HUDSON O'NEAL LOOKS
FOR NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR 2020 SEASON
31, 2019) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series regular and
2017 Rookie of the Year Hudson O'Neal announced today that he
is looking for a new opportunity for the 2020 racing season after
he was informed on Monday that SSI Motorsports would be stepping
away from the sport and not fielding a race team next season.
Hudson, who started in a Crate Late Model with the Todd and Vickie
Burns-owned team back in 2016 and quickly transitioned to a Super
Late Model, will enter one more event with SSI Motorsports from
November 7-9 at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord,
North Carolina. A pair of $12,000 top prizes will be on the line
with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series during
the 13th edition of the Can-Am 'World Finals.' (MRM
"As a lot of you are aware, I have been driving for SSI
Motorsports and Todd Burns for the last four years," quoted
O'Neal today. "It has been a pleasure working with such an
amazing car owner and all the people that surround that program.
I'm saddened to inform that SSI Motorsports and myself will be
parting ways after Charlotte and will no longer be racing together
for the 2020 season. The motorsports stable will not be fielding
a race car next year and they have decided to step away. I am
grateful for every minute I have been able to spend with the Burns
family and the whole Sub-Surface of Indiana operation. I have
built many friendships that will last a lifetime!"
Hudson and SSI Motorsports have entered 75 Super Late Model contests
during the course of their 2019 campaign and have accumulated
5 victories, 20 Top Fives, and 42 Top Tens along the way. The
Martinsville, Indiana rising star finished seventh in the final
version of the ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
point standings with four series triumphs at East Bay (FL) Raceway
Park ($7,000), 34 (IA) Raceway ($10,000), Smoky Mountain (TN)
Speedway ($15,000), and Brownstown (IN) Speedway ($15,000). His
other 2019 win came during the fabled 'World 100' weekend at Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, as Hudson picked up a $10,000 paycheck
for his Thursday night Twin 25 prelim victory.
"My 2020 plans are yet to be determined, as I am searching
for a new opportunity in the Dirt Late Model community,"
the popular driver known as "The New Deal" went on to
say. "I want to thank everyone that has made these last four
years possible and all the amazing sponsors I have had that helped
me live my dream. I also want to thank every single one of my
awesome fans that support me. I am far from done and I hope for
an opportunity soon. Thank you all again!"
You can keep up with the latest on Hudson O'Neal by logging onto
his official website located online at www.HudsonONeal.com. Those
on social media can also follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thenewdeal71
or on Twitter @HudsonONeal71.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications