ENGLISH SETS NEW TRACK
RECORD & WINS TOILET BOWL CLASSIC!
18, 2021) For the first time since the completion of
their "Speedweeks" back in early February, Tanner English
and Riggs Motorsports headed back to the track over the March
12-13 weekend and landed in victory lane for the first time in
2021 on Saturday evening at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville,
Tennessee! After the first night of the 17th Annual 'Tuckasee
Toilet Bowl Classic' was washed out by persistent rain showers
on Friday, Tanner set a New Track Record in DIRTcar Super Late
Model qualifying on Saturday by laying down a fast lap of 11.581
seconds. The young Benton, Kentucky hotshoe then paced the field
for all thirty circuits during the headliner to bag the $5,000
winner's check and the unique toilet bowl trophy ahead of Dennis
Erb, Jr. Josh Putnam, Richard Frost, and John Minon, Jr.!
Teammate Jack Riggs also unloaded his #81j Crate
Late Model at Clarksville to vie for the $1,000 top prize on Saturday
night. Jack clicked off the eighth quickest time overall during
the qualifying session, which earned him the rights to the outside
of the fourth row for the start of the main event. When the checkers
fell over the field following the feature, Jack found himself
in the seventh finishing position of his 2021 season lid lifter.
Complete results from Saturday's 'Toilet Bowl Classic' finale
can be viewed online at www.clarksvillespeedway.com.
"It's a pretty cool deal to win, I've always
wanted one of these toilet bowl trophies in the trophy case,"
commented English this week following the victory. "It's
a pretty prestigious race around here and to become the first
father-son combo to win it, along with my dad back in 2015, is
very special. Hopefully it gives us a little momentum heading
into Brownstown on Saturday night. That is a place I love and
have had some success at, so hopefully we can knock down a strong
run and start rolling on that Lucas deal."
Tanner and the #81e team will rejoin the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series on March 20-21, as the national touring
series rolls into Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana and
Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. A $15,000 payday will be up for
grabs on Saturday night in the 24th Annual 'Indiana Icebreaker'
at Brownstown, while competitors will vie for the $12,000 windfall
in the 'Buckeye Spring 50' at Atomic on Sunday. Tanner comes into
the double-dip eleventh in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS
point standings. Additional information on these races can be
accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Jack Riggs will enjoy the upcoming weekend off,
but his brother Jason Riggs is set to tackle the dirt-covered
Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. The inaugural running
of the 'Bristol Dirt Nationals' will take place on March 19-20
at the high-banked, 1/2-mile facility and things kick off for
the Super Late Models on Friday night with a $10,000 to win preliminary
event. Jason will then compete for the whopping $50,000 first
place prize on Saturday evening at Bristol, as the doubleheader
wraps up with a 60-lap grand finale. More information concerning
the 'Bristol Dirt Nationals' can be found by logging onto www.bristoldirt.com.
Riggs Motorsports would like to thank the following
group of sponsors and partners for their continued support: Riggs
Drilling Solutions, Best One Tire & Auto Care, Wiles Racing
Driveshafts, Allstar Performance, XR1 Rocket Chassis, Schaeffer's
Racing Oil, Slicker Graphics, Swift Springs, AFCO Racing Products,
Base Racing Fuel, Hoosier Racing Tires, Pro Power Racing Engines,
Jay D1ckens Racing Engines, Budda Bert Transmissions, Frankland
Racing Supply, Peterson Fluid Systems, Awesome Racewear, Performance
Rod & Custom (PRC), Micro Armor, and Waterman Racing Components.
Keep up with Riggs Motorsports all year long by
logging onto www.RiggsMotorsports81.com or follow the team on
social media - Facebook @RiggsMotorsports, Twitter @rmsports81,
and Instagram @jasonriggs81.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications