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October 17, 2020 - Ross Bailes cruises to Clash triumph at Sumter Speedway
1Ross Bailes parked the M&W Transport No. 58 Dave’s Towing/ Fred Caldwell Chevrolet/ Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model for the fourth time this season on Saturday. (Caitlyn Cox photo)

Bailes led all 40 laps of Saturday night’s Ed Gibbins Memorial at Sumter (S.C.) Speedway to pocket $4,000. Slated to start near the middle of the pack in his B-Main at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park, the team elected to pack up and head south for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series event.

“We took a hard look at where we were starting in the B-Main at Portsmouth and with only two transferring, odds weren’t the best,” team owner Augie Burttram stated. “We decided to load up and hit the Carolina Clash event on our way back and it payed off. Not how we’d planned the weekend, but it was a great experience for our team at the Dirt Track World Championship. Thankful for another win and thanks to everyone who supports our team.”

1Ross Bailes and Big Frog Motorsports started their weekend at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park for the 40th Annual Dirt Track World Championship. Drawing 63 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series entries for the two-day event, Ross recorded the 11th fastest lap in his time trial group before placing sixth in his heat race.

Slated to start sixth in his B-Main on Saturday night for one final shot at the $100,000-to-win finale, Bailes and the team made the tough decision to scratch from 15-lap consolation event.

1Making a stop at Sumter (S.C.) Speedway for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series sanctioned Ed Gibbons Memorial, Bailes timed in second fastest overall behind David Duke.

Earning the second position on the starting grid for the A-Main, Ross blasted ahead of Duke on the opening lap and cruised to his fifth win of the season. Duke finished second, with Dennis Franklin, Johnny Pursley, and Kenny Collins rounding out the Top-5. Taking the checkers 2.627 seconds ahead of Duke, Bailes earned a $4,000 for his fifth overall victory of the season.

For complete results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com and www.CarolinaClash.com.
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October 3, 2020 - Pair of fifth place finishes in World of Outlaws weekend
1Behind the wheel of the Big Frog Motorsports No. 58 Late Model, Ross Bailes invaded Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) on Friday night to kick off the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series doubleheader weekend with the Mike Duvall Memorial. In a field of 39 cars, Bailes laid down the second fastest time in his group behind Brandon Overton before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Receiving the pole position for the A-Main via the redraw, Ross shot out to an early race lead for the first 15 circuits until Brandon Sheppard slipped by. Hanging on to a Top-5 finish in the remaining distance, Ross notched a fifth place finish behind Brandon Overton, Brandon Sheppard, Chris Madden, and Kyle Strickler.

1On Saturday afternoon at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.), Ross started the night off with a heat race win, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win finale. Fading two spots in the 50-lap affair, Bailes recorded a fifth place finish behind Chris Madden, Ricky Weiss, Brandon Sheppard, Cory Hedgecock. (Michael Moats photo)

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

September 19, 2020 - Bailes bests Clash field in Shrine Race at Laurens County
1Ross Bailes recorded his 16th-career Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series victory Tuesday night at Laurens County (S.C.) Speedway. (Joey Grubb photo)

Bailes drove the M&W Transport No. 58 Dave’s Towing/ Fred Caldwell Chevrolet/ Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to a $3,500 payday in the 15th Annual Great Southern Homes Shrine Race.

Bailes secured his spot into the A-Main with the second fastest lap overall in time trials behind Trent Ivey. Chasing down race-long pacesetter, Ivey, in the final 10 circuits, Ross soared to his fourth overall win of the season over Ivey, Zack Mitchell, Dennis Franklin, and Brett Hamm.

"I started working the top a little bit and I could get a run underneath (Trent Ivey) going down the straightaway," Bailes said. "We had a really good car. Trent, I think his car kind of went away in lapped traffic, and ours was more maneuverable, I believe."

