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Tanner English Debuts with Viper Motorsports in Vegas!

(November 13, 2022) Tanner English made his debut with Viper Motorsports from November 10-12 in the annual 'Duel in the Desert' at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada! Things kicked off in "Sin City" with a pair of $20,000 to win throwdowns with the XR Super Series. On Thursday night in the opener, Tanner was quick right out of the box by earning Fast Time honors in qualifying, running second in his heat race, and later placing fourth in the 40-lap feature behind only race winner Shane Clanton, Tim McCreadie, and Jonathan Davenport. In a Friday's similar show, Tanner ran third in his stacked heat race prior to finishing twelfth in the final rundown of the 40-lapper.

When Saturday rolled around in the desert, a whopping $40,000 paycheck was on the line in the 'Duel in the Desert' grand finale. Tanner once again laid down the quickest lap overall during the qualifying session before securing a popular triumph in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the pole position, the Benton, Kentucky hotshoe slipped back a few spots, but was able to stay inside of the top five by bringing his #96V machine home in the fifth position behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Jonathan Davenport, Billy Moyer, and Tim McCreadie! Complete results from the XR tripleheader can be accessed online by clicking on www.racexr.com.

English Winner in World Finals; Second in Outlaw Points!

(November 6, 2022) Riggs Motorsports driver Tanner English put the #81E machine in victory lane on one of the sport’s grandest stages on Thursday night, November 3 in the annual ‘World Finals’ at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina! Tanner clicked off the fourth quickest time in Group A during the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series qualifying session prior to securing an impressive heat race triumph. After drawing the number two pill during intermission, the Benton, Kentucky hotshoe rolled off from the outside of the front row in the 40-lap main event.

In front of a large crowd at the 4/10-mile, Charlotte-area speedplant and a worldwide streaming audience on DIRTVision, Tanner wired the stellar field by leading each of the forty circuits in the caution-free affair. At the checkered flag, Tanner had picked up the $15,000 first place prize money ahead of a top five that included runner-up Shane Clanton, Chris Madden, Mike Marlar, and Hudson O’Neal. When points were tabulated following the event, it was revealed that Tanner had locked himself into the second spot in the final World of Outlaws Late Model Series point standings (worth $75,000) and assured himself of the coveted Rookie of the Year Award (worth an additional $10,000)!

In other action at Charlotte during the 'World Finals,' Tanner ran third in his loaded heat race during Wednesday's opener and later advanced up to finish tenth in the $15,000 to win feature. On Saturday evening, November 5, a $25,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the 'World Finals' grand finale. Tanner was unfortunately involved in an incident during his heat race and was forced to utilize a series provisional to gain access into the 50-lapper. In his final race with Riggs Motorsports, Tanner drove to a twenty-first place performance. Complete results from each of these three events can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com. (Zach Yost Racing Photography)

Tanner English Earns Pair of Top Tens in Triple Shot

(October 24, 2022) The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series schedule heated back up over the October 21-23 weekend with a trio of $10,000 to win shootouts in the states of Kansas and Missouri. On Friday evening, the tripleheader kicked off at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas. Tanner English placed fourth in his loaded heat race prior to advancing six spots during the 40-lap feature en route to a solid eighth place showing.

Saturday took the #81E team to 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas for another $10,000 to win program. Tanner once again finished fourth in his heat race before blasting past nine competitors during the 40-lapper on his way to a steady seventh place performance. In Sunday's weekend finale at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, Tanner ran second in his stacked heat race, but a broken right front lower control arm ended his bid for a strong run in the 40-lap headliner and relegated the Benton, Kentucky standout to a twenty-fifth place effort. He still finds himself second in the latest version of the national touring series point standings exiting the triple shot. Complete results from each of these three WOOLMS races can be found online by logging onto www.woolms.com. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

English on Podium in Both FALS Frenzy Races!

(October 9, 2022) The annual running of 'FALS Frenzy' was next on the racing schedule for the Riggs Motorsports team on October 7-8 at Fairbury Speedway. The MARS Racing Series sanctioned the doubleheader weekend at the downtown Fairbury, Illinois oval, which kicked off on Friday night with a $5,000 to win throwdown. Tanner English clicked off the second fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session prior to securing a victory in his heat race. After starting the 40-lap feature event from the outside of the second row, Tanner moved up to finish third and on the podium behind only opening night victor Shannon Babb and runner-up Ryan Unzicker.

