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LANIGAN DOMINATES POSSUM TOWN GRAND PRIX!!!
(November 26, 2017)
Darrell Lanigan, of Union, Kentucky, dominated the annual running of the 'Possum Town Grand Prix' at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on November 24-25 to bag his seventh victory of the 2017 campaign! Darrell wheeled a new Club 29 entry for Grant Garrison in the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series finale, which drew a stellar 62 car field. On Friday night during preliminary competition, Darrell earned Fast Time honors during qualifying and later scored the victory in heat race action. After starting from the pole position in Saturday's 100-lap headliner, Darrell led each and every circuit of the contest to lay claim to the $10,000 triumph ahead of Ronnie Johnson, Evan Ellis, Jamey Boland, and Walker Arthur! Complete results from "The Mag" can be viewed by clicking on www.nesmithracing.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN REPEATS IN BLUE-GRAY 100!!!
(November 20, 2017)
Union, Kentucky star Darrell Lanigan claimed his second straight 'Blue-Gray 100' triumph on Sunday night, November 19 at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina! Darrell clicked off the fifth quickest lap in Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series qualifying prior to placing fifth in his heat race due to a skirmish. After starting the 100-lap mega-event from the outside of the seventh row, Darrell climbed up inside of the top five before getting caught up in a wreck. He then pitted to change tires and stormed back through the pack to grab the point on the 91st circuit. Darrell then led the remainder of the extra-distance affair to pocket the $15,000 windfall over Casey Roberts, Brent Larson, Chris Ferguson, and Jimmy Owens! Complete results from last night at Cherokee can be viewed online at www.carolinaclash.com. (Tony Hammett Photo)

LANIGAN ENTERS WORLD FINALS AT CHARLOTTE...
(November 5, 2017)
Darrell Lanigan and his #14 CBR team rolled into the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina on November 2-4 for the 11th annual running of the 'World Finals,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The final two events on the national touring series calendar over the weekend at the 4/10-mile speedplant both boasted a $12,000 winner's check and drew a stellar 75 car field. During the two rounds of qualifying on Thursday night, Darrell timed in twenty-second quickest in Group A during the first session and nineteenth fastest in Group A in the final session.

On Friday evening at the Charlotte-area facility, Darrell placed seventh in his stacked heat race and later finished seventeenth in his B-Main. In Saturday's weekend finale, Darrell ran sixth in his heat race and third in his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Union, Kentucky star was not able to earn a coveted starting spot in either 50-lap main event. Full results from the lucrative 'World Finals' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.woolms.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN CLIMBS INTO TOP TEN IN DTWC!
(October 22, 2017)
The CBR team wrapped up the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion of their 2017 schedule on October 20-21 in the 37th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. A stellar field of 72 competitors converged at the southern Ohio facility - located on the banks of the Ohio River - for the $100,000 to win crown jewel spectacular. On Friday night at PRP, Darrell Lanigan piloted his throwback #29 ride to a fifth place finish in his first heat race of the evening prior to suffering a broken rear end in his second and final prelim.

Darrell then opted to unload a back-up machine and utilize a series provisional to gain access into Saturday's 100-lap headliner. The Union, Kentucky star then advanced fourteen spots during the course of the DTWC and left Portsmouth with a solid ninth place effort. Darrell was officially placed sixth in the final version of the LOLMDS point standings following the season finale. Full results from the DTWC weekend can be obtained by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

LANIGAN RALLIES TO RUNNER-UP IN PITTSBURGHER 100!
(October 8, 2017)
The penultimate event of the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season took the Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team to the sprawling Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania on October 6-7 for the 29th edition of the 'Pittsburgher 100.' On Friday night during preliminary action, Darrell Lanigan clicked off the fifth quickest time in Group B in qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the $20,000 to win headliner on Saturday evening, Darrell drove past twelve competitors during the 100-lap affair to leave PPMS with an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor and teammate Don O'Neal! The Union, Kentucky native still sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings heading into the series finale at Portsmouth. Complete results from the 'Pittsburgher 100' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN WINS AT ROME FOR FIFTH VICTORY!!!
(October 2, 2017)
Union, Kentucky star Darrell Lanigan reached victory lane for the fifth time in his 2017 campaign on Sunday evening, October 1 at the historic Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia! Darrell knocked down the quickest lap overall during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and later picked up the win in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap 'Rome Showdown' from the outside of the front row, Darrell led each and every circuit to pocket the $10,000 payday ahead of CBR teammate Don O'Neal, Tim McCreadie, Chris Madden, and Earl Pearson, Jr.!

