O'NEAL CAPTURES FIRST JACKSON 100 TITLE; POCKETS $15,000!!!
(September 22, 2019) Hudson O'Neal picked up one of the biggest wins of his young racing career on Saturday evening, September 21 in the 40th Annual 'Jackson 100' at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana! Hudson clicked off the sixth quickest time in Group B during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session prior to scoring a victory in heat race action. In front of the standing-room-only crowd at his home racetrack, Hudson started the 100-lap main event from the outside of the second row and raced all over the top five throughout the extra-distance affair. The Martinsville, Indiana rising star eventually wrestled away the top spot from Devin Moran on lap 71 and led the remainder of the contest to pocket the $15,000 payday for his first 'Jackson 100' title ahead of Moran, Don O'Neal, Tim McCreadie, and Nick Hoffman!

A day earlier, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #71 team to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana on Friday for the inaugural series event at the historic Hoosier State facility. Hudson once again secured a heat race triumph to earn the inside of the second row for the start of the $12,000 to win headliner. The "New Deal" put his Longhorn Chassis at the top of the leader board on the eighth circuit and held the point up until lap 46 when a broken rack had negatively effected the handling of his ride. Hudson wound up fourth at the conclusion of the wild 50-lapper to place behind only victor Tyler Erb, Jimmy Owens, and Don O'Neal. He still finds himself eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader weekend in his home state of Indiana. Full results can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

HUDSON O'NEAL BLASTS TO PODIUM FINISH IN KNOXVILLE NAT'LS!
(September 15, 2019) The #71 team made the trek west to the Hawkeye State of Iowa from September 12-14 for the 16th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel event drew 55 competitors to the 1/2-mile, semi-banked Marion County fairgrounds speedplant and action kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night in the weekend lid lifter, Hudson O'Neal unfortunately missed out on the 25-lap main event after finishing fourth in both his heat race and his B-Main. At Knoxville on Friday evening in a similar contest, Hudson placed third in heat race action prior to starting and finishing tenth in the 25-lapper.

By virtue of racking up the sixteenth best point night, Hudson earned the rights to the outside of the eighth row for the start of the 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' Mired mid-pack through much of the first half of the distance, Hudson pitted before the lap 50 fuel stop and promptly made a charge through the talented field. The Martinsville, Indiana star blasted up inside of the top five and eventually netted a hard fought third place podium performance behind only $40,000 victor Jimmy Owens and runner-up Brandon Sheppard. Hudson still finds himself eighth in the latest version of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings. You can read more about each of the three shows from Knoxville Raceway by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

O'NEAL KICKS OFF WORLD 100 WEEKEND WITH $10K VICTORY!
(September 8, 2019) The "New Deal" Hudson O'Neal - celebrating his nineteenth birthday - captured a $10,000 triumph on Thursday evening, September 5 in his Twin 25 preliminary program for the 49th Annual 'World 100' at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! Hudson posted the twenty-second quickest time in his group during qualifying prior to securing a heat race victory. After rolling off from the third starting spot at the drop of the green flag in the 25-lap sprint, Hudson streaked to the lead on lap 10 and held off all challenges past that point to start his 'World 100' weekend on a winning note over Jonathan Davenport, Tim McCreadie, Shannon Babb, and Mason Zeigler!

On Friday night, September 6, a similar Twin 25 show was held and the #71 team was gunning for another $10,000 top prize. Hudson won his heat race and led early in his 25-lap sprint, but was caught up in an incident running second and later hit the wall - forcing the young Martinsville, Indiana standout to retire with damage in the twentieth position. All eyes were then fixed on the annual running of the 'World 100' on Saturday, September 7 and a record crowd was on hand to watch the 98 car field vie for the $52,000 winner's check and the famed globe trophy. Hudson once again took the victory in his heat race, started the 100-lap crown jewel headliner from the outside of the third row, and eventually placed eleventh in the final finishing order of the sport's most prestigious race. Complete results from the entire 'World 100' weekend can be viewed online a www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

HUDSON O'NEAL COMPETES IN LABOR DAY TRIPLE SHOT
(September 2, 2019) The #71 team headed to Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky, Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, and Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia from August 30-September 1 for a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns. On Friday night in the 'John Bradshaw Memorial' at Ponderosa, Hudson O'Neal finished seventh in both his heat race and his B-Main, unloaded a back-up car for the $12,000 to win feature event, and later streaked past twelve competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a respectable eleventh place showing.

