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Darrell Lanigan Powers to Second Straight World of Outlaws Late Model Series Win at Lavonia - Third victory of 2014 for Union, Ky., driver who pads championship points lead

by Chris Tilley


LAVONIA, Ga. - May 3, 2014 - Darrell Lanigan made a power move on Tim McCreadie with 10 laps to go Saturday night at Lavonia Speedway to earn his second consecutive World of Outlaws Late Model Series win.


This was Lanigan's third victory of the season as well as his 56th-career series victory while driving the Keyser Manufacturing, Baird Transport, Performance Rod & Custom, GottaRace, Lanigan Racing, Cornett Racing Engines powered Club 29 Race Car to the $10,000 payday.


"The car has been awesome this weekend, it's been awesome since we brought it out, can't thank my crew enough, we definitely got good piece here, can't wait for the rest of the year," stated an excited Lanigan, who now becomes the only driver this season to capture multiple victories on the tour.


Brent Dixon and McCreadie would bring the field of 20 to life for the start of the main event. A false start for Dixon, who fired before the starting point, moved him back to the second row and new polesitter Clint Smith brought himself and McCreadie to the green on the next try. Smith hugged the middle and held down the top spot to lead the opening circuit. McCreadie eventually took the spot from Smith on the third lap with Smith, Lanigan, Dixon and Rick Eckert in tow.


By the eighth lap, Tim Elrod was the first lapped car McCreadie would encounter. Meanwhile, Lanigan worked his way up behind Smith for second and finally grabbed the spot on the 21st lap.


Following another caution on lap 28, McCreadie brought the field down for the restart, then just 10 circuits later Lanigan was on his back bumper to challenge for the lead. Coming off the second turn, Lanigan powered to the inside and grabbed the spot away from McCreadie and held him off for the remaining 10 circuits.


Lanigan crossed the line ahead of McCreadie, Eckert, and Clint Smith, who grabbed his second-straight top ten. Local favorite Brent Dixon finished fifth.


Completing the top 10 were Rookie-of-the-Year contender Rick "Boom" Briggs, Morgan Bagley, Shane Clanton, Chase Junghans and Kyle Bronson.


McCreadie, who was runner-up, led the majority of the race, says he blames himself for losing the lead to Lanigan behind lapped traffic.


"I tried to move him, which was probably the wrong move, and it cost me the race, dumb mistake on my part, we made big gains in a month, that's all I can say, give us another month, we'll be even better," said McCreadie, of Watertown, N.Y.


Lanigan liked the track, which brought the WoO LMS to town for the very first time.


"You could definitely maneuver all over this place," said Lanigan about the racy track surface.


Rick Eckert of York, Pa., turned the fastest overall lap of Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, circling the oval at 15.940 second. Heat race winners were Brent Dixon and Tim McCreadie.


Eckert, who was third, made a run at the end of the 50-lapper and the Rocket Chassis House Car came to life.


"I made a mistake in the heat race, probably cost me the feature, but the car was really good in the (feature) race there. The race track was excellent, you could go wherever you wanted to," said Eckert, who claimed his second-straight podium finish.


Twenty cars entered the event, which brought the WoO LMS to Lavonia, Ga., for the first time ever.


The WoO LMS will be back in action for a triple-header of action May 16-18 as the WoO LMS gang will make its first-ever visit to 201 Speedway in Sitka, Ky on Friday May 16th, then Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. on Saturday May 17th then back to Bob Harris' Duck River Speedway in Wheel, Tenn. on Sunday Night May 18th. All three events pay $10,000-to-win.


For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com .


Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .


Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series at Lavonia Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):


1. (4) Darrell Lanigan/50 $10,650

2. (2) Tim McCreadie/50 $5,725

3. (5) Rick Eckert/50 $3,650

4. (3) Clint Smith/50 $3,050

5. (1) Brent Dixon/50 $2,600

6. (6) Rick "Boom" Briggs/50 $2,550

7. (8) Morgan Bagley/50 $1,950

8. (7) Shane Clanton/50 $1,850

9. (10) Chase Junghans/50 1,800

10. (16) Kyle Bronson/50 $1,150

11. (13) Chub Frank/50 $1,600

12. (12) Casey Roberts/50 $1,100

13. (14) Frank Heckenast Jr./49 $1,500

14. (11) Eric Wells/49 $1,450

15. (15) Tyler Millwood/48 $850

16. (17) Clayton Turner/48 $900

17. (9) Ivedent Lloyd Jr./9 $770

18. (18) Tim Elrod/8 $750

19. (20) G.R. Smith/7 $730

20. (19) Benji Cole/5 $700

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

Time of Race: 18 Mins, 55 Secs.

