CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Cole Glasson put an end to the dominance of David Roberts at Anderson Motor Speedway last Thursday, turning back the driver who has scored all but two wins at the track and scoring his first-career NASCAR Whelen All American Series win at the three-eighths mile oval.
In his rookie season and just his ninth start, Glasson has posted two pole awards, four top fives and eight top 10s and has been within reach of the checkered flag the last few races, before finally getting the job done in the Aug. 4 program.
With a tight qualifying field of cars, Glasson qualified his Universal Construction-owned late model in the fourth position. In the first featured twin race of the evening, Glasson stayed with the lead pack of cars for much of the night, before a mid-race caution saw him taking the restart on the outside of the front row.
At the restart, Glasson took the green with a full head of steam into the corner and dropped down behind the leader, setting up to make a run underneath as he exited Turn 2. He completed the pass down the back straightaway heading into Turn 3, taking the point the lead with 18 laps to go.
Once he came away with the lead, Glasson maintained consistent laps for the remainder of the race, stretching his lead to as many as eight car lengths. In the last five laps, a hard charge from behind cut Glasson’s lead to within four car lengths.
Despite the pressure, Glasson maintained his focus on the finish and was able to take the checkered flag by six car lengths over the second place car to earn his first-career NASCAR Whelen All American Series late model win.
“I am ecstatic to get this win! We have been so close this year with a few second and third place finishes, but it feels great to get this one!” Glasson said. “The way my crew continues to bring these hot rods each and every race, I expect us to win more before the year is out!”
Glasson finished the 2015 season off with two wins and has followed it up with an impressive start to the 2016 season, which includes the win at roughly the halfway point of the season.
The young gun’s partners include Prosoap, Starkey Mortgage, Champion Spark Plugs, MPM Marketing, Driven Steering Wheels, K1 Race Gear, Sikk Shades, Notchgear, Dallas Karting Complex, Phantom Race Graphics, and Pat Wilson Graphics.
CREDIT: Cole Glasson Racing