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June 12, 2021 - Bailes finishes 13th in Dirt Late Model Dream prelim at Eldora
1Ross Bailes made the trek to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon to kick off four nights of racing with the 27th annual Dirt Late Model Dream. With the 74-car field split into two separate groups for a pair of preliminary features, Bailes came two spots short of a transfer position in his heat race with a seventh-place finish. Needing a fourth-place finish or better in his B-Main to make the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature, Bailes suffered issues with his fuel pressure that saw him pull off early.

With preliminary results on Wednesday night lining him up 10th in his heat on Thursday afternoon, Ross logged a seventh-place finish, giving him one last shot at the $127,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream with a B-Main appearance. After crossing the line in third to grab the final transfer spot, Bailes was light at the scales, dropping him to the tail. A last-minute rule change in the drivers meeting created a miscommunication that got Bailes disqualified.

1For another round of preliminary features on Friday, Bailes timed in 17th fastest in his group before placing second in his heat race behind Scott Bloomquist. With $10,000 on the line in the feature, Ross dropped back to a 13th-place finish in the 25-lapper. (Ryan Roberts Photography)

Rolling off on the third row of his heat on Saturday afternoon, Ross notched a fifth-place finish, transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the A-Main. Locking the Top 3 into the $126,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream, Bailes was caught in a tangle early in the 20-lapper that brought a disappointing end to his weekend.

For complete results from these events, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

May 30, 2021 - Fourth-place finish in Mike Butler Memorial at Gaffney
1Making his lone start of the Memorial Day weekend, Ross Bailes made the short trip to Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) on Sunday afternoon for the Ultimate Southeast Series-sanctioned Mike Butler Memorial. Scoring a Top-5 finish in the $7,500-to-win A-Main, Bailes scored a fourth-place finish in the 50-lapper. He trailed Brandon Overton, Brent Dixon, and Derrick Ramey to the checkers with Trent Ivey coming in fifth.

For complete results from this event, please visit www.UltimateSupers.com.

May 22, 2021 - Bailes cruises in Summer Kickoff at Modoc Raceway
1Friday night found Ross Bailes in action at Carolina Speedway (Gastonia, N.C.) for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series-sanctioned Gaston County Shrine 100. With time trials results placing him on the pole for the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Bailes faded three spots in the 40-lap affair to register a fourth-place finish. He trailed Brett Hamm, Trent Ivey, and Michael Brown to the checkers with Adam Yarbrough coming in fifth.

1The following night at Modoc Raceway (Modoc, S.C.) for the E-Z-Go Summer Kickoff, Ross topped the 14-car field in time trials, which positioned him on the front row for the main event. Leading all 50 laps, Bailes cruised to his third win of the season over Cla Knight, Brent Dixon, Anthony Sanders, and Jordy Nipper. He earned $7,500. (Kevin Ritchie Photography)

For complete results from these events, please visit www.CarolinaClash.com and www.ModocRaceway.com.

May 15, 2021 - Runner-up finish in Road to Jamaica at Natural Bridge
1Ross Bailes kicked off the doubleheader weekend with the Ultimate Southeast Series on Friday night at Natural Bridge Speedway (Natural Bridge, Va.) for the Road to Jamaica. Earning the pole position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main via time trials, Bailes set the pace for the first 28 circuits until fellow front-row starter Brandon Overton slipped by. He went on to place second, trailing Overton to the checkers with Trever Feathers, Zack Mitchell, and Cla Knight rounding out the Top-5.

On Saturday afternoon at Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Va.) for the King of the Commonwealth, Ross came in fifth in his heat race before picking up a 10-lap consolation victory. Starting the $20,000-to-win A-Main in 18th, Bailes broke a right-front lower control arm on lap 17 that sideline him for the remainder of the evening.

For complete results from these events, please visit www.UltimateSupers.com.

May 8, 2021 - Ross Bailes notches podium finish at Cherokee Speedway
1On Saturday night Ross Bailes made his lone start of the weekend at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) returning behind the wheel of the Billy Hicks-owned No. 79 Longhorn Chassis Late Model. (Kevin Ritchie Photography)

1In a field of 27 Ultimate Southeast Series entries, Bailes came in second fastest in qualifying behind Chris Ferguson, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the $5,000-to-win Big Chief 40. With polesitter Ferguson taking control of the lead early, Ross remained close to the leader as the pair weaved through lap-traffic. After Ferguson suffered a flat coming to the white flag, Bailes took part in a three-way battle for the lead on the final lap but came short, marking him third on the final rundown. He followed Anthony Sanders and Ben Watkins across the line with Dillon Brown and Dennis Franklin rounding out the Top-5.

