Sunshine Nationals Nightly
Results from Volusia Speedway Park
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...
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.