At just 14 years old, Cole Bruce already has his fair share of experience behind the wheel of a race car.
A second generation racer and the son of veteran Virginia late model racer Robert Bruce, the Fredericksburg, Va., native has been behind the wheel of race cars since he was 8 years old.
Starting in the Bandolero class, Cole Bruce quickly found success. He won his first race at the age of 9 at Langley Speedway and proceeded to win races at tracks across Virginia, including Southside Speedway, Langley Speedway, Shenandoah Speedway and Dominion Raceway.
In 2016 Cole Bruce had his best season to date, earning three victories at Shenandoah and two victories at Southside. Those victories combined with a consistent season allowed Cole Bruce to secure the INEX Bandolero Virginia State championship.
Most recently Cole Bruce, whose racing idol is former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, continued to race in the Bandolero class while also beginning his transition to full-sized late models. In 2017 he tested a late model for the first time before making four late model starts in the Dominion Racer class at Dominion Raceway.
This year Cole Bruce will continue his transition to late models. He plans to compete for a championship in the Dominion Racer class at Dominion Raceway with the possibility of also racing a late model at Shenandoah and North Carolina’s Southern National Motorsports Park.