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Cook Runs into Mechanical Woes in $5,000 to win Leftover...
(November 25, 2018) Wynn Motorsports and Brasstown, North Carolina driver Ray Cook headed to 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee on Saturday night, November 24. The Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Series sanctioned the annual running of the 'Leftover' and a $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Ray stopped the clock third quickest in his group during the qualifying session before placing third in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the seventh row in the 50-lap headliner, Ray had moved up five positions and was up inside of the top ten before dropping a driveshaft. Due to the mechanical woes, the popular driver known as "The Tarheel Tiger" was relegated to a twentieth place showing. Complete results from 411 Motor Speedway can be located online at www.411motorspeedway.net.

Ray Cook Debuts New Longhorn by Weaver in Screven Special
(November 17, 2018) Following a month-and-a-half off from Dirt Late Model competition, Ray Cook and Wynn Motorsports debuted a Longhorn Chassis by Randy Weaver on Friday night, November 16 at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over the annual running of the 'Georgia State Outlaw Championship,' which boasted a $5,000 payday. In his first laps behind the wheel of his new #53 ride, Ray turned the seventeenth fastest circuit in qualifying to earn the inside of the ninth row for the start of the 50-lap feature. The Brasstown, North Carolina ace then rallied past six competitors during the headliner to leave the Peach State with a hard-fought eleventh place performance. Full results from Screven can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.

Cook Heads North to Lake Cumberland Speedway for Doubleheader
(October 7, 2018) The #53 team made their way to Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Kentucky on October 5-6 for a pair of specials tri-sanctioned by the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series, Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Series, and MARS Racing Series. In Friday night's $3,000 to win weekend opener, Ray Cook ran sixth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main before utilizing a Fast Time provisional and finishing seventeenth in the 40-lap main event. On Saturday evening in the annual 'Lake Cumberland Classic,' which boasted a $5,000 top prize, Ray timed in fifth quickest in Group B during qualifying, placed third in his stacked heat race, and later closed out the weekend by claiming an eleventh place effort in the 50-lapper. Full results from both weekend shows can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (McLeod Media Services Photo)

Ray Cook Advances into $12,000 Dixie Shootout at Dixie Speedway
(September 30, 2018) Ray Cook and the Wynn Motorsports team invaded the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia on Saturday evening, September 29 for the annual running of the 'Dixie Shootout.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the storied race, which drew 44 entrants to the Atlanta-area facility to vie for the $12,000 winner's check. Ray knocked down the tenth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to finishing fifth in his stacked heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main, Ray rolled off from the inside of the ninth row in the 50-lap headliner. With passing at a premium especially after the halfway mark in the 'Dixie Shootout,' the Brasstown, North Carolina ace advanced all the way up to tenth before eventually winding up right where he started... in the seventeenth position. Complete results from Dixie Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

Cook Enters Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100 in Columbus...
(September 23, 2018) The #53 team headed to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on September 21-22 to compete in the two-day 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100.' On Friday night in the $4,000 to win weekend opener, Ray Cook ran sixth in his heat and fourth in his B-Main, which unfortunately just kept him out of the 30-lap sprint. At "The Mag" on Saturday evening in the $12,000 to win finale, Ray suffered rear-end issues on his Capital racecar during qualifying, scratched from his heat race, and later placed eighth in his B-Main. The Brasstown, North Carolina native was forced to watch the 70-lap headliner, which was ultimately won by Dale McDowell. Complete results from the unsanctioned doubleheader can be obtained online by clicking on www.magnoliadirt.com.

Ray Cook Fourth in Limited Late Model at Screven's Rebel Yell
(September 9, 2018) Ray Cook, of Brasstown, North Carolina, ventured south to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia on Saturday evening, September 8 to compete in the track's 'Rebel Yell' extravaganza. In the $10,000 to win Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) special, Ray drove his Wynn Motorsports ride to the third quickest lap in his group during qualifying prior to finishing third in his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the third row in the 60-lap main event, Ray was running in the sixth position until suspension problems shortly after the halfway mark caused him to retire in the nineteenth spot.

In the Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series program at Screven, Ray clicked off the eighth quickest time during the qualifying session to earn the outside of the fourth row for the start of the $2,000 to win feature event. During the course of the 30-lapper, the popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" steered past four competitors en route to a fourth place effort behind only victor Kenny Collins, Ben Watkins, and Nick Schlager. Complete results from the 'Rebel Yell' can be located online at www.screvenmotorsports.com.

Cook Claims Top Ten in Ultimate Visit to Senoia Raceway
(August 26, 2018) The Wynn Motorsports team and driver Ray Cook rolled into the gray gumbo at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on Saturday evening, August 25. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over the dirt-slinging action, which culminated in a $4,000 to win main event. Ray laid down the eighth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session and later picked up the victory in his consolation event. After starting the 40-lap feature from the inside of the sixth row, Ray was able to move up inside of the top ten to eventually nab a respectable tenth place performance. Complete results from the Atlanta-area oval can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.

