Dylan Fetcho has been searching for his first career Pro Late Model win at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (TN). After leading laps before a mechanical issue ended his night in the Masters of the Pros in July, the Tennessee driver hopes to bounce back with a trip to victory lane.
Fetcho proved to be one of the fastest cars in the field during July’s JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Masters of the Pros 150, competing against a star-studded field of local favorite and touring stars alike. Fetcho was fourth-fastest in qualifying and led 15 of the race’s 150 laps.
A rear-end issue brought an early end to Fetcho’s night just shy of the halfway mark of the race, relegating him to a 23rd-place finish. Still, Fetcho was encouraged by his performance against some of the top racers in the country.
“We qualified good last race, and it raced good also,” Fetcho told Speed51. “Especially running against Pollard, Nasse, people like that.”
Fetcho now turns his sights to this weekend’s racing, as the Pro Late Models and other local divisions will be in action at Nashville for First Responder Night on Saturday, August 8. With some adjustments following the last time at the track, Fetcho and his team are eager to go back.
“Hopefully it goes good for us,” said Fetcho. “We’ve been working on the car these past few weeks. We’re trying something different this weekend. We just need a little bit more to be up there.”
Fetcho hails from nearby Lebanon, Tennessee, making the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway his home track. Fetcho takes pride in being one of the locals competing at the Fairgrounds each week, where he currently sits second in the track championship.
“It’s really cool. We’re only 45 minutes from the track. It’s pretty cool to be able to go to a place that historic and not have to travel that far.”
It would be a special moment for Fetcho if he is able to score his first career win at the track this weekend. He is confident that win is on the horizon with several strong performances at the Fairgrounds in the past year, as well as a top-five finish in this year’s Baby Rattler at South Alabama Speedway.
“It would mean a lot. Everybody goes there to win. We’ve been trying for the past few years, and we’ve been close. I know we’ll be there soon.”
Speed51 will provide coverage of First Responder Night from the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Stay tuned to Speed51 for more details regarding Saturday’s coverage.
For more information about Saturday’s racing at Nashville, visit https://nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor - Twitter: @ztevans
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