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 Earl Riley


Earl Riley drives the #17 Xtreme Figure 8 Class car.  His home track is Sportsdrome Speedway. He also can be found racing at  Thunder Valley, North Vernon, Lawrenceburg, Ripley County, Scottsburg, Indianapolis Speedrome. He lives in Jeffersonville, IN.

He started racing in 1984 in Street Stock Figure 8 at Sportsdrome. Earl got into racing after graduation in 1984, He watched his Dad race for years at the Sportsdrome Speedway. It is just "in the blood". His first win was in 1987 in Street Stock at the Sportsdrome. Career highlights include 1989 Runner Up 2nd place Points Champion, 3 Hardee's Features, 2nd Place figure 8 Madness, 1 Budweiser win,2nd Place in One Hour figure Enduro, 4th in Mid-Western Figure 8 Championship for Outlaw Division, 3rd Place Point Standing 6 times in a row 1989-1995, 7th Place Lawrenceburg Funfest 2001, 8th Place Lawrenceburg Funfest 2002, 8th Place points in Enduro Division 2002, and 14th Place Points  at Sportsdrome Speedway in 2003.

The thrill of racing for Earl  is that it gives him and adrenalin rush, going through the crossing of two different cars in the X. He is most proud of  winning the Budweiser Figure 8 Dash in 1995. His most exciting racing moment was running Raymond Johnson for a Point Championship, Raymond still beat him by 5 points both at Charleston and Sportsdrome in 1989.


Bill Riley, Tony Trinkle, Jerry Sutter, Andy Baker, Dutch, Ronnie Watson, Scott Box and Bill Riley Jr.

Earl's racing heroes are Steve Brown, Bob Miller and Dale Earnhardt.

Of racing, Earl says," You need to try it to really get the feeling  I get when I'm racing."

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