For complete results from this event, please visit www.UltimateSupers.com.

May 1, 2021 - Fourth-place finish in Ultimate stop at Lancaster
1Ross Bailes was one of 17 Ultimate Southeast Series entries on hand at Laurens County Speedway (Laurens, S.C.) on Friday evening for the Ronnie Brookshire Memorial. With time trials setting the grid for the $4,014-to-win A-Main, Bailes laid down the sixth fastest time in his group. Running into trouble early in the 40-lap affair, Bailes was the fifth retiree of the race on the eighth lap.

1The following night at Lancaster Motor Speedway (Lancaster, S.C.), Bailes locked into the fifth-starting position for the A-Main via his qualifying effort. Improving one spot in the 40-lap affair, Ross notched a fourth-place finish, trailing Cla Knight, Ben Watkins and Jeff Smith to the checkers with Kenny Collins coming in fifth.

For complete results from these events, please visit www.UltimateSupers.com.

April 23, 2021 - Bailes tops Carolina Clash foes at Lavonia Speedway
1 Friday night saw Ross Bailes return behind the wheel of the Billy Hicks-owned No. 79 Longhorn Chassis Late Model entry at Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Ga.) for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series-sanctioned program. Drawing 28 cars, Bailes locked into the third-starting position for the A-Main vis his qualifying effort. Tracking down polesitter Michael Brown on lap 30, Ross led the remaining 10 circuits to capture his second win of the season and fourth career Carolina Clash triumph. He took the checkers ahead of Zack Mitchell, Michael Brown, John Baker, and Jeff Smith to pocket $6,000. (Kevin Ritchie Photography)

For complete results from this event, please visit www.CarolinaClash.com.

April 17, 2021 - Ross Bailes finishes fourth in Jack Starrette Memorial
1On Saturday afternoon, Ross Bailes visited Modoc Raceway (Modoc, S.C.) for the Ultimate Southeast Series-sanctioned 11th annual Jack Starrette Memorial. With time trials setting the grid for the $5,022-to-win A-Main, Ross recorded the second fastest time in his group behind Dustin Mitchell. Losing one spot in the 50-lap feature, Bailes posted a fourth-place finish, trailing Brandon Overton, Trent Ivey, and Zack Mitchell to the checkers with Anthony Sanders coming in fifth. (Kevin Ritchie Photography)

For complete results from this event, please visit www.UltimateSupers.com.

April 10, 2021 - Bailes scores Top-5 finish in Bristol Bash finale
1Behind the wheel of the Bill Hicks-owned No. 79 Late Model, Ross Bailes was one of 29 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries invited to Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tenn.) on Friday afternoon for the two-day Bristol Bash. After coming two spots shy of a transfer position in his heat with a sixth-place finish, Bailes edged his way into the opening night feature with a fifth-place finish in his B-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Ross clawed forward six spots in the 40-lap affair to place 15th.

1After Saturday evening’s program was postponed to Sunday afternoon, Ross timed in fifth fastest in his qualifying group before picking up an eight-lap heat race victory. Receiving the fourth-starting position for the $20,000-to-win A-Main via the redraw, Bailes slipped outside the top-five early but rebounded late in the 40-lapper to register a third-place finish, trailing Devin Moran and Ricky Weiss across the line. Ricky Thornton Jr. and Brandon Overton completed the Top-5 finishers. (Michael Boggs Photography)

For complete results from these events, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

April 3, 2021 - Podium finish at Friendship Motor Speedway
1Saturday night found Big Frog Motorsports pilot Ross Bailes in action at Friendship Motor Speedway (Elkin, N.C.) for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series sanctioned program. Timing in fifth fastest overall in a field of 28 cars, Bailes locked into the fifth-starting position for the $4,000-to-win A-Main. Improving two spots in the 40-lap affair, Ross notched a third-place finish, trailing Daulton Wilson and Jeff Smith across the line. Trent Ivey and Matthew Nance completed the Top-5 finishers. (Kevin Ritchie Photography)

For complete results from this event, please visit www.CarolinaClash.com.

