HUDSON WINS $12,000 AT ATOMIC & TAKES POINT LEAD!

(March 22, 2021) Hudson O'Neal and Double Down Motorsports (DDM) celebrated in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory lane for the second time in 2021 on Sunday night, March 21 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio! Hudson stopped the clock second fastest in Group A during the qualifying session and later secured a heat race triumph in preliminary action. After starting the 'Buckeye Spring 50' from the inside of the second row, Hudson streaked past leader Devin Moran on the ninth circuit and held the top spot throughout the remainder of the 50-lap feature distance. The Martinsville, Indiana ace, who now finds himself atop of the heated LOLMDS point standings, claimed the $12,000 winner's check ahead of Tim McCreadie, Moran, Jonathan Davenport, and Kyle Bronson!

On Saturday, March 20, the #71 team was in the pit area at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana for the $15,000 to win 'Indiana Icebreaker,' which was also sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Hudson timed in sixth quickest in Group A during qualifying and later placed third in his loaded heat race. Unfortunately with three cars flipping during the prelims due to rough track conditions, the tough decision was made by track and series officials to postpone the remainder of the 'Indiana Icebreaker' to Sunday, May 2. Full results from the weekend can be found by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com. (Tyler Carr Photo)

O'NEAL SUFFERS FLAT IN RUGGED SPRING 50...

(March 14, 2021) The 2021 season continued for the #71 team on Saturday, March 13 at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky with the 45th edition of the 'Spring 50.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model shootout drew 20 competitors to the Cincinnati-area venue to battle it out for a $10,000 payday. With rough and rugged track conditions prevailing throughout the day, Hudson O'Neal ran second in his heat race before unfortunately suffering a flat left rear tire on lap 13 of the 50-lap headliner. The young Martinsville, Indiana ace wound up retiring from the race and he settled for a fifteenth place showing. Complete results from yesterday's annual 'Spring 50' can be accessed by clicking on www.florencespeedway.com.

HUDSON O'NEAL NABS TOP FIVE IN TENNESSEE TIPOFF

(March 8, 2021) The Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team ventured to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on March 6-7 for a pair of high-profile events. On Saturday at Smoky Mountain, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series presided over the annual running of the 'Tennessee Tipoff,' which boasted a $12,000 payday. Hudson O'Neal qualified well, won his heat race, and later placed fourth in the 50-lap headliner behind only victor Chris Madden, Mike Marlar, and Jonathan Davenport.

The doubleheader weekend then wrapped up on Sunday afternoon with 'March Madness' at Cherokee Speedway. The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) lid lifter paid out $10,000 to the winner of the daytime special event. Hudson was the lone DDM driver in attendance and put his #71 machine into the 60-lap feature by virtue of grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his B-Main. On a track that provided little to no passing in the main event, the Martinsville, Indiana ace was able to move up eight positions en route to a fourteenth place showing. Full results from both weekend races can be found online at www.woolms.com and www.sasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

O'NEAL CLIMBS TO FOURTH IN XTREME FINALE!

(February 28, 2021) Hudson O'Neal and Double Down Motorsports (DDM) invaded Modoc Raceway in Modoc, South Carolina on Saturday evening, February 27 for the final event on the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar miniseries schedule. Hudson knocked down the eighth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to nabbing the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race. The Martinsville, Indiana ace then started the $7,000 to win headliner from the outside of the fourth row, but was able to pass four competitors during the 40-lap contest to land in the fourth finishing position. Hudson trailed only victor Brandon Overton, Ross Bailes, and Dustin Mitchell at the unfurling of the checkered flag! Full results from last night can be accessed online at www.xtremedirtcar.com.

DIRTCAR NATIONALS RESULTS FROM VOLUSIA

(February 11, 2021) Next up at Volusia Speedway Park was another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series battle. Despite rain showers that threatened the program during the heat races, the entire show at the Barberville, Florida facility was concluded in the wee hours of the morning. Hudson O'Neal posted the tenth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying before running fourth in his stacked heat race. Unfortunately, the #71 team found terminal motor issues following the prelim and Hudson was forced to scratch from the remainder of the event. Double Down Motorsports (DDM) decided to leave the VSP grounds following the race and their "Speedweeks 2021" journey is now officially over.

(February 10, 2021) The third leg of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took center stage in the Daytona Beach-area tonight, as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned their first event of the week at Volusia Speedway Park. A total of 51 competitors signed into the pits at the Barberville, Florida complex to do battle for the $10,000 top prize. Hudson O'Neal stopped the clock thirteenth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session before grabbing the second transfer spot through his loaded heat race. The Martinsville, Indiana standout then rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in the 40-lap main event and bolted to the front - eventually earning runner-up honors in the wild race behind only race winner Kyle Strickler!

(February 9, 2021) Round two of the annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' for the Super Late Models took place earlier this evening at Volusia Speedway Park and another $7,000 payday was up for grabs at the storied Barberville, Florida facility. Making his first start of the week at VSP, Hudson O'Neal knocked down the fourth quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session before securing a strong victory in heat race action. After drawing the sixth starting position before the start of the 30-lap affair, Hudson drove up to second early in the contest and eventually landed on the podium in third behind only victor Bobby Pierce and runner-up Devin Moran!

