12:16

Round 5 and 6 of the Gulf Coast Championship Series are in the books. Chase Elliott and Bubba Pollard made it Peach State sweep of the races at Pensacola and Mobile. With the win, Pollard extends his lead in the Gulf Coast points. Thanks for tuning in to our Trackside Now coverage this weekend and we look forward to bringing it to you again soon.

Good night from the Gulf Coast!

 

12:13

We are going to pack up and head to the infield to see if tech clears. If something happens, we will post the updates on a Speed51 Facebook Feed by Five Star Race Car Bodies.

 

12:05

Bubba Pollard picks up a win at Mobile. (speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:42

Yes in fact, should all cars clear tech with no issues, Pollard will not only take home the winner’s purse but the $2,000 MSD bonus as well as the bonus for having the best average finish this weekend between both the Blizzard and Miller Lite Series events.

 

11:42

Comment From Guest 

Did any driver still in the hunt at the finish have an MSD IgnitionSystem and get the $2,000.00? Maybe the winner did.

 

11:33

Comment From Steve 

Great run Bubba, congrats on the first series win of 2012

 

11:33

Comment From Fan 

WAY TO GO KARNES!!!

 

11:33

Comment From quadboi 

another great job Speed51 thanks —just to bad my 2 guys Kyle Benjamin & Stephen Nasse both had tough nites .

 

11:33

Comment From Guest 

good job ak47!

 

11:30

The Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsmen 20-lap feature is now underway.

 

11:23

Unofficial Miller Lite 100 Finishing Order:

Pos. No. Driver
1 26 Bubba Pollard
2 1 Mike Garvey
3 82 Grant Enfinger
4 18 Hunter Robbins
5 2 Donnie Wilson
6 47 Allen Karnes
7 28 Thomas Praytor
8 22 Jeremy Pate
9 5 Jerry Artuso
10 11 Logan Boyett
11 51 Stephen Nasse
12 99 Dale Little
13 41 Chris Davidson
14 84 Clay Alexander
15 86 Chet Morrison
16 71 Kyle Benjamin
17 20 Anthony Sergi
18 54 John Thompson
19 42 Steven Davis
20 97 Eric Wilkerson
21 112 Augie Grill

 

11:18

CHECKERED: Pollard wins the Miller Lite 100 over Garvey, Enfinger, Robbins and Wilson.

 

11:17

WHITE FLAG

 

11:17

Lap 98: Enfinger takes third, Robbins fourth and Wilson fifth.

 

11:17

Lap 97: Robbins gets loose in turn tow and Enfinger is back under him for third with Wilson knocking on the back door.

 

11:17

Lap 96: Robbins moves up to third.

 

11:16

GREEN: Pollard gets a strong start and Wilson falls into the clutches of Garvey to takes over the second spot.

 

11:15

One lap to the green.

 

11:15

Nasse has come back to the pits just as Praytor exits the pits and joins the field behind Boyett.

 

11:14

Running Order Under Lap 95 Caution:

1. Pollard
2. Wilson
3. Garvey
4. Enfinger
5. Robbins
6. Karnes
7. Pate
8. Artuso
9. Boyett
10. Nasse

…and that completes all the cars on the track.

 

11:11

Pollard’s straightaway lead has now diminished and we will see if Wilson or Garvey have anything for him.

 

11:11

YELLOW: The caution is out for a single-car spin by Jerry Artuso at the top of turns three and four.

 

11:10

Lap 95: Five laps to go. Pollard continues to pace the field.

 

11:10

Lap 93: The battle for eighth is heating up between Nasse and Pate.

 

11:09

Lap 91: Enfinger and Robbins are now the only battle on the track as they struggle for the fourth spot.

 

11:09

Lap 90: Pollard puts Boyett down a lap.

 

11:08

Lap 90: With ten laps to go, Pollard leads the field by a straightaway.

 

11:08

Lap 85: Nasse falls through the field. Artuso goes by, and now Karnes works Nasse for a spot.

 

11:08

Lap 85: Robbins tries lap after lap to work by Enfinger on the outside for the fourth spot but has yet to make it stick off turn two.

 

11:07

Lap 83: Pollard leads Wilson by half a straightaway and Wilson holds another half-straightaway on Garvey in third.

 

11:07

Lap 80: Artuso and Karnes by Pate for 7th and 8th.

 

11:06

Lap 80: Pollard leads Wilson, Garvey, Enfinger, Robbins, Nasse, Artuso, Karnes and Pate.

 

11:06

Lap 78: Robbins tries to fall in line around sixth but the hole wasn’t quite there and he washed up sideways in turns one and two.  However, he held onto his #18 machine and we are still under green.

 

11:06

Lap 80: Davidson is way off the pace now.

