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English Lands on Podium in IL Speedweek Opener!

(May 15, 2022) The four-race "Illinois Speedweek" kept the Riggs Motorsports team busy from May 11-14. Things kicked off in the Land of Lincoln with a pair of $22,022 to win Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series battles at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois and Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. On Wednesday night at Spoon River, Tanner English placed third in his loaded heat race prior to advancing ten spots during the 50-lap feature to land on the podium in third behind only victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Mike Marlar. In the second round on Thursday at Lincoln, Tanner ran second in his heat race and later moved up to finish seventh in the 50-lapper.

The MARS Racing Series then took over the sanctioning duties over the weekend in a pair of lucrative events at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. At Farmer City on Friday evening in a $15,000 to win throwdown, Tanner ran sixth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and eighth in the 47-lap main event after passing fourteen competitors. In Saturday's speedweek finale at FALS, which boasted a $30,000 paycheck, Tanner placed fourth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and twelfth in the 50-lap headliner. Complete results from all four "Illinois Speedweek" races can be found online at www.floseries.com and www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Tanner English Ninth in Dairyland Showdown Prelim

(May 8, 2022) Tanner English and the Riggs Motorsports team made the trek north to Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin from May 5-7 for the three-day 'Dairyland Showdown.' The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series presided over all of the action in the Badger State, which kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to win prelims. On Thursday night in the opener, Tanner laid down the quickest lap in Group B during qualifying, ran fourth in his loaded heat race. and later moved up to finish thirteenth in the 40-lap feature. At MTS on Friday evening, Tanner finished second in his heat race before slipping back to ninth at the conclusion of the 40-lapper.

In Saturday's lucrative grand finale, which boasted a whopping $50,000 top prize, Tanner stopped the clock tenth fastest in Group B during time trials. The Benton, Kentucky ace then placed sixth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main, which forced him to rely on a series provisional to gain access into the 75-lap headliner. Tanner then picked off eight competitors during the 'Dairyland Showdown' finale to salvage a fifteenth place showing. He still finds himself third in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting Mississippi Thunder Speedway. Complete results can be obtained online by clicking on www.woolms.com. (Highside Race Shots)

English Third in WOOLMS Points Following Bristol

(May 1, 2022) Following a pair of frustrating nights at Eldora (OH) Speedway and Brownstown (IN) Speedway during the week, Tanner English and his #81E team ventured south to the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee on April 29-30. The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series sanctioned the 2nd Annual 'Bristol Bash' and a pair of $25,000 winner's checks were up for grabs.

On Friday evening in the opener, Tanner placed fourth in his heat race prior to slipping back to twelfth by the finish of the 30-lap feature event. In Saturday's grand finale, Tanner finished fifth in his heat race and twelfth once again in the 30-lapper. The Benton, Kentucky ace now sits third in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting BMS. Full results can be obtained online by clicking on www.woolms.com. (Josh James Artwork)

Tanner English Earns Another Podium at Atomic!

(April 24, 2022) The Riggs Motorsports team spent their April 22-23 weekend at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio, as the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series presided over a pair of special events dubbed as the 'Outlaw Invasion.' On Friday night in the $10,000 to win weekend opener, Tanner English timed in seventh quickest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to running third in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the 40-lap main event, Tanner moved up inside of the top five and was eventually paid for a strong third place effort behind only victor Tyler Erb and runner-up Josh Rice!

At Atomic Speedway on Saturday evening, a $15,000 top prize was up for grabs in the weekend finale. Tanner knocked down the ninth fastest lap in Group A during time trials before placing sixth in his heat race and third in his B-Main. The Benton, Kentucky hotshoe then blasted past ten competitors during the 50-lap headliner to leave the Buckeye State oval with an eleventh place showing. Tanner now finds himself fourth in the latest version of the WOOLMS national point standings. Complete results from both shows can be accessed by clicking on www.woolms.com.

English Streaks to Podium Ponderosa Finish!

(April 16, 2022) After weeks of bad weather throughout the area, Tanner English was finally able to get a race into the record books again on Friday night, April 15 at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky. The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series presided over the annual 'Bobby Carrier, Sr. Tribute' race and a $5,000 paycheck was up for grabs. Tanner placed third in his heat race during preliminary action and later rolled off from the inside of the sixth row in the 40-lap main event. The Benton, Kentucky ace then streaked past eight competitors during the contest to land on the podium in third behind only victor Cory Hedgecock and runner-up Zack Dohm! Full results from last night at Ponderosa Speedway can be viewed online at www.imdirt.net.

