Lanigan Earns Top Ten
in Intercontinental Classic Prelim at Eldora!
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
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
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
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
Lanigan Gets Top Tens
in Iowa and Indiana with Outlaws
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!
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
(Jacy Norgaard Photo)
Lanigan Runner-Up at
Outagamie Speedway; Ninth at Plymouth
12, 2020) Darrell Lanigan and the #29v team remained
in the Badger State of Wisconsin over the July 10-11 weekend for
a pair of $10,000 to win contests with the World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series. On Friday night at Outagamie Speedway
in Seymour, Wisconsin, Darrell earned Fast Time honors during the
qualifying session and won his heat race prior to rolling off from
the inside of the second row in the 50-lap main event. After slipping
back to as far as sixth in the running order, Darrell advanced back
up to finish a strong runner-up behind only race winner Brandon
Sheppard. At Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin on Saturday
evening, the Union, Kentucky standout timed in seventh fastest in
Group A during qualifying, placed fourth in his loaded heat race,
and later moved up to finish ninth in the final rundown of the 50-lapper.
Complete results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Darrell Lanigan Claims
Pair of Top Fives in Cedar Lake Spectacular!
5, 2020) The Barry Wright House Car team made the
trek to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin
from July 2-4 for a special Independence Day weekend spectacular,
which featured both the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model
Series and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars. The
three-day extravaganza in the Badger State started on Thursday night
with two separate rounds of qualifying and a $3,000 to win elimination
showdown. Darrell Lanigan clicked off the fourth fastest lap in
qualifying for Friday and the ninth quickest time for Saturday prior
to advancing to fifth in the night's preliminary feature to trail
only winner Cade Dillard, Rodney Sanders, Brandon Sheppard, and
A pair of $20,000 top prizes were then on the line
over the weekend at Cedar Lake. On Friday evening, Darrell won his
heat race before slipping back to finish fifth in the 40-lap headliner
behind only victor Ashton Winger, Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss,
and Dennis Erb, Jr. At CLS on Saturday night in front of the CBS
Sports Network cameras, Darrell placed fifth in his stacked heat
race and later climbed six spots during the 40-lapper en route to
a steady ninth place showing. The Union, Kentucky ace still sits
third in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings following
the fireworks-filled weekend. Complete results from all three contests
can be viewed online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Lanigan Gets Another
Podium Performance in $30,000 Firecracker!
28, 2020) Next up on the racing calendar for the
#29v team was a visit to the storied Lernerville Speedway on June
25-27, as the Sarver, Pennsylvania facility played host to the annual
running of the 'Firecracker 100,' which kicked off with a pair of
$6,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series
preliminary programs. On Thursday night at the Keystone State oval,
Darrell Lanigan ran third in his heat race, but was unfortunately
involved in a lap three pileup and was officially placed sixteenth
in the final rundown of the 25-lap sprint. In a similar $6,000 to
win prelim on Friday evening, Darrell finished fourth in his heat
race and later blasted all the way up to eighth in the 25-lapper.
When Saturday rolled around at the 4/10-mile speedplant,
all eyes were fixated on the finale of the 'Firecracker 100' weekend
and the hefty $30,000 payday. Darrell won his loaded heat race and
later drew the third starting spot for the 50-lap headliner. The
Union, Kentucky star ran as high as second in the contest and eventually
claimed a hard-fought third place podium performance behind only
race winner Cade Dillard and runner-up Max Blair! Complete results
from the lucrative 'Firecracker 100' weekend can be found online
by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Darrell Lanigan Lands
on Podium in Bulls Gap Finale; Third in Points!
21, 2020) The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series took the #29v team to the ultra-fast Volunteer
Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on June 19-20 for a pair of $10,000
to win throwdowns. On Friday night following afternoon thunderstorms
at "The Gap," Darrell Lanigan placed fifth in his loaded
heat race, won his B-Main, and later climbed seven spots during
the 50-lap headliner to nab a solid eleventh place effort. At Bulls
Gap on Saturday evening, Darrell clicked off the second quickest
lap in Group A during qualifying, won his stacked heat race, and
placed third in the 50-lapper behind only victor Zack Mitchell and
runner-up Dale McDowell. The Union, Kentucky hotshoe still finds
himself third in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings
following the double-dip. Complete results from the doubleheader
weekend in the Volunteer State can be viewed by clicking on www.woolms.com.