 

11:05

Lap 77: Wilson moves to second and Nasse gets shuffled back to fourth.

 

11:05

Lap 76: Garvey flies back up under Nasse to challenge for thei third spot.

 

11:04

Lap 76: Garvey takes fourth back from Enfinger.

 

11:04

Lap 75: Davidson has faded to 12th.

 

11:04

Lap 75: Pollard now holds a straightaway lead over Nasse in second with 25 laps to go.

 

11:03

Lap 72: Nasse finally clears him and Garvey falls back to fifth behind Wilson and Enfinger.

 

11:03

Lap 71: Good run for Allen Karnes. He runs 9th.

 

11:03

Lap 71: Nasse is keeping Garvey down on the bottom of the track and holding the second spot as they come to the line every lap.

 

11:02

Lap 69: Still side by side as Wilson and Enfinger are right on their bumpers ready to pounce.

 

11:02

Lap 69: Garvey back under Nasse and they’re side by side off turn four.

 

11:02

Lap 67: Davidson gets hung on the outside and loses 4 spots.

 

11:02

Lap 67: Wilson tries to make it a three-wide battle but Nasse and Garvey close the door on him.

 

11:02

Lap 66: Garvey pulls ahead by a nose down the backstretch but Nasse tolds the spot when they get back to the stripe.

 

11:01

Lap 64: Field stacks up from 5th on back. Davidson, Artuso, Robbins, Pate and everyone else.

 

11:01

Lap 64: Nasse says no and battles back on the outside down the backstretch.  They’re side by side for the second spot as Pollard pulls away.

 

11:01

Lap 63: Garvey now under Nasse for second in three and four and he will take the spot away.

 

11:00

GREEN: Nasse and Pollard run side by side for a lap before Pollard takes the lead off turn four.

 

10:59

One lap to the green.

 

10:59

Sergi has parked his car, done for the night.

 

10:59

Comment From Gmoney 

Is the#20 still running

 

10:56

Boyett, Robbins and Morrison are also on pit road under this caution.

 

10:56

Pate has driven his #22 back onto the track and will rejoin the field it appears.

 

10:55

Pate went out of the track.  Alexander has significant right front damage and has come to the attention of his crew on pit road.

 

10:55

YELLOW : Caution is back out for a tangle by Alexander, Robbins, Pate, Artuso and Morrison in turn two.

 

10:54

Lap 62: Nasse, Pollard and Wilson are nose-to-tail and only about two car lengths ahead of Garvey in fourth.

 

10:54

Lap 60: Benjamin’s march seems to be done. He just came by the tower off the pace, and has come to pit road.

 

10:53

Lap 59: Wilson’s pressure seems to have put Pollard on the move as he is now on Nasse’s bumper for the lead.

 

10:52

Lap 55: Benjamin finally able to get by his good friend, Logan Boyett.

 

10:52

Lap 55: The top-four cars have broken away by a straightaway over Enfinger in fifth.

 

10:51

Lap 53: After they finally clear lapped traffic Nasse once again pulls away to a three car length lead over Pollard who has a mirror full of Wilson.

 

10:51

Lap 53: Boyett and Benjamin still trying to settle it for 11th.

 

10:51

Lap 51: As they navigate uncooperative lapped traffic, Wilson and Garvey have caught up to the leaders and the first four cars are now nose-to-tail.

 

10:50

Halfway Rundown:

1. Nasse
2. Pollard
3. Wilson
4. Garvey
5. Enfinger
6. Davidson
7. Alexander
8. Robbins
9. Pate
10. Artuso
11. Boyett
12. Benjamin

 

10:50

Lap 48: Artuso by Boyett. Benjamin sets his sights on the #11 now.

 

10:49

Lap 46: Davidson now moves by Alexander but doesn’t shake him as the #84 is now right on his bumper.

 

10:49

Lap 44: The Benjamin march has slowed, and he trails Artuso by roughly 5 car lengths.

 

10:49

Lap 44: Davidson looks under Alexander for the sixth spot off turn four and Alexander closes the door into turn one.

 

10:48

Lap 41: Only a car length separates Nasse from Pollard in his rear view mirror. Wilson and Garvey in third and fourth are at least eight car lengths back from them.

 

10:46

Lap 38: Enfinger now moves under Alexander for fifth in turn three and takes the spot down the backstretch.

 

10:46

Lap 35: Boyett, Pate and Artuso next in front of Benjamin as he tries to drive through the field.

 

10:46

Lap 34: Steven Davis has slowed and come to pit road.  He will lose at least one lap under green before he makes it to the pits.

 

10:45

Lap 32: Wilson closes in on Nasse and Pollard in the turns but they pull him by several car lengths down the straightaway.

 

10:45

Lap 32: Benjamin by Davis, who seems to have a issue.

