LANIGAN ADVANCES TO FIFTH IN ST. LOUIS U-PIC-A-PART 100
(July 27, 2016)
A short turnaround after I-80 saw the Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team invade the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois on Tuesday night, July 26 for the 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle drew 21 competitors to the 1/5-mile oval and all eyes were fixated on the $12,000 top prize. Darrell Lanigan laid down the eleventh fastest lap during the qualifying session and later placed sixth in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in the 100-lap grind, Darrell was able to blast past twelve competitors on his way to a sterling fifth place performance behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Earl Pearson, Jr., and Don O'Neal! Following the 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100,' the Union, Kentucky superstar still sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from Macon can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN ELEVENTH IN SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS
(July 24, 2016)
The next event on the calendar for the #15 CBR team was a visit to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 22-23 for the 6th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series and boasted a whopping $40,000 payday. The unique format kicked off on Friday night with double heat races and passing points set the lineup for Saturday's portion of the program. Darrell Lanigan ran fourth in both of his heat races on Friday and racked up the nineteenth most passing points in doing so.

Following a B-Main triumph on Saturday evening, Darrell started the 80-lap crown jewel main event from the inside of the tenth row. Despite drawing an early caution, the Union, Kentucky native rallied back through the pack to salvage an eleventh place effort in the 2016 edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' Darrell still sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the stop to I-80 Speedway. Full results can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

LANIGAN HEADS WEST TO GRANITE CITY & WHEATLAND...
(July 17, 2016)
Next up for Darrell Lanigan and the rest of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors were a pair of contests over the July 15-16 weekend at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. On Friday night at Granite City in the $10,000 to win 'Battle at the Beach 50,' Darrell ran third in his heat race prior to drawing a lap 30 caution and winding up sixteenth in the 50-lap headliner. At Wheatland on Saturday evening, Darrell finished seventh in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and eighteenth in the $12,000 to win 'CMH Diamond Nationals.' The Union, Kentucky ace now sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader weekend. Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN TENTH IN MOUNTAIN MOONSHINE CLASSIC
(July 10, 2016)
The #15 CBR team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee from July 7-9 for what was supposed to be a huge triple shot of racing action. Following a rain-out on Thursday at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the annual 'Grassy Smith Memorial' kicked off the dirt-slinging competition on Friday evening at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. Darrell Lanigan qualified fifteenth fastest in time trials and later grabbed the fifth transfer spot through his heat race. After a long rain delay, Darrell wound up thirteenth in the final rundown of the $10,000 to win feature event.

At Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday night, a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic.' Darrell clicked off the eighth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to running fourth in his heat race. Despite pitting for new rubber in the second half of the 60-lapper, the Union, Kentucky superstar battled back to finish tenth in the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic.' Darrell still sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the long weekend. Full results can be obtained online at www.lucasdirt.com.

LANIGAN SPENDS INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND IN OHIO...
(July 4, 2016)
A Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series doubleheader greeted the cars and stars of the national touring series on July 2-3 in the Buckeye State, as $12,000 winner's checks were on the line at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio. On Saturday evening at PRP, Darrell Lanigan timed in second fastest in his group during qualifying, but problems in his heat race caused him to take a provisional to gain access into the 'Independence 60,' where he climbed up to finish twelfth in final rundown. At Zanesville on Sunday night, Darrell finished sixth in his heat race, third in the B-Main, and twelfth once again in the 60-lap headliner. The Union, Kentucky superstar now sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the holiday weekend can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN ENTERS FIRECRACKER 100 AT LERNERVILLE
(June 26, 2016)
Darrell Lanigan and Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) invaded Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania on June 23-25 for the annual running of the 'Firecracker 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. After Thursday's preliminary program was pushed back to Saturday afternoon due to heavy rainfall, Friday's $6,000 to win show went off without a hitch. Darrell ran fourth in his loaded heat race, but later won his B-Main to gain access into the 30-lap headliner. The Union, Kentucky star then picked off nine competitors during the contest on his way to a respectable twelfth place showing.

In the rain-postponed $6,000 to win prelim on Saturday afternoon, Darrell encountered motor issues after laying down the second quickest lap in Group A during qualifying, which forced him to scratch from the remainder of the event. More trouble would strike the #15 team in Saturday's nightcap, as heat race difficulties led to an eleventh place finish and ultimately kept Darrell out of the $30,000 to win 'Firecracker 100.' Complete results from Lernerville can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

LANIGAN POCKETS $12,000 FOR CLASH AT THE MAG VICTORY!!!
(June 19, 2016)
Darrell Lanigan and the #15 team were back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on June 17-18 in the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag' at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. Due to strong thunderstorms on Friday, the two-day extravaganza was condensed into a single-day shootout on Saturday paying $12,000 to the winner. Debuting a brand-new Club 29 car, Darrell knocked down the fifth quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to finishing second in his stacked heat race.

After starting sixth on the grid in the 60-lap feature event, Darrell methodically worked his way to the front of the stellar field and grabbed the point from leader Jimmy Owens on lap 48. The Union, Kentucky superstar then went on to lead the remainder of the caution-free affair to bag the $12,000 payday for his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph of 2016 over Owens, Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, and Jared Landers! Darrell is now fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Magnolia. Complete results from the 'Clash at the Mag' can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photography)

DARRELL LANIGAN TACKLES ELDORA FOR DREAM XXII
(June 12, 2016)
Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) made the trek to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 9-11 for the 22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Things got underway at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Darrell Lanigan won his heat race prior to advancing to ninth in the $5,000 to win feature event. In Friday's $10,000 to win show, Darrell grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race, but was an early retiree in the 25-lapper and was relegated to a twenty-fourth place effort.