In a similar $12,000 to win battle on Saturday at PRP in the 'Bob Miller Memorial,' Hudson wound up in an incident in his heat race to finish seventh, grabbed the fourth transfer spot through the B-Main, and later placed sixteenth in the 50-lap main event. On Sunday evening in the annual 'Hillbilly Hundred' at Tyler County, Hudson relied on a series provisional to gain access into the $30,000 to win headliner and was officially paid for a twentieth place performance in the 100-lap mega-event. Complete results from the Labor Day weekend triple shot can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

O'NEAL STEERS TO TOP TEN IN LUCRATIVE DIRT MILLION
(August 25, 2019) The 2nd Annual 'Dirt Million' took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world from August 22-24, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the crown jewel spectacular at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. A pair of $10,000 to win preliminary duels kicked off the three-day weekend in the Buckeye State and Hudson O'Neal advanced to seventh in Thursday's 30-lap contest, while he charged past ten competitors during Friday night's 30-lapper to land in the fifth spot behind only prelim victor Brandon Sheppard, Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson, Jr., and Brandon Overton. The Martinsville, Indiana rising star then grabbed the second transfer position through his heat race on Saturday evening to secure the outside of the eighth row for the start of the 100-lap 'Dirt Million,' which carried a whopping $101,626 paycheck. Despite the track taking rubber early in the distance, Hudson was able to steer his #71 machine past seven cars en route to a strong ninth place performance. Full results from throughout the 'Dirt Million' weekend can be found online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

HUDSON O'NEAL REBOUNDS TO PLACE TENTH IN TOPLESS 100
(August 18, 2019) Another crown jewel event was on tap from August 15-17, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the 27th Annual 'Topless 100' at Batesville Motor Speedway. The action at the Locust Grove, Arkansas facility kicked off with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary programs. In the roofless opener on Thursday evening, Hudson O'Neal placed third in his heat race prior to moving past five competitors during the 30-lap feature to land in the seventh finishing position. At BMS on Friday night, Hudson narrowly missed out on the 30-lapper after running eighth in his stacked heat race and fifth in his B-Main.

After amassing the twelfth most points during the two prelims, Hudson rolled off from the outside of the sixth row in Saturday's 100-lap headliner. The Martinsville, Indiana ace was unfortunately caught up in a first lap wreck, which effectively took him out of contention for the $40,000 payday, but he battled back to salvage a solid tenth place showing. Hudson still finds himself eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings after the 'Topless 100.' Full results from the long weekend in Batesville can be located by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

O'NEAL A STERLING RUNNER-UP IN NORTH/SOUH 100!!!
(August 11, 2019) Following a couple of idle weekends on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule, the popular national touring series took the #71 team to Florence Speedway from August 8-10 for the 37th edition of the 'North/South 100.' The three-day extended weekend in Union, Kentucky drew 53 entrants to the 1/2-mile speedplant to do battle in the crown jewel extravaganza. On Thursday night in the $10,000 to win 'North/South Shootout,' Hudson O'Neal placed fourth in his stacked heat race and third in his B-Main, which forced him to rely on an emergency provisional to gain access into the 50-lap main event. After rolling off from the inside of the thirteenth row in the weekend lid lifter, Hudson steered his Longhorn mount past seventeen competitors en route to a solid eighth place feature showing.

At Florence on Friday evening in the double set of qualifying heat races, Hudson streaked to the win in his first heat race before finishing fourth in his final prelim. By virtue of racking up the fifth most passing points, the Martinsville, Indiana ace earned the rights to the inside of the third row for the start of Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South 100.' In front of a sold out crowd in the 100-lap headliner, Hudson drove all the way up to second in the contest and landed an impressive runner-up effort behind only victor Chris Madden. The "New Deal" still finds himself eighth in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting Florence. Full results from the entire weekend in the Commonwealth of Kentucky can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

HUDSON O'NEAL TRANSFERS INTO $30K PRAIRIE DIRT CLASSIC
(July 28, 2019) Next up on the racing calendar for Hudson O'Neal was a visit to Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on July 26-27 for the 30th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. A total of 72 cars converged at FALS over the weekend for the mega-event that boasted a $30,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Hudson knocked down the third quickest lap in Group B during time trials, but later slipped back to seventh in his $2,500 to win qualifying feature event. After grabbing the second transfer spot through Saturday's consolation race, Hudson rolled off from the inside of the eleventh row for the start of the 100-lap 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' The Martinsville, Indiana ace was solid throughout the PDC and wound up passing six competitors en route to a fifteenth place showing in the mega-event. Complete results from the action-packed weekend at the 1/4-mile bullring can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

O'NEAL TENTH IN MALVERN BANK GO 50 AT I-80 SPEEDWAY
(July 21, 2019) A hectic Midwestern stretch with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wrapped up from July 18-20 with the annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals' weekend at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. On Thursday night in the $12,000 to win 'Malvern Bank Go 50,' Hudson O'Neal placed third in his loaded heat race prior to claiming a solid tenth place effort in the 50-lap main event. In Friday's double set of qualifying heat races, Hudson finished sixth in his first heat race and second in his final prelim of the evening. After rolling off from the outside of the ninth row in Saturday's $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals' headliner, Hudson unfortunately suffered a lap 42 flat tire, but soldiered on throughout the 80-lap affair to land in the fifteenth finishing position. Full results from the Cornhusker State can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

