Invades Dixie Speedway for Southeastern Classic
17, 2019) Ray Cook Racing made a visit to the
historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia on Saturday evening,
March 16 to compete in the annual running of the 'Southeastern
Classic.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model shootout at the Atlanta-area
facility paid $5,000 to the winner and drew a strong 23 car field.
Ray Cook stopped the clock thirteenth quickest overall during
qualifying to earn the inside of the seventh row for the start
of the 50-lap headliner. After moving up inside of the top ten,
Ray lost his right rear tire late in the distance and was forced
to settle for a fourteenth place showing. Complete results from
the 'Southeastern Classic' can be accessed online at www.dixiespeedway.com.
Ray Cook Slips into
North Georgia; Passes Seven Cars in 40-Lapper
3, 2019) Ray Cook made a last minute decision
and slipped into North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia
on Saturday night, March 2 for the Ultimate Super Late Model Series
season opener. A strong field of 29 competitors were on the ground
at the northern Georgia oval to vie for the $4,000 winner's check.
Ray, who was piloting his own Capital racecar, started off the
evening by posting the seventh quickest lap in Group B during
the qualifying session. After grabbing the fifth transfer spot
in his B-Main, Ray rolled off from the outside of the tenth row
in the 40-lap main event. The Brasstown, North Carolina ace then
drove his #53 machine - that was powered by a 525 motor - by seven
competitors during the distance to claim a thirteenth place showing.
Full results from North Georgia Speedway can be accessed online
Cook Enters Winter
Freeze IX at Screven Motor Speedway
9, 2019) The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series kicked off their version of the 2019 racing
season on February 8-9 at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania,
Georgia. The Peach State venue drew a 39 car field for the 'Winter
Freeze IX,' which featured two complete shows paying $10,000 to
win each night. On Friday night, Ray Cook finished seventh in
his heat race and fifth in his B-Main, while he ran seventh in
his heat race and tenth in his B-Main earlier tonight. On both
occasions, Ray unfortunately missed out on advancing into the
50-lap feature event.
Super Bowl of Racing
Nightly Results from Golden Isles Speedway
2, 2019) Another $12,000 payday was on the line
with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight in the 'Super
Bowl of Racing' finale at Golden Isles Speedway. A stout 37 car
field signed into the pit area at the Brunswick, Georgia-area
oval and a large crowd was on hand to witness all of the ground-pounding
action. Ray Cook and Wynn Motorsports, who
already had a beat-up #53 car from the opener, opted to scratch
from tonight's program after more rain invaded the area throughout
(February 1, 2019)
The 2019 edition of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series season got underway tonight in the 'Super Bowl of Racing'
opener at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia. Most
of the $12,000 to win racing program was completed this evening,
but the final B-Main and the 50-lap headliner were pushed to Saturday
afternoon after inclement weather struck the southern Georgia
speedplant. Ray Cook timed in twelfth quickest in Group B during
the qualifying session, but an early heat race wreck dropped him
to ninth in his prelim. Ray was not able to transfer through his
B-Main and unfortunately missed out on the feature that was eventually
won by Tyler Erb.
Cook Wins Heat Race;
Finishes Second in Season-Opening Ice Bowl!
7, 2019) Only a week removed from their 2018 season
finale, Ray Cook and the Wynn Motorsports team lifted the lid
to their 2019 campaign on January 5-6 in the annual running of
the 'Ice Bowl' at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama.
On Saturday at TST, Ray stopped the clock third quickest in his
group during the time trial session prior to scoring a victory
in his stacked heat race. By virtue of winning the fourth heat
race, Ray rolled off from the pole position in Sunday's 50-lap
Looking for his third career 'Ice Bowl' title and
the $6,000 payday, the Brasstown, North Carolina ace slipped back
to fourth in the running order of the unsanctioned contest and
was running third on the final circuit. When leaders Michael Page
and Cory Hedgecock raced hard into turn three on the last lap,
which resulted in Hedgecock going for a spin, Ray scooted past
for runner-up honors in finishing 2.57 seconds behind winner Page.
Full results from the 28th edition of the 'Ice Bowl' can be viewed
online at www.talladegashorttrack.net.
Ray Cook an Early
Retiree in Attrition-Filled Hangover at 411
30, 2018) Ray Cook and the Wynn Motorsports team
closed out their version of the 2018 racing season on Saturday
evening, December 29 in the annual running of the 'Hangover' at
411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee. A strong 33 car field
converged on the Volunteer State oval to vie for the $4,000 top
prize in the unsanctioned Super Late Model special. Ray posted
the sixth fastest lap in his group during the qualifying session
and later scored a victory in his consolation race. After rolling
off from the inside of the sixth row in the 40-lap main event,
Ray was one of the first retirees in the attrition-filled race,
which saw only four cars finish the distance. The Brasstown, North
Carolina ace, who was relegated to a twenty-first place showing,
thought it was in the best interest to save the team's equipment
for their 2019 season opener, which is scheduled to take place
next weekend. Full results can be located online at www.411motorspeedway.net.