FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2014
_______________________________________Brian Shirley and Jason Riggs Notch Top Tens in Louisiana and Missouri
HARRISBURG, IL (April 9) - Brian Shirley was back in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action on Saturday evening, April 5 at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, Louisiana. The single-day visit to Ark-La-Tex drew 51 competitors, all of whom were vying for the $10,000 top prize. Brian clicked off the eighth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying and later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row in the 50-lapper, "Squirrel" blasted past nine competitors en route to a strong seventh place showing in the Pelican State.
Unfortunately, the rest of the weekend was a wash for the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Both $10,000 to win showdowns - scheduled for Friday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Mississippi and for Sunday at Outlaw Motorsports Park in Muskogee, Oklahoma - succumbed to inclement weather. Brian, who hails out of Chatham, Illinois, emerged from the April 4-6 weekend ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from Saturday's tilt at Ark-La-Tex Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com
Teammate Jason Riggs also beat Mother Nature once this past weekend, as he was in Dirt Late Model competition on Saturday night, April 5 at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri. A weekly UMP DIRTcar Series show was held at the St. Louis area facility and a $1,500 winner's check was on the line. Jason climbed five spots in his heat race to finish fourth, which locked him into the inside of the fourth row for the start of the A-Main. The Harrisburg, Illinois native then hung around the top ten throughout the race and eventually settled for an eighth place performance. Full results from Federated Raceway at I-55 can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.i55raceway.com
Riggs Motorsports is slated to return to competition over the April 11-12 weekend at four different venues in the states of Illinois and Ohio. You can view the tentative weekend schedule for both Brian Shirley and Jason Riggs below:
Brian Shirley #81
Friday, April 11 - Tri-City Speedway, Granite City, IL - $1,200 to win
Saturday, April 12 - Peoria Speedway, Peoria, IL - $3,000 to win
Jason Riggs #81jr
Friday, April 11 - Farmer City Raceway, Farmer City, IL - $1,000 to win
Saturday, April 12 - Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH - $5,000 to win
The Riggs Motorsports team would like to thank the following group of sponsors for their continued support: Clearwave Communications, CCI Systems, Kid's Castle Learning Center, Skateland South, Jayco Construction, Rocket Chassis, ShowHope.org, AFCO Racing Products, Aggressive Graphics, Allstar Performance, Awesome Racewear, Bass Livestock, Bell Helmets, COMP Cams, CPD Racing Tools, Crow Enterprizes, Dargie Racing Engines, Delph Communications, Dyer's Top Rods, Frankland Racing Supply, GW Performance, Hoosier Racing Tires, Indocil Art, Integra Shocks, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, KBC Graphix, Keyser Manufacturing, MD3 Noses, Micro-Armor Lubricants, Midwest Sheet Metal, Motorstate Distributing, Performance Bodies, Performance Rod & Custom (PRC), Peterson Fluid Systems, Pro Power Racing Engines, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, R2C Performance, Rod End Supply, Schaeffer's Racing Oil, Speedwerx, Stealth Carburetors, Sweet Mfg., Ted Brown's Quality Paint & Body Shop, The Joie of Seating, TurboStart Batteries, VP Racing Fuels, Waterman Racing Components, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Weld Wheels, Wick Racing Fuels, Wiles Driveshafts, and Wilwood Engineering.
Keep up with Riggs Motorsports all year long by pointing your web browser to www.RiggsMotorsports.com
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