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Riggs Motorsports Ends 2014 Season in $50k DTWC...
(October 20, 2014)
Riggs Motorsports wrapped up their 2014 campaign over the October 17-19 weekend at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the 34th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship.' A strong field of 89 competitors piled into the pit area at the south-central Ohio venue and a whopping $50,000 top prize was up for grabs. On Friday night, Jason Riggs qualified twenty-second fastest in Group A during time trials and later finished sixth in his heat race, while teammate Brian Shirley laid down the sixteenth quickest lap in Group B prior to running eighth in his respective heat race.

Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, both drivers returned to PRP on Sunday afternoon to wrap up the 'Dirt Track World Championship.' Jason unfortunately lost a motor early in his B-Main and was placed eighteenth in the final rundown of his consolation race. Brian moved up to finish fifth in his B-Main and later claimed an impressive runner-up outing in the $3,000 to win 'Jim Dunn Memorial' for non-qualifiers. Complete results from the DTWC weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.


Shirley Leads Majority of IL State Championship
(October 5, 2014)
Brian Shirley, of Chatham, Illinois, made his way to Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday evening, October 4 for the annual running of the 'Illinois State Championship.' Brian laid down the fourth quickest lap overall during the UMP qualifying session and later finished second in heat race action. The popular driver known as "Squirrel" took the early lead from Ray Guss, Jr. and led virtually the entire 100-lap distance until an incident in the waning laps with Jason Feger. Instead of celebrating a $5,000 triumph, Brian was left to salvage a third place effort behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Ryan Unzicker. Full results from Peoria Speedway can be accessed online at www.peoriaspeedway.com.


Jason Riggs Fifth at Haubstadt; Shirley Heads to Knoxville
(September 28, 2014)
The Riggs Motorsports team headed in different directions from September 25-27, as Jason Riggs ventured to the Hoosier State and Brian Shirley traveled to the Hawkeye State. At Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana on Saturday, Jason entered a $2,000 to win American Late Model Series (ALMS) showdown. After running second in his heat race, Jason slipped back to finish fifth in the A-Main behind only victor Randy Korte, Rodney Melvin, Dillan White, and Frankie Martin.

Brian and his #81 team invaded the hallowed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on Thursday through Saturday for the 11th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' While Brian unfortunately missed out on Thursday night's $7,000 to win preliminary feature, he rebounded nicely by winning his heat race and finishing fourteenth in Friday's 25-lap main event, which also boasted a $7,000 payday. In Saturday's 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' finale, the Chatham, Illinois ace started from the outside of the eleventh row in the $40,000 to win headliner, but retired early from the 100-lap grind in the thirtieth position. Full results from both racetracks can be found online at www.dirtondirt.com.


Riggs Earns Podium Effort at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway
(September 21, 2014)
Jason Riggs made a late week decision to change his schedule plans and instead opted to head to Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City, Kentucky on Saturday evening, September 20. The UMP DIRTcar Series presided over a special $3,000 to win program at the newly reopened facility. Jason laid down the fifth quickest lap during the qualifying session and later placed second in heat race action. After starting the 35-lap headliner from the inside of the third row, Jason moved all the way up to second before settling for a solid third place effort behind only victor Billy Moyer and runner-up Rodney Melvin. Full results from KLMS can be accessed online at www.klmsllc.com.


Brian Shirley Competes in St. Louis Showdown
(September 14, 2014)
Brian Shirley was the lone Riggs Motorsports driver in action over the September 12-13 weekend, as he traveled to a pair of facilities in Illinois and Missouri for the 'St. Louis Showdown.' On Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, Brian clicked off the third fastest lap in his group during qualifying and later placed third in his heat race. After starting the $10,000 to win feature event from the outside of the fifth row, Brian worked his way past four competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a strong sixth place showing.

