(HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS) Scott James and the Riggs Motorsports team were ultra-busy last week (July 2-8), as they entered five Dirt Late Model events throughout the states of Illinois and Indiana. Their busy week started last Monday with a strong top five finish in UMP Summer Nationals action at the Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois. After running second in his heat race, Scott moved up two spots in the $5,000 to win main event to net a fourth place performance behind only winner Brian Shirley, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Shannon Babb.
This past weekend saw Scott almost nab a pair of wins in the Hoosier State of Indiana. On Saturday in a rare trip to the nearby Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Scott won his heat race and led the majority of the $1,500 to win, 20-lap feature event before winding up third in the final rundown behind only winner Greg Johnson and runner-up Duane Chamberlain. At the immaculate Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana on Sunday, the Bright, Indiana ace nearly picked up a $5,000 UMP Summer Nationals triumph. After winning his heat race and leading virtually all of the 40-lapper, Scott got nipped at the finish line by surprise winner Scott Weber.
Riggs Motorsports teammates Jason Riggs and Kevin Cole were also in dirt-slinging competition over the weekend. On Saturday evening, Jason finished eleventh in the final rundown of a $7,500 to win UMP Summer Nationals battle at the Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee. Both Jason and Kevin then joined the “Silver Shark” at Haubstadt on Sunday night. Jason wound up eighteenth in the $5,000 to win affair, while Kevin recorded a nineteenth place effort. A detailed account of each race from last week is available online at www.riggsmotorsports.com.
The mid-Summer flurry of races does not slow down this week, as Harrisburg, Illinois based Riggs Motorsports will be in action all over the Midwest. You can view the tentative upcoming racing schedules for all three pilots below:
Scott James #81
July 10 | Florence (KY) Speedway, UMP SN | $5,000 to win
July 11 | Brushcreek (OH) Motorsports Complex, UMP SN | $5,000 to win
July 12 | Terre Haute (IN) Action Track, UMP SN | $5,000 to win
July 14 | Richmond (KY) Raceway, Butterball Wooldridge Memorial | $7,500 to win
Jason Riggs #81jr
July 13 | Attica (OH) Raceway Park, UMP SN | $5,000 to win
July 14 | Oakshade (OH) Raceway, UMP SN | $10,000 to win
Kevin Cole #81c
July 13 | Tri-City (IL) Speedway, Lucas Oil | $10,000 to win
The Riggs Motorsports team would like to thank the following group of sponsors for their continued support: Clearwave Communications, CCI Systems, JFR Graphics, Rocket Chassis, Jay D1ckens Racing Engines, A-1 Technologies, Accu-Force Shock Dyno, Bert Transmission, Beyea Headers, Braswell Carburetion, Dan Olson Racing Products, Delph Communications, Dyer’s Top Rods, Goodridge Hose & Fittings, GW Performance, Hoffmann Trucking, Hoosier Racing Tires, Integra Shocks, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, Keyser Manufacturing, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Port City Racing, R2C Performance, Simpson Race Products, Stealth Carburetors, Sweet Mfg., Valken Racing Wheels, VP Race Fuels, Weld Wheels, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Engineering, and Wulff Pumps.
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