1:36

After a very long night in Mobile, we thank you for joining us for TRACKSIDE NOW coverage of the Miller Lite 100, presented by the Atlanta Thrifty Nickel.  Logon to www.Speed51.com for all the stories from this weekend in racing and Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/speed51 Good Night Folks!

 

1:34

FINISHING RESULTS

Miller Lite 100, Mobile International Speedway – May 28, 2011

 

  1. 08 – Bubba Pollard
  2. 82 – Donnie Wilson
  3. 112 – Augie Grill
  4. 82 – Grant Enfinger
  5. 10 – Johanna Long
  6. 42 – Steven Davis
  7. 10 – Ryan Crane
  8. 84 – Clay Alexander
  9. 99 – Casey Smith
  10. 22 – Jeremy Pate
  11. 51 – TJ Reaid
  12. 99 – Dale Little
  13. 1 – Mike Garvey
  14. 4 – DJ VanderLey
  15. 12 – Thomas Praytor
  16. 97 – Ron Hornaday
  17. 33 – Donnie Hamrac
  18. 83 – Cale Gale
  19. 41 – Chris Davidson

 

1:05

I know it’s late, and I thank everyone that has stuck with us for this saga. I’m stuck in the puts at the moment, but as soon as possible I will post the full rundown.

 

1:03

Tex has cleared for the top three finishers here in Mobile.

 

12:31

Going to tech.  Back with more very soon.

 

12:31

CHECKERS – Bubba Pollard continues his winning ways at Mobile, by winning the Miller Lite 100 after passing Grill with 7 to go.

 

12:30

Lap 93 – Pollard around Grill on the inside down the backstretch for the lead.

 

12:29

Lap 90 – Long to 5th.

 

12:28

Lap 89 – Long and Davis battle side-by -side for 5th.

 

12:27

Lap 86 – Pollard is cathing Grill.

 

12:27

Lap 84 – Ron Hornaday returns to the race, 84 laps down.

 

12:26

Lap 80 – Pollard works the inside to pass Wilson for second. Grill leads.

 

12:25

GREEN – Lap 79

 

12:25

That erases a 3.5 second lead for Grill.  He leads Wilson, Pollard, Davis, Long, Enfinger, Alexander and Crane.

 

12:23

In practice today, Garvey had issues with the rack and pinion assembly in the right front of his car.  Looks like those issues have risen once again.

 

12:22

Ryan Crane is the Lucky Dog

 

12:22

YELLOW (1) – Lap 79 – Mike Garvey passes by the main grandstand, in sparks.  Not sure if he hit the wall or had a tire go down first, but either way, he brings out the yellow.  This is the first yellow because of the complete restart at the beginning of the race.

 

12:19

Lap 77 – Grill is in command of this race with a 3.5 second lead.

 

12:19

Lap 74 – Pollard stalks Garvey for 3rd, and passes going into three.  Davis and Long frieght train through.  Garvey back to 6th.

 

12:18

Lap 71 – Steven Davis gets around Long for 5th. Long to 6th.

 

12:17

Lap 70 – Bubba Pollard passes Johanna Long for 4th diving into turn 3.

 

12:16

Lap 66 – Donnie Wilson gets around Garvey in traffic to take second.

 

12:16

Lap 65 – Bubba Pollard is up to 5th.

 

12:15

Lap 64 – Move Steven Davis to 5th. Smith dropping back.

 

12:15

Lap 62 – Johanna Long passes Casey Smith on the backstretch for 4th.

 

12:14

Lap 60 – Augie Grill has a 4.5 second lead over Garvey, Wilson, Smith, and Long.

 

12:14

Lap 58 – Clay Alexander has drifted back to 8th.  Long, Pollard and Davis all passed him in one lap.

 

12:13

Bubba Pollard runs 7th.

 

12:12

Comment From maddux 

where is pollard

 

12:12

Lap 54 – New car in second… it’s Mike Garvey. Garvey moved under Smith in turn two to make the pass.

 

12:11

Lap 50 -HALFWAY – Grill leads Smith, Garvey, Wilson and Alexander.  This could be a great night for the Super Late Model rookie, Clay Alexander.

