Ray Cook after his second win in as six days, and his first
ever at Bulls Gap, Tennessee's tough to tame Volunteer Speedway. (Thomas
Cook's Shock n' Awe is Now "Bash"
and "Thaw" After Second Win in As Many
By James Essex
BULLS GAP, Tenn. (March 6) — Ray Cook
started fifth and overtook race-long leader Chris Madden of
on lap 36, then and led the rest of the "Spring Thaw
60" at Volunteer Speedway. The Brasstown, N.C. driver and car owners Danny Dishman and Ronald Ivey took $10,000 for his first Lucas Oil Late Model
Ray Cook sneaks under Steve
Casebolt before reeling in Chris Madden and his first career win at Volunteer
Speedway. (Thomas Hendrickson)
DirtSeries victory of the season, and the seventh of his career
with the tour.
Madden, of Gray Court, S.C.
started outside the front row and finished second, followed by
polesitter Skip Arp of Georgetown, Tenn., Dan Schlieper of
Sullivan, Wis., and Steve Casebolt of Richmond, Ind.
Cook's victory in the first Lucas Oil event since Florida
Speedweeks moves him into a tie for the points lead with reigning
series champion Scott Bloomquist of
Tim Rivers (46) gets into a
spinning Dennis Erb during preliminary action for the annual "Spring Thaw" at Volunteer
Mooresburg, Tenn., who finished sixth.
"As far as the points are concerned, we are taking them week to