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Friday, October 23, 2020

Nelson Shines Brightest Among Optima Batteries Super Modified Two Wheel Drive Elite

Charlestown, IN (October 22nd, 2020) – Pullers in the Optima Batteries Super Modified Two Wheel Drive Truck class of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League faced the same challenges as their peers in other classes with an abbreviated season.  While some divisions had but three sessions of competition, the two-wheelers were able to compete in five different sessions over the course of the 2020 season.  One puller stood out across those five sessions as Altamont, Illinois’ Bethany Nelson and her Sweet Revenge Chevrolet laid claim to the 2020 Championship in exceptional form.

Nelson began the season in Mound City, Missouri at the Rumble by the Refuge with a win in the opening session of that two-day spectacular. She followed that up with a top ten in the second session at Mound City and another top ten at the 300 Raceway Farley Nationals’ first session. A win would soon follow in the second session at Farley as well.  Several pullers were in striking distance for the final showdown at the Pro Pulling Nationals at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri.  Nelson was in the points lead followed closely by Brandon Simon in the Slow Ride Chevy and Bethany’s teammate Misty Nelson in the Rhino Ag After Midnight Chevy.   Exhibiting elite championship form, Bethany claimed the win in the Saturday session in Wheatland, securing her place as the 2020 Optima Batteries Super Modified Two Wheel Drive Truck Champion.  Simon and Misty Nelson had uncharacteristic mid-pack finishes, speaking to the incredible competition of this class. Simon was still able to lock himself into the second spot in the final standings with Jessie Petro and the P5 Ford claiming third in the final standings in with a fourth at Wheatland.  Securing fourth for the season was Tony Fleming and the Hi Maintenance Chevy while Tony Tatum’s Parts City Auto Parts Chevy with daughter Lisa at the wheel ended the season in fifth overall. 

Congratulations to Bethany Nelson and the Midnight Motorsports Team on your stellar 2020 Championship run!