"God is my pilot on & off the track"
July 4, 2017 - Quick update - Cole captured the win at Bristol Motor Speedway to become the Short Track US Nationals Champion back in May. He followed that by capturing the Master of the Pros 144 last night at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. With hard work, dedication, and fighting through adversity - dreams do come true. Thank you to everyone that continue to make these opportunities possible. We couldn't do it without you. All Glory to God!
April 7, 2017 - This past weekend was a whirlwind. We learned a lot racing our first double weekend. We raced first on Friday at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola. This was our first trip since 2014 when they went crashing in turn 1 & 2 and a car came down taking Cole with them. The team went down there and had a pleasing weekend. They brought up a 6th place finish after battling a right front tire that was about to fail. All in all the team learned a lot and are ready to get back there again. Then early Saturday morning the team hit the road and headed for the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville for some testing for Sunday's race. The team actually struggled for most of the weekend there trying to find the sweet set up. After qualifying 12th the team realized they still hadn't hit on it. They pulled the car out of line and worked on the set up to get Cole a better handle on it. This caused Cole to have to start on the tail (position 26). When it was all said and done, the 46 machine made it up to 4th before the checker flag flew. All Glory to God for the successful/safe trip. Thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors that make it possible for us to pull out on that track each race. All big thanks to the Blue Crew who never falters their dedication to getting the car fast and ready for its next mission. Cole will be starting his first Super Late Model race at Five Flags in the WAR car on April 28th. Check back for updates.
July 26, 2016 - So much has happened since the last post. We're building a house/garage so that has us pretty busy these days being added to everything else. Anyway, the June race didn't go as planned. Blew a motor causing Cole to spin is his own oil and backed the car into the wall at Nashville. This requires a rear clip so the car was taken and dropped off at Port City for some TLC. Then after a DQ post race at the July event, Cole was declared the winner. We also were able to take the car and cater a lunch over at Cardinal Services. That is always a great time. We have changed focus to the August 6th race. This is a great one to attend as it is $5 to get in. Hope to see lots of familiar faces. Thank you to God, Sponsors, Blue Crew, family and friends for all your support.
May 18, 2016 - The team traveled to I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, MO to compete in the 144 Masters of the Pros. They haven't had a lot of luck on their side at this event in previous years and felt they needed to have some redemption. They went out in nearly every practices and was in the top 5 on the speed charts. Cole locked them into the show with the 10th fastest qualifying time after drawing the #1 pill. After the dust settled the team brought home a 4th place finish and was ecstatic as they had been beaten by 3 full time teams. They couldn't do this without the help of so many. God for his many blessings. The awesome sponsors that they continue to have behind them. Dickey's BBQ provided a delicious meal. Super8 provided a cozy bed to sleep in. Cardinal Service, Bordeau Metals, Phil Harper, Port City, WAR Shocks, Wheel Chill, Rite Way Industries, Wallace Race Car Lettering, JEGS, and so many more that help make this happen. Thanks for the Blue Crew that never gives up and always gives 110% along the way to ensure we have a fast car. Family, friends, and fans that support and encourage us to keep digging. Thank you and God Bless!
May 11, 2016 - The first couple of races this season weren't what the team was expecting by any means, but the last one was a winner. The season opener saw Cole in a extremely fast race car. He had positioned himself around a 1/2 straightaway lead when a lapped car came down on him. Then his ARCA debut had him qualifying 12th, but at the drop of the green flag broke the transmission. The Venturini team worked hard to get the transmission changed so that Cole could log some laps. At lap 84 of the 200 lap race, Cole returned to the track and put on a show passing everyone (most of them multiple times) except the leader. Then this past weekend Cole lead all, but the initial practice and was the fastest qualifier. He later went on to make a spectacular move on Spencer Davis. On a restart Davis tried a slide job across Cole's nose, but Cole maneuvered an awesome crossover move that put him in the lead. Shortly after another yellow came out where there was a repeat of the exact same driving skills...Davis applying a slide job where Cole applied the crossover allowing him to keep the lead. A few laps later the field saw a red flag for an incident that had collected several cars. Once the clean up had been completed it was determined due to the city curfew that it would end as a green/white/checker. Cole would lead the field to the green and went into turn one with the advantage. From this point he never looked back and went on to capture another guitar at the famed speedway. We were blessed to carry a couple additional logo's this weekend with Rush Truck Services and Dean Oil joining our elite group of sponsors. Thank you to everyone that continue to enhance our program to make it possible. Cardinal Services, Bordeau Metals, Rush Truck Services, Dean Oil, Port City, WAR Shocks, Phil Harper/ILMOR, JEGS, Wallace Race Car Lettering, Rite Way Industries, Wheel Chill, EK Products. Thank you to all our family, friends, & fans. Look forward to heading back to Lebanon, MO this weekend for the JEGS/CRA race at I-44 Speedway.
January 23, 2016 - Due to a computer crash this update is well overdue. The last 2 races of the year were the All-American and Championship night. Cole managed to run in the top 5 he entire race of the AA400, unfortunately with just a few laps remaining the car had a mechanical issue and was retired to the pits while running in 3rd position. It was definitely a heartbreaker after running side by side with such a talented field the entire race. Championship night, Cole went into the night 2nd in points, but he did everything he had to do to pull off a win, but it wasn't enough. He began the evening by capturing the pole. He would go on to eventually win the race as well. However in the end Willie Allen had to great of a points lead to pull off another championship. It was a great season, but it didn't take us long to get focused for the 2016 season. This season will have Cole getting the opportunity to start a couple ARCA races. Be sure to stay tuned to see how it all unfolds. Thank you to God, sponsors, family, friends, and fans for all of the amazing support that you give. Without you this wouldn't be possible.
