Hudson O’Neal parts ways with MasterSbilt

Hudson O’Neal

In a posting to his website made on Monday, Martinsville, IN driver Hudson O’Neal announced that he has parted ways with the MasterSbilt Race Cars house car team. He began driving for the Tader and Jerilyn Masters-owned effort at the beginning of the 2020 season after the team had driven for previously decided to scale back its operations.

O’Neal’s father, Don O’Neal, drove for the MasterSbilt organization for several years before joining Clint Bowyer Racing where he spent six years and won the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series title in 2014.

Despite the younger O’Neal’s relatively short amount of time in Dirt Late Model racing, he has scored some impressive victories including the ‘Clash at the Mag’ at Magnolia Motor Speedway and the ‘Ralph Latham Memorial’ at Florence Speedway in 2018 and the ‘Jackson 100’ at Brownstown Speedway in 2019.

The decision for O’Neal came after the 19-year-old driver failed to make the starting lineup for the Show-me 100 feature at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO this past Saturday night. The team had only scored one top-5 and five top-10 finishes in 2020 up to that point.

O’Neal currently ranks 13th in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings.

According to the post, the second generation driver known as “The New Deal” will take some time off and “look around at different opportunities”.

Hudson O’Neal in the MasterSbilt house car

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