The Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville hosted the Big Machine Vodka 100 race for the Pro Late Model division as part of its All-American 400 event on Sunday afternoon. After all was said and done, it was Asphalt Late Model star Bubba Pollard who would leave the state capital of Tennessee with a winner’s check valued at $6,500.
Jackson Boone started the race from the pole after he turned a lap in 18.905 seconds around the .596-mile paved oval on Saturday night. That effort placed him ahead of Michael House, Bubba Pollard, Davey Coble, Jake Garcia, Michael Bolden, Dylan Fetcho, Daniel Bolden, William Hale, Cayden Lapcevich, Stephen Nasse and Jake Sheridan.
Boone jumped to the early lead at the drop of the green flag but that would prove to be short-lived as House passed by to assume command on the second circuit with Coble, Pollard and Michael Bolden trailing.
House would continue to show the way through the early laps as the top-4 of he, Boone, Coble and Pollard looked to breakaway from their pursuers. Meanwhile, Fetcho and Nasse began to move forward as they took the fifth and sixth spots respectively just before the quarter-way mark.
Numerous restarts would continually scramble the running order behind the lead car of House.
Nasse moved around Pollard for third during a lap 43 restart. However, Pollard would return the favor on a lap 54 return to green.
On lap 58 Pollard began to make his final charge to the front as he passed by Boone for the runner-up position on lap 58. Then what would prove to be the race winning move came on lap 61 when he took the top spot away from House.
Over the closing laps the No. 26 machine pulled out to a relatively comfortable margin over the pack. Pollard ultimately cruised under the checked flag to score the win.
Big Machine Vodka 100 Finish: 1. Bubba Pollard, 2. Michael House, 3. Stephen Nasse, 4. Jackson Boone, 5. Jake Garcia, 6. Davey Coble, 7. Dylan Fetcho, 8. William Hale, 9. Cole Williams, 10. Mason Diaz, 11. Michael Bolden, 12. Jake Sheridan, 13. Kyle Fletcher, 14. Sammy Smith, 15. Austin Brawley, 16. Cayden Lapcevich, 17. Chris Hacker, 18. Chaz Chaffin, 19. Mike Pruitt, 20. Hal Musler, 21. Joe Ross