Defending NASCAR Missouri State Whelen All-American Series and Lebanon I-44 Speedway Track Champion Cole Williams will be returning home to the track that brought his name out in front of the Asphalt Short-Track World in 2013 as they have announced they will be competing in The Wheels For Warriors 50 lap Pro Late Model Feature Saturday Night at “The High-Banks” of the Lebanon I-44 Speedway.
Williams, of Sellersburg, Indiana who made the trip every Saturday Night in 2013 to compete at the I-44 Speedway was rewarded by clean sweeping the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Missouri State Championship, Missouri State Rookie Of The Year and the I-44 Track Championship in a hard fought battle with Matt Wallace, which went down to the final night and final laps.  Williams was also voted as the Most Popular Weekly Short-Track Asphalt Late Model driver in a contest held by website while racing at Lebanon I-44 Speedway.
“Our family and team have been looking forward to an off weekend in our schedule so we could come back to our “Home Track” I-44 Speedway. This is a perfect night for us to be able to come back and support the troops in the Wheels For Warriors Night At The Races.” quoted Cole’s Father Terry Williams.
Williams, who has a strong record at I-44 Speedway, was leading the high profile Mercy Masters of the Pro’s event in May at I-44 when a tire issue sent him to the pits while leading the event. This season Williams has been running the Monthly Special Events at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway and is currently 2nd in that hard fought series point standings.
” I love everything about I-44 Speedway…the track, the fans, the atmosphere. It will be great to get back “Home at the “High-Banks.”  “We couldn’t have picked a better time to race as it is honoring our Warriors and the true heroes. Without them we wouldn’t be able to do what we love.” quoted Cole Williams.
The Wheels For Warriors event will feature a huge car and bike show during the afternoon with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Fund along with the Sleeper Fire Dept. A poker run, games, food and raffles will be going on during the event while the judging will start at 3pm as the Budweiser “Wildside” Tier Parking Turn 1 area will serve as the perfect setting for this event.
Gates for the Monster Energy Championship Chase will open at 5pm with the O’Reilly Auto Parts Pro Late Models set to qualify for the Wheels for Warriors 50 at 7pm. A full show of Budweiser Modifieds, Monster Energy Sportsman, Keyser Manufacturing Road Warriors, and the exciting Coca-Cola Chargers will also be on hand.
Admission for the racing program in only $10 for Adults in the Monster Energy Grandstand and Budweiser Party deck with discounted prices for Seniors and Military. Kids 11-15 are only $4 while the popular Budweiser Wildside Tier Parking is only $15 for Adults with the 6-pack special of 6 Adults in the same Vehicle for only $75. Discounted rates for Seniors and Military also apply as fans flock early for the “Biggest Tailgate Party” and entertaining night for the Family. Kids 10 & under are FREE at Lebanon I-44 Speedway.
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About Lebanon I-44 Speedway


Lebanon I-44 Speedway is Missouri’s only NASCAR facility and weekly Asphalt Racing Oval settled nearly 300 miles from any other and proudly flies the NASCAR Whelen All American Series banner. Located in Lebanon, Missouri, along Interstate 44 on Route 66 adds easy access from any direction. Just about 45 minutes to the East of Springfield, Missouri on I-44 and just 2 hours West of St. Louis on I-44 as well as just 30 minutes south of Lake of the Ozarks.

Lebanon I-44 Speedway has a history of producing great racecar drivers, and some of the biggest stars in American motorsports honed their skills on our tracks high banked 3/8-mile asphalt oval. Legends such as the great Larry Phillips, the only 5-time national champion in NASCAR’s weekly racing series, along with NASCAR stars like Mike Wallace, Jamie McMurray, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart and the late Tony Roper have either won races or even track championships over the years.

Lebanon I-44 Speedway has perhaps the smoothest racing surface of any weekly racing facility in the nation along with new aluminum backed Monster Energy Grandstand seating, Budweiser “Wild Side” tier parking that you can pull up in your car or tailgate in your pickup and enjoy all of the racing from a great view, the beautiful VIP Suites in the middle of the front stretch and entering turn one is the newest addition, the Budweiser Fan Deck.

Lebanon I-44 Speedway runs many special events throughout the race season as well as an exciting NASCAR weekly show that consists of Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, Road Warriors and the Chargers with special appearances by the United States Super Truck Series, Pro National Baby Grand Cars, NASCAR racing special events and various Concerts.

For more information visit the website at and be sure to visit and like the ever growing Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for updated information as drivers from Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Illinois compete each Saturday Night.


Cole Williams Returning to I-44 Saturday Night