LANIGAN BACK TO FAMILIAR
#29 MACHINE FOR 2019 SEASON!
29, 2018) Following a three-year stint driving
for Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR), Darrell Lanigan will return to his
self-owned, familiar #29 machine for the 2019 campaign! Darrell,
who will now build Club 29 Race Cars separately from Black Diamond
Chassis in his own Union, Kentucky race shop, is currently in the
process of restarting his own Super Late Model program. While he
is not 100% certain of his racing schedule for 2019, there is a
chance that Darrell will return to the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series tour if all of the pieces to his team fall into
place prior to "Speedweeks" in February. The #29 team
will utilize Cornett horsepower when they take to the track at the
beginning of next season. More information will be posted as news
warrants and a new website will be on the way closer to the start
of the '19 season! (MRM
SEASON FINALE FOR DARRELL
LANIGAN RAINED OUT...
25, 2018) Darrell Lanigan, of Union, Kentucky,
closed out his version of the 2018 racing season on November 23-24
in the annual running of the 'Possum Town Grand Prix' at Magnolia
Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. Driving a new Club 29 machine
in the Durrence Layne Crate Late Model Series special, Darrell knocked
down the fifth quickest lap in his group during the qualifying session
on Friday night and later placed third in his loaded heat race.
Heavy overnight rain then fell in the area and Saturday's portion
of the $10,000 to win event was canceled and will not be rescheduled.
More information from "The Mag" can be accessed online
LANIGAN STEERS TO SIXTH
IN WORLD FINALS OPENER!
4, 2018) The #14 CBR team was back in dirt-slinging
competition on November 1-3 at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte
in Concord, North Carolina, as the 12th edition of the 'World of
Outlaws World Finals' took center stage. The World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series presided over all of the action at the 4/10-mile
speedplant, which culminated in a pair of $12,000 to win contests
to close out the national touring series schedule. In the two rounds
of time trials, Darrell Lanigan knocked down the twenty-third quickest
lap in Group B for Friday's program, while he stopped the clock
thirteenth fastest in Group A for Saturday's spectacular.
On Friday night, Darrell blasted up to third in his
loaded heat race to earn the sixteenth starting spot in the 50-lap
headliner, which was pushed back to Saturday afternoon due to a
midnight curfew. During the daytime affair, Darrell drove past ten
competitors to score a strong sixth place performance behind only
victor Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Mike Marlar, Scott Bloomquist,
and Devin Moran. Later that evening in the 'World Finals' finale,
the Union, Kentucky star wound up seventh in his heat race and later
scratched from his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the
50-lapper. Full results from the huge 'World Finals' weekend can
be found by pointing your web browser to www.woolms.com.
DARRELL LANIGAN FINISHES
NINTH IN FINAL LUCAS POINTS
22, 2018) The 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
season came to a close from October 19-21 at Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. The 38th edition of the RhinoAg 'Dirt
Track World Championship' took place at the facility on the banks
of the Ohio River and a whopping $100,000 winner's check was up
for grabs. Darrell Lanigan finished third in his first heat race
on Friday night while he ran sixth in his final prelim. Following
a seventh place performance in his B-Main on Saturday evening, Darrell
utilized an emergency provisional to start near the tail of the
100-lap crown jewel main event, which was pushed back to Sunday
afternoon due to inclement weather. He was the first retiree and
was relegated to a twenty-eighth place effort at PRP. The Union,
Kentucky star was officially placed ninth in the final version of
the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the DTWC weekend can
be obtained by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
LANIGAN TRANSFERS INTO
WORLD PRELIM; WINS B-SCRAMBLE
14, 2018) The #14 CBR team returned to the hallowed
high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on October 12-13
for the rain-postponed 'World 100.' Following yet another rain-out
on Friday night, the day/night doubleheader at the "Big E"
on Saturday kicked off with $10,000 to win Twin 25s during the afternoon.
Darrell Lanigan posted the eighth quickest time overall during qualifying
before finishing third in his heat race. In his 25-lapper, Darrell
started from the outside of the sixth row and eventually wound up
fourteenth in the final finishing order.
