Nashville, TN (Thursday, September 24, 2020) – For some of the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (NFS) Local Racing divisions, the Rookie of the Year points battles are nearly as close as the action on the track – which means performing well at each event could be the difference between becoming an NFS Rookie of the Year, or simply having a rookie campaign. This week, we look back on the PFC Brakes Rookie of the Race Award winners for the Local Racing program on Saturday, September 12th.
The Pro Late Model division features the closest Rookie of the Year (RoY) points battle across all eight divisions. Hunter Wright holds a 12 point advantage over Chase Johnson for the RoY honors. Wright also presented a strong performance during an exciting 100 laps in the most recent contest. After leading laps and avoiding trouble, Wright brought his number 29 Day Racing Products machine home in the third spot behind fellow Track Championship contenders, Cole Williams and Dylan Fetcho, earning him the Rookie of the Race Award honors. The podium finish was Wright’s best of the 2020 season.
For the Whelen Super Trucks, Micheal Curran is the current RoY points leader, however, his absence from the September 12th program allowed Philip Hill to close in to just a 35 point difference with two shows remaining. Hill set his own pace and brought home a Rookie of the Race Award winning 6th place finish.
On the quarter-mile oval, the RoY points gap opens open even further across the remaining five divisions. In Limited Late Models, Jeff Templeton worked to open his lead even further with a seventh-place finish. For the Street Stocks, Brittany Climer posted another top-five finish on the heels of her first career win at NFS; a drive that allowed her to keep a 46 point gap on Paul Moody. Zach Honaker came up one spot shy of a win in the Pure Stock division, but his third podium of the year all but assures he will be the 2020 Pure Stock Rookie of the Year. The BH Holmes Construction Legends saw Austin Farr drive to an impressive third-place finish Saturday night behind Track Championship contenders Justin Maxwell and Dylan Fetcho.
Each recipient of the PFC Rookie of the Race Award will receive a $50 product certificate redeemable through PFC Brakes and Day Racing Products.
The next event for these PFC Brakes Rookie of the Race Award winners is on Saturday, October 3rd during Local Racing Presented by Ford Lincoln of Franklin. 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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We have built the company with people who believe in, relate to, and adopt this philosophy. A philosophy that we believe our customers share. And we respect our customers, because they don’t just adopt our company philosophy, they live it. We are all too familiar with their character, their values, their objectives, because they are ones without compromise.
Story – Zach Hiser, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
Additional Contributions – Donnie Redd, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
Photo – Rich Corbett