In the Fall of 2013, 18-year-old Eric Riggins from Charlotte, N.C., scored a pair of victories by winning two co-sanctioned URC/USCS events that were held Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.c. and the Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C.
Riggins dominated both feature events making it one of his most memorable racing weekends of his racing career. Over the winter months, Riggins and his father gave much consideration around building their plans for 2014.
“The URC sprints looked to be the smartest series we could follow and still get to run some select 410 shows and obviously, we’ll race against some stiff competition as well as racing at some very well-known tracks in central PA,” said Riggins, who has eight sprint car victories in just two and a half years of racing sprint cars.
Riggins will drive his familiar No. 47 that is owned by his father, Eric Riggins Sr. Sponsorship on his 360 sprinter will include Alpha Canvas Race Products, JRI Shocks, FK Rod ends, FSR Radiators, J&J Auto Racing, and Brown and Miller Racing Solutions. By profession, the Riggins are owners of Alpha Canvas, specializing in custom race covers, banners, tents and awnings.
“I’m really excited to come and race with URC and I know the guys to beat will be Curt Michael, J.J. Grasso, Davie Franek and Robbie Stillwaggon, “said Riggins.
The full Rislone URC Sprint schedule is a priority for the Riggins Race Team in 2014 along with several Pennsylvania 410 sprint shows and select USCS racing events.
The Rislone URC Sprint Series will offer several big paying shows in the coming season and Riggins is thrilled about that.
“I like the high dollar events because they will bring in some bigger name drivers, and that will help us see where we stack up with those guys,” said Riggins.
Riggins is well aware of the talent in URC and what it will take to win features and even, win the championship.
“To win the title it will take consistency, as a driver, as well as the guy who is making calls on the race car, our goal is to be able to complete for the win night in and night out,” Riggins said.