ROSEVILLE, Calif. – The BMR Drivers Academy – a NASCAR Driver Development Program – opened its campaign on Friday and Saturday at All American Speedway, with Cole Moore going two-for-two with wins on both nights of competition.
Moore led Wisconsin’s Gabe Sommers for a narrow victory in Friday’s opening race before a more convincing win in round two ahead of Alabama’s Jolynn Wilkinson.
Wilkinson set the fast-time on Saturday with a 14.075 second lap to earn the pole position for the main event. Both Friday and Saturday, Moore used the outside line to his advantage to take the top position. Wilkinson never relinquished second however, while Michigan’s Brandon Varney successfully nabbed third from Sommers with Canadian Amber Balcaen finishing fifth.
“The guys worked real hard today and my crew chief Mario (Isola) gave me a really good car,” Moore said. “Shout out to JoJo. She was killing it on those restarts. It was a good race.”
Wilkinson made an impression with her showing on Saturday evening.
“It feels really good. This is my dream and I can’t think Bill McAnally enough for this opportunity,” Wilkinson said. “I learned a lot.”
Cautions flew on laps 15 and 34. Moore led all 50 laps of competition while Sommers was involved in the heaviest battling through the field.