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

1On Friday night, Bailes headed to Richmond (Ky.) Raceway for the Ultimate Heart of America Super Late Model Series-sanctioned Paul “Butterball” Woolridge Memorial. Drawing 36 cars for the two-day event, Ross timed in fastest overall in qualifying before picking up a $1,059 prize for winning his heat.

Earning the pole position for Saturday night’s $20,059-to-win finale, Bailes dropped three spots in the 59-lapper to place fourth behind Mike Marlar, Ricky Weiss, and Zack Dohm. Scott James rounded out the Top-5. (Michael Moats photo)

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

September 12, 2020 - Ross Bailes invited to Intercontinental Classic at Eldora
1After promoters and race officials were forced to postpone the 50th annual World 100 to 2021, Ross Bailes was one of 48 Late Models invited to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday night to compete in the Intercontinental Classic. Jumping up two spots in his 10-lap heat race, Bailes posted a seventh place finish, transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature. Locking in the Top 3, Ross fell short with a ninth place outing.

1On Friday afternoon for another $10,000-to-win preliminary feature, Ross came in sixth in his heat before falling one spot shy of a transfer position into the A-Main with a fourth place finish in his B-Main. With another cars scratch earning him a spot into the show, Bailes was an early retiree from the 30-lapper on lap 25. (Zach Yost photo)

With preliminary results from Thursday and Friday setting the grid for the heat races on Saturday, Bailes logged an eighth place finish in his heat, giving him one final shot at the $50,000-to-win Intercontinental Classic with a B-Main appearance. Slated to start eighth, Ross was a scratch from the 15-lap consolation event to save equipment.

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

September 6, 2020 - Pair of podium finishes with World of Outlaws and Carolina Clash
1 On Friday afternoon Big Frog Motorsports and Ross Bailes invaded Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Ga.) for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series-sanctioned Charlie Size Memorial. In a field of 27 cars, Ross came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a seventh place finish, sending him into the B-Main. Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory, Bailes earned the 19th-starting position for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Bailes marched through the field 12 spots to register a seventh place finish.

1The following night at Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, S.C.), Bailes laid down the fastest lap overall in time trials before picking up an 8-lap heat race victory. Starting the $10,000-to-win A-Main in fourth, Ross clawed forward one spot in the 50-lapper to place third behind Brandon Overton and Ricky Weiss with Brandon Sheppard and Dennis Erb Jr. completing the Top-5 finishers. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

1On Sunday, Bailes stopped at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) for the Hall of Fame 50. With 22 Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series entries on hand, Ross recorded the fifth fastest time in qualifying, which positioned him on the third row for the $7,500-to-win A-Main. Jumping up two spots in the 50-lap affair, Bailes posted a third place finish behind Austin Kirkpatrick and Brandon Overton with John Henderson Jr. and Chris Madden rounding out the Top-5.

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

August 15, 2020 - Bailes attends North/South weekend at Florence Speedway
1Behind the wheel of the Lamm Autosports No. 1 Late Model, Ross Bailes invaded Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) on Wednesday night for the 34th annual Ralph Latham Memorial. With 53 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries registered in for action, Bailes fell short of a transfer position in his heat with a seventh place finish, sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature. Locking in the Top 2, Ross logged a 10th place outing.

On Thursday afternoon for the North/South Shootout, Ross followed up the seventh fastest time in his group with a fifth place finish in his heat. Needing a second place finish or better in his B-Main to make the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Bailes came two spots short with a fourth place finish.

1With a pair of heat races on Friday evening setting the grid for the North/South 100 on Saturday, Bailes passed seven cars in his first heat come home third. After Mother Nature postponed the second round to Saturday afternoon, Ross slipped back to a sixth place outing, which put him 16th overall in passing points. (Heath Lawson photo)

Starting Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 in 16th, Ross rebounded to finish 17th after visiting the infield hot pit several times throughout the 100-lapper.

