For the fifth time this year, and fourth straight race, Cole Williams parked it in victory lane at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) on a Saturday night.
“She was on rails this weekend,” Williams told Speed51.com powered by JEGS.
When the green flag waved, Oliver, in the preferred line, got out to a great jump on the field, and Williams followed.
“He went and we kind of checked out,” Williams said. “I think he led until lap seven or eight before a caution came out. I was already in a conservative mode.”
On the next restart Williams found himself on the bottom, to the left of Oliver. Even though the bottom isn’t where you want to be, Williams was still able to show his strength.
“I had the bottom and the car just turned really well and I ended up clearing him. At that point my plan was to just pull away by about five or six car lengths. Clean air is really big there so I knew if I could just a good gap and set my pace that I’d be able to save tires as much as I could. It was one of those deals where we got out front, saved tires in case of a late caution and we ended up winning another race.”
The 2014 Pro Late Model track champion now turns his focus to the big October race weekend. Williams was planning on running his Pro Late Model and a Super Late Model in the 32nd Annual All American 400.
With his win Saturday night, Williams now leads the points in search of his second Pro Late Model championship. With the Pro Late Model race during All American 400 weekend being the season finale for his division, his All American plans appear to have changed.
“We were kind of debating back and forth depending on how points were going, but since we took the points lead we’ve decided to go all-in on the Pro for All American weekend,” he said. “We wanted to run both cars, but we were expecting our final race to be in November. Once we found out it was All American weekend we decided the championship was more important so all of our focus will now be on the Pro Late Model.”
The 32nd Annual All American 400 at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville will take place on October 2. The Pro Late Models will race for 100 laps that afternoon to crown their champion.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount
-Photo credit: Cole Williams Racing