TANNER ENGLISH OFFICIALLY
CLAIMS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR HONORS!
23, 2020) Riggs Motorsports driver Tanner English was
officially honored as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie
of the Year in pre-race festivities leading up to the 40th Annual
'Dirt Track World Championship' on Saturday, October 17 at Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! Tanner, who wound up finishing
ninth overall in the final LOLMDS point standings, racked up eighteen
Top Ten performances against the stellar series regulars while
finishing a best third on two different occasions in the $12,000
to win 'Bob Miller Memorial River Days Rumble 50' at Portsmouth
back on September 5 and in the $15,000 to win 'Jackson 100' at
Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September 26. (Heath
In the DTWC this past weekend at PRP, Tanner wound
up finishing sixth in his loaded heat race and fifth in his B-Main.
The Benton, Kentucky hotshoe was then forced to utilize a LOLMDS
emergency provisional, started twenty-seventh on the grid in the
100-lapper, and was officially awarded a sixteenth place showing
in the crown jewel extravaganza after drawing a lap 94 yellow
flag in the $100,000 to win contest.
Teammate Jason Riggs was also in action over the
weekend in the Buckeye State, but was unfortunately unable to
transfer into the DTWC after running eighth in his heat race and
sixth in his B-Main. Jason did compete in the 'Jim Dunn Memorial'
for non-qualifiers, which boasted a $3,000 paycheck, and crossed
the finish line in the eighth position. Full results from Portsmouth
Raceway Park can be located by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Both drivers will jump right back into competition
this weekend across the states of Tennessee and Mississippi. Jason
will unload his Riggs Motorsports #81 machine at Clarksville Speedway
in Clarksville, Tennessee on Saturday evening, October 24 for
a regular weekly show, which will pay out $1,200 to the winner.
Tanner will climb behind the wheel of his family-owned #96 racecar
on October 23-24 at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi.
Qualifying and heat races for the 26th edition of the Coors Light
'Fall Classic' will get underway later tonight, while the 100-lap
headliner will be held on Saturday night with $15,000 going to
the victor. More information on these races can be found online
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