If there is a big Super Late Model race with a decent pay out fans can bet to see Georgia native Bubba Pollard there contending to take home the pay check. Pollard has his name on the win list of some of the biggest SLM races across the country and was able to add a couple more this season including the Slinger Nationals in Wisconsin and the Money in the Bank 150 at Berlin Raceway in Michigan.
With one win at Berlin already under his belt this season, Pollard is heading back to Marne, Michigan for Saturday’s ARCA/CRA Super Series Battle at Berlin 251.
“I feel really good about going back to Berlin. I feel like our race team is in a great spot. We are winning races and having fun. Momentum and confidence plays a big key in winning races,” Pollard told Speed51.com powered by JEGS.
Pollard currently has seven wins so far in the 2017 season and started the season off by capturing the Red Eye 100 victory in January at New Symrna. All of the wins were no easy feat as they were up against fields that include Southern Super Series drivers, CARS Tour regulars, and some of the Midwest’s best.
“I feel like we have had a great season so far but we still have a lot of races left that we want to win,” Pollard said. “Our race cars are fast right now and in racing that can change really fast so we have to take it race by race and keep working hard to have speed.”
Success is a team effort and Pollard credits a lot of his recent success to his team and the people that have helped him so far this season.
“I think our speed is coming from having great help and being surrounded by great people. We have a great chassis from Senneker Performance, great motors by Hamner Racing Engines, Race Car Engineering, Strange Oval, Five Star Bodies, the list can just go on and on with the names on the side of my car that are helping our team be successful and we can’t do it without them.”
The Battle at Berlin is a one-day show on Saturday and kicks off with practice at 1 p.m. ET, qualifying at 4:45 p.m. and racing beginning around 6 p.m. For fans who can’t make it to see Pollard take a second run around Berlin, they can watch via Speed51.com’s pay-per-view broadcast of the event available for purchase here.
-By Hannah Newhouse, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @HannahNewhouse
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