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!
Don O'Neal Closes Out Season in World
Finals at Charlotte!
9, 2014) The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team
and driver Don O'Neal wrapped up their version of the 2014 racing
season from November 6-8 in the 8th Annual 'World of Outlaws World
Finals' at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North
Carolina. The final two World of Outlaws Late Model Series events
on the calendar each paid $12,000 to the winner and drew a stellar
77 competitors to the 4/10-mile speedplant. On Thursday night, Don
knocked down the fifth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying
for Friday's program and the eighth fastest time in Group B for
In front of a packed house in Charlotte, Don ran second in heat
race action on Friday evening and later climbed to sixth in the
50-lap headliner to finish behind only winner Darrell Lanigan, Chris
Madden, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and Dennis Erb, Jr. In the
season finale on Saturday, Don narrowly missed out on transferring
into the 50-lapper after finishing sixth in his loaded heat race
and fourth in his B-Main. Full results from the 'World Finals' weekend
can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
O'Neal Climbs to Fourth in 40th Annual
National 100 at EAMS
3, 2014) Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team invaded
the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama
on November 1-2 for the 40th edition of the 'National 100.' A $20,000
winner's check was up for grabs in the unsanctioned mega-event,
which attracted a 33 car field. On Saturday evening, Don laid down
the eighth quickest lap during the qualifying session prior to running
second in heat race action behind only prelim victor Chris Madden.
After starting eighth on the grid in Sunday's 100-lap grind, the
"Real Deal" moved up four positions during the 'National
100' en route to a strong fourth place performance behind only winner
Jonathan Davenport, Chris Madden, and Scott Bloomquist. Complete
results from EAMS can be obtained by clicking on www.eamsdirt.com.
Don O'Neal Earns Pair of Top Tens
in Doubleheader Weekend at Cherokee
26, 2014) The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team,
fresh off capturing the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship,'
ventured to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on October
24-25 for a pair of Southern Nationals Bonus Races. On Friday night
in the $7,000 to win 'Robert Pursley Memorial,' Don O'Neal brought
home a solid ninth place effort in the 40-lap feature event. When
Saturday evening rolled around at Cherokee, a $10,000 top prize
was on the line in the 24th Annual 'Blue/Gray 100.' Don ran third
in his heat race prior to finishing eighth in the final rundown
of the 100-lap headliner. Complete results from both weekend races
can be accessed online at www.southernnnationalsseries.com.
O'Neal Locks Up Lucas Oil Series National
Championship at Portsmouth!!!
20, 2014) Don O'Neal, of Martinsville, Indiana,
clinched his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship
over the October 17-19 weekend at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio! The 34th edition of the 'Dirt Track World Championship' took
place at PRP and the LOLMDS finale boasted a whopping $50,000 winner's
check. On Friday night, Don knocked down the nineteenth quickest
lap in Group B during the qualifying session, but later stormed
from the seventh starting spot in his heat race to take home the
prelim triumph over Jason Feger and Frank Heckenast, Jr.
Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, the conclusion of the
DTWC took place on Sunday afternoon on the banks of the Ohio River.
Don started the 100-lap crown jewel main event from the outside
of the third row and made his way up to as high as second in the
running order. After slipping back a few spots in the waning laps,
the popular driver known as "The Real Deal" bagged a solid
fourth place effort behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Eddie Carrier,
Jr., and Jimmy Owens. With the top five finish, Don was officially
crowned the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion by
65 markers over Owens. Full results from the 'Dirt Track World Championship'
weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Don O'Neal Enters Magnolia State Cotton
12, 2014) Don O'Neal and Clint Bowyer Racing
(CBR) rolled into Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi
on October 10-11 for the annual running of the 'Magnolia State Cotton
Pickin' 100.' An impressive field of 72 competitors signed in at
"The Mag" to vie for the hefty $20,000 top prize. Don
timed in twenty-fifth fastest overall during the qualifying session
on Friday night, but later spun and was involved in a wreck in his
heat race, which led to a disappointing eleventh place finish. Due
to heavy damage on their #5 BWRC mount, the team opted to leave
the grounds on Saturday and Don was not able to compete in the 100-lap
headliner. Complete results from the unsanctioned 'Magnolia State
Cotton Pickin' 100' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.magnoliadirt.com.
O'Neal Stretches Out Lucas Oil Series
Point Lead in Peach State!
6, 2014) Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series point leader Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team traveled to the
Peach State on October 4-5 for two more pivotal $10,000 to win Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series tilts. On Saturday night in the annual
'Dixie Shootout' at the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia,
Don timed in seventh fastest in Group A during qualifying prior
to placing third in his heat race. After rolling off from the inside
of the fifth row in the 50-lapper, Don blasted past six competitors
during the 'Dixie Shootout' to nab an impressive third place showing
behind only winner Chris Madden and runner-up Dale McDowell!
