Down Motorsports Set to Take a Few Weeks Off
(September 11, 2017)
Following this past weekend's trip to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio for the 47th Annual 'World 100,' Double Down Motorsports (DDM)
will be taking several weekends off from any type of dirt-slinging
action. Shanon Buckingham is currently en route to Florida to assist
with the clean-up of Hurricane Irma and is excited to help those
in need from the powerful storm. Robby Moses has been out of competition
since early July, as caring for his newborn son - who was born premature
- has become his number one priority. It is possible that one or
both DDM drivers could race at some point later this season, but
plans are currently in a holding pattern. You can keep up with the
latest schedules for both Shanon and Robby by pointing your Internet
browser to www.DoubleDownMotorsports.net.
Buckingham Competes in 47th Annual
World 100 at Eldora
10, 2017) Shanon Buckingham and the #50 team rolled
into the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio
from September 7-9 for the 47th edition of the 'World 100.' The
three-day crown jewel spectacular started with a pair of Twin 25
programs, each of which paid $10,000 to the winner. On Thursday
night, Shanon was involved in a wreck during his heat race and later
advanced up to seventh in his B-Main, but was unfortunately unable
to make the start in the 25-lap main event. At the "Big E"
on Friday evening, Shanon placed third in his loaded heat race prior
to starting and finishing the 25-lapper in the fifteenth position.
All eyes were then fixated on the 'World 100' on Saturday and a
record Eldora Speedway crowd was on hand to watch one driver walk
away with the hefty $50,000 paycheck. Shanon ran eighth in his stacked
heat race and later wound up twenty-first in his consolation race.
Unfortunately, the Morristown, Tennessee native was unable to transfer
into the 100-lap extravaganza, which was won by Jonathan Davenport.
Full results from the 'World 100' weekend can be accessed by clicking
Shanon Buckingham Lands on Podium
in Visit to Rome Speedway!
21, 2017) The Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team
and driver Shanon Buckingham entered two high-profile Super Late
Model shootouts from August 17-20 in the states of Tennessee and
Georgia. On Thursday night, the annual running of the 'Scorcher'
took place at the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee
and a $10,000 winner's check was on the line. Shanon knocked down
the second fastest lap in his group during Ultimate Super Late Model
Series qualifying prior to picking up an impressive win in heat
race action. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the
second row, Shanon got bounced around by a couple of competitors
and eventually got into the wall, which resulted in him completing
only 31 circuits and finishing in the fifteenth position.
At Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia on Sunday evening, a $5,300 top
prize was up for grabs with the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals
Bonus Series. Shanon clicked off the fifth quickest time in Group
A during the qualifying session and later scored another heat race
triumph. The Morristown, Tennessee ace then rolled off from the
inside of the fourth row in the 53-lap affair and steered his #50
machine all the way up to second in the running order before settling
for a strong third place podium effort behind only victor Mike Marlar
and runner-up Brandon Overton! Complete results from both weekend
shows can be viewed online at www.ultimatesupers.com
Buckingham Runs in Top Ten Most of
N/S 100; Finishes Twelfth
13, 2017) Shanon Buckingham and the #50 team drove
through the pit gate at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union,
Kentucky on August 10-12 for a pair of lucrative Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series showdowns. Things started at the undersized 1/2-mile
speedplant on Thursday evening with the 'North/South Shootout,'
which paid $10,000 to the winner. Shanon knocked down the thirteenth
fastest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to placing fifth
in his loaded heat race. Unfortunately, Shanon spun out of contention
during his B-Main and was unable to make the start in the 50-lap
feature, which was won by Jimmy Owens.
On Friday night, preliminary action for the 35th Annual 'North/South
100' kicked off at the Cincinnati-area venue with a double set of
qualifying heat races. Shanon ran fifth in his first heat race of
the evening before scoring an impressive triumph in his final prelim.
By virtue of earning the sixth most passing points, the Morristown,
Tennessee native rolled off from the outside of the third row in
Saturday's $50,000 to win headliner. During the course of the 100-lap
grind, Shanon found himself inside of the top ten through much of
the distance before slipping back to twelfth at the checkered flag
in the 'North/South 100.' Complete results from the crown jewel
show can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals
Series Nightly Results...
29, 2017) The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals
Series wrapped up tonight at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee
in front of a huge crowd! Shanon Buckingham earned Fast Time honors
overall during the qualifying session prior to running second in
heat race action. After starting the $10,000 to win finale from
the inside of the third row, Shanon eventually wound up right where
he started in the 51-lap affair... in the fifth position behind
only victor Brandon Overton, Donald McIntosh, Billy Ogle, Jr., and
Dakotah Knuckles. Following the last points-paying race on the 2017
miniseries, Shanon found himself second in the final series point
standings behind only Champion Brandon Overton!!!
