Spooker gives Cole IMCA Modified bookend win at Tri-State 

POCOLA, Okla. (Oct. 17) – The bookend win to Tate Cole’s 2015 campaign came Saturday night in the Tri-State Speedway Spooker finale.

Cole started outside the front row, led all 30 laps and went home with $2,000 for taking the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified checkers.

He’d also led the distance in topping the season-opening Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger and had another seven feature wins in 2015 at Pocola.

“It was exciting to be able to win another big race. It was just a fun all-around deal,” the new 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier said. “We knew we had a good car but never thought we’d win that many times and both big races.”

Running a lane off the bottom, Cole was into heavy lapped traffic just after midway. A handful of cautions interrupted the main event, the last time with five laps left.

Cole pulled away again to win by nearly a straightaway over Shannon Reheard.

Johnny Bone Jr., 10th starting Nick Lawrence and 14th starting Zane Hunter rounded out the top five.

Michael Ables started 15th and ended in sixth.

“I was excited to win this race and get my name on next year’s Spooker T-shirt. My wife was hap­pier that I’d won $2,000,” said Cole. “Another thing this win did was give us momentum going into the (Oct. 22-24) $5,000 to win OctoberFest at Outlaw Motor Speedway.”

Feature results – 1. Tate Cole; 2. Shannon Reheard; 3. Johnny Bone Jr.; 4. Nick Lawrence; 5. Zane Hunter; 6. Michael Ables; 7. Van Gemmill; 8. Troy Schaberg; 9. Larry Bratti; 10. Ted Bay­outh; 11. Jason Payton; 12. Aaron Scroggins; 13. Shawn Pinkerton; 14. William Gould; 15. Randi Goins; 16. Jake Davis; 17. Lonny Flanagan; 18. Raymond Sambrano.

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