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Cook Nabs Top Five in Crate Late Model Portion of Hangover!
(December 31, 2017) Brasstown, North Carolina racer Ray Cook officially lifted the lid to his 2018 campaign a few days earlier than expected on Saturday, December 30, as the 8th Annual 'Hangover' at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee was moved up two days due a more favorable weather forecast. Ray entered the track's Crate Late Model event, as he teamed up with Eli Beets to drive his #109 machine in the $1,500 to win special. The popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" laid down the sixth fastest lap overall during the qualifying session, which allowed him to roll off from the outside of the third row in the A-Main. Ray then picked off two competitors during the daytime headliner to place fourth in his season opener behind only victor Chase King, Chip Brindle, and Logan Roberson. Complete results from the Volunteer State can be accessed online at www.411motorspeedway.net.

Ray Cook Slated to Drive Eli Beets' #109 Crate Late Model at 411
(December 27, 2017) Ray Cook, of Brasstown, North Carolina, announced today that he will start his 2018 racing season a few days before the official turning of the calendar on Saturday, December 30 in the 8th edition of the 'Hangover' at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee! Ray, who was the Super Late Model winner in last year's event, is slated to compete in the Crate Late Model portion this year behind the wheel of Eli Beets' #109 racecar. The 'Hangover,' which was moved up to Saturday recently for a more favorable weather forecast, will pay $1,500 to win for the Crate Late Models. Ray also released several other early-season Super Late Model dates on the SCHEDULE page of www.RayCook53.com, so head to the website to see where "The Tarheel Tiger" will be slinging dirt the next couple of months!!! (MRM Racing Photo)

Cook Runs Up Front in Season Finale; Finishes Fifth in $10,000 Gobbler 100
(November 26, 2017) The Wynn Motorsports team and driver Ray Cook unloaded a new Capital ride - armed with a 525 motor - for their 2017 season finale on November 24-25 at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Georgia. The annual running of the 'Gobbler 100' was sanctioned by the National Late Model Series (NLMS) and paid $10,000 to the winner. On Friday night during preliminary action, Ray stopped the clock third quickest in his group during the qualifying session prior to running second in his heat race.

The Brasstown, North Carolina standout then rolled off from the inside of the second row in Saturday's grand finale. After falling back early in the 75-lapper, Ray blitzed back up to second in the running order until he was caught in the wrong lane on a couple of double-file restarts. The popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" battled to a solid fifth place performance in the 'Gobbler 100' and trailed only victor Wil Herrington, Rhett Carter, Hunter Carter, and Devin Dixon to the finish line. Complete results from the Thanksgiving weekend showdown in the Peach State can be found by pointing your web browser to www.cochranspeedway.com.

Ray Cook Bags Pair of Top Tens in One Day at EAMS & NGS!
(November 12, 2017) Ray Cook, of Brasstown, North Carolina, started his November 10-11 weekend at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama, as he had plans of competing in the 43rd edition of the 'National 100.' On Friday night in the opening $5,000 to win prelim for the Super Late Models, Ray laid down the fifth quickest lap in Group B during time trials to earn the outside of the fifth row for the start of the 43-lap feature, which was postponed to Saturday afternoon due to rough track conditions. Ray then tried to miss the holes and stay out of trouble during the main event and was able to emerge from the attrition-filled race in the ninth position.

The decision was then made to forego the remainder of the 'National 100' at EAMS and Ray instead left Alabama in hopes of making it to North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia on Saturday evening for a $3,000 to win unsanctioned Super Late Model showdown. The popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" made it to the track just in time to line up at the tail of the 30-lap headliner. During the caution-free affair, Ray blitzed up inside of the top ten and eventually netted a solid sixth place performance. Full results from both Saturday races can be found online at www.eamsdirt.com and the North Georgia Speedway Facebook page.

Cook Competes in Caution-Free Opener at Senoia; Sees Rain on Saturday
(October 29, 2017) The Wynn Motorsports team and driver Ray Cook rolled into Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on October 27-28 for the 2nd Annual 'Showdown at Senoia.' On Friday night in the $3,000 to win unsanctioned opener, Ray qualified ninth fastest in his group during the time trial session before placing second in his consolation race. After starting the 30-lapper from the inside of the eighth row, Ray wound up sixteenth in the final finishing order of the caution-free affair. Saturday's weekend finale at the "gray gumbo," which was to be sanctioned by the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series and pay $10,000 to the winner,' was unfortunately wiped out by heavy rain showers. Full results from the shortened weekend at Senoia can be obtained by clicking on www.senoiaraceway.com.

Ray Cook Leads Early; Finishes Fourth at Blue Ridge!
(October 22, 2017) Ray Cook and the Wynn Motorsports team ventured to Blue Ridge Motorsports Park in Blue Ridge, Georgia on Saturday night, October 21 for a Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series showdown. Ray was fast right out of the box, as he laid down the quickest time in Group A during qualifying to earn the pole position for the $4,000 to win contest. The Brasstown, North Carolina ace then led the first six circuits of the 40-lap headliner before eventually slipping to fourth at the checkered flag. Finishing ahead of his #53 Capital ride was winner Donald McIntosh, Kurt English, and J.T. Seawright. Full results from Saturday in the Peach State can be obtained online by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com. (Brian McLeod Photo)

Cook Finds No Luck in $15,000 Fall Classic at Ponderosa...
(October 15, 2017) The #53 team was back in Super Late Model competition on October 13-14 at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky, as the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series sanctioned the 27th running of the 'Fall Classic.' A strong 34 car field assembled at "Kentucky's Baddest Bullring" and all eyes in attendance were fixated on the hefty $15,000 winner's check. On Friday night during preliminary action, Ray Cook laid down the eighth fastest lap in Group B during time trials before unfortunately getting caught up in a heat race skirmish. Ray then returned on Saturday evening, but a fourth place run in his B-Main was not quite good enough to transfer him into the 75-lap headliner, which was won by Zack Dohm. Complete results from Ponderosa Speedway can be accessed online by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com.

Ray Cook Competes in Lucas Oil Stops in Peach State of Georgia
(October 2, 2017) Next up for Wynn Motorsports was a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns in the Peach State, as both the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia hosted lucrative races in front of huge crowds over the September 30-October 1 weekend. On Saturday night in the annual 'Dixie Shootout,' which paid $12,000 to the winner, Ray Cook laid down the fourth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying, but was unable to transfer into the 60-lap feature after hitting something on the racetrack during his heat race and finishing tenth in his B-Main. In the $10,000 to win 'Rome Showdown' on Sunday evening, Ray once again unfortunately missed out on the 50-lap headliner after running eighth in his heat race and tenth in his B-Main. Full results from both LOLMDS shows can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Cook Leads Majority of Bonus Race at Smoky Mountain, Finishes Third!
(September 24, 2017) Ray Cook and the Wynn Motorsports team strolled through the pit gate at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday night, September 23 for the 'Harvest Festival,' which was sanctioned by the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series. Ray laid down the second quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session, which locked him into the outside of the second row for the start of the $5,000 to win main event.

When outside polesitter Donald McIntosh had problems before the start of the 40-lapper, Ray moved up to the outside of the front row for the drop of the green flag. The Brasstown, North Carolina standout then controlled the field for the first 36 circuits - despite a broken shock bolt - but was passed for the point in lapped traffic on lap 37 by eventual winner T.J. Reaid. Ray wound up slipping back to third by the time the checkered flag was unfurled, as he was behind victor Reaid and runner-up Tommy Kerr. Full results from the 'Harvest Festival' at Smoky Mountain can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

 

 

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