December 7, 2019

Tanner English Joins Riggs Motorsports for 2020 Season; Kicks Off Year at East Bay!

(BENTON, KENTUCKY) While Tanner English will be looking to cap off a successful 2019 campaign in his own equipment in the upcoming 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' at The Dome at America's Center in downtown St. Louis, Missouri on December 20-21, the young Benton, Kentucky rising star is also eying the rapidly approaching 2020 racing season. Tanner is excited to announce today that he will drive for Riggs Motorsports next year and will; in fact, go to work for the Harrisburg, Illinois-based team starting on Monday. The second generation driver will immediately start prepping XR1 Rocket Chassis for the 44th Annual 'Winternationals,' as Riggs Motorsports will kick off 2020 in six Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida from February 3-8.

"I am excited to be partnering up with Scott and Jason Riggs with Riggs Motorsports," exclaimed English earlier today. "This will be a big change for me, as I will be able to work at the shop and race full time. It's a brand new experience, as I usually have very minimal time after work to prepare for upcoming events."

"It will be great to have the opportunity to focus on racing and I think we will make a really good team," Tanner went on to say. "I want to thank Scott and Jason for believing in me and giving me this opportunity to further my racing career. They are a great racing family with a very similar mindset to my own and I am looking forward to a successful 2020 season!"

Following East Bay's annual 'Winternationals,' the team will compete in a "pick and choose" type of schedule throughout the year - one that makes sense geographically and financially. With plans of entering most of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdowns across the Midwest in June and July, a possible run at the "Hell Tour" point title is not out of the question at this time. Tanner will pilot the #81e machine for Riggs Motorsports, while Jason Riggs will be car #81 and his brother Jack Riggs will be #81j. In addition, Jake Little - who is the crew chief for Jason - will also jump behind the wheel for a select few appearances.

"Riggs Motorsports is very excited to add Tanner English to our team," quoted team owner Scott Riggs, who has also fielded cars in the past for Brian Shirley, Scott James, Kevin Cole, and others. "I have personally watched Tanner race since he was eleven years old. Tanner is a very talented racecar driver and will put in the work needed to be successful, but more important than racing - he is a good person and does things the right way. Riggs Motorsports has a big year planned starting at East Bay, as Tanner will drive alongside Jason Riggs and our newest racer - seventeen year old - Jack Riggs."

While sponsorship is not completely finalized and will be announced fully at a later date, Riggs Motorsports and Tanner English would like to thank Riggs Drilling Services, Tommy Pope Construction, Seay Motors, JDS Poultry, Best One Tire, Chase Motorsports, Rocket Chassis, Wiles Driveshafts, Bert Transmissions by Budda, and Allstar Performance for their continued support. A new website is in the works for Riggs Motorsports and you can always find the latest news and information on Tanner English by pointing your Internet browser to

Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications


December 7, 2019

Tim McCreadie Aims for 2020 LOLMDS Championship in Bradsher-Backed Longhorn House Car

(WATERTOWN, NEW YORK) Fresh off a strong runner-up finish in the final 2019 version of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings, Tim McCreadie announced today that he will return to the ultra-popular national touring series in 2020. However, Tim will aim for the National Championship wheeling the Longhorn House Car with a new team owned by Donald and Gena Bradsher of Burlington, North Carolina. The new partnership is set to hit the track first in 2020 during "Speedweeks" in Georgia and Florida with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned events at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia, East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, and All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville, Florida from January 31-February 9.

"First off, I have to thank Ann and Carl Myers, Vic Coffey, and Sweeteners Plus for everything they have done for my racing career since 2002," said McCreadie, who will actually kick off his 2020 campaign in the annual 'Chili Bowl Midget Nationals' from January 13-18 in a Jim Neuman entry. "It was a very successful partnership and we were able to win a lot of big races and championships together. While I still have a great relationship with them, I'm excited about this new chapter in my racing career driving for Donald and Gena (Bradsher)."

"They are both great people and do things in a first-class manner," the popular driver known as T-Mac went on to say. "As a driver, all you can ask for is to have the equipment, the manpower, and the resources available to compete at the highest level possible and there is no doubt that the Bradsher's are putting together that caliber of a team. I'm ready to get back to racing and hopefully it will be a big year for us in 2020!"

The new-look team will have their #39 Longhorn House Car in the Bilstein booth during next week's Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. While there is room for additional marketing partners, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Mega Electrical Services, Bilstein, Rumley Engineering, Longhorn Chassis, Cornett Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, and Maxima Racing Oil have closely aligned themselves with the Bradsher-backed team in 2020. A full list of partners, including a long list of valued product supporters, will be released in advance of the season lid lifter on January 31 at Golden Isles (GA) Speedway.

"I'm pumped up about our new endeavor in putting this partnership together with Tim McCreadie and Longhorn Chassis," commented Donald Bradsher via telephone recently. "Both Gena and I are very passionate about racing and make no mistake about it, we want to win a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series title. Tim is one of the best wheelmen in this sport and bringing back crew chief Philip Snellen, along with the expertise of Kevin Rumley, we hope to build off what they accomplished in a strong 2019 season and raise the bar even higher for 2020."

A key piece to the new partnership is the full and unwavering support of Longhorn Chassis. In 2020, Tim will be driving the House Car for the Trinity, North Carolina chassis manufacturer for the fourth straight season. In the previous three years, the combination has led to six Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victories including the 2017 'Silver Dollar Nationals' for $53,000 at I-80 (NE) Speedway, the 2017 'North/South 100' for $50,000 at Florence (KY) Speedway, and the 2017 'Bad Boy 98' for $20,000 at Batesville (AR) Motor Speedway. In addition, Tim steered the Longhorn House Car to an impressive 'World 100' triumph in 2018 at the famed Eldora (OH) Speedway for a $51,000 payday, while the Watertown, New York superstar has finished second in the final Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings two out of the last three years (2017 & 2019).

"We are thrilled to have Tim (McCreadie) back in our house car for 2020 and the new partnership with Donald and Gena Bradsher has everyone at Longhorn reenergized for next year," quoted Longhorn's Justin Labonte. "Ann and Carl Myers, along with Sweeteners Plus, were tremendous to work with and their support of Tim and dirt track racing in general is undeniable. With that being said, the Bradsher's are awesome people to deal with and I think everything is aligning for the #39 team to have a terrific season. We have some new things that we are going to test extensively leading up to Speedweeks and working so closely with talented people like McCreadie, Rumley, and Bradsher will no doubt help every one of our Longhorn Chassis customers."

The latest news and information on Tim McCreadie can be found 24 hours a day / 7 days a week online at A new website will be in the works as soon as all details concerning the new Bradsher-backed team are finalized!

Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications