John Riggleman drives the #85 Pro Am Class
car. His home track is Nebraska Raceway Park but he can also be
found racing at Shelby County Speedway. He lives in Omaha, NE.
Team members helping John are:
Russ Joons, Jeremy Riggleman, Roger Harpster. Car owners are Russ
Joons and John Riggleman.
John started racing in 1981 in the
Bomber Class at Quartz Mountain Speedway just for fun. His first
win was that same year.
The thrill of racing for John is going
through the corner at full throttle and have the car stick! His
most exciting racing moment was his very first ace. He took the
lead on the first lap in turn 2. He was scared to death.
He's most proud of just being able to compete with some of the best
drivers in the country.
John's racing hero is Dale Earnhardt.
Of racing, John says, "I watched racing
from the stands for a number of years and like many fans, I found myself
saying, "That does not look so hard". Well, I'm here to tell you
do not think it is easy until you have set your tail end in a car and
pulled the belts tight. You will never know what it's like in that
car from the stands! Age is just a number, you are only as old as
you let yourself get!".
John's favorite racing website is