Spencer Davis put together another strong Pro Late Model run at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) Saturday night. The 17-year-old driver has plans to run for the Big Machine Records Pro Late Model Challenge Series Championship and backed up his win on opening weekend with a runner-up finish in week two.
“It feels good to get another solid run at Nashville, our Pro Late side of the team is real strong and I know we’re the car to beat when we go to the track,” said Davis. “We’ve done our homework and have made a powerhouse out of our family team.”
Davis qualified second for the 100-lap event and took the lead on lap 60. From there he paced the field over the next 20 laps, when the caution flew and the track went under red flag conditions. Due to racetrack curfew, the distance of the race had to be cut short after the red flag, making it a green-white-checkered finish.
On the restart Cole Williams got the jump to the outside of Davis, but Davis didn’t let him get away. Davis continued to follow Williams looking for a way around as the white flag was shown for the flagstand. Williams, however, beat Davis to the checkers by just half a car length.
“I felt like Cole jumped the start a bit,” said Davis. “I thought I would be able to catch him, I think if we would have had one more corner I could have gotten it done.”
The Dawsonville, Georgia driver currently leads the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville points by five points over Dillon Oliver. He takes a few weeks off before getting back behind the wheel of his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East car at Dominion Speedway (VA) on Monday, March 30 and then returns to Nashville on Saturday, June 4.
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