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November 17, 2018 - Nick O'Neil Captures a Trio of Top-5 Finishes in Desert Thunder Natonals
1For the second weekend in a row, Nick was behind the wheel of a Shannon Motorsports ride at the Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Arizona for the annual Desert Thunder Nationals. Friday night, Nick won his heat race from the pole and then after redrawing 12th for the main event, he drove up to a solid third place finish. Saturday night, he started 7th and raced his way up to 2nd in his heat race before redrawing 8th for the main and again, charging up to a solid third place finish. Sunday's finale saw Nick win his heat from his fifth starting position and then race forward from his 10th starting spot to come home fourth when the final checkered flag of the season flew. All in all a great weekend with three top five finishes. Thanks to Chris, DJ and everyone with Shannon Motorsports for the help this weekend!

Results can be found at www.CentralArizonaSpeedway.com.

November 10, 2018 - O'Neil Competes in Duel in the Desert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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Very happy with our performance at the Duel in the Desert at the dirt track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past weekend. After being out of the car for over a year and competing against 207 IMCA Modified drivers, we are happy with a 21st place finish in the Saturday main event. (Mike Spieker photo)

Thursday night, Nick ran up front, but eventually ran fourth in his heat and third in the b-main, missing the feature.
Friday night, he ran third in our heat, then came home second in his b, making the main and then moved forward from 27th to 21st in the feature. And Saturday, he won his b-main from 4th, locking him into the main event. From there we started 23rd and finished 21st on a hard to pass on racing surface.

A huge thanks to the Shannon family for all their help and efforts this weekend. We really appreciate it.
Thanks to all of our other sponsors and everyone else that helps as well!

Results can be found at www.IMCA.tv.

October 28, 2018 - Jake O'Neil Wins Fall Nationals Opener; 3rd Place Finish in Sunday's Finale
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Jake was in action at the Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, NM for the annual USRA Fall Nationals. Friday night, he started 7th and ran second in his heat race, then redrew third for the main and quickly jumped to the lead and drove off for the feature win, earning himself Saturday night off and the pole for the Sunday finale. Sunday, he rolled his #0 from the pole in the 50-lap, $10,000 to win main event and lead early, battling with Rodney Sanders and eventual winner Johnny Scott for much of the event, settling in for third when the checkered flew. (James Adams Jr. photo)

Results can be found at www.SNMSpeedway.com.

September 29, 2018 - 17th Place Finish in Race for Hope 74 at Batesville
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Jake made the trip to the Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Arkansas this past weekend for the Hope for 74, $20,000 to win IMCA Modified event. After a long week, Jake was one of the 28 drivers to qualify for the 74-lap main event, eventually finishing 17th out of the 28 starters in the feature.

September 26, 2018 - Jake O'Neil Crowned USMTS Rookie of the Year
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Jake officially wrapped up the 2018 USMTS Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year and picked up the $5,000 payday that goes along with it after his 30th to 3rd run on Friday night at the Fall Jamboree this past weekend.

With 3 USMTS victories, including the $10,000 to win Grant Junghans Memorial, Jake rolled to a commanding point total in the ROY chase.

Thanks to all of our great marketing partners, family members, crew members and everyone else who helped us achieve this goal!

September 22, 2018 - Jake Improves 27 Spots in Friday's Feature at Deer Creek; Wins USMTS Rooke of the Year
1Jake was back in action with the United States Modified Touring Series this past weekend at the Deer Creek Speedway for the 20th running of the Fall Jamboree. Thursday night's show was rained out, so the action kicked off on Friday when Jake stormed from 8th to win his qualifying heat race before being disqualified at the scale. He then charged from 13th to 3rd in the b-main, securing a transfer spot into $6,000 to win main event. During the feature, Jake rolled off 30th and proved that he had one of the fastest cars on the track as he sliced and diced his way through traffic to come home with a very impressive third place finish when the 40-lapper was completed.

Saturday night, after being officially crowned as the 2018 Grant Junghans Rookie of the Year, Jake won his qualifying heat race from the pole and then rolled off from the 11th starting position during the 5-lap, $11,000 to win weekend finale. Jake worked his way into the top ten early and was battling for 7th mid way through the feature when a car in front of him broke and he had no where to go, ending his night early.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

September 1, 2018 - O'Neil Follows USMTS Over Labor Day Weekend
1Jake was in action with the USMTS again this past weekend, which kicked off at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa for their rained out event from the week before. Jake won his heat from the outside of the front row before starting seventh and running third much of the race, only to suffer a flat tire on the last lap, forcing him to slip to a seventh place finish. Friday the team was in action at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa, where he again won his heat race and then raced home with a sixth place finish in the main event. Saturday, the teams converged on the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN and Jake raced from 7th to 2nd in his heat before redrawing the 8th starting spot, only to have mechanical troubles knock him out of the race early. Sunday's event at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Ia was rained out.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

August 25, 2018 - 7th Place Finish in River City Rumble at Park Jefferson
1Jake continued on the road with the United States Modified Touring Series as the season begins to wind down. Friday's event at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa was rained out just before heat races began, so the team continued on the road to the Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota on Saturday night. He ran fifth in his heat race and then started 15th in the main event and was able to move forward for a solid 7th place finish at the checkered. Sunday night, the team made their way to the Casino Speedway in Watertown, South Dakota for the 3rd annual Sandy Benson Memorial. Jake won his heat race from the outside of the front row and redrew 7th for the main. While running inside the top ten, he suffered a flat tire, which forced him to the tail, where he would officially come home with a 16th place finish.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

August 18, 2018 - Jake O'Neil Wins Grant Junghans Memorial at Lakeside Speedway; Bags $10,002 Payday
1Jake was back on the road with the USMTS this past weekend in completion at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS on Friday night for the 3rd annual Grant Junghans Memorial, which boasted the largest one day payout in Modified racing in 2018. The $10,002 payday is a large payday and a very meaningful payday as well. Jake started 5th and ran 3rd in his heat race, before winning his b-main and starting the 32-lap main event from the 13th position. In the feature, Jake raced his way into the top ten early then continued to pick his way forward into the top five and eventually found himself battling for the lead, which he was able to take and go on to win the biggest race of his career! 

