Tanner English Leads Early in Butterball; Finishes Runner-Up!
(August 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...
(August 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!
(August 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 and www.brownstownspeedway.com.

Big Frog Motorsports and Tanner English Tackle Southern Nationals
(July 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 Racing Photos)

(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 oval.

(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 Chilton!

(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!
(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.

 

 

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