June 16, 2018 Results

Filed in 2018 Results on June 17, 2018

The Cooper’s Country Meat Packer’s Clash at the Mag Conquered by Hudson O’Neal

Columbus, Mississippi (06/16/18) – 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. 

In earning his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory, O’Neal, son of former series champion Don O’Neal (who finished seventh in the race), received several congratulatory wishes from his father, his crew, and other competitors as he gave an emotional victory lane speech. 

“I can’t believe it,” said the driver who had posted seven consecutive top ten finishes in LOLMDS competition before making only his second-career start at Magnolia. “I just saved my stuff there early on. That was a great race. I just wanted to keep the tires under me and not abuse them. I stayed down there on the bottom where there was enough moisture to catch Josh.” 

“Josh and I had a good battle there for a few laps. He raced me clean and I can’t thank him enough. I hope the fans who watched this enjoyed it, because I sure did. I have to thank my car owners Todd and Vickie Burns, my crew chief Taylon Center and the entire team. Both Josh and Bobby ran a great race, it was a lot of fun.” 

Pierce, who pitted around lap 20 charged to a runner-up finish. “I thought I had a shot on the last lap. There was a lapped car there, I drove around the outside, but came up just short. I banged the wall a few times. I hope I didn’t mess up anything on the car. Congrats to Hud on the win. That was so cool to see him win,” said the driver of the Dunn-Benson Ford, Campbell University, Rocket. 

Richards, who led several laps during the 100-lap event was looking for his first LOLMDS since February. “When Timmy [McCreadie] got into me a little bit I think it cut my tire. I was hanging on and here comes Hudson on the bottom. I am happy for him to get the win. He’s a good kid,” said the driver of the Best Performance Motorsports, Colt Firearms, Rocket. 

The winner’s Club 29 Race Cars entry is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by: Dyno One, Peak Antifreeze and Coolant, Sub Surface of Indiana, Mark Martin Automotive, O’Neal’s Salvage and Recycling, Burns Farms and Tarpy Trucking. 

Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson Jr., Don O’Neal, Jonathan Davenport, Mason Zeigler and Spencer Hughes.

Justin McRee won a thriller in a photo finish over Preston Seratt in the Mississippi Street Stock Series (MSSS) $2,000-to-win feature.

Monte Skinner took advantage of a late-race restart to claim the top spot from race-long leader Evan Ellis. Skinner went on to lead the final two laps to score a $1,000 win.

Cody Chism picked up the $300 top prize in the Factory Stock finale.

Jamie Pickard closed out the night and the weekend with a $400 triumph in the Durrence Lane Late Model Sportsman.

Magnolia Motor Speedway returns to action on Thursday, July 5 as the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Models thunder into town for a $2,000-to-win program. Durrence Layne Late Models, Durrence Layne Street Stocks, Factory Stocks, and Late Model Sportsman will also be on the evening’s card.

For more information call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or the track at 662-240-3478 and visit the track’s website at www.MagnoliaDirt.com.

Clash at The Mag – June 16, 2018 Results
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

1- 71 Hudson O’Neal
2- 32 Bobby Pierce
3-1 Josh Richards
4-0 Scott Bloomquist
5-39 Tim McCreadie
6-1 Earl Pearson Jr.
7- 5 Done O’Neal
8-49 Jonathan Davenport
9-25 Mason Zeigler
10-10 Spencer Hughes
11-14 Darrell Lanigan
12-28 Dennis Erb
13-22 Gregg Satterlee
14-18 Jack Sullivan
15-14 Zach McMillan
16-77 Gavin Landers
17-21 Neil Baggett
18-20 Jimmy Owens
19-71 Chris Wall
20- 90 Brian Rickman
21- 8 Mike Palasini
22- 40 Kyle Bronson
23- 1c ChadThrash
24-86 Rick Rickman

Mississippi Street Stocks Series

1- 22 Justin McRee
2- 29 Preston Seratt
3- 1 Johnny Stokes
4- 99 Bryan Fortner
5- 2 Lee Ray
6- 75 Jamie Sudduth
7- 2 Jason Hollis
8- 6 TK King
9- 008 Cale Hollingsworth
10- 28 David Williamson
11- 007 Tony Hill
12- 41 Hayden Moran
13- 44 Matt Byram
14- 121 Michael Blount
15- 10 Michael Blade
16- 22 Michael Williams
17- 20 Stacy Herron
18- 25 Brodey Elfring
19- 4 Chris Rutherford
20- 68 Dustin Dupler
21- 6 Jay Burchfield
22- 2 Brian Hansford
23- 23 Garrett McDonald
24- 1 Cody Nelson
25- 29 Jimmy Moody

Durrence Layne Late Models

1- 00 Monte Skinner
2- 232 Jamey Boland
3- 73 Evan Ellis
4- 1c Chad Thrash
5- 27 Brad Berry
6- 84 Randall Beckwith
7- 21 Ryan Colby
8- 2 Mark Stokes
9- 7p Peter Hazzard
10- 33 Sid Scarbrough
11- 19 Marcus Minga
12- 2 Kyle Shaw
13- 10 Jason Henry
14- 7 Hunter Lewis
15- 20 Cliff Ross
16- 83 Scott Ladner
17- 2 Tyler Burgess
18- 48 Mike Myers
19- 44 Tim Dees
20- 26 Cole Cameron
21- 14 Casey Haney
22- 7 Zack Shelton
23- 33 Terry Wilson
24- 96 Trey Rickman


Christopher Showah
Craig Barham
Jeff Young
Peyton Wilkerson
Pace Cameron
Bobby Jordan

Sportsman Late Models
1- 21 Jamie Pickard
2- 01 Nick Trash
3- 54 Chace Pennington
4- 3 Tony Shelton
5- 13 Chad McCool
6- 50m Allen Simmons
7- 113 Ramsey Purvis
8- 3r Ryan Rigdon
9- 87 Bill Moffett
10- 44 Jarrad Gray
11- 00 Will Moore
12- 14 Chance Inman
13- 54 Richard Cox
14- 55 Aaron Fitzhugh
15- 16 Terrell Harris
16- 28 Silas Hamm
17- 21 Phillip Gibson
18- 6 Zach Combs
19- 63 Joey McKinney
20- 81 Michael Dickinson
21- 38 Josh Kimmons
22- 15 Roman Ponds
23- 5 Caleb Pickard

Factory Stocks
1- 33 Cody Chism
2- 26 Heath Beard
3- 31 Tyler Collett
4- 14 Corey Adank
5- 1 Dale Ott
6- 22 John Beard
7- 16 Robert Eaton
8- 53 Will Francis
9- 17 Robby Tilley
10- 53 Scooter Ware
11- 16 Kevin McWilliams
12- 62 Corey Johnson
13- 8 James Stewart