Runner-up Finish in Thaw Brawl Opener at LaSalle Speedway

Friday night found Ricky Weiss in action at La Salle Speedway (LaSalle, Illinois) for the Lucas Oil Late Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) sanctioned double-header. Drawing 48 Super Late Models for the Hoker Trucking Thaw Brawl, Weiss timed in eleventh fastest in his qualifying group locking him into the 4th-starting spot for his heat. Sending the Top 2 into the opening night feature, Ricky streaked to a 10-lap heat race win locking his spot into the main event. Rolling off 3rd, Ricky Weiss led for two laps near the mid-stages of the feature but landed a 2nd place finish after challenging Shannon Babb on the final corner coming up short by .174 of a second. Dennis Erb Jr., Brandon Sheppard, and Chad Simpson completed the Top-5 finishers in the 50-lapper. (Jim DenHamer photo)

Returning on Saturday evening for the $15,000 top prize, Ricky jumped up one spot in his heat to capture the 10-lap victory. Rolling off 4th for the main event, Weiss improved one position in the 75-lap affair to place 3rd behind Chris Simpson and Rusty Schlenk with Chad Simpson and Brian Shirley rounding out the Top-5.  

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