Nashville, TN (Tuesday, July 21, 2020) – Last Saturday night during pre-race ceremonies for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Masters of the Pros 150 Presented by Day Racing Products, the 2019 Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway points champions were honored for their season accomplishments.
In February of 2020, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway promotional company changed hands. The previous promotions group neglected to recognize the champions of a season ago thus, the new promotional companies – D&D Events and Track Enterprises, stepped-in.
Nashville Fairground Speedway’s Chief Financial Officer, Tammi Dyce and her team, organized a ceremony on the visitmusiccity.com stage, in front of the historic speedway grandstands, for the seven local racing division champions to be awarded. Presenting the awards was The Fairgrounds Nashville Executive Director, Laura Womack accompanied by Randy Dyce of D&D Events and Bob Sargent of Track Enterprises. Each Champion received a custom Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Championship acoustic guitar.
Music City’s own Jackson Boone collected his first Pro Late Model championship-winning guitar. Boone went on to compete in the Masters of the Pros 150 later Saturday evening, finishing an impressive fifth of 40 plus cars.
John Burns of Murfreesboro, Tennessee earned the Whelen Super Truck title one year ago, making him the twelfth different truck champion in Nashville.
Kevin Rollins claimed his fifth championship on the quarter-mile at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Rollins’ first title came 13 years ago when he won the BH Holmes Construction Legends Division Championship. Rollins resumed his winning ways in 2015 with a second Legends crown. In 2017 Rollins picked-up a Street Stock Championship before becoming the 2018 and 2019 Limited Late Model Division Track Champion.
Carl Porter Jr. of Nashville was honored as the 2019 Street Stock Champion. Porter also won the 2020 season opening event at NFS on July 4th.
The 2019 Pure Stock Championship title belongs to Carl Porter Sr. Porter’s 2019 crown makes him a back-to-back division champion.
The 2019 Pest Doctor Front Runner championship was won by Smyrna, Tennessee’s Will Owens. Later Saturday evening, Owens drove to the NFS visitmusiccity.com Winner Circle, taking the checkered flag first in the 25-lap Front Runner feature race.
Now contending for a Pro Late Model Rookie of the Year title, Hunter Wright, a native of Gladeville, Tennessee, won his third consecutive BH Holmes Legends Car Division Championship last year. Wright had a solid run going later in the evening during the Masters of the Pros 150 before dropping out early, suffering from the sweltering heat.
The next event at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, August 8th featuring local racing. Pro Late Models and the Whelen Super Trucks will headline the show on the five-eighths mile while the Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, BH Holmes Constructions Legends, and Die-Hard Hair Salon Bandoleros compete on the quarter-mile. Ticket and Schedule information will be made available in the coming days.
To learn more about the historic Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, visit www.nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing, like NFS on Facebook at ‘Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway’ a be sure to follow @RaceFaigrounds on Twitter and Instagram.
By – Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
Photo – Rich Corbett & Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway / Paradigm Racing