LANIGAN CLOSES OUT 2013 SEASON
WITH WORLD FINALS!
9, 2013) Darrell Lanigan and
the DLR team closed out their 2013 campaign tonight in the 'World
Finals' finale at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte. Darrell
finished fourth in his stacked heat race, but later won his
B-Main to gain access into the $12,000 to win feature event.
Unfortunately, the Union, Kentucky ace suffered motor issues
on the ninth circuit of the 50-lapper and retired in the twenty-fifth
position. Despite the mechanical woes, Darrell finished a strong
second in the final version of the World of Outlaws Late Model
Series point standings behind only champion Josh Richards.
8, 2013) Union, Kentucky star
Darrell Lanigan earned his first-ever feature victory at the
Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina tonight in
the seventh annual 'World Finals!' Darrell took the win in his
heat race over Dennis Erb, Jr. and Earl Pearson, Jr. and later
drew the pole position for the 50-lap main event. In front of
the huge crowd, Darrell grabbed the point at the drop of the
green flag and never looked back en route to the convincing
flag-to-flag triumph. He notched the $12,000 win over Scott
Bloomquist, Josh Richards, Don O'Neal, and Rick Eckert!
(Barry Lenhart Photo)
(November 7, 2013) Darrell
Lanigan and his #29 DLR team rolled into the pristine Dirt Track
at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina today for the start
of the season-ending 'World Finals.' Two rounds of World of
Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying sessions were held tonight
at the 4/10-mile speedplant. Darrell clicked off the fastest
lap in Group B for Friday's program, while he timed in fourth
quickest in Group A for Saturday's showdown. Both 'World Finals'
events later this weekend at Charlotte will pay $12,000 to the
DARRELL LANIGAN LAYS CLAIM TO
$40,000 WIN AT KNOXVILLE!!!
28, 2013) Darrell
Lanigan, of Union, Kentucky, came out on top of a heated 'Lucas
Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' tonight to score a huge
$40,000 victory at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa!
Darrell, who had accumulated the third best point total from
the previous two nights of racing action, started the 100-lap
crown jewel event from the inside of the second row. He then
led laps 20-83 and 95-100 to capture the exciting win over Josh
Richards, Tim McCreadie, Steve Francis, and Billy Moyer! The
triumph at Knoxville tonight was Darrell's largest paying win
of his fourteen trips to victory lane this year!!! (John
(September 27, 2013) Another
$7,000 winner's check was on the line tonight at Knoxville Raceway,
as night two of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals'
took place at the black-dirt oval. Darrell Lanigan timed in
second quickest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series qualifying and later beat the invert to take the win
in his heat race. After starting the 25-lap feature event from
the outside of the fourth row, Darrell was unfortunately involved
in an early-race incident with Josh Richards and later retired
with a very disappointing nineteenth place finish.
(September 26, 2013) The
Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team invaded the hallowed Knoxville
Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa tonight for the start of the 10th
Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' A strong
72 car field converged on the 1/2-mile Marion County Fairgrounds
facility to vie for the $7,000 top prize. Darrell Lanigan clicked
off the sixth quickest lap in Group B during Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series qualifying and later climbed to second in
his heat race following an eight car invert. After rolling off
from the outside of the third row in the 25-lapper, Darrell
quickly moved up to second and eventually finished an impressive
runner-up behind only race winner Josh Richards.
LANIGAN BANKS $15,000 FOR DOWN
& DIRTY 75 VICTORY!!!
22, 2013) Darrell
Lanigan and his #29 DLR team traveled north to the Berlin Raceway
in Marne, Michigan on September 20-21 for a huge World of Outlaws
Late Model Series showdown. After Friday night was wiped out
by inclement weather, the entire program was condensed into
a one-day, $15,000 to win event. Darrell laid down the quickest
lap overall during the qualifying session and later took the
win in heat race action. The Union, Kentucky star then drew
the fourth starting spot prior to the 'Down & Dirty 75'
and grabbed the lead on lap 33. Darrell then led the remainder
of the 75-lapper to score the $15,000 triumph over Shane Clanton,
Rick Eckert, Josh Richards, and Tim Fuller. Complete results
from dirt-covered Berlin Raceway can be obtained by clicking
(Kevin Kovac Photo)
DARRELL LANIGAN BACK ON OUTLAWS
TRAIL IN MIDWEST!
15, 2013) The
Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team rejoined the World of Outlaws
Late Model Series schedule on September 13-14 in the states
of Illinois and Missouri. On Friday night at the tiny Belle-Clair
Speedway in Belleville, Illinois, Darrell Lanigan ran second
in his heat race, but later suffered a flat right rear tire
during the $10,000 to win 'Photobilly 50,' which helped drop
him to a disappointing seventeenth place effort. At the Federated
Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri on Saturday evening, another
$10,000 top prize was on the line in the annual 'Pevely Nationals.'
