Lanigan Suffers Concussion
in Season-Ending Charlotte Weekend...
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
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
Lanigan Transfers into
DTWC; Inducted into DLM Hall of Fame!
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
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
Lanigan on Podium in
Thunder Mountain Opener; Leads Early in Finale
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
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!
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!
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)