Darrell Lanigan Back
at Brownstown Speedway; Lands on Podium!
18, 2021) The Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team
was back at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana
on Saturday night, July 17. The unsanctioned 'Bobby Wilson Memorial'
was on tap at the 1/4-mile oval and a $5,000 winner's check was
up for grabs. Darrell Lanigan qualified well and later secured a
heat race triumph during preliminary action. The Union, Kentucky
ace then helped put on a great show for the fans in attendance during
the 40-lapper after starting the contest from the inside of the
second row. Darrell eventually wound up right where he started...
in the third position behind only victor Devin Gilpin and runner-up
Kent Robinson! Full results from last night at Brownstown Speedway
can be viewed online at www.brownstownspeedway.com.
(Mark Schaefer Photo)
Lanigan Finishes Close
Runner-Up to Gilpin in Born Free 40!
4, 2021) Darrell Lanigan and his #29 team invaded
Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on Saturday evening,
July 3 for the annual running of the 'Born Free 40.' The unsanctioned
Super Late Model contest drew 24 competitors to the 1/4-mile, fairgrounds
oval to vie for the $5,000 paycheck. Darrell won his heat race in
preliminary action and raced hard all over the top five throughout
the 40-lap race. In the waning laps, the Union, Kentucky ace pressured
leader Devin Gilpin for the point, but was forced to settle for
a very close (0.116 seconds behind) runner-up effort. Complete results
from last night's annual 'Born Free 40' can be located online at
(Mark Schaefer Photo)
Darrell Lanigan Rallies
to Firecracker 100 Fourth Place Showing!
27, 2021) Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) made the
trek to Lernerville Speedway from June 24-26 to compete in the 15th
Annual 'Firecracker 100.' The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series once again presided over the three-day shootout,
which drew more than 50 competitors to the Sarver, Pennsylvania
facility. In the first of two $6,000 to win preliminary programs
on Thursday night, Darrell Lanigan ran second in his heat race before
claiming a solid tenth place effort at the conclusion of the 30-lap
sprint. On Friday evening in a similar $6,000 to win show, Darrell
finished fourth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and thirteenth
in the 30-lapper.
When Saturday rolled around at Lernerville Speedway,
a huge crowd assembled to see who would emerge victorious in the
'Firecracker 100,' which boasted a whopping $30,000 winner's check.
The Union, Kentucky star placed fifth in his loaded heat race, but
later won his B-Main to gain access into the 100-lap headliner.
Darrell then blitzed past seventeen competitors during the course
of the 'Firecracker 100' en route to a sterling fourth place performance
behind only victor Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, and Dennis Erb,
Jr.! Complete results from each of the three events over the weekend
in the Keystone State can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Lanigan on Podium in
Dream Prelim; Finishes Fifth in Finale!
13, 2021) A lucrative, four-day stretch for the
#29 team took place from June 9-12, as a pair of 'Dirt Late Model
Dreams' were held at the famed Eldora Speedway. On Wednesday in
the opening night of the 27th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream' at
the Rossburg, Ohio oval, Darrell Lanigan won his heat race, but
got into the wall late in his $10,000 to win Twin 25 and placed
twenty-second in the prelim. At the "Big E" on Thursday
evening, Darrell placed fourth in his loaded heat race and eighth
in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out to the $127,000
to win headliner that was ultimately won by Brandon Overton.
In the Twin 25 preliminary program on Friday for the 26th edition
of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' Darrell secured a heat race triumph
and wound up on the podium in third behind only $10,000 victor Brandon
Overton and runner-up Ryan Gustin. In the grand finale at the 1/2-mile,
high-banked oval on Saturday night, the Union, Kentucky star won
his heat race to earn the pole position for the $126,000 to win
crown jewel extravaganza. Darrell then paced the stellar field for
the first 52 circuits before slipping to fifth at the checkers behind
only race winner Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, Chris Ferguson,
and Jonathan Davenport! Full results from each of the four days
at Eldora Speedway can be accessed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Darrell Lanigan Finds
Eldora Speedway Victory Lane!!!
31, 2021) Union, Kentucky superstar Darrell Lanigan
celebrated in victory lane for the first time in 2021 on Sunday,
May 30 at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! Darrell
earned Fast Time honors during American Late Model Series (ALMS)
qualifying for the annual 'Johnny Appleseed Classic' and later ran
second in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of
the second row in the 30-lap main event, Darrell stormed to the
front and overtook leader Ricky Weiss for the point on the 17th
circuit. He then led the remainder of the contest and bested Weiss,
Scott James, Freddie Carpenter, and Devin Moran at the checkers
to pocket the $5,000 paycheck! Complete results from last night
at the "Big E" can be located online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Tyler Carr Photo)
Lanigan Vaults to Eighth
at Brownstown; Runner-Up at Eldora!
16, 2021) Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) flexed their
muscle in a pair of special events at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana and Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from May 12-15! On
Wednesday night at Brownstown in a $10,000 to win Castrol FloRacing
Night in America Series showdown, Darrell Lanigan placed fifth in
his loaded heat race and second in his B-Main prior to blasting
past eleven competitors during the 40-lap headliner. At the waving
of the checkered flag at the 1/4-mile oval, Darrell found himself
in the eighth finishing position amongst the star-studded field.
At Eldora on Saturday evening, a $5,000 top prize
was up for grabs in an American Late Model Series (ALMS) battle.
Darrell knocked down the eleventh quickest lap overall during Super
Late Model qualifying prior to grabbing the third transfer spot
through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the
fourth row in the 30-lap sprint, the Union, Kentucky star blitzed
past six racecars en route to a sterling runner-up performance behind
only victor Hudson O'Neal! Complete results from both shows can
be accessed online at www.floracing.com
Darrell Lanigan Winds
Up Tenth in Dan Reno / Jackie Boggs Memorial
9, 2021) Following a rain-out of Friday's $5,000
to win weekend lid lifter at Atomic Speedway, the 'Dan Reno/Jackie
Boggs Memorial' went off without a hitch on Saturday evening, May
8 at the Alma, Ohio facility. Darrell Lanigan stopped the clock
third quickest in Group B during the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model
Series qualifying session before placing second in his stacked heat
race. With a $13,004 top prize up for grabs in the 50-lap headliner,
Darrell wound up completing only 45 circuits in the rugged contest
and was officially paid for a tenth place performance. Full results
from last night at the former K-C Raceway can be accessed online
(Flag to Flag Photography)
Lanigan in Randy Thompson's
#K3 Machine for Ralph Latham Memorial
2, 2021) Darrell Lanigan competed in one single
event over the weekend, as he unloaded in the Florence Speedway
pit area to do battle in the 35th edition of the 'Ralph Latham Memorial.'
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the high-profile
contest at the nearby Union, Kentucky facility, which boasted a
$15,000 windfall on Saturday, May 1. Piloting Randy Thompson's #k3
machine for the first time, Darrell placed fifth in his stacked
heat race prior to securing a triumph in his B-Main. After starting
the 60-lap headliner from the inside of the ninth row, Darrell unfortunately
got into the concrete wall on the sixth circuit and was forced to
retire with damage in the twenty-fourth position. Complete results
from last night's annual 'Ralph Latham Memorial' can be viewed online