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Gulf Coast Bonus Bucks on the Line for So. Super Series Drivers

Pensacola, Florida – Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco racers making their way to the Gulf Coast for a doubleheader weekend on April 28-29 will have 1,000 extra reasons to finish well. Series promoter Tim Bryant has announced that there will be a $1,000 bonus on the line for the driver recording the best average finish at Five Flags Speedway (FL) and Mobile International Speedway (AL).

The doubleheader weekend will kick off on Friday, April 28 in Pensacola, Florida with 100 laps of racing at Five Flags. Racers will then make the trip to nearby Irvington, Alabama for a 95-lap affair at Mobile.

“With this being the only doubleheader on the Southern Super series schedule this year, the Gulf Coast Bonus Bucks will be a little extra incentive for the teams to compete for,” said Southern Super Series Director Tim Bryant. “While most Bonus programs are designated for the winners, this $1,000 cash award is just as likely to go to a guy who doesn’t win either night.”

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Practice Pays Off for Jones in Lee Fields Memorial

IRVINGTON, Ala. — When the green flag flew Saturday on the Lee Fields Memorial at Mobile International Speedway, all eyes were on the likes of Christopher Bell, Augie Grill, and Donnie Wilson. But when it was all said and done, a dominating performance by Garrett Jones was the topic of conversation.

Jones started the 150-lap Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco race from outside the top 10 but worked his way into third by the lap 75 break. When the race went back green, problems for leaders Augie Grill and Donnie Wilson opened the door for Jones who was more than ready to capitalize and run away with the lead.

Jones opened up more than a seven-second lead when the checkered flag waved to capture his first win in a Super Late Model.

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Davidson Eyeing Breakthrough SSS Victory at Mobile

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Many will think the 2016 Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco championship battle is over, but don’t tell that to Pearland, Texas driver Chris Davidson. Through a run of consistent finishes the 38-year-old driver has moved up to second in the season-long standings as the Southern Super Series heads to Mobile International Speedway for the Lee Fields Memorial 150 on Saturday night.

“It’s no secret that 2016 has been a struggle for us,” said Davidson. “We have been making minor gains and perhaps we can put it all together at Mobile. We love it at Mobile. The track is tough on tires and that will play into our hands the longer we go on a set of tire.”

Davidson is a multi-time champion out of Texas and a winner in the Southeast region. He even has a win at Mobile in the past. Davidson will be looking to keep the series championship trophy in Texas as fellow longhorn driver Casey Smith won the title a year ago. In the three year history of the series, the championship has never gone to the same state twice. Davidson hopes to end that run.
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Wilson Leads Southern Super Series Into Final Stage of 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. — As the month of August progresses, the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco prepares to enter its final phase of the 2016 season and teams are using the late summer break to their own advantage. Whether catching up with personal matters, taking a vacation, or putting time into the race cars, drivers are eager to return to action.

Current SSS points leader Donnie Wilson is among them; he has one of the boldest remaining schedules amongst the points leaders. The Oklahoma driver plans to compete in the final three SSS races of the season, while also taking a couple of trips up north.

“We’ve been in the process of building a new car and maintaining my other two cars. Our busiest time of the year is coming up,” Wilson said. “We’ve got Mobile, CRA at Winchester, then Montgomery, then off a week then we run Pensacola, then the All-American 400 and the Winchester 400. We’ve got six races in seven weeks.”

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SSS Announces Tri-State Bonus Bucks Program for Racers

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Drivers competing in the next three Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco events will have a chance to pad their pockets with extra cash. The series will hand out a $1,000 “Tri-State Bonus Bucks” bonus to the driver with the best average finish in the upcoming trio of events at Five Flags Speedway (FL) on May 27, Mobile International Speedway (AL) on May 28 and Crisp Motorsports Park on June 4.

“We’re excited to kick off the upcoming three race Southern Super Series stretch with the Annual Memorial Day Weekend Doubleheader at Pensacola and Mobile,” said Southern Super Series Director Tim Bryant. “We realize that three races, in three states, in eight days might be tough on guys, so we’ve posted a little extra cash incentive to sweeten the pot. Overall, we’ve been extremely happy with car counts in 2016, so we hope we can keep things rolling with these races.”

