Moses Officially Crowned Iron-Man Series Champion!!!
1, 2019) With the cancellation of the annual 'Leftover'
at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee on Saturday, November
30 due to inclement weather, Robby Moses was officially crowned
the 2019 Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Late Model Series Champion! In
the ten series races that escaped the wrath of Mother Nature this
year, Robby racked up one victory, three Top Five finishes, and
eight Top Ten performances. The Maryville, Tennessee ace claimed
a $3,000 top prize back on June 21 in the 'Donald Ducky Jones Memorial'
at Wartburg Speedway in Wartburg, Tennessee! You can view all of
the results for Robby and his #21 team by clicking on the SCHEDULES
page of the website! (Brian McLeod Photo)
Buckingham Winds Up Tenth in Final
Lucas Oil Series Point Standings
20, 2019) The long year with the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series that started in early February in Georgia and
Florida during "Speedweeks" wrapped up over the October
18-19 weekend with the 39th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship'
at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. A stellar 66 car
field converged on PRP to do battle for the whopping $100,000 paycheck.
On Friday night, Shanon Buckingham stopped the clock fourth quickest
in Group A during the qualifying session before grabbing the third
position through his loaded heat race.
After amassing the eleventh most points in preliminary action,
Shanon rolled off from the inside of the sixth row for the start
of the 100-lap crown jewel headliner. The Morristown, Tennessee
ace then fought hard for a top ten effort in the series finale before
settling for a fourteenth place showing. After the contest, Shanon
officially landed in the tenth spot in the final LOLMDS point standings.
Full results from the DTWC weekend can be viewed by clicking on
Shanon Buckingham Tied for Ninth in
Points After Dixie Shootout
14, 2019) With the rain-out of last night's annual
'Rome Showdown' at Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia, Shanon Buckingham
competed in only one event over the weekend on Saturday, October
12 at the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia. A stellar
field of 39 competitors piled into the Atlanta-area venue to vie
for the $12,000 windfall in the 'Dixie Shootout.' Shanon posted
the tenth quickest lap in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series qualifying prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through
his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the
sixth row in the 50-lap main event, which featured minimum passing,
Shanon competed hard for a top ten showing in the caution-free affair
before winding up thirteenth in the final finishing order. The Morristown,
Tennessee ace currently finds himself tied for ninth in the latest
version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Peach State. Full
results from Dixie Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Buckingham Wins Heat Race; Starts
from Pittsburgher 100 Pole
6, 2019) The #50 team made their way to Raceway
7 in Conneaut, Ohio and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in
Imperial, Pennsylvania on October 4-5 for a pair of Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series throwdowns. On Friday night in the first-ever
stop by the national touring series to Raceway 7, Shanon Buckingham
placed fifth in his loaded heat race, won his B-Main, and later
wound up sixteenth in the $12,000 to win main event, which went
fifty laps in distance.
At PPMS on Saturday evening, a hefty $20,000 top prize was on the
line in the 31st Annual 'Pittsburgher 100.' Shanon won his heat
race in preliminary action to earn the pole position for the 100-lap
headliner. After running inside of the top five early in the feature
distance, the Morristown, Tennessee ace eventually slipped back
to twelfth in the final finishing order. Shanon currently finds
himself tenth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings
exiting PPMS. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can
be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Shanon Buckingham Roars to Runner-Up
at Smoky Mountain!
29, 2019) Double Down Motorsports (DDM) made their
way to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday,
September 28 for the annual running of the 'King of the Mountain
Fall Classic.' The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) presided
over the single-day shootout at SMS and a $7,500 winner's check
was up for grabs for the 26 competitors that piled into the pit
area. Shanon Buckingham laid down the fourth fastest lap in Group
B during qualifying prior to blasting past six competitors during
the 50-lap main event to bag an impressive runner-up effort behind
only victor Ricky Weiss. Robby Moses, on the other hand, placed
second in his B-Main to gain access into the feature where he eventually
wound up fifteenth in the final finishing order. Complete results
can be located online at www.sasdirt.com.