 

10:44

Lap 31: Garvey makes the move under Alexander for fourth off turn four and takes the spot into turn three on the next lap.

 

10:44

Lap 29: Benjamin’s progress has slowed as he climbs to the bumper of Stephan Davis.

 

10:44

Lap 29: Wilson under Alexander for third and clears him for the spot down the backstretch.

 

10:43

Lap 27: Wilson wants to look under Alexander for third but can’t seem to make his nose stick to hold the spot.

 

10:43

Lap 26: Nasse now puts John Thompson down a lap.

 

10:43

Lap 26: Give Benjamin another spot. He dives under Morrison and gets it.

 

10:42

Lap 25: Nasse leads Pollard, Alexander, Wilson, Davidson, Garvey, Enfinger, Robbins, Boyett, Artuso, Pate, Davis and Benjamin.

 

10:42

Lap 23: Dale Little has fallen off the pace and come to pit road.

 

10:41

Lap 21: Garvey moves under Enfinger for sixth.

 

10:41

Lap 20: Move Donnie Wilson in to the top 5.

 

10:41

Lap 20: Garvey takes seventh from Robbins.

 

10:41

Lap 19: Alexander, Davidson, Enfinger, Wilson , Robbins and Garvey are all nose to tail from the third spot back.

 

10:40

Lap 17: Benjamin by Praytor for 14th. He is coming.

 

10:40

Lap 17: Meanwhile, Nasse has stepped out to a five car length lead.

 

10:40

Lap 16: Pollard clears Alexander down the backstretch for the second position.

 

10:39

Lap15: Benjamin has passed five cars already.

 

10:39

Lap 15: Pollard makes a wild move to the inside of Alexander and will now try to take the spot that way.

 

10:39

Lap 14: Nasse pulls away with the lead and now Pollard is outside Alexander for second.

 

10:39

GREEN: This time Alexander holds on on the outside and he and Nasse are side by side down the backstretch.

 

10:38

Benjamin will also make his way back out onto the track.

 

10:37

One lap to the green.

 

10:37

Sergi will rejoin the field.

 

10:36

As they run on the track:

1. Nasse
2. Alexander
3. Davidson
4. Pollard
5. Enfinger
6. Wilson
7. Boyett
8. Robbins
9. Davis
10. Artuso
11. Morrison
12. Garvey
13. Pate
14. Karnes
15. Praytor
16. Little
17. Wilkerson
18. Thompson

 

10:35

Keeping you updated on the driver of the night so far: Donnie Wilson picked off another spot during that 2 lap sprint. He is up to 6th after starting 14th.

 

10:33

Benjamin and Sergi are on pit road under this caution.

 

10:32

Grill’s car is destroyed.

 

10:32

Sergi spun in turn two and Grill made heavy damage to the left rear of Sergi.

 

10:32

YELLOW: Caution is back out.

 

10:31

Lap 12: Pollard and Davidson side by side for third with Pollard on the outside.

 

10:31

GREEN: Nasse clears Alexander off turn two and pulls away with the lead down the backstretch.

 

10:28

Garvey and Grill have both been sent to the rear of the field.

 

10:28

Jeremy Pate has hit pit road under this caution period.

 

10:27

Donnie Wilson has driven from 14th to 7th in just 11 laps.

 

10:26

Praytor also come to pit road

 

10:26

1. Nasse
2. Alexander
3. Davidson
4. Pollard
5. Grill
6. Enfinger
7. Wilson
8. Boyett

 

10:26

Benjamin has come to pit road with pretty significant damage to the front.

 

10:25

Kyle Benjamin sustained damage in that incident.

 

10:25

YELLOW: The caution is out at lap 12 for a spin by Mike Garvey that was apparently started by Augie Grill.

 

10:24

Lap 11: Nasse holds a one car length lead over Alexander who is about two car lengths ahead of Davidson in third.

 

10:24

Lap 10: Donnie Wilson moves to ninth. He started 14th.

 

10:24

Lap 9: Grill follows Garvey below Enfinger and takes the sixth spot away.

 

10:24

Lap 8: Garvey under Enfinger for fifth off turn two and he takes the spot.

 

10:23

Lap 6: Pate moves Morrison to the high lane. A slew of cars follow through.

 

10:23

Lap 6: Davidson and Enfinger now side by side for third as Nasse and Alexander pull away.

 

10:23

Lap 5: Nasse now makes the same move on the outside off turn two to take the lead from Alexander.

 

10:22

Lap 4: Nasse and Enfinger now side by side for second behind Alexander.

 

10:22

Lap 2: Morrison and Pate get together allowing Wilson to sneak by on the outside.

 

10:22

Lap 2: Alexander makes a mad move on the outside off turn two to take the lead.

 

10:21

Lap 2: Enfinger rockets to the lead ahead of Davidson, Nasse and Alexander.

