AGE: 12

BIRTHDAY: July 26, 2010

HOMETOWN: Pascagoula, MS

Nicolas ‘Cole’ Denton is a young wheelman with a true love of racing and a natural talent to drive.  He is also known around race tracks as ‘Cole Trickle’, along with his iconic Days of Thunder Mello Yello car.  Cole started racing go-karts at 4 years old and couldn’t wait to move up to Bandoleros at 8 years old. At 11 years old, he has raced many races (almost 100 in the bandolero) and traveled extensively to many different tracks. Cole has had many successes and continues to develop as a driver. He has a reputation as a patient and clean driver. His love of all aspects of racing are evident on and off the track. 

His outgoing personality shines at the track where he has sung the National Anthem, called races from the tower, spotted for a Sportsman Driver, and greets everyone with a smile.  He has also participated in collecting donations supporting various charity organizations and he volunteered to work for local track beautification projects. 

In his free time, Cole can be found iRacing, bike riding, bike racing, push scooter racing, flying on his flight simulator, supporting friends at a track or attending local races or NASCAR races.






  • Ranked 2rd Nationally INEX Bandit (Eastern Division)
  • Mississippi State Bandit Champion
  • Crisp Motorsports Park Bandolero Track Champion
  • Crisp Motorsports Park Bandit Track Champion
  • Lanier Speedway INEX Racing Series Bandit Champion
  • 2nd Place in Furious Five Series Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • 4th Place in Thursday Thunder Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Season Stats - 19 Wins / 26 Podiums / 36 top 5s / 47 races
  • Cole has wins this season on open plate, restrictor plate, oval track and road course.


  • Mississippi State Bandit Champion
  • Ranked 15th Nationally INEX Bandit (Eastern Division)
  • 5th Place in Thursday Thunder Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Top Dog Award Thursday Thunder AMS
  • 6 Tracks, 3 New Track Debuts, Podiums at 5 different tracks
  • Season Stats - 8 Wins / 15 Podiums / 21 top 5s / 32 races


  • Mississippi State Bandit Champion
  • Sunny South Raceway Bandit Track Champion
  • 4th Overall Road Course World Championship - AMP
  • 15 Season Wins

2015 - 2018

  • Raced Champ Go Kart starting at age 4 ½ at a local track.
  • Raced go karts part-time for 4 years until old enough to move up to a bandolero at age 8 in 2019

Cole has raced at the following speedways:

  • Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS)
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway Road Course)
  • Atlanta Motorsports Park (AMP) (Road Course)
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • The Roval (Road Course) at Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Charlotte 5th Mile
  • Crisp Motorsports Park / Watermelon Capital Speedway
  • Lanier Raceplex (Braselton, GA)
  • Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park (The FIRM)
  • Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
  • Citrus County Speedway – Florida
  • Auburndale ‘The Dale’ Speedway – Florida
  • Sunny South Raceway – Grand Bay, Alabama



My vision is that one day I'll race in the NASCAR Cup Series. My plans to accomplish this goal focuses on two facets: improvements and respect. I will energetically work to improve my times, my speed, my line, my communication, and my equipment. I will race the track and myself striving for personal improvements which will naturally result in improved finishes and wins. Respect will continue to be my key value. I will continue to respect other drivers, the track, the officials, the rules, my equipment, my crew, my fans, my sponsors, and other teams. I will encourage others and celebrate their successes as well.