HUDSON O'NEAL STORMS TO SEVENTH IN FIRST KNOXVILLE NAT'LS!
(September 17, 2017) The SSI Motorsports team had another crown jewel event on their racing calendar from September 14-16 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the 14th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' A 56 car field assembled at the 1/2-mile Marion County Fairgrounds speedplant and things kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary events. On Thursday evening, Hudson O'Neal placed second in his heat race, but later suffered nose damage on his #71 machine in the 25-lap sprint and was relegated to nineteenth in the final finishing order. At Knoxville on Friday night, Hudson won his stacked heat race prior to starting and finishing fifteenth in the 25-lapper.

By virtue of accumulating the twenty-second best point total during the prelims, Hudson rolled off from the outside of the eleventh row in Saturday's 100-lap grand finale. The Martinsville, Indiana youngster enjoyed a fast racecar during his first 'Knoxville Nationals,' as he climbed past fifteen competitors en route to a solid seventh place showing in the $40,000 to win affair. Hudson now finds himself ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Hawkeye State. Full results from the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' weekend can be found by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

O'NEAL UNVEILS THROWBACK SCHEME; SITS ON POLE OF WORLD 100
(September 10, 2017) Hudson O'Neal unloaded his potent Club 29 machine - complete with a throwback paint scheme to his dad's 2000 Rayburn car - at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 7-9 for the 47th edition of the 'World 100.' The three-day crown jewel extravaganza started with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs with each feature winner receiving $10,000 for their efforts. On Thursday night, Hudson placed fourth in his stacked heat race and later blasted past nine competitors during the 25-lap feature event en route to a solid ninth place performance. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Hudson knocked down the sixth quickest lap of the 104 entrants during qualifying, won his loaded heat race, and eventually brought home an impressive fourth place showing in the 25-lapper behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, Jimmy Owens, and Josh Richards!

When Saturday rolled around at the hallowed 1/2-mile speedplant, all eyes on the #71 SSI Motorsports team were solely fixated on the 'World 100,' which boasted a hefty $50,000 top prize. Hudson beat Jimmy Mars and Frank Heckenast, Jr. to the checkers in the sixth heat race to score the win and the pole position for the 100-lap headliner. The Martinsville, Indiana rising star then ran amongst the top five early in the 'World 100' before pitting under a caution on lap 58. He returned to the track and was eventually paid for an eighteenth place effort in his first-ever 'World 100' feature start. Complete results from all three days of dirt-slinging action at Eldora Speedway can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

THE NEW DEAL VICTORIOUS IN CRATE AT BROWNSTOWN!!!
(September 4, 2017) "The New Deal" Hudson O'Neal bagged his fourth feature win of the 2017 campaign on Saturday night, September 2 at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana behind the wheel of Issac Rainey's Crate Late Model! Hudson won his heat race in preliminary action at the 1/4-mile oval and later led from flag-to-flag in the headliner to score the $800 top prize. On Sunday evening, September 3, the dirt-slinging action quickly shifted to Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia for the annual running of the 'Hillbilly Hundred,' which boasted a hefty $25,000 windfall. Hudson timed in sixth fastest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying, ran fourth in his heat race, and later wound up nineteenth in the final finishing order of the 100-lapper. The Martinsville, Indiana standout still sits tenth in the LOLMDS point standings exiting Tyler County. Full results from both racetracks can be accessed online at www.brownstownspeedway.com and www.lucasdirt.com. (Mark Schaefer Photo)

O'NEAL LEADS IN MIDDLE OF WHISKEY CITY 60; WINDS UP FIFTH!
(August 27, 2017) A rare single-race weekend for the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #71 team to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on Saturday evening, August 26. The annual running of the 'Whiskey City 60' drew a large contingent of fans to the Hoosier State facility and 32 drivers were focused on the $12,000 payday. Hudson O'Neal clicked off the second quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to picking up an impressive heat race triumph. After starting third, Hudson blasted by early leader Darrell Lanigan to lead laps 26-29 before settling for a strong fifth place effort. The young Martinsville, Indiana native trailed only winner Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Josh Richards, and Gregg Satterlee at the checkers and leaves Lawrenceburg tenth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the 'Whiskey City 60' can be located by pointing your Internet browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

