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)
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.