Drivers

COLE GLASSON

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Driver #5 Lee Faulk Racing Late Model 

Cole was born in 2000 and lives in Rockwall, TX, and is a daredevil at heart – he began racing at the age of 5 years old. Cole enjoys running, Iracing, fishing, and watching any sports. His parents are Tim and Wendy Glasson, and he has two sisters Courtney and Alexa. Besides being fast on the track, Cole has an impressive resume off the track. Academically, Cole maintains a straight “A” average, is a member of the National Honor Society, and was named student of the year in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Cole attends Texas Connections Academy which is an online College Preparatory high school. When not racing, Cole can be found running with his dad in 5k’s, 10k’s, and half marathons and is also actively involved with his Cole Glasson Foundation, a charitable foundation.  As much as time allows, Cole and his father can be found at their home karting track, Dallas Karting Complex, getting seat time and is also where Cole works part time. Cole’s goal is to have a career in NASCAR. Cole has completed his eleventh full season of racing and has become very competitive at the national level. For the 2017 season, Cole is signed with Lee Faulk Racing and Development as their primary driver in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series where he will drive select tracks across the southeast for a minimum of 18 races.

Cole has won three national championships, been runner-up in three more, as well as runner-up for Rookie of the Year in the Southeast Super Trucks. He also has won two UNOH Youth Achievement Awards in 2016.

Cole Glasson began his racing career in Kid Karts at the age of 5 and was named to his first Team for the 2008 season at the age of 7. Cole raced the Tornado F4 Chassis in the Tag Cadet Gazelle class and raced the SWRC, SWRA, and KART series in 2008. Cole teamed up with the KRS Kart Team in early 2008 and ran at both Regional and National levels in the Cadet classes and ran two separate engine packages-Comer 80 and Rotax Mini Max in 2008 and 2009. In April 2009, he joined the DeFrancesco Racing Team (DFR) where he spent three race seasons. Cole raced the latter half of the 2011 season with Top Kart USA/ Grand Products team and was coached by Chris Wehrheim of Rising Star Motorsports. In 2012, Cole moved to the RSWC Driver Development Team based out of Northern California where he raced USAC Ford Focus Midgets. In 2013, Cole signed with Marketing Agent, Tonya McCallister and MPM to gear up to start testing and racing Late Models on the East Coast in the JEGS / CRA All Star Tour with Andy Ponstein where he signed a year driver development deal. In 2014 and 2015, Cole signed with Nesbitt Racing’s Driver Development program where he competed in the entire 27 race schedule of the Southeast Super Truck Series. In 2016, he moved into the NASCAR Whelen All American Series in the Late Model Stocks. In 2017, he signed with one of the premier late model development teams in the East, Lee Faulk Racing and Development to get one step closer to his NASCAR professional debut.

Achievements

  • 2017 POLE AWARD- Hickory Motor Speedway – April 2017
  • 2016 UNOH Youth Achievement Award- Anderson Motor Speedway
  • 2016 UNOH Youth Achievement Award – Lonesome Pine Raceway
  • 2016 RUNNER UP – Rookie of the Year – Anderson Motor Speedway
  • 2016 RUNNER UP- Rookie of the Year – State of S. Carolina
  • 2016 RUNNER UP- Rookie of the Year – Myrtle Beach Speedway
  • 2016 RUNNER UP- Rookie of the Year – Lonesome Pine Raceway
  • 2016 WIN – NASCAR WAAS- Anderson Motor Speedway- Aug 2016
  • 2016 POLE AWARD – Lonesome Pine Raceway – June 2016
  • 2016 POLE AWARD – Lonesome Pine Raceway – May 2016
  • 2015 WIN – Southeast Super Trucks- Myrtle Beach Speedway- Nov 2015
  • 2015 WIN – Late Model Challenger Race- Myrtle Beach Speedway- Nov 2015
  • 2015 POLE AWARD – Myrtle Beach Speedway – Nov 2015
  • 2015 RUNNER UP- Southeast Super Trucks Championship
  • 2015 Fastest Ford Award- Anderson Motor Speedway- Aug 2015
  • 2015 POLE AWARD – Lonesome Pine Raceway – July 2015
  • 2015 Fastest Ford Award- Greenville Pickens Speedway- July 2015
  • 2015 Fastest Ford Award- Greenville Pickens Speedway- June 2015
  • 2014 SESTS Sportsmanship Award
  • 2014 Rookie of the Race- Myrtle Beach Speedway
  • 2014 RUNNER UP- Rookie of the Year Championship
  • 2014 Top 5 in SESTS Points Championship
  • 2014 Rookie of the Race- Anderson Motor Speedway- Nov 2014
  • 2014 Rookie of the Race- Tri County Speedway- Oct 2014
  • 2014 Rookie of the Race- Kingsport Speedway – Sept 2014
  • 2014 Rookie of the Race – Greenville Pickens Speedway – July 2014
  • 2014 Rookie of the Race – Anderson Motor Speedway – April 2014
  • 2014 Rookie of the Race- Hickory Motor Speedway- March 2014
  • 2014 Southeast Super Truck Series- First 13 Year Old to Take Green Fag
  • 2014/15  Nesbitt Racing Development Driver- Southeast Super Truck Series

