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September 28, 2019 - Top 5 Finish in Race for Hope 71 Finale at Batesville
1Jake was in action at the Batesville Motor Speedway in Arkansas over the weekend for the $15,000 to win Modified main event. Thursday night, he won his heat and raced from 10th up to 6th in the main, locking himself into the finale on Saturday night. On Saturday, Jake started 17th in the 71-lap feature and raced his way through the field up to a very solid 4th place finish!  

Results can be found at www.BatesvilleMotorSpeedway.com.

September 21, 2019 - O'Neil Records Podium Finish in Second Round of Featherlite Fall Jamboree
1Jake was in action at the 21st annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN over the weekend and came home with three top ten finishes for his efforts. Thursday night, Jake won his heat race from third and then started the main event from the 7th starting position. During the early part of the race, he spun and restarted 29th. From there, he blasted his way through the field to come home with a 9th place finish.

Friday, he again won his heat race from the outside of the front row and then raced home to a third place finish in the main event, after starting fifth.

Saturday, he started 9th and raced up to third in his heat race, putting him in the top 9, which allowed him to redraw the #4 starting position. The 32 car field started three wide and Jake ran inside the top five for much of the event, jockeying for position lap after lap, and when the checkered flag flew, he came across the line in ninth.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

September 1, 2019 - Podium Finish at Fayette County Speedway
1Jake was once again in action with the USMTS over the weekend as the series made stops across three states.

Friday, at the Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, WI, Jake ran third in his heat race and raced from his 12th starting spot up to 8th in the main.

Saturday, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN, he had a rough night, coming home fifth in his heat race, running sixth in the b and then getting involved in a crash on lap 2 of the main event, ending his night early.

Sunday, at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa, he won his hat race from third and then charged from his 7th starting spot up to a 3rd place finish for his best finish of the weekend.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

August 25, 2019 - Jake O'Neil Enjoys Two-Win USMTS Weekend
Jake was back on the road with the USMTS for their four night swing this past weekend and for his efforts, he picked up a pair of wins, and came home with a runner up finish in the weekend finale. The tour kicked off Thursday night at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa and after running second in his heat race, Jake lined up third and battled for the lead the entire race and after a tussle for the lead got physical, Jake ended up leading the remaining laps to pick up the $2,500 victory. (Tyler Rinken photos)

1Friday night, the teams made their way to the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa and after winning his heat, Jake started third for the second night in a row and was running inside the top four when mechanical troubles ended his night early.

Saturday, the tour made it's annual stop at the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, MN and Jake ran second in his heat race, after starting fifth and for the third night in a row, redrew the #3 starting spot for the main event. From the inside of the third row, Jake settled into third early, before moving into the runner up spot and working to track down the leader. Jake stalked the leader for the majority of the race and used the extreme high side of the speedway on the final lap to slingshot by into the lead for his second win of the weekend.

Sunday, the annual Sandy Benson Memorial was held at the Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD and Jake ended the weekend with another good run. He won his heat from fifth and then charged from his 7th starting spot in the main event up to a solid runner up finish to cap off a great weekend.  

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

August 17, 2019 - 6th Place Finish at Dallas County Speedway
1 Jake was back on the road with the United States Modified Touring Series this past week and competed in four events across Missouri and Oklahoma.

Wednesday night, the team visited the I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO and was involved in a first lap crash in the heat, ending his heat race early. He scratched from the b-main in order to make repairs for the main event. He used a provisional to start 23rd in the feature field and stormed his way up to 6th before losing his brakes and pulling in to save his equipment.

Thursday night, the series made its debut at the Dallas County Speedway in Urbana, MO and after running fifth in his heat race, he again moved forward from 19th to a solid 6th place finish on the tight bullring.

Friday night, Jake raced at the Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO and fell out of his heat race due to rough track conditions, but then rallied from 20th up to 11th in the feature on a narrow and hammer down track due to overnight rains.

Saturday, the team wrapped up it's four day swing at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, OK and Jake had another top ten finish. He raced from 5th to 2nd in his heat race before starting 5th and coming home 7th when the final checkered flag flew.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

August 10, 2019 - O'Neil Passes 12 Cars in Harris Clash at Deer Creek
1Jake entered IMCA action over the weekend, which started on Tuesday night at the Harris Clash at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN. He raced from 6th to 3rd in his heat race, then won the b-main from fourth and then proceeded to charge from 16th up to a 4th place finish in the main event.