 

10:21

GREEN: Davidson pulls Enfinger on the start but they’re side by side into turn one.

 

10:20

We are one lap away from the drop of the green flag.

 

10:15

The drivers are now completing their wave lap to the crowd and we will be underway soon.

 

10:13

No radio coverage tonight. We will keep you updated right here with our Trackside Now coverage.

 

10:13

Comment From john 

is there radio coverage tonight?

 

10:12

The engines have fired for the Super Late Model Miller Lite 100.

 

10:06

Tech has cleared for both the Alabama Pipe and Supply Modifieds and the Island Motors II Bombers divisions.

 

10:05

Drivers are being told to strap in. We are close to racing!

 

9:53

Comment From sportsman12 

Can I give a big shout out to one of my boys from Houma, La. Chet Morrison and my sponsors from Houma, La. Mark McChargue General Contractors, Jackie’s Jambalaya, Inc and Boxer Rentals, LLC. Good luck Chet..go get em guy! Thanks Speed51 for yet more great SLM coverage..

 

9:53

Late Models are being lined up on the front stretch.

 

9:49

We are hearing that it will be about 20 minutes before the next ambulance arrives. The Super Late Models haven’t lined up on the front straightaway yet so we do have some time.

 

9:47

The start of the Miller Lite Super Late Model 100-lap event will be slightly delayed as we’ve had a patron in the pits fall from the observation deck of a trailer and will have to be transported to an area hospital.  We will be rolling once the replacement ambulance arrives.

 

9:21

Pollard lost an engine in practice in the Jimmy Hammonds’ Mod.

 

9:21

Comment From Guest 

What happened to Bubba Pollard? Did he not enter?

 

9:20

Correct, Dusty, Chase won a day race makeup at Five Flags earlier this season.

 

9:20

Comment From Dusty 

Elliot won at five flags on a Sunday

 

9:19

Modified finishing order

1. Donald Crocker
2. Donnie Hamrac
3. Sal Hebert
4. Jeremy Dickens
5. Mike Maddox
6. David Beale

 

9:18

The next feature on the schedule is the Island Motors II 15-lap Bomber division event.

 

9:18

Hunter Robbins will now be allowed to use the length of the back straightaway as a courtesy lap to test his new ignition box before the first lap of tonight’s 100-lap Super Late Model event.

 

9:16

Donald Crocker has taken the win in the Alabama Pipe and Supply Modified feature.

 

9:14

Donald Crocker leads the Mod race by a full straightaway.

 

9:11

A follow up, What was different about Elliott’s double?

 

9:10

Jeff Hamner for the win!

 

9:10

Comment From Jeff Hamner 

Charlie Bradberry, Chase Elliott, Bubba Pollard

 

9:07

Today’s Trackside Now coverage is brought to you by McGunnegill Engine Perfomance.

 

 

9:07

Hunter Robbins has made an ignition change and will start from the rear of the field in tonight’s Miller Lite 100.

 

9:07

Close Lenny, but no cigar.

 

9:07

Comment From Lenny Whitehead 

Chase Eliott,Kyle Benjamin,and Bubba Pollard

 

9:03

Tonight’s trivia question: The Gulf Coast weekend has been swept on three occasions,. Name the three drivers that did the feat.

 

9:02

This will be a 20-lap feature for the modifieds.

 

9:02

The command to fire engines has been given for the first feature of the night, the Alabama Pipe and Supply Modifieds.

 

8:51

Comment From TeamAlexander 

Go Clay!!! Pulling for #84 tonight! Thank you Speed51 for the awesome coverage!

 

8:51

Mobile International Speedway is 1/2 mile track, with 8 degrees of banking on the straights and 12 degrees in the corners.

 

8:51

Comment From Lenny Whitehead 

how big is the track?

 

8:41

Fans work turns one and two. The field is beginning to get spread out. (speed51.com photo)

 

 

8:34

 

 

8:33

Fans are heading to the track to for a special Fan Track Walk with Miller Lite Series drivers and track promoter Rick Crawford.

 

8:32

Today’s Trackside Now coverage is brought to you by McGunnegill Engine Perfomance.

 

 

8:31

Miller Lite 100 Starting Lineup

1 Chris Davidson
2 Grant Enfinger
3 Stephen Nasse
4 Clay Alexander
5 Bubba Pollard
6 Kyle Benjamin
7 Mike Garvey
8 Steven Davis
9 Augie Grill
10 Logan Boyett
11 Chet Morrison
12 Jeremy Pate
13 Hunter Robbins
14 Donnie Wilson
15 Jerry Artuso
16 Anthony Sergi
17 Dale Little
18 Thomas Praytor
19 Allen Karnes
20 Eric Wilkerson
21 John Thompson

 

8:29

Tenth place qualifier Chris Davidson will start from the pole tonight.

