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Weiss Lands Runner-up finish in Tennessee Tipoff at SMS

Ricky Weiss followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series to Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) on Friday evening for the pair of events in the Volunteer State. In a field of 33 cars, Ricky secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win opening night feature with a third-place finish in his heat. Passing four cars in the 50-lap affair, Weiss notched an eighth-place finish.

On Saturday evening at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Tennessee Tipoff, Weiss laid down the seventh fastest lap in his time trial group before placing second in his heat behind Brandon Sheppard. With $12,000 on the line in the feature, Weiss improved six spots to register a runner-up finish behind Mike Marlar with Josh Richards, Brandon Sheppard, and Donald McIntosh completing the Top-5 finishers. (Thomas Hendrickson photo)

Ricky has climbed to second in the latest World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

Pair of 9th Place Finishes to Open DIRTcar Nationals

Monday night saw Ricky Weiss return to action at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) for the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Drawing 49 DIRTcar Late Models, Ricky followed up the fastest lap in his time trial group with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Brandon Sheppard. Dropping three spots in the 30-lap feature, Weiss recorded a 9th place finish.

The following night, Weiss posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind Brian Shirley which positioned him 9th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $7,000 on the line, Ricky held his spot for all 30-laps to place 9th. (Jim DenHamer photos)

On Wednesday afternoon as 51 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entered the event, Ricky locked his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Mark Whitener. Starting in 11th, Weiss slipped back to a 20th place outing after bringing out a caution on lap 30.

For the fourth round of the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday, Weiss came in 6th in his heat before placing 2nd in his B-Main behind Chase Junghans. Coming one spot shy of a Top-10 finish in the feature, Ricky advanced through the field 13 spots to register an 11th place finish.

On Friday night, Weiss scored a 3rd place finish in his heat which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Passing five cars in the 40-lap affair, Ricky notched a 7th place finish.

Wrapping up the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals on Saturday, Ricky followed up the seventh fastest lap in his time trial group with an 8-lap heat race victory. Earning the third-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale, Weiss gained one spot in the 50-lapper to place 2nd behind Jimmy Owens with Kyle Bronson, Darrell Lanigan, and Brandon Sheppard rounding out the Top-5.

Ricky is currently in third in the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.DIRTcar.com and www.WoOLMS.com.

Weiss Records Five Top-5 Finishes in Wild West Shootout

For the third round of the Wild West Shootout on Wednesday night at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona), Ricky Weiss laid down the fastest lap in his time trial group before streaking to an 8-lap heat race victory. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in third, Weiss held his spot for all 30-laps to place 3rd behind Brandon Sheppard and Jimmy Mars with Brian Shirley and Chase Junghans rounding out the Top-5. (Mike Ruefer photo)

Returning on Friday evening, Weiss secured his spot into the A-Main with an 8-lap heat race victory. Receiving the third-starting position via the redraw, Ricky dropped one spot to register a 4th place finish behind Brian Shirley, Brandon Sheppard, and Chris Simpson with Ricky Thornton Jr. coming in 5th.

On Saturday night, Ricky followed up the fastest time in his qualifying group with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Chase Junghans. Passing three cars in the 30-lap feature, Weiss notched a runner-up finish behind Brian Shirley with Brandon Sheppard, Cade Dillard, and Bobby Pierce trailing them to the checkers.

For the final round of the 14th annual Wild West Shootout on Sunday afternoon, Weiss posted a 3rd place finish in his heat which positioned him ninth on the starting grid for the $15,000-to-win finale. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Ricky passed six cars to place 3rd behind Brandon Sheppard and Johnny Scott with Brian Shirley and Bobby Pierce completing the Top-5 finishers. (Tom Macht photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

Runner-up Finish in Round Two of Wild West Shootout

Ricky Weiss was one of 46 Super Late Models on hand at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Saturday night for the 14th annual Wild West Shootout opener. Following the third fastest time in his qualifying group, Weiss posted a 3rd place finish in his heat which positioned him 18th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Breaking into the Top-10, Ricky passed 11 cars in the 30-lap affair to place 7th.

The following night for another $5,000-to-win A-Main, Ricky came in fastest in his time trial group before placing 2nd in his heat race behind Brandon Sheppard. Starting the feature in sixth, Weiss gained four spots to reel in a runner-up finish behind Sheppard with Bobby Pierce, Chase Junghans, and Brian Birkhofer rounding out the Top-5. (Mike Ruefer photo)

For more results from these events, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

Weiss Wheels to First Career World of Outlaws Victory at Vado

A World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory is something that has eluded Ricky Weiss for some time. That changed on Saturday night at Vado Speedway in Vado, N.M.

The 31-year-old Canadian driver piloted his Drydene Performance Products No. 7 J&C Properties/ G-Style Transport/ Team Zero Race Cars/ Vic Hill Race Engine Super Late Model to a $5,000 payday in the inaugural Battle at the Border.

“We’ve been really good,” Weiss said. “We were real good last year, and we’ve just been tweaking and tweaking.”

Ricky followed up the fourth fastest lap overall in time trials on Saturday with an 8-lap heat race victory. Starting the A-Main in third, Weiss blasted past teammate Chris Madden on lap 14 and held off a charging Brandon Sheppard late to capture the win. Sheppard, Madden, Darrell Lanigan, and Cade Dillard completed the Top-5 finishers. (Terry Page photo)

“Right before the caution, I knew I could rotate the bottom a little bit better than [Madden],” Weiss explained. “I knew we needed to get down there, and then the caution came out and I knew the next challenge was to beat Sheppard [running third] into the [first] corner [on the restart]. If we could do that, I felt pretty good about our changes, and we were able to. I was just trying to play it safe but be smart at the same time.”

“Now that we got that out of the way, maybe we’ll see a lot more of these wins in our near future. I think we’ve got a pretty good team this year. We’re building bigger and better.”

On Friday night, Weiss recorded the third fastest time in his qualifying group before capturing an 8-lap heat race victory. Earning the pole position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Ricky dropped two spots in the 30-lap affair to place third behind Chris Madden and Brandon Sheppard with Scott Bloomquist and Mike Marlar rounding out the Top-5.

For the final round of the Battle at the Border on Sunday, Weiss fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fifth-place finish. Grabbing the third and final transfer spot in his B-Main, Ricky locked into the 21st-starting position for the $15,000-to-win finale. Wheeling his way into the Top-5, Ricky Weiss advanced through the field 16 spots to place fifth behind Cade Dillard, Brandon Sheppard, Darrell Lanigan, and Scott Bloomquist.

With the first weekend of the schedule completed, Ricky is currently second in the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.