Relationship with Bill Elliott put Ray Cook in ARCA car at Talladega

Many people know that Ray Cook wears many hats in racing. As a driver he has won major Dirt Late Model events such as the Hillbilly 100 and two Show-me 100s. As a promoter he runs three of dirt racing’s top regional series in the Southern Nationals, the Spring Nationals, and the Fall Nationals. And he serves as a track owner of the Tri-County Race Track near his home in Brasstown, NC. What some folks may not know is that the 47-year-old racer extraordinaire once took his talents off the dirt to compete on the massive Talladega Super Speedway in…

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Photos from the PASS Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory

Here are photos from the Pro All Star Series sanctioned Easter Bunny 150 for Super Late Models at Hickory Motor Speedway on April 20, 2019. The photos are placed in order of their finish for each driver. Please also read–> Derek Ramstrom captures wild PASS victory at Hickory Richard Allen is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association Respond to this piece on Twitter –> @RichardAllenIDR  or on Facebook –> InsideCircleTrack/Facebook

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Derek Ramstrom captures wild PASS victory at Hickory

The Pro All Stars Series for Super Late Model cars invaded the Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday to contest the 14th Annual My Computer Career Easter Bunny 150. The $5,000-to-win event lured in some of pavement short-track racing’s top veteran stars as well as an outstanding list of up-and-coming talent to compete for the top prize on the historic and worn surface of the track located in the hill country of western North Carolina. And for the second time in just over five months it was West Boylston, Mass. driver Derek Ramstrom who came away with the win. The No….

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Michael Self scores rain-shortened ARCA win at Salem Speedway

Press Release by Charles Krall Michael Self (No. 25 Sinclair Lubricants Toyota) scored his second consecutive ARCA Menards Series victory in Sunday’s rain-shortened Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway. Self started fourth, took the lead at lap 27 and from there he dominated until Mother Nature intervened at lap 98. “I owe all of this to my Venturini Motorsports guys,” Self said in a makeshift victory celebration. “We knew yesterday we were going to have a good racecar. We didn’t have a lot of qualifying speed but we knew once the race started, especially if it was cool and…

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Harold Holly Enjoying the Challenge of Transition from NASCAR to Dirt

Harold Holly has a track record of great success behind him as a crew chief in NASCAR. Now the veteran team leader is working hard to bring that same level of success to Dirt Late Model racing. The native of Pell City, Alabama currently prepares cars driven by Brandon Overton for the Rum Runner Racing team owned by former NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Joey Coulter. And in fact, the No. 2 team has already scored a significant win 2019 when Overton took the checkered flag in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series season opener at Georgia’s Screven…

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Derek Griffith anxious to make Snowball Derby debut

The Snowball Derby held each year at the Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. is one of the crown jewel events in the world of Asphalt Late Model racing. Dating back to 1968, some of the most legendary names in American racing have graced victory lane at the conclusion of the main event. Darrell Waltrip, Donnie Allison, Butch Lindley, Jody Ridley, Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott are just a few of the recognizable figures to have taken the checkered flag from this historic race. Just making the show is a remarkable accomplishment for many of the entrants. And one driver…

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Brandon Setzer making his own way in short-track racing

Dennis Setzer won races on what are now called the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as well as taking scores of checkered flags from short-tracks all over the southeast and other parts of the country. And now, Brandon Setzer is picking up right where his father left off as a driver and by earning a living within the racing industry. The 25-year-old Setzer has been a frequent visitor to victory lane at Hickory Motor Speedway, which is just minutes from his Newton, NC home. And more, the second generation driver has earned trophies racing with…

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Matt Craig enjoying his racing life as a PASS South champion

For seven consecutive years between 2009 and 2015 the Pro All Stars Series South division had seven different drivers to claim the season-long championship for the pavement-based Super Late Model circuit. But beginning in 2016 Matt Craig began a streak that has now reached its third straight season in which he has laid siege to that touring series title. On Saturday at the Hickory(NC) Motor Speedway the Kannapolis, NC driver placed third in the Mason-Dixon Mega Meltdown 200-lap race which was good enough to secure yet another championship for the driver of the No. 54 machine. While Craig and his…

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Derek Ramstrom claims PASS victory at Hickory; Griffith, Craig earn titles

The Pro All Stars Series South for pavement Super Late Model machines made its way to Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon to contest its final race of the  2018 season. At the end of the 13th annual Mason-Dixon Mega Meltdown it was Derek Ramstrom of Worcester, Mass. who came away with the win on the historic North Carolina track. Matt Craig was crowned as the 2018 PASS South Series champion while Derek Griffith took PASS National Series honors for the season. Kodie Connor led the way in PASS qualifying as he turned a lap of 14.536 seconds around the…

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Christopher Bell earns WoO Sprint Car victory at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH – October 14, 2018 – Christopher Bell pounded the cushion to perfection up against the Eldora Speedway wall to win his fourth career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature, but first of 2018, Sunday evening at the Ohio half-mile. Bell fell as far back as eighth but took the lead on Lap 14 and never looked back. Donny Schatz extended his Series points lead finishing second for a Tony Stewart Racing/Curb-Agajanian Racing one-two punch. Parker Price-Miller, who led the first 13 laps, completed the podium. Tim Shaffer won the Sears Craftsman Dash and led the field…

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