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
(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.
ENGLISH BLITZES TO PRP
PODIUM; FIFTH AT BECKLEY!
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. |
TANNER MAKES FIRST VISIT
TO PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY
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.
ENGLISH CONTINUES ON
LUCAS OIL TRAIL IN BATESVILLE VISIT
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
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.
TANNER ENGLISH SALVAGES
THIRTEENTH IN NORTH/SOUTH 100...
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
ENGLISH RALLIES TO TOP
TEN IN SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS!
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.
TANNER ENGLISH STREAKS
TO SHOW-ME 100 TOP TEN!
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
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.
ENGLISH REMAINS CONSISTENT
ON LUCAS TOUR AT FLORENCE
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
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
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TANNER ENGLISH SCORES
PAIR OF TOP TENS IN BUCKEYE STATE!
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.
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