OCALA, Fla. – Big Frog Motorsports has announced Tanner English as the full-time driver of the team’s M&W Transport No. 58 Dave’s Towing/XR1 Rocket Chassis/Clements Racing Engine dirt late model.
“We decided back in April to run a few races together to see if it would be a good fit for both of us. Seven races later, and we are both pleased about where we are at, so Tanner [English], and I have agreed to make him the full-time driver for our team,” said team owner Augie Burttram. “We’ve taken Tanner to several places new to him in the past month, and he’s shown a ton of potential. As we get more time to gel, and as he gets more experience at some of these tracks, I have no doubt that we’re going to win some races.”
For the 25-year-old English, he’s found the partnership with Big Frog Motorsports to be a natural fit.
“Augie [Burttram] and Mike [Rey] have been just awesome to deal with,” English said. “Even though we’ve had some bad luck on a few nights, we’ve already had some good runs, and I think there’s clearly a potential there for us to be a contender every time that we hit the track.”
English will also continue to pilot the Tommy Pope-owned No. 22 Super Late Model in select races, as well as his personal No. 96 car.
In fact, Big Frog Motorsports is going to take the month of June off to prepare for a run at the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals title with English in July.
“We’re going to go through our car and make sure it’s all good to go for the Southern Nationals. While we are doing that, we are going to help Tanner at some of the UMP Summernationals events that he plans to run in his own equipment,” Burttram revealed.
English is the two-time defending Schaeffer’s Oil Mid America Racing Series champion.