(July 28, 2017) With
widespread rain and a dooming forecast, officials from the Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Series and Smoky Mountain Speedway opted
to call off tonight's race, which was scheduled to pay $5,300 to
the winner in Maryville, Tennessee. With the rain-out, the lone
points-paying race left in the 2017 miniseries will be tomorrow
evening at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee
and Shanon Buckingham comes into the $10,000 to win finale second
in points - trailing leader Brandon Overton by only twenty markers!
(July 27, 2017) After
a few days off from the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series
grind, Shanon Buckingham and the #50 team made the trip to Crossville
Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee tonight for a $3,500 to win showdown.
Shanon knocked down the third quickest time in Group A during qualifying
prior to scoring a victory in the lone heat race of the evening.
After rolling off from the inside of the third row in the 35-lapper,
Shanon raced inside of the top five throughout the caution-free
affair - eventually landing in the fourth finishing position behind
only race winner Brandon Overton, Donald McIntosh, and Craig Vosbergen!
(July 24, 2017) The
grind of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series took the
Double Down Motorsports team to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia
tonight for a $3,500 to win program. Shanon Buckingham tripped the
clock fifth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session and
later placed second in heat race action. Shanon then moved up one
spot during the course of the 35-lap feature to leave the Chattanooga-area
facility with a steady seventh place performance.
(July 23, 2017) Tonight's
scheduled $5,300 to win Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series
throwdown at Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia was unfortunately rained
out late in the afternoon. It has been rescheduled as a non-points
event for Sunday, August 20. Shanon Buckingham will start the second
week of the miniseries tied with Donald McIntosh for the point lead!!!
(July 22, 2017) A
short trip over to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia greeted
the #50 team today for the 18th edition of the 'Rebel Yell,' which
boasted a $10,053 top prize. Shanon Buckingham posted the sixth
quickest time in Group A during qualifying prior to running third
in his stacked heat race. After starting the 51-lap contest from
the inside of the fifth row, Shanon charged to the front in the
sixth race of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series grind.
The Morristown, Tennessee standout climbed all the way up to second
to record another runner-up effort behind only race winner Casey
(July 21, 2017) Shanon
Buckingham and the #50 team made the three-hour overnight trek to
Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia for tonight's fifth round
of Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series competition. A strong
28 car field assembled at the Peach State speedplant and all eyes
were focused on the $5,300 payday. Shanon stopped the clock seventh
quickest in Group B during time trials and later placed fourth in
his loaded heat race - despite suffering a flat Hoosier tire. After
rolling off from the outside of the ninth row in the 53-lap main
event, Shanon drove around the bottom of the racetrack and tried
to stay out of trouble in the attrition-filled race. At the checkers,
the Morristown, Tennessee ace found himself in the runner-up position
behind only victor Donald McIntosh!
(July 20, 2017) Another
night, another state for the Double Down Motorsports team, as they
followed the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series south to
the gray gumbo of Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia tonight for
a $3,500 to win duel. Shanon Buckingham laid down the third fastest
time in Group A during qualifying prior to scoring an impressive
victory in heat race action. After starting the 35-lap feature from
the inside of the third row, Shanon sprinted up to third to finish
on the podium behind only victor Donald McIntosh and runner-up Brandon
(July 18, 2017) Round
three of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series took the
Double Down Motorsports team to 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee
tonight for a $3,500 to win battle. Shanon Buckingham was the lone
DDM driver in action in the Volunteer State tonight and he started
the evening by stopping the clock fourth fastest in Group A during
time trials. Following an impressive heat race triumph, Shanon battled
hard inside of the top ten throughout the 35-lapper and eventually
wound up eighth in the final finishing order.
(July 17, 2017) Next
up was a trip to Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina
tonight, as the 1/4-mile bullring played host to a $3,500 to win
shootout. Shanon Buckingham timed in third fastest in Group A during
qualifying and later moved past two racecars during the 35-lap main
event en route to a stellar third place podium effort behind only
victor Brandon Overton and runner-up Casey Roberts. Robby Moses,
on the other hand, posted the seventh fastest time in Group A during
the qualifying session, was involved in a lap ten scramble during
the feature, and later salvaged a solid ninth place performance
in the headliner.
