LANIGAN LEAVES CHEROKEE
WITH TOP TEN SHOWING
6, 2017) Darrell Lanigan
and the #14 CBR team trekked to the renowned Cherokee Speedway in
Gaffney, South Carolina on Sunday afternoon, March 5 for the annual
running of 'March Madness.' The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series
(SAS) presided over the single-day throwdown and 38 competitors
crossed through the pit gate to vie for the $10,000 winner's check.
Darrell logged the fourth quickest time in Group A during qualifying
and later ran second in his stacked heat race behind only prelim
winner Brandon Overton. After rolling off from the outside of the
third row in the 60-lap headliner, Darrell had moved up inside of
the top five before getting hung out to dry on a couple of restarts
and ultimately finishing the early-season special in the eighth
position. Full results from 'March Madness' can be viewed online
DIRTCAR NATIONALS NIGHTLY
RESULTS FROM VOLUSIA
25, 2017) The 46th
running of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' wrapped up tonight at Volusia
(FL) Speedway Park with another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series battle. Darrell Lanigan qualified twelfth
quickest in Group A during time trials and later ran fifth in his
stacked heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main, Darrell steered
past five foes during the 40-lap headliner on his way to a respectable
twelfth place showing.
(February 24, 2017)
Following a pair of shows that fell victim to Mother Nature,
the dirt started flying again at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville,
Florida tonight in the penultimate event of the 46th Annual 'DIRTcar
Nationals.' A $10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the World of
Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special. Darrell Lanigan clicked
off the fifth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying, but engine
woes early in his heat race dropped him to an eighth place prelim
finish. Darrell was then forced to scratch from the remainder of
the evening and did not compete in the 40-lap feature, which was
eventually shortened by heavy fog and won by Shane Clanton.
(February 23, 2017)
Back-to-back rain-outs have stricken the annual 'DIRTcar
Nationals,' as tonight's $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series tilt at Volusia Speedway Park was nixed by inclement
weather early in the afternoon. The event will not be rescheduled
and the rain-out leaves only two races left during the 2017 version
of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at the Barberville, Florida facility.
(February 22, 2017)
The 'DIRTcar Nationals' program scheduled for tonight at
Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida was canceled after
heavy rain hit the 1/2-mile oval in the morning with more wet weather
forecasted throughout the day. The evening's $10,000 to win UMP
DIRTcar Series-sanctioned throwdown will not be rescheduled. Action
will resume at VSP on Thursday night with the first of three consecutive
evenings of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series competition.
(February 21, 2017)
The #14 CBR team, who chose to skip last night's 'DIRTcar
Nationals' lid lifter, unloaded for the first time at Volusia Speedway
Park in Barberville, Florida tonight for another UMP DIRTcar Series
battle, which paid $7,000 to the winner. Darrell Lanigan posted
the third fastest lap in his group during time trials and later
ran second in his stacked heat race. After starting the 30-lap feature
event from the outside of the fourth row, Darrell steered his iRacing.com-sponsored
mount past four competitors on his way to a strong fourth place
showing behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Shane Clanton,
and Brian Shirley!
LANIGAN CLIMBS TO TWELFTH
AT OCALA; NINTH IN POINTS
19, 2017) The Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion of "Speedweeks 2017"
concluded tonight with a $10,000 to win affair at Bubba Raceway
Park in Ocala, Florida. The annual running of the 'Bubba Army Winter
Nationals' drew a stellar 44 car field to the 3/8-mile, D-shaped
venue. Darrell Lanigan qualified seventeenth fastest in Group A
during time trials and later ran tenth in his loaded heat race.
The Union, Kentucky star then utilized a series provisional to start
at the back of the 50-lap headliner and promptly pointed his #14
Club 29 racecar towards the front. Darrell was able to drive up
to the twelfth finishing position and now sits ninth in the latest
version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the "Sunshine
RESULTS FROM EAST BAY
18, 2017) Tonight's
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned 'Winternationals' finale
at East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, which was scheduled to pay $12,000
to win, has been washed out and will not be rescheduled.
(February 17, 2017)
The penultimate event of the 'Winternationals' took place
earlier this evening at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida.
The points race for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series paid $10,000
to the winner and drew a stout 42 car field. Darrell Lanigan posted
the fourth fastest lap in Group A during time trials and later scored
an impressive victory in heat race action. After starting the 50-lapper
from the inside of the second row, Darrell was running inside of
the top five before suffering power steering problems shortly before
the halfway mark in the main event. The "Bluegrass Bandit"
wound up retiring to the pit area and was forced to settle for a
disappointing twenty-second place effort.
