The Blizzard Series and Allen Turner Pro Late Models reach their championship conclusions this Saturday at Five Flags Speedway. To prepare you for the exciting finale, here are 10 things to know about this weekend’s racing at Five Flags.
1 – There will be two championships on the line on Saturday night at Five Flags Speedway. The Blizzard Series Super Late Models and Allen Turner Pro Late Models will crown champions Saturday.
2 – Chris Davidson leads the Pro Late Model points coming into the season finale. The Texas driver is up 20 points on rookie Grant Thompson as he is looking to become the first Texas native to win the Pro Late Model title since Ryan Luza did it in 2015.
3 – For the Blizzard Series, Bubba Pollard leads Stephen Nasse by nine points. Jeremy Pate is third, just 15 points back. A large field is expected for Saturday night, so anything could happen with the points.
4 – While the title will be decided at the All American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, Saturday’s Blizzard Series event also counts towards the Southern Super Series championship race. Jeremy Pate leads Stephen Nasse by 13 points. Jake Garcia is third, 19 points behind Pate, while Bubba Pollard in fourth is 21 markers back.
5 – Kyle Busch is entered in the Blizzard Series finale. It will be his first start in the series. The KBM machines have never won in the Blizzard Series, but they have done well in the Snowball Derby with four wins.
6 – It’s not only about championships, as finishing in the top 10 in points could help a driver get a provisional for the Snowflake 100 or the Snowball Derby in December. The top two drivers in the Pro Late Models and the Blizzard Series champion in Super Late Models get provisionals unless they qualify into the races in December. The Southern Super Series also has a provisional.
7 – Racing starts at 7:30 pm CT on Saturday, with adult tickets being $20. You can watch on Speed51.TV if you can’t be at the track this weekend.
8 – This is the final race for Super Late Model teams at Five Flags Speedway as they prepare for the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby coming in December.
9 – The Blizzard Series race will be 150 laps with the Pro Late Model race will be 100 laps.
10 – Teams will have a practice day on Friday from 3 pm to 8 pm. There will be a pit party following the on-track activities.
-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 “Stat Boy”
-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo