Lanigan Makes Late Decision
to Invade Brownstown...
6, 2023) Union, Kentucky Hall of Famer Darrell Lanigan
was back behind the wheel of a #1 Club 29 racecar owned by John
Weber on Saturday night, August 5 at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana. The Northern Allstars Late Model Series (NALMS) sanctioned
the annual 'Hall of Fame Classic' and a $10,000 payday was up for
grabs. Unfortunately, Darrell was not able to advance into the 50-lap
feature event after placing seventh in his heat race and sixth in
his B-Main. Complete results from the 'Hall of Fame Classic,' which
was won by Stormy Scott, can be found online at www.brownstownspeedway.com.
Darrell Lanigan Fifth
in $20,000 Bill Emig Memorial
25, 2023) Darrell Lanigan, of Union, Kentucky, was
back behind the wheel of a #1 Crate Late Model owned by Dick Neal
from June 22-24 for the 'Bill Emig Memorial' at Lernerville Speedway
in Sarver, Pennsylvania. On Thursday night during RUSH Crate Late
Model Series qualifying at the 4/10-mile speedplant, Darrell laid
down the quickest lap of the 56 entrants to earn Fast Time honors.
After running second in his loaded heat race on Friday
evening, Darrell started Saturday's $20,000 to win headliner from
the inside of the fourth row. The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer
then worked his way past a couple of competitors during the 50-lap
contest to land in the fifth finishing position behind only victor
Max Blair, Cody Overton, Joe Martin, and Michael Norris! Complete
results can be located online at www.lernerville.com.
Lanigan Records $10,000
Win in Jesse Sterbutzel Memorial!
4, 2023) Making a surprise guest appearance in a
Dick Neal-owned 604 Crate Late Model on Saturday night, June 3,
Hall of Famer Darrell Lanigan walked away with a $10,000 payday
in the 'Jesse Sterbutzel Memorial' at Latrobe Speedway in Latrobe,
Pennsylvania! Darrell won his heat race in preliminary action and
took the lead halfway through the 40-lap main event. At the checkers,
the Union, Kentucky standout was celebrating the five-figure payday
over a top five that included runner-up Jeremy Wonderling, Noah
Brunell, Ryan Frazee, and Henry Hornsby III.
Earlier in the week, Darrell made his 2023 season
debut on Wednesday, May 31 at the nearby Florence Speedway in Union,
Kentucky. The Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series sanctioned
a $23,023 to win showdown and a strong field of Super Late Model
entrants were on hand. Driving a #1 Club 29 racecar owned by John
Weber, Darrell timed in ninth quickest in Group B during the qualifying
session before running fifth in his heat race and second in his
B-Main. After getting involved in a couple of early skirmishes during
the 50-lap feature, he was the first retiree in the contest and
was relegated to a twenty-third place performance. Complete results
from both shows can be viewed online at www.floseries.com
(Howie Balis Photo)
Darrell Lanigan Pilots
Tony Jackson, Jr. Entry in World 100
11, 2022) Along with 106 other entrants, Darrell
Lanigan entered the most prestigious Dirt Late Model race of the
year from September 8-10, as the 52nd Annual 'World 100' was held
at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Things kicked off
at the "Big E" with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs
- each of which shelled out a $12,000 paycheck. On Thursday night
driving for Tony Jackson, Jr. Racing in the opener, Darrell finished
tenth in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main, which unfortunately
kept him out of his 25-lap feature event. In a similar show on Friday
evening, Darrell grabbed the fifth and final transfer spot through
his heat race before winding up eighteenth in the final finishing
order of the 25-lapper.
