Shirley Repeats as Toilet Bowl Classic Winner!!!
9, 2014) Brian Shirley, of Chatham, Illinois, picked
up his first win with Riggs Motorsports on Saturday evening, March
8 in the 10th Annual 'Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic' at Clarksville
Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee! Brian won his heat race in
preliminary action and was out front on lap nine of the A-Main
when a rain shower halted the 40-lapper. MARS DIRTcar Series and
track officials deemed Brian the winner of the event for the second
straight year and the field was paid half of the advertised purse
due to the shortened race. The driver known as "Squirrel"
claimed the $2,500 victory over Ryan Unzicker, Riley Hickman,
Jesse Stovall, and Tony Jackson, Jr.!
Teammate Jason Riggs was also in action on Saturday at Clarksville,
as he ran fourth in his stacked heat race prior to notching a
tenth place finish in the rain-shortened feature event. On Friday
night, both Riggs Motorsports drivers also competed for the $3,000
paycheck in the 'Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic' weekend opener.
Brian won his heat race before finishing a strong runner-up in
the 20-lap A-Main behind only victor Riley Hickman. Jason, who
hails from Harrisburg, Illinois, also won his heat race and eventually
netted an impressive fourth place outing in the MARS DIRTcar Series
main event. Full results from Clarksville Speedway can be viewed
online at www.clarksvillespeedway.com.
DIRTcar Nationals Results
from Volusia Speedway Park
22, 2014) The 43rd edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals'
officially came to a close tonight at Volusia Speedway Park and
Brian Shirley had his sole focus on the $10,000 payday. Brian
qualified sixteenth fastest in Group B during WOOLMS time trials
before finishing sixth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main.
After receiving a provisional to gain access into the 50-lap feature,
Brian was involved in the caution on lap 20 and retired from the
finale at VSP in the twenty-fifth spot.
(February 21, 2014) Rolling afternoon thunderstorms
forced Volusia Speedway Park officials to cancel this evening's
action at the 'DIRTcar Nationals' presented by Summit Racing Equipment,
setting the stage for a huge finale on Saturday night featuring
the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. The winner of the 50-lapper
tomorrow night at VSP will receive a $10,000 paycheck. More info
can be found online at www.woolms.com.
(February 20, 2014) The World of Outlaws Late
Model Series roared into the Daytona Beach area tonight to sanction
round four of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park
in Barberville, Florida. Brian Shirley posted the second quickest
lap in Group B during WOOLMS qualifying prior to scoring the win
in heat race action over Brady Smith, Mike Marlar, and Tim McCreadie.
After drawing the third starting spot prior to the $10,000 to
win main event, Brian unfortunately slowed on lap twenty with
problems and he retired in the twenty-fourth position.
(February 19, 2014) The 43rd Annual 'DIRTcar
Nationals' continued tonight at Volusia Speedway Park with another
UMP DIRTcar Series battle, which boasted a $10,000 top prize.
Brian Shirley clicked off the fastest lap in his group during
time trials prior to finishing fourth in his loaded heat race
behind only Rick Eckert, Eric Wells, and Gregg Satterlee. After
starting the 40-lap feature event from the inside of the seventh
row, Brian eventually netted a fifteenth place performance tonight
(February 18, 2014) Round two of the 'DIRTcar
Nationals' took place tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville,
Florida and another $7,000 winner's check was on the line. Brian
Shirley laid down the sixth fastest lap in his group during UMP
time trials and later moved up to finish third in his heat race
behind only prelim winner Boom Briggs and runner-up John Blankenship.
The Chatham, Illinois ace then rolled off from the inside of the
fifth row in the 30-lap main event and had a solid run going until
slowing on the last lap with problems, which dropped him to fourteenth
in the final finishing order.
(February 17, 2014) A new week and a new venue
for the Riggs Motorsports team, as Brian Shirley made his way
to Volusia Speedway Park for tonight's $7,000 to win 'DIRTcar
Nationals' opener. Brian timed in fourth quickest in his group
during UMP DIRTcar Series qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth
and final transfer spot through his heat race behind Shane Clanton,
Mike Marlar, and Brandon Sheppard. After starting the 30-lap feature
event from the inside of the eighth row, Brian was able to move
forward to earn a respectable eleventh place finish tonight at
from East Bay Raceway Park
15, 2014) The long week at East Bay Raceway Park wrapped
up tonight with the 38th Annual 'Winternationals' finale, which
paid $10,000 to the winner and was taped by the television cameras
of the Lucas Oil Production Studios. Brian Shirley clicked off
the second quickest lap in Group A during LOLMDS qualifying prior
to finishing second in his heat race behind only prelim victor
John Blankenship. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth
row in the 60-lap main event, Brian wound up fifteenth in the
final finishing order at the "Clay by the Bay." Jason
Riggs received a Fast Time Provisional to gain access into the
A-Main and was able to move up seven positions en route to a sixteenth
place performance in his final event of "Speedweeks 2014."
