The Nashville native starts his championship defense this weekend with the season opener. He brings a renewed charge to go after his second consecutive track championship at the historic facility, while also making a run at the Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series title at Five Flags Speedway.
“We’re really excited coming off what we did last year, hopefully we can do the same thing this year,” Fetcho told Speed51. “We’re going to do Nashville again and probably run for points at Pensacola also.”
Along with getting his first career Pro Late Model win, Fetcho rode a wave of consistency to the championship last season. In six points-paying races, he finished no worse than fourth and since the start of 2019, he’s finished outside the top-ten just once.
By winning the track championship, he joined a list of drivers that include Darrell Waltrip, Sterling Marlin, Bobby Hamilton and others as a champion at Nashville.
“It was a good battle going all the way down to that last race. We went into the last one down four points and we came out on top after that last race.”
There’s so many big names that have done what we did. To add my name to that is really cool.
Going into the new season, he says it will take more of that same consistency to claim another title. He could become the first driver to go back-to-back at Nashville since Wade Allen Buttrey did so in 2004 and 2005.
“We’re going to have to pretty much do what we did last year. We ran really consistently in races. Hopefully we can get a few more wins.”
In the meantime, points are the last thing on Fetcho’s mind going into the weekend. Early on in the 2021 season, it’s all about getting wins before worrying about the points situation as crunch time inches closer.
“The first race is just about going out there and trying to win and not think about points. Hopefully at the end of the season we can start worrying about the points.”
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-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
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