English Leads Early in Butterball; Finishes Runner-Up!
18, 2019) The #96 team found themselves at Richmond Raceway
in Richmond, Kentucky on August 16-17 for the 32nd Annual 'Paul
Butterball Wooldridge Memorial.' The two-day special event was sanctioned
by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series and boasted a whopping $20,059
top prize. Tanner English stopped the clock third quickest in Group
A during qualifying on Friday night prior to securing a heat race
triumph. After starting Saturday's 59-lap headliner from the pole
position, Tanner led the first seventeen circuits before settling
into the second spot. The Benton, Kentucky ace, while he wasn't
able to reach the finish line first, earned a $10,000 payday for
his runner-up effort behind only victor Tyler Carpenter! Complete
results from the weekend at Richmond can be viewed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
English Caught Up in Governor's Cup
Wreck at Talladega...
11, 2019) Tanner English and Big Frog Motorsports pulled
through the pit gate at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama
on Saturday evening, August 10 for the 2nd edition of the 'Governor's
Cup.' The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) presided over
the $10,000 to win special event, which drew a strong field of 39
competitors. Tanner grabbed the third transfer spot through his
heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the fifth row
in the 60-lap headliner.
The Benton, Kentucky ace had then moved up in the running order
and was battling for a top five spot in the contest when he was
caught up in a lap 51 tangle. Following the caution late in the
distance, Tanner restarted in the fourth position, but heavy body
damage from the wreck resulted in a flat tire and ultimately relegated
him to a disappointing twelfth place showing. Full results from
last night at TST can be viewed online at www.sasdirt.com.
Tanner English Claims Second Win of
2019 at Ponderosa for $4,000!
4, 2019) Benton, Kentucky ace Tanner English recorded his
second win of 2019 on Friday night, August 2 at Ponderosa Speedway
in Junction City, Kentucky! Tanner won his heat race in preliminary
action and later came out on top of the unsanctioned headliner to
bag the $4,000 winner's check ahead of Zack Dohm, Nick Hoffman,
Scott James, and David Webb. On Saturday evening, August 3 at Brownstown
Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana, Tanner vied for the $10,000 top
prize in the annual 'Hall of Fame Classic,' which was sanctioned
by the Schaeffer's Oil MARS Racing Series. He placed second in his
heat race and later drove up inside of the top five during the caution-free
50-lapper before winding up fifth in the final rundown behind only
victor Mike Marlar, Jason Jameson, Greg Johnson, and Kent Robinson.
Full results from both facilities can be viewed online at www.ponderosaspeedway.net
Big Frog Motorsports and Tanner English
Tackle Southern Nationals
27, 2019) Tanner English and Big Frog Motorsports wrapped
up the 2019 edition of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series
tonight at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee.
The #58 team vied for the $10,053 payday at the high-banked track
known as "The Taz." Tanner timed in ninth quickest in
Group A during the qualifying session prior to finishing fourth
in heat race action. The Benton, Kentucky ace, who wound up fourth
in the final series point standings, started the 53-lap headliner
from the inside of the seventh row and was officially placed twelfth
in the final finishing order. (MRM
(July 26, 2019) The penultimate event of the Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Series schedule took place earlier tonight
at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee. A $10,000 winner's
check was on the line and 30 competitors piled into the pit area.
Tanner English drove the Big Frog Motorsports #58 machine to the
eighth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying before grabbing
the third transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off
from the inside of the sixth row in the 53-lap feature event, Tanner
was able to move up inside of the top ten during the caution-free
affair and was paid for a tenth place effort at the Volunteer State
(July 25, 2019) The next leg of the Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Series took the #58 team to Crossville Speedway
in Crossville, Tennessee tonight for another $3,500 to win show.
Tanner English knocked down the fourth fastest lap in Group A during
qualifying, which locked him into the inside of the fourth row for
the start of the 35-lap feature event. Tanner then vaulted up inside
of the top five and eventually landed a strong fourth place performance
behind only race winner Brandon Overton, Jason Jameson, and Michael
(July 23, 2019) Following a scheduled off-day
with the miniseries, Tanner English and Big Frog Motorsports returned
to action with the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tonight
at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina. Tanner posted
the second fastest lap in Group B during qualifying to earn the
outside of the second row for the start of the 35-lap main event.
Gunning for the $3,500 top prize, Tanner hung around the front of
the strong field and eventually landed in the fifth finishing position
behind only victor Jake Knowles, Kenny Collins, Michael Chilton,
and Casey Roberts.
(July 21, 2019) Next up on the Schaeffer's Oil
Southern Nationals Series calendar was a visit to the historic Rome
Speedway in Rome, Georgia tonight for a $5,300 to win throwdown.
Tanner English unloaded a new car, laid down the ninth fastest lap
in Group A during time trials, and later grabbed the fourth transfer
spot through his B-Main. The Benton, Kentucky native then worked
his way past four competitors during the 53-lap contest to wind
up eleventh in the final finishing order.
(July 20, 2019) The 20th edition of the 'Rebel
Yell' took place earlier tonight at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania,
Georgia and the staple of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals
Series schedule paid $10,000 to the victor. Tanner English made
his first career visit to the southern Georgia oval and promptly
posted the quickest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to scoring
a victory in his heat race. After starting the 53-lap feature event
from the outside of the front row, Tanner was running in the second
position until motor issues on the 27th circuit caused the Benton,
Kentucky ace to retire in the fifteenth spot.
(July 19, 2019) Another rain-out greeted the Big
Frog Motorsports team tonight at the gray gumbo of Senoia Raceway
in Senoia, Georgia. Next up for Tanner English on the Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Series trail will be a trip to south Georgia
and Screven Motor Speedway on Saturday evening for the 20th Annual
'Rebel Yell,' which will pay $10,000 to the winner.
(July 18, 2019) A heavy afternoon rain shower
struck Toccoa Raceway and has canceled tonight's $3,500 to win Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Series tilt at the storied Toccoa, Georgia
facility. Friday's series stop will take the #58 team to Senoia
Raceway in Senoia, Georgia for the annual running of the 'Billy
Clanton Classic,' which boasts a $5,025 payday.
(July 16, 2019) It was a rough day all around
for the Big Frog Motorsports team, as hauler issues caused Tanner
English to load up in an open trailer to barely make it in time
for the start of tonight's $3,500 to win Schaeffer's Oil Southern
Nationals Series show at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee.
Tanner then unfortunately hit the wall hard during qualifying, skipped
the heat race, and then rolled off from the outside of the seventh
row in the 35-lap main event. The Benton, Kentucky ace was able
to improve five positions during the course of the contest to salvage
a ninth place showing.
(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!
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
Tanner English Hits Select DIRTcar
Summer Nationals Events
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.