Nightly Results from
the Season-Opening Battle at the Border
5, 2020) The inaugural running of the 'Battle at
the Border' wrapped up today at Vado Speedway Park, as the World
of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series presided over a $15,000
to win showdown at the Vado, New Mexico oval. Darrell Lanigan stopped
the clock sixth fastest in Group A during the qualifying session
before running second in his loaded heat race. After drawing the
fifth starting spot prior to the start of the 75-lap weekend finale,
Darrell drove up to second early in the feature distance before
settling for an impressive third place podium effort behind only
victor Cade Dillard and runner-up Brandon Sheppard! (Jim
(January 4, 2020) Night
two of the 'Battle at the Border' took place earlier today at Vado
Speedway Park and another $5,000 payday was on the line for the
cars and stars racing with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series tour at the state-of-the-art Vado, New Mexico
facility. A strong contingent of 42 drivers once again took time
during qualifying and Darrell Lanigan started off his evening by
posting the second quickest lap in Group B. Following a heat race
triumph, Darrell ran amongst the leaders throughout the 30-lap preliminary
feature and guided his #29v entry to a strong fourth place showing
behind only race winner Ricky Weiss, Brandon Sheppard, and Chris
(January 3, 2020) The
BWRC House Car team lifted the lid to their 2020 campaign earlier
tonight in the inaugural 'Battle at the Border' at the pristine
Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico. The World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series tour presided over the season opener
in the desert and 42 competitors signed into the pit area to do
battle in the first of three nights in "The Land of Enchantment."
Darrell Lanigan clicked off the third quickest time in Group A during
the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer
spot through his heat race. After starting the $5,000 to win headliner
from the inside of the seventh row, Darrell was able to work his
way past one car during the caution-free, 30-lap affair to land
in the twelfth finishing position.
Darrell Lanigan and BWRC
Team Start Season this Week at Vado
1, 2020) A new year brings with it the conclusion
of a very short off-season, as the Barry Wright Race Cars (BWRC)
House Car team and driver Darrell Lanigan will start their 2020
campaign later this week with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series in the state of New Mexico. The inaugural running
of the 'Battle at the Border' will kick off the national touring
series schedule from January 3-5 at the state-of-the-art Vado Speedway
Park in Vado, New Mexico. A trio of WOOLMS programs will be held
at the new facility in "The Land of Enchantment" with
a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary shows taking place on Friday
and Saturday. A rich $15,000 top prize will then be on the line
in the finale of the 'Battle at the Border' on Sunday at the 3/8-mile,
Darrell will return as a full-time driver on the World
of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series trail in 2020 and
will vie for his fourth career series Championship. You can view
confirmed schedule dates for the Viper Risk Management Group-sponsored
#29v team by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website!
Lanigan Takes Over Wheel
of BWRC House Car for 2020 Season!
22, 2019) As announced earlier today, Darrell Lanigan
will take over the wheel of the Barry Wright Race Cars House Car
for the 2020 season with backing from Viper Motorsports' Shawn and
Lisa Martin! Darrell, who is a three-time World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series Champion and finished fifth with the
national touring series with his own team in 2019, will return to
the WoO tour full-time next season in the BWRC ride. The Union,
Kentucky native will also cease building Club 29 Race Cars moving
forward, but will continue to service customers with parts, repairs,
and technical assistance. More details will be made available as
the 2020 racing season nears!!! (Richard Barnes
Darrell Lanigan Lands
on Podium in Season-Ending Fall Classic
17, 2019) Darrell Lanigan closed out his version
of the 2019 racing season on November 15-16 at Whynot Motorsports
Park, as the 25th Annual 'Coors Light Fall Classic' was on tap at
the Meridian, Mississippi oval. Steering Randy Thompson's #K3 machine,
Darrell was fast right out of the box, as he logged the third quickest
time in Group B during qualifying on Friday prior to securing a
heat race triumph. After rolling off from the pole position in Saturday's
100-lap headliner, the Union, Kentucky star had his sights set on
capturing the $15,000 payday. Darrell ran amongst the leaders throughout
the unsanctioned contest and eventually guided his racecar to a
stellar third place podium effort behind only race winner Ashton
Winger and runner-up Tyler Erb. Complete results from the season-ending
'Fall Classic' can be viewed online at www.whynotmotorsportspark.com.
Lanigan Winds Up Fifth
in Final WOOLMS Point Standings
10, 2019) The Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team
wrapped up their yearlong chase of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series Championship from November 7-9 in the annual running
of the 'World Finals' at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in
Concord, North Carolina. Following two qualifying laps on Thursday
night for the 69 competitors in attendance, a pair of $12,000 top
prizes were on the line in front of huge Charlotte crowds.
