North Wilkesboro, NC (May 17, 2023) – Bubba Pollard would not be denied at North Wilkesboro.
The Senoia, GA driver led the most laps and added a stage win during the ECMD 150. When it mattered most, he led all 50 laps in the final stage to score his first-career ASA STARS National Tour race at the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway (NC) over Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Cup Series teammates William Byron and Chase Elliott.
From the onset of the event, it was apparent that Pollard would be one of the drivers to beat Wednesday night. Even when losing the lead during the race, he knew what he had loaded for the final run to the finish.
“We took off there and we were pretty good. I let William by me to see what he had so we could be better and make some adjustments. Chase came out of nowhere and was fast and I thought we had nothing for him. We made the right adjustments during that last break, put four tires on it, and she was good.”
North Wilkesboro Speedway becomes the 31st track that Pollard has gone to victory lane at during his illustrious career. The Georgia driver had two previous starts at the facility; he finished fourth in last year’s Super Late Model event and was disqualified in post-race tech after a second-place run at “The Race” in 2011.
“We’ve struggled the past couple of years and these guys behind me (his team) have worked hard. I’ve got a family at home that’s supportive, a wife and two girls and one on the way. I never thought I’d be standing here on top of this. What they’ve done to this place and the history and everything, it’s been a huge past couple of days. I’m glad to be a part of it.
“It’s special to race at this place. I hope we can make it a yearly tradition. The fans were awesome tonight. I can’t wait until Sunday to see what it’s all about and to see how the racing goes.”
Full results can be found below.
The ASA STARS National Tour heads to Hickory Motor Speedway on Thursday, May 25 for the Tar Heel 250, co-sanctioned with the ASA Southern Super Series. Tickets can be purchased here.
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ASA STARS National Tour
The ASA STARS National Tour debuted in March of 2023 for Super Late Model racing in America. Announced last October, many of the best drivers in America will compete in the ten-race national tour with a minimum $100,000 point fund. The championship team will be guaranteed $25,000.
The ASA STARS National Tour is made up of three races from each of the regional pavement Super Late Model Series under the Track Enterprises banner; the ASA CRA Super Series, the ASA Midwest Tour and the ASA Southern Super Series.
The Team Construction Winner’s Circle program has been announced as a part of the ASA STARS National Tour for licensed drivers/teams with perfect attendance. The program provides additional financial incentives to those teams who support the Series, thanks to Team Construction.
Track Enterprises, a Racing Promotions Company based in Illinois, will operate the ASA STARS National Tour. It announced the acquisition of the CRA sanctioning body in January and followed that up with the purchase of the Midwest Tour in July. In October, Track Enterprises President, Bob Sargent announced a partnership with the Southern Super Series which set the table for the formation of the ASA STARS National Tour.
ASA STARS National Tour ECMD 150 Results: