Lanigan in Randy Thompson's
#K3 Machine for Ralph Latham Memorial
2, 2021) Darrell Lanigan competed in one single
event over the weekend, as he unloaded in the Florence Speedway
pit area to do battle in the 35th edition of the 'Ralph Latham Memorial.'
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the high-profile
contest at the nearby Union, Kentucky facility, which boasted a
$15,000 windfall on Saturday, May 1. Piloting Randy Thompson's #k3
machine for the first time, Darrell placed fifth in his stacked
heat race prior to securing a triumph in his B-Main. After starting
the 60-lap headliner from the inside of the ninth row, Darrell unfortunately
got into the concrete wall on the sixth circuit and was forced to
retire with damage in the twenty-fourth position. Complete results
from last night's annual 'Ralph Latham Memorial' can be viewed online
Darrell Lanigan Pilots
Briggs Back-Up Machine at Richmond
24, 2021) After splitting with Viper Motorsports
earlier in the week, Darrell Lanigan piloted a Boom Briggs back-up
#99L machine on Friday night, April 23 at Richmond Raceway in Richmond,
Kentucky. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series
rolled into the Commonwealth of Kentucky last evening to preside
over a $10,000 to win shootout. Darrell timed in tenth fastest in
Group A during the qualifying session before placing sixth in both
his heat race and the B-Main. After rolling off from the outside
of the eleventh row in the 40-lap main event, the Union, Kentucky
standout was unfortunately an early retiree in the contest and was
relegated to a twenty-third place performance. Complete results
from Richmond Raceway can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
(Flag to Flag Photography)
Lanigan Lands in Top
Ten of Bristol Bash Opener; Eighth in Points
12, 2021) The inaugural running of the 'Bristol
Bash' took place over the April 9-11 weekend at the dirt-covered
Bristol Motor Speedway and the Viper Motorsports team was in the
pit area at the immaculate Bristol, Tennessee facility to do battle
in the pair of World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series
contests. In Friday's $10,000 to win weekend opener, Darrell Lanigan
placed third in his loaded heat race prior driving up inside of
the top ten in the 40-lapper - eventually winding up seventh in
the final finishing order.
Following a rain-out on Saturday, the $25,000 to win
grand finale was contested on Sunday afternoon. Darrell clicked
off the fifth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session
before grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. The
Union, Kentucky ace then ran in the top ten early in the 40-lap
headliner before fading late in the race to an eighteenth place
performance. Darrell now finds himself eighth in the latest version
of the WOOLMS point standings following the doubleheader at BMS.
Complete results from the 'Bristol Bash' weekend can be found online
by logging onto www.woolms.com.
Darrell Lanigan Climbs
to Twelfth in $20,000 Illini 100 at Farmer City
4, 2021) Next up for the #29v team was a visit to
Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 2-3 for the
annual running of the 'Illini 100.' A very strong field piled into
the pit area at the 1/4-mile oval to compete in the two-day show,
which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series. On Friday night in the $6,000 to win opener,
Darrell Lanigan ran second in his loaded heat race and was in the
fourth spot during the 25-lap feature until a late flat tire dropped
the Union, Kentucky native to a disappointing twenty-first place
showing. In Saturday's grand finale, which boasted a whopping $20,000
paycheck, Darrell utilized an emergency provisional to gain access
into the 75-lapper and eventually recorded a respectable twelfth
place performance. Full results from the 'Illini 100' weekend can
be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Lanigan Competes in Cherokee
Prelim; $40k Finale Washed Out
28, 2021) Viper Motorsports made their way to Cherokee
Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on March 26-27 for the richest
event in the history of the renowned speedplant. The World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series presided over the 'Rock Gault
Memorial,' which started on Friday with a pair of split-field, $5,000
to win preliminary events. Darrell Lanigan posted the fifteenth
quickest lap in Group B during qualifying before placing eighth
in his loaded heat race. The Union, Kentucky ace then worked his
way past four competitors during his 25-lap feature on the way to
an eleventh place performance.