On Saturday night, September 30, the cars and stars of the national touring series invaded Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia for the annual running of the 'Dixie Shootout.' Darrell ran second in heat race action and later rolled off from the outside of the third row in the $12,000 to win headliner. Unfortunately, the "Bluegrass Bandit" experienced troubles early in the 60-lap distance at the Atlanta-area facility and wound up twenty-fourth in the final finishing order of the 'Dixie Shootout.' Darrell now finds himself up to sixth in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting the Peach State. Full results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

LANIGAN STRONG THROUGHOUT JACKSON 100 WEEKEND
(September 24, 2017)
Darrell Lanigan and the #14 CBR team made their way to the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September 22-23 for the 38th edition of the 'Jackson 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In the $7,000 to win weekend opener on Friday night, Darrell qualified fifth quickest in Group B during time trials prior to running second in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 30-lap sprint, Darrell was able to move up inside of the top five to land a fifth place performance behind only victor Jimmy Owens, Devin Gilpin, Tim McCreadie, and Josh Richards!

At the 1/4-mile fairgrounds facility on Saturday evening, a $15,000 top prize was on the line in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Darrell knocked down the ninth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race. The Union, Kentucky star then started the 100-lap distance from the inside of the fifth row and quickly busted up inside of the top five. Darrell then slid back a few spots late in the 'Jackson 100' and crossed underneath the checkers in the seventh position. He still finds himself seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the 'Jackson 100.' Full results from both Brownstown shows can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN OVERHEATS IN KNOXVILLE NATIONALS...
(September 17, 2017)
The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team was back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene from September 14-16 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, as the 14th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world. Things got underway in the Hawkeye State with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs and 56 entrants made their way to the 1/2-mile speedplant to compete in the three-day crown jewel spectacular. On Thursday evening, Darrell Lanigan unfortunately was not able to advance into the 25-lap feature after finishing seventh in his heat race, winning the C-Main, and getting caught up in an early wreck in the B-Main. At Knoxville on Friday night, Darrell won his heat race before slipping back to ninth in the final rundown of the 25-lapper.

By virtue of amassing the ninth most single-night points during the prelims, Darrell rolled off from the inside of the fifth row in Saturday's 100-lap grand finale. The Union, Kentucky standout was in the seventh position on lap 71 when he was unfortunately forced to retire his overheating racecar in the twenty-second position of the $40,000 to win affair. Darrell still finds himself seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from all three days at Knoxville Raceway can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

LANIGAN REACHES VICTORY LANE TWICE IN WORLD WEEKEND!
(September 10, 2017)
Darrell Lanigan's 2017 win total now stands at four following a pair of 'World 100' preliminary triumphs at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 7-9! On Thursday night, Darrell won his heat race and later led laps 18-25 of his feature to bag the $10,000 windfall over Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Mars, Mike Marlar, and Bobby Pierce. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Darrell placed second in his loaded heat race prior to once again leading laps 18-25 of the main event to score another $10,000 top prize over Jimmy Owens, Josh Richards, Hudson O'Neal, and Bobby Pierce.

When Saturday rolled around at the hallowed 1/2-mile speedplant, all eyes on the CBR team were focused on the $50,000 winner's check in the 47th edition of the 'World 100.' Darrell scored an impressive heat race triumph to earn the sixth starting spot for the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza. The Union, Kentucky superstar then hung around the front throughout the 'World 100,' which was contested in front of a record crowd, before landing in the fifth finishing position behind only victor Jonathan Davenport, Gregg Satterlee, Mike Marlar, and Dale McDowell. Full results from the most prestigious event in our sport can be accessed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

DARRELL LANIGAN IMPROVES TO TOP TEN IN HILLBILLY 100
(September 4, 2017)
Over a rainy Labor Day holiday weekend from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) got one race into the record books - the $25,000 to win 'Hillbilly Hundred' on Sunday, September 3 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia. Darrell Lanigan clicked off the eighth fastest time in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row and drawing a lap 35 caution flag, Darrell rebounded to salvage a steady eighth place run in the 49th edition of the 'Hillbilly Hundred.' The Union, Kentucky standout still finds himself seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting the holiday weekend. Full results from Tyler County can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

