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Don O'Neal Starts/Finishes
Seventh in NAPA Know How 50
15, 2018) The #5 Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR)
team continued their busy month of July on the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series trail over the July 13-14 weekend in a pair of $12,000
to win battles at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. On Friday night in the
'NAPA Know How 50' at Granite City, Don O'Neal placed third in heat
race action and raced hard all over the top ten in the 50-lap feature
before claiming a solid seventh place effort. In the annual 'Diamond
Nationals' on Saturday evening at Wheatland, Don once again ran
third in his loaded heat race prior to starting/finishing eleventh
in the 50-lapper. He is now tied for sixth in the latest version
of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from both weekend contests
can be found by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
O'Neal Wins Heat and
Runs Fourth in Grassy Smith Memorial!
8, 2018) A Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
tripleheader in the Southeast was planned for the #5 CBR team from
July 5-7, but with a pair of rain-outs at Fayetteville Motor Speedway
in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville,
Tennessee, Don O'Neal entered one lone showdown at Cherokee Speedway
in Gaffney, South Carolina on Friday evening. The 20th edition of
the 'Grassy Smith Memorial' was held at the legendary speedplant
and 30 entrants were on hand to vie for the $12,000 winner's check.
Don won his heat race in preliminary action before starting/finishing
fourth in the 50-lap headliner behind only victor Scott Bloomquist,
Brandon Overton, and Josh Richards. With the top five, the "Real
Deal" moved up to fifth in the current version of the LOLMDS
point standings. Full results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Don O'Neal Victorious in Buckeye State
During Hectic Stretch!!!
(July 3, 2018)
The hectic stretch of racing leading up to the 4th
of July holiday wrapped up tonight at Muskingum County Speedway
in Zanesville, Ohio, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided
over another $12,000 to win throwdown. In front of a huge crowd
at MCS, Don O'Neal knocked down the third fastest lap in Group A
during qualifying before placing second in heat race action. After
starting fifth on the grid in the 50-lapper, Don moved up to third
in the running order, but unfortunately slipped over the banking
and fell back several positions. At the end of the contest, the
Martinsville, Indiana star found himself in the twelfth finishing
2, 2018) The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team
celebrated in victory lane for the second straight evening tonight
at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio! Don O'Neal posted the third
quickest time overall during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
before recording another heat race triumph. Don then started the
50-lap headliner from the inside of the second row and worked past
early leader Mason Zeigler to grab the point on the 14th circuit.
The Martinsville, Indiana ace then led the remainder of the caution-free
'Steel Valley 50' to claim another $12,000 payday ahead of Zeigler,
Josh Richards, Jonathan Davenport, and CBR teammate Darrell Lanigan!
1, 2018) Martinsville, Indiana star Don O'Neal
picked up his first win of the 2018 racing season tonight at Mansfield
Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio! Don laid down the fastest lap
in Group B during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
session prior to picking up the win in heat race action. After starting
the 'Freedom 50' from the outside of the front row, Don dominated
the 50-lap contest by leading from flag-to-flag to pocket the $12,000
winner's check ahead of Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson,
Jr., and son Hudson O'Neal! (Heath
(June 30, 2018)
The opening leg of a four-race Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series stretch in the Buckeye State of Ohio kicked off tonight
on the banks of the Ohio River at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio. A strong field of 38 competitors signed into PRP to vie for
the $12,000 top prize in the annual running of the 'Independence
50.' Don O'Neal ran fifth in his loaded heat race before grabbing
the third transfer spot through his consolation event. The popular
driver known as the "Real Deal" unfortunately ran into
problems during the 50-lapper and was eventually paid for a twentieth
O'Neal Advances Up to Seventh in $20k
Clash at the Mag
17, 2018) Don O'Neal and Clint Bowyer Racing
(CBR) rolled into Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi
on June 15-16 for the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag.'
