McCool’s most recent victory at Whynot came in the tracks 2013 season opener on Saturday night. He tuned up for the speedway’s historic World of Outlaws show by capturing a Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series event.
“We’ve had quite a bit of success there over the years,” said McCool, who has earned four of his 10 career MSCCS victories at Whynot. ”I always like racing there. It’s kind of a fast little deal, a big circle where you can race two- or three-wide and sometimes even four-wide. Last year in the (season-ending) Fall Classic we ran three-wide for the lead for 50 laps.
“I would say its the best racing in Mississippi,” he added. ”Back years ago it used to be follow-the-leader racing a lot, but (owner) Rodney (Wing) has just totally changed that place for the better since he took it over. He’s done a real good job with the surface.”
McCool, who won the 2012 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year award with one of the best seasons a first-year traveler has ever enjoyed (one win, nine top-five and 15 top-10 finishes), will enter Whynot’s World of Outlaws program riding a wave of momentum. He struggled for most of the tours season-opening eight-race swing through Georgia and Florida last month, failing to register a single top-five finish, but came alive over the past two weeks, preceding his Whynot score with a $10,000 triumph in the unsanctioned Pelican 100 on March 9 at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La.