2020 News

Weiss loses motor while battling for Intercontinental Classic win at Eldora

With the 50th annual World 100 getting shifted to 2021, Ricky Weiss was one of 48 Late Models invited to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday afternoon to kick off the Intercontinental Classic. After laying down the fourth fastest lap overall in time trials, Weiss outran Jimmy Owens in his heat race to pick up the 10-lap victory. Earning the second-starting position for the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature, Ricky dropped one spot in the 30-lapper to place third behind Josh Richards and Brandon Overton with Tim McCreadie and Chase Junghans rounding out the Top-5. (Zach Yost photos)

The following night for another $10,000-to-win preliminary feature, Weiss posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind Shannon Babb, which positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the A-Main. Dropping six spots in the 30-lap affair, Ricky logged a 14th place outing.

With preliminary results from Thursday and Friday setting the grid for the heat races on Saturday, Ricky gained two spots in the 15-lapper to finish behind Dale McDowell. Starting the $50,000-to-win Intercontinental Classic in fifth, Weiss suffered a blown motor on lap 55 while battling for the lead that brought an immediate end to his evening. He was credited with a 19th place finish.

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

Pair of Top-5 finishes with World of Outlaws in South Carolina

Ricky Weiss followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series to Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Ga.) on Friday afternoon for the Charlie Size Memorial. In a field of 27 cars, Weiss laid down the fifth fastest lap in his time trial group before placing second in his heat behind Brandon Overton. Receiving the third-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main via the redraw, Ricky dropped outside the Top-5 early but rebounded late in the race to finish fourth behind Brandon Overton, Dennis Erb Jr., and Chase Junghans with Zack Mitchell coming in fifth.

The following night at Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, S.C.) for another $10,000 prize, Ricky jumped up two spots in his heat race to place second behind Darrell Lanigan. Starting the feature in second, Weiss held his starting spot for the entire distance to register a runner-up finish behind Brandon Overton with Ross Bailes, Brandon Sheppard, and Dennis Erb Jr. completing the Top-5 finishers. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

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 scores third place finish in Billy Vacek Memorial at Lincoln Speedway

Headed east with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, Ricky Weiss traveled to Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, Pa.) on Thursday evening for the Billy Vacek and Huey Wilcoxon Memorial. Following the seventh fastest time in his qualifying group, Weiss charged forward three spots in his heat race to pick up the 10-lap victory. Starting the $12,000-to-win A-Main in third, Ricky held his spot for all 50 laps to register a third place finish behind Brandon Sheppard and Rick Eckert with Cade Dillard and Chase Junghans completing the Top-5 finishers. (Rick Neff photo | DirtTrackDigest.com)

On Friday afternoon at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) for the $10,000 top prize, Ricky laid down the second fastest lap in his time trial before coming in second in his heat behind Cade Dillard. Earning the eighth-starting position for the A-Main, Weiss suffered a flat left-rear tire on lap 34 that dropped him back to a 17th place outing.

For the weekend finale on Saturday evening at Eriez Speedway (Eerie, Pa.), Weiss fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fifth place finish. Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory, Ricky earned the 18th-starting position for the A-Main. Passing 10 cars in the 50-lap affair, Ricky Weiss reeled in an eighth place finish.

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.

Podium finish in Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence

On Wednesday evening Ricky Weiss was one of 53 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on hand at Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) for the 34th annual Ralph Latham Memorial. Passing three cars in his heat race to grab the third and final transfer spot, Weiss locked into the 17th-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Ricky improved 14 positions to register a third place finish behind Jimmy Owens and Shane Clanton with Tim McCreadie and Hudson O’Neal rounding out the Top-5. (Heath Lawson photo)

The following night for the North/South Shootout, Ricky logged a sixth place finish in his heat, sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the A-Main. Coming in second behind Billy Moyer Jr., Weiss locked into the 21st-starting position for the show. With $10,000 on the line, Ricky advanced forward eight spots to register a 13th place outing.

With a pair of heat races on Friday afternoon setting the grid for the North/South 100 on Saturday, Weiss jumped up one spot in his first heat to place eighth. After Mother Nature shifted the second round to Saturday afternoon, Ricky came in third.

Failing to lock his spot into the show via passing points, Weiss had one last shot at the $50,000-to-win Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 with a B-Main appearance. Needing to place third or better, Ricky fell one spot short with a fourth place outing. Earning a spot into the non-qualifiers feature, Weiss cruised to the 30-lap victory to pocket $2,000.

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

Weiss lands sixth-place finish in USA Nationals at Cedar Lake

Tuesday night saw Ricky Weiss return with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at Beaver Dam Raceway (Beaver Dam, Wis.) piloting his J&C Properties No. 7 Late Model. Passing three cars in his heat race to finish third, Weiss earned the ninth-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Dropping one spot in the 50-lap affair, Ricky recorded a 10th place finish.

After a scheduled off-day on Wednesday, Ricky headed to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wis.) on Thursday night to kick off the 33rd annual USA Nationals weekend. After coming one spot shy of a transfer position in his heat with a fifth place finish, Weiss streaked to a 10-lap consolation victory. With $6,000 on the line in the preliminary feature, Ricky jumped up three spots to place 15th.

On Friday night for a pair of heat races, Weiss improved one spot in his first round to finish sixth. Losing one spot in his second heat, Ricky logged a fourth place finish, positioning him 26th overall in passing points.

Rolling off fifth in his B-Main on Saturday evening, Ricky came one spot short of a transfer position with a fifth place outing, forcing him to rely on a provisional into the $50,000-to-win USA Nationals. Charging forward 19 spots in the 100-lap affair, Ricky Weiss notched a sixth place finish. (Todd Boyd photo)

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.

