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)
HUDSON O'NEAL SLATED TO START 2018
IN CHILI BOWL AT TULSA!
21, 2017) After scoring a $5,000 preliminary triumph
in last weekend's season-ending 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' at The
Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Hudson O'Neal
released an early version of his 2018 racing schedule today online
at www.hudsononeal.com! Hudson will lift the lid to his '18 campaign
during the prestigious 'Chili Bowl Midget Nationals' at Tulsa
Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma from January 9-13, as he will
wheel a #71H entry for car owner Jim Neuman. From there, Hudson
and the SSI Motorsports team will be back on tour with the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series after picking up the coveted Rookie
of the Year title in 2017. His first Super Late Model race of
the year will be the Lucas opener during the 'Super Bowl of Racing'
at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia on February 2.
View the entire schedule for "The New Deal" by accessing
O'NEAL POCKETS $5,000 FOR GATEWAY
DIRT NATIONALS PRELIM WIN!
17, 2017) Hudson O'Neal, of Martinsville, Indiana, bagged
his seventh feature win of the 2017 racing season during the season-ending
'Gateway Dirt Nationals,' which took place indoors from December
14-16 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri!
On Thursday night during the qualifying session, Hudson stopped
the clock nineteenth quickest in Group A to start off his weekend.
At the tiny 1/5-mile oval on Friday evening, Hudson streaked up
to second in his stacked heat race and later started the 20-lap
preliminary feature event from the inside of the fourth row. The
young driver known as "The New Deal" then took advantage
of two leaders tangling in front of him to lead the final four
circuits en route to a career-best $5,000 top prize over Billy
Moyer, Jason Welshan, Bobby Pierce, and Brandon Sheppard!
In downtown St. Louis on Saturday, Hudson drew the fifth starting
position before the drop of the green flag in the 40-lap 'Gateway
Dirt Nationals.' During the course of his season finale, Hudson
knocked on the door to the top five early in the $30,000 to win
mega-event before faltering late in the distance and winding up
seventeenth in the final finishing order. Full results from the
'Gateway Dirt Nationals' extravaganza can be found online at www.gatewaydirt.com.
(Jeff Hall Photo)
HUDSON O'NEAL OFFICIALLY EARNS
ROY HONORS AT AWARDS GALA!
11, 2017) Hudson O'Neal received the 2017 Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year - Presented by Hot Rod Processing
award at the annual Awards Gala at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis,
Indiana on Friday night. Seventeen-year-old O'Neal, the son of
former Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Don
O'Neal, finished ninth in the overall Championship Standings during
his first-ever year on a national tour. O'Neal completed his first
season with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series totaling 7 top-five
finishes and 17 top-ten performances. In addition to his $10,000
in prize money, O'Neal received product certificates from: AR
Bodies, Earnhardt Technologies Group, FAST Shafts, Keyser Manufacturing,
Performance Bodies, QA1, and Wrisco Industries.
"Todd Burns has given me the world," said an emotional
O'Neal. "What an accomplishment this is for me and my team.
It's an honor to be standing on this stage in front of the best
drivers in the world. I want to thank all my competitors for their
advice, their support, and allowing me to live my dream. I am
excited to be back with this team and chase the Lucas Oil tour
in 2018." O'Neal attributes his success this season to the
support of his sponsors, which include: Peak Antifreeze and Motor
Oil, Tarpy Trucking, Sub-Surface of Indiana, West Side Tractor
Sales Co, Kimball Midwest by Krissie, Mark Martin Automotive and
Penske Racing Shocks. (Steve Schnars Photo)