Nashville, TN – Winning a race at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (NFS) on a Saturday night is big deal in its own right. Winning a race at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway during the fair is an even bigger deal. Now, winning a race during the Nashville Fair on September 17th also means qualifying for the US Legend Cars National in Las Vegas.
Officials have announced Auto Racing at the Nashville Fair on Saturday, September 17th is now a US Legends and Bandolero National Qualifier race. This means the highest finishing driver in each category will be guaranteed a provisional starting position in the US Legends and Bandolero Asphalt Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada later this fall.
Though only two Legends Car features are typically run on a Saturday night at Nashville Fairground Speedway there are actually four types of driver classifications. Those are Masters, Pros, Semi-Pros, and Young-Lions. Masters are drivers 40 years of age and older. The Pros class is considered the ‘expert’ classification where drivers must meet certain bench marks of experience and achievements to receive a Pro license. Semi-Pro drivers are 16 years of age and older and have limited racing experience. The Young Lion classification is designed for driver 12 to 15 years of age.
At Nashville, Masters and Pros race together and Semi-Pros and Young Lions race together. In the Bandolero Division there are Outlaws, Bandits, and Beginner Bandit classifications all racing together in one feature event.
Legend Cars and Bandoleros race all over the world and are bound to the same set of technical regulations and championship point accumulations through a sanctioning body known as ‘INEX’. As racers compete in various events and at different tracks around the world, their points are being tallied by INEX and at the end of the year Champions are awarded within each classification and each discipline – Asphalt Oval, Dirt Oval, and Road Course Racing.
Jenson Jorgenson from Georgia is currently leading the world Pro championship. Jorgenson won the most recent Legend Car feature in Nashville during Bass Tire Family Night on August 13th.
Joshua Mullins currently sits third in Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Legend Cars Championship points and second in the Legend Cars Masters world standings behind Georgia racer, Robbie Woodall.
Michael Crafton of Franklin, Tennessee, a multi-time Legends feature winner at NFS is leading the Tennessee Semi-Pro standing and currently places 8th in the world championship.
TJ DeCaire has won multiple feature events at NFS this year including the US Legends Spring National event on April 16th and 17th. DeCaire from Land O Lakes, Florida is the current leader of the Young Lions world standings.
Legend Cars features are some of the most competitive races on Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway’s quarter-mile oval. Last race there were 35 entries and the number is expected to increase on September 17th now that Auto Racing at the Nashville Fair is a US Legends National Qualifier event.
The Garage Area opens at 10:00am on Saturday with short-track Practice set for 1:30pm and Racing for 5:00pm. Pit Passes are $40 and Grandstand Admission is FREE with paid Fair admission. Fair tickets are available online for just $7 when purchased before the Fair opens on September 9th.
To learn more about Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway please visit nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing or call the Speedway Office at 615-254-1986.
For more information about the Nashville Fair go to nashfair.fun.
Information about US Legend Cars International and INEX visit uslegendcars.com.