In Saturday's weekend finale, which boasted a hefty $15,000 windfall, Tanner knocked down the quickest lap in Group B during the MARS time trial session and later picked up another win in his heat race. The Benton, Kentucky ace then rolled off from the outside of the front row in the 50-lapper before bringing home another third place podium performance behind only race winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Jason Feger! Complete results from 'FALS Frenzy' can be located online by clicking on www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Tanner English Kicks Off Fall Classic with $5,000 Win!

(October 2, 2022) Tanner English laid claim to his seventh feature win of 2022 on Friday night, September 30 in the 32nd Annual 'Fall Classic' opener at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky! Tanner earned Fast Time honors during Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series qualifying prior to securing a victory in his heat race. The Benton, Kentucky ace then led all forty circuits in the headliner to bag the $5,000 payday over a top five that included runner-up Ryan Gustin, Josh Rice, Mike Marlar, and Victor Lee!

A day later, a $10,088 top prize was on the line at Ponderosa Speedway on Saturday evening, October 1 in the conclusion of the 'Fall Classic' weekend. Tanner once again laid down the quickest lap overall during the qualifying session before winning his heat race. In the 50-lapper, Tanner was not quite able to sweep the weekend, but he did bring his #81E machine home in the runner-up spot behind only victor Mike Marlar! Complete results from the 'Fall Classic' can be accessed online by logging onto www.imdirt.net. (Ryan Roberts Photography)

English Fourth in Stateline Showdown Opener!

(September 25, 2022) The Riggs Motorsports team ventured to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia over the September 23-24 weekend for the 'Stateline Showdown,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series. In Friday's $10,000 to win program, Tanner English won his heat race in preliminary action before starting and finishing fourth in the 40-lap feature to trail only victor Jimmy Owens, Max Blair, and Dale McDowell. At Boyd's on Saturday in the $20,000 to win weekend finale, Tanner placed third in his loaded heat race prior to passing a trio of competitors en route to a steady eighth place performance in the 50-lapper. Complete results from the 'Stateline Showdown' can be accessed online by clicking on www.woolms.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

Tanner English & Riggs Motorsports to Amicably Split

(September 22, 2022) As the Riggs Motorsports team strikes out to Boyd’s Speedway this weekend for two pivotal rounds of World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series action in the ‘Stateline Showdown,’ team owner Scott Riggs and driver Tanner English would both like to announce that they will part ways following the conclusion of the 2022 racing season. The pairing had a terrific three-year run, as Tanner started driving for the Illinois-based Super Late Model team in 2020 when he picked up Rookie of the Year honors on the ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The Benton, Kentucky ace then followed the grueling DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour in 2021 and finished a close third in the final point tally. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

In 2022, the team set out to run full-time with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and currently finds themselves second in both driver and team points heading down the homestretch. Tanner recently secured over $40,000 in winnings in late August during the ‘Quad Cities 150’ weekend, as he claimed the first two World of Outlaw triumphs of his young career on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa. In the 65 races entered so far with Riggs Motorsports during the 2022 campaign, Tanner has amassed 5 victories, 24 Top Five finishes, and 41 Top Ten performances. | full story

English Steers to Top Ten in One for the Road

(September 14, 2022) Tanner English and his #81E team competed in a special midweek show - dubbed as the 'One for the Road' - on Tuesday night, September 13 at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. The Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series presided over all of the action at #FALS and a $22,022 top prize was up for grabs. Tanner knocked down the ninth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session before grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the inside of the seventh row, Tanner was able to steer his Longhorn Chassis past a handful of competitors en route to a solid eighth place performance. Complete results from Fairbury Speedway can be accessed online by clicking on www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Tanner English Seventh in Smoky Mountain Showdown

(September 4, 2022) The Riggs Motorsports team traveled south to the states of Tennessee and Georgia with the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series on September 2-3 for a pair of $10,000 to win throwdowns. On Friday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee, Tanner English clicked off the third fastest lap overall during the qualifying session before slipping to third in his stacked heat race. The Benton, Kentucky ace then steered his #81E machine past a pair of competitors during the 40-lap feature en route to a solid seventh place effort.

Saturday's $10,000 to win program scheduled for Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia was unfortunately washed out due to inclement weather. Tanner still finds himself second in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the rainy Labor Day holiday weekend. Complete results from Friday's stop in the Volunteer State can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

English Secures First Two World of Outlaws Wins!

