JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour
CRA/JEGS Triple Crown Series Kicks Off Saturday
May 11, 2022
It’s been a storybook season for Dylan Fetcho in the southern Pro Late Model scene and it’s just getting started.
The 22-year-old from Lebanon, Tennessee is winning with regularity after earning his second career victory in March at the Baby Rattler and followed it up with his second win at home -- historic Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway -- over the weekend in a co-sanctioned event with the CRA All Stars Tour.
Fetcho previously won a monthly show at the Fairgrounds in 2020.
"It's been a dream season so far and we're only a few months into it," Fetcho told Racing America on Thursday. "Hopefully we're just getting started."
Fetcho is now taking that momentum south to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola for the first round of the Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series -- the prelude to the Snowflake 100 in December.
Fetcho has shown great potential at Five Flags, especially over the past two years when he finished sixth in 2020 and was running inside the top-10 when he was taken out in a crash in December. He believes the new car will continue to pay dividends on Friday.
At the same time, he believes he has made progress too.
"I think I've gotten better at saving tires and managing my position early in the race," Fetcho said. "I didn't really understand the right pace to set when I was first getting started."
With that said, he's always enjoyed racing at Five Flags and there's no better place to teach a young driver tire conservation than the Florida half-mile due to its aged surface.
"We plan to run all the races there this year," Fetcho said. "We're definitely planning to make a run at the Flake this year. That's a really big deal."
Due to the momentum-based nature of Pro Late Model racing combined with the extreme abrasiveness of Pensacola, Fetcho believes it will be important to qualify well against a field that includes Casey Roderick, Jake Garcia, Christopher Tullis and Michael Hinde.
"It's a stout field, but really all of our races have been this year," Fetcho said. "The Rattler, and especially last weekend at the Fairgrounds so that we've won a couple is something we're really proud of."