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September 28, 2019 - Weiss Sweeps Fall Classic at Smoky Mountain
1Ricky Weiss once again visited Victory Lane at Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain Speedway in his Derrick’s Sandblasting No. 7 Kakela Farms/ J&C Properties/ Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Race Engine Super Late Model. His latest conquest at the Tennessee oval came on Saturday night with the Southern All Stars and was worth $7,500. (Zach Yost photo)

“We entered two Southern All Star events at Smoky Mountain Speedway this year, and we got two wins. That’s pretty awesome for our team,” Weiss said. “I knew we were real good [in the feature]. I could see [crewman] Shawn's [Gage] signals. His sticks were getting further and further apart. I felt really good until the lapped cars. I was trying to move up, and it was give or take a little bit. The bottom was better one lap, the top was better the next. I tried to go through the middle, but it was a little too dirty. Finally, I was able to clear the traffic, and it was smooth sailing from there.”

aOn Saturday night Ricky Weiss visited Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned, King of the Mountain Fall Classic. In a field of 26 cars, Weiss topped the charts in time trials, which positioned him on the pole for the main event. Leading wire-to-wire, Ricky cruised to his seventh win of the season over Shanon Buckingham, David Crabtree, David Breazeale, and Eric Wells. Recording his second-career, Southern All Star Series victory, Weiss pocketed $7,500.

For more results from the event, please visit www.SASDirt.com.

September 21, 2019 - Runner-up Finish in Outlaw Action at Selinsgrove
aRicky Weiss returned with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Thursday night at Stateline Speedway (Busti, New York). Drawing 27 cars, Weiss edged his way into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with the 6th and final transfer spot in his heat. Rolling off 16th, Ricky gained five spots to place 11th.

The following night at Outlaw Speedway (Dundee, New York), Ricky recorded a runner-up finish in his heat behind Shane Clanton which positioned him 6th on the starting grid for the main event. After breaking into a podium spot near the halfway point of the 50-lapper, Weiss got tangled up with a lapped car that brought an early end to his night.

1On Saturday evening at Selinsgrove Speedway (Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania) for the Jeff’s Auto Body National Open, Weiss passed five cars in his heat to pick up the 8-lap victory. Holding his spot for all 40-laps of the feature, Ricky notched a runner-up finish behind Darrell Lanigan with Brandon Sheppard, Shane Clanton, and Gregg Satterlee trailing them to the checkers. (Barry Lenhart photo)

Ricky is currently third in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

September 14, 2019 - Weiss Records Preliminary Feature Win at Knoxville
aRicky Weiss achieved yet another career first over the weekend. The chauffeur of the Derrick’s Sandblasting No. 7 Kakela Farms/ J&C Properties/ Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Race Engine Super Late Model streaked to his first-career victory at Knoxville Raceway on Friday night during a prelim for the 16th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.

“Man, what a dream come true to win at Knoxville. It’s pretty crazy to think that we’ve got our first wins at Knoxville and Eldora all in the same year,” Weiss reflected. “We were real good on both Thursday and Friday night. Then on Saturday night we had a great car for the first half of the event, but after that lap-50, fuel stop we just weren’t as good. We weren’t bad, but if you are going to win at Knoxville against that caliber of competition, you have to be spot on. We’ll take our eighth-place finish and head down the road to the Outlaws events.”

On Thursday night Ricky Weiss trekked to Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) as the 16th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals came to life. With 55 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competitors on hand, Weiss locked his spot into the $7,000-to-win preliminary feature with a third-place finish in his heat race. Advancing two positions in the 25-lapper, Ricky notched a fourth-place finish behind Shane Clanton, Tyler Erb, and Darrell Lanigan with Ricky Thornton Jr. completing the Top 5.

1Friday night presented the second round of preliminary action. Ricky laid down the ninth-fastest lap in his time trial group before capturing a 12-lap heat race victory. Starting on the pole for the feature, Weiss overtook Chris Madden for the lead on lap 16 as the duo battled through lapped traffic. From that point Ricky dominated the remaining distance en route to his sixth win of the season and a $7,000 payday. The win was his first-ever at the hallowed, ½-mile oval. (Heath Lawson photo)

Madden, Josh Richards, Tyler Bruening, and Don O’Neal trailed him to the checkers in the 25-lap affair.

With preliminary finishes from Thursday and Friday’s programs determining the starting grid for Saturday night’s finale, Weiss locked into the third-starting position. With $40,000 on the line, Ricky Weiss battled for a Top-5 finish early in the 100-lapper but ultimately faded after the fuel stop on lap 50 to cross the finish line in the eighth position.

