Fifth in World Finals Opener; Finishes Fourth in WOOLMS Points
4, 2018) The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
wrapped up their 2018 season at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte
in Concord, North Carolina from November 1-3 in the 12th annual
running of the 'World of Outlaws World Finals' presented by Can-Am.
A pair of $12,000 to win contests were held in front of a standing-room-only
crowd at the Charlotte-area speedplant. During the two rounds of
time trials, Devin Moran stopped the clock eleventh quickest in
Group B for Friday's show, while he knocked down the twenty-eighth
fastest lap in Group A for Saturday's spectacular.
On Friday night, Devin scored the victory in his loaded
heat race and later redrew the fifth starting spot for the 50-lap
headliner, which was pushed back to Saturday afternoon due to a
midnight curfew. During the daytime affair, Devin ran a strong race
and eventually finished right where he started... in the fifth position
behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Mike Marlar,
and Scott Bloomquist. In the 'World Finals' finale later that night,
Devin placed fifth in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and tenth
in the 50-lapper. The Dresden, Ohio ace was officially etched into
fourth in the final version of the WOOLMS point standings following
the long season. Complete results from the season-ending 'World
Finals' weekend can be obtained online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Devin Moran Victorious
in Coors Light Fall Classic for $15,000!
28, 2018) Devin Moran, of Dresden, Ohio, claimed his fifth
feature victory of 2018 - behind the wheel of Tommy Pope's #22 Longhorn
Chassis - over the October 26-27 weekend in the annual running of
the Coors Light 'Fall Classic' at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian,
Mississippi! On Friday night during the qualifying session, Devin
laid down the fifth fastest lap in Group B on a treacherous racing
surface from heavy rainfall the prior 24 hours. On a much better
track on Saturday evening, Devin grabbed the third transfer spot
through his heat race and later started from the inside of the sixth
row in the 100-lap headliner. Devin then drove to the front of the
stellar field, took the lead on lap 75, and held the point for all
but one circuit during the remainder of the contest to pocket the
$15,000 winner's check. Finishing behind him at the checkered flag
of the exciting race was Brandon Overton, Earl Pearson, Jr., David
Breazeale, and Tyler Erb! Complete results from last night in the
Magnolia State can be accessed online at www.whynotmotorsportspark.com.
(Robert Holman / DirtOnDirt.com
Moran Enters Dirt Track
World Championship at Portsmouth
22, 2018) Next up on the racing calendar for DMR/TTR was
a visit to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio from October
19-21 for the 38th edition of the 'Dirt Track World Championship.'
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season finale took place at
the facility on the banks of the Ohio River and a gargantuan $100,000
paycheck was on the line. Devin Moran placed tenth in his first
heat race on Friday night prior to running second in his final prelim.
After finishing fifth in his B-Main on Saturday evening, Devin wound
up seventh in the final finishing order of the $3,000 to win 'Jim
Dunn Memorial' for non-qualifiers. The Dresden, Ohio ace unfortunately
could not make his way into the 100-lap DTWC, which was pushed back
to Sunday afternoon due to inclement weather and was won by Josh
Richards. Complete results from PRP can be obtained by accessing
Devin Moran Drives to
Sixth in World 100 Prelim at Eldora!
14, 2018) Donnie Moran Racing / Tye Twarog Racing trekked
back to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio
on October 12-13 for the completion of the rain-postponed 'World
100.' The dirt-slinging action was slated to get back underway at
the "Big E" on Friday evening with a pair of Twin 25s,
but the $10,000 to win prelim shows were pushed back to Saturday
afternoon due to inclement weather. Devin Moran knocked down the
seventh quickest time overall during the qualifying session before
finishing third in his loaded heat race. Devin was then able to
pick off six competitors during the 25-lap daytime sprint to score
a strong sixth place performance behind only race winner Josh Richards,
Chris Madden, Mike Marlar, Don O'Neal, and Earl Pearson, Jr.
