Both of McCool’s feature wins came behind the wheel of a new Victory Circle by Moyer car, which he plans to campaign in the March 22-24 WoO LMS tripleheader. Whynot’s event is sandwiched by identical 50-lap, $10,000-to-win shows on March 22 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., and March 24 at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tenn.
“The season definitely didn’t start as well as we wanted it to,” said McCool, who sits ninth in the current WoO LMS points standings with a top finish of sixth to his credit. “But I think we progressed some and got better during the trip, and then we brought out a brand-new car (at Ark-La-Tex) and it seemed to work pretty good. I think some of the things we learned in Florida we threw at this new car and it helped us, and now were gonna try it in the Outlaw shows and see what happens.
The lone WoO LMS checkered flag of McCool’s career came early last season, on April 28 at Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway, so its been 39 races since he stood in victory lane on the tour. He can think of no better place to snap that winless stretch than in his home state, where the WoO LMS has contested just five previous races in its history.
“It would mean a lot to win an Outlaw show in Mississippi,” said McCool, whose two career starts in WoO LMS A-Mains held in Mississippi (2011 at Columbus Speedway, 08 at Pike County Speedway) resulted in early retirements. ”It means a lot to win any big race, but doing it in your home state against all the best drivers, with so many of our fans watching, would be a big deal for us.”