Casey Roderick will solidify himself as one of the strongest Late Model drivers in the country on Sunday at Mobile International Speedway where he’ll be crowned the sixth champion in the history of the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco. But that’s not good enough for the driver from Lawrenceville, Georgia.
He wants more wins, too.
Roderick has two wins to his credit this season. One came at the legendary Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, and the other at Five Flags Speedway (FL). Those wins have helped him amass a 73-point lead over fellow Georgia driver Bubba Pollard entering Sunday’s Mobile 300.
“We put ourselves in position every week. We just need that little bit more to pull off some more wins,” Roderick told Speed51.com. “All in all, the season went great. I’m looking forward to the last race of the season and being crowned the Southern Super Series champion.
“To be sitting pretty much as the champion right now going into the last race is pretty cool. I feel like we’ve definitely improved since last year. We’re still not where we want to be.”
Where he wants to be is winning races with the frequency that the aforementioned Bubba Pollard wins races. This weekend at Mobile, Roderick knows that he’ll have to go through Pollard to visit victory lane.
“It’s going to be hard, but it definitely can be done. He’s beatable, but your car has to be really good and everything has to line up right. The race has to go right,” Roderick stated. “You’ve got to have some luck on your side and stay out of trouble and be there at the end of these races. That’s what he’s really good at. He doesn’t get excited by the races. He gets to the end and then he goes for it.”
Roderick has two chances to win this weekend. He’ll be racing in the 300-lap finale for the Southern Super Series on Sunday, October 28, and he’ll also be behind the wheel of the Pro Late Model for a 100-lap race on Friday evening as well.
That gives Roderick the chance to have an incredible weekend, winning two races and a premier touring series championship in one weekend.
“That’s what I’m shooting for. I want to go out with a bang. To be able to tell people afterwards that we were able to pull off both wins and a championship would be really cool and something that we’d talk about for a long time.”
Race fans can watch Casey Roderick take on Bubba Pollard and the rest of the Southern Super Series stars on Sunday, October 28 with Speed51.com’s live pay-per-view broadcast of the Mobile 300. Live videos ticket can be purchased for just $24.99 by clicking here.
-By Rob Blount, Speed51.com Associate Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount
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