On Friday night, August 7, the #96 team was at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky to compete in the annual running of the ‘Pete Abell Memorial.’ The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Series presided over the $4,000 to win event and Tanner started off the evening by setting a New Track Record during the qualifying session. After finishing second in his heat race, Tanner moved up to second in the 40-lapper to garner a strong runner-up performance behind only race winner Jonathan Davenport! Full results from both venues can be viewed online at www.ponderosaspeedway.net and www.brownstownspeedway.com.
“I love going to Brownstown (Speedway) any chance I get and it was a huge win for us there the other night,” quoted English earlier this week. “The racetrack was in perfect shape – you could run and pass anywhere from the bottom of the track all the way to the top. I have to thank my dad and my brother for putting a lot of hard work into getting the #96 car ready to race. It was a great weekend for us finishing first and second and I’m excited to jump back in the Riggs Motorsports car at Florence this coming weekend!”
Tanner will be back in his familiar #81e ride with Riggs Motorsports this week in four straight days of wheel-to-wheel action at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will preside over all of the competition at the Cincinnati-area speedplant starting tonight with the $12,000 to win ‘Ralph Latham Memorial.’ The ‘North/South Shootout’ will then take center stage at the 1/2-mile oval on Thursday and the winner of the night’s 50-lapper will receive a $10,000 payday.
Two rounds of qualifying heat races will then be on tap at Florence Speedway on Friday with passing points in those prelims setting the lineups for Saturday’s consolation events and the 100-lap ‘North/South 100.’ The 37th edition of the crown jewel event will once again shell out a whopping $50,000 paycheck, while each feature starter will receive at least $2,000. Tanner comes into the four-day stretch from August 12-15 leading the Rookie of the Year chase on the national tour and currently sits tenth in the latest version of the point standings. More information can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Teammate Jason Riggs is once again slated to enjoy the upcoming August 14-15 weekend off from racing action, while Jack Riggs will jump back into action on Saturday evening at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee. A weekly Super Late Model show is planned at the Volunteer State facility and Jack will look to better his seventh place showing at DRRP back on June 27. More information on this program can be viewed by clicking on www.duckriverracewaypark.com.
Riggs Motorsports would like to thank the following group of sponsors and partners for their continued support: Riggs Drilling Solutions, Best One Tire & Auto Care, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Allstar Performance, XR1 Rocket Chassis, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Slicker Graphics, Swift Springs, AFCO Racing Products, Base Racing Fuel, Hoosier Racing Tires, Pro Power Racing Engines, Jay D1ckens Racing Engines, Budda Bert Transmissions, Frankland Racing Supply, Peterson Fluid Systems, Awesome Racewear, Performance Rod & Custom (PRC), Micro Armor, and Waterman Racing Components.
Keep up with Riggs Motorsports all year long by logging onto www.RiggsMotorsports81.com or follow the team on social media – Facebook @RiggsMotorsports, Twitter @rmsports81, and Instagram @jasonriggs81.
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