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HUDSON O'NEAL RECORDS FIRST LUCAS
OIL SERIES TRIUMPH!!!
17, 2018) The "New Deal" Hudson O'Neal landed
his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph over
the June 15-16 weekend in the annual 'Clash at the Mag' at Magnolia
Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi! On Friday night, Hudson
stopped the clock twelfth quickest overall during the qualifying
session prior to advancing up to second in his loaded heat race.
After starting sixth on the grid in Saturday's 100-lap main event,
Hudson hung around the front of the stellar field throughout most
of the race before charging for the win late in the distance.
The Martinsville, Indiana ace took the lead from Josh Richards
on lap 93 and led the final eight circuits of the extra-distance
affair. Hudson beat Bobby Pierce, Josh Richards, Scott Bloomquist,
and Tim McCreadie to the checkered flag to score the hefty $20,000
windfall! He now finds himself seventh in the latest version of
the heated LOLMDS point standings exiting the 'Clash at the Mag.'
Full results from Magnolia can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
O'NEAL NABS TOP FIVES IN DIRT LATE
MODEL DREAM PRELIMS!!!
10, 2018) Following their first triumph of 2018, the
#71 SSI Motorsports 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, Hudson O'Neal placed
second in his heat race and fifth in the 25-lap headliner, while
he ran third in his heat race and fourth in the $10,000 to win
program later that evening. At Eldora in the grand finale on Saturday
night, Hudson finished sixth in his loaded heat race, third in
his B-Main, and twenty-fourth in the final rundown of the 100-lap
'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which once again boasted a whopping $100,000
payday. Complete results from the soggy weekend at the "Big
E" can be accessed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
HUDSON O'NEAL GRABS $3,000 PAYDAY
FOR FIRST TRIUMPH OF 2018!
3, 2018) Hudson O'Neal, of Martinsville, Indiana, claimed
his first feature win of the 2018 racing season on Saturday night,
June 2 at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana!
Hudson was dominant all evening long in Super Late Model action,
as he laid down the fastest lap overall during Ultimate Battle
of the Bluegrass Series qualifying, won his heat race, and led
all 31 laps in the 'Johnny Wheeler Tribute.' Hudson beat Jason
Jameson, Devin Gilpin, Kent Robinson, and Chad Stapleton to the
checkered flag to score the $3,000 top prize. In Crate Late Model
action at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval, Hudson drove a #9 SSI
Motorsports entry to a fourth place heat race finish (after getting
knocked off the track on the final lap) and a seventh place effort
in the headliner. Full results from Brownstown Speedway can be
accessed online at www.brownstownspeedway.com.
O'NEAL ON PODIUM IN OPENER; GRABS
TOP TEN IN SHOW-ME 100!
27, 2018) The #71 team was in the pit area at the pristine
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 24-26 for the
26th edition of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100,' which was once again
sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The three-day
extravaganza in the Show-Me State started with a pair of $6,000
to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Hudson O'Neal
won his heat race prior to placing third in the 45-lap feature
event behind only winner Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Chad Simpson.
At Wheatland on Friday evening, Hudson once again took the win
in his heat race before winding up seventh in the 40-lapper.
By virtue of accumulating the fourth most points
during preliminary competition, Hudson rolled off from the outside
of the second row in Saturday's 100-lap main event. The Martinsville,
Indiana youngster had his sights on the $30,000 payday in the
'Show-Me 100,' but was forced to settle for a solid ninth place
showing in the crown jewel spectacular. Hudson currently sits
eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings heading
into the month of June. Full results from Memorial Day weekend
can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
HUDSON O'NEAL SHINES IN VISITS
TO WISCONSIN & MINNESOTA!
20, 2018) With the rain-out earlier this afternoon of
the annual 'Go 50' at I-80 (NE) Speedway, SSI Motorsports wound
up competing in a pair of $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series shootouts over the May 18-20 weekend in the states
of Wisconsin and Minnesota. On Friday night in the first-ever
visit to 141 Speedway in Maribel, Wisconsin, Hudson O'Neal laid
down the third quickest time overall during qualifying before
winning his heat race and running third in the 50-lap feature
event behind only victor Earl Pearson, Jr. and runner-up Bobby
Pierce! At Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota on
Saturday evening in the 'NAPA North Star Nationals,' Hudson placed
third in his loaded heat race prior to blasting past six competitors
on his way to a strong sixth place showing in the 50-lapper. He
now finds himself eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point
standings heading into Memorial Day. Complete results from both
weekend tilts can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
O'NEAL DOES SOME OPEN WHEEL RACING
ON LUCAS OFF-WEEKEND!
13, 2018) On a rare off-weekend for the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series, Hudson O'Neal took advantage of the opportunity
to do some open wheel racing over the May 11-12 weekend in Indiana
and Illinois. On Friday night in a 410 non-wing sprint at the
storied Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana, Hudson drove
Cam Potorff's machine to a fourth place heat race finish and a
ninth place effort in the 25-lap headliner. At the tiny Macon
Speedway in Macon, Illinois on Saturday evening, Hudson drove
a #3ON POWRi Midget out of the Jake Neuman Racing stable. The
young Martinsville, Indiana ace placed fifth in his heat race
and third in his B-Main before an incident took him out of the
30-lap feature running tenth, which relegated him to a disappointing
twentieth place performance. Full results from both weekend races
can be found online at www.bloomingtonspeedway.com
(Tee Jay Crawford Photo)
HUDSON O'NEAL SIXTH AT TAZEWELL;
RUNNER-UP AT BROWNSTOWN!
6, 2018) Hudson O'Neal entered races at Tazewell Speedway
in Tazewell, Tennessee and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana over the May 4-5 weekend. On Friday night in the annual
'Toyota Knoxville 50' at the bad-fast "Taz," Hudson
timed in third quickest in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
before winning his heat race and slipping back to sixth in the
$12,000 to win headliner. He trailed only winner Jonathan Davenport,
Tim McCreadie, Don O'Neal, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Earl Pearson,
Jr. in the 50-lapper. The Martinsville, Indiana ace now finds
himself ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings
exiting the Volunteer State.
Following a rain-out of the 'Ralph Latham Memorial' at Florence
(KY) Speedway on Saturday afternoon, Hudson wound up piloting
Issac Rainey's #24r Crate Late Model at Brownstown Speedway in
Brownstown, Indiana. Hudson ran second in his heat race before
moving up to finish second in the $800 to win main event behind
only victor Tyler Cain. Full results from both weekend races can
be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com
O'NEAL ADVANCES INTO TOP TEN IN
ST. LOUIS U-PIC-A-PART 100
29, 2018) The SSI Motorsports team made their way to
Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Macon Speedway
in Macon, Illinois on April 27-28 for a pair of $12,000 to win
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns. On Friday night in
the 'Busch 50' at Granite City, Hudson O'Neal placed fifth in
his loaded heat race and won his B-Main prior to getting caught
up in a lap three wreck during the 50-lap feature, which dropped
him to twenty-fourth in the final finishing order. At Macon on
Saturday evening in the annual 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100,' Hudson
finished sixth in his heat race and later drove past eight competitors
during the 100-lapper to close out the weekend with a ninth place
showing. The Martinsville, Indiana youngster currently finds himself
eleventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting
the Land of Lincoln. Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
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)