Mother Nature postpones Hoosier Dirt Shootout finale

For the second appearance of the season at the quarter-mile oval, Ricky Weiss returned with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Tuesday night at Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa). Recording a third place finish in his heat race, Weiss locked into the 10th-starting position for the main event. With $10,000 on the line, Ricky dropped one spot in the 50-lapper to place 11th. (Todd Healy photo)

On Friday night, Weiss returned with the World of Outlaws at Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, Ind.) for the two two-day Hoosier Dirt Shootout. With 32 cars on hand for the event in place of the Prairie Dirt Classic, Ricky posted eighth fastest time in his group, which positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the $2,500-to-win preliminary feature. Locking the Top 8 into Saturday night’s main event, Weiss slipped back to a 13th place outing. (Michael Boggs Photography)

On Saturday night needing a sixth place finish or better in his B-Main to make the $25,000-to-win Hoosier Dirt Shootout finale, Weiss took part in a quick attempt to complete the 12-lap consolation before the rain postponed it to Sunday afternoon. Continued rain overnight and on Sunday morning forced race officials to postpone the finale to a later date.

Ricky is currently 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.

Top 5 finish in Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80

Ricky Weiss made the trek to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Neb.) on Thursday afternoon to kick off the Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals weekend with the Dirt Track Bank Go 50. Drawing 46 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries, Weiss timed in sixth fastest in his group before placing second in his heat behind Jonathan Davenport. Starting the $12,000-to-win A-Main in eighth, Ricky marched forward four spots in the 50-lapper to register a fourth place finish behind Jimmy Owens, Ricky Thornton Jr., and Brandon Sheppard with Josh Richards coming in fifth. (Todd Boyd photos)

On Friday afternoon for a pair of heat races, Weiss jumped up two spots in his first round to place sixth. Rolling off second round two, Ricky streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory, which positioned him 14th in total passing points.

Earning the 14th-starting position for the $53,000-to-win Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals, Ricky advanced through the field nine spots to register a fifth place finish behind Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Thornton Jr., Chad Simpson, and Tim McCreadie.

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

Podium finishes in WoO North Dakota doubleheader

Following the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on their northern swing, Ricky Weiss visited Gondik Law Speedway (Superior, Wis.) on Tuesday afternoon for the $10,000 top prize. Scoring the fourth and final transfer spot in his 10-lap heat, Weiss locked into the 16th-starting position for the main event. Charging through the field nine spots in the 50-lap affair, Ricky posted a seventh place finish.

After Friday night’s program was postponed to Sunday by Mother Nature, Ricky traveled to Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo, N.D.) on Saturday evening for the $10,000 prize. Following the fastest time overall in a field of 32 cars, Weiss cruised to a 10-lap heat race victory, which positioned him on the pole for the feature. After leading the first 20 circuits, Ricky faded two spots to place third behind Darrell Lanigan and Brandon Sheppard with Chase Junghans and Ashton Winger rounding out the Top-5. (Tim Hunt photo)

On Sunday afternoon at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, N.D.), Ricky posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind Mitch McGrath, sending him into the redraw. Pulling the pole position, Weiss shot out to an early race lead until lapped-traffic became a factor. Losing the top spot to Brandon Sheppard on lap-31, Ricky held on to a third place finish behind Sheppard and Cade Dillard with Dennis Erb Jr. and Dustin Strand completing the Top-5 finishers.

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.

Pair of fourth place finishes with World of Outlaws in Wisconsin

Ricky Weiss returned to action with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Friday night at Outagamie Speedway (Seymour, Wis.). Following the sixth fastest time in his group, Weiss scored a third place finish in his heat, which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Breaking into the Top-5, Ricky advanced through the field eight spots to place fourth behind Brandon Sheppard, Darrell Lanigan, and Nick Anvelink with Rodney Sanders coming in fifth.

The following night at Plymouth Dirt Track (Plymouth, Wis.), Ricky secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a second place finish in his heat behind Brandon Sheppard. Starting in eighth, Weiss clawed forward four spots to register a fourth place finish behind Brandon Sheppard, Jimmy Mars, and Chase Junghans with Scott Bloomquist rounding out the Top-5. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

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 scores a pair of podium finishes at Cedar Lake

Taking part in the Fourth of July weekend special, Ricky Weiss headed to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wis.) on Thursday evening for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned program. With the Top 12 qualifiers from the first time trial session getting inverted, Weiss laid down the eighth fastest time, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win Elimination Showdown. After eliminating the four drivers in three 5-lap segments, the final eight cars would battle in the 8-lap shootout. Competing with Cade Dillard in the closing laps, Ricky crossed the line 0.172 seconds ahead of Dillard, but race officials penalized him three positions after they found a missing piece of rubber on the droop limiter. He was credited with a fourth place finish behind Dillard, Rodney Sanders, and Brandon Sheppard with Darrell Lanigan coming in fifth. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

On Friday evening for the $20,000 prize, Ricky secured his spot into the show with a second place finish in his heat behind Scott Bloomquist. Holding his spot for all 40-laps, Weiss notched a third place finish behind Ashton Winger and Brandon Sheppard with Dennis Erb Jr. and Darrell Lanigan rounding out the Top-5.

For the finale on Saturday night, Weiss posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind Brandon Sheppard, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the $20,000-to-win finale. After falling outside the Top 3 early, Ricky overtook Dennis Erb Jr. for third near the midway point and came up short of passing Cade Dillard late in the 40-lapper to place 3rd behind Brandon Sheppard and Cade Dillard with Dennis Erb Jr. and Jimmy Mars completing the Top-5 finishers.

Ricky is currently 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.