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Fetcho earns first career Pro Late Model win at Nashville

By Zach Hiser
  Contact Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On a wild and eventful evening of racing in the Music City, Dylan Fetcho notched his first career Pro Late Model victory on Saturday night at Tennessee’s Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.

Fetcho, a native of Nashville, took the lead from Cole Williams on the final restart, and went on to record the win at the historic high banked half-mile raceway.

The 100 lap feature ran clean and green for the first 48 laps, with William Hale pacing the field. That came to an end when the first caution flew after Billy Cesco spun into the frontstretch wall.

Hale struggled to get back into a groove on the restart, and was quickly bypassed for the lead by Dylan Fetcho as the race hit the 50-lap mark. Fetcho’s reign at the point didn’t last long, as just a couple of laps later Williams muscled his way to the top spot.

The final caution of the night came with just 16 laps remaining when Davey Coble spun down the backstretch, drawing the yellow flag. Extracurricular activity also removed Kyle Neveau from the event, and the race was halted for cleanup.

On the ensuing restart, both Williams and Fetcho spun their tires. While Fetcho recovered first, Williams hung strong on the outside through turns one and two. By turn three, Fetcho had taken sole possession of the top spot with no intention to relinquishing it. Williams applied plenty of pressure as the laps clicked down, but he would be no match Fetch as he sped to the victory.

Williams came home second, with Austin Wilson in third, Chase Johnson in fourth and Stacey Crain in fifth.

In other action on the half-mile layout, John Burns and Tanner Arms were the class of the field in the Whelen Super Trucks feature. Burns scored the victory, with Arms in second. The race was slowed just one when Robert Terry spun in turns one and two due to a flat tire. Terry would recover to finish in third, with Frank Bauer in fourth and Philip Hill in fifth.

In action on the ¼-mile track, NFS played host to the Baby Grand Series sponsored by Oasis Irrigation. Danny Trent, who set fast time earlier in the evening, drove through the field and kept his nose clean for the feature win. Mark Cole finished in second, followed by Jake Trenton in third, Kent Baledge in fourth and Jessie Binkley in fifth.

Kevin Rollins raced to his first Limited Late Model feature victory of the season. Thomas Pannell finished in second, with Jeff Belt in third, Jonathan Dishman in fourth and Dwayne Hudson in fifth.

The 25-lap Pure Stock feature was a battle from the start. Division points leader Phillip McCord found himself in a battle with Jeremy Odle when the two made contact on the frontstretch, leading to retaliation from both drivers. Ultimately, McCord’s night ended with mechanical failure, as did Odle’s a few laps later.

Meanwhile, Dylan Jones drove to the win, with Joshua Hood, Ricky McIllwain, Dustin Williams and Paul McCarthy rounding out the top five.

Carl Porter, Jr. topped the Street Stocks field to collect his third win of the year. Larry Cunningham followed in second, with Robert Forsythe in third, Brian Frazier in fourth and Brittany Climer in fifth.

After a couple of opening lap crashes, Travis Owens went on to score the win in the Pest Doctor Front Runners feature. Daniel Harper followed in second, with Jesse Litchford in third, Josh Garvin in fourth and Justin Martin in fifth.

Oliver Cordell held off a charge from Austin Farr and Dylan Fetcho to score his first BH Holmes Construction Legends feature win of the season. Bryson Shaffer and Justin Maxwell rounded out the top five.

The Dye Hard Hair Salon Bandoleros feature was plagued by multiple cautions flags, with Taylor Corum eventually scoring the victory. Aiden Potter finished second, with Nicolas Denton third, Hunter Taylor fourth and Courtney Curran fifth.

Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is scheduled to return to action on Saturday, October 17 for Military Appreciation Night. For more information, visit NashvilleFairgroundsSpeedway.racing.

Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway – Nashville, TN
Race Results* – October 3, 2020

Pro Late Models
1. Dylan Fetcho
2. Cole Williams
3. Chase Johnson
4. Stacey Crain
5. Hunter Wright
6. Tandy Marlin
7. Michael Bolden
8. Dylan Bates
9. Mike Murray
10. Joe Ross
11. Mark Day
12. William Hale
13. Joey Strode
14. Daniel Bolden – DNF
15. Bryson Shaffer – DNF
16. Kyle Neveau – DNF
17. Billy Sisco – DNF
DQ: Austin Wilson
DQ: Davey Coble
DNS: Austin Braley

Super Trucks
1. John Burns
2. Tanner Arms
3. Robert Terry
4. Frank Bauer
5. Philip Hill
6. Michael Curran
7. Nicholas Formosa – DNF
8. Howard Tucker – DNF
9. Allen Carter – DNF

Baby Grands
1. Danny Trent
2. Mark Cole
3. Jake Trenton
4. Kent Baledge
5. Jessie Binkley
6. Tommy Mcpherson
7. Randy Roker
8. Tony Nichols
9. Tim Vincant
DQ: Trent Key

Limited Late Models
1. Kevin Rollins
2. Thomas Pannell
3. Jeff Belt
4. Jonathan Dishman
5. Dwayne Hudson
6. Peyton Hamlett
7. Dalton Hamlett
8. Jeremy Burns
9. Jim Jordan
10. Jeff Templeton
11. Richard Hargrove
12. Travis Arms
13. William Hall

Pure Stocks
1. Dylan Jones
2. Joshua Hood
3. Ricky McIllwain
4. Dustin Williams
5. Paul McCarthy
6. Zach Honaker
7. Ronald Upchurch
8. James Shaw – DNF
9. Jeremy Odle – DNF
10. Phillip McCord – DNF
11. Michael Toth – DNF

Street Stocks
1. Carl Porter, Jr.
2. Larry Cunningham
3. Robert Forsythe
4. Brian Frazier
5. Brittany Climer
6. Darrell Fudge – DNF
7. Carl Porter, Sr. – DNF
8. Billy Shaffer – DNF
9. Joshua Pierce – DNF

Front Runners
1. Travis Owens
2. Daniel Harper
3. Jesse Litchford
4. Josh Garvin
5. Justin Martin
6. Ramon Gonzales
7. Tony Gann
8. Josh Harrell
9. Hardy Krantz, Jr.
10. Chris Zentz
11. Randall Waterson
12. Paul Cummings – DNF

Legends
1. Oliver Cordell
2. Austin Farr
3. Dylan Fetcho
4. Bryson Shaffer
5. Justin Maxwell
6. Boston Oliver
7. Wayne Grubb
8. Tyler Cordell
9. Travis Oliver
10. Galen Clark
11. Colby Hixon
12. Kyle Smithson
13. Justen Dubay

Bandoleros
1. Taylor Corum
2. Aiden Potter
3. Nicolas Denton
4. Hunter Taylor
5. Courtney Curran
DQ: Austin Harrison

*Unofficial

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