On Sunday evening at the ultra-fast Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia,
another $10,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running
of the 'Rome Showdown.' Don knocked down the second quickest lap
in Group A during the time trial session and later finished second
in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the
inside of the fourth row, the Martinsville, Indiana star moved up
one spot during the 'Rome Showdown' en route to a steady sixth place
performance. Full results from both Georgia tracks can be found
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Don O'Neal Charges to Top Five in
Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals
28, 2014) The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team
and driver Don O'Neal followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
west to the hallowed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa from September
25-27 for the 11th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.'
The three-day crown jewel extravaganza started with a pair of $7,000
to win preliminary programs at the 1/2-mile Marion County fairgrounds
speedplant. Don uncharacteristically missed out on both 25-lap prelims,
as he finished fourth in his heat race and eighteenth in the B-Main
on Thursday night and fourth in his heat race and eleventh in the
B-Main on Friday evening.
At Knoxville on Saturday, a huge grandstand crowd and the television
cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios assembled to witness
the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' headliner, which
once again boasted a hefty $40,000 payday. After testing a little
in the B-Main, Don utilized a series provisional to gain access
into the 100-lap feature event. The Martinsville, Indiana star then
roared from his thirty-first starting spot to steadily advance all
the way up to fifth to finish behind only victor Brian Birkhofer,
Scott Bloomquist, Mike Marlar, and Jimmy Mars. Full results from
Knoxville Raceway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
O'Neal Runner-Up in 35th Annual Jackson
100 at Brownstown Speedway!
21, 2014) Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team
were back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on September
19-20 in the 35th Annual 'Jackson 100' at the legendary Brownstown
Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. Things kicked off at the 1/4-mile
oval on Friday night with qualifying and Don posted the fifth quickest
lap in Group B during the time trial session. After finishing second
in his heat race on Saturday behind only prelim winner Steve Francis,
Don started the $20,000 to win headliner from the outside of the
third row. The Martinsville, Indiana star quickly moved up to second
early in the 100-lapper and eventually netted an impressive runner-up
showing in the 'Jackson 100' behind only victor Scott Bloomquist.
Don took over the LOLMDS point lead with the podium effort last
night in his home state. Full results from Brownstown can be viewed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Don O’Neal Leads Bad Boy Mowers
TV Race Challenge Point Standings!
9, 2014) In the chase for the Bad Boy Mowers
TV Race Points Title, Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN leads
Jimmy Owens by a slim 60 point margin. Steve Francis, Scott Bloomquist
and Earl Pearson Jr. round out the top five in the Bad Boy Mowers
TV Challenge point standings. Three TV races remain on the LOLMDS
schedule for 2014, the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals
– September 27th, Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout – October
4th and the season finale, the Optima Batteries Dirt Track World
Championship – Presented by NAPA Auto Parts on October 18th.
The Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge – Presented by E3 Spark
Plugs is a fifteen (15) race mini-series consisting of the TV races
on the LOLMDS schedule in 2014. The driver that earns the most points
at the TV races will be crowned the Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Points
Champion and receive a $10,000 cash award at the series year-end
awards banquet. | More
O'Neal Competes in 44th Annual World
100 at Eldora Speedway
7, 2014) Don O'Neal and Clint Bowyer Racing
(CBR) rolled into the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio from September 4-6 for the 44th edition of the 'World 100.'
The busy weekend did not go as planned for the #5 team, as Don missed
out on all three feature events at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant.
The Martinsville, Indiana star finished fifth in his heat race and
sixth in his B-Main on Thursday, sixth in both his heat race and
his B-Main on Friday, and sixth in his heat race and seventh in
his B-Main on Saturday. While Don was unfortunately unable to advance
into the $47,000 to win 'World 100,' he did win his B-Scramble on
Saturday evening, which netted him an extra $1,000. Full results
from the disappointing weekend at the "Big E" can be found
online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Don O'Neal Earns $25,000 Windfall
for First Hillbilly 100 Victory!!!
1, 2014) The "Real Deal" Don O'Neal
picked up his first career 'Hillbilly 100' title on Sunday, August
31 at I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, West Virginia! After timing in
fifth fastest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
qualifying, Don won his heat race to earn the outside of the front
row for the start of the 100-lap grind. The Martinsville, Indiana
star then led laps 10-14 and 19-100 to nab the hefty $25,000 paycheck
in defeating Jimmy Owens, Steve Francis, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Jonathan
Earlier in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tripleheader weekend,
Don entered a pair of $10,000 to win programs at Attica Raceway
Park in Attica, Ohio and Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio. On Friday night at Attica, Don ran third in his heat race
prior to climbing to sixth in the 50-lap main event. In the annual
'Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble' at PRP on Saturday evening, Don finished
fifth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later blasted all the
way up to seventh in the 50-lapper. You can view complete results
from the holiday triple shot by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.