Sixteen-year-old Dylan Fetcho of Lebanon, Tennessee is looking to make a challenge for the championship at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) this season in the Pro Late Model division. Last season, Fetcho finished eighth in the overall points standings and is looking to improve on that in 2017.
“We had a good year last year, had a few bad races but we were able to get the Rookie of the Year and that was the main goal,” Fetcho told Speed51.com powered by JEGS.
“We didn’t win anything in the Late Model last year, but we won about ten-or-so races in our Legend.”
The Wilson Central High School student has his sights set on parking his Late Model in the winner’s circle multiple times this year as he prepares for his second season behind the wheel.
Fetcho’s car is sponsored by Big Machine Records who are a big part of the Fairgrounds and Fetcho’s racing career.
“It means a whole bunch to me,” Fetcho said. “Having them (Big Machine Records) on board has been a huge part of my career. I can’t thank Scott Borchetta enough for everything.”
Fetcho plans on keeping his focus on the Pro Late Model this season with hopes of maybe moving over in future seasons as the Super Truck Series makes its return to the Fairgrounds.
“We are just sticking with the Late Models this season but there is a possibility to move into the Super Trucks next year. It just requires too much time and money right now.”
The season opener for the Fairgrounds is Sunday, April 2 as Big Machine Records hosts a family night to kick off the season.
For more information on the Fairgrounds visit www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com.
-By Hannah Newhouse, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent
-Photo credit: Nashville Fairgrounds Facebook