During the nighttime portion of the double-dip at
the 1/2-mile Buckeye State facility, all eyes were fixated on the
$51,000 top prize and the famed globe trophies in the 48th Annual
'World 100.' Darrell ran sixth in both his heat race and his B-Main,
which unfortunately kept him out of the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza.
However, the Union, Kentucky star did halfway salvage the night,
as he emerged victorious in the B-Scramble for non-qualifiers to
score a $1,500 paycheck. Full results from Eldora Speedway can be
obtained by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
DARRELL LANIGAN GETS
TOP TEN IN PITTSBURGHER 100
8, 2018) The penultimate Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series event of 2018 took place from October 5-7 at the sprawling
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania,
as the 30th Annual 'Pittsburgher 100' drew 32 entrants to vie for
the $20,000 top prize. On Friday night at the monster 1/2-mile speedplant,
Darrell Lanigan knocked down the ninth quickest lap in Group A during
the qualifying session before placing sixth in his stacked heat
race. Following a washout of Saturday's action, Darrell grabbed
the second transfer spot through the B-Main on Sunday afternoon
to earn the outside of the ninth row for the start of the 100-lap
headliner. The Union, Kentucky ace, who currently sits ninth in
the latest LOLMDS point standings, was able to vault up inside of
the top ten and eventually garnered a solid tenth place effort.
Complete results from PPMS can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
LANIGAN VENTURES SOUTH
TO PEACH STATE OF GEORGIA
1, 2018) The #14 CBR team found themselves in the
Peach State for a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles
on September 29-30 at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome
Speedway in Rome, Georgia. During the annual running of the $12,000
to win 'Dixie Shootout' on Saturday night, Darrell Lanigan ran seventh
in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main before utilizing an emergency
provisional to advance into the 50-lapper where he ultimately wound
up sixteenth. In the $10,000 to win 'Rome Showdown' on Sunday evening,
Darrell grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race, but
slipped back to thirteenth in the final finishing order of the 50-lap
headliner. Complete results from both weekend races can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
DARRELL LANIGAN STREAKS
TO TOP FIVE IN JACKSON 100!
24, 2018) With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
season winding down quickly, the cars and stars of the popular national
touring series rolled into the legendary Brownstown Speedway in
Brownstown, Indiana on September 21-23 for the 39th Annual 'Jackson
100.' On Friday night, Darrell Lanigan started his weekend by knocking
down the eleventh quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying
session. After inclement weather washed out Saturday, Darrell grabbed
the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race on Sunday
afternoon. In the $20,000 to win 'Jackson 100,' Darrell drove his
#14 CBR mount past nine competitors during the 100-lapper on his
way to a sterling fifth place performance in the daytime affair.
He trailed only victor Bobby Pierce, Jonathan Davenport, Tim McCreadie,
and Jimmy Owens! Full results from the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval
can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
LANIGAN ADVANCES INTO
KNOXVILLE LM NATIONALS
16, 2018) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
schedule heated back up on September 13-15 with the 15th Annual
'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' at the storied Knoxville
Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The dirt-slinging action started with
a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary showdowns at the 1/2-mile, semi-banked
Hawkeye State venue. On Thursday night, Darrell Lanigan placed fifth
in his heat race and seventh in the B-Main, while he ran seventh
in his heat race, won the C-Main, and finished twelfth in the B-Main
on Friday evening. On both occasions, Darrell was unfortunately
kept out of the 25-lap feature event.
The Union, Kentucky star then grabbed the sixth and
final transfer spot through the stacked B-Main on Saturday to transfer
into the 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' During
the course of the $40,000 to win affair, Darrell was able to gain
fourteen positions to leave Knoxville with a sixteenth place performance.
He still sits tenth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings.
Full results from the downtown Knoxville speedplant can be viewed
by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
SOGGY WEEKEND FOR #14
CBR TEAM AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY
9, 2018) Darrell Lanigan was one of the 101 entrants
that piled into the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from
September 6-8 to compete in the 48th edition of the 'World 100.'
