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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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
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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,
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ENGLISH CLIMBS INTO TOP
TEN IN LUCAS OIL POINT STANDINGS!
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.
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...
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
(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!
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...
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.