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July 15th, 2017 - Bailes Hangs on to Top 10 Finish in Southern Nationals Opener
1Kicking off the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series, Ross Bailes made the trip to Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia) on Saturday night. After laying down the fastest time overall in his qualifying group, Bailes charged to an 8-lap heat race win positioning him on the pole for the main event. With $10,000 on the line, Ross led the opening nine laps but slipped back to a 9th place finish when the checkered flag flew. (Brian McLeod photo)

Complete results from this event can be found at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.
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July 7th, 2017 - Top 5 Finish With Lucas Oil at Cherokee Speedway
1On Friday night Ross Bailes returned to action at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned program. In a field of 29 Super Late Models for the 19th annual Grassy Smith Memorial, Ross secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a runner-up finish behind Chris Ferguson in his heat race. Rolling off 5th for the feature, Bailes jumped up two spots in the 50-lapper posting a 5th place finish behind Brandon Overton, Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, and Scott Bloomquist. (Heath Lawson photo)

Complete results from this event can be found at www.LucasDirt.com.

June 13th, 2017 - Ross Bailes Bags Podium Finish in Shrine Race at Laurens County Speedway
1Behind the wheel of the Kenny Lamb Racing Engines #87 Super Late Model, Ross Bailes visited Laurens County Speedway (Laurens, South Carolina) on Tuesday night for the 36th annual Shrine Race. With 18 cars on hand for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series sanctioned contest, Bailes timed in third quickest in qualifying locking him into the 3rd-starting spot for the A-Main. With $4,000 on the line, Ross held his spot for the entire distance of the 35-lapper posting a 3rd place finish behind Zach Mitchell and Jeff Smith with Dennis Franklin and Johnny Pursley completing the Top 5 finishers.

Complete results from this event can be found at www.CarolinaClash.com.

June 3rd, 2017 - Bailes Visits Virginia Motor Speedway for USA 100
1Ross Bailes was pulling double duty on Saturday night at Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Virginia) piloting the Billy Hicks-owned Super in the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series event along with the Hicks-owned Crate in the FASTRAK Racing Series sanctioned program. In a field of 23 Super Late Models, Ross timed in third fastest in his group before registering a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Scott Bloomquist. Earning the 4th-starting spot for the $20,000-to-win A-Main, Ross got sideways in the opening laps sending him to the tail. Battling back from the rear of the field, Bailes wheeled his way up to a 12th place outing.

1In the Crate Late Model ranks, Ross followed up the 5th fastest time in his qualifying group with a 4th place finish in his heat race. Rolling off 11th for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Bailes charged through the field early, challenging for a podium spot by lap 5. After crossing the finish line in first, Ross came in light at the scales dropping him back to a 21st place outing.

Complete results from these events can be found at www.FastrakRacing.com and www.ULTIMATESupers.com.

May 29th, 2017 - Pair of Podium Finishes for Bailes Over Memorial Day Weekend
1Powering the Billy Hicks-owned #79 H&H Auto Sales Barry Wright Chassis Super Late Model, Ross Bailes kicked off the Memorial Day Weekend on Friday night at 311 Motor Speedway (Pine Hall, North Carolina) for the opening night of the Fastrak Racing Series Triple Crown Championship. With 25 cars on hand for the Bill Hicks Sr. Memorial, Bailes followed up the fastest time overall with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Benji Hicks. Starting in 6th for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Bailes improved four spots in the 40-lapper to place 2nd behind Steve Blackburn with Benji Hicks, Tyler Bare, and Ron Parker completing the Top 5 finishers.

Saturday’s Fastrak Racing Series event at Princeton Motor Speedway (Princeton, West Virginia) and the final night of the Triple Crown Championship on Sunday at Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, West Virginia) were both cancelled due to the weather.

1Returning to action on Monday night, Ross was one of 23 Super Late Models signed in at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) for the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series sanctioned contest. After laying down the second fastest time in his group, Bailes charged to an 8-lap heat race win locking him into the pole position for the feature. Losing the top spot on the drop of the green flag, Ross battled back to overtake the lead on lap 19. Unable to hold off the hard-charging Dale McDowell, Ross Bailes slipped back to a 3rd place outing in the final circuits trailing McDowell and Brandon Overton across the finish line with Shanon Buckingham and Vic Hill rounding out the Top 5.

Complete results from these events can be found at www.FastrakRacing.com and www.ULTIMATESupers.com.

