$10,000 Dirt Million!!!!!!
Darrell Lanigan’s second victory of the 2018 racing season came on Friday night, August 24 in one of the ‘Dirt Million’ duels at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio! Darrell qualified well in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials and later picked up a victory in heat race action. After drawing the pole position for the 30-lap preliminary event, Darrell paced the field for each and every lap to pocket the $10,000 winner’s share over Josh Richards, Mike Marlar, Mason Zeigler, and Tyler Erb!
On Saturday evening, August 25, a huge crowd was on hand to witness history, as the inaugural ‘Dirt Million’ paid over $202,000 to the winner. Darrell wound up eighth in the dash, which featured the top four finishers in both of Friday’s duels, and later started the 100-lap ‘Dirt Million’ from the outside of the fourth row. The Union, Kentucky star then fought valiantly for a top ten finish in the caution-plagued race and eventually netted a strong ninth place performance in the largest paying race in 2018. Full results from the weekend at Mansfield can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)