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Weiss races to third-place finish in Knoxville Nationals finale

Thursday night found Ricky Weiss in action at Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) for the 17th annual Knoxville Nationals presented by Brandt. Drawing 48 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competitors, Ricky followed up the sixth fastest lap in his group with a 10-lap heat victory. Starting on the pole $7,000-to-win preliminary feature, Weiss faded three spots in the 25-lapper to place fourth. He trailed Tyler Erb, Jonathan Davenport, and Kyle Larson to the checkers with Kyle Strickler coming in fifth. (Heath Lawson photo)

On Friday for another round of preliminary features, Weiss ran into mechanical issues in his heat race that sidelined him from his B-Main.

With his fourth-place finish on Thursday locking him into the sixth-starting position for Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals, Ricky improved three spots in the 100-lap affair to register a third-place finish. He followed Mike Marlar and Tim McCreadie across the line with Earl Pearson Jr. and Brandon Sheppard rounding out the Top-5.

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

Ricky Weiss notches seventh-place finish in World 100 prelim

Ricky Weiss made the trek to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon to compete in preliminary action for the 51st annual World 100. With the stout field of 80 cars divided into two groups, Weiss ran into issues in his time trial session but rebounded to score a third-place finish in his heat. Starting the feature in 12th, Ricky dropped two spots to finish 15th. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

On Thursday afternoon, Ricky came in fourth in his heat race before retiring early from his B-Main after tagging the turn two wall.

For another round of preliminary features on Friday as the 50th annual World 100 kicked off, Weiss followed up the 14th fastest qualifying time in his group with a heat race win. With $10,000 on the line, Ricky recorded a seventh-place finish in the 25-lapper.

Rolling off on the front row of his heat race on Saturday evening, Ricky scored a second-place finish, which positioned him 11th on the starting grid for the $53,000-to-win World 100. Pulling off early in the 100-lap affair, Weiss retired on the 45th circuit.

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

10th-place finish in Scorcher 100 at Bulls Gap

On Thursday afternoon, Ricky Weiss traveled to Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) to kick off his Labor Day weekend with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. Drawing 33 Late Models for the rescheduled Rock Gault Memorial from March 27, Ricky followed up a seventh-place finish in his heat with a fourth-place finish in his B-Main. Taking a provisional into the $40,000-to-win A-Main, Weiss passed 12 cars in the 60-lapper to place 13th. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

For the Charlie Mize Memorial on Friday evening at Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Ga.), Weiss’ fourth-place finish in his heat pinned him 10th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Clawing forward two spots in the 40-lap affair, Ricky notched an eighth-place finish.

The following night, Ricky and crew stopped at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) for the Scorcher 100. After placing second in his heat, Weiss dropped five spots in the feature to cross the line in 10th.

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

Weiss records Top-10 finish in Quad Cities 150

Picking back up with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series for a tripleheader weekend, Ricky Weiss traveled to Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) on Thursday afternoon for the Quad Cities 150 presented by Hoker Trucking. After getting behind the eight-ball early in the night, Weiss took a provisional into the preliminary feature and improved 10 spots to finish 13th. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

On Friday afternoon, Ricky came in seventh in his heat before placing third in his B-Main. With $10,000 on the line in the feature, Weiss gained nine spots in the 40-lap affair to cross the line in 13th.

For the finale on Saturday, Weiss edged his way into the $30,000-to-win Quad Cities 150 with the fourth-and-final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting in 13th, Ricky advanced through the field six spots in the 70-lapper to register a seventh-place finish.

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

Ricky Weiss scores a pair of Top-10 finishes with World of Outlaws

Ricky Weiss embarked on a four-race eastern swing with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Thursday afternoon at Orange County Fair Speedway (Middletown, NY) for the $10,000-to-win opener. Following a third-place finish in his heat race, Ricky faded back to a 15th-place finish in the 40-lap feature. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

The following night at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Weiss timed in 10th fastest before placing third in his heat. With $10,000 on the line in the feature, Ricky held his spot to cross the line in seventh.

For the Battle at the Border on Saturday evening at Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio), Ricky edged his way into the main event with the fourth-and-final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 13th, Weiss passed six cars in the 40-lapper to finish seventh.

To wrap up the four-race stretch on Sunday, Weiss stopped at Eriez Speedway (Erie, Pa.) for the $10,000-to-win finale. With a fourth-place finish in his heat race lining him up 11th on the starting grid for the feature, Ricky faded two spots to place 13th.

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

Top-10 run in World of Outlaws stop at Outagamie

The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series returned on a northern swing on Tuesday afternoon as 29 competitors entered action at Outagamie Speedway (Seymour, Wis.) for the FVP Platinum Batteries Showdown. Following the second fastest lap in his time, Ricky Weiss posted a second-place finish in his heat, which came behind Ryan Gustin. With the redraw aligning him fifth on the starting grid for the feature, Weiss dropped four spots in the 40-lapper to finish ninth. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

On Thursday afternoon at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wis.) as the 34th annual USA Nationals got underway with a $6,000-to-win preliminary feature, Weiss came in fourth in his heat before grabbing the second-and-final transfer spot in his B-Main. Shortly after preliminary events were finished, persistent rain postponed the feature to Friday.

Rolling off 22nd, Ricky jumped up two spots in the 30-lapper to finish 20th.

For a pair of heat races later Friday evening, Ricky followed up a ninth-place finish in his first heat with a fifth-place finish in his second round. Failing to place in the top 16 in passing points, Weiss transferred into the B-Main on Saturday for another shot at the $50,000-to-win USA Nationals.

Transferring the Top 3, Weiss grabbed a third-place finish, which positioned him 22nd on the starting grid for the finale. Improving 10 spots in the 100-lap affair, Ricky Weiss recorded a 13th-place finish.

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