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HECTIC WEEK IN SOUTH DAKOTA, MINNESOTA,
18, 2018) Another $10,000 top prize was up for grabs
for SSI Motorsports tonight in a first-ever visit to Jackson Motorplex
in Jackson, Minnesota. The pristine Gopher State facility played
host to its first Super Late Model race since 1988 and 24 competitors
signed into the pit area for the 'Sturdevant's Auto Parts 50.'
Hudson O'Neal logged the ninth fastest lap overall during time
trials prior to grabbing the fifth transfer spot through his loaded
heat race. Unfortunately, Hudson was then involved in a first
lap pileup and retired from the 50-lap main event in the twenty-third
(July 17, 2018) A very busy week on the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series calendar started tonight at Brown County
Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The 2nd Annual 'Bullet Sportswear
Shootout' took place and the #71 team vied for the $10,000 winner's
check in the Tuesday night special. Hudson O'Neal timed in fifteenth
quickest overall during qualifying before placing fifth in heat
race action. After starting fifteenth on the grid in the 50-lapper,
Hudson blasted up to as high as third in the action-packed event
before settling for a solid sixth place feature showing behind
only winner Earl Pearson, Jr., Josh Richards, Bobby Pierce, Ricky
Weiss, and father Don O'Neal.
HUDSON O'NEAL KNOCKS DOWN PAIR
OF TOP TENS IN MIDWEST
15, 2018) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the
SSI Motorsports team to a pair of venues in the states of Illinois
and Missouri over the July 13-14 weekend for two $12,000 to win
throwdowns. On Friday evening in the 'NAPA Know How 50' at Tri-City
Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, Hudson O'Neal ran fourth in
his loaded heat race prior to claiming a solid tenth place effort
in the 50-lap headliner. At Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri
on Saturday night in the annual 'Diamond Nationals,' Hudson suffered
problems in preliminary action, took a provisional to gain access
into the 50-lapper, and later blasted all the way up to tenth
in the final finishing order of the feature. He still sits eighth
in the current version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete
results from both weekend battles can be located by pointing your
Internet browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
O'NEAL BATTLES LUCAS STARS AT CHEROKEE
8, 2018) A Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tripleheader
in the Southeast was planned for the #71 team from July 5-7, but
with a pair of rain-outs at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville,
North Carolina and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee,
Hudson O'Neal entered one lone showdown at Cherokee Speedway in
Gaffney, South Carolina on Friday evening. The 20th edition of
the 'Grassy Smith Memorial' was held at the legendary speedplant
and 30 entrants were on hand to vie for the $12,000 winner's check.
Hudson laid down the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying
prior to picking up the win in his loaded heat race. After leading
lap one of the 50-lap headliner, Hudson was eventually caught
up in a lap 37 tangle that resulted in him retiring in the twentieth
position. The Martinsville, Indiana standout currently sits eighth
in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings following
the rainy weekend. Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
HECTIC FOUR RACE STRETCH WITH LUCAS
OIL SERIES IN OHIO
3, 2018) The hectic stretch of racing leading up to the
4th of July holiday wrapped up tonight at Muskingum County Speedway
in Zanesville, Ohio, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided
over another $12,000 to win throwdown. In front of a huge crowd
at MCS, Hudson O'Neal knocked down the second fastest lap in Group
B during qualifying before placing second in heat race action.
After starting eighth on the grid in the 50-lap feature event,
Hudson stormed past a trio of competitors to claim a strong fifth
place effort behind only victor Gregg Satterlee, Darrell Lanigan,
Jonathan Davenport, and Josh Richards!
(July 2, 2018) The third round of Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series action in the Buckeye State took the #71
team to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio tonight for the annual
running of the 'Steel Valley 50.' Hudson O'Neal was forced to
go to a backup car following qualifying and later finished seventh
in his loaded heat race. Following a B-Main triumph, Hudson advanced
four positions during the $12,000 to win main event to place fifteenth
in the final finishing order of the caution-free affair.
(July 1, 2018) Another $12,000 top prize was
on the line for the cars and stars racing with the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series tonight at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield,
Ohio. Hudson O'Neal was one of 35 entrants at the pristine facility
to compete in the 2nd Annual 'Freedom 50.' Hudson clicked off
the fastest lap overall during the qualifying session to earn
Fast Time honors before running second in heat race action. The
Martinsville, Indiana youngster then started fifth on the grid
in the 50-lap headliner and eventually finished right where he
started... in the fifth spot behind only victor and father Don
O'Neal, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and Earl Pearson, Jr.!
(June 30, 2018) The opening leg of a four-race
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series stretch in the Buckeye State
of Ohio kicked off tonight on the banks of the Ohio River at Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. A strong field of 38 competitors
signed into PRP to vie for the $12,000 top prize in the annual
running of the 'Independence 50.' Hudson O'Neal unfortunately
dropped a driveshaft during qualifying, but later rebounded to
grab the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. The "New
Deal" then picked off seven competitors during the 50-lapper
to bag a solid seventh place feature performance.
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