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

August 8, 2020 - Pair of Top 10 finishes in USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway
1On Thursday afternoon Ross Bailes and the Big Frog Motorsports team made the trek to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wis.) to take part in the 33rd annual USA Nationals weekend. Drawing 46 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries, Bailes followed up the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Jimmy Owens with a runner-up finish in his heat. Starting the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature in seventh, Ross dropped one spot in the 30-lapper to place eighth.

1The following night for two rounds of heat races, Ross dropped two spots in his first round to finish ninth. Starting his second heat in third, Bailes held his spot for all 10-laps to place third. Being picked as a driver to compete for the $2,500-to-win Fans Fund Dash, Ross scored a third place finish. Sitting 35th overall in passing points based off his heat results, Bailes transferred into the B-Main on Saturday night for one last shot at the $50,000-to-win finale. (Todd Boyd photo)

Falling shy of a transfer spot in his consolation event, Bailes was granted a FANSFund provisional USA Nationals A-Main. Rolling off 27th, Ross Bailes advanced through the field 17 spots to register a 10th place finish.

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

August 1, 2020 - Bailes sails to Stick Elliott Memorial victory at Cherokee
1Ross Bailes claimed his second win of the season for Big Frog Motorsports on Saturday night at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C.

Driving the M&W Transport No. 58 Dave’s Towing/ Fred Caldwell Chevrolet/ Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model, Bailes net $4,000 for his victory in the Stick Elliott Memorial.

In a field of 25 Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series entries, Bailes secured his spot into the main event with the fourth fastest lap overall in qualifying.

Starting the main event in fourth, Ross overtook race leader Michael Brown on a lap 12 restart. He then led the remaining distance to capture his second win of the year in the No. 58 Big Frog Motorsports entry and third overall of the season. Bailes took the checkers ahead of Chris Ferguson, Michael Brown, Dennis Franklin, and Anthony Sanders.

"I kept trying to work the top on those restarts and couldn’t make it stick, but I finally got a good run. I hate I got into Chris on that one restart. I thought I had him cleared,” Bailes said. "Hopefully our luck’s turned around. We’re going to go to Wisconsin and race for 50 grand next week (at New Richmond's Cedar Lake Speedway).”

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

July 25, 2020 - Top 5 finish at 411 Motor Speedway, finishes third in points battle
1Ross Bailes returned with the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals on Tuesday evening on Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, N.C.) for the ninth round of the 12-race miniseries. Laying down the fastest lap overall in a field of 26 cars, Bailes locked into the pole position for the opening night feature. After jumping out to an early race lead, Ross made contact with a lapped-car on lap 14 while navigating through the field that sent him to the tail. He marched forward to salvage an eighth place outing.

After a scheduled off day on Wednesday night, Ross traveled to Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tenn.) on Thursday for the $3,500-to-win A-Main. With the Top 5 qualifiers getting locked into the feature, Bailes posted the second fastest lap in his group behind Brandon Overton, which positioned him fourth on the starting grid. Getting taken out by another competitor near the halfway point of the feature while battling for second, Ross came from the tail of the field to finish sixth.

1On Friday afternoon at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.), Bailes followed up the third fastest time in his group with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Cory Hedgecock. Jumping up one spot in the 53-lap feature, Ross notched a fifth place finish behind Chris Madden, Dale McDowell, Cory Hedgecock, and Brandon Overton. (Rick Neff photo)

For the final stop of the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals tour, Ross invaded Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tenn.) on Saturday night for the $10,053-to-win finale. After topping the 22-car field in time trials, Bailes streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the show. With a flat tire slowing his momentum on lap 18, Ross Bailes salvaged a 12th place outing in the 53-lap affair.

Ross finished third in the final Schaeffer's Southern Nationals point standings.

Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

July 19, 2020 - Pair of podium finishes at Screven and Cochran, sits in third in Southern Nationals point standings
1For the third round of the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals, Ross Bailes and the Big Frog Motorsports team headed to Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) on Monday afternoon for the $3,500-to-win A-Main. With the third fastest time in his group setting him sixth on the starting grid for the 35-lap feature, Ross jumped up two spots to register a fourth place finish behind Chris Madden, Brandon Overton, and Cory Hedgecock with Logan Roberson coming in fifth. (Rick Neff photos)

1The following night at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.), Bailes locked into the pole position for the main event with the fastest time in his group. With $3,500 on the line, Ross led the first seven circuits before fading late in the 35-lapper to log a 12th place finish.