HUDSON O'NEAL SUFFERS LATE FLAT TIRE IN ABERDEEN...
(July 17, 2019) Prior to tonight's washout at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, the SSI Motorsports team found themselves in the pit area at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota on Tuesday night, July 16 for another round of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition. Hudson O'Neal ran second in his loaded heat race prior to starting the $10,000 to win feature event from the outside of the third row. Hudson then unfortunately suffered a flat tire on lap 39 of the 50-lap headliner and was eventually paid for a fourteenth place showing. Full results from last night at Aberdeen can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

O'NEAL LANDS IN THE TOP TEN ON THREE DIFFERENT OCCASIONS
(July 15, 2019) A four-race extended weekend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series greeted the #71 team from July 11-14 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. On Thursday night in the $12,000 to win opener at Granite City, Hudson O'Neal placed third in his heat race and eighth in the 50-lap feature event. At the St. Louis-area venue on Friday, Hudson finished third in heat race action prior to starting and finishing the 50-lapper in the tenth position.

The annual running of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals' then took place at Wheatland and a pair of $15,000 top prizes were on the line. In Saturday's show, Hudson grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race and later climbed four spots during the 60-lap headliner to nab another tenth place performance. At the pristine oval in the weekend finale on Sunday evening, the Martinsville, Indiana ace was forced to utilize a series provisional to gain access into 60-lap main event, drew a lap 15 caution flag, and later rebounded to salvage a fourteenth place outing. Hudson still sits eighth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from the action-packed weekend can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Fast Track Photos)

HUDSON O'NEAL CLIMBS TO FOURTH IN INDEPENDENCE 50
(July 7, 2019) With Independence Day weekend events nixed at both Muskingum County (OH) Speedway and Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway due to inclement weather, Hudson O'Neal wound up competing in only a pair of $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns from July 3-6. On Thursday night in the annual 'Independence 50' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, Hudson placed third in his stacked heat race prior to blasting past six cars in the 50-lapper to claim a strong fourth place effort behind only victor Mike Marlar, Josh Richards, and Jimmy Owens. At Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia on Friday evening in the 'Topless 50,' Hudson broke a rocker arm in preliminary action, utilized a provisional to gain access into the 50-lap feature event, and later drove Tim Logan's #11 car to a fifteenth place showing in the headliner. Complete results from the rain-shortened holiday weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

O'NEAL STREAKS TO PAIR OF TOP FIVES AT TAZ & FLORENCE!
(June 30, 2019) The SSI Motorsports team and driver Hudson O'Neal were back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on June 28-29 in a pair of $12,000 to win contests at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee and Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. On Friday night at the bad-fast "Taz," Hudson ran sixth in his stacked heat race and later rallied past twelve competitors during the 50-lap headliner to land in the fourth finishing position behind only victor Shanon Buckingham, Jared Hawkins, and Earl Pearson, Jr. In the annual 'Ralph Latham Memorial' at Florence on Saturday evening, Hudson placed third in his heat race prior to passing eight competitors in the caution-free 50-lapper to claim a strong third place podium effort behind only victor Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Jimmy Owens. The Martinsville, Indiana ace still finds himself eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings heading into a hectic month of July. Full results from both weekend races can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

NEW DEAL DAZZLES FOR $15,000 LUCAS WIN AT SMOKY MOUNTAIN!
(June 16, 2019) The "New Deal" Hudson O'Neal captured his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of 2019 on Saturday evening, June 15 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee! Hudson won his heat race in preliminary action last night in the Volunteer State and later started the 'Big Daddy 60' from the inside of the second row. The Martinsville, Indiana ace then hounded early leader Mike Marlar and shot past the #157 on the 31st circuit to grab the point. Hudson led the remainder of the 60-lap feature distance to pocket the $15,000 winner's check ahead of Ricky Weiss, Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, and Jimmy Owens!

Earlier in the tripleheader weekend, the #71 SSI Motorsports team was in action with the Lucas Oil Series at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. On Thursday night at Fayetteville, Hudson ran second in his stacked heat race and later moved up to fourth on the rugged racing surface in the $10,000 to win headliner to trail only winner Kyle Bronson, Brandon Overton, and Tyler Erb. In the annual 'Grassy Smith Memorial' on Friday evening at Cherokee, Hudson finished seventh in his heat race, sixth in the B-Main, and sixteenth in the $12,000 to win main event. He currently finds himself eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the busy weekend. Complete results can be obtained online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

 

 

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