Following a quick reworking of the racetrack for Saturday
night's grand finale, the 48th edition of the 'World 100' took center
stage and a whopping $51,000 paycheck was up for grabs. Devin ran
a strong second in his stacked heat race, which allowed him to roll
off from the inside of the fifth row for the start of the 100-lap
crown jewel extravaganza. The Dresden, Ohio star battled around
the top ten early in the distance before ultimately slipping to
a sixteenth place effort. Complete results from the hectic day/night
doubleheader at Eldora Speedway can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Moran Dominates Jim
Dunn Memorial for $10,000 Windfall!
7, 2018) Dresden, Ohio ace Devin Moran racked up his fourth
victory of the 2018 racing season on Saturday evening, October 6
in the annual running of the 'Jim Dunn Memorial' at Midway Speedway
in Crooksville, Ohio! After qualifying well, Devin won his heat
race to earn the outside of the front row for the start of the unsanctioned
main event. Devin grabbed the top spot at the drop of the green
flag and led each of the 60 circuits to secure the $10,000 payday
over Mike Benedum, Brent Larson, Eddie Carrier, Jr., and Colten
Burdette! Complete results from the 36th Annual 'Jim Dunn Memorial'
can be accessed by visiting the Midway Speedway Facebook page. (Tyler
Devin Moran Runner-Up
in Outlaw Invasion Opener; Fourth in Finale!
30, 2018) Devin Moran and the Donnie Moran Racing / Tye
Twarog Racing team traveled to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on
September 28-29 for the 'Outlaw Invasion' weekend, which featured
two separate World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series programs.
In Friday night's $8,000 to win opener, Devin won his heat race
and later led the first 34 circuits in the 40-lapper before finishing
an impressive runner-up behind only victor Tyler Erb. At Atomic
on Saturday evening in the $10,000 to win finale, Devin placed second
in his heat race before moving past four competitors during the
50-lap headliner to nab a strong fourth place performance behind
only race winner Tyler Erb, Mike Marlar, and Brandon Sheppard. The
Dresden, Ohio star still sits fourth in the latest WOOLMS point
standings with only two series races remaining on the schedule.
Devin also entered an Open Wheel Modified throughout
the weekend and after a twentieth place finish in the $1,000 to
win opener on Friday, he drove to a sterling runner-up effort behind
only $5,000 winner Jacob Hawkins in Saturday's final night. Complete
results from the doubleheader weekend can be accessed online at
Moran Runner-Up with
Outlaws at Selinsgrove & Outlaw Speedways!
24, 2018) The #9 team was back in competition with the
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series from September 21-23
at both Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York and Selinsgrove Speedway
in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. In a $10,000 to win show at Outlaw,
which started on Friday and culminated on Sunday due to inclement
weather, Devin Moran placed third in his heat race prior to ultimately
finishing second in the rain-postponed 50-lapper behind only victor
Brandon Sheppard. At Selinsgrove in the $10,000 to win 'National
Open' on Saturday evening, Devin knocked down the quickest lap in
Group B during qualifying, won his heat race, and later advanced
to an impressive runner-up showing in the 50-lap headliner behind
only race winner Chris Madden. Full results from the doubleheader
weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Devin Moran Moves Forward
in Eldora Twin 25; World 100 Postponed
9, 2018) Devin Moran was one of the 101 entrants that piled
into the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September
6-8 to compete in the 48th edition of the 'World 100.' Things kicked
off on Thursday night - actually the wee hours of Friday morning
after a long rain delay - with a pair of Twin 25 programs, each
of which paid $10,000 to the winner. Devin ran sixth in his stacked
heat race prior to picking up the victory in his B-Main. Devin then
picked off nine competitors during the 25-lapper at the "Big
E" en route to a thirteenth place showing in night one. Friday's
$10,000 to win Twin 25s and Saturday's prestigious 'World 100,'
which was scheduled to boast a $51,000 windfall, both fell victim
to the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon and have been postponed
until October 12-13. Full results from Thursday's start to the crown
jewel extravaganza can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser
(Todd Healy Photo)
Moran Fifth in Tyler
County Opener; Bad Luck in Hillbilly Hundred
3, 2018) The #9 team invaded Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne,
West Virginia on September 1-2 and for a big doubleheader weekend.
