2022 Castrol Gateway Dirt Nationals

Poll: Thoughts On The Carpenter And O'Neal Incident At Gateway?

Poll: Thoughts On The Carpenter And O'Neal Incident At Gateway?

Vote in our poll to let us know your thoughts on the incident between Tyler Carpenter and Hudson O'Neal at the Castrol Gateway Dirt Nationals.

Dec 9, 2022 by Brandon Paul
Thoughts On The Carpenter/O'Neal Incident?

For the second straight week, Tyler Carpenter is in the spotlight during the latest edition of Haley's Hot Topics

After entering the Castrol Gateway Dirt National as the two-time defending winner, Carpenter quickly became the center of attention during Friday night's preliminary action. While battling for the lead following a restart in their heat race, Carpenter and Hudson O'Neal were involved in an incident that saw O'Neal make hard contact with the outside wall. 

Frustrated by the incident, O'Neal retaliated under caution and the contact was enough to cut down a tire on Carpenter's No. 28. 

Carpenter rebounded to make the Friday night A-Main, win his qualifier on Saturday and finish fourth in the main event. The damage O'Neal suffered on the No. 71 Roger Sellers owned machine was too significant to continue his weekend. 

That leads us to our question this week: what are your thoughts on the incident that occurred between Carpenter and O'Neal. Vote in the poll below and use #HaleysHotTopics on social media to share your opinion.