Burns Grabs Another Super Truck Championship Saturday
Nashville, TN (Monday, October 11, 2021) – The penultimate event for the 2021 season unfolded Saturday night at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway with a full 8-in-1 program featuring the championship race for the Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers Super Trucks. The event also served as the final tune up race for the All American 400 weekend October 29th-31st.
The Pro Late Model division took the spotlight when Brittney Zamora made Nashville history at the end of the 100 lap main event Saturday night. The race was led to the green by Austin Wilson and points leader Michael House. Wilson jumped out to the early lead, putting a decent gap between he and House. Wilson lost the lead on a restart after Tracey Green spun on the backstretch. The caution flew again just a few laps later when Zach Johnson backed his no. 116 into the turn one wall ending his night.
House controlled the race for the next 60 or so laps, rarely being challenged for the top spot. While he tried to run away from the field, Zamora, behind the wheel of her Rackley Roofing W.A.R Racing Development no. 25 began her march to the front. Coming from the outside of row three, Zamora spent the better part of the first half of the race battling with Michael Bolden for the third position. Not long after Zamora took the spot, Bolden blew a right front tire and brought out the caution. On the ensuing restart, Zamora capitalized and took the second spot from Wilson.
On lap 66, Corey Deuser’s car came to a stop on the front stretch with a mechanical failure as Zamora was reeling in House. After the restart, Zamora stayed close enough to House to make attempts to take the lead. As the pair raced away, the caution was displayed again when Wilson had a mechanical failure of his own and came to a stop just outside of the entrance to the infield pits. With the restart, Zamora again went to work on passing House. On lap 82, House picked up a push exiting turn two which allowed Zamora to drive to his inside. By the time they came back around to lap 83, Zamora was the leader.
Zamora held on the rest of the race to collect the win ahead of House, William Hale, Hunter Wright, and Jackson Boone. The win for Zamora will put her in the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway history books as the first ever female driver to win a premier division race on the 5/8ths mile.
For the Super Trucks, an exciting race was played out for fans between points leader John Burns and Nicholas Formosa. Formosa jumped out to the early lead, but it wasn’t long before Burns tracked Formosa down and took the lead. Burns went on to collect the win and in turn wrapped up his bid for the 2021 Track Championship – his second in three years. Burns held off 2020 Super Trucks Champion Tanner Arms for the Championship.
On the quarter-mile, the Limited Late Models capped off their portion of the show with a fairly straight forward even that saw Allen Carter hold off Kevin Rollings and Payton Hamlett. In Street Stock action, and exciting race saw Michael Pannel grab his second win of the 2021 campaign, holding off Larry Cunningham and James Gentry. The BH Holmes Construction Legends put on another impressive show with plenty of passing and hard racing for the win. Michael Crafton III used the bump and run to make a last lap pass on Austin Farr to collect another win. Farr would fall to third behind Oliver Cordell.
Elsewhere, in the Pure Stock division, Dylan Jones moved late in the race to get around Terry Jackson to pick up another win this season. The Pest Doctor Front Runners were led early by Josh Harrell, but issues slowed the 411 machine allowing Matt Hamlett to go on and collect the win. Finally, the Bandoleros kicked the night off and Austin Harrison passed Aiden Potter in the final corners to grab his first win of the season.
The next event for Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is the 37th Running of the US Tank All American 400 In Memory of Jillian Brown weekend. The weekend of racing begins Friday with the conclusion of the quarter-mile season. Then on Saturday, Last Chance Qualifier Races for Super and Pro Late Model drivers, plus the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks and Vore’s Compact Touring Series. Finally, the All American 400 rolls off on Sunday. Reserve and advanced tickets are available now online at www.NashvilleFairgroundsSpeedway.Racing.