Tanner English Wraps Up 2020 Season in Short Magnolia Weekend
(November 15, 2020) Tanner English Racing (TER) made the trek to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on November 13-14 for the annual running of the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin 100,' which closed out their 2020 campaign. The unsanctioned doubleheader at "The Mag" kicked off with a $4,000 to win program on Friday night. Unfortunately, Tanner English blew a motor during his hot lap session and was forced to scratch from Friday's show, as well as Saturday's $12,000 to win grand finale. Full results from the disappointing, season-ending 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin 100' weekend can be accessed online at www.magnoliadirt.com.

English Climbs Up Inside Top Five in Fall Classic; Finishes Seventh
(October 25, 2020) The Tanner English Racing (TER) team made their way to Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi on October 23-24 for the 26th edition of the Coors Light 'Fall Classic.' The unsanctioned, late-season special drew a 43 car field to battle for the $15,000 top prize. On Friday night during preliminary action, Tanner English steered his own #96 ride to the eleventh fastest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After starting Saturday's 100-lap headliner from the outside of the fifth row, Tanner stormed up inside of the top five before winding up seventh at the unfurling of the checkered flag. Complete results from the 'Fall Classic' weekend can be accessed online at www.whynotmotorsportspark.com.

Tanner English Officially Claims LOLMDS Rookie of the Year Honors!
(October 18, 2020) Riggs Motorsports driver Tanner English was officially honored as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year in pre-race festivities leading up to the 40th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship' on Saturday, October 17 at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! Tanner, who wound up finishing ninth overall in the final LOLMDS point standings, racked up eighteen Top Ten performances against the stellar series regulars while finishing a best third on two different occasions in the $12,000 to win 'Bob Miller Memorial River Days Rumble 50' at Portsmouth back on September 5 and in the $15,000 to win 'Jackson 100' at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September 26.

In the DTWC this past weekend at PRP, Tanner wound up finishing sixth in his loaded heat race and fifth in his B-Main. The Benton, Kentucky hotshoe was then forced to utilize a LOLMDS emergency provisional, started twenty-seventh on the grid in the 100-lapper, and was officially awarded a sixteenth place showing in the crown jewel extravaganza - despite drawing a lap 94 yellow flag in the $100,000 to win contest. Teammate Jason Riggs was also in action over the weekend in the Buckeye State, but was unfortunately unable to transfer into the DTWC after running eighth in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main. Jason did compete in the 'Jim Dunn Memorial' for non-qualifiers, which boasted a $3,000 paycheck, and crossed the finish line in the eighth position. Full results from Portsmouth Raceway Park can be located by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photography)

English Gets Top Tens in Land of Lincoln Doubleheader
(October 11, 2020) Tanner English was the lone Riggs Motorsports driver in competition over the October 9-10 weekend, as the young Benton, Kentucky hotshoe ventured to the Land of Lincoln for a pair of MARS Racing Series battles. On Friday night at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois, Tanner stopped the clock second fastest in Group B during qualifying before running second in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 40-lap main event, Tanner wound up finishing right where he started in the $5,000 to win affair... in the eighth position.

The dirt-slinging action quickly shifted to Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday evening for the annual running of 'FALS Frenzy.' A stout 50 car field converged at FALS to vie for the $15,000 payday. Tanner was quick right out of the box, as he knocked down the second quickest lap in Group B during time trials and later secured an impressive heat race triumph. He then started fifth on the grid in the 50-lapper, but wound up slipping to a tenth place performance at the 1/4-mile oval. Complete results from both weekend races can be viewed online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Top Ten for Tanner English at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway
(October 4, 2020) Tanner English took his #81e Riggs Motorsports ride to the Keystone State on Saturday, October 3 for the 32nd edition of the 'Pittsburgher 100' at the sprawling Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania. Tanner timed in eleventh quickest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and later placed seventh in his loaded heat race. After grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his B-Main, the Benton, Kentucky ace was able to drive up inside of the top ten during the $20,000 to win headliner and eventually nabbed a solid tenth place performance after 100 green flag circuits. Tanner still finds himself ninth in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting the 'Pittsburgher 100.' Complete results from PPMS can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

English Steers to Impressive Podium Effort in $15,000 Jackson 100!
(September 27, 2020) Tanner English, of Benton, Kentucky, turned in an impressive weekend at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September 25-26. In the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series weekend opener on Friday, Tanner placed fourth in his stacked heat race prior to picking up the victory in his consolation event. After rolling off from the inside of the eleventh row in the $10,000 to win throwdown, Tanner streaked past eleven competitors during the 40-lapper on his way to a steady tenth place performance.

