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LANIGAN ADVANCES INTO KNOXVILLE LM NATIONALS
(September 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
(September 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 www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

LANIGAN STARTS LABOR DAY WEEKEND WITH SIXTH PLACE RUN
(September 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. (MRM Racing Photo)

DARRELL LANIGAN WINS DIRT MILLION PRELIM FOR $10K!
(August 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 Erb!

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. (Heath Lawson Photo)

LANIGAN STREAKS TO TOP TEN IN NORTH/SOUTH 100
(August 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 50-lap contest.

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 at www.lucasdirt.com.

HECTIC WEEK IN SOUTH DAKOTA, MINNESOTA, & NEBRASKA
(July 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
(July 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
(July 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...
(July 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...
(June 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 showing.

(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
(June 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!
(June 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. (Heath Lawson Photo)

 

 

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