After a scheduled off day on Wednesday, Ross headed to Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Ga.) on Thursday afternoon for the fifth stop of the 12-race miniseries. Drawing a stout field of 35 cars, Bailes locked his spot into the $3,500-to-win A-Main with the third fastest time in his group. After a flat left-rear tire sent him pit side on lap 27 while running in the Top 5, Bailes clawed back from the tail to register an 11th place outing.

On Friday evening at Needmore Speedway (Norman Park, Ga.), Bailes laid down the fastest lap overall in a field of 27 cars before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. With $10,053 on the line in the feature, Ross wrestled away the top spot from Donald McIntosh on lap 11 but suffered flat right-front tire on lap 20. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish from the tail, Bailes worked his way up to a sixth place spot.

1For another $10,053-to-win A-Main on Saturday night at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Ga.), Ross again topped the speed charts before capturing a heat race win. Dropping two spots in the 53-lap affair, Bailes notched a third place finish behind Brandon Overton and Mark Whitener with Chris Madden and Cla Knight completing the Top-5 finishers.

On Sunday afternoon at Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Ga.), Bailes locked into the pole position with the fastest time in the 21-car field. Losing the top spot to Brandon Overton on restart on the fourth lap, Ross held on to a third place finish in the remaining distance, trailing Overton and Chris Madden across the line with Michael Page and John Baker rounding out the Top-5.

Ross has climbed to third in the latest Southern Nationals point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

July 11, 2020 - Ross Bailes opens Southern Nationals with two Top 5 finishes
1Kicking off the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals, Ross Bailes headed to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) on Friday evening piloting the Big Frog Motorsports No. 58 Late Model. In a field of 35 cars, Ross laid down the fastest lap overall in time trials before picking up an 8-lap heat race victory. Starting on the pole for the $10,053-to-win A-Main, Bailes led first eight circuits before fading back to a fifth place finish when the checkered flag flew, trailing Chris Madden, Dale McDowell, Cory Hedgecock, and Brandon Overton across the line. (Brian McLeod photo | Dirt Scenes)

1On Saturday evening at Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Va.), Bailes started the night off with a heat race victory, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the main event. With $10,053 on the line, Ross dropped two spots in the 53-lapper to place fourth behind Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, and Dale McDowell with Donald McIntosh coming in fifth.

With the first two events in the books, Ross is currently fourth in the Southern Nationals point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

July 4, 2020 - Bailes bags a pair of runner-up finishes with Ultimate SE
1On Friday evening Ross Bailes was one of 26 Ultimate Southeast Series entries on hand at Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Ga.) for the Charlie Mize Memorial. Recording the third fastest time in his group, Bailes locked into the fifth-starting position for the $4,141-to-win A-Main. Passing three cars in the 41-lap affair, Ross notched a runner-up finish behind Zack Mitchell with Brent Dixon, Chris Ferguson, and Cla Knight rounding out the Top-5.

1The following night at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.), Ross posted the third fastest time in his group, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the A-Main. After challenging race-long leader Chris Ferguson for the top spot following a restart on lap 43, Bailes settled with a second place finish behind Ferguson with Dennis Franklin, John Henderson, and Trent Ivey trailing them to the checkers. (Caitlyn Cox photo)

Full results from these events are available at www.UltimateSupers.com.

