ENGLISH COMPETES IN FOUR-RACE WEEK AT FALS & I-80

(September 20, 2020) The #81e team was busy from September 15-19 in the states of Illinois and Nebraska, as a total of four special events were held at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois and I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. Things started on Tuesday night at FALS in a DIRTcar Racing showdown dubbed as 'One for the Road,' which paid out $15,000 to the winner. Tanner English stopped the clock sixth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session before finishing second in his heat race. Despite getting caught up in a tangle during the 50-lap feature event, Tanner was still able to bring home a steady eleventh place performance.

Next up was a trip west to I-80 Speedway for a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs that made up the 'I-80 Nationals.' On Thursday in the Cornhusker State, Tanner unfortunately missed out on the $7,000 to win main event after running eighth in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main. Another $7,000 top prize was on the line on Friday, as Tanner placed seventh in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and eleventh in the 30-lapper. In the $30,000 to win 'I-80 Nationals' finale on Saturday evening, the young Benton, Kentucky wheelman utilized a series provisional to gain access into the 80-lap affair and eventually salvaged a sixteenth place effort in the mega-event. Full results from the lucrative four-race week can be viewed by clicking on www.fairburyspeedway.com and www.lucasdirt.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

TANNER ENGLISH SEVENTH IN HAROLD HARDGROVE MEMORIAL

(September 13, 2020) Defending 'Harold Hardgrove Memorial' winner Tanner English was back at Lake Cumberland Speedway on Saturday evening, September 12, as a $10,022 payday was on the line in the ninth annual version of the race at the Burnside, Kentucky oval. Tanner stopped the clock sixth fastest in his group during Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Series qualifying and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the inside of the sixth row, the young Benton, Kentucky driver was able to move past a quartet of competitors en route to a solid seventh place showing. Complete results from Lake Cumberland Speedway can be accessed by clicking on www.LCSpeedway.net. | press release

ENGLISH BLITZES TO PRP PODIUM; FIFTH AT BECKLEY!

(September 7, 2020) Tanner English headed to the states of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia from September 4-6 for a trio of high-profile Super Late Model contests. On Friday night at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky in the $12,000 to win 'John Bradshaw Memorial,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Tanner ran third in his heat race and eleventh in the 50-lap main event. At Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday evening, another $12,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Bob Miller Memorial River Days Rumble 50.' Tanner placed fourth in his heat race and suffered a flat tire early in the contest, but stormed back from the tail of the field to land on the podium in third behind only race winner Hudson O'Neal and runner-up Jimmy Owens! (MM Photography)

A last minute trip to Beckley Motorsports Park in Beckley, West Virginia then greeted the Riggs Motorsports team on Sunday for the 'Beckley USA 100.' A $15,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the unsanctioned program, which drew a 26 car field. Tanner was strong in preliminary action and later started the 100-lap main event from the outside of the front row. The Benton, Kentucky ace ran in the second spot early in the distance, suffered a flat tire on lap 60, and rebounded to earn a solid fifth place effort behind only victor Zack Dohm, Tyler Erb, Ryan Montgomery, and Henry Hornsby III. Complete results from each race can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com and the Beckley Motorsports Park Facebook page. | press release

TANNER MAKES FIRST VISIT TO PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY

(August 30, 2020) The lucrative month of August with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wrapped up from August 27-29 in the 'Rumble by the River' at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The tripleheader weekend kicked off on Thursday night with a $10,000 to win program. Tanner English, in his first career visit to the 1/2-mile oval and armed with a brand-new XR1 Rocket Chassis, ran fourth in his loaded heat race before securing a victory in his B-Main. After starting the 30-lap sprint from the inside of the tenth row, Tanner was able to work his way six competitors on his way to a thirteenth place effort.