 

12:10

Lap 46 – DJ VanderLey pits. He is missing the entire right side of his car. Damage recieved during the crash at the start.

 

12:09

Lap 44 – Move Wilson to 4th.

 

12:09

Lap 43 – Donnie Wilson is all over the back of Clay Alexander for 4th.

 

12:08

Lap 40 – Grill leads Smith, Garvey, Alexander, and Wilson.

 

12:08

Lap 37 – Ron Hornaday and Thomas Praytor are all now out of the event.

 

12:07

Lap 36 – The field is working around the wounded racer of DJ VanderLey.

 

12:06

Lap 32 – Move Dale Little to 10th.. Reaid settles into 11th.

 

12:06

Lap 31 – Grant Enfinger passes TJ Reaid for 9th.  Enfinger uses the bumper, just a little, to get by.

 

12:04

Lap 29 – Smith looks to be catching Grill

 

12:04

Lap 27 – Move Grant Enfinger back into the top 10

 

12:03

Lap 25 – No changes in your order.  The field is pretty equally spaced around MIS.

 

12:02

Cale Gale is out… accident on the start.

 

12:02

Lap 19 – Johanna Long passed Pollard for 6th coming off of turn two.

 

12:01

Lap 15 – The field is strung out single file.  Grill leads Smith, Garvey, Alexander, and Wilson.  Pollard, Long, Davis, Reaid, and Little round out the top 10.

 

11:59

Lap 11 – Clay Alexander slips a little in turn two, Mike Garvey passes on the outside for third.

 

11:58

Lap 8 – TJ Reaid passes Grant Enfinger for 10th.

 

11:58

Lap 7 – The front four have pulled away from the field.

 

11:57

Lap 3 – Augie Grill leads Casey Smith, Clay Alexander, Mike Garvey and Donnie WIlson.  Donnie Hamrac has gone to the garage.

 

11:55

GREEN – Augie Grill and Casey Smith lead the field into turn one yet again.

 

11:54

One to go at the line.. no laps complete.  Complete restart.

 

11:54

Ron Hornaday is still on pit road, along with Cale Gale and Jeremy Pate.

 

11:53

Chris Davidson, who finished 5th last night in Pensacola, is done.  His car is all waded up.

 

11:53

Hamrac returning to the racing surface is what caused the field to bunch.

 

11:52

The wreck started on the backstretch when Donnie Hamrac slowed and ran off the edge of the track.  Mobile does not have a back outside wall.

 

11:51

When the carnage has settled, we will have a complete restart.

 

11:50

Thomas Praytor and DJ VanderLey were both in the wreck.

 

11:49

YELLOW – Lap 1 – Big crash in turn three.  Donnie Hamrac gets squirely, and bunches up the field.  Collects the 83 of Cale Gale, Chris Davidson, TJ Reaid, Ron Hornaday and others.

 

11:47

GREEN – Lap 1 – Augie Grill leads the field into turn one.

 

11:47

ONE TO GO: This will be a 100 lap, green flag lap race.  Caution laps do not count, Lucky Dogs end with 10 to go, and every restart is double file.

 

11:46

BACK THEM DOWN: The field is forming up for the start. Two laps until green.

 

11:45

SPEED THEM UP:  The field speeds up to 45 mph to build heat in the tires, preventing any blowouts at the start.

 

11:44

INVERT: The field is now inverting to allow Augie Grill and Casey Smith to move up to the front.

 

11:43

WAVE BY: The next lap will be the wave by, wear the drivers salute the fans by waving to them from their cars.  Tonight’s wave means even more with the die-hard fans that have stuck it out here.

 

11:40

PACE LAPS:  Cars are rolling behind the pace car.

 

11:40

The field will perform a couple of laps in a “Missing Man Formation” for Darrell Brown, from Birmingham.  Brown was the 1984 All Pro Series Champion and died recently from a work related accident.

 

11:39

Engines have fired.

 

11:35

Teams were given the opportunity to make air pressure and tape adjustments just prior to driver introductions.

 

11:34

PROGRAMMING NOTE: We will head down to the tech shed imediately following the race.  Due to all the lengthy delays, there will not be Trackside Now coverage of the Local Divison races.  Log on to www.mobilespeedway.net for results from the Bomber, Sportsman and Super Stock races.

