Lanigan Suffers Concussion in Season-Ending Charlotte Weekend...
(November 6, 2020)
The Viper Motorsports team and driver Darrell Lanigan ventured to the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina for a pair of midweek specials on November 4-5. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series wrapped up their 2020 season with the 'Last Call' and a pair of $12,000 top prizes were up for grabs. On Wednesday night at the Charlotte-area speedplant, Darrell clicked off the thirteenth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying, but was unfortunately caught up in a couple of different incidents in his heat race. The last of which sent him hard into the outside retaining wall and forced the #29 team to scratch for the remainder of the night.

Another $12,000 winner's check was then on the line at the 4/10-mile oval in the WOOLMS season finale on Thursday evening. Unfortunately, Darrell complained of headaches and went to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with having a concussion from Wednesday's heat race incident. The Union, Kentucky native skipped the season finale and dropped to sixth in the final national touring series point standings. Complete results from both season-ending 'Last Call' programs can be viewed online by clicking on www.woolms.com.

Darrell Lanigan Flexes Muscle Throughout Keystone Cup Weekend
(October 25, 2020)
Next up on the schedule for the Viper Motorsports team was a visit to Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania on October 23-24 for the 3rd annual running of the unsanctioned 'Keystone Cup.' A total of 35 competitors were on hand at the sprawling 1/2-mile oval to do battle for the hefty $20,000 payday. On Friday night during preliminary action at Bedford, Darrell Lanigan earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session prior to winning both the semi-feature and the dash. After rolling off from the pole position in Saturday's 60-lap feature event, Darrell was hampered by a hard tire selection and wound up finishing third behind only race winner Gregg Satterlee and runner-up Mason Zeigler. Full results from the 'Keystone Cup' weekend can be viewed online by clicking on www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Lanigan Transfers into DTWC; Inducted into DLM Hall of Fame!
(October 18, 2020)
The 40th edition of the famed 'Dirt Track World Championship' took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world on October 16-17, as a whopping $100,000 top prize was on the line at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. A total of 63 competitors showed up at PRP over the weekend to compete in the lucrative Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finale. On Friday night during preliminary action, Darrell Lanigan - who was recently announced as a 2021 inductee into the Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame - clicked off the fifth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying before grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race. After starting Saturday's 100-lap DTWC from the inside of the eighth row, Darrell was an early retiree in the extra-distance affair and was officially awarded a twenty-fifth place performance. Complete results from the crown jewel extravaganza can be accessed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.

Darrell Lanigan Grabs Seventh Place Finish in Mike Duvall Memorial
(October 4, 2020)
Darrell Lanigan and the #29v team headed to the states of South Carolina and Tennessee over the October 2-3 weekend for two more World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series battles. On Friday night in the $10,000 to win 'Mike Duvall Memorial' at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina, Darrell ran third in his heat race prior to moving up three positions during the 50-lapper to land in the seventh finishing position. In a similar $10,000 to win program on Saturday evening at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee, Darrell clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying, secured a heat race triumph, and later wound up twelfth in the final rundown of the 50-lap headliner. The Union, Kentucky native still sits fourth in the latest WOOLMS point standings. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

Lanigan on Podium in Thunder Mountain Opener; Leads Early in Finale
(September 27, 2020)
The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series schedule heated back up on September 25-26 with a pair of $10,000 to win events dubbed as 'Thunderfest' at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Knox Dale, Pennsylvania. In the opener at the Keystone State oval on Friday night, Darrell Lanigan timed in fifth quickest in Group A during qualifying and finished second in his heat race prior to driving up to third to land on the podium in the 50-lapper behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Brandon Sheppard.

In a similar contest on Saturday evening, Darrell won his heat race and later led the first 22 circuits of the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the front row before winding up seventh at the unfurling of the checkered flag. The Union, Kentucky ace still sits fourth in the latest WOOLMS point standings exiting the month of September. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can be located online at www.woolms.com.

Darrell Lanigan Lands Top Five in I-80 Nationals Preliminary Event!
(September 20, 2020)
The #29v team headed west to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska from September 17-19 for the three-day 'I-80 Nationals,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The action-packed weekend in the Cornhusker State got underway with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary shows. On Thursday night, Darrell Lanigan won his heat race, but later slipped back to fifteenth in the final finishing order of the caution-free feature event. At I-80 on Friday evening, Darrell placed second in his heat race before finishing the 30-lapper in the fifth spot behind only winner Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Overton, and Devin Moran!

By virtue of racking up the eighth most points during the two prelims, Darrell rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in Saturday's $30,000 to win 'I-80 Nationals.' The Union, Kentucky star ran into issues during the 80-lap affair and was officially paid for a twenty-second place performance. Complete results from the 'I-80 Nationals' weekend can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Lanigan Earns Top Ten in Intercontinental Classic Prelim at Eldora!
(September 13, 2020)
Viper Motorsports made the trek to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 10-12 for the 'Intercontinental Classic,' which was a fan-less event that took the place of the annual 'World 100.' The three-day weekend kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night in the opener, Darrell Lanigan narrowly missed out on the 30-lap feature after finishing eighth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main. At the "Big E" on Friday evening in a similar showdown, Darrell placed third in his loaded heat race prior to claiming a solid tenth place effort in the 30-lapper.

