The Driver

- Cole William Burrows -

 

Cole is 9 years old, and has been going to the races since he was 7 months old.

Cole started racing when he was 7 years old, last year in his rookie season 2016, he finished 4th overall in the points, and won Rookie of the year at Full Throttle Motor Speedway.

2017 saw Cole pick up his first ever feature win in May. Making him the youngest ever Junior late model driver to win a feature.

And he didn't win just 1 feature through out the season, he won 6 features and several heat wins.

Cole also brought home the 2017 Sauble Speedway Championship, making him the youngest Junior Late Model driver on record to pull off that feat!

Cole is in Grade 4, he works hard in school, and in extra curricular activities, Cole is currently a yellow belt in Tae Kwan Do, he also plays ball and ice hockey. Cole works very hard in a team setting, but also in personal growth.  Always wanting to exceed, no matter what obstacle is thrown his way, he figures out a way to work through the challenge.

 

Cole was destined to be a part of racing, one way shape or form, he will be a 4th generation stock car racer. Cole’s grandfather Bill Burrows is 80 years old and still races his modified.  His Great Uncles Chris and Jamie had success in various divisions through out the years. Cole’s Father’s claim to fame was his 2007 and 2008 Mini Stock Championship at the former Barrie Speedway  and Sunset Speedway. On his Mother’s side,  Cole’s great grandparents Ken and Judy Shakell were the founders of Sunset Speedway in Innisfil Ontario Canada, Cole’s great Uncle Doug Shakell had several championships over the years, even traveling to Florida to participate in Speed Weeks with a win or two over the years. Cole’s Step Grandfather James Rodgers has raced on and off over the last 10 years in several divisions with his current success being in the Outlaw Midgets Club. As you can see, Racing is in Cole’s blood.  Cole will be racing in a Jr Late Model at Full Throttle Speedway, Grand bend Speedway and Sauble Speedway.

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