Whelen Super Trucks Champion to be Crowned Saturday
Nashville, TN (Tuesday, October 13, 2020) – An exciting and competitive season for the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (NFS) Whelen Super Trucks comes to a close this Saturday night during Local Racing on Military Appreciation Night. Headed into the final event, Tanner Arms and John Burns, both former track champions, are separated by just two points – virtually setting up a winner take all situation.
Heading into the weekend, no clear favorite presents themselves on paper; as Arms enters the weekend with two wins this season, Burns comes in with several fast qualifier awards and is the latest winner at NFS. Burns also brings with him a championship from just one year ago, while Arms sports a former Rookie of the Year honor and Pro Mod Track Championship.
Arms holds the slim two-point lead over Burns. The 2020 season has been good to the Greenbrier, Tennessee driver; with a total of two wins – Opening Night, July 4th, and September 12th. Arms’ Santa Fe/Music City Nashville/Day Racing Products number 8 hasn’t spent a single night outside of the top three.
For Burns, a championship for him would put him in rare company as one of just four drivers to ever win multiple Whelen Super Trucks Track Championships. Thanks to his title in 2019, Burns would also become the first driver since Daniel Victory in 2007 and 2008 to win back-to-back titles. The JBC Custom Homes number 87 has been to victory lane one time this season, during Local Racing on October 3rd. Prior to that, Burns had a pair of second-place finishes, along with a third on opening night.
For those who want to do the math on race day, the top three qualifying positions award points; three points for fast time, two points for second, and one point for third quick. During the main event, a three-point spread is the difference between the race winner and the runner up. Should the two drivers remain tied at the end of the night, the champion would then be decided based on finishes this season, all the way down to fast qualifier awards if needed.
Arms or Burns will be announced as the Whelen Super Trucks Track Champion following Saturday’s Local Racing. Fans can watch the action begin to unfold with Qualifying beginning at 4:00 pm. The first green flag of the night waves at 5:30 pm.
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Story – Zach Hiser, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
Photo – Paradigm Multi-Media Marketing