Earlier in the weekend, the #53 team found themselves in the pit area at the North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Alabama on Friday evening for a $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series battle. Ray timed in fifth fastest during the time trial session, but later experienced throttle problems during the heat race, which led to a disappointing seventh place finish. Following his sixth place effort in the B-Main, Ray was unfortunately forced to load up and watch the 50-lap main event, which was won by Brad Neat. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend in Alabama can be accessed by clicking on www.dirtondirt.com.
“We sure needed that win on Saturday after the disappointing night at North Alabama on Friday,” quoted Cook this week. “I had a real good car on Friday; we qualified well and were running strong in the heat race until the throttle stuck. That pretty much ended our night, but we rebounded the way we needed to on Saturday at Moulton. The track was pretty rough, but our car and motor were flawless and it was great to get another victory!”
Next up for the D&R Motorsports team will be a trip to the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on Saturday evening, May 5. The high-banks of “The Gap” will welcome the Ultimate Super Late Model Series, who will preside over a one-day, $5,000 to win program. The headliner will feature fifty green flag racing laps around one of the fastest dirt tracks in the nation. Additional information on this race can be viewed by logging onto www.ultimatesupers.com.
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.
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