TANNER ENGLISH TACKLES GRUELING DIRTCAR SUMMER NATIONALS

(July 26, 2021) Riggs Motorsports was slated to close out a hectic week with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tonight at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Kentucky. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and strong storms canceled the $5,000 to win program early in the day. The "Hell Tour" will now take a few weeks off before restarting on August 13 at Highland Speedway in Highland, Illinois.

(July 25, 2021) The DIRTcar Summer Nationals made their first-ever visit to Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky this evening, as a $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Tanner English posted the sixth quickest time overall during qualifying and later won his third heat race of the busy week. The Benton, Kentucky native then started third and finished third in the 40-lap headliner, as he trailed only victor Bobby Pierce and runner-up Ashton Winger at the unfurling of the checkered flag.

(July 24, 2021) The "Hell Tour" dipped south to Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee tonight for another $10,000 to win shootout. Tanner English knocked down the fastest lap overall during qualifying to earn his second Fast Time award of the week before claiming a heat race victory. Tanner then drew the third starting spot for the 40-lapper and eventually wound up fourth at the checkers behind only race winner Ashton Winger, Bobby Pierce, and Dennis Erb, Jr. Teammate Jack Riggs was also in action at Clarksville in his Crate Late Model and qualified fourth quickest before claiming another fourth place performance on the evening in his feature behind only victor Joe Denby, Hunter Blackwell, and Ronnie Cooper.

(July 23, 2021) A $10,000 top prize was on the line earlier this evening in a visit to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. Tanner English clicked off the fastest lap in Group A during the DIRTcar Summer Nationals qualifying session before securing a heat race triumph. After drawing the outside of the second row prior to the start of the 40-lap main event, Tanner wound up fourth in the caution-free affair behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker, and Ashton Winger.

(July 22, 2021) Following a few days off, Tanner English and the #81e team were back in competition with the "Hell Tour" tonight at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Missouri. Tanner earned Fast Time honors overall during the qualifying session prior to running second in his heat race. After starting fourth the grid in the $5,000 to win feature, Tanner raced hard all over the top five and was in the fifth position on lap 36 when he suffered a flat tire with only a few laps remaining. The Benton, Kentucky ace was relegated to a disappointing twelfth place showing due to the tire trouble.

(July 17, 2021) The Riggs Motorsports team wrapped up another week on the "Hell Tour" tonight at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio. The track's annual 'Birthday Race' was held and 53 competitors were on hand to vie for the $10,000 top prize. Tanner English stopped the clock third fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to securing another heat race triumph. On a rough and tumble racing surface in the 50-lapper, Tanner raced hard all over the top five before bringing home a strong third place podium effort behind only race winner Ashton Winger and runner-up Bobby Pierce! | week #5 press release

(July 16, 2021) Tonight's DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown - scheduled for Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan - was unfortunately rained out early in the day. The $10,000 to win event will not be rescheduled.

(July 15, 2021) Next up was a trip to Thunderbird Raceway in Muskegon, Michigan, as the "Hell Tour" rolled into the Wolverine State for a $5,000 to win shootout. Tanner English laid down the quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session before securing a victory in his heat race. After leading the first 15 circuits in the caution-free feature, Tanner slipped back to third at the conclusion of the 40-lap contest behind only victor Ashton Winger and runner-up Bobby Pierce!

(July 14, 2021) The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour fired back up today at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana. The new facility in Indy greeted the "Hell Tour" for the very first time and a $5,000 payday was up for grabs. Tanner English clicked off the sixth quickest lap overall during qualifying before running second in his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the third row, Tanner was able to work his way past a couple of competitors on his way to a solid fourth place outing behind only winner Bobby Pierce, Joe Godsey, and Spencer Hughes.

(July 13, 2021) Tuesday's first-ever Summer Nationals visit to Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Kentucky has been postponed due because of recent rains and the forecast for additional wet weather. No make-up date was immediately announced for the $5,000 to win program.