On Friday evening, Darrell Lanigan ran second in his
heat race, but was spun early in the 50-lap headliner and was officially
placed twenty-second in the final finishing order. In Saturday's
finale, Darrell utilized a series provisional before climbing to
nineteenth in the 50-lapper. After the dust had settled, the Union,
Kentucky star was credited for a fifth place finish in the final
version of the WOOLMS point standings. Complete results from the
'World Finals' weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Darrell Lanigan Drives
to Runner-Up Effort at 411 Motor Speedway!
6, 2019) Darrell Lanigan and his #29 team dipped
down to the Southeastern states of Georgia, South Carolina, and
Tennessee from October 3-5 for a trio of $10,000 to win World of
Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series shootouts. On Thursday
night in the tripleheader opener at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia,
Georgia, Darrell placed third in his heat race prior to winding
up tenth in the final finishing order of the 50-lap main event.
At Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on Friday evening,
Darrell ran third in his heat race before moving up to fifth in
the 50-lap 'Mike Duvall Memorial' to trail only victor Brandon Overton,
Chris Madden, Chase Junghans, and Brandon Sheppard.
The tripleheader then wrapped up on Saturday at 411
Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee. Darrell timed in seventh quickest
overall during time trials prior to finishing second in heat race
action. After drawing the pole position for the 50-lap finale, the
Union, Kentucky ace hung around the front throughout the contest
before claiming an impressive runner-up effort behind only race
winner Overton. Full results from all three weekend races can be
viewed by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Lanigan Wins in Cotton
Pickin' 100 Weekend Opener for $4,000!
29, 2019) The Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team
reached victory lane for the fourth time in 2019 on Friday night,
September 27 in the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100' opener at
Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi! Darrell Lanigan
timed in seventh fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to securing
a heat race triumph. After starting the 30-lap feature from the
outside of the front row, Darrell paced the stellar field from green
to checkers to scored the $4,000 payday ahead of Mike Marlar, Chris
Ferguson, Chris Brown, and Brandon Overton!
On Saturday evening, September 28, a $12,000 top prize
was up for grabs in the finale of the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin'
100.' Darrell posted the fourteenth quickest lap in Group B during
time trials and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his
heat race. The Union, Kentucky superstar then started the 70-lap
headliner from the outside of the sixth row and was able to streak
past ten competitors en route to a stellar runner-up performance
behind only victor Mike Marlar. Full results can be located online
(Robert Holman Photo)
Darrell Lanigan Back
in WOOLMS Victory Lane at Selinsgrove!!!
22, 2019) Darrell Lanigan racked up his third feature
win of the 2019 racing season and his first triumph of the year
on the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour
on Saturday night, September 21 at the sprawling Selinsgrove Speedway
in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania! Darrell knocked down the third quickest
lap overall during time trials before securing the heat race triumph.
After drawing the pole position for the annual 'National Open,'
the Union, Kentucky star grabbed the point at the drop of the green
flag and held the top spot throughout the 40-lap affair to pocket
the $10,000 windfall ahead of Ricky Weiss, Brandon Sheppard, Shane
Clanton, and Gregg Satterlee!
Earlier in the tripleheader weekend, the Darrell Lanigan
Racing (DLR) team entered two more $10,000 to win WOOLMS battles
at Stateline Speedway in Busti, New York and Outlaw Speedway in
Dundee, New York. On Thursday night at Stateline, Darrell won his
heat race in preliminary action prior to notching an impressive
runner-up showing in the 50-lapper behind only victor Max Blair.
At Outlaw Speedway on Friday evening, Darrell placed second in his
heat race and sixth in the 50-lap headliner behind winner Shane
Clanton, Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans, Cade Dillard, and Dennis
Erb, Jr. The "Bluegrass Bandit" still finds himself fifth
in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the
trip to the Northeast. Full results from the triple shot can be
located online at www.woolms.com.
(Rick Neff Photo)
Lanigan on Podium in
Late Model Knoxville Nationals Opener!
15, 2019) Next up on the racing calendar for the
#29 team was a trip to the Hawkeye State for a Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series crown jewel event from September 12-14 at the storied
Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The 16th Annual 'Lucas Oil
Late Model Knoxville Nationals' drew a strong 55 car field and things
kicked off at the 1/2-mile, semi-banked speedplant with a pair of
$7,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Darrell Lanigan
ran third in his heat race prior to steering up to third in the
25-lap main event to finish on the podium behind only victor Shane
Clanton and runner-up Tyler Erb. At Knoxville on Friday evening,
Darrell won his heat race and later wound up eighteenth in the final
finishing order of the 25-lapper.
When Saturday rolled around at the Marion County Fairgrounds facility,
all eyes in the Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) pit area were focused
on capturing the $40,000 top prize in the 'Lucas Oil Late Model
Knoxville Nationals.' By virtue of Thursday's point total, Darrell
earned the rights to the outside of the front row for the start
of the 100-lap crown jewel headliner. The Union, Kentucky star ran
second early and was inside of the top five throughout much of the
distance before eventually slipping to twelfth at the unfurling
of the checkered flag. View complete results from all three weekend
races by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Darrell Lanigan Runner-Up
in $10k World 100 Prelim at Eldora!