The lucrative two-day program was then scheduled to
conclude on Saturday evening with the 'Rock Gault Memorial' finale,
which was set to pay out a whopping $40,000 top prize. Unfortunately,
inclement weather during the afternoon forced track and series officials
to postpone the race. No makeup date was immediately announced.
Complete results from Cherokee Speedway can be viewed by pointing
your Internet browser to www.woolms.com.
Indiana Icebreaker Postponed
by Rough Track Conditions...
21, 2021) The #29v team headed to Brownstown Speedway
in Brownstown, Indiana on Saturday, March 20 for the annual running
of the 'Indiana Icebreaker.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
once again presided over the single-day throwdown in the Hoosier
State and a $15,000 winner's check was up for grabs. A stout 44
car field converged on the 1/4-mile, fairgrounds oval and Darrell
Lanigan started off by laying down the fourteenth fastest lap in
Group A during the qualifying session, which was held on a lightning
quick surface. Citing rough track conditions that led to three violent
flips during preliminary action, track and series officials eventually
agreed to postpone the consolation events and the feature to Sunday,
May 2. More information can be found online by pointing your web
browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Lanigan Climbs to Fourth
in Rough and Tumble Spring 50!
14, 2021) The 2021 season continued for the Viper
Motorsports team on Saturday, March 13 at the nearby Florence Speedway
in Union, Kentucky with the 45th edition of the 'Spring 50.' The
unsanctioned Super Late Model shootout drew 20 competitors to the
Cincinnati-area venue to battle it out for a $10,000 payday. With
rough and rugged track conditions prevailing throughout the day,
Darrell Lanigan placed fourth in his loaded heat race prior to advancing
seven spots during the 50-lap headliner to land in the fourth finishing
position. Darrell trailed only race winner Ricky Thornton, Jr.,
Bobby Pierce, and Jimmy Owens at his hometown venue. Complete results
from yesterday's annual 'Spring 50' can be accessed by clicking
Darrell Lanigan Returns
to WOOLMS Tour with Top Ten Showing!
7, 2021) For the first time since their "Speedweeks"
finale, the #29v team returned to the racetrack on Saturday, March
6, as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned
the annual 'Tennessee Tipoff' at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville,
Tennessee. An impressive field of 51 competitors piled into the
pit area to do battle for the $12,000 top prize. Darrell Lanigan
clicked off the fourth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying
before grabbing the second transfer spot through his stacked heat
race. Darrell then drew the seventh starting spot before the drop
of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner and eventually knocked
down a solid ninth place performance at the Volunteer State speedplant.
Full results from last night at Smoky Mountain Speedway can be accessed
online at www.woolms.com.
DIRTcar Nationals Nightly
Results from Volusia Speedway Park
13, 2021) Heavy morning showers creating a high-water
table and saturated grounds at Volusia Speedway Park, along with
persistent rain forecasted throughout the day, have forced World
of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series and track officials
to cancel tonight's $10,000 to win grand finale of the 50th edition
of the 'DIRTcar Nationals.'
(February 12, 2021)
The penultimate event of the 'DIRTcar Nationals'
got underway earlier this evening at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville,
Florida and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series
showdown once again boasted a $10,000 paycheck. Darrell Lanigan
timed in eleventh quickest in Group B during the qualifying session
before claiming the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked
heat race. Darrell then improved five positions during the course
of the 40-lap feature to land in the ninth finishing spot.
(February 11, 2021)
Next up at Volusia Speedway Park was another $10,000
to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series battle.
Despite rain showers that threatened the program during the heat
races, the entire show at the Barberville, Florida facility was
concluded in the wee hours of the morning. Darrell Lanigan clicked
off the ninth fastest lap in Group B during the time trial session
before running second in his loaded heat race. The Union, Kentucky
superstar then started the 40-lapper from the outside of the sixth
row, but was caught up in an early pileup and relegated to a disappointing
twenty-seventh place effort.
