On March 24, Layne Riggs made a late-race comeback after falling back early on during the CARS Late Model Stock Car Tour feature at Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC). He finished 11th that day and later ended a post on Twitter by saying, “on to the next.”
Unfortunately, that next race will be considerably farther in the future than originally planned, as Riggs will have to mount a personal comeback after an injury away from the track. Over the Easter weekend Riggs, the son of former NASCAR driver Scott Riggs, suffered a broken collarbone in a dirt biking accident.
While remaining in high spirits on social media, Riggs went on to explain how sorry he was to all his supporters and thanked them for their continued support.
After reaching out earlier this week, Riggs sent a quick message to Speed51.com saying that a surgical procedure Monday night had gone well. He added that “it’s too early to know” when he’ll be able to get back behind the wheel his No. 99 Late Model.
Riggs, a two-time CARS Tour winner last season, finished third in the 2017 championship standings and was considered one of the contenders for the 2018 championship.
We at Speed51.com send our best wishes to Layne Riggs for a speedy recovery and will have more in the coming days and weeks.
-By Connor Sullivan, Speed51.com Northeast Editor
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