Things quickly shifted to Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri on Saturday evening for the second leg of the 'St. Louis Showdown,' which also boasted a $10,000 winner's check. Brian knocked down the second quickest time in his group during the qualifying session prior to picking up the win in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the second row in the 40-lap headliner, the Chatham, Illinois star unfortunately slowed on lap 22 with problems and retired in the twentieth position. Complete results from the doubleheader can be accessed online at www.tricityspeedway.net and www.i55raceway.com.


Riggs Motorsports Enters 44th Annual World 100
(September 7, 2014)
Both Riggs Motorsports drivers - Brian Shirley and Jason Riggs - rolled into the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 4-6 for the 44th edition of the 'World 100.' Things kicked off at the "Big E" with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, each of which paid $5,000 to the winner. Brian ran second in his heat race and ninth in the 25-lap feature on Thursday, while he finished third in his heat race and twenty-fourth in the 25-lapper on Friday. Jason, on the other hand, missed out on both preliminary main events after placing fourth in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main on Thursday night and finishing seventh in his heat race and fifteenth in his B-Main on Friday evening.

The stakes were raised much higher on Saturday at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant, as all eyes were fixated on the prestigious globe trophy and the hefty $47,000 payday. Brian drove his #81 Rocket racecar to a fourth place finish in his heat race and a sixth place effort in his B-Main, but both of those performances left him one spot shy of a coveted transfer position into the 'World 100.' The Chatham, Illinois ace did salvage his night by picking up the $1,000 top prize by winning his B-Scramble for non-qualifiers. Jason also unfortunately failed to transfer into the 100-lap headliner at Eldora on Saturday after running eleventh in his stacked heat race and thirteenth in his B-Main. Complete results from the action-packed weekend can be located online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.


Brian Shirley Knocked Out of Contention at FALS...
(August 31, 2014)
With rain-outs a common theme in the area throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend, Brian Shirley was able to get one more race into the record book, as he traveled to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday, August 30. The American Late Model Series (ALMS) and Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series co-sanctioned the single-day show and a $3,000 top prize was on the line. Brian ran second in his heat race and later started the A-Main from the inside of the third row. Unfortunately, the Chatham, Illinois native was involved in an early race incident, which bent the tie-rod of his Rocket Chassis and relegated him to a disappointing twenty-second place performance. Full results from FALS can be accessed online at www.fairburyspeedway.com.


Shirley and Riggs Enter MARS/UMP Challenge Races
(August 24, 2014)
Both Brian Shirley and Jason Riggs resumed their 2014 campaigns on Friday night, August 22 in the annual running of the 'USA World 50' at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky. The MARS/UMP Challenge race drew a strong field of cars for the $5,000 to win special. Brian won his heat race in preliminary action, led the first seven circuits of the feature, and eventually wound up seventh in the final rundown. Jason also took home a heat race victory and was running third early in the feature when he was spun out by another competitor. The Harrisburg, Illinois native retired with heavy front end damage and was relegated to a disappointing seventeenth place effort at PIR.

On Saturday evening, August 23, Brian was the lone Riggs Motorsports driver in competition at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, as another $5,000 top prize was on the line in a MARS/UMP Challenge tilt. Brian once again scored the win in his heat race, but later suffered problems early in the 40-lap headliner. The Chatham, Illinois ace was an early retiree and was placed twenty-first in the final finishing order. Full results from both weekend races can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com.


Jason Riggs Runner-Up at KLMS; Shirley at Cedar Lake
(August 3, 2014)
Jason Riggs returned to action for the first time since the conclusion of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Saturday evening, August 2 at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City, Kentucky. A weekly Super Late Model show was held at KLMS and a $1,000 winner's check was on the line. Jason notched the second quickest lap during the qualifying session and later started the 15-lap feature from the outside of the front row. After battling for the lead in the early stages of the race, Jason wound up settling for a solid runner-up effort behind only winner Randy Sellars.