At Eldora Speedway on Saturday, all eyes were fixated
on who would walk away with the $55,000 first place prize money
and the famous globe trophy. Darrell placed tenth in his stacked
heat race and chose to scratch from competing in his B-Main. Therefore,
the Union, Kentucky Hall of Famer was not a part of the 100-lap
'World 100' that was ultimately won by Jonathan Davenport. Complete
results from what will most likely be Darrell's final events of
the 2022 season can be accessed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Lanigan Makes Return
to Racing in North/South 100 at Florence
14, 2022) The 2022 campaign for the Darrell Lanigan
Racing (DLR) team continued from August 11-13 in the 40th Annual
'North/South 100' at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. Following
a rain-out on Thursday night, a $5,000 to win preliminary event
took place at the Cincinnati-area venue on Friday evening. Darrell
Lanigan, making his first appearance since early June, timed in
sixteenth quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to running
seventh in his heat race. Darrell then picked off a trio of competitors
during his 25-lap sprint to place sixteenth in the final finishing
Once Saturday rolled around at the 1/2-mile oval, all eyes at Florence
Speedway were fixated on the whopping $75,000 top prize in the 'North/South
100.' Darrell finished sixth in his loaded heat race and sixteenth
in his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Union ace was unable to make the
start in the 100-lap crown jewel headliner that was ultimately won
by Jonathan Davenport. Complete results from the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series biggie can be accessed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
(Heath Lawson Photography)
Darrell Lanigan Eighth
in Million Prelim; Transfers into Headliner!
12, 2022) The lucrative 'Eldora Million' and 'Dirt
Late Model Dream' were next on the racing calendar for Darrell Lanigan,
as the #29 team trekked to the famed Eldora Speedway from June 8-11.
Following a washout at the Rossburg, Ohio facility on Wednesday
night, the entire 'Eldora Million' program was contested on Thursday.
During the daytime $12,000 to win preliminary event, Darrell ran
second in his heat race prior to winding up eighth in the final
finishing order of the 25-lap sprint. In the nightcap, Darrell grabbed
the second transfer spot through his heat race to advance into the
$1,002,022 to win 'Eldora Million' headliner and was eventually
paid for an eighteenth place performance in the 101-lap affair.
When the weekend rolled around in the Buckeye State,
the attention turned to the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model
Dream.' In the preliminary show on Friday evening, Darrell unfortunately
suffered terminal mechanical trouble early in the night and was
forced to scratch from the remainder of the weekend. The Union,
Kentucky ace was unable to compete in both the $12,000 to win prelim
and Saturday's annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which was scheduled
to shell out a $128,000 paycheck. Complete results from each day
at the "Big E" can be found by logging onto www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Lanigan Returns to Action
in Busy Memorial Day Weekend
30, 2022) After over a month away from the racetrack,
Darrell Lanigan and his #29 team returned to competition in a pair
of events in the Buckeye State on May 28-29. On Saturday evening
at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, a $20,000 top prize was up
for grabs with the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model
Series. Darrell stopped the clock eighth fastest in Group A during
the qualifying session prior to running second in heat race action.
After drawing the seventh starting spot before the drop of the green
flag in the 60-lap feature, the Union, Kentucky ace fought hard
for a top ten showing and eventually was paid for a steady ninth
At Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Sunday night,
a $5,000 winner's check was on the line in the annual running of
the 'Johnny Appleseed Classic.' Darrell qualified twelfth quickest
overall during time trials before securing a heat race triumph.
After rolling off from the outside of the front row in the 30-lap
feature, Darrell led early in the contest before his nose folded
under due to the rugged racing surface. He was unfortunately forced
to retire from the attrition-filled contest in the eighteenth finishing
position. Complete results from both Memorial Day weekend races
by logging onto www.woolms.com
(Tyler Carr Photo)
Darrell Lanigan Earns
Top Ten in Outlaw Invasion Opener
24, 2022) Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) invaded Atomic
Speedway in Alma, Ohio on April 22-23 for a pair of World of Outlaws
Case Construction Late Model Series showdowns dubbed as the 'Outlaw
Invasion.' On Friday night in the $10,000 to win weekend opener,
Darrell Lanigan timed in third fastest in Group B during qualifying
prior to running third in his heat race and ninth in the 40-lap
feature event. In Saturday's $15,000 to win finale, Darrell grabbed
the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race before
advancing up to twelfth in the 50-lapper. Complete results from
both weekend races in the Buckeye State can be viewed online at
Lanigan Suffers Mechanical
Woes Late in 46th Annual Spring 50
17, 2022) Next up on the racing calendar for the
#29 team was a visit to the nearby Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky
on Saturday evening, April 16. The 46th edition of the 'Spring 50'
took place at the 1/2-mile oval and 37 competitors showed up to
compete in the $10,000 to win program. Darrell Lanigan timed in
sixth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session before securing
an impressive win in heat race action. After starting third on the
grid in the 50-lap daytime headliner, Darrell was running inside
of the top five until his motor shut off late in the feature distance.