8, 2019) All eyes in the Dirt Late Model world
were fixated on the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from
September 5-7, as the Buckeye State venue played host to the sport's
most prestigious event - the 49th Annual 'World 100.' The three-day
extravaganza kicked off with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs
each paying $10,000 to the winner. On Thursday night in the weekend
opener, Darrell Lanigan placed fifth in his heat race prior to passing
six competitors during the 25-lap sprint to finish twelfth in the
final rundown. At the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant on Friday
evening, Darrell ran second in his heat race and later blasted up
to second in his 25-lapper to nab an impressive runner-up behind
only victor Jonathan Davenport!
The 'World 100' weekend then culminated on Saturday
in front of a record crowd at the "Big E," as the #29
team gunned for the whopping $52,000 top prize. Darrell finished
fourth in his stacked heat race before grabbing the third transfer
spot through his consolation race. The Union, Kentucky superstar
then rolled off from the inside of the thirteenth row in the 100-lap
crown jewel headliner, but Darrell retired after only 81 circuits
and was forced to settle for a twenty-sixth place showing. Full
results from the extended weekend at Eldora Speedway can be located
by pointing your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Lanigan Nabs Top Five
Performances in Michigan & Ohio!
1, 2019) The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series took the #29 team to the states of Michigan and
Ohio from August 29-31. On Thursday night in the weekend opener
at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, Darrell Lanigan placed
second in his heat race prior to starting and finishing fourth in
the $10,000 to win headliner, which was cut short after only 24
circuits due to heavy rain showers. The Union, Kentucky star trailed
only victor Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans, and Frank Heckenast,
Jr. At Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio on Friday evening in the
$6,000 to win 'Battle at the Border' opener, Darrell finished third
in his heat race and later moved up to fifth in the 25-lap sprint
to trail only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, Chase Junghans,
and Shane Clanton. Saturday's $15,000 to win 'Battle at the Border'
finale was then unfortunately canceled during the heat races due
to an area-wide power outage. Full results from the Labor Day holiday
weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Darrell Lanigan Climbs
to Sixth in Lucrative Dirt Million!
25, 2019) The Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team
made their way to the Buckeye State on August 22-24 for the 2nd
edition of the 'Dirt Million' at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield,
Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned
the crown jewel extravaganza, which kicked off with a pair of $10,000
to win preliminary duels. Darrell Lanigan moved up to finish fifth
in Thursday's 30-lap opener behind only prelim winner Scott Bloomquist,
Josh Richards, Brandon Sheppard, and Michael Norris, while the Union,
Kentucky driver advanced up to tenth in Friday night's 30-lapper.
After grabbing the second transfer spot through his
heat race on Saturday evening, Darrell rolled off from the inside
of the seventh row in the 100-lap 'Dirt Million,' which carried
a whopping $101,626 top prize. Despite the track turning one-lane
early in the distance, he was able to blast past seven competitors
on his way to a strong sixth place performance in the extra-distance
affair. Complete results from the lucrative 'Dirt Million' weekend
can be accessed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Lanigan Lands Inside
of Top Ten in Trip to Keystone State
18, 2019) With the rain-out earlier today at Eriez
(PA) Speedway, the #29 team entered only two $10,000 to win World
of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series showdowns in the Keystone
State on August 16-17. On Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway
in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Darrell Lanigan placed fourth in
his loaded heat race prior to moving up three positions during the
40-lap headliner to place ninth in the final finishing order. At
Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday evening,
Darrell timed in third quickest in Group A during qualifying, finished
second in his heat race, and later slipped back to tenth in the
40-lapper. The Union, Kentucky ace finds himself fifth in the latest
version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the Keystone State.
Full results from both weekend contests can be viewed online at
Darrell Lanigan Suffers
Early Flat Tire in USA Nationals...
4, 2019) The 32nd Annual 'USA Nationals' took center
stage in the Dirt Late Model world from August 1-3 at the renowned
Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. In the $6,000 to
win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series preliminary
program on Thursday night, Darrell Lanigan ran second in his loaded
heat race prior to slipping back to eleventh in the final finishing
order of the 30-lap sprint. In Friday's double set of qualifying
heat races, Darrell placed third in his first heat race and fifth
in his final prelim of the evening.
By virtue of racking up the fourteenth most passing
points, Darrell earned the rights to the outside of the seventh
row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel main event.
Unfortunately, the Union, Kentucky ace suffered an early flat tire
that also resulted in body damage on the #29 machine. Darrell eventually
wound up being paid for a twentieth place performance in this year's
edition of the 'USA Nationals,' which once again carried a whopping
$50,000 winner's check. Full results from the big weekend in the
Badger State can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.