Teammate Brian Shirley ventured north to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from July 31-August 2 for the 27th edition of the 'USA Nationals,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. On Thursday evening, Brian won his heat race, but later faded back to twelfth in the caution-free $6,000 to win main event. The Chatham, Illinois ace then unfortunately missed out on making the starting grid for the $50,000 to win 'USA Nationals' over the weekend, as he finished fifth in his loaded heat race and eighth in his B-Main. Complete results from KLMS and Cedar Lake can be viewed online at www.klmsllc.com and www.woolms.com.


Shirley Tackles Huge Prairie Dirt Classic Weekend at FALS
(July 27, 2014)
Brian Shirley was the lone Riggs Motorsports driver in action on July 25-26, as he headed to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois for the huge 'Prairie Dirt Classic' weekend. Things kicked off on Friday with the completion of a rained-out UMP Summer Nationals show from June 21 and Brian started the $10,000 to win race from the pole position. After leading up until the eighteenth circuit, the Chatham, Illinois ace eventually faded to eighth in the final rundown of the 50-lapper.

Also on Friday, preliminary action was held for the 25th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Brian laid down the seventh fastest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to scoring the win in heat race action. After drawing the fifth starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the $25,000 to win feature on Saturday, Brian was only able to complete 88 of the 100 circuits and was relegated to a twenty-first place performance. Complete results from the action-packed PDC weekend can be accessed online at www.fairburyspeedway.com.


UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour Nightly Results...
(July 19, 2014)
Riggs Motorsports wrapped up the 2014 edition of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour tonight in the $10,000 to win finale at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio! Brian Shirley ran second in his heat race and later finished sixth in the 60-lap feature behind only winner Matt Miller, Ryan Unzicker, Shannon Babb, Brandon Sheppard, and Jeep Van Wormer. Jason Riggs drove up to third in his heat race, but later wound up eighteenth in the final rundown of the headliner tonight at Oakshade. Following the conclusion of the "Hell Tour," Brian found himself third in the final series point standings, while Jason recorded a sixth place points finish.

(July 18, 2014) The second-to-last stop on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour took place tonight at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio and another $5,000 top prize was on the line. Brian Shirley set Fast Time overall during qualifying, won his heat race, and later placed third in the 40-lapper behind only feature winner Mason Zeigler and runner-up Devin Moran. Jason Riggs had a career night on the Summer Nationals trail, as he ran second in heat race action prior to finishing fifth in the caution-free A-Main!

(July 17, 2014) Up next for the Riggs Motorsports team was a trip to Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio tonight for another $5,000 to win "Hell Tour" battle. Brian Shirley laid down the quickest lap overall during the qualifying session to earn Fast Time honors and later scored the win in heat race action. After starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the second row, Brian slipped back to a seventh place finish in the final rundown. Jason Riggs grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race, but slowed on lap 32 of the main event and wound up twentieth in the final finishing order tonight at Brushcreek.

(July 16, 2014) Brian Shirley picked up his third UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals triumph tonight at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio! After timing in second quickest in his group and winning his heat race, Brian started the 40-lap main event from the third position. The Chatham, Illinois star bolted to the lead on the opening lap and led from flag-to-flag in the A-Main - despite an overheating engine. Brian secured the $5,000 payday in beating Duane Chamberlain, R.J. Conley, Doug Drown, and Jeep Van Wormer to the finish line!

Jason Riggs was also in action tonight in the Buckeye State and earned a top ten finish at Atomic Speedway. Jason timed in seventh fastest in his group during qualifying and later finished sixth in his heat race and second in the B-Main. After starting the 40-lapper from the inside of the ninth row, Jason picked off eight competitors during the headliner to score a solid ninth place performance. (Jim DenHamer Photo)

(July 13, 2014) Another busy week on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals trail concluded tonight at Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, Illinois. Brian Shirley was the lone Riggs Motorsports driver in action tonight at VCS, as he eyed the $5,000 payday. Brian knocked down the fifth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and later ran third in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 40-lap headliner, "Squirrel" worked his way past two competitors to claim a strong fourth place effort behind only victor Shannon Babb, Jason Feger, and Brandon Sheppard.

