For the second time in 2018, Cole Williams found himself celebrating in victory lane with his Cole Williams Racing crew. Williams went back to Missouri’s Lebanon I-44 Speedway on Saturday night and took the victory in the “Salute to 75” Pro Late Model 75-lap feature in honor of Larry Phillips.


For Williams, a former champion at Missouri’s last remaining asphalt track, winning this race in honor of Phillips was very special.


“This has become a big race in the area with a huge crowd every year,” Williams said. “Winning this race in front of that big of a crowd and in honor of Larry Phillips who did a lot of winning in that area makes this extra special.”


The Sellersburg, Indiana native started at the rear of the field due to the way Lebanon I-44 Speedway lines up their weekly races. When the green flag waved, Williams tried to pace himself as much as possible in the early stages.


“I knew I had to take my time because we had a great race car all weekend,” Williams stated. “By about Lap 30 or so I took the lead. After getting the lead I planned to conserve my tires so we would have enough at the end. That paid off and we got the win.”


The victory isn’t just the second of the year for the 22-year-old, but is actually the second win in a row for Williams. Williams scored the win at his home race track of Indiana’s Salem Speedway in early June.


Now that momentum is on his side, Williams is looking forward to going for three in a row when he gets back to the race track in August.


Williams is heading back to Music City to race at the legendary Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Tennessee on August 4and he’s searching for another win at the track where he’s a two-time Pro Late Model champion.


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Williams Scores ‘Extra Special’ Win at Lebanon I-44 Speedway