1 Saturday night, the team made the trip to the Salina Highbank Speedway in Salina, OK and Jake ran fourth in his heat before coming in third in the b-main and starting the main from the 17th starting spot. In the feature, Jake charged forward quickly and raced inside the top five for much of the event, eventually coming home in fifth.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

August 12, 2018 - Jake O'Neil Follows USMTS to Hawkeye State
1 Jake was back on the road with the USMTS this past weekend for a trio of events during the hunt for the Casey’s Cup. Friday night, the team made their way to the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN. During the heat race, Jake had troubles, ending his heat early and he was forced to take a provisional for the main event. From his 23rd starting spot, Jake raced his way up to 12th before being caught up in a crash, ending his night early.

Saturday, Jake and his team made their way to the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, MN, where his night was much better. He started and finished second in his heat race before starting third and finishing a solid fourth in the non-stop main event.

Sunday night, the weekend concluded at the Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, IA where Jake ran fourth in his heat race before redrawing the outside of the front row for the main event. Jake was running in the top three early in the main before he and another car made contact, creating problems and forcing Jake to retire from the main event early.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.


August 4, 2018 - Top 10 Finish with USMTS at Humboldt Speedway
1Jake and his team were back in action this past weekend with a pair of USMTS events in Kansas and Missouri. Friday night, the team made the trip to the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, KS and after a 6th place run in the heat race, Jake won the b-main from 5th and then rallied in the feature from 14th to a 7th place finish. Saturday night, at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo, Jake charged from 9th to 3rd in his heat, redrew the pole for the feature and ran inside the top three until a lap 27 break down took him out of contention.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

June 16, 2018 - O'Neil Lands Top 10 Finish in Modified Masters at Cedar Lake Speedway
1Jake made the trip to the Cedar Lake Speedway for the annual $40,000 to win Masters this past weekend. The weekend started off on Thursday night with a $2,500 to win USMTS event in which Jake raced from 7th to 4th in his heat, then won the b-main from the front row and quickly raced from his 13th starting spot in the main event up to a top five run and was in contention to win the event until he kissed the wall and came home 4th when the checkered flew. Friday night, the teams ran a pair of qualifying heat races and Jake raced from 10th to 6th in one heat and from 4th to 2nd in the other, putting him 10th overall in passing points and 10th in the pole dash. Jake ran from 10th to 6th in the dash, and then on Saturday night he rolled off from the outside of the second row in the three-wide start and ran inside the top five during the majority of the event, slipping to a 10th place finish when the 70-lapper was done.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

June 9, 2018 - Top 5 Finish With USMTS at Salina Speedway
1 Jake was back in action this past weekend with the United States Modified Touring Series during a tripleheader throughout state of Kansas.

Thursday night, the team made the trip to the 81 Speedway in Park City, KS and after struggling in his heat race to a fifth place finish, Jake ran the b-main, but pulled off. He then took a provisional for the main event and charged from his 23rd starting position to a solid 9th place finish.

Friday night, the team made a stop at the Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS and raced from 6th to 3rd in his heat race before coming from 9th to 7th in the main.

Saturday night, the weekend wrapped up at the Salina Speedway in Salina, KS and Jake ran second in his heat race before coming from 8th to a solid 4th place finish in the main event.

On to Cedar Lake this weekend chasing the $40,000 Masters!

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

June 2, 2018 - O'Neil Wins Local Show at Lakeside; Prepares for Kansas Tripleheader
1Jake used an off weekend from the USMTS to do some testing at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS on Saturday night and the test went well as Jake swept the USRA Modified program. He won his heat with ease and then ran out front in the main event, leading every lap en route to the victory. (Redlined Photography)

May 27, 2018 - Jake O'Neil Lands a Pair of Top 10 Finish With USMTS Over Memorial Day Weekend
1Jake got back on tour with the USMTS this past weekend at a pair of tracks in Minnesota and Iowa. Saturday night, the series made the trip to the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN and Jake ran third in his heat before troubles struck in the b-main. Jake took a series provisional and started 25th in the main event, before slicing and dicing his way up to a very splid 8th place finsih in the 40-lapper. Sunday night, the team made their way to the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah and Jake had another top ten run. He won his heat race from the pole, then started and finished 8th in the main event. The series takes this next weekend off before a trio of events in the states of Kansas is next on tap.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

May 9, 2018 - O'Neil Bros. Motorsports Launches New Website
1Tucson, Arizona-based O'Neil Bros. Motorsports is the latest addition to the MSR Mafia and FYE Motorsports team and has launched a brand-new website at www.ONeilBrosMotorsports.com.

While the team is based in the West, they compete in events across the nation.

Jake currently pilots his Red Eye Radiator & DPF Specialist #0 LG2 by Owens Chassis/ Cornett Racing Engine Modified on the highly-competitive United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). He's collected two wins on the tour this year and a total of three overall.

When Nick's schedule allows he competes in his Total Seal #88N LG2 by Owens Chassis Modified.

Check back often for the latest team updates.