On Nashville’s biggest stage Dillon Oliver added his name to the history books again by winning the 100-lap Pro Late Model tune up to the All American 400.
“It’s been a rough year,” Oliver said in victory lane. “Had it been up to me I wouldn’t have even been here today. This is just about the first time the car has finished a race without a donut on it. I have to thank my family and all the guys that helped make sure we were here for this race.”
This is not the first Nashville guitar for Oliver; he dominated the Pro Late Model portion of the All American 400 back in 2010.
Oliver held off charges early by Kyle Ivey, who led an early stage of the race, and Derek Scott in the final laps of the 100 lap event. In the end, Oliver in his No. 33 machine was strong enough to hold off all challengers for the big win.
Scott was second followed by Spencer Davis, Cole Williams, and Kyle Donahue.
Ivey was the first Tennessee driver in the running order, but faded to finish sixth. Michael Bolden, Mason Mingus, Justin Ashburn, and Davey Coble. rounded out the unofficial top 10.
By virtue of his fourth-place finish, Cole Williams clinched the Pro Late Model track title for the second time in his career. He also won the honor in 2014.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
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