Cole Anderson tackles Rumble By the River 125-1st place finish
Cole Anderson tackled the Rumble By The River 125 at Montgomery Motor Speedway as if he were a prize fighter chasing a title belt.
He bided his time, felt out his opponents, picked the perfect opportunity to attack and never relented until the final bell sounded.
Anderson pounced on leader Kyle Grissom with 52 laps to go, and never looked back to capture his first Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco victory.
“It feels really good to get back in victory lane after the rough couple of weeks we have had,” Anderson said. “This win is a total team effort and I can’t say enough about how great this team is. ACR (Anthony Campi Racing) worked really hard in testing the last few weeks, and it paid off big time tonight.”
Anderson took the Super Late Model world by storm in January, winning the Red Eye and Orange Blossom at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida.
Saturday’s trip to victory lane in Montgomery was his first checkered since the stellar opening month. The dominant night on the Alabama half-mile has Anderson primed for a second-half charge.
With the win, Anderson etched his name in the Montgomery Motor Speedway winners’ book, alongside NASCAR legends Tim Flock, Richard Petty, Bobby Allison and David Pearson, as well as short track aces Dick Trickle, Gary Balough, Dave Mader and Bobby Gill.
“It means a lot to be mentioned with those guys that have won here before,” Anderson said. “I am just proud I am able to say that I won at the same place they did. It’s really cool.”