Loudon, New Hampshire – September 22, 2018 – The NASCAR Pinty’s Series made its historic first trip outside of Canada for a 100 lap event at “The Magic Mile”, New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Team had never been to NHMS but Powell had the advantage of some familiarity with the track, having visited four times as part of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
Powell practiced well in the #3 Kubota/Copp’s Chevrolet, with his times among the top 5, but really showed some speed when it came to qualifying where he set the fast time and won his first career pole in NASCAR Pinty’s Series competition.
Powell led for 10 laps before being overtaken by the No. 74. He reported the car feeling loose throughout the race. Powell made a pit stop midway through the event for fuel and an adjustment. After falling a bit off the pace and dropping back to P8, Powell battled the No. 3 back up to P4 to finish the race. He ran out of laps before having a chance to challenge for the lead.
“The car was real loose all race, but our EHR team brought me a great car once again. It was amazing to win our first pole in NPS! I want to thank Copp’s Buildall and Kubota for their support, and I hope they are proud of the strong season we are having,” commented Powell.
Cole Powell is currently 3rd in the Championship points battle, sitting 19 points back from the leader. The Team is now preparing for the Pinty’s Series season finale, the Pinty’s Fall Brawl at Jukasa Motor Speedway, September 29th.
(Photo: Matthew Manor/NASCAR)