 

11:32

Driver Introductions are underway.

 

11:32

The Miller Lite 100, round four of the Gulf Coast Series and part of Mobile’s Miller Lite Series…. is about to begin!

 

11:31

After an almost three and half hour delay, the lights are on. Alabama Power has repaired the transformers, and the drivers have been called to their cars.

 

11:30

THE LIGHTS ARE ON! IT’S TIME TO RACE!

 

11:17

The transformer has been swapped. Crews are working on reconnecting the new parts now.

 

10:12

Still under a delay due to the lighting outage. Keep a tab open to Trackside Now on your web browser and check back for more updates a little later.

 

9:51

Going down trackside to talk to drivers and maybe some fans!

 

9:48

The meet and greet is going on down on the frontstretch.

 

9:47

STARTING LINE-UP

Miller Lite 100, Mobile International Speedway

 

ROW 1:

  1. 112 – Augie Grill
  2. 99 – Casey Smith

 

ROW 2:

  1. 84 – Clay Alexander
  2. 1 – Mike Garvey

 

ROW 3:

  1. 82 – Donnie WIlson
  2. 33 – Donnie Hamrac

 

ROW 4:

  1. 08 – Bubba Pollard
  2. 82 – Grant Enfinger

ROW 5:

  1. 99 – Dale Little
  2. 42 – Steven Davis

 

ROW 6:

  1. 10 – Johanna Long
  2. 83 – Cale Gale

 

ROW 7:

  1. 4 – DJ VanderLey
  2. 12 – Thomas Praytor

 

ROW 8:

  1. 41 – Chris Davidson
  2. 22 – Jeremy Pate

 

ROW 9:

  1. 51 – TJ Reaid
  2. 10 – Ryan Crane

 

ROW 10:

19. 97 – Ron Hornaday Jr.

 

9:40

Augie Grill, “It’s cool to be starting up front tonight.  It’s 100 laps, and with these tires we have to make sure to take care of our stuff so we have something left with at the end.”

 

9:38

MILLER LITE:

Steven Davis has rolled a 10.  This means that he will start 10th, and last night’s winner, Augie Grill will start from the pole… when the race eventually starts.

 

9:36

Comment From Mike Ray 

Good for Rick;putting a positive spin on evening!Good Luck on the lights!

 

9:22

Correction, Super Late Modle drivers are coming to the fronstretch.  Rick Crawford will use this opportunity to have a meet and greet with fans!

 

9:20

MORE UPDATES:

The Bomber cars have been removed from the frontstretch.  They will be impounded in the infield, and the Super Late Models will be brought to the frontstretch.  When the lights come back, the Miller Lite 100 will be the first race ran.

 

9:09

DELAY UPDATE:

MIS Officails have told Speed 51 that there is a hole blown in the transformer associated with the lighting system for turns one and two.  Alamba Power is sending a Line Crew to thier shop to get a new transformer.  The crew that is here is relaying information to the shop and a better sense of how much longer this delay will last is forthcoming.

 

8:59

When we get to race time, pole sitter Steven Davis will roll the dice to detirmine the invert order for the start of the Miller Lite 100.  If he rolls a green dot, then the race starts straight up… or up to 10 cars can be inverted.  Johanna Long benifited from Grant Enfinger rolling an eight in the last Miller Lite race.  She went on to lead over 80 laps of the 100 lapper.

 

8:56

While we wait, take a minute to check out what’s going on in Columbus for at the CRA JEGS All Star Tour event.

 

8:54

The rookies have attracted a sworm of fans.

 

8:53

Thomas Praytor also signing autographs. (51 Photo)

 

 

8:52

DJ VanderLey signing autographs. (51 Photo)

 

 

8:51

During the delay, Super Late Model rookies Thomas Praytor and DJ VanderLey are signing autographs.

 

8:47

Alabama Power crews are set up, and working on the power pole.

 

8:46

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8:45

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8:43

MIS Officials are saying that due to the delays, if the Bomber race goes too long, then the Miller Lite 100 will be moved up to the next race on the schedule, with Sportsman and Super Stocks to follow.

 

8:41

The Alabama Power truck has just arrived at the speedway.

