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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
Don O'Neal Nabs Pair of Top Tens in
Land of Lincoln
29, 2018) Next up on the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series calendar was a visit to the Land of Lincoln on April
27-28 for a pair of $12,000 to win shootouts at Tri-City Speedway
in Granite City, Illinois and at the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon,
Illinois. On Friday night in the 'Busch 50' at Granite City, Don
O'Neal ran third in his heat race prior to advancing up to ninth
in the 50-lap headliner. At the tiny 1/5-mile oval at Macon on Saturday
evening in the 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100,' Don placed sixth in
his stacked heat race and later blasted past eight competitors in
the 100-lapper to secure a solid eighth place showing. The "Real
Deal" currently finds himself eighth in the latest version
of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the state of Illinois. Full
results can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
(Brendon Bauman Photo)
O'Neal Tied for 8th in Lucas Points
Following Mid-Atlantic Doubleheader
23, 2018) Don O'Neal and the #5 CBR team
were back in action with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on
April 21-22 in the 'Stanley Schetrompf Classic' at the legendary
Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland and in the 'Rumble on
the River' at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. On
Saturday night at Hagerstown, Don ran fifth in his heat race, won
his B-Main, and later advanced up to tenth in the $12,000 to win
headliner. At Port Royal on Sunday evening, Don grabbed the fourth
and final transfer spot through his heat race, but unfortunately
bent a right front lower control arm on lap 38 of the $10,000 to
win main event and retired in the twenty-first position. The Martinsville,
Indiana star now finds himself tied for eighth in the latest version
of the heated LOLMDS point standings. Full results from both 50-lappers
this weekend in the Mid-Atlantic can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Don O'Neal Runner-Up in Buckeye Spring
50 at Atomic Speedway!
15, 2018) The #5 CBR team had a pair of $12,000
to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shootouts at Atomic Speedway
in Alma, Ohio and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana circled
on their racing calendar for April 13-14. With early rain showers
wiping out the 'Indiana Icebreaker' at Brownstown on Saturday, Don
O'Neal only competed on Friday evening in the annual 'Buckeye Spring
50' at the former K-C Raceway. Don knocked down the fifth fastest
lap in Group A during time trials before scoring the triumph in
heat race action. After starting the 50-lap contest from the pole
position, Don battled hard for the second spot throughout the distance
with Tim McCreadie and eventually recorded an impressive runner-up
effort behind only victor Scott Bloomquist! The Martinsville, Indiana
ace is now up to ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point
standings. Complete results from Atomic Speedway can be accessed
by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
(Michael Hamilton Photo)
O'Neal Lands on Podium in Bama Bash
at East Alabama Motor Speedway!
25, 2018) The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team
ventured to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia and East Alabama
Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on March 23-24 for a pair
of $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs. On
Friday night in the annual 'Shamrock' at Boyd's, Don O'Neal ran
eighth in his heat race and later won his B-Main before winding
up sixteenth in the final finishing order of the 50-lap headliner,
which ran caution-free. In the 'Bama Bash' on Saturday evening at
EAMS, Don won his heat race in preliminary action and led laps 2-8
of the 50-lapper prior to placing an impressive third behind only
victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Scott Bloomquist. The "Real
Deal" currently sits tenth in the latest version of the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings. Complete results from
the LOLMDS double-dip can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Don O'Neal Nabs Top Five in $12k March
Madness at Cherokee!
5, 2018) Don O'Neal and the Clint Bowyer
Racing (CBR) team invaded Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina
on Sunday afternoon, March 4 for the 15th edition of 'March Madness.'
Don started off his day by posting the second fastest lap in Group
A during the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) qualifying
session before scoring the victory in his heat race. After starting
the $12,000 to win main event from the inside of the second row,
Don wound up fourth in the final finishing order of the 60-lap contest,
as he trailed only winner Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, and Ross
Bailes at the checkered flag. Complete results from yesterday at
Cherokee Speedway can be accessed online at www.sasdirt.com.