June 3, 2013- Grand Rapids, Michigan – McCallister Precision Marketing (MPM) and Ponstein Racing announce a successful season debut at Columbus Speedway with twelve year old development driver, Cole Glasson. Glasson enters the weekend with only three tests in the 400 horsepower late model and never seeing the Columbus Speedway before hitting the track for Friday’s practice. He and the Ponstein Racing team worked hard on Friday to get Glasson acclimated to the track and driving with other cars around him. By the end of Friday’s four hour practice session, they felt he had a chance to make the 24 car main event which 30 experienced drivers were trying to make.
The team returned Saturday with that goal in mind and honed the car in during the one hour practice session before qualifying; however, when practice ended, Cole was sitting in P23 of the 30 car field and only the top 20 spots got a direct transfer into the main event. The team made some last minute changes and worked with Cole on what he needed to do different for the three lap qualifying run. Glasson would take the track last in the qualifying session and he would have to run 3/10ths faster than he had run all weekend in order to get the direct transfer spot. Although a tall order, Glasson hit the track with a goal, and quickly made it reality turning a 14.041 which would put him in the P16 spot and followed it with a 14.05 in his final lap and advancing the twelve year old directly into the main. Tonya McCallister, MPM’s President and Cole’s agent stated, “We all knew after Cole’s first test in the car that he was ready to take the jump into this car, but also understand it is going to be a big learning curve, but he continues to amaze us each time he hits the track with not only his feedback, but his attitude in getting better and learning. He is not in a rush and just wants to improve in order to achieve his long term goals.”
While Glasson would become the youngest driver to take a green flag in a JEGS/CRA event in the 24 car field, unfortunately his night ended early with a caution that retired him. Glasson stated, “I am so thankful for the opportunities that my team and sponsors have given me, and I need to keep working hard to learn the car and improve my driving”. He went on to thank his main financial sponsors of AM Technical Solutions and ProSoap.com as well as his many other sponsors K1RaceGear, Frozen Fire, Dallas Karting Complex, RiceKiller.com, Comet Cleaners, Moonshadow and Tyler Web Design. Cole’s next race is this coming weekend, June 7th at Dixie Motor Speedway.
To follow Cole Glasson’s race season and latest updates join his Fan Page at www.facebook.com/ColeGlassonRacing or www.twitter.com/ColeGlasson or www.coleglasson.com. For marketing opportunities with Andy Ponstein Racing and Cole Glasson, please contact Tonya McCallister, MPM Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-361-6199.