Tri-County Race Track

Ray Cook Racing Scheduled to Start 2015 with Hangover Race at 411!
(December 15, 2014) Following the conclusion of the recent Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis, Ray Cook announced today that he plans to open up his 2015 campaign on Thursday, January 1 with the 5th Annual 'Hangover' race at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee! Weather pending, the CT Promotions event will pay $4,000 to the winner of the Super Late Model special. You can view the upcoming 2015 schedule dates that Ray confirmed today by clicking on the SCHEDULE page of the website!

Ray Cook Closes Out 2014 Campaign in Gobbler 50 at Cleveland Speedway
(November 22, 2014) Ray Cook Racing put the finishing touches on their 2014 racing season on Friday night, November 21 in the annual 'Gobbler 50' at the newly reopened Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, Tennessee. The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) presided over the Super Late Model portion of the program and a $5,000 top prize was on the line. Ray Cook knocked down the sixth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to scoring the win in his consolation event. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 50-lap feature event, Ray was able to move up a couple of spots on his way to a ninth place effort.

The Brasstown, North Carolina ace also entered a Crate Late Model and vied for a $1,500 payday in the 'Gobbler 50' undercard. Ray clicked off the fastest lap during time trials to earn Fast Time honors and later started the A-Main from the pole position. He then ran second during the entire first half of the race before he was wrecked by another competitor, which sent him hard into the wall - severely damaging both ends of his MasterSbilt racecar. You can view complete results from the 'Gobbler 50' by pointing your web browser to www.sasdirt.com. (Wells Racing Photography)

Cook Seventh in Deep Fried 75 at Duck River Raceway Park
(November 16, 2014) Ray Cook and his #53 team ventured to Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee over the chilly November 14-15 weekend. The 3rd Annual 'Deep Fried 75' was a Southern Nationals Bonus Race and boasted an $11,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Ray qualified third quickest in Group A during the time trial session and later scored a heat race triumph on Saturday afternoon at DRRP. After starting the 75-lap headliner from the pole position, Ray ran second early in the distance before eventually fading to a seventh place performance due to a loose racecar. Complete results from the 'Deep Fried 75' weekend can be obtained online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

Ray Cook Competes in World Finals at Dirt Track at Charlotte...
(November 9, 2014) Ray Cook Racing invaded the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina from November 6-8 for the 8th Annual 'World of Outlaws World Finals.' The final two events of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series campaign paid $12,000 to the winner and drew a stellar field of 77 competitors to the 4/10-mile speedplant. With new sponsor Motion Sensors, Inc. on board for the weekend, Ray Cook started on Thursday night by posting the twenty-fifth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying for Friday's program and the twenty-second quickest time for Saturday's showdown.

In front of a standing-room-only crowd in Charlotte, Ray finished seventh in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main on Friday night, while he wound up seventh in his heat race and eighth in his B-Main on Saturday evening. Unfortunately, those efforts were not able to put the Brasstown, North Carolina ace into the 50-lap headliners, which were won by Darrell Lanigan and Jimmy Owens respectively. Complete results from the extended weekend in the Charlotte area can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

Ray Cook Racing Welcomes Motion Sensors, Inc. On Board for Charlotte!
Click to Learn More!(November 5, 2014) With the upcoming 'World Finals' at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte right around the corner, the Ray Cook Racing team would like to welcome a new sponsor - Motion Sensors, Inc. - on board for the November 6-8 weekend in Concord, North Carolina. Motion Sensors, Inc. (MSI) has been manufacturing speed sensors since 1970. Their original sensors were developed to meet the extreme temperature cycling, high shock, and vibration demanded by applications in the turbine flowmetering industry. Over the years, their product line and expertise has significantly expanded to include a wide range of speed sensing technologies and industry applications.

Two rounds of qualifying will take place at the 4/10-mile oval on Thursday night, which will set the stage for two separate shows on Friday and Saturday. The final two events on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule will feature 50-lap main events, with each race paying $12,000 to the winner. A standing-room-only crowd of over 15,000 spectators is expected for the huge 'World Finals' weekend in the Charlotte area. You can learn more about Motion Sensors, Inc. by pointing your web browser to www.motionsensors.com.

Ray Cook Runner-Up in SAS Showdown at Talladega Short Track!
(October 19, 2014) Ray Cook was back behind the wheel of Tommy Pope's #53 Warrior racecar over the October 17-18 weekend at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. The doubleheader, which accompanied NASCAR's visit across the road at Talladega Superspeedway, kicked off with an unsanctioned program on Friday night. Ray posted the second quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later started the $2,000 to win feature event from the outside of the second row. The Brasstown, North Carolina ace was then battling for the second spot in the 30-lapper when he unfortunately spun and was subsequently involved in a wreck, which relegated him to a disappointing twenty-fourth place effort.

