WILD WEST SHOOTOUT NIGHTLY RESULTS
FROM USA RACEWAY...
18, 2015) As advised by doctors,
Darrell Lanigan sat out tonight's $10,000 to win 'Wild West
Shootout' finale at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. Darrell
will fly back home on Monday and will visit a specialist to
decide what to do with his broken right thumb, which he injured
during Saturday's main event.
(January 17, 2015) Darrell
Lanigan and the Childress Racing team entered the penultimate
event of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries today at USA Raceway
in Tucson, Arizona. Darrell, who has been on fire the last week
in the desert, slapped the wall in his heat race and finished
eighth, while he later stormed through the pack in his B-Main
to grab the second transfer spot. After starting nineteenth
on the grid in the $3,000 to win main event, Darrell was unfortunately
involved in an early race skirmish, which resulted in him suffering
a broken right thumb. The Union, Kentucky superstar wound up
twenty-fourth in the final rundown tonight in Tucson and is
currently questionable for tomorrow evening's $10,000 to win
16, 2015) Darrell Lanigan, of
Union, Kentucky, picked up his second feature win of the 2015
'Wild West Shootout' tonight at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona!!!
Aboard the #f5 mount for Childress Racing, Darrell won his heat
race from the pole position and later started the 30-lap main
event from the outside of the fourth row. He then blasted into
the lead on lap eleven and led the remainder of the distance
in the caution-free affair to score the $3,000 triumph over
Billy Moyer, Rodney Sanders, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, and Ryan
(January 14, 2015) Following
a few days off to rest and relax in the desert, round three
of the 9th Annual 'Wild West Shootout' took place tonight at
USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona and a $3,000 top prize was up
for grabs. Darrell Lanigan bagged another heat race triumph
prior to starting the 30-lapper from the outside of the second
row. After jumping the cushion early in the race, Darrell stormed
to the front in the caution-free affair, eventually settling
for an impressive runner-up outing behind only race winner Rodney
(January 11, 2015) The
Childress Racing team and driver Darrell Lanigan were back at
it again today at USA (AZ) Raceway, as round two of the 'Wild
West Shootout' paid $5,000 to the winner. Darrell scored the
win in his heat race and later started the 30-lap main event
from the inside of the fifth row. The Union, Kentucky native
then hustled his #f5 entry past six competitors during the A-Main
en route to a strong third place performance behind only winner
Tony Jackson, Jr. and runner-up Adam Hensel.
10, 2015) Darrell Lanigan kicked
off his 2015 racing season in winning style tonight at USA Raceway
in Tucson, Arizona, as he emerged victorious in the 'Wild West
Shootout' lid lifter! Driving a Black Diamond by Club 29 racecar
for the Childress Racing team, Darrell advanced up to second
in his heat race to finish behind only prelim winner Stormy
Scott. After earning the pole position prior to the start of
the 30-lap headliner, Darrell led the first circuit of the race
before regaining the point from Billy Moyer, Jr. on lap 21.
The Union, Kentucky superstar then led the remainder of the
distance to capture the $3,000 payday over Billy Moyer, Chase
Junghans, Billy Moyer, Jr., and Rodney Sanders! (Photo
LANIGAN HOOKS BACK UP WITH CHILDRESS
RACING FOR ARIZONA!
8, 2015) Union, Kentucky star
Darrell Lanigan announced today that he will start his 2015
campaign from January 10-18 at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona!
The six-race 'Wild West Shootout' will be held for the ninth
time at the newly renamed facility and winning purses once again
range from $3,000 to $10,000. Darrell will fly out to Tucson
and will pilot a Black Diamond by Club 29 racecar out of the
Childress Racing shop. You can view the schedule dates that
Darrell confirmed today for 2015 by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website!
