Fourth-place finish in Colossal 100 opener at Charlotte
On Wednesday afternoon, Ross Bailes was one of 47 XR Super Series entries amassed at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.) for the inaugural Colossal 100. (Kevin Ritchie photo)
After topping his time trial group with a blistering 16.242-second lap, Bailes outran Jensen Ford in his heat race to capture the 10-lap victory. With $25,000 on the line in the feature, Ross dropped two spots in the 30-lap affair to register a fourth-place finish. He trailed Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, and Jonathan Davenport to the checkers with Chris Ferguson coming in fifth.
For another $25,000-to-win A-Main on Thursday, Ross edged his way into the feature with the third-and-final transfer spot in his heat. Inching forward one spot in the 30-lapper, Bailes logged a 13th-place outing.
With Mother Nature wiping out Friday’s program, Bailes followed up a sixth-to-fourth run in his heat race on Saturday with a consolation victory. Earning the 20th-starting position for the $50,000-to-win Colossal 100 finale, Ross was one of eight cars that retired early from the 50-lap feature.