|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
|October 14th, 2014 - Ricky Weiss Crowned WISSOTA Late Model National Champion
|The 2014 WISSOTA season is now complete, and Ricky Weiss is officially the WISSOTA Late Model National Champion his #7 Derrick's Sandblasting/Bloomquist/ Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Rick Schwallie Photo)
Weiss claimed his third WISSOTA National Championship by 28 markers over Brad Seng while Scott Ward, Harry Hanson, and Mike Balcaen rounded out the top five in the final standings.
Ricky enjoyed a great year behind the wheel of his Super Late Model that also found him winning nineteen of forty-six events entered as well as the Blaine Brother WISSOTA Challenge Series championship.
"Thanks to all of my great sponsors, team members, and fans that supported me this season," said Weiss. "The year started pretty rough, but once we got rolling it turned into an amazing season. I'm already pumped for next year."
While the 2014 season may be in the books, Ricky and his team are already busily planning an aggressive 2015 schedule. Stay tuned to www.WeissRacing7.com for the latest team news and schedule information.
Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick's Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, Hands On Excavating Inc., J&C Trucking, Turk Enterprises, Eibach Springs, Metalz In Motion, Speedworld Indoor Kart Track, New Vision Graphics, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
|September 25th, 2014 - Ricky Weiss Sweeps Red River Co-op Doubleheader
|After being delayed a week courtesy of Mother Nature, the championship finale at Red Rive Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Canada) was contested on Thursday evening at the oval.
Ricky has dominated much of the 2014 season at the high-banked, 4/10 mile oval, and Thursday night was no different. Weiss swept the evenings festivities, adding another victory to his rapidly increasing 2014 win tally. Mike Balcaen finished second, while Steffen Snare, Coard Allard and Paul Veert rounded out the top five finishers. (Tim Johnson Photo)
Full results from the event are available at www.VictoryLane.Mb.Ca
|September 20th, 2014 - Weiss Wins Round #1of Red River Co-op Doubleheader
|Ricky Weiss continued to show his dominance on Friday night at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Canada), winning the opening round of the doubleheader championship weekend.
Ricky raced to a second place finish in heat race action to lock into the eighth starting position on the feature grid. In the main event Weiss drove his #7 Derrick's Sandblasting/Bloomquist Super Late Model to his eighteenth victory of the season over Mike Balcaen, Kevin Sexton, Coard Allard, and Tom Balcaen.
Rain moved into the area on Saturday, forcing officials to postpone the evening’s events to Thursday, September 25th.
Further information is available at www.VictoryLane.Mb.Ca
|September 13th, 2014 - Weiss Competes in WISSOTA 100 Weekend
|Ricky Weiss made the trek to Dakota State Fair Speedway (Huron, South Dakota) over the weekend for the annual Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100.
Action opened on Wednesday evening with Round #1 of the four-day event. A strong field of forty-two WISSOTA Late Models registered for the $2,000-to-win, preliminary program. Ricky drew the tenth starting spot for his heat race, but was involved in a melee with another competitor which brought his night to an early end as he failed to qualify for the feature event.
Thursday would prove to be a much better outing for Ricky, charging from tenth to finish third in his heat race, which locked him into the seventh starting spot for the $2,000-to-win preliminary feature. In the feature Weiss advanced to a fourth place finish in the final rundown behind race winner, Lance Matthees, Nate Beyenhof, and Brian Diede. Chad Becker completed the top five finishers.
Ricky's preliminary efforts earned him the eighth starting spot in Saturday's WISSOTA 100 finale. Weiss was battling for second and tangled with another competitor, bringing out the yellow flag. Weiss was charged with the caution, and sent to the tail of the field. From there, he retired to a disappointing 24th place finish in the final rundown.
Complete results from the weekend are available at www.WISSOTA.org
|September 6th, 2014 - Ricky Weiss Steals River Cities Opener Victory
|Ricky Weiss entered the opening round of the annual John Seitz Memorial on Thursday night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota).
The $1,250-to-win, Prelude to the Johnny drew a field of thirty-eight Late Models to the oval for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) event. Ricky won his preliminary heat race, locking him into the fifth starting spot for the 30 lap feature. In the main event, Weiss stalked early leader Brad Seng for much of the race before stealing the lead from Seng on the 27th circuit. Seng stayed close over the final laps, but it was Weiss who cross the finish line first, just .387 second ahead of Seng. A.J. Diemel, Don Shaw, and John Kaanta rounded out the top five finishers.
On Friday night preliminary events were contested for the John Seitz Memorial. A stout field of forty-six WISSOTA Late Models registered for the event, and Ricky raced to a tenth place finish in the dash to lock into the tenth starting spot for Saturday's 92 lap, $9,200-to-win finale.
During the course of Saturday's main event, Ricky advanced to a third place finish behind race winner, A.J. Diemel and Joey Penderson. Jake Redetzke and Jeff Provinzino rounded out the top five finishers.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com