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Ray Cook Challenges for Win in Southeastern Classic; Finishes Second to Hiett
(March 15, 2015) Ray Cook Racing made a late-week decision to head to Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia on Saturday evening, March 14 for the 'Southeastern Classic.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model special at the Atlanta-area facility boasted a $5,000 payday. Armed with a motor loaned to him by Kenny Lamb Race Engines, Ray Cook knocked down the sixth quickest lap during the qualifying session. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 50-lap headliner, Ray blasted past four competitors during the distance and put forth a strong challenge for the win on the last circuit. The Brasstown, North Carolina ace settled for an impressive runner-up effort in the 'Southeastern Classic' behind only race winner Jason Hiett. Full results from Dixie can be viewed online at

Mechanical Troubles Sideline Ray Cook Early at North Georgia Speedway...
(March 8, 2015) Ray Cook and his #53 team returned to racing action on Saturday evening, March 7 at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over their season opener at NGS and a $4,000 top prize was on the line. Ray timed in seventh quickest overall during the qualifying session, which locked him into the inside of the fourth row for the start of the 40-lap feature event. Unfortunately, his oil pump belt came off on lap four of the headliner, which caused him to retire in the twenty-fourth position. Full results from North Georgia Speedway can be accessed by clicking on

Pair of Podium Efforts for Cook in Crate Late Model in Winter Freeze!
(February 8, 2015) Ray Cook Racing traveled south to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia over the February 6-7 weekend to compete in the 'Winter Freeze V' extravaganza. While they were unable to bring their Super Late Model, Ray Cook did compete in the Crate Late Model portion of the weekend. On Friday night, Ray timed in seventh fastest during the qualifying session and later climbed up to third in the $1,500 to win feature event.

At Screven on Saturday evening, the Brasstown, North Carolina star qualified fourth quickest during time trials prior to placing second in the dash. After starting the $2,000 to win main event from the outside of the front row, Ray led the first 34 circuits in the 40-lapper before eventually settling for a strong runner-up effort behind only victor Ben Faircloth. Complete results from Screven Motor Speedway can be found online by pointing your web browser to

Ray Cook Suffers Engine Woes in Cabin Fever 40 at Boyd's Speedway...
(February 1, 2015) Ray Cook and his #53 team made the trip to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Saturday, January 31 for the annual running of the 'Cabin Fever 40.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model special at the Chattanooga area facility boasted a $3,000 top prize. Ray clicked off the fastest lap of the 48 competitors during qualifying and later finished second in the dash. After starting the 40-lap main event from the outside of the front row, Ray was running in the third spot on lap 26 when terminal motor problems ended his night prematurely. The Brasstown, North Carolina standout was dropped to seventeenth in the final finishing order of the 'Cabin Fever 40.' Complete results from Boyd's Speedway can be accessed online at

Cook Runner-Up in Crate Late Model Portion of Ice Bowl at TST
(January 12, 2015) Ray Cook Racing was busy during the 'Ice Bowl' weekend at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama on January 10-11, as they entered both a Super Late Model and a Crate Late Model at the track deemed as the "Hornets Nest." In Super Late Model competition, Ray Cook fought ignition woes all weekend. Ray qualified sixth fastest in his group during qualifying on Saturday and later finished fifth in heat race action. After running third in his B-Main on Sunday, Ray received a Past Champion Provisional and rolled off from the outside of the thirteenth row in the $6,000 to win headliner. During the course of the 50-lapper, the Brasstown, North Carolina ace hustled his #53 ride past fifteen competitors en route to a steady eleventh place performance.

Behind the wheel of his Crate Late Model, Ray laid down the quickest lap in his group during the qualifying session and later scored the win in his heat race. After starting the 40-lap main event from the inside of the second row, Ray was a major factor to vie for the $3,000 top prize. The popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" quickly moved up to second, battled for the lead in lapped traffic, and eventually settled for a runner-up effort behind only race winner Jason Welshan. Complete results from the busy 'Ice Bowl' weekend can be obtained by clicking on

Ray Cook Opens 2015 Campaign with Sixth Place Run in Hangover 40
(January 2, 2015) Ray Cook and his #53 team kicked off their version of the 2015 racing season as soon as they could, as they entered the 5th Annual 'Hangover 40' at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee on Thursday, January 1. A strong field of 46 competitors signed into the unsanctioned Super Late Model special, which boasted a $4,000 winner's check.

Ray started his afternoon by posting the sixth fastest lap in his group during the qualifying session and later placed second in his heat race behind only prelim victor Walker Arthur. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the sixth row, Ray did the best he could with his 525 motor on the rough, hooked-up racetrack. The Brasstown, North Carolina ace moved up six positions during the 'Hangover 40' to bag a solid sixth place performance in his season lid lifter behind only winner Donald McIntosh, Walker Arthur, Stephen Breeding, Pierce McCarter, and Jeremy Hines. Complete results from 411 Motor Speedway can be accessed by pointing your web browser to (Wells Racing Photography)


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