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

JASON NABS ANOTHER TOP FIVE; TANNER ADVANCES TO EIGHTH AT TST

(June 28, 2020) Riggs Motorsports ventured to the states of Tennessee, Alabama, and Illinois over the June 26-27 weekend, as each of the three team drivers were in racing action at four different ovals. Jason Riggs was back at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday for the second straight week and won his heat race in preliminary action. After starting from the pole position in the $1,200 to win weekly feature event, Jason slipped back to finish fifth at the checkers behind only winner Gordy Gundaker, Billy Laycock, Kolby Vandenbergh, and Michael Kloos. Jack Riggs then unloaded his #81j machine on Saturday at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee for his second-ever Super Late Model event, but a broken yoke on the driveshaft caused the youngster to retire from the $1,500 to win contest in the seventh finishing position.

Benton, Kentucky ace Tanner English found himself at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama on June 26-27 with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, as a pair of $12,000 top prizes were on the line in pivotal point races. On Friday night at 411, Tanner placed fifth in his heat race and won his B-Main prior to moving up four spots in the 50-lapper to claim a thirteenth place showing. At TST on Saturday evening in the 'EZ-Go 50,' Tanner grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race and later blasted past six competitors in the 50-lap feature to nab a solid eighth place performance against the national touring stars. Full results from each of these weekend races can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com, www.tricityspeedway.net, and www.duckriverracewaypark.com. | press release

RIGGS MOTORSPORTS OUT IN FULL FORCE; JASON RIGGS GETS TOP FIVE!

(June 21, 2020) For the first time in 2020, all three Riggs Motorsports drivers were in racing competition and Jason Riggs led the charge with his first top five finish of the 2020 season! At Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday night, June 19, Jason placed third in his heat race and later moved up one position to nab an impressive fourth place effort in the $1,200 to win weekly feature event behind only victor Daryn Klein, Gordy Gundaker, and Michael Kloos. His brother Jack Riggs then made his Super Late Model debut on Saturday evening, June 20 in another weekly program at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee. Jack clicked off the seventh quickest time overall during qualifying before being paid for an eighth place performance in his first A-Main.

Tanner English followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series south to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi from June 18-20 for the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag.' Tanner unfortunately just missed out on transferring into the $5,000 to win preliminary features on Thursday and Friday, but turned up the wick in a big way on Saturday at the Magnolia State venue. After utilizing a series provisional to earn the rights to the outside of the twelfth row in the 100-lap headliner, the Benton, Kentucky ace was able to blast past fifteen competitors during the extra-distance affair, which boasted a $15,000 winner's check. Tanner was officially awarded a hard-fought ninth place finish in the mega-event finale and still sits tenth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings. Full results from these shows can be accessed online at www.tricityspeedway.net, www.clarksvillespeedway.com, and www.lucasdirt.com. | press release

ENGLISH CLIMBS INTO TOP TEN IN LUCAS OIL POINT STANDINGS!

(June 14, 2020) The Riggs Motorsports team was back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour in the states of South Carolina and Tennessee over the June 12-13 weekend. On Friday night in the $12,000 to win 'Grassy Smith Memorial' at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina, Tanner English finished eighth in his stacked heat race and seventh in his B-Main, but utilized a series provisional and eventually salvaged a seventeenth place showing in the 50-lap feature event. At Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday evening in the $15,000 to win 'Mountain Moonshine Classic,' Tanner steered up to third in his loaded heat race, but unfortunately suffered problems early in the 60-lapper and was relegated to an eighteenth place effort. The young Benton, Kentucky driver - shooting for Rookie of the Year on the national tour - now finds himself up to tenth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from both weekend tilts, which were held in front of huge grandstand crowds, can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.

MECHANICAL GREMLINS SHORTEN ENGLISH'S STREAM WEEKEND...

(June 7, 2020) The pit gates swung open for the first time at the famed Eldora Speedway in 2020, as the fan-less 'Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational' took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world from June 4-6 at the storied Rossburg, Ohio facility. A total of 48 drivers were invited to the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant to do battle in the three-day extravaganza, which kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary nights. On Thursday, Tanner English timed in forty-second fastest during the qualifying session and later placed eleventh in his loaded heat race. Unfortunately, Tanner suffered terminal problems underneath the hood of his #81e machine in his consolation event and was forced to scratch for the entire weekend, which included the $50,000 to win finale on Saturday evening. Complete results from all three days at Eldora Speedway can be viewed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.

NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM THE LUCAS OIL REOPENING TOUR...

