English Nabs Third Win of 2021 at Clarksville Speedway!
11, 2021) In a rain-soaked weekend that saw Plan A go out
the window when the doubleheader at Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway was
canceled, Tanner English made the most of things by picking up another
feature win and an additional runner-up effort! On Saturday, April
10 at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee, Tanner laid
down the second fastest lap overall in DIRTcar Super Late Model
qualifying and later started the 20-lap feature from the outside
of the front row. The Benton, Kentucky ace then led the second half
of the contest to pocket the $1,500 payday for his third triumph
of 2021 over David Seibers, Richard Frost, Corey Posey, and Larry
At Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois on Friday evening, April
9, the Riggs Motorsports team was in the pit area to do battle for
a $3,000 top prize. Tanner clicked off the fastest lap overall during
DIRTcar Racing qualifying prior to nabbing a heat race victory.
In the 30-lapper, Tanner stayed close to eventual winner Brian Shirley
early in the distance before setting for a runner-up performance.
Full results from both weekend shows can be accessed online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com
English Fourth in Illini 100 Opener
at Farmer City Raceway!
4, 2021) Tanner English was the lone Riggs Motorsports
driver in competition over the April 2-3 weekend, as the #81e team
headed to Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois for the lucrative
'Illini 100' weekend. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late
Model Series sanctioned the doubleheader weekend and over 40 cars
were in the pit area for both events. On Friday night in the $6,000
to win opener, Tanner clicked off the ninth fastest lap in Group
B during qualifying before grabbing the third transfer spot through
his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row
in the 25-lap sprint, the Benton, Kentucky hotshoe blasted past
six competitors en route to a sterling fourth place effort behind
only winner Mike Spatola, Ryan Unzicker, and Bobby Pierce!
At the 1/4-mile bullring on Saturday evening, the 'Illini 100'
weekend wrapped up in a big way, as a whopping $20,000 was on the
line. Tanner knocked down the sixth quickest time in Group B during
qualifying and once again placed third in his stacked heat race.
He then started the 75-lap headliner from the outside of the sixth
row, but with rougher track conditions, Tanner eventually wound
up twenty-fifth in the final finishing order. Complete results from
the 'Illini 100' weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Second Win of 2021 for English Comes
at Clarksville Speedway!
29, 2021) Tanner English, of Benton, Kentucky, picked up
the second victory of his young 2021 racing season on Sunday, March
28 in an impromptu stop to Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville,
Tennessee! After several special events were wiped out across the
region due to heavy weekend rainfall, Tanner wound up at Clarksville
and promptly laid down the quickest lap overall during the qualifying
session to earn the pole position for the DIRTcar Super Late Model
main event. Tanner then led each and every circuit of the 15-lapper
to pocket the $1,500 top prize ahead of David Seibers, Richard Frost,
Charles Zimmerman, and Matthew Kinslow! Full results from his second
win of the year at the Clarksville oval can be accessed online at
Tanner English Runs in Top Five Early
in Buckeye Spring 50...
22, 2021) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season heated
back up on March 20-21 with a doubleheader weekend at Brownstown
Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana and Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio.
Following the postponement of Saturday's $15,000 to win 'Indiana
Icebreaker' at Brownstown due to rough track conditions, the #81e
team was in the pit area on Sunday at Atomic for the annual running
of the 'Buckeye Spring 50,' which boasted a $12,000 payday. Tanner
English posted the tenth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying
session before placing second in heat race action. The Benton, Kentucky
ace then started seventh on the grid in the 50-lapper and climbed
well up inside of the top five before unfortunately fading late
to an eleventh place performance. Complete results from Atomic Speedway
can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
English Sets New Track Record &
Wins $5,000 Toilet Bowl Classic!
14, 2021) For the first time since the completion of their
"Speedweeks" back in early February, Tanner English and
Riggs Motorsports headed back to the track over the March 12-13
weekend and landed in victory lane for the first time in 2021 on
Saturday evening at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee!
After the first night of the 17th Annual 'Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic'
was washed out by persistent rain showers on Friday, Tanner set
a New Track Record in DIRTcar Super Late Model qualifying on Saturday
by laying down a fast lap of 11.581 seconds. The young Benton, Kentucky
hotshoe then paced the field for all thirty circuits during the
headliner to bag the $5,000 winner's check and the unique toilet
bowl trophy ahead of Dennis Erb, Jr. Josh Putnam, Richard Frost,
and John Minon, Jr.! Complete results from Saturday's 'Toilet Bowl
Classic' finale can be viewed online at www.clarksvillespeedway.com.
Winter Nationals Nightly Results from
Bubba Raceway Park...