On Saturday evening at the 1/4-mile, semi-banked oval, a $15,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 41st Annual 'Jackson 100,' which was held in front of a huge overflow crowd of spectators. Tanner ran second in his heat race and later started the 100-lap headliner from the inside of the sixth row. He was once again on the move early and often in the 'Jackson 100,' as he picked off eight racecars en route to a head-turning third place podium effort behind only victor Tim McCreadie and runner-up Jonathan Davenport. Tanner is now ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Hoosier State and is still leading the Rookie of the Year chase. Complete results from the 'Jackson 100' weekend can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Tanner English Competes in Four-Race Week at FALS & I-80
(September 20, 2020) The #81e team was busy from September 15-19 in the states of Illinois and Nebraska, as a total of four special events were held at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois and I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. Things started on Tuesday night at FALS in a DIRTcar Racing showdown dubbed as 'One for the Road,' which paid out $15,000 to the winner. Tanner English stopped the clock sixth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session before finishing second in his heat race. Despite getting caught up in a tangle during the 50-lap feature event, Tanner was still able to bring home a steady eleventh place performance.

Next up was a trip west to I-80 Speedway for a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs that made up the 'I-80 Nationals.' On Thursday in the Cornhusker State, Tanner unfortunately missed out on the $7,000 to win main event after running eighth in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main. Another $7,000 top prize was on the line on Friday, as Tanner placed seventh in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and eleventh in the 30-lapper. In the $30,000 to win 'I-80 Nationals' finale on Saturday evening, the young Benton, Kentucky wheelman utilized a series provisional to gain access into the 80-lap affair and eventually salvaged a sixteenth place effort in the mega-event. Full results from the lucrative four-race week can be viewed by clicking on www.fairburyspeedway.com and www.lucasdirt.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

English Advances to Seventh in Harold Hardgrove Memorial
(September 13, 2020) Defending 'Harold Hardgrove Memorial' winner Tanner English was back at Lake Cumberland Speedway on Saturday evening, September 12, as a $10,022 payday was on the line in the ninth annual version of the race at the Burnside, Kentucky oval. Tanner stopped the clock sixth fastest in his group during Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Series qualifying and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the inside of the sixth row, the young Benton, Kentucky driver was able to move past a quartet of competitors en route to a solid seventh place showing. Complete results from Lake Cumberland Speedway can be accessed by clicking on www.lcspeedway.net.

Tanner English Blitzes to PRP Podium Effort; Fifth at Beckley!
(September 7, 2020) Tanner English headed to the states of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia from September 4-6 for a trio of high-profile Super Late Model contests. On Friday night at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky in the $12,000 to win 'John Bradshaw Memorial,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Tanner ran third in his heat race and eleventh in the 50-lap main event. At Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday evening, another $12,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Bob Miller Memorial River Days Rumble 50.' Tanner placed fourth in his heat race and suffered a flat tire early in the contest, but stormed back from the tail of the field to land on the podium in third behind only race winner Hudson O'Neal and runner-up Jimmy Owens!

