Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Eyes Only September Date
Nashville, TN (Friday, September 11, 2020) – Following an over month’s long shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by Government Officials, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is firing up to race again. On Saturday, September 12th, eight divisions of exciting racing will battle on the historic property where so many legends have come before. The only event in the month of September will not only feature Local Racing, but a number of other special events throughout the evening.
Racing this weekend will be dedicated to the memory of racer Hal Musler, a long-time driver at NFS who passed away on August 24th. In addition to other aspects of the show, a presentation will be held during intermission to pay tribute to Musler, and recognize other local heroes from Nashville and surrounding communities.
All local divisions will be in action Saturday, headlined by Pro Late Models on the 5/8-mile. The Super Trucks will also take to the big track, while Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Front Runners, Legends and Bandoleros will compete on the quarter-mile.
During the last contest at NFS, Willie Allen picked up the win in the Pro Late Model 100 lap feature, while Troy Hall took the honors in the Whelen Super Trucks. Jeff Belt found victory circle in the Limited Late Models, Brittany Climer was declared the winner of the Street Stocks, and Josh Hood brought home the checkered flag in the Pure Stocks. The Pest Doctor Front Runners were led by Daniel Harper, the BH Holmes Legends Cars paced by Bryson Shaffer, and Aidan Potter won a thrilling Dye Hard Hair Salon Bandoleros feature.
Some divisional points battles are heating up with just over a month to go in the season. Dylan Fetcho holds a slim two-point advantage over 2016 Track Champion, Cole Williams, with third place Micheal House just eight points back. Tanner Arms holds a slight advantage in Whelen Super Truck action, with only four points between him and John Burns. Jeffrey Belt, Jonathan Dishman and Kevin Rollins are all seperated by less than four points in the Limited Late Models. In Street Stocks, Larry Cunningham holds just a four-point lead over Brian Frazier. For Pure Stocks, Phillip McCord holds the point putting 12 digits between him and Josh Hood. It’s Daniel Harper with the lead in Pest Doctor Front Runners, Bryson Shaffer in BH Holmes Construction Legends, and Austin Harrison and Aiden Potter are tied for the lead in the Dye Hard Hair Salon Bandoleros.
Advance tickets are available online or by calling the Speedway Box Office at 615-254-1986 and are just $15 for Adults, Seniors and Military are $12, Children 6-12 are $5, and Kids 5 and under are FREE. The first 500 online ticket holders can claim a FREE collectors koozie from the Swag Shop with proof of online purchase. Race Day Parking at The Fairgrounds Nashville is $5. Those getting a Pit Pass can get a Friday pass for $20, Saturday for $35, or a $50 two-day pass.
On Friday, Pit Gates will open at 1:00pm with Practice from 3:00 until 7:00pm. The Pit Area will close at 8:00pm. On Saturday, Pit Gates will open at 11:00am and Grandstands will open at 4:00pm. Racing begins at 5:30pm. For a complete schedule of events, visit nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing.
Strict social distancing and face-covering measures will be in place. Fans, participants and staff must wear a mask at all times while on property during the event. Hand sanitizer stations, additional cleaning staff and other CDC recommended safety measures will continue to be in place for the event.
For information including COVID-19 related restrictions, ticket sales and more visit NFS online at nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing. Search Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Facebook and follow on Twitter @RaceFairgrounds.
Story By: Zach Hiser – Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
Photo: Paradigm Racing