Don O'Neal Returns
to Lucas Oil Series Scene in Ohio and Indiana
22, 2015) Don O'Neal and the Clint Bowyer
Racing (CBR) team stormed into Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio
and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on March 20-21 for
a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles.
On Friday night in the Buckeye State, Don finished second in heat
race action, which lined him up starting from the inside of the
fourth row in the main event. During the course of the rough and
tumble 'Buckeye Spring 50,' Don raced hard inside of the top ten
before eventually settling for a ninth place effort in the 50-lap
At Brownstown on Saturday evening, the 18th edition of the 'Indiana
Icebreaker' took place and another $10,000 top prize was up for
grabs. Don scored the win in his loaded heat race and later rolled
off from the outside of the second row in the 50-lap headliner.
On the one-groove racing surface in the feature, the Martinsville,
Indiana star wound up fifth in the final finishing order behind
only winner Earl Pearson, Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Devin Moran, and
Jimmy Owens. Don currently sits sixth in the latest version of the
LOLMDS point battle following the doubleheader weekend. Full results
can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
DIRTcar Nationals Nightly Results
from Volusia Speedway Park...
21, 2015) The 44th edition of the 'DIRTcar
Nationals' came to a close earlier tonight at Volusia Speedway Park
in Barberville, Florida, as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
sanctioned yet another $10,000 to win extravaganza. Martinsville,
Indiana star Don O'Neal unfortunately could not transfer into the
50-lap 'DIRTcar Nationals' finale tonight at VSP after finishing
seventh in his loaded heat race and eleventh in his B-Main.
2015) Another $10,000 winner's check was
up for grabs tonight in the penultimate event of the 'DIRTcar Nationals'
at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Don O'Neal placed
fifth in his heat race tonight, but later won his consolation event
to transfer into the World of Outlaws Late Model Series 50-lapper.
Unfortunately, the Martinsville, Indiana ace retired after only
20 circuits and was officially scored twenty-third in the final
rundown at VSP.
2015) The World of Outlaws Late Model Series
made their first appearance at Volusia Speedway Park in 2015 tonight,
as the national touring series presided over another $10,000 to
win showdown at the Barberville, Florida facility. Don O'Neal knocked
down the fourth fastest lap in Group B during the WOOLMS qualifying
session prior to scoring an impressive heat race triumph. After
drawing the outside of the front row prior to the start of the 50-lap
main event, the "Real Deal" stayed towards the front of
the stellar field and eventually bagged a strong runner-up performance
behind only race winner Shane Clanton!
2015) Martinsville, Indiana star Don O'Neal
made his debut in the 44th Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' tonight at
Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Don laid down the
fastest lap in his group during the qualifying session and later
placed second in his loaded heat race. After starting the $10,000
to win main event from the outside of the fourth row, Don unfortunately
completed only eight circuits during the 40-lapper and retired in
the twenty-seventh position.
O'Neal Drops into Bubba Raceway Park;
Nabs Top Ten in WOOLMS Event
15, 2015) Don O'Neal and the CBR team dropped
into Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida tonight for a $10,000
to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series tilt. Don clicked off
the fastest lap of the 31 entrants during the qualifying session
and later placed second in heat race action. After drawing the fifth
starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper,
Don moved forward early in the distance before slipping back to
tenth at the finish.
Winternationals Nightly Results from
East Bay Raceway Park...
14, 2015) The 39th edition of the 'Winternationals'
wrapped up tonight at East Bay Raceway Park with a $10,000 to win
finale, which was once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series. In front of the television cameras of the Lucas Oil
Production Studios, Don O'Neal qualified seventh fastest in Group
B during time trials prior to finishing second in his stacked heat
race. The Martinsville, Indiana standout then moved up four spots
during the 50-lap headliner en route to a sterling runner-up performance
behind only victor Billy Moyer. Don leaves East Bay tied for sixth
in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings.
2015) The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team
and driver Don O'Neal were back in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
action tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida. Don
qualified ninth quickest in Group B during the time trial session
and later placed fifth in his loaded heat race. After securing the
second transfer spot through his B-Main, Don wound up eighteenth
in the final rundown of the $10,000 to win main event, which went
fifty laps in distance.
2015) Another $7,000 winner's check was up
for grabs tonight at the "Clay by the Bay," as the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over a non-points battle at
East Bay Raceway Park. Don O'Neal laid down the second fastest lap
in Group A during the time trial session and later scored the win
in heat race action. After starting the 45-lap main event from the
inside of the second row and running in the top five early in the
distance, Don was involved in a lap 25 incident and retired from
the headliner in the twenty-first position.
