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Layne Riggs injured in off-weekend dirt bike incident

Layne Riggs’ pursuit of the CARS Tour championship ended before it could truly begin.

The 15-year-old second generation driver broke his right collarbone during a motorbike incident over the weekend. As a result, the son of NASCAR veteran Layne Riggs will have to miss Saturday night’s Solid Rock Carriers 123.

“Was trying to have a little fun on my off weekend before our next upcoming races,” Riggs said in a Facebook post.  “Ended up crashing on my dirt bike and broke my right collarbone in half. Surgery is scheduled to happen tomorrow and hopeful to have a speedy recovery. Sorry to everyone that has been and would have been supporting me through the upcoming races. I’m already itching to get back in a car as soon as possible.”

Riggs is the reigning CARS Late Model Stock championship runner-up and has two wins at Dominion and Orange County. He entered the weekend 11th in the standings and 25 points behind leader Bobby McCarty

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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