 

8:40

The blown fuse that’s causing the delay is in front of the Pollard hauler, which has backed up to give the Alabama Power truck room to work. (51 Photo)

 

 

8:34

Ron Hornaday qualified next to last for tonight’s race.  It will be a spectical for the crowd here tonight to watch him make his way up through the 20 car field.

 

8:33

Ron Hornaday, “No matter what happens tonight, I WILL be back!”

 

8:32

Ron Hornaday, “There is a lot of strong cars here tonight.  My car bottomed out during qualifying and now I’ve got my work cut out for me.”

 

8:32

Ron Hornaday, “I want to thank Rick Crawford for having me tonight, it’s an honor to be here.”

 

8:29

Ron Hornaday being interviewed during the power delay. (51 Photo)

 

 

8:24

Turn one is still dark, but the loghts at Mobile Dragway are up, and cars are flying down the strip. (51 Photo)

 

 

8:22

Allen Karnes will not race tonight. (51 Photo)

 

 

8:22

KARNES:

Allen Karnes was involved in an accident at Five Flags last night.  His team has worked hard all day to repair the racecar.  They only got a couple of courtesy laps after practice today and qualified last on the grid.  Karne’s team wanted to continue to work on thier battered racer but under the race rules, teams cannot touch their car once it’s been qualified.  As a result, Allen Karnes will not race tonight.

 

8:19

MILLER LITE:

Mike Garvey’s issues have been fixed.  He qualified seventh for tonight’s race and if practice speed’s hold true, will be a threat once again here in Mobile.

 

8:19

Mike Garvey during the morning driver’s meeting. (51 Photo)

 

 

8:17

The lighting issue is the result of a blown fuse on top of one of the light poles.  Alabama Power has been contacted and is on the way to replace the bad fuse.

 

8:14

Memorial Day 2011. (51 Photo)

 

 

8:14

Happy Memorial Day Folks!

 

8:11

MIS Fans. (51 Photo)

 

 

8:11

When the lights do come on, there is another nice crowd here tonight to see all the racing action.

 

8:10

A short delay in firing engines as MIS track crews work on the lighting system.   Getting dark, fast, here in Mobile.

 

8:09

MIS track crews are hard at work. (51 Photo)

 

 

8:06

The Island Motors II Bombers are lined-up on the frontstraight ready to race.  Their 15 lap feature is next!

 

8:03

Special honors are being given to a group of Marines that will raise the Colors shorty.  The Marine Corps League Color Guard is also on hand to present the Colors.  Amanda Adams, from New Jersey will sing the National Anthem.

 

8:02

The Marine Corps League is nowing playing Taps, in honor of our fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airman.

 

8:00

Comment From Stat Boy 

Some new names up top, cool!!!

 

8:00

PRE RACE CEREMONIES

The parade of aide has just passed by and the invocation is being delivered.

 

7:59

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Miller Lite 100, Mobile International Speedway – May 28, 2011

 

  1. 42 – Steven Davis, 17.034 seconds
  2. 99 – Dale Little, 17.122
  3. 82 – Grant Enfinger, 17.126
  4. 08 – Bubba Pollard, 17.158
  5. 33 – Donnie Hamrac, 17.158
  6. 82 – Donnie Wilson, 17.186
  7. 1 – Mike Garvey, 17.187
  8. 84 – Clay Alexander, 17.214
  9. 99 – Casey Smith, 17.236
  10. 112 – Augie Grill, 17.259
  11. 10 – Johanna Long, 17.281
  12. 83 – Cale Gale, 17.293
  13. 4 – DJ VanderLey, 17.343
  14. 12 – Thomas Praytor, 17.357
  15. 41 – Chris Davidson, 17.456
  16. 22 – Jeremy Pate, 17.474
  17. 51 – TJ Reaid, 17.502
  18. 10 – Ryan Crane, 17.503
  19. 97 – Ron Hornady, 17.527
  20. 29 – Allen Karnes, 17.991

 

7:53

Steven Davis’ car sits in the impound lot awaiting race time. (51 Photo)

 

 

7:23

I’m headed down tea side to talk to the pole sitter. Full results shortly.

 

7:21

Davis sets the fastest lap… Steven Davis is your pole sitter.