(February 15, 2014) A huge day/night doubleheader
to close out the 38th Annual 'Winternationals' started earlier
this afternoon with a $7,000 to win tilt, which was originally
scheduled for Wednesday and subsequently postponed due to heavy
rain showers. Brian Shirley qualified fifth fastest in Group B
during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials at East Bay,
ran third in his heat race, and later notched a solid ninth place
outing in the 35-lap main event. Jason Riggs, who hails out of
Harrisburg, Illinois, grabbed the fifth and final transfer spot
through his heat race prior to finishing sixteenth in the daytime
(February 14, 2014) The first Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series points race of the week at East Bay Raceway
Park took place tonight and a $10,000 payday was up for grabs.
Brian Shirley ran fifth in his heat race and later won his B-Main,
but was unfortunately involved in a couple of cautions during
the 50-lapper and wound up twenty-first in the final rundown.
Teammate Jason Riggs fought ignition problems following hot laps
and was forced to scratch from the entire program.
(February 13, 2014) The 38th edition of the
'Winternationals' continued tonight at East Bay Raceway Park with
a $7,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle, which
was televised LIVE on the MAVTV television network. Brian Shirley
grabbed the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race,
but was later taken out in the 45-lapper by Jared Landers and
was relegated to a disappointing twentieth place effort. Jason
Riggs finished fourth in heat race action to transfer into the
A-Main, but a broken shock caused him to retire in the seventeenth
(February 12, 2014) Officials of East Bay Raceway
Park and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series have postponed tonight’s
events from the 38th Annual 'Winternationals' due to rain. Tonight’s
$7,000 to win showdown is rescheduled for Saturday morning, February
15. Tomorrow night’s - Thursday, February 13 - series program
from East Bay Raceway Park will air LIVE on MAVTV starting at
9:30 PM EST. MAVTV can be found on DIRECTV on channel 214 and
on DISH Network on channel 248. For cable subscribers, please
check the local listings in your area.
(February 11, 2014) Round two of the six-race
'Winternationals' took place at East Bay Raceway Park tonight
and another $5,000 top prize was on the line. Jason Riggs finished
sixth in his heat race and third in his B-Main, which locked him
into the inside of the eleventh row for the start of the 25-lap
feature event. Jason then thrilled the fans in attendance at the
1/3-mile oval by passing ten cars on his way to a solid eleventh
place effort. Brian Shirley ran fourth in his heat race and later
wound up thirteenth in the A-Main at the "Clay by the Bay."
(February 10, 2014) Brian Shirley recorded
his best effort so far in the young 2014 season tonight in the
opener of the 38th Annual 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway
Park in Gibsonton, Florida! Brian ran fourth in heat race action
prior to picking off ten competitors during the $5,000 to win
A-Main to finish fourth behind only victor Eddie Carrier, Jr.,
Devin Moran, and Brandon Sheppard. Teammate Jason Riggs once again
narrowly missed out on a coveted transfer spot into the 25-lapper,
which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series,
as he wound up seventh in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main.
Super Bowl of Racing
Results from Golden Isles Speedway
8, 2014) The Riggs Motorsports team wrapped up the 2014
edition of the 'Super Bowl of Racing' tonight at Golden Isles
Speedway, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided
over a $10,000 to win televised showdown. Brian Shirley ran seventh
in his heat race prior to grabbing the third and final transfer
spot through his B-Main. After starting twenty-second on the grid
in the 50-lap main event, Brian put on a show by passing fifteen
cars en route to a strong seventh place performance in the weekend
finale. Jason Riggs once again had no luck on his side, as he
missed the feature by one spot in his B-Main.
(February 7, 2014) In the 'Super Bowl of Racing'
nightcap tonight at Golden Isles, both Riggs Motorsports drivers
had their sights set on the $10,000 top prize. Brian Shirley finished
fifth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and later picked
off seven competitors during the 50-lap televised main event on
his way to a thirteenth place effort. Jason Riggs ran ninth in
his heat race and fifth in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept
him out of the feature event at the Brunswick, Georgia facility.
(February 7, 2014) The Riggs Motorsports team
kicked off their 2014 campaign earlier this afternoon at Golden
Isles Speedway, as the rain-postponed $5,000 to win Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series lid lifter was held at the 4/10-mile speedplant.
Brian Shirley ran third in his heat race to advance into the 25-lapper,
but was caught up in a tangle during the feature and finished
fifteenth in the final rundown. Jason Riggs narrowly missed out
on the main event after running sixth in his heat race and fifth
in his B-Main.
(February 6, 2014) Tonight's Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series season opener at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick,
Georgia has been postponed until tomorrow morning due to persistent
rain showers. The $5,000 to win event tomorrow morning will serve
as the first race in a big doubleheader at GIS, as the regularly
scheduled $10,000 to win showdown will be held in the evening.
Additional information concerning the twin bill can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Riggs Motorsports Team
Announces 2014 Plans!
28, 2013) The short off-season has been a busy one so
far for the Riggs Motorsports team, as they are actively preparing
their equipment for the start of the 2014 racing season, which
will take place in early February in Georgia and Florida. As announced
earlier in the month heading into the PRI Trade Show, veteran
driver Brian Shirley has joined Riggs Motorsports for the '14
campaign and has intentions of competing full-time on the ultra-competitive
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour. Jason Riggs will also head
south for "Speedweeks 2014" in February and will concentrate
on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals schedule during the summer
months. You can view tentative schedule dates for both drivers
by clicking on the SCHEDULE page
of the website!