Darrell Lanigan Finds Eldora Speedway Victory Lane!!!
(May 31, 2021)
Union, Kentucky superstar Darrell Lanigan celebrated in victory lane for the first time in 2021 on Sunday, May 30 at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! Darrell earned Fast Time honors during American Late Model Series (ALMS) qualifying for the annual 'Johnny Appleseed Classic' and later ran second in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the second row in the 30-lap main event, Darrell stormed to the front and overtook leader Ricky Weiss for the point on the 17th circuit. He then led the remainder of the contest and bested Weiss, Scott James, Freddie Carpenter, and Devin Moran at the checkers to pocket the $5,000 paycheck! Complete results from last night at the "Big E" can be located online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Tyler Carr Photo)

Lanigan Vaults to Eighth at Brownstown; Runner-Up at Eldora!
(May 16, 2021)
Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) flexed their muscle in a pair of special events at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana and Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from May 12-15! On Wednesday night at Brownstown in a $10,000 to win Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series showdown, Darrell Lanigan placed fifth in his loaded heat race and second in his B-Main prior to blasting past eleven competitors during the 40-lap headliner. At the waving of the checkered flag at the 1/4-mile oval, Darrell found himself in the eighth finishing position amongst the star-studded field.

At Eldora on Saturday evening, a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs in an American Late Model Series (ALMS) battle. Darrell knocked down the eleventh quickest lap overall during Super Late Model qualifying prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 30-lap sprint, the Union, Kentucky star blitzed past six racecars en route to a sterling runner-up performance behind only victor Hudson O'Neal! Complete results from both shows can be accessed online at www.floracing.com and www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Darrell Lanigan Winds Up Tenth in Dan Reno / Jackie Boggs Memorial
(May 9, 2021)
Following a rain-out of Friday's $5,000 to win weekend lid lifter at Atomic Speedway, the 'Dan Reno/Jackie Boggs Memorial' went off without a hitch on Saturday evening, May 8 at the Alma, Ohio facility. Darrell Lanigan stopped the clock third quickest in Group B during the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series qualifying session before placing second in his stacked heat race. With a $13,004 top prize up for grabs in the 50-lap headliner, Darrell wound up completing only 45 circuits in the rugged contest and was officially paid for a tenth place performance. Full results from last night at the former K-C Raceway can be accessed online at www.imdirt.net. (Flag to Flag Photography)

Lanigan in Randy Thompson's #K3 Machine for Ralph Latham Memorial
(May 2, 2021)
Darrell Lanigan competed in one single event over the weekend, as he unloaded in the Florence Speedway pit area to do battle in the 35th edition of the 'Ralph Latham Memorial.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the high-profile contest at the nearby Union, Kentucky facility, which boasted a $15,000 windfall on Saturday, May 1. Piloting Randy Thompson's #k3 machine for the first time, Darrell placed fifth in his stacked heat race prior to securing a triumph in his B-Main. After starting the 60-lap headliner from the inside of the ninth row, Darrell unfortunately got into the concrete wall on the sixth circuit and was forced to retire with damage in the twenty-fourth position. Complete results from last night's annual 'Ralph Latham Memorial' can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Darrell Lanigan Pilots Briggs Back-Up Machine at Richmond
(April 24, 2021)
After splitting with Viper Motorsports earlier in the week, Darrell Lanigan piloted a Boom Briggs back-up #99L machine on Friday night, April 23 at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series rolled into the Commonwealth of Kentucky last evening to preside over a $10,000 to win shootout. Darrell timed in tenth fastest in Group A during the qualifying session before placing sixth in both his heat race and the B-Main. After rolling off from the outside of the eleventh row in the 40-lap main event, the Union, Kentucky standout was unfortunately an early retiree in the contest and was relegated to a twenty-third place performance. Complete results from Richmond Raceway can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (Flag to Flag Photography)

Lanigan Lands in Top Ten of Bristol Bash Opener; Eighth in Points
(April 12, 2021)
The inaugural running of the 'Bristol Bash' took place over the April 9-11 weekend at the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway and the Viper Motorsports team was in the pit area at the immaculate Bristol, Tennessee facility to do battle in the pair of World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series contests. In Friday's $10,000 to win weekend opener, Darrell Lanigan placed third in his loaded heat race prior driving up inside of the top ten in the 40-lapper - eventually winding up seventh in the final finishing order.

