Bubba Pollard is widely considered as one of the best active Super Late Model racers in the entire country. He’s won big races such as the All American 400, Winter Showdown and Battle at Berlin 251. But there’s one race he’s missing from his resume and it’s one of the biggest of them all: The Snowball Derby.
Bubba Pollard busted out a few tricks during the final laps of Saturday’s Pro Late Model 100 during Governor’s Cup weekend at New Smyrna Speedway. Those tricks turned into treats when the Senoia, GA driver made a pass for the lead with five laps to go and pulled away to score the victory.
“Oktoberfest has just always been one of those races that’s been on the bucket list and we have been pretty good at crossing a lot of those off of the list this season,” Pollard told Speed51.com powered by JEGS.
The Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco held its penultimate event of the 2017 season Saturday night at Crisp Motorsports Park (GA). Continuing an indomitable hot streak, it may be fitting that a Peach Tree State driver parked his car in victory lane, accomplishing yet another milestone in his long-held career.
Bubba Pollard climbed out of his No. 26 machine to celebrate a well-earned win in the Watermelon 125. The occasion marked the Senoia, GA driver’s 100th Late Model victory in extended-distance races of 100 laps or more, a sentimental feat he was glad to accomplish in the place he calls home.
Mobile International Speedway hosted its second of only two Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco events of the 2017 season Saturday night. Sixteen Super Late Models battled it out around the Alabama half-mile, but the victory came down to a wrestling match of horsepower between two strong machines.
Stephen Nasse and Bubba Pollard played a game of cat and mouse as the laps wound down in the Lee Fields Classic 150. Nasse had managed to fend off the No. 26 throughout the later stages, but a move with less than five laps to go netted Pollard his sixth victory in the race.
“I had Bubba pressuring me for about 20 to 30 laps there towards the end,” Nasse said. “It definitely made it a little tough behind the wheel.”
Five Flags Speedway (FL) hosted its third Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco event of the 2017 season Friday night. A talented field of 25 Super Late Model drivers made their way to the Pensacola half-mile oval, but at the end of the night it was one driver in a league of his own.
Bubba Pollard made the 125-lap race look easy as he cruised under the checkered flag, claiming his 15th career Southern Super Series win. Pollard took over the lead just before the race reached the halfway mark and never bothered looking back.
“This is actually a different race car than what we’ve been racing all year,” Pollard said. “It just goes to show you that we have good race cars. We’ve just got a really good piece right now.”
On top of many race victories on Bubba Pollard’s list of accomplishments, the Senoia, Georgia native can now add “Slinger Nationals Champion” to his growing resume.
Slinger Speedway (WI) produced yet another fantastic and intense day of racing where Super Late Model drivers can either have an appreciable day, or seem to struggle all day long. Pollard fell under the positive side, but had to put up a fight to get to victory lane.
During the halfway break in the 200-lap feature, while other drivers cooled down, Pollard could be found underneath the car making a gear change in the short 10 minutes that he had.
“I couldn’t beat (the other drivers) from the center off,” Pollard told Speed51.com powered by JEGS after the race. “I felt like I needed a little bit more motor, and the gear change was the right call.”
Bubba Pollard made his return to Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida on Friday night with the Southern Super Series. The Senoia, Georgia driver was hoping to make it two-in-a-row at the Florida track after winning the SSS race in April, but came up just one position short after a valiant effort.
After earning the fast time award in qualifying and being part of the top-eight redraw, Pollard knew his car was fast and was determined to get his Anderson’s Maple Syrup No. 26 into Victory Lane.
He took the lead on a lap 44 restart before giving it back up two laps later when he entered tire conservation mode.
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. If that’s the case, Bubba Pollard is about to become one of the most popular race car drivers in America.
Pollard announced Wednesday (May 31, 2017) that he has signed Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup as a primary marketing partner for the remainder of 2017.