Nearly 50 Pro Late Model teams will compete in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour’s Rackley Roofing Masters of the Pros 150 Saturday at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. To prepare for this massive event, here are 10 Things to Know about the Masters of the Pros.
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1 – For those who don’t know about the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, it’s a track rich in tradition. Pro Late Models are the top class in weekly competition at the track, and many of those same regulars will run the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Masters of the Pros event.
2 – For some, the SRX event is the main show on the racing card on the weekend. 51 will provide social media updates from the SRX event which can be viewed on CBS. Speed51.tv will feature live coverage of the Masters of the Pros event on Saturday.
3 – Nearly 50 names are already on the Masters of the Pros entry list. The list is bigger this year than in 2020 when 42 cars tried to make the show at Nashville.
4 – The top 10 cars were on the lead lap at the Masters of the Pros event in 2020. 16 of the 32 starters finished the race.
5 – Michael House will be a local hero to keep an eye on, as he leads the track point standings heading into the event. House is up 25 points on Cole Williams and 33 markers on Dylan Fetcho.
6 – The top 17 drivers in the track Pro Late Model standings are all entered in this weekend’s event. That’s the type of local track support we wish we could see at every event.
7 – Cole Williams is a former winner of the Masters of the Pros event in the past at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. He has four top-10 runs in the event and a fourth-place finish along with his win in 2017. Williams will be one to watch at Nashville, where he is a former track champion.
8 – The winner of the event will pocket $10,000, making it one of the richest Pro Late Model races in the country.
9 – Matt Craig won last year’s Masters of the Pros event at Fairgrounds Nashville Speedway (TN) after leading 68 laps in the 150-Lap event. Craig had normally only been a Super Late Model driver until the last few seasons when his team joined the Pro Late Model ranks.
10 – Jake Garcia was third at the 2020 Masters of the Pros event and he’s looking for more.
-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent
-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo