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June 15, 2019 - Top 5 Finish in USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway
1Friday night saw Ross Bailes return to action at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Grassy Smith Memorial. In a field of 31 cars, Bailes topped the charts in time trials before streaking to a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the 2nd-starting position for the opening night feature, Ross dropped four spots to place 6th.

1The following night brought Bailes to Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Virginia) for the Ultimate Southeast Series sanctioned USA 100. After recording the fastest lap overall in time trials again, Ross scored a heat race win which positioned him on the pole for the finale. With $20,000 on the line, Ross Bailes led the 13 circuits before falling back to a 3rd place finish behind Brandon Overton and Rick Eckert with Zack Mitchell and Chris Ferguson rounding out the Top-5. (Larry Burnett photo)

Complete results from these events can be found at www.LucasDirt.com and www.ULTIMATESupers.com.
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June 8, 2019 - Bailes Lands Podium Finish in Night Two of Dirt Late Model Dream
1Making his debut at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio), Ross Bailes made the trek on Thursday evening competing in a stout field of 92 Super Late Models for the 25th annual Dirt Late Model Dream. Following the second fastest time in his group behind Jacob Hawkins, Ross survived a scuffle on the second lap of his heat to place 5th. Starting the show in 18th, Bailes jumped up one spot in the 25-lapper logging an 17th place outing.

1Returning on Friday evening for another round of preliminary features, Bailes started the night off with a heat race victory which positioned him on the pole for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Ross dropped two spots in the 25-lap affair to place 3rd behind Shane Clanton and Chris Ferguson with Chase Junghans and Don O’Neal rounding out the Top-5. (Zachary Yost Photography)

For the final night of the 25th annual Dirt Late Model Dream on Saturday, Ross secured his spot into the $125,000-to-win finale with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Kyle Strickler. Starting the 100-lapper in 12th, Ross Bailes dropped one spot registering a 13th place finish.

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

June 1, 2019 - Runner-up Finish with World of Outlaws at Lancaster
1On Friday evening Ross Bailes traveled to Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Georgia) competing in a field of 28 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries. Following the fifth fastest time overall in qualifying, Bailes posted a 4th place finish in his heat which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Passing two cars, Ross notched an 8th place finish.

1The following night at Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, South Carolina), Ross secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win finale with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Rolling off 7th, Bailes wheeled his way into a podium spot and began tracking down leader Brandon Sheppard late but ran out of time to place 2nd behind Sheppard with Michael Brown, Johnny Pursley, and Zack Mitchell rounding out the Top-5. (Joseph Swann photo)

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

May 27, 2019 - Ross Bailes Records a Pair of Top-10 Finishes With Spring Nationals
1Sunday afternoon saw Ross Bailes return with the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) for the $5,000 top prize. In a field of 19 cars, Ross recorded the ninth fastest time overall in qualifying positioning him 9th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Jumping up one spot in the 50-lap affair, Bailes recorded an 8th place finish. (Michael Moats photo)

1On Monday night at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) for the Scott Sexton Memorial, Bailes locked his spot into the $10,052-to-win finale with a heat race victory. Rolling off 3rd, Ross battled for a podium spot early before fading after a caution on lap-11 to place 9th.

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

May 18, 2019 - Bailes Grabs First Career Spring Nationals Victory at Crossville
1Ross Bailes was one of 15 Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series entries signed in at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee) on Friday night for the $4,000-to-win A-Main. Laying down the fastest time overall in qualifying and a new track record, Bailes earned the pole position for the A-Main. After jumping out to an early lead, Ross suffered a flat-tire on lap-14 that sent him pitside. He rejoined the field from the tail and advanced up to a 5th place finish behind Donald McIntosh, Dakotah Knuckles, Robby Moses, and Tanner English.

1The following night at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee), Bailes followed up the second fastest time overall in qualifying with a 2nd place finish in his heat. Starting the feature in 4th, Ross slipped past polesitter Dale McDowell on lap-37 and went on to capture his fourth win of the season over McDowell, Eric Hickerson, Tanner, English, and Dane Dacus. He earned a $10,000 payday for his first career Spring Nationals victory. (Robert Holman photo)

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

May 3, 2019 - Ross Bailes Survives Challenges From Sheppard, Captures First Career World of Outlaws Win
1 Friday night found Ross Bailes in action at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned event. After topping the charts in qualifying, Bailes cruised to a 10-lap heat race win sending him into the redraw. Receiving the 2nd-starting position, Ross slipped into the lead on the opening lap and held off late-race challenges from Brandon Sheppard to pick up his first career World of Outlaws victory and third of the season. Topping Sheppard, Don O’Neal, Brandon Overton, and Chris Madden at the line, Bailes pocketed a $10,000 payday.

Saturday's event at Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Georgia) fell victim to Mother Nature.

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

April 26, 2019 - Bailes Leads Flag-to-Flag for Ultimate Win at Laurens County
1On Friday night Ross Bailes traveled to Laurens County Speedway (Laurens, South Carolina) for the Ultimate Southeast Series sanctioned Ronnie Brookshire Memorial. Laying down the fastest time overall in a field of 21 cars, Bailes locked into the pole position for the A-Main. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Ross led wire-to-wire en route to his second win of the season and a $4,014 payday. Casey Roberts, Brett Hamm, Trent Ivey, and Zack Mitchell trailed him to the checkers. (Blake Harris photo)

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

April 13, 2019 - 8th Place Finish in Spring Showdown at Smoky Mountain
1Ross Bailes was one of 23 Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series entries signed in at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) on Saturday night for the Spring Showdown. Coming in 2nd in his heat behind Brandon Overton, Bailes earned the 8th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Holding his spot for all 50-laps, Ross Bailes posted an 8th place outing. (Brian McLeod photo)

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

April 6, 2019 - Bailes Captures First Career Lucas Oil Win at 411 Motor Speedway
1Thursday night saw Ross Bailes in action at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) for the Ultimate Southeast Series sanctioned Spring Thaw. In a field of 23 cars, Bailes registered a 3rd place finish in his heat positioning him 7th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. With $4,000 on the line, Ross improved fours spot to place 5th behind Dale McDowell, Jimmy Owens, Brandon Overton, and Shanon Buckingham.

1The following night at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) in a field of 29 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries, Bailes secured his spot into the main event with a heat race win. Rolling off on the pole, Ross led flag-to-flag en route to his first career LOLMDS victory and first win of the season. Holding off Donald McIntosh and Jimmy Owens following caution on lap-47, Bailes pocketed a $12,000 payday. Jonathan Davenport and Dale McDowell completed the Top-5 finishers in the 50-lap affair.

1Saturday night brought 31 LOLMDS competitors to North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia) for the $12,000 top prize. Taking the Top 4 out of the heats, Ross was running in a transfer spot when he was taken out by another competitor. He suffered to much cosmetic damage to enter his consolation event.

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


March 30, 2019 - Podium Finish in Ed Gibbons Memorial at FMS
1 Ross Bailes followed the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series to Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, North Carolina) on Saturday night for the 11th annual Ed Gibbons Memorial. After laying down the fastest time overall in qualifying, Bailes streaked to a heat race victory positioning him on the pole for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Losing two positions in the 50-lap affair, Ross posted a 3rd place finish behind Brett Hamm and Trent Ivey with Ben Watkins and Dennis Franklin completing the Top-5 finishers.

Ross has jumped out to an early lead in the latest Carolina Clash point standings. Complete results from this event can be found at www.CarolinaClash.com.

March 24, 2019 - Bailes Bags 2nd Place Finish in March Madness at Cherokee
1On Friday night Ross Bailes visited Oglethorpe Speedway Park (Savannah, Georgia) for the Spring Nationals series season-opener. With 18 cars registered in for action, Bailes secured his spot into the opening night feature with the fourth fastest time in his qualifying group. Starting in 8th, Ross jumped up one spot in the 40-lapper to place 7th. (Brian McLeod photo)

1The following night at Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Georgia), Ross laid down the fastest time overall before charging to a heat race win. Rolling off on the pole for the $10,000-to-win main event, Bailes lost the top spot on third lap but was challenging for the lead until he suffered rear-end troubles on lap-41. He was credited with a 17th place outing.

1On Sunday Bailes stopped at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned March Madness. In a field of 30 cars, Ross started the night off with a heat race victory positioning him 2nd on the starting grid for the A-Main. Holding his spot for all 60-laps, Ross Bailes notched a runner-up finish behind Jonathan Davenport with Jimmy Owens, Michael Page, and David Breazeale completing the Top-5 finishers. (Shea Humphries photo)

Complete results from these events can be found at www.SouthernNationalSeries.com and www.SASDirt.com.

March 16, 2019 - Runner-up Finish in Red Rose Rumble at Lancaster
1Ross Bailes kicked off the 2019 season on Saturday night at Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, South Carolina) powering the Barry Wright House Car for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series season opener. In a field of 21 cars, Bailes registered the fifth fastest time in his qualifying group locking him into the 5th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into a podium spot early, Ross overtook Brett Hamm for 2nd on lap 35 and held his spot for the remaining 15 circuits to place 2nd behind Michael Brown with Chris Ferguson, Brett Hamm, and Zack Mitchell completing the Top-5 finishers.

