for Buckingham in Lucas Oil Stop to 411 Motor Speedway!
28, 2020) Double Down Motorsports (DDM) found themselves
at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee and Talladega Short
Track in Eastaboga, Alabama over the June 26-27 weekend for a pair
of pivotal Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point races - each of
which paid $12,000 to the winner. At 411 on Friday night, Shanon
Buckingham clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying
and ran second in his heat race prior to bringing home a stellar
fifth place effort in the 50-lapper behind only victor Jimmy Owens,
Cory Hedgecock, Jonathan Davenport, and Shane Clanton. Teammate
Robby Moses also entered the race, but was not able to transfer
into the A-Main after finishing seventh in his heat race and sixth
in his B-Main.
On Saturday evening in the 'EZ-Go 50' at TST, Shanon ran fifth
in his loaded heat race, but later won his B-Main to earn the seventeenth
starting spot in the 50-lap headliner. Despite being caught up in
a lap 40 tangle, Shanon was able to soldier on to salvage a fourteenth
place performance in the main event. The Morristown, Tennessee native
is now up to eleventh in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS
point standings. Full results from the doubleheader weekend can
be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Buckingham Follows Lucas Oil Tour
South for Clash at the Mag
21, 2020) Next up for the #50 team was the annual
running of the 'Clash at the Mag' at Magnolia Motor Speedway in
Columbus, Mississippi from June 18-20, which kicked off with a pair
of $5,000 to win preliminary events. Shanon Buckingham ran third
in his heat race on Thursday night before winding up sixteenth in
the final rundown of the 25-lap sprint, while he narrowly missed
out on Friday's 25-lapper after finishing fourth in his heat race
and third in his B-Main. Following a consolation race triumph on
Saturday evening, Shanon started the $15,000 to win headliner from
the outside of the tenth row. The Morristown, Tennessee ace then
proceeded to pass six competitors during the 100-lap Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series special to land in the fourteenth finishing position.
He currently finds himself thirteenth in the latest LOLMDS point
standings exiting "The Mag." Full results from the Magnolia
State oval can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Double Down Motorsports Busy with
Lucas Oil Tour in Southeast
14, 2020) The Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team
was back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour in the states
of South Carolina and Tennessee over the June 12-13 weekend. On
Friday night in the $12,000 to win 'Grassy Smith Memorial' at Cherokee
Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina, Shanon Buckingham timed in
sixteenth fastest in Group A during the qualifying session prior
to finishing seventh in his loaded heat race and fifth in his B-Main.
After utilizing an emergency provisional to gain access into the
50-lap headliner, Shanon was able to work his way up eleven positions
to leave the "Place Your Momma Warned You About" with
a fourteenth place effort.
Both Shanon and teammate Robby Moses were then in the pit area
on Saturday evening for the $15,000 to win 'Mountain Moonshine Classic'
at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. Shanon placed
fifth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and eleventh in the
60-lapper. Robby ran eighth in his stacked heat race, but later
grabbed the third and final transfer into the main event. Unfortunately,
the Maryville native was an early retiree in the 'Mountain Moonshine
Classic' and settled for a twenty-fifth place showing at his hometown
speedplant. Full results from both weekend tilts, which were held
in front of huge grandstand crowds, can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Shanon Buckingham Moves Forward in
$50,000 DLM Stream
7, 2020) The pit gates swung open for the first
time at the famed Eldora Speedway in 2020, as the fan-less 'Dirt
Late Model Stream Invitational' took center stage in the Dirt Late
Model world from June 4-6 at the storied Rossburg, Ohio facility.
A total of 48 drivers were invited to the 1/2-mile, high-banked
speedplant to do battle in the three-day extravaganza, which kicked
off with a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary nights. On Thursday,
Shanon Buckingham unfortunately missed out on the 30-lap sprint
after finishing eighth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main.
At the "Big E" on Friday, Shanon timed in fifth quickest
overall during qualifying, slipped to eighth in his stacked heat
race, and utilized a fast time provisional before winding up seventeenth
in the final finishing order of the 30-lapper.
To help commemorate the track's 67th season, the 'Dirt
Late Model Stream Invitational' finale was headlined by a 67-lap
feature, which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday. Shanon nabbed
the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race and later
rolled off from the outside of the eighth row in the A-Main. The
Morristown, Tennessee native was eventually paid for a fourteenth
place showing in the mega-event that streamed live on www.floracing.com.
Complete results from all three days at Eldora Speedway can be viewed
by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Robby Moses Emerges Relatively Unscathed
from Wild Tazewell Ride
31, 2020) Next up on the racing calendar for Double
Down Motorsports (DDM) was a visit to the high-banks of Tazewell
Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee on Saturday night, May 30. The Schaeffer's
Oil Iron-Man Championship Series sanctioned the 'Toyota Knoxville
50' and a $10,000 top prize was on the line for the 29 competitors
in attendance. Robby Moses qualified fourteenth fastest in Group
B during time trials, but his evening took a turn for the worse
during his heat race. Robby went for a wild ride and endured a series
of flips down the backstretch after another competitor made contact
with his #21 ride exiting turn two. While Robby escaped sore and
bruised, his racecar was badly damaged and he did not start the
50-lap headliner that was eventually won by David Payne. Complete
results from last night at the bad-fast "Taz" can be viewed
online at www.ctpromotions.org.
Nightly Results from Lucas Oil Reopening
Tour at East Bay...
