Gets Pair of Top Tens in King of the Mountain Championship
18, 2020) Robby Moses and Double Down Motorsports
(DDM) invaded the nearby Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee
on October 16-17 for the annual 'King of the Mountain Championship.'
On Friday night in the $3,000 to win Southern All Stars Dirt Racing
Series (SAS) weekend opener, Robby grabbed the sixth and final transfer
spot through his B-Main to earn the outside of the eleventh row
for the start of the 30-lap main event. Robby then blitzed past
fourteen competitors during the contest to land in the eighth finishing
position. At Smoky Mountain on Saturday evening in the SAS weekend
finale, which boasted a $7,000 payday, Robby placed fourth in his
loaded heat race before advancing up to eighth in the 50-lapper.
Full results from the 'King of the Mountain Championship' weekend
can be found online at www.sasdirt.com.
New Deal Strikes Big Deal; Hudson
O'Neal to DDM for 2021!
12, 2020) As the 2020 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series season comes to a close this upcoming weekend (October 16-17)
in the $100,000 to win 'Dirt Track World Championship' at Portsmouth
(OH) Raceway Park, Double Down Motorsports owner Roger Sellers and
driver Hudson O'Neal are both excited to announce a partnership
that will take them back out on the road with the premier national
touring series in 2021! Tennessee-based Double Down Motorsports
followed the entire Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series campaign back
in 2019 with driver Shanon Buckingham and most notably picked up
a $12,000 triumph at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee on
the way to finishing tenth in the final series point standings.
The DDM team was also a fixture on the LOLMDS tour through much
of 2020 until pulling the plug in late August when Buckingham's
work commitments - in part - forced him off the series schedule.
Hudson, who was the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie
of the Year, has been a stalwart on the tour since his rookie campaign
and has finished as high as seventh in the final point standings
in 2019. The twenty-year-old rising star from Martinsville, Indiana
has seven career LOLMDS victories including wins in the 2019 'Jackson
100' at Brownstown (IN) Speedway worth $15,000, the 2019 'Mountain
Moonshine Classic' at Roger Sellers' own Smoky Mountain (TN) Speedway
worth $15,000, and the 2018 'Clash at the Mag' at Magnolia (MS)
Motor Speedway worth $20,000. Much like Double Down Motorsports,
Hudson started out the 2020 season with the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series driving the MasterSbilt House Car, but pulled off the
tour in mid-July. | full
Robby Moses Steers to Sixth Place
Effort at Smoky Mountain!
6, 2020) Robby Moses and the #21 team rolled into
the nearby Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday
evening, September 5. The Schaeffer's Oil Fall Nationals Series
lifted the lid to their 2020 campaign last night with a $5,000 to
win throwdown. Robby ran second in his B-Main to earn the inside
of the seventh row for the start of the 40-lap main event. During
the course of the contest, Robby blitzed past seven competitors
en route to a strong sixth place showing behind only winner Mike
Marlar, Austin Kirkpatrick, Dale McDowell, Vic Hill, and David Payne!
Complete results from Smoky Mountain Speedway can be viewed online
Shanon Buckingham & Double Down
Motorsports End Lucas Oil Pursuit
27, 2020) Shanon Buckingham and Double Down Motorsports
are dropping off the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series effective
immediately to re-evaluate plans going forward.
"We have known from the beginning that family and business
would take priority over anything else", said Roger Sellers,
owner of Double Down Motorsports. Shanon has a storm recovery business,
and its now hurricane season as everyone can see with the current
situation on the gulf coast. It's only a matter of time until he
gets the call to head out. He has also started a tree business with
his oldest son, Camden, just a few weeks ago. They have been blessed
with an abundance of work. The busy schedule that comes from running
a national series combined with a season of racing that hasn't gone
as well as we would have hoped has led to the team deciding to pull
off the Lucas Oil tour.