 

7:20

42 – Steven Davis
Lap 1: 17.111
Lap 2: 17.034

 

7:19

29 – Allen Karnes
Lap 1: 17.991
Karnes gets only one lap due to receiving courtesy laps after scheduled practice.

 

7:18

1 – Mike Garvey
Lap 1: 17.187
Lap 2: 17.474

 

7:17

33 – Donnie Hamrac
Lap 1: 17.410
Lap 2: 17.158

 

7:16

84 – Clay Alexander
Lap 1: 17.238
Lap 2: 17.214

 

7:15

99 – Casey Smith
Lap 1: 17.306
Lap 2: 17.236

 

7:14

08 – Bubba Pollard
Lap 1: 17.306
Lap 2: 17.158

 

7:13

97 – Ron Hornaday Jr.
Lap 1: 17.872
Lap 2: 17.527

 

7:12

82 – Donnie Wilson
Lap 1: 17.466
Lap 2: 17.186

 

7:11

112 – Augie Grill
Lap 1: 17.259
Lap 2: 17.339

 

7:10

10 – Ryan Crane
Lap 1: 17.759
Lap 2: 17.503

 

7:09

82 – Grant Enfinger
Lap 1: 17.126
Lap 2: 17.130

 

7:08

83 – Cale Gale
Lap 1: 17.467
Lap 2: 17.293

 

7:07

41 – Chris Davidson
Lap 1: 17.821
Lap 2: 17.456

 

7:06

4 – DJ VanderLey
Lap 1: 17.523
Lap 2: 17.343

 

7:05

99 – Dale Little
Lap 1: 17.122
Lap 2: 17.251

 

7:04

51 – TJ Reaid
Lap 1: 17.502
Lap 2: 17.525

 

7:03

12 – Thomas Praytor
Lap 1: 17.730
Lap 2: 17.357

 

7:02

10 – Johanna Long
Lap 1: 17.387
Lap 2: 17.281

 

7:01

22 – Jeremy Pate
Lap 1: 17.474
Lap 2: 17.506

 

7:00

QUALIFYING – Miller Lite Series  is underway.

 

7:00

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Praytor Realty Super Stocks, Mobile International Speedway – May 28, 2011

 

  1. 30 – Bobby Baria, 19.641 seconds
  2. 14 – Okie Mason, 19.694
  3. 94 – Shannon Jackson, 19.753
  4. 44 – Bubba Winslow, 19.891
  5. 39 – Matt Taylor, 20.120
  6. 92 – Roger Cain, 20.325
  7. 57 – Mike Moore, 21.278

 

6:57

The qualifying grid at Mobile Speedway. (51 Photo)

 

 

6:54

Steven Davis’ golf cart is so fast it requires a wing to hold it down. (51 Photo)

 

 

6:54

Qualifying for the Miller Lite 100 will follow the Super Stocks.  Steven Davis was fastest in practice in his number 42 Super Late Model.

 

6:52

Brannon Fowler’s 00 was the fastest of the Sportsman. (51 Photo)

 

 

6:52

The Praytor Reality Super Stocks are now qualifying.

 

6:50

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsman, Mobile International Speedway – May 28, 2011

 

  1. 00 – Brannon Fowler, 22.006 seconds
  2. 10 – Chad Robinson, 22.119
  3. 42 – Randy Thompson, 22.158
  4. 38 – Steve Stagner, 22.197
  5. 33 – Steve Buttrick, 22.275
  6. 32 – Lee Reynolds, 22.310
  7. 53 – Bob Bryant, 22.352
  8. 36 – Jared Courtney, 22.483
  9. 65 – Steven Allday, 22.506
  10. 3 – Mark Barnhill, 22.587
  11. 28 – Bryce Dulabhan, 22.611
  12. 16 – Mark Doherty, 22.759
  13. 49 – Rick Tipton, 22.773
  14. 4-11 – Philip Goudreaulet, 22.844
  15. 75 – David McDade, 22.984
  16. 19 – James Myres, 22.991
  17. 31 – Johnny Greene, 23.709

 

6:39

ON TRACK: As the Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsman Qualifying draws to a close, the Praytor Reality Super Stocks are lining up for their shot at the clock.  In the garage, the Miller Lite Super Late Models have gone through tech inspection and are staged in the impound lot awaiting Miller Lite Qualifying.

