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)

Buckingham Tenth in Show-Me 100 Prelim; Fifth at Eldora!
(May 28, 2018) The Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team invaded the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 24-26 for the 26th version of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100,' which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. The three-day crown jewel spectacular at the 3/8-mile facility kicked off with a pair of preliminary programs - each of which paid $6,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Shanon Buckingham ran fifth in his heat race and won his B-Main prior to storming all the way up to tenth in the 45-lap main event. At Wheatland on Friday evening, Shanon narrowly missed out on the 40-lap feature after finishing fifth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main.

By virtue of accumulating the fifteenth most points during preliminary competition, Shannon rolled off from the inside of the eighth row in Saturday's $30,000 to win headliner. During the course of the 100-lap contest, the Morristown, Tennessee ace fought hard for a top ten finish before settling for a fourteenth place performance. Complete results from the Show-Me State can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Following a long overnight tow to the Buckeye State, the DDM team unloaded a pair of cars on Sunday, May 27 at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The annual 'Johnny Appleseed Classic' was sanctioned by the American Late Model Series (ALMS) and boasted a $3,000 paycheck. Shanon won his heat race to grab the pole position for the 25-lap sprint, but a hard tire selection dropped him to fifth in the final finishing order behind only winner Devin Gilpin, Matt Miller, Jon Henry, and Dustin Nobbe. Teammate Robby Moses was also in action at the "Big E," as he grabbed the fifth and final transfer spot through his heat race before ultimately winding up being paid for a seventeenth place feature showing. Full results from the 'Johnny Appleseed Classic' can be located at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Fast Track Photos)

Robby Moses Transfers into Toyota Knoxville 50 at Tazewell
(May 5, 2018) The Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team was in the pit area on Friday evening, May 4 at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the annual running of the 'Toyota Knoxville 50,' which boasted a $12,000 winner's check. Robby Moses wound up ninth in his loaded heat race, but grabbed the fourth transfer spot through the B-Main to advance into the 50-lap main event. Robby then started the race from the outside of the eleventh row before being paid for an eighteenth place performance at the pay window. Teammate Shanon Buckingham was unfortunately involved in a grinding wreck during his heat race, which badly damaged his #50 machine and kept him out of the headliner that was eventually won by Jonathan Davenport. Full results from "The Taz" can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Buckingham Impresses with Pair of Top Fives in TN Tipoff Classic!
(April 29, 2018) Both Shanon Buckingham and Robby Moses unloaded their Double Down Motorsports (DDM) machines over the April 27-28 weekend at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series rolled into the Volunteer State speedplant to preside over the annual 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic,' which featured a pair of $10,000 top prizes. On Friday night, Shanon ran third in heat race action prior to picking off a trio of competitors in the 50-lapper to score a hard-fought fifth place performance behind only victor Chris Madden, Shane Clanton, Devin Moran, and Casey Roberts. Robby was unfortunately unable to transfer into the headliner after finishing ninth in both his heat race and the B-Main due to transmission woes.

Another $10,000 payday awaited the winner of Saturday evening's 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' finale at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Shanon laid down the third quickest time overall during the WOOLMS qualifying session before running second in his heat race and fifth once again in the 50-lap feature event. The Morristown, Tennessee driver trailed only race winner Dale McDowell, Chris Madden, Brandon Sheppard, and Michael Chilton at the unfurling of the checkered flag. Robby advanced into the main event through the B-Main and eventually netted an eighteenth place effort. Complete results from both weekend races can be viewed online by clicking on www.woolms.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

Solid Runs Litter Weekend Action for DDM in Home State!!
(April 15, 2018) The Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team competed at a pair of area tracks over the April 13-14 weekend, as the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series presided over specials at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee and Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. In Friday's $5,000 to win weekend opener at "The Taz," Shanon Buckingham posted the third quickest lap in Group B during qualifying to lock himself into the outside of the third row for the start of the 40-lap feature. Shanon then sported a fast racecar throughout the distance and eventually brought home a stellar fourth place performance behind only winner Dakotah Knuckles, Donald McIntosh, and Billy Ogle, Jr. Teammate Robby Moses grabbed the sixth transfer spot through his consolation race prior to moving up ten spots in the A-Main to claim a solid ninth place showing.

Action quickly shifted to Bulls Gap on Saturday evening for the annual running of the 'Scott Sexton Memorial,' which boasted a hefty $10,052 paycheck. Shanon finished third in heat race action before advancing five positions in the 52-lapper to record a seven place effort against a stellar field of competitors. Robby knocked down the fourth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying, but had to rely on a series provisional to gain access into the headliner. He eventually wound up retiring early in the twenty-second spot. Full results from both Volunteer State facilities can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

Shanon Buckingham Heads South for Spring Nationals Opener at Senoia
(April 1, 2018) Shanon Buckingham and the Double Down Motorsports team headed south to the Atlanta area for the opening weekend of the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series tour on March 30-31 at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia. In Friday night's $3,000 to win weekend opener, Shanon qualified fourth fastest in Group A before finishing second in his consolation race. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 40-lap feature event, Shanon was involved in an early incident and unfortunately went for a slow rollover. The Morristown, Tennessee ace escaped injury, but was done for the night and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-first place showing.

At the super-slick oval on Saturday evening, a $10,000 top prize was on the line in the second round of Spring Nationals competition. Shanon laid down the sixth quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. He later moved up three positions during the 60-lap contest, which saw limited passing the second half of the distance, and left Senoia with a thirteenth place performance. Full results from the doubleheader weekend can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

 

 

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