11th Place Finish for Powell at GP3R
Trois Rivieres, Quebec- August 12, 2018- Ed Hakonson Racing/Team 3 Red and driver Cole Powell competed in their 3rd road course race of the 2018 NPS season this weekend at Le Tours 50 CAN-AM, bringing home a 11th place finish.
This was the first time that Powell had visited the famous 11-turn street course. Powell practiced well on Saturday and qualified 17th in a tight field.
The main event took place Sunday afternoon. Under the direction of Jason Hathaway and Team Spotter Jeff Gotelaer, Powell took the green flag for the 50-lap event. By the half way point of the race, Powell had found some rhythm and was positioned 12th in the running order.
After the mandatory competition yellow for pit stops the #3 Copp’s Buildall/Kubota Chevrolet battled for position and endured numerous caution periods. Starting from the 9th spot on the grid for what would be the last restart of the day, Powell challenged for 8th, but was relegated back to 11th where he took the checkered flag.
“This was a good end to our third road course this season. The car handled well and I learned a ton this weekend. The crowd here at Trois Rivieres is pretty awesome and the track puts on a great event.” Said Powell.
The Team will travel to Riverside Speedway in Antigonish, Nova Scotia next Saturday for the Bumper to Bumper 300.
(Photo: Matthew Manor/NASCAR)