Mitch Cobb has a little bit longer commute to work than most of us. He has gotten use to the nearly 2,000-mile journey he takes during the race season from the small western Colorado town where he resides to all of his planned events for 2008. Usually stopping in airports such as Denver or Dallas before arriving into Atlanta or Pensacola. This weekends Pro All Star Series race in Cordele, Georgia will be no different. A Thursday flight into Atlanta will start the weekend as Mitch and his crew at Bill Elliott Racing will put the finishing touches on the car Friday before it is loaded and sent down I-75 to the Watermelon Capital Speedway for the PASS race on April 26th. It will be Mitch’s first race at Cordele and the second time Mitch has competed with PASS this year.
Mitch’s first run with PASS last month in Hickory, NC was both good and bad. After qualifying 11th he raced his Bill Elliott Racing #94 Ford up to 7th position by the 40th lap of the 150-lap race on Easter weekend. Settled in behind current PASS series champion Ryan Lawler (and eventual race winner) a lapped car spun and collected Mitch damaging his radiator and leaving no choice but to retire. It was a frustrating result but it let Mitch know he could run the pace of the leaders in his very first Super Late Model race.
Things have only gotten better for Mitch since then, a fourth place finish in round 1 of the Blizzard series in Pensacola followed up by a second place finish the following evening in Mobile, AL has the team very excited about their chances for the rest of the season to be in position to win some races.
“I did a few practice laps in a Pro Late Model car last year around Cordele and felt like it suited my driving style quite well.” Said the calm 17-year old. “I much prefer the D-shape to the classic oval design when it comes to the shorter tracks. I can’t really say why, just seems to be a better fit for me. It’s also good to be racing closer to Bill Elliott country. Hopefully we can make some of Awesome Bill’s fans proud on Saturday night and put the #94 in victory lane!”
On Sunday following the race Mitch will once again make the 2,000 mile trek back to Colorado and over the Rocky Mountains. After all he still has to be in high school on Monday morning. His trip home will be short lived, as his next scheduled departure is just four days later once again on a flight to a race through Atlanta. For more information about the Pro All Star Series please visit www.racewithpass.com or for more information about Mitch Cobb and Bill Elliott Racing please visit www.mitchcobbracing.com.