ENGLISH POCKETS $15,000
FOR THRILLING SPRING SHOWCASE WIN!
21, 2021) The 2021 win total for Riggs Motorsports was
elevated to six last 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)
"I felt like I had a pack of wolves behind
me," exclaimed the second generation driver in FALS victory
lane. "I felt them I don't know how many times getting underneath
me. I didn't have the best speed off the corner, so I was kind
of like a sitting duck. I just kept moving around trying to find
something. To run up front against these guys is pretty awesome!"
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. Last
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' last 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 - finishing behind
only race winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Bobby Pierce.
Full results from each of these shows can be viewed online at
The Riggs Motorsports team - as a whole - will enjoy
the upcoming May 21-22 weekend off from racing action, as Jack
Riggs will be graduating from high school. Next up will be Tanner's
visit to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois next Tuesday
night, May 25. The Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series will
roar into the St. Louis-area venue to preside over a $10,000 to
win throwdown. You can view the upcoming schedule dates for each
of the respective #81 drivers by logging onto www.RiggsMotorsports81.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, Multi-Fire Spark Plug Wires,
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