LANIGAN ADVANCES INTO
KNOXVILLE LM NATIONALS
16, 2018) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
schedule heated back up on September 13-15 with the 15th Annual
'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' at the storied Knoxville
Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The dirt-slinging action started with
a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary showdowns at the 1/2-mile, semi-banked
Hawkeye State venue. On Thursday night, Darrell Lanigan placed fifth
in his heat race and seventh in the B-Main, while he ran seventh
in his heat race, won the C-Main, and finished twelfth in the B-Main
on Friday evening. On both occasions, Darrell was unfortunately
kept out of the 25-lap feature event.
The Union, Kentucky star then grabbed the sixth and
final transfer spot through the stacked B-Main on Saturday to transfer
into the 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' During
the course of the $40,000 to win affair, Darrell was able to gain
fourteen positions to leave Knoxville with a sixteenth place performance.
He still sits tenth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings.
Full results from the downtown Knoxville speedplant can be viewed
by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
SOGGY WEEKEND FOR #14
CBR TEAM AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY
9, 2018) Darrell Lanigan was one of the 101 entrants
that piled into the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from
September 6-8 to compete in the 48th edition of the 'World 100.'
Things kicked off on Thursday night - actually the wee hours of
Friday morning after a long rain delay - with a pair of Twin 25
programs, each of which paid $10,000 to the winner. Darrell knocked
down the fortieth quickest lap overall during qualifying prior to
scoring an impressive heat race win. After drawing the tenth starting
spot in the 25-lapper, Darrell wound up placing fourteenth in the
final finishing order at the "Big E." Friday's $10,000
to win Twin 25s and Saturday's prestigious 'World 100,' which was
scheduled to boast a $51,000 windfall, both fell victim to the rainy
remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon and have been postponed until
October 12-13. Full results from Thursday's start to the crown jewel
extravaganza can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser to
(Todd Healy Photo)
LANIGAN STARTS LABOR
DAY WEEKEND WITH SIXTH PLACE RUN
3, 2018) The #14 CBR team headed to the states of
Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia with the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series from August 31-September 2 for a trio of pivotal point
battles. At Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky on Friday
night, Darrell Lanigan placed fifth in his heat race before advancing
up to sixth in the rain-shortened $12,000 to win main event. On
Saturday evening at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio
in the $12,000 to win 'Bob Miller Memorial, Darrell ran third in
his heat race, but drew an early caution flag in the 50-lapper and
eventually wound up fourteenth in the final finishing order. In
the annual 'Hillbilly Hundred' on Sunday at Tyler County Speedway
in Middlebourne, West Virginia, which boasted a whopping $50,000
winner's check, Darrell finished sixth in his heat race, third in
his B-Main, and fifteenth in the 100-lap headliner. Full results
from the triple shot of racing action can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
DARRELL LANIGAN WINS
DIRT MILLION PRELIM FOR $10K!
26, 2018) Darrell Lanigan's second victory of the
2018 racing season came on Friday night, August 24 in one of the
'Dirt Million' duels at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio!
Darrell qualified well in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time
trials and later picked up a victory in heat race action. After
drawing the pole position for the 30-lap preliminary event, Darrell
paced the field for each and every lap to pocket the $10,000 winner's
share over Josh Richards, Mike Marlar, Mason Zeigler, and Tyler
On Saturday evening, August 25, a huge crowd was on
hand to witness history, as the inaugural 'Dirt Million' paid over
$202,000 to the winner. Darrell wound up eighth in the dash, which
featured the top four finishers in both of Friday's duels, and later
started the 100-lap 'Dirt Million' from the outside of the fourth
row. The Union, Kentucky star then fought valiantly for a top ten
finish in the caution-plagued race and eventually netted a strong
ninth place performance in the largest paying race in 2018. Full
results from the weekend at Mansfield can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
LANIGAN STREAKS TO TOP
TEN IN NORTH/SOUTH 100
12, 2018) Following several weeks off, Darrell Lanigan
returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene from August
8-11 in a lucrative four-day stretch at the venerable Florence Speedway
in Union, Kentucky. In Wednesday's $12,000 to win 'Ralph Latham
Memorial,' Darrell Lanigan ran third in his loaded heat race prior
to claiming an eleventh place performance in the rain-shortened
main event, which was contested on a very rough racing surface.