March 26, 2021 - 11th place finish in Rock Gault Memorial at Cherokee
1Friday night saw Big Frog Motorsports and Ross Bailes return with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Friday night at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) for the two-day Rock Gault Memorial. With the 43-car field split into two separate groups for a pair of preliminary features, Bailes came in fourth in his heat, which positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $5,000 on the line, Ross faded three spots in the 25-lapper to finish 11th. (Steve Moore photo)

Persistent rain overnight postponed Saturday’s $40,000-to-win finale to a later date to be named.

For complete results from this event, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

March 23, 2021 - Home Sweet Home: The Boss looks to rebound at Cherokee
1Ross Bailes returns to site of only World of Outlaws Late Model win

Sometimes the best remedy when you’re struggling, is coming home again.

That’s the case for Clover, SC driver Ross Bailes, as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models return to South Carolina at Cherokee Speedway Friday and Saturday, March 26-27. <<MORE>>

March 20, 2021 - Mechanical issues arise in Modoc 100 at Modoc
1On Friday night Ross Bailes hopped behind the wheel of the Billy Hicks-owned No. 79 Crate Late Model for the two-day Modoc 100 at Modoc Raceway (Modoc, S.C.). Drawing 45 Crate Racin’ USA Winter Series entries, Bailes timed in ninth fastest in his group but was a scratch from his heat race. He was one of six cars that elected to sit out their B-Main on Saturday.

For complete results from this event, please visit www.CrateRacinUSA.com.

March 13, 2021 - Pair of Top-5 finishes at Cochran Motor Speedway
1Ross Bailes traveled to Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Ga.) on Friday afternoon for the rescheduled Gobber 100 from November 28th. With his third-starting position for the $20,000-to-win A-Main already locked in, Ross experienced brake issues throughout the 75-lapper but held on to finish third, trailing Brandon Overton and Michael Page across the line with Kyle Bronson and Parker Martin completing the Top-5 finishers.

1The following night, Bailes secured his spot into main event with the fifth fastest lap in his time trial group. With $5,000 on the line, Ross advanced forward six spots in the 40-lap affair to place fourth, following Brandon Overton, Scott Bloomquist, and Will Herrington to the checkers with Kyle Bronson coming in fifth. (Brian McLeod photo | Dirt Scenes)

For complete results from these events, please visit www.CochranSpeedway.com.

March 7, 2021 - Bailes records 13th place finish in March Madness at Cherokee
1The Big Frog Motorsports team and Ross Bailes returned with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Saturday afternoon at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) for the ninth annual Tennessee Tipoff. In a stout field of 51 cars, Bailes posted a fifth place finish in his heat, transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the A-Main. Locking in the Top 2, Ross notched a runner-up finish behind Dale McDowell, which positioned him 22nd on the starting grid for the feature. With $12,000 on the line, Bailes jumped up two spots in the 50-lapper to place 20th. (Josh James Artwork photo)

1The following night at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) for the Southern All Star Series-sanctioned Ginger Owens March Madness, Ross came in fifth in his heat before picking up a 10-lap consolation victory. Starting the $10,000-to-win A-Main in 17th, Bailes clawed forward four spots to register a 13th-place outing.

For complete results from these events, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com and www.SASDirt.com.

February 27, 2021 - Runner-up finish in Xtreme DIRTcar Series finale at Modoc
1 Competing in the final round of the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series, Ross Bailes made the short trip to Modoc Raceway (Modoc, S.C.) on Saturday afternoon for the $7,000 top prize. Drawing 29 Late Models, Ross came in second fastest overall in time trials behind Christian Hanger before picking up an eight-lap heat race victory. Receiving the fifth-starting position for the A-Main via the redraw, Bailes tracked down early pace-setter Dustin Mitchell on lap 25 to assume command of the top spot. Unable to hold off Brandon Overton’s late race charge on the high-side, Ross scored a runner-up finish behind Overton, with Mitchell, Hudson O’Neal, and Kyle Strickler rounding out the Top-5. (Kevin Ritchie photo | Ritchie Photography)

For complete results from this event, please visit www.XtremeDIRTcar.com.

