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.