HUDSON O'NEAL INVOLVED IN LATE PILEUP IN TOPLESS 100...
(August 21, 2017) Hudson O'Neal and the #71 team loaded up and made the trek to Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas on August 18-20 for the 25th Annual 'Topless 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and boasted a gigantic $40,000 top prize. The ultra-popular roof-less spectacular attracted 41 competitors to the Razorback State and things got underway with preliminary action on Friday night. Hudson tripped the clock second quickest in Group A during the qualifying session prior to running second in his stacked heat race. After Saturday's portion of the crown jewel event was pushed back to Sunday afternoon, Hudson started the 100-lap grind from the inside of the fourth row. The Martinsville, Indiana ace then had a strong run going in the daytime affair until he took a hard hit in a lap 90 pile-up, which relegated him to a disappointing twenty-second place performance. Full results from this year's version of the 'Topless 100' can be found by pointing your Internet browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

O'NEAL FOURTH IN NORTH/SOUTH SHOOTOUT; TENTH IN 100-LAPPER!
(August 13, 2017) The SSI Motorsports team returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene on August 10-12 at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. The three-day weekend at the Cincinnati-area facility started on Thursday night with the 'North/South Shootout,' which paid $10,000 to the winner. Hudson O'Neal knocked down the quickest lap overall of the 67 competitors during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and later won his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature from the pole position, Hudson was a fixture up front throughout the caution-free race and contended for the win late before settling for an impressive fourth place showing behind only victor Jimmy Owens, Darrell Lanigan, and Tim McCreadie!

On Friday evening, preliminary action for the 35th edition of the 'North/South 100' got underway at the undersized 1/2-mile oval with a double set of qualifying heat races. Hudson ran fourth in his first heat race of the night, while he finished second in his final prelim. After racking up the eighth most passing points in doing so, Hudson started Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South 100' from the outside of the fourth row. The "New Deal" then raced inside of the top ten throughout the 100-lap grind and eventually netted a respectable tenth place effort. He is now up to ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings and is leading the Rookie of the Year chase! Complete results from the crown jewel extravaganza can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

HUDSON O'NEAL POCKETS $3,000 FOR WINNING PETE ABELL MEMORIAL!
(August 6, 2017) Hudson O'Neal parked his #71 Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil / SSI machine in victory lane for the second straight weekend on Friday night, August 4 at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky! Hudson ran second in his heat race and later started the 'Pete Abell Memorial' from the outside of the third row. The Martinsville, Indiana rising star then grabbed control of the Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Series-sanctioned feature event on lap fifteen and controlled the field for the final fifteen circuits to bag the $3,000 windfall over Michael Chilton, Tripp Gerald, Brandon Kinzer, and Stephen Breeding!

A day later, the SSI Motorsports team rolled into the historic Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on Saturday evening, August 5 for another Iron-Man Championship showdown, which boasted a $5,000 payday. Hudson won his heat race in preliminary action and was battling up front early in the 40-lap headliner when he was turned around and forced to restart from the tail of the field. The "New Deal" then rallied back through the pack to garner a strong fourth place effort behind only victor Tanner English, John Whitney, and Jason Jameson! Complete results from both venues can be accessed online at www.ponderosaspeedway.net and www.brownstownspeedway.com. (Tim Coontz Photo)

O'NEAL POCKETS $2,500 FOR WINNING PAUL CROCKETT MEMORIAL!
(July 30, 2017) After criss-crossing the country the entire season with the ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Hudson O'Neal picked up his first Super Late Model victory of the 2017 campaign close to home on Saturday evening, July 29 at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. Hudson laid down the quickest lap overall during the qualifying session at the 1/4-mile, semi-banked venue to earn Fast Time honors and later scored a triumph in his heat race. The driver known as "The New Deal" then controlled the annual 'Paul Crockett Memorial' from his third starting spot to bag the $2,500 payday ahead of Devin Gilpin, Marty O'Neal, Chad Stapleton, and Adam Bowman! Full results from the unsanctioned event, which closed out the Jackson County Fair at the storied fairgrounds oval, can be located online by clicking on www.brownstownspeedway.com. (Mark Schaefer Photo)

