(March 15, 2015) Debuting a brand-new Barry Wright Race Car picked up just a few days prior, Jason Hiett reached victory lane for the first time in 2015 on Saturday evening, March 14 at the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia! Jason knocked down the quickest lap of the 31 entrants during the qualifying session, which locked him into the pole position for the start of the 50-lap 'Southeastern Classic.' The Oxford, Alabama ace then led from flag-to-flag to dominate the unsanctioned race en route to bagging the $5,000 payday over Ray Cook, Donald McIntosh, Shawn Chastain, and Jake Knowles! Complete results from last night at the Atlanta-area facility can be accessed online at www.dixiespeedway.com. (Kevin Prater Photo)


(January 7, 2015)
Barry Wright Race Cars and Clint Bowyer Racing are very excited for the upcoming 2015 racing season, which is scheduled to start from February 5-7 at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia! Coming off a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship season with driver Don O'Neal, both O'Neal and Steve Francis will return to the national touring series behind the wheel of BWRC House Cars in 2015. We are extremely excited to debut our new style 2015 cars, which will once again be powered by Clements Racing Engines!


(October 20, 2014)
Don O'Neal, of Martinsville, Indiana, clinched his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Championship over the October 17-19 weekend at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! The 34th edition of the 'Dirt Track World Championship' took place at PRP and the LOLMDS finale boasted a whopping $50,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Don knocked down the nineteenth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session, but later stormed from the seventh starting spot in his heat race to take home the prelim triumph over Jason Feger and Frank Heckenast, Jr.

Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, the conclusion of the DTWC took place on Sunday afternoon on the banks of the Ohio River. Don started the 100-lap crown jewel main event from the outside of the third row and made his way up to as high as second in the running order. After slipping back a few spots in the waning laps, the popular driver known as "The Real Deal" bagged a solid fourth place effort behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Eddie Carrier, Jr., and Jimmy Owens. With the top five finish, Don was officially crowned the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion by 65 markers over Owens. Full results from the 'Dirt Track World Championship' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Rick Schwallie Photo)


(August 31, 2014) In a tremendous finish between the top two in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship points standings, Don O’Neal held off Jimmy Owens to win the 46th Annual Hillbilly Hundred on Sunday Night at I-77 Raceway Park. O’Neal fought off some tough challenges to claim the $25,000-victory in America’s oldest crown jewel event. The event was also part of the ASi Crown Jewel Cup presented by Dirtondirt.com and awarded valuable points towards the year end $10,000 cash award.

Steve Francis driving the Clint Bowyer Racing team car to O’Neal charged back from the tail to finish third after spinning out early while running second. 12th starting Dennis Erb Jr., finished fourth and Jonathan Davenport rounded out the top five.

“This is a pretty fun and interesting track to race on,” said the winner, who now sits just 25 points behind Owens in the race for the LOLMDS title. “There were so many caution flags out there. I felt like they hurt me because I’d get my rhythm going and then we would have another caution. Jimmy came up there near the end and made it closer than I wanted it to become. It feels good to win such a prestigious race; a lot of great drivers have won this one, and to win this for Clint Bowyer, Barry and Lance Wright, Jeremy Justice, and Tony Trent is a great way to top off the weekend.” (Rick Schwallie Photo)


(August 23, 2014) Don O’Neal returned to his home-state of Indiana on Saturday Night and won the Whiskey City 50 at Lawrenceburg Speedway. It was O’Neal’s sixth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season, and continues to close the gap on current point leader, Jimmy Owens, who came home sixth.

O’Neal grabbed the lead on lap four from his Clint Bowyer Racing teammate, Steve Francis, and charged to his 39th career LOLMDS victory. Francis finished second followed by pole-sitter, Scott Bloomquist. Steve Casebolt drove by Earl Pearson Jr. on the final lap to take fourth, as Pearson Jr. would round out the top five. “The car was on a rail tonight, no doubt,” said O’Neal. “I have to thank Lance and Barry Wright, Jeremy Justice, and Tony Trent for all of the hard work they do. Clint is going to be real happy with this one-two finish here tonight.”

“We started fifth and the bottom was working real well there early on. I had a few moments there in traffic, but everybody gave each other plenty of room. It’s good to come back here and win, especially after missing last year’s race. I didn’t know how far Steve (Francis) was behind me, I was just concentrating on the traffic ahead”, O’Neal stated in victory lane.“We had a pretty good car last week at Batesville, led a lot of laps, but finished fifth. Then Thursday Night, we wound up sixth. We took last night off and the crew went over everything on the car. It handled really well tonight from start to finish. I am real proud of everyone with the CBR Team. I have to thank Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Crawford Supply-Traeger Grills, Cometic Gasket, Ohlins, Georgia Boot, Toyota, Clements Racing Engines and of course, Barry Wright Race Cars.” (Roy D. Walker Photo)


(July 11, 2014) A day after celebrating his birthday, current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader, Don O’Neal gave himself quite a present by winning the Battle at the Beach 50 on Friday Night at Tri-City Speedway. O’Neal took the lead from his teammate Steve Francis on lap 26 and withstood challenges from Jimmy Owens and Scott Bloomquist for the win. In a battle amongst the top three in LOLMDS points standings, O’Neal held on for his fifth series win of the season. Bloomquist snuck by Owens at the end to finish second. Owens came home third, followed by 12th starting, Brian Birkhofer, and Francis rounded out the top five.

