MOUNT BRYDGES, ON – Multi-time Pro Late Model winner Cole Powell will hope to keep the trophy – and the $75,000 winners purse – in Canada when the second Canadian Short Track Nationals invades Jukasa Motor Speedway on August 31st and September 1st.
Powell was part of the first ‘Nationals’ last season and recorded a 14th-place finish against some of the best Pro Late Model outfits in North America. This year, the second-generation talent has full intentions of improving upon that performance.
“This entire weekend is an event that’s an absolute honour just to be a part of,” says Powell. “Our entire team has had this one in the backs of our mind all season. If we were only able to run one race all year – this was probably going to be it.”
“It’s tough to explain but this is one of those races that you feel has a chance of being around for a long, long time,” continues the well-spoken standout. “So, if you can win it, you know your name is going into the history books for as long as the speedway exists.”
With extensive experience in Pro Late Model competition as well as full seasons spent with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Pinty’s Series, Powell believes in his Tricar Developments-backed program’s chances when it comes to outrunning the 60-plus teams that have already filed entry.
“I’ve always taken a lot of pride in how this team handles the bigger races we compete in,” offers Powell. “It’s tough to explain. We’re just a group of guys that respond well to pressure. We thrive off of ‘big race’ situations.”
“This race is bigger than anything else a Pro Late Model team will be a part of this season. It’s a win that I want to add to our collection more than anything else.”
The September 1st main event will boast the biggest purse in Crate Late Model racing. And, as such, fans, insiders and racers alike expect a bevy of talent from clear across North America to descend on Jukasa to stake their claim at a place in history.
“There’s an elevated level of talent on this entry list that’s unparalleled to just about any other Late Mode race in North America,” says Powell. “Alex Nagy and his staff have done an amazing job at legitimizing this event in a really short amount of time. It’s pretty incredible.”
“Me and my guys are ready for the test. I’m very comfortable with our Pro Late Model program. This is a car we’ve run up front with before and I believe that strapping back into it is going to feel pretty natural.”
Cole Powell would like to thank, Tricar developments, TRS, Jones Autobody and PV-EX for all the support.