FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2014
_______________________________________Ray Cook Charges to Sixth in Bama Bash; Smoky Mountain NDRL Doubleheader Ahead
BRASSTOWN, NC (March 5) - Ray Cook took his own #53 Optima Batteries MasterSbilt racecar to the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on February 28-March 1 for the 17th edition of the 'Bama Bash.' The National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) presided over the storied race, which paid a hefty $17,017 to win this year. On Friday night, Ray started his weekend by laying down the fourth fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, and Billy Moyer.
When the feature field rolled to green on Saturday evening, Ray started the 75-lapper from the inside of the seventh row. The Brasstown, North Carolina native pitted early for fresh rubber and eventually wound up charging back through the talented field en route to a strong sixth place effort. Ray trailed only winner Chris Madden, Jonathan Davenport, Clint Smith, Scott Bloomquist, and Don O'Neal to the checkers at EAMS. Complete results from the 'Bama Bash' weekend can be viewed by clicking on www.thendrl.com
Two more NDRL battles await the driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" this upcoming weekend (March 7-8) in the Volunteer State of Tennessee. The Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee will play host to the 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic,' which features two separate one-day programs. A $7,500 payday will be on the line on Friday night, while Saturday's weekend finale boasts a $12,500 winner's check. Ray will be piloting a brand-new MasterSbilt racecar for sponsor Tommy Pope this weekend at SMS. Additional information on the 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' can be accessed by pointing your web browser to www.smokymountainspeedway.com
Ray Cook and the MasterSbilt House Car team would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Optima Batteries, MasterSbilt Race Cars, Seubert Calf Ranches, Superior Cleaning Services, A+ Moving and Storage Co., Tommy Pope Construction, Jay D1ckens Racing Engines, Tarpy Trucking, AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, AR Bodies, Bell Helmets, Bert Transmissions, Beyea Headers, Braswell Carburetors, COMP Cams, DBR Starters, Delph Communications, Dragon Racing Fuels, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Frankland Racing Supply, Goodridge Hose & Fittings, GW Performance, Hooker Harness, Hoosier Racing Tires, Hypercoils, Integra Race Shocks, Jones Racing Products, K&N Filters, Keyser Manufacturing, MD3 Noses, MSD Ignition, Old Man's Garage, Performance Bodies, Performance Rod & Custom, Peterson Fluid Systems, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Real Racing Wheels, Schaeffer's Racing Oil, Stealth Carburetion, Strange Oval, Sweet Mfg., The Joie of Seating, TWM Racing Products, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Weld Wheels, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Engineering, Winters Performance, and Wrisco Industries.
For the latest news and schedule information concerning the #53 team, feel free to visit their official Internet home at www.RayCook53.com
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communicationswww.DelphCommunications.com