BRIGHT, Ind. (March 1) – Scott James and the Riggs Motorsports team started their 2012 journey together from February 10-23 in the states of Georgia and Florida. In all, Scott entered ten Dirt Late Model events at three different southern venues: Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. With high car counts and solid fields the norm at each of the facilities, it was quite a chore just to advance into the nightly feature events.
While Scott may not have achieved the results he was seeking when he left for Georgia and Florida, his finishes were not indicative of how fast he was throughout “Speedweeks.” The Bright, Indiana native transferred into his season opener, the $20,000 to win ‘Winter Freeze’ at Screven, but was collected in the 60-lap main event and wound up twenty-eighth. He then advanced into four of the six ‘Winternationals’ features at East Bay with his best finish of eleventh coming in the Saturday finale. The #81 team then made a last minute decision to head east to Volusia to wrap up “Speedweeks,” but mechanical troubles sent them home early after only a trio of races.
Scott’s results from “Speedweeks 2012” are noted below, while a detailed race-by-race recap is available to read online at www.ScottJamesMotorsports.com.
February 10-11 | Screven (GA) Motor Speedway, WoO | $20,000 to win (28th)
February 13 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $5,000 to win (DNS)
February 14 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $5,000 to win (21st)
February 15 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $7,000 to win (DNS)
February 16 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $7,000 to win (24th)
February 17 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $10,000 to win (19th)
February 18 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $10,000 to win (11th)
February 20 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP | $7,000 to win (DNS)
February 21 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP | $7,000 to win (DNS)
February 22 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP | $7,000 to win (Rain)
February 23 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, WoO | $10,000 to win (DNS)
The next race for the Riggs Motorsports team will be Saturday, March 17 at the renowned Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. The 36th Annual ‘Spring 50’ will take place at the Cincinnati area oval in two week’s time and a $5,000 top prize is on the line in the unsanctioned event. Scott was the 2007 victor of the ‘Spring 50’ and finished a strong runner-up in last year’s version behind only winner Eddie Carrier, Jr. Additional information concerning this race can be accessed by clicking on www.FlorenceSpeedway.com.
Scott James and the Riggs Motorsports team would like to thank the following group of sponsors for their continued support: Clearwave Communications, Murphy Motorsports, JFR Graphics, Rocket Chassis, Jay D1ckens Racing Engines, A-1 Technologies, Bert Transmission, Beyea Headers, Braswell Carburetion, Dan Olson Racing Products, Delph Communications, Dyer’s Top Rods, Goodridge, GW Performance, Hoosier Racing Tires, Integra Shocks, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, R2C Performance, Sweet Mfg., VP Race Fuels, Weld Wheels, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Engineering.
Keep up with the “Silver Shark” Scott James all year long by accessing his official home on the Internet located at www.ScottJamesMotorsports.com.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph – Delph Communications