The famed historic Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville will be the track Matt Wallace will tackle for the first time on July 12 in the Big Machine Records, Hunter Sand & Gravel Pro Late Model 100 paying a cool $5000 to the winner. Matt is looking to end the winning streak of Josh Weston who has won the last two races.
Matt will pilot the Mike Wallace Racing entry with a one race sponsorship from South Lake Pediatric Dentistry of Huntersville, NC, joining season long sponsors Lucas Oil Products, Eibach Springs, Dan Althoff Trucking and Bob Quinn’s Auto Bargain Center. The #6 Hamke Chevrolet powered by McGunnegil Engines, will take to the high banks of Nashville and look for a win. “It will be our first time there, and we have Kevin Crider Motorsports of Rolla, MO doing the set up and taking care of the car this weekend” said Wallace. “Kevin’s team won the pole for the All American Pro Late Model race in 2013 here, and his group has been a threat to win every time they hit the track, so we are looking for a very successful weekend”. The sixth tenths mile 18 degree banked turns is a good fit for Wallace who likes high banked corners. “The track has so much history for my family too. My dad has raced there as well as my uncles Kenny and Rusty, so I want to do well.” Matt added.
The Fairgrounds Nashville Speedway has seen 56 years of racing near the center of Nashville, and features the covered grandstands of tracks built in the 60’s, along with a smaller quarter mile track inside the large oval for the other 5 classes of cars that will run that night. Gates open at 3, with races beginning at 5.
For more information contact Matt Wallace at [email protected], and follow him on Facebook at Matt Wallace Racing or twitter @matt_wallace7
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