(August 28, 2022) Tanner English, of Benton, Kentucky, claimed his first two career World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series victories from August 25-27 in the 'Quad Cities 150' at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa! After securing a strong third place podium performance in the $10,000 to win opener on Thursday night, the #81E team turned up the heat on the competition over the weekend. On Friday evening in a similar program on the 1/4-mile Davenport oval, Tanner ran fifth in his heat race prior to bagging a B-Main triumph. He then rolled off from the outside of the ninth row in the 40-lapper and steadily moved forward on the bottom groove until he made a thrilling last lap pass for the win. At the checkers, Tanner had picked up the $10,000 payday by narrowly besting Bobby Pierce, Devin Moran, Max Blair, and Ashton Winger!

In the 'Quad Cities 150' grand finale on Saturday, Tanner won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the 70-lap headliner from the pole position. He faded back several spots early in the feature distance before making another late race charge. Tanner finally grabbed the point on the 62nd circuit and held off a flurry of late challenges to grab the hefty $30,000 first place prize money. He finished ahead of a top five that included runner-up Bobby Pierce, Shannon Babb, Shane Clanton, and Justin Kay! Complete results from each of the three races that made up the 'Quad Cities 150' weekend can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

Tanner English Fourth at Williams Grove; Seventh in Ohio

(August 22, 2022) Riggs Motorsports headed to the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio with the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series from August 19-21 for a trio of $10,000 to win programs. Things kicked off on Friday night at the sprawling Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Tanner English stopped the clock third quickest overall during qualifying and later ran second in his heat race. After drawing the third starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 40-lap feature, Tanner eventually netted a strong fourth place performance behind only victor Shane Clanton, Max Blair, and Ryan Gustin!

On Saturday evening, the action quickly shifted to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio for the running of the 'Battle at the Border,' which also carried a $10,000 payday. Tanner clicked off the third fastest time in Group B during qualifying prior to placing third in his stacked heat race. The Benton, Kentucky ace, who currently finds himself second in the series point standings, was able to move past a trio of competitors during the 40-lapper to land in the seventh finishing position. Sunday's scheduled stop at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania was then unfortunately washed out by heavy rainfall. Complete results from the weekend can be found online at www.woolms.com. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

English Wins USA World 50 for $10,000 Payday!

(August 13, 2022) Tanner English, of Benton, Kentucky, secured his fourth checkered flag of the 2022 campaign on Friday night, August 12 in the unsanctioned 'USA World 50' at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky! Tanner laid down the fifth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session before claiming a heat race triumph. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the front row, Tanner swept past pole-starting Jason Feger on the eighth circuit and never looked back. He bagged the $10,000 top prize over a top five that included runner-up Feger, Dylan Thompson, Matt Cooper, and teammate Jason Riggs! Complete results from the 'USA World 50' can be located online by clicking on www.paducahracing.com. (Greg Carman Photo)

Tanner English Third in USA Nationals Opener!

(August 7, 2022) Tanner English and Riggs Motorsports made their way north to the Badger State to enter the 35th Annual 'USA Nationals' at Cedar Lake Speedway from August 4-6. Things kicked off at the renowned New Richmond, Wisconsin facility on Thursday night with a $6,000 to win World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series contest. Tanner grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the seventh row in the 30-lap main event. The Benton, Kentucky hotshoe then blasted past eleven competitors during the action-packed race to land on the podium in third behind only victor Mike Marlar and runner-up Brent Larson!

On Friday evening at Cedar Lake, a double set of qualifying heat races were held to help set the lineup for Saturday's $50,000 to win 'USA Nationals.' Tanner moved up to third in his first heat race of the night, while he also advanced to third in his second heat race. After later running seventh in the pole dash, Tanner earned the rights to the inside of the fourth row for the start of the 100-lap 'USA Nationals' on Saturday. He then fought hard for a top ten performance in the crown jewel extravaganza before winding up twelfth in the final finishing order. Complete results from Cedar Lake Speedway can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com. (Todd Boyd Photo)

English Lands on Podium in Prairie Dirt Classic!

(July 31, 2022) The Riggs Motorsports team followed the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series to Boone Speedway in Boone, Iowa and Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois from July 25-30. On Monday at Boone in the 'Hawkeye 50,' which boasted a $20,000 windfall, Tanner English placed fifth in his stacked heat race prior to securing a B-Main triumph. The Benton, Kentucky ace then blasted past eleven competitors during the course of the 50-lap headliner on his way to a steady seventh place performance.

