for 2017 Season; Adds JC Crockett as Co-Crew Chief!
10, 2017) Since the completion of their 2016 campaign
in early October, Double Down Motorsports has been working feverishly
to prepare for their second full season as a top-flight Super Late
Model operation. To help prepare and work on the potent Longhorn
machines for drivers Shanon Buckingham and Robby Moses, team owner
Roger Sellers has added veteran crew member JC Crockett to the team
as a Co-Crew Chief with Tom Buckingham. In addition to JC and Tom,
Jacob Webber, Trevor Crittenden, and Evan Lohr will return to the
Double Down Motorsports team to help turn the wrenches on both the
#50 of Shanon Buckingham and the #21 of Robby Moses. (Rick
JC brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team after
stints with Daniel Baggerly (2008-2012), John Blankenship (2012-2014),
and Chris Brown (2015-2016). "I am extremely excited to be
a part of the Double Down Motorsports team and I can't thank Roger
(Sellers) enough for bringing me on board," stated the Rural
Retreat, Virginia native via telephone earlier today. "It is
close to home for me and there is so much potential for this race
team to do big things. The schedule we have put together is a nice
fit for me, as it is a great regional schedule with some crown jewel
races sprinkled in, so it is not the grind of being out on the road
following a national tour. Hopefully we can perform well all year,
win some races, and have a lot of fun along the way!" |
Robby Moses Completes 2016 Season
with Tennessee State Championship
9, 2016) Robby Moses and his #21 team rolled into
Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee on October 7-8 for
the annual running of the 'Tennessee State Championship.' The Southern
Nationals Bonus Series presided over the two-day program in the
Volunteer State, which was capped off by a $10,000 to win main event.
Robby clicked off the ninth fastest time in Group A during the qualifying
session on Friday night and later placed sixth in his stacked heat
race. After grabbing the second transfer spot in Saturday's consolation
event, Robby moved past seven competitors during the 60-lap headliner,
which was contested on a one-groove racing surface. At the checkers,
the Maryville, Tennessee ace was in the twelfth finishing position.
Complete results from the season-ending 'Tennessee State Championship'
weekend can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Shanon Buckingham on Podium; Moses
Ninth in Annual Tarheel 50!
1, 2016) Double Down Motorsports made the trip to
Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina on Friday evening,
September 30 for the annual running of the 'Tarheel 50.' The Southern
Nationals Bonus Series special boasted a $4,053 winner's check.
Shanon Buckingham laid down the third quickest time in Group B during
qualifying prior to scooting past a trio of competitors during the
53-lap feature event. At the checkers in the 'Tarheel 50,' Shanon
trailed only race winner Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Brandon
Overton to earn the podium performance. Robby Moses grabbed the
second transfer spot though the consolation race and despite suffering
a flat tire on the first circuit in the headliner, he was able to
rebound to post another top ten effort - finishing in the ninth
position. Complete results from last night at Tri-County Race Track
can be located online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
Double Down Motorsports Flexes Muscle
During Fall Classic at SMS!
18, 2016) Both Shanon Buckingham and Robby Moses
unloaded Longhorn racecars at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville,
Tennessee on Saturday evening, September 17 for the 'King of the
Mountain Fall Classic.' The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series
(SAS) presided over the single-day throwdown, which paid $5,000
to the winner. Shanon qualified second quickest in Group B during
time trials and despite a hard tire selection in the feature, he
was able to record an impressive fourth place effort behind only
winner Chris Madden, Derek Ellis, and Donald McIntosh. Robby, who
was making his first start since the completion of the Southern
Nationals, timed in seventh fastest in Group A prior to passing
four competitors during the headliner en route to a solid ninth
place showing. Complete results from last night at Smoky Mountain
Speedway can be viewed online at www.sasdirt.com.
Shanon Buckingham Nabs Top Ten in
World 100 Preliminary Event!
11, 2016) The "Biggest Dirt Race in the World"
took center stage for Double Down Motorsports over the September
8-10 weekend on the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio, as the 46th version of the 'World 100' drew a healthy 108
car field. The three-day crown jewel showdown at the 1/2-mile, Darke
County speedplant started with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25
preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Shanon Buckingham ran second
in his heat race prior to slipping back to tenth in his 25-lap main
event. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Shanon finished
seventh in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and twentieth in
the 25-lap sprint.
When Saturday arrived in the Buckeye State, the stakes were significantly
heightened, as each of the competitors were focused on the whopping
$49,000 winner's check and the famed globe trophy. Shanon placed
eighth in his loaded heat race and later wound up fourteenth in
his B-Main. The Morristown, Tennessee star unfortunately was not
able to transfer into the 100-lap headliner, which was won by Bobby
Pierce. Complete results from the extended 'World 100' weekend at
Eldora Speedway can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Buckingham Caught Up in Last Lap
Wreck at Smoky Mountain...
28, 2016) Shanon Buckingham, of Morristown, Tennessee,
and the Double Down Motorsports team headed to Smoky Mountain Speedway
in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday, August 27 for a visit by the
Southern Nationals Bonus Series. Shanon grabbed the fourth transfer
spot through his B-Main and later started the $5,300 to win feature
event from the inside of the ninth row. He had then moved up inside
of the top ten late in the 40-lapper before a last lap incident
relegated him to a tenth place performance. While Shanon emerged
unscathed from the jarring wreck with Stacy Boles, his #50 machine
was badly damaged beyond repair. Complete results from last night
at SMS can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Shanon Buckingham Returns to Action
in Scorcher at Bulls Gap
19, 2016) The Double Down Motorsports team rolled
into the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on
Thursday evening, August 18 for the annual running of the 'Scorcher,'
which was sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. Shanon
Buckingham posted the third fastest lap in his group during the
qualifying session and later placed fifth in his loaded heat race.
