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DARRELL LANIGAN ON PODIUM IN $20,000 JACKSON 100!
(September 25, 2016)
Darrell Lanigan and his #15 CBR team rolled into the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September 23-24 for the 37th edition of the 'Jackson 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the mega event at 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval and 42 competitors signed into the pit area for the $20,000 to win contest. Darrell clicked off the third fastest lap in Group B during Friday's qualifying session prior to picking up the victory in his heat race on Saturday evening. After starting the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the front row, Darrell was a fixture towards the front of the Brownstown biggie and eventually landed in the third finishing position behind only victor Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Jimmy Owens. The Union, Kentucky standout is still seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings following the 'Jackson 100.' Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

LANIGAN ADVANCES TO TENTH IN KNOXVILLE NATIONALS
(September 18, 2016)
Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) rejoined the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour from September 15-17 at the historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, as the 13th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' thrilled fans over the extended weekend in the Hawkeye State. The three-day crown jewel spectacular kicked off with a pair of preliminary showdowns - each of which paid $7,000 to the winner. At the 1/2-mile Marion County Fairgrounds complex on Thursday night, Darrell Lanigan won his heat race prior to winding up thirteenth in the 25-lap main event. On Friday evening, Darrell placed fifth in his heat race, third in the B-Main, and fourteenth in the 25-lapper.

By virtue of racking up the twenty-first largest point total of the 69 entrants during preliminary action, Darrell was locked into the inside of the eleventh row for Saturday's 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' which once again boasted a whopping $40,000 payday. The Union, Kentucky ace rallied past eleven competitors during the extra-distance affair - despite overheating problems - and was eventually paid for a solid tenth place performance. Darrell still sits seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting Knoxville Raceway. Complete results from the busy weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN LANDS ON PODIUM IN WORLD 100 PRELIM
(September 11, 2016)
Darrell Lanigan and the #15 CBR team stormed into the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 8-10 for the 46th edition of the 'World 100.' The "Biggest Dirt Race in the World" was held over the weekend at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant and 108 competitors piled into the pit area to compete in the three-day extravaganza, which started with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Darrell timed in twelfth quickest during qualifying, but was forced to scratch from the remainder of the show after experiencing a head gasket issue. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Darrell won his heat race prior to moving up to finish third in the 25-lapper behind only victor Earl Pearson, Jr. and runner-up Shane Clanton!

When Saturday rolled around at Eldora Speedway, all eyes were fixated on the $49,000 winner's check and the famed globe trophy. Darrell placed ninth in his stacked heat race, but later grabbed the fifth and final transfer spot through his B-Main. After starting the 100-lap crown jewel spectacular from the inside of the fifteenth row, the Union, Kentucky ace was involved in an incident on a lap 37 restart and was eventually placed twenty-second in the final finishing order of this year's version of the 'World 100.' Complete results from the extended weekend in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

LANIGAN FOURTH IN HOLIDAY WEEKEND OPENER AT ATTICA
(September 5, 2016)
The #15 CBR team bolted to the states of Ohio and West Virginia over the Labor Day holiday weekend (September 2-4) for a trio of high-profile Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns. The dirt-slinging action started in the Buckeye State with a $10,000 to win show at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio and a $12,000 to win program at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. On Friday night at Attica, Darrell Lanigan laid down a New Track Record during the qualifying session, won his heat race, and later placed fourth in the 50-lapper behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Doug Drown. In the 'Pepsi 60 River Days Rumble' at PRP on Saturday evening, Darrell clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during time trials and ran third in his heat race before winding up twelfth in the final rundown of the 60-lap headliner.

Things then wrapped up on Sunday at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia with the annual running of the 'Hillbilly Hundred,' which boasted a hefty $25,000 winner's check. Darrell ran fifth in his heat race prior to taking the checkers in his B-Main. After rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in the 100-lap grind, the Union, Kentucky star left the Mountaineer State with a thirteenth place performance. Darrell now sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the tripleheader holiday weekend. Complete results from all three venues can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN DEBUTS NEW CAR IN LOLMDS DOUBLE-DIP
(August 28, 2016)
Darrell Lanigan and the #15 Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team were back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on August 26-27 in weekend events at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky and Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. On Friday night in the $10,000 to win 'John Bradshaw Memorial' at Ponderosa, Darrell ran fifth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later wound up sixteenth in the final finishing order of the 50-lap headliner. At Lawrenceburg in the $12,000 to win 'Whiskey City 60' on Saturday evening, Darrell finished second in heat race action prior to placing eighth in the attrition-filled main event in which only five cars were on the lead lap. The Union, Kentucky ace now sits eighth in the latest LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader weekend. Complete results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

