Nationals Nightly Results from Volusia...
16, 2019) Don O'Neal wrapped up the 48th
edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' tonight at Volusia (FL) Speedway
Park, as another $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs for the
45 car field. Don placed seventh in his heat race before grabbing
the third transfer spot through his stacked consolation event. The
Martinsville, Indiana standout then started deep in the field in
the 50-lap grand finale before retiring after only 19 circuits,
as he settled for a twenty-eighth place showing.
15, 2019) The penultimate event of the 2019
'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park took center stage in
the Dirt Late Model world tonight and the World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series presided over another $10,000 to win
spectacular. Don O'Neal posted the fifth quickest lap in Group A
during qualifying before finishing second in heat race action. Don
then had another great run in the 50-lapper, as he blasted past
a handful of competitors on his way to a fourth place effort behind
only victor Brandon Sheppard, Mike Marlar, and Brian Shirley!
14, 2019) Valentine's Day for the #5 team
was headlined by another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series shootout tonight at Volusia Speedway
Park in Barberville, Florida. Don O'Neal qualified fourth quickest
in Group B during time trials and later finished second in his heat
race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the inside of the
fourth row, Don was able to scoot past four cars during the contest
to land on the podium in the third spot behind only race winner
Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Scott Bloomquist!
13, 2019) The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series returned to competition tonight at Volusia Speedway
Park and a $10,000 top prize was on the line for the stellar 44
car field. Don O'Neal timed in fifth quickest in Group A during
the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer
spot through his stacked heat race. Don then made a charge from
his thirteenth starting spot in the 50-lapper to claim an impressive
runner-up performance behind only victor Brandon Sheppard!
12, 2019) Tonight's DIRTcar-sanctioned program
at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida has been washed
out from afternoon showers with more rain on the way. The $7,000
to win 'DIRTcar Nationals' showdown at the Daytona Beach-area oval
will not be rescheduled. Action will get back underway at VSP tomorrow,
as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will
preside over a 50-lapper, which will boast a $10,000 payday.
11, 2019) The 48th edition of the 'DIRTcar
Nationals' for the Super Late Models started tonight at Volusia
Speedway Park with a $7,000 to win shootout at the 1/2-mile Barberville,
Florida speedplant. Don O'Neal drove to the eighth quickest time
in his group during qualifying before finishing sixth in his heat
race and second in his B-Main. After starting nineteenth on the
feature grid for the 30-lap sprint, Don eventually retired after
only 24 circuits and was relegated to a twenty-third place effort.
Bubba Army Winter Nationals
10, 2019) A $10,000 to win throwdown at Bubba
Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida was scheduled for tonight to wrap
up the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion of "Speedweeks"
in Georgia and Florida. However, the annual 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals'
was rained-out shortly before hot laps started and the program,
which was set to be highlighted by a 50-lap main event, will not
Results from East Bay...
9, 2019) The final round of the 'Winternationals'
at East Bay Raceway Park paid out another $12,000 top prize tonight.
A strong field of 41 competitors signed in at the pit gate at the
Gibsonton, Florida facility to do battle in the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series special. Don O'Neal clicked off the tenth quickest time
in Group B during qualifying and later finished second in his heat
race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row and climbing
to as high as fifth in the 50-lap affair, Don ran into troubles
late and wound up seventeenth in the final finishing order. The
Martinsville, Indiana ace currently finds himself eighth in the
latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the "Clay
by the Bay."
8, 2019) Night five of the 'Winternationals'
at East Bay Raceway Park drew a huge crowd and the live MAVTV television
cameras. The $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series program
marked the first points paying event of the busy week at the Tampa-area
venue. Don O'Neal timed in eleventh fastest in Group B during qualifying
prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his
stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the outside
of the seventh row, Don was on the move early and often - vaulting
all the way up to the third position around the lap 30 mark. However,
a tangle with his CBR teammate Josh Richards and subsequent ignition
woes caused the Martinsville, Indiana hotshoe to retire from the
contest in the twenty-second spot.