The Union ace was relegated to a disappointing sixteenth place effort
due to the mechanical woes. Complete results from the 'Spring 50'
can be found online by clicking on www.florencespeedway.com.
Darrell Lanigan Makes
Single-Race Appearance at 81 Speedway
10, 2022) Darrell Lanigan, of Union, Kentucky, made
an unannounced trip to 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas on Friday
night, April 8 and jumped behind the wheel of a Tony Jackson, Jr.
#56L back-up machine. The Lucas Oil MLRA Series lid lifter drew
39 competitors for the 'Heartland Hustle' opener and a $5,000 paycheck
was up for grabs.
Darrell ran fifth in his heat race prior to picking
up a victory in his B-Main. He then blasted past seven competitors
during the course of the 30-lap feature on his way to a steady eleventh
place effort at the Sunflower State oval. Darrell did not compete
in the $7,000 to win weekend finale on Saturday, April 9 at 81 Speedway,
as Tony Jackson, Jr. needed to utilize his back-up car for the MLRA
points event. Full results can be located online at www.mlraracing.com.
(Mike Ruefer Photo)
Lanigan Seventh in Bristol
Dirt Nationals Finale; Seventh in Points!
3, 2022) The 2nd Annual 'Bristol Dirt Nationals'
wrapped up on April 1-2 with two more $50,000 to win throwdowns
at the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway. The XR Super Series
and Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series once again co-sanctioned
all of the ground-pounding Super Late Model action at the storied
Bristol, Tennessee facility. On Friday night, Darrell Lanigan knocked
down the ninth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying before
placing fifth in his loaded heat race. Following a triumph in his
B-Main, Darrell then finished sixteenth in the final rundown of
the 50-lap headliner.
All eyes were then fixated on yet another $50,000
payday on Saturday evening in the 'Bristol Dirt Nationals' finale
at “The Last Great Colosseum." Darrell stopped the clock
fifth fastest in Group B during time trials and later grabbed the
fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. The Union,
Kentucky standout then swept past seven competitors during the 50-lapper
to land a strong seventh place performance. Darrell also finished
seventh in the miniseries point standings following the four events
held at Bristol Motor Speedway. Full results from the entire weekend
can be located online by clicking on www.racexr.com.
Darrell Lanigan Nabs
Pair of Top Tens in Bristol Dirt Nationals!
27, 2022) The Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team
made the trek to Bristol, Tennessee over the March 25-26 weekend
to compete in the 2nd Annual 'Bristol Dirt Nationals' at the dirt-covered
Bristol Motor Speedway. The XR Super Series and Valvoline Iron-Man
Late Model Series co-sanctioned the weekend at BMS and a pair of
$50,000 top prizes were up for grabs. On Friday night in the opener,
Darrell Lanigan stopped the clock ninth fastest in Group A during
the qualifying session before grabbing the fourth and final transfer
spot through his heat race. Darrell then picked off five racecars
during the course of the 50-lap headliner on his way to a solid
eighth place performance.
A similar program was then held at Bristol Motor Speedway
on Saturday evening. Darrell laid down the fourth quickest lap in
Group B during time trials prior to finishing second in heat race
action. The Union, Kentucky Hall of Famer then moved past two competitors
during the 50-lapper to land in the sixth finishing position. Darrell
trailed only winner Chris Ferguson, Scott Bloomquist, Ricky Weiss,
Jonathan Davenport, and Ricky Thornton, Jr. at the checkered flag.
Full results from the 'Bristol Dirt Nationals' weekend can be found
online at www.racexr.com.
Lanigan Back at Volusia
for Annual DIRTcar Nationals
19, 2022) The 51st edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals'
wrapped up tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as a total of 57 drivers
entered the finale at the Barberville, Florida speedplant to gun
for the $10,000 winner's check with the World of Outlaws Case Construction
Late Model Series. Darrell Lanigan qualified twelfth quickest in
Group A during the time trial session before finishing sixth in
his heat race and third in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Darrell was
unable to make the start in the 40-lap "Speedweeks" finale
that was ultimately won by Chris Madden.
