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Brian Shirley Busy at Farmer City, Quincy, and FALS
(July 26, 2015)
Brian Shirley crisscrossed his home state of Illinois from July 22-25 to enter a trio of high-profile races. Things kicked off on Wednesday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois with the 'Harland Kimler, Jr. Memorial.' Brian qualified twelfth fastest in UMP time trials and later finished third in heat race action. After starting the $5,000 to win main event from the inside of the fifth row, Brian eventually wound up credited with a thirteenth place performance following forty green flag racing laps.

At Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois on Thursday evening, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over an $8,000 to win shootout. Brian clicked off the fastest lap in Group A during qualifying, won his heat race, and later finished a solid sixth in the 40-lap headliner. The hectic week then wrapped up over the weekend at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois, as the 26th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' boasted a hefty $26,000 payday. The Chatham, Illinois star placed fifth in his heat race and second in his B-Main prior to retiring after only 42 circuits in the PDC, which dropped him to twenty-second at the pay window. Complete results from all three Land of Lincoln venues can be accessed online at www.farmercityracing.com and www.woolms.com.


Jason Riggs Sees Strong Run Halted at Granite City...
(July 18, 2015)
Jason Riggs and his #81jr team invaded Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday evening, July 17 for a $1,200 to win weekly UMP Super Late Model showdown. Jason ran second in his heat race and later finished third in the fast dash, which placed him starting from the inside of the second row in the A-Main. Unfortunately, while running second in the feature, the Harrisburg, Illinois ace got into the concrete wall, which dropped him to a disappointing seventeenth place showing. Complete results from last night at Granite City can be viewed online at www.tricityspeedway.net.


Shirley Heads West to Wheatland for Huge Double Dip
(July 13, 2015)
After spending most of the last month on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour, Brian Shirley ventured west on July 11-12 for two high-profile Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdowns at the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. On Saturday evening, the 'CMH Diamond Nationals' was held and a $10,000 payday was up for grabs. Brian ran fifth in his heat race prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his B-Main. After rolling off from the outside of the tenth row in the 50-lapper, the Chatham, Illinois ace was the first retiree and was placed twenty-eighth in the final rundown.

At Wheatland on Sunday night, the completion of the 'Show-Me 100' took to the track and the crown jewel event, which was postponed by rain over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, once again paid $30,000 to the winner. Brian won a heat race back in May and started the 100-lap grind on Sunday from the outside of the second row. "Squirrel" eventually wound up eleventh in the 'Show-Me 100,' which was taped by the Lucas Oil Production Studios for broadcast later in the year on several television networks. Complete results from both Wheatland throwdowns can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.


Riggs Motorsports Drops in on UMP Summer Nationals...
(July 10, 2015)
Brian Shirley entered his final UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals program of 2015 tonight at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, as a $10,000 top prize was on the line at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds bullring. Brian timed in fourth fastest in his group during the qualifying session prior to advancing up to third in his heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the fifth row, Brian was able to move up a couple of spots during the headliner on his way to a solid seventh place showing.

(July 9, 2015) Yet another "Hell Tour" event has fallen victim to inclement weather, as tonight's annual 'Herald & Review 100' at the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois has been washed out. The $5,000 to win show will be made up at a later date, but will not be part of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals circuit.

(July 7, 2015) Rain in central Illinois has knocked out tonight’s UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown at Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, Illinois. No makeup date was announced for the $5,000 to win program.

(July 6, 2015) Riggs Motorsports followed the "Hell Tour" to Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois tonight for a rain-postponed $5,000 to win tilt. Brian Shirley knocked down the third fastest time in his group during qualifying prior to finishing second in heat race action. The Chatham, Illinois star then moved past two competitors during the 40-lap main event on his way to a strong third place podium performance behind only winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Jason Feger!