7, 2019) The fourth leg of the 43rd annual
'Winternationals' greeted Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) tonight at East
Bay Raceway Park and another $7,000 paycheck was on the line for
the cars and stars racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
In qualifying at the Gibsonton, Florida oval tonight, Don O'Neal
knocked down the seventh fastest lap in Group A before placing fourth
in his loaded heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main, Don
drew a lap 15 caution flag and promptly retired his #5 ride in the
6, 2019) Round three of the 'Winternationals'
at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida took place earlier
tonight and all eyes in the pit area were on capturing the $7,000
payday. Don O'Neal qualified fifth quickest in Group A during time
trials prior to picking up an impressive heat race triumph. After
starting third on the grid in the 40-lap main event, Don ran amongst
the top five early in the distance before eventually winding up
ninth at the unfurling of the checkered flag.
5, 2019) Another $5,000 windfall was up for
grabs with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight at East
Bay Raceway Park. The Gibsonton, Florida facility drew a stout 56
car field and Don O'Neal started his night off by clicking off the
thirteenth quickest lap in Group B during time trials. Don then
ran fourth in his loaded heat race prior to picking up the victory
in his B-Main. After starting the 30-lap contest from the outside
of the eleventh row, the Martinsville, Indiana star drove past a
handful of competitors to secure a seventeenth place performance.
4, 2019) The 43rd annual 'Winternationals'
kicked off tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida
and 53 competitors showed up to do battle for the $5,000 winner's
check. Don O'Neal timed in eleventh quickest in Group A during Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying before placing second in his
heat race. Don then started the 30-lap main event from the inside
of the fifth row and once again moved forward in the feature to
finish fifth behind only victor Tyler Erb, Josh Richards, Brandon
Sheppard, and Austin Hubbard!
Super Bowl of Racing
Nightly Results from Golden Isles...
2, 2019) Another $12,000 payday was on the
line with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight in the 'Super
Bowl of Racing' finale at Golden Isles Speedway. A stout 37 car
field signed into the pit area at the Brunswick, Georgia-area oval
and a large crowd was on hand to witness all of the ground-pounding
action. Don O'Neal stopped the clock fifth fastest in Group B during
qualifying prior to placing third in his loaded heat race. After
rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 50-lapper,
Don scooted past four cars to score another sixth place showing.
1, 2019) The 2019 edition of the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series season got underway tonight in the 'Super
Bowl of Racing' opener at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick,
Georgia. Most of the $12,000 to win racing program was completed
this evening, but the final B-Main and the 50-lap headliner were
pushed to Saturday afternoon after inclement weather struck the
southern Georgia speedplant. Don O'Neal qualified fifth fastest
in Group B during time trials, but battery problems dropped him
to eighth in his heat race. After grabbing the second transfer spot
through his B-Main, Don rallied past fourteen competitors during
the daytime feature event to secure a strong sixth place effort.
Clint Bowyer Racing Adds
DEKALB as Primary Sponsor of O'Neal's No. 5
24, 2019) Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) is pleased
to announce that DEKALB will be the primary sponsor on Don O'Neal's
No. 5 dirt late model for the 2019 season. "I'm very excited
to announce this partnership with DEKALB and my dirt late model
team, said owner Bowyer. When it comes to racing, there's nothing
like dirt, and for farmers all across the country, this is an awesome
fit! Don O'Neal is a trusted name that has been winning at the highest
level for a long time, exactly what I think, when I think of the
DEKALB brand. I'm looking forward to great things this season."
In addition to primary branding from DEKALB, long time CBR partner
Crawford Outdoor returns to the side of the No. 5 in an associate
position. Crawford Outdoor is CBR's longest tenured partner, beginning
with primary sponsorship during the team's inaugural campaign in
2008. The 2019 season will see Don O'Neal and teammate Josh Richards
compete for the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series (LOLMS) Championship,
as well as competing at other marquee events around the country
in more than 20 states. The season kicks off on Feb. 1, at Golden
Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga., live on MavTV.
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