Shanon Buckingham Makes Impromptu Trip to The Gap and Wins!
(October 22, 2018) Shanon Buckingham and the DDM team made an impromptu trip to the nearby Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on Sunday afternoon, October 21 for the track's Championship Night. Armed with his #50 Crate Late Model, Shanon was quickest in hot laps, set Fast Time in qualifying, and later led each of the 25 circuits during the weekly feature event. Shanon picked up the $1,000 top prize for his second straight Crate Late Model triumph over Rusty Ballenger, Cory Hedgecock, Mack McCarter, and Jesse Lowe! Complete results from yesterday at "The Gap" can be viewed online at www.volunteerspeedway.com.

Buckingham Impresses with Top Five Showing in World 100 Prelim!
(October 14, 2018) The #50 Double Down Motorsports team returned to the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on October 12-13 for the rain-postponed 'World 100,' which most likely served as their 2018 season finale. Following yet another rain-out on Friday night, the day/night doubleheader at the "Big E" on Saturday kicked off with $10,000 to win Twin 25s during the afternoon. Shanon Buckingham timed in twelfth quickest overall during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting tenth on the grid in his 25-lapper, Shanon powered past five competitors during the daytime affair en route to an impressive fifth place performance behind only victor Ricky Thornton, Jr., Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, and Chase Junghans!

During the nighttime portion of the double-dip at the 1/2-mile Buckeye State facility, all eyes were fixated on the $51,000 top prize and the famed globe trophies in the 48th Annual 'World 100.' Shanon slipped back to sixth in his loaded heat race, but later secured the second transfer spot through his B-Main. In the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza, Shanon got valuable laps in the "Biggest Dirt Race in the World" and was able to move up five positions to finish nineteenth in the final rundown. Full results from Eldora Speedway can be obtained by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Shanon Buckingham Doubles Down for $11,500 Worth of Wins!
(October 7, 2018) Shanon Buckingham, of Morristown, Tennessee, picked up his first two feature wins of 2018 on Saturday evening, October 6 in the 'King of the Mountain Fall Classic' at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee! In Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series (SAS) action, Shanon won his heat race to earn the pole position for the 50-lap main event. He then dominated the headliner by leading each and every circuit to pocket the $7,500 windfall ahead of Dale McDowell, Randy Weaver, Cory Hedgecock, and Vic Hill. Teammate Robby Moses also had a strong night, as he earned Fast Time honors of the 34 entrants during qualifying prior to running second in his heat race and sixth in the headliner.

Behind the wheel of a Crate Late Model in Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series competition, Shanon posted the quickest lap of the 33 entrants to earn the outside of the front row for the 50-lap feature. In his first Crate race in years, Shanon once again led every lap in the A-Main to secure another $4,000 in earnings over Cory Hedgecock, Michael Courtney, Greg Martin, and Ashton Winger! Full results from both programs during the 'King of the Mountain Fall Classic' can be obtained online at www.smokymountainspeedway.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

Buckingham Solid in First Visit to Magnolia Motor Speedway
(September 23, 2018) The #50 team headed to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on September 21-22 to compete in the two-day 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100.' On Friday night in the $4,000 to win weekend opener, Shanon Buckingham placed third in his heat race and had climbed all the way up to sixth in the 30-lap sprint before a bout with an inside utility tire caused him to slip back to tenth at the checkered flag. At "The Mag" on Saturday evening in the $12,000 to win finale, Shanon grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race prior to moving past a trio of competitors during the 70-lapper to secure an eleventh place performance. Complete results from the unsanctioned doubleheader can be obtained online by clicking on www.magnoliadirt.com.

Rainy Weekend Sees #50 Team in Action at Eldora and Screven
(September 9, 2018) The Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team started their September 6-8 weekend at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the 48th edition of the 'World 100.' On Thursday night in his $10,000 to win Twin 25, Shanon Buckingham qualified 54th fastest of the 101 entrants during time trials and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. Shanon then worked his way past six competitors during the 25-lap sprint to earn a respectable eleventh place feature effort. After Friday and Saturday's action at the "Big E" was postponed to October 12-13 due to the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon, the team made their way south to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia on Saturday evening.

