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Cook Wins Heat Race; Lands Top Ten in 2022 Season Finale!
(November 20, 2022) The Ray Cook Racing team rolled into Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Saturday, November 19 for the 34th edition of the 'Gobbler,' which wrapped up their 2022 campaign. The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series sanctioned the late-season special, which drew 39 competitors to the Chattanooga-area oval to vie for the $10,000 winner's check. Ray Cook stopped the clock second quickest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to picking up an impressive heat race triumph. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the second row, Ray unfortunately went too hard on tires and slipped back several spots on his way to a steady ninth place performance. Complete results from the season-ending 'Gobbler' can be located online by clicking on www.imdirt.net. (That Lash Girl Photography)

Ray Cook Racing Debuts Retro Paint Scheme in Deep Fried 75
(November 6, 2022) Ray Cook Racing debuted a throwback retro paint scheme over the November 4-5 weekend at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee. The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series presided over the 'Deep Fried 75' weekend in the Volunteer State, which kicked off on Friday night with a $5,000 to win shootout. Ray Cook clicked off the fifth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to starting the A-Main from the inside of the third row.

The Brasstown, North Carolina ace appeared to have a top five car in the contest, but was stuck in the wrong lane on a couple of double file restarts. At the checkers, Ray was paid for an eighth place performance in the weekend opener. Saturday's show, which was scheduled to shell out a $10,000 paycheck, was unfortunately pushed back to Sunday due to inclement weather and Ray chose not to stick around for the rain-postponed race. Complete results from Friday at Duck River Raceway Park can be accessed online at www.imdirt.net. (Simple Moments Photography)

Cook Climbs Seven Spots in Boyd's Speedway Feature Event!
(October 29, 2022) Ray Cook, of Brasstown, North Carolina, piloted Richard Austin's #85 Capital racecar on Friday night, October 28 at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia. A weekly program was on tap for the Late Models and a $1,200 payday was up for grabs. Ray knocked down the thirteenth quickest lap overall during the hot lap / qualifying session and later started the 25-lap feature from the inside of the seventh row. The driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" then pointed his machine towards the front in the headliner and was able to pass seven competitors en route to a solid sixth place showing. Ray trailed only victor Ronnie Johnson, Justin Cameron, Robby Mason, Tod Hernandez, and Tate McCollum at the unfurling of the checkered flag. Complete results from the Chattanooga-area oval can be viewed online at www.boydsspeedway.com. (Kozak Racing Photography)

Ray Cook Pays Visit to Boyd's Speedway for Stateline Showdown Finale
(September 25, 2022) Ray Cook Racing made the trek to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Saturday evening, September 24 for the finale of the 'Stateline Showdown.' The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series presided over the $20,000 to win contest, which drew a strong field of 41 competitors to the Chattanooga-area oval. Ray Cook stopped the clock fourteenth fastest in Group B during qualifying before placing sixth in his loaded heat race and fifth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Ray was not able to earn a coveted transfer spot into the 50-lap headliner that was ultimately won by Ryan Gustin. Complete results from last night at Boyd's Speedway can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (Kozak Racing Photography)

Cook Runner-Up in Super Late Model at North Georgia Speedway
(August 28, 2022) Ray Cook, of Brasstown, North Carolina, jumped behind the wheel of Richard Austin's #85 Capital racecar for the first time in 2022 on Saturday evening, August 27 at North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia. Ray stopped the clock second fastest overall during Super Late Model qualifying and later rolled off from the outside of the front row in the 25-lap weekly feature event. The popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" then ran in the second spot throughout the caution-free affair to record a strong runner-up performance behind only $1,000 winner Kurt English.

