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.
Lanigan Ends Hectic July
with Mid-Week Stops in Wisconsin
31, 2019) A very busy month of July wrapped up
for the #29 team on July 29-30 with a pair of $10,000 to win mid-week
stops with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series
in the state of Wisconsin. On Monday night at Plymouth Dirt Track
in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Darrell Lanigan won his heat race in preliminary
action and led the first circuit of the 50-lapper, but mechanical
troubles later in the distance caused the Union, Kentucky ace to
retire in the eighteenth position. At the sprawling Shawano Speedway
in Shawano, Wisconsin on Tuesday evening in the annual 'Sundrop
Shootout,' Darrell placed fourth in his stacked heat race prior
to moving up one spot to finish ninth in the final rundown of the
40-lap main event. Complete results from both of these races can
be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Darrell Lanigan Fifth
in Qualifier; Thirteenth in $30k PDC
28, 2019) The Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team
invaded Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on July
26-27 for the 30th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' On Friday
night, Darrell Lanigan timed in ninth fastest in Group A during
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series qualifying prior
to placing fifth in his $2,500 to win qualifying feature behind
only prelim winner Brandon Sheppard, Dennis Erb, Jr., Boom Briggs,
and Gordy Gundaker. After grabbing the second transfer spot through
Saturday's consolation event, Darrell rolled off from the outside
of the tenth row in the 100-lap main event. Gunning for the $30,000
winner's check in the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' the Union, Kentucky
star blasted past seven competitors and eventually landed in the
thirteenth finishing position. Full results from the lucrative weekend
at FALS can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Lanigan Suffers Flat
Tire; Winds Up Seventh at Davenport
25, 2019) Next up on the racing calendar for Darrell
Lanigan Racing (DLR) was a visit to Davenport Speedway in Davenport,
Iowa on Wednesday night, July 24. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series mid-week special drew 25 competitors to the sprawling
1/2-mile oval to do battle for the $10,000 top prize. Darrell Lanigan
knocked down the ninth quickest time during the qualifying session
prior to advancing up to second in his stacked heat race. After
drawing the outside of the second row before the start of the 40-lap
main event, Darrell ran as high as second early in the contest before
a flat tire late in the distance helped drop him to a seventh place
effort. Full results from last night at Davenport can be accessed
online at www.woolms.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)