On Saturday evening in the $5,000 to win 'Outhouse 30,' Devin Moran
won his heat race in preliminary action before winding up fifth
in the 30-lapper behind only victor Colten Burdette, Tyler Erb,
Chris Garnes, and Jared Hawkins. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
then rolled into town on Sunday to preside over the annual 'Hillbilly
Hundred,' which paid out a whopping $50,000 to the winner. Unfortunately,
Devin's night was a short one, as problems during his heat race
led to a tenth place prelim finish and kept him from competing in
his consolation event and the 100-lap headliner. Complete results
from both shows can be accessed online at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com.
Devin Moran Fourth in
Dirt Million Duel at Mansfield!
26, 2018) The Donnie Moran Racing / Tye Twarog Racing team
made their way to the pristine Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield,
Ohio on August 24-25 to compete in the inaugural running of the
highly-publicized 'Dirt Million.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series sanctioned the two-day spectacular, which kicked off on Friday
night with a pair of $10,000 to win 'Dirt Million' duels. Devin
Moran set Fast Time during the qualifying session prior to picking
up the heat race triumph. After starting the 30-lap duel from the
pole position, Devin ran a strong race and eventually crossed underneath
the checkers in the fourth position behind only victor Jonathan
Davenport, Ricky Weiss, and Don O'Neal!
A huge standing-room-only crowd was then on hand to
witness the largest paying Super Late Model show of 2018 on Saturday,
as a whopping nearly $203,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Devin
placed fourth in the dash, which enabled him to start the 100-lap
'Dirt Million' from the outside of the second row. Unfortunately,
his race was a short one, as a broken driveshaft on lap seven dropped
the Dresden, Ohio ace to twenty-eighth in the final finishing order.
Full results from the lucrative 'Dirt Million' weekend can be obtained
by visiting www.lucasdirt.com.
World of Outlaws Heats
Back Up with Four Race East Coast Swing
19, 2018) The extended World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series weekend wrapped up tonight at Eriez Speedway in Hammett,
Pennsylvania and yet another $10,000 payday was on the line. Devin
Moran, of Dresden, Ohio, stopped the clock tenth quickest in Group
B during the qualifying session and later ran fifth in his stacked
heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main, Devin blitzed past
ten cars during the 50-lapper on his way to a steady eighth place
(August 18, 2018) Another rainy night
greeted the cars and stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series tonight at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania,
but the $10,000 to win show was able to soldier on to an early morning
finish. Devin Moran knocked down the seventh quickest lap in Group
B during time trials prior to placing third in his loaded heat race.
Devin then scooted past seven competitors during the 40-lap feature
en route to a third place podium effort behind only race winner
Mike Marlar and runner-up Brandon Sheppard!
(August 17, 2018) Mother Nature was
not invited, but joined up again with the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series for the second event of a four-day stretch of
races throughout the eastern United States. Afternoon thunderstorms
settled over Williams Grove Speedway and tonight's $10,000 to win
contest at the historic Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania oval has been
(August 16, 2018) The first event
of a four-race World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series swing
through the states of Delaware and Pennsylvania took place earlier
tonight at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Delaware. Devin Moran
logged the sixth quickest time overall during the qualifying session
before running second in heat race action. After drawing the fifth
starting spot and with passing at a premium during the $10,000 to
win main event, Devin eventually netted a solid fifth place performance
in the 40-lapper behind only victor Chris Madden, Rick Eckert, Brandon
Sheppard, and Mike Marlar.
Busy World of Outlaws
Week for #9 Team in Wisconsin & Iowa
6, 2018) Heavy rain forced the cancellation of tonight's
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special at Farley Speedway
in Farley, Iowa. The $10,000 to win 'Farley 50' will not be rescheduled.
(August 4, 2018) Things wrapped up
in the Badger State tonight in the finale of the 'USA Nationals'
at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway, as the whopping $50,000 winner's
check had the attention of everyone at the New Richmond, Wisconsin
facility. Devin Moran started the 100-lap crown jewel main event
from the pole position after his impressive preliminary performance
the night prior. Devin was not able to duplicate his Friday efforts;
however, and slid out of the top ten with an ill-handling ride to
finish in the eleventh spot.
