Darrell Lanigan Regains Winning Rhythm at Dog Hollow Speedway


Darrell Lanigan

  Strongstown, PA – July 26, 2011 – Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., rediscovered his winning form on a milestone night for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, capturing Tuesday’s ‘Laurel Highlands 40’ at Dog Hollow Speedway.  The 41-year-old star ended a nearly three-month checkered-flag drought in a memorable way, inking his name in the record book as the winner of the 300th A-Main contested by the national tour since it was reincarnated in 2004 under the World Racing Group banner. “It’s pretty cool to win the 300th World of Outlaws feature,” said Lanigan, who has entered all but two WoO LMS events since ’04. “We’ve been running this deal for a long time so it feels good to win a race like this.” “We struggled there a little bit for a couple months and got our program off a little bit,” said Lanigan, who pushed his career win total on the WoO LMS to 24. “We put our program back together pretty much similar to where we had it the beginning of the year and the car’s pretty good right now. “You get caught up in what everybody else is doing and then you get off of your own stuff. You need to just stick with what you’re doing. We kind of parked by ourselves tonight, did our own thing and kind of gambled on tires, and I think it paid off.” Racing before a big crowd that turned out to witness the biggest dirt Late Model race in Dog Hollow’s history, Lanigan surged forward in his Weld Racing wheel equipped late model from the fourth starting spot to grab the lead from Ron Davies of Warren, Pa., on lap 15 and never looked back. He beat WoO LMS points leader Rick Eckert of York, Pa., to the finish line by 1.693 seconds in a caution-free 40-lapper that took just under 12 minutes to complete. “The car was awesome tonight,” said Lanigan. “I could put it anywhere I wanted to. We had to get around the lapped traffic, but once I got around it I knew they’d (his pursuers) would have to get around it too.”