Motorsports to Kick Off '17 Campaign at Boyd's!
16, 2017) Following a short off-season, Stacy Boles and
the Advanced Motorsports team recently released some early 2017
season race dates right here at www.StacyBolesRacing.com! Stacy
will unload his #11b Capital racecar for the first time in '17 on
Saturday, January 28 at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia. The
Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Series will preside over the
annual running of the 'Cabin Fever 40' and a $3,500 winner's check
will be on the line. From there, Stacy will head further south in
Georgia and Florida to enter "Speedweeks" specials at
multiple racetracks throughout the month of February. You can view
confirmed schedule dates by clicking on the SCHEDULES
page of the website! (MRM
Cook and Advanced
Motorsports Tackle Gateway Dirt Nationals
18, 2016) Ray Cook and the Advanced Motorsports team returned
to dirt-slinging competition together on December 15-17 in the inaugural
running of the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' inside of The Dome at America's
Center in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. A 1/5-mile dirt bullring
was constructed inside of the spacious dome and a large crowd was
on hand to witness the historic weekend of indoor action. Things
kicked off for the Super Late Models on Thursday night with two
rounds of qualifying and Ray was able to lay claim to the thirteenth
quickest lap of the 97 competitors in attendance.
On Friday evening, Ray scored an impressive win in
his loaded heat race and later drew the seventh starting spot for
the drop of the green flag in the $5,000 to win preliminary feature
event. The Brasstown, North Carolina standout then ran inside of
the top ten through much of the 25-lap sprint before eventually
winding up eleventh in the final finishing order. Ray was then in
a coveted transfer position in his B-Main on Saturday before being
unfortunately taken out by another competitor. The "Tarheel
Tiger" was officially placed fourteenth in his consolation
race and was not able to transfer into the $20,000 to win 'Gateway
Dirt Nationals' headliner, which was won by Scott Bloomquist. Full
results from The Dome at America's Center can be accessed online
Woes Late in Gobbler Costs Boles Strong Finish
20, 2016) Stacy Boles was back in the seat of his Advanced
Motorsports #11b Capital racecar on November 18-19 in the 28th edition
of the 'Gobbler' at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia. The Southern
Nationals Bonus Series was on hand to preside over the $10,000 to
win special event. On Friday night, Stacy timed in fifth quickest
in Group A during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the second
transfer spot through his heat race. After starting Saturday's 60-lap
headliner from the inside of the third row, Stacy was running in
the sixth position late in the distance. Unfortunately, a broken
u-joint with only a couple of circuits remaining in the 'Gobbler'
dropped the Clinton, Tennessee ace to fifteenth in the final finishing
order. Full results from Boyd's can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Down Top Tens in Ponderosa Double-Dip
6, 2016) Ray Cook and the Advanced Motorsports team passed
through the pit gate at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky
on November 4-5 for a pair of Super Late Model special events. On
Friday night in the $3,000 to win 'Hugh "Junebug" Rowland
Memorial,' Ray laid down the twelfth fastest lap in Group A during
qualifying prior to scoring the victory in his consolation event.
After rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in the unsanctioned
feature event, Ray blitzed past eight competitors during the headliner
on his way to solid ninth place effort in the weekend opener.
At Ponderosa on Saturday evening, the Southern Nationals
Bonus Series roared into town to preside over the annual running
of the 'Fall Classic,' which boasted a $10,000 winner's check. Ray
qualified tenth quickest in Group B during time trials and later
ran fifth in his loaded heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main,
the Brasstown, North Carolina driver started the 50-lap weekend
finale from the outside of the ninth row. Ray once again was on
the move early and often in the main event, as he worked his way
up to sixth to trail only victor Eric Wells, Kent Robinson, Jason
Welshan, Donald McIntosh, and Steve Francis at the checkers. Complete
results from the Ponderosa double-dip can be viewed online at www.ponderosaspeedway.net.
Ray Cook Improves
to Ninth in Senoia's Fall Brawl 40
23, 2016) The Advanced Motorsports team and driver Ray
Cook ventured to Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on Saturday evening,
October 22 for the 'Fall Brawl 40,' which was sanctioned by the
Ultimate Super Late Model Series. Ray posted the twelfth quickest
time overall during the qualifying session prior to picking up the
victory in his consolation event. After starting the $4,000 to win
main event from the outside of the sixth row, Ray was able to work
his way past a trio of competitors during the caution-free 40-lapper
en route to a steady ninth place performance. Full results from
the 'Fall Brawl 40' can be obtained by clicking on www.ultimatesupers.com.
