Advanced Motorsports to Kick Off '17 Campaign at Boyd's!
(January 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 Racing Photos)


Cook and Advanced Motorsports Tackle Gateway Dirt Nationals
(December 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 at www.gatewaydirt.com.


Mechanical Woes Late in Gobbler Costs Boles Strong Finish
(November 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.


Cook Knocks Down Top Tens in Ponderosa Double-Dip
(November 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
(October 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!
(October 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. (MRM Racing Photos)


Ray Cook Ninth in Dixie Shootout; Sixth at Rome Speedway
(October 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 at www.lucasdirt.com.


Cook Tackles Cotton Pickin' 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway
(September 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.


Boles and Cook in Top Ten in SNBS Stop at Smoky Mtn.
(August 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
(August 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.


Southern Nationals Nightly Results for Advanced Motorsports
(July 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 venue.

(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!

 

 

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