CONCORD, N.C. – Ricky Weiss has confirmed he’ll be back for his third season with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series next year.
Weiss finished third in the standings during his rookie season in 2019 and backed it up by finishing second to champion Brandon Sheppard this year. He’ll attempt to complete his climb to the top next year in his third season with the series.
Continuing his relationship with Drydene Performance Products, Weiss will bring the brand back as the primary sponsor on his No. 7 for the second year now. He’ll keep Vic Hill power under the hood, but is making some changes elsewhere in his program.
Building his own chassis, Weiss has split with his Team Zero Race Cars over the off-season to build his own machines. It’s a new adventure that he hopes will instill some new life in his budding operation.
“I feel more confident than ever going into this next year with our whole team,” Weiss said. “If you look back at where we started with the Outlaws in 2019 to where we are now, we’ve grown leaps and bounds. We were the top rookie, then we won some races, now I really want to go contend for a title with Brandon [Sheppard]. I’m proud to have Drydene back on board with us and ready to get the season rolling next month.”
With more than 55 races on a massive slate spanning from January to November and Florida to North Dakota, a championship World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will be no easy task. To earn the crown and write his name into the record books, Weiss will have to dethrone Sheppard, who enters a new year fresh off his third World of Outlaws title with Rocket1 Racing.
“Switching to our own cars is going to be a new challenge, but it’s something we’re ready for,” noted Weiss on the change. “To have our own resources and be able to make all of the adjustments that we can think of or desire will be good for us. We’ve been tinkering with a lot of things in the shop this off-season and doing a lot of fine tuning on this deal. I’m excited to get to Volusia next month and really start working on this thing at the track.”
His hopeful championship campaign will kick off in just more than a month when the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season begins at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the Sunshine Nationals on Jan. 14-16.
Four additional nights at Volusia will follow three weeks later when the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals takes center stage on Feb. 10-13.