It’s been a feast or famine type year for Bubba Pollard in the ASA Southern Super Series. The season has been highlighted by a big win at North Wilkesboro Speedway (NC) on the ASA STARS National Tour. He also won the non-points SpeedFest event in January, but outside of that it’s been a head scratcher for the Senoia, Georgia driver.
Nothing can get things restarted like a taste of home, and a doubleheader for the Southern Super Series at Five Flags Speedway (FL) could be what the doctor ordered. Pollard is the defending Blizzard Series champion and the all-time winner in the Southern Super Series and Blizzard Series at the track.
“We have struggled to finish strong in some of the recent races,” added Pollard. “It’s not from a lack of effort as all our guys have been working hard and we really are looking forward to getting back to Five Flags for some racing.”
Pollard has had a bit of a drought at Five Flags Speedway as it’s been almost two years since the popular number 26 has parked it in victory lane. That snapped a streak of 14 years with at least one Super Late Model win at Five Flags, a mark that will likely never be touched.
“When you win races other people want to outwork you, and have more resources so they can be the one with the checkered flag at the end of the night,” added Pollard. “Sure it’s been a while since we have won there, but we still run good there. We have only run there once this season so we should have a good chance with the two race format.”
Pollard has more starts and wins at Five Flags than most other drivers, and running twice in a weekend on the Gulf Coast is nothing new to the former Southern Super Series champion.
“When we started racing, a trip to Pensacola was normally two races with Mobile,” added Pollard. “I like the fact that the Southern Super Series is doing these doubleheaders because it can help save money. I’d race five or six nights a week if I could, but times are different and we’ll run the doubles when they are available.”
Racing gets underway for the PepperJack Kennels Twin 100s weekend on Friday, July 21st at 8pm. The Kioti Tractor 100 will be the main event of the night along with the Five Flags Speedway Outlaws and Pure Stocks. Action continues on Saturday, July 22nd at 8pm as the second leg of the double dip finishes off the weekend. The American Welding Society 100 will be the final race of the weekend for the ASA Southern Super Series. The Modifieds of Mayhem and Crown Stocks will also have feature races on Saturday.
Schedule and entry forms for the doubleheader weekend can be found at www.SouthernSuperSeries.com