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Weiss charges to Top 10 finish in Firecracker 100

On Thursday afternoon Ricky Weiss was en route to Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pa.) for the 14th annual Firecracker 100 but mechanical issues in his trailer sent him on a detour before arriving at the speedway just at the feature was taking the track. Receiving a provisional into the $6,000-to-win prelim, Weiss piloted Colton Flinner’s secondary Late Model to a 21st place finish in the 25-lap affair.

The following night after engine issues in hot laps forced him to pull out his secondary car for time trials, Weiss laid down the 13th fastest time before placing seventh in his heat. Grabbing the third and final transfer spot in his B-Main, Ricky locked into the 22nd-starting position for the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature. Jumping up two spots in the 25-lap affair, Weiss logged a 20th place outing.

On Saturday evening with preliminary results setting the grid for heat races, Ricky posted a sixth place finish in his heat, transferring him into the B-Main. Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory, Weiss locked into the 17th-starting position for the Firecracker 100. With $30,000 on the line, Ricky Weiss advanced through the field nine spots to place eighth.

Ricky sits in second in the latest World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series point standings. For more results from this event and complete standings, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

Top 10 finish in doubleheader at Bulls Gap

Ricky Weiss traveled to Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) on Friday afternoon for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series doubleheader. With 33 cars on hand, Ricky followed up the second fastest time overall in time trials with a second place finish in his heat behind Scott Bloomquist. Starting the $10,000-to-win A-Main in sixth, Weiss suffered a flat-tire while running in 10th that sent him pitside. Clawing back from the tail, Ricky worked his way up to a 10th place finish. (Rick Neff photo)

The following night, Weiss edged his way into the finale with a third place finish in his heat. With $10,000 on the line, Ricky salvaged a 13th place outing in the 50-lapper after getting in a tangle on lap 31.

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

Weiss lands seventh place finish in Mountain Moonshine Classic

Saturday night found Ricky Weiss in action at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) piloting his Drydene Performance Products No. 7 Late Model for the Mountain Moonshine Classic. Drawing 39 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries, Weiss laid down the fourth fastest time in his qualifying group before placing third in his heat. Starting the $15,000-to-win A-Main in  11th, Ricky gained four spots in the 60-lapper to register a seventh place finish. (Michael Moats photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

Sixth Place Finish in Stream Invitational Finale

On Thursday afternoon Ricky Weiss headed to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) to compete in the Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational. With the 48-car field assembled by invite only, Weiss edged his way into the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature with a third place finish in his heat.  Jumping up one spot in the 30-lap affair, Ricky recorded an eighth place finish. (Zachary Yost Racing Photography)

The following night for another round of preliminary action, Ricky came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fifth place finish. Capturing a 12-lap consolation victory, Weiss locked into the 20th-starting position for the feature. With $10,000 on the line, Ricky improved six spots in the 30-lapper to place 14th.

With preliminary points determining the starting lineups for heat races on Saturday afternoon, Weiss held his spot for the entire distance to grab the fourth and final transfer position. Starting the $50,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Stream in 15th, Ricky passed nine cars in the 67-lapper to register a sixth place finish.

For more results from these events, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

Podium Finish in Davenport Doubleheader

Ricky Weiss returned with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Friday night at Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) for the doubleheader at the facility that features a quarter-mile oval inside of the half-mile oval. With the 38-car field being split into two separate groups for qualifying, Weiss followed up the 12th fastest time in his group with a third place finish in his heat. Passing eight cars in the 30-lap feature, Ricky notched a third place finish behind Brandon Sheppard and Ricky Thornton Jr. with Ryan Unzicker and Shannon Babb rounding out the Top-5. (Mike Ruefer photo)

On Saturday evening on the half-mile, Ricky edged his way into the $10,000-to-win finale with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat. Rolling off 13th, Weiss jumped up five spots in the 40-lapper to place eighth.

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

Weiss Soars to Double Down Opener at Jackson

Just eight races after his elusive first career World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series win, Ricky Weiss picked up his second WoO victory on Friday night. (Richard Keech photo)

A dominating performance by Weiss in his Drydene Performance Products No. 7 J&C Properties/ G-Style Transport/ Team Zero Race Cars/ Vic Hill Race Engine Super Late Model earned him a $6,000 payday in the WoO Return to Racing at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex.

“I was just so excited to finally get going and race again,” said Weiss in a quiet victory lane since the event was run without fans due to local mass gathering restrictions. “I wanted to do it safely; the Outlaws took their time and did it right. This is a race I was looking forward to. We did really good at Knoxville and, well, this is a mini-Knoxville. It’s a wonderful facility and I was just praying the rain would hold off.”

Weiss came in second fastest overall in time trials behind Shannon Babb before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Drawing the second-starting position for the 30-lap A-Main, Weiss quickly overtook polesitter Brent Larson to jump to the lead at the drop of the green flag.

After a slew of cautions hampered the early running, the pace finally picked up. Racing on a lightning fast-surface, Weiss clocked a run of 15.379 seconds on the fifth lap, which was over a half-second faster than the overall quick time of the night. With that speed, Weiss had built a full-straightaway advantage by the next caution on lap five.

“These Bloomquist Race Cars are so strong on the bottom,” Weiss said. “You know 10 years back I was a high side guy through and through, but man this thing just turns so great down low.”

The reigning WoO Rookie of the Year survived one other restart with 12 laps remaining to cross the finish line 1.203 seconds over second-place, Brandon Sheppard.  Babb, Chase Junghans, and Chris Madden completed the Top-5.

“Jason was keeping me calm with the signals there,” noted Weiss on those behind him. “We have great communication together and he’d signal me for when they’re coming, when I need to go, when I need to hold back. I really just can’t thank my guys enough.”

Saturday’s $20,000-to-win finale saw Ricky charge passed seven cars in his heat race to record a third-place finish. Improving seven spots in the 60-lap main event, Weiss reeled in a runner-up finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr. with Sheppard, Chad Simpson, and madden trailing them to the checkered flag.

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