February 21, 2021 - Ross Bailes tops Xtreme DIRTcar field at Lake View
1 Saturday afternoon saw Ross Bailes return to action at Lake View Motor Speedway (Lake View, S.C.) piloting the Billy Hicks Racing No. 79 Longhorn Chassis Late Model for the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series sanctioned contest. In a field of 26 cars, Bailes timed in ninth fastest overall in time trials before placing second in his heat behind Cla Knight. Receiving the pole position for the A-Main via the redraw, Ross made hard contact with early race-leader Matthew Nance after he got caught behind a slowing lapped car. With the pair earning their spots back due to the caution called for the lapped-car, Bailes outran Nance on the high-side late in the 40-lapper to capture his first win of the season and a $7,000 payday. His second series victory came ahead of Nance, Cla Knight, Dustin Mitchell, and Stewart Friesen. (Kevin Ritchie photo | Ritchie Photography)

1The following night at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) for the Frostbite 40, Ross secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with an eight-lap heat race win. Unable to close the distance on fellow front-row starter Chris Madden, Bailes scored a runner-up finish behind Madden with Kyle Strickler, Adam Yarbrough, and Stewart Friesen rounding out the Top-5.

For complete results from these events, please visit www.XtremeDIRTcar.com.

February 12, 2021 - Bailes places 12th in DIRTcar Nationals opener at Volusia
1Ross Bailes and the Big Frog Motorsports team returned to action on Monday night at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) for the opening round of the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Drawing 51 cars, Ross secured his spot into the opening night feature with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Brandon Overton. With $7,000 on the line, Bailes dropped two positions in the 30-lap affair to finish 12th. (Josh James Artwork photo)

1The following night for another $7,000-to-win A-Main, Bailes had to rely on a provisional into the feature after failing to transfer out of his heat race and B-Main. Rolling off 25th, Ross advanced through the field nine spots to register a 16th-place outing.

1On Wednesday evening, Ross was 51 cars on hand at the half-mile oval as the remainder of the DIRTcar Nationals weekend shifted under World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series banner. Following the fifth fastest time in his qualifying group, Bailes scored a second-place finish in his heat behind Devin Moran, which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Clawing forward three spots in the 40-lap affair, Ross notched a seventh-place finish.

1For the fourth round of the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday, Bailes managed to place fourth in his heat after a Mother Nature delayed the program for nearly three hours. Coming one spot shy of a transfer position in his B-Main with a fourth-place finish, Ross had to resort to a provisional into the show. Advancing through the field 16 spots in the 40-lapper, Bailes claimed a 12th-place outing. (Chris Anderson photo)


On Friday night with the field reduced to 38 cars, Ross came short of a transfer position in his heat and B-Main, but was granted a provisional into the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Marching forward eight spots in the 40-lap affair, Bailes recorded a 15th-place finish.

Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win finale fell victim to Mother Nature.

For complete results from these events, please visit
www.DIRTcar.com and www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

January 30, 2021 - Top-10 finish in Lucas Oil debut at East Bay Raceway Park
1On Thursday afternoon, Ross Bailes and Big Frog Motorsports joined the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) at East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) for the fourth round of the 45th annual Wrisco Winternationals. In a field of 78 cars, Bailes came two spots short of a transfer position in his heat with a fifth place finish, sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the feature. Locking in the Top 2, Ross posted a runner-up finish behind Tyler Bruening, which positioned him 24th on the starting grid for the $7,000-to-win A-Main. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Ross Bailes improved 16 spots in the 40-lapper to register an eighth-place finish. (Mike Ruefer photo)

1The following night, Ross posted a sixth place finish in his heat, giving him one final shot at the $12,000-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Needing to place second or better, Bailes slipped back to an 11th-place outing.

1For the final round of the 45th annual Wrisco Winternationals on Saturday evening, Bailes logged a seventh place finish in his heat race, transferring him into the B-Main for one last chance at the finale. Sending the Top 2 into the $15,000-to-win A-Main, Ross recorded a sixth-place finish.

For complete results from these events, please visit
www.LucasDirt.com.

January 16, 2021 - 12th place finish in DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals finale at Volusia
1The Big Frog Motorsports team kicked off their 2021 season on Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) with Ross Bailes behind the wheel of the Dave’s Towing No. 58 Late Model for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season-opener. Drawing 38 cars for the three-day DIRTcar Sunshine Nationals, Bailes suffered a broken brake caliper in his heat race that saw him retire early. Coming short of a transfer spot into the opening night feature in his B-Main, Ross was granted a provisional into the show. With $10,000 on the line, Bailes was an early retiree from the 40-lapper after folding his nose under in the first half of the race.

1After losing Friday night’s program to Mother Nature, Ross laid down the second fastest lap in his time trial group on Saturday behind Parker Martin before picking up an eight-lap heat race victory. Earning the second-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale via the redraw, Bailes was running in second for the majority of the 40-lap affair but slip-up over the cushion on lap 34 dropped him back to 12th. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

For complete results from these events, please visit
www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

December 21, 2020 - Ross Bailes closes out 2020 season with seven wins
With the Covid-19 pandemic limiting the number of events he could attend early in the 2020 season, Ross Bailes traveled to a total of 58 races aboard several different entries. He amassed seven wins, 26 Top-5 finishes, and 37 Top-10 outings.

