Make-up Dates Announced for Suspended May and June Races
Nashville, TN (Thursday, July 23, 2020) – After two successful racing events at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in the month of July, make-up dates have been set for the suspended races earlier in the season. The COVID-19 Pandemic suspended three local races at NFS: April 18th, May 16th and June 6th. The April 18th race has been moved to August 29th. That was previously announced on March 30th.
Now, Speedway Officials have announced the May 16th and June 6th races have been rescheduled for Saturday, September 12th and Saturday, October 17th. Both events are set to feature all eight local racing division: Pro Late Models, Whelen Super Trucks, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Pest Doctor Front Runners, BH Holmes Construction Legends Cars and Die-Hard Hair Bandoleros. There will be practice days on Friday, September 11th and Friday, October 16th.
The remaining racing schedule at America’s Favorite Short Track features six races – August 8th, August 29th, September 12th, October 3rd, October 17th and the prestigious All American 400 Race Weekend on Friday, October 30th, Saturday, October 31st and Sunday, November 1st.
The first race of the season at NFS took place on Saturday, July 4th where Cole Williams (PLM), Tanner Arms (ST), Jeff Belt (LLM), Carl Porter Jr. (SS), Phillip McCord (PS), Daniel Harper (FR), Bryson Shaffer (LG) and Austin Harrison (BAN) collected the feature wins. The second race of the season was the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Masters of the Pros 150 Presented by Day Racing Products that boasted over 40 Pro Late Models in competition. North Carolina’s Matt Craig captured the win, earning $10,000. Payton Hamlett (LLM), Philip McCord (PS), Will Owens (FR) and Boston Oliver (LG) collected feature wins on the quarter mile.
Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway continues to pioneer the return to live sporting events in Nashville, Tennessee as the historic speedway has become the first professional sporting venue to resume operations – holding sporting events with spectators within Music City USA in 2020.
Director of the Nashville Metropolitan Health Department, Dr. Michael Caldwell, has attended the two racing events thus far at NFS, reporting high percentages of compliance of spectators following CDC guidelines.
Caldwell told The Tennessean, “What they’re doing here at the raceway is helping us to take these best practices to other events in the community”.
To learn more about protocols at NFS in response to COVID-19, visit www.nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing. Follow Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Facebook by searching ‘Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway’ and on Twitter @RaceFairgrounds.
Revised NFS 2020 Schedule
As of July 23, 2020
Saturday, July 4 – Local Racing, Opening Night
Saturday, July 18 – CRA Masters of the Pros 150
Saturday, August 8 – Local Racing, First Responders Night
Saturday, August 29 – Local Racing, Presented by Ford Lincoln of Franklin
Saturday, September 12 – Local Racing
Saturday, October 3 – Local Racing
Saturday, October 17 – Local Racing
Friday, October 30 – All American 400 Race Weekend
Saturday, October 31 – All American 400 Race Weekend
Sunday, November 1 – All American 400 Race Weekend
By: Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
Photo: Paradigm Racing