LANIGAN LEADS FIRST 25 LAPS AT L'BURG UNTIL FLAT TIRE
(August 27, 2017)
A rare single-race weekend for the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #14 team to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on Saturday evening, August 26. The annual running of the 'Whiskey City 60' drew a large contingent of fans to the Hoosier State facility and 32 drivers were focused on the $12,000 payday. Darrell Lanigan earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session prior to scoring an impressive heat race triumph. After leading the first twenty-five circuits in the 60-lapper from the pole position, Darrell unfortunately suffered a flat tire while running in the second spot. The Union, Kentucky ace returned to the track to salvage a fourteenth place showing and still sits seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the 'Whiskey City 60' can be located by pointing your Internet browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN BATTLES BACK FOR SIXTH IN TOPLESS 100
(August 21, 2017)
Next up on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule for the Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team was a trip to Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas from August 18-20 for the 25th Annual 'Topless 100.' The popular roof-less event drew 41 competitors to the Batesville-area to vie for the whopping $40,000 winner's check. Darrell Lanigan tripped the clock second quickest in Group B during qualifying on Friday night and later placed second in his stacked heat race. After Saturday's 100-lapper was pushed back a day due to inclement weather, Darrell started the crown jewel event from the outside of the fourth row on Sunday afternoon. Despite suffering a flat tire on lap 88 and getting caught up in a lap 90 pileup, the Union, Kentucky star still salvaged a sixth place performance behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Gregg Satterlee, Dennis Erb, Jr., David Breazeale, and Tim McCreadie! Complete results from the 'Topless 100' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

LANIGAN LANDS IN TOP FIVE IN BOTH FLORENCE SHOWS!
(August 13, 2017)
The #14 CBR team returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene on August 10-12 at the nearby Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. The three-day weekend at the Cincinnati-area facility started on Thursday night with the 'North/South Shootout,' which paid $10,000 to the winner. Darrell Lanigan knocked down the quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later scored an impressive heat race win. Darrell then led the 50-lap feature event on three different occasions for a total of eleven circuits before settling for a close runner-up performance in the caution-free affair behind only victor Jimmy Owens!

On Friday evening, preliminary action for the 35th edition of the 'North/South 100' got underway at the undersized 1/2-mile oval with a double set of qualifying heat races. Darrell ran third in both of his heat races and racked up the seventh most passing points in doing so. The Union, Kentucky superstar then started seventh in Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South 100' and moved past a pair of competitors during the 100-lap grind. Darrell, who sits seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings, trailed only winner Tim McCreadie, Bobby Pierce, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens to land a strong fifth place effort. Complete results from the crown jewel extravaganza can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN BATTLES OUTLAWS IN BADGER STATE...
(August 5, 2017)
The 30th edition of the 'USA Nationals' concluded tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin and each driver had their sights firmly set on capturing the whopping $50,000 windfall. Darrell Lanigan knocked off the tenth fastest lap in Group A during time trials last night before finishing fourth in heat race action. The Union, Kentucky standout then started the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the seventh row and quickly climbed up inside of the top ten. Unfortunately, Darrell suffered a broken shifter rod and completed only 39 circuits in the 'USA Nationals,' which dropped him to twenty-third in the final finishing order.

(August 4, 2017) The 'USA Nationals' finally kicked off tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and a $6,000 payday was on the line in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series show at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Darrell Lanigan posted the tenth quickest time in Group A during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the 30-lap prelim, Darrell blitzed past six competitors on the aggressive racing surface to bag a solid eighth place effort.

(August 3, 2017) Tonight's $6,000 to win 'USA Nationals' preliminary event at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin has been rained-out and rescheduled for tomorrow evening. Also on tap tomorrow at CLS with the entire rain-postponed prelim program will be the regularly scheduled time trial session and heat races for Saturday's 'USA Nationals' headliner, which once again boasts a gigantic $50,000 winner's check.

(August 2, 2017) The #14 team made the overnight haul to Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin tonight for the annual running of the 'Sun Drop Shootout,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The $10,000 to win event marked the eighth straight year that the national tour has hosted an event at the sprawling 1/2-mile speedplant. Darrell Lanigan clicked off the tenth quickest time overall during qualifying and later placed third in heat race action. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the fourth row, Darrell drove up to fifth in the running order before settling for a strong sixth place performance behind only winner Rick Eckert, Chris Madden, Don O'Neal, Shane Clanton, and Mike Marlar.

(August 1, 2017) The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series made their first-ever stop to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin tonight and Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) was in the pit area to vie for the $10,000 top prize. Darrell Lanigan stopped the clock eleventh quickest in Group A during qualifying before running fifth in his stacked heat race. After scoring a triumph in his B-Main, Darrell moved past a trio of competitors during the caution-free 50-lap headliner to notch a fourteenth place showing.

 

 

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