 

8:29

Steven Davis has pulled the 8th spot.

 

8:29

Alexander will take the 4th spot.

 

8:28

Enfinger has drawn the 2nd starting spot.

 

8:28

Pollard will start 5th.

 

8:28

Stephen Nasse pulls the 3rd starting position.

 

8:28

Augie Grill takes 9th.

 

8:27

Mike Garvey grabs 7th.

 

8:27

Kyle Benjamin has pulled the 6th position.

 

8:27

Logan Boyett, who set fast time, has redrawn the 10th position.

 

8:22

We at Speed51 would like to take the time to send a big thank you to all the men and women who protect our country with their service in the armed forces. We get to expecience the great sport of auto racing because of your sacrifces. THANK YOU! (speed

 

 

8:21

The top-10 qualifiers will all now come to the front straightaway to redraw for starting positions.  They will be drawing Red Bull cans tonight.

 

8:20

Unofficial Miller Lite 100 Qualifying Results

Pos. No. Driver Time
1 11 Logan Boyett 17.068
2 71 Kyle Benjamin 17.147
3 1 Mike Garvey 17.191
4 112 Augie Grill 17.211
5 51 Stephen Nasse 17.220
6 26 Bubba Pollard 17.232
7 82 Grant Enfinger 17.272
8 84 Clay Alexander 17.288
9 42 Steven Davis 17.314
10 41 Chris Davidson 17.324
11 86 Chet Morrison 17.383
12 22 Jeremy Pate 17.387
13 18 Hunter Robbins 17.387
14 2 Donnie Wilson 17.413
15 5 Jerry Artuso 17.428
16 20 Anthony Sergi 17.530
17 99L Dale Little 17.614
18 28 Thomas Praytor 17.615
19 47 Allen Karnes 17.878
20 97W Eric Wilkerson 17.942
21 54 John Thompson 18.594

 

8:18

Steven Davis
Lap 1: 17.314
Lap 2: 17.336
Best Lap: 17.314

 

8:17

Dale Little
Lap 1: 17.707
Lap 2: 17.614
Best Lap: 17.614

 

8:16

Bubba Pollard
Lap 1: 17.232
Lap 2: 17.260
Best Lap: 17.232

 

8:15

Jerry Artuso
Lap 1: 17.486
Lap 2: 17.428
Best Lap: 17.428

 

8:13

Augie Grill
Lap 1: 17.376
Lap 2: 17.211
Best Lap: 17.211

 

8:13

Hunter Robbins
Lap 1: 17.449
Lap 2: 17.387
Best Lap: 17.387

 

8:12

Eric Wilkerson
Lap 1: 18.128
Lap 2: 17.942
Best Lap: 17.942

 

8:11

That lap will put Boyett on the provisional pole.

 

8:10

Logan Boyett
Lap 1: 17.288
Lap 2: 17.068
Best Lap: 17.068

 

8:10

Boyett has gotten his machine started and will now take to the track for his qualifying effort.

 

8:09

Donnie Wilson
Lap 1: 17.470
Lap 2: 17.413
Best Lap: 17.413

 

8:08

Kyle Benjamin
Lap 1: 17.196
Lap 2: 17.147
Best Lap: 17.147

 

8:07

Mike Garvey
Lap 1: 17.362
Lap 2: 17.191
Best Lap: 17.191

 

8:06

Grant Enfinger
Lap 1: 17.513
Lap 2: 17.272
Best Lap: 17.272

 

8:05

Anthony Sergi
Lap 1: 17.717
Lap 2: 17.530
Best Lap: 17.530

 

8:04

Chet Morrison
Lap 1: 17.626
Lap 2: 17.383
Best Lap: 17.383

 

8:03

After discovering ignition issues just before the start of qualifying, Logan Boyett was unable to get his #11 machine started to take time in quailfying.  He has rolled back to the pits and will work to get his Super Late Model started so that he may take time before this qualifying session ends.

 

8:02

Chris Davidson
Lap 1: 17.530
Lap 2: 17.324
Best Lap: 17.324

 

8:01

Clay Alexander
Lap 1: 17.333
Lap 2: 17.288
Best Lap: 17.288

 

8:00

Thomas Praytor
Lap 1: 17.883
Lap 2: 17.615
Best Lap: 17.615

 

7:59

Stephen Nasse
Lap 1: 17.285
Lap 2: 17.220
Best Lap: 17.220

 

7:57

Allen Karnes
Lap 1: 18.029
Lap 2: 17.878
Best Lap: 17.878

 

7:57

John Thompson
Lap 1: 18.594
Lap 2: 18.611
Best Lap: 18.594

 

7:55

Jeremy Pate
Lap 1: 17.564
Lap 2: 17.387
Best Lap: 17.387

 

7:53

Miller Lite Super Late Model qualifying will begin in just a few moments.

