Hudson Oneal grabs first Lucas win!
June 15th, 2018 by Wade Huisman
COLUMBUS, MS (June 16th, 2018) – Hudson O’Neal took the lead from defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Josh Richards with seven laps to go and held off a hard-charging Bobby Pierce to score the $20,000 victory in the Country Pleasin’ “Clash at the Mag” at Magnolia Motor Speedway.
The 17-year-old, third generation driver battled amongst the top five for most of the race before beginning his charge to the front. O’Neal moved around Tim McCreadie to take second and then tracked down race-leader Josh Richards, who had been in control for much of the race. O’Neal dove to the inside of Richards coming off of turn with seven circuits remaining to take the top spot. He then had to contend with Pierce, who had pitted earlier in the race and charged all the way through the field to give O’Neal a challenge in the closing laps.
Pierce finished in second with Josh Richards, Scott Bloomquist and Tim McCreadie completing the top ten.