English Suffers Another Heartbreak in St. Louis Dome...
22, 2019) The 2019 campaign for the #96 team wrapped up
from December 19-21 during the annual running of the 'Gateway Dirt
Nationals' at The Dome at America's Center in downtown St. Louis,
Missouri. A strong field of 86 competitors piled into the indoor
facility to compete in the Dirt Late Model portion of the three-day
spectacular, which kicked off on Thursday with qualifying. Tanner
English clicked off the fourth fastest lap in Group A during time
trials before finishing second in his heat race and fourth in Friday's
$5,000 to win preliminary feature behind only victor Tyler Carpenter,
Ryan Unzicker, and Mike Spatola.
Following a second place effort in his consolation race on Saturday
night, Tanner rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in Saturday
night's $30,000 to win headliner. Late in the 40-lapper, the Benton,
Kentucky ace made a charge for the win and was battling eventual
winner Tyler Carpenter for the point when a blown motor with only
a couple of laps remaining dropped Tanner to a heartbreaking ninth
place effort. Full results from the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' can
be located online at www.gatewaydirt.com.
(Josh James Artwork Photo)
English Joins Riggs Motorsports for
'20 Season; Kicks Off Year at East Bay!
7, 2019) While Tanner English will be looking to cap off
a successful 2019 campaign in his own equipment in the upcoming
'Gateway Dirt Nationals' at The Dome at America's Center in downtown
St. Louis, Missouri on December 20-21, the young Benton, Kentucky
rising star is also eying the rapidly approaching 2020 racing season.
Tanner is excited to announce today that he will drive for Riggs
Motorsports next year and will; in fact, go to work for the Harrisburg,
Illinois-based team starting on Monday. The second generation driver
will immediately start prepping XR1 Rocket Chassis for the 44th
Annual 'Winternationals,' as Riggs Motorsports will kick off 2020
in six Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles at East Bay Raceway
Park in Gibsonton, Florida from February 3-8. (Heath
"I am excited to be partnering up with Scott and Jason Riggs
with Riggs Motorsports," exclaimed English earlier today. "This
will be a big change for me, as I will be able to work at the shop
and race full time. It's a brand new experience, as I usually have
very minimal time after work to prepare for upcoming events."
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English Dominates Clarksville Speedway
for $3,950 Windfall!
3, 2019) Benton, Kentucky ace Tanner English celebrated
in victory lane for the fourth time in 2019 on Saturday evening,
November 2 at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee! Tanner,
who was back behind the wheel of his familiar #96 TER machine, swept
the night in the 'Fall Classic,' as he set Fast Time in qualifying,
won his heat race, and led each of the thirty circuits in the main
event. Tanner beat Jay Scott, Josh Putnam, Christian Hanger, and
Matt Shannon to the checkers in the DIRTcar Racing special to pocket
$3,950 in prize, lap, and bonus money! Full results from last night
at the Volunteer State oval can be found online at www.clarksvillespeedway.com.
(Josh James Artwork)
Tanner English Hooks Back Up with
Big Frog Motorsports at All-Tech
27, 2019) Tanner English and Big Frog Motorsports descended
upon All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville, Florida on October 25-26 for
a Limited Late Model special dubbed as the 'Showdown on the Suwannee.'
On Friday night during preliminary action, Tanner clicked off the
seventh fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to placing
fifth in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside
of the seventh row in Saturday's $10,000 to win main event, Tanner
had vaulted up to around the sixth spot before a skirmish on a restart
helped drop him to tenth in the final finishing order of the 75-lap
affair. Complete results from the 'Showdown on the Suwannee' weekend
can be viewed online at www.alltechraceway.com.
English Runs Strong in $15,000 FALS
Frenzy in Illinois
13, 2019) The #96 team invaded Fairbury Speedway in downtown
Fairbury, Illinois on October 11-12 for 'FALS Frenzy.' The doubleheader
weekend in the Land of Lincoln was scheduled to start with a $5,000
to win weekend opener, but that show was nixed due to rain showers
on Friday night. At FALS on Saturday evening, Tanner English qualified
fourth quickest in Group B during time trials prior to claiming
the second spot in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from
the outside of the fourth row in the $15,000 to win headliner, Tanner
ran strong early in the 60-lap distance, but his soft tire selection
caused him to fade late to an eleventh place showing. Complete results
from 'FALS Frenzy' can be viewed by clicking on www.fairburyspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Tanner English in Burr Motorsports
Ride in Ponderosa Special
5, 2019) Benton, Kentucky ace Tanner English jumped behind
the wheel of the Burr Motorsports ride on Friday night, October
4 at Ponderosa Speedway, as the Junction City, Kentucky venue played
host to the annual 'Fall Classic.' Tanner fought carburetor issues
during qualifying, but later rebounded to finish fourth in his heat
race. During the course of the $5,000 to win headliner, Tanner was
moving forward until he was involved in a skirmish, which left him
with a broken tie-rod and a fourteenth place showing in the unsanctioned
special. Full results from last night at "The Pond" can
be viewed online at www.ponderosaspeedway.net.
