Salem, IN. (July 5, 2022) – The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance Pro Late Models will be back in action this weekend with the tenth running of the Rackley Roofing Masters of the Pros 150. For the third season in a row the event will take place at the famed Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee this Friday and Saturday July 8th and 9th. The event will be a points event for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour and the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Pro Late Models.
Previous winners of the Rackley Roofing Masters of the Pros 150 include NASCAR Cup Series competitor Chase Elliott in 2013, Anderson Bowen in 2014, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver John Hunter Nemechek in 2015 and 2016, Cole Williams in 2017, all of those events were held at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. Bubba Pollard won the event in 2018 when it was held at Birch Run Speedway and again in 2019 when it was held at Memphis International Raceway. North Carolina racer Matt Craig won the event in 2020. Nashville’s own Willie Allen got the win in last year’s addition in front of the biggest crowd ever to watch a Masters of the Pros event, thanks to the event being paired with the Superstar Racing Experience Series (SRX) Championship event.
The 150-lap green flag Masters of the Pros event will pay $10,000 to win plus bonuses, making it one of the highest paying Pro/Crate Late Model events in the country, and will again be paired up with the SRX event at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. The winner will be awarded a signature green jacket, like the one that is known for adorning the champion of golf’s Master’s event and a cherished Nashville Guitar, which has become the standard winner’s trophy in Nashville. The event will be a six-tire max race in 2022. Once again, the event will be split into two stages. The first 100 laps will be raced prior to the SRX events. The final 50 laps will take place after the conclusion of the SRX feature event. Teams will be given the opportunity to work on their racecars between the stages.
Last year’s Masters of the Pros event winner Willie Allen tops a talented list of drivers entered for the tenth addition of the event. Allen has numerous feature wins at Nashville and was the 2015 Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Late Model Champion.
2020 Masters of the Pros event winner Matt Craig is also entered. Craig has taken a liking to Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, he also won last years 300 lap Super Late Model event as part of the All-American 400.
2017 Masters of the Pros winner Cole Williams is entered. Williams, a two-time Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Late Model Champion in 2015 and 2016, will be doing double duty on Saturday as he will also compete in the SRX event along with a great list of some of the top race car drivers in the world including Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte, Michael Waltrip, Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden, Tony Kanaan, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Paul Tracy and Marco Andretti. Williams won the 2022 Nashville Pro Late Model Season Opener on April 2nd.
Other top drivers entered for the Masters of the Pros includes 2020 Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Late Model Champion Dylan Fetcho, who picked up his first ever JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour win in the series May 7th event at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Current JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour points leader Nick Egan is entered along with second in points Dakota Stroup. Former JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event winners Trey Craig and Cory Deuser are entered along with Dylan Bates. 15-year-old Seekonk, Maine driver Gio Ruggiero is entered to make his series and Masters of the Pros debut after picking up victories with the CARS Pro Late Model Tour and at New Smyrna Speedway earlier this season. Former Berlin Raceway Champion and muti-time feature winner Nate Walton is also entered.
Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, as always, will be well represented in Saturday’s Masters of the Pros, already entered are 2019 Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Late Model Champion Jackson Boone winner of the last Nashville Pro Late Model feature on June 4th, Hunter Wright who got his first Nashville Pro Late Model feature win on April 16th, Chase Johnson, Jake Bollman, Daniel Bolden, Michael Bolden, Bryson Shaffer, Davy Coble, Stacy Crain, Tandy Marlin, Bennie Hamlett, Travis Arms, Austin Wilson, Boston Oliver and Alabama racers Johnny Brazier and Jim Wall.
On Friday teams will have rig parking, pit stall set up, tech, tire selection and a two-hour open practice session from 5 to 7pm (Central Time) for the Masters of the Pros Pro Late Models.
Pits open at 7am on Saturday. There will be a one-hour practice session for the Masters of the Pros Pro Late Models from 10:45am to 11:45am. Nova Motorsports qualifying will take place at 2:15pm. If a Last Chance race is needed, it will take place at 3:30pm. The first stage of the Rackley Roofing Masters of the Pros 150 will go green at 5pm. The SRX events will begin at 7pm. The second stage of the Rackley Roofing Masters of the Pros 150 is scheduled to begin at 9:30pm.
Tickets are only $35 for General Admission seats and $40 for Reserved Upper-Level seats. Get your tickets today and learn more by visiting nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing.
More information on the Rackley Roofing Masters of the Pros 150 and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour can be found at www.cra-racing.com.
Photo Credit – Aaron Farrier