LANIGAN CLOSES OUT IMPRESSIVE
2014 SEASON AT SWAINSBORO...
30, 2014) Darrell Lanigan Racing
(DLR) wrapped up their 2014 racing season over the November
28-29 weekend in the annual running of the 'Turkey 100' at Swainsboro
Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia. The Crate Late Model biggie
once again paid $20,000 to the winner and 62 competitors signed
in for the Thanksgiving weekend showdown. Darrell Lanigan unfortunately
finished ninth in his heat race on Friday night and did not
transfer out of the B-Mains on Saturday evening, which kept
him out of the 100-lap headliner. Complete results from the
season-ending 'Turkey 100' weekend can be accessed online at
NESMITH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WASHED
OUT UNTIL 2015...
23, 2014) Darrell Lanigan was
a surprise entrant in the 10th Annual 'NeSmith World Championship
Race' at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on November 21-22.
The NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series season finale boasted
a $10,000 winner's check and attracted a strong 42 car field.
On Friday night, Darrell timed in second quickest in his group
during the qualifying session and later scored the win in heat
race action. The Union, Kentucky superstar was slated to start
Saturday's 100-lapper from the pole position, but inclement
weather unfortunately pushed back the 'NeSmith World Championship
Race' until January 31, 2015. More information from the weekend
at Ocala can be viewed online at www.nesmithracing.com.
LANIGAN WRAPS UP TREMENDOUS WOOLMS
SEASON IN STYLE AT CHARLOTTE!
9, 2014) The Darrell Lanigan
Racing (DLR) team concluded the World of Outlaws Late Model
Series campaign with a bang on November 6-8 in the 8th Annual
'World of Outlaws World Finals' at the pristine Dirt Track at
Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina! A stellar field of 77
competitors piled into the pit area at the 4/10-mile speedplant
and a pair of $12,000 top prizes were up for grabs. On Thursday
night, Darrell Lanigan posted the fastest lap overall during
the qualifying session for Friday's program, while he timed
in fourth quickest in Group B for Saturday's showdown.
In front of a huge Charlotte crowd, Darrell won his heat race
on Friday evening prior to drawing the fourth starting spot
for the 50-lapper. He worked the high-side to perfection and
passed leader Chris Madden for the thrilling win on the last
lap to pocket the $12,000 check. The seventeenth series win
of the season for the Union, Kentucky superstar came over Madden,
Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and Dennis Erb, Jr. In Saturday's
finale, Darrell ran second in heat race action prior to working
his way up to fifth in the 50-lap headliner to finish behind
only victor Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, Scott Bloomquist, and
Billy Moyer. By just showing up in the Charlotte area this weekend,
Darrell clinched his third WOOLMS National Championship! Complete
results from the 'World Finals' weekend can be accessed online
(Barry Lenhart Photo)
DARRELL LANIGAN RETIRES EARLY
IN FALL CLASSIC AT WHYNOT...
26, 2014) Union, Kentucky star
Darrell Lanigan jumped behind the wheel of a Childress Racing
#f5 Black Diamond by Club 29 racecar over the October 24-25
weekend at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi.
The 20th edition of the Coors Light 'Fall Classic' drew 48 entrants
to the 3/8-mile oval and a $15,000 payday was on the line. Darrell
grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race
on Friday night, which lined him up starting from the inside
of the seventh row in Saturday's 100-lap mega-event. Unfortunately,
Darrell's feature was a short one, as he drew a lap 11 caution
and ultimately retired from the 'Fall Classic' in the twenty-fourth
spot. Full results from Whynot can be obtained by clicking on
LANIGAN RUNNER-UP IN KNOXVILLE
28, 2014) Darrell Lanigan Racing
(DLR) made a rare appearance with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series on September 25-27 at the hallowed Knoxville Raceway
in Knoxville, Iowa, as Darrell Lanigan was gunning for his second
straight 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' title. The
three-day crown jewel spectacular kicked off with a pair of
$7,000 to win preliminary programs at the 1/2-mile Marion County
fairgrounds speedplant. On Thursday evening, Darrell ran third
in his heat race prior to climbing all the way up to second
in the 25-lap main event to finish behind only victor Jonathan
Davenport. At Knoxville on Friday night, Darrell finished fifth
in his heat race, won the B-Main, and later wound up fifteenth
at the conclusion of the caution-free 25-lapper.
