IN WEEKEND OPENER AT THE POND!
16, 2017) Ricky Weiss and his #7 team ventured
north to the Commonwealth of Kentucky on April 14-15 for a pair
of Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series shootouts. On Friday
night at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky, Ricky
timed in second quickest in Group A during the qualifying session
prior to winding up fourth in the $4,000 to win, caution-free
headliner behind only winner Brandon Overton, Jason Jameson, and
Mike Marlar. At Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday
evening, Ricky ran fourth in his loaded heat race to advance into
the $5,000 to win feature, but was caught up in an early wreck
during the 50-lapper and wound up retiring in the twenty-fourth
position. He now finds himself fifth in the latest version of
the Spring Nationals Series point standings exiting Easter weekend.
Full results can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
TACKLES SMOKY MOUNTAIN & DUCK RIVER
3, 2017) The #7 team and driver Ricky Weiss rolled
into Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee and Duck
River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee for a pair of lucrative
specials over the April 1-2 weekend. On Saturday evening in the
unsanctioned 'Spring Shootout' at Smoky Mountain, Ricky ran third
in his B-Main before eventually winding up fifteenth in the $7,500
to win main event. At Duck River on Sunday night, the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series presided over a $10,000 to win showdown.
Ricky timed in nineteenth quickest in qualifying, placed fourth
in his loaded heat race, and crossed underneath the checkers twelfth
in the 50-lap headliner. Full results from both shows can be accessed
by clicking on www.smokymountainspeedway.com
IN SPRING NATIONALS AT SENOIA
26, 2017) Ricky Weiss and his #7 team made the
trek to Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on March 24-25 for the
annual running of the 'Spring Nationals,' which was sanctioned
by the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series. On Friday evening
in the $4,000 to win weekend opener, Ricky placed third in his
B-Main prior to winding up fourteenth in the 40-lapper, which
went caution-free. At Senoia on Saturday night in the $6,000 to
win weekend finale, Ricky timed in third quickest in Group B during
qualifying, ran third in his consolation race, and later climbed
to eleventh in the 50-lap headliner. Complete results from the
Senoia double-dip can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
WOES SLOW WEISS AT BOYD'S...
19, 2017) Next up on the schedule for the Vic
Hill Racing (VHR) team was a visit to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold,
Georgia on Saturday evening, March 18 for the annual running of
the 'Shamrock.' The Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series
rolled into the Chattanooga-area facility to preside over the
$4,000 to win special event. Ricky Weiss posted the eighth quickest
time in Group A during qualifying and later grabbed the third
transfer spot through his consolation race. After starting the
40-lapper from the inside of the fifth row, Ricky unfortunately
broke the ring and pinion on his #7 entry during the feature and
was dropped to twenty-first in the final finishing order. Full
results from last night at Boyd's Speedway can be viewed online
OUT AT SMOKY MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY
12, 2017) Over the March 10-11 weekend, the Vic
Hill Racing (VHR) team was in the pit area at Smoky Mountain Speedway
in Maryville, Tennessee, as the 4th edition of the 'Tennessee
Tipoff Classic' boasted a $15,000 payday. Ricky Weiss did not
record an official time during Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals
Series qualifying on Friday night, but later advanced to grab
the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race.
Vic Hill clicked off the ninth fastest lap in Group B during time
trials before winding up sixth in his loaded heat race. While
Ricky was slated to roll off from the outside of the seventh row
in Saturday's 75-lap headliner, heavy afternoon snow showers wound
up postponing the remainder of the mega-event until Thursday,
May 4. Full preliminary results from Smoky Mountain Speedway can
be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.southernnationalsseries.com.
NATIONALS NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM VOLUSIA
25, 2017) The 46th running of the 'DIRTcar Nationals'
wrapped up tonight at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park with another
$10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series battle.
Ricky Weiss knocked down the eighteenth quickest time in Group
A during qualifying before finishing ninth in his loaded heat
race. Ricky then loaded up and scratched from the consolation
race, which helped keep him out of the 40-lap headliner that was
eventually won by Don O'Neal.
(February 24, 2017)
Following a pair of shows that fell victim to
Mother Nature, the dirt started flying again at Volusia Speedway
Park in Barberville, Florida tonight in the penultimate event
of the 46th Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals.' A $10,000 top prize was
up for grabs in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
special. Ricky Weiss logged the twelfth fastest lap in Group A
during time trials before finishing fifth in both his heat race
and his B-Main. Unfortunately, Ricky was unable to crack the starting
field for the 40-lap feature, which was eventually shortened by
heavy fog and won by Shane Clanton.
