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LANIGAN BACK TO FAMILIAR #29 MACHINE FOR 2019 SEASON!
(November 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 Racing Photo)

SEASON FINALE FOR DARRELL LANIGAN RAINED OUT...
(November 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 at www.durrencelayneracing.com.

LANIGAN STEERS TO SIXTH IN WORLD FINALS OPENER!
(November 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
(October 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
(October 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
(October 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
(October 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. (MRM Racing Photo)

DARRELL LANIGAN STREAKS TO TOP FIVE IN JACKSON 100!
(September 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
(September 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
(September 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 www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

LANIGAN STARTS LABOR DAY WEEKEND WITH SIXTH PLACE RUN
(September 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. (MRM Racing Photo)

DARRELL LANIGAN WINS DIRT MILLION PRELIM FOR $10K!
(August 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 Erb!

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. (Heath Lawson Photo)

LANIGAN STREAKS TO TOP TEN IN NORTH/SOUTH 100
(August 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 50-lap contest.

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 at www.lucasdirt.com.

 

 

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