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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)

HUDSON O'NEAL FINISHES TENTH IN DREAM OPENER
(June 9, 2019) Hudson O'Neal made the trek to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 6-8 for the 25th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night at the "Big E," Hudson finished fourth in his heat race and tenth in the 25-lap main event, while he ran fifth in his heat race on Friday evening before advancing to thirteenth in the final finishing order of the 25-lapper. At the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant on Saturday, Hudson had his sights set on capturing the $125,000 payday in the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Unfortunately, the Martinsville, Indiana youngster ran into trouble early in his wild heat race and was unable to make the start in the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza. Complete results from the action-packed weekend in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

O'NEAL FOURTH IN CLASH AT THE MAG OPENING EVENT
(June 2, 2019) The ultra-popular Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the #71 team found themselves at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi from May 30-June 1 for the 11th Annual 'Clash at the Mag.' In the pair of $5,000 to win preliminary events, Hudson O'Neal climbed to fourth on Thursday night to finish the 25-lapper behind only winner Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, and Don O'Neal, while he unfortunately missed out on Friday's 25-lap sprint. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 100-lap grand finale on Saturday evening, Hudson eventually wound up seventeenth in the final finishing order of the $15,000 to win contest, which ran caution-free. The Martinsville, Indiana youngster still finds himself eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from the trifecta of races that made up this year's edition of the 'Clash at the Mag' can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.

HUDSON O'NEAL EIGHTH AT FLORENCE; FOURTH AT 411
(May 28, 2019) The SSI Motorsports team and driver Hudson O'Neal were in action in a pair of high-profile special events over the Memorial Day holiday weekend at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky and 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee. On Saturday night, May 25 at Florence, Hudson advanced to sixth in his stacked heat race and later blasted past twelve competitors during the $5,000 to win headliner to land in the eighth finishing position. At 411 on Monday evening, May 27, a $10,052 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'Scott Sexton Memorial.' Hudson ran second in his heat race, started sixth on the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series feature grid, and moved up two spots in the 52-lapper to finish fourth behind only race winner Jimmy Owens, Brandon Overton, and Ricky Weiss! Full results from both weekend battles can be viewed online at www.florencespeedway.com and www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

O'NEAL TAKES $10,000 WIN IN EXCITING FASHION IN IOWA!
(May 19, 2019) Hudson O'Neal, of Martinsville, Indiana, recorded his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph of the 2019 racing season in exciting fashion on Thursday night, May 16 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa! Hudson ran second in heat race action and later started eighth on the grid in the 50-lap main event. The popular young driver known as "The New Deal" then streaked to the front of the stellar field and drove by race-long leader Jonathan Davenport to grab the point on the 48th circuit. Hudson then beat Davenport, Josh Richards, Kyle Bronson, and Earl Pearson, Jr. to the checkered flag to bag the $10,000 windfall!

On Friday evening, May 17, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action quickly shifted to 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa for a $12,000 to win tilt. Hudson placed third in his stacked heat race before slipping back to fourteenth in the final rundown of the 50-lap feature event. Saturday's scheduled stop at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota was unfortunately washed out due to inclement weather. Hudson currently finds himself eighth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the Hawkeye State double-dip can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Brendon Bauman Photo)

HUDSON O'NEAL GOES FOR BROKE IN FARMER CITY 74
(May 12, 2019) With Saturday's annual 'FALS Frenzy' at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois succumbing to persistent afternoon rain showers, the #71 team entered one lone event over the May 10-11 weekend on Friday evening at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois. A $10,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Farmer City 74' and a whopping 52 entrants piled into the pit area at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds facility. Hudson O'Neal posted the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to scoring a victory in heat race action. After starting the 74-lap main event from the outside of the front row and leading laps 23-35, Hudson was going for the win late in the distance when he unfortunately hooked a rut and hit the turn four wall on the 69th circuit. The Martinsville, Indiana hotshoe retired from the contest with front end damage and was officially placed seventeenth in the final finishing order. Full results from the Schaeffer's Oil MARS Racing Series battle can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

