It’s another double dip on the Gulf Coast this weekend as the stars of the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco will run the Blizzard Series at Five Flags Speedway (FL) on Friday and the Miller Lite Series at Mobile International Speedway (AL) on Saturday.
Here are a look at this weekend’s doubleheader “by the numbers.”
1: Mike Garvey drives the yellow Goodson Racing No. 1 ride and is always strong at Five Flags. He could be a factor both nights.
2: Bubba Pollard has two wins at Mobile, which has been one of his best tracks throughout his career. He has a total of 13 Super Late Models wins there and clinched the championship at the end of 2014 behind a thrilling three-wide finish.
5: Keep an eye on the five car of Dalton Sargeant. After a strong run in the Snowball Derby and a good showing last month he’ll be back looking to add his name to the record books in the win column.
6: There have been six different winners at Five Flags Speedway in nine races thus far in the Southern Super Series. Only Bubba Pollard and Daniel Hemric have multiple wins. Augie Grill and Bubba Pollard each have nine Blizzard Series wins at Five Flags.
7: Bubba Pollard has set fast time at Five Flags seven times in nine starts. The only other two drivers to win a fast time award have been Augie Grill and Hunter Robbins.
13: The 2015 season has seen a fast start with new faces. We have seen three new winners in four races. The defending series champion Bubba Pollard and the inaugural champion Daniel Hemric are deeper in the standings than they’re accustomed to, but there are lots of laps left to be run this season.
29: Remember that kid in the No. 29 ride? Anderson Bowen will be back on the Gulf Coast looking to pocket another Southern Super Series win. He had two last year including the Alabama 200 at Montgomery.
31: Kyle Grissom finally made it to victory lane at Five Flags Speedway last month in the Southern Super Series. Grissom heads back knowing that he could be halfway to a locked-in starting stop to the Snowball Derby with a good finish. The series champion get a free pass into the field come Derby time.
47: How about Allen Karnes. He’s logged a pair of top 10’s in his last two starts and was even in the top-five at Mobile last time out. Karnes is racing for a chance at a provisional starting spot in the Snowball Derby, but if he keeps up this progress then he’ll likely make the race on time.
99: Casey Smith leads the points after his first win in the series. Smith has finished all four races in the top-five this season. The win at Mobile was the first for Smith dating back to 2007. He’s a former Miller Lite Series Champion at Mobile and now he’s looking for the overall SSS crown.
1262: Augie Grill has led the most laps in the Southern Super Series, but he missed the last round. If he retunes this weekend he’ll be a factor right off the truck.
New Venue: After this weekend the backdrop will change to Crisp Motorsports Park (GA) for the only visit to the Peach State in 2015.
Blizzard Series Wide Open: With it only being a four race series, the Blizzard Series title is up for grabs as several key players were wiped out in the first race. Kyle Grissom takes a one point lead into Saturday night’s event.
Overdue: Last year’s surprising driver in the Southern Super Series has yet to visit victory lane in 2015. Wilson has never won at Five Flags, but that is not a good indication of his record there as he has several strong runs.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
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