USDCS: Cook Wins
Inaugural Series Event at Richmond
RICHMOND, Ky. - June 11.The United Super DirtCar Series held its inaugural event on Saturday evening at Richmond
Raceway, and Ray Cook of Brasstown, N.C. led the final eight laps of an exciting event to grab the $3,000
payday at the Joey and Tiffany Tackett promoted facility.
Mike Jewell led early and hustled out to about a five car length lead, but was quickly joined in a battle for
the lead by Dustin Linville, Aaron Hatton, Cook, and Victor Lee. By lap 10, the front five raced in a bunch, with
Linville finally going to the outside of Jewell to take the race lead exiting turn two. After a caution slowed the
action, business really picked up at the front with Linville, Cook, and Lee battling back and forth and at times
three-wide for the lead, with Hatton also in the mix as well.
The turning point of the race came on lap 32 when Cook and Linville exited turn two
side-by-side racing hard for the top spot. The duo made contact and Linville hit the outside retaining
barrier and spun down the backchute, ending his night with a damaged race car.
The final eight circuits saw Cook keep Lee at bay to grab the win aboard the Danny Dishman
owned A Plus Moving and Storage/Hicks and Ingle Company/VP Racing Fuels #53. Lee settled for second over
Hatton, Jewell, and Tyrel Todd.
June 11 - United Super Dirtcar Series at
Richmond (Ky.) Raceway
1) Ray Cook, 2)
Victor Lee, 3) Aaron Hatton, 4) Mike Jewell, 5) Tyrel Todd, 6) Bobby Carrier, Jr., 7) Todd Coffman, 8)
Skylar Marlar, 9) David Webb, 10) Jason Barrett, 11) Dennis Roberson (prov.), 12) Joe Godsey (prov.),
13) Tommy Carlton (prov.), 14) Dustin Linville, 15) Tim Tungate, 16) Aaron Ridley, 17) Justin Rattliff,
18) Brandon Hardgrove, 19) Jeff Watson, 20) Chase McWhorter (prov.)
Fast Time (23 entries):
Cook (14.914); Heat winners: Jewell, Rattliff, Linvillem Webb; B-Main winner: Aaron Ridley