(July 15, 2017) The
2017 edition of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tour
kicked off earlier tonight at the picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural
Retreat, Virginia. A strong field of 28 competitors signed into
the pit area at the 1/2-mile speedplant to vie for the $10,000 winner's
check in the miniseries lid lifter. Shanon Buckingham laid down
the sixth fastest time in Group B during qualifying before running
second in his heat race. Shanon then picked off four competitors
during the attrition-filled 53-lap feature on his way to an impressive
fourth place showing behind only winner Vic Hill, Brandon Overton,
and Steve Casebolt. Teammate Robby Moses placed third in his stacked
heat race, but was later caught up in a lap 18 pileup during the
headliner and retired with damage in the twenty-first position.
Buckingham Tenth in $12k Mountain
Moonshine Classic at SMS!
9, 2017) Double Down Motorsports rolled into Smoky
Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday evening, July
8 for the annual running of the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic,' which
was once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
A stout 32 car field assembled at the 4/10-mile complex to vie for
the $12,000 winner's check. Shanon Buckingham posted the fourth
quickest lap in Group A during qualifying and later grabbed the
second transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 60-lapper
from the inside of the fourth row, Shanon hung around the top ten
and eventually nabbed a solid tenth place performance against the
nation's best Super Late Model drivers.
Teammate Robby Moses clicked off the ninth fastest time in Group
A during the qualifying session prior to finishing sixth in his
heat race and third in his B-Main. Robby then advanced five spots
during the course of last night's 60-lap 'Mountain Moonshine Classic'
to record a sixteenth place showing. Full results can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Despite Broken Shock, Buckingham Lands
in Top Ten at Florence
25, 2017) Shanon Buckingham, Robby Moses, and the
Double Down Motorsports team invaded the venerable Florence Speedway
in Union, Kentucky on Saturday evening, June 24 for a $10,000 to
win special event, which was sanctioned by the Schaeffer's Oil Southern
Nationals Bonus Series. Shanon laid down the sixth fastest time
in Group A during qualifying, won his stacked heat race, and was
running towards the front of the 50-lap headliner until a broken
shock caused him to slip back to ninth at checkered flag. Robby,
on the other hand, unfortunately missed out on the feature event
after placing ninth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main. Complete
results from last night at Florence Speedway can be viewed online
Buckingham Fifth, Moses Eighth in
Big Daddy 500 at SMS!
18, 2017) Both Shanon Buckingham and Robby Moses
were in the pit area at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee
on Saturday evening, June 17, as the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing
Series (SAS) presided over the 'Big Daddy 500.' Shanon stopped the
clock fourth fastest in Group A during qualifying, while Robby posted
the seventh quickest time in the same group. Both Double Down Motorsports
drivers moved forward throughout the $5,000 to win main event, as
Shanon wound up fifth in the final finishing order behind winner
Donald McIntosh, Skip Arp, Chris Ferguson, and T.J. Reaid, while
Robby was in the eighth spot following forty green flag circuits.
Full results from the 'Big Daddy 500' can be accessed online at
Buckingham Tackles DLM Dream Weekend
at Eldora Speedway
11, 2017) Double Down Motorsports traveled to the
Buckeye State of Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd edition of the
'Dirt Late Model Dream.' A stellar field of 79 Super Late Model
competitors signed in at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio and all eyes were focused on the whopping $100,000 winner's
share. Things kicked off at the "Big E" on Thursday and
Friday with a pair of preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and
$10,000 to win respectively in Twin 25 lap sprints.
Shanon Buckingham ran sixth in his heat race on Thursday night
and fourth in the B-Main prior to advancing all the way up to twelfth
in the 25-lap main event. On Friday evening, Shanon placed seventh
in his heat race and second in the B-Main before climbing six spots
during the course of the 25-lapper on his way to a sixteenth place
showing. The Morristown, Tennessee standout then fought valiantly
for a coveted transfer spot into Saturday's 100-lap 'Dirt Late Model
Dream,' but an eighth place heat race finish and a ninth place effort
in his B-Main unfortunately kept Shanon out of the starting field.
Comprehensive coverage from the crown jewel extravaganza over the
weekend at Eldora can be viewed by pointing your web browser to
Double Down Motorsports Back in Pit
Area at Smoky Mountain...
4, 2017) Both Shanon Buckingham and Robby Moses
invaded Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday
night, June 3 for a visit by the Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship
Series. Shanon stopped the clock second quickest in Group B during
the qualifying session, but was collected in a wreck on a lap 13
restart in the $5,000 to win feature and was placed fifteenth in
the final finishing order. Robby had a short evening unfortunately,
as he broke a ball joint in hot laps and slammed into the outside
retaining wall, which forced him to scratch from the remainder of
the program. Full results from last night at SMS can be viewed online