Saskatoon, SK-July 26, 2018- The E.H.R. Team and driver of the #3 Copp’s Buildall/Kubota Chevrolet,Cole Powell, started the NASCAR Pinty’s Series western swing off in style last night as the Team brought home a 2nd place finish in the first race of the double header event and posted Powell’s first NPS victory of the season.
Powell started 4th in the first 125 lap feature event in the Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin 125’s Wednesday night on the beautiful 3/8-mile paved oval. Powell raced hard and earned his first podium of the night and the season with a 2nd place finish.
Starting in the 3rd spot for the second race a few hours later Powell ran in the top 3 all race long. When a last race caution came out Powell saw his chance and took over lead from his 2nd place restart position on lap 79. The remaining laps of the 125 event were a tight race with the 2nd place car, and Powell held off the challenges bringing home the checkered flag in only his 6th start of the 2018 NPS season.
“I was happy to get back to some oval racing here at Wyant.” Said an excited Powell. “Jay and the Team gave me a great car and the fans got an awesome show tonight in the double feature format. Thanks to the Team and Copp’s and Kubota for their help in our first win!”
Team Manager Jason Hathaway, who had his own success as an NPS driver at Wyant Group Speedway was proud of the Team. “After a tough run at the Indy, it is great to see how successful we were here tonight. A 2nd place podium finish in the first race and then to back it up with a win is huge for Cole and this Team. We have a special group of guys that don’t give up and this win tonight is evidence of that.”
The Team was also proud to carry the name Jaxon Joseph across the back window of their #3 race machine in honour of the Humboldt hockey player that lost his life earlier this year.
The E.H.R Team will take the point lead in the championship battle to the 2nd stop on the western swing at Edmonton International Speedway for the LUXXOR 300 event Saturday July 28th.