Tanner English Gets Top Ten in Cherokee Opener

(March 27, 2022) The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series season heated back up over the March 25-26 weekend with the annual 'Rock Gault Memorial' at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. Tanner English and Riggs Motorsports were in the pit area during the two-day extravaganza, which kicked off on Friday night with a $10,000 to win throwdown. Tanner stopped the clock ninth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session before running third in heat race action. The Benton, Kentucky ace then worked his way past a trio of competitors during the 40-lap weekend opener to garner a solid eighth place performance.

At the "Place Your Momma Warned You About" on Saturday evening, a whopping $20,000 top prize was up for grabs in the grand finale of the 'Rock Gault Memorial.' Tanner laid down the thirteenth quickest lap in Group B during time trials prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the eighth row in the 60-lap main event, Tanner was hampered by a lap 54 flat tire and was ultimately paid for a nineteenth place effort. He now finds himself tied for fifth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the Palmetto State. Complete results from Cherokee Speedway can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

English Records Pair of Top Fives at Clarksville

(March 6, 2022) The Riggs Motorsports team returned to action on March 4-5 in the 18th Annual 'Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic' at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee. On Friday night in the $3,000 to win weekend opener, Tanner English timed in ninth quickest overall during DIRTcar Super Late Model qualifying prior to running second in his heat race. Tanner then moved up one spot to fifth during the course of the 25-lap feature to trail only winner Dennis Erb, Jr., Rusty Schlenk, Josh Putnam, and Cory Hedgecock.

At Clarksville on Saturday evening in the grand finale, which boasted a $7,500 top prize, the Benton, Kentucky ace once again finished second in heat race action before knocking down another fifth place performance in the 40-lap headliner behind victor Cory Hedgecock, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jadon Frame, and Rusty Schlenk. Complete results from both Clarksville races can be accessed online at www.clarksvillespeedway.com. (Josh James Artwork)

Tanner English Back at Volusia Speedway Park

(February 19, 2022) The 51st edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' wrapped up tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as a total of 57 drivers entered the finale at the Barberville, Florida speedplant to gun for the $10,000 winner's check with the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series. Tanner English timed in seventeenth fastest in Group A during qualifying and later ran fourth in his stacked heat race. Following a second place finish in his B-Main, Tanner was able to move past seven competitors during the 40-lap headliner to land a fifteenth place effort.

(February 18, 2022) The penultimate event of the 51st Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' took place earlier tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as another $10,000 windfall was on the line with the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant. Tanner English posted the sixth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to running a strong second in his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 40-lap feature, Tanner slipped back a spot during the headliner on his way to twelfth place finish.

(February 17, 2022) Round four of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' saw teams chase another $10,000 top prize tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Tanner English stopped the clock seventh quickest in Group A during the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series qualifying session and later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. Tanner then advanced past five racecars during the 40-lap main event to claim another top ten finish, as he crossed underneath the checkers in the eighth finishing position.

(February 16, 2022) Tanner English was busy tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as he competed in not only the regularly-scheduled $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series program at the Barberville, Florida facility, but also a rain-postponed feature from January's annual 'Sunshine Nationals' that boasted an additional $10,000 paycheck. Tanner, who was back behind the wheel of his familiar #81e Riggs Motorsports ride, grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race before advancing up inside of the top ten during the 40-lap main event to nab a solid ninth place effort. In the make-up headliner from January, Tanner picked off fifteen competitors during the 40-lapper on his way to a respectable eleventh place showing.

(February 15, 2022) The second night of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took center stage at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and even though the program was paused for awhile due to rain showers, the $7,000 to win DIRTcar Super Late Model show was still able to get into the record books during the wee hours of the morning. Tanner English, who was once again driving a Dylan Thompson-owned #99 car, stopped the clock third quickest in Group A during time trials prior to running a strong second in his heat race. Tanner then picked off eight competitors during the 30-lap feature en route to a sterling third place podium performance behind only victor Ryan Gustin and runner-up Devin Moran!

(February 14, 2022) Back where his 2022 campaign started in January, Tanner English returned to Volusia Speedway Park today to compete in the first round of the 51st Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals.' The DIRTcar Super Late Models roared into the Barberville, Florida facility and 47 competitors were on hand to vie for the $7,000 first place prize money. Driving Dylan Thompson's #99 machine, Tanner qualified third fastest in Group B during time trials before slipping back to eighth in his heat race. The Benton, Kentucky ace then rallied to fifth in his B-Main, but that was one mere position away from a coveted transfer spot into the 30-lap main event that was won by Ricky Thornton, Jr.

