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February 8, 2020 - Pair of Runner-up Finishes in Winter Freeze X at Screven
1Ross Bailes made his debut as the pilot of the M&W Transport No. 58 Dave’s Towing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model with a strong performance.

The South Carolina native claimed a pair of runner-up finishes in the Winter Freeze X at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. over the weekend.

“Thanks to Ross for driving the wheels off this car this weekend and bringing home two second-place finishes,” team owner Augie Burttram said. “I’m looking forward to big things with Ross and our team this year.”

Drawing 26 entries for the two-day event, Bailes followed up the fastest lap overall in time trials on Friday with a heat race victory. Starting on the pole for the $10,010-to-win A-Main, Ross went on to place second behind Brandon Overton. Chris Ferguson, Gregg Satterlee, and Jason Covert rounded out the Top-5.

“We were hitting on all cylinders in qualifying. And we were good in the feature,” said Bailes. “The track changed, and I feel like in the heat race the track was a little bit slicker and we were better in that condition. That guy there [Overton], he’s about the best at this track and then the guy behind me [Ferguson] is about the best or second-best so it feels good to be in between ‘em.”

1The following night for the $20,010 top prize, Ross came in third fastest in his qualifying group before placing second in his heat race behind Overton. Earning the fifth-starting position for the feature, Bailes wrestled the lead away from Overton on lap 49, but before he could reach the flag stand, the caution appeared. The pass was negated and Overton reassumed command. (Thomas Hendrickson photo)

Bailes was never able to regain control after the untimely yellow and went on to finish second behind Overton at the checkered flag. Michael Page, Jason Covert, and Dale McDowell completed the Top-5 finishers.

“Once I got it going, I got by him and that caution came out and I knew they weren’t gonna let it go,” Bailes commented. “But you know he’s lost a race to me like that before, so it’s just part of it. At least we’re up front battling with them. We had a really good car this weekend.”

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

February 1, 2020 - Ross Bailes Unharmed in Flip at Golden Isles
1After Mother Nature wiped out Friday night’s opener, Ross Bailes was one of 45 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series entries signed in at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia) on Saturday evening for the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing. Grabbing the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race, Ross locked into the 16th-starting position for the main event. With $12,000 on the line, Bailes jumped the cushion on lap-14 which sent him slamming into the wall. He was able to escape uninjured. (Zach Yost photo)

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

January 26, 2020 - Bailes Sails to Victory in Season Opener at Cherokee
1 Ross Bailes visited Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) on Sunday afternoon to kick off the 2020 season with the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series sanctioned contest. In a field of 14 cars, Bailes broke the previous track record in time trials before capturing heat race victory. Earning the second-starting position for the A-Main, Ross bolted into the lead on the drop of the green flag and led wire-to-wire to claim his first win of the season. Taking the checkers ahead of Casey Roberts, Johnny Pursley, Chris Madden, and Zack Mitchell, Bailes pocketed a $5,000 payday. (H3 Photography | Blake Harris photo)

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

January 10, 2020 - Big Frog Motorsports and Ross Bailes Join Forces for 2020 Season
1Florida-based, Big Frog Motorsports has been busy preparing for a rapidly approaching start to their 2020 season. (Heath Lawson Photo)

When their M&W Transport No. 58 Dave’s Towing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model hits the track soon, it will be with South Carolina ace, Ross Bailes behind the wheel. <<MORE>>

December 23, 2019 - Bailes Tallies Seven-Win 2019 Season
The 2019 season saw Ross Bailes attend a total of 43 events piloting his Nichols Plumbing/Bailes Construction No. 87 Super Late Model entry. With Mother Nature determining the outcoming of six of his scheduled dates, Bailes collected seven wins, 22 Top-5 finishes, and 31 Top-10 outings.

December 15, 2019 - Bailes Salvages 6th Place Finish at Lavonia
1Debuting in a Rocket Chassis, Ross Bailes invaded Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Georgia) on Sunday afternoon for the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series sanctioned contest. In a field of 21 cars, Bailes followed up the ninth fastest lap overall in time trials with a 4th place finish in his heat race. Earning the 12th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Ross began marching forward early until getting turned around on the tenth lap. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish in the remaining distance, Ross Bailes worked his way up to a 6th-place outing. (Richard Barnes photo)

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

November 24, 2019 - Runner-up Finish in Blue-Gray 100 at Gaffney
1Hopping behind the wheel of the Johnny Pursley-owned No. 9 Super Late Model entry, Ross Bailes was one of 38 Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series entries on hand at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) on Sunday afternoon for the 29th annual Blue-Gray 100. After laying down the fastest lap overall in time trials, Bailes captured a 10-lap heat race victory sending him into the redraw. Receiving the sixth-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Ross Bailes gained four spots in the 100-lapper to place 2nd behind Chris Madden with Jimmy Owens, Michael Brown, and Brandon Overton rounding out the Top-5. (TDW Photography)

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

November 9, 2019 - Bailes Attends World of Outlaws World Finals at Charlotte
1On Thursday evening Ross Bailes made the trip to the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) kicking off the Can-Am World Finals. Drawing 69 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries for the rain-shortened qualifying session, Bailes recorded the second fastest time in both of his qualifying groups which positioned him on the pole of his heat race on Friday.

1Streaking to an 8-lap heat race victory, Ross locked into the fifth-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Falling short of a Top-10 finish in the 50-lapper, Bailes slipped back to a 24th place outing. (Brent Smith photo)

The following night, Bailes posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind John Blankenship which positioned him ninth on the starting grid for the finale. With $12,000 on the line, Ross was an early retiree from the 50-lapper on lap 32.

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

October 26, 2019 - Bailes Suffers Flat-Tire in Fall Nationals Finale at 311
1Saturday night found Ross Bailes in action at 311 Motor Speedway (Pine Hall, North Carolina) for the Schaeffer’s Fall Nationals series finale. In a field of 17 cars, Bailes notched a 4th place finish in his heat which positioned him seventh on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Ross was challenging for a Top-5 by lap 20 but a flat-tire right rear tire sent him pitside. Rejoining the field from the tail, Bailes salvaged a 11th place outing in the 60-lap affair. (Brian McLeod photo)

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

October 11, 2019 - 12th Place Finish in Tar Heel 50 at Tri-County Racetrack
1On Friday night Ross Bailes was one of 22 Schaeffer’s Fall Nationals entries on hand at Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, North Carolina) for the Tar Heel 50. After laying down the fastest lap in his time trial group, Bailes recorded a 5th place finish in the Dash. Starting the $10,053-to-win A-Main in fifth, Ross dropped seven spots in the 53-lap affair to place 12th. (Brian McLeod photo)

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

October 5, 2019 - Pair of 7th Place Finishes with World of Outlaws
1Ross Bailes traveled to Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Georgia) on Thursday evening kicking off the tripleheader with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. With 22 cars registered in for action, Bailes followed up the fourth fastest lap overall in time trials with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Starting the main event in 7th, Ross held his spot for all 50-laps to place 7th.

1The following night at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) for the inaugural Mike Duvall Memorial, Ross recorded the fastest lap overall in qualifying before placing 4th in his heat. Starting the $10,000-to-win A-Main in 10th, Bailes gained three spots in the 50-lapper registering a 7th place finish. (Jim DenHamer photo)

On Saturday evening at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee), Bailes secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win finale with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Rolling off 9th, Ross was an early retiree from the 50-lap feature on lap 15.

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