2, 2021) Another $10,000 top prize was up for grabs at
Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida tonight in the final event
for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series during "Speedweeks
2021." Tanner English clicked off the fifth quickest lap in
Group A during qualifying before placing second in his heat race.
The Benton, Kentucky ace then rolled off from the inside of the
third row in the 40-lapper and drove up to the third spot to land
on the podium behind only victor Shane Clanton and Bobby Pierce!
Tanner leaves the Sunshine State eleventh in the latest version
of the LOLMDS point standings.
(February 1, 2021) The two-day 'Winter Nationals'
with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Bubba Raceway Park
kicked off earlier tonight on a chilly evening in Ocala, Florida.
Tanner English stopped the clock the fourth fastest in Group A during
the qualifying session prior to running second in his loaded heat
race. After starting the $10,000 to win main event from the inside
of the fourth row, Tanner worked hard to stay inside of the top
ten in the 40-lap and eventually crossed underneath the checkers
in the ninth position.
Winternationals Nightly Results from
East Bay Raceway Park...
30, 2021) A very long week at East Bay Raceway Park wrapped
up tonight in a big way, as the 45th running of the 'Winternationals'
concluded at the Gibsonton, Florida facility with a lucrative $15,000
to win program. Tanner English knocked down the fifth quickest lap
in Group B during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
session prior to running second in heat race action. After starting
the 50-lapper from the outside of the fifth row and later getting
caught up in a lap 32 incident, Tanner battled back to a twelfth
place effort in the grand finale.
(January 29, 2021) The penultimate event of the
Super Late Model portion of the 'Winternationals' took place earlier
this evening at East Bay Raceway Park and a $12,000 winner's check
was up for grabs for the 77 competitors at the Gibsonton, Florida
oval. Tanner English timed in eighth fastest in Group B during qualifying
before placing third in his loaded heat race. Unfortunately, the
Benton, Kentucky ace was swept up in a pileup during the 50-lap
main event and was scored seventeenth in the final finishing order.
(January 28, 2021) With last night's rain-out
and postponement of the 40-lap feature event, a pair of $7,000 paydays
were on the line tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida. In the regularly-scheduled program, Tanner English placed
fourth in his heat race and second in his B-Main before soldiering
on to an eleventh place performance in the 40-lapper despite getting
caught up in an early pileup. In the rain-postponed show from last
night, Tanner picked up a victory in his B-Main and was heading
towards a top ten outing in the 40-lap headliner before a hard wreck
on the final lap relegated him to a disappointing eighteenth place
(January 27, 2021) Tonight's $7,000 to win Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdown at East Bay Raceway Park was
rained-out during the consolation races and the remainder of the
show has been pushed back to Thursday evening - after the regularly
scheduled program at the Gibsonton, Florida facility. Before the
rain hit, Tanner English had qualified fifth quickest in Group B
during the time trial session and had placed fourth in his stacked
(January 26, 2021) Round two of the 'Winternationals'
at East Bay Raceway Park took place earlier this evening and a standout
74 car field was in the pit area for the $5,000 to win Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series event. Tanner English clicked off the fastest
lap in Group A during the qualifying session and once again picked
up a victory in his heat race. After starting the 30-lapper from
the pole position, Tanner ran amongst the top five early in the
distance before crossing underneath the checkers in the sixth spot
behind only race winner Tyler Erb, Brandon Overton, Brian Shirley,
Josh Richards, and Kyle Bronson.
(January 25, 2021) The Riggs Motorsports team
was back in racing action tonight in the first round of the 45th
Annual 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida. A whopping 76 competitors signed in to the "Clay by
the Bay" to do battle for the $5,000 winner's check in the
first of six straight nights of racing in the Tampa area. Tanner
English timed in third fastest in Group B during qualifying and
secured an impressive heat race triumph before winding up eighth
at the checkered flag of the 30-lap sprint.
Winter Nationals Nightly Results from
23, 2021) Following last night's rain-out at All-Tech Raceway,
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season got underway earlier
this evening at the Ellisville, Florida facility. A star-studded
57 car field converged at the northern Florida oval to do battle
for a $15,000 paycheck in the series lid lifter. Tanner English
was the lone Riggs Motorsports driver to enter the event and qualified
ninth fastest in Group B prior to running fifth in both his heat
race and his B-Main. After relying on a series provisional to gain
access into the 50-lap headliner, Tanner was officially paid for
a twenty-fourth place showing in his season-opening appearance.
(January 22, 2021) Tonight's Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series season opener at All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville, Florida
has been washed out by afternoon rain showers. The $12,000 to win
program will not be rescheduled. Tanner English and Riggs Motorsports
will now look to kick off their 2021 campaign tomorrow evening at
All-Tech, as a $15,000 top prize will be up for grabs in the 'Winter
Nationals' weekend finale.