September 2021

Mechanical issues surface in SAS event at Smoky Mountain

Saturday night found Ricky Weiss in action at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) for the Southern All Star Series-sanctioned King of the Mountain. With his qualifying effort placing him on the pole for the $7,500-to-win A-Main, Weiss suffered mechanical issues on lap 26 while running in fifth that ended his night immediately. He was credited with a 14th-place finish. (Michael Moats photos)

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Weiss races to third-place finish in Knoxville Nationals finale

Ricky Weiss piloted his Drydene Performance Products No. 7 J&C Properties / G-Style Transport/ Sniper Chassis / Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model to a podium finish in Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win finale for the 17th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals. (Heath Lawson photo)

“We were just trying to maintain early (in Saturday’s finale), and I was trying to take care of my tires. There in the feature I really got rolling in the middle, but I was sliding a little more than some of those other guys, and that might’ve sealed my tires up a bit,” Weiss said. “It’s an honor to be battling for crown jewel wins with guys like Mikey (Marlar) and Tim (McCreadie). I’m so proud of our team for how hard everyone has been working. To roll across those scales tonight after finishing third and to see everyone smiling is just great. From Drydene to G-Style Transport, everybody has been so supportive of us as we develop this new car, and it really means a lot to our team.”

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 qualifying group with a 10-lap heat victory.

Starting on the pole for the $7,000-to-win preliminary feature, Weiss slipped 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.

On Friday for another round of preliminary action, Weiss ran into mechanical issues in his heat race, which sidelined him for the rest of the night.

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.

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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.

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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