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)
New Website Launched
for Devin Moran and #9 Team!
24, 2018) World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
regular Devin Moran, who turned in a trio of top five performances
during the recent 'Firecracker 100' weekend at Lernerville Speedway
in Sarver, Pennsylvania, and Delph Communications, Inc. welcome
you to the brand-new www.DevinMoranRacing.com! The newly-launched
website is dedicated to the Dresden, Ohio Super Late Model ace and
his Donnie Moran Racing / Tye Twarog Racing team. The site will
be constantly updated with the latest race recaps, schedule changes,
results, photos, merchandise, and so much more. Be sure to keep
logging onto www.DevinMoranRacing.com throughout the season to keep
up with the #9 team and their racing efforts! (Todd
Moran Impressive Behind
Wheel of New XR1 in Firecracker 100!
23, 2018) The three-day 'Firecracker 100' extravaganza
wrapped up tonight at Lernerville (PA) Speedway and all eyes were
fixated on the whopping $30,000 top prize. Devin Moran earned a
front row starting spot in his heat race by virtue of his strong
preliminary performance and later capitalized by claiming a dramatic,
last-lap heat race win over Gregg Satterlee. After rolling off from
the inside of the second row in the 100-lap headliner, Devin ran
in the second position through a majority of the 'Firecracker 100'
before eventually settling for an impressive fourth place showing
in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series biggie behind
only winner Chris Madden, Mike Marlar, and Tyler Erb!
(June 22, 2018) Round two of the
12th edition of the 'Firecracker 100' took place tonight at the
storied Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania and another
$6,000 payday was up for grabs. Devin Moran laid down the second
fastest lap in Group A during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series qualifying prior to scoring a win in heat race action. After
starting third on the grid in the 30-lap sprint, Devin battled hard
for the race lead on multiple occasions before finishing in the
runner-up position - a mere 0.713 seconds behind race winner Michael
(June 21, 2018) The 12th Annual 'Firecracker
100' kicked off earlier tonight at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver,
Pennsylvania with the first of two $6,000 to win preliminary showdowns.
Armed with a brand-new XR1 Rocket Chassis, Devin Moran stopped the
clock third quickest in Group B during the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series qualifying session and later ran second in his
loaded heat race. Devin, who hails from Dresden, Ohio, rolled off
from the inside of the third row in the 30-lapper and wound up finishing
right where he started... in the fifth spot behind only victor Chris
Madden, Brandon Sheppard, Mike Marlar, and Scott Bloomquist.
Devin Moran Knocks Down
Pair of Top Fives in Tripleheader!
17, 2018) The Donnie Moran Racing / Tye Twarog Racing team
were back on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series grind
from June 14-16 in a lucrative tripleheader in the states of New
York and Ohio. On Thursday night at Stateline Speedway in Busti,
New York, Devin Moran placed third in his heat race prior to storming
past six competitors during the $10,000 to win headliner on his
way to a fifth place showing behind only winner Brandon Sheppard,
Darrell Bossard, Mike Marlar, and Rick Eckert.
The dirt-slinging action quickly shifted to Ransomville
Speedway in Ransomville, New York on Friday evening for a similar
$10,000 to win shootout. Devin ran second in heat race action, but
later slipped back to eighth in the final finishing order of the
50-lap contest. Things then wrapped up Saturday at Wayne County
Speedway in Orrville, Ohio and Devin finished second in his heat
race and fifth in the $10,000 to win A-Main behind only victor Brandon
Sheppard, Mike Marlar, Chub Frank, and Chris Madden. The Dresden,
Ohio native currently sits seventh in the latest version of the
heated WOOLMS point standings exiting the tripleheader weekend.
Full results from all three races can be found online at www.woolms.com.