Three Weekends Remain for 2020 Points Racing
Nashville, TN (Tuesday, September 29, 2020) – October marks the final month of racing at the famed Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (NFS) and with it comes some of the closest Championship Points Standings across the country. All eight Local Racing divisions are mathematically up for grabs, with some drivers nearly tied for the top spot with just three weekends of racing remaining.
The Pro Late Model division has the closest Championship Points battle, with Sellersburg, Indiana native, Cole Williams, narrowly claiming the top spot after the September 12th show. Nashville, Tennessee’s Dylan Fetcho sits just one point back from Williams following consecutive runner-up finishes. Williams has gone to the Visit Music City Winner Circle twice this season – his first win during the season opener on July 4th and his latest during the most recent NFS race. Williams will be looking to add another win to his season during the Saturday, October 3rd Local Racing presented by Ford Lincoln of Franklin.
Williams spoke to Speed51’s The Bullring on Monday morning discussing his strategy headed into the final weeks.“We want to make sure we perform our best. We don’t really look at points early on, we just try and win races,” Williams said. “Hopefully, points will just come to us as we go … We just stick to the goal of trying to win races and winning races is going to win you championships,” Williams explained.
The Pro Late Models will race for Championship Points over the next three events at NFS, including Saturday, October 3rd, 17th, and the All American 400 Weekend, October 30th through November 1st. The 100 lap Pro Late Model feature, part of the All American 400, serves as the Nashville Championship finale.
The Whelen Super Trucks sport their own unique points race. Greenbrier, Tennessee native, Tanner Arms holds a seven-point lead over defending champion John Burns. Arms has two NFS Feature wins this season; like Williams in the Pro Late Models, Arms’ wins include the season opener and the most recent race. Burns has yet to find the Winner Circle in 2020, but has finished on the podium at every event, sporting a third-place finish and two runner-ups; he’ll try to remain consistent during the next event on Saturday, October 3rd. The 2020 Whelen Super Trucks Track Champion will be determined on Saturday, October 17th.
The other six Local Racing divisions scramble for Championships through Friday, October 31st. Limited Late Models are separated by just seven points at the top, while a 10 point difference is spread across the top three. Jeffery Belt shows the way over two-time and defending Track Champion, Kevin Rollins. Directly behind them sits Jonathan Dishman, who has finished outside of the podium (4th) just once this season.
For Street Stocks, Larry Cunningham leads by eight points on Brian Frazier. Pure Stocks are led by Phillip McCord, who has a 17 point advantage over Josh Hood. Pest Doctor Front Runners show a 20 point difference for the top spot, with Daniel Harper showing the way over Jessie Litchford. Bryson Shaffer sports a 14 point lead over Justin Maxwell in the BH Holmes and Construction Legends. In the track’s first season with the Dye Hard Hair Salon Bandoleros, Aiden Potter shows the way by five points over Austin Harrison.
For more details on upcoming events at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway which includes Local Racing presented by Ford Lincoln of Franklin on October 3rd, ticket information, racing divisions and more, visit www.nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing. Be sure to follow Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Facebook and Twitter @RaceFairgrounds. While on the socials, use #RaceNashville.