Nashville, TN (Friday, October 16, 2020) – Some of the Track Championship contenders at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (NFS) already showed their speed during Friday’s open practice. As for who to watch on Saturday, the Pro Late Model Division may offer up the most entertainment when it comes time to Qualify.
Defending All American 400 Champion, Mason Mingus began the day as the class of the field for the Pro Late Models, besting the field in the opening two rounds of practice with a 19.339 (Round 1) and a 19.292 (Round 2). As the sun went down though, other names came to the top, and nearly turned in a sub-19-second time. Track Championship contender, Cole Williams topped the charts at the end of round three at a 19.098. But, it was the final round of the evening when the best time of the day was set; Willie Allen Racing Development Driver, Howie DiSavino III clocked in a 19.084 – just four-tenths of a second off the track record.
In the Whelen Super Trucks, John Burns continued to show why he’s in contention for his second straight Track Championship, setting fast time in every round Friday except round one. Burns’ best lap came during round two with a 20.437.
Quarter-mile divisions were led nearly exclusively by the Championship Points leaders. Limited Late Models were paced by last week’s feature winner Kevin Rollins at a 15.442, a time which he set during round three on the afternoon. Three-time Street Stock feature winner, Carl Porter, Jr. flexed his muscle to the tune of a 16.072 during his final laps on the track. A fellow three-time feature winner, Phillip McCord, had the quickest Pure Stock time of the day during his final round of practice with a 16.450. Nashville’s Tony Signoracci led the Pest Doctor Front Runners at a 17.315. Championship Points leader, Bryson Shaffer set the mark to beat for the BH Holmes Construction Legends at a 15.841, and Aiden Potter showed the way for the Dye Hard Hair Salon Bandoleros clocking in a 17.538.
These drivers will look for continued success during Saturday’s Local Racing for Military Appreciation night. Tickets are just $15 for Adults, $12 for Senior Citizens (60+) and Military, Kids 6-12 $5, and Kids 5 & Under are FREE. Pit passes are $35. General Admission gates open at 4:00 pm, with the first Green Flag of the night at 5:30 pm. In accordance with guidelines set forth by the City of Nashville, Face Coverings are required.
Race fans can beat the lines and order their tickets anytime online at www.nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing or by calling the box office at 615- 254-1986. Search Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Facebook and follow on Twitter @RaceFairgrounds.
Story – Zach Hiser, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
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