Ray Cook, of Brasstown, North Carolina, captured his second 'Show-Me 100' title over the May 28-29 weekend at the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri! The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the 18th Annual 'Show-Me 100' and 73 competitors converged on the state-of-the-art Missouri complex. Ray put on a show during heat race action on Friday night, as he stormed from his third row starting spot to gain the second transfer position through his competitive heat race.
The driver known as the "Tarheel Tiger" then rolled off eleventh on the grid in the 100-lap 'Show-Me 100' on Saturday evening. Driving a patient race, Ray eventually grabbed the top spot from fellow MasterSbilt Race Cars pilot Don O'Neal on lap 62. He would lead the next ten circuits before Steve Casebolt passed his #53 for the point on lap 73. Unfortunately for Casebolt, a broken driveshaft handed the lead back to Ray on lap 90 and Cook raced to the $30,000 triumph over Don O'Neal, Terry Phillips, Eric Wells, and Dennis Erb. Following his first 'Show-Me 100' victory since he won in 2000 at the West Plains (MO) Motor Speedway, Ray finds himself fifth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Complete results can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.