Nashville, TN (Saturday, September 11, 2021) – Four races remain in the 2021 season for Pro Late Models at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, and atop the Championship Points Standings is a familiar face in Michael House. With a doubleheader weekend coming up, a stand alone Local Racing event in October, and the grand finale with the All American 400 weekend, the push to the Championship is in full swing.
House holds the top spot in the standings thanks to a season opening win back in April. House, who trailed newcomer Kody Swanson for much of the race, took the lead after Swanson dropped out of the event with mechanical failure and went on to collect his only win of the season. Perhaps also contributing to House’s points lead is the fact that the night House won, was also one of the worst nights for his nearest competitors.
Dylan Fetcho, who trails House by 35 points heading into the next event, was sidelined early in the season opening event with electrical issues under the hood of the number 89 machine. The hopes of repeating as the Track Champion seemed to fade fast for Fetcho after a 19th place finish completing only 70 of the scheduled 100 laps. Cole Williams, another former Track Champion had a decent opening night finishing in fifth, but couldn’t catch the end of the race break he needed to challenge for a win.
The trio has since held consistent races with each driver posting solid finishes inside the top ten. The exception was Williams who crashed out of the Masters of the Pros 150 in July, and officially posted a 23rd position finish. House’s consistency though has been just better enough to have the edge on the competition. The US Tanks no.1 came up just short on back-to-back wins in the T-Mobile 100 in May, finishing second to JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion Cody Coughlin. Then, at the end of May, finished third behind Fetcho and Willie Allen. The last two races, House posted a 6th and a 5th place finish while Fetcho posted a 3rd and a 7th – meaning House can’t relax on his push for a championship.
Fans can enjoy the final four races at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Friday and Saturday September 17 and 18 for Twin 50s in Music City, a stand alone Local Racing show on October 9th and the All American 100 during All American 400 weekend. For tickets and more information, log onto www.NashvilleFairgroundsSpeedway.Racing.
By: Zach Hiser – Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
Photo – John Lund