Nashville, TN (Saturday, May 8, 2021) – One of the most anticipated nights of the 2021 season is now in the books at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. The Crosley Brands Music City 200 Presented by T-Mobile & Action 24/7 saw the ARCA Menards East Series go for 200 laps along with a pair of 100 lap late model races. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour vs Nashville Pros T-Mobile 100 and the Action 24/7 North/South Super Late Model Challenge started the evening of excitement.
A full field of 37 Pro Late Models rolled the grid for the first race of the afternoon. NFS regular Chase Johnson started the race showing great speed while running in the second spot, but fell off quickly before bringing out the first caution of the night. Johnson blew a right front tire and hit the wall in turn four on lap 16.
After the restart, former JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion, Cody Coughlin jumped out to the race lead and never looked back. Coughling survived a number of late race restarts and heavy pressure from former NFS Track Champion, Michael House, en route to his first JEGS Tour win of the 2021 season. Dylan Fetcho, Cole Williams, and Kyle Neveau rounded out the top five.
In the Action 24/7 North/South Super Late Model Challenge, Carson Kvapil (who set fast time) drew the number one pill and started on the pole for the 100 lap contest leading nearly 30 of the country’s best Super Late Model Drivers to green. Kvapil led from the drop of the green flag en route to what was called the biggest win of his super late model career. Kvapil held off restart challenges from Matt Craig all afternoon, including in heavy lapped traffic. Craig would hold on for second ahead of Stephen Nasse, Jake Garcia, and Sammy Smith.
Finally, the future stars of NASCAR prepared for 200 laps around Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway during the Crosley Brands Music City 200 Presented by T-Mobile & Action 24/7. Former All American 400 winner, Mason Mingus brought the field to the green flag alongside Sammy Smith. Mingus jumped out to the early race lead and felt no pressure in the early stages of the race. Smith was charged with a start violation and had to make a pass through penalty going one-lap-down.
After serving his penalty, Smith drove by the leaders to take his lap back and began tracking down other drivers in the field. Meanwhile, Mingus began to lose the handle on his number 11 machine and Mason Diaz got around him on the exit of turn four. Having gone completely uninterrupted for the first 75 laps, a competition caution flew at the end of lap 75 as teams came down pit road for their controlled pit stops.
Diaz again jumped back out to the race lead, but it wasn’t long before everyone started watching Smith work his way through the field. By lap 98, Smith had worked his way into the top three and was ready to go to the top of the pilon – and that’s just what he did. Smith lead a total of 102 laps around Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, including the final one which punched his ticket to victory lane. The win is Smith’s second in a row for the ARCA Menards East Series.
Next up at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is a complete 8-in-1 show with the return of some of Nashville’s favorite local divisions as well as the Nashville debut for the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Model Series on Saturday, May 29th. For more information, log onto www.NashvilleFairgroundsSpeedway.Racing and find Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.