DARRELL LANIGAN OVERHEATS
IN KNOXVILLE NATIONALS...
17, 2017) The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team was
back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene from September
14-16 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, as the 14th edition
of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' took center stage
in the Dirt Late Model world. Things got underway in the Hawkeye
State with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs and 56 entrants
made their way to the 1/2-mile speedplant to compete in the three-day
crown jewel spectacular. On Thursday evening, Darrell Lanigan unfortunately
was not able to advance into the 25-lap feature after finishing
seventh in his heat race, winning the C-Main, and getting caught
up in an early wreck in the B-Main. At Knoxville on Friday night,
Darrell won his heat race before slipping back to ninth in the final
rundown of the 25-lapper.
By virtue of amassing the ninth most single-night points during
the prelims, Darrell rolled off from the inside of the fifth row
in Saturday's 100-lap grand finale. The Union, Kentucky standout
was in the seventh position on lap 71 when he was unfortunately
forced to retire his overheating racecar in the twenty-second position
of the $40,000 to win affair. Darrell still finds himself seventh
in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results
from all three days at Knoxville Raceway can be viewed by clicking
LANIGAN REACHES VICTORY
LANE TWICE IN WORLD WEEKEND!
10, 2017) Darrell Lanigan's 2017 win total now stands
at four following a pair of 'World 100' preliminary triumphs at
the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 7-9!
On Thursday night, Darrell won his heat race and later led laps
18-25 of his feature to bag the $10,000 windfall over Jonathan Davenport,
Jimmy Mars, Mike Marlar, and Bobby Pierce. At the "Big E"
on Friday evening, Darrell placed second in his loaded heat race
prior to once again leading laps 18-25 of the main event to score
another $10,000 top prize over Jimmy Owens, Josh Richards, Hudson
O'Neal, and Bobby Pierce.
When Saturday rolled around at the hallowed 1/2-mile
speedplant, all eyes on the CBR team were focused on the $50,000
winner's check in the 47th edition of the 'World 100.' Darrell scored
an impressive heat race triumph to earn the sixth starting spot
for the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza. The Union, Kentucky superstar
then hung around the front throughout the 'World 100,' which was
contested in front of a record crowd, before landing in the fifth
finishing position behind only victor Jonathan Davenport, Gregg
Satterlee, Mike Marlar, and Dale McDowell. Full results from the
most prestigious event in our sport can be accessed by clicking
DARRELL LANIGAN IMPROVES
TO TOP TEN IN HILLBILLY 100
4, 2017) Over a rainy Labor Day holiday weekend
from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR)
got one race into the record books - the $25,000 to win 'Hillbilly
Hundred' on Sunday, September 3 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne,
West Virginia. Darrell Lanigan clicked off the eighth fastest time
in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and
later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded
heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row
and drawing a lap 35 caution flag, Darrell rebounded to salvage
a steady eighth place run in the 49th edition of the 'Hillbilly
Hundred.' The Union, Kentucky standout still finds himself seventh
in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting the holiday weekend.
Full results from Tyler County can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
LANIGAN LEADS FIRST 25
LAPS AT L'BURG UNTIL FLAT TIRE
27, 2017) A rare single-race weekend for the cars
and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #14 team
to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on Saturday evening,
August 26. The annual running of the 'Whiskey City 60' drew a large
contingent of fans to the Hoosier State facility and 32 drivers
were focused on the $12,000 payday. Darrell Lanigan earned Fast
Time honors during the qualifying session prior to scoring an impressive
heat race triumph. After leading the first twenty-five circuits
in the 60-lapper from the pole position, Darrell unfortunately suffered
a flat tire while running in the second spot. The Union, Kentucky
ace returned to the track to salvage a fourteenth place showing
and still sits seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full
results from the 'Whiskey City 60' can be located by pointing your
Internet browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
DARRELL LANIGAN BATTLES
BACK FOR SIXTH IN TOPLESS 100
21, 2017) Next up on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series schedule for the Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team was a trip
to Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas from August
18-20 for the 25th Annual 'Topless 100.' The popular roof-less event
drew 41 competitors to the Batesville-area to vie for the whopping
$40,000 winner's check. Darrell Lanigan tripped the clock second
quickest in Group B during qualifying on Friday night and later
placed second in his stacked heat race. After Saturday's 100-lapper
was pushed back a day due to inclement weather, Darrell started
the crown jewel event from the outside of the fourth row on Sunday
afternoon. Despite suffering a flat tire on lap 88 and getting caught
up in a lap 90 pileup, the Union, Kentucky star still salvaged a
sixth place performance behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Gregg
Satterlee, Dennis Erb, Jr., David Breazeale, and Tim McCreadie!
