Cole Anderson became the most recent winner in the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco when he took the checkered flag at Alabama’s Montgomery Motor Speedway. Now Anderson heads to another Alabama track hoping for the same success and even a little redemption.
The last time Anderson raced at South Alabama Speedway was for the Rattler 250 back in March. He finished 13th that Sunday and said he feels like he knows what to do on Saturday night to redeem himself.
“I just need to pace myself,” the Minnesota native said. “I overworked myself in the beginning, lost track of things and got distracted. We didn’t keep up with tire strategy and we made the wrong calls at the break. I didn’t think through what we needed to change so we went backwards on our changes. I just need to stay focused this weekend and that will help us a lot.”
Anderson started off the year hot by winning multiple races at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway, but the spring months saw Anderson’s hot streak cool off as the temperatures steadily rose.
Now that Anderson has found his way back to victory lane again he thinks he and his Anthony Campi Racing team can use the momentum gained from the Montgomery win to roll into victory lane at Opp on Saturday.
“I think since I’m out of school now we can go down to these races and do a lot more testing,” he said. “We ran New Smyrna like three weeks in a row and that really helped our program because I got a lot of seat time and kind of knew the tracks. Now hopefully we can do more testing and kind of get back in the groove. It was nice starting out with a couple of wins. I’m hoping to get a few more this year.”
So far this year Anderson has missed just one Southern Super Series race, but he said he and his team plan to run the rest of the schedule as they prepare to run the Snowball Derby and the Snowflake 100 at Florida’s Five Flags Speedway.
By running the Southern Super Series schedule, Anderson has travelled to a lot more race tracks than he thought he ever would.
“I think we’re going to do a lot more travelling and that’s been a lot of fun this year. I’ve been to so many new tracks this year that it’s hard to keep up. I think we’ve been transitioning okay but I think we’re keeping up alright.”
On-track activity at South Alabama Speedway will begin with practice at 2 p.m. CT. Qualifying will take place at 6 p.m. with the Diamondback 125 set to go green after 7 p.m.
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-SSS Press Release. Photo Credit: Speed51.com