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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.