Things kicked off on Thursday night - actually the wee hours of
Friday morning after a long rain delay - with a pair of Twin 25
programs, each of which paid $10,000 to the winner. Darrell knocked
down the fortieth quickest lap overall during qualifying prior to
scoring an impressive heat race win. After drawing the tenth starting
spot in the 25-lapper, Darrell wound up placing fourteenth in the
final finishing order at the "Big E." Friday's $10,000
to win Twin 25s and Saturday's prestigious 'World 100,' which was
scheduled to boast a $51,000 windfall, both fell victim to the rainy
remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon and have been postponed until
October 12-13. Full results from Thursday's start to the crown jewel
extravaganza can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser to
(Todd Healy Photo)
LANIGAN STARTS LABOR
DAY WEEKEND WITH SIXTH PLACE RUN
3, 2018) The #14 CBR team headed to the states of
Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia with the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series from August 31-September 2 for a trio of pivotal point
battles. At Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky on Friday
night, Darrell Lanigan placed fifth in his heat race before advancing
up to sixth in the rain-shortened $12,000 to win main event. On
Saturday evening at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio
in the $12,000 to win 'Bob Miller Memorial, Darrell ran third in
his heat race, but drew an early caution flag in the 50-lapper and
eventually wound up fourteenth in the final finishing order. In
the annual 'Hillbilly Hundred' on Sunday at Tyler County Speedway
in Middlebourne, West Virginia, which boasted a whopping $50,000
winner's check, Darrell finished sixth in his heat race, third in
his B-Main, and fifteenth in the 100-lap headliner. Full results
from the triple shot of racing action can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
DARRELL LANIGAN WINS
DIRT MILLION PRELIM FOR $10K!
26, 2018) Darrell Lanigan's second victory of the
2018 racing season came on Friday night, August 24 in one of the
'Dirt Million' duels at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio!
Darrell qualified well in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time
trials and later picked up a victory in heat race action. After
drawing the pole position for the 30-lap preliminary event, Darrell
paced the field for each and every lap to pocket the $10,000 winner's
share over Josh Richards, Mike Marlar, Mason Zeigler, and Tyler
On Saturday evening, August 25, a huge crowd was on
hand to witness history, as the inaugural 'Dirt Million' paid over
$202,000 to the winner. Darrell wound up eighth in the dash, which
featured the top four finishers in both of Friday's duels, and later
started the 100-lap 'Dirt Million' from the outside of the fourth
row. The Union, Kentucky star then fought valiantly for a top ten
finish in the caution-plagued race and eventually netted a strong
ninth place performance in the largest paying race in 2018. Full
results from the weekend at Mansfield can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
LANIGAN STREAKS TO TOP
TEN IN NORTH/SOUTH 100
12, 2018) Following several weeks off, Darrell Lanigan
returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene from August
8-11 in a lucrative four-day stretch at the venerable Florence Speedway
in Union, Kentucky. In Wednesday's $12,000 to win 'Ralph Latham
Memorial,' Darrell Lanigan ran third in his loaded heat race prior
to claiming an eleventh place performance in the rain-shortened
main event, which was contested on a very rough racing surface.
At Florence on Thursday night in the 'North/South Shootout,' which
paid $10,000 to the winner, Darrell won his heat race in preliminary
action before driving to a solid seventh place effort in the caution-free
On Friday evening at the nearby 1/2-mile speedplant,
a double set of heat races with combined passing points took place
to help set the lineups for Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South
100.' Darrell was unfortunately involved in a wreck in his first
heat race and later placed fifth in his final prelim. Following
a fourth place showing in his B-Main on Saturday, the Union, Kentucky
star was forced to utilize a series emergency provisional to gain
access into the 100-lap crown jewel main event. Darrell then steered
past sixteen competitors during the 'North/South 100' to salvage
a strong ninth place outing in front of a jammed-packed throng of
race fans! Full results from the hectic week can be viewed online