St. Eustache, Quebec- September 9, 2018- Although they had to battle for position from the back of the field, getting back to the ovals for the Ed Hakonson Racing team and driver Cole Powell in their #3 Kubota/Copp’s Chevrolet resulted in a great finish for the Team.
Powell practiced well on Saturday afternoon, P3, but had a rough qualifying effort, landing him in the 13th starting spot.
On a track where track position is everything, Powell had to get to work early to try to make passes in the Lucas Oil 250 event, on Saturday night, in front of packed house trackside.
By lap 85, Powell was P7 with only 12 cars on lead lap.
On the 2nd NASCAR sanctioned pit road break, Powell came down pit road for tires and fuel to take him the rest of the way in the 250-lap event.
Powell made good use of a number of restarts starting on the inside line after the half way point and as the laps wound down in the race, Powell was sitting in the top 5.
A late race caution came on lap 246, collecting some top running cars and the race went into overtime. The race finished under a green, white, checkered finish and Powell was able to muscle his way to a 3rd place finish.
“This was a great finish for us tonight. This is a tough little bull ring and the car might have a few less fiberglass panels on it, but I’m happy we were able to bring our Kubota/Copp’s Chevrolet home on the podium.” Said Powell after climbing from his race machine.
The Lucas Oil 250 will air on TSN on Saturday, September 15 at 3:30 pm and on RDS on Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 10:30 pm.
Powell is currently 3rd in the Championship points battle as the Team gets a week off before the Series will make its first visit to the US for The Visit New Hampshire 100 at New
Hampshire Speedway September 21 & 22, 2018.