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The Manitoba Missile Ricky Weiss joined the full-time World of Outlaws roster for the first time in his career in 2019 after several seasons racing regionally with the WISSOTA Late Models, where he won 5 championships from 2010-2018.

With guidance from National Dirt Late Model Hall-of-Famer Scott Bloomquist, Weiss set out on the road for his first national tour attempt, chasing the Rookie of the Year title. He and the crew at Weiss Racing put together the single greatest Rookie season in tour history, bagging a third-place finish in overall points and an astounding 13 podium finishes to become the first Canadian-born driver to win the Rookie of the Year Award.

2019’s impressive results landed Weiss a blockbuster sponsorship deal with Drydene Performance Products for the 2020 season, joining Bloomquist and veteran pilot Chris Madden on “Team Drydene” for his second year as a full-time Outlaw.

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Engine Builder – Vic Hill Race Engines

Sponsors – Drydene, JC Properties, G-Style Transport, Derrick’s Sandblasting, Turk Enterprises

Nickname – The Manitoba Missile

Crew Members – Jason Palubicki – crew chief, Dayna Fossay – crew member

Favorite Track – Eldora Speedway. Love the speeds, great facility, great atmosphere, great racing.

Would you rather race on a slick or tacky track? – Slick

Who is/was the driver you look(ed) up to the most? – Scott Bloomquist

Most memorable racing moment, good or bad? – Winning the 2018 North/South 100 at Florence Speedway

What’s the most enjoyable part of racing? – Being competitive night-in and night-out, the whole on-the-road experience is fun to do.

Favorite restaurant to stop at while on the road? – Texas Roadhouse

Do you have a favorite fan experience, and what was it? – A young boy from Alexandria, MN bought us a tire for the 2019 Dirt Million. He’s our favorite.

What’s one thing you can’t live without while on the road? – The dogs, Nash & Cali

What’s the last movie you watched and what did you think of it? – Days of Thunder. A very good movie.

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