Unfortunately while running third on the second circuit, Ray was taken out by another competitor and his MasterSbilt racecar suffered heavy damage from the incident. The Brasstown, North Carolina native was forced to retire from the unsanctioned race and wound up credited with a disappointing twenty-third place effort. Complete results from the ‘Cabin Fever 40′ can be viewed by logging onto www.boydsspeedway.net.
“It is unfortunate what happened Saturday at Boyd’s because we had a pretty good racecar,” quipped Cook earlier today. “I had run a higher line on the first lap and got up into third and then settled in behind (Randy) Weaver and (Ronnie) Johnson. It’s just a shame we got hit on the second lap and don’t have anything to show for our day other than a torn up racecar. If we didn’t already have enough work to do before Speedweeks starts, we definitely have some added pressure to get that car fixed prior to Screven.”
The #53 team will work tirelessly over the next week-and-a-half prior to heading south for “Speedweeks 2012” in Georgia and Florida. Ray’s plan for this year’s version of “Speedweeks” is to tackle both the Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia and the East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will start their season at Screven on February 10-11 with the $20,000 to win ‘Winter Freeze.’ Action will then turn to the Tampa area for six straight Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events from February 13-18 at East Bay. Below is Ray’s upcoming schedule through the month of February:
February 10-11 | Screven (GA) Motor Speedway, World of Outlaws | $20,000 to win
February 13 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $5,000 to win
February 14 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $5,000 to win
February 15 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $7,000 to win
February 16 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $7,000 to win
February 17 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $10,000 to win
February 18 | East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil | $10,000 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, 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, 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