(February 10, 2021)
The third leg of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took center
stage in the Daytona Beach-area tonight, as the World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned their first event
of the week at Volusia Speedway Park. A total of 51 competitors
signed into the pits at the Barberville, Florida complex to do battle
for the $10,000 top prize. Darrell Lanigan knocked down the eleventh
quickest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to running fourth
in his heat race. After securing a triumph in his B-Main, Darrell
eventually wound up nineteenth in the final rundown of the 40-lap
(February 9, 2021) Round
two of the annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' for the Super Late Models
took place earlier this evening at Volusia Speedway Park and another
$7,000 payday was up for grabs at the storied Barberville, Florida
facility. Darrell Lanigan stopped the clock seventh fastest in Group
B during the qualifying session before nabbing the third and final
transfer spot through his loaded heat race. After starting the 30-lapper
from the outside of the seventh row, Darrell stormed past nine competitors
during the contest to land in the fifth finishing position behind
only victor Bobby Pierce, Devin Moran, Hudson O'Neal, and Brandon
(February 8, 2021) The
50th edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' got underway tonight at
Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, as a $7,000 winner's
check was on the line for the DIRTcar Super Late Models. With 51
cars in the pit area at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant, Darrell
Lanigan started his evening off by laying down the seventh fastest
lap in Group B during the qualifying session. After placing third
in his stacked heat race, Darrell was officially placed thirteenth
in the final finishing order of the 30-lap headliner.
Winter Nationals Nightly
Results from All-Tech Raceway
23, 2021) Following last night's rain-out at All-Tech
Raceway, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season got underway
earlier this evening at the Ellisville, Florida facility. A star-studded
57 car field converged at the northern Florida oval to do battle
for a $15,000 paycheck in the series lid lifter. Darrell Lanigan
posted the sixteenth quickest lap in Group A during the time trial
session before winding up ninth in his stacked heat race due to
an unfortunate bout with the concrete wall. The Union, Kentucky
star then scratched from the B-Main and unfortunately missed out
on the 50-lap headliner that was ultimately won by NASCAR competitor
and dirt racing star Kyle Larson.
(January 22, 2021) Tonight's
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season opener at All-Tech Raceway
in Ellisville, Florida has been washed out by afternoon rain showers.
The $12,000 to win program will not be rescheduled. Darrell Lanigan
and Viper Motorsports will now look to continue their 2021 campaign
tomorrow evening at All-Tech, as a $15,000 top prize will be up
for grabs in the 'Winter Nationals' weekend finale.
Sunshine Nationals Nightly
Results from Volusia Speedway Park
16, 2021) The third and final round of the 'Sunshine
Nationals' took center stage tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as
the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned
another $10,000 to win shootout. In qualifying at the Daytona Beach-area
facility, Darrell Lanigan posted the third quickest lap in Group
B prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his heat race.
He then started the 40-lap feature from the outside of the third
row and vaulted all the way up to third to land on the podium behind
only race winner Kyle Strickler and runner-up Scott Bloomquist!
(January 15, 2021) Persistent
rain showers creating saturated grounds at Volusia Speedway Park
have forced World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series
and track officials to cancel tonight's event at the Barberville,
Florida speedplant. Round two of the 'Sunshine Nationals' will not
be rescheduled, but action will resume at VSP on Saturday evening.
(January 14, 2021) The
2021 season for the Viper Motorsports team kicked off tonight at
Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida with the opening show
of the three-race 'Sunshine Nationals.' The World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series presided over the "Speedweeks"
lid lifter and a $10,000 payday was up for grabs. Debuting a brand-new
XR1 Rocket Chassis, Darrell Lanigan stopped the clock second fastest
in Group B during the qualifying session before securing an impressive
heat race triumph. After drawing the third starting spot in the
40-lap main event, Darrell was running second late in the feature
distance when he attempted to pull alongside of Cade Dillard battling
for the point. Unfortunately, the two made contact, which caused
the Union, Kentucky native to spin and eventually helped relegate
him to a disappointing sixteenth place showing.