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!


Advanced Motorsports Busy at Bulls Gap & Tazewell...
(July 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 at www.volunteerspeedway.com and www.tazewellspeedway.net. (Chad Wells Photography)


Boles and Cook Tackle Big Daddy 500 at Smoky Mountain
(June 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 showing.

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!
(June 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.


Boles Third in Spring Nat's Points After Georgia Triple Shot
(May 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 at www.southernnationalsseries.com.


Stacy Boles Bags Top Ten in Plateau 50 at Crossville!
(May 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 on www.southernnationalsseries.com.


Boles Travels North to Kentucky with Spring Nationals Tour
(May 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!
(April 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 performance.

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
(March 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 Tennessee Tipoff
(March 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. (Chad Wells Photography)

 

 

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