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James Cole #5

By volunteer | 22 June 2011 | Profile - Pro (Crate) Late Model | | 0 Comments   

NAME: James Cole

HOMETOWN: Gatlinburg, TN

BIRTHDAY: May 6, 1970

MARITAL STATUS: Wife, Jennifer

CHILDREN: Daughters Jessica and Rachel, son Kyle.

CAR #: 5

MAKE OF CAR: GRT Race Cars – Cadillac CTS

CLASS OF RACING: Crate Late Model

CREW CHIEF: Dad, Glenn Cole (car owner)

CREW MEMBERS: Brother, Kenny Cole; Son, Kyle Cole; Daughters, Jessica and Rachel Cole.


HOMETRACK: Volunteer Speedway … “The Gap!”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (Memorable Moments In Racing): 1996 through 2000 raced Open Wheel Modifieds at Atomic Motor Speedway. Didn’t race from 2001 through 2005. Returned to racing in 2006, competing in Crate Late Model division at Volunteer Speedway. During my racing career I have recorded several top-five and top-10 finishes. In 2011, still racing same chassis I began with in Crate Late Model in 2006 – now with over 100 races on it (chassis).

OCCUPATION: Manager at McCarter Lumber Co. in Gatlinburg, TN.

PERSONAL VEHICLE: 2007 Ford Expedition (black and rides on 22’s)

DREAM CAR: 1934 Ford Convertible (tricked out)


FAVORITE TV SHOW/MOVIE: “Bones,” “NCIS,” “How I Met Your Mother” – “Days of Thunder”

FAVORITE FOOD: Chicken (any way you fix it), and drink Mountain Dew.

HOBBIES: Racing, working around the house, and watching Jimmy Owens race.

SPONSORS: Botkin & Cole Construction, Amsoil Motor Oil, Black Bear Market, Smoky Mountain Racing Collectibles in Pigeon Forge, TN.