Instead of pulling double-duty in his 604 Crate Late Model, Ray handed his personal machine over to young Tucker Anderson, who promptly drove to the $600 triumph at the northern Georgia facility! Complete results from last night at NGS can be accessed online at www.northgeorgiaspeedway.net. (Candice McCue Photo)

Ray Cook Returns to Action in $5,800 Stephen Wragg Memorial
(August 14, 2022) The Ray Cook Racing team dipped south to Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Georgia on Saturday night, August 13 for the 'Stephen Wragg Memorial.' The Limited Late Model special boasted a $5,800 winner's check. Ray Cook, who was armed with a Crate motor, timed in twelfth quickest overall during the qualifying session and later started the 58-lap headliner from the outside of the sixth row. Being underpowered against the more potent limited motors and sporting a tight racecar, Ray wound up pulling off the racing surface early in the contest and settled for a fifteenth place performance. Complete results from last night at Toccoa Raceway can be accessed online at www.toccoaraceway.org.

Cook Sets Fast Time; Finishes Sixth in $5,000 All-Star Series Show
(April 3, 2022) Ray Cook and his #53 team returned to I-75 Raceway for the second straight Saturday evening on April 2 to compete in an American Crate All-Star Series special event. A total of 34 Crate Late Models showed up and showed out at the Volunteer State oval and Ray set the bar in qualifying by posting the fastest lap of 15.730 seconds.

Ray then ran third in the fast dash to earn the rights to the inside of the second row for the start of the 50-lap feature event. With $5,000 on the line in the contest, the Brasstown, North Carolina ace fought hard for a top five showing before slipping to sixth at the checkered flag behind only victor Hayden Cardwell, Cory Hedgecock, Cameron Weaver, Zach Sise, and Jeremy Steele. Complete results from the Sweetwater, Tennessee facility can be located online by clicking on www.i75raceway.com.

Ray Cook Battles for Lead Early; Finishes Third at I-75 Raceway!
(March 27, 2022) Ray Cook Racing bolted to the Volunteer State on Saturday, March 26 for a 604 Crate Late Model weekly show at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee. Ray Cook stopped the clock second fastest overall during the qualifying session to earn the outside of the front row for the start of the 25-lap feature event. With a $1,200 paycheck on the line, Ray battled polesitter Cameron Weaver for the point during the opening laps before eventually slipping to third by the unfurling of the checkers. The Brasstown, North Carolina standout landed on the podium behind only winner Weaver and runner-up Jesse Lowe. Full results from I-75 Raceway can be located online by clicking on www.i75raceway.com.

Cook Pulls Double Duty in Shamrock; Finishes on Podium in Crate
(March 20, 2022) Brasstown, North Carolina driver Ray Cook pulled double duty on Saturday, March 19 in the annual 'Shamrock' race at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia. Behind the wheel of his own #53 Crate Late Model, Ray posted the sixth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session to earn the outside of the third row for the start of the 604 main event. Ray then vaulted towards the front of the field, battled hard for the second spot, and ultimately wound up on the podium in third behind only $3,000 victor Booger Brooks and runner-up Cameron Weaver!

The Ultimate Super Late Model Series was also in action at the Chattanooga-area facility and a $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs during the 'Shamrock' showdown. Ray, who was piloting a #27 entry out of Joe Denby's racing stable, laid down the eleventh quickest time in Group B during qualifying before grabbing the sixth transfer spot through his B-Main. The driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" then moved up a few spots during the course of the 40-lapper and was eventually paid for an eighteenth place performance. Full results from last night at Boyd's Speedway can be viewed online at www.boydsspeedway.com.

Ray Cook Fights Through Issues to Land Top Ten in Spring Nattys
(February 20, 2022) Ray Cook and his #53 team kicked off their version of the 2022 racing season in the 'Spring Nattys' at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia on Saturday, February 19. Ray, who plans to primarily compete in a Crate Late Model in 2022, entered the Limited Late Model show at the Peach State venue to start his year, as a $2,000 paycheck was up for grabs. Ray fought through mechanical woes during qualifying to post the ninth quickest lap and later started the A-Main from the inside of the fifth row. With passing at a premium on the one-lane racing surface, Ray wound up finishing right where he started in his season opener... in the ninth position. Complete results from Lavonia Speedway can be accessed online at www.lavoniaspeedway.net.

 

 

 

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