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

Unofficial Results:

Street Stocks:

PLACE CAR DRIVER LAPS NOTES
1 465 Carl Porter Jr. 25
2 2 Larry Cunningham 25
3 87 Robert Forsythe 25
4 67 Brian Frazier 25
5 O5 Brittany Climer 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:

PLACE CAR DRIVER LAPS NOTES
1 O2 Travis Owens 25
2 95 Daniel Harper 25
3 58 Jesse Litchford 25
4 25 Josh Garvin 25
5 711 Justin Martin 25
6 83 Ramon Gonzales 25
7 18 Tony Gann 24
8 411 Josh Harrell 24
9 33 Hardy Krantz Jr. 23
10 99 Chris Zentz 23
11 C26 Randall Waterston 22
12 A1 Paul Cummings 0 DNF – Mechanical

 

BH Holmes Legends:

PLACE CAR DRIVER LAPS NOTES
1 17 Oliver Cordell 25
2 79 Austin Farr 25
3 89 Dylan Fetcho 25
4 12 Bryson Shaffer 25
5 20 Justin Maxwell 25
6 88 Boston Oliver 25
7 4 Wayne Grubb 25
8 117 Tyler Cordell 25
9 O7 Travis Oliver 25
10 38 Galen Clark 25
11 O4 Colby Hixon 25
12 27 Kyle Smithson 24
13 81 Justen Dubay 21

 

Pure Stocks:

PLACE CAR DRIVER LAPS NOTES
1 71 William Coats 25
2 O8 Joshua Hood 25
3 21 Ricky McIllwain 25
4 77 Dustin Williams 25
5 43 Paul McCarthy 24
6 73 Zach Honaker 23
7 O8R Ronald Upchurch 23
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:

PLACE CAR DRIVER LAPS NOTES
1 2 Danny Trent 30
2 50 Mark Cole 30
3 4 Jake Trenton 30
4 7 Kent Baledge 30
5 25 Jessie Binkley 30
6 51 Tommy Mcpherson 30
7 3 Randy Roker 30
8 37 Tony Nichols 29
9 14 Tim Vincant 26
10 5 Trent Key 13

 

Limited Late Models:

PLACE CAR DRIVER LAPS NOTES
1 93 Kevin Rollins 30
2 41 Thomas Pannell 30
3 O5 Jeff Belt 30
4 67 Jonathan Dishman 30
5 52 Dwayne Hudson 30
6 19P Peyton Hamlett 30
7 55 Dalton Hamlett 30
8 87 Jeremy Burns 30
9 9 Jim Jordan 30
10 4 Jeff Templeton 30
11 60 Richard Hargrove 30
12 3 Travis Arms 29
13 22 William Hall 28

 

Whelen Super Trucks:

PLACE CAR DRVER LAPS NOTES
1 87 John Burns 30
2 8 Tanner Arms 30
3 5 Robert Terry 30
4 9 Frank Bauer 30
5 41 Philip Hill 30
6 45 Michael Curran 29
7 81 Nicholas Formosa 22 DNF – Mechanical
8 48 Howard Tucker 19 DNF – Mechanical
9 3 Allen Carter 4 DNF – Mechanical

 

Pro Late Models:

PLACE CAR DRVER LAPS NOTES
1 89 Dylan Fetcho 100
2 46 Cole Williams 100
3 O1 Austin Wilson 100
4 20 Chase Johnson 100
5 11 Stacey Crain 100
6 29 Hunter Wright 100
7 103 Tandy Marlin 100
8 9 Michael Bolden 100
9 91 Dylan Bates 100
10 114 Mike Murray 100
11 27 Joe Ross 100
12 8 Mark Day 97
13 62 William Hale 93
14 2 Joey Strode 93
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
20 16B Austin Braley 0 DNS