Complete results from the 'Topless 100' weekend can be obtained
by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
LANIGAN LANDS IN TOP
FIVE IN BOTH FLORENCE SHOWS!
13, 2017) The #14 CBR team returned to the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene on August 10-12 at the nearby Florence
Speedway in Union, Kentucky. The three-day weekend at the Cincinnati-area
facility started on Thursday night with the 'North/South Shootout,'
which paid $10,000 to the winner. Darrell Lanigan knocked down the
quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later
scored an impressive heat race win. Darrell then led the 50-lap
feature event on three different occasions for a total of eleven
circuits before settling for a close runner-up performance in the
caution-free affair behind only victor Jimmy Owens!
On Friday evening, preliminary action for the 35th edition of the
'North/South 100' got underway at the undersized 1/2-mile oval with
a double set of qualifying heat races. Darrell ran third in both
of his heat races and racked up the seventh most passing points
in doing so. The Union, Kentucky superstar then started seventh
in Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South 100' and moved past a
pair of competitors during the 100-lap grind. Darrell, who sits
seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings, trailed only winner
Tim McCreadie, Bobby Pierce, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens to
land a strong fifth place effort. Complete results from the crown
jewel extravaganza can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser
DARRELL LANIGAN BATTLES
OUTLAWS IN BADGER STATE...
5, 2017) The 30th edition of the 'USA Nationals'
concluded tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond,
Wisconsin and each driver had their sights firmly set on capturing
the whopping $50,000 windfall. Darrell Lanigan knocked off the tenth
fastest lap in Group A during time trials last night before finishing
fourth in heat race action. The Union, Kentucky standout then started
the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the seventh row and quickly
climbed up inside of the top ten. Unfortunately, Darrell suffered
a broken shifter rod and completed only 39 circuits in the 'USA
Nationals,' which dropped him to twenty-third in the final finishing
(August 4, 2017)
The 'USA Nationals' finally kicked off tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway
and a $6,000 payday was on the line in the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series show at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility.
Darrell Lanigan posted the tenth quickest time in Group A during
qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot
through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the
seventh row in the 30-lap prelim, Darrell blitzed past six competitors
on the aggressive racing surface to bag a solid eighth place effort.
(August 3, 2017)
Tonight's $6,000 to win 'USA Nationals' preliminary event at the
renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin has been
rained-out and rescheduled for tomorrow evening. Also on tap tomorrow
at CLS with the entire rain-postponed prelim program will be the
regularly scheduled time trial session and heat races for Saturday's
'USA Nationals' headliner, which once again boasts a gigantic $50,000
(August 2, 2017)
The #14 team made the overnight haul to Shawano Speedway in Shawano,
Wisconsin tonight for the annual running of the 'Sun Drop Shootout,'
which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series. The $10,000 to win event marked the eighth straight year
that the national tour has hosted an event at the sprawling 1/2-mile
speedplant. Darrell Lanigan clicked off the tenth quickest time
overall during qualifying and later placed third in heat race action.
After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the fourth row,
Darrell drove up to fifth in the running order before settling for
a strong sixth place performance behind only winner Rick Eckert,
Chris Madden, Don O'Neal, Shane Clanton, and Mike Marlar.
(August 1, 2017)
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series made their first-ever
stop to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin tonight
and Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) was in the pit area to vie for the
$10,000 top prize. Darrell Lanigan stopped the clock eleventh quickest
in Group A during qualifying before running fifth in his stacked
heat race. After scoring a triumph in his B-Main, Darrell moved
past a trio of competitors during the caution-free 50-lap headliner
to notch a fourteenth place showing.