(July 5, 2015) Jason Riggs was the lone Riggs Motorsports driver in attendance on the "Hell Tour" tonight, as he ventured to the immaculate Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana for a $5,000 to win tilt. Jason posted the third quickest lap in his group during the qualifying session and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the inside of the fifth row, Jason wound up finishing thirteenth tonight in the Hoosier State.

(July 4, 2015) Independence Day took the Riggs Motorsports team to Highland Speedway in Highland, Illinois tonight for another $10,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals battle. Brian Shirley laid down the quickest lap in his group during qualifying, won his heat race, and later finished third in the 50-lap headliner behind only victor Jason Feger and runner-up Billy Moyer. Teammate Jason Riggs grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race prior to advancing to an eleventh place showing in the A-Main.

(July 3, 2015) Both Brian Shirley and Jason Riggs were in the pit area tonight at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois, as the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown boasted a $10,000 top prize. Brian ran second in his heat race prior to driving up to fourth in the caution-free 50-lapper to finish behind only race winner Billy Moyer, Billy Moyer, Jr., and Bobby Pierce. Jason finished fifth in his heat race, second in the B-Main, and twelfth in the headliner tonight at Fayette County.

(July 2, 2015) Riggs Motorsports followed the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals grind to LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois for tonight's throwdown, which once again boasted a $5,000 payday. Brian Shirley knocked down the third fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row in the 40-lap headliner, Brian was able to pick off six competitors during the race on his way to a steady tenth place performance.

(July 1, 2015) The extended Independence Day holiday weekend kicked off tonight with a visit to the renamed Daugherty Speedway in Boswell, Indiana. The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour presided over the $5,000 to win event and 37 competitors piled into the pit area in the Hoosier State. Brian Shirley qualified fastest in his group during time trials and later finished second in his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the third row, Brian unfortunately suffered a flat tire near the halfway mark and retired from the race in the nineteenth position.

(June 28, 2015) For the third straight evening, the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals were rained-out tonight at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. Inclement weather has canceled the $5,000 to win program scheduled for tonight in the Land of Lincoln.

(June 27, 2015) Persistent rain showers that have caused water to rise around Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri has forced DIRTcar and track officials to cancel tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown, which was scheduled to pay $10,000 to the winner.

(June 26, 2015) Heavy rain has forced DIRTcar Racing and Paducah International Raceway officials to cancel tonight’s $10,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals event at the Paducah, Kentucky speedplant.

(June 25, 2015) Riggs Motorsports headed south to Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee tonight for another round of UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals competition and both Jason Riggs and Brian Shirley were in action at the Volunteer State oval. Jason ran fourth in his heat race and later wound up fourteenth in the $5,000 to win main event. Brian also grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race, but later retired early in the 40-lapper and settled for a twenty-second place effort.

(June 24, 2015) Jason Riggs and the Riggs Motorsports team made their 2015 debut on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals grind tonight at the tiny Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois. Jason laid down the third fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to finishing third in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the $5,000 to win headliner, Jason ultimately slipped back to fourteenth in the final rundown of the 40-lapper.


Pair of Top Tens for Riggs Motorsports at Eldora!
(June 7, 2015)
Riggs Motorsports rolled into the world-famous Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 4-6 for the 21st edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' On Thursday night at Eldora, Jason Riggs ran second in his heat race and ninth in his $2,500 to win main event, while teammate Brian Shirley finished fifth in his heat race and twenty-first in his 25-lap weekend opener. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, a $5,000 top prize was on the line in another Twin 25 program. Brian placed second in his heat race prior to scoring a hard-fought sixth place performance in the A-Main, while Jason was unable to transfer into his 25-lapper.

The stakes were raised much higher in the Buckeye State on Saturday, as a whopping $100,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Unfortunately, both Riggs Motorsports drivers were unable to make the start in the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza. Jason ran fifth in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main, while Brian finished seventh in his heat race and twenty-first in his B-Main. Complete results from the action-packed weekend in Darke County can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.


