DIRTcar Nationals Nightly Results
from Volusia Speedway Park
17, 2018) The 47th Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals'
officially wrapped up tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville,
Florida and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour
presided over another $10,000 to win program for the ground-pounding
Super Late Models. Don O'Neal qualified sixth quickest in Group
A prior to finishing fifth in his heat race and third in his B-Main.
After starting the 50-lap grand finale from the inside of the eleventh
row, Don unfortunately slowed to draw a lap 20 caution flag and
retired in the twenty-seventh position.
2018) The penultimate event of the 'DIRTcar
Nationals' was held earlier tonight at Volusia Speedway Park and
yet another $10,000 paycheck awaited the winner of the World of
Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series spectacular at the Barberville,
Florida speedplant. Don O'Neal timed in nineteenth quickest in Group
A and later finished eighth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main.
Unfortunately, Don was not able to crack the starting grid for the
50-lap feature event that was eventually won by Scott Bloomquist.
2018) Round four of the 47th Annual 'DIRTcar
Nationals' took place earlier this evening at Volusia Speedway Park
in Barberville, Florida and a $10,000 windfall was up for grabs
for the cars and stars racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series. Don O'Neal posted the sixth quickest lap in Group
A during the qualifying session before finishing fourth in his loaded
heat race. The Martinsville, Indiana star, who started fourteenth
on the grid in the 50-lapper, only completed 22 circuits and wound
up twenty-sixth in the final finishing order.
2018) Valentine's Day found the #5 team in
the Volusia Speedway Park pit area, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series held their 2018 season opening event at the Daytona
Beach-area speedplant. There were 51 competitors on hand in Barberville,
Florida to vie for the $10,000 top prize. Don O'Neal stopped the
clock fifteenth fastest in Group B during time trials prior to grabbing
the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the
50-lapper from the outside of the ninth row, Don was unfortunately
involved in a hard wreck on the 26th circuit - right before the
race was deemed official due to heavy fog - that relegated him to
a twenty-fourth place showing.
2018) Tonight's $7,000 to win UMP Super Late
Model event at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida was
washed out by an afternoon rain shower. Action will continue during
the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at VSP tomorrow, as the World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series season finally gets underway with a
$10,000 to win shootout!
2018) Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team opted
to take tonight off and did not compete in the $7,000 to win 'DIRTcar
Nationals' opener for the UMP Super Late Models at Volusia Speedway
Park in Barberville, Florida.
Bubba Army Winternationals Results
from Bubba Raceway Park
11, 2018) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
took the #5 team a couple of hours north overnight to Bubba Raceway
Park in Ocala, Florida for a single-day shootout. The 'Bubba Army
Winternationals' drew 37 entrants to the egg-shaped racetrack to
vie for a $10,000 top prize. Don O'Neal started off his evening
by laying down the seventeenth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying
before finishing fifth in his loaded heat race. After scoring a
B-Main triumph, Don worked his way past twelve competitors during
the caution-plagued 50-lap main event to land a strong sixth place
performance behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Earl Pearson,
Jr., Hudson O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, and Kyle Bronson.
Winternationals Nightly Results from
East Bay Raceway Park
10, 2018) The action-packed 'Winternationals'
wrapped up tonight in the Tampa area at East Bay Raceway Park with
a $12,000 to win grand finale. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
once again presided over the dirt-slinging competition, which drew
52 Super Late Model entrants to the Gibsonton, Florida oval. Don
O'Neal placed fourth in his heat race and second in his B-Main before
rolling off from the outside of the eleventh row in the 60-lap feature
event. Unfortunately, Don drew a lap 40 caution flag with a broken
driveshaft and was forced to retire in the twenty-third position.
2018) The penultimate event of the 42nd Annual
'Winternationals' greeted a large crowd tonight at East Bay Raceway
Park in Gibsonton, Florida. A star-studded 54 car field converged
at the "Clay by the Bay" for the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series points-paying show, which also carried a $10,000 paycheck.
Don O'Neal qualified eighteenth fastest in his group during time
trials, but later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat
race. The Martinsville, Indiana star then rallied past nine competitors
during the 50-lapper on his way to a strong ninth place effort.
2018) Night four of the wildly-entertaining
'Winternationals' was on tap tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in
Gibsonton, Florida and the #5 CBR team had their sights solely set
on capturing the $7,000 winner's check. Don O'Neal posted the fifth
quickest lap in Group A during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
qualifying session prior to grabbing the third and final transfer
spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside
of the eighth row in the 40-lap headliner, Don unfortunately slowed
to bring out a lap fifteen caution and was eventually paid for a
twentieth place performance at the pay window.
2018) Next up on the 'Winternationals' schedule
of events was a $7,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle
tonight at East Bay Raceway Park and a stellar 51 car field piled
into the pit area at the Gibsonton, Florida facility. Don O'Neal
knocked down the eleventh quickest lap in Group B during qualifying
before finishing fourth in his heat race and second in his B-Main.
After starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the eleventh row,
Don was an early retiree in the non-points event and settled for
a twenty-fifth place showing.
2018) For the second straight evening, Don
O'Neal was not an entrant for the $5,000 to win 'Winternationals'
show at East Bay Raceway Park. However, he does plan to sign into
the pit area tomorrow to compete in the third round of the 'Winternationals'
at the Gibsonton, Florida facility, which pays $7,000 to the victor!
2018) The #5 team opted to skip tonight's
$5,000 to win 'Winternationals' opener at East Bay Raceway Park
in Gibsonton, Florida. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown
tonight at the "Clay by the Bay" was not a points event...
Super Bowl of Racing Nightly Results
from Golden Isles Speedway
3, 2018) The RhinoAg 'Super Bowl of Racing'
grand finale at Golden Isles Speedway greeted the 41 competitors
tonight and a $12,000 winner's check was on the line. An ultra-fast,
rugged racing surface was the norm throughout the evening at the
Brunswick, Georgia facility and Don O'Neal started the night by
logging the twelfth fastest time in Group B during the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session. Don placed sixth in his
stacked heat race prior to winning his B-Main, but was unfortunately
forced to a back-up car due to problems on the final circuit of
his consolation race. The Martinsville, Indiana ace also ran into
issues with his second car and eventually wound up twenty-second
in the final rundown of the 60-lap main event.
2018) Don O'Neal and the Clint Bowyer Racing
(CBR) team started their 2018 grind on the ultra-competitive Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour tonight with the annual 'Super Bowl
of Racing' opener at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia.
A stellar 41 car field assembled at GIS for the $10,000 to win special.
Don laid down the fifth quickest time in Group A during the qualifying
session before claiming the third transfer spot through his stacked
heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the fifth
row, Don eventually wound up tenth in the final finishing order
of his season lid lifter.
Don O'Neal Releases 2018 Schedule
of Events; Starts at Golden Isles!
21, 2017) As the calendar is about ready
to flip to 2018, "The Real Deal" Don O'Neal and the Clint
Bowyer Racing (CBR) team released a full schedule of events for
next year today online at www.dononeal5.com. The #5 team will return
for another tour of duty with the ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series after finishing fourth in the final series point
standings in 2017 with two series victories. Don will lift the lid
to his '18 campaign in the annual 'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden
Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia on February 2-3. View these
confirmed schedule dates by pointing your web browser to www.dononeal5.com!
(Todd Healy Photo)