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HUDSON O'NEAL CAPS OFF WEEKEND
WITH TOP TEN SHOWING
23, 2018) The ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series took the SSI Motorsports team to the Mid-Atlantic
on April 21-22 for the annual 'Stanley Schetrompf Classic' at
the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland and
to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania for the 'Rumble
on the River.' On Saturday night at Hagerstown, Hudson O'Neal
wound up fifth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and was eventually
paid for a twenty-fourth place performance in the $12,000 to win
feature event after drawing a lap 20 caution. At Port Royal on
Sunday evening, Hudson placed sixth in his loaded heat race and
again won his B-Main before advancing past nine racecars during
the $10,000 to win headliner en route to a solid eighth place
effort. The Martinsville, Indiana youngster currently sits tied
for sixth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings.
Full results from both 50-lappers over the weekend can be viewed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
O'NEAL SPENDS WEEKEND AT ATOMIC
AND VIRGINIA MOTOR
15, 2018) The SSI Motorsports team started their April
13-14 weekend in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition
at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Friday, as the annual running
of the 'Buckeye Spring 50' boasted a $12,000 payday. Hudson O'Neal
laid down the fastest lap in his group during qualifying on his
first lap, but unfortunately hit the wall hard on his second tour
around the 3/8-mile oval. He then rallied from the back of the
pack in his heat race to earn the third transfer spot, which enabled
him to start the 50-lapper from the inside of the sixth row. Hudson
suffered a flat left rear tire on lap 17 of the 'Buckeye Spring
50' and soldiered on to finish fifteenth in the final rundown.
The Martinsville, Indiana youngster currently sits seventh in
the ultra-tight LOLMDS point standings exiting the Buckeye State.
After the 'Indiana Icebreaker' at Brownstown (IN) Speedway was
wiped out by Mother Nature early on Saturday morning, the #71
team made the long haul east to Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica,
Virginia to enter the 'King of the Commonwealth,' which was sanctioned
by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. Hudson was disqualified
in time trials for utilizing a wrong tire compound, but later
finished fifth in his stacked heat race and second in his B-Main.
The driver known as "The New Deal" then blasted past
eleven competitors during the $20,000 to win finale at VMS to
garner an eleventh place showing in his first-ever visit to the
pristine facility. Complete results from both weekend showdowns
can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com
(Michael Hamilton Photo)
HUDSON O'NEAL FIFTH AT BOYD'S;
CLIMBS TO SEVENTH AT EAMS!
25, 2018) The #71 team returned to dirt-slinging action
with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on March 23-24 in a
pair of $12,000 to win specials at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold,
Georgia and East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama.
On Friday night in the annual 'Shamrock' at Boyd's, Hudson O'Neal
won his heat race in preliminary action prior to finishing a strong
fifth in the caution-free 50-lap feature behind only victor Earl
Pearson, Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Chris Madden, and Brandon Overton.
In the 'Bama Bash' on Saturday evening at EAMS, Hudson placed
fourth in his heat race before vaulting up to seventh in the 50-lapper.
The Martinsville, Indiana youngster now sits sixth in the latest
version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from both
Southeastern races over the weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
BUBBA ARMY CRATE WINTER NATIONALS
RESULTS FROM OCALA...
24, 2018) The 'Chevrolet Performance World Championship
Race' took center stage tonight at Bubba Raceway Park and a $10,000
top prize was up for grabs in the final evening of the annual
'Bubba Army Winter Nationals' at the Ocala, Florida facility.
Hudson O'Neal posted the fastest lap in his group during the NeSmith
time trial session before bagging an impressive heat race triumph.
After rolling off from the outside of the front row in the 100-lap
headliner, Hudson led laps 1-5 and 10-23 of the extra-distance
affair before claiming an impressive third place podium effort
behind only victor Kyle Bronson and runner-up Tyler Bare!
(February 23, 2018) Another $2,000 winner's
check was on the line tonight at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala,
Florida in night two of the 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals.' Hudson
O'Neal clicked off the eighth quickest lap in Group A during the
NeSmith qualifying session before scoring a win in his B-Main.
Hudson was then able to drive past four competitors during the
40-lapper to eventually garner another seventh place performance.
(February 22, 2018) Next up on the racing calendar
for Hudson O'Neal was a visit to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala,
Florida tonight for the start of the Crate Late Model portion
of the 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals.' The NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt
Late Model Series special paid $2,000 to the winner and drew an
exceptional 51 car field. Behind the wheel of Issac Rainey's #24r
machine, Hudson laid down the third quickest lap in Group A during
qualifying to lock himself into the inside of the third row for
the start of the 40-lap main event. The Martinsville, Indiana
young gun then drove up to as high as second in the running order
before winding up seventh in the final rundown.
DIRTCAR NATIONALS NIGHTLY RESULTS
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. Hudson O'Neal timed in eighth fastest in Group A
during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the third transfer
spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap grand finale
from the outside of the fifth row, Hudson wheeled his #71 machine
past a trio of competitors en route to a strong seventh place
(February 16, 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. Hudson O'Neal unfortunately failed
to crack the starting grid for the 50-lap feature event after
posting finishes of tenth in his heat race and eleventh in his
(February 15, 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. Hudson O'Neal knocked down the twenty-first
quickest lap in Group A during qualifying before finishing seventh
in his stacked heat race. After grabbing the third and final transfer
spot through his B-Main, Hudson worked his way past eight competitors
during the 50-lapper en route to a thirteenth place effort.
