Big Frog Motorsports and Tanner English Tackle Southern Nationals
(July 14, 2019) The #58 Big Frog Motorsports team was in the pit area tonight at the renowned Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina for round two of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series. Tanner English stopped the clock fifth fastest in Group A during the time trial session and later placed second in his heat race. After starting the $10,000 to win feature event from the inside of the third row, Tanner was in the fourth position when a tangle caused by Michael Page on a lap 19 restart forced him to the tail end of lead lapped cars. The Benton, Kentucky ace was able to salvage an eleventh place effort after 53 green flag laps around the storied speedplant.

(July 13, 2019) Tanner English, of Benton, Kentucky, and Big Frog Motorsports hooked back up tonight at the picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia for the opening leg of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tour. A strong 30 car field signed into the pit area to do battle for the $10,000 top prize. Tanner knocked down the sixth fastest time in Group A during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his stacked heat race. He then rolled off from the inside of the eighth row in the 53-lap feature and moved up to as high as fourth in the running order before settling for a solid fifth place performance behind only race winner Brandon Overton, Dale McDowell, Kyle Hardy, and Donald McIntosh.

English on Podium in Bobby Carrier, Sr. Memorial at Ponderosa!
(July 12, 2019) Prior to the start of the grueling Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals tour, Tanner English made a last minute decision to trek to the legendary Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky tonight for the 'Bobby Carrier, Sr. Memorial.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model contest drew a 21 car field to vie for the $5,000 paycheck. Tanner earned Fast Time honors in the qualifying session and later ran second in his heat race. After starting fourth on the grid in the headliner, Tanner worked his way up to third to land on the podium behind only victor Kyle Strickler and runner-up Jason Jameson!

Tanner English Hits Select DIRTcar Summer Nationals Events
(July 6, 2019) The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour rolled into Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois tonight, as a $7,500 winner's check was on the line for the TER team. Tanner English was back with the "Hell Tour" and promptly posted the fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to winning his heat race in preliminary action. After starting from the pole and leading the first circuit in the 50-lapper, Tanner was running in the third spot when the carburetor stud broke off and caused him to retire in the seventeenth position.

(June 30, 2019) The last day in June took the #96 team to Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois tonight for another round of DIRTcar Summer Nationals competition. Tanner English logged the quickest time in his group during qualifying and later placed second in his stacked heat race. Tanner then started the 40-lap main event from the outside of the second row, but the $5,000 to win race was canceled due to heavy rain that started falling during a lap 16 caution period. No make-up date was immediately announced by track or "Hell Tour" officials.

(June 29, 2019) The grind of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour took Tanner English Racing (TER) to Highland Speedway in Highland, Illinois tonight for a $10,000 to win shootout. Tanner English clicked off the third fastest time in Group B during qualifying prior to picking up a heat race triumph. After drawing the third starting position before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, a wrong tire selection helped drop the Benton, Kentucky ace to a seventh place effort.

(June 27, 2019) A trip to the Hoosier State was on tap tonight, as the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana hosted the DIRTcar Summer Nationals for a $5,000 to win contest. A stellar 44 car field converged on the 1/4-mile oval and Tanner English started his evening by laying down the fourth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying. After finishing fourth in his loaded heat race, Tanner rolled off from the inside of the sixth row in the 40-lap main event. His hard tire selection in the feature paid dividends late, as the Benton, Kentucky ace drove up to sixth to trail only victor Mike Marlar, Darrell Lanigan, Scott James, Bobby Pierce, and Billy Moyer.

(June 25, 2019) Tanner English Racing (TER) rolled into Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois tonight for a rain-postponed DIRTcar Summer Nationals shootout, which boasted a $7,500 windfall. Tanner English logged the third fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session before finishing a close second in his heat race to prelim winner Billy Moyer, Jr. Tanner then started the 40-lap feature from the inside of the third row and ran amongst the top five for the first 28 circuits until getting spun out from behind by another competitor exiting turn four. The caution flag flew and the Benton, Kentucky ace took his #96 machine pitside, which relegated him to a disappointing fourteenth place showing.

(June 24, 2019) Overnight rain - continuing into the morning and early afternoon - has left Clarksville Speedway too saturated for tonight's DIRTcar Summer Nationals event in Clarksville, Tennessee. Unfortunately, the $5,000 to win program will not be rescheduled. The rain-plagued "Hell Tour" continues tomorrow at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois with a $7,500 to win make up show from the June 21 rain out.

(June 23, 2019) Yet another rain-out on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour greeted the #96 team today at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana. The $5,000 to win program at the Hoosier State bullring will not be rescheduled.

(June 22, 2019) A $10,000 top prize was on the line in a "Hell Tour" battle tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. A strong field of 38 entrants poured into FALS and Tanner English kicked off the night by laying down the ninth fastest lap in Group B during time trials. The Benton, Kentucky ace then rolled off from the outside of the third row in the 50-lap main event and immediately pointed his XR1 Rocket car to the front of the stellar field. Tanner eventually crossed underneath the checkered flag in the third spot to land on the podium behind only race winner Brian Shirley and runner-up Frank Heckenast, Jr.!

(June 21, 2019) With grounds already saturated from strong storms and more rain expected throughout the day, DIRTcar Summer Nationals officials announced that tonight's $10,000 to win show at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois has been rained-out, but will be rescheduled for Tuesday, June 25.

(June 20, 2019) The "Hell Tour" took the #96 team to Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois tonight and 35 competitors piled into the pit area to do battle for the $5,000 winner's check. Tanner English knocked down the second quickest time in Group B during qualifying and later secured an impressive heat race triumph. After drawing the third starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 40-lap headliner, Tanner hung around the front of the stout field and eventually landed in the fourth finishing position behind only victor Brian Shirley, Tyler Erb, and Frank Heckenast, Jr.!

(June 19, 2019) Citing wet grounds and a gloomy forecast, DIRTcar Summer Nationals and track officials have announced that tonight's scheduled series event at the tiny Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois has been rained out. The $5,000 to win contest will not be rescheduled.

(June 18, 2019) Next up on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals slate was a visit tonight to Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois for the annual 'Wild Man Kelly Classic,' which boasted a $5,000 top prize. Tanner English - making his debut on the "Hell Tour" - clicked off the third quickest lap in his group during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the fourth row, Tanner vaulted up inside of the top five and eventually notched a solid fifth place feature effort behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Bobby Pierce, Brian Shirley, and Frank Heckenast, Jr.!

(June 16, 2019) Wet weather continues to plague the 2019 version of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals, as today's event at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois was rained out. No makeup date for the $5,000 to win show was immediately announced by track or series officials.

Tanner English Racing and Delph Communications Launch Site!
(June 26, 2019) Benton, Kentucky racer Tanner English, along with Delph Communications, Inc., welcome you to the brand-new www.TannerEnglish.com! The new website is dedicated to Tanner and his #96 Super Late Model team, who have been a been fixture for the last week on the grueling DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour. Tanner, who also wheels the Big Frog Motorsports #58 car in select events across the Southeast, has one feature win to his credit so far in 2019 and has posted twelve Top Five performances. Keep logging onto www.TannerEnglish.com to keep up with the latest news, schedule changes, and results, as well as to purchase official apparel and merchandise! (Brendon Bauman Photo)

 

 

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