Nashville, TN (Monday, April 19, 2021) – As part of the 64th Season of Asphalt Racing Season Opener on Saturday at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (NFS) the Starkey US Legends Major wrapped up a nearly weeklong event for US Legends and INEX. Saturday’s feature winners were also racing for a starting spot in the US Legends National Event in October
Saturday’s racing began in the afternoon when Benjamin Morabito won the Beginner Bandolero division. His win completed a clean sweep on the entire week, winning every race from Veteran’s Motorplex to Nashville. For the Bandit Bandoleros, Joel Smith survived a number of restarts, including one with just a handful of laps to go, on his way to a sweep of the weekend at NFS. In the Outlaw Bandoleros, Mason Surgener worked his way through the field in a caution filled race, collecting his first win in Nashville.
The Legends rolled to the Speedway with the Young Lions division. Giovanni Ruggerio avenged his second place run from Friday and held off Nashville regular Boston Oliver to take a trip to victory lane. Kevin Rollins was declared the winner of the Master Legends race which was called official after just 10 laps due to a number of cautions, including one that sent a driver to the hospital. James Fountain got sideways coming off turn four and hit the front stretch wall head on. Fountain’s car erupted in flames that were quickly extinguished by Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway’s Safety Team. Out of an abundance of caution, Fountain was cut from his car and transported to a local hospital for further testing and evaluation. He was awake and talking with safety personnel before being transported. There is no update on his condition at this time.
In the evening, two Legends Features remained as part of the full show on tap at Nashville. In front of an impressive opening day crowd, Cameron Bolin kept Michael Crafton from going back-to-back in Nashville, collecting the win during the Semi-Pro feature. Finally, Alex McCollum and Jensen Jorgensen worked each other over for 25 laps as McCollum got the last laugh and collected the final win of the night.
The next event for Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is the Music City 200 with the ARCA Menards East Series. Plus, the North/South Super Late Model Challenge with the Southern Super Series, CARS Tour, and ARCA/CRA Super Series for 100 laps. Plus, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour paired up with the NFS local Pro Late Models. Tickets and more information are available online now at www.NashvilleFairgroundsSpeedway.Racing.