(July 11, 2021) Tonight's DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana was nixed due to heavy rainfall throughout the area. The $5,000 to win showdown will not be rescheduled. Tanner English concludes the fourth week of the "Hell Tour" second in points - 90 markers behind leader Bobby Pierce. | week #4 press release

(July 10, 2021) Heavy overnight rain and the forecast for additional storms around the area have forced DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Highland Speedway to postpone tonight's event, which was scheduled to boast a $10,000 payday. A make-up date at the Highland, Illinois oval is expected to be announced early next week.

(July 9, 2021) A $10,000 winner's check was on the line for Riggs Motorsports tonight at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois. Tanner English timed in third fastest in Group B during "Hell Tour" qualifying before placing second in his heat race. After starting the 40-lap main event from the outside of the third row, Tanner wound up right where he started in the caution-free affair... in the sixth position behind only victor Shannon Babb, Mckay Wenger, Garrett Alberson, Brian Shirley, and Joe Godsey.

(July 8, 2021) The next round of DIRTcar Summer Nationals action took the #81e team to the mighty Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois for the 41st Annual 'Herald & Review 100.' Tanner English stopped the clock third fastest in Group A during the qualifying session prior to finishing a close second in his heat race. With $5,500 on the line in the 100-lap headliner, Tanner started fifth on the feature grid, but was involved in a couple of caution flags at the tiny 1/5-mile oval. The Benton, Kentucky ace eventually wound up paid for a thirteenth place showing tonight at Macon Speedway.

(July 7, 2021) Another $5,000 top prize was up for grabs for Riggs Motorsports tonight at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois. Tanner English qualified seventh fastest in a stacked Group A and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the seventh row in the 40-lapper, Tanner steered past seven competitors during the "Hell Tour" main event to leave Spoon River with a solid sixth place showing behind only race winner Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker, Brandon Sheppard, Brian Shirley, and Jason Feger.

(July 6, 2021) The first-ever visit by the DIRTcar Summer Nationals to the sprawling Knox County Fair Raceway in Knoxville, Illinois took place tonight and 22 competitors showed up for the $5,000 to win special. Tanner English toured the big 1/2-mile third quickest overall during time trials before securing a heat race triumph. The Benton, Kentucky ace then ran in the third spot during each circuit of the 30-lap feature and eventually landed on the podium behind only victor Ashton Winger and runner-up Bobby Pierce!

(July 4, 2021) Riggs Motorsports helped celebrate our nation's birthday tonight with a $5,000 to win DIRTcar Summer Nationals clash at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. Tanner English knocked down the fastest lap in Group B during time trials, ran second in his heat race, and later advanced up to fourth in the 40-lap main event to finish behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Bobby Pierce, and Jason Feger. | week #3 press release

(July 3, 2021) Tanner English was excited to get to his "favorite racetrack" tonight, as he battled for another $10,000 top prize with the Summer Nationals at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois. Tanner clicked off the second quickest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to picking up the checkered flag in his heat race. The Benton, Kentucky ace then drew the third starting spot for the 50-lap affair and came out on top of a spirited battle with Shannon Babb to nab the runner-up position behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard!

(July 2, 2021) The #81e team ventured back into the Land of Lincoln tonight for a $10,000 to win "Hell Tour" shootout at the pristine Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois. Tanner English was quick right out of the box at the 1/2-mile oval, as he earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session. After finishing second in his loaded heat race, Tanner wound up placing fifth in the 30-lapper behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Brian Shirley, and Ashton Winger.

(July 1, 2021) Another $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals earlier this evening on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa. Tanner English posted the eighth fastest time in Group B during qualifying prior to streaking to the lead in his heat race to grab a prelim triumph. After starting third on the grid in the 40-lap feature event, Tanner fought hard to stay inside of the top five before slipping back to an eighth place effort.

(June 30, 2021) Next up on the "Hell Tour" schedule for Riggs Motorsports was a visit tonight to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. A $5,000 payday was on the line in the Badger State and 22 competitors signed into the pit area for the midweek DIRTcar Summer Nationals program. Tanner English laid down the twelfth fastest lap overall during qualifying prior to moving up to third in his stacked heat race. Tanner then picked off four competitors during the 40-lapper en route to a strong fifth place performance behind only race winner Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Ashton Winger, and Brian Shirley!