Busy Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Nightly Results...
(May 24, 2015)
The hectic Memorial Day holiday weekend wrapped up tonight at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, as the annual running of the 'Budweiser 50' was slated to pay $10,000 to the winner. Both Riggs Motorsports drivers were in attendance at the St. Louis area venue for the event, which was eventually rained-out prior to the start of the 50-lap main event. Brian Shirley was caught up in a wreck during preliminary action, but Jason Riggs finished second in his heat race and was scheduled to roll off from the fifth starting spot in the A-Main.

(May 23, 2015) Officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil MLRA Series, and Lucas Oil Speedway have been forced to postpone the 'Show-Me 100' until July 12, 2015 due to heavy rain showers. Rain started to fall at the speedway during the second consolation race tonight and with inclement weather a factor in the area for the rest of the weekend, the $30,000 to win crown jewel extravaganza has been pushed back to be ran in conjunction with the 9th Annual 'CMH Diamond Nationals' in July.

Jason Riggs made a last minute decision to invade Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri tonight for a $1,500 to win program. After running third in heat race action, Jason wound up twelfth in the final rundown of the UMP feature event.

(May 22, 2015) Preliminary action for the 23rd Annual Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100' took place tonight at Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway and a whopping 80 car field assembled in the pit area for the crown jewel extravaganza. Brian Shirley clicked off the third fastest time in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying prior to scoring a victory in his loaded heat race over Jared Landers, Don O'Neal, and Eddie Carrier, Jr. Brian then drew the #4 pill, which means that he will roll off from the outside of the second row when the $30,000 to win 'Show-Me 100' goes green on Saturday evening!

Teammate Jason Riggs was also in action tonight at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, as a $1,200 top prize was on the line in a regular weekly program. Jason ran second in his heat race and later posted a strong sixth place effort in the A-Main after running as high as second. At the checkers, the Harrisburg, Illinois ace trailed only winner Michael Kloos, Kevin Cole, Scott Weber, Mark Burgtorf, and Bryan Collins.

(May 21, 2015) The 23rd edition of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100' kicked off tonight at the immaculate Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, as the Lucas Oil MLRA Series presided over the 'Cowboy Classic.' Brian Shirley laid down the twentieth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session and later finished seventh in his loaded heat race and thirteenth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Brian was not able to transfer into the $5,045 to win main event, which was won by Jonathan Davenport.

You can view complete results from the entire 'Show-Me 100' weekend by clicking on www.lucasoilspeedway.com.


Shirley Returns to Action with LOLMDS Gang at Oshkosh
(May 16, 2015)
Brian Shirley and his #3s team returned to dirt-slinging action on Friday night, May 15 at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Brian posted the eleventh fastest lap in Group A during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the $10,000 to win main event from the inside of the seventh row, Brian fought handling issues on his Rocket Chassis and wound up retiring early in the 50-lapper to finish twentieth in the final rundown.

Saturday's LOLMDS visit to LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois was thwarted early in the day by inclement weather. Teammate Jason Riggs was scheduled to take his racing talents to Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City, Kentucky on May 15-16, but the two-day 'Bluegrass Nationals' was also a wash-out. Complete results from Friday's show at Oshkosh can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.


Riggs Lands on Podium in Clarksville Speedway Visit!
(May 10, 2015)
Harrisburg, Illinois native Jason Riggs invaded Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee on Saturday evening, May 9 for a weekly UMP Late Model throwdown. Jason qualified fourth fastest in time trials and later placed second in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the second row in the $1,000 to win feature event, Jason hung around the front of the field for the entire 20-lap distance and eventually finished third behind only winner Terry English and runner-up Caleb Ashby. Complete results from Clarksville Speedway can be viewed online at www.clarksvillespeedway.com.