Following a rain-out on Saturday, the $25,000 to win grand finale was contested on Sunday afternoon. Darrell clicked off the fifth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session before grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. The Union, Kentucky ace then ran in the top ten early in the 40-lap headliner before fading late in the race to an eighteenth place performance. Darrell now finds himself eighth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings following the doubleheader at BMS. Complete results from the 'Bristol Bash' weekend can be found online by logging onto www.woolms.com.

Darrell Lanigan Climbs to Twelfth in $20,000 Illini 100 at Farmer City
(April 4, 2021)
Next up for the #29v team was a visit to Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 2-3 for the annual running of the 'Illini 100.' A very strong field piled into the pit area at the 1/4-mile oval to compete in the two-day show, which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Friday night in the $6,000 to win opener, Darrell Lanigan ran second in his loaded heat race and was in the fourth spot during the 25-lap feature until a late flat tire dropped the Union, Kentucky native to a disappointing twenty-first place showing. In Saturday's grand finale, which boasted a whopping $20,000 paycheck, Darrell utilized an emergency provisional to gain access into the 75-lapper and eventually recorded a respectable twelfth place performance. Full results from the 'Illini 100' weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Lanigan Competes in Cherokee Prelim; $40k Finale Washed Out
(March 28, 2021)
Viper Motorsports made their way to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on March 26-27 for the richest event in the history of the renowned speedplant. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series presided over the 'Rock Gault Memorial,' which started on Friday with a pair of split-field, $5,000 to win preliminary events. Darrell Lanigan posted the fifteenth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying before placing eighth in his loaded heat race. The Union, Kentucky ace then worked his way past four competitors during his 25-lap feature on the way to an eleventh place performance.

The lucrative two-day program was then scheduled to conclude on Saturday evening with the 'Rock Gault Memorial' finale, which was set to pay out a whopping $40,000 top prize. Unfortunately, inclement weather during the afternoon forced track and series officials to postpone the race. No makeup date was immediately announced. Complete results from Cherokee Speedway can be viewed by pointing your Internet browser to www.woolms.com.

Indiana Icebreaker Postponed by Rough Track Conditions...
(March 21, 2021)
The #29v team headed to Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on Saturday, March 20 for the annual running of the 'Indiana Icebreaker.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the single-day throwdown in the Hoosier State and a $15,000 winner's check was up for grabs. A stout 44 car field converged on the 1/4-mile, fairgrounds oval and Darrell Lanigan started off by laying down the fourteenth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session, which was held on a lightning quick surface. Citing rough track conditions that led to three violent flips during preliminary action, track and series officials eventually agreed to postpone the consolation events and the feature to Sunday, May 2. More information can be found online by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

Lanigan Climbs to Fourth in Rough and Tumble Spring 50!
(March 14, 2021)
The 2021 season continued for the Viper Motorsports team on Saturday, March 13 at the nearby Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky with the 45th edition of the 'Spring 50.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model shootout drew 20 competitors to the Cincinnati-area venue to battle it out for a $10,000 payday. With rough and rugged track conditions prevailing throughout the day, Darrell Lanigan placed fourth in his loaded heat race prior to advancing seven spots during the 50-lap headliner to land in the fourth finishing position. Darrell trailed only race winner Ricky Thornton, Jr., Bobby Pierce, and Jimmy Owens at his hometown venue. Complete results from yesterday's annual 'Spring 50' can be accessed by clicking on www.florencespeedway.com.

Darrell Lanigan Returns to WOOLMS Tour with Top Ten Showing!
(March 7, 2021)
For the first time since their "Speedweeks" finale, the #29v team returned to the racetrack on Saturday, March 6, as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned the annual 'Tennessee Tipoff' at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. An impressive field of 51 competitors piled into the pit area to do battle for the $12,000 top prize. Darrell Lanigan clicked off the fourth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying before grabbing the second transfer spot through his stacked heat race. Darrell then drew the seventh starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner and eventually knocked down a solid ninth place performance at the Volunteer State speedplant. Full results from last night at Smoky Mountain Speedway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

 

 

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