Following a rain-out of the $12,000 to win show on Friday evening, Saturday's grand finale in the Keystone State boasted a $15,000 top prize. Tanner grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race and later rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in the 50-lap finale. The young Benton, Kentucky ace fought hard for a top ten showing in the contest before winding up twelfth in the final finishing order. Tanner still finds himself tenth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings and is on top of the Rookie of the Year chase. Complete results from the entire 'Rumble by the River' weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. | press release

ENGLISH CONTINUES ON LUCAS OIL TRAIL IN BATESVILLE VISIT

(August 23, 2020) Tanner English and Riggs Motorsports made their way to Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas over the August 20-22 weekend for the 28th edition of the 'Topless 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the crown jewel spectacular, which kicked off with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary showdowns. On Thursday night, Tanner ran third in his stacked heat race before winding up sixteenth in the final rundown of the 30-lap main event. At BMS on Friday evening, Tanner had a similar night, as he placed third in his heat race and sixteenth once again in the 30-lapper.

By virtue of racking up - you guessed it - the sixteenth most points during the two prelims, Tanner earned the rights to the outside of the eighth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel headliner. During the course of the annual 'Topless 100,' the Benton, Kentucky youngster fought valiantly to move forward in the $40,000 to win affair before eventually winding up paid for a nineteenth place performance. Tanner still finds himself tenth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings exiting the 'Topless 100' weekend. Complete results from the roofless Batesville biggie can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

In other dirt-slinging action over the weekend, Riggs Motorsports crewman Jake Little jumped behind the wheel of the #81j machine for a weekly Super Late Model program at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee. Jake was quick right out of the box, as he earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session before picking up a heat race win. After staring from the pole position in the A-Main, Jake ultimately slipped back to third in the running order to finish behind only victor Jeremy Anderson and runner-up Larry Barber, Jr. Full results from the Clarksville show can be accessed by pointing your web browser to www.clarksvillespeedway.com. | press release

TANNER ENGLISH SALVAGES THIRTEENTH IN NORTH/SOUTH 100...

(August 16, 2020) The Riggs Motorsports team was back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail from August 12-15 in a lucrative four-day stretch at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. Things kicked off at the Cincinnati-area facility on Wednesday night with the rain-postponed 'Ralph Latham Memorial,' which boasted a $12,000 payday. Tanner English fought mechanical problems all night long, utilized a series provisional to gain access into the 50-lap main event, and later moved up to twentieth in the final finishing order. At Florence on Thursday evening in the $10,000 to win 'North/South Shootout,' Tanner ran fourth in both his heat race and his B-Main and received another series provisional before winding up twenty-first in the 50-lapper.

In preliminary action for the 'North/South 100' on Friday and Saturday, Tanner finished tenth in both of his heat races and was an early retiree in his B-Main. The Benton, Kentucky ace then relied on a series emergency provisional to advance into the 100-lap crown jewel headliner, which once again carried a whopping $50,000 top prize. Tanner was able to blast past twelve competitors during the action-packed contest and eventually left Florence with a thirteenth place showing.

Jack Riggs was also in action representing Riggs Motorsports over the weekend, as his #81j team headed to Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee on Saturday, August 15. A weekly Super Late Model program was held at the Volunteer State oval and Jack was eventually placed in the eleventh position at the completion of the feature event. Complete results from both Florence and Duck River can be found online by clicking on www.florencespeedway.com and www.duckriverracewaypark.com. | press release

ENGLISH RALLIES TO TOP TEN IN SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS!

(July 26, 2020) A hectic stretch with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series concluded from July 23-25 in a lucrative weekend at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. The three-day spectacular for the ground-pounding Super Late Models started on Thursday night with the 'Dirt Track Bank Go 50,' which carried a $12,000 payday. Tanner English, who was making his first trip to the Cornhusker State venue, unfortunately got into the wall during his heat race and was forced to break out the back-up car for the 50-lap main event. After utilizing an emergency provisional and starting shotgun on the field, Tanner worked his way past ten competitors to salvage a fifteenth place effort.