Buckingham Blasts to Seventh in 40th
Annual Jackson 100
22, 2019) Shanon Buckingham found himself at Kokomo
Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana on September 20-21 for a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series specials. In Friday's $12,000 to win shootout at Kokomo,
Shanon ran fourth in his heat race prior to winding up sixteenth
in the final finishing order of the attrition-filled 50-lap main
event. At Brownstown on Saturday evening in the 40th Annual 'Jackson
100,' which carried a $15,000 top prize, Shanon placed fifth in
his heat race, won his B-Main, and later vaulted past ten competitors
during the 100-lapper to bag a strong seventh place feature showing.
He now finds himself ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point
standings exiting the Hoosier State.
Teammate Robby Moses was back in racing action on Saturday in his
home state of Tennessee, as he tackled a $4,000 to win Southern
All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) battle at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater,
Tennessee. Robby finished second in his consolation event and later
motored past a trio of cars during the headliner to claim a steady
eleventh place effort. Complete results from all three weekend races
can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com
Shanon Buckingham Competes in First
Late Model Knoxville Nationals
15, 2019) Next up on the racing calendar for the
#50 team was a trip to the Hawkeye State for a Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series crown jewel event from September 12-14 at the storied
Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The 16th Annual 'Lucas Oil
Late Model Knoxville Nationals' drew a strong 55 car field and things
kicked off at the 1/2-mile, semi-banked speedplant with a pair of
$7,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Shanon Buckingham
made his first career start at Knoxville and promptly won his heat
race prior to winding up seventeenth in the 25-lap main event. In
a similar show on Friday evening, Shanon unfortunately missed out
on the 25-lapper after placing sixth in both his heat race and his
When Saturday rolled around at the Marion County Fairgrounds facility,
all eyes in the Double Down Motorsports (DDM) pit area were focused
on capturing the $40,000 top prize in the 'Lucas Oil Late Model
Knoxville Nationals.' By virtue of his strong point night on Thursday,
Shanon earned the rights to the outside of the eleventh row for
the start of the 100-lap crown jewel headliner. The Morristown,
Tennessee ace, who sits tenth in the latest LOLMDS point standings,
was able to climb six spots during the contest on his way to a sixteenth
place showing. View complete results from all three weekend races
by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Buckingham Impresses at Eldora; Finishes
Tenth in World 100!
8, 2019) Shanon Buckingham and his #50 team made
their yearly September pilgrimage to the hallowed ground of Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 5-7 for the 49th edition
of the 'World 100.' In the first of two $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary
programs on Thursday evening, Shanon ran second in his heat race
prior to starting and finishing sixth in the 25-lap sprint. In a
similar show on Friday night at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant,
Shanon once again placed second in his heat race and later climbed
to fourth in the 25-lapper to trail only victor Dennis Erb, Jr.,
Chris Madden, and Jason Jameson to the checkered flag!
All eyes in the Eldora Speedway pit area and amongst
the record crowd of spectators on Saturday were focused on who would
come out on top of the most prestigious race in the Dirt Late Model
industry. Shanon earned the second transfer spot in his loaded heat
race, which earned him the rights to the inside of the sixth row
for the 100-lap crown jewel spectacular. Gunning for the whopping
$52,000 payday in the 'World 100,' the Morristown, Tennessee ace
advanced all the way inside of the top five before unfortunately
fading late in the distance to a still-solid tenth place effort.
Full results from the 'World 100' weekend can be accessed online
(Todd Healy Photo)
Hectic Labor Day Weekend for DDM Nets
Top Five Finishes!
(September 3, 2019) Double
Down Motorsports (DDM) was extremely busy from August 30-September
2, as teammates Shanon Buckingham and Robby Moses entered a total
of five high-profile races in the states of Kentucky, Ohio, West
Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Shanon improved to a twelfth
place finish on Friday night at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City,
Kentucky, while he was forced to a back-up car on Saturday evening
at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and later wound up
twentieth in the final finishing order of the 'Bob Miller Memorial.'
On Sunday in the final Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series show of
the Labor Day weekend at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne,
West Virginia, a whopping $30,000 top prize was on the line in the
annual 'Hillbilly Hundred.' Shanon ran fifth in his heat race and
second in his B-Main prior to blasting past sixteen competitors
during the 100-lapper en route to a sterling fourth place performance
behind only victor Josh Richards, Brandon Overton, and Tim McCreadie!