While the Southern Super Series had three Gulf Coast doubleheaders between Five Flags Speedway and Mobile International Speedway in 2015, this weekend marks the only doubleheader of the 2016 season. A year ago on the Memorial Day weekend double header, it was Casey Roderick and Harrison Burton who found their way to Victory Lane. It was also Roderick who picked up the win when the series visited Pensacola just a month ago.

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Dippel Dominates Mobile 150

Fifteen-Year-Old Victorious In Second K&N Pro Series East Start

MOBILE, Ala. – The latest prospect making the transition from dirt to asphalt may prove to be the quickest study of them all.

Wallkill, New York, native Tyler Dippel stormed to Victory Lane in just his second NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start Sunday at Mobile International Raceway.

Twenty-three days shy of his 16th birthday, Dippel took the lead on Lap 30 of the Mobile 150 presented by the Mobile Sports Authority and drove away from the 25-car field time and time again. Two cautions inside of 10 laps to go kept his No. 38 East West Marine/TyCar Chevrolet from running away from the competition, but he wasn’t seriously tested on either restart.

Second place went to 21 Means 21 Coors Light polesitter Spencer Davis while Jesse Little, Austin Theriault and Kaz Grala brought home the top five in the race that was extended to 154 laps with the late caution.
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K&N East Mobile 150 Postponed Until Sunday

Inclement Weather Delays Saturday Schedule At Mobile

IRVINGTION, Ala. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Mobile 150 presented by Mobile Sports Authority scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to weather.

The race at Mobile International Speedway will now take place Sunday, March 13 at 4:00 p.m. CT.

Practice and qualifying, which were delayed Friday and Saturday, will tentatively begin at noon local time.

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Practice and Qualifying Postponed in Mobile

Weather delays on-track schedule for K&N Pro East Mobile 150

IRVINGTON, Ala. – Practice and qualifying for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Mobile 150 presented by the Mobile Sports Authority scheduled for Friday at Mobile International Speedway has been postponed to due to inclement weather.

An updated schedule will be announced as soon as it’s available.

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Dickies Partners With Sarah Cornett-Ching

For 2016 K&N Pro East Rookie Campaign

DENVER, NC – Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. the number one manufacturer of work apparel worldwide, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas is teaming up with Sarah Cornett-Ching in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for the 2016 season.

The partnership will include the remaining 13 races of the NASCAR K&N East season. The team will debut the new livery at this weekend’s Mobile 150 in Mobile, Alabama.

The family-owned Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company is the only global workwear company outfitting workers head-to-toe. Since its humble beginnings as a Texas overalls manufacturer in 1922 they have grown to represent the top brand names in Performance workwear: Dickies®, Walls®, Van Moer, Kodiak®, Terra® and Workrite®.
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PIT BOX: K&N East Action Returns At Mobile

Whelen Southern Mods Open 2016 Season At Caraway

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will head to Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway for its second race of the season and its inaugural race at the half-mile oval. After an exciting season opener at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway, new and old faces will look to capture their first victory of the year. With New Smyrna race winner, Todd Gilliland, not scheduled to compete the Mobile 150 trophy and first place in the series standings is up for grabs. Some familiar faces will be entering the fray as former series race winners Jesse Little and Brandon Gdovic will be making their first starts of the season.

• The green flag at North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway on Saturday will usher in the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season. George Brunnhoelzl III and defending two-time tour champion Andy Seuss will enter as the early favorites as the two have won 14 of the last 20 races at the .455-mile track. Jason Myers set the track record during qualifying for this event last year and looks to continue his streak as the only driver to start every event held at Caraway since the tour began in 2005.

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K&N Pro Series 2016 Schedules Announced

Twenty-Seven Races Set To Showcase Sport’s Rising Stars

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series has become the preeminent development proving ground for the sport’s future stars.