The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) then rolled into TST on Saturday evening to preside over a $4,000 to win shootout. Ray knocked down the fourth fastest time in Group B during qualifying, which locked him into the outside of the fourth row in the 40-lap headliner. The popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" was able to climb all the way up to second at the track deemed as the "Hornets Nest" to finish a strong runner-up behind only victor Riley Hickman. Complete results from the double-dip can be found online at www.talladegashorttrack.com.

Cook Competes in Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100...
(October 12, 2014) Brasstown, North Carolina native Ray Cook made his way to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on October 10-11 for the annual running of the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100.' The unsanctioned mega-event drew a whopping 72 competitors to "The Mag" to vie for the hefty $20,000 winner's check. Ray posted the eighteenth quickest lap overall during Friday's qualifying session and later finished sixth in his loaded heat race. The popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" then moved up to third in his B-Main, but that was unfortunately one mere position out of a coveted transfer spot into the 100-lap headliner. Complete results from the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100' weekend can be accessed online at www.magnoliadirt.com.

Ray Cook Earns Top Ten in Rome Showdown at Rome Speedway
(October 6, 2014) Ray Cook Racing rolled into the Peach State on October 4-5 for a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tilts. On Saturday night at the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia, Ray Cook ran sixth in his loaded heat race prior to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his B-Main. After starting from the outside of the eleventh row in the 50-lap 'Dixie Shootout,' Ray then improved eight positions during the course of the headliner on his way to a fourteenth place effort.

The doubleheader weekend for the #53 team then wrapped up on Sunday evening at the ultra-fast Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia, as another $10,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'Rome Showdown.' Ray knocked down the fifth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying and later finished third in his heat race. The Brasstown, North Carolina ace then worked his way past three competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a solid seventh place showing. Complete results from both Georgia tracks can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Cook Claims $5,000 Winner's Check in Crate Late Model at EAMS!
(September 29, 2014) Ray Cook celebrated in victory lane for the fifth time in 2014 on Sunday, September 28 at the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama! Behind the wheel of his #53 Crate Late Model, Ray went out last in qualifying on Saturday and laid down the fastest lap during time trials to earn the pole position for Sunday's 50-lap headliner. The Brasstown, North Carolina native then officially led from flag-to-flag during the 'Alabama State Championship' race to cash the $5,000 top prize over Ronnie Johnson, Chase Edge, Steven Roberts, and Terrance Nowell!

The team also entered that same MasterSbilt racecar in the pair of Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series showdowns over the 'Alabama State Championship' weekend at EAMS. On Friday night, Ray finished sixth in his consolation race, but later stormed past twelve competitors during the $2,000 to win feature to claim a solid fifth place performance behind only victor Chris Madden, Jake Knowles, Ronnie Johnson, and Ryan King. In Saturday's Chevy 525 Series finale, which boasted a $3,000 payday, Ray once again ran sixth in the B-Main prior to storming all the way up to seventh in the 50-lapper.

If that wasn't enough racing action for one weekend, Ray also unloaded his Capital racecar to compete in a pair of $4,000 to win Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) battles. He started on the pole in Saturday evening's 40-lap main event and led early in the race, but was unfortunately involved in an incident while running second that relegated him to a disappointing seventeenth place effort. In Sunday afternoon's 40-lapper, the popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" wrapped up his ultra-busy weekend with a tenth place run. Complete results from Phenix City can be viewed by logging onto www.eamsdirt.com.

Ray Cook Climbs to Seventh in King of the Mountain Fall Classic
(September 21, 2014) Ray Cook Racing stormed into Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday evening, September 20 for the 'King of the Mountain Fall Classic.' Ray Cook was unable to lock himself directly into the $5,000 to win feature event through Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) qualifying, but he did grab the second transfer spot through his consolation race. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the sixth row, Ray was able to move past five competitors during the caution-free affair to land in the seventh finishing position. Complete results from Smoky Mountain Speedway can be obtained online at www.sasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

Another Runner-Up Performance in Fall Championship at Dixie Speedway
(September 14, 2014) Ray Cook and his #53 team were back in the pit area at the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia on Saturday, September 13 for the annual 'Fall Championship.' Ray posted the second quickest lap during the qualifying session at the D-Shaped venue and later started the $3,000 to win feature event from the outside of the front row. The Brasstown, North Carolina standout then raced hard towards the front of the field during the course of the 40-lapper and eventually guided his new Capital car to a third-straight runner-up performance behind only victor Randy Weaver. Full results from Dixie Speedway can be accessed online at www.dixiespeedway.com.

Cook Sets Fast Time at Dixie Speedway; Finishes Runner-Up to Page
(September 7, 2014) Ray Cook Racing made another trip to the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia on Saturday, September 6 for a weekly Super Late Model show. Armed with his new Capital racecar, Ray Cook clicked off the quickest lap during the qualifying session to earn Fast Time honors. After drawing a six for the invert, Ray stormed past four competitors and battled for the lead on several different occasions before settling for a strong runner-up effort behind only victor Michael Page. Complete results from Dixie Speedway can be viewed online at www.dixiespeedway.com.

