Photo Gallery: Hudson O’Neal Claims Victory at Smokey Mountain

Saturday’s top 3 finishers: Ricky Weiss (left), winner Hudson O’Neal (center), and Josh Richards (right). All photos courtesy of Michael Moats.

Hudson O’Neal took over the lead on lap 30 and set sail for his third LOLMDS victory of the season.  Ricky Weiss followed in second with Josh Richards rounding out the podium. Tim McCreadie and Jimmy Owens completed the top five.

Jonathan Davenport (left) and his crew chief Jason Durham talk following their heat race.

Billy Moyer Jr. (Left) and Donald McIntosh (right).

Race Results: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Race Summary: Saturday, June 15, 2019. Big Daddy 60. Smoky Mountain Speedway – Maryville, TN.

Miller Welders Time Trials: 

  • Fast Time Group A: Josh Richards / 16.787 seconds (overall)
  • Fast Time Group B: Tim McCreadie / 16.902 seconds

Hudson O’Neal.

Jimmy Owens (left) and Josh Richards (right).

Shane Clanton (left) and Stormy Scott (right).

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, Donald McIntosh, Kyle Strickler, Earl Pearson, Jr., Dakotah Knuckles, Vic Hill.

Hudson O’Neal (71) and Ricky Weiss (7) battle for Third early in the race.

Left: Earl Pearson Jr. (1) battles Shanon Buckingham (50) midpack. Right: Hudson O’Neal (71) and Tim McCreadie (39) mix it up.

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, Stormy Scott, Devin Moran, Dale McDowell, Scott Bloomquist, Trent Ivey, Dusty Carver.

Tim McCreadie (39) tries to take the lead from Mike Marlar (157).

Left: Donald McIntosh (7) looks to advance past Kyle Strickler (8). Right: Jimmy Owens (20) and Tim McCreadie (39) battle for third.

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, Stormy Scott, Devin Moran, Dale McDowell, Scott Bloomquist, Trent Ivey, Dusty Carver.

Hudson O’Neal (71) makes one of several bids for the lead with Mike Marlar (157).

Left: Jonathan Davenport (49) and Ricky Weiss (7). Right: Hudson O’Neal (71) holds off Jimmy Owens.

Lucas Oil Products Penetrating Oil Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Ricky Weiss, Tyler Erb, David Payne, Billy Moyer, Jr., Tommy Kerr, Robby Moses, Jeff Wolfenbarger, John Tweed.

Dale McDowell (17m) uses a much track as he can in battling Kyle Bronson (40) and Shanon Buckingham (50).

Left: Earl Pearson (1) take David Payne (8) and Tyler Erb (1) three-wide on a restart. Right: Dale McDowell (17m) looks under Jonathan Davenport (49).

Lucas Oil Products Red “N” Tacky Spray Grease B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Kyle Strickler, Earl Pearson, Jr., Vic Hill, Dakotah Knuckles, David Crabtree, Shane Clanton-DNS, Don O’Neal-DNS, Lamar Winkle-DNS.

Tim McCreadie (39) and Ricky Weiss (39) battle for fourth.

Left: Josh Richards (14) takes second from Mike Marlar (157). Right: Tim McCreadie (39) nearly makes contact with Mike Marlar (157).

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Dale McDowell, Scott Bloomquist, Robby Moses, Tommy Kerr, Jeff Wolfenbarger, Dusty Carver, Trent Ivey, John Tweed-DNS

Tyler Erb (1) picks up a spot from Jonathan Davenport (49).

Left: Tyler Erb (1) looks to grab another spot from Jimmy Owens (20). Right: Dale McDowell (17m) gets two spots from Stormy Scott (2) and Kyle Strickler (8).

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (60 Laps): 1. (3) #71 Hudson O’Neal, 2. (4) #7W Ricky Weiss, 3. ( 5) #14 Josh Richards, 4. (2) #39 Tim McCreadie, 5. (9) #20 Jimmy Owens, 6. (8) #1T Tyler Erb, 7. (19) #1 Earl Pearson Jr., 8. (17) #8 Kyle Strickler, 9. (18) #17m Dale McDowell, 10. (7) #49 Jonathan Davenport, 11. (10) #2S Stormy Scott, 12. (14) #1M Devin Moran, 13. (11) #50 Shanon Buckingham, 14. (13) #7m Donald McIntosh, 15. (12) #8P David Payne, 16. (6) #40B Kyle Bronson, 17. (16) #21 Billy Moyer Jr., 18. (20) #0 Scott Bloomquist, 19. (22) #21m Robby Moses, 20. (21) #1V Vic Hill, 21. (15) #1GK Ryan King, 22. (1) #157 Mike Marlar, 23. (23) #5 Don O’Neal, 24. (24) #25C Shane Clanton.

Lap Leaders: Mike Marlar (Laps 1 – 30); Hudson O’Neal (Laps 31 – 50)

Hudson O’Neal.

Left: Ricky Weiss. Right: Josh Richards.

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Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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