Lanigan in Randy Thompson's #K3 Machine for Ralph Latham Memorial
(May 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 at www.lucasdirt.com.

Darrell Lanigan Pilots Briggs Back-Up Machine at Richmond
(April 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
(April 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
(April 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
(March 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...
(March 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!
(March 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 on www.florencespeedway.com.

Darrell Lanigan Returns to WOOLMS Tour with Top Ten Showing!
(March 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. (MRM Racing Photos)

DIRTcar Nationals Nightly Results from Volusia Speedway Park
(February 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 main event.

(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 Sheppard!

(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
(January 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
(January 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.

 

 

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