 

7:39

The track is now quiet until Miller Lite Series time trials. They are scheduled to begin at 6:45 pm, but we are a little behind schedule.

 

7:37

No. Trackside Now coverage only tonight.

 

7:37

Comment From quadboi 

will there be any radio coverage tonite ???

 

7:37

Donald Crocker captured the pole for the Mods.

 

7:31

Comment From Lenny Whitehead 

Go Enfinger,Garvey,and Nasse

 

7:31

The Alabama Pipe and Supply Modifieds are on track for thier time trials. Bubba Pollard will race Jimmy Hammonds’ #07 tonight prior to the Miller Lite 100.

 

7:30

After late model time trials we will have tonight’s trivia question. So put your thinking caps on fans!

 

7:28

Track promoter Rick Crawford takes a break from the heat and visits the tower. (speed51.com photo)

 

 

7:24

Comment From quadboi 

good luck tonite to Kyle Benjamin & Stephen Nasse go get a good finish

 

7:24

If you are in the Deep South, the Show Me The Money series at Montgomery will take to the track next week at Montgomery Motor Speedway. We hope to see you there!

The third round of the Show Me the Money Series is on tap for Saturday night, June 2nd at Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL). Some of the Southeast’s most talented drivers and fastest Pro Late Models will converge on the historic Alabama track in one of the most competitive short track series in the country. You won’t want to miss this one in person…visit www.montgomerymotorspeedway.com for more details. If you can’t make it to the track, Speed51.com will be on hand with live Trackside Now coverage.

 

7:21

 

 

7:21

Marne, Michigan’s Berlin Raceway has one of the strongest fan bases for grassroots racing in the nation and on Saturday, June 2nd, those fans will get to witness all the excitement of the ASA Midwest Tour for the first time.  The ASA Midwest Touring stars will be joined by numerous Berlin Raceway Super Late Model regulars in one of the most anticipated short track events of the Summer.

 

Tickets can be purchased in advance via the Berlin Raceway online box office via www.berlinraceway.com.  Visit the site for more information on this event and more at the historic Berlin facility, including the Rowdy 251, several huge Outlaw Super Late Model events, the first-ever appearance of the World of Outlaws Late Model stars on the Berlin dirt and more.

 

7:21

Jeremy Pate, who qualified fifth and started on the front row after the inversion in last night’s Buddy’s Home Furnishings Blizzard Series Rubber & Specialties 100 at Five Flags Speedway will be the first car to take to the track for Miller Lite Super Late Model qualifying at 6:45pm CT.

 

7:12

The local sheriff’s department has a little different type of horsepower for their ride tonight. (speed51.com photo)

 

 

7:11

Comment From fran 

better luck tonight than last night for anthoy sergi

 

7:11

Comment From qtrush 

good luck nasse

 

7:06

Brandon Tipton won the pole for the Bomber division.

 

6:57

Comment From AngieMac 

Good luck to guys! Special shout out to my Alabama gang, Aug and Bubba, my hometown boy Kyle Benjamin and our OKC Thunder, Donnie Wilson! Miss you guys and your Southern Belle is HOT up here in Columbus, OH. Im keeping up with you guys, be safe. #MashOnIt #SpotterSpotter

 

6:57

Bombers are on track currently.They are time trialing for their feature.

 

6:49

Anthony Sergi’s No. 20 machine rolls through the pits at Mobile International Speedway this afternoon. (Speed51 Photo)

 

 

6:45

The Modifieds are on track now.

 

6:36

Practice Times – Combined Sessions

1. 11 – Boyett 17.515
2. 26 – Pollard 17.618
3. 51 – Nasse 17.726
4. 112 – Grill 17.783
5. 2 – Wilson 17.797
6. 71 – Benjamin 17.805
7. 42 – Davis 17.814
8. 18 – Robbins 17.830
9. 1 – Garvey 17.900
10. 41 – Davidson 17.924
11. 99 – Little 18.049
12. 20 – Sergi 18.068
13. 82 – Enfinger 18.105
14. 84 – Alexander 18.133
15. 5 – Artuso 18.185
16. 86 – Morrison 18.191
17. 47 – Karnes 18.257
18. 28 – Praytor18.456
19. 97 – Wilkerson 18.485
20. 22 – Pate 18.589
21. 54 – Thompson 18.653

 

6:30

Nope, as posted earlier….

“Chase Elliott left on a family trip and TJ Reaid is attending his younger sister’s high school graduation. Elliott did say last night that the late model will be going on the shelf for a little while as he turns his focus to the NASCAR K&N East Series. Reaid’s next race will be at Winchester in the CRA Super Series.”

