Trey Coleman powered to the front in the closing laps of the APRS 250 to earn his first career win at Pensacola in the FAST Under Armour Cup Series. Coleman led a charge from the outside and held off hungry contenders to clinch a berth in the playoffs for the first time, as well.
Team owner Sean Whitehill finished behind his driver in second to strengthen his points position after a run of bad luck in previous weeks. Whitehill also earned his first stage victory of the season by crossing the line first in stage one. Colby Martin tied his career best finish with a third, his second consecutive top five since returning to racing. Joe Towianski recovered from an early setback to finish fourth, his first top five since a second place finish at Daytona. Jeffery McClintock rounded out the top five in fifth, his first top five in the series since 2012 after a several year hiatus.
Ryan Pace joined Whitehill in earning a single playoff point by capturing stage two. Pace led 18 laps, four less than William Page’s 22. Page’s points advantage in the playoffs now stands at 154 and should lead to a clinched spot soon even without a victory.
With four races to go, the playoff push is real. Nashville Fairgrounds will be the next track to test the Under Armour Cup Series. When FAST last raced there in May 2017, the race saw 20 cautions for 95 laps, setting the average speed of the race to just 55.631 MPH. The constant wrecking produced some wild results, though, and saw a wild finish. Davey Hazard only led one lap, the final one, en route to his fourth win of the season.