“What a win for this Clint Bowyer Race Team tonight! I saw Jimmy pull alongside a few times and I thought I had better get going. That top line was going away. The car handled really well whether we ran low, in the middle, or the top. It got pretty loose there at the end. I kept my pace pretty good, there were a few lapped cars that actually helped up keep the lead. The track was in excellent shape tonight, and I hope the fans got their money’s worth,” said the winner.

“Steve [Francis] got off to a good start. He had a really good car. I just kept digging and digging, and was finally able to get by him. I want to thank my crew chief Jeremy Justice, Tony Trent, Barry and Lance Wright. Lance couldn’t be here tonight. He is with his daughter who just had surgery. Thanks to Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Crawford Supply, Traeger Grills, Cometic Gasket, Ohlins, Georgia Boot, Toyota, and Clements Race Engines.” (Rick Schwallie Photo)


(June 20, 2014) Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Point Leader, Don O’Neal wrestled the lead away from Brandon Overton with 14 laps to go to win the 16th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial on Friday Night at Cherokee Speedway. O’Neal led the first two laps until Overton powered by him to take the point. Overton then led until lap 36 when O’Neal maneuvered around the leader for good and went on to win his fourth LOLMDS event of 2014. Overton recorded his best career LOLMDS finish with his second place run. Jonathan Davenport finished third, followed by Casey Roberts, and Jimmy Owens.

“What a night! To win for Barry and Lance Wright is great! The race shop is just down the road, so I know its special for them to be in victory lane tonight. We had a terrific night,” said O’Neal, who swept the evenings events. “I kind of stumbled there in turn two on about the third lap and let those guys [Overton and Davenport] by me. But we fought back. I went by Davenport and then followed him [Overton] for what seemed like forever. Traffic kind of held him up a little. I knew I had a car capable of getting back around him. I was patient with him. He drove a very good race. Once we caught up to him we were able to work the car better off of turn four and that’s when we retook the lead.”

“I have to thank Clint Bowyer for giving me this opportunity. Thanks to all of my sponsors, Peak, Crawford Supply, Traeger Grills, Ohlins, Toyota, Georgia Boot, Clements Race Engines, and of course Barry Wright Race Cars. Good to have Casey Bowyer [Clint’s brother] here tonight to see us win. My crew chief Jeremy Justice was giving me hand signals, and telling me where to run, I just can’t thank him enough. He may be young, but he knows what he is doing. It takes a total team effort to win this championship, and we have all the pieces in place.” (Howard Lawson Photo)


(June 14, 2014) In a terrific race amongst the top two in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship points standings, Don O’Neal topped Jimmy Owens to win the “Clash at the Mag” Saturday Night at Magnolia Motor Speedway. O’Neal became the first repeat winner in the $20,000-to-win event, sponsored by the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau. With the enormous crowd on its feet, O’Neal and Owens swapped the lead four times during the race. O’Neal forged ahead for good on lap 90. Owens finished second, followed by Earl Pearson Jr., Scott Bloomquist, and Timothy Culp.

“What a race,” exclaimed O’Neal afterwards in front of the cheering standing room only crowd. “He started to drive off from me there with about 30 to go. I closed the gap on him, and then the caution came out. I thought I had a shot when that last caution came out. I changed my line for a moment, and the car started taking off better, and then I was able to run him down,” said the winner who extended his series points lead over Owens to 30 points.

“I wasn’t even looking at my guys towards the end. I was just concentrating on hitting my marks. We just kept digging, like the Show-Me 100. The track was awesome all night. Thanks to Johnny Stokes for a great race track and the fans for coming out tonight to see us race. I have to thank Barry and Lance Wright, Clint Bowyer Racing, Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Crawford Supply, Sunoco, and Clements Racing Engines. (Rick Schwallie Photo)


(May 24, 2014) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points leader, Don O’Neal captured his first career Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com on Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway. O’Neal fought off some stiff competition, including Jimmy Owens, who was trying to win the event for the fourth consecutive year. After the final caution on lap 57, O’Neal found himself battling Owens who made his way around O’Neal to take over the lead. O’Neal overtook Owens for the final time on lap 64, then pulled away from Owens and never relinquished the lead again. O’Neal earned $30,000 for the win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association co-sanctioned event.

“I finally did it,” shouted O’Neal, who started the event for the 16th time in his career. “The car was great from the start of the race and we took our time getting to the front. I was hoping to save on tire wear for all 100 laps by running in the bottom. When Jimmy got around me on that last restart I said ‘oh no’ here we go again. That guy is pretty much unbeatable at this race track.”

In a race that saw five different leaders and six lead changes, O’Neal first took the lead from Tony Jackson Jr. on lap five, but the two exchanged the top spot a few more times until O’Neal forged ahead. “We have been trying to win this race for so long, and we finally got it done tonight. I have to thank my car owner, Clint Bowyer, my crew chief, Jeremy Justice, Lance and Barry Wright, and the entire team; they did a great job all weekend. I have to thank Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Crawford Supply/Traeger Grills, Cometic Gasket, Toyota, Ohlins, and Georgia Boot. This Clements Race Engine was just tremendous as well.” (Rick Schwallie Photo)



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