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LANIGAN SETS NEW WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL SINGLE-SEASON WIN RECORD
There was something a little more special than usual about Darrell Lanigan’s 36th career WoO LMS victory. He set a new single-season win standard in Saturday night’s Dondelinger Automotive Company 50 at North Central Speedway on VP's Late Model Plus. This puts Lanigan, 42, one win away from tying the WoO LMS consecutive-win record when the series.
The Kentucky native has already won three consecutive races this season and closed out the “Wild West Tour” with the $10,650 checkered. Although he started with dismal odds, Lanigan snagged the win even after jumping the race’s initial green flag and being put in the fourth spot for the restart. Lanigan did not give in after giving Rick Eckert took the lead and even stated that the penalty made him “drive harder.”
However, after two caution flags, Eckert went more than a straightaway behind Lanigan a little beyond the halfway point. “That guy’s rolling,” Eckert said of Lanigan. “He was on a different tire and he made the right choice, but his car and his whole team are working good.” Lanigan, Fuller and Eckert ended up being the heat winners with no B-main contested.
“It’s awesome to set the record,” said Lanigan, whose LMS victory moved him so close to reaching the record set by Richards for the most wins on the tour since 2004. “We’re not satisfied, though. We want to get as many (wins) as we can. We go to every race to try to win it, so we’ll see what we can come up with (the remainder of the season).”
Race fans are eager to see if Lanigan and his team can pull this one through. We will find out when the circuit returns to action at Shawano Speedway in Wisconsin on August 1.
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 16th July, 2012 | Comments | Trackbacks
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