SHOW-ME 100 RESULTS FROM WHEATLAND
24, 2013) Action really heated up tonight at Wheatland,
as Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and heat
races took place for the 21st Annual 'Show-Me 100.' Don
O'Neal laid down the fourth quickest lap in Group B during
the qualifying session and later took the win in his loaded
heat race. By virtue of his prelim triumph, Don will start
from the outside of the front row in tomorrow's $30,0000
to win crown jewel event. The "Real Deal" also
finished a solid third representing MasterSbilt Race Cars
in the Manufacturer's Dash that was held at the end of the
(May 23, 2013) Don O'Neal and the #71
team started their Memorial Day holiday weekend tonight
at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The Lucas
Oil MLRA Series sanctioned a $5,000 to win program to kick-off
the 21st Annual 'Show-Me 100' weekend and a stout field
of 74 competitors piled into the pit area. Don ran second
in heat race action, which placed him starting sixteenth
in the 40-lap main event. The Martinsville, Indiana ace
then picked off seven competitors on his way to a solid
ninth place effort in the caution-free affair.
O'NEAL EIGHTH IN
BAD BOY 98 AT BATESVILLE
19, 2013) The Optima Batteries #71 team stormed
into the Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas
on May 17-18 for the 2nd Annual 'Bad Boy 98.' On Friday
night, Don O'Neal timed in third quickest in Group A during
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and later ran
second in his heat race behind only prelim winner Earl Pearson,
Jr. After starting from the inside of the third row in the
$20,000 to win 'Bad Boy 98' on Saturday, Don pitted for
tires during the 98-lapper and eventually notched an eighth
place performance in the extra distance affair. The Martinsville,
Indiana ace now finds himself a close second in the latest
LOLMDS point standings following the Batesville top ten
finish. Complete results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
TOP FIVE FOR O'NEAL
IN LASALLE'S SPRING SHOOTOUT
12, 2013) Don O'Neal and the MasterSbilt House
Car team ventured to the LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois
on May 10-11 for a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series clashes. Following a rain-out on Friday
night, Saturday's program went off without a hitch. Don
qualified second fastest in Group B during the qualifying
session and later placed second in his stacked heat race.
After starting the 50-lap 'Spring Shootout' from the outside
of the fourth row, Don moved up three spots in the caution-free
affair and wound up fifth in the final rundown behind only
winner Brady Smith, Jimmy Mars, John Blankenship, and Chris
The Martinsville, Indiana star is currently on top of the
LOLMDS point battle following the top five effort at LaSalle.
Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
WEATHER WIPES OUT
TRIP TO GRANITE CITY/PADUCAH...
(May 4, 2013) Team 71 Racing was scheduled
to follow the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the Tri-City
Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and the Paducah International
Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky on May 3-4. Unfortunately,
Mother Nature took the win in both $10,000 to win programs...
DON O'NEAL BACK
ON LUCAS OIL TRAIL OUT EAST...
22, 2013) The MasterSbilt House Car team and driver
Don O'Neal competed in a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series showdowns over the April 20-21 weekend
in the states of Maryland and West Virginia. On Saturday
night at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown,
Maryland, Don timed in tenth fastest in Group A during qualifying
and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through
his heat race. After starting fifteenth on the grid in the
50-lapper, Don unfortunately ran into problems and wound
up twenty-first in the final rundown.
Things went much smoother on Sunday evening at the reconfigured
West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells, West Virginia.
Don posted the fourth quickest lap in Group A during time
trials and later took the win in his heat race. The Martinsville,
Indiana ace then had a strong run during the night's 50-lap
main event, as he finished third behind only winner Eddie
Carrier, Jr. and runner-up Josh Richards. Don currently
finds himself tied for the lead in the latest Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series point standings. Full results can
be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
O'NEAL AND MORING
MOTORSPORTS TACKLE NDRL
14, 2013) The Moring Motorsports team and Don O'Neal
hooked back up over the April 12-13 weekend for a pair of
$20,000 to win National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) events.
On Friday night at the Paducah International Raceway in
Paducah, Kentucky, Don won his heat race and later redrew
the fifth starting spot prior to the 75-lap feature event.
The Martinsville, Indiana ace was running in the second
spot when he hit a hole, which flattened a tire and damaged
much of the rear suspension. Don was forced to retire from
the damage after thirty-one circuits and wound up eighteenth
in the final rundown.
Another $20,000 top prize was on the line on Saturday evening
at the Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri. Don
ran fourth in his heat race prior to taking the win in his
B-Main. After rolling off from the outside of the tenth
row in the 75-lapper, the "Real Deal" advanced
ten spots on his way to a respectable tenth place effort.
Complete results from the NDRL double-dip can be viewed
online at www.thendrl.com.
DON O'NEAL SURVIVES
KILGORE WITH TOP FIVE...
7, 2013) Don O'Neal and the #71 MasterSbilt House
Car team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail
to the Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Mississippi and
the Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas on April 5-6 for
a pair of $10,000 to win tilts. Following Friday's rain-out
at Jackson, Team 71 Racing cranked it up on Saturday evening
on a rough racing surface at Kilgore. Don set fast time
in Group A during the qualifying session and later won his
heat race in preliminary action.
After starting the 50-lap 'High Banks Havoc' from the pole
position, Don led the first nineteen circuits before suffering
an untimely flat tire. The current LOLMDS point leader then
rebounded from the tail end of the talented field to garner
a fourth place performance in the attrition-filled race.
The Martinsville, Indiana star crossed underneath the checkers
behind only winner Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, and Steve
Francis. Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.