"I think running a major series such as Lucas Oil is the ultimate
dream for any driver that has raced at a local track on a Saturday
night", said Buckingham. Thanks to Roger, Casey, my Dad (Tom),
JC, and Eric for allowing me the opportunity to do just that. The
Lucas guys are the best officials, fellow racers and team owners,
and staff that I have ever had the chance to compete with. I would
like to thank our marketing partners and product sponsors for helping
make this possible as well, including Lazydays RV, 2150 Enterprises,
Smoky Mountain Speedway, FK Rod Ends, Penske Racing Shocks, Maxima
Racing Oil, Longhorn Chassis, and Durham Race Engines.
Sellers also noted, that he too was faced with a difficult decision
much like this several years ago. I had to put racing aside when
Tennessee RV Supercenter was founded in 2004 with just a handful
of inventory. The dealership quickly grew into one of the largest
RV dealers in the Southeast. It's the American Dream, and I'm behind
anyone and everyone that wants to live it. The future of Double
Down Motorsports is uncertain, but we have several options to sort
through. The team was started in November 2015 and crew chief, JC
Crockett, has been with the team since January 2017. JC has been
involved in motorsports for most of his life and as anyone will
tell you - a good team member is always in high demand. JC intends
to weigh his options as he has many possibilities as to what is
next for him. Roger is the owner of Smoky Mountain Speedway and
is heavily involved in drag racing as well. Don't be surprised to
see him around somewhere in the near future. (MRM
Shanon Buckingham Inside Top Five
in Topless 100 Prelim!
23, 2020) Shanon Buckingham and Double Down Motorsports
(DDM) made their way to Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove,
Arkansas over the August 20-22 weekend for the 28th edition of the
'Topless 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided
over the crown jewel spectacular, which kicked off with a pair of
$5,000 to win preliminary showdowns. On Thursday night, Shanon unfortunately
missed out on the 30-lap weekend opener after finishing seventh
in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main. Things went much smoother
for the #50 team on Friday evening at BMS, as Shanon won his heat
race prior to bagging a stellar fourth place effort in the 30-lapper
behind only victor Jimmy Owens, Brandon Overton, and Jonathan Davenport!
By virtue of racking up the twelfth most points during the two
prelims, Shanon started Saturday's $40,000 to win 'Topless 100'
from the outside of the sixth row. Unfortunately, the Morristown,
Tennessee driver ran into issues early in the 100-lap distance and
was eventually paid for a twenty-third place showing. Shanon now
sits twelfth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings
exiting the annual 'Topless 100.' Complete results from the roofless
Batesville biggie can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Buckingham Back on Lucas Oil Trail
in Hectic Florence Week
16, 2020) Next up on the racing calendar for Double
Down Motorsports (DDM) was a visit to the venerable Florence Speedway
in Union, Kentucky on August 12-15 for a trio of Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series events. Things kicked off on Wednesday evening
at the 1/2-mile speedplant with the rain-postponed 'Ralph Latham
Memorial,' which boasted a $12,000 paycheck. Shanon Buckingham won
his heat race and later wound up thirteenth in the final finishing
order of the 50-lap main event. At Florence on Thursday night in
the $10,000 to win 'North/South Shootout,' Shanon placed third in
his stacked heat race before finishing eighteenth in the 50-lapper.
When Friday rolled around at the Cincinnati-area facility,
preliminary action got underway for the annual running of the 'North/South
100.' Shanon advanced to sixth in his first heat race prior to securing
a heat race triumph in his final prelim on Saturday afternoon. By
virtue of racking up the twelfth most points during the heat races,
the Morristown, Tennessee native rolled off from the outside of
the sixth row in the $50,000 to win 'North/South 100.' Shanon then
had a strong run going in the 100-lap crown jewel headliner until
a couple of late skirmishes dropped the "Big Buck" to
a disappointing twentieth place showing. Complete results from the
extended weekend in the Commonwealth of Kentucky can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Robby Moses Climbs to Sixth in Iron-Man
Classic at SMS!
