LANIGAN TURNS FOCUS TO
2018; STARTS SEASON AT GIS!
21, 2017) Fresh off a strong third place podium
performance in the season-ending $30,000 to win 'Gateway Dirt Nationals'
at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri last Saturday
evening, Darrell Lanigan has now turned his focus to 2018 and released
a full schedule of events earlier today on www.laniganautosports.com.
Darrell and his #14 Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team will return to
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour full-time in '18 and will
start their campaign during the 'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden
Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia on February 2-3. The Union,
Kentucky star wound up sixth in the final LOLMDS point standings
in 2017 with two series wins (seven overall). You can view all of
the confirmed schedule dates for 2018 online at www.laniganautosports.com!
DARRELL LANIGAN ON PODIUM
IN GATEWAY DIRT NATIONALS!
17, 2017) The #14 Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team
wrapped up their busy 2017 racing season on December 14-16 during
the 2nd Annual 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' at The Dome at America's
Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The three-day extravaganza at the
makeshift 1/5-mile indoor oval started on Thursday night and Darrell
Lanigan stopped the clock twenty-seventh fastest in Group B during
the time trial session. He later started and finished fourth in
the 20-lap 'Race of Champions' behind only $5,000 victor Shannon
Babb, Don O'Neal, and Billy Moyer!
On Friday evening in downtown St. Louis in a $5,000
to win preliminary show, Darrell placed sixth in his loaded heat
race prior to earning the second transfer spot through his B-Main.
The Union, Kentucky superstar then picked off twelve competitors
during the 20-lap affair to garner a solid seventh place showing.
In Saturday's 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' grand finale, which boasted
a whopping $30,000 top prize, Darrell won his consolation race prior
to blitzing all the way up to third in the 40-lapper to trail only
race winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Tyler Carpenter at the checkered
flag! Full results from the season-ending 'Gateway Dirt Nationals'
weekend can be viewed online at www.gatewaydirt.com.
(Jeff Hall Photo)
LANIGAN DOMINATES POSSUM
TOWN GRAND PRIX!!!
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!!!
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...
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!
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!
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!!!
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.
LANIGAN STRONG THROUGHOUT
JACKSON 100 WEEKEND
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
DARRELL LANIGAN OVERHEATS
IN KNOXVILLE NATIONALS...
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
LANIGAN REACHES VICTORY
LANE TWICE IN WORLD WEEKEND!
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
DARRELL LANIGAN IMPROVES
TO TOP TEN IN HILLBILLY 100
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
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
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!
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
DARRELL LANIGAN BATTLES
OUTLAWS IN BADGER STATE...
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
(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
(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.