After starting the $12,000 to win main event from the outside of
the seventh row, Shanon ran into troubles during the 50-lapper and
completed only 28 circuits, which dropped the Morristown, Tennessee
native to a fifteenth place performance. Full results from last
night at "The Gap" can be viewed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
Southern Nationals Nightly Results
for Double Down Motorsports
30, 2016) Double Down Motorsports wrapped up the
Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series campaign tonight at the
bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee. A $10,000 payday
was on the line in the miniseries finale at "The Taz"
and 25 entrants piled into the pit area. Shanon Buckingham ran fourth
in his heat race and eighth in the 53-lapper, while Robby Moses
placed third in his heat race and tenth in the headliner. In the
final point tally, Shanon finished second in points and won the
coveted Rookie of the Year Award, while Robby wound up eighth in
the heated standings.
(July 29, 2016) The
penultimate event of the 2016 edition of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern
Nationals Series was scheduled to take place tonight at Smoky Mountain
Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. Unfortunately, a rain shower prior
to the start of the $5,300 to win show caused it to be canceled.
(July 28, 2016) As
the grueling Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals miniseries winds
down, the dirt-slinging action was still hot and heavy tonight at
Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee. Robby Moses locked
himself into the ninth starting spot through the qualifying session
and eventually wound up eleventh in the $3,500 to win feature event.
Teammate Shanon Buckingham ran second in his B-Main prior to picking
off ten competitors in the 35-lap headliner en route to a sterling
fourth place effort behind only victor Craig Vosbergen, Ricky Weiss,
and Ryan King!
(July 26, 2016) Night
seven for the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series competitors
took them to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia earlier this evening
for a $3,500 to win points battle. Shanon Buckingham qualified fourth
quickest in Group A to earn the seventh starting spot in the 35-lapper,
but slipped back to eleventh at the checkers in the feature. Robby
Moses finished sixth in his B-Main, took a series provisional, and
wound up nineteenth in the final finishing order of the main event.
(July 24, 2016) The
cars and stars of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series
rolled through the pit gate at Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia tonight
to do battle for yet another $5,300 winner's check. Shanon Buckingham
fought power steering problems early in the night, but took a provisional
to gain access into the 53-lap feature. Shanon then blasted past
eleven competitors during the headliner to salvage a steady tenth
place showing. Robby Moses ran fourth in his B-Main to transfer
into the main event, where he eventually wound up eighteenth in
the final rundown.
(July 23, 2016) Another
$5,300 top prize was up for grabs for the Schaeffer's Oil Southern
Nationals Series competitors tonight in the annual running of the
'Rebel Yell' at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia. Shanon
Buckingham ran second in his B-Main, but broke a valve in doing
so. Robby Moses, who placed seventh in his consolation event and
was in line for a provisional, gave up his feature starting spot
so that Shanon could run his #21 machine to salvage valuable points.
After rolling off scratch on the field, Shanon rallied all the way
up to tenth at the checkers in the 53-lap 'Rebel Yell' and currently
sits a close second in the series point standings!
(July 22, 2016) The
fourth leg of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals tour took the
Double Down Motorsports team to Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro,
Georgia tonight for a $5,300 to win showdown. Late afternoon rain
showers made for a long night (and early morning) at the facility
and a rough racing surface also complicated things. Both Shanon
Buckingham and Robby Moses took series provisionals to gain access
into the 53-lap feature, which carried show-up points only. They
were also the first two retirees in the attrition-filled contest,
as Shanon was placed twenty-first and Robby scored twenty-second
in the final finishing order.
21, 2016) Next up on the Schaeffer's Oil Southern
Nationals Series was a stop tonight at the 1/4-mile bullring at
Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina. Shanon Buckingham
recorded his first feature win with the Double Down Motorsports
team, as he laid down the second quickest lap overall of the 25
entrants during qualifying prior to leading all 35 circuits in the
main event. At the checkers, Shanon was fist-pumping to a $3,500
triumph over Casey Roberts, Ricky Weiss, Devin Gilpin, and Kenny
Collins! Teammate Robby Moses also had a solid evening, as he won
his consolation race before moving up to tenth in the feature contest.
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
(July 19, 2016) Round
two of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series took place
earlier this evening at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee
and a $3,500 payday was on the line. Robby Moses qualified second
quickest in Group A, ran fourth in the fast dash, and later slipped
back to thirteenth at the completion of the 35-lap feature event.
Shanon Buckingham grabbed the second transfer spot through his B-Main
prior to bagging a solid ninth place effort in the headliner. After
two shows in the ten-race miniseries, Shanon sits tied for third
in points, while Robby is eleventh in the current point tally.
(July 16, 2016) The
Double Down Motorsports team kicked off the 2016 edition of the
Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tonight at the picturesque
Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia. After a lengthy rain delay,
Shanon Buckingham timed in third fastest in Group B, while teammate
Robby Moses laid down the eighth quickest lap in Group A during
qualifying. In the $10,000 to win headliner, which was held in the
wee hours of the morning, Shanon moved up to garner a strong fifth
place performance in the 53-lapper behind only victor Dale McDowell,
Donald Bradsher, Chris Brown, and Gregg Satterlee. Robby completed
only fifteen circuits in the attrition-filled race and wound up
eighteenth in the final finishing order.