A last minute trip to Beckley Motorsports Park in Beckley, West Virginia then greeted the Riggs Motorsports team on Sunday for the 'Beckley USA 100.' A $15,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the unsanctioned program, which drew a 26 car field. Tanner was strong in preliminary action and later started the 100-lap main event from the outside of the front row. The Benton, Kentucky ace ran in the second spot early in the distance, suffered a flat tire in lap 60, and rebounded to earn a solid fifth place effort behind only victor Zack Dohm, Tyler Erb, Ryan Montgomery, and Henry Hornsby III. Complete results from each race can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com and the Beckley Motorsports Park Facebook page. (MM Photography)

Riggs Motorsports Makes First Visit to Port Royal Speedway
(August 30, 2020) The lucrative month of August with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wrapped up from August 27-29 in the 'Rumble by the River' at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The tripleheader weekend kicked off on Thursday night with a $10,000 to win program. Tanner English, in his first career visit to the 1/2-mile oval and armed with a brand-new XR1 Rocket Chassis, ran fourth in his loaded heat race before securing a victory in his B-Main. After starting the 30-lap sprint from the inside of the tenth row, Tanner was able to work his way six competitors on his way to a thirteenth place effort.

Following a rain-out of the $12,000 to win show on Friday evening, Saturday's grand finale in the Keystone State boasted a $15,000 top prize. Tanner grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race and later rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in the 50-lap finale. The young Benton, Kentucky ace fought hard for a top ten showing in the contest before winding up twelfth in the final finishing order. Tanner still finds himself tenth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings and is on top of the Rookie of the Year chase. Complete results from the entire 'Rumble by the River' weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Tanner English Continues on Lucas Oil Trail at Batesville...
(August 23, 2020) Tanner English and Riggs Motorsports made their way to Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas over the August 20-22 weekend for the 28th edition of the 'Topless 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the crown jewel spectacular, which kicked off with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary showdowns. On Thursday night, Tanner ran third in his stacked heat race before winding up sixteenth in the final rundown of the 30-lap main event. At BMS on Friday evening, Tanner had a similar night, as he placed third in his heat race and sixteenth once again in the 30-lapper.

By virtue of racking up - you guessed it - the sixteenth most points during the two prelims, Tanner earned the rights to the outside of the eighth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel headliner. During the course of the annual 'Topless 100,' the Benton, Kentucky youngster fought valiantly to move forward in the $40,000 to win affair before eventually winding up paid for a nineteenth place performance. Tanner still finds himself tenth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings exiting the 'Topless 100' weekend. Complete results from the roofless Batesville biggie can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

English Salvages Thirteenth in $50,000 North/South 100 at Florence
(August 16, 2020) The Riggs Motorsports team was back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail from August 12-15 in a lucrative four-day stretch at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. Things kicked off at the Cincinnati-area facility on Wednesday night with the rain-postponed 'Ralph Latham Memorial,' which boasted a $12,000 payday. Tanner English fought mechanical problems all night long, utilized a series provisional to gain access into the 50-lap main event, and later moved up to twentieth in the final finishing order. At Florence on Thursday evening in the $10,000 to win 'North/South Shootout,' Tanner ran fourth in both his heat race and his B-Main and received another series provisional before winding up twenty-first in the 50-lapper.

In preliminary action for the 'North/South 100' on Friday and Saturday, Tanner finished tenth in both of his heat races and was an early retiree in his B-Main. The Benton, Kentucky ace then relied on a series emergency provisional to advance into the 100-lap crown jewel headliner, which once again carried a whopping $50,000 top prize. Tanner was able to blast past twelve competitors during the action-packed contest and eventually left Florence with a thirteenth place showing. Complete results from the busy extended weekend can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Tanner English Victorious in Hall of Fame Classic for $10,000 Win!
(August 9, 2020) Tanner English - driving a family owned #96 car - secured his second feature win of 2020 and his biggest payday to date on Saturday evening, August 8 at the historic Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana! Tanner clicked off the third fastest time in his group during qualifying and ran third in his loaded heat race to earn the inside of the sixth row for the start of the 50-lap 'Hall of Fame Classic.' Tanner then methodically worked his way to the front of the stellar field and eventually led the final two circuits of the entertaining race. At the checkers, the young Benton, Kentucky ace was celebrating a $10,000 triumph over Josh Rice, Kent Robinson, Greg Johnson, and Jonathan Davenport!

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. (Mark Schaefer Photo)

 

 

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