(July 12, 2014) The Riggs Motorsports team trekked to the Hawkeye State of Iowa tonight for another pivotal UMP Summer Nationals tilt. Jason Riggs grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa and later moved up three spots in the $10,000 to win feature to finish in the eighth position. Brian Shirley scored another heat race triumph, but unfortunately retired from the 40-lap main event after only seven circuits and was placed nineteenth in the final finishing order.

(July 11, 2014) A $10,000 top prize was on the line on a rainy evening at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois tonight. For the fourth straight night, Brian Shirley won his heat race and later drew the pole position for the 40-lap main event. Unfortunately, he suffered a flat right rear tire on lap 27 and salvaged an eighth place performance at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds venue. Jason Riggs took a provisional to gain access into the $10,000 to win feature and eventually wound up twenty-first in the final rundown.

(July 10, 2014) The annual 'Herald & Review 100' brought the cars and stars of the UMP Summer Nationals tour to the mighty Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois tonight. Brian Shirley once again picked up the win in his heat race and started the 100-lap extra-distance affair from the outside of the front row. The Chatham, Illinois ace ran towards the front the entire distance and eventually nabbed a podium finish of third behind only winner Shannon Babb and runner-up Ryan Unzicker. Jason Riggs chose to skip the $5,000 to win show to fix damage from the previous night's carnage at Terre Haute.

(July 9, 2014) Next up on the "Hell Tour" schedule was a rare trip to Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana for another $5,000 to win program. Brian Shirley knocked down the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and later scored the win in heat race action. After starting from the outside of the front row in the 30-lapper, Brian ran second throughout the distance to eventual winner Billy Moyer. Jason qualified second quickest in Group B and finished second in his heat race, but an early incident with Bobby Pierce relegated him to a disappointing fourteenth place effort.

(July 8, 2014) After a much needed day away from the race track, Brian Shirley and Jason Riggs invaded the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky tonight for another UMP Summer Nationals showdown. Brian won his heat race in preliminary action and later drew the outside of the front row for the start of the $5,000 to win feature event. After leading the first 31 circuits of the feature, Brian raced hard for the win in the waning laps before eventually settling for a hard-fought third place performance behind only victor Jason Jameson and runner-up Eric Wells. Jason finished sixth in his heat race, second in the B-Main, and fourteenth in the 40-lap main event.

(July 6, 2014) Harrisburg, Illinois-based Riggs Motorsports wrapped up a hectic week on the UMP Summer Nationals tour tonight at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana. Brian Shirley ran fifth in his heat race, won the B-Main, and later blasted past seven competitors during the $5,000 to win feature to salvage a tenth place outing. Jason Riggs grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race and was all the way up to the fifth position on lap 18 of the main event when contact with Austin Dillon sent his #81jr machine spinning. Jason eventually was relegated to a disappointing fifteenth place performance tonight following forty green flag laps.

(July 5, 2014) Riggs Motorsports rolled into Highland Speedway in Highland, Illinois tonight for a $10,000 to win "Hell Tour" battle. Brian Shirley ran second in heat race action and later picked off a trio of cars during the 40-lap feature en route to a strong third place effort. Brian trailed only victor Tyler Reddick and runner-up Brandon Sheppard at the checkers. Jason Riggs took use of a UMP Summer Nationals provisional to gain access into the A-Main and wound up twentieth in the final finishing order.

(July 4, 2014) Brian Shirley and Jason Riggs celebrated their Independence Day tonight at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois, as the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals presided over a $7,500 to win showdown. Both Riggs Motorsports drivers finished fourth in their respective heat races to advance them into the 40-lap feature. Brian wound up placing twentieth in the caution-free affair, while Jason was credited with a fourteenth place performance.

