Sunshine Nationals Nightly Results from Volusia Speedway Park
(January 16, 2021)
The third and final round of the 'Sunshine Nationals' took center stage tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned another $10,000 to win shootout. In qualifying at the Daytona Beach-area facility, Darrell Lanigan posted the third quickest lap in Group B prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his heat race. He then started the 40-lap feature from the outside of the third row and vaulted all the way up to third to land on the podium behind only race winner Kyle Strickler and runner-up Scott Bloomquist!

(January 15, 2021) Persistent rain showers creating saturated grounds at Volusia Speedway Park have forced World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series and track officials to cancel tonight's event at the Barberville, Florida speedplant. Round two of the 'Sunshine Nationals' will not be rescheduled, but action will resume at VSP on Saturday evening.

(January 14, 2021) The 2021 season for the Viper Motorsports team kicked off tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida with the opening show of the three-race 'Sunshine Nationals.' The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series presided over the "Speedweeks" lid lifter and a $10,000 payday was up for grabs. Debuting a brand-new XR1 Rocket Chassis, Darrell Lanigan stopped the clock second fastest in Group B during the qualifying session before securing an impressive heat race triumph. After drawing the third starting spot in the 40-lap main event, Darrell was running second late in the feature distance when he attempted to pull alongside of Cade Dillard battling for the point. Unfortunately, the two made contact, which caused the Union, Kentucky native to spin and eventually helped relegate him to a disappointing sixteenth place showing.

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.

 

 

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