June 20, 2020 - Podium finish in Clash at the Mag opener at Magnolia
1Returning behind the wheel of the Lamm Autosports No. 1 Late Model, Ross Bailes made the trip to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Miss.) on Thursday evening for the three-day General Tire Clash at the Mag. Drawing 55 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries, Bailes laid down the second fastest time in his group behind Frank Heckenast Jr. before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. After running in second for the majority of the 25-lapper, Ross faded one spot in the closing laps to place third behind Bobby Pierce and Jimmy Owens with Shane Clanton and Tyler Erb rounding out the Top-5. (Heath Lawson photos)

1The following night for another $5,000-to-win preliminary feature, Bailes came in fifth fastest in his group before fading back to a sixth place finish in his heat. Needing a second place finish or better in his B-Main to make the A-Main, Ross was an early retiree from his consolation event on the first lap.

1With preliminary results on Thursday and Friday night setting the grid for the $15,000-to-win Clash at the Mag on Saturday evening, Ross locked into the 15th-starting position. Losing one spot in the 100-lap affair, Bailes posted a 16th place outing.


Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

June 13, 2020 - Bailes scores late-race Lucas Oil victory at Cherokee
1In just his fourth start for aboard the M&W Transport No. 58 Dave’s Towing/ Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model, Ross Bailes earned the Florida-based Big Frog Motorsports their first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory.

Taking advantage of Brandon Overton’s deflating right-rear tire on the final lap, Bailes soared to the lead down the backstretch to earn a $12,000 victory in Friday’s 22nd Annual Grassy Smith Memorial at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.).

“Man, this is unbelievable. We have been through a lot this year. I am so excited to win this in front of my home crowd. I mean it can’t get any better than that,” said the 30-year-old racer in Victory Lane amid a packed grandstand.

After topping the speed charts in the 37-car field, Bailes cruised to a heat race victory, locking him into the main event.

Rolling off on the front row alongside Chris Ferguson, Ross set the pace for the first 22 circuits before dropping back to second behind Overton. Regaining the lead a few laps later, Bailes commanded the top spot for the next 18 laps but was closing in on lapped traffic. Overton returned to the point on lap 46.

1A caution with 48 laps complete set up a dash to the finish. On the restart, Overton had control of the race until his car suddenly slowed exiting turn two on the final lap. Bailes drove by and went on to his second career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win. (Heath Lawson photo)

“The car was better than the driver. I just didn’t know what to do in lapped traffic and he [Overton] had the advantage of being behind me and seeing where he needed to go. Overton had a good car too; he probably has the best car in the country right now and we were right there with him. I hate what happened to Brandon, but luckily, I was on the good end of that one at the finish. This is the first Lucas Oil win for Auggie [Burttram], and I wanted to get in his car and prove we could do it. He has as good of equipment as you can get. This is the first night out on a new car and we had a rebuilt Clements engine.”

Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

1The following night at Friendship Motor Speedway (Elkin, N.C.) for the Ultimate Southeast Series-sanctioned program, Ross laid down the fastest time in his group, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the $4,000-to-win A-Main.

Holding his spot for all 40-laps, Bailes posted a runner-up finish behind Zack Mitchell with G.R. Smith, Cla Knight, and Pearson Lee Williams rounding out the Top-5.

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


May 21, 2020 - Ross Bailes Begins Lucas Oil Reopening Tour at Golden Isles
1Making his 2020 debut behind the wheel of the Lamm Autosports No. 1B Big River Steel Late Model, Ross Bailes traveled to Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Ga.) on Tuesday evening for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) Reopening Tour. With 43 cars on hand for the Optima Batteries Golden Isles Nationals, Ross timed in 11th fastest in his qualifying group before placing eighth in his heat race. Needing a third place finish or better in his B-Main to make the opening night feature, Bailes came two spots shy with a fifth place outing. (Heath Lawson photo)

1The following night for another $7,000-to-win A-Main, Bailes posted a ninth place finish in his heat, transferring him into the B-Main for one last shot at the show. Failing to place third or better, Ross’ night was over.

For the final round of the Golden Isles Nationals on Thursday, Ross fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fifth place finish. Scoring a second place spot in his B-Main behind Stormy Scott, Bailes locked into the 19th-starting position for the $7,000-to-win finale. Gaining one spot in the 40-lap affair, Ross Bailes logged an 18th place outing.


