19 year old, Cole Williams made his final trip of the season out to I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, Missouri this past weekend where he went out with a bang.
The team ended practice by being on top of the speed charts as 16 pro late-models signed in to compete in the evenings event. The heat race saw the 46 machine struggle with the carburetor on the restarts, but the team went to work to get it fixed before the feature. Cole found himself rolling off in 10th position for the main event. At the drop of the green flag he went to work finding his way to the front of the pack. After a couple cautions, he made the winning pass on lap 13 where he never looked back capturing his 5th season win in 11 starts in 2015. The hot shoe was all smiles pulling into victory lane after completing his polish victory lap in honor of Alan Kulwicki.
“Tonight was our last trip out here this season and we had a lot of fans that came to watch. Glad to be able to pull her into victory lane for all of them” said the youngster.
The rest of the 2015 season will find Cole finishing out the points race at the historic Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville where he currently sits in 2nd place behind points leader Willie Allen.
“There is tough competition at the Fairgrounds every time we race. It is going to be a challenge to get enough points to pass Willie for the championship, but we’re not giving up” stated Cole. In addition, to the Fairgrounds, Cole and team will travel to Five Flags Speedway for the first time later this season.
“I don’t really know what to expect heading down to the Snowflake. We had plans to go last year, but it just didn’t work out financially. I’m excited to get there; hopefully we will make a good showing.”
Cole is also competing in the Kulwicki Driver Development Program this season. He has moved from 7th to 5th in the standings that were released last week. His limited schedule has seen its effects in the points battle as some of the drivers have raced more than 3 times the number of events as Cole, but that hasn’t stopped his drive to continue reaching for his dreams.
“Our budget only allows for us to enter about 15 races each season, so the impact of a bad finish is huge looking at your best 15 finishes. However to be a part of the KDDP group with the same dream as Alan is incredible. I hope to prove that it is still possible to get to the top 3 divisions as a small family team” smiled the aspiring driver.
“We are thankful first and foremost for God and his many blessings he continues to bestow on our team. We have Cardinal Services, Bordeau Metals, Rite-Way Industries, JOES Racing, Wheel Chill, JEGS, Wallace Race Car Lettering, Bower & Associates, MPM Marketing, and many more as incredible sponsors that allow us to do what we love. Thank you to Port City and Phil Harper for providing a top of the line product for us to run competitive. Also thanks to the 46 crew that are constantly giving their time to get the cars where they need to be for each race. Special thanks to the awesome group at KDDP, the opportunity they have given me to wear their colors and to race in memory of Alan, who was such an inspiring driver, is a true honor. Also, my family, friends, and fans are always there to show their support. To race is a privilege that so many have given me. It means the world to know that they all believe in me and my goals.”
You can learn more about Cole by visiting www.colewilliamsracing.com as well as following him @colewillracing on Twitter or Cole Williams Racing on Facebook. For marketing opportunities please contact Tonya McCallister with MPM Marketing.