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Heading into the ARCA Racing Series season finale with Venturini Motorsports at Kansas Speedway this coming weekend, Cole Rouse brought home the CARS Super Late Model title this past weekend at South Boston Speedway for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
The 20-year-old, Fort Smith, Arkansas native has collected victories at Orange County Speedway, and Concord Speedway en route to his championship. Overall Rouse has recorded one pole, five top-five and ten top-ten finishes, giving him an average finish of 6.3 over 12 CARS Super Late Model Tour starts this season.
Rouse also finished seventh in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West standings with Bruncati Racing in 2016 after posting four top-five and 12 top-ten finishes giving him an average finish of 7.6 across 14 events in his rookie campaign. He began his racing career at the age of 14, competing in mini-cup cars before advancing to Late Model competition in 2013. Rouse led a race-high 145 laps of the All-American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in 2015, before being relegated to a fifth-place finish after a shock broke late in the race.
“I feel a lot more prepared going into Kansas,” says Rouse. “All things considered I felt like we had a decent showing at Kentucky but it really wasn’t the outcome we wanted. The experience I gained should put us in a much better position to contend this weekend. Making the transition from the Super (Late Model) to the ARCA car takes some time, especially on the big tracks where aero comes into play – the more I run the better I’ll get.”
“Winning the CARS Tour Championship last Saturday night with my Kyle Busch Motorsports Super Late Model team was a huge accomplishment and something I’m really proud of doing. Now it’s time to focus on everything we learned the last time out in the ARCA series – nothing would be sweeter than driving our Toyota into victory lane at Kansas,” added Rouse.