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

May 7, 2020 - Bailes Lands Sixth Place Finish at Senoia Raceway
1 On Thursday evening Ross Bailes made the trip to Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Ga.) powering the Big Frog Motorsports No. 58 Late Model entry for the DirtonDirt.com Shootout. Drawing a stout field of 43 cars, Bailes followed up the seventh fastest lap in time trials with a second place finish in his heat behind Dalton Cook. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in 14th, Ross gained eight spots in the 40-lap affair to register a sixth place finish. (Blake Harris photo)

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

May 2, 2020 - Runner-up Finish in Lidlifter at Lancaster Speedway
1With several precautionary measures in place to bring the event to fruition during the Covid-19 pandemic, Ross Bailes returned behind the wheel of his Felony Farms No. 87 Late Model on Friday night at Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, S.C.) for the Lancaster Lidlifter. In a field of 25 cars, Bailes topped the charts in time trials which positioned him on the pole for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. After leading the first three circuits, Ross faded back to a second place finish when the checkered flag flew, trailing Brandon Overton across the line with Jonathan Davenport, Michael Brown, and Jeff Smith rounding out the Top-5. (Blake Harris photo)

1The following night at Cherokee (SC) Speedway for the inaugural Palmetto Invitational, Ross timed in ninth fastest in his qualifying group before placing fourth in his heat. Starting the $10,000-to-win A-Main in 13th, Bailes gained five spots in the 60-lap affair to register an eighth place finish.  

Complete results from these events can be found at www.LancasterSuperSpeedway.com and www.CherokeeSpeedwaySC.com.

April 13, 2020 - Bailes Follows World of Outlaws iRacing Invitational to Lernerville
1Ross Bailes returned behind the wheel of his Felony Farms No. 87 (virtual) Late Model on Monday night at the (virtual) Lernerville (PA) Speedway as a stout field of 54 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational entries converged on the 4/10 mile oval. Falling two spots shy of a transfer position in his heat race with a fifth place finish, Bailes transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the $1,000-to-win A-Main. Needing to place third or better, Ross came one spot short with a fourth place finish.

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

April 10, 2020 - Ross Bailes Debuts in iRacing Invitational at Knoxville Raceway
1 On Monday evening Ross Bailes make his iRacing debut at the (virtual) Knoxville (IA) Raceway for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational. In a stout field of 49 cars, Bailes got behind the eight-ball in qualifying, earning him the ninth-starting position for his heat. Coming in ninth, Ross transferred into the D-Main for another shot at the $1,000-to-win A-Main. Sending the Top 4 into the C-Main, Bailes fell short with a 9th place outing.

1Returning to the (virtual) Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Friday evening, Bailes was one of 29 Late Models on hand for the debut of the Lucas Oil eSports Series. After timing in 23rd fastest, Ross logged a seventh place finish in his heat. Slated to start the feature in 23rd, Bailes was a scratch from the 100-lap affair.  

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

March 7, 2020 - Motor Trouble Hampers Bailes' Red Rose Rumble
1Saturday night found Ross Bailes in action at Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, South Carolina) for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series sanctioned Red Rose Rumble. Running into trouble early, Ross suffered motor issues in preliminary action that prevented him from competing in the $5,000-to-win A-Main.

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

March 1, 2020 - 8th Place Finish in Ginger Owens March Madness at Gaffney
1On Saturday evening Ross Bailes visited Modoc Raceway (Modoc, South Carolina) for the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series finale. In a field of 25 cars, Bailes followed up the seventh fastest lap overall in time trials with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Starting the $7,000-to-win A-Main in seventh, Ross dropped one spot in the 40-lap affair to place 8th.

1For the Southern All Star Series sanctioned Ginger Owen March Madness on Sunday afternoon at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina), Ross edged his way into the main event with a 4th place finish in his heat race. With $12,000 on the line, Bailes scored an 8th place finish in the 60-lapper.

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

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.