PC: Grassroots Racing News
(8/17/2020) Nashville, Tennessee.... What a night it was at the historic Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. The .596 mile oval provided great racing throughout the night and saved the best for last with the 100 lap Pro Late Model feature.
Stacey Crane was awarded the pole position after qualifying 8th. The top eight cars from qualifying were inverted, therefore, Crain was able to lead the field to green. Crain led the opening 13 laps until Mason Mingus took the lead in turns three and four.
Mingus wasted no time taking a nice lead early, building up his lead to nearly ten car lengths. Crane ran 2nd until a quarter of the way through the race, when Daniel Bolden was able to get underneath her in turns one and two to take the spot.
After Crane fell into 3rd she slipped back even more to fall to 9th in just two laps. Meanwhile, Mingus had built his lead up to a full straightaway. Dylan Fetcho, who started 4th, made his move for 2nd on lap 29 to get around Bolden for the spot.
At halfway, Mingus had a healthy lead over Fetcho, Hunter Wright, and Cole Williams. Then rounding out the top 5 a little further back was Michael Bolden.
Lap traffic started to get involved on lap 60 and this is where things things start to get interesting. Fetcho started to break away from the rest of the top 5 to track down Mingus for the lead. Mingus had nearly a full straightaway lead most of the race but lost it quickly once he hit lap traffic. Fetcho reeled him into just four car lengths away with more lap traffic ahead at lap 68.
Mingus's lead had vanished with Fetcho right there all over his rear end. Mingus, knowing Fetcho was near got impatient with the #114 of Mike Murray and spun him coming out of turn four.
With the first caution of the race being on lap 83, this gave everyone a chance at Mingus for the lead. The Top 5 at the time was Mingus, Fetcho, Williams, Wright, and Howie DiSavino.
On the restart, Fetcho and Mingus stayed side by side for an entire lap and a half but Mingus took control down the backstretch with 9 to go.
Just a lap later Dylan Fetcho realized Cole Williams was quicker and moved up a groove heading into turn one. Williams used more than the room given and made contact with Fetcho, causing him to spin and back into the wall in turn two. Williams got sent to the tail of the lead lap cars.
Hunter Wright got a good restart on the outside and drag raced with Mason Mingus down the backstretch. A lap later entering turn 3 the #12T of Christopher Tullis went to the inside to make it three-wide for the lead. Tullis went for the home run with 7 to go and struck out, got loose and slid up into to Wright, then Wright started to spin taking out the leader. All three drivers' nights were over.
It would be Howie DiSavino leading the field to green on the restart with Michael Bolden on his outside. Bolden got a great restart on the outside but Michael House was right there to contest coming to 5 to go. Running side by side through one and two, then down into three and four.
House was able to make the pass on Bolden for the lead coming out of turn number four and under the flag stand with 4 to go.
House had no trouble and would go on to win by five car lengths. Cole Williams and Dylan Fetcho recovered to finish 3rd and 4th. The next time you can catch the action at the Nashville Fairgrounds will be October 30- November 1 for the All American 400.
Feature Results (100 Laps):
1. (1) Michael House, 2. (9) Michael Bolden, 3. (46) Cole Williams, 4. (89) Dylan Fetcho, 5. (62) William Hale, 6. (25) Howie DiSavino, 7. (10) Brittney Zamora, 8. (20) Chase Johnson, 9. (O9) Daniel Bolden, 10. (12) Bryson Shaffer, 11. (103) Tandy Marlin, 12. (1*) Gage Rogers, 13. (114) Mike Murray, 14. (116) Zach Johnson, 15. (84) Mason Mingus, 16. (29) Hunter Wright, 17. (12T) Christopher Tullis, 18. (11) Stacey Crane, 19. (63) Tracy Green, 20. (55) Bennie Hamlett, 21. (16) Billy Sisco, 22. (14) Sterling Marlin, 23. (16B) Austin Brawley, 24. (58) Cody Brake