000 winner's check was on the line in the inaugural running
of the 'Go 50.' Don O'Neal posted the eleventh quickest lap in Group
B during qualifying before running fifth in his stacked heat race.
After failing to transfer through his B-Main, Don utilized a series
provisional to gain access into the 50-lap headliner. During the
course of the 'Go 50,' the Martinsville, Indiana standout drove
past fifteen competitors in the rough and tumble race en route to
a solid eighth place performance. Complete results from last night
can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
O'Neal Posts Strong Finishes with
LOLMDS in Illinois and Wisconsin!
21, 2017) With last night's rain-out of the
inaugural 'NAPA North Star Nationals' at Deer Creek Speedway in
Spring Valley, Minnesota, the #5 CBR team wound up competing in
a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tilts
on May 18-19 in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. On Thursday
night at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois, Don O'Neal placed
second in his loaded heat race before running fourth in the 50-lap
headliner behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Mike Marlar, and
Dennis Erb, Jr. In the first-ever stop by the national touring series
to Luxemburg Speedway in Luxemburg, Wisconsin on Friday evening,
Don finished fourth in his heat race before charging up to sixth
in the 50-lapper. The Martinsville, Indiana star still finds himself
fourth in the latest LOLMDS point standings following the weekend
in the Upper Midwest. Full results can be viewed by clicking on
Don O'Neal Sixth in Farmer City 74;
Fourth in FALS Frenzy!
14, 2017) An off-weekend from the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series grind took Don O'Neal and the Clint Bowyer
Racing (CBR) team to the Land of Lincoln for a pair of marquee MARS
Dirt Car Series events on May 12-13 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer
City, Illinois and Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury,
Illinois. On Friday night in the inaugural 'Farmer City 74,' Don
timed in tenth quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to running
second in his loaded heat race. After starting the $20,000 to win
main event from the outside of the fourth row, Don was able to maneuver
past a couple of racecars during the 74-lapper en route to a solid
sixth place showing.
At Fairbury on Saturday evening, the annual running of 'FALS Frenzy'
boasted a $10,000 payday. Don stopped the clock fifth fastest in
Group B during time trials and later scored the victory in heat
race action. The Martinsville, Indiana superstar then raced inside
of the top five throughout the 50-lap headliner before eventually
winding up fourth in the final finishing order behind only victor
Dennis Erb, Jr., Chase Junghans, and Ryan Unzicker! Full results
from both Mother's Day weekend specials can be viewed online at
(Todd Healy Photo)
O'Neal Nabs Top Fives with Lucas Oil
Series at Florence & Tazewell!
8, 2017) Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) entered
a pair of high-profile Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns
in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee on May 6-7. The lucrative
doubleheader started on Saturday night at the venerable Florence
Speedway in Union, Kentucky, as the Cincinnati-area facility played
host to the 31st edition of the 'Ralph Latham Memorial.' Don O'Neal
tripped the clock second fastest in Group B during the qualifying
session and later placed second in his stacked heat race. Don then
drove past four competitors during the $12,000 to win headliner
to finish fourth in the 60-lapper behind only winner Scott Bloomquist,
Tim McCreadie, and Josh Richards.
The doubleheader weekend then wrapped up on Sunday evening at the
bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee with the annual
'Toyota of Knoxville 50,' which boasted a $10,000 paycheck. Don
knocked down the seventh quickest lap during time trials and once
again finished second in heat race action. After rolling off from
the outside of the second row in the 50-lap main event, Don advanced
up to second to garner an impressive runner-up performance behind
only victor Jimmy Owens. The Martinsville, Indiana superstar currently
sits fourth in the heated LOLMDS point standings exiting the Volunteer
State. Full results from both weekend shows can be viewed online
Don O'Neal Runner-Up at Atomic; Finishes
Sixth in Busy Weekend Finale
24, 2017) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
grind heated back up from April 20-23 with four scheduled events
in the states of Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The quadruple
header kicked off for the Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team on Thursday
night with the annual 'Buckeye Spring 50,' which boasted a $10,000
winner's check at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. Don O'Neal timed
in third quickest in Group A during the qualifying session prior
to scoring a victory in his loaded heat race. After starting from
the pole position in the 50-lapper, Don led the first 49 circuits
until his CBR teammate Darrell Lanigan snuck past to grab the win
on the final lap, which left the Martinsville, Indiana star to settle
for an impressive runner-up showing.
On Friday evening, a rugged racetrack greeted the #5 team at Sharon
Speedway in Hartford, Ohio and series competitors unanimously voted
that the $10,000 to win special become a non-points race due to
the sub par track conditions. Don placed fourth in his heat race
prior to retiring in the twelfth position of the 50-lap main event.
Following a rain-out of Saturday's action at Hagerstown Speedway
in Hagerstown, Maryland, the hectic weekend wrapped up on Sunday
with another $10,000 to win showdown at Port Royal Speedway in Port
Royal, Pennsylvania. Don won his heat race in preliminary competition
and later crossed underneath the checkers in the sixth spot in the
50-lap headliner. The "Real Deal" now finds himself fourth
in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the
Keystone State. Complete results from each of these races can be
viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
O'Neal Drives to Top Five in Bad Boy
98; Now Sixth in LOLMDS Points!
9, 2017) Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team found
themselves in the pit area at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust
Grove, Arkansas on April 7-8 for the annual running of the 'Bad
Boy 98.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie drew 45 entrants
to the Razorback State for the two-day extravaganza, which boasted
a whopping $20,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Don timed in
second quickest in Group A during qualifying prior to running third
in his stacked heat race. The Martinsville, Indiana superstar then
started Saturday's 98-lap feature from the inside of the sixth row,
fell back early in the distance, and then made a late charge to
finish fifth behind only victor Tim McCreadie, Scott Bloomquist,
Shannon Babb, and Josh Richards. Don now finds himself sixth in
the latest LOLMDS point standings following the 'Bad Boy 98.' Complete
results from Batesville Motor Speedway can be viewed by clicking
Don O'Neal Owns Duck River for $10,000
Lucas Oil Series Triumph!!!
3, 2017) The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team
and driver Don O'Neal stood tall in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
victory lane on Sunday evening, April 2 at Duck River Raceway Park
in Wheel, Tennessee! Don clicked off the fastest lap overall during
the qualifying session prior to picking up the win in heat race
action. The Martinsville, Indiana superstar then led the 50-lap
headliner on three different occasions (laps 1-6, 19-35, and 38-50)
to claim the $10,000 windfall over Scott Bloomquist, Tanner English,
Brandon Overton, and Dennis Erb, Jr.!
Earlier in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tripleheader, Don
was in action at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia and the historic
East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama. On Friday night
at Boyd's, Don won his heat race and was battling inside of the
top five of the $10,000 to win feature event before getting caught
up in a lap 19 pileup, which relegated him to a disappointing twenty-third
place outing. At EAMS on Saturday in the 'Alabama Shootout,' which
boasted a $12,000 payday, the popular driver known as the "Real
Deal" placed fifth in his loaded heat race prior to blasting
past nine competitors during the 60-lapper to score a fourth place
performance behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and
Earl Pearson, Jr. Don currently sits seventh in the latest version
of the LOLMDS point standings following the action-packed weekend.
Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.