Ray Cook Runner-Up in Capital Debut at Dixie Speedway
(August 31, 2014) Brasstown, North Carolina native Ray Cook traveled to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia and Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia on August 29-30 for a pair of Labor Day weekend races. On Friday night at Boyd's, a $3,000 top prize was on the line in an unsanctioned special at the Chattanooga-area facility. Ray, who was aboard a Warrior racecar out of the Tommy Pope Racing stable, qualified third fastest in time trials. He then led a majority of the 40-lap feature event until stripping a spool in the rearend while leading on lap 31, which relegated Ray to a disappointing eighteenth place effort.

At Dixie on Saturday evening, Ray debuted a brand-new Capital racecar in a $2,000 to win weekly show at the historic Atlanta-area venue. After timing in fourth quickest during time trials in his new ride, Ray started the headliner from the outside of the second row. Despite encountering engine woes late in the distance, the popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" hung on to a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Jason Croft. Complete results from both holiday weekend races can be accessed online at www.boydsspeedway.net and www.dixiespeedway.com.

Cook Earns Top Five in 10th Annual Ironman Classic at Smoky Mountain
(August 17, 2014) Ray Cook and his #53 team stormed into Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday evening, August 16 for the 10th Annual 'Ironman Classic.' The Southern Nationals Series Bonus Race paid $5,010 to the winner. Ray clicked off the fourth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session, which locked him into the outside of the fourth row for the start of the 40-lap headliner. The Brasstown, North Carolina ace then picked off four competitors during the A-Main to notch a strong fourth place outing behind only victor Chris Madden, Randy Weaver, and Skip Arp. Full results from the 'Ironman Classic' can be found online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

Ray Cook Enters $50k North/South 100; Finishes Third in Non-Qualifiers Race
(August 10, 2014) For the first time in nearly a month, Ray Cook returned to racing action on August 8-9 in the 32nd edition of the 'North/South 100' at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the $50,000 to win crown jewel event, which featured a passing points format for the first time instead of the normal qualifying procedure. Ray slipped to tenth in his first heat race on Friday night, while he finished sixth in his second prelim of the evening.

Following a seventh place effort in his B-Main on Saturday, Ray was unfortunately unable to transfer into the 'North/South 100,' which was eventually won by Eddie Carrier, Jr. The Brasstown, North Carolina standout somewhat salvaged his weekend in the Bluegrass State by running third in the $2,500 to win Non-Qualifiers Race behind only victor Scott James and runner-up Steve Shaver. Full results from the 'North/South 100' weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Cook Rallies to Fourth in Ultimate Series Stop at North Georgia Speedway!
(July 13, 2014) Ray Cook and the Tommy Pope Racing team struck out to North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia on Saturday, July 12 for the annual running of the 'Earnest and Raymond Young Memorial.' The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over the single-day affair, which boasted a $4,000 top prize. Ray timed in thirteenth quickest during the qualifying session, but later finished second in the B-Main. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 40-lap headliner, the Brasstown, North Carolina star blasted past eight competitors en route to a strong fourth place showing. Ray trailed only winner Randy Weaver, Riley Hickman, and Tom Maddox to the checkers. Full results from North Georgia Speedway can be viewed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.

Ray Cook Sweeps Holiday Weekend Action at Talladega and Tazewell!
(July 6, 2014) The "Tarheel Tiger" Ray Cook picked up a pair of victories over the 4th of July holiday weekend in the states of Alabama and Tennessee! His busy weekend started on Thursday, July 3 at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. Driving a Warrior racecar out of the Tommy Pope Racing stable, Ray set fast time during qualifying for the weekly Super Late Model event, which earned him the pole position for the start of the 30-lap feature. Ray then grabbed the top spot early in the race and drove away from the field to collect the $1,200 paycheck over Tim Roszell, Jason Hiett, Ross Martin, and Terry Smith!

On Saturday evening, July 5, Ray unloaded his own #53 MasterSbilt at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee for a Southern Nationals Series Bonus Race. Ray knocked down the third quickest lap during the qualifying session at "The Taz" and later started the 40-lap headliner from the inside of the second row. The Brasstown, North Carolina star then assumed the point on lap 16 and led the remainder of the distance en route to the $5,000 triumph over Justin Rattliff, Chad Ogle, Brad Neat, and Dennis Roberson! Complete results from the action-packed weekend can be accessed online at www.talladegashorttrack.com and www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

 

Southern Nationals Series

[ home | profile | schedule | news | photos | sponsors | merch | for sale | crew | contact ]

Home Profile Schedule Photos Sponsors Swag For Sale Contact Marketing Delph Communications Pierce Race Cars Ted Brown's Quality Paint & Body Landrum Performance Springs Hoosier Racing Tires Fastlane Wraps T&S Heating, Cooling, and Refrigeration Big Daddy Scrap Allstar Performance Rhyne Competition Engines Fast Shafts Like Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Home Profile Schedule News Photos Sponsors Merch For Sale Crew Contact Delph Communications Follow Ray Cook on Twitter! Like MasterSbilt Race Cars on Facebook!