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