The fact that Cole Moore will be attending this weekend’s “2018 Season Opener presented by 51 FIFTY Energy Drink” for the Spears Srl Southwest Tour Series is somewhat miraculous. The prospect that he would be wheeling his number 20, JM ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., Chevy SS at Madera Speedway was a further stretch. Less than three months ago, Moore was laying in a hospital bed, as the result of a motocross accident, not knowing what his future would hold. On March 24th, Moore will make that stretch, and begin his quest for the Rookie of the Year Award, and the SRL Championship.

“Well about three months ago, we didn’t know if I was going to walk again, let alone race anything”, Moore told the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series. “I broke three vertebrae, and collapsed both lungs. But when you do what we do, as a Stock-car or Motorcycle racer, getting hurt is something you have to accept that can, or will happen.

After a test session on Tuesday, with his SRL car, Moore feels he will be ready to go for the $5,000 winners check, which includes the Winner’s Bonus by Hamner Racing Engines.

Most people, including myself, find it a little crazy that I’m getting back in the car so soon, but I want to win a championship, and you can’t do that if you don’t show up! So we are going to come out ready to roll.”

Moore continued, “My body definitely isn’t 100% outside of the car, but as far as the driving, I don’t think it will have any effect on me. So you can expect the same racer as before”ūüŹĀ When it comes to the team, we are as ready as ever, running a brand new Hamke Race Cars & Parts Inc built car over the off-season.”

Moore will be striving for his second Super Late Model Rookie of the Year Award in four years, after taking home the honor with the Pacific Challenge Series (PCS) in 2015. In 2017, he scored a victory at All American Speedway which helped him to a third place finish in the PCS Championship Standings, which equaled his 2015 results. Overall the Granite Bay, CA drivers has 14 top five and 22 top ten efforts, in his 28 career PCS starts.

Moore also possesses eight NASCAR K&N Pro Series West starts, with a tally of three top ten finishes, and a best of seventh twice. His six SRL starts have yielded a best finish of fifth, with one additional top ten.

Moore’s Madera starts have resulted in one top five, and three top ten finishes, in four PCS starts. His lone SRL start produced a ninth place result in 2016.

Cole will be joined by his father John at Madera, along with sponsors JM Environmental,, Big Dog Transport, RT Painting, Naake Suspension Specialists, Palmer Signs Inc., Bubbas Gear and Transmission.