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Motorsports Addiction Magazine Vo2.1 No.1

Motorsports Addiction Magazine Vol.1 No.1

Lanigan Accepts $100,000 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship Check For Third Time At Sunday's Awards Banquet

CONCORD, N.C. Nov. 9, 2014 Darrell Lanigans record-setting season on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series officially came to a close on Sunday night when the 44-year-old Union, Ky., driver was crowed champion of the prestigious national tour during the World of Outlaws Night of Champions Awards Banquet at the Great Wolf Lodge.

In celebrating a WoO LMS record 17 victories, Lanigan accepted the champions ring and trophy along with a $100,000 points-fund check during the annual awards night. On the same weekend he wrapped up his stellar season with a victory and a top-five during the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals just down the street at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Lanigan was honored for becoming just the second three-time series champion since the tours modern era began in 2004.

Its been a phenomenal year. We topped our record. I didnt think wed break 15, and we got 17, said Lanigan, whose previous WoO LMS titles came in 2008 and 2012. I wish everybody could have this kind of year because it makes it easy to keep going and go to the next race winning like we did.

Lanigans 2014 WoO LMS campaign was nothing short of amazing. He was nearly unstoppable on the series on his way to breaking his own record for the most WoO LMS wins in a single season that he set with 15 wins in 2012. His points-fund check pushed his 2014 total WoO LMS earnings to $390,050.

 

Owens Tops McCreadie & Bloomquist For Sixth-Career Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals Victory
Veteran Tennessee Racer Earns $12,050 in World of Outlaws Late Model Series Season Finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 8, 2014 - Jimmy Owens found himself in a familiar location Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The winningest driver in Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals history stood on the Victory Lane stage at Charlotte yet again after winning a wild World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main at the 4/10-mile oval.

Owens, 42, of Newport, Tenn., came out on top of a tight back-and-forth battle with Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., and Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., midway through Saturday's 50-lap race to earn $12,050 for his record sixth World Finals victory. Owens' 10th-career WoO LMS triumph came in front of a sellout crowd as the national tour concluded its season at Charlotte's prestigious three-day event.

"It's awesome to come here and get this win," said Owens, who claimed his third WoO LMS victory of the season. "This is a really big race for us because there's always a big crowd and there's always stiff competition here. These are the best drivers in the country and to beat them never gets old."

Owens' victory gave Club 29 Race Cars a sweep of the weekend's two WoO LMS A-Mains at Charlotte. Friday's race was claimed by Club 29 founder and house car driver Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., who wrapped up his third WoO LMS championship with his record 17th series victory of the season.

Lanigan, who finished fifth in Saturday's A-Main, was also on the Victory Lane stage Saturday night celebrating his season title and the $100,000 champion's paycheck.

 

Lanigan Clinches Third World of Outlaws Late Model Series Championship With Thrilling Victory At The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Kentucky Driver Claims Friday's Bad Boy Buggies World Finals Opener With Dramatic Final-Lap Pass

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 7, 2014 - Darrell Lanigan didn't need to complete a dramatic final-lap pass to clinch his third World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, but he wasn't only racing for a championship.

Held at bay for the majority of Friday's 50-lap WoO LMS A-Main, Lanigan, 44, of Union, Ky., used a determined charge into the finale corner to sweep around leader Chris Madden in traffic on his way to a thrilling victory at one of the year's biggest Dirt Late Model events. Adding to an already illustrious season, Lanigan earned a $12,650 payday in the opening round of Charlotte's eighth annual Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals.

Lanigan, who was virtually assured of claiming the WoO LMS championship just by entering the national tour's season-ending doubleheader at Charlotte, officially clinched the 2014 series championship with his record 17th WoO LMS victory of the season.

"This is unbelievable to come here and win in front of all these people," an excited Lanigan told the near-capacity crowd during his Victory Lane interview. "Helluva crowd here even with the cold weather. I want to thank everybody in the stands. I hope we put on a good show for you guys because I'm telling you I drove my butt off."

Madden of Gray Court, S.C., settled for second, finishing a scant 0.088 seconds behind Lanigan after leading laps 2-49. Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., finished just behind Lanigan and Madden in the third position with Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., also just behind in the fourth spot. Polesitter Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., finished fifth after leading the race's opening lap.

 

Lanigan and Owens Split Fast-Time Honors On Opening Night Of Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals
Club 29 Drivers Share the Spotlight on Thursday Night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov., 6, 2014 - Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., and Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., put Club 29 Race Cars in the spotlight Thursday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte by splitting fast-time honors during Qualifying Night at the eighth annual Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals.