LANIGAN COMPETES IN HUGE WEEKEND AT FLORENCE
(August 14, 2016)
Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) traveled to the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 11-13 for both the rain-postponed 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and the 34th Annual 'North/South 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the huge three-day weekend in the Cincinnati-area, as a whopping $80,000 in first place prize money was up for grabs. On Thursday night, Darrell Lanigan timed in eighth quickest in Group A during qualifying for the 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and later scored the victory in his heat race. After starting the $30,000 to win headliner from the inside of the second row, Darrell ran into problems in the 75-lapper and wound up twenty-first in the final finishing order.

At Florence on Friday evening, double heat races were held to kick off the 'North/South 100' portion of the weekend. Darrell ran third in his first heat race, while he wound up eighth in his final prelim of the night. Following a fifth place effort in Saturday's consolation event, Darrell took a provisional and started twenty-third on the grid in the $50,000 to win crown jewel spectacular. The Union, Kentucky star, who currently sits eighth in the LOLMDS point standings, was unfortunately caught up in a late race wreck during the 100-lap feature and was paid for a twentieth place performance. Complete results from the long weekend at nearby Florence Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN STEADY IN PRAIRIE DIRT CLASSIC AT FALS
(July 31, 2016)
The 27th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic' weekend was the focus of the #15 CBR team on July 29-30 at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. A $27,000 winner's check was on the line in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special. On Friday night, Darrell Lanigan clicked off the twelfth quickest time in Group A during qualifying prior to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting Saturday's 100-lapper from the inside of the eighth row, Darrell was knocking on the door to the top ten on lap 75 when he suffered a flat right front tire. The Union, Kentucky star then headed to the hot pit for new rubber and returned to the 1/4-mile bullring to salvage an eleventh place effort in the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' Full results from FALS can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

LANIGAN ADVANCES TO FIFTH IN ST. LOUIS U-PIC-A-PART 100
(July 27, 2016)
A short turnaround after I-80 saw the Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team invade the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois on Tuesday night, July 26 for the 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle drew 21 competitors to the 1/5-mile oval and all eyes were fixated on the $12,000 top prize. Darrell Lanigan laid down the eleventh fastest lap during the qualifying session and later placed sixth in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in the 100-lap grind, Darrell was able to blast past twelve competitors on his way to a sterling fifth place performance behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Earl Pearson, Jr., and Don O'Neal! Following the 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100,' the Union, Kentucky superstar still sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from Macon can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN ELEVENTH IN SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS
(July 24, 2016)
The next event on the calendar for the #15 CBR team was a visit to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 22-23 for the 6th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series and boasted a whopping $40,000 payday. The unique format kicked off on Friday night with double heat races and passing points set the lineup for Saturday's portion of the program. Darrell Lanigan ran fourth in both of his heat races on Friday and racked up the nineteenth most passing points in doing so.

Following a B-Main triumph on Saturday evening, Darrell started the 80-lap crown jewel main event from the inside of the tenth row. Despite drawing an early caution, the Union, Kentucky native rallied back through the pack to salvage an eleventh place effort in the 2016 edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' Darrell still sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the stop to I-80 Speedway. Full results can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

LANIGAN HEADS WEST TO GRANITE CITY & WHEATLAND...
(July 17, 2016)
Next up for Darrell Lanigan and the rest of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors were a pair of contests over the July 15-16 weekend at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. On Friday night at Granite City in the $10,000 to win 'Battle at the Beach 50,' Darrell ran third in his heat race prior to drawing a lap 30 caution and winding up sixteenth in the 50-lap headliner. At Wheatland on Saturday evening, Darrell finished seventh in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and eighteenth in the $12,000 to win 'CMH Diamond Nationals.' The Union, Kentucky ace now sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader weekend. Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN TENTH IN MOUNTAIN MOONSHINE CLASSIC
(July 10, 2016)
The #15 CBR team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee from July 7-9 for what was supposed to be a huge triple shot of racing action. Following a rain-out on Thursday at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the annual 'Grassy Smith Memorial' kicked off the dirt-slinging competition on Friday evening at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. Darrell Lanigan qualified fifteenth fastest in time trials and later grabbed the fifth transfer spot through his heat race. After a long rain delay, Darrell wound up thirteenth in the final rundown of the $10,000 to win feature event.

At Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday night, a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic.' Darrell clicked off the eighth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to running fourth in his heat race. Despite pitting for new rubber in the second half of the 60-lapper, the Union, Kentucky superstar battled back to finish tenth in the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic.' Darrell still sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the long weekend. Full results can be obtained online at www.lucasdirt.com.

LANIGAN SPENDS INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND IN OHIO...
(July 4, 2016)
A Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series doubleheader greeted the cars and stars of the national touring series on July 2-3 in the Buckeye State, as $12,000 winner's checks were on the line at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio. On Saturday evening at PRP, Darrell Lanigan timed in second fastest in his group during qualifying, but problems in his heat race caused him to take a provisional to gain access into the 'Independence 60,' where he climbed up to finish twelfth in final rundown. At Zanesville on Sunday night, Darrell finished sixth in his heat race, third in the B-Main, and twelfth once again in the 60-lap headliner. The Union, Kentucky superstar now sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the holiday weekend can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN ENTERS FIRECRACKER 100 AT LERNERVILLE
(June 26, 2016)
Darrell Lanigan and Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) invaded Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania on June 23-25 for the annual running of the 'Firecracker 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. After Thursday's preliminary program was pushed back to Saturday afternoon due to heavy rainfall, Friday's $6,000 to win show went off without a hitch. Darrell ran fourth in his loaded heat race, but later won his B-Main to gain access into the 30-lap headliner. The Union, Kentucky star then picked off nine competitors during the contest on his way to a respectable twelfth place showing.

In the rain-postponed $6,000 to win prelim on Saturday afternoon, Darrell encountered motor issues after laying down the second quickest lap in Group A during qualifying, which forced him to scratch from the remainder of the event. More trouble would strike the #15 team in Saturday's nightcap, as heat race difficulties led to an eleventh place finish and ultimately kept Darrell out of the $30,000 to win 'Firecracker 100.' Complete results from Lernerville can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

LANIGAN POCKETS $12,000 FOR CLASH AT THE MAG VICTORY!!!
(June 19, 2016)
Darrell Lanigan and the #15 team were back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on June 17-18 in the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag' at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. Due to strong thunderstorms on Friday, the two-day extravaganza was condensed into a single-day shootout on Saturday paying $12,000 to the winner. Debuting a brand-new Club 29 car, Darrell knocked down the fifth quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to finishing second in his stacked heat race.

After starting sixth on the grid in the 60-lap feature event, Darrell methodically worked his way to the front of the stellar field and grabbed the point from leader Jimmy Owens on lap 48. The Union, Kentucky superstar then went on to lead the remainder of the caution-free affair to bag the $12,000 payday for his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph of 2016 over Owens, Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, and Jared Landers! Darrell is now fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Magnolia. Complete results from the 'Clash at the Mag' can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photography)

DARRELL LANIGAN TACKLES ELDORA FOR DREAM XXII
(June 12, 2016)
Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) made the trek to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 9-11 for the 22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Things got underway at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Darrell Lanigan won his heat race prior to advancing to ninth in the $5,000 to win feature event. In Friday's $10,000 to win show, Darrell grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race, but was an early retiree in the 25-lapper and was relegated to a twenty-fourth place effort.

When Saturday evening rolled around at the "Big E," all eyes were fixated on the hefty $100,000 payday in 'Dream XXII.' Darrell placed second in his loaded heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the fifth row in the 100-lap headliner. The Union, Kentucky star was then unfortunately involved in an incident on a lap 38 restart and retired with damage in the twenty-fourth position. Complete results from the action-packed weekend at Eldora Speedway can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

LANIGAN SEES STRONG RUN TURN SOUTH IN TOYOTA KNOXVILLE 50
(June 5, 2016)
The ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #15 CBR team to the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee and the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky over the June 3-4 weekend. At Tazewell on Friday night, a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the annual running of the 'Toyota Knoxville 50.' Darrell Lanigan posted the thirteenth quickest lap overall during qualifying prior to running fourth in his loaded heat race. Darrell was then up to fourth in the running order in the 50-lapper before experiencing troubles and retiring in the nineteenth spot.

Saturday's $30,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial' at Florence was then washed out and postponed until Thursday evening, August 11. Darrell now sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting "The Taz." Full results can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

 

 

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