At Florence on Thursday night in the 'North/South Shootout,' which
paid $10,000 to the winner, Darrell won his heat race in preliminary
action before driving to a solid seventh place effort in the caution-free
On Friday evening at the nearby 1/2-mile speedplant,
a double set of heat races with combined passing points took place
to help set the lineups for Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South
100.' Darrell was unfortunately involved in a wreck in his first
heat race and later placed fifth in his final prelim. Following
a fourth place showing in his B-Main on Saturday, the Union, Kentucky
star was forced to utilize a series emergency provisional to gain
access into the 100-lap crown jewel main event. Darrell then steered
past sixteen competitors during the 'North/South 100' to salvage
a strong ninth place outing in front of a jammed-packed throng of
race fans! Full results from the hectic week can be viewed online
HECTIC WEEK IN SOUTH
DAKOTA, MINNESOTA, & NEBRASKA
21, 2018) The 'Silver Dollar Nationals' wrapped
up tonight at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska and all eyes
were solely fixated on the whopping $53,000 payday that was on the
line in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie. Darrell Lanigan
earned the second transfer spot through his consolation event tonight
and later started the 80-lap headliner from the inside of the eleventh
row. The Union, Kentucky superstar then moved past a handful of
competitors to leave the Cornhusker State with a sixteenth place
performance in their marquee Super Late Model event.
(July 20, 2018) Preliminary
action for the 8th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals' took place earlier
tonight at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska with two rounds
of heat races providing passing points that set the lineups for
Saturday's main event. Darrell Lanigan ran second in his first heat
race of the evening, but was later involved in a wreck in his final
prelim that dropped him to an eighth place finish. Darrell earned
the 23rd most passing points during heat race action and will be
in the first consolation race tomorrow night.
(July 19, 2018) A
trip to I-80 Speedway was next for Darrell Lanigan, as the first
night of the huge racing weekend leading into the 'Silver Dollar
Nationals' took place tonight in Greenwood, Nebraska. The Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the 'Malvern Bank Go 50' and
all eyes were fixated on the $10,000 paycheck. Darrell wound up
eighth in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main prior to taking
an emergency provisional to gain access into the 50-lapper. Darrell
then stormed past twenty competitors during the action-packed race
to finish fifth in the final rundown behind only victor Jonathan
Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Sheppard, and Chris Simpson!
(July 18, 2018) Another
$10,000 top prize was up for grabs for Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR)
tonight in a first-ever visit to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.
The pristine Gopher State facility played host to its first Super
Late Model race since 1988 and 24 competitors signed into the pit
area for the 'Sturdevant's Auto Parts 50.' Darrell Lanigan knocked
down the fourth quickest lap overall during time trials and later
ran second in heat race action. The Union, Kentucky star was then
running fifth early in the 50-lap headliner, but a lap 14 pileup
caused heavy damage to his #14 ride and relegated him to a disappointing
nineteenth place showing.
(July 17, 2018) A
very busy week on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series calendar
started tonight at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
The 2nd Annual 'Bullet Sportswear Shootout' took place and the #14
team vied for the $10,000 winner's check in the Tuesday night special.
Darrell Lanigan posted the nineteenth fastest time overall during
the qualifying session before placing fifth in his stacked heat
race. After rolling off from the inside of the seventh row in the
50-lap feature, Darrell wound up finishing right where he started...
in the thirteenth position.
DARRELL LANIGAN FOLLOWS
LUCAS TOUR TO MIDWEST
15, 2018) The #14 Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team
continued their busy month of July on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series trail over the July 13-14 weekend in a pair of $12,000 to
win battles at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lucas
Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. On Friday night in the 'NAPA
Know How 50' at Granite City, Darrell Lanigan placed sixth in his
heat race, but unfortunately got into the wall early in the 50-lap
feature event and wound up twenty-second in the final finishing
order. At Wheatland on Saturday evening in the annual 'Diamond Nationals,'
Darrell finished fifth in his heat race, fourth in the B-Main, and
eighteenth in the 50-lapper. The Union, Kentucky star still sits
tenth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from both
weekend contests can be found by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
LANIGAN IMPROVES TO SEVENTH
IN GRASSY SMITH MEMORIAL
8, 2018) A Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tripleheader
in the Southeast was planned for the #14 CBR team from July 5-7,
but with a pair of rain-outs at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville,
North Carolina and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee,
Darrell Lanigan entered one lone showdown at Cherokee Speedway in
Gaffney, South Carolina on Friday evening. The 20th edition of the
'Grassy Smith Memorial' was held at the legendary speedplant and
30 entrants were on hand to vie for the $12,000 winner's check.
Darrell placed fourth in his loaded heat race and later picked off
seven competitors during the 50-lapper on his way to a steady seventh
place effort. The Union, Kentucky star still sits tenth in the latest
version of the heated LOLMDS point standings following the rainy
weekend. Full results can be obtained online at www.lucasdirt.com.
BUSY STRETCH OF LUCAS
ACTION IN BUCKEYE STATE...
3, 2018) The hectic stretch of racing leading up
to the 4th of July holiday wrapped up tonight at Muskingum County
Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
presided over another $12,000 to win throwdown. In front of a huge
crowd at MCS, Darrell Lanigan knocked down the fourth fastest lap
in Group B during time trials prior to picking up the triumph in
heat race action. After starting the 50-lap contest from the outside
of the second row, Darrell blasted up to second to record an impressive
runner-up effort behind only race winner Gregg Satterlee!
