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Brasstown, North Carolina native Ray Cook captured the biggest win of his racing career at the 41st Annual Hillbilly Hundred sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Cook won $41,000 at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia.

Late Model Dirt Series Racer Ray Cook Won 41st Annual Hillbilly Hundred, photo by Todd Turner
Late Model Dirt Series Racer Ray Cook Won 41st Annual Hillbilly Hundred, photo by Todd Turner

K&N supported racer Ray Cook drove his No. 53 with K&N air and oil filters to victory in the Hillbilly Hundred, photo by Thomas Hendrickson Photos
K&N supported racer Ray Cook drove his No. 53 with K&N air and oil filters to victory in the Hillbilly Hundred, photo by Thomas Hendrickson Photos
At the start of the race Cook was in eighth place. He battled his way up to the front, passing his competitors in lapped traffic. The first caution came out on lap 32. On the restart, Cook took the lead and proceeded to pull away from the rest of the field.
Peggy and Ray Cook with daughters celebrate in the Winner's Circle at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia, photo by Todd Turner
Peggy and Ray Cook with daughters celebrate in the Winner's Circle at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia, photo by Todd Turner

Brasstown, North Carolina Native Ray Cook celebrates big payday with his crew after winning the 100 lap Hillbilly Hundred, photo by Todd Turner
Brasstown, North Carolina Native Ray Cook celebrates big payday with his crew after winning the 100 lap Hillbilly Hundred, photo by Todd Turner

Rain put an end to the first round of the race after 39 laps. Drivers and track officials went to the pit area to wait for the lightening and rain to stop. Ninety wet minutes later, the event was postponed until Monday afternoon.

When the 100 lap race resumed, Cook took his position in first place and went for the win. He managed to stretch out his lead despite several cautions that put a stop to the racing action. After 87 laps, second place runner Earl Pearson made a push for the lead. With only a few laps remaining, drivers once again were forced to stop for the final caution of the night.

In the dash to the finish, Cook never looked back and took his fifth career Lucas Oil Series victory of the season and the biggest paycheck of his career.

“My No.53 MasterSbilt race car has been great all season,” said Cook. “Our K&N filters protect our engine from the flying mud and debris. K&N also gives us additional horsepower and filtration. I’ve used K&N for a decade and would not use anything else on the race track or on my personal vehicles.”

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returns to action on Friday and Saturday September 15 and 26 at Brownstown Speedway in Indiana. The 30th Annual Jackson 100 will pay $20,000 to win.

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