O'Neal wins UMP Florida Speedweek title

Don O'Neal roars to U.M.P. Florida Speedweek title. (February 17, 2003) Indiana hot shoe Don O'Neal put on a dominating performance to claim the U.M.P. Late Model Florida Speedweek Title. O'Neal took his C.J. Rayburn Race Car powered by Pro...

Don O'Neal roars to U.M.P. Florida Speedweek title.

(February 17, 2003) Indiana hot shoe Don O'Neal put on a dominating performance to claim the U.M.P. Late Model Florida Speedweek Title. O'Neal took his C.J. Rayburn Race Car powered by Pro Power Engines to victory lane three times during the six event series at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. O'Neal also had a strong performance the other three nights of the series; he finished in second place twice and had one third place finish. O'Neal owns his own race team but has many great sponsors including Petroff Towing, B Auto Parts, Arizona Sports Shirts, AFCO, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, O'Neal Wood Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Wheels, Fast Graphics, Sweet Manufacturing, Bert Transmissions, Peterson Fluid Systems, Ringers Resource, MSD Ignitions, Koni Shocks, C.J. Rayburn Race Cars and Pro Power Engines.

Earl Pearson, Jr. also had an impressive performance during the U.M.P. Speedweek. Pearson took one victory and had four other top ten finishes to finish second in the title chase. Brian Birkhofer also had a strong showing; he took one feature win as well. Birkhofer also had four additional top ten runs during the series and claimed third place in the series points. Wendell Wallace and Rick Eckert completed the top five in the series points.

Scott Bloomquist ran the final three races in the series and grabbed a series win along the way as well.

1. 71 Don O'Neal 421 - 3 Wins
2. 1 Earl Pearson 351 - 1 Win
3. 15B Brian Birkhofer 350 - 1 Win
4. 88W Wendell Wallace 292
5. 24 Rick Eckert 280
6. M15 Steve Francis 254
7. 28W Thomas Ware 231
8. 83 Scott James 208
9. 28E Dennis Erb 195
10. 7M Matt Miller 187
11. 0 Scott Bloomquist 186 - 1 Win
12. 21S Dan Stone 178
13. 55 Jeep VanWormer 155
14. W11 Robby Blair 151
15. S9 Dan Schlieper 134

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Series Stock car
Drivers Scott Bloomquist , Rick Eckert , Brian Birkhofer , Steve Francis