Busy Week in Upper Midwest
Lands Pair of Top Fives for Lanigan!
15, 2019) Darrell Lanigan and his #29 team were
in the Upper Midwest for four more $10,000 to win World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series showdowns from July 9-14 in the
states of Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Minnesota. On Tuesday night
at ABC Raceway in Ashland, Wisconsin, Darrell ran third in his heat
race, but fought steering issues in the 50-lap feature event and
eventually wound up thirteenth in the final finishing order of the
race, which was delayed on lap 18 due to rainfall. At River Cities
Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Friday, Darrell placed
second in his loaded heat race and ran amongst the leaders in the
50-lapper before scoring a strong fifth place performance behind
only victor Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, Dennis Erb, Jr., and
An overnight trek to Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota
then greeted the DLR team, as another $10,000 top prize was on the
line on Saturday evening. Darrell earned Fast Time honors during
the qualifying session, won his heat race, but later slipped back
to fifth in the 50-lap headliner to trail only race winner Shane
Clanton, Brandon Sheppard, Jimmy Mars, and Dennis Erb, Jr. The final
race of the hectic week took place on Sunday at Red Cedar Speedway
in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Darrell, who currently sits second in the
latest WOOLMS point standings, finished fourth in his heat race
before winding up eleventh in the final rundown of the 50-lap main
event. Full results from all four races can be accessed online at
Darrell Lanigan Seventh
at Independence; Fourth in Gopher 50
7, 2019) The Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team
trekked to Iowa and Minnesota with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series on July 5-6 for a pair of $10,000 to win point
battles. On Friday night at Independence Motor Speedway in Independence,
Iowa, Darrell Lanigan timed in tenth fastest in qualifying, finished
fourth in heat race action, and later moved up three spots in the
50-lap headliner to place seventh in the final finishing order.
At Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday evening,
another $10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the annual running
of the 'Gopher 50.' Darrell moved up to finish fourth in his loaded
heat race before steering past eight competitors during the 50-lapper
to nab a solid fourth place effort behind only victor Brandon Sheppard,
Ricky Weiss, and Jimmy Mars. The Union, Kentucky ace currently sits
second in the latest WOOLMS point standings. Full results from the
weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Lanigan Charges to Second
at Brownstown; Places Third at THAT!
30, 2019) Darrell Lanigan was busy from June 27-29
in a tripleheader weekend in the states of Indiana and Kentucky.
On Thursday night in a $5,000 to win DIRTcar Summer Nationals battle
at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana, Darrell ran fourth
in his stacked heat race prior to blasting past eleven competitors
during the 40-lap feature to bag an impressive runner-up showing
behind only victor Mike Marlar. In a $10,000 to win World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series throwdown on Friday evening at
the sprawling Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana,
Darrell laid down the quickest lap in his group during qualifying,
won his heat race, and later wound up third and on the podium in
the 30-lapper to trail only race winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up
The weekend finale then took the #29 DLR team back
home to Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday for the
annual 'Ralph Latham Memorial.' Darrell advanced to second in his
stacked heat race and quickly blitzed into the top five early in
the $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series main event.
Unfortunately, he steadily slipped backwards throughout the remainder
of the caution-free affair to eventually land in the fifteenth finishing
position. Complete results from all three weekend races can be viewed
online at www.thehelltour.com,
Darrell Lanigan Leads
Late in Firecracker; Runner-Up in Marquee Event!
23, 2019) The Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team
headed to the Keystone State on June 21-22 for the 13th edition
of the 'Firecracker 100' at the storied Lernerville Speedway in
Sarver, Pennsylvania. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late
Model Series marquee event drew a stout 46 car field and things
kicked off at the 4/10-mile oval on Friday night with a $6,000 to
win preliminary event. Darrell Lanigan won his heat race and later
wound up fifth in the 30-lap opener behind only victor Michael Norris,
Mason Zeigler, Brandon Sheppard, and Josh Richards. On Saturday
evening in the 'Firecracker 100,' Darrell won his heat race, ran
in the top three throughout the $30,000 to win headliner, and eventually
led laps 95-96. Unfortunately for the Union, Kentucky standout,
a late caution flag bunched up the talented field and Darrell slipped
back to second at the finish behind only victor Tim McCreadie. Complete
results from Lernerville Speedway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Lanigan Lands in Eldora
Speedway Victory Lane in Exciting Fashion!
9, 2019) Darrell Lanigan and his #29 team celebrated
in victory lane for the second time in 2019 on the grand stage at
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Thursday night, June 6! Darrell
started the evening by posting the fastest lap in Group A during
the qualifying session and later placed second in his heat race.
