Rocket1 Racing and Hudson O’Neal Win Twice in LOLMDS Action
Six Nights of Racing at Volusia Speedway Park Up Next
SHINNSTON, W.Va. (02/11/23) – Rocket1 Racing and Hudson O’Neal raced to back-to-back Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) victories on Thursday and Friday at East Bay Raceway Park with their Rocket1 Racing / Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.
O’Neal scored a $10,000 win in Thursday’s event before bagging a $12,000 triumph in Friday’s program. He led every lap of both features to pick up his first wins with Rocket1 Racing. Additionally, he moved into the second position in the latest LOLMDS standings.
“To break through with back-to-back wins with Rocket1 Racing just feels amazing. It feels like a ton of pressure has been lifted off me. These guys (Rocket1 Racing) haven’t put any pressure on me, they’ve been amazing to deal with. I’ve put a lot of pressure on myself to perform in this amazing ride, and with two wins now I couldn’t be more excited about this year,” O’Neal said. “We struggled a little to start the week at East Bay (Raceway Park), but then we really hit our stride on Thursday with a win and got another one on Friday. I hated to see Saturday rained out, but now I’m looking forward to heading to Volusia (Speedway Park) for six nights of racing.
“Again, I just can’t say enough about this team and this opportunity. They give me everything I need to be successful, and I’m just the lucky guy, who gets to drive the car.”
Hudson O’Neal and Rocket1 Racing unloaded the Durham Racing Engines powered No. 1 Super Late Model at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Fla.) on Monday afternoon as 58 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries invaded the 1/3-mile oval for six consecutive nights of racing.
Following the fifth-fastest qualifying lap in his group, O’Neal outdueled Jensen Ford in his heat race to pick up the eight-lap victory. Chasing race-long pacesetter Tyler Erb to the checkers, Hudson lost ground in the middle stages of the 30-lapper but rebounded in the final five circuits to finish second. He trailed Erb to the checkers with a charging Tyler Millwood rounding out the podium.
For the second round of the Weiland Winternationals on Tuesday, Hudson topped his 30-car time trial group before placing first in his heat. Reeling in his second consecutive podium finish in the feature, O’Neal mounted a late charge to finish second, following Ashton Winger across the line.
On Wednesday, O’Neal tagged the wall in his heat race, relegating him to 10th. Slated to start deep in the field of his B-Main, Hudson and the team elected scratch from the consolation race and shift their focus to the remainder of the Weiland Winternationals.
After his 14.903-second lap in time trials on Thursday evening earned him the Allstar Performance fast time honors, Hudson picked up a convincing heat win over Tim McCreadie. Powering ahead of pole-starting Dennis Erb Jr. on the drop of the green flag in the feature, O’Neal led wire-to-wire in the 40-lapper to claim his first win of the season. He pocketed $10,000 ahead of Max Blair, Erb, Garrett Smith, and Tim McCreadie.
On Friday evening the winner’s check increased to $12,000 to win, and Hudson once again swept the program with a 14.706-second lap in Allstar Performance qualifying, followed by a heat race win to earn the second-starting spot for the 50-lap feature. For the second-straight night he wired the field to claim his second win in as many nights and his 19th-career LOLMDS triumph.
Saturday’s $15,000-to-win finale fell victim to rain.
With the LOLMDS portion of Speedweeks now complete, Hudson sits second in the latest series standings.
Full results from the week are available at www.LucasDirt.com.
The Rocket1 Racing team now heads to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) for six nights of action on Feb. 13-18. Monday and Tuesday’s programs are headlined by $7,000-to-win DIRTcar Late Model events, while Wednesday’s program finds the field divided into triple $5,000-to-win DIRTcar Late Model features. The World of Outlaws (WoO) Case Late Model Series sanctions Thursday ($12,000-to-win), Friday ($12,000-to-win), and Saturday ($20,000-to-win).
Full information on the week can be found at www.DIRTcarNationals.com .
Rocket1 Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket Chassis, Ace Metal Works, Durham Racing Engines, Five Star RaceCar Bodies, Gunters Honey, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, WR1 Sim Chassis, O’Neal’s Salvage & Recycling, Sweet Manufacturing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Accu-Force Shock Service, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Brinn Transmissions, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, CP Carrillo, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Fibreworks Composites, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD, Performance Grading, E3 Spark Plugs, Tel Tac, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Performance, Performance Rod & Custom, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Rocket Pre-Owned Motors, Safecraft, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Stealth Carburetors, Strange Oval, Suave Talk, Total Power Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Xceldyne Valvetrain, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Rocket1Racing please visit the team website at www.Rocket1Racing.com as well as their social media channels at www.facebook.com/Rocket1Racing, www.twitter.com/Rocket1_Racing, and www.instagram.com/rocket1racing .
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Ashton Winger Notches First-Career LOLMDS Win at East Bay
DIRTcar Nationals Await at Volusia Speedway Park
HAMPTON, Ga. (02/11/23) – Ashton Winger scratched another accolade off his bucket list on Tuesday night with his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) victory. The $5,000 triumph came at Florida’s East Bay Raceway Park behind the wheel of his Jeff Mathews Motorsports No. 12 Johnny Doan Plumbing / Recreational Vehicle Select / XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model.
