Motorsports and Tanner English Tackle Southern Nationals
14, 2019) The #58 Big Frog Motorsports team was in the
pit area tonight at the renowned Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South
Carolina for round two of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals
Series. Tanner English stopped the clock fifth fastest in Group
A during the time trial session and later placed second in his heat
race. After starting the $10,000 to win feature event from the inside
of the third row, Tanner was in the fourth position when a tangle
caused by Michael Page on a lap 19 restart forced him to the tail
end of lead lapped cars. The Benton, Kentucky ace was able to salvage
an eleventh place effort after 53 green flag laps around the storied
(July 13, 2019) Tanner English, of Benton, Kentucky,
and Big Frog Motorsports hooked back up tonight at the picturesque
Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia for the opening leg of
the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tour. A strong 30
car field signed into the pit area to do battle for the $10,000
top prize. Tanner knocked down the sixth fastest time in Group A
during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth transfer spot through
his stacked heat race. He then rolled off from the inside of the
eighth row in the 53-lap feature and moved up to as high as fourth
in the running order before settling for a solid fifth place performance
behind only race winner Brandon Overton, Dale McDowell, Kyle Hardy,
and Donald McIntosh.
English on Podium in Bobby Carrier,
Sr. Memorial at Ponderosa!
12, 2019) Prior to the start of the grueling Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals tour, Tanner English made a last minute decision
to trek to the legendary Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky
tonight for the 'Bobby Carrier, Sr. Memorial.' The unsanctioned
Super Late Model contest drew a 21 car field to vie for the $5,000
paycheck. Tanner earned Fast Time honors in the qualifying session
and later ran second in his heat race. After starting fourth on
the grid in the headliner, Tanner worked his way up to third to
land on the podium behind only victor Kyle Strickler and runner-up
Tanner English Hits Select DIRTcar
Summer Nationals Events
6, 2019) The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour rolled into
Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois tonight, as a $7,500
winner's check was on the line for the TER team. Tanner English
was back with the "Hell Tour" and promptly posted the
fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to winning his
heat race in preliminary action. After starting from the pole and
leading the first circuit in the 50-lapper, Tanner was running in
the third spot when the carburetor stud broke off and caused him
to retire in the seventeenth position.
(June 30, 2019) The last day in June took the
#96 team to Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois tonight for another
round of DIRTcar Summer Nationals competition. Tanner English logged
the quickest time in his group during qualifying and later placed
second in his stacked heat race. Tanner then started the 40-lap
main event from the outside of the second row, but the $5,000 to
win race was canceled due to heavy rain that started falling during
a lap 16 caution period. No make-up date was immediately announced
by track or "Hell Tour" officials.
(June 29, 2019) The grind of the DIRTcar Summer
Nationals tour took Tanner English Racing (TER) to Highland Speedway
in Highland, Illinois tonight for a $10,000 to win shootout. Tanner
English clicked off the third fastest time in Group B during qualifying
prior to picking up a heat race triumph. After drawing the third
starting position before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper,
a wrong tire selection helped drop the Benton, Kentucky ace to a
seventh place effort.
(June 27, 2019) A trip to the Hoosier State was
on tap tonight, as the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana hosted the DIRTcar Summer Nationals for a $5,000 to win
contest. A stellar 44 car field converged on the 1/4-mile oval and
Tanner English started his evening by laying down the fourth quickest
lap in Group A during qualifying. After finishing fourth in his
loaded heat race, Tanner rolled off from the inside of the sixth
row in the 40-lap main event. His hard tire selection in the feature
paid dividends late, as the Benton, Kentucky ace drove up to sixth
to trail only victor Mike Marlar, Darrell Lanigan, Scott James,
Bobby Pierce, and Billy Moyer.
(June 25, 2019) Tanner English Racing (TER) rolled
into Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois tonight for a rain-postponed
DIRTcar Summer Nationals shootout, which boasted a $7,500 windfall.