LANIGAN COMPETES IN $30,000
PRAIRIE DIRT CLASSIC
30, 2017) With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
sitting idle over the July 28-29 weekend, Darrell Lanigan and Clint
Bowyer Racing (CBR) found themselves at Fairbury American Legion
Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois for the 28th edition of the 'Prairie
Dirt Classic,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series and boasted a $30,000 windfall. On Friday night
during preliminary action, Darrell posted the eighteenth fastest
time in Group A during the qualifying session before moving up to
seventh in his $2,500 to win prelim feature. After grabbing the
second and final transfer spot through his consolation event on
Saturday evening, Darrell started the 100-lap PDC from the outside
of the tenth row. Unfortunately, the Union, Kentucky star was caught
up in a lap one wreck and retired with heavy damage in the twenty-ninth
position. Full results from FALS can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
DARRELL LANIGAN VAULTS
TO PODIUM EFFORT AT MACON!
26, 2017) A hectic stretch for the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series across the Midwest wrapped up on Tuesday night,
July 25 in the $12,000 to win 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100' at the
tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. A stout field of 25 competitors
signed into the pit area at the 1/5-mile oval. Darrell Lanigan timed
in seventh quickest overall during qualifying prior to running third
in his loaded heat race. After starting the 100-lap grind from the
inside of the fourth row, Darrell vaulted past four competitors
during the action-packed race and eventually crossed the finish
line in the third spot. The Union, Kentucky native trailed only
victor Josh Richards and runner-up Shannon Babb last night at Mighty
Macon. Full results can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
LANIGAN ELEVENTH IN $53,000
SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS
23, 2017) Following the mid-week special in South
Dakota, the #14 team crossed through the pit gate at I-80 Speedway
in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 21-22 for the 7th edition of the
'Silver Dollar Nationals.' The two-day Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series spectacular, which paid a record high $53,000 to the winner,
started on Friday night with two rounds of qualifying heat races.
Darrell Lanigan took the win in his first heat race of the evening
before finishing fourth in his final prelim. By virtue of accumulating
the sixth most passing points in preliminary action, Darrell started
Saturday's 80-lap headliner from the outside of the third row. At
the conclusion of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' the Union, Kentucky
standout found himself in the eleventh finishing position and still
sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings
exiting the Cornhusker State. Full results from the weekend can
be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
DARRELL LANIGAN SPUN
EARLY IN ABERDEEN VISIT
19, 2017) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series made
their first-ever visit to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South
Dakota on Tuesday evening, July 18 for the 'Bullet Sportswear Shootout,'
which boasted a $10,000 winner's check. Darrell Lanigan laid down
the third quickest time in Group B during qualifying and later placed
second in his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature
event from the outside of the third row, Darrell was unfortunately
spun by Josh Richards on the opening lap and was forced to rally
from the back of the pack. The Union, Kentucky ace eventually stormed
back towards the top ten before settling for an eleventh place effort.
Full results from last night in South Dakota can be viewed online
LANIGAN ON PODIUM IN
CMH DIAMOND NATIONALS!
16, 2017) Darrell Lanigan and his #14 CBR team continued
their hectic month of July with two more Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series programs at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and
the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on
July 14-15. On Friday night in the $10,000 to win 'NAPA Know How
50' at Granite City, Darrell unloaded a new white racecar and ran
second in his heat race before drawing a late caution in the 50-lap
headliner, which dropped him to a disappointing twenty-first place
performance. At Wheatland on Saturday evening in the annual 'CMH
Diamond Nationals,' which boasted a $12,000 payday, Darrell won
his heat race in preliminary action prior to placing third in the
60-lap main event behind only race winner Josh Richards and runner-up
Don O'Neal. Full results from the doubleheader weekend can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
DARRELL LANIGAN FIFTH
IN MOUNTAIN MOONSHINE CLASSIC
9, 2017) The Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team followed
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the states of North Carolina,
South Carolina, and Tennessee from July 6-8 for a trio of pivotal
point battles. Up first were two $10,000 to win programs at Fayetteville
Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Cherokee Speedway
in Gaffney, South Carolina. On Thursday night at Fayetteville, Darrell
Lanigan placed sixth in his stacked heat race and fourteenth in
the 50-lap feature event. In the annual running of the 'Grassy Smith
Memorial' on Friday evening at Cherokee, Darrell finished fifth
in his heat race, second in the B-Main, and twenty-second in the
50-lapper after unfortunately losing a wheel on the third circuit.
