Don O’Neal Banks $50,000.
August 7th, 2017 by Wade Huisman
(August 5, 2017) Don O’Neal and Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) got their first coveted eagle trophy and the gigantic $50,000 winner’s check tonight by emerging victorious in the 30th Annual ‘USA Nationals’ at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin! Don tripped the clock third fastest in Group B during WOOLMS time trials last night prior to running second in his stacked heat race. After starting the 100-lap grind tonight from the outside of the second row, Don swapped the lead twice with Mike Marlar shortly after the halfway mark before taking command for good on the 58th circuit. The popular driver known as the “Real Deal” was then ahead of the talented field by almost two seconds to give CBR their richest career payday. Finishing behind O’Neal’s #5 Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil machine were Marlar, Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, and Jimmy Owens! (Todd Boyd Photo)