 

6:37

ROWDY: Attention drivers, teams, officials and fans… Kyle Busch Motorsports is offering seats on a chartered flight to see all the action at the Rowdy 251 on Tuesday, June 21st at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI. Go up on Monday with the KBM team and come back Tuesday after the race. Call 704-662-0000, ext: 232 for more information.

 

6:37

TJ Reaid races for KBM in the Deep South region. (51 Photo)

 

 

6:33

As the Sportsman division continues to qualifying, let’s take a moment to remember the importance of this weekend.  Monday is Memorial Day.  A day to remember those that have given the ultimate sacrifice by defending our country against enemies both foriegn and domestic.  Thank you to all the Sailors, Soilders, Marines, Airman and Coasties that have served and are serving now.  WE SALUTE YOU!

 

6:23

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6:19

The Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsman division is on track now for qualifying.

 

6:19

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Island Motors II Bombers, Mobile International Speedway – May 28, 2011

 

  1. 11 – Johnathan Day, 23.024 seconds
  2. 98 – Jay Jay Day, 23.229
  3. 38 – Jayme Corry, 23.448
  4. 3 – Wesley Barnhill, 23.976
  5. 114 – Michael Beasley, 24.249
  6. 9 – Rusty Powell, 24.303
  7. 7 – Derek Long, 24.398
  8. 6 – Tracy Soles, 24.521
  9. 55 – Thomas Denton, 24.529
  10. 28 – Troy Bartlett, 25.270
  11. 95 – Daniel Hill, 25.427
  12. 32 – Benny Bender, 26.171
  13. 111 – David Johnson, NO TIME
  14. 54 – TJ Thompson, NO TIME

 

6:13

Johnathan Day has won the pole for the Island Motors II Bombers with a time of 23.024 seconds.

 

6:13

Dirvers with the last name of Day, have dominated this season at Mobile. (51 Photo)

 

 

6:00

What day is it? It’s raceday! Jay Jay Day is the first car to take time in the Bomber division.

 

5:55

Island Motors II Bomber qualifying is next!

 

5:55

Thank you for joining us for live TRACKSIDE NOW coverage of the events here at Mobile Speedway, presented by Altanta Thrifty Nickel.  The Praytor Reality Super Stocks are on track now for their final practice.  The Super Late Models are still rolling through tech.

 

5:52

Comment From Mike Ray 

Thank you Speed51.com for your excellent coverage! peace,out.

 

5:51

Johanna prepares to get into her racer during practice. (51 Photo)

 

 

5:51

Johanna Long got a special birthday treat last night.  The Snowball Derby Champion was able to compete with her father, Donald, in the Blizzard Series race at Pensacola.

From the Johanna Long Facebook page, “Jo finished 9th and Dad 11th! They both fought loose cars all night, but kept digging! Next up, Mobile!”

Today, Johanna ran a solid sixth in practice and hopes to put a cap on the very strong run she had in the first Miller Lite Series race of the rear, where she led the most laps until her tires fell off and she drifted back.

 

5:39

Allen Karnes. (51 Photo)

 

 

5:39

Allen Karnes posted the slowest time in final practice, and is suffering from mechanical issues.  Mobile Speedway allowed Karnes a few courtesy laps after practice to shake down last minute changes.  Those courtesy laps will cost Karnes one of his qualifying laps.

 

5:36

ON TRACK

The Island Motors II Bombers are being called to line up for qualifying, The Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsman are about to run their final practice and the Miller Lite Series Super Late Models are in pre-qualifying tech inspection.

 

5:34

Ron Hornaday Jr. at speed around Mobile International Speedway. (51 Photo)

 

 

5:34

Ron Hornaday Jr., four time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion, his here today in the number 97 Super Late Model.  He practiced his car and posted the eighth fastest time in the first round of practice, but did not take time during the final round.

 

5:32

Comment From Frank 

Why no practice time for Hornaday?

