Lanigan Winds Up Fifth in Final WOOLMS Point Standings
(November 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!
(October 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. (MRM Racing Photos)

Lanigan Wins in Cotton Pickin' 100 Weekend Opener for $4,000!
(September 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 at www.magnoliadirt.com. (Robert Holman Photo)

Darrell Lanigan Back in WOOLMS Victory Lane at Selinsgrove!!!
(September 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!
(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)

 

 

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