HUDSON O'NEAL IMPRESSES IN FIRST TRIP TO MIGHTY MACON!
(July 26, 2017) A hectic stretch for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series across the Midwest wrapped up on Tuesday night, July 25 in the $12,000 to win 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100' at the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. A stout field of 25 competitors signed into the pit area at the 1/5-mile oval. Hudson O'Neal tripped the clock third quickest overall during the qualifying session prior to picking up an impressive heat race triumph. After starting the 100-lap grind from the inside of the second row, Hudson hung around the front of the field in his first visit to Mighty Macon and eventually crossed underneath the checkers in the sixth position. The Martinsville, Indiana ace trailed only feature winner Josh Richards, Shannon Babb, Darrell Lanigan, Jason Feger, and Jimmy Owens. Full results from last night in the Land of Lincoln can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

O'NEAL VAULTS TO THIRD; FINISHES NINTH IN SILVER DOLLAR NAT'LS!
(July 23, 2017) Following the mid-week special in South Dakota, the #71 team crossed through the pit gate at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 21-22 for the 7th edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' The two-day Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series spectacular, which paid a record high $53,000 to the winner, started on Friday night with two rounds of qualifying heat races. Hudson O'Neal placed third in his first heat race of the evening and fourth in his final prelim. After racking up the fourteenth most passing points in doing so, Hudson rolled off from the outside of the seventh row in Saturday's 80-lap 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' The Martinsville, Indiana rising star then blasted all the way up to third in the running order before slipping back in the waning circuits to land in the ninth finishing position. Hudson still sits eleventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Cornhusker State. Full results from I-80 Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

HUDSON O'NEAL STORMS TO FOURTH IN FIRST ABERDEEN VISIT!!!
(July 19, 2017) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series made their first-ever visit to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota on Tuesday evening, July 18 for the 'Bullet Sportswear Shootout,' which boasted a $10,000 winner's check. Hudson O'Neal knocked down the tenth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to running second in his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature from the inside of the fourth row, Hudson ran amongst the top five throughout the action-packed race. The young Martinsville, Indiana star eventually guided his #71 Club 29 racecar to an impressive fourth place showing in his maiden voyage to the Dakotas behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Josh Richards, and Tim McCreadie! Full results from last night at Aberdeen can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

O'NEAL TURNS HEADS WITH STRONG SHOWING IN IL & MO
(July 16, 2017) Hudson O'Neal and his #71 team continued their hectic month of July with two more Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on July 14-15. On Friday night in the $10,000 to win 'NAPA Know How 50' at Granite City, Hudson placed third in his loaded heat race and later climbed to fourth in the 50-lapper before settling for a strong seventh place showing. At Wheatland on Saturday evening in the annual 'CMH Diamond Nationals,' which boasted a hefty $12,000 payday, Hudson won an entertaining heat race over his father and ran second most of the 60-lap headliner before slipping back to finish fourth behind only victor Josh Richards, Don O'Neal, and Darrell Lanigan! Full results from the doubleheader weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

HUDSON O'NEAL FOLLOWS LOLMDS TOUR TO SOUTHEAST
(July 9, 2017) The SSI Motorsports team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee from July 6-8 for a trio of pivotal point battles. Up first were two $10,000 to win programs at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. On Thursday night at Fayetteville, Hudson O'Neal finished sixth in his loaded heat race and seventeenth in the 50-lap main event. At Cherokee on Friday evening in the annual 'Grassy Smith Memorial,' Hudson utilized a provisional to gain access into the 50-lapper and eventually climbed up to sixteenth by the checkered flag.

