Riggs Motorsports in Harrisburg, Illinois opened their doors for OneDirt to take a look around as they make their final preparations for Speedweeks 2014. They will be campaigning a two car team for 2014 with Jason Riggs focusing on the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour while newly added driver Brian Shirley will be running the entire Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Both drivers will head south on February 6th for the Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia for three days of action before heading to Florida’s East Bay Raceway Park for the 38th Annual Winternationals.
Both Riggs Motorsports drivers have plenty of experience behind the wheel of a dirt late model. Jason Riggs has been racing since 2003 and has several high paying local late model wins on his resume as he plans to tackle the entire Hell Tour for the first time in 2014. Brian Shirley comes to Riggs Motorsports in 2014 with a resume that includes the 2012 UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour championship, 2012 UMP National Points Champion, 2006 Knoxville Late Model Nationals winner, a World of Outlaws Late Model Series win, and feature starts in The Dream and World 100 at Eldora Speedway.
When we got to the Riggs Motorsports shop they were hard at it getting ready for a grueling ten straights days of racing down south. They had their brand new 2014 Rocket Chassis super late model for Jason Riggs almost ready to go and they were going through their backup car to make sure it was in race-ready condition. Brian Shirley’s race cars were at another shop at the time of our visit but we were told that he should be ready to go for the Super Bowl of Racing as well. Riggs Motorsports also had all the support equipment for their team ready to go including an immaculate hauler with a stacker trailer ready to hit the road for the long haul of the 2014 season.
After taking a look around Riggs Motorsports their driver Jason Riggs answered a few questions for OneDirt.
OneDirt: What are your goals for the 2014 racing season?
Jason Riggs: To win races! Also to be as competitive as we can every time we unload!
OneDirt: What is the biggest win of your career so far?
You can check out Riggs Motorsports as they start their season on February 6th at Golden Isles Speedway for the Super Bowl of Racing and then at East Bay Raceway Park for the Winternationals. From there Brian Shirley will tackle the entire Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series while Jason Riggs prepares for the tough UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour. For more information on Riggs Motorsports and their entire 2014 schedule check out www.RiggsMotorsports.com.