Darrell once again ran second in heat race action prior to knocking
off six competitors during the 55-lapper en route to a close
runner-up performance behind only victor Josh Richards. Complete
results from the WOOLMS double-dip can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
LANIGAN WINS $5,000 PRELIM AT
ELDORA; RUNNER-UP IN WORLD 100!
8, 2013) Darrell
Lanigan and his #29 DLR team made the journey to the hallowed
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 5-7 for the 43rd
edition of the fabled 'World 100.' The huge three-day weekend
at the "Big E" started with a pair of $5,000 to win
prelims. On Thursday night, Darrell ran second in his heat race
and later climbed four spots during the 25-lap feature en route
to a fourth place effort behind only winner Jeep Van Wormer,
Bub McCool, and Tim McCreadie. At Eldora on Friday evening,
Darrell won his heat race in preliminary action and later claimed
his twelfth feature win of the 2013 racing season. The Union,
Kentucky ace beat Shane Clanton, John Blankenship, Scott Bloomquist,
and Earl Pearson, Jr. to the checkers to capture the $5,000
When Saturday rolled around the 1/2-mile,
high-banked speedplant, Darrell grabbed a heat race win over
Chris Madden and Jared Landers to earn the inside second row
starting spot in the $46,000 to win 'World 100.' During the
course of the 100-lap crown jewel spectacular, Darrell was a
fixture towards the front of the stellar field and was in the
mix for his first career 'World 100' win. He moved past second-running
Terry Phillips on lap 77 and set his sights on leader John Blankenship.
Unfortunately, Darrell could not quite catch Blankenship's #23
entry and had to settle for an impressive runner-up performance.
Complete results from the "Granddaddy of Them All"
can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
DARRELL LANIGAN CAPS OFF LABOR
DAY WEEKEND WITH WIN!
2, 2013) The
Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team struck out to the West Virginia
Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells, West Virginia and the
Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania from August
30-September 1 for a trio of World of Outlaws Late Model Series
showdowns. The triple shot of racing action kicked off on Friday
night at WVMS with the $10,000 to win 'RaceFest.' Darrell Lanigan
ran fifth in heat race action and later started the 50-lapper
from the inside of the seventh row. The Union, Kentucky standout
then rallied from two mid-race pit stops to finish in the fourth
spot behind only race winner Josh Richards, Steve Shaver, and
Next up for the #29 team was a rare trip to the Selinsgrove
Speedway for two more WOOLMS Labor Day weekend battles. On Saturday
evening, Darrell ran second in his heat race, drew the pole
position for the $8,000 to win feature event, and led laps 2-16
before overheating woes relegated him to a disappointing twentieth
place performance. The defending World of Outlaws Late Model
Series National Champion then picked up his tenth series win
on Sunday in the 'National Open' at Selinsgrove. After winning
his heat race, Darrell grabbed the point on lap 14 and never
looked back en route to the $10,000 triumph over Rick Eckert,
Matt Cochran, Josh Richards, and Shane Clanton! Full results
from all three WOOLMS tilts can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
(Kevin Kovac Photo)
LANIGAN THIRD IN WOOLMS POINTS
25, 2013) Darrell
Lanigan and his #29 DLR team were back in World of Outlaws Late
Model Series competition on Saturday evening, August 24 at the
Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia. Darrell clicked
off the thirteenth fastest lap in Group B during time trials,
but was later involved in an incident during his heat race,
which helped lead to a disappointing ninth place prelim finish.
The Union, Kentucky star eventually utilized a series provisional
to gain access into the $10,000 to win 'Raye Vest Memorial 50'
and was able to climb eight spots during the caution-free 50-lapper
en route to a fifteenth place finish. Darrell currently sits
third in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings following
Winchester. Complete results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
LANIGAN TAKES 50TH CAREER WOOLMS
WIN AT LITTLE VALLEY!
23, 2013) The
Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team celebrated in World of Outlaws
Late Model Series victory lane for the record 50th time on Thursday
night, August 22 at the Little Valley Speedway in Little Valley,
New York! Darrell Lanigan laid down the third quickest lap during
the qualifying session and later took the win in his heat race.
After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of
the 50-lap main event, Darrell led from green to checkers at
the 1/2-mile oval to notch his series-leading ninth triumph
of 2013. The Union, Kentucky star claimed the $10,000 top prize
over Dan Stone, Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, and Rick Eckert.
Full results from last night at Little Valley can be accessed
online at www.woolms.com.