Tanner English logged the third fastest lap in Group A during the
qualifying session before finishing a close second in his heat race
to prelim winner Billy Moyer, Jr. Tanner then started the 40-lap
feature from the inside of the third row and ran amongst the top
five for the first 28 circuits until getting spun out from behind
by another competitor exiting turn four. The caution flag flew and
the Benton, Kentucky ace took his #96 machine pitside, which relegated
him to a disappointing fourteenth place showing.
(June 24, 2019) Overnight rain - continuing into
the morning and early afternoon - has left Clarksville Speedway
too saturated for tonight's DIRTcar Summer Nationals event in Clarksville,
Tennessee. Unfortunately, the $5,000 to win program will not be
rescheduled. The rain-plagued "Hell Tour" continues tomorrow
at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois with a $7,500 to
win make up show from the June 21 rain out.
(June 23, 2019) Yet another rain-out on the DIRTcar
Summer Nationals tour greeted the #96 team today at Tri-State Speedway
in Haubstadt, Indiana. The $5,000 to win program at the Hoosier
State bullring will not be rescheduled.
(June 22, 2019) A $10,000 top prize was on the
line in a "Hell Tour" battle tonight at Fairbury American
Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. A strong field of
38 entrants poured into FALS and Tanner English kicked off the night
by laying down the ninth fastest lap in Group B during time trials.
The Benton, Kentucky ace then rolled off from the outside of the
third row in the 50-lap main event and immediately pointed his XR1
Rocket car to the front of the stellar field. Tanner eventually
crossed underneath the checkered flag in the third spot to land
on the podium behind only race winner Brian Shirley and runner-up
Frank Heckenast, Jr.!
(June 21, 2019) With grounds already saturated
from strong storms and more rain expected throughout the day, DIRTcar
Summer Nationals officials announced that tonight's $10,000 to win
show at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois has been rained-out,
but will be rescheduled for Tuesday, June 25.
(June 20, 2019) The "Hell Tour" took
the #96 team to Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois tonight
and 35 competitors piled into the pit area to do battle for the
$5,000 winner's check. Tanner English knocked down the second quickest
time in Group B during qualifying and later secured an impressive
heat race triumph. After drawing the third starting spot prior to
the drop of the green flag in the 40-lap headliner, Tanner hung
around the front of the stout field and eventually landed in the
fourth finishing position behind only victor Brian Shirley, Tyler
Erb, and Frank Heckenast, Jr.!
(June 19, 2019) Citing wet grounds and a gloomy
forecast, DIRTcar Summer Nationals and track officials have announced
that tonight's scheduled series event at the tiny Belle-Clair Speedway
in Belleville, Illinois has been rained out. The $5,000 to win contest
will not be rescheduled.
(June 18, 2019) Next up on the DIRTcar Summer
Nationals slate was a visit tonight to Jacksonville Speedway in
Jacksonville, Illinois for the annual 'Wild Man Kelly Classic,'
which boasted a $5,000 top prize. Tanner English - making his debut
on the "Hell Tour" - clicked off the third quickest lap
in his group during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the
third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper
from the outside of the fourth row, Tanner vaulted up inside of
the top five and eventually notched a solid fifth place feature
effort behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Bobby Pierce, Brian
Shirley, and Frank Heckenast, Jr.!
(June 16, 2019) Wet weather continues to plague
the 2019 version of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals, as today's event
at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois was rained out.
No makeup date for the $5,000 to win show was immediately announced
by track or series officials.
Tanner English Racing
and Delph Communications Launch Site!
26, 2019) Benton, Kentucky racer Tanner English, along
with Delph Communications, Inc., welcome you to the brand-new www.TannerEnglish.com!
The new website is dedicated to Tanner and his #96 Super Late Model
team, who have been a been fixture for the last week on the grueling
DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour. Tanner, who also wheels the Big Frog
Motorsports #58 car in select events across the Southeast, has one
feature win to his credit so far in 2019 and has posted twelve Top
Five performances. Keep logging onto www.TannerEnglish.com to keep
up with the latest news, schedule changes, and results, as well
as to purchase official apparel and merchandise! (Brendon