English Victorious in Hall of Fame Classic for $10,000 Win!
9, 2020) Tanner English - driving his family owned #96
- 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 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 qualifying,
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
(Mark Schaefer Photo)
English Rallies to Another Top Ten
in Silver Dollar Nationals!
26, 2020) A hectic stretch with the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series concluded from July 23-25 in a lucrative weekend at
I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. The three-day spectacular
for the ground-pounding Super Late Models started on Thursday night
with the 'Dirt Track Bank Go 50,' which carried a $12,000 payday.
Tanner English, who was making his first trip to the Cornhusker
State venue, unfortunately got into the wall during his heat race
and was forced to break out the back-up car for the 50-lap main
event. After utilizing an emergency provisional and starting shotgun
on the field, Tanner worked his way past ten competitors to salvage
a fifteenth place effort.
On Friday evening at the 4/10-mile speedplant, two
rounds of heat races were on tap to help set the stage for Saturday's
grand finale. Tanner finished eighth in his first heat race of the
night, while he ran second in his final prelim. After grabbing the
second transfer spot in Saturday's consolation race, Tanner rolled
off from the outside of the eleventh row in the $53,000 to win 'Silver
Dollar Nationals' headliner. During the course of the 101-lap affair
and despite drawing a lap 42 caution flag, the Benton, Kentucky
hotshoe was able to move up into the top ten to eventually garner
a solid tenth place performance in the crown jewel event! Full results
from all three days at I-80 Speedway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Tanner English Streaks to Show-Me
100 Top Ten at Wheatland!
20, 2020) Tanner English and the #81e team followed the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the states of Iowa, Illinois,
and Missouri from July 13-19 for a quartet of series contests. On
Monday night at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, Tanner suffered mechanical
troubles in his B-Main, utilized a series provisional, and later
drove past sixteen competitors during the $10,000 to win main event
to salvage a steady seventh place performance in a back-up machine.
At Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday evening,
Tanner grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat
race before winding up twelfth in the final finishing order of the
$12,000 to win feature.
Next up was a visit to the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway
in Wheatland, Missouri for a pair of lucrative shows. In Saturday's
annual 'Show-Me 100,' which boasted a hefty $20,000 top prize, Tanner
placed fourth in his heat race prior to blasting past six racecars
during the 100-lapper to land in the ninth finishing position. At
Wheatland on Sunday in the $12,000 to win 'CMH Diamond Nationals,'
Tanner was forced to rely on a series emergency provisional and
despite getting caught up in a lap 29 incident, the young Benton,
Kentucky hotshoe salvaged a twelfth place performance in the 50-lap
affair. He currently finds himself tenth in the latest version of
the LOLMDS point standings exiting Wheatland. Full results can be
viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
English Remains Consistent on Lucas
Oil Tour at Florence
12, 2020) The Riggs Motorsports team made their way to
Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on July 10-11 for two more
pivotal Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point races. Despite getting
rained-out at the Cincinnati-area speedplant on Saturday evening,
Friday's $12,000 to win 'Summer Sizzler Nationals' opener went off
without a hitch. Tanner English grabbed the fourth and final transfer
spot through his loaded heat race and later rolled off from the
outside of the seventh row in the 50-lap main event. Tanner was
then able to drive past a handful of competitors during the headliner
to once again land in the top ten - in the ninth finishing position.
Complete results from Florence can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Tanner English Scores Pair of Top
Tens in Buckeye State!
5, 2020) The Independence Day holiday weekend for the Riggs
Motorsports team took them to the Buckeye State for a pair of $12,000
to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs on July 3-4. On
Friday night at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, Tanner
English placed third in his loaded heat race and later drove past
four competitors during the 50-lapper to nab a solid eighth place
effort. At Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday
evening in the annual 'Independence 50,' Tanner ran fifth in his
heat race and won the B-Main prior to steering past ten racecars
during the 50-lap headliner en route to a steady seventh place showing.
The young Benton, Kentucky hotshoe still sits tenth in the latest
version of the heated LOLMDS point standings exiting the fireworks-filled
weekend. Complete results from both Ohio facilities can be viewed
by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
English Thirteenth in 411 Visit; Advances
to Eighth at TST
28, 2020) Benton, Kentucky ace Tanner English found himself
at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee and Talladega Short
Track in Eastaboga, Alabama on June 26-27 with the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series, as a pair of $12,000 top prizes were on the line
in pivotal point races. On Friday night at 411, Tanner placed fifth
in his heat race and won his B-Main prior to moving up four spots
in the 50-lapper to claim a thirteenth place showing. At TST on
Saturday evening in the 'EZ-Go 50,' Tanner grabbed the fourth and
final transfer spot through his heat race and later blasted past
six competitors in the 50-lap feature to nab a solid eighth place
performance against the national touring stars. Complete results
from the doubleheader weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Tanner English Blasts to Ninth in
$15,000 Clash at the Mag!
21, 2020) Tanner English followed the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series south to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi
from June 18-20 for the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag.'
