Rising to the challenge is what separates a top-notch driver from the rest of the pack. Whether it’s dominating a race, going on a winning streak or sealing a win with a late race pass, drivers slowly rise to the top of the field and make a name for themselves.
That’s why the FK Rod Ends, who has nearly 10,000 combinations of rod ends and spherical bearings available and carefully crafts their products, is proud to honor a monthly “Team FK Driver of the Month” from the short track ranks of America on Speed51.com. Each month, an esteemed panel of short track industy insiders will vote on which driver had the most success on the track. The driver with the most votes will then be the “Team Fk Driver of the Month” and will receive a $25 product certificate to use at FK Rod Ends. At the end of the 2016 season, the driver that received the most votes throughout the season will then be the “Team FK Driver of the Year” and will be awarded $250 product certificate to FK Rod Ends. To learn more about FK Rod Ends and their growing inventory visit fkrodends.com.
This edition of the “Team FK Driver of the Month” for the month of January goes to……
Super Late Models
Cole Anderson started his 2016 campaign off with a bang. The young driver from Minnesota won the first race of the year, the Red-Eye 100 at New Smyrna Speedway. He then backed-up his win two weeks later, taking home the checkered flag at the Orange Blossom 100.
Anderson held off seasoned veteran Bubba Pollard over the final portion of the Red-Eye 100 to become the first Super Late Model winner of 2016. After falling back early in the Orange Blossom 100, Anderson rallied in the second half. He chased down leader Stephen Nasse and used the outside line with two laps to go to make the winning pass.
After back-to-back wins at New Smyrna Speedway, Anderson joined a stout Super Late Model field for the SpeedFest 200 at Crisp Motorsports Park. The 18-year-old driver brought his No. 97 machine home in the fifth position; another stout run against some of the best racers in the country.
Anderson has proven he will be one to watch in 2016 and his hot start earns him the January Team FK Driver of the Month Award.
-Text by 51 Staff