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Briggs Heads Home From GA/FL Speedweeks with WoO
Bear Lake, PA (February 23, 2015) Boom Briggs and the Boom Briggs Racing team competed with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series during the GA/FL Speedweeks as they visited Screven Motor Speedway, Bubba Raceway Park, and Volusia Speedway Park. After posting two heat wins and a fast time at Bubba Raceway Park including two top-ten finishes, Boom left Florida 11th in WoO points after struggling at Volusia. The team looks to turn things around in a month when the series returns to action at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark on March 20 and 21. Check www.woolms.com for more information.
Boom on his way to Fast Time at Ocala
Heath Lawson Photo

Boom Briggs to Debut New Longhorn Chassis at Cherokee Speedway

Bear Lake, PA (October 23, 2014) Dirt Late Model veteran and World of Outlaws Late Model Series regular Rick ‘Boom’ Briggs of Bear Lake, Pennsylvania will debut a brand new, Meridien Hardwoods, CJ’s Transport, Corry Rubber, Briggs Transport, Sorbera Family Chiropractic sponsored Longhorn Chassis at the Southern Nationals Bonus events at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25.

Briggs, who has entered all 36 World of Outlaws Late Model Series events in 2014, has struggled at times throughout the season while competing in 29 WoOLMS A-Main events with only three top-ten finishes, one heat race win, two B-Main wins and sits 11th in the tour’s championship point standings.

‘There have been times this year that I’ve wanted to call it off (traveling with the WoOLMS)’, Briggs said, ‘but with this change I feel like we have a second wind and a fresh start. It’s a little late in the year to make a big change like this but with how things have gone this year; it’s better late than never.’


The decision to make the switch was not an easy one as Briggs has been in a Rocket Chassis for his entire driving career as well as the numerous years he spent as crew chief for fellow WoOLMS regular, Chub Frank. ‘It was certainly a tough decision to make’, Boom said, ‘but I’m not getting any younger and I wanted to try something new. I need to thank Mark Richards and Steve Baker from Rocket Chassis for all of their support throughout the years. They’ve been wonderful to work with and build a great car.’ Briggs continued, ‘We were talking to JD (Jonathan Davenport) at Cedar Lake (WI) in August and it’s been something we’ve been thinking about since. With Jonathan and his car owner’s Kevin and Leroy Rumleys’ help we were able to make this happen, they’ve really been instrumental in us going in this direction. I also need to thank Jeff Ferro from Corry Rubber, they’ve gone above and beyond this year keeping us on the road with the Outlaws.’

‘We’re very excited about our new Longhorn Chassis and I have to thank Justin and Bob Labonte as well as Matt and Devin from Longhorn. They worked with us from day one to get everything ready for us and I just can’t thank them enough.’ Briggs went on to say, ‘We’ve all seen the strides these cars have made within the past year and all of the success they’ve had. Jonathan has over 20 wins, the Moyer’s (Billy and Billy Jr.) have been strong all season, Mason Ziegler’s program has improved with the Longhorn Chassis, and it seems like every weekend someone else is putting them into victory lane. Hopefully we can have the same success in a Longhorn as everyone seems to have had. We’re really looking forward to next weekend.’

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