Nashville Fairgrounds Local Championships to be Decided Saturday

With rain interrupting All American 400 weekend, Nashville's local heroes will take the track one more time.


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Mother Nature interrupted All American 400 weekend, condensing Saturday and Sunday's racing programs into one action-packed Sunday evening.

The Friday night portion of the weekend was originally slated to be championship night for the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway's local divisions which compete on the quarter-mile bullring within the facility.

That night of racing was a washout, but there are still titles to be decided. That event now takes place this Saturday, November 20, with plenty of racing and storylines to grab any fan's attention.

Perhaps the headlining event of the afternoon will be the Legends feature, with an increased payout and an intense championship battle.

In the division, Boston Oliver leads Oliver Cordell by just one point entering Saturday's finale. Michael Crafton is just three points behind Oliver, and five drivers are within 21 points of the title.

Thanks to the support of several sponsors and donors dedicated to the memory of longtime supporter Kevin Cordell, the Legends feature will also pay $3,000 to win and $100 to start with increased payouts through the field. Among those who contributed to the increased purse was Steve Smith of Kid Rock's Big Honky Tonk and Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge, who added $5,000 to the payday.

The Limited Late Models also have just one point separating the top two in the standings, as Kevin Rollins leads Alan Carter, 228-227. Jonathan Dishman sits eight points behind Rollins, also with a shot at the championship.

Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Front Runners and Bandoleros will also all be in action at the Nashville quarter-mile Saturday. Adult tickets are available for just $10 for the season finale, with $5 tickets available to senior citizens and military and free admission for children ages 12 and under.

With a later date in the calendar, the racing will start earlier than normal on Saturday in hopes of avoiding frigid temperatures for fans and teams alike once the sun goes down. The first green flag will drop at 2 p.m. Central.

Fans unable to attend Saturday's event in the Music City will be able to watch live with a subscription to Racing America powered by Speed51.TV.