 

5:31

Ron Hornaday talks with Mike Garvey about Garvey’s trip over the banking in turns one and two. (51 Photo)

 

 

5:30

Steven Davis was fastest in practice. (51 Photo)

 

 

5:28

More on Garvey’s issue. Garvey told Speed 51 that the issue is a steering issue.  The team is swaping out some components in the rack and pinion of the right front.

 

5:24

The Super Stocks just concluded a round of practice… the Bombers are up for practice once again.

 

5:17

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5:16

Mobile International Speedway is a half-mile asphalt oval.

 

5:16

Comment From Lenny 

How big is Mobile Raceway?

 

5:09

PRACTICE TIMES

Miller Lite 100, Mobile International Speedway – May 28, 2011

 

  1. 42 – Steven Davis, 17.492 seconds
  2. 83 – Cale Gale, 17.657
  3. 1 – Mike Garvey, 17.784
  4. 4 – DJ VanderLey, 17.790
  5. 51 – TJ Reaid, 17.801
  6. 10 – Johanna Long, 17.824
  7. 08 – Bubba Pollard, 17.838
  8. 41 – Chris Davidson, 17.907
  9. 82 – Grant Enfinger, 17.933
  10. 82 – Donnie Wilson, 17.938
  11. 84 – Clay Alexander, 18.029
  12. 99 – Dale Little, 18.082
  13. 12 – Thomas Praytor, 18.088
  14. 22 – Jeremy Pate, 18.140
  15. 112 – Augie Grill, 18.181
  16. 10 – Ryan Crane, 18.188
  17. 99 – Casey Smith, 18.205
  18. 33 – Donnie Hamrac, 18.416
  19. 29 – Allen Karnes, 18.748
  20. 97 – Ron Hornaday Jr., NO TIME

 

5:09

Well, Guest, we sure do!  Posting the times from practice now!

 

5:09

Comment From Guest 

Do y’all have the times yet?

 

4:58

The team doesn’t know yet.  All Garvey said was the it felt like something in the right front broke.  The team is troubleshooting the problem now.

 

4:58

Comment From Guest 

what went wrong with garveys car

 

4:57

I just made it back up to the booth and have the practice times from Miller Lite Super Late Model practice in hand.  On the track, the Island Motors II Bombers have begun their practice.  While you wait for the Super Late Model times, take a minute to check out what’s going on in Columbus for at the CRA JEGS All Star Tour event.

 

4:40

There is only ten minutes left in practice. Cale Gale leads the list of drivers witha time if 17.589 seconds. We’ll have a full rundown of all the times following practice.

 

4:35

Clay Alexander feels really good about his car. They are practicing on the same tires they practiced on at Pensacola. Many had asked if Clay was coming to Mobile or Syre today. The rookie SLM racer said that it made more sense given that they are already here and he’d rather run the the Super anyway.

 

4:31

Mike Garvey has some kind of failure that sent him up over the banking in turns one and two. The tow truck brought the number 1 Chevy back to their garage area where te crew is now trying figure out what went wrong.

 

4:27

Mike Garvey’s car on the hook. (51 Photo)

 

 

4:26

Pollard climbs into his car to go make another practice run. (51 Photo)

 

 

4:24

The benefactor from the Garvey saga was Bubba Pollard. After Garvey’s DQ, Pollard picked up the win in the Pro Late Model race. Today, the Atlanta Thrifty Nickel team is working on lowering the ride height of the car to take the best advantage of the bump stops in the corners.

 

4:18

In the mean time, Garvey is fast in his racecar and loves the feel. Their using the same vase setup from the last race here.

 

4:17

Mike Garvey finished first in the last Pro Late Model race here in Mobile but the win was taken away due to rules infractions within their motor. The Goodson Racing team was alleged to have illegal rocker arms. Since then, the question of what is, and is not legal has sprung up around this issue. Goodson Racing is saying that the parts they used are common throughout the garage area. The team is working with inspector Ricky Brooks to resolve the rule book. More to come on this.

 

4:03

Ron Hornaday talks about his car. (51 Photo)

 

 

4:00

Local teams enter the speedway.

 

 

3:52

Last night’s winner in Pensacola, Augie Grill, has long a lot of laps early here on practice.

 

3:51

Augie Grill. (51 Photo)

 

 

3:50

Grant Enfinger finished second last night. Practicing here at Mobile today. (51 Photo)

 

 

3:37

Cars on the speedway. Johanna Long leads the parade of drivers on the first laps of practice.

