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Ray Cook Tackles World of Outlaws Events at Lavonia and Senoia
(May 6, 2018) Ray Cook and the Wynn Motorsports team entered a pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series shootouts in the Peach State of Georgia from May 3-5. The extended weekend kicked off on Thursday night at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia, as a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs. Ray jumped the cushion during his qualifying laps, but rebounded to finish seventh in his stacked heat race and third in the B-Main. After starting the 50-lap feature event from the inside of the eleventh row, Ray raced hard early in the race before going a lap down to eventual winner Brandon Sheppard. The Brasstown, North Carolina ace wound up pulling off the racing surface and settled for a twenty-second place performance.

On Saturday evening on the "gray gumbo" at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia, a similar WOOLMS show was held and another $10,000 winner's check was on the line. Ray stopped the clock ninth fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the eighth row in the 50-lapper, the popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" was door-slammed by another competitor hard enough to bend two wheels, but soldiered on to salvage a sixteenth place showing. Full results from both weekend races can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

Cook Returns to Racing Action; Scoots to Runner-Up Blue Ridge Effort!
(April 29, 2018) The Wynn Motorsports team and driver Ray Cook returned to racing action for the first time in over a month on Saturday night, April 28, as they invaded Blue Ridge Motorsports Park in Blue Ridge, Georgia. The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series presided over the dirt-slinging competition at the Peach State oval and 20 competitors signed into the pit area for the $4,000 to win battle. After knocking down the third quickest lap in Group A during qualifying, Ray rolled off from the inside of the third row in the 40-lap headliner. The Brasstown, North Carolina ace dropped back to seventh in the running order early in the feature distance before storming back to the front to claim a strong runner-up effort behind only victor Shawn Chastain. Complete results from Blue Ridge Motorsports Park can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (Brian McLeod Photo)

Ray Cook Endures Long Trip to Boyd's Speedway to Enter Shamrock
(March 24, 2018) Ray Cook and the Wynn Motorsports team headed to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Friday, March 23 for the annual running of the 'Shamrock,' which paid $12,000 to the winner. On the way to Boyd's, Ray's transporter caught fire and fortunately did not completely go up in flames. With the help of his own fire extinguishers, along with that of fellow racer Jason Deal and a local fire department, the racecar was saved and the transporter suffered as minimal damage as possible, which enabled Ray to limp to the Chattanooga-area racetrack. The Brasstown, North Carolina driver qualified seventeenth fastest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials and later finished ninth in both his heat race and his B-Main. Unfortunately, Ray was unable to transfer into the 50-lap main event that was eventually won by Earl Pearson, Jr. Full results from last night at Boyd's Speedway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Cook Caught Up in North Georgia Wreck; Retires Early in Ultimate Opener
(March 4, 2018) Next up on the racing calendar for the #53 team was a trip to North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia on Saturday evening, March 3 for the Ultimate Super Late Model Series lid lifter. A 31 car field assembled at the northern Georgia oval for the $4,000 to win shootout. Ray Cook knocked down the quickest lap during the qualifying session to earn Fast Time honors and the pole position for the 40-lap main event. After leading a couple of opening laps and contending early in the distance, Ray was unfortunately collected in a wreck with a spinning lapped car and retired from the contest on lap seventeen. The Brasstown, North Carolina standout settled for a disappointing twenty-fourth place effort following the incident. Complete results from NGS can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.

Dropped Driveshaft Spoils Cook's Bid to Win at Bulls Gap...
(February 25, 2018) Ray Cook and the Wynn Motorsports team invaded the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on Saturday afternoon, February 24 for the annual running of the 'Frostbuster.' The Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Series presided over the high-speed action at "The Gap" and Ray started off the day by picking up fast time honors during the qualifying session. After starting from the pole position in the $3,500 to win headliner, Ray led the first seven circuits of the 35-lap affair and was out front on lap eight when he unfortunately dropped a driveshaft. Due to the mechanical woes, the Brasstown, North Carolina ace was forced to retire from the contest in the twelfth position. Full results from the 'Frostbuster' can be accessed online at www.volunteerspeedway.com.

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)

 

 

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