His 2021 season will kick off on January 9 at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) for the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series sanctioned contest. From there, he will head to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) on January 14 to begin his pursuit at the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Rookie of the Year.

November 28, 2020 - Gobbler 100 finale at Cochran moved to March 12th
1On Friday afternoon the Big Frog Motorsports team visited Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Ga.) with Ross Bailes behind the wheel of the Rocket XR1 Chassis No. 58 Late Model for the two-day Gobbler 100. Drawing 25 cars, Ross recorded the sixth fastest time in his qualifying group before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Persistent rainfall overnight forced race officials to postpone Saturday night’s $20,000-to-win Gobbler 100 to March 12th. (Bates Photography)

For complete results from this event, please visit www.CochranSpeedway.com.

November 22, 2020 - Bailes finishes third at Lancaster Speedway; sixth in Blue-Gray 100
1Kicking off the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series doubleheader weekend, Ross Bailes and the Big Frog Motorsports team invaded Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, S.C.) on Saturday afternoon for the Palmetto State 50. In a field of 18 cars, Ross recorded the eighth fastest lap overall in time trials before placing third in his heat race. With $10,000 on the line in the feature, Bailes muscled forward three spots in the 50-lapper to finish third behind Zack Mitchell and Brett Hamm with Brandon Overton and Ben Watkins rounding out the Top-5.

1On Sunday, Bailes headed to Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) for the event co-sanctioned with the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series. Drawing 28 cars for the 30th annual Blue-Gray 100, Bailes followed up the fastest lap overall in time trials with a 10-lap heat race victory. Receiving the pole position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main via the redraw, Ross paced the field for the first 76 circuits until a fading right-rear tire went flat. Charging from the tail of the field in the remaining 24 laps, Bailes marched forward to finish sixth. (Steve Moore photo)

For complete results from these events, please visit www.CarolinaClash.com and www.XtremeDIRTcar.com.

November 14, 2020 - 12th place finish in Jack Starrette Memorial at Modoc
1Behind the wheel of the Big Frog Motorsports No. 58 Late Model, Ross Bailes followed the Ultimate Southeast Series to Modoc Raceway (Modoc, S.C.) on Saturday afternoon for the 10th annual Jack Starrette Memorial. With time trials setting the grid for the $5,022-to-win A-Main, Bailes came in fourth fastest overall. After getting collected in a multiple car tangle on the opening lap, Ross rebounded in the remaining distance of the 40-lapper to finish 12th. (Brian McLeod photo | Dirt Scenes)

For complete results from this event, please visit www.UltimateSupers.com.

November 7, 2020 - Bailes sweeps Ultimate weekend in the Carolina's
1Ross Bailes registered a pair of Ultimate Super Late Model Series victories over the weekend in his M&W Transport No. 58 Dave’s Towing/ Fred Caldwell Chevrolet/ Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Richard Barnes photo)

His weekend victories, totaling $10,000 in earnings, brought his 2020 tally to seven.

1On Friday night at Lancaster (S.C.) Speedway posted the second fastest time in his qualifying group behind Tyler Carpenter, locking him into the fourth-starting position for the A-Main.

With a handful of cautions slowing the 40-lapper, Ross inherited the lead late after Zack Mitchell suffered a flat tire. Fending Daulton Wilson on the final lap, Bailes soared his sixth win of the season over Wilson, Dennis Franklin, Cla Knight, and Benji Hicks. He earned $5,000.

In a field of 19 Ultimate Southeast Series entries on Saturday at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., Ross laid down the fastest lap overall in time trials, placing him on the pole for the feature.

1Leading wire-to-wire, Bailes cruised to his eighth career Ultimate triumph over Chris Ferguson, Trent Ivey, Tyler Carpenter, and Derrick Ramey.  Pocketing $5,000, Ross recorded his second win in as many nights and seventh of the season. (Ritchie Photography)

“We had a really good night. Set fast time, led every lap. The track was a little wet, but there at the end it got good,” said Bailes. “It’s not really hard on tires, it just they get so hot you’ve got to, you know, be a little bit easy with them and make sire you’ve got something at the end.”

For complete results from these events, please visit www.UltimateSupers.com.