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February 21st, 2015 - World of Outlaws Late Models Invade Volusia Speedway Park
The World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series took center stage at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) on Thursday night. The ultra-competitive tour sanctioned the final three nights of the 44th Annual DIRTcar Nationals.

Thursday's $10,000-to-win race saw a field of forty-nine Super Late Models register for battle. With the top three finishers in heat race action advancing to the 50-lap finale, Weiss fell short of the mark and had to run a b-main. Ricky slipped to a sixth place finish in the b-main after starting fourth, and with only the top transferring to the main event his night would come to an early end.

Forty-seven entries converged on the 1/2-mile oval for Friday night's $10,000-to-win, WoO Late Model Series event. Ricky started the night by posting the fourth fastest lap in his group during time trails to lock into the second starting spot for the fourth heat race. Weiss finished second in his heat race, which earned him a spot in the redraw where he was the recipient of the third position on the starting grid. Weiss raced amongst the top ten for much of the 50-lap feature before settling to a twelfth place finish in the final rundown.

The 2015 Speedweeks drew to a close on Saturday night with the finale for the 44th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. The $10,000-to-win, WoO Late Model Series event drew a field of forty-five Super Late Models, and Ricky timed in fifth quickest in his group during time trials. He started and finish third in his heat race, locking him into the ninth starting spot for the 50-lap finale. Weiss once again raced around the top ten for much of the event before crossing the finish line in twelfth.

Full results from the event are available at www.WoOLMS.com


February 18th, 2015 - Weiss Competes in Winternationals at East Bay
Action shifted to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) on Monday night as Ricky competed in the opening round of the 44th Annual DIRTcar Nationals.

The $7,000-to-win, UMP Super Late Model event drew a stout field of forty-three competitors to the 1/2-mile oval. Ricky posted the second quickest lap in his group during time trials to lock into the second starting spot for his heat race. He went on to finish second behind Darrell Lanigan in heat race action, earning him the seventh starting position for the 30-lap feature. Weiss battle amongst the top ten early on in the main event before settling to an eleventh place finish at the checkered flag.

Tuesday night's $7,000-to-win program fell victim to Mother Nature. Competition resumed on Wednesday with the winner's check increasing to $10,000-to-win. Forty-eight entries filled the pit area, and Ricky earned the fourth starting spot in his heat race via qualifications. He settled to a seventh place finish in heat race action, sending him to a b-main. Weiss failed to reach a transfer position in the b-main which forced him to utilize a provisional starting spot to gain access to the 40-lap feature. After starting 26th on the grid, Weiss moved forward early on before retiring to a 22nd place finish in the final rundown.

Full results from the event are available at www.DIRTcarNationals.com


February 14th, 2015 - Weiss Competes in Winternationals at East Bay
Ricky Weiss continued his week-long trek in the 39th Annual Winternationals on Friday night at East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Florida).

A doubleheader was on tap for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), as Friday's originally scheduled event boosted a $10,000 top prize. Forty-one Super Late Models were on hand for the program, and a third place finish in the first heat race earned Ricky the ninth starting spot for the 50-lap feature. Weiss battled around the top ten for much of the event but ultimately settled to a fifteenth place finish in the final rundown.

Weiss also entered the $5,000-to-win program that was schedule for Monday night but washed away by Mother Nature. Ricky finished second behind Billy Moyer Jr. in his preliminary heat race to lock into the seventh starting spot for the 25-lap finale. Weiss was battling in the top ten when he lost the handle on his entry on lap eight and spun, drawing the caution. Ricky was able to rejoin the tail of the field, but would only manage a nineteenth place finish at the checkered flag.

Saturday night's finale boosted a $10,000 winner's check for the East Bay Winternationals finale. Thirty entries registered for the LOLMDS event, and a fifth to third run in his heat race earned Ricky the eleventh starting spot on the feature grid. Unfortunately, mechanical issues during the 50 lap finale forced Weiss to retire to a 23rd place finish.

Complete results are available at www.LucasDirt.com


February 12th, 2015 - Weiss Competes in Winternationals at East Bay
Ricky Weiss traveled to East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Florida) for the 39th edition of the East Bay Winternationals.

