(BRASSTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA) The D&R Motorsports team and driver Ray Cook tackled the Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and the Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia on October 6-7 for a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles. On Saturday night at Dixie, Ray laid down the fastest lap of the 49 entrants during qualifying and later won his heat race to earn the outside pole position for the 50-lap ‘Dixie Shootout.’ After pacing the stellar field for the first five circuits, Ray was forced to give up the point under caution due to a broken right front lower control arm. The Brasstown, North Carolina star was relegated to a disappointing twenty-second place performance.
At Rome on Sunday evening, Ray grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race to earn the fifteenth starting position in the 50-lap ‘Rome Rumble.’ The popular driver known as the “Tarheel Tiger” then moved up seven spots at the undersized 1/2-mile oval to claim a strong eighth place effort. Full results from the Peach State doubleheader can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Ray and the #53 team have a busy weekend ahead of them on October 13-14, as they will enter Super Late Model and Crate Late Model events at both the North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia and East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama. Ray is already locked into the ‘Alabama State Race’ feature events at EAMS following a rain-out back on September 30. His schedule for this weekend is as follows:
October 13 | North Georgia Speedway, Super Late Model | $4,000 to win
October 13 | North Georgia Speedway, Crate Late Model | $1,500 to win
October 14 | East Alabama Motor Speedway, Super Late Model | $7,000 to win
October 14 | East Alabama Motor Speedway, Crate Late Model | $5,000 to win
Ray Cook would like to thank all of his supporters including: D&R Motorsports, Hicks & Ingle Company, MasterSbilt Race Cars, Race Engine Design, Jay D1ckens Racing Engines, PPM Racing Products, A+ Moving and Storage Company, K&N Filters, PRC Racing, Real Racing Wheels, Bill Elliott Racing, James Cook Construction, American Race Tire, Bert Transmissions, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Chizmark & Larson Insurance Agency, DBR Starters, Delph Communications, Demon Carburetors, Eibach Springs, FK Rod Ends, Frankland Racing Supply, GW Performance, Integra Shocks, ISC Racers Tape, JB Performance, Mason Racin’, MSD Ignition, Peterson Fluid Systems, Rhino Wraps, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Scott Performance Wire, Stealth Carburetors, Sweet Mfg., T&D Machine, Turbo Start Batteries, VP Racing Fuels, Wiles Driveshafts, and Wilwood.
For the latest news and schedule information concerning the #53 team, feel free to visit their official Internet home at www.RayCook53.com.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph – Delph Communications