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Cook Kicks Off 2017 Season at Boyd's; Announces Early Season Dates
(January 16, 2017) Fresh off a season-ending win on the last day of 2016, Ray Cook Racing has recently released some early season 2017 race dates right here at www.RayCook53.com. Ray Cook plans to sling dirt for the first time in his '17 campaign during the annual running of the 'Cabin Fever 40' at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Saturday, January 28. The Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Series special will boast a $3,500 winner's check. Following the lid lifter at Boyd's, Ray has announced that he plans to enter both the 'Winter Freeze' at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia on February 17-18, as well as the 'Frostbuster' on February 25 at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee. You can view Ray's tentative schedule throughout the year by clicking on the SCHEDULE page of the website! (Wells Racing Photography)

Ray Cook Cashes $4,000 Paycheck for Winning Season-Ending Hangover!
(January 1, 2017) Ray Cook and his own #53 race team closed out their version of the 2016 racing season in triumphant fashion on Saturday, December 31 in the annual 'Hangover' special at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee! Ray posted the second quickest time in Group B during qualifying for the unsanctioned Super Late Model throwdown and later started the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the second row. The Brasstown, North Carolina hotshoe then tracked down early race leader Donald McIntosh before putting his Capital racecar out front to lead the fifteenth circuit. Ray then held on to the point for the remainder of the feature distance to pocket the $4,000 payday for his third victory of 2016 over Mike Marlar, Jason Cardwell, Jason Welshan, and Russell Erwin! Full results from the season-ending 'Hangover' can be viewed by pointing your Internet browser to www.411motorspeedway.net. (Wells Racing Photography)

Cook and Advanced Motorsports Tackle Inaugural Gateway Dirt Nationals
(December 18, 2016) Ray Cook and the Advanced Motorsports team returned to dirt-slinging competition together on December 15-17 in the inaugural running of the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' inside of The Dome at America's Center in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. A 1/5-mile dirt bullring was constructed inside of the spacious dome and a large crowd was on hand to witness the historic weekend of indoor action. Things kicked off for the Super Late Models on Thursday night with two rounds of qualifying and Ray was able to lay claim to the thirteenth quickest lap of the 97 competitors in attendance.

On Friday evening, Ray scored an impressive win in his loaded heat race and later drew the seventh starting spot for the drop of the green flag in the $5,000 to win preliminary feature event. The Brasstown, North Carolina standout then ran inside of the top ten through much of the 25-lap sprint before eventually winding up eleventh in the final finishing order. Ray was then in a coveted transfer position in his B-Main on Saturday before being unfortunately taken out by another competitor. The "Tarheel Tiger" was officially placed fourteenth in his consolation race and was not able to transfer into the $20,000 to win 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' headliner, which was won by Scott Bloomquist. Full results from The Dome at America's Center can be accessed online at www.gatewaydirt.com.

Ray Cook Takes Own #53 Machine to Senoia Raceway for $10k Special
(November 13, 2016) Ray Cook Racing brought their own #53 Capital racecar to Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on November 11-12 for the inaugural running of the 'Showdown at Senoia,' which was sanctioned by the Southern Nationals Bonus Series. On Friday night, Ray Cook knocked down the fifth quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting Saturday's $10,000 to win headliner from the inside of the eighth row, Ray had a steady run going until he unfortunately went down a lap to leader Shane Clanton during a long green flag run. The Brasstown, North Carolina standout chose to then retire from the 60-lapper and was relegated to a nineteenth place effort in the 'Showdown at Senoia.' Complete results from Senoia can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

Cook Knocks Down Pair of Top Tens in Ponderosa Double-Dip
(November 6, 2016) Ray Cook and the Advanced Motorsports team passed through the pit gate at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky on November 4-5 for a pair of Super Late Model special events. On Friday night in the $3,000 to win 'Hugh "Junebug" Rowland Memorial,' Ray laid down the twelfth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to scoring the victory in his consolation event. After rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in the unsanctioned feature event, Ray blitzed past eight competitors during the headliner on his way to solid ninth place effort in the weekend opener.

At Ponderosa on Saturday evening, the Southern Nationals Bonus Series roared into town to preside over the annual running of the 'Fall Classic,' which boasted a $10,000 winner's check. Ray qualified tenth quickest in Group B during time trials and later ran fifth in his loaded heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main, the Brasstown, North Carolina driver started the 50-lap weekend finale from the outside of the ninth row. Ray once again was on the move early and often in the main event, as he worked his way up to sixth to trail only victor Eric Wells, Kent Robinson, Jason Welshan, Donald McIntosh, and Steve Francis at the checkers. Complete results from the Ponderosa double-dip can be viewed online at www.ponderosaspeedway.net.

Ray Cook Improves to Ninth in Senoia's Fall Brawl 40
(October 23, 2016) The Advanced Motorsports team and driver Ray Cook ventured to Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on Saturday evening, October 22 for the 'Fall Brawl 40,' which was sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. Ray posted the twelfth quickest time overall during the qualifying session prior to picking up the victory in his consolation event. After starting the $4,000 to win main event from the outside of the sixth row, Ray was able to work his way past a trio of competitors during the caution-free 40-lapper en route to a steady ninth place performance. Full results from the 'Fall Brawl 40' can be obtained by clicking on www.ultimatesupers.com.

Cook on Podium in Tennessee State Championship at Crossville!
(October 9, 2016) Ray Cook and the #53 team rolled into Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee on October 7-8 for the annual running of the 'Tennessee State Championship.' The Southern Nationals Bonus Series presided over the two-day program in the Volunteer State, which was capped off by a $10,000 to win main event. Ray qualified fourth quickest in Group B during Friday's time trial session and later scored an impressive victory in his heat race. After starting the 60-lap headliner on Saturday evening from the outside of the second row, Ray was in tire conservation mode early and often as he raced on the one-groove surface. At the checkers, the Brasstown, North Carolina standout was in the third finishing position behind only victor Donald McIntosh and runner-up Vic Hill. Full results from the 'Tennessee State Championship' weekend can be obtained online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

Ray Cook Ninth in Dixie Shootout; Sixth in Rome Showdown!
(October 3, 2016) The Advanced Motorsports team invaded Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia on October 1-2 for a pair of lucrative Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles. On Saturday night, a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'Dixie Shootout.' Ray Cook laid down the sixth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to placing second in his loaded heat race. After starting the 60-lapper from the inside of the sixth row, Ray was able to advance up inside of the top ten and eventually placed ninth in the final finishing order.

At Rome on Sunday evening, a $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the 'Rome Showdown.' Ray clicked off the fastest time in Group A during the qualifying session and later scored an impressive heat race triumph. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the pole position, the Brasstown, North Carolina standout was a fixture towards the front of the stellar field before winding up sixth at the checkered flag. Ray trailed only victor Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, and Jonathan Davenport. Complete results from both Dixie and Rome can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

 

 

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