Wins N/S 100 Non-Qualifiers Race to Pocket $2,000!
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...
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
(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
(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
Buckingham Enters Independence 50
at Portsmouth Raceway Park
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!
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.
Buckingham Transfers into $100,000
Dirt Late Model Dream!!!
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
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
Buckingham Tenth in Show-Me 100 Prelim;
Fifth at Eldora!
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
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.
Robby Moses Transfers into Toyota
Knoxville 50 at Tazewell
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.