The 27 races on the 2016 schedule – from New England to Southern California, and from Washington to Florida – provides a comprehensive slate of venues and events designed to test drivers and showcase the best and brightest for NASCAR fans.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West schedules, announced today, comprise of 14 points races for each championship. It is highlighted by the annual meeting in the Heartland for the combination race at Iowa Speedway on July 29.
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Garrett Jones Earns Fourth Place Finish in Southern Super Series Doubleheader Weekend

Jones Posts Best Finish of Season in Goodson Racing Machine with Mike Garvey

MOORESVILLE, NC (July 27, 2015) – Garrett Jones had double the racing action this weekend, as he and Goodson Racing competed at both Five Flags Speedway and Mobile International Speedway. The 15-year-old Super Late Model driver, racing the Buddy’s Home Furnishing Yellow No. 1, rebounded from a 16th place finish the first night at Five Flags Speedway to collect a fourth place finish at the weekend’s conclusion in Mobile, Alabama. As Jones’ first weekend in the Goodson Super Late Model came to a close in Mobile, AL Saturday night, both Mike Garvey and Jones were ecstatic about the team’s early success.

While the effort in Pensacola did not provide the results the team was expecting, it was business as usual in the pits and on the track with Garvey listening to the driver’s feedback and getting a baseline for communication. Likewise Jones tried to build upon the pair’s communication from their previous Pro Late Model outing a few weeks ago. After initially moving up through the field, Jones faded at the end, finishing 16th.

“Pensacola is an important track to me and although I am disappointed in my finish, I am very optimistic about the future,” said Jones. “It was refreshing to work with Mike as he listened to what I had to say and coached me on what he thought would help me on track. We didn’t get it right here in Pensacola tonight, but this is a team effort. Mike and I both are winners and nothing short of victory lane will satisfy either of us. We will chalk Pensacola up as a learning experience and move on to the next race.”

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Pollard Completes SSS Gulf Coast Sweep at Mobile

(PENSACOLA, FL) – Less than 24 hours after starting from the pole and completely dominating at Five Flags Speedway (FL), defending series champion Bubba Pollard climbed his way to the front at Mobile International Speedway (AL) on Saturday to claim his 10th career Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco win and complete the Gulf Coast sweep.

Pollard finished qualifying by grabbing his 14th career pole but drew a five for his starting spot.

After falling outside the top-five when his car jumped out of gear in turn two just shy of the halfway mark of the 100-lap race, the Senoia, Georgia driver began his march to the front.
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Garrett Jones Returns to Goodson Racing for Doubleheader Weekend

Jones Seeking Victory Lane at Five Flags and Mobile International Speedway

MOORESVILLE, NC (July 22, 2015) – This weekend Garrett Jones is set compete for Goodson Racing for the second time this year. The driver will be racing the Buddy’s Home Furnishing Yellow No. 1 at Five Flags Speedway and Mobile International Speedway during this weekend’s doubleheader in the Southern Super Series (SSS). Mike Garvey will be calling the shots for Jones from the pits.

Jones recently visited the two tracks at the end of June during his debut start with Goodson Racing and managed to secure a second place finish before the weekend was over. Despite the great finish, Jones says he’s still searching for more.

“A Top-3 is my personal goal this weekend. If we don’t win somewhere then we are always looking at what we can improve on so we can get ourselves to Victory Lane,” said Jones. “Having raced at these two tracks recently does help. Anytime you can get laps at an upcoming track on the SSS schedule is an advantage – especially since I am racing against some real veterans of short track racing!”

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Harrison Burton Inherits First SSS Victory at Mobile

Young Son of NASCAR Star Jeff Takes Win Following Pollard DQ

Mobile, AL — Saturday night at Mobile International Speedway was one of those nights where everybody was racing for second-place. As it turned out, the battle for second-place ended up being the battle for the win.

Bubba Pollard put on a Super Late Model clinic at the Alabama half-mile and completely dominated the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco Mobile 100. However it was Harrison Burton who was credited with the win after Pollard was disqualified in post-race technical inspection for an engine intake violation.

“It’s a big deal to us,” Burton, son of longtime NASCAR racer Jeff Burton, said after being declared the winner. “The guys worked really hard and it paid off. We put ourselves in position to win, but (Pollard) was just faster than us and not for the reason in which they were DQ’ed. Let’s be honest. But we’ll take it.”

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Return To Gulf Coast Has Different Meaning For SSS Drivers

Grissom, Hemric, Bowen All Have Different Goals For Weekend

Pensacola, FL —  It’s been a month since the last time the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco was on track, and now the stars of the popular Super Late Model series are gearing up for their second trip of the season to the Gulf Coast.  The last time the series made their way to Gulf Coast tracks Five Flags Speedway (FL) and Mobile International Speedway (AL), it was Kyle Grissom (Five Flags) and Casey Smith (Mobile) picking up big wins.

