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!
Busy at Bulls Gap & Tazewell...
3, 2016) Advanced Motorsports drivers Ray Cook and Stacy
Boles invaded Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee and Tazewell
Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee on July 1-2 for a pair of Ironman
Mountain Championship showdowns. On Friday night at "The Gap,"
Stacy qualified seventh fastest in time trials prior to moving up
to fifth in the $3,052 to win 'Scott Sexton Memorial' to finish
behind only victor Ricky Weiss, Shanon Buckingham, Skylar Marlar,
and David Payne. Ray posted the sixth quickest lap during the qualifying
session and was running inside of the top five in the 30-lapper
before a late flat tire from debris on the track relegated him to
a disappointing twelfth place showing.
At the bad-fast "Taz" on Saturday evening,
a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs in another Ironman Mountain
Championship battle. Ray started off the night by laying down the
eleventh quickest time in qualifying, while Stacy was right behind
in the twelfth spot. In the 40-lap headliner, both drivers were
involved in a couple of different racing incidents, which dropped
Ray to eleventh and Stacy to fifteenth in the final finishing order.
Full results from both holiday weekend races can be obtained online
Cook Tackle Big Daddy 500 at Smoky Mountain
19, 2016) Both Stacy Boles and Ray Cook were in action
for Advanced Motorsports on Saturday night, June 18 at Smoky Mountain
Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee, as the Ultimate Super Late Model
Series presided over a $5,000 to win shootout. Stacy qualified fourteenth
fastest during time trials prior to grabbing the second transfer
spot through his consolation event. After starting the 'Big Daddy
500' from the outside of the seventh row, Stacy had climbed up inside
of the top ten early in the 40-lapper before suffering fuel pump
problems, which dropped him to a disappointing twenty-first place
Ray, who was debuting a brand-new Capital racecar,
laid down the third quickest lap overall during time trials and
later rolled off from the inside of the second row in the 'Big Daddy
500.' The Brasstown, North Carolina ace was then battling for the
second position before the midway point in the race when he and
Ricky Weiss made contact, which sent his #53 machine hard into the
wall. As a result of the heavy damage, Ray was forced to retire
from the event in the thirteenth position. Complete results from
Smoky Mountain Speedway can be viewed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
Cook and Advanced
Motorsports Runner-Up in Border Wars!
12, 2016) Brasstown, North Carolina standout Ray Cook hooked
back up with Advanced Motorsports on Saturday, June 11 to compete
in the 'Border Wars' program at the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway
in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series
presided over the single-day showdown, which boasted a $4,000 payday.
Ray qualified sixth quickest in time trials, which locked him into
the outside of the third row for the start of the 40-lap main event.
The popular driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" then drove
up to second in the headliner to earn a strong runner-up performance
behind only race winner Chad Ogle. Complete results from "The
Gap" can be viewed online at www.carolinaclash.com.
in Spring Nat's Points After Georgia Triple Shot
30, 2016) Stacy Boles and his Advanced Motorsports team
headed south to the Peach State of Georgia on May 27-29 for the
final three Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals tour events of 2016.
On Friday night at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia, a $4,000
winner's check was on the line in the weekend opener. Stacy ran
fourth in his consolation race and later climbed four spots during
the 40-lapper on his way to a thirteenth place performance.
Another $4,000 top prize was up for grabs on Saturday
evening at the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia. Stacy
placed fifth in his B-Main, utilized a series provisional, and later
finished nineteenth in the final rundown of the 40-lap main event.
At Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia on Sunday, Stacy ran tenth in
his consolation event before taking another series provisional and
advancing up to eleventh in the $6,000 to win, 50-lap headliner.
The Clinton, Tennessee ace wound up finishing third in the final
version of the Spring Nationals point standings! Complete results
from all three Memorial Day weekend battles can be found online
Bags Top Ten in Plateau 50 at Crossville!
22, 2016) Advanced Motorsports invaded Crossville Speedway
in Crossville, Tennessee on Saturday evening, May 21 for the $5,000
to win 'Plateau 50,' which was sanctioned by the Southern Nationals
Bonus Series. Stacy Boles qualified mid pack in Group B, but later
earned the third transfer spot through his B-Main. During the course
of the 50-lapper, Stacy bolted all the way up to seventh in the
running order before getting shuffled back on a late race restart
to wind up eighth in the final finishing order. Full results from
last night's show at Crossville Speedway can be obtained by clicking
North to Kentucky with Spring Nationals Tour
1, 2016) Stacy Boles and the #11b team trekked north to
the Commonwealth of Kentucky on April 29-30 for a pair of Old Man's
Garage Spring Nationals Series stops at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction
City, Kentucky and Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. On Friday
night at "The Pond," Stacy qualified well and later ran
second in his B-Main to earn the fourteenth starting spot in the
$4,000 to win headliner. Unfortunately, Stacy then experienced a
broken rack early in the attrition-filled 40-lapper and was forced
to retire in the twenty-second position. Saturday's $5,000 to win
shootout at Florence was then won by Mother Nature. Full results
from Ponderosa can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Stacy Boles Blasts to Top
Ten in Spring Thaw Opener!
17, 2016) The #11b team was in the pit area over the April
15-16 weekend at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, as
the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals tour sanctioned the annual
running of the 'Spring Thaw.' Behind the wheel of a new Capital
racecar on Friday night in the $4,000 to win weekend opener, Stacy
Boles ran fifth in his heat race prior to utilizing a series provisional
to gain access into the 40-lap headliner. Stacy then picked off
eleven competitors during the A-Main to blaze to a solid tenth place
At "The Gap" on Saturday evening, a $10,000 top prize
was on the line in the 'Spring Thaw' finale. Stacy finished fifth
in both his heat race and his B-Main, which forced him once again
to rely on a series provisional. After rolling off from the inside
of the eleventh row in the 60-lapper, the Clinton, Tennessee ace
was able to move up five spots on his way to a sixteenth place effort.
He now sits fourth in the latest version of the Spring Nationals
point standings. Complete results from the 'Spring Thaw' weekend
can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Boles Passes Nine Cars
in Spring Nationals Shootout at Senoia
27, 2016) Advanced Motorsports traveled south to Senoia
Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on March 25-26 for a huge Old Man's Garage
Spring Nationals Series doubleheader, which kicked off on Friday
night with a $4,000 to win shootout. Stacy Boles finished fifth
in his B-Main and was forced to rely on an emergency series provisional
to gain access into the 40-lap main event. Stacy then proceeded
to pick off nine competitors during the headliner to claim a fourteenth
place effort. Saturday's program at Senoia Raceway, which boasted
a $6,000 top prize, was then washed out in the afternoon due to
rain showers. The Clinton, Tennessee ace currently finds himself
fourth in the latest version of the Spring Nationals Series point
standings. Full results can be viewed by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Stacy Boles Back in Action in $15,000
13, 2016) The #11b team returned to racing action over
the March 11-12 weekend in the 'Tennessee Tipoff' at Smoky Mountain
Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. A strong 27 car field assembled
at the historic 1/2-mile facility to vie for the $15,000 winner's
check in the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals Series opener. On
Friday night, Stacy Boles knocked down the ninth quickest lap in
Group A during the qualifying session, but later wound up seventh
in his heat race after being involved in an incident. Stacy then
ran sixth in the B-Main on Saturday evening before receiving a provisional
and ultimately winding up nineteenth in the 75-lap headliner. Complete
results from Smoky Mountain Speedway can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.