(July 3, 2014) Riggs Motorsports followed the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals trail to LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois tonight, as another $5,000 top prize was on the line. Brian Shirley finished fourth in his heat race prior to winding up fourteenth in the final rundown of the 40-lap main event. Jason Riggs also ran fourth in his respective heat race, but a busted radiator led to a fifteenth place effort in the headliner at LaSalle.

(July 2, 2014) The UMP Summer Nationals grind took Riggs Motorsports to Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois tonight for another $5,000 to win tussle. Jason Riggs grabbed the fifth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race and later wound up fourteenth in the final finishing order of the 40-lap feature event. Brian Shirley unfortunately went for a spin during his heat race, but battled back to win the B-Main to advance into the 40-lapper. The Chatham, Illinois star then blasted past seven competitors to salvage a ninth place performance out of the evening.

(July 1, 2014) Following a rare day off, the #81 teams were back on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals grind tonight at the tiny Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois. Brian Shirley timed in fifth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session and later finished third in his heat race and eighth in the $5,000 to win feature event. Jason Riggs, on the other hand, grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race prior to placing twelfth in the final rundown of the 40-lap main event.

(June 29, 2014) Next up for both Riggs Motorsports teams was a trip to Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois tonight for another round of UMP Summer Nationals excitement. Brian Shirley finished second in his heat race behind only prelim victor Brian Birkhofer and later started fifth on the grid in the $5,000 to win feature event. During the course of the 40-lapper, Brian moved up to as high as second before eventually settling for a solid third place performance behind only winner Brady Smith and runner-up Brian Birkhofer. Jason Riggs also sported a fast racecar tonight at Lincoln, as he placed third in his heat race prior to advancing to eighth in the 40-lap feature.

(June 28, 2014) Riggs Motorsports returned to dirt-slinging action tonight at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, as the UMP Summer Nationals presided over a $10,000 to win showdown. Brian Shirley won his heat race in preliminary action and later slipped back to finish seventh in the 40-lap feature. Jason Riggs ran sixth in his loaded heat race, fifth in the B-Main, and thirteenth in the main event after taking use of a provisional.

(June 27, 2014) Tonight's stop on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals trail, scheduled for Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky, has been rained-out, series officials announced this afternoon. The annual 'Chris Smith Memorial,' which was slated to pay $10,000 to the winner, will not be rescheduled as part of the "Hell Tour."

(June 26, 2014) Brian Shirley, of Chatham, Illinois, was back in UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory lane tonight at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tennessee! Brian posted the fastest lap in his group during qualifying and later won his heat race in preliminary action. After drawing the outside of the front row prior to the 40-lapper, Brian took the lead from Timothy Culp on lap 34 and held the point for the remainder of the distance. "Squirrel" picked up the $5,000 payday for his second Summer Nationals triumph of 2014 over Bobby Pierce, Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer, Jr., and Ryan Unzicker!

Jason Riggs also had a strong run at the Volunteer State speedplant. Jason timed in fifth quickest in his group during the qualifying session and later finished fifth in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the 40-lap feature, the Harrisburg, Illinois native moved up four positions en route to a solid tenth place performance. (Jim DenHamer Photo)

(June 25, 2014) Following a rare day off, the #81 teams followed the UMP Summer Nationals tour south to Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee tonight for another $5,000 to win battle. Brian Shirley suffered a flat right rear tire during qualifying, but later fought back to finish sixth in his heat race before picking up the win in the B-Main. After starting the 40-lap feature from the outside of the eighth row, Brian blasted past ten competitors en route to salvaging a sixth place effort.

Jason Riggs was also in action at one of his favorite venues, as he qualified seventh fastest in his group during time trials and later finished sixth in his heat race and third in the B-Main. After rolling off from the outside of the ninth row in the $5,000 to win main event, Jason unfortunately got into the wall on lap 25 and was forced to retire in the seventeenth position.