Kicking off his championship crowning weekend on a high note, Lanigan, 44, posted the fastest lap in the first of two rounds of Ohlins Shocks Time Trials for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Owens, 42, was fastest in Thursday's second qualifying session.

The two qualifying rounds were part of the opening night of the World Finals weekend at Charlotte's 4/10-mile oval. The three-night blockbuster event features season-ending doubleheaders for the WoO LMS, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.

The two Late Model qualifying sessions featured a field of 77 Late Model entries. The lap times will be used to determine the heat race lineups for separate $12,000-to-win WoO LMS programs on Friday and Saturday with first round qualifying times setting lineups for Friday night's six heat races and round two aligning the six heats on Saturday.

Lanigan, who will clinch his third WoO LMS championship just by competing in the weekend's two programs, enjoyed the preliminary night success as both a driver and a chassis builder. The 2008 and 2012 WoO LMS titlist launched Club 29 Race Cars this season after developing the new chassis and sister chassis brand Black Diamond Chassis with noted Late Model setup guru Ronnie Stuckey. Owens was among the early drivers to join the Club when he began fielding a Club 29 car in March.

"It's definitely exciting for Club 29 and Black Diamond Chassis," said Lanigan, whose lone Charlotte victory came in the opening round of last year's World Finals. "It's phenomenal to get fast time both rounds. Just can't wait for the rest of the weekend."

 

Sammy Swindell Retiring From Full-Time Racing Effective Immediately


Sammy Swindell is shown at Lawrenceburg Speedway, Lawrenceburg, Indiana. (Photo by Tim Johnson)

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Aug. 25, 2014) - Sammy Swindell has decided to retire from professional racing effective immediately.

Swindell, who has driven for Big Game Motorsports the past four years of his 40-plus year career, isn't planning to race again outside of the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Here are his words to the fans:

"After the last two weeks of our break from racing I have decided to retire from racing. I would like to still drive my midget at the Chili Bowl. I have been thinking a lot about this for the last three months. It has been a hard decision to make. I always knew when the time came to retire it would be clear. I've had a long and very successful career. Part of the reason for the timing now is I've spent the last two weekends with my son, Kevin, racing. I haven't had any time to spend with his racing the last four years. He will drive a (NASCAR) Nationwide car for the rest of the year and I want to be there to support him. I was going to do a limited schedule next year or retire at the end of this year. I've had a long talk with (Big Game Treestands Founder) Tod Quiring and we both agreed that this is the best for me.

"Amy and I would like to thank Tod and everyone at Big Game Treestands for the last four seasons. We would also like to thank everyone who has helped or been a part of my career, my fans and the friends that I have met over the last 43 years."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

 

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing Honored at World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Night of Champions
Brad Sweet named the 2014 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award recipient

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 10, 2014 - Through the ups and downs of an 88 race season, Donny Schatz and his No. 15 STP / Armor All Tony Stewart Racing team maintained the consistency and displayed the dominance necessary to score a sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship.

Schatz, who has won his six championships in the last nine seasons, was honored Sunday night in front of his fellow competitors at the annual World of Outlaws 'Night of Champions' banquet.

"I've got to thank Tony Stewart for giving us the tools and allowing us to build the success we have. There's a lot of people involved to make that happen," Schatz said. "STP has been a huge part of that. Thank you STP for allowing us to grow your brand, expectations and ours. Armor All, Chevrolet, Bad Boy Buggies, Crimsafe. Thank you for letting us help you grow your brands into the future."

Schatz thanked his family for their support in his career and throughout this season.

"(Crew members Ricky Warner, Steve 'Scuba' Swanson and Eric Swanson) - I don't know what you say," Schatz said. "Enough can't be said about you guys. What you guys did this year was unbelievable. I know how hard you work to do it. I know you'll work super hard to do it again.

"It's hard or nearly impossible to explain the great season that we had. I don't know that you can ever do anything like this again. We're going to try our best but you just never know. All year long I've just been living for tomorrow and right now, I just want to live for today."


Brian Brown Gets First Ever Outlaws Win as Schatz Cruises to Sixth Championship
20-time champion Steve Kinser completes his final World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race as a full-time, touring driver

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 8, 2014 - The 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season went out with a bang on the final night of the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte as the series saw a first-time winner in victory lane, crowned a new champion and said goodbye to a legend.

