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Rocket1 Racing and Hudson O’Neal Finish Ninth in Season Opener

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Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway Up Next

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (01/23/23) – Rocket1 Racing and Hudson O’Neal opened their 2023 season over the weekend at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park with their Rocket1 Racing / Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model during the annual Sunshine Nationals.

With 47 World of Outlaws CASE Late Model Series competitors on the grounds for Thursday’s opener, O’Neal laid down the fifth-fastest time in his qualifying group before placing second in his heat race. Chasing an $8,000 payday in the feature, Hudson ultimately recorded a ninth-place finish in the 25-lap opener.

On Friday evening the team found themselves behind the eight ball early in the evening after qualifying 19th-fastest in their group. Hudson picked up a single position in his heat race to finish sixth, which relegated him to a Last Chance Showdown. The Indiana racer surged from the sixth-starting spot to a third-place finish in the consolation event, but with only the Top-2 finishers moving onto the main event, his night came to an early end.

Saturday’s $20,000-to-win finale fell victim to rain and will not be rescheduled.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

Rocket1 Racing and Hudson O’Neal now turn their attention to the opening weekend of the 2023 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) campaign. The Super Bowl of Racing tripleheader at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Ga.) spans this Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 26-28 and includes a $10,000-top prize on Thursday, a $12,000 winner’s check on Friday, and the richest event in the history of the Georgia facility on Saturday with a $25,000 payday on the line.

For more information on the weekend please visit www.GISdirt.com and www.LucasDirt.com .

Rocket1 Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket Chassis, Ace Metal Works, Durham Racing Engines, Five Star RaceCar Bodies, Gunters Honey, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, WR1 Sim Chassis, O’Neal’s Salvage & Recycling, Sweet Manufacturing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Accu-Force Shock Service, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Brinn Transmissions, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, CP Carrillo, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Fibreworks Composites, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD, Performance Grading, E3 Spark Plugs, Tel Tac, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Performance, Performance Rod & Custom, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Rocket Pre-Owned Motors, Safecraft, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Stealth Carburetors, Strange Oval, Suave Talk, Total Power Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Xceldyne Valvetrain, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Rocket1Racing please visit the team website at www.Rocket1Racing.com as well as their social media channels at www.facebook.com/Rocket1Racing, www.twitter.com/Rocket1_Racing, and www.instagram.com/rocket1racing .

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