Hudson O’Neal scores Thursday night Group A World 100 preliminary win

Hudson O’Neal

Hudson O’Neal took the lead early on in the Thursday night Group A World 100 preliminary feature then drove away to score an Eldora Speedway victory.

The Rocket Chassis driver from Martinsville, Indiana earned $12,000 from the track located in Rossburg, Ohio in a race aired live by

A total of 104 cars were signed in for competition

Qualifying Results: 1. Brian Shirley(15.334), 2. Haiden Cowan, 3. Shannon Babb, 4. Ricky Thornton Jr., 5. Chris Ferguson, 6. Jason Jameson, 7. Hudson O’Neal, 8. Jimmy Owens, 9. Mike Marlar, 10. Mike Benedum

Heat 1 Results: 1. Mike Marlar, 2. Daulton Wilson, 3. Brian Shirley, 4. Chris Ferguson, 5. G.R. Smith

Heat 2 Results: 1. Earl Pearson Jr., 2. Jason Jameson, 3. Kyle Bronson, 4. Haiden Cowan, 5. Wil Herrington

Heat 3 Results: 1. Devin Moran, 2. Hudson O’Neal, 3. Steven Roberts, 4. Shannon Babb, 5. Garrett Alberson

Heat 4 Results: 1. Ryan Gustin, 2. Ricky Thornton Jr. , 3. Jimmy Owens, 4. Dale McDowell, 5. Gregg Satterlee

B-main 1 Finish: 1. Stormy Scott, 2. R.J. Conley

B-main 2 Finish: 1. Matt Sheppard, 2. Ricky Weiss

Feature Re-cap: The 25-lap feature began with Jameson leading O’Neal, Babb, Thornton and Cowan. Ferguson moved by Cowan for fifth on the second lap just before a caution flag waved for debris on the racing surface.

O’Neal went to the lead on the restart ahead of Jameson and Babb. Thornton then grabbed third away from Babb on lap 4 but Babb regained the spot one lap later after a side-by-side battle. Ferguson dropped off the pace on lap 11 which lifted Marlar to fifth.

O’Neal began to encounter slower traffic at the halfway point of the race with Jameson working to keep pace. Further back, Thornton got by Babb for third on lap 15.

Following a close call with a lapped car, O’Neal then began to pull away from Jameson, Thornton, Babb and Marlar with five laps remaining. Over the closing laps, it was all O’Neal as he went on to claim the win.

Feature Results: 1. Hudson O’Neal, 2. Jason Jameson, 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., 4. Mike Marlar, 5. Shannon Babb, 6. Devin Moran, 7. Brian Shirley, 8. Daulton Wilson, 9. Garrett Alberson, 10. Kyle Bronson, 11. Earl Pearson Jr., 12. Gregg Satterlee, 13. Dale McDowell, 14. Ryan Gustin, 15. Jimmy Owens, 16. Steven Roberts, 17. Wil Herrington, 18. Stormy Scott, 19. Matt Sheppard, 20. Ricky Weiss, 21. R.J. Conley, 22. Haiden Cowan, 23. Chris Ferguson, 24. G.R. Smith

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