Nashville, TN (Wednesday, October 14, 2020) – Having the fastest car of the day doesn’t always guarantee a win at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (NFS), but it is a momentum builder for the rest of the night. This week, PFC Brakes is recognizing the Fast Qualifiers from Local Racing Presented by Ford Lincoln of Franklin from Saturday, October 3rd.
The Pro Late Model division features the closest Trach Championship points battle across all eight divisions. Cole Williams and Dylan Fetcho are tied after Fetcho picked up his first career Pro Late Model win Saturday night. Williams finished directly behind him in the second spot and has his Fast Qualifier Award to thank for keeping him on top of the standings. Williams turned in a lap of 19.103, just nine-one-thousandths-of-a-second faster than Kyle Neveau. Williams’ time nearly fell on several occasions, as the top five drivers were separated by just over six-one-hundredths-of-a-second.
For the Whelen Super Trucks, Nicolas Formosa set fast time for the day, turning in a 20.072 around the 5/8ths-mile oval. Formosa legged out the top spot over Trach Championship contender John Burns, who clocked in just eleven-one-hundredths-of-a-second slower with a 20.083. Burns went on to win Saturday night’s Whelen Super Truck 30-lap main event.
On the quarter-mile, the spread for the Fast Qualifier honors remained close in many of the divisions. In Limited Late Models, Dwayne Hudson squeezed out a 15.570 lap, good enough to hold off Kevin Rollins by just forty-eight-one-hundredths of a second. Rollins, however, went on to collect the feature win later that night.
Pure Stocks were the next to qualify, and Murfreesboro, Tennessee native, Phillip McCord continued to show stellar speed. McCord clocked in at 16.538, over a tenth-of-a-second faster than that of Joshua Hood.
Bryson Shaffer continued to have a potentially Championship earning night, making the best of his qualifying group with the BH Holmes Construction Legends. The current Championship Points leader set fast time at 15.822. Shaffer’s time just knocked off Justen Dubay, who came in four-one-thousandths-of-a-second slower.
Travis Owens was the class of the field with the Pest Doctor Front Runners. Owens clocked in over three-tenths of a second faster than Josh Garvin with a 16.337. Owens later went on to collect the win by over three seconds.
It was a battle of father and son during the Street Stock Qualifying; in the end Carl Porter, Sr. came out on top. Porter clocked in at 16.280, just four-one-thousands of a second better than Carl Porter, Jr. who went on to win the evening’s feature.
Finally, the Dye Hard Hair Salon Bandoleros saw close times across the division. Aiden Potter set quick time with an 18.169. Austin Harrison was second quick, turning in eighty-four-one-hundredths of a second slower.
Each Fast Qualifier recognized by PFC Brakes will receive a $50 product certificate redeemable through PFC Brakes and Day Racing Products.
The next event for these PFC Brakes Fast Qualifiers is on Saturday, October 17th during Local Racing and Military Appreciation Night. Gates open at 4:00 pm with racing at 5:30 pm. Tickets are available now at www.nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing. Search Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @RaceFairgrounds.
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Story – Zach Hiser, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
Photo – Paradigm Multimedia Marketing