 

6:30

Comment From Guest 

Did Elliott have another race some where else?

 

6:22

 

 

6:22

One of the most anticipated short track events of the season is quickly approaching.  You won’t want to miss the fourth-annual Rowdy 251 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan.  NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch will be back to defend his victories in the last two “Rowdy” events, but an all-star cast of ARCA/CRA Super Series regulars, local favorites and short track gladiators from throughout the country will be out to take the title from him.

 

Tickets are still available for the Rowdy 251 and can be purchased in advance via the Berlin Raceway online box office at www.berlinraceway.com.

 

6:22

In honor of this Memorial Day weekend, Mobile International Speedway is offering free grandstand admission for all retired and active duty military members with ID.  The MIS “Salute to Our Troops” night will also include a track walk at 7:30 where fans and teams alike can get to know the ins and outs of the track.

 

6:09

Coming into tonight’s Super Late Model Miller Lite 100, former track champion Bubba Pollard is the Gulf Coast Championship points leader and will look to defend that lead tonight when we take the green flag, but not before he tries to add another modified win to his resume by running the Alabama Pipe and Supply Modified feature for Jimmy Hammond.

 

6:06

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6:05

Jeremy Pate, who started on the front row in last night’s Buddy’s Home Furnishings Blizzard Series Rubber & Specialties 100 at Five Flags Speedway, will be one of the first cars to roll through Super Late Model pre-qualifying tech. (Speed51 Photo)

 

 

5:32

Top Ten – Practice Times

1. 11 – Boyett 17.515
2.  26 – Pollard 17.618
3. 51 – Nasse 17.726
4. 112 – Grill 17.783
5. 2 – Wilson 17.797
6. 71 – Benjamin 17.805
7. 42 – Davis 17.814
8. 18 – Robbins 17.830
9. 1 – Garvey 17.900
10. 41 – Davidson 17.924

 

5:24

Logan Boyett is quickest currently with a 17.515.

 

5:20

Crews working on their machines during a short break in practice to clear the gates. (Speed51 Photo)

 

 

5:18

Remember, all times listed on the schedule are local times.  Mobile International Speedway is in the Central Time Zone.

 

5:18

Miller Lite Super Late Model 100 Qualifying Order

Pos. No. Driver
1 22 Jeremy Pate
2 47 Allen Karnes
3 51 Stephen Nasse
4 28 Thomas Praytor
5 84 Clay Alexander
6 41 Chris Davidson
7 11 Logan Boyett
8 86 Chet Morrison
9 20 Anthony Sergi
10 82 Grant Enfinger
11 1 Mike Garvey
12 71 Kyle Benjamin
13 2 Donnie Wilson
14 97W Eric Wilkerson
15 18 Hunter Robbins
16 112 Augie Grill
17 5 Jerry Artuso
18 26 Bubba Pollard
19 99L Dale Little
20 42 Steven Davis

 

5:12

Today’s Complete Schedule of Events:

1:00pm – Pits Open
3:00pm – Miller Lite Super Late Model Driver’s Meeting
3:30-4:45pm –  Miller Lite Super Late Model Practice
4:45pm – Practice for Local Cars (2 Rounds):
– Island Motors II Bombers
– Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsmen
– Alabama Pipe and Supply Modifieds

5:00pm – Miller Lite Super Late Models to Pre-Qualifying Tech
5:45pm – Qualifying for Local Divisions:
– Island Motors II Bombers (1 Lap)
– Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsmen (2 Laps)
– Alabama Pipe and Supply Modifieds (2 Laps)

6:30pm – Drivers Meeting for Local Divisions
6:45pm – Qualifying: Miller Lite Super Late Models
7:30pm – Salute to Our Troops Track Walk – Join Manager/Promoter Rick Crawford for a walk around the track to honor our troops.

Pre-Race Ceremonies

Feature Races:
– Alabama Pipe and Supply Modifieds (20 Laps)
– Island Motors II Bombers (15 Laps)
– Miller Lite 100 Super Late Models
– Bob’s Speed Shop Sportsmen (20 Laps)

 

5:04

There will be no dice roll tonight. The top 10 qualifyers will draw a Red Bull can to determine to reshuffle and set the lineup tonight.

 

5:02

 

 

5:00

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4:59

Notes from Drivers Meeting:

Many of the notes from yesterday’s Blizzard Series drivers meeting at Five Flags Speedway will transfer over to today’s Miller Lite Series race.

– Caution laps will not count and no driver will be able to lose a lap in the pits under yellow.

–  Drivers were asked to stand beside their cars until driver introductions have completed in an effort to keep them out of the sweltering heat in their cars as long as possible.

– If a car drops out of line, that line will simply shift up to fill the hole.  There will be no inside/outside line switching to fill the position.