May 19th, 2017 - Ross Bailes Follows Clash Series to Carolina Speedway
1Ross Bailes returned to action on Friday night for the event co-sanctioned by the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series and the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series at Carolina Speedway (Gastonia, North Carolina). In a field of 24 cars, Bailes laid down the fastest time in qualifying but was disqualified from time trials after race officials determined his tire was illegal. Starting on the tail of his heat race, Ross charged to a runner-up finish behind Ben Watkins earning him the 14th-starting position for the feature. With $4,000 on the line, Bailes brought out a caution on lap 17 when his car stalled, ending his night abruptly.

Complete results from this event can be found at www.CarolinaClash.com.

May 5th, 2017 - Bad Luck for Bailes in WoO Show at Cherokee Speedway
1On Friday night Ross Bailes made the short trip to Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) piloting the Billy Hicks-owned #79 Longhorn Chassis Super Late Model for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned program. Laying down the fourth fastest time overall in a field of 31 cars, Bailes was running in 2nd in his heat race until another car drove him into the turn one tractor tires on the very first lap bringing an early end to his night and weekend.

Complete results from this event can be found at www.WoOLMS.com.

April 1st, 2017 - Ross Bailes Wins SECA A-Main at Friendship Motor Speedway
1Ross Bailes visited Friendship Motor Speedway (Elkin, North Carolina) on Saturday night competing in both his Super and Crate Late Model. In a field of 17 Super Late Models for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series sanctioned show, Bailes started the night off with a heat race victory locking him into the 5th-starting position for the A-Main. With $3,000 on the line, Ross improved two positions in the 40-lapper to place 3rd behind Zach Mitchell and Anthony Sanders with Michael Brown and Josh Langley completing the Top 5 finishers.

1With 16 Crate Late Models signed in for the South Eastern Crate Association (SECA) A-Main, Ross wheeled his Billy Hicks-owned #79 machine to a 25-lap victory over Justin Hudspeth, Steve Blackburn, Cole Apple, and Teddy Musgrave. This win marks Bailes’ first win of the season in the Crate division and second overall.

Complete results from these events can be found at www.CarolinaClash.com and www.SECARacing.com.

March 25th, 2017 - Bailes Attends Spring Nationals Event at Senoia Raceway
1 Running in the second night of the Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals sanctioned weekend, Ross Bailes invaded Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) on Friday night for the $4,000-to-win A-Main. Needing to place 4th or better in his heat race to make the $6,000-to-win A-Main, Ross slipped back to a 7th place outing in his preliminary event.

Complete results from this event can be found at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com/spring_index.html.

March 11th, 2017 - Ross Bailes Wins SAS Sanctioned March Madness at Cherokee
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On Saturday evening Ross Bailes made the trip to Carolina Speedway (Gastonia, North Carolina) for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series season-opener. With 23 cars signed in for the annual Skyler Trull Memorial, Bailes registered the fourth fastest time in qualifying putting him 4th on the starting rundown for the 40-lap feature. With $5,000 on the line, Ross suffered radiator problems on the lap 34 while running in 2nd forcing him to pull off.

Complete results from this event can be found at www.CarolinaClash.com.


March 5th, 2017 - Ross Bailes Wins SAS Sanctioned March Madness at Cherokee
1 Aboard the Billy Hicks-owned #79 Longhorn Chassis Super Late Model, Ross Bailes traveled to Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) on Sunday for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned program. Drawing 38 cars, Bailes followed up the second fastest time in his qualifying group with a heat race victory. Earning the 3rd-starting spot for the $10,000-to-win March Madness A-Main, Ross waited patiently in the beginning laps of the feature to work his way to the front. Making his move near the halfway-point of the 60-lapper, Bailes jumped into the lead on lap-34. Holding off the field after a late-race caution, Ross Bailes picked up his first victory of the season and the richest of his career. Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton, and Chris Madden completed the Top 5 finishers. (ZSK Photography)

Complete results from this event can be found at www.SASDirt.com.

February 18th, 2017 - Bailes Attends Final Night of Winter Freeze VII at Screven
1On Saturday night competing in the final night of the Winter Freeze VII, Ross Bailes was one of 45 Super Late Models signed in at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia) for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned contest. Starting on the fourth row of his heat, Bailes recorded a 8th place finish sending him into the B-Main. Needing a 4th place finish or better to make the $10,000-to-win main event, Ross fell back to an 11th place outing after getting turned around on the fifth lap.  

Complete results from this event can be found at www.WoOLMS.com.