In front of a sold out crowd, Brian Brown out-battled the Outlaws and held off challenges from Daryn Pittman and Stevie Smith to score his first ever series win. It was a long time coming for the Grain Valley, Mo.-native.

"I'll tell you what, to win your first one, there's nothing better than winning in front of 30,000 of your friends, is there?" Brown said in victory lane. "These guys, I think, take these Outlaw wins for granted. We've tried a lot and we've run up a lot of second place finishes. I thought there, I maybe gave that one away. I don't really know what I did wrong but Daryn got going there and we buckled back down. I said, 'you know what? I'm going to give it all I've got here.' I'm going to put it in the fence or maybe try to win this."

Brown started the feature on the pole in his No. 21 FVP car with Pittman, who won the previous night at World Finals, next to him. When the green flag fell, the two staked their positions on track - Brown to the top, Pittman to the bottom.


Daryn Pittman Pulls Off World Finals Victory
Claims his 14th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season after winning on night two of the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 7, 2014 - In front of a packed house at Friday night's Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Rico Abreu tried to hold off an insurgent Daryn Pittman, but the past champion's push proved too much for the young driver.

With seven to go, Pittman got around the 22-year-old Abreu and scored his 14th World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

"Hats off to my crew. (Crew Chief) Kale Kahne - he's just been working really hard to try to get us that next little step that we need to win more races and win races from not on the front row," said Pittman who started the A main in sixth. "We've been creeping up on it. We had a really good car."

"(Crew members) Kale, Kolten and David - I just couldn't do it without them�. I'm only as good as the people around me and I've got some of the best. It's just a lot of fun to come out here and try to finish the year off on a good note."

Pittman entered the night with the quick time award under his belt, but after the dash inversion left him in eighth, he set to work. In the Dash he advanced his No. 9 Great Clips car up to sixth. When the green flag fell on the feature, Pittman quickly advanced through the field, challenging for third by lap two. He eventually passed Terry McCarl for the position on lap seven.


 

Daryn Pittman and Joey Saldana Score Bad Boy Buggies World Finals Quick-Time Awards
Donny Schatz clinches the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Thursday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 6, 2014 - Daryn Pittman and Joey Saldana kicked off the opening night of the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte by scoring qualifying quick-time awards.

Pittman out-qualified the 56-car World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series field by turning a lap of 12.579 in his No. 9 Great Clips car during the first qualifying session which set the field for Friday's event. It was the sixth quick-time award of the season for the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb driver.

Pittman credited his team as they work to end the season on a high note.

"It just shows how hard the guys kept working - it doesn't matter if it's the last race, they put in the same effort for it as they do for the first," Pittman said. "Good to get quick time and we qualified really solid for the second night too. Hopefully that's a good sign for how our weekend will roll, and we'll just try to stay on top of the race track and get this team a victory."

As it happened, Pittman and Stevie Smith turned the same quick lap of 12.579 during the session, but Pittman had the tie-breaker with the faster second qualifying lap.

Saldana, who went out 12th in the second qualifying session which set the field for Saturday's event, scored his 24th quick-time award of the season. The driver of the Motter Equipment No. 71M turned a lap of 13.118. Brian Brown, who went out late in the session, made a challenge to Saldana but came up short with a second-best lap of 13.256.


 

Saldana, McMahan and Lasoski Excited for Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions � SOMERTON, Ariz. (Sept. 1, 2014) � Names are beginning to fill the entry list for the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown.

More than two dozen entries have been sent in for the prestigious sprint car event, which will be held at Cocopah Speedway on Jan. 2-3, Jan. 6 and Jan. 9-10 of next year.

�We are extremely excited about the overwhelming response so far and we look forward to continue to build this event in the coming months,� Cocopah Speedway Promoter Greg Burgess said. �The level of talent from drivers and teams who have already committed is outstanding.�

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers Joey Saldana and Paul McMahan are two of the premier names who have announced their intention of competing for the $12,000-to-win prize during the four weekend races and the $5,000-to-win payout for the midweek show.

�It�s a big deal,� McMahan said. �They are putting on a purse that�s better than an Outlaw paying purse. It�s going to be fun. I�ve never been there, but I�m really looking forward to going there. Any time you can get out of the cold weather in Pennsylvania and down in Arizona it�s going to be relaxing for the guys. I�ll be able to hopefully make a little bit of money and not have to travel around the world.�


 
 
 

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