After timing in ninth fastest in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
qualifying on Friday night, Don grabbed the fourth transfer spot
through his stacked heat race. The Martinsville, Indiana ace then
started Saturday's $20,000 to win contest from the outside of the
sixth row and was able to steer past five competitors during the
100-lapper on his way to a steady seventh place effort. His son,
Hudson O'Neal, captured his first career LOLMDS triumph in dramatic
fashion during the 'Clash at the Mag' giving Don the perfect Father's
Day present! Full results from "The Mag" can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Don O'Neal Grabs Top Fives in Prelims;
Finishes Ninth in Dream XXIV
10, 2018) Following a weekend off, the #5
CBR team headed to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from
June 7-9 for the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.'
With Thursday's preliminary show wiped out due to rain, both prelims
were held throughout the day on Friday. In Friday afternoon's $5,000
to win contest, Don O'Neal won his heat race prior to claiming an
impressive runner-up effort in the 25-lap sprint behind only victor
Jonathan Davenport. Later that evening, Don picked up another heat
race triumph, led early in the $10,000 to win headliner, and eventually
earned a strong fourth place showing in the 25-lapper behind only
race winner Earl Pearson, Jr., Jonathan Davenport, and Dale McDowell.
At Eldora on Saturday in the $100,000 to win grand finale, Don ran
second in his stacked heat race before winding up ninth in the final
finishing order of the 100-lap crown jewel spectacular. Complete
results from the soggy weekend at the "Big E" can be accessed
by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
O'Neal Seventh in LOLMDS Points Following
Show-Me 100 Weekend
27, 2018) The Memorial Day holiday weekend
took Don O'Neal and the Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team to the state-of-the-art
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 24-26 for the
26th edition of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100.' Things kicked off at
the 3/8-mile oval with a pair of $6,000 to win preliminary programs.
On Thursday night, Don ran fifth in both his heat race and his B-Main,
while he placed seventh in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main
on Friday evening. On both occasions, Don was unfortunately unable
to transfer into the main event.
When Saturday rolled around in the Show-Me State, Don finished
fifth in his B-Main and was forced to rely on a Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series provisional to gain access into the $30,000 to win headliner.
The Martinsville, Indiana star then rallied past ten competitors
during the 100-lap feature to salvage a fifteenth place performance.
Don still sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point
standings exiting the 'Show-Me 100.' Full results from the busy
weekend at Wheatland can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Don O'Neal Eighth at 141; Rallies
to Fourth in NAPA North Star Nationals!
21, 2018) With the rain-out of Sunday's annual
'Go 50' at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, the Clint Bowyer
Racing (CBR) team wound up competing in a pair of $12,000 to win
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series contests over the May 18-20 weekend
in the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. On Friday night in a first-ever
visit to 141 Speedway in Maribel, Wisconsin, Don O'Neal ran second
in his loaded heat race prior to slipping back to eighth in the
final rundown of the 50-lap feature event. At Deer Creek Speedway
in Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday evening in the 'NAPA North
Star Nationals,' Don grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his
heat race and later blasted past twelve competitors during the 50-lapper
to score a strong fourth place performance behind only victor Jonathan
Davenport, Bobby Pierce, and Chad Simpson! Full results can be located
by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
O'Neal Lands on Podium in Toyota Knoxville
50; Sees Rain at Florence
6, 2018) With Saturday's rain-out of the
'Ralph Latham Memorial' at Florence (KY) Speedway, the #5 team entered
one lone Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event over the weekend
on Friday, May 4 at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell,
Tennessee. A stellar 28 car field assembled at the 1/3-mile oval
to vie for the $12,000 winner's check in the annual 'Toyota Knoxville
50.' Don O'Neal laid down the tenth quickest lap overall during
qualifying before grabbing the third transfer spot through his loaded
heat race. Don then maneuvered past four competitors during the
50-lapper on his way to a third place podium effort behind only
winner Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Tim McCreadie. The Martinsville,
Indiana star now sits seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings.
Complete results from "The Taz" can be accessed online