The team took Wednesday night off to get ready for the weekend at the Hancock County Speedway in Britt, IA. Thursday night, during the Night of 1000 Stars, Jake ran third in his heat race, won the b-main and then raced from 14th up to a fifth place finish and on Friday night, he ran fifth in his heat, fourth in the b and then again, charged through the field to a 5th place finish after starting 22nd. Saturday night's event was rained out.

July 20, 2019 - Jake O'Neil Records Ninth Win of the Season at I-80 Speedway; Hustles to 6th Place Finish in Finale
1We raced in the unsanctioned show with our IMCA car on Thursday night at I-80 Speedway and swept the night! We started 4th and won our heat and then started 6th in the feature and had a great battle with Josh Most, RC Whitwell, Jesse Sobbing for the lead and pulled off a last lap pass for the win!

On Friday night the car didn't see the track very long as we broke a transmission in hot laps, ending our night early, but the car turned out awesome and the design is for a great cause! Jake is running this design for a family member of our team who means a lot to us!

As you know, Jake broke a transmission in hot laps on Friday night, but thanks to the great work of our crew, we were back in action on Saturday night. We started 9th in our heat race and were able to race forward for a fifth place finish. We then started on the outside of the front row for the b-main a mnd won it convincingly, putting us 17th on the starting grid for the 40-lap, $8,000 to win main Silver Dollar Nationals main event.

We were able to charge forward to a sixth place finish when all was said and done.

Thanks again to our crew for the hard work in the 100* heat. And thanks to everyone else who helps with our program!

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

July 6, 2019 - Jake O'Neil Visits Newly-Opener Vado Speedway Park
1Jake took last weekend off to get his new car ready to go and then made the trip to the new Vado Speedway Park in Vado, NM for the doubleheader over the weekend.

Friday night, he started 3rd and won his heat race and then charged forward to a solid second place finish in the main event, only to be disqualified for a deck height violation.

Saturday night, he raced from 7th to 3rd in his heat race and then started 9th in the feature and was challenging for the lead, only to try a last ditch maneuver to win the race, but instead spun the car, ending with a DNF.

All in all, a great weekend shaking down the new car at an awesome new facility.

Results can be found at www.VadoSpeedwayPark.com.

June 15, 2019 - 4th Place Finish in Masters Finale at Cedar Lake Speedway
1 We were in action at Cedar Lake for the annual Masters this past weekend.
Thursday night, we ran second in our heat race before falling out of the main event.

Friday night, we ran third in our heat before the rains came pushing the feature to Saturday. We started 24th in the feature and charged up to 12th at the checkered.

And Saturday, we ran second in our heat and ran inside the top five for the entire 50-laps, coming for with a solid fourth in the weekend finale.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

June 8, 2019 - Jake O'Neil Records a Pair of Runner-up Finishes
1 After a top five run at Superbowl on Tuesday night, we were rained out both Wednesday night at 82 and Thursday might at Monarch, but got back on the track on Friday night at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock.

Jake started 6th and was able to race l through the pack to a heat race victory before redrawing 5th for the main event. In the feature, he battled for second for much of the event, coming home with a solid third place finish.

Saturday night, he made the trip to the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, TX and again was able to win the heat race, putting him in the redraw, which we drew 8th. In the main, he quickly moved into the top five and settled into second, chasing Dereck Ramirez for most of the race, finishing with a runner up finish.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

June 1, 2019 - O'Neil Sweeps Red River Mod Tour Finale at Southern Oklahoma
After the USMTS show at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas was rained out on Friday night, Jake took the IMCA car to the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore for the final night of the Red River Modified Tour.

He was able to sweep both the heat and the feature, both from the fifth starting position to claim the tour finale.

1Saturday night he got back on the USMTS tour at the Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Oklahoma and ran 2nd in his heat race before settling for a seventh place finish in the feature.

Sunday, he was in action at the Creek County Speedway in Kellyville, OK and won his heat race from fourth and then ran a solid second in the main event after a really fun 40-laps.
He kick back into action on Tuesday night in Texas.