After a month off, Grissom is ready to head back to Five Flags Speedway (FL), this time chasing a second win.

“It felt really good to win a race down there because Five Flags is so tough,” said Grissom.  “It’s been a place that I’ve struggled to get a hold of, but now we’re going back with a good baseline setup.  I feel like I have an idea of what it’s like to race up front and that feels good so I’m excited to go back and hopefully we can back it up.”There are two reasons behind why Grissom was so excited to finally get a Southern Super Series victory.  A lot of it has to do with the difficult competition that he races with at every SSS event.

There are two reasons behind why Grissom was so excited to finally get a Southern Super Series victory.  A lot of it has to do with the difficult competition that he races with at every SSS event.

“It seems like everywhere we go there’s good cars there every week,” Grissom said.  “It’s a dogfight to just try to be in the top-10 no matter where we go.  It’s hard, but I’m really thankful I get to run in this series and run against the best competition.”

The other reason has to do with his father, former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Steve Grissom.  Kyle was raised in Concord, North Carolina, but his father is from Gadsden, Alabama, and has raced and won at a lot of the same tracks in which the younger Grissom is now racing.

“It’s cool to go down and race in that area where Dad raced for so many years because they know so many people down there,” said Grissom.  “It felt good to finally show that I can go down there and get it done in front of all those people.”

For two other well-known Southern Super Series drivers, a return to the Gulf Coast means different things.  This weekend’s trip to the Gulf Coast will be the first of the year for Georgia’s Anderson Bowen, and he’s still trying to get a handle on the tough half-mile Mobile, Alabama oval.

“Mobile always has been a struggle,” said Bowen.  “We ran well in an ARCA car but that’s totally different.  I’ve always struggled at Mobile with everything whether it’s a Super Late Model or a Pro Late Model.  There’s just something about that track.”

Bowen said consistency has been lacking for him at Mobile in the past, but now he’s basically in win-or-go-home mode as he’s not running for the championship this year.

“We don’t have a lot of pressure on us,” Bowen said.  “We can just have fun and see what happens.  If we win, that’ll be great.  If we don’t, we’ll still have fun doing it and we’ll try to be better each weekend.”

For full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Daniel Hemric, the 2013 Southern Super Series championship, a return to the Gulf Coast means a return to a track where he experienced one of his most memorable wins.  Hemric edged fellow competitors Augie Grill and Jeff Choquette in a thrilling three-wide photo finish at Mobile during the 2014 Southern Super Series season finale.

Hemric came as close as he could have, but failed to defend his 2013 SSS title despite his win in the season finale.  He lost the championship to Bubba Pollard by seven points, but was still thrilled with what took place at Mobile that night in September.

“We did it three wide and in front of a great crowd,” Hemric said.  “The crowd that night was probably twice what we’ve had there in the past.”

The only thing Hemric could have done differently that night was to remember to take his helmet off before his signature backflip in victory lane.

“Everybody joked that I did the backflip with my helmet on,” said Hemric.  “But I did the burnout and then couldn’t breathe so I realized I had to get out.  But it all worked out.”

For more information on the Southern Super Series Gulf Coast weekend, visitwww.5flagsspeedway.com and www.mobilespeedway.net.

For more information on the Southern Super Series, visit SouthernSuperSeries.com.  The Facebook page for the Southern Super Series is located at www.facebook.com/southernsuperseries.  The series is also on Twitter at @SoSuperSeries.  For advertising or sponsorship questions, please contact the track representatives.  For media inquiries, please contact Matt Kentfield at 51 Sports viamatt@51sports.net.

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 Sargeant Looking to Capitalize on SSS Gulf Coast Swing

 Snowball Derby Runner-Up Returning to Five Flags Speedway

Pensacola, FL — Dalton Sargeant burst onto the short track racing scene with a runner-up finish in the 47th Annual Snowball Derby this past December.  Since then, the talented driver from Boca Raton, Florida has transformed into one of the most talked about drivers in short track racing.  He has recorded wins and strong finishes on both the East and West Coast.

Now, five months after his breakout performance in Pensacola, Florida, the 17-year-old rising star will return to the track where he began to make a name for himself.