WINTER NATIONALS RESULTS FROM OCALA

(February 2, 2021) Another $10,000 top prize was up for grabs at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida tonight in the final event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series during "Speedweeks 2021." Hudson O'Neal timed in eleventh quickest in Group A during the qualifying session, but unfortunately ran into issues in his heat race that led to a tenth place effort. The Martinsville, Indiana ace was then forced to rely on an emergency provisional to gain access into the 40-lap main event and eventually climbed nine spots to salvage a seventeenth place showing. Hudson currently sits second in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings!

(February 1, 2021) The two-day 'Winter Nationals' with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Bubba Raceway Park kicked off earlier tonight on a chilly evening in Ocala, Florida. Hudson O'Neal clicked off the fourth fastest time in Group B during qualifying prior to running second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the $10,000 to win headliner, Hudson drove all the way up to the second spot in the 40-lapper before winding up third at the checkers behind only victor Ricky Thornton, Jr. and runner-up Mike Marlar!

WINTERNATIONALS RESULTS FROM EAST BAY

(January 30, 2021) A very long week at East Bay Raceway Park wrapped up tonight in a big way, as the 45th running of the 'Winternationals' concluded at the Gibsonton, Florida facility with a lucrative $15,000 to win program. Hudson O'Neal knocked down the tenth fastest lap in Group A during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session before nabbing the third and final transfer spot through his heat race. The young Martinsville, Indiana ace then rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in the 50-lap grand finale before streaking past eight competitors en route to a sterling fifth place effort behind only victor Tyler Erb, Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Sheppard, and Tim McCreadie!

(January 29, 2021) The penultimate event of the Super Late Model portion of the 'Winternationals' took place earlier this evening at East Bay Raceway Park and a $12,000 winner's check was up for grabs for the 77 competitors at the Gibsonton, Florida oval. Hudson O'Neal posted the tenth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying before running fourth in his stacked heat race. Following a B-Main triumph, Hudson stormed through the stout field during the 50-lap main event to secure a solid seventh place outing.

(January 28, 2021) With last night's rain-out and postponement of the 40-lap feature event, a pair of $7,000 paydays were on the line tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida. In the regularly-scheduled program, Hudson O'Neal was forced to utilize an emergency provisional to advance into the 40-lapper and eventually soldiered on to a fifteenth place showing after being swept up in a couple of wrecks. In the rain-postponed headliner, Hudson steadily advanced forward in the 40-lap affair to land on the podium in the third spot behind only victor Josh Richards and runner-up Brandon Overton!

(January 27, 2021) Tonight's $7,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdown at East Bay Raceway Park was rained-out during the consolation races and the remainder of the show has been pushed back to Thursday evening - after the regularly scheduled program at the Gibsonton, Florida facility. Before the rain hit, Hudson O'Neal had placed second in his heat race and is scheduled to roll off from the outside of the fifth row in the 40-lap headliner.

(January 26, 2021) Round two of the 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park took place earlier this evening and a standout 74 car field was in the pit area for the $5,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event. Fresh off his big win last night, Hudson O'Neal clicked off the seventh fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session before placing second in heat race action. Hudson then started the 30-lapper from the outside of the fourth row and wound up finishing right where he started... in the eighth position.

(January 25, 2021) In only his second start with Double Down Motorsports (DDM), Hudson O'Neal put his new #71 ride into victory lane tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida! Hudson stopped the clock sixth fastest in Group B during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session and later went on to win his heat race over Brian Shirley, Shane Clanton, and Devin Moran. After starting the 30-lap 'Winternationals' feature event from the outside of the second row, Hudson raced all over the top five during the crazy race and led lap six before holding the point for the final eleven circuits. The Martinsville, Indiana ace crossed underneath the checkers first in his Lazydays RV / O'Neal's Salvage & Recycling / Lucas Oil #71 XR1 Rocket Chassis and claimed the $5,000 top prize ahead of Brandon Sheppard, Brandon Overton, Devin Moran, and Earl Pearson, Jr.! (Heath Lawson Photography)

WINTER NATIONALS RESULTS FROM ALL-TECH

(January 23, 2021) Following last night's rain-out at All-Tech Raceway, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season got underway earlier this evening at the Ellisville, Florida facility. A star-studded 57 car field converged at the northern Florida oval to do battle for a $15,000 paycheck in the series lid lifter. Hudson O'Neal - making his first start for Double Down Motorsports - qualified sixth fastest in Group A during time trials before running third in his stacked heat race behind only prelim winner Brian Shirley and runner-up Chase Junghans. After rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in the 50-lap headliner, Hudson slipped back a few spots during the caution-free affair and was officially paid for a nineteenth place performance.

(January 22, 2021) Tonight's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season opener at All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville, Florida has been washed out by afternoon rain showers. The $12,000 to win program will not be rescheduled. Hudson O'Neal and Double Down Motorsports (DDM) will now look to kick off their 2021 campaign tomorrow evening at All-Tech, as a $15,000 top prize will be up for grabs in the 'Winter Nationals' weekend finale.

 

 

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