Jason Riggs Battles LOLMDS Foes in Big Doubleheader
(May 3, 2015)
Jason Riggs and his #81jr team entered a huge doubleheader weekend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on May 1-2 in the states of Illinois and Kentucky. On Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, a $10,000 top prize was on the line. Jason finished eighth in his loaded heat race and seventh in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the night's 50-lap headliner.

The action quickly moved to Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky on Saturday evening for another $10,000 to win special. Jason clicked off the tenth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row in the 50-lapper, the Harrisburg, Illinois native wound up posting a fifteenth place finish at PIR. Complete results from the LOLMDS double dip can be accessed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com. (Brendon Bauman Photo)


Riggs Motorsports Posts Pair of Podium Efforts!
(April 19, 2015)
The Riggs Motorsports team was out in full force over the April 17-18 weekend, as Brian Shirley stayed in his home state of Illinois and Jason Riggs ventured to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for his season opener. Jason invaded Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City, Kentucky for a $1,000 to win weekly Super Late Model program. The Harrisburg, Illinois driver set Fast Time during qualifying and won his heat race during preliminary action. Unfortunately, Jason was spun by eventual winner Charles LaPlant after he had just taken the lead early in the 20-lapper, but he was able to rebound from the tail to salvage a third place effort in his season lid lifter.

Brian took his #3s Rocket machine to Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois for the annual running of the 'Illini 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. On Friday night in the $6,000 to win weekend opener, Brian won his heat race prior to leading laps 1-4 and 15-17 of the 25-lap feature event. The Chatham, Illinois ace eventually wound up an impressive runner-up behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist.

At the 1/4-mile bullring on Saturday evening, a whopping $15,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Illini 100' finale. Brian narrowly missed out on transferring into the 75-lap headliner after running sixth in his loaded heat race and fourth in his B-Main. Complete results from the busy weekend of racing action can be viewed online at www.kylakespeedway.com and www.woolms.com.


Shirley Earns Pair of Top Tens in Land of Lincoln
(April 12, 2015)
Riggs Motorsports and driver Brian Shirley pulled into the pit area at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois over the April 10-11 weekend for a pair of Super Late Model showdowns. On Friday night at Farmer City, a weekly UMP DIRTcar Series program was held and a strong field of competitors were on hand to vie for the $1,000 winner's check. Brian qualified ninth quickest in time trials and ran second in heat race action. After starting the A-Main from the outside of the third row, Brian moved up to as high as fourth in the running order before eventually slipping back to seventh at the checkers.

At Peoria on Saturday evening, the annual running of the 'Don Bohlander Tribute' race was held and a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs. Brian clicked off the fourth fastest lap in qualifying prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. For the second straight night in the 50-lap feature, the Chatham, Illinois star brought his #3s home in the seventh finishing position. Full results from both Land of Lincoln bullrings can be accessed online at www.farmercityracing.com and www.peoriaspeedway.com.


Brian Shirley Starts 2015 with Top Fives at LaSalle!
(April 5, 2015)
Brian Shirley and the Riggs Motorsports team opened up their 2015 racing season over the April 3-4 weekend at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois. The annual running of the 'Thaw Brawl' was sanctioned by the American Late Model Series (ALMS) and a strong field of competitors piled into the pit area at the 1/4-mile bullring. On Friday night, Brian ran second in heat race action and later started the $5,000 to win opener from the outside of the third row. After moving up several spots early in the 50-lap distance, Brian settled for a strong fifth place showing behind only winner Bobby Pierce, Tim McCreadie, Dennis Erb, Jr. and Brandon Sheppard.

At LaSalle on Saturday evening, a $15,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Thaw Brawl' finale. Brian bagged the third quickest time in his group during the qualifying session prior to winning his stacked heat race. The Chatham, Illinois star then rolled off from the outside of the second row in the 75-lap headliner, blasted up to second and battle for the lead, and eventually landed in the fourth finishing position behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Chris Simpson, and Ricky Weiss. Complete results from both ALMS battles over the weekend can be viewed online at www.lasallespeedway.com.

 

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