Nashville, TN (Thursday, August 6, 2020) – Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway gears up for the third event of the 2020 season, Saturday, August 8th. First Responder Night at the track with all first responders with proper identification admitted free in the grandstand.
All eight local divisions competing for the night. The Pro Late Model and Whelen SuperTruck on the 5/8th mile high bank oval. Indiana’s Cole Williams, a two time Pro Late Model champion at Nashville takes a four point edge over Dylan Fetcho for the 100 lap event. Davey Coble close by, only one point seperating him from Fetcho. Williams started the season with a win for the opening night July 4th event. The July 18th event won by Matt Craig.
The Whelen SuperTruck takes to the high banks for the second event of the year. Tanner Arms (Greenbrier Tennessee) took home the trophy in the opening event. Arms takes a slim two point edge over John Burns (Murfreesboro Tennessee), the defending Whelen SuperTruck champion. Murfreesboro’s Frank Bauer starting out in fast trim for the season sits third in the points, only one point behind Burns.
The rock ’em, sock ’em divisions at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway make up the quarter mile action. The fans are on the edge of the seat or standing in cheering mode as the excitement builds event to event.
The Bandolero division returned to Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway after a long time of non-existence. Austin Harrison with a last name well known through the ranks of Middle Tennessee racing leads Owens Cross Roads Alabama’s Oliver Dibble by one point for the championship title. Nashville’s Aiden Potter rounds out the top three, three points behind Dibble. The first year division sponsorship for the class, Dye-Hard Hair Salon located in Murfreesboro Tennessee.
Daniel Harper from Portland Tennessee returns to Nashville Fairgrounds where he left off, with a fast car. Harper put the #95 machine in victory lane in the first event of the season. Harper leads Jessie Litchford by seven points and Josh Garvin by eleven points heading into the August 8th event. The Pest Doctor Front Runner division over the years has been one of the more popular fan event.
B. H. Holmes Construction Legends, sixteen cars strong and building for the last time out for the division. After two events, Bryson Shaffer (Jackson Tennessee) and rookie contender, Boston Oliver (Murfreesboro Tennessee) with wins. Shaffer leads Oliver four points going into the Saturday event with Justin Maxwell (Hilham Tennesssee nine points behind the second place, Oliver.
Phillip McCord (Murfreesboro Tennessee), a man on a mission, has seen nothing but a clear windshield as he dominated both events at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway for the Pure Stock cars. McCord has found the right combination and leads Willie Coats by twelve points and third place Josh Hood by fourteen points for the championship title race.
Carl Porter Jr. driving the familiar #465 Super Street continues his dominance for the 2020 season. Porter the defending champion of the division has out paced Larry Cunningham and Brian Frazier in the opening event. Porter carries a four point edge over Cunningham and a seven point edge over Frazier.
The Limited Late Model division continues to be the super power of the 5/8th mile with shear horsepower. Jeff Belt took the opening night win with Peyton Hamlett coming back from a leave of absence from racing, taking home the win to Mt. Juliet Tennessee. The championship battle for the Limited Late Model class has Johnathan Dishman (Antioch Tennessee) leading defending two time champion Kevin Rollins (Hendersonville Tennessee) by two points and Mt. Juliet’s Jeff Belt by four points. The night of August 8th could be and most likely will be a toss up between these three for the point lead.
The action is always exciting, the track known all across the nation as “America’s Favorite Short Track” – the place to be on a Saturday afternoon and night in Music City USA. The green flag waves for quarter mile action at 5:30pm followed by two divisions on the 5/8th mile high bank oval.
Ticket for adults $12, seniors and military $10, children (6 to 12) $5 and children 5 and under always FREE at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
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By – Donnie Redd
Photo – Paradigm Racing