2021 News

Pair of 14th-place finishes in Dairyland Showdown

On Friday afternoon, Ricky Weiss was one of 38 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wis.) for the two-day Dairyland Showdown. Following a sixth-place finish in his heat race, Weiss came in fifth in his B-Main, forcing him to rely on a provisional into the opening night feature. Improving nine spots in the 40-lap affair, Ricky recorded a 14th-place finish.

The following night, Ricky followed up the seventh fastest time in his group with a seventh-place finish in his heat. Jumping up two spots in his B-Main to place third, Weiss locked into the 21st-starting position for the $22,500-to-win finale. Passing seven cars in the 60-lapper, Ricky posted a 14th-place outing.

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

Fifth-place finish in Hawkeye 100 at Boone

Friday night found Ricky Weiss in action at Boone Speedway (Boone, Iowa) for the two-day Hawkeye 100. Drawing 24 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries for a pair of preliminary features, Ricky posted the 19th fastest time overall in qualifying, which positioned him 19th on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win preliminary feature. Losing one spot in the 25-lap affair, Weiss logged a 20th-place outing. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

Earning the 20th-starting position for the second preliminary feature, Ricky passed 10 cars to finish 10th.

On Saturday with qualifying times and heat results setting the grid for the $30,000-to-win Hawkeye 100, Weiss scored a third-place finish in his heat. With the field utilizing a three-wide start, Ricky gained four spots in the 100-lapper to register a fifth-place finish. He trailed Bobby Pierce, Shannon Babb, Brandon Sheppard, and Billy Moyer to the checkers.

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

Ricky Weiss notches Top-5 finish at Richmond

Ricky Weiss returned with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Friday afternoon at Richmond Raceway (Richmond, Ky.) for the $10,000 prize. After clocking in fourth fastest in his group, Weiss streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory. Receiving the fourth-starting position for the A-Main via the redraw, Ricky held his spot in the 40-lapper to come in fourth. He trailed Tim McCreadie, Chris Madden, and Scott James across the line with Tyler Bruening coming in fifth. (Michael Moats photo)

An unfavorable forecast nixed Saturday night’s World of Outlaws stop at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex (Peebles, Ohio).

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

Runner-up finish with Southern All Stars at Smoky Mountain

With the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series having an off weekend, Ricky Weiss invaded Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon for the Southern All Star Series-sanctioned Rockin’ with the Stars. With time trials setting the grid for the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Ricky clocked in second fastest in his group behind Dale McDowell. Rolling off fourth, Weiss improved two spots in the 40-lapper to place finish second, following Jensen Ford across the line with Cory Hedgecock, Dale McDowell, and Sam Seawright rounding out the Top-5. (Michael Moats photo)

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

Weiss rebounds to runner-up finish in Bristol Bash finale

On Friday evening Ricky Weiss followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series to Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tenn.) as the famed facility covered the half-mile oval in dirt for the two-day Bristol Bash. In a field of 29 cars, Weiss clocked in eighth fastest in his group before placing third in his heat. Starting the $10,000-to-win A-Main in 12th, Ricky was involved in a pair of tangles on lap 20 and lap 37 that dropped him back to 16th when the checkered flag flew.

After Saturday evening’s program was postponed to Sunday afternoon, Ricky followed up the fourth fastest time in his group with an eight-lap heat race victory. Receiving the pole position for the $25,000-to-win Bristol Bash via the redraw, Weiss assumed command of the lead on the opening lap and set a comfortable pace out front for the first half of the 40-lapper. With a lapped-car allowing Devin Moran to sneak by on lap 31, Ricky went to place second behind Moran, with Ross Bailes, Ricky Thornton Jr., and Brandon Overton completing the Top-5 finishers. (Michael Boggs Photography)

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

Illini 100 brings World of Outlaws to Farmer City

Friday night found Ricky Weiss in action at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) for the two-day Illini 100. In a stout field of 46 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries, Weiss was forced to rely on a provisional into the opening night feature after failing to transfer out of his heat race and B-Main. With $6,000 on the line, Ricky clawed forward two spots in the 25-lapper to finish 22nd. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

The following night, Ricky came in 10th in his heat race before placing ninth in his B-Main. Using a provisional into the $20,000-to-win Illini 100, Weiss improved seven spots in the 75-lap affair to record a 17th-place outing

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.WorldofOutlaws.com.

Weiss finishes 16th in Rock Gault Memorial opener at Cherokee

Ricky Weiss picked back up with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Friday afternoon at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) for the two-day Rock Gault Memorial. With the 43-car field split into two separate groups for a pair of preliminary features, Weiss came in eighth in his heat, which positioned him 16th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $5,000 on the line, Ricky held his spot for the entire distance of the 25-lapper to finish 16th. (Robert Holman photo | DirtonDirt.com)

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

Ricky Weiss follows World of Outlaws to Smoky Mountain

On Saturday afternoon, Ricky Weiss was one of 51 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) for the ninth annual Tennessee Tipoff. Following the 11th fastest time in his qualifying group, Weiss edged his way into the A-Main with the third and final transfer spot in his heat race. With $12,000 on the line, Ricky faded one spot in the 50-lap affair to record a 17th-place outing.
(Josh James Artwork)

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

Weiss begins DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park

On Monday afternoon, Ricky Weiss returned to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) to compete in a stout field of 51 Late Models for the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Transferring the Top 3 from the heats, Weiss posted a sixth place finish, transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature. Needing to place second or better, Ricky logged a fifth-place outing.

For another $7,000-to-win A-Main on Tuesday, Ricky followed up the second fastest lap in his time trial group with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Brandon Sheppard. Passing four cars in the 30-lap feature, Weiss scored an eighth-place finish. (Josh James Artwork photo)

In a field of 51 cars on Wednesday night as the remainder of the weekend shifted under the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series banner, Weiss shot out to an early race lead in his heat but a caution dropped him back to fourth. Picking up a 10-lap consolation victory over Tony Jackson Jr., Ricky earned the 20th-starting position for the feature. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Weiss marched forward 11 spots to finish ninth.

The following night, Ricky grabbed the third and final transfer spot in his heat, which positioned him 17th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Weiss passed 10 cars in the 40-lapper to register a seventh-place finish. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

With the field reduced to 38 cars on Friday evening, Weiss followed up a sixth place finish in his heat with a runner-up spot in his B-Main behind Josh Richards. Starting the $10,000-to-win A-Main in 20th, Ricky made hard contact with the wall with five laps remaining that brought a disappointing end to his night.

Persistent rain overnight on Friday wiped out Saturday night’s finale.

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

Top-5 finish in DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals finale at Volusia

Ricky Weiss invaded Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) on Thursday afternoon to kick off his third year on tour with World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series with the DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals. Drawing 38 cars for the three-day event, Weiss fell short of a transfer position in his heat with a seventh place finish, transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature. Failing to place third or better, Ricky was granted a provisional into the A-Main. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Weiss passed 16 cars in the 40-lapper to register a seventh-place finish.

After persistent rain wiped out Friday night’s portion of the DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals, Ricky edged his way into the $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday evening with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 15th, Weiss marched through the field 11 spots to score a fourth-place finish behind Kyle Strickler, Scott Bloomquist, and Darrell Lanigan with Jimmy Owens coming in fifth. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

With the first weekend in the books, Ricky is currently third in the World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.