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.

O'Neal Ninth in Stanley Schetrompf Classic at Hagerstown Speedway
(April 24, 2016)
With Friday's visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio wiped out by inclement weather, Don O'Neal and the rest of the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series put their full weekend effort into the annual running of the 'Stanley Schetrompf Founders Day Classic' at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on Saturday, April 23. Don laid down the eighth quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to running second in heat race action. After starting the $12,000 to win main event from the outside of the fourth row, Don held steady in the top ten during the 60-lapper before eventually bagging a solid ninth place effort. The Martinsville, Indiana ace currently sits tenth in the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from Hagerstown can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Don O'Neal Lands on Podium in Batesville's Bad Boy 98!
(April 17, 2016)
The #5 Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team was back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on April 15-16, as the nation's premier Dirt Late Model touring series sanctioned the annual running of the 'Bad Boy 98' at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas. The two-day extravaganza drew a 45 car field to BMS and each driver had their sights set on the hefty $20,000 winner's check. Don O'Neal qualified tenth fastest in Group B during time trials on Friday night and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Jared Landers and Jimmy Owens.

When the 98-lap feature event went green on Saturday evening at BMS, Don rolled off from the outside of the sixth row. The Martinsville, Indiana standout then drove past nine competitors during the extra-distance affair on his way to an impressive third place podium performance behind only victor Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Earl Pearson, Jr. Don now finds himself tenth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the 'Bad Boy 98.' Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

O'Neal Travels to Duck River Raceway Park for WOOLMS Show
(April 9, 2016)
Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team wound up at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee on Friday evening, April 8 to vie for the $10,000 top prize in a World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series shootout. Don qualified tenth fastest in Group A during time trials before running fifth in his heat race and third in his B-Main. The Martinsville, Indiana superstar was then unfortunately an early retiree in the 50-lap contest and was officially placed twenty-second in the final finishing order. Complete results from last night at DRRP can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

Don O'Neal Earns Top Ten in $12k Bama Bash at East Alabama
(April 3, 2016)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action heated back up over the April 1-2 weekend with first-ever series stops at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia and East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama. On Friday night in front of a jammed-packed crowd at Boyd's, Don O'Neal timed in thirteenth fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the $10,000 to win main event from the outside of the seventh row, Don wound up placing seventeenth in the final rundown of the 50-lapper at the Chattanooga-area oval.

At EAMS on Saturday evening, the annual running of the 'Bama Bash' took place and a $12,000 payday was on the line. Don qualified eighteenth quickest overall during time trials and later ran fifth in his stacked heat race. The Martinsville, Indiana star was then able to improve six spots during the course of the 60-lap contest en route to a solid ninth place effort. Don now sits ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader weekend. Complete results from both races can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

 

 

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