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Cook Pulls Double-Duty at Virginia Motor Speedway in USA 100
(May 17, 2015) Ray Cook and his #53 team pulled double-duty on Saturday evening, May 16 at the state-of-the-art Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series sanctioned the annual running of the 'USA 100' and a $10,000 top prize was on the line. Ray posted the fifth quickest lap in his group during the qualifying session and later finished sixth in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap main event from the outside of the ninth row, Ray had moved forward past a few cars early in the distance before overheating woes sent him pitside with a twenty-first place performance.

In the Crate Late Model portion of the 'USA 100' program, Ray timed in third fastest in his group during Fastrak Racing Series qualifying. After a fourth place run in his heat race, the Brasstown, North Carolina ace steered his new Capital racecar to a fifth place effort in the $3,000 to win headliner. Ray trailed only winner Daniel Baggerly, Walker Arthur, Davis Lipscombe, and Tyler Bare at the checkers. Complete results from VMS can be accessed online at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Ray Cook Runner-Up in World of Outlaws Stop at Smoky Mountain!
(May 10, 2015) Ray Cook Racing returned to competition on Saturday evening, May 9 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee, as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over a $10,000 to win throwdown at the Knoxville-area speedplant. Ray Cook knocked down the fourth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later scored the win in his loaded heat race. After redrawing the outside of the front row prior to the start of the 50-lap headliner, Ray ran second throughout the distance en route to an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor Scott Bloomquist. Complete results from the trip to Smoky Mountain Speedway can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

Cook Bags $6,000 for Spring Thaw Victory at Volunteer Speedway!!!
(April 19, 2015) After Mother Nature wreaked havoc once again on his Spring Nationals Series in the Peach State of Georgia on April 17-18, Ray Cook streaked back north on Saturday to pick up his #53 ride in hopes of making it to Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee in time for the annual running of the 'Spring Thaw.' With cars in line to hot lap when he pulled into the pit area, Ray was able to unload just in time to lay down the second quickest lap overall during the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series qualifying session. The Brasstown, North Carolina standout then led all fifty circuits from his front-row starting spot en route to capturing the $6,000 payday ahead of Billy Ogle, Jr., Donald McIntosh, Vic Hill, and Stacy Boles! Complete results from "The Gap" can be accessed online at www.carolinaclash.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

Ray Cook Finally Breaks Through for Spring Championship Win at Dixie!!!
(April 12, 2015) Ray Cook Racing finally broke through to capture their first victory of the 2015 racing season on Saturday evening, April 11 at the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia! After several near misses and some bad luck along the way, Ray Cook picked up the $3,000 paycheck in the annual 'Spring Championship' at the Atlanta-area speedplant. Ray posted the fastest lap during the qualifying session to earn the pole position for the 40-lapper, which he eventually led from flag-to-flag. Behind his #53 Capital racecar at the checkers were machines driven by Jason Hiett, Todd Morrow, Dale Thurman, and Jason Croft. Full results from the unsanctioned 'Spring Championship' at Dixie can be accessed online at www.dixiespeedway.com. (Kevin Prater Photo)

Cook Breaks Birdcage Battling for Second at Smoky Mountain Speedway...
(March 29, 2015) Ray Cook and his #53 team ventured to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday evening, March 28 for an Ultimate Super Late Model Series tussle. Ray laid down the third quickest lap during the qualifying session, which locked him into the inside of the second row for the start of the $5,000 to win main event. The Brasstown, North Carolina ace was then running in the second spot on lap 38 when a broken right rear birdcage caused him to retire from the 50-lap affair. Ray was placed a disappointing fifteenth in the final finishing order at SMS due to the mechanical woes. Complete results from the Knoxville-area speedplant can be viewed online at www.ultimatesupers.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

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 www.dixiespeedway.com.

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 www.ultimatesupers.com.

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 www.screvenmotorsports.com.

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 www.boydsspeedway.net.

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 www.talladegashorttrack.com.

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 www.411motorspeedway.net. (Wells Racing Photography)

 

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