Runner-Up in Crate Late Model Portion of Ice Bowl at TST
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
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.
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
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
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.
Cook Seventh in Deep
Fried 75 at Duck River Raceway Park
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
Ray Cook Competes
in World Finals at Dirt Track at Charlotte...
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
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!
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.