Sargeant, like many of the most well-known Southeast Super Late Model stars, has filed an entry for this weekend’s Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco Gulf Coast Doubleheader.  He will make his second start at Five Flags Speedway (FL) since his impressive Snowball Derby run on Friday night before travelling with the series to Mobile International Speedway (AL) on Saturday.

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Memorable Gulf Coast Weekend Ends with Win and Points Lead for Smith

Texas Driver Ends Long Winless Streak

AUSTIN, TX. –This past weekend is one that Casey Smith and his team won’t forget for a long time. The Austin, Texas native made the trip to the Alabama/Florida border area memorable as he went home with a victory and the Southern Super Series point lead.

Smith ended a winless drought on Saturday night at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Alabama and finished third on Friday night to end the weekend as the point leader in the Southern Super Series.

On Saturday night, he dominated by leading every lap in the 100-lap event at the high-banked, half-mile oval.

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Excitement Building for First SSS Gulf Coast Doubleheader of 2015

Southern Super Series Drivers & Fans Gear Up for Five Flags & Mobile

PENSACOLA, Florida – For the first time since the running of the 47th Annual Snowball Derby, Super Late Models will roar to life this weekend in the Gulf Coast region. The Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco rolls into Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway and Mobile, Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway this upcoming weekend to kick-off the first Gulf Coast weekend of the 2015 racing season.

The stars of the Southern Super Series will test themselves on the half-mile Pensacola oval on Friday, April 24 before traveling to Mobile to tackle the back end of the doubleheader weekend on Saturday, April 25.

Series director Tim Bryant, also the promoter at Five Flags Speedway and Mobile International Speedway, is anticipating a great pair of events this weekend for Super Late Model fans in the region. The pair of weekend races will be the third and fourth on the 15-race Southern Super Series schedule.

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Epic Finish at Mobile Lands Hemric in Victory Lane and Pollard the SSS Championship

IRVINGTON, AL — The Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco reached an epic conclusion to its 2014 season Saturday night at Alabama’s Mobile International Raceway.

2013 series champion Daniel Hemric came out on top of a three-wide battle for the win over Augie Grill and Jeff Choquette on the final lap. The top three were separated by just 0.008 seconds at the checkered flag.

Just like Saturday’s race, as well as the series championship in 2013, the battle for this year’s Southern Super Series championship went right down to the final lap. Behind the three-wide finish at Mobile, Senoia, Georgia’s Bubba  Pollard finished fourth to capture the Southern Super Series title by seven points over Hemric.

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Donnie Wilson Stops Pollard’s Streak with Mobile Southern Super Series Victory

Wilson’s Dominant Performance Ends Four-Race Win Streak for Bubba Pollard

IRVINGTON, AL — Saturday night’s Miller Lite 125 brought about the end of two streaks. The 125-lap Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco event saw Bubba Pollard’s four-race win streak snapped when Donnie Wilson drove his No. 2 to victory lane at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Alabama. Wilson’s victory also ended a streak where he had not won a race on the track in nine years.

Wilson was declared the winner at the Southern Super Series’ event at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) earlier in the season, but that win was given to Wilson in technical inspection after the unofficial winner was disqualified. Saturday night, there was little doubt that Wilson’s on-track winless drought would come to an end, as he took the lead for good on lap 78 and never looked back.

“It feels good to be here,” said an elated Wilson in victory lane. “We didn’t win Nashville like we wanted to, but we won this one like we wanted to. That’s all that matters. This car was super strong tonight and I just drove it as hard as I could.”
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Bubba Pollard Completes Southern Super Series Gulf Coast Sweep with Mobile Victory

Pit Strategy Leads Georgia Racer to Second Win in as Many Nights

Strategy was the name of the game for Bubba Pollard Saturday night at Mobile International Speedway in Alabama. Instead of taking advantage of a series pre-season rule change like many of his competitors did, Pollard made a later pit stop that proved to be the winning plan for victory in the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco and Miller Lite Super Late Model Series combination Mobile Lumber 125 presented by VDL Fuel Systems event.

Southern Super Series officials adjusted the rules regarding the lap 75 competition cautions in their 125-lap events before the 2014 season took the green flag to allow teams to take their allotted two tires at any point in the race. Previously, teams were required to take their fresh rubber during the competition yellow.