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

January 25, 2019 - BWRC Partners With Ross Bailes for 2019 Racing Season!
1Barry Wright Race Cars to partner with Ross Bailes as the 2019 Barry Wright House Car driver for the 2019 racing season. "We are excited to have Ross back in our cars. We had a strong couple of months together in 2017 and are looking forward to getting to some bigger races," said Hall of Famer car builder Barry Wright. "Ross is coming off a successful season with his Carolina Clash Series Championship, and we believe with the support of our great partners 2019 will be even better."

The team will follow a "pick and choose" type of schedule in 2019. Ross' familiar #87 will adorn the ICONs while being housed and maintained at BWRC by Barry and Lance Wright. "I am looking forward to joining forces with Barry and Lance again," said Bailes. "I think we had a very competitive team at the end of the 2017 season and this gives us a chance to build off of that. I have been blessed with many great people to help with my racing career and adding the BWRC crew is an honor. I'm thankful for this opportunity and ready to go win some races."

The team will sport sponsorship from C&H Paving, Felony Farms, Nichols Plumbing, Bailes Construction, Hoosier Racing Tires, and Penske Shocks.


December 6, 2018 - Ross Bailes Registers Seven-Win 2018 Season
Competing in a total of 45 events during the 2018 season, Ross Bailes captured seven wins aboard his Felony Farms #87 Barry Wright Race Cars Super Late Model. Losing seven of his scheduled dates to bad weather, Bailes recorded 30 Top-10 outings and 23 Top-5 finishes. He also was crowned the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series points champion for the first time of his career.

November 18, 2018 - Top 5 Finish in Palmetto State 50 at Lancaster Speedway
1Saturday night found Ross Bailes in action at Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, South Carolina) competing in a field of 21 Southern All Star Series entries for the Palmetto State 50. Following the fastest time in his qualifying group, Bailes posted a 3rd place finish in his heat locking him into the 6th-starting position for the opening night feature. Breaking into the Top-5, Ross jumped up two spots to place 4th behind Chris Ferguson, Michael Brown, and Mike Maresca with Brandon Overton coming in 5th. (ZSK Photography)

1On Sunday night Bailes stopped at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series sanctioned Blue-Gray 100. In a field of 26 cars, Bailes recorded a 5th place finish in his heat locking him into the 13th-starting position for the feature. With $10,000 on the line, Ross dropped three spots in the 100-lapper logging a 16th place outing.

With his performance on Saturday night, Ross Bailes captured Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series point’s title.

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

November 3, 2018 - Bailes Attends World Finals at Charlotte
1Ross Bailes traveled to the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) on Thursday night kicking off the 12th annual World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series World Finals. With 76 Super Late Models on hand for a round of qualifying, Bailes registered the 33rd fastest time in his group locking him into the 11th-starting position for his heat on Saturday.

1Gaining seven spots, Ross reeled in a 4th place finish but fell one short of a transfer spot into the feature. Starting on the pole of his B-Main, Bailes cruised to a 10-lap consolation victory locking his spot into the A-Main. With the midnight curfew postponing Friday’s feature to Saturday, Ross Bailes held his spot for all 50-laps to place 20th. (Zach Yost photo)

Returning later Saturday night, Bailes came in 9th in his heat giving him one last shot at the $12,000-to-win finale with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 3 into the show, Ross logged a 9th place outing bringing an early end to his weekend.

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

October 27, 2018 - Podium Finish in Cash Money 100 at FMS
1Behind the wheel of the #32L Limited Late Model, Ross Bailes was one of 41 entries signed in at Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, North Carolina) on Saturday night for the Cash Money 100. Following the seventh fastest time in his qualifying group, Bailes posted a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Justin Williams locking his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Reeling in a podium finish, Bailes scored a 2nd place spot behind Ben Watkins with Ethan Wilson, Russell Erwin, and John Eller completing the Top-5 finishers.

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

October 13, 2018 - Ross Bailes Sweeps King of the Carolina's; Pockets $8,000 Payday
1Ross Bailes was one of 16 Super Late Models signed in at Carolina Speedway (Gastonia, North Carolina) on Friday night kicking off the King of the Carolina’s. Laying down the second fastest time in qualifying behind Zach Mitchell, Bailes earned the 2nd-starting position for the opening night feature. Outrunning 3rd-starting Johnny Pursley, Ross streaked to his sixth win of the season over Pursley, Jonathan Edwards, Brian Carswell, and Will Harris to pick up the $3,000 payday.

1Returning on Saturday night for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series sanctioned program, Bailes topped the 20-car field in qualifying locking him into the 2nd-starting position for the main event. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Ross led wire-to-wire en route to his seventh win of the season. Topping Jeff Smith, Benji Hicks, Johnny Pursley, and Jonathan Edwards at the line, Bailes was rewarded a $5,000 payday. (Blake Harris photo)

Ross continues to lead the Carolina Clash point standings. Complete results from these events can be found at www.CarolinaSpeedway.net and www.CarolinaClash.com.