an Impressive Runner-Up to Croft at Dixie Speedway!
15, 2016) Ray Cook Racing made a last minute
decision to invade the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia
on Saturday evening, May 14 for a $2,000 to win weekly Super Late
Model show. Ray Cook wheeled his #53 Capital machine to the third
quickest lap during the qualifying session, which lined him up
starting from the inside of the second row in the 30-lap headliner.
The Brasstown, North Carolina native then put forth a strong effort
during the A-Main and eventually nabbed a runner-up showing behind
only victor Jason Croft. Full results from Dixie Speedway can
be accessed online at www.dixiespeedway.com.
Ray Cook Wheels Stacy
Boles' #11b in Mountain Outlaw 50 at SMS
8, 2016) Brasstown, North Carolina star Ray Cook
piloted Stacy Boles' #11b Capital racecar on Saturday evening,
May 7 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. The
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series roared into the Volunteer
State to preside over the $10,000 to win 'Mountain Outlaw 50.'
Ray posted the fifth quickest time in Group B during the qualifying
session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through
his heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the inside
of the eighth row, Ray was battling for position early in the
race when he unfortunately got into the frontstretch wall, which
forced him to head pitside early to settle for a twenty-sixth
place performance. Complete results from Smoky Mountain Speedway
can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Cook Captures $1,500
Spring Fling Victory at Cleveland Speedway!
10, 2016) Ray Cook Racing found themselves celebrating
in victory lane for the second time in 2016 on Saturday evening,
April 9 at the historic Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, Tennessee!
Ray Cook clicked off the quickest lap during Super Late Model
qualifying, which earned him the pole position for the 'Spring
Fling' main event. The Brasstown, North Carolina standout then
grabbed the point at the drop of the green flag and led each one
of the 35 circuits en route to capturing the $1,500 payday over
Jamie Perry, Booger Brooks, Jordon Horton, and Mike Tinker! Complete
results from the unsanctioned show at Cleveland Speedway can be
viewed online at www.clevelandspeedwayllc.com.
(Ronnie Barnett Photo)
Ray Cook Seventh in
Ultimate Super Late Model Series Season Opener
6, 2016) Ray Cook and his #53 team traveled to
North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia on Saturday evening,
March 5 for the Ultimate Super Late Model Series season opener.
A strong field of 35 competitors converged on the 1/3-mile clay
oval and a $4,000 top prize was up for grabs. Ray laid down the
seventh fastest lap during the qualifying session, which locked
him into the inside of the fourth row for the start of the 40-lap
main event. The Brasstown, North Carolina star then ran amongst
the top ten throughout the headliner, eventually finishing right
where he started... in the seventh position. Full results from
the Ultimate lid lifter at North Georgia can be accessed online
Cook Tackles World
of Outlaws Foes in Annual Running of Winter Freeze
14, 2016) Ray Cook Racing ventured south to the
Peach State on February 12-13 for the 'Winter Freeze VI' at Screven
Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia. The two-day World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series spectacular kicked off with an $8,000
to win opener on Friday evening. Ray Cook qualified fourteenth
fastest in Group A during time trials prior to grabbing the fourth
and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off
from the outside of the seventh row in the 40-lap main event,
Ray was able to move past a trio of competitors on his way to
a respectable eleventh place showing.
On Saturday night at Screven, a $10,000 winner's
check was on the line in the 'Winter Freeze VI' weekend finale.
Ray clicked off the fourth quickest lap in Group A during WOOLMS
qualifying, but later experienced terminal motor issues during
his heat race. The Brasstown, North Carolina standout was forced
to scratch from the remainder of the program and was unable to
make the start in the 50-lap headliner, which was won by Rick
Eckert. Complete results from the 'Winter Freeze VI' can be accessed
by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Ray 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.