DEAL STRIKES BIG DEAL WITH DOUBLE DOWN MOTORSPORTS!
12, 2020) As the 2020 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
season comes to a close this upcoming weekend (October 16-17)
in the $100,000 to win 'Dirt Track World Championship' at Portsmouth
(OH) Raceway Park, Double Down Motorsports owner Roger Sellers
and driver Hudson O'Neal are both excited to announce a partnership
that will take them back out on the road with the premier national
touring series in 2021! Tennessee-based Double Down Motorsports
followed the entire Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series campaign
back in 2019 with driver Shanon Buckingham and most notably picked
up a $12,000 triumph at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee
on the way to finishing tenth in the final series point standings.
The DDM team was also a fixture on the LOLMDS tour through much
of 2020 until pulling the plug in late August when Buckingham's
work commitments - in part - forced him off the series schedule.
Hudson, who was the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie
of the Year, has been a stalwart on the tour since his rookie
campaign and has finished as high as seventh in the final point
standings in 2019. The twenty-year-old rising star from Martinsville,
Indiana has seven career LOLMDS victories including wins in the
2019 'Jackson 100' at Brownstown (IN) Speedway worth $15,000,
the 2019 'Mountain Moonshine Classic' at Roger Sellers' own Smoky
Mountain (TN) Speedway worth $15,000, and the 2018 'Clash at the
Mag' at Magnolia (MS) Motor Speedway worth $20,000. Much like
Double Down Motorsports, Hudson started out the 2020 season with
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series driving the MasterSbilt House
Car, but pulled off the tour in mid-July.
"I can't express just how excited I am to have Hudson (O'Neal)
on board and driving our equipment in 2021 and beyond," exclaimed
team owner Roger Sellers recently. "Hudson is an exceptional
talent behind the wheel, but is also a very polite and well-spoken
young man that will be very marketable to our current group of
partners, as well as potential sponsors in the future. We have
a lot of details to still figure out heading into 2021, but I
think the pieces will all come together to have a terrific season,
as we vie for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship!"
One detail that has already been decided is that the driver known
as "The New Deal" will wheel a XR1 Rocket Chassis throughout
the 2021 season - adorned by his familiar #71. Roger and Double
Down Motorsports would like to thank Longhorn Chassis for their
tremendous products and great customer service over the past several
years. With Hudson accustomed to and finding the XR1 Rocket Chassis
to his liking, the team will go in that direction for cars in
"First off, I have to thank Craig and Shannon Sims and the
entire Sims family for stepping up and fielding a car for the
past couple of months," commented O'Neal earlier today via
telephone. "I am very excited about this new deal and it
will be an honor to represent Double Down Motorsports in first
class fashion both on and off the racetrack in 2021. I can't thank
Roger (Sellers) and everyone associated with Double Down Motorsports
enough for believing in me and providing me with such an awesome
opportunity. Roger pours his heart and soul into that race program
and has such great equipment - it is going to be an incredible
year I believe!"
The new-look Double Down Motorsports team, who will still field
a second car in regional events with Sellers' son-in-law Robby
Moses, will kick off their 2021 campaign on January 22-23 with
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in the annual running of
the 'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick,
Georgia. From there, the #71 team will compete in "Speedweeks"
events with the series at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida, Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, and All-Tech Raceway
in Ellisville, Florida from January 25-February 6.
More information will be made available throughout the off-season
and www.HudsonONeal.com - both of which will be completely re-designed
in the upcoming months as the '21 season draws near. You can also
"Like" both Double Down Motorsports and Hudson O'Neal
Racing on Facebook and follow Hudson on Twitter at @HudsonONeal71.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications