Chris Cole started his racing hobby when he was 23 years old. He traded a truck for his first race car, a stock four cylinder Ford Mustang. It was red, which worked out good for him since it was his favorite color. He thought of the number 27 because he remembered seeing pictures of his father's old race car from back in the 1960’s and it was numbered 27. So after trading to get the race car he started racing at an asphalt track named Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina. His first race was a crazy one after only getting to practice once. He started 11th and finished 7th in the race and drove to miss a couple of wrecks along the way to completing his first race. After that he knew he was hooked. He raced at Anderson a few more times before he took his car to a local favorite dirt track. This dirt track is in Laurens, South Carolina nick named “The Darlington of Dirt Tracks” Laurens County Speedway. Chris started racing at Laurens weekly and finished the racing season that year at Laurens finishing 8th in points. He raced for a couple more years going around to other short tracks in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Some of the dirt tracks he raced at are: Harris Speedway (N.C.), Buffalo Motor Speedway (S.C.), and Hartwell Speedway (GA.). After doing all this racing for a few years and never getting a feature win, he had to sell all of his racing equipment because of military obligations. His love for the sport never left him but his Marine Corps Career took him overseas.
After his overseas tour, he was stationed in California where he just could not afford to race. After moving to Huntsville, Alabama in October 2007 he settled down and started thinking about racing again. In the spring of 2008 his dream came true again. After talking it over with his wife, Chris was able to buy another race car. This time though it was different, Chris and his wife bought a front wheel drive Eagle Talon race car to race at Huntsville Legendary Speedway in the Amateur Buzz Division. His first race in Alabama was on April 25th and he has been racing there every week since. He won his first feature win on May 9th 2008. Chris ended up 4th in the 2008 season Points Championship, even after missing the first 5 races of the 2008 season. After winning the first race of the 2009 season in Amateur buzz Chris has moved up to the Pro Buzz Division finishing 5th in the 2009 season Points Championship.
In the 2010 racing season he raced in the Hot Shot Division finishing 6th in the season Points Championship. Chris is already looking forward to the 2011 season; he has purchased a Super Stock car and is working on getting it ready for the upcoming season. Chris is going to continue to strive to do his best on and off the track. His ultimate goal in racing is to win a Points Championship and to someday drive a Super Late Model or an Open Wheel Modified. Chris Cole has racing in his blood and probably always will. So on any given weekend if you want to find Chris you may start your hunt at one of the local race tracks.
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Hot Shot Division:
6th Place in Season Points Championship
1 - Win
5 – Top 5’s
9 – Top 10’s
12 – Top 15’s
* Cassie Cole 3rd place in Powder Puff
Amateur Buzz Division:
1 - Win
Pro Buzz Division:
5th Place in Season Points Championship
10 - Top 5’s
12 - Top 10’s
Hot Shot Division:
2 – Top 10’s
* Cassie Cole 1 Powder Puff win.
4th Place in Season Points Championship
2 - Feature Wins
1 - Enduro Race Win (50 laps in the rain, 4 cylinders vs. 6 cylinders)
12 - Top 5’s
16 - Top 10’s
Mudville at Huntsville Speedway
1st and 3rd in the daily driver division (F-150 4X4)
Birmingham International Raceway
1 - 3rd place finish