The tripleheader in the Southeast then wrapped up on Saturday at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee with the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic,' which boasted a $12,000 top prize. Hudson placed fourth in heat race action and later moved up two spots during the 60-lap headliner to close out the weekend with a twelfth place showing. The Martinsville, Indiana youngster still sits eleventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the trio of races. Full results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

O'NEAL ON PODIUM WITH LOLMDS AT MANSFIELD & ZANESVILLE!
(July 4, 2017) Hudson O'Neal and the #71 team were back in competition with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series from July 1-3 in a triple shot of holiday racing action in the Buckeye State of Ohio. On Saturday in the annual running of the 'Independence 60' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, Hudson qualified twelfth quickest in time trials prior to placing fourth in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the $12,000 to win headliner, Hudson wound up finishing right where he started in the 60-lapper... in the twelfth position.

The tripleheader then concluded with specials at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio. Hudson laid down the fastest lap overall during time trials at Mansfield on Sunday night to earn Fast Time honors, won his stacked heat race, and later drove his Club 29 machine to a sterling third place podium effort in the $10,000 to win feature behind only winner Josh Richards and runner-up Gregg Satterlee. He then backed up that performance on Monday evening at Zanesville by running second in his heat race before climbing to second in the $12,000 to win main event to trail only victor Eddie Carrier, Jr. at the checkers! The Martinsville, Indiana youngster currently finds himself eleventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the dirt-slinging competition leading into Independence Day can be viewed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.

HUDSON O'NEAL LANDS IN TOP TEN AT FLORENCE SPEEDWAY!
(June 25, 2017) The SSI Motorsports team drove through the pit gate at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday, June 24, as the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series presided over a single-day shootout, which boasted a $10,000 top prize. Hudson O'Neal timed in seventh fastest in Group B during the qualifying session and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap main event from the outside of the fifth row, Hudson stormed up inside of the top five before he was hit in the left rear, which caused damage to his Club 29 mount and dropped him back to eighth in the final rundown. Full results from last night at Florence Speedway can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

O'NEAL STEADY IN RAIN-SHORTENED CLASH AT THE MAG
(June 18, 2017) Next up for the SSI Motorsports team was a visit to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on June 16-17 for the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag.' Following a rain-out of Friday's action, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie was condensed into a single-day shootout on Saturday evening. Hudson O'Neal stopped the clock fifth quickest in Group B during the qualifying session and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting tenth on the grid in the $12,000 to win headliner, the Martinsville, Indiana youngster dropped back through the field early in the 60-lapper before charging back up to finish eleventh at the checkers. Hudson now finds himself eleventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the 'Clash at the Mag.' Full results from last night can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

HUDSON O'NEAL TRANSFERS INTO FIRST $100K DLM DREAM!
(June 11, 2017) The #71 team rolled into the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which once again carried a hefty $100,000 winner's check. The three-day crown jewel spectacular at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant drew 79 Super Late Model competitors. Things kicked off at the "Big E" with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to win respectively.

Hudson O'Neal placed fourth in his heat race on Thursday night before retiring from the 25-lap main event in the twenty-fourth position. On Friday evening, Hudson once again finished fourth in his stacked heat race prior to knocking down an eighteenth place effort in the 25-lapper. When the stakes were raised in the Buckeye State on Saturday, the Martinsville, Indiana standout grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race and later placed nineteenth in the final rundown of the 100-lap 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Full results from the extended weekend at Eldora Speedway can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.

O'NEAL DRIVES ISSAC RAINEY'S MACHINE TO ILMS VICTORY!
(June 4, 2017) Hudson O'Neal, of Martinsville, Indiana, picked up his first victory of the 2017 racing season behind the wheel of Issac Rainey's #24r Crate Late Model machine on Friday night, June 2 at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana! Hudson ran second in heat race action prior to scoring the Indiana Late Model Series (ILMS) win in the feature over Tyler Cain, Chad Stapleton, Marty O'Neal, and Jeremy Hines. In a similar show on Saturday evening, June 3 at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana, Hudson placed third in his heat race and was running third in the ILMS headliner before he was caught up in a wreck, which dropped the youngster to fifteenth in the final finishing order. Full results from both weekend races can be obtained by clicking on www.indianalatemodelseries.com. (Mark Schaefer Photo)

 

 

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