(February 18, 2022)
The penultimate event of the 51st Annual 'DIRTcar
Nationals' took place earlier tonight at Volusia Speedway Park,
as another $10,000 windfall was on the line with the World of Outlaws
Case Construction Late Model Series at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant.
Darrell Lanigan laid down the quickest lap in Group A during time
trials prior to securing an impressive heat race triumph. The Union,
Kentucky Hall of Famer then drew the outside of the second row for
the start of the 40-lap feature and drove up to third to land on
the podium behind only victor Dennis Erb, Jr. and runner-up Chase
(February 17, 2022)
Round four of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' saw teams
chase another $10,000 top prize tonight at Volusia Speedway Park
in Barberville, Florida. Darrell Lanigan stopped the clock third
fastest in Group B during the World of Outlaws Case Construction
Late Model Series qualifying session and later ran second in his
stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth
row in the 40-lap main event, Darrell picked off nine competitors
to land on the podium in third behind only feature winner Dale McDowell
and runner-up Devin Moran!
(February 16, 2022)
Darrell Lanigan was busy tonight at Volusia Speedway
Park, as he competed in not only the regularly-scheduled $10,000
to win World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series program
at the Barberville, Florida facility, but also a rain-postponed
feature from January's annual 'Sunshine Nationals' that boasted
an additional $10,000 paycheck. Darrell won his heat race in preliminary
action before scoring a strong fifth place effort in the 40-lap
feature behind only race winner Brandon Overton, Devin Moran, Brandon
Sheppard, and Hudson O'Neal. In the make-up main event from January,
Darrell unfortunately ran into issues and was officially placed
twenty-third in the final finishing order of the 40-lapper.
(February 15, 2022)
The second night of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took
center stage at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and
even though the program was paused for awhile due to rain showers,
the $7,000 to win DIRTcar Super Late Model show was still able to
get into the record books during the wee hours of the morning. Darrell
Lanigan stopped the clock fifth quickest in Group A during qualifying
prior to placing fourth in heat race action. Darrell then ran into
trouble during his B-Main and finished eleventh, which unfortunately
kept him out of the 30-lap headliner that was won by Ryan Gustin.
(February 14, 2022)
Back where his 2022 campaign started in January,
Darrell Lanigan returned to Volusia Speedway Park today to compete
in the first round of the 51st Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals.' The DIRTcar
Super Late Models roared into the Barberville, Florida facility
and 47 competitors were on hand to vie for the $7,000 first place
prize money. Darrell timed in ninth quickest in Group A during qualifying
before running second in his loaded heat race. The Union, Kentucky
superstar then rolled off from the inside of the third row and later
wound up twelfth in the final rundown of the 30-lapper.
Darrell Lanigan Starts
2022 Campaign in Sunshine Nationals
22, 2022) In a weekend plagued by rugged track conditions
and now inclement weather, tonight's regularly scheduled 'Sunshine
Nationals' finale at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida
has been wiped out and the $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late
Model Series program will not be rescheduled.
(January 21, 2022) Round
two of the 'Sunshine Nationals' took center stage at Volusia Speedway
Park tonight and another $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs.
Darrell Lanigan stopped the clock third fastest in Group B during
the World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying session before
finishing second in his stacked heat race. Darrell was then slated
to start fifth on the grid in the A-Main, but rain showers before
the race postponed the headliner until Wednesday, February 16 as
part of the annual 'DIRTcar Nationals.'
(January 20, 2022) The
Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team kicked off their version of the
2022 racing season in the 'Sunshine Nationals' opener at Volusia
Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. The World of Outlaws Late
Model Series lid lifter shelled out a $10,000 paycheck. Darrell
Lanigan, who was wheeling a new Longhorn Chassis, qualified tenth
fastest in Group B before placing fifth in his loaded heat race.
Following a second place finish in his B-Main, Darrell was scheduled
to start the main event from the outside of the tenth row. In the
30-lapper, which was pushed back to Friday afternoon due to time
constraints and rough track conditions, the Union, Kentucky ace
advanced nine positions during the race en route to a steady eleventh