RIGGS SHOWS SPEED; CAUGHT UP IN GRINDING ELDORA CRASH...

(June 11, 2021) The Riggs Motorsports team and driver Jason Riggs traveled to the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 9-10 to compete in the 27th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' On Wednesday night in his Twin 25 preliminary program, Jason finished sixth in his stacked heat race and fifth in his B-Main. Both efforts were one spot shy of transferring him into his $10,000 to win prelim feature, which was eventually won by Brandon Overton.

At the "Big E" on Thursday evening, Jason was one of the 76 competitors on the grounds to vie for the whopping $127,000 payday in the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Jason placed fourth in his loaded heat race behind only winner Kyle Larson, Ricky Thornton, Jr., and Jonathan Davenport and later started from the pole position of the consolation event. Unfortunately, he was involved in a hard, grinding wreck early in the B-Main while battling with Billy Moyer for a coveted transfer spot. The incident caused him to miss out on the 100-lap headliner and forced him to load up early and forego the 26th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which was contested at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday. Full results from the entire week can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

ENGLISH FINDS PODIUM IN PAIR OF MARS WEEKEND BATTLES!

(May 31, 2021) Tanner English and Riggs Motorsports invaded a pair of Land of Lincoln ovals on May 29-30 to compete for $5,000 top prizes with the MARS Racing Series. On Saturday night at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois, Tanner knocked down the third quickest lap overall during the qualifying session before securing a victory in heat race action. The Benton, Kentucky ace then vaulted up to second during the course of the 40-lapper to leave the facility with a stellar runner-up effort behind only race winner Jason Feger!

Another $5,000 winner's check was then on the line for the #81e team on Sunday evening in a similar MARS program at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois. Tanner clicked off the second fastest time during qualifying prior to recording yet another heat race triumph. He then led a few laps early in the 40-lap headliner before slipping back to third at the checkers to trail only victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Ryan Unzicker. Complete results from both Memorial Day weekend shows can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com. | press release

TANNER ENGLISH REBOUNDS FOR GRANITE CITY TOP TEN

(May 26, 2021) A busy week of racing action for the #81e team heading into the Memorial Day holiday kicked off with a midweek stop to Tri-City Speedway on Tuesday, May 25. The Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series sanctioned the special event at the Granite City, Illinois oval and 27 competitors were in the pit area to vie for the $10,000 winner's check.

Tanner English unfortunately got into the wall during qualifying and did not record an official time, but he was able to make repairs to his XR1 Rocket Chassis in time to finish seventh in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the tenth row in the 40-lap main event, Tanner rallied past eleven racecars during the contest to salvage a steady ninth place performance against the stellar field. Complete results from Tuesday's visit to Tri-City Speedway can be accessed online at www.floracing.com. | press release

ENGLISH POCKETS $15,000 FOR THRILLING SPRING SHOWCASE WIN!

(May 16, 2021) The 2021 win total for Riggs Motorsports was elevated to six on Saturday night, May 15 when driver Tanner English came out on top of a thrilling 'Spring Showcase' at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois! Tanner stopped the clock second fastest in Group B during MARS Racing Series qualifying before securing a heat race triumph. After starting the 50-lap contest from the pole position, Tanner led the exciting race on a couple of different occasions before taking back the point from Brian Shirley for good with only nine circuits remaining. The Benton, Kentucky hotshoe then bested a top five that included Dennis Erb, Jr., Shirley, Brandon Sheppard, and Ryan Unzicker to pocket the $15,000 payday! (Todd Healy Photo)

Earlier in the busy week, the #81e team competed in $10,000 to win programs at both Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana and Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois. On Wednesday in a Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series midweek showdown at Brownstown, Tanner placed second in his loaded heat race before blitzing up to second in the 40-lapper to finish an impressive runner-up behind only victor Kyle Larson. In the annual 'Farmer City 74' on Friday evening, Tanner clicked off the quickest lap in Group B during MARS Racing Series time trials, won his heat race, and landed on the podium in third after 74 circuits in the headliner behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Bobby Pierce. Full results from these shows can be viewed online at www.floracing.com and www.marsracingseries.com. | press release

TANNER ENGLISH LANDS ON PODIUM TWICE AT LASALLE SPEEDWAY!

