Fetcho Earns First Career Pro Late Model Win
Nashville, TN – One of the most eventful nights of the 2020 season unfolded Saturday night at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (NFS) during Local Racing presented by Ford Lincoln of Franklin. A total of nine classes made up the evening’s show, including all eight local divisions plus Baby Grands sponsored by Oasis Irrigation.
The evening began with the Dye Hard Hair Salon Bandoleros. Multiple caution flags plagued the event, which ended up being a trend for the better part of the evening. When the checkered flag fell, Taylor Corum collected a ticket to the Winner Circle.
Street Stocks were the next to do battle on the ¼-mile oval. Carl Porter, Jr held off all comers across multiple restarts to collect his third win of the year, and second in a row at Nashville. Next up, the Pest Doctor Front Runners; who worked through a couple opening lap crashes before going to the checkered flag without any other major incidents. Travis Owens crossed the line for the win.
BH Holmes Construction Legends rolled to the Speedway for their 25 lap feature, one that was perhaps the calmest of the evening. Oliver Cordell held off a charge in lapped traffic from Austin Farr and Dylan Fetcho for his first win of the season. Pure Stocks were also set to battle for 25 laps of ¼-mile action, and battle they did. Phillip McCord, who came into the evening with the Championship Points lead, found himself in a heated on track battle with Jeremy Odle. An incident exiting the fourth turn lead the beginning of the end for McCord. The two made contact on the front stretch that escalated into retaliation from both drivers. Ultimately, McCord’s night ended with mechanical failure, while Odle’s night only lasted a few more laps before he also pulled in with mechanical problems. In the end, Dylan Jones drove the number 71 machine to the Winner Circle.
The guests of the night, Baby Grand Series sponsored by Oasis Irrigation followed Pure Stocks for 30 laps of competition. Danny Trent, who set fast time earlier in the evening, drove through the field and kept his nose clean for the win. Trent recalled in the Winner Circle collecting a win at Nashville several years ago while racing on the 5/8ths-mile. Trent bested Mark Cole and Jake Trenton for the win.
Limited Late Models capped the ¼-mile action for the evening, with 13 cars rolling off the grid for 30 laps. From the third starting spot, Kevin Rollins raced his way to his first win of the 2020 season. Rollins held off challenges from Thomas Pannell, Jeff Belt, and Jonathan Dishman for the win.
The Whelen Super Trucks were the first to tackle ‘The Big Track’ in Nashville. Nine Cars rolled to the green flag, and were only slowed on one occasion when Robert Terry spun in turns one and two with a flat tire. From there, Championship contenders John Burns and Tanner Arms were the class of the field. Burns held on to collect the win over Arms and Terry, who battled back for a podium finish.
Finally, 100 laps of Pro Late Model racing capped off the evening. The event went clean and green for the first 48 laps, when the first caution flew after Billy Cesco spun into the front stretch wall. William Hale had been setting an impressive pace through the opening laps, but everything changed on the restart.
Hale struggled to get back into a groove and was quickly dismissed from the lead by Dylan Fetcho at the half-way mark. Fetcho’s reign at the point didn’t last long, as just a couple rotations later, then Championship Points Leader Cole Williams muscled his way to the top spot.
The final caution of the night came with just 16 laps remaining. Davey Coble’s number 14 machine spun down the backstretch, drawing the yellow. Extracurricular activity also removed Kyle Neveau from the event, and the race was halted for cleanup.
On the ensuing restart, both Williams and Fetcho spun their tires coming to green. While Fetcho recovered better than Williams, the 46 machine hung strong on the outside of Fetcho through turns one and two. By turn three, Fetcho had taken sole possession of the top spot with no intention to relinquishing it. Williams applied plenty of pressure as the laps clicked down, but he would be no match for the Nashville, Tennessee native. The win is Fetcho’s first career Pro Late Model win at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Williams came home second, while Austin Wilson completed the podium.
The next event for Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is another night of Local Racing on Saturday, October 17th; also Military Appreciation Night. It’ll be the final night of the season for the Whelen Super Trucks. Gates open at 4:00 pm, with the first green flag of the night at 5:30 pm.
Tickets and more event information are available now at www.nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing. Search for Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Facebook and Twitter @RaceFairgrounds.
Story: Zach Hiser, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
Photo: Paradigm Digital Multimedia Marketing
|1||465||Carl Porter Jr.||25|
|6||13||Darrell Fudge||22||DNF – Mechanical|
|7||68||Carl Porter Sr.||18||DNF – Mechanical|
|8||14||Billy Shaffer||9||DNF – Mechanical|
|9||76||Joshua Pierce||0||DNF – Accident|
Pest Doctor Front Runners:
|9||33||Hardy Krantz Jr.||23|
|12||A1||Paul Cummings||0||DNF – Mechanical|
BH Holmes Legends:
|8||13||James Shaw||10||DNF – Mechanical|
|9||282||Phillip McCord||10||DNF – Accident|
|10||20||Jeremy Odle||6||DNF – Accident|
|11||15||Michael Toth||3||DNF – Mechanical|
Baby Grand Series:
Limited Late Models:
Whelen Super Trucks:
|7||81||Nicholas Formosa||22||DNF – Mechanical|
|8||48||Howard Tucker||19||DNF – Mechanical|
|9||3||Allen Carter||4||DNF – Mechanical|
Pro Late Models:
|15||O9||Daniel Bolden||91||DNF – Accident|
|16||12||Bryson Shaffer||85||DNF – Accident|
|17||25||Kyle Neveau||84||DNF – Accident|
|18||16||Billy Sisco||84||DNF – Accident|
|19||14||Davey Coble||84||DQ – Unsportsmanlike Conduct|