At Eldora Speedway on Saturday, a whopping $50,000 windfall was on the line in the 'Intercontinental Classic' finale. Darrell once again earned the third transfer spot through his heat race and later rolled off from the inside of the sixth row in the 67-lap headliner. The Union, Kentucky ace fought hard for a top ten showing in the high-profile contest, but was eventually awarded a thirteenth place performance in the final rundown. Complete results from the action-packed weekend in the Buckeye State can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Darrell Lanigan Follows World of Outlaws Tour to Southeast
(September 6, 2020)
The Viper Motorsports team invaded Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia and Lancaster Motor Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina over the September 4-5 weekend for a pair of World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series shootouts, which both paid out $10,000 to the winner. At Lavonia on Friday night, Darrell Lanigan ran fifth in his loaded heat race, but was unfortunately caught up in a wreck during the 50-lap headliner and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-second place showing. On Saturday evening at Lancaster, Darrell won his heat race in preliminary action, but a flat left rear tire in the 50-lapper helped drop the Union, Kentucky standout to a thirteenth place effort. Darrell now finds himself fifth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

Lanigan Claims Pair of Top Tens in Visit to Keystone State
(August 23, 2020)
Darrell Lanigan and Viper Motorsports headed to the Keystone State for a World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series triple shot from August 20-22. On Thursday night at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania in the 'Billy Vacek and Huey Wilcoxon Memorial,' Darrell timed in fourth fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to securing a heat race triumph. After starting fourth on the grid in the $12,000 to win headliner, Darrell ran as high as second early in the feature distance before fading late in the 50-lapper on his way to an eighth place showing in the contest, which was organized by Viper Motorsports owners Shawn and Lisa Martin.

At Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday evening in $10,000 to win showdown, Darrell stopped the clock second quickest in Group A and once again scored a heat race victory before winding up seventh in the final finishing order in the 40-lap headliner. In the weekend finale on Saturday at Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pennsylvania, which also boasted a $10,000 paycheck, Darrell placed third in his heat race and was involved in an incident after the halfway mark that helped drop him to twelfth at the unfurling of the checkered flag. The Union, Kentucky star currently sits fourth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results from the tripleheader weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

Darrell Lanigan Invades Cedar Lake Speedway for USA Nationals
(August 9, 2020)
The #29v team stayed in the Badger State from August 6-8 to compete in the 33rd edition of the 'USA Nationals' at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. On Thursday night in the $6,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series opener, Darrell Lanigan timed in sixteenth fastest in Group A during qualifying before finishing seventh in his stacked heat race. Following a victory in his B-Main, Darrell wound up nineteenth in the final finishing order of the 30-lap sprint.

At Cedar Lake on Friday evening, a double set of qualifying heat races were on tap to help determine the line-up for Saturday's $50,000 to win 'USA Nationals.' Darrell ran sixth in his first heat race of the night, while he placed second in his final prelim. By virtue of racking up the thirteenth most passing points during preliminary action, Darrell rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in the 100-lap crown jewel headliner on Saturday. The Union, Kentucky star was eventually relegated to another nineteenth place showing in the 'USA Nationals' grand finale. He still finds himself fourth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings following the busy Cedar Lake weekend. Full results can be obtained online at www.woolms.com.

Lanigan Gets Top Tens in Iowa and Indiana with Outlaws
(August 5, 2020)
It was a hectic stretch for the Viper Motorsports team with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series from July 28-August 4, as the national touring series sanctioned events in Iowa, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Debuting a new paint scheme on Tuesday, July 28 on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, Darrell Lanigan placed second in his stacked heat race prior to winding up eighth in the final finishing order of the $10,000 to win headliner.

At Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana on Friday evening in the first night of the 'Hoosier Dirt Shootout,' Darrell clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and led the first three circuits of the $2,500 to win preliminary feature before slipping to sixth at the unfurling of the checkered flag. Saturday's inaugural running of the 'Hoosier Dirt Shootout,' which was slated to pay out a $25,000 top prize, was unfortunately washed out after heavy rainfall. The busy week then wrapped up on Tuesday, August 4 with another $10,000 to win throwdown at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. The Union, Kentucky ace grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race, but mechanical woes early in the 50-lapper dropped him to twenty-third in the final rundown. Complete results from each race can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Darrell Lanigan Pockets $10,000 for Red River Valley Speedway Win!
(July 20, 2020)
Union, Kentucky star Darrell Lanigan recorded his first win of the 2020 campaign on Saturday evening, July 18 at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota! Darrell timed in second fastest in Group A during World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series qualifying and later secured a heat race triumph. After drawing the outside of the front row prior to the start of the 50-lap main event, Darrell took the lead on the twentieth circuit and held the point throughout the remainder of the feature distance to collect the $10,000 payday over Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, Chase Junghans, and Ashton Winger!

In other action during the busy week to wrap up the Northern Swing with the national touring series, the #29v team was also in competition at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin and River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Last Tuesday in a similar $10,000 to win show at Superior, Darrell ran second in his loaded heat race prior to moving up to fourth in the 50-lapper to finish behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Cade Dillard, and Jimmy Owens. At River Cities on Sunday, Darrell laid down the fourteenth quickest lap overall during qualifying, finished fourth in his heat race, and later passed a trio of racecars en route to an eighth place feature effort after fifty green flag circuits. He still finds himself third in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results from each race can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

 

 

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