On Friday evening at the 4/10-mile speedplant, two rounds of heat races were on tap to help set the stage for Saturday's grand finale. Tanner finished eighth in his first heat race of the night, while he ran second in his final prelim. After grabbing the second transfer spot in Saturday's consolation race, Tanner rolled off from the outside of the eleventh row in the $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals' headliner. During the course of the 101-lap affair and despite drawing a lap 42 caution flag, the Benton, Kentucky hotshoe was able to move up into the top ten to eventually garner a solid tenth place performance in the crown jewel event! Full results from all three days at I-80 Speedway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. | press release

TANNER ENGLISH STREAKS TO SHOW-ME 100 TOP TEN!

(July 20, 2020) Tanner English and the #81e team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the states of Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri from July 13-19 for a quartet of series contests. On Monday night at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, Tanner suffered mechanical troubles in his B-Main, utilized a series provisional, and later drove past sixteen competitors during the $10,000 to win main event to salvage a steady seventh place performance in a back-up machine. At Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday evening, Tanner grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race before winding up twelfth in the final finishing order of the $12,000 to win feature. Teammate Jason Riggs was also in the pit area at the St. Louis-area facility, but unfortunately missed out on transferring into the 50-lap A-Main after finishing seventh in his heat race and fifth in his consolation event. (Fast Track Photos)

Next up was a visit to the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri for a pair of lucrative shows. In Saturday's annual 'Show-Me 100,' which boasted a hefty $20,000 top prize, Tanner placed fourth in his heat race prior to blasting past six racecars during the 100-lapper to land in the ninth finishing position. At Wheatland on Sunday in the $12,000 to win 'CMH Diamond Nationals,' Tanner was forced to rely on a series emergency provisional and despite getting caught up in a lap 29 incident, the young Benton, Kentucky hotshoe salvaged a twelfth place performance in the 50-lap affair. He currently finds himself tenth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Wheatland. Full results can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. | press release

ENGLISH REMAINS CONSISTENT ON LUCAS TOUR AT FLORENCE

(July 12, 2020) The Riggs Motorsports team made their way to Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on July 10-11 for two more pivotal Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point races. Despite getting rained-out at the Cincinnati-area speedplant on Saturday evening, Friday's $12,000 to win 'Summer Sizzler Nationals' opener went off without a hitch. Tanner English grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the seventh row in the 50-lap main event. Tanner was then able to drive past a handful of competitors during the headliner to once again land in the top ten - in the ninth finishing position.

Jack Riggs was also in competition over the weekend, as his #81j team invaded Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee on Saturday night for a weekly Super Late Model show. Jack timed in fifth quickest overall during the qualifying session and later finished fourth in both his heat race and the feature event. At the checkers in the A-Main, Jack trailed only $1,200 race winner Richard Frost, Don Young, and Gwynn Newby. Full results from both facilities can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com and www.clarksvillespeedway.com. | press release

TANNER ENGLISH SCORES PAIR OF TOP TENS IN BUCKEYE STATE!

(July 5, 2020) The Independence Day holiday weekend for the Riggs Motorsports team took them to the Buckeye State for a pair of $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs on July 3-4. On Friday night at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, Tanner English placed third in his loaded heat race and later drove past four competitors during the 50-lapper to nab a solid eighth place effort. At Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday evening in the annual 'Independence 50,' Tanner ran fifth in his heat race and won the B-Main prior to steering past ten racecars during the 50-lap headliner en route to a steady seventh place showing. The young Benton, Kentucky hotshoe still sits tenth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings exiting the fireworks-filled weekend.

Teammate Jason Riggs also made the trip to the Buckeye State to compete with the national touring series at Zanesville and Portsmouth. On Friday night at MCS, Jason finished eighth in both his heat race and his B-Main, but received a provisional to advance into the 50-lap A-Main and was eventually paid for a twenty-fourth place performance. At PRP on Saturday evening, Jason grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race before winding up sixteenth in the final rundown of the 50-lap finale. Complete results from both Ohio facilities can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com. | press release

 

 


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