(August 3, 2018) Preliminary action
for the 31st Annual 'USA Nationals' took place earlier this evening
at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. For the first
time in the crown jewel event's storied history, a double set of
heat races with combined passing points were held to set the lineups
for Saturday's $50,000 to win extravaganza. Devin Moran finished
second in both of his heat races and later won the dash to earn
the pole position for tomorrow night's 100-lap 'USA Nationals!'
(August 2, 2018) The 31st edition
of the 'USA Nationals' got underway tonight at the renowned Cedar
Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. A stout 45 car field made
their way to the track located near the Minnesota/Wisconsin border
for the $6,000 to win preliminary event. Devin Moran continued his
success during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series time
trials by picking up another Fast Time honor before securing the
second spot in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the
inside of the fourth row in the 40-lap feature, Devin streaked all
the way up to second prior to settling for a strong third place
podium effort behind only victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up
(July 31, 2018) Another $10,000 top
prize was on the line tonight with the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series at the sprawling Shawano Speedway in Shawano,
Wisconsin. In the annual 'Sun Drop Shootout,' Devin Moran once again
earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session prior to picking
up an impressive heat race triumph. After drawing the third starting
spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, Devin ran
amongst the top five throughout the feature distance and eventually
guided his #9 machine home in the fifth position behind only race
winner Chris Madden, Shane Clanton, Jonathan Davenport, and Don
(July 30, 2018) A very short turnaround
greeted the #9 team following the big PDC weekend, as they were
in the pit area tonight at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series presided over the
competition at Plymouth and a strong 36 car field was on hand to
gun for the $10,000 windfall. Devin Moran set a New Track Record
during the qualifying session and later ran second in heat race
action. After starting the 50-lap feature distance from the inside
of the third row, Devin drove up to second to finish a very close
runner-up behind only victor Brandon Sheppard!
Moran Masters Fairbury
to Win $30,000 Prairie Dirt Classic!!!
29, 2018) Securing the biggest victory of his young racing
career, rising star Devin Moran won the 29th Annual 'Prairie Dirt
Classic' over the July 27-28 weekend at Fairbury American Legion
Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois! On Friday night at FALS,
Devin posted the quickest time in Group B during World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying and later led his 25-lap
qualifying feature from flag-to-flag to score the $2,500 triumph
over Ryan Unzicker, Rick Eckert, and Michael Kloos. The Dresden,
Ohio ace then drew the third starting spot for Saturday's 100-lap
'Prairie Dirt Classic' headliner.
In front of a huge, raucous crowd at the 1/4-mile
bullring, Devin fell back a few positions early in the distance
before turning up the wick against the stout field of national and
regional competitors. Devin hugged the inside lane to grab the point
from Brandon Sheppard on lap 42 and then swapped the lead with Sheppard
on several occasions as the entertaining race wore on. He then took
the lead for good on the 79th circuit and steered his Donnie Moran
Racing / Tye Twarog Racing #9 XR1 Rocket Chassis to victory to claim
the $30,000 windfall over a hard charging Mike Marlar, Brandon Sheppard,
Chris Madden, and Billy Drake! Full results from the 'Prairie Dirt
Classic' weekend in the Land of Lincoln can be found online at www.woolms.com.
(Rick Neff Photo)
Devin Moran Follows
WOOLMS Tour to Upper Midwest
24, 2018) Following a ten-day break, Devin Moran was back
in World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series competition tonight
at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa. A 23 car field assembled
at the sprawling Hawkeye State speedplant to vie for the $10,000
top prize. Devin earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session
and later scored the victory in his loaded heat race. Unfortunately,
he developed engine problems during the prelims and was forced to
unload a back-up car to start at the tail of the 40-lap main event.
The Dresden, Ohio star was then able to work his way past eleven
competitors during the headliner and salvaged a twelfth place feature
(July 14, 2018) Devin Moran and his
#9 team rolled into Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota tonight
to battle the cars and stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series for a $10,000 payday. Devin claimed the seventeenth
quickest time overall during the qualifying session and later placed
fifth in his stacked heat race. The Dresden, Ohio ace then moved
up a couple of spots during the course of the 50-lap main event
to leave the Gopher State with a twelfth place showing.
