FIRST WEEK RECAP: ENGLISH
CAPTURES 2ND CAREER SUMMER NATIONALS WIN!!!
23, 2021) Tanner English and Riggs Motorsports kicked
off their 36 scheduled race journey with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals
tour from June 15-20 with events in the states of Indiana and
Illinois. Tanner was ultra-consistent all week, as he placed inside
of the top five in all five completed races last week including
picking up his second career "Hell Tour" triumph on
Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The Benton,
Kentucky ace earned Fast Time honors in qualifying at the St.
Louis-area oval before winning his heat race and leading each
of the forty circuits in the headliner. At the checkers, Tanner
held off a hard charging Bobby Pierce to bag the $10,000 payday
ahead of Pierce, Brian Shirley, Jason Feger, and Shannon Babb!
(STL Racing Photo)
He then competed for the win the following night
on Saturday at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois
as well. Following another heat race victory, Tanner led laps
29-35 of the 50-lap feature before finishing an impressive runner-up
behind only victor Shannon Babb. In the other three series races
that took place last week in the first leg of the Summer Nationals
grind, Tanner earned fourth place performances at Brownstown Speedway
in Brownstown, Indiana, Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois, and
Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois.
By virtue of his consistent start to the tour, Tanner
currently finds himself second in the latest version of the DIRTcar
Summer Nationals point standings - only 15 markers behind leader
Bobby Pierce. You can read a race-by-race recap for the #81e team
by logging onto www.RiggsMotorsports81.com.
"We're off to a great start, but the Summer
Nationals is a long, long grind," commented English this
week via telephone. "It felt awesome to get back into victory
lane on Friday night at Granite City - not only for myself but
for the entire Riggs Motorsports team. I have to thank Brock (Pettit),
my dad, my brother Justin, and just everyone that helps us out
or is associated with Riggs Motorsports. Everything is clicking
pretty good right now, we've just got to keep qualifying up front
and winning heat races. It makes the night go a lot smoother if
you start in those first couple of rows of the feature as opposed
to starting mid-pack or deeper."
Following a rain-out on Sunday at Plymouth (IN)
Speedway and a couple of scheduled days off, Riggs Motorsports
will return to racing competition later tonight at LaSalle Speedway
in LaSalle, Illinois. The Summer Nationals will snake through
the Land of Lincoln and the Show-Me State this week with five
more scheduled events from June 23-27. If you can't make it to
the following venues, be sure to watch Tanner in action each night
LIVE on DirtVision.
Wednesday, June 23 | LaSalle Speedway - LaSalle,
Illinois | $5,000 to win
Thursday, June 24 | Spoon River Speedway - Banner, Illinois |
$5,000 to win
Friday, June 25 | Sycamore Speedway - Maple Park, Illinois | $10,000
Saturday, June 26 | Federated Raceway at I-55 - Pevely, Missouri
| $10,000 to win
Sunday, June 27 | Jacksonville Speedway - Jacksonville, Illinois
| $5,000 to win
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