Tough Weekend for Powell at Pinty’s Grand Prix
Toronto, Ontario-July 15, 2018– Cole Powell and the #3 Kubota/Copps Building Chevrolet took to the street course of the Toronto Honda Indy yesterday in the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto and earned a 12th place finish.
Powell qualified 12th on the starting grid and the main name of the game was to learn the track and finish the race in one piece.
Powell worked his way through the 1.755-mile street course and endured a number of caution
periods that ate into valuable green lap, experience building time. He and another car spun just after the half way point and restarted in 16th with some fiberglass damage.
Powell dug deep in the final laps of the race under a green, white, checker finish to make some
passes, gaining positions and came home in 12th .
“This wasn’t the result we were hoping for this weekend. This is tough a track because we don’t have a chance to test here ahead of time and practice time is pretty limited. But, this is only my second time on a road course in my racing career and so I think I just need to take one at a time and learn. Thanks to our sponsors for supporting us this weekend and we were happy to run in front of such a great Toronto crowd,” said a disappointed Powell.
The E.H.R Team will regroup and head west in a few weeks for the annual western swing that will
take them to the ovals of Wyant Group Raceway on July 25th for a pair of 125-lap features and then onto Edmonton International Speedway for a 300-lap event July 28.