– The Lucky Dog Award will not change.  If the eligible driver is the cause of the caution, he will not receive the award and there will be no award given in the final 10 laps of the event.

– Although no driver or crew is allowed to work on or even touch the car on the track, should a driver need water under red flag conditions, track officials will help crews see to it that their driver gets the hydration needed.

– Once the white flag flies, the race is over.  Should their be cause for caution the yellow flag will be displayed along with the green.  If something major occurs the red flag will be displayed and the restart will come from the last completed green flag lap.

– The top-3 cars will go to tech at the end of the night.

– MIS officials are now in uniform so if a team should have a flat and need to change a tire during the event, they will able to find an official to oversee the stop and to assure race control that the tire they replaced was indeed flat.

– Tonight’s race will be a four-tire event.  If any team should change a tire that is not flat, that team will incur a two-lap penalty per tire changed.

– There will be a track walk at 7:30pm CT to honor all current, former and fallen US Military members.  Teams have been encouraged to walk the track with the fans as an opportunity to sign autographs and share their stories on the track with the fans in the stands.

 

4:58

We will pass that along to Rick.

 

4:58

Comment From sherwin miller 

ronnie sanders and clay alexander that could end up being a dream team i was part of a team like that my self at mobile in 70s and 80s got torub fenders with the legendary rick crawford

 

4:55

Grill comes in, as Bubba Pollard heads out.

 

4:54

Jerry Artuso, Augie Grill, Stephen Nasse, and Hunter Robbins on track now.

 

4:51

The winner’s purse is $5,000, $7,000 if you run an MSD box.

 

4:49

One interesting note from the driver’s meeting:

A representive from MSD Ignition Systems is at the track tonight, and announced a $2,000 payout to the highest finishing car running a MSD box and displaying a MSD decal.

 

4:46

Stephan Davis is quickest early on with a 17.814.

 

4:45

The wreck happened in turn one on the cool down lap. It looked like some drivers let off the gas a little quicker than others anticipated and a chain reaction wreck occured.

 

4:45

Comment From howard g#24 

what causedthat post race wreck

 

4:43

Chase Elliott left on a family trip and TJ Reaid is attending his younger sister’s high school graduation. Elliott did say last night that the late model will be going on the shelf for a little while as he turns his focus to the NASCAR K&N East Series. Reaid’s next race will be at Winchester in the CRA Super Series.

 

4:43

Comment From Old man richard 

Thanks for the coverage and hard work through out the country == couldn’t make the racing weekend without ya == everyone have a safe holiday == Thanks to the drivers – crews – and tracks == Does anyone know the plans for Elliot & Reaid == Go Bubba == Ga. fan & friend ==

 

4:39

Two cars involved in the post-race wreck are not here today: 42 – Tony Clark and 99 – Casey Smith

 

4:38

Thomas Praytor and Allen Karnes hit the track.

 

4:36

 

 

4:35

Dale Little, Anthony Sergi and Donnie Wilson are the first cars out.

 

4:34

Freddie Query (left) and Kyle Benjamin (right) listen in on Spence’s instructions. Benjamin won the last Miller Lite race last month. (speed51.com photo)

 

 

4:31

The track is hot for practice. We will run practice until 4:45 CST.

 

4:29

Drivers listen in to Dan Spence’s instructions at the meeting. (speed51.com photo)

 

 

4:26

John Thompson and his #54 late model has just arrived. So that puts us up to 21 cars for tonight.

 

4:25

Not tonight.

 

4:25

Comment From Guest 

Is there radio coverage

 

3:56

We are headed down to the driver’s meeting. We will be back shortly.

 

3:51

Tonight is round 6 of the Gulf Coast Championship Series. If you missed our coverage from Five Flags Speedway last night, Chase Elliott led a Peach State sweep of the poidum spots. TJ Reaid and Bubba Pollard followed Elliott across the line.  Neither Elliott nor Reaid are here today.

 

3:46

Cars on the grounds

99 –  Dale Little
20 – Anthony Sergi
28 – Thomas Prayto
47 – Allen Karnes
26 – Bubba Pollard
2 – Donnie Wilson
5 – Jerry Artuso
51 – Stephen Nasse
84 – Clay Alexander
86 – Chet Morrison
11 – Logan Boyett
71 – Kyle Benjamin
42 – Stephan Davis
1 – Mike Garvey
41 – Chris Davidson
97 – Erik Wilkerson
18 – Hunter Robbins
112 – Augie Grill
82 – Grant Enfinger
22 – Jeremy Pate

 

3:44

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3:42

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3:41

Good afternoon from a hot Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, AL. Round three of the Miller Lite Series is coming up later tonight.

Trackside Now: Miller Lite SLM Series – Mobile Int’l Speedway (AL) – 5/26/12