Hudson O’Neal Enjoys Strong Week of LOLMDS Action at East Bay Raceway Park
Tops Tuesday Night Action at Famed Florida Oval

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (02/12/24) Hudson O’Neal competed in the 48th-and-final Wieland Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park last week with his Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Rocket1 Racing / Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

During the course of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) week, the Rocket1 Racing team collected a win along with four Top-5 finishes, and five Top-10 finishes in six starts.

“We hit the ground running there on Tuesday with a win, and even though we didn’t get any more wins during the week we had a really good car. We had to rally from the tail of the field in the last race on Saturday after some bad luck in our heat, and we still came away with a 10th-place finish. This Rocket1 Racing team gave me a great piece all week, and now I’m excited to get back to Volusia Speedway (Park) this week and go after more big checks,” O’Neal said.

With Monday’s opener falling to weather, Rocket1 Racing and Hudson O’Neal returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Tuesday at East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) for the final Wieland Winternationals.

Against a talent-laden field of 75 entries, O’Neal topped the speed charts overall in time trials before leading flag-to-flag in his heat race. Regaining the lead from Tyler Erb on lap 11 of the feature, Hudson rolled to his fourth win of Speedweeks and 27th-career LOLMDS victory. He bagged a $5,000 payday ahead of Daulton Wilson and Jonathan Davenport.

On Wednesday, Hudson’s third-place finish in his heat pinned him on the seventh row for the $7,000-to-win A-Main. Despite suffering a flat left-rear tire on lap 24 that resulted in a visit to the infield pit, O’Neal rallied to finish 13th.

For a pair of features on Thursday, O'Neal backed up a third-place finish in his heat with a 14th-to-5th performance in the 40-lap feature.

During the same night for Monday's rainout, Hudson clawed to a fourth-place finish in the main event after starting in sixth via heat race win.

With 72 LOLMDS competitors signed in on Friday, O'Neal passed seven cars in the 50-lap A-Main to place second, chasing Jonathan Davenport to the checkers.

The final Wieland Winternationals concluded on Saturday with Hudson scoring a 10th-place finish in the feature after having to utilize a back-up car to start on the tail of the feature after a heat race mishap resulted in heavy damage to their primary entry.

He currently sits five markers behind Ricky Thornton Jr. for the lead atop the LOLMDS point standings.

Full results from the events are available at .

This week – Monday – Saturday, Feb. 12-17 – find the team returning to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) for the 53rd annual Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals. The week starts with three nights of DIRTcar Super Late Model events before seeing the World of Outlaws (WoO) Case Late Model Series sanctioning the final three nights.

Full details on the week are available at .

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, Gunter’s Honey, Performance Grading, Professional Concrete Cutting & Drilling, Stiles Marine & Maintenance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Fox Racing Shox, 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, Wheeler Metals, 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, 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 Website & Marketing Services.

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Tyler Erb Visits Victory Lane at East Bay
DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park Set for this Week

ST. MARYS, Ohio (02/12/24) – Tyler Erb notched his first win of the 2024 season Wednesday night aboard his Bulk Material Lift / Anthony’s Pizza No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports / Sani-Weld Inc. / Base Racing Fuel / First Class Septic / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Erb streaked to the $7,000 victory during the 48th annual Wieland Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park. During the six-race series he collected four Top-5 finishes and found himself regularly in contention for the win.

“We had a good week at East Bay (Raceway Park), but we had a chance for it to be a great week. We led a lot of laps there, and I feel like we should’ve come away with more than one win, but we’re still proud to have accomplished that. I can’t say enough about Integra Shocks and all the support that them and all our sponsors provide us,” Erb said. “We’re looking forward to running all six nights this week at Volusia (Speedway Park). We’ve got a really good hot rod right now, and we have the potential to accomplish a lot this season.”

After wet weather washed out Monday’s opener, Tyler Erb embarked on one of his favorite tracks on Tuesday with a visit to East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) for the 48th-and-final Wieland Winternationals.

With 75 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries converged at the 1/3-mile oval, Erb went fastest in his 37-car group in time trials before picking up a flag-to-flag victory in his heat. After leading laps 4-10 from the front row of the feature, Tyler slid back to a sixth-place finish in Tuesday’s opener.

Following Tuesday’s program, qualifying was held for Monday’s rain-delayed program with Tyler qualifying 22nd fastest to position him eighth on the starting grid for his heat race, which was scheduled for after Wednesday’s event.

On Wednesday, Tyler outran Brandon Overton in his heat race to secure the eight-lap victory. Winning an exciting battle over Jonathan Davenport in the main event, Erb wrestled away the lead for good on lap 27 and paced the final 14 circuits en route to his first win of the season and 20th-career LOLMDS triumph. He pocketed the $7,000 payday ahead of Mike Marlar, Davenport, Daulton Wilson, and Dennis Erb Jr.

With confetti still on his car, Erb ended the night by racing from eight-to-first in his make-up heat race from Monday to earn the second-starting spot for the make-up feature on Thursday evening.

After qualifying third fastest in his group for Thursday night’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) program, Tyler battled the handle in his heat race to finish fourth, which relegated him to a B-Main. After winning the B-Main from the pole position, Tyler advanced to the 40-lap feature, where he passed six cars to finish 14th in the $10,000-to-win affair.

Monday’s make-up program finally saw the feature contested following Thursday night’s finale. Rolling off from the outside-front-row for the 30-lap $5,000-to-win feature, Tyler ran in a podium spot for much of the event before ultimately finishing sixth.

Friday evening’s $12,000-to-win event at the 1/3-mile oval saw a second victory of the week slipping from the clutches of the Texas native. After qualifying second fastest in his group and then winning his heat race, Tyler started third in the finale. Charging to the lead on the 13th circuit, Erb paced the field until lap 28. Battling for the top spot, Tyler and the leader made incidental contact, which resulted in damage to Erb’s No. 1 entry, sidelining him to a 24th-place finish.

The historic week of racing at the legendary oval drew to a close on Saturday night with a $15,000-to-win event. Tyler once again hit the ground running with the fastest lap in Allstar Performance qualifying followed by a heat race win to earn the pole position for the feature. Erb led the first 15 circuits before settling into a third-place finish in the 50-lap finale.

Tyler sits ninth in the latest LOLMDS standings.

Full results from the week as well as the latest standings are available at .

Best Performance Motorsports now turns its attention to the 53rd annual Federated Auto Parts DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) this Monday – Saturday. The first two days of the week are highlighted by $7,000-to-win DIRTcar Nationals events, while Wednesday will see the field divided into a trio of $5,000-to-win DIRTcar Nationals features.

The World of Outlaws (WoO) Case Late Model Series sanctions the events on Thursday – Saturday with $12,000 up for grabs the first two nights, followed by a $20,000-to-win finale on Saturday.

Full details on the week are available at .

Best Performance Motorsports and Tyler Erb would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include: First Class Septic, Roberts Bee Company, Bulk Material Lift, Base Race Fuels, Anthony’s Pizza, Sani-Weld Inc., Integra Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Race Ranch, Go Lithium, Allstar Performance, Precision Racing Components, PRO FABrication Headers & Exhaust, Farm of Marcelles, Day Motorsports, Doyle Edwards Trucking, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Wiles Drive Shafts, Simpson Race Products, Weld Racing, Performance Rod & Custom, Powers Performance, Heath Lawson Photography, Swift Springs, Walker Performance Filtration, Outerwears, Strange Engineering, Rocket Chassis, Central Coast Tires, R&R Design, KBC Graphics and Website & Marketing Services.

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