Results can be found at www.RedRiverModTour.com and www.USMTS.com.

May 26, 2019 - Jake O'Neil Enjoys Two-Win Memorial Day Weekend
Jake continued his solid month of May by picking up a pair of wins over the course of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Thursday night, he competed in IMCA action at the Kossuth County Speedway in Algona, Iowa. He ran fifth in his heat race, but then put on a show as he stormed from his 14th starting spot to steal the lead and the win to start off the weekend on the right foot. (Icon Images)

1Friday, he made the trip to the Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, WI for USMTS action and after finishing sixth in his heat race, he again got up on the wheel and charged from his 14th starting spot up to a solid runner up finish.

Saturday night, the USMTS Series was back in action at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN and he ran second in his heat race before coming home 9th in the main.

Sunday capped off the final night of the holiday weekend at the Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah, IA and after a fourth place finish in his heat, Jake raced from his 5th starting spot in the main to pick up his 5th career USMTS victory. (Tyler Rinken photo)

Results can be found at www.KossuthCountySpeedway.com and www.USMTS.com.

May 18, 2019 - O'Neil Grabs Fifth Win of the Season at 300 Raceway
Jake was back in action this past weekend at the Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, IA on Thursday night, but unfortunately an evening rain storm blew in and rained our the program. Friday night, he made the trip back to the 300 Raceway in Farley, IA and raced home with the IMCA Modified feature win. He started 5th in his heat and ran second before starting outside of the fourth row in the main event and charging to the front to pick up the hard fought win. The rest of the weekend was rained out. (Black Hat Photography)

May 11, 2019 - Jake O'Neil Sweeps at 300 Raceway
Jake made the trip to the newly named 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa on Friday night and raced home with a clean sweep. He won the heat from 6th and then won the feature from the second row. (Buck Monson photo)

Saturday, he hit Deer Creek for the first time this year and ran fifth in the heat and then raced from 13th to 7th in the feature.


April 27, 2019 - O'Neil Wheels to Third Win of the Season at Longdale Speedway
1 Jake got back on the road with the USMTS this past weekend and posted three top five finishes over the three events.

Thursday night, the night turned out to be pretty good overall at 81 Speedway. Jake won his heat from the outside of the front row and then ran a solid fifth in the feature.

Friday night in Hutchinson, Kansas, he started inside of row 1 in the heat race and finished 2nd, then started the 30-lap main event from the inside of the 5th row and raced his way forward to a solid third place finish.

Saturday night, Jake raced to his 4th career USMTS victory after a race long battle for the top spot. He started 6th in his heat and ran 2nd putting him in the redraw. He redrew the outside of the front row and ran second much of the event until moving to the top of the track and stealing the lead away with 8 laps to go. From there, he drove off to the $3,000 victory! (Tyler Rinken photo)

It was a great three night swing with the USMTS, finishing fifth, third and first over the three nights! Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

April 20, 2019 - Jake O'Neil Records Second Win of the Season at Arizona Speedway
Jake got back behind the wheel of his #0 car after sitting out with an illness for the past several weeks. He strapped in at the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, AZ this and started 10th in the main event and wheeled his way through the field to pick up the IMCA feature victory for his efforts.

Results can be found at www.ArizonaSpeedway.net.

March 23, 2019 - Jake O'Neil Attends King of America's Nationals at Humboldt; Suffers Flat-Tire in Feature
1Our King of America weekend was up and down for sure.

Thursday and Friday night, we had great nights, showing a lot of speed, winning a heat race and earning the outside of the front row in the feature by virtue of accumulating the second highest amount of passing points on the two qualifier nights.

Saturday night, we rolled off the front row of the feature and were in contention early, but ended up hitting the inside berm of the track and folding the nose under. We went into the pits and fixed it before coming back out and suffering a flat tire, ending our run and chance at the $12,000 payday.

Overall, we are happy with the speed we have in the car and are looking forward to the Mississippi triple-header next weekend.

Results can be found at www.USMTS.com.

March 2, 2019 - O'Neil Motorsports Welcomes Rancho Milago Racing to List of Marketing Partners
1 Rancho Milagro Racing, located in Taos, New Mexico has come on board to support the 2018 USMTS Rookie of the Year in his quest to chase victories across the country this season.