(June 27, 2021) Tonight's $5,000 to win DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown scheduled for Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois was rained-out and will not be rescheduled. | week #2 press release

(June 26, 2021) Overnight rain, electrical issues, and more wet weather forecasted in the area have forced DIRTcar and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 officials to postpone tonight's $10,000 to win DIRTcar Summer Nationals tilt to Saturday, August 14.

(June 25, 2021) Despite a rain shower early in the day and inclement weather around the area, another leg of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour was able to get into the record books tonight at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois. With a $10,000 paycheck up for grabs, Tanner English stopped the clock thirteenth quickest overall during qualifying before climbing to third in his heat race. After starting the 40-lap feature event from the inside of the fourth row, Tanner raced hard all over the top ten during the contest before landing in the sixth finishing position behind only victor Brian Shirley, Bobby Pierce, Ashton Winger, Ryan Unzicker, and Jason Feger!

(June 24, 2021) The DIRTcar Summer Nationals show scheduled for tonight at Spoon River Speedway has been rained-out. The $5,000 to win "Hell Tour" program at the Banner, Illinois facility has been rescheduled for July 7.

(June 23, 2021) Following a few days off, the #81e team was back at it again with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour tonight at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois. A 35 car field assembled at the 1/4-mile oval to do battle for the $5,000 winner's check. Tanner English knocked down the sixth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session before placing third in his stacked heat race. After starting the 40-lap main event from the outside of the sixth row, Tanner was able to steer past five competitors during the caution-free affair to leave LaSalle with a solid seventh place performance.

(June 20, 2021) Tonight's $5,000 to win "Hell Tour" battle scheduled for Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana was unfortunately rained out early in the day. | week #1 press release

(June 19, 2021) Following last night's big victory, Riggs Motorsports was gunning for another $10,000 winner's check tonight at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. Tanner English posted the third fastest lap in Group A during the time trial session before claiming yet another heat race triumph. After starting third on the grid in the 50-lapper, Tanner led laps 29-34 of the exciting DIRTcar Summer Nationals contest before winding up a strong second behind only victor Shannon Babb!

(June 18, 2021) Tanner English secured his second career "Hell Tour" win tonight at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois! Tanner dominated the evening by earning Fast Time honors during DIRTcar Summer Nationals qualifying prior to winning his heat race. After drawing the outside of the front row before the start of the 40-lap headliner, Tanner was able to lead each lap and held off a charging Bobby Pierce in the waning circuits to bag the $10,000 payday. Finishing behind English's #81e machine was a top five that included Pierce, Brian Shirley, Jason Feger, and Shannon Babb! (STL Racing Photo)

(June 17, 2021) Round three of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour took Riggs Motorsports to Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois tonight for another $5,000 to win battle. Tanner English timed in second fastest overall during qualifying before recording another heat race victory. He then ran second early in the distance and was taking the lead from Devin Moran when a caution flag waved over the field. Tanner then lost a couple of spots on the ensuing restart and was eventually paid for another fourth place performance behind only winner Moran, Ryan Unzicker, and Bobby Pierce.

(June 16, 2021) After a 4.5 hour drive to Peoria, Illinois, another $5,000 top prize was up for grabs in the second leg of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tonight at Peoria Speedway. Tanner English clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session prior to picking up a heat race triumph. The Benton, Kentucky ace then drew the outside of the second row for the start of the 40-lapper and eventually wound up fourth in the final finishing order of the caution-free affair behind only race winner Bobby Pierce, Brian Shirley, and Ryan Unzicker.

(June 15, 2021) The opening night of the grueling "Hell Tour" took place earlier tonight at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. Tanner English, who plans on following the entire DIRTcar Summer Nationals grind, laid down the quickest lap in his group during qualifying at the 1/4-mile oval and later ran second in his heat race. After starting the $5,000 to win headliner from the inside of the third row, Tanner moved up to fourth in the action-packed, 40-lap race to trail only victor Bobby Pierce, Devin Moran, and Tim Lance.

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

 

 


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