By virtue of his strong points performance
on Thursday, the Union, Kentucky superstar earned the rights
to the outside of the front row for Saturday's 'Lucas Oil Late
Model Knoxville Nationals' headliner, which once again boasted
a hefty $40,000 payday. Darrell then tracked down polesitter
Brian Birkhofer to lead laps 31-40, but unfortunately jumped
the cushion late in the 100-lap main event while running just
outside of the top five. He wound up suffering front end damage
as a result and retired on lap 86 in the nineteenth position.
Complete results from Knoxville Raceway can be accessed online
DARRELL LANIGAN WINS RECORD 16TH
WOOLMS EVENT OF SEASON!
14, 2014) Darrell Lanigan and
his #29 DLR team stood tall in World of Outlaws Late Model Series
victory lane for a record 16th time in 2014 on Saturday evening,
September 13 at the dirt-covered Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan!
After Friday's $8,000 to win 'Down & Dirty 100' weekend
opener was nixed by Mother Nature, Darrell set his sights on
a third race title in as many years at the sprawling 7/16-mile
speedplant. The Union, Kentucky superstar knocked down the fastest
lap overall during qualifying, won his heat race, and later
redrew the fourth starting spot prior to the drop of the green
flag in the 65-lap headliner. Darrell then led laps 4-5 and
14-65 of Saturday's rugged shootout to score the $15,000 payday
over Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton, Rick Eckert, and Scott Bloomquist!
Complete results from the rain-shortened 'Down & Dirty 100'
weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
(Jim DenHamer Photo)
LANIGAN COMPETES IN 44TH ANNUAL
WORLD 100 AT ELDORA
7, 2014) Darrell Lanigan Racing
(DLR) rolled into the hallowed ground of Eldora Speedway in
Rossburg, Ohio on September 4-6 for the 44th edition of the
'World 100.' The three-day crown jewel extravaganza kicked off
on Thursday and Friday with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs,
each of which paid $5,000 to the winner. On Thursday night,
Darrell Lanigan won his heat race before slipping back to eighth
at the finish of his 25-lap feature event. At Eldora on Friday
evening, Darrell once again scored the win in his heat race
and later earned a strong fifth place performance in his 25-lapper,
as he trailed only winner Matt Miller, Randy Korte, Tim McCreadie,
and R.J. Conley.
When the stakes were raised much higher
on Saturday, all eyes were focused on the prestigious globe
trophy and the $47,000 payday. Darrell grabbed the third and
final transfer spot through his stacked heat race, which lined
him up starting sixteenth on the grid in the 'World 100.' During
the course of the 100-lap grind, the Union, Kentucky superstar
fought valiantly to advance forward in the race before eventually
settling for a sixteenth place effort. Complete results from
the action-packed 'World 100' weekend can be accessed online
DARRELL LANIGAN'S WOOLMS WIN
TOTAL NOW UP TO FIFTEEN!!!
1, 2014) Darrell Lanigan's 2014
World of Outlaws Late Model Series win total now stands at fifteen
following a pair of big wins over the Labor Day holiday weekend
(August 29-31) in the Keystone State of Pennsylvania! Things
kicked off on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver,
Pennsylvania. Darrell clicked off the fastest lap overall during
qualifying and later won his heat race. After drawing the pole
position prior to the 50-lap main event, Darrell led laps 1-3
and 17-50 en route to capturing the $10,000 payday ahead of
Rick Eckert, Tim Fuller, Tim McCreadie, and Eric Wells!
The action quickly shifted to Selinsgrove
Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Saturday and Sunday
for two more WOOLMS showdowns. On Saturday evening, Darrell
once again set Fast Time during qualifying and appeared to pick
up another heat race win, but was disqualified due to weighing
in light at the scales. After taking a series provisional, the
Union, Kentucky star blasted past nineteen competitors during
the $8,000 to win headliner on his way to a strong fourth place
effort behind only winner Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton, and
Rick Eckert. Darrell then capped off his impressive holiday
weekend on Sunday with a $10,000 triumph at Selinsgrove, as
he won his heat race and led all fifty circuits of the feature!
Full results from the tripleheader can be accessed online at