September 23, 2015 - The team has had 2 races since the last update. They first returned to the historic track of Fairgrounds in Nashville. The weekend was rather uneventful as Cole raced side by side with the likes of Sterling Marlin, Willie Allen, etc. It seemed that Sterling would capture his first win of the 2015 season, but on the restart of a late race caution Cole was able to take the lead. A couple laps later that eliminated Sterling from the race, Willie Allen took over the lead from Cole. The 46 machine went on to capture another podium finish in 2nd place.
The next race would find the team heading down to Pensacola, Florida to 5 Flags Speedway for their first time to warm up for the Snowflake to be held in December. Everything was going good. Cole adapted to the track quickly and the car was decent. He picked up 16th in qualifying. This race would find itself very hard on the PLM's as they started with 35 cars, but ended with only 11 of which 5 of those had damage too. Unfortunately, Cole was one of the not so lucky ones that was caught up in a wreck. The car ended up backing hard into the backstretch wall. There is substantial damage to her. As of now the team is assessing her and the situation to determine how to move forward with their season. In the meantime, we would like to Thank God for keeping Cole safe. Thank you to the crew who continue to work hard week in and week out. Our sponsors are amazing, we thank them for supporting us. Family, friends, & fans... God Bless.
September 1, 2015 - The team traveled for the final time this season to I-44 Speedway this past weekend. It proved to be a successful trip as Cole was fastest in practice before going on to win the feature event. He started the race in the 10th position, but quickly went to work on moving to the front. At 5 laps in, he found himself in 8th position when the first caution flew. When the race went back green, he worked his way through the field quickly before finding himself in the 2nd position when another caution came out. This time when the race went back green, he was on a mission to take the lead. He did with 13 laps to go and never looked back. Can't thank God enough for all the blessings that he continues to give. The sponsors are incredible as well as a proven talented crew. The 46 machine will be back in action September 12th at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville. Hope to see lots of fans present. God Bless!
August 11, 2015 - It has been a busy few weeks. Since the last update Cole has added 3 more wins to his season. The first one came at the historic track of Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville on July 11th. This was a big win for Cole. He won the championship there last season, but hadn't won a race. So to capture a win against some of the toughest late model drivers in the country was quite an accomplishment. Next he raced a couple times at I-44 Speedway in Missouri. He picked up a 4th place finish on July 18th. The team traveled back to I-44 on July 25th where the 46 machine cut a tire down with only a few laps remaining. Then August 1st, he picked up another win out at FSN. This race he actually crossed the line in 3rd, but the 1st & 2nd place finishers failed post race inspection which gave Cole the win. The final race that Cole has ran since the last update was August 8th at I-44 Speedway, where Cole was able to driver her to victory lane again. This season started off slow with many rain outs and changes to the schedule, but it is shaping up to be an incredible season. Thank you to the Lord for also giving His protection and blessings. Thank you to our incredible sponsors and crew that make it all possible. Family, friends, and fans - thank you for all your support and making it such a fun sport to be a part of. God Bless!
July 8, 2015 - July 4th weekend, found CWR on a roller coaster ride. They worked hard to get the car fast for the JEGS/CRA Mercy Masters of the Pros 144 race. The team was happy with the car. Qualifying came around and the 46 machine came in 4th quick. After qualifying the drivers headed for the autograph session that was being held for all the fans. Cole took advantage of this time by passing out hair combs with info cards on Alan Kulwicki. This was a great conversation piece as many of you who know Alan know that he was quite particular about making sure every detail was in place including his hair. He would comb his hair before exiting his car to be sure he looked his best at all times. After the autograph session, they team began to focus on the main event. On the drop of the green flag it appeared that the car was ready. Cole was just going to sit back and watch some laps click away. Unfortunately, about 30 laps into the race it was realized that the car was just not great on the long runs. With the limited cautions that would entail this race, it became apparent that it would be a struggle to get the car to compete up-front where obviously you want to be in racing. At the drop of the checker flag, Cole found himself in 15th position. Definitely, didn't go as hoped, but hey the car was in one piece and that is always a plus on a tight racing budget. Again, we would like to thank God for His blessings, sponsors for their help on and off the track. Their support is immeasurable. Also, need to thank our incredible crew for their long hours and hard work on the car. Last we would like to thank our family, friends, and fans who make what we do so enjoyable. God Bless!
June 28, 2015 - Cole earned his first trip to victory lane last night as he put on an impressive show at I-44 Speedway. He began the night by qualifying 2nd, then finished 1st in the heat. At the release of the line up for the main event, Cole found himself starting in 13th position. On the first lap, the front of the pack bunched up and Cole wasted no time taking his machine to 7th place. He went to work on the 6 cars that were in front of him for the remainder of the race. He took the lead with 7 laps to go and never looked back. "Felt good to be back in victory lane at I-44 Speedway", exclaimed the youngster. Thanks goes out to God first and foremost, as well as all of the sponsors, family, friends, and fans that make this possible. If you get a chance to check out any of our sponsors, please do so and tell them Cole sent you. It's always great to give back to the ones that make it possible for us to come together and enjoy an evening at the track so be sure you support them.
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