BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Devin Moran’s journey this year is one he’ll never forget.
During his 75-race campaign, the Dresden, Ohio, driver found victory lane four times with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series and 14 times overall for the year.
“Obviously, it was a lot of fun,” Moran said. “To go out there and have the success we did, it was a lot of fun to go out there and have a lot of good runs.”
One of his four series wins came during the World of Outlaws’ return to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for the Bristol Bash.
Moran passed Ricky Weiss with less than 10 laps remaining to score the $25,000 victory.
“That Bristol deal was pretty cool,” Moran said. “It was the first time going back to Bristol since I think 2002, and that’s one event where my dad [Donnie Moran] didn’t get a win. To get that win at Bristol and get that sword was an awesome feeling.”
While those fun victories in 2021 are something Moran won’t forget, he’s already looking ahead to 2022.
He hasn’t cemented his 2022 schedule yet but does have a starting point. He’ll join the World of Outlaws when they open the year at the Sunshine Nationals at Florida’s Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park on Jan. 20-22.
“People just keep on coming out with these big-money races,” Moran said. “I don’t know what we’re going to do, but we’re going to go down to Speedweeks, Volusia, East Bay, and Volusia, and then we’ll just kind of see how it goes on from there.”
The Ohio driver is looking forward to one World of Outlaws weekend in particular— when the series returns to Ohio’s Atomic Speedway April 22-23.
“I will definitely be there,” Moran said. “I love Atomic. I’m glad the World of Outlaws are finally going back there, and we’re racing for good money there.”
The Moran family and money go together, as his dad Donnie is known as the Million Dollar Man. One of the DIRTcar events he’s looking forward to the most is on June 9 at Eldora Speedway for the Eldora Million.
Donnie Moran won the only other Eldora Million in 2002, and Devin hopes to keep the event in the family name.
“We both have big smiles on our faces because if I can find a way to get that done and keep it in the Moran name, it would be career-changing for myself, Tye Twarog [Car owner], and Wylie [Brother],” Moran said. “If I can get that done, it’d be the greatest thing I could ever do, and it’d be really special.”