Cook Sees Strong I-75 Showing Spoiled by Mechanical Trouble
(April 12, 2017)
Ray Cook Racing traveled to I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee
on Saturday evening, April 8 for a Schaeffer Oil Iron-Man Mountain
Championship Series showdown. Ray Cook laid down the fifth quickest
lap overall of the sixteen entrants during the qualifying session,
which automatically locked him into the inside of the third row
for the start of the $3,000 to win feature event.
The Brasstown, North Carolina standout then vaulted up to as
high as third early in the 30-lap headliner before breaking the
flywheel bolts off his #53 machine, which was a first-time occurrence
in his long racing career. The mechanical problems forced Ray
to retire from the event and relegated him to a disappointing
fifteenth place showing. Full results from I-75 Raceway can be
accessed online at www.i75raceway.com.
The popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" will
not be behind the wheel of his familiar #53 car the next two weekends,
as his Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series tour heats back
up in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. Ray will oversee a
pair of lucrative shows over the April 14-15 weekend at Ponderosa
Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky and Florence Speedway in Union,
Kentucky, while another doubleheader is scheduled at Crossville
Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee and Volunteer Speedway in Bulls
Gap, Tennessee on April 21-22. For complete information about
these Ray Cook-promoted races or for more details concerning the
series, please point your Internet browser to www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Ray Cook Racing would like to thank the following group of sponsors
for their continued support: A+ Moving and Storage, Tommy Pope
Construction, Phillips Properties, Motion Sensors, Possum Quarter
Farms, American Racer South, Capital Race Cars, Sunoco Race Fuels,
Jay D1ckens Racing Engines, Kenny Lamb Racing Engines, Schaeffer's
Racing Oil, Old Man's Garage, K&N Filters, Performance Rod
& Custom (PRC), Collins Signs, Wilwood Engineering, The Joie
of Seating, Integra Racing Shocks, GW Performance, Bert Transmissions,
Turbo Start Batteries, Frankland Racing Supply, Stealth Carburetors,
ISC Racer's Tape, Delph Communications, Wiles Driveshafts, Peterson
Fluid Systems, and MSD Ignition.
For the latest news and schedule information concerning the #53
team, feel free to visit their official Internet home at www.RayCook53.com.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications