Transfers into Toyota Knoxville 50 at Tazewell
5, 2018) The Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team
was in the pit area on Friday evening, May 4 at the bad-fast Tazewell
Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series sanctioned the annual running of the 'Toyota Knoxville 50,'
which boasted a $12,000 winner's check. Robby Moses wound up ninth
in his loaded heat race, but grabbed the fourth transfer spot through
the B-Main to advance into the 50-lap main event. Robby then started
the race from the outside of the eleventh row before being paid
for an eighteenth place performance at the pay window. Teammate
Shanon Buckingham was unfortunately involved in a grinding wreck
during his heat race, which badly damaged his #50 machine and kept
him out of the headliner that was eventually won by Jonathan Davenport.
Full results from "The Taz" can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Buckingham Impresses with Pair of
Top Fives in TN Tipoff Classic!
29, 2018) Both Shanon Buckingham and Robby Moses
unloaded their Double Down Motorsports (DDM) machines over the April
27-28 weekend at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series rolled into the
Volunteer State speedplant to preside over the annual 'Tennessee
Tipoff Classic,' which featured a pair of $10,000 top prizes. On
Friday night, Shanon ran third in heat race action prior to picking
off a trio of competitors in the 50-lapper to score a hard-fought
fifth place performance behind only victor Chris Madden, Shane Clanton,
Devin Moran, and Casey Roberts. Robby was unfortunately unable to
transfer into the headliner after finishing ninth in both his heat
race and the B-Main due to transmission woes.
Another $10,000 payday awaited the winner of Saturday evening's
'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' finale at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Shanon
laid down the third quickest time overall during the WOOLMS qualifying
session before running second in his heat race and fifth once again
in the 50-lap feature event. The Morristown, Tennessee driver trailed
only race winner Dale McDowell, Chris Madden, Brandon Sheppard,
and Michael Chilton at the unfurling of the checkered flag. Robby
advanced into the main event through the B-Main and eventually netted
an eighteenth place effort. Complete results from both weekend races
can be viewed online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Solid Runs Litter Weekend Action for
DDM in Home State!!
15, 2018) The Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team
competed at a pair of area tracks over the April 13-14 weekend,
as the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series presided over specials
at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee and Volunteer
Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. In Friday's $5,000 to win weekend
opener at "The Taz," Shanon Buckingham posted the third
quickest lap in Group B during qualifying to lock himself into the
outside of the third row for the start of the 40-lap feature. Shanon
then sported a fast racecar throughout the distance and eventually
brought home a stellar fourth place performance behind only winner
Dakotah Knuckles, Donald McIntosh, and Billy Ogle, Jr. Teammate
Robby Moses grabbed the sixth transfer spot through his consolation
race prior to moving up ten spots in the A-Main to claim a solid
ninth place showing.
Action quickly shifted to Bulls Gap on Saturday evening for the
annual running of the 'Scott Sexton Memorial,' which boasted a hefty
$10,052 paycheck. Shanon finished third in heat race action before
advancing five positions in the 52-lapper to record a seven place
effort against a stellar field of competitors. Robby knocked down
the fourth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying, but had to
rely on a series provisional to gain access into the headliner.
He eventually wound up retiring early in the twenty-second spot.
Full results from both Volunteer State facilities can be accessed
online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Shanon Buckingham Heads South for
Spring Nationals Opener at Senoia
1, 2018) Shanon Buckingham and the Double Down Motorsports
team headed south to the Atlanta area for the opening weekend of
the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series tour on March 30-31
at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia. In Friday night's $3,000 to
win weekend opener, Shanon qualified fourth fastest in Group A before
finishing second in his consolation race. After rolling off from
the inside of the sixth row in the 40-lap feature event, Shanon
was involved in an early incident and unfortunately went for a slow
rollover. The Morristown, Tennessee ace escaped injury, but was
done for the night and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-first
At the super-slick oval on Saturday evening, a $10,000 top prize
was on the line in the second round of Spring Nationals competition.
Shanon laid down the sixth quickest time in Group B during the qualifying
session prior to grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his heat
race. He later moved up three positions during the 60-lap contest,
which saw limited passing the second half of the distance, and left
Senoia with a thirteenth place performance. Full results from the
doubleheader weekend can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Buckingham and Moses Compete in Shamrock
at Boyd's Speedway
24, 2018) Next up on the racing calendar for the
Double Down Motorsports team was a visit to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold,
Georgia on Friday night, March 23 for the annual running of the
'Shamrock.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the
$12,000 to win special, which drew a strong 45 car field to the
Chattanooga area. Shanon Buckingham finished fifth in his loaded
heat race prior to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through
his B-Main. In the caution-free 50-lap feature event, Shanon started
and finished in the twenty-first position. Teammate Robby Moses
unfortunately was not able to transfer into the 'Shamrock' headliner
after running eleventh in his heat race and tenth in his B-Main.
Full results from last night at Boyd's Speedway can be viewed online
Double Down Motorsports Tackles Bonus
18, 2018) Both Shanon Buckingham and Robby Moses
ventured to Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina and
Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Georgia on March 16-17 for a pair of Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series battles. On Friday night in
the series opener at Brasstown, Shanon timed in fifth quickest in
Group B during qualifying, but suffered a flat tire in the $3,000
to win feature event and eventually wound up twelfth in the final
finishing order. Robby, on the other hand, qualified seventh fastest
in Group B before going for a spin in the A-Main and placing thirteenth
in the 40-lapper.
At Toccoa on Saturday evening, a $6,400 top prize was on the line
in the Peach State. Shanon laid down the second quickest lap in
Group A during time trials before climbing to second in the A-Main
to garner an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor Ricky
Weiss. Robby also had a strong run, as he advanced five spots during
the 64-lap affair en route to a ninth place performance. Full results
from both weekend shows can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
(McLeod Media Services Photo)