Cook earns $10,000 at Midway's Dunn Memorial
CROOKSVILLE, Ohio (July 2) — Getting his second victory of the Fourth of July weekend, Ray Cook of Brasstown, N.C., won the 26th annual Jim Dunn Memorial on Friday at Midway Speedway. Cook earned $10,000 for the unsanctioned victory, adding it to the $10,000 he won the previous night in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action at Beckley (W.Va.) Motorsports Park. | Slideshow
Cook started outside the front row and led all 50 laps at the 3/8-mile Midway oval. Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind., finished second with 17th-starting Brad Neat of Dunnville, Ky., in third. Bart Hartman of Zanesville, Ohio and Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., rounded out the top five in front of a fan-packed hillside
Notes: Cook’s MasterSbilt Race Car is sponsored by Hicks and Ingle Co., A+ Moving and Storage, PRC, Wyatt Builders and Integra Racing Shocks. ... Midway’s Late Model division is sponsored by Crenos Pizza. ... Among drivers failing to make the feature: Ronnie Mayle, Lance Elson, Eric Wells, Mark Banal and Justin Rattliff. ... Past race winners on hand were Donnie Moran, Bart Hartman, Corey Conley, Earl Pearson Jr., Steve Shaver and Rick Aukland.
Jim Dunn Memorial: (1) Ray Cook, (2) Don O’Neal, (3) Brad Neat, (4) Bart Hartman, (5) Earl Pearson Jr., (6) Cody Parker, (7) Tyler Carpenter, (8) Scott Bloomquist, (9) Matt Miller, (10) Devin Moran, (11) Steve Shaver, (12) Eddie Carrier Jr., (13) Zack Dohm, (14) Tyler Reddick, (15) Donnie Moran, (16) Rick Aukland, (17) Doug Dodd, (18) Shane McLoughlin, (19) Dale McDowell, (20) Corey Conley. Fast qualifier (among 36 cars): Parker, 14.53 seconds. Heat race winners: Parker, Cook, Bloomquist, O’Neal. Consolation winners: Donnie Moran, Aukland.