Second-Place for Second in Points at Riverside

Cole Powell wheeled the Copp’s Buildall / Kubota #3 to a solid second-place finish Sunday afternoon at Riverside Speedway’s Bumper to Bumper 300 in Nova Scotia. That finish puts Powell second in championship points heading into the final four races of the season.

“Riverside speedway is a real racer’s track,” said Powell after the event. “You really had to be on point lap after lap and try to find as much speed as possible, just by moving your line a few inches. I had a blast racing the 300 laps!”.

Powell started fourth in the event and was able to make it to second-place by the first break at lap 75. By the time the second break came around he had slipped to fourth: owing that to a right rear tire that was losing air.

“If I didn’t have a tire go down right before the second break, I think we would have been better off,” he explained. “Having the 47 [Dumoulin] pass me while the tire was going down was a bummer.”

Once back on the track with fresh rubber, Powell was on a tear, eventually passing Kevin Lacroix (#74) for second on lap 244. As the laps wore on he was able to start to reel in the race leader, LP Dumoulin, but was not able to get close enough to make a move. Doumoulin leads the championship points, but Powell’s solid finish puts him in second with the points leader in his sights.

“Coming into the final races I just need to be really consistent, run smart, clean races,” said Powell. Adding: “…and try like hell to put myself in winning positions!”

The next race event for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series is Sunday, August 26 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville.

August 20, 2018 Results

1 47   L.P. Dumoulin
2 3   Cole Powell
3 17   D.J. Kennington
4 27   Andrew Ranger
5 18   Alex Tagliani
6 79   Peter Shepherd III
7 24   Donald Theetge
8 74   Kevin Lacroix
9 28   Brandon McReynolds
10 4   J.F. Dumoulin
11 46   Brett Taylor *
12 19   Adam Martin
13 22   Marc-Antoine Camirand
14 97   Connor James *
15 1   Julia Landauer
16 25   Larry Jackson
17 89   Donald Chisholm
18 2   Mark Dilley