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.
Buckingham and Moses Compete in Shamrock
at Boyd's Speedway
24, 2018) Next up on the racing calendar for the
Double Down Motorsports team was a visit to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold,
Georgia on Friday night, March 23 for the annual running of the
'Shamrock.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the
$12,000 to win special, which drew a strong 45 car field to the
Chattanooga area. Shanon Buckingham finished fifth in his loaded
heat race prior to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through
his B-Main. In the caution-free 50-lap feature event, Shanon started
and finished in the twenty-first position. Teammate Robby Moses
unfortunately was not able to transfer into the 'Shamrock' headliner
after running eleventh in his heat race and tenth in his B-Main.
Full results from last night at Boyd's Speedway can be viewed online
Double Down Motorsports Tackles Bonus
18, 2018) Both Shanon Buckingham and Robby Moses
ventured to Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina and
Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Georgia on March 16-17 for a pair of Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series battles. On Friday night in
the series opener at Brasstown, Shanon timed in fifth quickest in
Group B during qualifying, but suffered a flat tire in the $3,000
to win feature event and eventually wound up twelfth in the final
finishing order. Robby, on the other hand, qualified seventh fastest
in Group B before going for a spin in the A-Main and placing thirteenth
in the 40-lapper.
At Toccoa on Saturday evening, a $6,400 top prize was on the line
in the Peach State. Shanon laid down the second quickest lap in
Group A during time trials before climbing to second in the A-Main
to garner an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor Ricky
Weiss. Robby also had a strong run, as he advanced five spots during
the 64-lap affair en route to a ninth place performance. Full results
from both weekend shows can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
Winternationals Nightly Results from
10, 2018) The action-packed 'Winternationals' wrapped
up tonight in the Tampa area at East Bay Raceway Park with a $12,000
to win grand finale. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again
presided over the dirt-slinging competition, which drew 52 Super
Late Model entrants to the Gibsonton, Florida oval. Shanon Buckingham
posted the nineteenth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying
before finishing seventh in his stacked heat race. Shanon then climbed
to fifth in his B-Main, but that was three spots out of a coveted
transfer position into the 60-lap headliner, which was eventually
won by Kyle Bronson.
(February 9, 2018)
The penultimate event of the 42nd Annual 'Winternationals' greeted
a large crowd tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida.
A star-studded 54 car field converged at the "Clay by the Bay"
for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points-paying show, which
also carried a $10,000 paycheck. Shanon Buckingham ran sixth in
his heat race, fifth in his B-Main, and fourth in the Strawberry
Dash for non-qualifiers. Unfortunately, Shanon was unable to crack
the starting grid for the 50-lap feature that was eventually won
by Jonathan Davenport.
(February 8, 2018)
Night four of the wildly-entertaining 'Winternationals' was on tap
tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida and the #50
DDM team had their sights solely set on capturing the $7,000 winner's
check. Shanon Buckingham laid down the twenty-second fastest lap
in Group A during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
session before finishing eighth in his stacked heat race. Shanon
then ran into troubles during his B-Main and wound up sixteenth,
which forced him to watch the 40-lap main event that was won by
(February 7, 2018)
Next up on the 'Winternationals' schedule of events was a $7,000
to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle tonight at East Bay
Raceway Park and a stellar 51 car field piled into the pit area
at the Gibsonton, Florida facility. Shanon Buckingham knocked down
the ninth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session
before running fifth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main.
Shanon then also placed fourth in the Strawberry Dash for non-qualifiers,
which unfortunately kept him out of the 40-lap feature event that
was won by Brandon Overton.
(February 6, 2018)
The second round of dirt-slinging action at East Bay Raceway Park
took place tonight and another $5,000 top prize was up for grabs
for the cars and stars racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series. Shanon Buckingham posted the fourteenth fastest lap in Group
B during the qualifying session and later placed eighth in his stacked
heat race. After finishing fifth in his B-Main and third in the
Strawberry Dash for non-qualifiers, Shanon was unfortunately forced
to watch the 30-lap shootout, which was won by Jonathan Davenport.
(February 5, 2018)
The #50 team opted to skip tonight's $5,000 to win 'Winternationals'
opener at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida. The Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown tonight at the "Clay by
the Bay" was not a points event and was won by Brandon Sheppard...
Super Bowl of Racing Nightly Results
from Golden Isles...
3, 2018) The RhinoAg 'Super Bowl of Racing' grand
finale at Golden Isles Speedway greeted the 41 competitors tonight
and a $12,000 winner's check was on the line. An ultra-fast, rugged
racing surface was the norm throughout the evening at the Brunswick,
Georgia facility and Shanon Buckingham started the night by logging
the eleventh fastest time in Group B during the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series qualifying session. Shanon then placed fifth in his
heat race and second in his B-Main to earn the outside of the tenth
row for the start of the 60-lap headliner. The Morristown, Tennessee
native tried to stay out of trouble the best he could to salvage
a thirteenth place effort in the attrition-filled race.
(February 2, 2018)
Shanon Buckingham and the Double Down Motorsports (DDM) team kicked
off their version of the 2018 racing season tonight in the annual
'Super Bowl of Racing' opener at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick,
Georgia. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series lid lifter attracted
41 entrants to GIS to vie for the $10,000 top prize. Shanon qualified
eighteenth fastest in Group A during time trials prior to running
sixth in his stacked heat race. After grabbing the third and final
transfer spot through his B-Main, Shanon drove past seven cars during
the 50-lapper on his way to a fourteenth place showing.