(May 27, 2020) Things wrapped up at East Bay Raceway Park tonight, as the $7,000 to win finale for the Lucas Oil Reopening Tour took center stage across the Dirt Late Model industry. Tanner English stopped the clock second quickest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying prior to nabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 40-lap feature event, Tanner drove past a trio of competitors en route to a steady eighth place performance. The Benton, Kentucky native now finds himself eleventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Gibsonton, Florida facility. (Heath Lawson Photography)

(May 26, 2020) The second leg of the Lucas Oil Reopening Tour at East Bay Raceway Park took place tonight at the Gibsonton, Florida oval and another $7,000 paycheck was up for grabs for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series stars. Tanner English clicked off the fourth fastest lap in Group B during time trials and once again placed second in his loaded heat race. The Benton, Kentucky ace then notched his second straight top ten performance at the "Clay by the Bay," as Tanner crossed underneath the checkered flag in the tenth spot after forty green flag circuits.

(May 25, 2020) Next up on the racing calendar for the #81e team was a stop at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida. The Lucas Oil Reopening Tour rolled into the "Clay by the Bay" and a $7,000 payday was the prize that the 35 teams in the pit area were shooting for tonight. Tanner English timed in fourth quickest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying prior to finishing second in his heat race. After starting seventh on the grid in the 40-lap feature, Tanner hung around the top ten and eventually knocked down a solid eighth place effort.

(May 21, 2020) The third and final event of the Lucas Oil Reopening Tour at Golden Isles Speedway took center stage tonight and another $7,000 winner's check was on the line at the Brunswick, Georgia facility. Following a rain delay, Tanner English qualified tenth quickest in Group B during time trials before placing third in his stacked heat race. Tanner then worked his way past four competitors during the 40-lap feature event on his way to an eighth place performance. The Benton, Kentucky native currently sits thirteenth in the latest version of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings and now has plans of following the tour for the rest of the year!

(May 20, 2020) Another $7,000 top prize was up for grabs for the cars and stars racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight at Golden Isles Speedway. With inclement weather in the area, the program was sped up and the action on the Brunswick, Georgia oval was fast and furious. Tanner English knocked down the twelfth fastest time in Group A during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race. The Benton, Kentucky ace started fifteenth on the feature grid in the 40-lapper, but a folded under nose caused him to draw a lap 25 caution flag and relegated him to a nineteenth place effort.

(May 19, 2020) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returned to action tonight at Golden Isles Speedway and the #81e team was in the pit area at the Brunswick, Georgia speedplant for round one of the Lucas Oil Reopening Tour. A total of 43 entrants converged on the southern Georgia facility for the first series event since February. With no fans in attendance for the $7,000 to win special due to COVID-19 restrictions, Tanner English started his evening off by clicking off the fourteenth quickest lap in Group B during time trials. Tanner then finished fourth in his stacked heat race prior to advancing six spots during the 40-lap feature on his way to a strong tenth place showing.

TANNER ENGLISH STEERS TO TOP FIVE IN KARL CHEVROLET 50!

(May 10, 2020) The Riggs Motorsports team rolled into Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri on Saturday evening, May 9 for the 'Karl Chevrolet 50.' The DIRTcar Super Late Model special attracted 60 entrants to the St. Louis-area speedplant to do battle for the $7,000 paycheck. With a limited grandstand crowd on hand - due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions - and in front of a worldwide streaming audience, Tanner English earned Fast Time honors overall during qualifying before running second in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the fourth row, Tanner was able to steer past four competitors en route to an impressive fourth place effort behind only race winner Billy Moyer, Brandon Sheppard, and Devin Moran! Complete results from the 'Karl Chevrolet 50' can be accessed by clicking on www.federatedautopartsraceway.com.

LATE FLAT TIRE DROPS ENGLISH OUT OF PODIUM AT BOYD'S...

(May 3, 2020) Tanner English and the Riggs Motorsports team invaded Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Saturday, May 2 for an unsanctioned program dubbed as the 'Boyd's Dirt Showdown.' The single-day shootout was broadcast live to a worldwide audience online at www.DirtonDirt.com and www.FloRacing.com. Tanner laid down the third fastest time in Group B during the qualifying session to earn the sixth starting spot in the $5,000 to win headliner. With passing at a premium during the 50-lap main event, Tanner had moved up to third late in the contest before a flat right rear tire relegated him to a disappointing eleventh place performance. Full results from the Chattanooga-area facility can be accessed online at www.boydsspeedway.info.

 

 


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