Cook on Podium
in Tennessee State Championship!
9, 2016) Ray Cook and the #53 team rolled into Crossville
Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee on October 7-8 for the annual
running of the 'Tennessee State Championship.' The Southern Nationals
Bonus Series presided over the two-day program in the Volunteer
State, which was capped off by a $10,000 to win main event. Ray
qualified fourth quickest in Group B during Friday's time trial
session and later scored an impressive victory in his heat race.
After starting the 60-lap headliner on Saturday evening from the
outside of the second row, Ray was in tire conservation mode early
and often as he raced on the one-groove surface. At the checkers,
the Brasstown, North Carolina standout was in the third finishing
position behind only victor Donald McIntosh and runner-up Vic Hill.
Full results from the 'Tennessee State Championship' weekend can
be obtained online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Ray Cook Ninth
in Dixie Shootout; Sixth at Rome Speedway
3, 2016) The Advanced Motorsports team invaded Dixie Speedway
in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia on October
1-2 for a pair of lucrative Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles.
On Saturday night, a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the annual
running of the 'Dixie Shootout.' Ray Cook laid down the sixth quickest
lap in Group A during qualifying prior to placing second in his
loaded heat race. After starting the 60-lapper from the inside of
the sixth row, Ray was able to advance up inside of the top ten
and eventually placed ninth in the final finishing order.
At Rome on Sunday evening, a $10,000 winner's check
was up for grabs in the 'Rome Showdown.' Ray clicked off the fastest
time in Group A during the qualifying session and later scored an
impressive heat race triumph. After starting the 50-lap headliner
from the pole position, the Brasstown, North Carolina standout was
a fixture towards the front of the stellar field before winding
up sixth at the checkered flag. Ray trailed only victor Scott Bloomquist,
Don O'Neal, Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, and Jonathan Davenport.
Complete results from both Dixie and Rome can be accessed online
Cotton Pickin' 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway
25, 2016) Advanced Motorsports traveled to Magnolia Motor
Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on September 23-24 for the annual
running of the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100.' The unsanctioned
Super Late Model special attracted 62 competitors to "The Mag"
to vie for the $20,000 payday. After having one of the fastest racecars
in Thursday's practice session, Ray Cook timed in tenth quickest
in Group A during the qualifying session on Friday night prior to
finishing seventh in his loaded heat race. Ray then advanced up
to fourth in his B-Main on Saturday evening, but that was a couple
of spots shy of earning a coveted transfer position into the 100-lapper,
which was eventually won by Chris Madden. Complete results from
Magnolia can be viewed online at www.magnoliadirt.com.
Cook in Top Ten in SNBS Stop at Smoky Mtn.
28, 2016) Both Ray Cook and Stacy Boles were in action
with the Southern Nationals Bonus Series on Saturday evening, August
27 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. Ray clicked
off the fifth quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session
prior to moving up a couple of spots during the $5,300 to win feature
event en route to a steady seventh place performance. Stacy timed
in seventh fastest in his group during qualifying, won his B-Main,
and was solidly inside of the top ten late in the 40-lap distance
before blowing his right front tire on the final circuit. The Clinton,
Tennessee native wound up with significant damage to his #11b mount
due to the subsequent wreck and was placed ninth in the final finishing
order. Full results from Smoky Mountain Speedway can be accessed
online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Cook and Advanced
Motorsports Invade Florence Speedway
14, 2016) Ray Cook and Advanced Motorsports traveled to
the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 11-13
for both the rain-postponed 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and the 34th
Annual 'North/South 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided
over the huge three-day weekend in the Cincinnati-area, as a whopping
$80,000 in first place prize money was up for grabs. On Thursday
night, Ray clicked off the twenty-fourth fastest lap in Group A
during qualifying for the 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and later ran
fifth in his stacked heat race. After slipping back to seventh in
his B-Main, Ray was unfortunately kept out of the $30,000 to win
headliner, which was ultimately won by Scott Bloomquist.
