Denton Sweeps Cordele Double; Pushes Win Total To 13


CORDELE, Ga. – Picking up his 12th and 13th wins of the season, Cole Denton swept both ends of a double-feature program Saturday at Cordele Motor Speedway.

Denton, 13, qualified on the pole with a time of 18.545 seconds, then led every lap of the first 20-lap main event. He bested good friend Bryce Sanders by .831 seconds at the finish line, with Dylan Bongiovanni, Carson Youngblood, and Will Haire rounding out the top five in race one.

Race two was more of the same refrain, save for one brief challenge.

Denton paced 18 of the 20 laps in the nightcap, with a duel between he and Sanders that saw the latter lead laps 13 and 14. Once Denton got the top spot back with six to go, however, he never looked back.

Bongiovanni was 1.379 seconds in arrears at the checkered flag, ahead of Sanders, Youngblood, and Jack Lamarre at the end of race two.

The twin victories pushed Denton to five wins-in-a-row at the three-eighths-mile paved oval.

“We were super-fast all day long, and qualifying on the pole never hurts when you can have track position at the start,” said Denton. “To leave with two cool trophies and a lot of momentum is big for our team and I’m super excited with how the entire weekend turned out.”

Denton would like to thank 77 Speed Shop, Matt Jones Motorsports, Race Face Brand Development, Race Face Digital, the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, Myers Construction Co., and City Chevrolet for their continued partnership and support.

Denton will enjoy a weekend off before returning to action Saturday, May 25 at Cordele, where he’ll look to continue his five-race track winning streak.


About Cole Denton Racing

Nicolas “Cole” Denton is a 13-year-old Gulf South racer with dreams of racing at the top level of stock car racing. From Pascagoula, Miss., Denton began racing go-karts at the age of four and advanced into Bandoleros by the time he was eight years old, where his racing brand and nickname were born.

It was in Bandoleros where Denton, a fan of the iconic racing movie Days of Thunder, adopted the No. 46 as his car number and stylized his Bandolero scheme in black and neon green – akin to the same Mello Yello colors that Tom Cruise’s character Cole Trickle campaigned in the 1990 film.

Denton quickly picked up the nickname “Cole Trickle” at his races, and the persona stuck as his racing stock climbed, leading him to continue racing under the name Cole as he advanced and found success.

His breakout season came in 2022, when Denton accrued 40 wins and 59 podium finishes in 62 starts en route to the INEX Bandolero national championship, leading him into his first year in Legend cars last season.

Away from the driver’s seat, Denton is an avid iRacer, cyclist, and push scooter racer. He also practices flying on a flight simulator and attends both local and NASCAR races as his schedule permits.