27, 2020) Things wrapped up at East Bay Raceway
Park tonight, as the $7,000 to win finale for the Lucas Oil Reopening
Tour took center stage across the Dirt Late Model industry. Shanon
Buckingham toured the 1/3-mile oval third quickest in Group A during
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session, but was
later involved in an early heat race incident. After switching to
a back-up car and grabbing the fourth transfer spot through the
B-Main, Shanon started the 40-lap feature from the outside of the
tenth row. When the dust had settled, the Morristown, Tennessee
native had moved up five positions to finish fifteenth and left
the Gibsonton, Florida facility fourteenth in the latest version
of the LOLMDS point standings. (Heath
(May 26, 2020) The
second leg of the Lucas Oil Reopening Tour at East Bay Raceway Park
took place tonight at the Gibsonton, Florida oval and another $7,000
paycheck was up for grabs for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
stars. Shanon Buckingham stopped the clock fifth quickest in Group
A during qualifying before grabbing the third transfer spot through
his stacked heat race. The Morristown, Tennessee ace then hung around
the top ten throughout the 40-lap main event - eventually crossing
the checkered flag in the eleventh position.
(May 25, 2020) Next
up on the racing calendar for the #50 team was a stop at East Bay
Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida. The Lucas Oil Reopening Tour
rolled into the "Clay by the Bay" and a $7,000 payday
was the prize that the 35 teams in the pit area were shooting for
tonight. Shanon Buckingham debuted a brand-new racecar and started
off the evening by qualifying third quickest in Group A during time
trials prior to finishing fourth in his heat race. After starting
the 40-lapper from the inside of the seventh row, Shanon drew a
couple of caution flags and was eventually awarded a twenty-second
Moses has Up-and-Down Night at 411
in Scott Sexton Memorial
25, 2020) Robby Moses found himself at 411 Motor
Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee tonight, May 25 for the annual running
of the 'Scott Sexton Memorial.' The Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship
Series sanctioned the Memorial Day special and a $10,052 payday
was on the line. Robby clicked off the fourth fastest lap in Group
B during the qualifying session, but later suffered problems in
his heat race and finished ninth. After relying on a series provisional
to advance into the 52-lap main event, Robby started and parked
Bobby Giffin's #97 ride in the A-Main and was paid for a twenty-first
place showing. Full results from tonight at 411 Motor Speedway can
be viewed online at www.ctpromotions.org.
Nightly Results from Lucas Oil Reopening
Tour at GIS...
21, 2020) The third and final event of the Lucas
Oil Reopening Tour at Golden Isles Speedway took center stage tonight
and another $7,000 winner's check was on the line at the Brunswick,
Georgia facility. Following a rain delay, Shanon Buckingham posted
the seventh quickest time in Group A during qualifying and later
finished fourth in his loaded heat race. After starting the 40-lap
feature in the thirteenth spot and drawing a lap nine caution flag,
Shanon wound up being paid for a nineteenth place showing. He currently
sits fourteenth in the latest version of the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series point standings. (Heath
(May 20, 2020) Another
$7,000 top prize was up for grabs for the cars and stars racing
with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight at Golden Isles
Speedway. With inclement weather in the area, the program was sped
up and the action on the Brunswick, Georgia oval was fast and furious.
Shanon Buckingham knocked down the ninth fastest time in Group B
during qualifying prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through
his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the
fifth row, Shanon wound up seventeenth in the final rundown of the
(May 19, 2020) The
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returned to action tonight at Golden
Isles Speedway and the #50 team was in the pit area at the Brunswick,
Georgia speedplant for round one of the Lucas Oil Reopening Tour.
A total of 43 entrants converged on the southern Georgia facility
for the first series event since February. With no fans in attendance
for the $7,000 to win special due to COVID-19 restrictions, Shanon
Buckingham started off his evening by laying down the eighth quickest
lap in Group A during the qualifying session. Shanon then ran sixth
in his loaded heat race and third in his B-Main prior to advancing
up to thirteenth in the final finishing order of the 40-lap main
Moses Narrowly Misses Out on Spring
Sizzler Feature Event...
17, 2020) The #21 team headed to 411 Motor Speedway
in Seymour, Tennessee on Saturday, May 16 for the 'Spring Sizzler.'
A strong 35 car field converged on the Volunteer State oval to contend
for the $5,000 winner's check in the unsanctioned contest. Robby
Moses clicked off the twelfth quickest lap in Group B during the
qualifying session prior to placing fifth in his heat race. Unfortunately,
Robby missed out on the 40-lap main event by one mere position and
was forced to watch the race that was eventually won by Jimmy Owens.
Complete results from 411 can be accessed by clicking on www.411motorspeedway.net.
Shanon Buckingham Gets Top Ten in
(May 3, 2020) The
Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team rolled into Tri-County Race Track
in Brasstown, North Carolina on Thursday evening, April 30 for the
running of the 'Schaeffer's Oil Tarheel Invitational,' which boasted
a $4,000 top prize. While Robby Moses narrowly missed out on a coveted
transfer position into the 40-lap feature event, teammate Shanon
Buckingham won his heat race prior to knocking down a solid eighth
place effort in the invite-only contest.
At Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Saturday night, May
2, Shanon competed for a $5,000 winner's check in the unsanctioned
'Boyd's Dirt Showdown.' After timing in fifth quickest in Group
B during qualifying, the Morristown, Tennessee ace was battling
hard for a top ten showing in the 50-lapper before contact from
another competitor relegated him to a disappointing sixteenth place
showing. Full results from both weekend shows can be viewed online