July (By Tyson Graves)
For the first time in his career Chris Ferguson from Mount Holly, North Carolina made the trek across the Mississippi River to race at the Lucas Oil Speedway. Wanting to race in the crown jewel Show Me 100, Chris took the advantage to compete in the two-day Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series show in Wheatland, MO.
On day one Chris showed in his debut that he had lots of speed. Chris starred fifth in his first attempt at the Show Me 100. He finished second in his heat, and in the feature event he was able to come home with a fourth-place finish. Chris was ecstatic with his results and was excited for night two, the Diamond Nationals.
Chris set fast time on Sunday night and won heat race number one. This put Chris on the pole for the 50-lap feature event at the premiere dirt track in the Midwest. Chris took the lead and was in command all night long. But if Fergy was going to pick up the big win he was going to have to hold off the best in the business, Jonathan Davenport. Davenport made it tough on Ferguson, he briefly took the lead on lap 42. Ferguson was able to fend him off and celebrate in victory lane.
Over 900 miles from his home shop in North Carolina, Chris Ferguson’s win at Lucas Oil Speedway during the Diamond Nationals was one of the moments we cherished from the 2020 race season.
Photo: Ryan Roberts