When Saturday evening rolled around at the "Big E," all eyes were fixated on the hefty $100,000 payday in 'Dream XXII.' Darrell placed second in his loaded heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the fifth row in the 100-lap headliner. The Union, Kentucky star was then unfortunately involved in an incident on a lap 38 restart and retired with damage in the twenty-fourth position. Complete results from the action-packed weekend at Eldora Speedway can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

LANIGAN SEES STRONG RUN TURN SOUTH IN TOYOTA KNOXVILLE 50
(June 5, 2016)
The ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #15 CBR team to the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee and the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky over the June 3-4 weekend. At Tazewell on Friday night, a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the annual running of the 'Toyota Knoxville 50.' Darrell Lanigan posted the thirteenth quickest lap overall during qualifying prior to running fourth in his loaded heat race. Darrell was then up to fourth in the running order in the 50-lapper before experiencing troubles and retiring in the nineteenth spot.

Saturday's $30,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial' at Florence was then washed out and postponed until Thursday evening, August 11. Darrell now sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting "The Taz." Full results can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

24TH ANNUAL SHOW-ME 100 RESULTS FROM WHEATLAND
(May 28, 2016)
The grand finale of the 24th Annual 'Lucas Oil Show-Me 100' took place in front of a huge crowd tonight at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. Darrell Lanigan had his sole focus set on bagging the whopping $30,000 payday that was up for grabs in the Memorial Day weekend special. By virtue of his strong preliminary efforts, Darrell locked himself into the outside of the fifth row for the start of the 100-lap extravaganza. During the course of the rough and tumble 'Show-Me 100,' Darrell fought hard for a top ten finish before eventually bringing his #15 mount home in the twelfth spot.

(May 27, 2016) Another $6,000 top prize was on the line tonight at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri in a special Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson event, which was once again co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Darrell Lanigan clicked off the fourth fastest time in Group B during the qualifying session and later scored the victory in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the front row in the 40-lap headliner, Darrell unfortunately suffered a broken panhard bar during the race and slipped back to thirteenth at the finish.

(May 26, 2016) The 24th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Show-Me 100' kicked off tonight at the immaculate Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series co-sanctioned the 'Cowboy Classic' prelim tonight, which drew 57 competitors to vie for the $6,000 winner's check. Darrell Lanigan timed in twentieth quickest in Group A during qualifying, but later blasted up to third in his loaded heat race. After starting the 45-lapper from the inside of the ninth row, Darrell was able to climb past ten competitors during the 'Cowboy Classic' to rally to a seventh place performance.

#15 CBR TEAM VENTURES NORTH TO OSHKOSH AND LASALLE
(May 22, 2016)
The ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #15 Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team north to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois over the May 20-21 weekend for a pair of pivotal point battles. On Friday night in the Badger State, Darrell Lanigan qualified seventh quickest in Group B during time trials prior to running fourth in heat race action. After starting the $10,000 to win main event from the outside of the seventh row, Darrell drove past six competitors during the 50-lapper on his way to a solid eighth place showing.

At the 1/4-mile oval in LaSalle on Saturday evening, a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'Spring Shootout.' Darrell knocked down the tenth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race. The Union, Kentucky superstar then passed a couple of cars during the 60-lap main event en route to a thirteenth place performance in the Land of Lincoln. He now sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader weekend. Full results can be obtained online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN TENTH IN $50K BUCKEYE NATIONALS!
(May 15, 2016)
Next up for the #15 Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team was a visit to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on May 13-14 for the inaugural running of the 'Buckeye Nationals.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the two-day extravaganza, which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday and drew a stellar field of 49 entrants. Darrell Lanigan knocked down the seventh quickest lap in Group B during Friday's qualifying session and later scored an impressive victory in heat race action. After starting Saturday's 75-lap headliner from the outside of the third row, Darrell hung around the top ten and eventually wound up credited with a solid tenth place effort. The Union, Kentucky ace now sits fourth in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting Atomic Speedway. Full results from the 'Buckeye Nationals' weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

LANIGAN TACKLES WOOLMS FOES IN DOUBLEHEADER
(May 8, 2016)
With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sitting idle over Mother's Day weekend, Darrell Lanigan and the #15 CBR team ventured to a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series programs at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on May 6-7. On Friday night at Ponderosa, Darrell grabbed the sixth and final transfer spot through his heat race prior to advancing three positions during the 50-lap feature on his way to a fourteenth place showing. At Smoky Mountain on Saturday evening, Darrell ran third in heat race action and later knocked down a respectable eleventh place performance in the caution-free 'Mountain Outlaw 50.' Full results from both weekend battles can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

DARRELL LANIGAN SIXTH IN $10K BUDWEISER 50
(May 1, 2016)
The #15 Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) team drove through the pit gate at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday night, April 29 to compete in the $10,000 to win 'Budweiser 50,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In front of a standing-room-only crowd, Darrell Lanigan knocked down the fourth quickest time in Group A during qualifying before running second in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the 50-lapper, Darrell ran a steady race and wound up sixth in the final finishing order behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, Dennis Erb, Jr., Don O'Neal, and Tim McCreadie. With Saturday's $12,000 to win tilt at Macon (IL) Speedway succumbing to Mother Nature, Darrell sits fourth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the weekend in the Land of Lincoln can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

 

 

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