At Florence on Friday evening, a double set of heat
races were held to kick off the 'North/South 100' portion of the
weekend. Ray finished fifth in his first heat race and third in
his second and final prelim of the night. After grabbing the second
transfer spot through his B-Main on Saturday, the Brasstown, North
Carolina pilot rolled off from the outside of the tenth row in the
'North/South 100,' which once again boasted a $50,000 payday. Ray
then climbed solidly inside of the top ten before being collected
in a lap 83 tangle, which dropped the "Tarheel Tiger"
to a nineteenth place showing. Complete results from the long weekend
in the Commonwealth of Kentucky can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Nightly Results for Advanced Motorsports
30, 2016) Advanced Motorsports wrapped up the Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Series campaign tonight at the bad-fast Tazewell
Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee. A $10,000 payday was on the line
in the miniseries finale at "The Taz" and 25 entrants
piled into the pit area. Stacy Boles ran third in his heat race
prior to winding up fourteenth in the final rundown of the 53-lapper.
The Clinton, Tennessee native was officially placed sixth in the
last version of the Southern Nationals Series point standings.
(July 29, 2016) The penultimate event
of the 2016 edition of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series
was scheduled to take place tonight at Smoky Mountain Speedway in
Maryville, Tennessee. Unfortunately, a rain shower prior to the
start of the $5,300 to win show caused it to be canceled.
(July 28, 2016) As the grueling Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals miniseries winds down, the dirt-slinging
action was still hot and heavy tonight at Crossville Speedway in
Crossville, Tennessee. Stacy Boles ran sixth in his consolation
event and later took use of a series provisional to gain access
into the $3,500 to win feature event. Stacy then proceeded to pick
off fifteen competitors during the action-packed headliner to cross
the checkers after 35 green flag racing laps in the sixth position.
(July 26, 2016) Night seven for the
Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series competitors took them
to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia earlier this evening for
a $3,500 to win points battle. Stacy Boles clicked off the third
quickest lap in Group A during qualifying to lock himself into the
inside of the third row for the start of the 35-lapper. Stacy eventually
wound up posting a twelfth place effort tonight at the Chattanooga-area
(July 24, 2016) The cars and stars
of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series rolled through
the pit gate at Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia tonight to do battle
for yet another $5,300 winner's check. Stacy Boles wound up seventh
in his B-Main and later took a series provisional to earn the outside
eleventh row starting spot in the 53-lap headliner. Stacy was then
able to work his way past seven competitors during the race on his
way to a fifteenth place showing.
(July 23, 2016) Another $5,300 top
prize was up for grabs for the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals
Series competitors tonight in the annual running of the 'Rebel Yell'
at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia. Stacy Boles ran
eighth in his consolation event prior to utilizing a series provisional
to gain access into the 53-lapper. The Clinton, Tennessee ace was
then paid for twentieth at the completion of the main event.
(July 22, 2016) The fourth leg of
the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals tour took the #11b team to
Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia tonight for a $5,300 to
win showdown. Late afternoon rain showers made for a long night
(and early morning) at the facility and a rough racing surface also
complicated things. Stacy Boles finished fourth in his B-Main and
later started from the inside of the ninth row in the 53-lap feature,
which carried only show-up points. Stacy was then placed sixteenth
in the final finishing order of the attrition-filled contest, as
only eight cars finished the race.
(July 21, 2016) Next up on the Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Series was a stop tonight at the 1/4-mile
bullring at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina.
Stacy Boles posted the eleventh quickest time overall during the
qualifying session prior to finishing second in his consolation
race. After starting the $3,500 to win main event from the inside
of the seventh row, Stacy wound up fourteenth in the final rundown
of the 35-lap headliner.
(July 19, 2016) Round two of the
Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series took place earlier this
evening at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee and a $3,500
payday was on the line. Stacy Boles knocked down the tenth quickest
lap in Group A during time trials and later placed third in his
B-Main. After starting the 35-lapper from the inside of the eighth
row, Stacy was able to climb five spots during the headliner on
his way to a respectable tenth place effort.
(July 16, 2016) Stacy Boles and his
#11b team embarked on the start of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern
Nationals Series tonight at the picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural
Retreat, Virginia. Following a lengthy rain delay, Stacy timed in
seventh fastest in Group B during qualifying, which locked him into
the outside of the seventh row for the start of the $10,000 to win
main event. During the 53-lap contest, Stacy was able to move past
six competitors en route to a strong eighth place performance in
the series lid lifter!