 

3:36

In a field full of Chevys and Fords, Jeremy Pate runs a Dodge. (51 Photo)

 

 

3:33

Clay Alexander stay on the Gulf Coast for tonight’s 100 lappet. (51 Photo)

 

 

3:30

Te Praytors look over the motor as it warms up for practice. (51 Photo)

 

 

3:26

Bubba Pollard is once again piloting the number 08, in honor of Beau. (51 Photo)

 

 

3:25

Ron Hornaday Jr. Will be driving the 97 car today. (51 Photo)

 

 

3:22

Drivers are now suiting up… Practice is next!

 

3:22

Drivers Meeting has concluded. Rick Crawford thanked the field for attended saying that it’s a strong field and looks to be a great show.

 

3:08

Ron Hornaday sits on the pit wall with the rest of the Super Late Model drivers during the drivers meeting. (51 Photo)

 

 

2:57

Dont’ forget to check out the other live TRACKSIDE NOW event, the CRA JEGS All Star Tour from Columbus.  Practice is underway now for that event.  CHECK IT OUT!

 

2:53

We want to thank Atlanta Thrifty Nickel for their support of Speed51.com as they are the presenting sponsors of our Trackside Now coverage here at Five Flags Speedway. Check them out at www.atlantathriftynickel.com

 

2:51

We are going trackside now for the Driver’s Meeting… to be held in roughly ten minutes.  More updates to come here on TRACKSIDE NOW.

 

2:49

CARS ON THE GROUNDS

A small list of some of the cars seen in the garage area

 

99 – Dale Little

08 – Bubba Pollard

82 – Donnie Wilson

112 – Augie Grill

33 – Donnie Hamrac

12 – Thomas Praytor

84 – Clay Alexander

1 – Mike Garvey

10 – Ryan Crane

82 – Grant Enfinger

4 – DJ VanderLey

29 – Allen Karnes

42 – Steven Davis

83 – Cale Cale

51 – TJ Reaid

41 – Chris Davidson

99 – Casey Smith

10 – Johanna Long

 

2:42

Bubba Pollard swept the Gulf Coast Series weekend in April. (51 Photo)

 

 

2:42

The last time the Super Late Models came to Mobile, Bubba Pollard came out on top, winning at both Pensacola and here in Mobile.  Pollard won the race, but it was Johanna Long that led the most laps that night, until her tires gave up and Pollard was able break through for the win.

 

2:40

Augie Grill celebrates in Victory Lane at Five Flags Speedway. (51 Photo)

 

 

2:40

Incase you missed last night’s coverage, Augie Grill won the Blizzard Series race at Five Flags Speedway.  He bested a field of over 2o cars, including Grant Enfinger and TJ Reaid, who both challenged Grill hard for the win.  All three drivers are here in Mobile today to battle once again.

 

2:37

TODAY’S SCHEDULE
Miller Lite 100, Mobile International Speedway – May 28, 2011

1:00             Pits Open

 

3:00             Miller Lite Late Model Driver’s Meeting

 

3:30-4:45     Miller Lite Late Model Practice

 

4:45             Practice for Local Cars (2 rounds):

Island Motors II Bombers

Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsmen

Praytor Realty Super Stocks

5:00             Miller Lite cars to prequalifying tech

 

5:45             Qualifying for Local Divisions:

Island Motors II Bomber (1 laps)

Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsmen (2 laps)

Praytor Realty Super Stocks (2 laps)

6:30             Drivers’ Meeting for Local Divisions

 

6:45             Qualifying:  Miller Lite Super Late Models

 

7:45             Special Memorial Day Tribute to Troops

 

8:00             Feature Races:

Island Motors II Bombers (15 laps)

Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsmen (20 laps)

Miller Lite 100

Praytor Realty Super Stocks (20 laps)

 

2:36

WELCOME Race Fans to Speed51.com’s Live TRACKSIDE NOW Coverage of the Miller Lite 100, Round Four of the Sunonco Gulf Coast Series at Mobile International Raceway.

 

2:35

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Trackside Now: Miller Lite 100 – Mobile International Speedway (AL) – 5/28/11