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Ray Cook and Stacy Boles Earn Top Tens in SNBS Stop at Smoky Mtn.
(August 28, 2016) Both Ray Cook and Stacy Boles were in action with the Southern Nationals Bonus Series on Saturday evening, August 27 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. Ray clicked off the fifth quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session prior to moving up a couple of spots during the $5,300 to win feature event en route to a steady seventh place performance. Stacy timed in seventh fastest in his group during qualifying, won his B-Main, and was solidly inside of the top ten late in the 40-lap distance before blowing his right front tire on the final circuit. The Clinton, Tennessee native wound up with significant damage to his #11b mount due to the subsequent wreck and was placed ninth in the final finishing order. Full results from Smoky Mountain Speedway can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

Cook and Advanced Motorsports Compete in Huge Weekend at Florence
(August 14, 2016) Ray Cook and Advanced Motorsports traveled to the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 11-13 for both the rain-postponed 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and the 34th Annual 'North/South 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the huge three-day weekend in the Cincinnati-area, as a whopping $80,000 in first place prize money was up for grabs. On Thursday night, Ray clicked off the twenty-fourth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying for the 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and later ran fifth in his stacked heat race. After slipping back to seventh in his B-Main, Ray was unfortunately kept out of the $30,000 to win headliner, which was ultimately won by Scott Bloomquist.

At Florence on Friday evening, a double set of heat races were held to kick off the 'North/South 100' portion of the weekend. Ray finished fifth in his first heat race and third in his second and final prelim of the night. After grabbing the second transfer spot through his B-Main on Saturday, the Brasstown, North Carolina pilot rolled off from the outside of the tenth row in the 'North/South 100,' which once again boasted a $50,000 payday. Ray then climbed solidly inside of the top ten before being collected in a lap 83 tangle, which dropped the "Tarheel Tiger" to a nineteenth place showing. Complete results from the long weekend in the Commonwealth of Kentucky can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Advanced Motorsports Busy Over Weekend at Bulls Gap & Tazewell
(July 3, 2016) Advanced Motorsports drivers Ray Cook and Stacy Boles invaded Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee and Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee on July 1-2 for a pair of Ironman Mountain Championship showdowns. On Friday night at "The Gap," Stacy qualified seventh fastest in time trials prior to moving up to fifth in the $3,052 to win 'Scott Sexton Memorial' to finish behind only victor Ricky Weiss, Shanon Buckingham, Skylar Marlar, and David Payne. Ray posted the sixth quickest lap during the qualifying session and was running inside of the top five in the 30-lapper before a late flat tire from debris on the track relegated him to a disappointing twelfth place showing.

At the bad-fast "Taz" on Saturday evening, a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs in another Ironman Mountain Championship battle. Ray started off the night by laying down the eleventh quickest time in qualifying, while Stacy was right behind in the twelfth spot. In the 40-lap headliner, both drivers were involved in a couple of different racing incidents, which dropped Ray to eleventh and Stacy to fifteenth in the final finishing order. Full results from both holiday weekend races can be obtained online at www.volunteerspeedway.com and www.tazewellspeedway.net.

Cook and Boles Tackle Big Daddy 500 at Smoky Mountain Speedway
(June 19, 2016) Both Stacy Boles and Ray Cook were in action for Advanced Motorsports on Saturday night, June 18 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee, as the Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over a $5,000 to win shootout. Stacy qualified fourteenth fastest during time trials prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his consolation event. After starting the 'Big Daddy 500' from the outside of the seventh row, Stacy had climbed up inside of the top ten early in the 40-lapper before suffering fuel pump problems, which dropped him to a disappointing twenty-first place showing.

Ray, who was debuting a brand-new Capital racecar, laid down the third quickest lap overall during time trials and later rolled off from the inside of the second row in the 'Big Daddy 500.' The Brasstown, North Carolina ace was then battling for the second position before the midway point in the race when he and Ricky Weiss made contact, which sent his #53 machine hard into the wall. As a result of the heavy damage, Ray was forced to retire from the event in the thirteenth position. Complete results from Smoky Mountain Speedway can be viewed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.

Ray Cook and Advanced Motorsports Runner-Up in Border Wars!
(June 12, 2016) Brasstown, North Carolina standout Ray Cook hooked back up with Advanced Motorsports on Saturday, June 11 to compete in the 'Border Wars' program at the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series presided over the single-day showdown, which boasted a $4,000 payday. Ray qualified sixth quickest in time trials, which locked him into the outside of the third row for the start of the 40-lap main event. The popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" then drove up to second in the headliner to earn a strong runner-up performance behind only race winner Chad Ogle. Complete results from "The Gap" can be viewed online at www.carolinaclash.com.

Cook an Impressive Runner-Up to Croft at Dixie Speedway!
(May 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
(May 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!
(April 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
(March 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 at www.ultimatesupers.com.

 

 

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