English Tackles Winternationals at East Bay

(February 12, 2022) The busy week at East Bay Raceway Park wrapped up earlier tonight with the sixth and final 'Winternationals' show for the ground-pounding Super Late Models. With all eyes set on the $15,000 windfall, a total of 69 entrants signed into the pit area to do battle at the Gibsonton, Florida oval in the final event of "Speedweeks" for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Tanner English stopped the clock third fastest in Group B during time trials prior to securing an impressive heat race triumph. Tanner then drove up to fourth during the 50-lap headliner to leave East Bay with a strong fourth place performance behind only victor Devin Moran, Tyler Erb, and Mark Whitener!

(February 11, 2022) Round five of the 46th Annual 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park took center stage tonight, as the stakes were raised to $12,000 to win for the 74 competitors racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Tanner English timed in eighth quickest in Group B during qualifying and later ran seventh in his stacked heat race. He was then awarded the second transfer spot through his B-Main before advancing past ten competitors during the 50-lap main event to salvage a fourteenth place effort.

(February 10, 2022) A stellar 75 car field was on hand tonight for the fourth night of the annual 'Winternationals' at the storied East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, as a $7,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Tanner English qualified sixth quickest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials prior to placing second in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 40-lapper, Tanner ultimately wound up twentieth in the final finishing order.

(February 9, 2022) Following last night's rain-out, the 46th edition of the 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park continued tonight, as 70 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors piled into the pit area at the Gibsonton, Florida facility to battle for the $7,000 payday. Tanner English laid down the fourth quickest time in Group B during qualifying before grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his heat race. Tanner then fought hard to move forward in the 40-lap main event before winding up seventeenth in the final rundown.

(February 8, 2022) Tonight's second leg of the annual 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park has been washed out due to persistent rain showers. The $5,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series program at the storied Gibsonton, Florida oval WILL NOT be rescheduled.

(February 7, 2022) Night one of the Super Late Model portion of the 46th Annual 'Winternationals' took place earlier this evening at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown at the Tampa-area facility drew 70 competitors to vie for the $5,000 windfall. Tanner English stopped the clock second quickest in Group A during qualifying and later ran second in his stacked heat race. The Benton, Kentucky ace then started ninth on the feature grid in the 30-lap sprint and was battling hard for a top five showing before being spun on lap 22. Tanner was dropped to a disappointing twenty-second place showing due to the mishap.

Tanner English Invades Ocala for Winternationals

(February 1, 2022) Another $10,000 top prize was up for grabs tonight at Bubba Raceway Park, as 46 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors signed into the pit area at the Ocala, Florida facility for the second and final 'Winternationals' program. Tanner English posted the eleventh quickest lap in Group A during time trials and later finished fourth in his heat race and third in his B-Main. Unfortunately, those efforts were one mere spot away from a coveted transfer position into the 40-lapper that was won by Devin Moran.

(January 31, 2022) Following over a week off from racing action for Riggs Motorsports, their "Speedweeks" heated back up tonight in the first of two 'Winternationals' showdowns at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Tanner English timed in eighteenth fastest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying prior to running sixth in his heat race. Tanner then finished thirteenth in his B-Main and was unfortunately unable to make the start in the $10,000 to win headliner that was won by Tim McCreadie.

English Kicks Off Year in Sunshine Nationals

(January 22, 2022) In a weekend plagued by rugged track conditions and now inclement weather, tonight's regularly scheduled 'Sunshine Nationals' finale at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida has been wiped out and the $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series program will not be rescheduled.

(January 21, 2022) After making repairs from the first feature event of the day, Tanner English was back in action in the second round of the 'Sunshine Nationals' tonight at Volusia Speedway Park. Tanner toured the Barberville, Florida speedplant eighth quickest in Group A during World of Outlaws Late Model Series time trials prior to running fifth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main. Tanner was then set to take a series emergency provisional to start twenty-sixth on the grid in the headliner, but the $10,000 to win main event was postponed to Wednesday, February 16 due to rain showers that invaded the Daytona Beach area.

(January 20, 2022) Tanner English and Riggs Motorsports started their year in the 'Sunshine Nationals' opener at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Tanner timed in tenth fastest in Group A during the World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying session before finishing sixth in his heat race and second in his B-Main. The Benton, Kentucky ace was then scheduled to start the $10,000 to win headliner from the inside of the tenth row, but the feature was pushed back to Friday afternoon due to rough track conditions and time constraints. When the 30-lapper did finally go green, Tanner was unfortunately caught up in an incident and was officially placed eighteenth in the final finishing order of the daytime affair.

 

 

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