Tanner English Starts 2022 in Hectic Speedweeks!

(January 20, 2022) The Riggs Motorsports team is about ready to embark on what will be a hectic month of racing to get their 2022 season started, as all three drivers - Tanner English, Jason Riggs, and Jack Riggs - are scheduled to wheel their respective #81 machines in the Sunshine State from January 20-February 19. Tanner will kick off his year later tonight in the 3rd Annual ‘Sunshine Nationals’ opener at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. A $10,000 top prize will be on the line tonight, January 20 at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant in the first of three World of Outlaws Late Model Series programs this weekend. The Benton, Kentucky ace will look to get off to a hot start on the national tour, as he plans to follow the series full-time this year in hopes of garnering Rookie of the Year honors.

After the trio of $10,000 to win shows this weekend at VSP, Tanner also plans to enter Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida and East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida before returning to Volusia to close out “Speedweeks.” The annual running of the ‘DIRTcar Nationals’ will take place at Volusia Speedway Park from February 14-19 and four more World of Outlaws Late Model Series point races will be held that week. You can watch all of the action from Volusia LIVE on DIRTVision, while the Lucas Oil shows will be streamed LIVE on MAVTV Plus. (Dirtman Photography)

English Runner-Up in Season-Ending Gateway Dirt Nationals!

(December 5, 2021) Tanner English and Riggs Motorsports put an exclamation mark on their 2021 campaign from December 2-4 with a strong weekend in the 5th edition of the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' at The Dome at America's Center in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. On Thursday night in his $5,000 to win preliminary show, Tanner laid down the sixth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session before running second in his stacked heat race. After starting the 25-lap prelim feature from the outside of the sixth row, Tanner stayed out of trouble during the wild contest and moved past nine competitors en route to a sterling third place podium effort behind only winner Tyler Carpenter and runner-up Bob Gardner!

By virtue of the top four performance, Tanner automatically transferred into Saturday evening's season-ending 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' grand finale, which boasted a whopping $30,000 paycheck. The Benton, Kentucky ace drew the outside of the front row for the start of the 40-lapper and ran in the second spot throughout the contest that was held indoors on a temporary 1/5-mile oval. At the checkers, Tanner was 0.717 seconds behind victor Tyler Carpenter and settled for the $15,000 payday for his runner-up showing! Full results from the entire weekend in the STL can be found online by clicking on www.gatewaydirt.com. (Josh James Artwork)

Tanner English Advances into $100k DTWC; Finishes Thirteenth

(October 17, 2021) The #81e team was in the pit area at Portsmouth Raceway Park on October 15-16 for the 41st edition of the 'Dirt Track World Championship.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series grand finale at the Portsmouth, Ohio facility once again boasted a hefty $100,000 payday. Following a washout of Friday's preliminary events at PRP, the entire crown jewel spectacular was contested at the 3/8-mile oval on Saturday. Tanner English clicked off the sixth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 100-lapper, Tanner fought hard for a top ten showing in the extra-distance affair before winding up thirteenth in the final finishing order. Complete results from the DTWC weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

English Blitzes Up Inside of Top Five in $15,000 FALS Frenzy!

(October 10, 2021) The Riggs Motorsports team invaded Fairbury Speedway on October 8-9 for the annual running of 'FALS Frenzy.' The Super Late Model doubleheader was scheduled to kick off on Friday night with a $5,000 to win shootout, but the opener was nixed due to inclement weather. On Saturday evening at the Fairbury, Illinois oval, Tanner English started his night off by placing third in his loaded heat race. Tanner then rolled off from the outside of the fifth row in the 50-lap headliner and ultimately worked his way past a handful of competitors during the caution-free affair. At the checkers, the Benton, Kentucky standout finished 'FALS Frenzy' in the fifth spot behind only $15,000 victor Frank Heckenast, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Gordy Gundaker, and Ryan Unzicker! Complete results from FALS can be accessed online at www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Tanner English Storms to Podium in $20,000 to Win Jackson 100!

