Hard Wreck Takes O'Neal
Out of Contention to Win at Ocala...
19, 2017) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
portion of "Speedweeks 2017" concluded tonight with a
$10,000 to win affair at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The
annual running of the 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals' drew a stellar
44 car field to the 3/8-mile, D-shaped venue. Don O'Neal clicked
off the third fastest time in Group A during qualifying before finishing
second in his loaded heat race. The Martinsville, Indiana superstar
then started fifth on the grid in the 50-lap headliner and was running
second on the 20th circuit when he was involved in a pileup with
leader Josh Richards and a lapped car. Don was unfortunately forced
to retire in the twenty-fifth position with heavy front end damage
and will leave the "Sunshine State" eighth in the latest
version of the LOLMDS point standings.
Winternationals Nightly Results from
East Bay Raceway Park...
18, 2017) Tonight's Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series-sanctioned 'Winternationals' finale at East Bay (FL)
Raceway Park, which was scheduled to pay $12,000 to win, has been
washed out and will not be rescheduled.
2017) The penultimate event of the 'Winternationals'
took place earlier this evening at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida. The points race for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
paid $10,000 to the winner and drew a stout 42 car field. Don O'Neal
started out his night by posting the third fastest lap in Group
A during time trials and later claimed the triumph in his loaded
heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the pole position and
leading the first circuit, Don paced the field from laps 3-15 before
giving up the top spot to eventual winner Scott Bloomquist. At the
end of the race, the "Real Deal" found himself in the
fifth finishing position behind only victor Bloomquist, Josh Richards,
Jonathan Davenport, and Tim McCreadie.
2017) The 41st edition of the 'Winternationals'
soldiered on tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida,
as a $7,000 top prize was on the line for the cars and stars of
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Don O'Neal qualified fourth
quickest in Group B during time trials before scoring the victory
in heat race action. After starting the 45-lap main event from the
outside of the second row, Don found the point on lap 16 and held
the lead up until the 24th circuit. At the conclusion of the action-packed
event, the Martinsville, Indiana hotshoe crossed underneath the
checkers second behind only race winner Tim McCreadie!
2017) Tonight's $7,000 to win Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series battle at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida has succumbed to Mother Nature and will not be rescheduled.
Heavy afternoon rains deluged the Tampa-area and the track was not
able to be worked into shape to host racing action this evening.
After taking the first two non-points races of the 'Winternationals'
off, Don O'Neal was slated to make his 2017 East Bay debut tonight
before the rains hit...
Super Bowl of Racing Nightly Results
from Golden Isles Speedway...
11, 2017) Night two of the 'Super Bowl of
Racing' doubleheader weekend at Golden Isles (GA) Speedway took
center stage this evening and a $12,000 top prize was on the line
in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series extravaganza. Don O'Neal
clicked off the tenth fastest time in Group B during qualifying
prior to running second in his loaded heat race. The Martinsville,
Indiana superstar then rolled off from the outside of the sixth
row in the 60-lapper and was able to drive past four competitors
en route to a solid eighth place showing.
2017) Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) lifted the
lid to their 2017 campaign tonight in round one of the annual 'Super
Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the $10,000 to win
opener, which drew a stout 51 car field. Don O'Neal posted the thirteenth
quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session and later
grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race.
After starting the 50-lap headliner from the inside of the seventh
row, Don pitted during the course of the race and wound up twentieth
in the final finishing order.
Don O'Neal and Clint Bowyer Racing
Readies for Speedweeks 2017!!!
26, 2017) Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) and driver
Don O'Neal are gearing up for the start of their 2017 racing season,
which will kick off from February 10-25 during "Speedweeks"
in Georgia and Florida. Don, who will once again follow the entire
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series grind, will lift the lid to his
'17 campaign down south at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia,
East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, Bubba Raceway Park
in Ocala, Florida, and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.
You can view confirmed race dates for the #5 Peak Antifreeze &
Motor Oil-sponsored team by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website! (Chad