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.
Buckingham Impresses with Pair of
Top Fives in TN Tipoff Classic!
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.
Solid Runs Litter Weekend Action for
DDM in Home State!!
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.
Shanon Buckingham Heads South for
Spring Nationals Opener at Senoia
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
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.