Cole Can Handle Himself
Here’s a name race and Red Bull fans should remember.
Cole Whitt is a 16-year-old midget and sprint car driver from California. Lately, he has been tearing up asphalt and dirt around Indiana, but now that he has his driver’s license, Cole can race anywhere. This season, with the backing of Red Bull, he is taking a crack at the USAC national ranks, as well as various regional events.
Cole finished 13th out of 24 cars in the grand finale of the five-day-long Chili Bowl Midget Nationals — a prestigious race run indoors last weekend at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.He held his own against the best in midget racing and NASCAR Sprint Cup stars Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne. Cole even passed Stewart in an earlier qualifying round.
Out of 284 entries, 13th isn’t bad — not for a driver who has been street legal for half a year.
Here comes Cole!