Updated: Nov 7, 2020
Flat Rock, MI (Tuesday, September 27, 2020) - Several drivers from the Great Lakes region will be making their way to Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway this weekend for the 36th Running of the All American 400. The event is one of the crown jewels in Late Model racing and draws the best-of-the-best from around the nation.
Portage, Michigan’s Carson Hocevar has been dominating the Late Model scene in recent months, with several huge wins in his pocket. His run started earlier this summer by capturing the Show Me State Showdown at Lebanon I-44 Speedway (MO). From there, Hocevar was on fire. After dominating the Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway for his first career Redbud win, Hocevar went back to Lebanon I-44 and grabbed another W. But the 17-year-old didn’t stop there, as he followed up with big wins at the Money in the Bank 150, Glass City 200, and the Winchester 400. To say Hocevar is on a roll would be an understatement, and he has to be considered a favorite in Nashville.
Painesville, Ohio’s Albert Francis has also been strong the past couple of seasons. Francis picked up his first-ever win at Toledo in 2019 and captured the Jennerstown Speedway Late Model championship in 2020. Trevor McCoy (Caledonia, MI) has been a regular over the years on the Main Event Outlaw Tour and in ARCA Gold Cup Series events; he’ll be pulling double duty this weekend in the Super Late Model and the Pro Late Model divisions. Other Michigan youngsters are also entered in the Pro Late Model portion of the All American weekend including Columbiaville, Michigan’s Chase Burda, who was the 2020 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Rookie of the Year. He will be making his 2nd trip to Nashville this season, after competing in the Masters of the Pros 150 back in July. Evan Shotko (Coopersville, MI) had a solid, COVID-shortened season at the Berlin Raceway, where he picked up a pair of $5,000 feature wins.
Drivers from 20 different states will be making their way to Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway this weekend, looking to stake their claim to the crown jewel event. If you’re thinking about making the trip, tickets are still available, and complete event information can be found at www.nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing.
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Story - Rich Frantz, Horsepower Happenings
Photo - Kevtron Media