(February 23, 2017)
Back-to-back rain-outs have stricken the annual
'DIRTcar Nationals,' as tonight's $10,000 to win World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series tilt at Volusia Speedway Park was
nixed by inclement weather early in the afternoon. The event will
not be rescheduled and the rain-out leaves only two races left
during the 2017 version of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at the Barberville,
(February 22, 2017)
The 'DIRTcar Nationals' program scheduled for
tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida was canceled
after heavy rain hit the 1/2-mile oval in the morning with more
wet weather forecasted throughout the day. The evening's $10,000
to win UMP DIRTcar Series-sanctioned throwdown will not be rescheduled.
Action will resume at VSP on Thursday night with the first of
three consecutive evenings of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series competition.
(February 21, 2017)
Another $7,000 payday was on the line tonight
at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, as the UMP DIRTcar Series presided
over yet another 'DIRTcar Nationals' battle at the Daytona Beach-area
speedplant. Ricky Weiss posted the sixth quickest time in his
group during qualifying and later ran fifth in heat race action.
After grabbing the second transfer spot through his B-Main, Ricky
steered his #7 entry past ten competitors during the 30-lapper
en route to a fourteenth place showing.
(February 20, 2017)
The 46th edition of the six-race 'DIRTcar Nationals'
started tonight at the ultra-fast Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville,
Florida with a $7,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Series showdown. Ricky
Weiss clicked off the eighth fastest lap in his group during the
qualifying session prior to placing sixth in his heat race and
fifth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, those finishes narrowly kept
Ricky out of the 30-lap main event, which was eventually won by
NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM EAST BAY
18, 2017) Tonight's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series-sanctioned 'Winternationals' finale at East Bay (FL) Raceway
Park, which was scheduled to pay $12,000 to win, has been washed
out and will not be rescheduled.
(February 17, 2017)
The penultimate event of the 'Winternationals'
took place earlier this evening at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida. The points race for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
paid $10,000 to the winner and drew a stout 42 car field. Ricky
Weiss started off his night by logging the seventeenth quickest
time in Group B during qualifying prior to finishing sixth in
his heat race and fifth in his wild B-Main. Ricky was then unable
to win the Strawberry Dash for Non-Qualifiers and wound up watching
the 50-lapper, which was eventually won by Scott Bloomquist.
(February 16, 2017)
The 41st edition of the 'Winternationals' soldiered
on tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, as
a $7,000 top prize was on the line for the cars and stars of the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Ricky Weiss qualified seventh
fastest in Group B during time trials before winding up tenth
in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main. After picking up the
win in the Strawberry Dash, Ricky was eventually placed seventeenth
in the final rundown of the 45-lap main event.
(February 15, 2017)
Tonight's $7,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series battle at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida has
succumbed to Mother Nature and will not be rescheduled. Heavy
afternoon rains deluged the Tampa-area and the track was not able
to be worked into shape to host racing action this evening.
(February 14, 2017)
Another $5,000 windfall greeted the competitors
in round two of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion of
the 'Winternationals' tonight at East Bay (FL) Raceway Park. Ricky
Weiss knocked down the thirteenth fastest lap in Group B during
the qualifying session prior to running fifth in his loaded heat
race. After taking the triumph in his B-Main, Ricky drove deep
inside of the top ten during the 25-lapper before eventually settling
for a solid ninth place effort.
(February 13, 2017)
The Vic Hill Racing (VHR) team made their way
to East Bay Raceway Park for tonight's 41st Annual 'Winternationals'
opener at the Gibsonton, Florida facility. The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series presided over the dirt-slinging action at the
"Clay by the Bay" and a $5,000 winner's check was up
for grabs. Ricky Weiss blasted around the 1/3-mile oval third
quickest in Group A during qualifying and later grabbed the fourth
and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting
the 25-lap sprint from the inside of the seventh row, Ricky eventually
wound up twenty-first in the final finishing order.
OF RACING RESULTS FROM BRUNSWICK
11, 2017) Night two of the 'Super Bowl of Racing'
doubleheader weekend at Golden Isles (GA) Speedway took center
stage this evening and a $12,000 top prize was on the line in
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series extravaganza. Ricky Weiss
posted the twentieth quickest time in Group B during qualifying
prior to finishing eighth in his heat race. After opting not to
start his B-Main, Ricky was unable to make the starting grid for
the 60-lap main event, which was won by Josh Richards.
(February 10, 2017)
Vic Hill Racing (VHR) lifted the lid to their
2017 campaign tonight in round one of the annual 'Super Bowl of
Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia. The
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the $10,000 to win
opener, which drew a stout 51 car field. Ricky Weiss timed in
fifth fastest in Group A during the qualifying session and was
leading his heat race until an incident with Earl Pearson, Jr.
relegated him to a fifth place finish. After running thirteenth
in his B-Main, Ricky was unfortunately forced to watch the 50-lap
feature, which was won by Brandon Overton.