“This is awesome, (to win) in front of all these people. I feel like we were really close this year. We were really close last year,” Winger said in Victory Lane on Tuesday night. “It’s hard not to get emotional, man. My mom and dad have given up a lot to get me here. I know it’s just $5,000-to-win, but to be racing with these guys being competitive … Hudson (O’Neal) and (Sheppard) are two of the best in the country.
“Thank you to everyone past and present, who’ve helped me get to this point in my career. It’s all a dream come true.”
The 2023 Florida speedweeks continued for Ashton Winger and Jeff Mathews Motorsports on Monday afternoon as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) invaded East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Fla.) for six straight nights of racing.
Drawing 58 Late Models for the Weiland Winternationals opener, Ashton laid down the third-fastest in his time trial group before placing first in his heat. Starting the feature in sixth, Winger made an impressive charge on the high groove to challenge early leader Tyler Erb for the top spot. After narrowly escaping contact with the wall following a mid-race restart while trying to nose into the lead, Ashton suffered a flat tire on lap 24 that relegated him to 21st.
With the field elevated to 60 cars on Tuesday, Winger outran fellow front-row starter Dennis Erb Jr. in his heat to pick up the eight-lap victory. Taking command of the lead on the drop of the green flag in the feature, Ashton led flag-to-flag in the 30-lapper to capture his first career LOLMDS triumph and a $5,000 prize. His third win of the 2023 campaign came ahead of Hudson O’Neal, Brandon Sheppard, Brandon Overton, and Dennis Erb Jr.
Winger’s hopes to repeat in Wednesday night’s $7,000-to-win feature were thwarted by an early departure from the 40-lap feature. He was credited with an 11th-place finish.
On Thursday evening the winner’s purse increased to $10,000-to-win, and Ashton missed the cut from his heat race by one spot, which relegated him to a B-Main. A second-place finish in the B-Main locked Ashton into the 23rd-starting spot for the feature, where he rallied to finish 11th.
Ashton continued his momentum on Friday evening with the fifth-fastest lap in his qualifying group followed by a runner-up finish. Starting ninth on the feature grid, he passed six cars to finish third behind Hudson O’Neal and Daulton Wilson.
Saturday’s scheduled finale was washed away by rain.
Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com .
The team now heads to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) for six-straight nights of action the ½-mile oval, spanning Feb. 13-18. Action includes DIRTcar Super Late Model action on Monday ($7,000-to-win), Tuesday ($7,000-to-win), and triple $5,000-to-win features on Wednesday.
The World of Outlaws (WoO) Case Late Model Series sanctions Thursday ($12,000-to-win), Friday ($12,000-to-win), and Saturday ($20,000-to-win).
Full event information is available at www.DIRTcarNationals.com .
Ashton Winger would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Jeff Mathews Motorsports, Recreational Vehicle Select, Credit Union Remarketing Solutions, Johnny Doan Plumbing, Angry Elephant Tattoos & Piercings, Super K Express, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks and Springs, Angry Elephant Tattoo and Piercing, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Tire, Simpson Race Products, Collins Signs, DirtCarLift.com, VP Race Fuels, Boydbilt, Boswell Oil, Wrap Tech, and MyRacePass Marketing & PR Services.
For the latest information on Ashton Winger, please visit his internet home at www.AshtonWinger.com as well as his social media channels at facebook.com/AshtonWingerRacing12 .
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Carson Ferguson Launches New Online Home
North Carolina Racer Prepares for Busy 2023 Racing Campaign
LINCOLNTON, N.C. (02/12/23) – North Carolina Super Late Model racer, Carson Ferguson has launched a new internet home at www.CarsonFerguson.com .
Ferguson's new mobile-optimized website is developed and maintained by MyRacePass.com Website & PR Services.
The North Carolina driver recently opened the 2023 season at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Ga.) during the Super Bowl of Racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). His best finish during the tripleheader was an 11th.
Ferguson, who was the 2022 Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Champion, is now busily preparing for the upcoming season. He'll likely next be in action on March 3 – 4 at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Case Late Model Series.
Among Ferguson’s other 2023 plans are a run at a second Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals title along with a first-ever Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals championship.
As more dates are finalized for Carson, they’ll be added to his new website.
Carson Ferguson would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include: Hoopaugh Grading Company LLC, Night Owl National Contractors Inc., Tribble Electric, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Longhorn by WP, Bilstein, WP Racing Shocks, John Page Racing, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas Inc., VP Racing, Tiger Precision Products, Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Beaux-Tie Limousine Service, k1 Race Gear, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Harmanco’s Family Restaurant, PRO FABrication, Performance Bodies & Parts, DRP Performance Products, QuickCar Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Tire, Max Papis Innovations (MPI), Allstar Performance, Carolina Roofing & Gutters, KRC Power Steering, Collins Signs, Indocil Art, Bell Helmets, Vic Hill Race Engines, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
Visit Carson Ferguson’s official website at www.CarsonFerguson.com for the latest team information.
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