After several teams made the call to pit while under yellow for an extended caution at lap 63 Saturday night, Pollard, who was leading at the time, elected to stay out and wait for the scheduled lap-75 caution. It was a move that required a lot of confidence in his machine on Pollard’s part, but it paid off when Pollard was able to rifle back through the field after his pit stop to score the victory.

Saturday’s win at Mobile completed the Sunoco Gulf Coast Championship Series weekend sweep on the heels of his victory in the Mountain Dew Kick Start 125 presented by JRi Shocks Friday night at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway.

“We had a good racecar from the beginning,” said Pollard following Saturday’s victory. “We just didn’t know how much to save with this tire. I just didn’t know what to expect really, but man we had an awesome racecar. I had these guys working their tails off all day and we made it work. It’s fun coming here and having the strategy like that that plays into it. I felt like tires were going to be the key at the end of the race and I felt like we had a good enough car to make it to the lap 75 and be able to get back through the field.”

When several of the top-10 cars pitted early, Pollard was confident in his strategy, but did have some hesitations about being able to overcome the stiff competition that would be in his way to victory lane.

“I knew we had a good car,” said Pollard. “But you don’t want to get stuck back there behind them because you never know what they’ve got back there. Augie (Grill) has a good racecar and it goes through your mind. But I was confident and I was confident in our racecar and I felt like we could get the job done.”

Casey Smith brought home the runner-up honors in his No. 99 Chevrolet, marking his best finish of the season thus far after swapping cars after last night’s Mountain Dew Kick Start 125 at Five Flags Speedway.

“Last night at Five Flags we were fighting motor issues,” explained Smith. “The car was awesome but we were having major motor problems with that other car. And then tonight I think I over drove it a little bit because my warm up lap was faster than my qualifying lap. We got a little bit tight in that first run and burned up the right front. We came in early, 10 laps before that break, and took our tires and made a bunch of changes that helped a lot.

“We weren’t as good as Bubba, but we’re happy with second for points. It’s still not where we want to be. We used to be dominant like Bubba is here and we’ve still got a little bit to go for that. But we’re working a little bit at a time. Second is good but we want a win.”

Friday night’s runner-up finisher, John Hunter Nemechek, was scored in the third position Saturday at Mobile followed by Donnie Wilson, while Mike Garvey rounded out the top-five finishers.

Earlier in the night at Mobile, John Hunter Nemechek scored his first career Southern Super Series fast time award with a lap of 16.961, the only qualifier in the 16-second bracket all evening.

Next up for the Southern Super Series will be another 125-lapper in the Yellowhammer State, the Montgomery 125 at Montgomery Motor Speedway in Montgomery, Alabama on Saturday night, May 10.

For ticket information and more on the Mobile 125 at Montgomery Motor Speedway, visit www.montgomerymotorspeedway.com.

For more information on the Southern Super Series, visit SouthernSuperSeries.com. The Facebook page for the Southern Super Series is located at www.facebook.com/southernsuperseries and on Twitter it’s @SoSuperSeries. For advertising or sponsorship questions, please contact the track representatives. For media inquiries, please contact Matt Kentfield at 51 Sports via matt@51sports.net.

SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES PRESENTED BY SUNOCO
Official Finish
Mobile Lumber and Millwork 125 presented by VDL Fuel Systems
Mobile International Speedway
Irvington, Alabama
April 26, 2014

Pos. No. Driver Laps
1 26 Bubba Pollard 125
2 99 Casey Smith 125
3 8 John Hunter Nemechek 125
4 2 Donnie Wilson 125
5 1 Mike Garvey 125
6 98 Daniel Hemric 125
7 31 Kyle Grissom 125
8 59 Jake Perkins 125
9 112 Augie Grill 125
10 79 Kyle Bryant 125
11 22 Josh Bragg 125
12 5 Will Gallaher 125
13 43 Justin South 125
14 68 Landon Cling 124
15 86 Chet Morrison 124
16 18 Hunter Robbins 117
17 29 Anderson Bowen 116
18 14 Chris Davidson 78
19 72 Logan Boyett 64
20 51 Stephen Nasse 63
21 22 Jeremy Pate 42
22 47 Allen Karnes 40

Sources: 51 Sports/Southern Super Series PR




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