(June 23, 2014) The Riggs Motorsports teams wrapped up a very busy week on the "Hell Tour" tonight at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois. Brian Shirley laid down the fourth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying, won his heat race, and later sat on the pole of the $5,000 to win feature event. During the 40-lapper, Brian ran second through the majority of the race before ultimately finishing a strong third behind only winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Bobby Pierce. Jason Riggs took a provisional to gain access into the headliner and eventually wound up nineteenth in the final finishing order after a late-race spin.

(June 22, 2014) Chatham, Illinois native Brian Shirley recorded his first UMP Summer Nationals victory of 2014 tonight at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan! After experiencing motor woes in his primary car during hot laps, Brian unloaded his back-up machine and proceeded to sweep the night's racing program. He set fast time overall during qualifying, won his heat race, and later led from flag-to-flag in the 40-lapper to score the $5,000 triumph over Shannon Babb, Ryan Unzicker, Brandon Sheppard, and Dona Marcoullier!

Teammate Jason Riggs was also in action in the Wolverine State tonight and he started his night out by clicking off the third fastest lap in his group during time trials. After grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race, Jason wound up a steady eleventh in the final rundown of the caution-free 40-lap main event. (Jim DenHamer Photo)

(June 21, 2014) Brian Shirley and Jason Riggs both continued their 2014 UMP Summer Nationals journeys tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. Brian timed in second quickest in Group A during qualifying and later scored the win in his heat race. Jason, on the other hand, qualified seventeenth fastest in Group B prior to finishing seventh in his heat race. Unfortunately, inclement weather hit the facility prior to the start of the B-Main and the remainder of the $10,000 to win program has been postponed to a later date.

(June 20, 2014) The Riggs Motorsports team followed the UMP Summer Nationals tour to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois tonight for a $10,000 to win battle. Brian Shirley ran fourth in his loaded heat race and later picked off ten competitors during the caution-free 50-lapper en route to a solid sixth place outing. Jason Riggs took use of another series provisional to gain access into the A-Main and was eventually placed sixteenth in the final finishing order tonight at the St. Louis-area facility.

(June 19, 2014) Tonight's $5,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour stop at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois was rained-out after a late afternoon thunderstorm hit the 3/8-mile oval. Next up for Riggs Motorsports will be tomorrow night's "Hell Tour" visit to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois!

(June 18, 2014) The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour took the Riggs Motorsports teams to Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois tonight for a $5,000 to win program. Brian Shirley ran third in heat race action and later climbed three spots during the 40-lapper to claim an eighth place effort. Jason Riggs was forced to take a series provisional to advance into the A-Main and was paid for a sixteenth place finish at the pay window tonight at Spoon River.

(June 17, 2014) Following a rare off-day, the #81 teams returned to competition tonight in a $10,000 to win showdown at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa. Brian Shirley laid down the fastest lap in his group during qualifying and later recorded the heat race win. After starting the 50-lap main event from the outside of the front row, Brian unfortunately suffered a flat right rear tire on lap 40, but battled back to salvage a sixth place performance.

Jason Riggs finished seventh in his heat race, but later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through the consolation event to gain access into the 50-lapper. Despite going for a lap 12 spin in the feature, Jason brought home an eleventh place effort tonight in the Hawkeye State.

(June 15, 2014) The Riggs Motorsports teams were back in action tonight with the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, as a $5,000 top prize was on the line. Brian Shirley timed in third fastest in his group during qualifying, ran second in his heat race, and later placed fourth in the 40-lap feature event behind only victor Rick Eckert, Shannon Babb, and Ryan Unzicker. Teammate Jason Riggs qualified fifth fastest in his group, finished fifth in his heat race, and wound up twelfth in the A-Main despite being involved in an early tangle in the 40-lapper.

(June 14, 2014) Heavy rain has forced UMP DIRTcar Series officials to cancel tonight's 'Masters' finale at Cedar Lake Speedway, which was scheduled to pay $10,000 to the winner. The UMP Summer Nationals event at the New Richmond, Wisconsin venue will not be rescheduled...

