MOORESVILLE, N.C. — After sitting out the first portion of the season to focus on his education, Cole Glasson is ready to get back in a race car.
The 18-year-old, who has maintained a 4.0 GPA at Liberty University, will make his second ARCA Menards Series start on May 23 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway driving for Win-Tron Racing. His race car will carry support from Sparrow Ranch on the Island and AM Technical Solutions.
“I’ve been busy focusing on my education, but I’m excited to get back in a race car to compete at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May,” said Glasson. “With summer coming up I knew I wanted to get back to racing, so I can’t thank Kevin Cywinski and Win-Tron Racing enough for having me back for another race.”
Glasson made his ARCA Menards Series debut last year driving for Win-Tron Racing in the season finale at Kansas Speedway. He raced in the top-10 throughout the evening and was in the top-five late in the race when he ran through some fluid on the track and bounced off the wall.
Despite the damage, Glasson managed to pilot his No. 33 Chevrolet to a 10th-place finish in his first ARCA start. He’ll look to improve upon that finish on May 23 at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the General Tire 150. In preparation, Glasson is scheduled to take part in the ARCA Menards Series open test at Charlotte on May 7.
“We had such a fast car last year at Kansas,” added Glasson. “We should have finished in the top-five, but that contact with the wall late in the race cost us. I know Win-Tron Racing is capable of preparing incredible race cars and I have no doubt I’ll be able to do that again when we get to Charlotte.”
Between now and his second ARCA start Glasson is going to remain busy. He still has a few weeks left of school before summer vacation starts. Once he’s out of school for the summer he’ll rejoin Lee Faulk Racing and Development – the same team that he has raced Late Models for in years past – for a test before he competes at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway on May 11.
“I’ve really missed being in a race car,” Glasson said. “On top of getting to run the ARCA race at Charlotte I also plan to run a few races with LFR in a Late Model when my schedule allows.
“Hopefully I’ll be able to add a few more ARCA races to my schedule this summer, but for now we’re going to focus on Charlotte.”
Win-Tron Racing team owner Kevin Cywinski is excited to have Glasson back on the team after his strong debut last fall at Kansas.
“Cole did an incredible job in his first ARCA race with us last year, so I’m thrilled to welcome him back for another race at Charlotte in May,” offered Cywinski. “We’ll get him up to speed during the open test in a few weeks and based on his effort at Kansas, we’re confident he’ll be competitive again at Charlotte. He’s a smart young man, so we know he’ll do a great job.”
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