FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Cole Bruce picked up his sixth win of the season at Dominion Raceway and nearly won number seven until the exhaust came off another car and ended his night.
Despite not having the result he wanted in the second race and coming up short in the championship, the regular season in the Dominion Racer class at Dominion Raceway was a success for the 14-year-old from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He not only met expectations he and his father, veteran Late Model racer Robert Bruce, set – he exceeded them.
“This season has met all our expectations,” the younger Bruce said. “It’s been exciting. We had our ups and downs. Overcame adversity throughout the season and came back stronger each time. Hopefully we can finish out great at Richmond next weekend too and have more momentum going into the Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park and into next season.”
Cole’s father, Robert, was impressed with how quickly Cole got a handle on the Limited Late Model at Dominion and the success he had in 2018.
“It’s been pretty cool this year,” the elder Bruce said. “We set our goal on winning two races. For him to come out like that, first part of the season didn’t start off too well with blown engines, then we put him in my car and he’s taken off and done a great job. He’s learned a lot and come a long way this year.”
Bruce quickly rocketed to the front of the field in the first of two races to score the victory. After an invert, he once again motored to the top spot and appeared destined for the sweep until another car’s muffler broke off during the race in Bruce’s path and cut his tire, knocking him out of the race.
Despite the issues in the second part of the doubleheader, Bruce has plenty of momentum looking ahead.
“It brings a lot of momentum into Richmond for us,” Bruce said. “It gives us a lot more hope overall and more confidence.”
Robert Bruce feels like the proverbial wind is in Cole’s favor.
“With the momentum we’ve had lately, winning at Dominion, we’re looking forward to Richmond,” Robert Bruce remarked. “We’re mainly looking at getting him experience on a big track, get exposure and hopefully, he’ll get a good run with After Hours Fabrication and crew chief Dakota Ward.”
Bruce’s next race will be in the Limited Late Model portion of the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway on Saturday, September 20th. Tickets are available at www.richmondraceway.com and Speed51.com will have a live pay-per-view broadcast available for those unable to attend the event.
Cole Bruce is supported by Papa Johns, Matco Tools by Mark Breeden, Shepherd’s Heating & Air, Dinah Marie Photography and Mullins Racing. For more information about Cole Bruce, visit www.colebruceracing.com, “like” Cole Bruce Racing on Facebook or follow Cole Bruce on Twitter.