Buckingham Makes Impromptu Trip to The Gap and Wins!
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!
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
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!
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.
Buckingham Solid in First Visit to
Magnolia Motor Speedway
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
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
(Todd Healy Photo)
Buckingham Battles Back to Seventh
in Baltes Classic at "Big E"
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
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
Both Double Down Motorsports Drivers
Land in Top Five at SMS!
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.
Buckingham 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