The Southern Super Series will make its way to the Gulf Coast this weekend for a doubleheader at Five Flags Speedway (FL) and Mobile International Speedway (AL). Our resident “Stat Boy” Elgin Traylor takes a look at the history of the SSS at both track.

 

2: This weekend’s Saturday show at Mobile International Speedway (AL) will be one of two stops this year at the Alabama track.

 

3: Bubba Pollard is the only three-time winner at Mobile.

 

4: The Five Flags Blizzard Series will again be four rounds this year. The series will kick off with a 100-lap event on Friday night in the Rubber & Specialties 100.

 

7: Don’t look past Mobile’s Saturday night event to produce another winner.  Last time there, Garrett Jones got his first win and that marked seven winners in the last seven races.  In all, Mobile has produced eight winners in 12 races.

 

10: The top 10 in points is key for both the Southern Super Series and Blizzard Series as it could mean posable starting spots in the 50th annual Snowball Derby in December.  The champions get automatic starting spots in the Derby, if they qualify on time then the next driver in the top 10 becomes eligible.

 

12: Bubba Pollard is the all-time winningest driver in the Blizzard Series with 12 wins.  He also has a total of 21 podium finishes in Pensacola, Florida.

 

50: Donnie Wilson heads into the Blizzard series looking to blitz his 0-for-50 record at Five Flags in the Blizzard Series. Despite four second-place runs and nine podium finishes, he’s never won at Five Flags.  Wilson also has a runner-up finish in the Snowball Derby.

 

51: Friday and Saturday’s races will be streamed live online via Speed51.com’s pay-per-view video service. Fans can purchase live video tickets to watch both races by clicking here.

 

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60: There have been 60 Blizzard races since the 2004 season.

 

95: The race at Mobile on Saturday will be 95 laps to honor sponsor of the race 95KSG.

 

100: The first Blizzard race will be 100 laps.  Events are important for several reasons at Five Flags.  One, the racing laps leading up to the Snowball Derby.  Two, the final race of the Blizzard Series will also be the Southern Super Series championship race.

 

1000: There will a $1,000 bonus for the driver with the best average finished between the two races at Five Flags on Friday and Mobile on Saturday.  Bubba Pollard swept the Gulf Coast weekend back in July of 2015.

 

Fresh Faces: Cole Williams is just one of the many new faces we will see in Panhandle action this weekend. He will make his first Southern Super Series start at Five Flags. Other Fresh faces include Chase Purdy and David Gilliland.

 

History Lesson: The Southern Super Series started in 2013, but the Blizzard Series has been around since 2004.

 

SSS Point Train: Stephen Nasse heads into Pensacola, Florida as the leader in the Southern Super Series chase for the title.  Nasse has had strong runs at Nashville and South Alabama.  If he can have some momentum this weekend then he might chase points all the way to the end.

 

Past Blizzard Series Champions

2016 Casey Roderick

2015 Casey Roderick

2014 Bubba Pollard

2013 Daniel Hemric

2012 Bubba Pollard

2011 Augie Grill

2010 Chase Elliott

2009 Johanna Long

2008 Josh Hamner

2007 Scott Carlson

2006 Dave Mader III

2005 Eddie Mercer

2004 Eddie Mercer

 

Blizzard Series Winners Since 2004-2014 (60)

Bubba Pollard 12

Augie Grill 9

Scott Carlson 6

Chase Elliott 5

Eddie Mercer 3

Casey Roderick 3

Johanna Long 2

Charlie Bradberry 2

Dave Mader III 2

Ryan Crane 2

Daniel Hemric 2

Josh Hamner 1

Justin Drawdy 1

Hunter Robbins 1

Cale Gale 1

Grant Enfinger 1

David Hole 1

Mike Garvey 1

TJ Reaid 1

Kyle Benjamin 1

Kyle Grissom 1

Harrison Burton 1

Jeff Choquette 1

 

-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor

-Photo credit: Speed51.com

By the Numbers: So. Super Series Gulf Coast Doubleheader