Shanon stopped the clock seventh quickest in Group A during Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) time trials prior to placing fourth in his loaded heat race. The Morristown, Tennessee native then picked off a trio of racecars in the $10,000 to win headliner to secure a strong fourth place performance. At the end of 60 green flag laps, Shanon found himself behind only winner Brandon Overton, Casey Roberts, and Chris Ferguson! Complete results from both races can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com and www.sasdirt.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Buckingham Battles Back to Seventh in Baltes Classic at "Big E"
(September 3, 2018) Shanon Buckingham and the #50 team trekked north to the states of Kentucky and Ohio from August 31-September 2 for a trio of high-profile Super Late Model specials. Things kicked off with a pair of $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdowns at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky and Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. On Friday night in the 'John Bradshaw Memorial' at Ponderosa, Shanon placed sixth in his heat race, but retired early in the main event in the twenty-second spot after helmet issues caused vision problems. At PRP in the 'Bob Miller Memorial' on Saturday evening, Shanon grabbed the fourth and final transfer position through his heat race, but was unfortunately caught up in an early wreck during the 50-lapper that led to another twenty-second place performance.

The triple shot of racing action for Double Down Motorsports then concluded on Sunday at the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The American Late Model Series (ALMS) presided over the annual 'Baltes Classic,' which carried a $5,000 winner's check. Shanon knocked down the quickest lap in his group during qualifying and ran second in his heat race to earn the outside of the third row for the start of the 30-lap headliner. After an early skirmish sent him to the pits for quick repair, the Morristown, Tennessee ace rallied back through the feature field to salvage a seventh place showing. Complete results from each of these three races can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com and www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Both Double Down Motorsports Drivers Land in Top Five at SMS!
(August 26, 2018) The Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team was out in full force at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday evening, August 25, as the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) presided over the $5,000 to win 'Rockin with the Stars Hall of Fame 40.' Shanon Buckingham knocked down the third fastest lap in Group A during time trials before driving up to second in the 40-lapper to finish an impressive runner-up behind only victor Michael Chilton. Teammate Robby Moses also had a great night, as he qualified fifth quickest in Group B and later worked his way past five competitors during the A-Main en route to a fifth place effort. Complete results from last night's SAS battle at Smoky Mountain can be viewed online at www.sasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

Buckingham Wins N/S 100 Non-Qualifiers Race to Pocket $2,000!
(August 12, 2018) Morristown, Tennessee ace Shanon Buckingham found himself in the pit area at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 8-11 for a huge stretch of racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. After missing out on the $12,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial' on Wednesday due to the rough track conditions, Shanon advanced into the $10,000 to win 'North/South Shootout' on Thursday night by finishing third in his loaded heat race. Following the caution-free 50-lap contest, Shanon was paid for an eighteenth place performance at the Cincinnati-area speedplant. While Shanon unfortunately missed a coveted transfer spot in Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South 100' by one mere position through his B-Main, he was able to close out the weekend by scoring the $2,000 payday for winning the Non-Qualifiers Race! Full results from the long week at Florence Speedway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Double Down Motorsports Hits Select Southern Nationals Shows...
(July 27, 2018) The penultimate event of the 2018 Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tour took the Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team to the nearby Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee tonight, as a $5,300 winner's check was scheduled to be up for grabs. However, heavy rain showers passed through the area following qualifying, which wiped out the remainder of the program. A make-up date as not yet been announced by series and track officials. Robby Moses, who was the lone DDM driver in action, did post the eighth quickest lap in Group A during time trials before Mother Nature intervened at the Volunteer State speedplant.

(July 22, 2018) The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series headed to northern Georgia tonight for another $5,300 to win contest at Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia. Shanon Buckingham timed in fourth quickest in Group A during qualifying to lock himself into the 53-lap main event. He had a strong run going in the headliner before a grinding wreck with Casey Roberts wiped out his Longhorn machine and relegated the Morristown, Tennessee ace to a sixteenth place effort. Robby Moses ran third in his consolation event before improving four positions in the A-Main to leave Rome with a twelfth place outing.

(July 21, 2018) With Screven Motor Speedway's Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series showdown falling by the wayside days ago due to inclement weather, Swainsboro Raceway stepped up to the plate to hold a second straight $5,300 to win program tonight at the Swainsboro, Georgia facility. Shanon Buckingham qualified second fastest in Group A during time trials and was running third late in the 53-lap affair when a flat tire dropped him to a disappointing thirteenth place showing. Teammate Robby Moses started seventh on the feature grid and wound up ninth in the final finishing order on the one-groove racetrack.

(July 20, 2018) Next up on the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series grind was a visit today to Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia, as a $5,300 top prize was on the line. Both DDM drivers locked themselves into the 53-lap contest through qualifying, as Shanon Buckingham timed in fourth quickest in Group B with Robby Moses right behind by logging the fifth fastest lap in Group B. Unfortunately, Robby was caught up in an early pileup and retired with damage in the seventeenth spot, while Shanon drove up to sixth to trail only victor Brandon Overton, Casey Roberts, Dale McDowell, Joey Coulter, and Ross Bailes at the checkers.

