RPW Column: Late Model Racer Hudson O’Neal Cleared To Race After Injury

RPW Column By: ROBERT SYMONDS / RPW – MARTINSVILLE, IN – Nearly a week after an accident at the East Bay Raceway Park for the final race of the Winternationals for the Lucas Oil Late Model Series, Hudson O’Neal is now cleared to race.

The accident took place last Saturday February 8, 2020 at the third mile clay oval near Tampa Florida in O’Neal’s qualifying heat race. During the event, O’Neal got caught up with a spinning Jesse Stovall. Though the car had only sheet metal damage, O’Neal was sidelined the rest of the event with a knee injury.

After being taken to a local hospital for further evaluation as a precaution, the “New Deal” was told that he would have to see specialists to take a look more at his injured knee and that he was not to race at the Lucas Oil Late Model Series event held at the All-Tech Speedway. Back home in Indiana, Hudson went to visit his local doctors who has now cleared him to race in any upcoming races.

Here is a message to fans posted on the Hudson O’Neal Racing Facebook page:

“Hudson went to the doctor this morning! They said nothing is going to make his knee worse so with that being said he can race! They are wanting an MRI to get a better look of what’s actually going on. We are positive that nothing is broken or torn! Thank you to all our great fans for the kind words and concern!”

Look for Hudson to race in the next Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at the Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on March 20, 2020. For more news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, keep it clicked here with Race Pro Weekly.