(May 9, 2021) The Riggs Motorsports team and driver Tanner English ventured north to LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on May 7-8 for a pair of MARS Racing Series shootouts that made up the annual 'Thaw Brawl' weekend. On Friday night in the $3,000 to win opener, Tanner earned Fast Time honors in qualifying with his quick lap of 12.646 seconds around the 1/4-mile oval before securing a victory in heat race action. After starting the 30-lapper from the pole position and leading the first couple of circuits, Tanner settled for a strong third place podium effort behind only race winner Ryan Unzicker and runner-up Brian Shirley. (Todd Healy Photo)

At LaSalle on Saturday evening, a whopping $12,000 payday was on the line for the MARS competitors in the 'Thaw Brawl' finale. Tanner once again picked up a victory in his heat race to earn the pole position for the 60-lap headliner. The Benton, Kentucky ace then battled hard for the lead early in the contest before slipping to third, as rain saturated the racing surface through much of the distance. At the checkers, Tanner was awarded another third place performance behind only victor Garrett Alberson and runner-up Brian Shirley. Complete results from the 'Thaw Brawl' doubleheader can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com. | press release

ENGLISH WIRES SPRING NATIONALS FIELD TO COLLECT $10,053 PAYDAY!

(May 2, 2021) Tanner English racked up his fifth feature win of the 2021 campaign on Saturday evening, May 1 at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee! The Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series made their first-ever stop to the Volunteer State oval and Tanner promptly laid down the quickest lap in Group A during qualifying before winning his heat race. After rolling off from the pole position in the 53-lap headliner, Tanner led each and every circuit of the contest en route to bagging the $10,053 payday ahead of Jadon Frame, Donald McIntosh, Dale McDowell, and David Seibers!

A night earlier on Friday, April 30 at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky, the Riggs Motorsports team vied for the $12,000 top prize in the annual 'John Bradshaw Memorial.' Tanner placed third in his loaded heat race and later started the 50-lap Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series feature from the inside of the fourth row. The Benton, Kentucky ace unfortunately slipped out of the top ten during the course of the A-Main and was eventually paid for a thirteenth place showing. Complete results from both weekend specials can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com and www.southernnationalsseries.com. | press release

TANNER ENGLISH GETS TOP TEN IN WOOLMS STOP AT RICHMOND

(April 24, 2021) Riggs Motorsports and driver Tanner English headed east to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio and Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky on April 22-23 for a pair of high-profile showdowns. On Thursday night at Atomic, a $22,000 top prize was up for grabs in the running of the 'Fireball 50,' which was sanctioned by the Castrol FloRacing Late Model Night in America Series. Tanner laid down the seventeenth fastest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fifth transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the 50-lapper, Tanner's race was unfortunately a short one, as he was hit by another competitor, broke a tie-rod, and relegated to a disappointing twenty-second place showing. (Flag to Flag Photography)

At Richmond on Friday evening, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour invaded the bullring and a $10,000 winner's check was on the line. Tanner clicked off the third quickest time in Group B during qualifying before slipping to third in his loaded heat race. The Benton, Kentucky standout then started the 40-lap main event from the outside of the fifth row and eventually wound up right where he started... in the tenth position. Full results from both weekend shows can be accessed online at www.floracing.com and www.woolms.com. | press release

ENGLISH EARNS FOURTH WIN AT LAKE CUMBERLAND SPEEDWAY!

(April 18, 2021) Tanner English and Riggs Motorsports celebrated in victory lane for the fourth time in 2021 on Saturday evening, April 17 at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Kentucky! Tanner clicked off the second fastest lap overall during the Super Late Model qualifying session prior to picking up the victory in heat race action. The Benton, Kentucky hotshoe then wired the feature field by leading every circuit in the 30-lapper to pocket the $2,200 payday ahead of Tommy Bailey, Cameron Marlar, Justin Rattliff, and David Webb! (Chris Anderson Photo)

Earlier in the tripleheader weekend, the #81e team was in the pit area at both Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia and Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky. On Thursday in the inaugural Castrol FloRacing Late Model Night in America contest at Tyler County, Tanner wound up finishing sixth in his loaded heat race and fourteenth in the $10,000 to win headliner. At Ponderosa on Friday night in a $3,500 to win throwdown, Tanner earned Fast Time honors during qualifying and led the first half of the 30-lap feature before placing a strong runner-up behind only victor Zack Dohm! Complete results from the triple shot can be viewed online at www.floracing.com, www.ponderosaspeedway.net, and www.lcspeedway.net. | press release

TANNER ENGLISH NABS THIRD WIN OF '21 AT CLARKSVILLE!

(April 11, 2021) In a rain-soaked weekend that saw Plan A go out the window when the doubleheader at Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway was canceled, Tanner English made the most of things by picking up another feature win and an additional runner-up effort! On Saturday, April 10 at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee, Tanner laid down the second fastest lap overall in DIRTcar Super Late Model qualifying and later started the 20-lap feature from the outside of the front row. The Benton, Kentucky ace then led the second half of the contest to pocket the $1,500 payday for his third triumph of 2021 over David Seibers, Richard Frost, Corey Posey, and Larry Greer!

At Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois on Friday evening, April 9, the Riggs Motorsports team was in the pit area to do battle for a $3,000 top prize. Tanner clicked off the fastest lap overall during DIRTcar Racing qualifying prior to nabbing a heat race victory. In the 30-lapper, Tanner stayed close to eventual winner Brian Shirley early in the distance before setting for a runner-up performance. Full results from both weekend shows can be accessed online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com and www.clarksvillespeedway.com. | press release

ENGLISH FOURTH IN ILLINI 100 OPENER AT FARMER CITY

(April 4, 2021) Tanner English was the lone Riggs Motorsports driver in competition over the April 2-3 weekend, as the #81e team headed to Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois for the lucrative 'Illini 100' weekend. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned the doubleheader weekend and over 40 cars were in the pit area for both events. On Friday night in the $6,000 to win opener, Tanner clicked off the ninth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying before grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 25-lap sprint, the Benton, Kentucky hotshoe blasted past six competitors en route to a sterling fourth place effort behind only winner Mike Spatola, Ryan Unzicker, and Bobby Pierce! (Todd Healy Photo)

At the 1/4-mile bullring on Saturday evening, the 'Illini 100' weekend wrapped up in a big way, as a whopping $20,000 was on the line. Tanner knocked down the sixth quickest time in Group B during qualifying and once again placed third in his stacked heat race. He then started the 75-lap headliner from the outside of the sixth row, but with rougher track conditions, Tanner eventually wound up twenty-fifth in the final finishing order. Complete results from the 'Illini 100' weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. | press release

SECOND WIN OF 2021 FOR ENGLISH COMES AT CLARKSVILLE!

(March 29, 2021) Tanner English, of Benton, Kentucky, picked up the second victory of his young 2021 racing season on Sunday, March 28 in an impromptu stop to Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee! After several special events were wiped out across the region due to heavy weekend rainfall, Tanner wound up at Clarksville and promptly laid down the quickest lap overall during the qualifying session to earn the pole position for the DIRTcar Super Late Model main event. Tanner then led each and every circuit of the 15-lapper to pocket the $1,500 top prize ahead of David Seibers, Richard Frost, Charles Zimmerman, and Matthew Kinslow! Full results from his second win of the year at the Clarksville oval can be accessed online at www.clarksvillespeedway.com. (Josh James Artwork) | press release

RIGGS LANDS TOP TEN AT BRISTOL; ENGLISH BACK ON LOLMDS TOUR

(March 22, 2021) It was a busy weekend for Riggs Motorsports on March 19-21, as Jason Riggs and Tanner English went in different directions to do battle in marquee events in the states of Tennessee, Indiana, and Ohio. Jason headed to the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee for the inaugural running of the 'Bristol Dirt Nationals.' In Friday's $10,000 to win weekend opener, Jason grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his stacked heat race before driving past six competitors during the 25-lap feature to land in the ninth finishing position. The lucrative weekend at the high-banked oval then wrapped up with a $50,000 to win grand finale on Saturday, but Jason narrowly missed out on transferring into the 40-lap spectacular after running fifth in both his heat race and his B-Main. (Josh James Artwork)

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season also heated back up on March 20-21 with a doubleheader weekend at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana and Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. Following the postponement of Saturday's $15,000 to win 'Indiana Icebreaker' at Brownstown due to rough track conditions, the #81e team was in the pit area on Sunday at Atomic for the annual running of the 'Buckeye Spring 50,' which boasted a $12,000 payday. Tanner posted the tenth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session before placing second in heat race action. The Benton, Kentucky ace then started seventh on the grid in the 50-lapper and climbed well up inside of the top five before unfortunately fading late to an eleventh place performance. Complete results from the hectic weekend can be accessed by clicking on www.bristoldirt.com and www.lucasdirt.com. | press release

ENGLISH SETS NEW TRACK RECORD & WINS TOILET BOWL CLASSIC!

(March 14, 2021) For the first time since the completion of their "Speedweeks" back in early February, Tanner English and Riggs Motorsports headed back to the track over the March 12-13 weekend and landed in victory lane for the first time in 2021 on Saturday evening at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee! After the first night of the 17th Annual 'Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic' was washed out by persistent rain showers on Friday, Tanner set a New Track Record in DIRTcar Super Late Model qualifying on Saturday by laying down a fast lap of 11.581 seconds. The young Benton, Kentucky hotshoe then paced the field for all thirty circuits during the headliner to bag the $5,000 winner's check and the unique toilet bowl trophy ahead of Dennis Erb, Jr. Josh Putnam, Richard Frost, and John Minon, Jr.! (Josh James Artwork)

Teammate Jack Riggs also unloaded his #81j Crate Late Model at Clarksville to vie for the $1,000 top prize on Saturday night. Jack clicked off the eighth quickest time overall during the qualifying session, which earned him the rights to the outside of the fourth row for the start of the main event. When the checkers fell over the field following the feature, Jack found himself in the seventh finishing position of his 2021 season lid lifter. Complete results from Saturday's 'Toilet Bowl Classic' finale can be viewed online at www.clarksvillespeedway.com. | press release

 

 


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