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Brian Shirley and Jason Riggs Both Claim Top Fives in Illinois
04/24/14 at 12:46am
April 23, 2014

Brian Shirley and Jason Riggs Both Claim Top Fives in Land of Lincoln

HARRISBURG, IL (April 23) - The Riggs Motorsports team ventured to a trio of different racetracks in the states of Illinois and Iowa over the April 18-20 weekend and racked up a pair of top five performances.  Things kicked off on Friday night when Brian Shirley invaded Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois for a special $2,000 to win 'Deuces Wild' showdown.  Brian ran third in his heat race and second in the dash, but later slipped back a few spots in the feature before winding up fifth in the final rundown behind only winner Bobby Pierce, Dennis Erb, Jr., Shannon Babb, and Randy Korte.

On Saturday evening, both Brian and teammate Jason Riggs were in the pit area at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa for the annual running of the 'Slocum 50,' which boasted a $10,555 top prize.  Brian won his heat race and finished second in the dash prior to starting the 50-lap feature from the outside of the front row.  The Chatham, Illinois ace was then running inside of the top five late in the distance when he unfortunately got into the wall, which knocked him to a sixteenth place effort.  Jason received an American Late Model Series (ALMS) provisional to gain access into the 'Slocum 50' and took advantage by passing eleven competitors en route to a thirteenth place performance.

The busy three-day weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois.  The American Late Model Series (ALMS) presided over a $2,000 to win show and Jason was the lone Riggs Motorsports driver in attendance.  Jason, who is planning on competing for the ALMS-West point title in 2014, finished third in the Easter night event behind only victor Ryan Unzicker and runner-up Kevin Weaver.  Complete results from the action-packed weekend can be viewed by clicking on www.dirtondirt.com.

Brian and his #81 team will turn their focus back to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series this upcoming weekend (April 25-26), as they will trek east to Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland and Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pennsylvania.  Brian comes into the pair of $10,000 to win battles ninth in the latest LOLMDS point standings.  Jason, on the other hand, will travel to the newly-reopened Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City, Kentucky on Saturday for the UMP DIRTcar Series sanctioned 'Bluegrass Nationals,' which also pays $10,000 to the winner.  Additional information concerning all of these races can be accessed by visiting www.lucasdirt.com and www.klmsllc.com.  

The Riggs Motorsports team would like to thank the following group of sponsors for their continued support:  Clearwave Communications, 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!

Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications
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