COLUMBUS, MS – March 19, 2011 – Darrell Lanigan, 40, of Union KY, broke through two levels of frustration on Saturday night at Columbus Speedway. Simultaneously ending his long pursuit of an extra-distance victory on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and beginning a comeback from his disappointing start to the 2011 season, Lanigan drove from the 19th starting spot in his Weld Racing wheel equipped late model to capture the inaugural ‘Cash Cow 100’ before a packed house at The Bullring.
Lanigan earned $20,675 for his first-ever win in a 100-lap WoO LMS event – after coming tantalizingly close to a checkered flag in numerous century grinds over the past three years. The 2008 tour champion did it the hard way, charging through the field on a demanding high-banked, one-third-mile oval to grab the lead for good on lap 64 with a pass of Crane, MO.’s Will Vaught.
The WoO LMS returns to action after a short break with a Southeastern tripleheader, visiting Ocala (Fla.) Speedway on March 25; Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga., on March 26; and Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Ga., on March 27.