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Scott James Takes First Checkers of 2012 at Florence; Jason Riggs Earns Pair of Runner-Ups

Florence Speedway
Florence Speedway

(HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS) Scott James, of Bright, Indiana, picked up his first checkered flag of the 2012 racing season on Saturday night, March 31 at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky! Scott started deep in his heat race and advanced up to second in his prelim. After rolling off from the inside of the second row in the 35-lap, unsanctioned main event, Scott worked his way past leader Brad Neat to grab the point on lap eighteen. The popular driver known as the “Silver Shark” then led the remainder of the distance to pocket the $2,000 top prize over Neat, Brandon Green, Robby Hensley, and Josh Williams!

“Our car gets around Florence Speedway pretty good,” quoted James earlier this week. “We got caught up in the big wreck during the Spring 50 a few weeks ago there, but we had a fast car that night as well. I have to thank Scott Riggs and everyone associated with Riggs Motorsports for their support, as well as my crew guy Jeremy McConnaughey. He made the right tire choice for the feature the other night at Florence and that was definitely a key to the victory. Hopefully, we can go back over there this weekend (April 7) and run up front again.”

The other two Riggs Motorsports drivers were also in action over the weekend, as both Jason Riggs and Kevin Cole invaded the Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky on Friday evening, March 30 for a regular weekly show. Jason ran third in his heat race, started fifth in the A-Main, and took the lead late in the race before settling for a strong runner-up performance behind only winner Craig Smith. Kevin won his heat race to earn the pole position for the main event, but a flat tire with only six laps remaining relegated him to an eighth place effort.

On Saturday, Jason and the #81jr team made their way to the Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee for another weekly program. The Harrisburg, Illinois driver timed in second quickest during qualifying, ran second in the dash, and later notched another runner-up finish in the A-Main behind only winner Caleb Ashby. Complete results from all of these shows can be viewed online at www.florencespeedway.com, www.paducahracing.com, and www.clarksvillespeedway.com.

All three Riggs Motorsports drivers will head in separate directions over the upcoming April 6-7 weekend. Scott will once again travel to the Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday night for a $3,000 to win, unsanctioned program. Jason will venture to the Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky on Friday evening for a regular weekly show. Kevin plans to head to the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday for the track’s season opening event. Both Jason and Kevin will then take Saturday off from Dirt Late Model competition. You can view the upcoming schedules for all three drivers online at www.riggsmotorsports.com.

The Riggs Motorsports team would like to thank the following group of sponsors for their continued support: Clearwave Communications, 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.

Keep up with Riggs Motorsports all year long by pointing your web browser to www.RiggsMotorsports.com!

Media Contact: Ryan Delph – Delph Communications

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