English Steers Tommy Pope's #22 Ride
to Cotton Pickin Top Ten
29, 2019) Next up on the racing schedule for Tanner English
was a trip to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on
September 27-28 for the annual running of the 'Magnolia State Cotton
Pickin 100,' which kicked off with a $4,000 to win weekend opener.
On Friday night, Tanner piloted Tommy Pope's #22 machine to a fourth
place finish in his heat race and a twelfth place effort in the
30-lap main event. In the weekend finale, which boasted a $12,000
paycheck, Tanner timed in third quickest in Group A during qualifying,
ran second in his heat race, and later wound up ninth in the final
finishing order of the 70-lapper. Complete results from "The
Mag" can be located online at www.magnoliadirt.com.
Tanner English Tackles LOLMDS Double
Dip in Hoosier State
22, 2019) Tanner English found himself at Kokomo Speedway
in Kokomo, Indiana and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana
on September 20-21 for a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
specials. In Friday's $12,000 to win shootout at Kokomo, Tanner
finished seventh in his loaded heat race and was an early retiree
in the attrition-filled 50-lap main event, which dropped him to
a twenty-third place showing. At Brownstown on Saturday evening
in the 40th Annual 'Jackson 100,' which boasted a $15,000 winner's
check, Tanner ran sixth in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and
fifteenth in the 100-lap headliner. Complete results from the LOLMDS
double dip in the Hoosier State can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
English Doomed by Flat Tire at Lake
Cumberland; Salvages Top Ten
15, 2019) The #96 team returned to competition on Saturday
evening, September 14 at Lake Cumberland Speedway, as a $4,000 top
prize was on the line at the Burnside, Kentucky facility. Tanner
English stopped the clock fourth quickest overall during the qualifying
session prior to placing second in his heat race. After rolling
off from the outside of the second row in the 35-lap main event,
Tanner was in the fourth position when he unfortunately suffered
a flat right rear tire. The Benton, Kentucky ace wound up having
to restart the race from the tail of the field with new Hoosier
rubber and eventually salvaged an eighth place showing. Full results
can be located online at www.lcspeedway.net.
Tanner English Runner-Up in $12,000
John Bradshaw Memorial!
2, 2019) Tanner English started his hectic Labor Day holiday
weekend on Friday night, August 30 in the 'John Bradshaw Memorial'
at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky. Tanner qualified
well in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials and later placed
second in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside
of the second row in the $12,000 to win headliner, the Benton, Kentucky
ace scooted past a couple of competitors during the 50-lap distance
to secure an impressive runner-up performance behind only victor
The dirt-slinging action then quickly shifted to Tyler County Speedway
in Middlebourne, West Virginia on August 31-September 1. On Saturday
evening in the unsanctioned 'Earl Hill Memorial,' Tanner started
twelfth on the grid in the $5,000 to win feature event and steered
past nine cars on his way to a strong third place podium effort
behind only winner Brandon Overton and runner-up Derek Doll. The
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series then invaded Tyler County on Sunday
to preside over the annual running of the 'Hillbilly Hundred,' which
boasted a hefty $30,000 top prize. Tanner won his heat race in preliminary
competition prior to slipping back to eighth in the final finishing
order of the 100-lap mega-event. Full results from each of these
races can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com
English Earns $10,022 Triumph in Harold
25, 2019) Capturing his third win and his largest payday
to date in 2019, Tanner English and his #96 team celebrated in victory
lane on Saturday night, August 24 at Lake Cumberland Speedway in
Burnside, Kentucky! The unsanctioned 'Harold Hardgrove Memorial'
took place last night at the 3/8-mile oval and 24 competitors piled
into the pit area. Tanner timed in seventh quickest overall during
qualifying and later scored an impressive win in his heat race with
a last lap pass. After starting the 50-lapper from the pole position,
Tanner grabbed the point from fellow front-row starter Tommy Bailey
on the twelfth circuit and led the majority of the annual contest.
At the checkers, the Benton, Kentucky native had earned the $10,022
windfall ahead of Bailey, Jason Jameson, Justin Rattliff, and Tyler
Carpenter! Full results can be located online at www.lcspeedway.net.
Tanner English Leads Early in Butterball;
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