Robby was in action over the holiday weekend in a pair of Schaeffer's
Oil Iron-Man Championship Series battles. On Sunday at the bad-fast
Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee, Robby timed in second
fastest in Group B during qualifying before placing sixth in the
final rundown of the $5,044 to win 'Buddy Rogers Memorial.' At Tri-County
Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina on Monday, Robby clicked
off the quickest lap in Group A during time trials and later steered
to an impressive third place podium effort in the 35-lap headliner
behind only $3,000 winner David Payne and runner-up Kenny Collins.
Complete results from each of these Labor Day weekend races can
be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com
Robby Moses Gets Another Runner-Up;
Buckingham at Dirt Million
(August 25, 2019) The
Mansfield Motor Speedway was the epicenter of the Dirt Late Model
world on August 22-24, as the Mansfield, Ohio speedplant played
host to the 2nd edition of the 'Dirt Million.' The crown jewel showdown
in the Buckeye State was once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series and got underway with a pair of $10,000 to
win duels. Shanon Buckingham moved up to eleventh in Thursday night's
30-lap opener, while he advanced to fifteenth in Friday's 30-lapper.
The Morristown, Tennessee ace then finished fourth in his heat race,
his B-Main, and the Non-Qualifiers Race on Saturday evening, which
unfortunately kept him out of the feature field for the 100-lap
'Dirt Million' that paid a whopping $101,626 to win.
Double Down Motorsports teammate Robby Moses was rained-out on
Friday at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina, but
was able to compete on Saturday at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour,
Tennessee. Robby posted the fastest lap in Group B during Schaeffer's
Oil Iron-Man Championship Series qualifying to earn the outside
of the front row for the start of the $3,000 to win headliner. The
Maryville, Tennessee native made a strong charge late in the 30-lap
contest and placed a close runner-up behind only victor Chase King!
Full results from each weekend race can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com
Buckingham Fourth in Batesville Prelim;
Moses Nabs Runner-Up!
18, 2019) The next event on the schedule for Shanon
Buckingham was the 27th Annual 'Topless 100,' which ran from August
15-17 at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas. In
the two $5,000 to win preliminary shows, which were sanctioned by
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Shanon unfortunately missed
out on Thursday's 30-lap contest, while he finished an impressive
fourth in Friday's 30-lapper behind only victor Scott Bloomquist,
Chris Madden, and Jonathan Davenport. After racking up the eleventh
most points in the prelims, Shanon wound up starting/finishing eleventh
in the $40,000 to win 'Topless 100' and still sits ninth in the
latest version of the LOLMDS point standings.
Teammate Robby Moses was in action on Friday at the nearby Smoky
Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee, as the first-ever Schaeffer's
Oil Fall Nationals Series event was held and a $4,000 top prize
was up for grabs. Robby laid down the fourth fastest time in Group
A during the qualifying session to earn the rights to the inside
of the fourth row for the start of the 40-lap tilt. He was on the
move early and often during the headliner and ultimately blasted
past a handful of competitors to land a close runner-up performance
behind only victor Tommy Kerr! Complete results from these races
can be located by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com
(Brian McLeod Photo)
Shanon Buckingham Moves Up to Ninth
in LOLMDS Points!
11, 2019) Following a couple of idle weekends on
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule, the popular national
touring series took the #50 team to Florence Speedway from August
8-10 for the 37th edition of the 'North/South 100.' The three-day
extended weekend in Union, Kentucky drew 53 entrants to the 1/2-mile
speedplant to do battle in the crown jewel extravaganza. On Thursday
night in the $10,000 to win 'North/South Shootout,' Shanon Buckingham
finished fourth in his heat race and second in his B-Main prior
to passing ten competitors during the 50-lap weekend lid lifter
en route to a respectable twelfth place showing.
At Florence on Friday evening in the double set of qualifying heat
races, Shanon ran sixth in his first heat race and fourth in his
final prelim of the night. After finishing third in his B-Main on
Saturday, Shanon utilized a series provisional to gain access into
the $50,000 to win 'North/South 100.' The Morristown, Tennessee
ace then advanced past thirteen racecars during the 100-lap extra
distance affair to record a solid eleventh place effort. Shanon
is now up to ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings
exiting Florence. Full results from the entire weekend in the Commonwealth
of Kentucky can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.