BROWNSTOWN, IN – A pair of Hoosier State drivers enjoyed success on Saturday night at their home track, Brownstown Speedway after the 30-lap 2016 season finale for the Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Super Late Model Series. Second-generation driver “The New Deal” Hudson O’Neal of Martinsville, IN won the race and Jeremy Hines of Seymour, IN took the series title.
O’Neal survived a pair of off-track excursions, and an incident on a lap 21 restart with early race leader Cody Mahoney of Hanover, IN to lead the last ten laps of the race unchallenged to earn the $3,000 top prize. On the lap 21 restart, O’Neal drove to the bottom to throw a slider on Mahoney in turn one. The move came up short, and the top two cars locked together in turn two.
After they separated, Mahoney went into turn three and spun to bring out the caution flag. That gave the lead to O’Neal, who was quick to explain that was not the way he wanted to take the lead.
“I take all of the blame for what happened in turn two, and I apologize to Cody Mahoney for it,” O’Neal said. “This is not the way I want to win a race, but even at that, I’m still happy to hold this $3,000 check and take the win at my home track, and my Dad’s home track. I hope this is the first of many more to come.” ↓ Read the rest of this entry…