Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers Super Trucks Championship This Saturday
Nashville, TN (Wednesday, October 6, 2021) – The final regular season weekend of the season is on tap at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway this Saturday, which means it’s the final chance for Pro Late Model teams to prepare for the 37th Running of the US Tank All American 400 in Memory of Jillian Brown on Sunday, October 31st. This weekend also serves as the Championship weekend for the Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers Super Trucks, and is the penultimate event for teams of Nashville’s quarter-mile divisions.
Heading into the weekend, Micheal House holds the top spot in the Championship Points Standings thanks to a season opening win back in April paired with other consistent finishes throughout the year. His US Tank 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 Dylan Fetcho and Willie Allen. The last two races, House posted a 6th and a 5th place finish. House hopes to pad his points lead over Fetcho this weekend who trails House by 35 points.
For the Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers Super Trucks, the race for the Championship feels very similar to how it did just one season ago. Coming into the Saturday night event, 2019 Track Champion, John Burns holds a 13 point advantage over defending Track Champion, Tanner Arms. Burns and Arms each have a win this season, with Frank Bauer, who sits third in the points standings, collecting the other win this year. Bauer was the surprise winner after Arms and Burns came together on the final lap, causing Arms to crash on the backstretch while Burns rode the outside wall around the track to finish second. The win was Bauer’s first at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
On the quarter-mile, this weekend will be important for setting the championship contenders up for a strong finish to the season. The Limited Late Model championship battle is one of the closest among the eight divisions. Multitime Track Champion, Kevin Rollins holds just a one point advantage over defending track champion, Jonathan Dishman. Alan Carter (3rd) sits just two points out of the top spot, while Jim Jordan (4th) is eight points back.
Elsewhere, the Street Stocks Championship hunt shows rookie Michael Pannell leads the way by three points over Billy Schaffer and eight points over fellow rookie Travis Arms. Dylan Jones is on top of the Pure Stock points standings. He holds an eight point lead over rookie John Bradley.
The Pest Doctor Front Runners are led by Jesse Litchford; he sits eight points ahead of Tony Gann for the championship lead. One of the most heavily populated divisions this season is the BH Holmes Construction Legends. Of the nearly 40 drivers who have raced in the division this season, Boston Oliver holds the top spot. Oliver Cordell is just five points back, while rookie Michael Crafton sits 10 points out of the top spot. Finally, Aiden Potter is showing the way in the Dye Hard Hair Salon Bandoleros. He holds a 10 point lead over rookie Gavon Veach heading into the weekend.
This weekend, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is also happy to welcome the residents of Freeman Webb.
Admission gates for this Saturday’s race will open at 4:00 PM with racing scheduled to start at 5:00 PM. Tickets will be available at the gate, however, discounted advanced tickets are available at www.NashvilleFairgroundsSpeedway.Racing.
Photo – Paradigm Racing