English Drops into All-Tech Raceway to Close Out Speedweeks
9, 2020) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion of
"Speedweeks" concluded tonight with the first-ever series
visit to All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville, Florida. Tanner English
posted the fifth quickest time in Group B during qualifying before
running sixth in his loaded heat race and second in his B-Main.
After rolling off from the outside of the tenth row in the $10,000
to win feature event, Tanner had a strong run going in the 50-lap
main event until a lap 29 incident with Michael Page relegated him
to a disappointing eighteenth place effort in his "Speedweeks"
Nightly Results from the Winternationals
at East Bay...
8, 2020) Tonight marked the sixth and final race of the
2020 edition of the 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park in
Gibsonton, Florida. The 1/3-mile oval hosted another $12,000 to
win throwdown and a huge crowd was in attendance for the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned program. Tanner English timed
in seventeenth quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to advancing
up to fourth in his heat race. The Benton, Kentucky ace then picked
up a victory in his B-Main and had driven up inside of the top ten
early in the 50-lap finale, but problems on lap 42 helped relegate
him to a disappointing sixteenth place effort at the "Clay
by the Bay." (Heath
(February 7, 2020) The penultimate event of the
44th Annual 'Winternationals' drew a stout 57 car field to East
Bay Raceway Park and the ante was upped for all involved, as a $12,000
winner's check was on the line with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series at the Gibsonton, Florida facility. Tanner English clicked
off the second quickest time in Group A during qualifying before
slipping to fourth in his stacked heat race. Following a triumph
in his B-Main, Tanner was able to blast past eleven cars during
the 50-lap headliner on his way to a strong eighth place performance.
(February 6, 2020) A windy day greeted the #81e
team today at East Bay Raceway Park and the fourth Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series show of the week at the Gibsonton, Florida oval
paid $7,000 to win. Tanner English posted the seventeenth quickest
time in Group A during the qualifying session before running fourth
in his heat race and ninth in his B-Main. After being granted a
series emergency provisional, Tanner drove past eight cars during
the 40-lap feature on his way to a twenty-second place showing.
(February 5, 2020) The third round of the 44th
edition of the 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park took place
earlier this evening and a $7,000 top prize was up for grabs at
the Gibsonton, Florida facility. Tanner English started off his
evening by laying down the thirteenth fastest lap in Group B during
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session. The Benton,
Kentucky ace then placed fourth in his heat race, third in his B-Main,
and fifth in the Strawberry Dash, which forced him to unfortunately
watch the 40-lap feature event from the grandstands.
(February 4, 2020) The "Clay by the Bay"
hosted round two of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 'Winternationals'
tonight and another $5,000 to win event was held at the racy 1/3-mile
clay oval located just south of Tampa, Florida. Tanner English qualified
twenty-first fastest in Group A during time trials prior to running
sixth in his stacked heat race and fourth in his B-Main. Unfortunately,
those finishes kept the young Benton, Kentucky native out of the
30-lapper that was eventually won by Brandon Sheppard.
(February 3, 2020) Night one of the 44th Annual
'Winternationals' for the Super Late Model competitors drew a large
Monday crowd to East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida tonight
for a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown. A stout 62 car
field piled into the pit area at the Tampa-area facility to vie
for the $5,000 payday in the first of six straight nights of racing
action. Tanner English posted the thirteenth quickest time in Group
B during the time trial session before finishing fifth in his heat
race and third in his B-Main. The Benton, Kentucky ace then wound
up second in the Strawberry Dash for Non-Qualifiers and unfortunately
just missed out on the 30-lap feature event.
Nightly Results from Super Bowl of
Racing at Golden Isles...
1, 2020) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season finally
got underway earlier tonight in the 'Super Bowl of Racing' finale
at Golden Isles Speedway. A $12,000 top prize was up for grabs at
the Brunswick, Georgia oval and 45 entrants signed into the pit
area. Tanner English - making his debut for Riggs Motorsports -
knocked down the seventeenth fastest lap in Group B during time
trials prior to placing eighth in his heat race and sixth in his
B-Main. Unfortunately, Tanner was not able to make the start in
the 50-lap headliner that was ultimately won by Tim McCreadie.
Yost Racing Photography)
(January 31, 2020) Persistent rain showers at
Golden Isles Speedway today has forced the cancellation of the first
round of the annual 'Super Bowl of Racing' at the 4/10-mile oval,
which is located near Brunswick, Georgia. Tomorrow's action will
go on as planned, as the $12,000 to win program set for Saturday
now becomes the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season opener.
English Geared Up for Start of 2020
Season at Brunswick & East Bay!
27, 2020) Following a recent successful test session, Tanner
English and Riggs Motorsports are primed and ready to kick off their
2020 campaign in the states of Georgia and Florida from January
31-February 8. Tanner will officially make his debut with Riggs
Motorsports in the annual 'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles
Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia, as a pair of $12,000 top prizes
are on the line with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. From
there, Tanner will tackle the six-race 'Winternationals' at East
Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida where he turned heads last
year with several impressive performances. You can view confirmed
schedule dates for the #81e team by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website!
Tanner 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)
Tanner English Joins Riggs Motorsports
for 2020 Racing Season!
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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