(Kevin Kovac Photo)
DARRELL LANIGAN STRONG IN WOOLMS
TRIP TO WOLVERINE STATE
18, 2013) Darrell
Lanigan and his #29 DLR team invaded the Wolverine State of
Michigan on August 16-17 for a pair of $10,000 to win World
of Outlaws Late Model Series battles. On Friday night at the
Winston Speedway in Rothbury, Michigan, Darrell ran third in
heat race action prior to moving up two positions in the 'Winston
50' on his way to a solid sixth place effort. At the Merritt
Speedway in Lake City, Michigan on Saturday evening, Darrell
placed sixth in his heat race and second in his B-Main to earn
the twentieth starting spot in the 'Merritt 50.' The Union,
Kentucky star then blasted past sixteen competitors during the
50-lapper en route to an impressive fourth place outing behind
only winner Tim Fuller, Eric Spangler, and Rich Neiser. Full
results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
LANIGAN EARNS TOP FIVE IN $50K
11, 2013) The
#29 DLR team made the short jaunt to the venerable Florence
Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 9-10 for the 31st edition
of the 'North/South 100.' On Friday night, Darrell Lanigan clicked
off the ninth quickest lap in Group A during Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series qualifying. When things really heated up on
Saturday evening at the nearby 1/2-mile speedplant, Darrell
scored the win in his heat race to earn the inside third row
starting spot for the $50,000 to win main event. Darrell then
raced all over the top five throughout the 100-lapper prior
to notching a fourth place performance in the crown jewel extravaganza
behind only victor Don O'Neal, Tim McCreadie, and Dale McDowell.
Complete results from the 'North/South 100' weekend can be viewed
by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
BUSY WEEK IN WISCONSIN AND IOWA
FOR DLR TEAM
5, 2013) Darrell
Lanigan Racing (DLR) concluded their busy week in the Upper
Midwest in victory lane tonight at the Independence Motor Speedway
in Independence, Iowa! Darrell Lanigan laid down the third fastest
lap in Group A during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying
and later placed second in his heat race. After drawing the
seventh starting spot prior to the 50-lapper, Darrell stormed
to the front and grabbed the top spot on lap 37. The Union,
Kentucky star then led the remainder of the distance to pick
up the $10,000 top prize over Shane Clanton, Chad Simpson, Gregg
Satterlee, and Don O'Neal! (Kevin Kovac Photo)
(August 3, 2013) Union,
Kentucky star Darrell Lanigan wrapped up the 'USA Nationals'
tonight with the huge $50,000 to win main event at Cedar Lake
Speedway. In front of the monster crowd in the 100-lapper, Darrell
moved up six positions from his ninth starting spot on his way
to a strong third place effort. He trailed only winner Tim McCreadie
and runner-up Don O'Neal in the extra distance affair.
(August 2, 2013) Things
really ratcheted up tonight at Cedar Lake, as preliminary events
for the 26th edition of the 'USA Nationals' took place. Darrell
Lanigan posted the fourth fastest lap in Group A during WOOLMS
time trials and later finished second in his heat race behind
only prelim victor A.J. Diemel. By virtue of his strong performance
tonight, Darrell has earned himself the ninth starting spot
for tomorrow night's $50,000 to win crown jewel event!
(August 1, 2013) Next
up for the #29 team was the start of the annual 'USA Nationals'
tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond,
Wisconsin. Darrell Lanigan clicked off the seventeenth quickest
lap in Group A during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying
and later finished third in his stacked heat race. After rolling
off from the outside of the seventh row in the $6,000 to win
main event, Darrell was able to pass seven competitors during
the 40-lapper en route to a solid seventh place performance.
(July 30, 2013) The
Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team kicked off a busy week in
the Upper Midwest tonight at the Shawano Speedway in Shawano,
Wisconsin. Darrell Lanigan qualified seventeenth fastest during
the World of Outlaws Late Model Series time trial session and
later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race.
After starting from the outside of the fourth row in the $10,000
to win feature event, Darrell unfortunately got into the wall
early in the race, slipped outside of the top ten, and eventually
retired after only 44 circuits. The Union, Kentucky star was
relegated to a disappointing fifteenth place finish in his yearly
trip to Shawano.
LANIGAN TRAVELS TO FAIRBURY FOR
PRAIRIE DIRT CLASSIC
28, 2013) Darrell
Lanigan and his #29 DLR team resumed the World of Outlaws Late
Model Series tour over the July 26-27 weekend at the Fairbury
American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. The national
touring series sanctioned the 24th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt
Classic' and a whopping $20,000 top prize was on the line. On
Friday night, Darrell timed in eighteenth quickest in Group
A during the qualifying session and later finished fourth in
his stacked heat race. Following a second place run in his B-Main
on Saturday evening, Darrell claimed a nineteenth place performance
in the 100-lapper. Complete results from the PDC weekend can
be accessed by logging onto www.woolms.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)