2015) Don O'Neal and the Clint Bowyer Racing
(CBR) team unloaded for the first time today at East Bay Raceway
Park in Gibsonton, Florida to enter a $7,000 to win Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series tilt, which did not carry any points. Don logged
the fourteenth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session
and later placed fifth in his stacked heat race. After scoring a
victory in his B-Main, Don rallied through the field in the 35-lapper
to secure a strong fourth place showing. At the checkers, the Martinsville,
Indiana star trailed only victor Josh Richards, Mark Whitener, and
teammate Steve Francis.
Super Bowl of Racing Nightly Results
from Golden Isles Speedway...
7, 2015) The 'Super Bowl of Racing' finale
was held tonight at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia
and Don O'Neal had his sights set on the $10,000 payday. Don timed
in eighth fastest in Group A during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series qualifying session and later finished third in his loaded
heat race. After starting the 50-lap televised feature from the
inside of the sixth row, "The Real Deal" ultimately wound
up fourteenth in the final rundown.
2015) Night two of the 'Super Bowl of Racing'
took place tonight at Golden Isles Speedway and a $10,000 top prize
was on the line for the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series. Don O'Neal posted the fifth quickest time in Group
A during qualifying, but later slipped back to fifth in his stacked
heat race. After grabbing the second transfer position out of the
B-Main, Don rallied past eleven competitors during the 50-lap headliner
en route to a solid seventh place performance.
2015) The annual running of the 'Super Bowl
of Racing' kicked off tonight at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick,
Georgia with the inaugural 'Edwin Coggins Memorial.' The Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series opener was a non-points event and carried
a $7,000 winner's check. Don O'Neal qualified sixth fastest in Group
A during the time trial session and later grabbed the third transfer
spot behind only prelim winner Eddie Carrier, Jr. and runner-up
Gregg Satterlee. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth
row in the 30-lapper, Don pulled off the rough racing surface early
in the distance and settled for a sixteenth place effort in his
season lid lifter.
Clint Bowyer Racing Ready for 2015
4, 2015) Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) is ready
to defend its 2014 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model title with the series’
first race of the season, the Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing,
beginning February 5, in Brunswick, Ga., at Golden Isle Speedway.
“We obviously had a very successful 2014 and are ready to
defend our championship,” said team owner Clint Bowyer, who
will run in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opening Daytona
500 on Feb. 22. “We head to Daytona soon to kick off the NASCAR
season but I know where I will be this weekend and that’s
watching my boys run in Georgia.”
Hall of Famer Steve Francis returns for his third year behind the
wheel of the No. 15 CBR dirt late model carrying a renewed multi-year
sponsorship with long-time partner Georgia Boot. In its fourth year
with CBR, Georgia Boot has become a flagship sponsor in dirt late
model racing with proven success on and off the track. Veteran crew
chief Anthony Burroughs returned to CBR in the offseason and serves
as crew chief for Francis. Burroughs, a driver himself, spent last
season racing regionally in the southeast after serving as crew
chief for CBR in 2013.
Returning as Francis’ teammate at CBR is 2014 Lucas Oil Late
Model Series Champion Don O’Neal. O’Neal won the championship
in October, beating three-time and defending series champion Jimmy
Owens for the title and giving team owner Clint Bowyer his first
championship. PEAK Antifreeze returns as co-primary sponsor of the
defending series champion in a another renewed, multiyear deal with
Crawford Supply serves as co-primary sponsor of the No. 5. The
company has a deep-rooted history with CBR as Scott Crawford and
the Crawford family was the first to step into a sponsorship role
with the CBR dirt late model team in 2008. Returning as O’Neal’s
crew chief for 2015 is Jeremy Justice.
“The fact that we are able to announce our continued and
long-term partnerships with Georgia Boot, PEAK and Crawford Supply
says a lot about them and the hard work we put it in to try and
provide them value both on and off the race track,” said Bowyer.
Don O'Neal Releases Tentative Version
of 2015 Racing Schedule!
(December 30, 2014)
As the new year rapidly approaches, Don O'Neal and the
#5 CBR team released a tentative version of their upcoming 2015
racing schedule today right here at www.dononeal5.com! The bulk
of the events will be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series, as Don is set to defend his 2014 Championship. The 2015
campaign will start with the annual running of the 'Super Bowl of
Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia from February
5-7. You can view the released dates by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website!