Cook on Podium in Super and Crate During Cabin Fever at Boyd's!
31, 2016) Ray Cook and his #53 team descended
upon Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Saturday, January
30 for the unsanctioned 'Cabin Fever 40' spectacular. In Super
Late Model action, Ray posted the fourth fastest lap in Group
B during qualifying prior to scoring the victory in his consolation
event. After starting the $3,500 to win main event from the outside
of the fourth row, Ray picked off five competitors during the
40-lap contest to finish the 'Cabin Fever 40' in the third position
behind only victor Donald McIntosh and runner-up Dale McDowell.
Behind the wheel of his Crate Late Model, Ray clicked
off the third quickest time during the qualifying session, which
locked him into the inside of the second row for the start of
the 25-lap headliner. During the course of the $1,500 to win affair,
the Brasstown, North Carolina standout finished right where he
started... in the third spot behind only race winner Jason Hiett
and runner-up John Ownbey. Full results from the 'Cabin Fever
40' program at Boyd's Speedway can be accessed online at www.boydsspeedway.net.
Cook Runner-Up in
NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series Portion of Ice Bowl!
11, 2016) Ray Cook Racing rolled into Talladega
Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama on January 9-10 for the annual
running of the 'Ice Bowl.' In NeSmith (Crate) Dirt Late Model
Series competition, Ray Cook timed in second fastest in his group
during Saturday's qualifying session and later scored the victory
in heat race action on Sunday afternoon. After starting the $3,000
to win headliner from the inside of the third row, Ray blitzed
to the front of the field to lead laps 15-31. At the conclusion
of the 50-lap headliner, the Brasstown, North Carolina star found
himself an impressive runner-up behind only race winner William
In the Super Late Model portion of the busy 'Ice
Bowl' weekend at TST, a $6,000 top prize was on the line. Ray
clicked off the second quickest time in his group during qualifying
on Saturday, but was later involved in a first lap tangle with
Jason Hiett in his heat race, which dropped the "Tarheel
Tiger" to a disappointing seventh place effort. After grabbing
the third transfer spot through Sunday's consolation event, Ray
was an early retiree in the 50-lapper with motor issues and was
placed twenty-fourth in the final finishing order. Complete results
from 'Ice Bowl XXV' can be accessed online at www.talladegashorttrack.com.
Ray Cook Victorious
in Crate Late Model During Hangover at 411!
2, 2016) Ray Cook recorded his first feature
win of the 2016 racing season in his lid lifter on Friday, January
1 during the sixth edition of the 'Hangover' at 411 Motor Speedway
in Seymour, Tennessee! Behind the wheel of his #53 Crate Late
Model, Ray clicked off the quickest time of the 49 competitors
in attendance during qualifying to earn the pole position for
the 25-lap main event. During the course of the headliner, Ray
grabbed the point with a nice move on the fifth circuit and never
looked back in registering the $1,500 payday over John Ownbey,
Tom Maddox, Matt Henderson, and Rusty Ballenger!
In Super Late Model action, Ray posted the fastest
lap in Group A during the time trial session, which also landed
him on the pole of the $4,000 to win unsanctioned special. The
Brasstown, North Carolina star ran second in the early stages
of the 40-lapper, but got into the wall at one point and bent
the right front suspension. Ray eventually slipped back to fourth
before winding up in the third finishing position behind only
victor Donald McIntosh and runner-up Jason Hiett. Complete results
from the 'Hangover' program can be viewed online at www.411motorspeedway.net.
Cook to Lift Lid on
2016 Racing Season in Hangover at 411 Motor Speedway
29, 2015) Only a month removed from his final
race of the 2015 campaign, Ray Cook will lift the lid on the 2016
racing season this Friday, January 1. The 411 Motor Speedway in
Seymour, Tennessee will play host to the 6th Annual 'Hangover'
race on New Year's Day. When the #53 team pulls through the pit
gate at the Volunteer State venue, they will unload a pair of
lethal Capital racecars.
The veteran Brasstown, North Carolina standout will vie for the
$4,000 payday in the Super Late Model division, while a $1,500
top prize will be on the line in the Crate Late Model portion
of the daytime program. Ray enjoyed a solid run in last year's
edition of the 'Hangover,' as he placed sixth in the 40-lap Super
Late Model special. Additional information on the unsanctioned
show at Tennessee's Action Track can be accessed by pointing your
web browser to www.411motorspeedway.net.