Lanigan on Podium in Late Model Knoxville Nationals Opener!
(September 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!
(September 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!
(September 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!
(August 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
(August 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 www.woolms.com.

Darrell Lanigan Suffers Early Flat Tire in USA Nationals...
(August 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
(July 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
(July 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
(July 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)

Busy Week in Upper Midwest Lands Pair of Top Fives for Lanigan!
(July 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 Shane Clanton.

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 www.woolms.com.

Darrell Lanigan Seventh at Independence; Fourth in Gopher 50
(July 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!
(June 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 Bobby Pierce.

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, www.woolms.com, and www.lucasdirt.com.

Darrell Lanigan Leads Late in Firecracker; Runner-Up in Marquee Event!
(June 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!
(June 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. (Heath Lawson Photo)

 

 

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