Tommy Riggins

Jacksonville FL

After a 1967 start on North Florida and South Georgia dirt ovals, by 1976 Tommy was NASCAR Busch Grand National races at Daytona, Talladega and Charlotte … he then made a switch to road racing with the new Kelly American Challenge series in 1977, earning the Most Improved Driver award and three times finished in second place … Since Tommy was more than just a driver, he deservedly won the Kelly series’ Mechanic of the Year award in 1982, and two years later the Drivers’ Championship, repeating that honor in 1985 …Ensuing years saw many ventures into IMSA GTO, SCCA Trans-Am, NASCAR Winston Cup, ARCA and F.I.A. races offshore, resulting in a 1987 GTO class win at Sebring, four IMSA GT wins, and two in Camel Lights … he returned to the cockpit in a big way in 2003, winning Grand-Am’s Rolex Series GTS class Drivers’ Championship.

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