TAYLOR GRAY

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Driver #15 Lee Faulk Racing Limited Late Model

My name is Taylor Gray and I come from a drag racing family. My dad, brother and Grandpa were all successful NHRA drivers. I  recently signed with LFR to make a move from outlaw karts to stock cars. Karts way different then stock cars, they had no shocks, a wing and direct drive and no power steering. I am 12 years old. I like to skate, love to play basketball I love to work on racecars and also race them. I also like making things or designing things as well.

I am looking forward to a great season to see where we can go in the future with the guys at Lee Faulk Racing. 

 

HANNAH BELL

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Driver #5 Lee Faulk Racing Limited Late Model

Hannah began racing at 10 years old in champ karts. She raced for about a year and the moved to bandolaros starting as a beginner at charlotte motor speedway. After about a year as a beginner bandit, she moved to the outlaw division.

While competing in the bandolaro Hannah compiled countless top 5 finishes as well as many 3rd place finishes. After finishing 3rd in the 2014 Summer shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway Hannah made the move to Legend cars. While racing in the Semi-pro division, Hannah raced throughout the South running all different style of race tracks. But running the full schedules at Charlotte in the Summer Shootout and the Winter Heats, as well as the Thursday Thunder in Atlanta. Where she was able to add several more Top 3 finishes to her resume.

 In late 2017, Hannah was introduced to Mr. Lee Faulk and Michael Faulk through a good friend of the family (who was also instrumental in getting her into my first bandolaro). After some talk and testing at Hickory Motor speedway, the opportunity came about for her to become a part of the Lee Faulk team. “I truly know this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I plan on taking full advantage of it. Thank you to everyone that has made this opportunity possible.”

 

AUSTIN GREEN

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Driver  #2 Lee Faulk Racing Late Model

Third generation driver Austin Green has showcased his natural talent as a racecar driver ever since he began racing go-karts at the tender age of 4 years old.  With Bandolero, Young Lion and Pro US Legend Car championships on his resume, Austin has moved up to Late Model competition with Lee Faulk Racing for the 2018 season.   Austin is the son of 1994 NASCAR Xfinity Champion, and current NASCAR Managing Supervisor of Safety, David Green, and aspires to follow in his father’s footsteps to compete at the highest levels of NASCAR competition. 

STATS

2017 US Legend Cars/INEX Pro Winter Heat Points Champion

2017 US Legend Cars/INEX 2nd Place – Pro Summer Shootout Standings

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX – NC Asphalt State Points Champion – Pro

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX – NC Road Course State Points Champion – Young Lion

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX 3rd Place – National Road Course Standings – Young Lion

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX 4th Place – National Asphalt Standings – Pro Division

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX World Finals Fast Time Award

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX 2nd Place – World Finals Pro Division

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX Race of Champions Pro Winner

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX Waterford Speedbowl Pro Winner

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX Waterford Speedbowl Fast Qualifier Award

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX Battle at the Big Top Champion (won 4 of 5 races)

2016 US Legend Cars/INEX Young Lion Winter Heat Champion (won 6 of 7 races)

2015 US Legend Cars/INEX Young Lion Spooktacular Winner

2012 US Legend Cars/INEX Bandolero Summer Shootout Champion (won 9 of 10 races)

2012 US Legend Cars/INEX Bandolero Summer Shootout Red/White/Blue Champion

2012 US Legend Cars/ INEX Bandolero Big Money 100 Champion

2011 US Legend Cars/INEX Inaugural Carolina Christmas Clash Champion

 

NOLAN POPE

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 Driver #1 Lee Faulk Racing Late Model

I’m Nolan Pope from Harrisonville MO and I’m 20 years old. I’ve been racing since I was 6 years old. I started in go-karts and after 12 years of racing those I moved to NC to race legend cars. I raced legends for almost a year and a half and after achieving great results I moved to late models. I am now in my second year of late model racing and I’m now racing for Lee Faulk Racing.

I have 13 legend car wins and won the state championship for my class. I had over 100 wins and multiple championships in go karts. I am looking forward to a successful season at LFR and to learn as much as I can every race. 

 

BRODY POPE

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Driver #1 Lee Faulk Racing Limited Late Model

My name is Brody Pope and I am from Harrisonville Missouri. I have been racing for 11 years starting with go karts at age 6. After winning several local races I was able to win several National Championships, collecting over 100 wins. After 2 years and 20 wins in the legends car division, finishing 2nd in national points I made my move to limited late models with LFR. In only my first race we finished 2nd.

I am looking forward to the season with Lee Faulk Racing. I know we have what it takes to run up front.