Nashville, TN (Sunday, August 7, 2022) – It has been a busy weekend of racing in the Music City. Just 2.5 miles down 2nd Avenue from The Fairgrounds Nashville, several Fairgrounds’ racers participated in the Music City Grand Prix and various other racing events this weekend.
Brent Crews, a young Pro Late Model racer at Nashville in 2022, won the TransAm Big Machine Vodka Spiked Cooler Challenge on the streets of Downtown Nashville Saturday afternoon. Crews beat out Connor Mosack, who competes in many Super Late Model races around the county, and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Hall of Fame Inductee, Scott Borchetta. Borchetta, a three-time Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers Super Truck Champion, also collected the TransAm TA2 Masters Award with his third place finish. Garrett Dies and his pit crew of the number 27 Nashville Pro Late Model were also found in the TransAm Paddock. The Dies’ crew were working on the number 19 Ricky Sanders entry. Sander’s Pitboxes.com Chevrolet Camaro finished 20th of 40 cars.
Class of 2021 Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Hall of Fame Inductee, Wade Buttry was in attendance at the Grand Prix. Buttry worked alongside committee members at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Hall of Fame booth found within the Big Machine compound.
Dylan Fetcho’s number 89 US Tank, Hunter Industrial Fans, Ford was on display in the Music City Grand Prix FanZone, at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway booth.
Fetcho himself was at Montgomery Motor Speedway, working on the pit crew of 2021 NFS Pro Late Model Rookie of the Year, Bryson Shaffer. Shaffer scored a 10th place finish in the Saturday of Speed 125. The Rackley WAR team finished on the podium with Brittany Zamora behind the wheel of the number 25 car. Willie Allen piloted the number 26. Allen finished 14th after an evening of mechanical troubles which had forced several pit stops. The Rackley WAR team along with Bryson Shaffer, Dylan Fetcho, and Jim Wall, who collected an 8th place finish, are all scheduled to compete in the Bass Tire 100 in Nashville next Saturday.
Hunter Wright will also be racing at The Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 13th. Wright competed in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race with Zach Johnson at Anderson Speedway Saturday. Both drivers wound up being collected in separate accidents.
On Sunday, Scott Borchetta was back behind the wheel of a race car again, this time participating in the vintage IndyCar exhibition race.
Racing returns to The Fairgrounds Nashville on Saturday, August 13th for Bass Tire Family Night featuring the Bass Tire 100 Pro Late Model race. Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers Super Trucks, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Pest Doctor Front Runners, BH Holmes Construction Legends Cars, and Murfreesboro Fence Company Bandoleros are all on the card. Adult tickets are just $15 at the gate and ALL kids 12 and under are FREE. Gates open at 3:00pm and racing starts at 5:00. To learn more visit nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing.
- Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Press Release
- Photo Credit – TransAm: Chris Clark