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.


  • 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
  • 2013 JEGS/CRA All Star Tour- First 12 Year Old to Take Green Flag
  • 2013 Andy Ponstein Development Driver – Late Model
  • 2012 Late Model Test with Andy Ponstein Racing at Anderson Speedway
  • 2012 USAC Ignite Midget Rookie Season, 8 starts, 8 top tens, 1 podium, 6th in points
  • 2012 RSWC Development Driver
  • 2011 RSWC Driver Talent Search Shootout Winner, Sacramento, California
  • 2011 4th Pan American Championships, New Castle, Indiana- Mini Max
  • 2011 1st IKF Road Race Grand Nationals, Decatur, Texas- Mini Max- NATIONAL CHAMPION
  • 2011 1st in Pan American Challenge- South Bend, Indiana- Mini Max
  • 2011 4th in Florida Winter Tour Points Championship- Mini Max
  • 2011 Podium in Florida Winter Tour, Round 6- Ocala, Florida- Mini Max
  • 2010 2nd US Rotax Grand Nationals, New Castle, Indiana- Mini Max- VICE CHAMPION
  • 2010 Podium- Rotax Pan American Series, Houston, Texas- Mini Max
  • 2010 Pole Position, Podium- WSK/CKI North American Series, New Castle, Indiana-Mini Max
  • 2010 1st Winter Series Regional Champion, Denton, Texas- Mini Max
  • 2009 8th US Rotax Grand Nationals, Norman, Oklahoma- Mini Max
  • 2009 4th US Rotax Max Challenge Series- Mini Max
  • 2009 2nd SWRC Regional Series, Southwest US- Mini Max
  • 2009 1st IKF Road Race Grand Nationals, Decatur, Texas- Mini Max- NATIONAL CHAMPION
  • 2009 2nd MRP Speed School Nationals, South Bend, Indiana- Mini Max
  • 2008 1st Kart Nationals, Garnett, Kansas- Cadet- NATIONAL CHAMPION
  • 2008 4th Tag World Championships, Grand Junction, Colorado- Cadet
  • 2008 3rd Kart Regional Series, Southwest US- Cadet
  • 2008 2nd SWRC Regional Series, Southwest US- Cadet
  • 2007 2nd SWRC Spring Nationals, Norman, Oklahoma- Kid Kart
  • 2007 2nd Kart Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma- Kid Kart- VICE CHAMPION




Schimmel, who hails from Woodland, Wash., started racing in 2008 in quarter midgets and was promoted quickly to full competitive racing division after only six races. She was named the Rookie of the Year, the Junior Driver of the Year, the Driver of the Year and the California States Race Champion with a second-place finish at the Western Grand Nationals and a third-place result in the Winter National that season.

The accolades continued in the quarter midget ranks for several more seasons featuring multiple state, regional and national wins before Schimmel moved into legends race cars in 2014. She was the South Sound Speedway Rookie of the Year.

In 2015 Schimmel raced in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Nevada. She was the INEX sixth-ranked Nationally Road Course finisher and set multiple fast times and won several heats along with racking up many top-five main event finishes. Schimmel was also among the top 10 in qualifying in her first time in a Pro 4 late Mod in 2015.

Last season Schimmel raced in the West for the Kustom Fab Development team in a Fury Limited Late Model. In her first event Schimmel qualified second best out of 30 drivers and she continued that progress. Schimmel recorded a fourth-place result in her second career race and she garnered a podium finish in only her third event.

Additionally, Schimmel moved to a Super Late Model with the Northwest Super Late Model Series with her Limited Late Model for two events. She outqualified all rookie drivers while driving her Limited Late Model in a Super Late Model field of cars, which is the type of success that helped lead to a great opportunity this year with Lee Faulk Racing.