(July 2, 2018) The
third round of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action in the Buckeye
State took the #14 CBR team to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio
tonight for the annual running of the 'Steel Valley 50.' Darrell
Lanigan clicked off the fourteenth fastest lap overall during time
trials and later ran fourth in his stacked heat race. The "Bluegrass
Bandit" then picked off six competitors during the $12,000
to win main event, which went caution free for 50 circuits, to place
fifth behind only victor and teammate Don O'Neal, Mason Zeigler,
Josh Richards, and Jonathan Davenport!
(July 1, 2018) Another
$12,000 top prize was on the line for the cars and stars racing
with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight at Mansfield Motor
Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. Darrell Lanigan was one of 35 entrants
at the pristine facility to compete in the 2nd Annual 'Freedom 50.'
Darrell timed in sixth fastest in Group A during the qualifying
session prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his loaded
heat race. The Union, Kentucky star was heading towards a top five
finish in the 50-lap headliner, but front end damage around the
halfway mark in the contest dropped Darrell to twenty-first in the
final finishing order.
(June 30, 2018) The
opening leg of a four-race Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series stretch
in the Buckeye State of Ohio kicked off tonight on the banks of
the Ohio River at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. A
strong field of 38 competitors signed into PRP to vie for the $12,000
top prize in the annual running of the 'Independence 50.' Darrell
Lanigan ran third in heat race action and later rolled off from
the inside of the fifth row in the 50-lapper. Darrell unfortunately
suffered nose damage and brought out a lap 12 caution flag before
retiring in the twenty-second position.
NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM
FIRECRACKER 100 WEEKEND...
23, 2018) The 12th edition of the 'Firecracker 100'
wrapped up tonight at Lernerville (PA) Speedway and all eyes in
the pit area were fixated on the whopping $30,000 payday. Darrell
Lanigan scored an impressive win in his loaded heat race and later
started the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the second row.
After running towards the front early in the extra-distance affair,
the former 'Firecracker 100' winner pitted past the halfway mark
and eventually recorded a solid ninth place effort.
(June 22, 2018) Night
two of the annual 'Firecracker 100' was held earlier this evening
at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania and another $6,000
paycheck was on the line for the 40 Super Late Model entrants. Darrell
Lanigan knocked down the fifteenth quickest lap in Group A during
the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series time trial session
and later finished seventh in heat race action. Darrell then grabbed
the second transfer spot through his B-Main before driving past
five competitors during the 30-lapper en route to a fourteenth place
(June 21, 2018) The
12th Annual 'Firecracker 100' kicked off earlier tonight at Lernerville
Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania with a $6,000 to win preliminary
showdown. Darrell Lanigan stopped the clock eleventh fastest in
Group A during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
qualifying session before running fifth in his loaded heat race.
After scoring the win in his B-Main, Darrell worked his way past
seven competitors during the 30-lap sprint to bag a tenth place
performance in night one at Lernerville.
LANIGAN KNOCKS ON THE
DOOR TO TOP TEN AT MAGNOLIA
17, 2018) After last weekend's big win at Eldora
Speedway, Darrell Lanigan returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series scene on June 15-16 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus,
Mississippi. The annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag' took place
and a $20,000 top prize was on the line. Darrell started off the
weekend by laying down the sixteenth fastest lap overall during
qualifying on Friday night before grabbing the fifth transfer spot
through his loaded heat race. Darrell, who currently sits tenth
in the latest LOLMDS point standings, started thirteenth on the
grid in Saturday's 100-lapper and eventually steered his #14 CBR
entry to a solid eleventh place showing. Full results from the 'Clash
at the Mag' can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
DARRELL LANIGAN WINS
DREAM PRELIM FOR $5,000!
10, 2018) Following a weekend off, the #14 CBR team
headed to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June
7-9 for the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' With
Thursday's preliminary show wiped out due to rain, both prelims
were held throughout the day on Friday. In Friday afternoon's $5,000
to win contest, Darrell Lanigan placed second in his heat race and
later led the final five circuits of the 25-lap headliner to grab
his first feature win of 2018 over Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist,
Jared Landers, and Dale McDowell! Later that evening, Darrell ran
fifth in his heat race before moving up to sixteenth in the 25-lapper,
which boasted a $10,000 payday. On Saturday at Eldora in the grand
finale, Darrell scored the win in his loaded heat race to claim
the pole position for the $100,000 to win crown jewel spectacular,
but later slipped back to thirteenth at the unfurling of the checkered
flag in the 100-lap affair. Complete results from the soggy weekend
at the "Big E" can be accessed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.