For full results from the weekend's events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

September 7, 2019 - Ricky Weiss Records Podium Finish in World 100 Finale
aLess than a week after winning the Baltes Classic at the famed Eldora Speedway, Ricky Weiss raced to a podium finish in the coveted World 100 at the ½-mile oval in his Derrick’s Sandblasting No. 7 Kakela Farms/ J&C Properties/ Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Race Engine Super Late Model.

“We had an uphill battle most of the weekend with the inverts and everything, but we has an awesome racecar from the time that we unloaded and ended up with a podium finish in the World 100. It’s hard to be upset about that,” Weiss said. “We had a heck of a race there with [Bobby] Pierce and [Jonathan] Davenport for the second half of Saturday night’s race. We got to second at one point, and I thought I might have a chance to get to the lead, but the cards just didn’t fall quite right. I’m still thrilled with a third-place finish in the biggest race of the year.

“I just want to thank each-and-every sponsor on my racecar as well as everybody on my team. We’re having a great year right now and hopefully we can go to Knoxville this weekend and get a win.”

1Ricky Weiss was back in action at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday evening, kicking off the 49th annual World 100. In a field of 98 DIRTcar Super Late Models, Weiss recorded the 10th-fastest lap in his time trial group before placing fourth in his heat race. Starting the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature in 13th, Ricky passed six cars in the 25-lapper to register a sixth-place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

Back to the grind on Friday evening, Ricky posted a third-place finish in his heat race, which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the final preliminary feature. With $10,000 on the line, Weiss gained seven spots to finish fifth behind Dennis Erb Jr., Chris Madden, Jason Jameson, and Shanon Buckingham.

Wrapping up the 49th annual World 100 on Saturday evening, Weiss secured his spot into the finale with a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Stormy Scott. Starting the $52,000-to-win A-Main in the eighth position, Ricky improved five spots in the 100-lap affair to register a third-place finish behind Jonathan Davenport and Jimmy Owens with Stormy Scott and Chris Madden rounding out the Top 5.

For full results from the weekend's events, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

September 1, 2019 - Weiss Cruises to Baltes Classic Win at Eldora
aFor the second time in 2019, Ricky Weiss stood atop the Victory Lane stage at the famed Eldora Speedway. The latest visit to the coveted location came on Sunday evening during the 12th annual Baltes Classic.

The win marked his fifth of the 2019 season in his Derrick’s Sandblasting No. 7 Kakela Farms/ J&C Properties/ Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Race Engine Super Late Model.

“I let a win slip away on Friday night with the Outlaws at Sharon Speedway, but tonight’s win definitely softens the blow. Anytime you can win at Eldora Speedway, it’s something special,” Weiss said. “"We unloaded with what we came here at the Dream, and all we did was free up all night. We were still a tick tight in the feature there, but hat's off to the crew. They worked so hard, and I’m really fired up to get the World 100 underway."

On Thursday night Ricky Weiss opened his extended Labor Day weekend of racing. He was one 26 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Michigan). Gaining one spot in his heat, Weiss recorded a fourth-place finish, which locked him into the $10,000-to-win feature. Passing four cars in the rain-shortened 24-lap affair, Ricky posted an eighth-place outing.

One night later, Weiss was in action in the “Buckeye State” as the Battle at the Border came to life on Friday evening at Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio). Ricky followed up the ninth-fastest lap in time trials with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Chase Junghans. Starting the $6,000-to-win A-Main in the second position, Weiss raced to the lead on the 20th circuit of the 25 lapper. He held the top spot until the white flag lap when Brandon Sheppard nosed ahead for the lead. Sheppard won the drag race back to the line as Weiss had to settle for yet another runner-up finish in series action. Chase Junghans, Shane Clanton, and Darrell Lanigan rounded out the Top-5.

aOn Saturday evening, action at Sharon Speedway was preempted by a power failure at the track. The event was bumped to Sunday evening, but unfortunately Mother Nature axed the second round of the Battle at the Border. As a result, Weiss made the short trip to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the 12th annual Earl Baltes Classic.

1In a field of 38 Sunoco American Late Model Series entries, Ricky secured his spot into the main event with an 8-lap heat race victory. Leading from wire-to-wire, Ricky Weiss soared to his fifth win of the season, which came over Freddie Carpenter, Zack Dohm, Jimmy Mars, and Ashton Winger. He earned a $5,000 payday for his dominant performance. (Jim DenHamer photo)

Ricky continues to sit second in the latst World of Outlaws point standings and has a commanding lead in the series’ Rookie of the Year battle.

For full results from the weekend’s events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.EldoraSpeedway.com.