(June 13, 2014) After nearly an eight hour trek overnight to New Richmond, Wisconsin, the Riggs Motorsports teams unloaded their respective #81 machines for night one of the annual 'Masters' weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway. Brian Shirley took a provisional to gain access into the $5,000 to win A-Main after finishing sixth in his heat race and sixteenth in his consolation event. Brian then slowed on lap 22 to draw a caution and retired from the 40-lapper in the twentieth position. Jason Riggs unfortunately failed to transfer into the main event tonight at CLS after running eighth in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main.

(June 12, 2014) Riggs Motorsports officially kicked off the 2014 version of the UMP Summer Nationals tonight at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois. Brian Shirley timed in third fastest in his group during qualifying, finished third in his heat race, and later passed five competitors during the $5,000 to win feature event. Brian wound up placing third in the 40-lapper behind only victor Billy Moyer and runner-up Ryan Unzicker.

Jason Riggs' quest for a UMP Summer Nationals Championship got off to a rocky start tonight at Kankakee, has he flipped his primary #81jr mount during qualifying. He later received a provisional into the $5,000 to win A-Main after finishing eighth in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main. Jason was then able to move up seven spots during the 40-lap feature to salvage a thirteenth place effort.

(June 11, 2014) Afternoon rain showers have canceled the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour opener scheduled for tonight at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. The grueling "Hell Tour" will now lift the lid on the 2014 campaign tomorrow evening at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois, as a $5,000 winner's check will be on the line.


Jason Riggs Makes First Dirt Late Model Dream Start!!!
(June 8, 2014)
Riggs Motorsports drivers Brian Shirley and Jason Riggs both invaded the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 5-7 for the 20th edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which kicked off with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Brian ran seventh in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the $2,500 to win feature event. Jason finished sixth in his heat race and third in his B-Main prior to picking off ten competitors during the 25-lap main event en route to a steady twelfth placing showing.

At the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant on Friday evening, a $5,000 top prize was on the line in a pair of Twin 25s. Brian grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race and later claimed a solid eighth place performance in the 25-lap feature event. Jason ran second in heat race action and was inside of the top ten in his Twin 25 until he was booted by Matt Miller and relegated to a disappointing twentieth place effort.

On Saturday at the "Big E," all eyes were fixated on the 20th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which once again boasted a hefty $100,000 winner's check. Brian was unfortunately unable to transfer into the 100-lap crown jewel main event after finishing ninth in his stacked heat race and twelfth in his B-Main. Jason, on the other hand, transferred into his first 'Dirt Late Model Dream' after running third in his heat race behind only prelim winner Eddie Carrier, Jr. and runner-up Chris Madden. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row in the extra-distance affair, the Harrisburg, Illinois native brought home an eighteenth place finish in the crown jewel spectacular. Full results from the long weekend at Eldora Speedway can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.


Shirley Pulls Off Lucas Oil Tour; Invades Farmer City & I-55
(June 1, 2014)
In a late-week decision, Brian Shirley opted to pull off the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour and instead headed to Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri over the May 30-31 weekend. On Friday at Farmer City, the American Late Model Series (ALMS) sanctioned the 'Douglas Dodge 50' and a $5,000 winner's check was on the line. Brian timed in second fastest in his group during qualifying and later scored the heat race win. After starting the 50-lapper from the pole position, Brian led early in the caution-free affair until a broken rack & pinion caused him to ultimately retire in the twenty-first spot.

At Pevely on Saturday, the MARS DIRTcar Series rolled into town to preside over another $5,000 to win program. Brian ran second in heat race action, which locked him into the inside of the fourth row for the start of the 40-lap feature event. The Chatham, Illinois ace then vaulted all the way to third in the A-Main before fading after a mid-race restart to finish eighth in the final rundown. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can be accessed by clicking on www.dirtondirt.com.

 

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