Over the weekend at Fairbury, a whopping $50,000 top prize and additional lap money was up for grabs in the annual running of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' At FALS on Friday during preliminary action, Tanner stopped the clock fifth quickest in Group B during the qualifying session before finishing an impressive second in his prelim feature behind only $3,000 victor Mike Marlar. On Saturday evening in the 100-lap PDC main event, Tanner picked off a handful of competitors during the extra-distance affair to land on the podium in third behind only winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Mike Marlar! Complete results from both Boone and Fairbury can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Tanner English Fifth at River Cities; Seventh at Red Cedar

(July 18, 2022) Tanner English was back in action from July 15-17, as the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series was scheduled to preside over a trio of $10,000 to win throwdowns in the states of North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. On Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Tanner timed in second fastest in Group A during qualifying and later won his heat race in preliminary action. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 40-lap feature, Tanner eventually placed fifth behind only victor Shane Clanton, Dennis Erb, Jr., Mike Marlar, and Tyler Bruening.

Following a rain-out on Saturday evening at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, the triple shot wrapped up on Sunday with a trip to Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Tanner earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session, won his heat race, and once again started the 40-lapper from the outside of the front row. The Benton, Kentucky ace fought hard for another top five showing before slipping back to seventh by the unfurling of the checkered flag. Complete results from the weekend in the Upper Midwest can be found by logging onto www.woolms.com. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

English Grabs $10k in Highland Summer Nationals Win!

(July 10, 2022) Benton, Kentucky ace Tanner English secured his second DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the 2022 season on Saturday night, July 9 at Highland Speedway in Highland, Illinois! Tanner knocked down the quickest lap in his group during the qualifying session before claiming a heat race victory. After drawing the fourth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, Tanner ran strong early in the feature distance prior to grabbing the top spot on the 34th circuit. He then drove away from the talented field to capture the $10,000 payday over a top five that included runner-up Shannon Babb, Jason Feger, Bobby Pierce, and Rusty Schlenk! Complete results from last night at Highland Speedway can be accessed online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com. (STL Racing Photos)

Tanner English Nabs Pair of Hell Tour Runner-Ups!

(July 3, 2022) Tanner English, of Benton, Kentucky, competed in a trio of $10,000 to win DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdowns in Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee from June 30-July 2. On Thursday night at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois, Tanner earned Fast Time honors of the 30 entrants during the qualifying session and later placed second in his heat race. He then moved up two spots during the course of the 50-lapper and battled for the win late in the distance before settling for a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Shannon Babb!

At Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky on Friday evening in a similar "Hell Tour" contest, Tanner clicked off the quickest lap in his group during time trials, won his heat race, and later placed second in the 30-lap feature behind only race winner Bobby Pierce. In the weekend finale on Saturday at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee, yet another $10,000 top prize was up for grabs. Tanner ran third in his loaded heat race and after a rain delay, he was able to advance up to eighth in the 40-lap headliner. Complete results from each of these three Summer Nationals races can be found online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com. (Josh James Artwork)

English Wins $5,000 at Spoon River in Busy Week!

(June 27, 2022) The Riggs Motorsports team and driver Tanner English celebrated in victory lane on Thursday, June 23 at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois to headline a busy five-race week! In DIRTcar Summer Nationals time trials, Tanner stopped the clock fourth quickest in his group during qualifying prior to running third in his stacked heat race. The Benton, Kentucky ace then started the 40-lap feature from the outside of the fifth row and immediately pointed his #81E entry towards the front of the stellar field. Tanner then took advantage of leader Cade Dillard's mechanical woes to lead the final two circuits in bagging the $5,000 payday ahead of runner-up Bobby Pierce, Max Blair, Ryan Unzicker, and Brian Shirley!

In other action during the hectic week, Tanner entered a similar $5,000 to win "Hell Tour" battle on Wednesday at Adams County Speedway in Quincy, Illinois. After finishing fourth in his heat race, he was able to advance past a trio of competitors during the 40-lapper to land in the twelfth finishing position. Over the weekend in the inaugural 'St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff' at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, a pair of Summer Nationals / World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series co-sanctioned showdowns were held at the St. Louis-area facility. In Friday's $10,000 to win weekend opener, Tanner ran seventh in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and fifteenth in the 40-lap main event. With a $20,000 top prize up for grabs on Saturday, Tanner finished sixth in his heat race and won his B-Main prior to blasting all the way up to sixth in the 55-lap affair.

The action-packed week then came to a close on Sunday with stop to Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over a $10,000 to win throwdown. Tanner laid down the fifteenth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session and later placed fourth in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 40-lap 'Wild Man Kelly Classic,' Tanner steered past eight racecars to close out the week with an impressive fourth place showing behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Shannon Babb, and Shane Clanton. He still finds himself third in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings - 170 markers behind current leader Dennis Erb, Jr. Complete results from all five races can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.dirtcarsummernationals.com and www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

 

 

 

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