It’s All Monteith At Kingsport
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — While the East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia region continues to swelter under hot summertime conditions with temperatures in the mid-90s, Nate Monteith exploded to his seventh Kingsport Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late model stock car victory of the season Friday night.
Monteith’s 64th career feature win came in dominant fashion as the track held its Fourth of July holiday week racing program.
“Hey, it’s just another great night for this Monteith Racing operation,” said a smiling Monteith following the race in the pits as fireworks explored overhead. “There on the start the outside line really got going better than the cars to the inside. I was able to close right in on the rear bumper of the 80-car of Blake Jones quickly and we raced each other hard there for a couple of laps before we were able to make the pass for the lead. Our car was good, very good. Once we got out front we were able to set our own pace more or less, because most definitely on a hot night like tonight both tire and brake management is crucial. After we got the lead, I knew (Lee) Tissot was behind me and I just tried to keep a few car lengths between us. Everything just worked out to perfection for us tonight.”
Lee Tissot finished second with Blake Jones, Zeke Shell and Paul Nogradi Jr. filling the top five.
Greg Grindstaff claimed the street stock feature with John Ketron taking top honors in the pro four division. Tyler Goodwin won the Legends race and Jimmy Hillard copped the rookie pure four race.