9, 2020) Robby Moses was back in the seat of his
#21 machine on Saturday evening, August 8 at the nearby Smoky Mountain
Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. The Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship
Series rolled into SMS to preside over the annual running of the
'Iron-Man Classic,' which boasted a $5,000 winner's check. Robby
clicked off the sixth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying and
later started the 40-lap main event from the inside of the sixth
row. After picking off a handful of competitors during the contest,
Robby found himself paid for a sixth place performance behind only
winner Dale McDowell, Donald McIntosh, Cory Hedgecock, Ryan King,
and Dakotah Knuckles. Full results from last night at Smoky Mountain
Speedway can be viewed online at www.smokymountainspeedway.com.
Buckingham Concludes Hectic Stretch
with Silver Dollar Nationals
26, 2020) A hectic stretch with the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series concluded from July 23-25 in a lucrative weekend
at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. The three-day spectacular
for the ground-pounding Super Late Models started on Thursday night
with the 'Dirt Track Bank Go 50,' which carried a $12,000 payday.
Shanon Buckingham placed seventh in his stacked heat race, but later
won his B-Main to gain access into the 50-lapper. After starting
the contest from the inside of the ninth row, Shanon eventually
wound up being scored sixteenth in the final rundown.
On Friday evening at the 4/10-mile speedplant, two
rounds of heat races were on tap to help set the stage for Saturday's
grand finale. Shanon ran second in his first heat race of the night,
while he finished fifth in his final prelim. By virtue of racking
up the sixteenth most passing points, Shanon rolled off from the
outside of the eighth row in Saturday's $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar
Nationals.' At the end of 101 green flag laps in the crown jewel
headliner, the Morristown, Tennessee ace found himself credited
with a fourteenth place performance and still sits eleventh in the
latest version of the series point standings. Full results from
all three days at I-80 Speedway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Shanon Lands on Podium in Show-Me
100; Fifth in Diamond Nationals!
20, 2020) Shanon Buckingham and the #50 DDM team
was ultra-busy with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series from July
13-19 in four races in the states of Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri.
Following a fourteenth place finish on Monday at 300 Raceway in
Farley, Iowa and a seventeenth place showing on Friday at Tri-City
Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, Shanon turned up the wick on
the stout competition at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway
in Wheatland, Missouri. In Saturday's annual 'Show-Me 100,' which
boasted a hefty $20,000 top prize, Shanon won his heat race in preliminary
action prior to leading laps 8-20. At the end of the 100-lap mega-event,
the Morristown, Tennessee ace found himself on the podium in the
third spot behind only race winner Payton Looney and runner-up Kyle
On Sunday at Wheatland, the annual running of the 'Diamond Nationals'
was held and a $12,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Shanon clicked
off the fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session before
securing another heat race triumph. After rolling off from the outside
of the front row in the 50-lap main event, Shanon stayed towards
the front throughout the distance before being paid for a solid
fifth place performance behind only victor Chris Ferguson, Jonathan
Davenport, Shane Clanton, and Rick Eckert. He now finds himself
eleventh in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings.
Full results from the action-packed week can be viewed online at
Buckingham Follows Lucas Oil Tour
to Florence Speedway
12, 2020) The Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team
made their way to Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on July 10-11
for two more pivotal Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point races.
Despite getting rained-out at the Cincinnati-area speedplant on
Saturday evening, Friday's $12,000 to win 'Summer Sizzler Nationals'
opener went off without a hitch. Shanon Buckingham finished fifth
in his loaded heat race, second in his B-Main, and thirteenth in
the 50-lap headliner. Shanon now finds himself twelfth in the latest
version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Commonwealth of
Robby Moses was also in action over the weekend, as his #21 team
made the short trek to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee
for the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series lid lifter. Robby
unfortunately narrowly missed out on advancing into the $10,053
to win main event after finishing fifth in his heat race and third
in his B-Main. Complete results from both facilities can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com