(July 13, 2018) Next up was a visit
to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota tonight for
another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
contest. Devin Moran knocked down the ninth quickest time overall
during the qualifying session prior to running second in heat race
action. After starting the 50-lapper from the outside of the third
row and dropping back outside of the top ten, Devin stormed back
towards the front to eventually land on the podium in the third
position behind only victor Mike Marlar and runner-up Brandon Sheppard!
(July 10, 2018) The World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series took the #9 team to Black Hills Speedway
in Rapid City, South Dakota tonight for the series most western
stop of the 2018 campaign. Devin Moran clicked off the seventh fastest
time overall during qualifying before placing third in his stacked
heat race. Devin then started the $10,000 to win affair from the
inside of the third row and eventually finished right where he started
after fifty green flag laps... in the fifth spot behind only race
winner Brandon Sheppard, Mike Marlar, Chris Madden, and Rick Eckert!
(July 7, 2018) Another $10,000 payday
was on the line tonight at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley,
Minnesota, as the 39th edition of the 'Gopher 50' drew a stout 30
car field. Devin Moran laid down the fourth quickest lap during
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying and later
placed fifth in his loaded heat race. The Dresden, Ohio ace then
blasted past eight competitors during the 50-lap headliner en route
to a strong fifth place performance behind only victor Mike Marlar,
Shane Clanton, Tyler Erb, and Brandon Sheppard!
(July 6, 2018) A busy six race stretch
across the Upper Midwest with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series got underway tonight with a $10,000 to win program
at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa. Devin Moran stopped the clock
seventh fastest overall during time trials prior to running second
in heat race action. After starting the 40-lap main event in the
fifth spot, Devin hung around the top five on the rugged racing
surface and eventually brought his #9 machine home in the sixth
finishing position behind only winner Brandon Sheppard, Chris Simpson,
Jimmy Mars, Brian Birkhofer, and Tyler Erb.
Devin Moran Kicks Off
Hectic Stretch with First Win of 2018!
(July 3, 2018) The hectic stretch of racing leading
up to the 4th of July holiday wrapped up tonight at the nearby Muskingum
County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, as the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series presided over another $12,000 to win throwdown. In front
of a huge crowd at MCS, Devin Moran thrilled his local fans by knocking
down the second fastest lap in Group A during qualifying before
picking up an exciting heat race triumph. After starting third on
the grid in the 50-lap headliner, Devin had visions of competing
for the win, but an ill-handling ride caused him to eventually slide
back to eleventh in the final finishing order.
(July 1, 2018) Following a long overnight
drive from the St. Louis area, Devin Moran and the #9 team found
themselves in the pit area at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield,
Ohio tonight for the 'Freedom 50,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Devin placed fourth in heat race action
and later started the $12,000 to win main event from the outside
of the eighth row. Devin then blasted past eight competitors during
the 50-lap contest to leave Mansfield with a solid eighth place
(June 30, 2018) Fresh off their big
win last night in the Hoosier State, the #9 team was back at it
again tonight at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri.
Another $10,000 top prize was on the line in a similar World of
Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals
co-sanctioned shootout. Devin Moran earned Fast Time honors during
the qualifying session prior to scoring another heat race triumph.
Devin then drew the pole position for the 50-lap contest and battled
all over the top five throughout the action-packed race. The Dresden,
Ohio star then nearly pulled off a last lap slider for the victory
before settling for an impressive runner-up showing behind only
victor Brandon Sheppard!
29, 2018) Devin Moran, of Dresden, Ohio, reached victory
lane tonight at the Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana
to score his first triumph of the 2018 racing season! In the World
of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals
co-sanctioned clash, Devin laid down the fastest lap in his group
during qualifying prior to picking up the victory in his heat race.
After drawing the third starting spot before the drop of the green
flag in the 30-lap headliner, Devin stalked leader Shannon Babb
around the sprawling speedplant and eventually made the pass for
the lead on the 25th circuit. He went on to lead the remainder of
the feature distance to pocket the $10,000 paycheck ahead of Babb,
Mike Marlar, Brian Shirley, and Kent Robinson!
(Jimmy Dearing Photo)