Whelen Super Trucks to Decide Champion Saturday
Nashville, TN (Thursday, October 15, 2020) – Fall is well underway across the country, yet as things cool off in the Nashville area, things are heating up at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (NFS) with several Track Championship battles coming right down to the wire. The first Track Champion of the 2020 season will be crowned this Saturday, during Military Appreciation night for Local Racing at America’s Favorite Short Track.
The Whelen Super Trucks take center stage this Saturday night with three drivers mathematically in contention for a Track Championship. Tanner Arms, John Burns, and Frank Bauer are all separated by 18 points heading into the final event. Arms and Bauer both are searching for their first career Whelen Super Trucks Title. Burns is hoping to join NFS Hall of Fame inductee, Scott Borchetta, and Daniel Victory as one of three drivers to win back-to-back titles. Burns, who trails arms by just two points, would be the first to go back-to-back since 2008.
The other Local Racing divisions at NFS have just two shows remaining before a champion is crowned, and no race is closer than that of the Pro and Limited Late Models. On October 3rd, Dylan Fetcho held off a late-race charge by former NFS Pro Late Model Champion, Cole Williams, to collect his first career Late Model win. Thanks to his efforts, Fetcho pulled back even with Williams in the race for a Track Championship. The pair will need to make this weekend count, as the final points race is a Wild Card of sorts – the All American 400 weekend. Should Williams go on to win the championship in 2020, it’ll mark his third title since 2014.
For Limited Late Models, Jeffery Belt and Kevin Rollins are also locked in a tie heading into the October 17th race. Fresh off his first win of the season, Rollins is looking to become the first driver in the history of the Limited Late Model division to win three straight championships. Belt is sure to put up a fight though, having picked up three feature wins this season. Belt is also a former track champion at NFS in the Street Stock division.
The five other Local Racing classes will be on hand Saturday night as well, including the next closest points contest – Pure Stocks. Just two points stand between three-time feature winner Phillip McCord, and Josh Hood who sports a single feature win this season. Hood’s victory and the October 3rd contest mark the only two races McCord hasn’t found the Winner Circle.
Fans can watch the intense action of the 8-in-1 Local Racing on Saturday, October 17th. Tickets are just $15 for Adults, $12 for Senior Citizens (60+) and Military, Kids 6-12 $5, and Kids 5 & Under are FREE. Single-day pit passes are available – $20 on Friday and $35 on Saturday – or a two-day pass is $50. General Admission gates open at 4:00 pm, with the first Green Flag of the night at 5:30 pm. In accordance with guidelines set forth by the City of Nashville, Face Coverings are required.
Race fans can beat the lines and order their tickets anytime online at www.nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing or by calling the box office at 615- 254-1986. Search Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Facebook and follow on Twitter @RaceFairgrounds.
Story – Zach Hiser, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
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