First Pinty’s Pole at New Hampshire

Cole Powell earned his first NASCAR Pinty’s Series pole position on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway en route to a fourth-pace finish in the Copp’s Buildall / Kubota Canada #3.

“First pole was awesome, especially at New Hampshire,” he explained after the event.  “After my spotter told me my first lap I knew I could be a little quicker on the second lap so I drove it in real hard and got on the gas hard coming out and just stuck with it!”.

Earning the pole position with a time of 31.860 seconds meant that Powell would lead the field to the green flag: again a first for him in the Pinty’s Series.

“It was awesome leading the field to the green flag and leading a few laps, but after about lap ten the car started getting really, really loose.  It was a handful to keep off the wall.  We gave up track position and came down pit road to make an adjustment and gas up: it tightened the car up a little bit but not enough to catch the leaders”.

Only one race remains in Powell’s inaugural season in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series: the finale at Jukasa Speedway near Hamilton on Saturday, September 29.

“I’m just focused on trying to win Jukasa,” he explained.  “I don’t have a ride for next year so hopefully I can finish the year off strong and stay in the top-3 in points”.

September 22, 2018 Results

1 74   Kevin Lacroix
2 79   Peter Shepherd III
3 24   Donald Theetge
4 3   Cole Powell
5 17   D.J. Kennington
6 95   Anthony Simone
7 18   Alex Tagliani
8 47   L.P. Dumoulin
9 97   Armani Williams *
10 22   Marc-Antoine Camirand
11 19   Adam Martin
12 28   Julia Landauer
13 2   Kerry Micks
14 46   Joey McColm
15 4   J.F. Dumoulin
16 27   Andrew Ranger
17 11   Martin Cote *