O'NEAL LANDS INSIDE OF TOP TEN IN MLRA DOUBLE DIP
(May 6, 2019) Hudson O'Neal and the SSI Motorsports team ventured to Iowa and Illinois to do battle with the Lucas Oil MLRA Series on May 4-5. At West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa on Saturday night, Hudson placed third in his heat race and was up to second in the $5,000 to win headliner before a flat right rear tire sent him pitside for new Hoosier rubber. The Martinsville, Indiana ace rebounded from the tail to salvage an eighth place performance in the rugged 25-lap main event. On Sunday afternoon at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois, Hudson ran second in heat race action prior to bagging a solid sixth place showing in the $3,000 to win daytime feature. Complete results from both weekend races can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com. (Fast Track Photos)

HUDSON O'NEAL RUNNER-UP IN TRIP TO DAVENPORT!
(April 21, 2019) The #71 SSI team traveled to Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on April 19-20 for a pair of Lucas Oil MLRA Series battles. On Friday night in a $5,000 to win tilt on the sprawling Davenport 1/2-mile, Hudson O'Neal ran second in his loaded heat race and later vaulted up to second in the 30-lapper to bag an impressive runner-up effort behind only victor Chase Junghans. At Burlington on Saturday evening in the 11th Annual 'Slocum 50,' which once again boasted a $10,555 payday, Hudson placed third in his heat race to advance into the 50-lap affair, but an early left rear flat tire forced him to rebound to a twelfth place showing. Full results from the Hawkeye State double-dip can be located by clicking on www.mlraracing.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

O'NEAL RALLIES FOR TOP TEN IN BUCKEYE SPRING 50
(April 15, 2019) The SSI Motorsports team was slated to enter four Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs across the states of Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania from April 11-14, but only two $12,000 to win shows escaped the wrath of Mother Nature over the soggy weekend. In the 'Buckeye Spring 50' at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Thursday night, Hudson O'Neal finished third in his heat race and pitted before the halfway mark in the 50-lapper before battling back to salvage a steady ninth place effort. At the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on Saturday evening in the 38th Annual 'Stanley Schetrompf Classic,' Hudson placed fourth in his stacked heat race and fifteenth in the 50-lap headliner. He now finds himself ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from both Atomic and Hagerstown can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Michael Hamilton Photo)

HUDSON O'NEAL SIXTH AT NORTH GEORGIA; EIGHTH IN POINTS
(April 7, 2019) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series headed to the states of Tennessee and Georgia over the April 5-6 weekend and the SSI Motorsports team continued their journey with the national touring series in battling for both $12,000 top prizes. On Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee, Hudson O'Neal placed fifth in his heat race, fifth in his B-Main, and twenty-second in the 50-lap headliner after drawing a lap 20 caution. At North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia on Saturday evening, Hudson ran third in his loaded heat race prior to vaulting past five competitors during the attrition-filled 50-lapper en route to a solid sixth place effort. The Martinsville, Indiana rising star currently finds himself eighth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings. Full results can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

O'NEAL RETURNS TO ACTION IN $15K THAW BRAWL
(April 1, 2019) The #71 team was back in action at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on March 30-31 in the eighth edition of the 'Thaw Brawl.' The American Ethanol Late Model Tour sanctioned the two-day spectacular, which was shortened to a single-day throwdown after Saturday's $5,000 to win opener succumbed to Mother Nature. On Sunday afternoon at the 1/4-mile bullring, Hudson O'Neal timed in fourth fastest in his group during qualifying before running sixth in his heat race and third in his B-Main. After rolling off from the outside of the ninth row in the $15,000 to win headliner, Hudson drew an early caution flag in the 75-lap race and retired in the twentieth position. Complete results from LaSalle Speedway can be found online at www.aelmt.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

 

 

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