Margin of Victory: 0.538 Secs.

Yellow Flags: Two (laps 0, 28)

Red Flags: None

Lap Leaders: Smith (1-2); McCreadie (3-39); Lanigan (40-50)

Provisional Starters: None

WoO LMS 'Bonus Bucks' Winner: Rick "Boom" Briggs ($500)


Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

1. 1-Rick Eckert/York, Pa. 15.940

2. 99-Rick "Boom" Briggs/Bear Lake, Pa. 16.016

3. 1-Brent Dixon/Elberton, Ga. 16.082

4. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, N.Y. 16.125

5. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, Ky. 16.149

6. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, Ga. 16.156

7. 25-Shane Clanton/Zebulon, Ga. 16.271

8. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, Ks. 16.328

9. 21-Ivedent Lloyd Jr./Ocala, Fla. 16.340

10.14m-Morgan Bagley/Tyler, Texas 16.372

11.18-Eric Wells/Hazard, Ky. 16.385

12. 101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, Ga. 16.430

13. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, Pa. 16.450

14. 40B-Kyle Bronson/Tampa, Fla. 16.487

15. 121-Benji Cole/Canon, Ga. 16.567

16. 99jr-Frank Heckenast Jr./Orland Park, Ill. 16.576

17. X-Tyler Millwood/Kingston, Ga. 16.594

18. 22-G.R. Smith/Cornelius, N.C. 16.668

19. 102-Clayton Turner/Toccoa, Ga. 16.845

20. 3-Tim Elrod/Lavonia, Ga. 17.408


Heat No. 1 (10 laps): Brent Dixon, Darrell Lanigan, Rick Eckert, Shane Clanton, Ivedent Lloyd Jr., Eric Wells, Chub Frank, Tyler Millwood, Clayton Turner, Benji Cole.


Heat No. 2 (10 laps): Tim McCreadie, Clint Smith, Rick "Boom" Briggs, Morgan Bagley, Chase Junghans, Casey Roberts, Frank Heckenast Jr., Kyle Bronson, Tim Elrod, G.R. Smith.


World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Brent Dixon

Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie

MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie

Quartermaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner): Tim McCreadie

Wrisco (three sheets of aluminum/certificate to A-Main winner): Darrell Lanigan

STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

Penske Racing Shocks ($50 to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Casey Roberts

Roush-Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick "Boom" Briggs

JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Brent Dixon

Lincoln Welders ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Rick "Boom" Briggs

American Racing Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans

VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton

Edelbrock ($50 cash to 9th-place finisher in A-Main): Chase Junghans

Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Kyle Bronson

Cometic ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Casey Roberts

JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Clayton Turner

Superflow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Clayton Turner

Quartermaster ($25 certificate to 15th-place finisher in A-Main): Tyler Millwood

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 16th-place finisher in A-Main): Clayton Turner

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): G.R. Smith

Quartermaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): G.R. Smith

Arizona Sports Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan

JE Pistons (one set of rings certificate to 21st-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan

Roush-Yates ($50 certificate to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

Armor All (one case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO driver): Darrell Lanigan

Reliable Painting Award (one free tire): Morgan Bagley


World of Outlaws Late Model Series 2014 Event Winners:


Feb. 14 - Brady Smith-Bubba Raceway Park

Feb. 15 - Brandon Sheppard-Bubba Raceway Park

Feb. 16 - Darrell Lanigan-Bubba Raceway Park

Feb. 20 - Casey Roberts-Volusia Speedway Park

Feb. 22 - Kyle Bronson-Volusia Speedway Park

March 29 - Billy Moyer Sr.-I30 Speedway

April 12 - Mike Marlar-Tazewell Speedway

April 26 - Shannon Babb-Farmer City Raceway

May 2 - Darrell Lanigan-Fayetteville Motor Speedway

May 3 - Darrell Lanigan-Lavonia Speedway

Upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series Events:

May 16-201 Speedway-Sitka, KY-$10,000 to win

May 17-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$10,000 to win

May 18-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-$10,000 to win

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