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
(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
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!
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
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.
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
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
Brian Shirley Starts
2015 with Top Fives at LaSalle!
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.