(September 26, 2021) The month of September for the Riggs Motorsports team wrapped up with three straight nights of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action at the legendary Brownstown Speedway from September 23-25. The tripleheader at the storied Brownstown, Indiana oval kicked off on Thursday evening with the conclusion of the rescheduled 'Indiana Icebreaker' from March, which shelled out a $15,000 winner's check. Tanner English rolled off seventh on the grid in the 50-lapper and eventually brought his #81e machine home in the ninth finishing position in the rough and tumble contest.

On Friday at the Jackson County fairgrounds facility, the 'Night Before the Jackson' program was held and a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs. Tanner ran third in his loaded heat race before streaking past four competitors during the 40-lap main event to finish fifth behind only race winner Tyler Erb, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Sheppard, and Devin Moran. At Brownstown on Saturday in the 42nd Annual 'Jackson 100,' Tanner once again placed third in his heat race to earn the inside of the sixth row in the 100-lap mega-event. The Benton, Kentucky ace fell back early in the contest, but rallied back through the stellar field to eventually land on the podium in third behind only $20,000 victor Jimmy Owens and runner-up Devin Moran! Complete results from all three weekend races in the Hoosier State can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photos)

English Runner-Up in $15,000 One for the Road FALS Special!

(September 14, 2021) A special Monday night showdown greeted the #81e team on September 13 at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. The Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series schedule fired back up last night at FALS and the event dubbed as 'One for the Road' shelled out a $15,000 paycheck. Tanner English stopped the clock twelfth quickest overall during the qualifying session prior to placing fourth in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 50-lap headliner, Tanner blasted past ten competitors en route to a stellar runner-up performance behind only victor Brandon Sheppard! Complete results from Fairbury Speedway can be located by pointing your web browser to www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Tanner English Earns Pair of Top Fives Over Labor Day Weekend!

(September 5, 2021) Tanner English and his #81e team spent their Labor Day weekend at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois from September 2-4, as a trio of MARS Racing Series specials took place in the Land of Lincoln. The holiday weekend triple shot kicked off on Thursday night at Farmer City with a $5,000 to win showdown. Tanner stopped the clock second fastest overall during qualifying and won his heat race prior to leading the first six circuits of the feature event. At the conclusion of the 40-lap affair, Tanner found himself on the podium in third behind only victor Brian Shirley and runner-up McKay Wenger!

Another $5,000 top prize was scheduled to be on the line on Friday evening at Farmer City, but rain showers during heat race action nixed the 40-lap main event. The MARS tripleheader then wrapped up on Saturday at Fairbury with the annual running of the 'FALS Super Nationals,' which shelled out a $10,000 paycheck. Tanner once again timed in second quickest during qualifying before securing another heat race triumph. The Benton, Kentucky ace was then battling for the top spot on lap 21 of the headliner when contact sent him spinning and to the rear of the field. Tanner then battled back from the tail to salvage a fifth place performance in the wild 50-lapper behind only race winner Bobby Pierce, McKay Wenger, Garrett Alberson, and Ryan Unzicker. Complete results from each of these Labor Day weekend races can be found online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

English Leads Majority of Harold Hardgrove Memorial at LCS

(August 29, 2021) Fresh off completing the grueling DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour, Tanner English and Riggs Motorsports busted out a new XR1 Rocket Chassis on Saturday night, August 28 at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Kentucky. Tanner promptly laid down the fastest lap of the 25 entrants during the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series qualifying session before securing a heat race triumph. After starting the $10,022 to win main event from the pole position and leading the first 36 circuits, Tanner unfortunately knocked part of his spoiler off and faded late in the 50-lap distance to finish fifth at the checkers behind only victor Michael Chilton, Josh Rice, Devin Gilpin, and Dustin Linville. Complete results from the annual 'Harold Hardgrove Memorial' can be found by clicking on www.imdirt.net. (MRM Racing Photos)

 

 

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