Layne Riggs scored his second consecutive late model stock victory last Saturday night in a 75-lap race at Orange County Speedway.
The race was part of a Military Appreciation Night program.
Riggs won the pole with a 14.393 seconds lap at the three-eighths mile speedplant. He lost the lead early to Chris Denny and acually dropped as low as third to Denny and Chuck Lawson before making his charge to the front.
Denny and Lawson chased Riggs to the flag. Lawson barely edged Terry Dease for the final podium spot. Grayson Massey was close behind the Lawson/Dease battle to finish fifth.
He made an announcement in victory lane that may have been music to the ears of his late model counterparts: “We're gonna miss a few races at Orange County to run some CARS (tour) races.”
Riggs said he will make his CARS debut this month at Tri-County Speedway in Hudson, where the Do the Dew 200 will run June 11. OCS also will host a full slate of races on June 11, including a Late Models event and the Smokey Dave's BBQ Mod 4.
The son of NASCAR race Scott Riggs, Layne scored his first ever late model stock car victory at Orange County Speedway on May 14 in the John Woody 75. The 2015 Limited Late Model champion at Orange County Speedway, Riggs was leading this year’s LMSC standings with 147 points after three races.
Chris Denny is second in the Late Model standings with 137 points, and Terry Dease is close behind with 130.
In last Saturday night’s 35-lap Limited Sportsman feature, Boo Boo Dalton led all the way from the pole for his second triumph in three starts. Gary Young Jr. finished second for the third straight time in this class.
In other races...
▪ Danny Winstead captured the 25-lap Pure Stock event,
▪ Jared Gilles took a second straight 25-lap Street Stock affair,
▪ Brook Beckham won for the first time in the 20-lap Super Mini Truck Battle, and
▪ Brian King dominated again in a shortened Modified race.