After starting fifth on the grid in the 25-lap feature, Darrell
streaked to the front and passed race-long leader Jonathan Davenport
on the final circuit to record the exciting $10,000 triumph over
Davenport, Brian Shirley, Chris Ferguson, and Tim McCreadie!
On Friday evening in a similar $10,000 to win Twin
25, Darrell finished second again in his heat race prior to picking
off two competitors during the 25-lap sprint to place fourth behind
only race winner Jonathan Davenport, Kent Robinson, and Ricky Weiss.
At the "Big E" on Saturday, all eyes were fixated on capturing
the whopping $125,000 winner's check in the 25th Annual 'Dirt Late
Model Dream.' The Union, Kentucky ace was unfortunately involved
in a hard wreck in his heat race, utilized a point provisional to
gain access into the 100-lapper, and eventually worked his way past
seventeen cars to salvage a steady tenth place showing in the crown
jewel extravaganza. Full results from the action-packed weekend
can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Darrell Lanigan Drives
to Top Five at Cochran Motor Speedway
2, 2019) Darrell Lanigan and the #29 team followed
the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour to
Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Georgia and Lancaster Speedway
in Lancaster, South Carolina on May 31-June 1 for a pair of pivotal
point races - each of which carried a $10,000 winner's check. On
Friday night at Cochran, Darrell ran third in his heat race prior
to moving up three spots during the 50-lapper on his way to a fifth
place showing behind only victor Brandon Overton, Chase Junghans,
Ricky Weiss, and Brandon Sheppard. At Lancaster on Saturday evening,
Darrell placed fourth in his heat race, but was unfortunately caught
up in a wreck during the 50-lap headliner and retired with heavy
front end damage in the sixteenth position. Complete results from
both weekend battles in the Southeast can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Lanigan Strikes for $5,000
Victory at Nearby Florence Speedway!
26, 2019) Darrell Lanigan recorded his first victory
of the 2019 campaign on Saturday evening, May 25 at the nearby Florence
Speedway in Union, Kentucky! Darrell ran second in his heat race
and later started the unsanctioned 50-lap feature event from the
pole position. Darrell then paced the strong field from green to
checkers in the headliner to pocket the $5,000 winner's check ahead
of Zack Dohm, Mike Marlar, Kent Robinson, and Tyler Erb! Full results
from last night at Florence Speedway can be accessed online at www.florencespeedway.com.
(Brandon Murray Photo)
Darrell Lanigan Lands
on Podium at Wayne County Speedway!
20, 2019) The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series took Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) to the Buckeye
State from May 17-19 for a pair of $10,000 to win shootouts at Muskingum
County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio and Wayne County Speedway in
Orrville, Ohio. With the event at Zanesville washing out on both
Friday and Sunday, Darrell Lanigan was only able to turn laps on
Saturday evening at WCS. Darrell stopped the clock sixth fastest
overall during the qualifying session prior to scoring an impressive
win in heat race action. After drawing the outside of the front
row for the start of the 50-lap contest, Darrell was a fixture towards
the front of the stout field and the Union, Kentucky ace eventually
crossed underneath the checkers third behind only victor Brandon
Sheppard and runner-up Ricky Weiss. He now finds himself second
in the year-long chase for the coveted WOOLMS Championship! Full
results from Wayne County can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Lanigan Streaks to Podium
Effort in Farmer City 74!
12, 2019) With Saturday's annual 'FALS Frenzy'
at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois
succumbing to persistent afternoon rain showers, the #29 team entered
one lone event over the May 10-11 weekend on Friday evening at Farmer
City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois. A $10,000 top prize was on
the line in the 'Farmer City 74' and a whopping 52 entrants piled
into the pit area at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds facility. Darrell
Lanigan knocked down the eighteenth fastest time in Group B during
qualifying prior to advancing up to grab the third and final transfer
spot through his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside
of the ninth row in the 74-lap headliner, Darrell streaked past
fifteen competitors the contest to land on the podium in the third
position behind only victor Kent Robinson and runner-up Allen Weisser.
Full results from the Schaeffer's Oil MARS Racing Series battle
can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Darrell Lanigan Back
on Outlaws Trail; Suffers Flat RR Tire
5, 2019) With the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series battle at Lavonia (GA) Speedway succumbing to
inclement weather on Saturday, May 4, the #29 team entered one lone
event over the weekend with the national touring series. On Friday
night, the legendary Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina
played host to a single-day showdown, which boasted a $10,000 top
prize. Darrell Lanigan laid down the tenth fastest lap in Group
B during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer
spot through his heat race. After starting sixteenth on the grid
and suffering a flat right rear tire on lap 27, Darrell eventually
brought his Club 29 racecar home in the thirteenth finishing position
after fifty green flag circuits. Full results from the "Place
Your Momma Warned You About" can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.