Tanner unfortunately just missed out on transferring into the $5,000
to win preliminary features on Thursday and Friday, but turned up
the wick in a big way on Saturday at the Magnolia State venue. After
utilizing a series provisional to earn the rights to the outside
of the twelfth row in the 100-lap headliner, the Benton, Kentucky
ace was able to blast past fifteen competitors during the extra-distance
affair, which boasted a $15,000 winner's check. Tanner was officially
awarded a hard-fought ninth place finish in the mega-event finale
and still sits tenth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS
point standings. Full results from the 'Clash at the Mag' weekend
can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
English Climbs into Top Ten in Lucas
Oil Series Point Standings!
14, 2020) The Riggs Motorsports team was back on the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour in the states of South Carolina
and Tennessee over the June 12-13 weekend. On Friday night in the
$12,000 to win 'Grassy Smith Memorial' at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney,
South Carolina, Tanner English finished eighth in his stacked heat
race and seventh in his B-Main, but utilized a series provisional
and eventually salvaged a seventeenth place showing in the 50-lap
feature event. At Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee
on Saturday evening in the $15,000 to win 'Mountain Moonshine Classic,'
Tanner steered up to third in his loaded heat race, but unfortunately
suffered 0148E2problems early in the 60-lapper and was relegated
to an eighteenth place effort. The young Benton, Kentucky driver
- shooting for Rookie of the Year on the national tour - now finds
himself up to tenth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings.
Full results from both weekend tilts, which were held in front of
huge grandstand crowds, can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Mechanical Gremlins Shorten English's
DLM Stream Weekend...
7, 2020) The pit gates swung open for the first time at
the famed Eldora Speedway in 2020, as the fan-less 'Dirt Late Model
Stream Invitational' took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world
from June 4-6 at the storied Rossburg, Ohio facility. A total of
48 drivers were invited to the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant
to do battle in the three-day extravaganza, which kicked off with
a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary nights. On Thursday, Tanner
English timed in forty-second fastest during the qualifying session
and later placed eleventh in his loaded heat race. Unfortunately,
Tanner suffered terminal problems underneath the hood of his #81e
machine in his consolation event and was forced to scratch for the
entire weekend, which included the $50,000 to win finale on Saturday
evening. Complete results from all three days at Eldora Speedway
can be viewed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Nightly Results from the Lucas Oil
Reopening Tour at East Bay...
27, 2020) Things wrapped up at East Bay Raceway Park tonight,
as the $7,000 to win finale for the Lucas Oil Reopening Tour took
center stage across the Dirt Late Model industry. Tanner English
stopped the clock second quickest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series qualifying prior to nabbing the third transfer
spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of
the sixth row in the 40-lap feature event, Tanner drove past a trio
of competitors en route to a steady eighth place performance. The
Benton, Kentucky native now finds himself eleventh in the latest
version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Gibsonton, Florida
(May 26, 2020) The second leg of the Lucas Oil
Reopening Tour at East Bay Raceway Park took place tonight at the
Gibsonton, Florida oval and another $7,000 paycheck was up for grabs
for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series stars. Tanner English clicked
off the fourth fastest lap in Group B during time trials and once
again placed second in his loaded heat race. The Benton, Kentucky
ace then notched his second straight top ten performance at the
"Clay by the Bay," as Tanner crossed underneath the checkered
flag in the tenth spot after forty green flag circuits.
(May 25, 2020) Next up on the racing calendar
for the #81e team was a stop at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida. The Lucas Oil Reopening Tour rolled into the "Clay
by the Bay" and a $7,000 payday was the prize that the 35 teams
in the pit area were shooting for tonight. Tanner English timed
in fourth quickest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
qualifying prior to finishing second in his heat race. After starting
seventh on the grid in the 40-lap feature, Tanner hung around the
top ten and eventually knocked down a solid eighth place effort.
Nightly Results from the Lucas Oil
Reopening Tour at GIS...
21, 2020) The third and final event of the Lucas Oil Reopening
Tour at Golden Isles Speedway took center stage tonight and another
$7,000 winner's check was on the line at the Brunswick, Georgia
facility. Following a rain delay, Tanner English qualified tenth
quickest in Group B during time trials before placing third in his
stacked heat race. Tanner then worked his way past four competitors
during the 40-lap feature event on his way to an eighth place performance.
The Benton, Kentucky native currently sits thirteenth in the latest
version of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings
and now has plans of following the tour for the rest of the year!
(May 20, 2020) Another $7,000 top prize was up
for grabs for the cars and stars racing with the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series tonight at Golden Isles Speedway. With inclement
weather in the area, the program was sped up and the action on the
Brunswick, Georgia oval was fast and furious. Tanner English knocked
down the twelfth fastest time in Group A during the qualifying session
prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his
loaded heat race. The Benton, Kentucky ace started fifteenth on
the feature grid in the 40-lapper, but a folded under nose caused
him to draw a lap 25 caution flag and relegated him to a nineteenth
(May 19, 2020) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
returned to action tonight at Golden Isles Speedway and the #81e
team was in the pit area at the Brunswick, Georgia speedplant for
round one of the Lucas Oil Reopening Tour. A total of 43 entrants
converged on the southern Georgia facility for the first series
event since February. With no fans in attendance for the $7,000
to win special due to COVID-19 restrictions, Tanner English started
his evening off by clicking off the fourteenth quickest lap in Group
B during time trials. Tanner then finished fourth in his stacked
heat race prior to advancing six spots during the 40-lap feature
on his way to a strong tenth place showing.