Ray Cook Back in Racing Action in $10k Governor's Cup at TST
(August 12, 2018) Following a month-and-a-half out of the cockpit due to his promoting duties, Ray Cook and Wynn Motorsports returned to the racing scene on Saturday evening, August 11 at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. The 'Governor's Cup' was on tap at TST and 45 competitors signed into the pit area for the Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) special, which boasted a $10,000 payday. Ray posted the sixth quickest lap in his group during qualifying prior to advancing up to second in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 60-lap main event, Ray slipped back a few spots on the rubbered-up racing surface and eventually landed in the ninth finishing position. Complete results from the 'Governor's Cup' can be viewed online at www.sasdirt.com.

Cook Returns to Dixie Speedway for Bill Ingram Memorial
(July 1, 2018) A week removed from his first win of the season at Dixie Speedway, Ray Cook and the Wynn Motorsports team returned to the Woodstock, Georgia facility to compete in the 'Bill Ingram Memorial' on Saturday evening, June 30. The unsanctioned special for the Super Late Models boasted a $3,000 paycheck. Ray posted the eighth quickest lap overall during the time trial session and later started the 40-lap feature event from the outside of the fourth row. The Brasstown, North Carolina native then slipped outside of the top ten during the running of the 'Bill Ingram Memorial' and eventually garnered a twelfth place showing. Complete results from Dixie Speedway can be found online at www.dixiespeedway.com.

Ray Cook Cashes $2,000 Win Saturday at Famed Dixie Speedway!
(June 24, 2018) Ray Cook, of Brasstown, North Carolina, claimed his first feature win of the 2018 racing season on Saturday evening, June 23 at the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia! Ray piloted the Wynn Motorsports #53 Capital racecar to the fastest lap overall during the qualifying session to earn the pole position for the 30-lap weekly Super Late Model main event. The driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" then jumped out to the race lead at the drop of the green flag and never looked back en route to the flag-to-flag $2,000 triumph over Jake Knowles, Justin Shipley, Matt Bishop, and Mike Tinker! Full results from the Atlanta-area facility can be accessed online at www.dixiespeedway.com. (Prater Photo)

Cook Knocks Down Pair of Top Tens in Commonwealth of Kentucky
(June 17, 2018) The Wynn Motorsports team trekked north to the Commonwealth of Kentucky on June 15-16 for a pair of Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series showdowns. In the $4,031 to win 'Johnny Wheeler Memorial' on Friday night at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Kentucky, Ray Cook ran fourth in his heat race, won his consolation event, and later worked his way past eight competitors during the 31-lap feature event. At the checkers, Ray found himself up inside of the top ten and in the ninth finishing position.

Action quickly shifted to Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky on Saturday evening for the 'Mike Roland Memorial,' which boasted a $10,031 top prize. Ray grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race - despite suffering from fuel pump issues - and later started the 50-lap main event from the inside of the seventh row. The Brasstown, North Carolina ace once again moved up inside of the top ten to garner a solid tenth place performance at the Kentucky bullring. Complete results from both weekend races can be found online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

Ray Cook Takes Lead in Sweetwater; Suffers Untimely Flat Tire...
(June 10, 2018) Ray Cook and the Wynn Motorsports team rolled into I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee on Saturday night, June 9 for a visit by the Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Series. Ray stopped the clock second fastest in his group during qualifying to earn the inside of the second row for the start of the $3,000 to win headliner. The Brasstown, North Carolina ace then streaked into the race lead on lap 17, but suffered an untimely flat tire a few laps later. Ray returned to the track with new rubber, but later retired from the 40-lapper in the thirteenth position. Complete results from I-75 Raceway can be found online at www.ctpromotions.org.

Cook Battles Outlaws in Pair of $10,000 Shows in Volunteer State
(June 3, 2018) The Wynn Motorsports team and driver Ray Cook invaded the Volunteer State of Tennessee on June 1-2 for a pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tilts - each of which paid $10,000 to the winner. On Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee, Ray qualified twenty-second fastest during the time trial session before grabbing the sixth and final transfer spot through his heat race. Ray then vaulted up inside of the top ten in the running order during the 50-lapper before fading late in the distance to wind up fourteenth in the final rundown.

Another $10,000 top prize was on the line on Saturday evening at the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. Ray stopped the clock eighteenth quickest during qualifying prior to running fifth in his loaded heat race. The Brasstown, North Carolina standout then started the 50-lapper from the inside of the eighth row, but went down a lap early in the feature distance and later retired in the twenty-third position. Complete results from the WOOLMS double-dip in Tennessee can be found online at www.woolms.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

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.

 

 

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