February 11th, 2017 - Ross Bailes Competes in Super Bowl of Racing at GIS
1Ross Bailes opened the 2017 racing season on Friday by traveling to Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia) for the two-day Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing. With 51 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries in action for the season-opener, Bailes landed a runner-up finish behind Darrell Lanigan in his heat race locking his spot into the 50-lap A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Ross slipped back to a 23rd place outing when the checkered flag flew.

1Returning on Saturday for the $12,000-to-win finale, Ross placed 5th in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 2 into the main event, Bailes was running in a transfer spot until getting spun in the final corner bringing a disappointing end to his night. (TheSportsWire.net photo)

Complete results from these events can be found at www.LucasDirt.com.

January 25th, 2017 - Bailes Ends Season with Eight Wins; Kicking of 2017 Campaign at Golden Isles in February
Traveling to 35 events during the 2016 season, Ross Bailes reeled in eight feature wins with four in his Super and four in his Crate Late Model. Losing only two of his scheduled dates to bad weather, Bailes posted 28 Top 10 finishes and 19 Top 5 outings. He also wrapped up the season in second in the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series point standings behind Johnny Pursley.

November 26th, 2016 - Ross Improves 15 Spots in Turkey 100 at Swainsboro
1Battling in the Crate Late Model division, Ross Bailes visited Swainsboro Raceway (Swainsboro, Georgia) on Friday for the two-day Turkey 100. Drawing a stout field of 45 cars, Bailes failed to make the show through his heat race but captured a B-Main victory which locked his spot into the A-Main on Saturday night. With $20,000 on the line, Ross Bailes wheeled his way through the field 15 spots in the 100-lap affair posting a solid 6th place finish.

Complete results from this event can be found at www.SwainsboroRaceway.com.

October 29th, 2016 - Bailes Runs in Opening Night of World Finals at Charlotte
1Returning to the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina), Ross Bailes was one of 69 Super Late Models signed in on Friday for the opening night of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned Bad Boy Off Road World Finals. Transferring the Top 3 out of the heats, Bailes came up one spot short with a 4th place outing. Starting on the front row of his B-Main, Ross secured his spot into the main event with a runner-up finish behind Steve Francis. Rolling off 24th for the $12,000-to-win show, Ross Bailes improved three positions in the 50-lapper registering a 21st place finish. (Jimmy Dearing Photo)

Complete results from this event can be found at www.WoOLMS.com.

October 22nd, 2016 - Top 5 Finish for Bailes in World Short Track Championship
1Running in the OneDirt World Short Track Championships, Ross Bailes made the trip to the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) on Friday night for the two-day UMP DIRTcar sanctioned weekend. In a field of 65 Crate Late Models, Bailes followed up the 16th fastest time overall with a 3rd place finish in his heat locking his spot into the main event on Saturday. Battling for the $4,000 payday, Ross reeled in a 4th place finish in the 30-lapper trailing Corey Gordon, Donald Bradsher, and Kyle Bronson across the finish line with Matt Long coming in 5th.

Complete results from this event can be found at www.DIRTcarUMP.com.

October 15th, 2016 - Ross Visits Carolina Speedway for Carolina Clash Bash
1Following the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series, Ross Bailes traveled to Carolina Speedway (Gastonia, North Carolina) on Saturday night for the Carolina Clash Bash. Registering the 3rd fastest time in a field of 21 cars, Ross earned the 3rd-starting position for the A-Main. With $5,000 on the line, Bailes fell back to a 14th place outing in the 40-lap feature. (Randy Houser Photo)

Ross remains in second in the Carolina Clash point standings. Complete results from this event can be found at www.CarolinaClash.com.

October 1st, 2016 - Bailes Competes in Carolina Clash Event at Fayetteville
1Competing in the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series event, Ross Bailes invaded Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, North Carolina) on Saturday night for the Boom City Fall Classic. Recording the 3rd fastest time in a field of 18 cars, Ross rolled off 3rd for the A-Main. With $5,000 on the line, Bailes fell one position shot of a Top 5 finish registering a 6th place spot in the 40-lap feature.

Ross remains in second in the Carolina Clash point standings. Complete results from this event can be found at www.CarolinaClash.com.

January 20th, 2016 - Ross Bailes Finishes 2015 Season With Nine Feature Wins
Competing in a total of 37 events during the 2015 season, Ross Bailes picked up nine total feature wins with five coming in his Crate Late Model, one in his Limited Late Model and three in his Super Late Model. With the weather affecting nine of his scheduled dates, Bailes reeled in28 Top 10 finishes and 24 Top 5 outings. He also clinched his second straight FUEL points title along with a eleventh place finish in the Carolina Clash points standings.