Tanner English Drops into All-Tech Raceway to Close Out Speedweeks
(February 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" finale. (Heath Lawson Photography)

Nightly Results from the Winternationals at East Bay...
(February 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 Lawson Photography)

(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...
(February 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. (Zach 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!
(January 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...
(December 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!
(December 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 Lawson Photo)

"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." | full story

 

 

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