(February 14, 2018) Valentine's Day found the
#71 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.
Hudson O'Neal logged the fourteenth fastest time in Group B during
time trials prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through
his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature event
from the inside of the ninth row, Hudson was able to climb seven
spots in the fog-shortened race to record a solid tenth place
(February 13, 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!
(February 12, 2018) Hudson O'Neal and the #71
SSI Motorsports 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
11, 2018) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the
#71 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. Hudson O'Neal timed in fifteenth quickest in Group
A during qualifying, but later rebounded to grab the third transfer
spot through his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature
distance from the inside of the fifth row, Hudson drove all the
way up to third in the caution-plagued race to finish on the podium
behind only victor Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Earl Pearson,
WINTERNATIONALS NIGHTLY RESULTS
FROM EAST BAY...
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. Hudson
O'Neal laid down the fourth fastest lap in Group A during time
trials before grabbing the third and final transfer spot through
his heat race. The Martinsville, Indiana rising star then battled
hard for a top ten finish in the 60-lapper before being involved
in a couple of late cautions and settling for a thirteenth place
(February 9, 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. Hudson O'Neal ran seventh in
his stacked heat race, but later climbed up to third in his B-Main.
After taking a series provisional and starting the 50-lap feature
from the outside of the twelfth row, Hudson was able to improve
nine spots to finish in the fifteenth position.
(February 8, 2018) Night four of the wildly-entertaining
'Winternationals' was on tap tonight at East Bay Raceway Park
in Gibsonton, Florida and the #71 team had their sights solely
set on capturing the $7,000 winner's check. Hudson O'Neal posted
the sixteenth quickest lap in Group A during the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series qualifying session prior to placing fourth in
his heat race and third in his B-Main. Hudson then utilized a
series provisional to gain access into the 40-lap main event,
but retired early with problems and was officially paid for a
twenty-fourth place performance.
(February 7, 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.
Hudson O'Neal laid down the tenth quickest time in Group B during
qualifying before grabbing the third and final transfer spot through
his heat race. The Martinsville, Indiana ace then started the
40-lap feature from the outside of the seventh row and eventually
wound up eighteenth in the final finishing order tonight at the
"Clay by the Bay."
(February 6, 2018) The second round of dirt-slinging
action at East Bay Raceway Park took place tonight and another
$5,000 top prize was up for grabs for the cars and stars racing
with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Hudson O'Neal knocked
down the seventh fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying
session prior to running sixth in his heat race and third in his
B-Main. After rolling off from the inside of the eleventh row,
Hudson was officially placed seventeenth in the final rundown
of the 30-lapper.
(February 5, 2018) The annual running of the
'Winternationals' kicked off tonight at East Bay Raceway Park
in Gibsonton, Florida, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
presided over the first of six high-profile events at the "Clay
by the Bay." A total of 40 Super Late Model entrants were
in the pit area at the Tampa-area oval to vie for the $5,000 payday.
Hudson O'Neal finished eighth in his loaded heat race and fifth
in his B-Main. After receiving a series provisional to gain access
into the 30-lap headliner, Hudson climbed past thirteen competitors
during the A-Main en route to a solid eleventh place showing!
SUPER BOWL OF RACING NIGHTLY RESULTS
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 Hudson O'Neal started the night by logging
the thirteenth fastest time in Group B during the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series qualifying session. Hudson placed ninth in his
heat race and eighth in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him
out of the 60-lap headliner that was eventually won again by Josh
(February 2, 2018) Hudson O'Neal and the SSI
Motorsports 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. Hudson posted the thirteenth quickest time in
Group A during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth
and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After starting
the 50-lap main event from the inside of the eighth row, Hudson
blasted through the talented field to pick off thirteen competitors
en route to a stellar runner-up effort behind only victor Josh
O'NEAL SHOWS SPEED THROUGHOUT CHILI
BOWL MIDGET NATIONALS!
14, 2018) Hudson O'Neal, of Martinsville, Indiana, competed
in his first Lucas Oil 'Chili Bowl Midget Nationals' from January
9-13 at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Piloting a #71H
entry for car owner Jim Neuman, which sported primary sponsorship
from Crop Production Services and SSI Sub-Surface of Indiana,
Hudson turned heads and showed serious speed during his Qualifying
Night on Thursday at the indoor oval, which drew a whopping 345
entrants. After moving past two cars in his heat race to finish
fourth, Hudson had advanced all the way up to fourth in his Qualifier
until bicycling on the final circuit and settling for a seventh
place effort. The popular, young driver known as "The New
Deal" then grabbed the third transfer spot through his B-Main
before finishing nineteenth in the 25-lap A-Feature!
He then returned to action on Saturday in Tulsa during Championship
Night of the 32nd Annual 'Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.' Hudson
ran second in the D-Main, which tagged him on the tail of the
C-Main. Unfortunately, his weekend stalled out in that C-Main,
as he could only move up to thirteenth in the final finishing
order. For the second straight year, Christopher Bell won the
coveted Golden Driller trophy for emerging victorious in the 55-lap
A-Feature last night. You can view complete results from the most
prestigious Midget race in the country by pointing your web browser
(Serena Dalhamer Photo)