Action kicked off on Tuesday night after Monday's events were washed away by Mother Nature. Forty-two Super Late Models entered the $5,000-to-win event, and a fifth place finish in his heat race left Ricky just one spot short of the transfer. As a result, Weiss would have to run a b-main where he failed to reach a transfer position to the 25-lap feature, bringing his night to an early end.

Ricky enjoyed a much better outing on Wednesday as he went into battle against a field of forty-three entries, all chasing the $7,000 top prize. Despite starting deep in his heat race Weiss charged forward to a fourth place finish, earning him the fourteenth starting spot in the 35-lap LOLMDS main event. During the course of the feature, Weiss advanced two positions to a twelfth place finish in the final rundown.

Thursday's action once again saw a $7,000-to-win event contested as forty-four Super Late Models registered for Round #3 of the 39th Annual East Bay Winternationals. Struggles in qualifying pinned Ricky deep in a heat race and he would only manage an eight place finish, sending him to a b-main. Weiss went on to a seventh place finish in the b-main, but only the top four finishers advanced to the 45-lap feature, ending his night early.

Complete results are available at www.LucasDirt.com


January 18th, 2015 - Wild West Shootout Continues in Tucson
The Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout continued on Friday evening with at $3,000-to-win program at the 3/8 mile oval at USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona). Rick Schwallie Photo

Fifty-two entries registered for battle, and a ninth to fifth run in heat race action left Weiss just short of locking into the main event. He later finished second in his b-main, which positioned him nineteenth in the 30 lap finale. Despite starting near the back of the pack, Ricky advanced six positions throughout the duration of the feature en route to a thirteenth place finish.

Round #5 of the miniseries was contested on Saturday evening at the 3/8 mile oval and boosted a $3,000 top prize to competitors. Fifty-two entries returned for action, and Weiss raced to a convincing heat race win from his second starting spot, locking him into the seventh starting position on the feature grid. During the course of the 30 lapper, Ricky battled amongst the top ten throughout much of the main event before settling to a tenth place finish in the final rundown.

Sunday evening saw the finale for the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout contested as fifty Super Late Models registered to chase the $10,000 top prize. A fifth place finish in his heat race left Ricky short of locking into the feature, sending him to a b-main. He charged to a fourth place finish in his b-main, earning him the 24th starting spot for the 50 lap finale. Despite starting deep in the pack, Weiss moved forward to record a fourteenth place finish at the checkered flag.

Complete results from the events can be found at www.RaceUSARaceway.com


January 14th, 2015 - Weiss Opens 2015 with Wild West Shootout at USA Raceway
Ricky Weiss officially kicked off his version of the 2015 racing season on Saturday with the opening round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona). Rick Schwallie Photo

Fifty Super Late Models were registered for battle at the 3/8 mile oval, and by virtue of the draw Ricky was slated to start on the pole of his heat race. Weiss battled the hand on his #7 Derrick's Sandblasting/A.I.E Communications/Rocket/Vic Hill Racing Engines Super Late Model in the heat, settling to a fourth place finish. As a result he would have to run a b-main where he would advance from his fifth starting to finish third, earning him the 22nd starting spot for the 30 lap, $3,000-to-win feature event. Ricky went on to advance five positions to a seventeenth place finish in the final rundown.

Sunday evening saw the winner's check increase to $5,000-to-win as forty-nine entries were on hand for the event. Weiss drew the second starting spot for his heat race and charged to a convincing victory, earning him the third starting position for the 30 lap finale. In the main event, Weiss battled amongst the top five for the first half of the race before settling to a respectable seventh place finish.

The Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout resumed on Wednesday evening with a $3,000-to-win program. Forty-six Super Late Models signed in for the event, and Ricky starting his outing by drawing the eighth starting spot for heat race action. He went on to finish sixth, which left just short of a transfer position and relegated him to a b-main. Weiss advanced from his fourth starting spot to finish second in the b-main, locking him into the nineteenth position on the feature grid. In the 30 lap main event, Weiss registered a sixteenth place finish at the checkered flag.

Complete results from the events can be found at www.RaceUSARaceway.com