Rancho Milagro grows organic hay for dairies, operates a mother cow calf operation and is heavily involved in team roping. The group's main ranch is called Top of The World Ranch and the Healy Foundation funds multiple land and water issues in the region. In addition to a strong focus on water conservation and irrigation issues, owner Trudy Healy and her company also support of several racing teams including Scott Brothers Racing and team roping where they sponsor Rancho Milagro Team Roping and the New Mexico Rodeo Association. Healy is also a founding member and sponsor of the Savory Institute International and operates the Rancho Milagro Collection Gallery. In 2011, she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Leadership New Mexico in recognition of her philanthropy and her focus on water issues throughout the state as part of her efforts to improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans, and for future generations.

Jake and the entire O'Neil team would like to welcome and thank Rancho Milagro for their support in 2019.

February 16, 2019 - Jake O'Neil Wins Final Night of AZ Mod Tour at USA Raceway
1Jake and Nick both continued their early season schedule as he participated in the 7-race Arizona Mod Tour, which took place at 4 cities across the state of Arizona during the early part of February. The series kicked off on February 8th at the Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, AZ. 92 IMCA Modified competitors checked in for action on the opening night of the tour and Jake had a rough start to the tour, not able to make the start in either his heat or b-main due to mechanical issues. Nick had a better outing, finishing third in his heat race and coming home with a fifth place finish in his b-main.

The tour continued on February 9th at Arizona Speedway with another stout field of competitors in action. Nick ran sixth in his heat race and then made his way forward to a fourth place finish in his b-main, Jake got back up to speed with a 9th to 2nd run in his heat race, putting him outside of the third row for the main. During the feature, he was able to get up to 2nd quickly and came home with a solid runner up finish in the main event.

Sunday night, the tour moved to the Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Az and Jake again had a great night, winning his heat race from his 6th starting position and then coming home with his second straight runner up finish in the main event after starting on the outside of the third row. Nick also won his qualifying heat race and then made his way forward from his 12th starting spot to an 8th place finish in the night's main event.

Night #4 of the tour was held Monday night at the Central Arizona Speedway and Jake ran second in his heat race before racing forward from his 11th starting position to an 8th place finish when the checkered flew. Nick ran fourth in his heat race, then came home with a runner up finish in the b-main and, after starting 21st in the main, moved ahead to post a 19th place finish when all was said and done.

After a night off, the tour moved to the Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, AZ for the fifth leg of the week-long mini-series with Jake passing a ton of cars en route to his top five finish. After he raced from 10th to 7th in his heat race, he then charged from 8th to 3rd in the b-main, qualifying for the 22nd starting spot in the main event. From there, Jake put on a show, slicing and dicing through traffic to come home with an impressive fifth place finish. Nick also qualified for the main event by finishing second in his heat race, but after starting 14th in the main, he elected to retire early on the tricky racing surface, ending with a dnf.

After practice night at the newly re-opened USA Raceway in Tucson, AZ was rained out, night #6 kicked off with Jake winning his qualifying heat race from the pole and then charging forward in the night's main event from his 12th starting spot to post a fifth place finish. Nick had his bad luck return as he failed to finish his heat race and then scratched from the night's b-main.

The 7th and final night of the tour was back at USA Raceway and saw Jake pick up the win on the final night of the tour after a fourth to first run in his heat race and then a fifth to first run in the night's main event to claim the $1,500 top prize. Nick also had a great final night of the tour after racing from 10th to 3rd in his heat race, he started 6th and settled in with a fifth place finish to cap off a successful week-long tour.

Results can be found at www.ArizonaModTour.com.


December 12, 2018 - Nick O'Neil Captures a Trio of Top-5 Finishes in Desert Thunder Natonals
The 2018 season saw Jake and Nick O'Neil compete in a total of 65 events with Jake captured wins aboard his O'Neil Brothers Motorsports #0 LG2 Modifieds by Jimmy Owens/ Cornett Racing Engines Modified. With the weather determining the outcome of eight of their scheduled dates, the duo collected 43 Top-10 outings and 28 Top-5 finishes.

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.