(July 19, 2018) Following a day off on the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals tour, the DDM team invaded Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Georgia tonight for another $3,500 to win program. Shanon Buckingham clicked off the third fastest time in Group A during qualifying and later started fifth on the grid in the 35-lap main event. Shanon then drove up to fourth during the course of the feature to finish behind only winner Brandon Overton, Casey Roberts, and Dale McDowell. Robby Moses placed sixth in his B-Main before retiring early in the headliner in the nineteenth position.

(July 17, 2018) The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series rolled into 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee tonight to sanction a $3,500 to win throwdown and the Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team was in the pit area. Robby Moses posted the fourth fastest lap in Group B during time trials prior to starting/finishing eighth in the 35-lap headliner. Shanon Buckingham, on the other hand, laid down the fifth quickest time in Group A during qualifying, started ninth on the grid in the 35-lapper, and had a strong run going until a broken power steering pump relegated him to a disappointing twenty-first place effort.

(July 16, 2018) The second leg of the 2018 Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series schedule was slated to take place tonight at the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. Unfortunately, a heavy thunderstorm at around 6:30 this evening washed out the $3,500 to win special event. No makeup date was immediately announced by track and series officials...

(July 14, 2018) The 2018 edition of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series kicked off tonight at the picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia. A total of 31 entrants piled into the pit area for the $10,000 to win series lid lifter. Shanon Buckingham timed in fourth quickest in Group A during qualifying and later won his heat race in preliminary action. After starting third on the grid in the 53-lap showdown, Shanon was running inside of the top five late in the distance before a flat right rear tire dropped him to a seventeenth place showing. Teammate Robby Moses qualified ninth fastest in Group A during time trials before finishing sixth in his heat race and eighteenth in the A-Main.

Buckingham Enters Independence 50 at Portsmouth Raceway Park
(July 1, 2018) Shanon Buckingham and the #50 team rolled into Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday evening, June 30 for the annual running of the 'Independence 50.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdown drew a strong field of competitors to vie for the $12,000 windfall. Shanon claimed the seventh fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session, but unfortunately slapped the wall in his loaded heat race. After starting from the tail of the B-Main, Shanon drove up to the fourth position, but that was one mere spot away from transferring into the 50-lap main event. Complete results from PRP can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Shanon Buckingham Storms to Podium Effort in Big Daddy 500!
(June 17, 2018) The Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team headed to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday, June 16 for the annual 'Big Daddy 500.' The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) presided over the single-day shootout and 28 competitors were on hand to vie for the $5,000 payday. Both DDM drivers - Shanon Buckingham and Robby Moses - advanced into the 40-lap headliner through the first consolation race. While Robby wound up finishing eighteenth in the final rundown, Shanon stormed through the pack to pass twelve competitors en route to a sterling third place podium effort behind only winner Tommy Kerr and runner-up Casey Roberts! Complete results from the 'Big Daddy 500' can be accessed online at www.sasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

Buckingham Transfers into $100,000 Dirt Late Model Dream!!!
(June 10, 2018) Shanon Buckingham and the Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team trekked to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 7-9 for the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Following a washout of Thursday night's $5,000 to win prelim, both preliminary events were contested on Friday at the "Big E." Shanon started the weekend by finishing third in his heat race and nineteenth in the 25-lap daytime affair, while he ran third in his heat race and eleventh in the $10,000 to win headliner later that evening. On Saturday, Shanon grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race and later started the $100,000 to win 'Dirt Late Model Dream' from the inside of the ninth row. The Morristown, Tennessee ace wound up retiring early in the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza and was paid for a twenty-first place performance in one of the sport's biggest races. Complete results from the soggy weekend at Eldora Speedway can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Shanon Buckingham Gets Top Ten in Outlaws Battle at the Gap
(June 3, 2018) Next up on the racing calendar for Double Down Motorsports (DDM) was a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series throwdowns in east Tennessee over the June 1-2 weekend. On Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee, Shanon Buckingham placed fifth in his heat race before moving up to thirteenth in the 50-lap headliner. Teammate Robby Moses finished seventh in his heat race, second in the B-Main, and twenty-second in the main event.

At Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on Saturday evening, a similar show was held and another $10,000 payday was on the line. Shanon grabbed the sixth transfer spot through his loaded heat race and later picked off eight competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a solid ninth place effort. Robby ran eighth in heat race action prior to winding up twenty-first in the final rundown of the A-Main. Full results from the Volunteer State can be accessed by clicking on www.woolms.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

 

 

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