Things wrapped up in the Southeast on Saturday with
the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic' at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville,
Tennessee. Darrell stopped the clock fastest overall in Group A
during qualifying and later ran second in heat race action. After
starting the $12,000 to win headliner from the inside of the third
row, Darrell wound up finishing right where he started the 60-lap
finale... in the fifth position behind only victor Jimmy Owens,
Brandon Overton, Scott Bloomquist, and Josh Richards. The Union,
Kentucky superstar now finds himself seventh in the latest version
of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the trio of races. Full results
can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
LANIGAN LANDS IN TOP
FIVE AT PRP & MANSFIELD!
4, 2017) Darrell Lanigan and the #14 CBR team were
back in competition with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series from
July 1-3 in a triple shot of holiday racing action in the Buckeye
State of Ohio. On Saturday in the annual running of the 'Independence
60' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, Darrell ran
third in his heat race and later started the $12,000 to win headliner
from the outside of the fourth row. Darrell then drove past four
competitors during the 60-lapper on his way to a strong fourth place
showing behind only victor Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, and Gregg
The tripleheader then concluded with specials at Mansfield
Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio and Muskingum County Speedway
in Zanesville, Ohio. Darrell placed third in his heat race on Sunday
evening at Mansfield before advancing past five racecars during
the $10,000 to win feature to claim another fourth place effort
behind only race winner Josh Richards, Gregg Satterlee, and Hudson
O'Neal. In the $12,000 to win weekend finale on Monday night at
Zanesville, Darrell finished fifth in his loaded heat race, won
the B-Main, and later retired early in the attrition-filled 60-lap
main event to wind up twenty-second in the final finishing order.
The Union, Kentucky standout still sits sixth in the latest LOLMDS
point standings. Full results from the dirt-slinging competition
leading into Independence Day can be viewed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
DARRELL LANIGAN FAST
AT LERNERVILLE BUT HAS TROUBLES...
25, 2017) Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) made their way
to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania from June 22-24
for the annual running of the 'Firecracker 100,' which was once
again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.
After inclement weather wiped out the first two days in the Keystone
State, a day/night doubleheader was held on Saturday starting with
a $6,000 to win afternoon show.
Darrell Lanigan placed eighth in his heat race and
won his B-Main before winding up seventeenth in the 30-lap main
event. In the evening portion of the double-dip, Darrell ran second
in his stacked heat race and was in the second spot early in the
$30,000 to win 'Firecracker 100' before a broken power steering
pump caused him to retire from the 100-lapper in the twenty-sixth
position. Complete results from both races at Lernerville over the
weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
LANIGAN BLASTS INSIDE
OF TOP FIVE IN CLASH AT THE MAG!
18, 2017) Next up for the #14 CBR team was a visit
to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on June 16-17
for the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag.' Following a rain-out
of Friday's action, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie
was condensed into a single-day shootout on Saturday evening. Darrell
Lanigan tripped the clock twelfth fastest in Group A during qualifying
prior to placing third in his stacked heat race. The Union, Kentucky
star then blasted past seven competitors during the course of the
$12,000 to win main event on his way to a strong fourth place performance
behind only winner Mike Marlar, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Brandon Overton.
Darrell now sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point
standings exiting the 'Clash at the Mag.' Full results from last
night's 60-lapper can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
DARRELL LANIGAN SCORES
$10,000 DLM DREAM PRELIM WIN!
11, 2017) Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) traveled to
the Buckeye State of Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd edition of
the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' A stellar field of 79 Super Late Model
competitors signed in at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio and all eyes were focused on the whopping $100,000 winner's
share. Things kicked off at the "Big E" on Thursday and
Friday with a pair of preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and
$10,000 to win respectively in Twin 25 lap sprints.
Darrell Lanigan won his heat race on Thursday evening prior to
advancing up to second in the 25-lap feature to trail only victor
Brandon Overton at the checkers. On Friday night, Darrell finished
second in heat race action and later led laps 4-25 of the headliner
to score the $10,000 payday over Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist,
Zack Dohm, and Shane Clanton! The Union, Kentucky standout then
placed second in Saturday's heat race, but overheating woes during
the course of the 100-lapper dropped Darrell to twenty-second in
the final finishing order of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Comprehensive
coverage from the crown jewel extravaganza over the weekend at Eldora
can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.