(February 16, 2017)
Another non-point Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event
was held tonight at East Bay (FL) Raceway Park and a $7,000 winner's
check was up for grabs. Darrell Lanigan - who was making his first
2017 start during the 'Winternationals' at the "Clay by the
Bay" - qualified eleventh quickest in Group B during the time
trial session prior to advancing to grab the third transfer spot
through his loaded heat race. The Union, Kentucky superstar then
rolled off from the outside of the fifth row and was storming to
the front of the field in the 45-lapper before a tangle caused front
end damage to his #14 mount. Darrell then returned to the racetrack
at the tail of the field, but was able to climb back inside of the
top ten to salvage a steady eighth place performance.
(February 15, 2017)
Tonight's $7,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
battle at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida has succumbed
to Mother Nature and will not be rescheduled. Heavy afternoon rains
deluged the Tampa-area and the track was not able to be worked into
shape to host racing action this evening. After taking the first
two non-points races of the 'Winternationals' off, Darrell Lanigan
was slated to make his 2017 East Bay debut tonight before the rains
SUPER BOWL OF RACING
NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM BRUNSWICK
11, 2017) Night two
of the 'Super Bowl of Racing' doubleheader weekend at Golden Isles
(GA) Speedway took center stage this evening and a $12,000 top prize
was on the line in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series extravaganza.
Darrell Lanigan posted the fifteenth fastest lap in Group B during
time trials prior to finishing sixth in his heat race and third
in his B-Main. After utilizing a series provisional to gain access
into the 60-lapper, Darrell was able to move up to finish eighteenth
in the final rundown.
(February 10, 2017)
Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) lifted the lid to their 2017 campaign
tonight in round one of the annual 'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden
Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia. The Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series sanctioned the $10,000 to win opener, which drew a stout
51 car field. Darrell Lanigan laid down the second quickest time
in Group B during the qualifying session and later scored the victory
in his heat race. After starting fourth in the 50-lap headliner,
which was contested on a one-groove racing surface, Darrell wound
up slipping back to seventh at the checkers of his season opener.
IRACING.COM TO SERVE
AS PRIMARY SPONSOR ON #14 CAR!
31, 2017) Clint Bowyer
Racing (CBR) is pleased to announce a new partnership with iRacing.com
for the 2017 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series (LODLMS) season. The
new partnership comes in advance of iRacing.com's highly anticipated
release of "Dirt" to its online simulation game."
will serve as sponsor on the newly-minted No. 14 dirt late model,
which will be driven by Darrell Lanigan this season.
"There is a LOT of new to spread around in 2017,"
said team owner Clint Bowyer. "Our dirt program is no
different. We're very excited to bring aboard iRacing.com
and look for a successful year with them. "Dirt"
will be an exciting addition to their already first-class lineup.
It's been a pleasure to work with them in development of the game
and we look forward to hearing feedback from the fans! Our guys
have worked hard this winter and hopefully Victory Lane is right
around the corner."
"We are excited to sponsor Clint Bowyer Racing
and Darrell Lanigan for the 2017 season," said Tony Gardner,
President of iRacing.com.
"Not only are we sponsoring the car, but it is the actual dirt
late model that we modeled for iRacing.com.
It was great working with them to laser scan the car, gather
physics data and actually work with the team to build the simulated
version of the car."
The world's premier racing game, iRacing, currently
offers oval and road racing including NASCAR, IndyCar and sports
cars and will be releasing its new dirt racing feature in the coming
weeks. Through iRacing's partnership with CBR, iRacers will
soon be able to experience the next best thing to sitting in a real
dirt late model.
Lanigan will once again be joined by teammate Don
O'Neal in the No. 5 Peak Antifreeze and Coolant dirt late model.
CBR will see two cars compete for the 2017 LODLMS Championship.
In addition to the Championship schedule, the teams will also compete
at numerous other events in 2017, including the dirt late model
"Dream 100" and "World 100" at the historic
"I'm very proud to be able to announce another
great partner for our dirt program. The fact that we are able
to field these teams with great support says a lot about them and
the hard work we put into it to try and provide value both on and
off the race track," said Bowyer.
DARRELL LANIGAN AND CBR
GEAR UP FOR SPEEDWEEKS!
(January 26, 2017)
Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) and Darrell Lanigan are gearing
up for the start of their 2017 racing season, which will kick off
from February 10-25 during "Speedweeks" in Georgia and
Florida. Darrell, who will once again follow the entire Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series grind for the second straight year, will
lift the lid to his '17 campaign down south at Golden Isles Speedway
in Brunswick, Georgia, East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida,
Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, and Volusia Speedway Park
in Barberville, Florida. You can view confirmed race dates for the
new-look #14 CBR team by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website!