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Congratulations to TJ Reaid on his first Southern Super Seires win and as always, thanks for joining us and goodnight!

11:54

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11:52
Super Late Model tech has cleared.

11:49
As the fans begin to make their way out of the facility here at Five Flags Speedway, the Southern Super Series cars are still making their way through post-race tech.

11:46

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11:46
CHECKERED: Tracy Soles grabs the fourth win on the season for the No. 6 machine.

11:46
WHITE: Nelson closing in on Soles.

11:44
GREEN: Soles clears Nelson on the restart.

11:43
One lap to green.
11:39

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11:38
YELLOW: Caution is back out at lap 15 for another spin by Courtney Rodrigues on the back straightaway.

11:37
GREEN: Soles leads Nelson and Merritt.

11:35
YELLOW: The caution is out for a spin by the No. 11 of Courtney Rodrigues in turns one and two.
11:34
Lap 15: Soles leads Michael Nelson, Courtney Rodrigues, John Kevin Merritt and Robert Balkum.

11:32
Lap 10: Tracy Soles leads Michael Nelson and Courtney Rodrigues by half a straightaway.
11:31
The Bombers division is now on track for their 20-lap feature.

11:18

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11:18

TJ Reaid in victory lane. (Speed51.com Photo)

11:18
SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos. No. Driver
1 41 TJ Reaid
2 14 Chris Davidson
3 99 Casey Smith
4 98 Daniel Hemric
5 11 David Rogers
6 71 Kyle Benjamin
7 8 John Hunter Nemechek
8 1 Mike Garvey
9 112 Augie Grill
10 83 Scotty Ellis
11 7 Casey Roderick
12 26 Willie Allen
13 51 Stephen Nasse
14 2 Donnie Wilson
15 10 Ryan Crane
16 25 Ross Kenseth
17 26 Bubba Pollard
18 99 Wayne Niedecken Jr
19 21 Scott Carlson
20 29 Jeff Choquette
21 98 Russell Fleeman
22 41 Troy Grisaffi
23 47 Allen Karnes
24 11 Logan Boyett
25 16 Brandon Odom
26 18 Hunter Robbins
27 86 Chet Morrison
28 23 Dalton Grindle

11:14
CHECKERED: Reaid wins over Davidson, Smith, Hemric and Rogers.

11:14
WHITE: One more lap for TJ Reaid who leads by five car lengths.

11:14
Lap 123: Hemric looks under Smith for third.

11:13
Lap 122: Davidson clears Smith for second.

11:13
GREEN: Reaid is clear by inches at the line.

11:12
One lap to green at lap 122.

11:11
We did not complete a lap so we will have a complete restart.

11:11
YELLOW: The caution is out for a spin by Grill in turns three and four.

11:11
Lap 122: Reaid takes the spot down the backstretch and leaves Davidson and Smith to battle side by side behind him.

11:10
GREEN: Reaid and Davidson side by side at the line.

11:09
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Bring it back to Texas #14 & #99!!!!

11:09
We can hear Robbie Harvey in the pits.

11:09
Comment From Shane
Go Garvey!

11:09
Comment From Guest
Bring it home tj

11:09
One lap to the green.

11:09
Tracy Goodson offered Ross Kenseth to use his shop to get repairs made.

11:06
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Go John Nemechek!!!

11:06
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Great coverage again tonight! Thank you for your time and effort!

11:03
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Go get em Willie Allen and the WAR/NAPA KNOW HOW TEAM!!!

11:03
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11:03

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11:02
Kenseth said that he was passing Grill when the two made contact.

11:01
Kenseth also said they will try to fix this one for tomorrow night. This is their only car.

11:00

Kenseth surveys the damage on his machine. (Speed51.com Photo)

11:00
Kenseth said he thinks Augie Grill was mad he was getting passed and he got tagged to the inside wall.

10:59
It appears Kenseth is unhappy with the No. 112 of Grill.

10:59
Roderick pulls away on his own but Kenseth is out of his car and will need help getting his machine back to the pits.

10:59
Junior Niedecken said he thought Bubba was going to the outside, but his spotter yelled inside and it was too late.

10:58
YELLOW: The caution is out for a tangle on the frontstretch by Kenseth and Roderick.

10:58
Lap 122: Smith takes third from Hemric.

10:58
Lap 121: Smith and Hemric now side by side for third.

10:58
GREEN: Reaid leads at the line and Davidson moves under Hemric for second off turn two.

10:57
Reaid chooses the inside.
10:56
One lap to the green with five laps to settle it.

10:56
Following this misfortune for Pollard, we will likely have a new Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco point leader after this event.
10:52
Pollard is understandably upset. He walked to his trailer.

10:52
Bubba Pollard said, “You don’t want to know what I think.”

10:50

Pollard’s wrecked machine sits in turn four. (Speed51.com Photo)

10:50
Nasse has also come to pit road under this caution with five laps remaining.

10:50
After being called to the rear of the field for causing the caution, Niedecken has come to pit road.
10:49
Donnie Wilson is the free pass recipient under this caution.

10:49
YELLOW: The caution is out for Pollard hard in the turn one wall. Pollard was passing the lapped No. 99 of Wayne Niedecken Jr when Niedecken made contact with Pollard and sent him into the outside wall.

10:48
Lap 120: Five laps remain.

10:48
Lap 119: Pollard now holds a five car length lead on Reaid and Hemric is ten car lengths behind Reaid.

10:47
Lap 115: Pollard continues to lead Reaid, Hemric, Davidson, Smith, Rogers, Nemechek and Garvey.

10:46
Lap 112: The only battle on the track now is Smith closing in on Davidson once again for fourth.

10:45
Lap 108: Reaid has closed in on Pollard and the duo has left Hemric about five car lengths behind what is shaping up to be a battle for the lead in the late stages of this race.

10:44
Lap 106: Kenseth and Benjamin battle hard for the final spot in the top-10.

10:44
Lap 105: Pollard continues to lead Reaid, Hemric, Davidson, Smith, Rogers, Nemechek, Garvey, Grill, Kenseth, Benjamin, Allen, Nasse, Ellis, Roderick and Wilson.

10:42
Lap 100: Just 25 laps remain for Pollard, Reaid and Hemric at the front of the field.

10:42
Lap 99: Garvey clears Grill for the spot… for now.

10:42
Lap 98: Garvey and Grill battle side by side lap after lap for eighth, neither giving up an inch.

10:41
Lap 96: Rogers takes fifth from Smith in turns three and four.

10:41
Lap 96: Kenseth under Nasse for tenth.

10:40
Lap 94: Rogers also makes his way by Nemechek for sixth.

10:40
Body panel on the driver side of John Hunter Nemechek appears to be loose.

10:40
Lap 93: Smith moves under Nemechek for fifth down the backstretch with Rogers in tow.

10:40
Lap 92: Meanwhile, Smith is looking under Nemechek for fifth.

10:40
Lap 92: Rogers now looks under Smith for sixth.

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Lap 90: Rogers takes second and Reaid takes second.

10:39
Jeff Choquette said he had nowhere to go but the inside wall. He said if they have all of parts and pieces, they will be at Mobile tomorrow night.

10:39
Lap 90: Rogers and Grill side by side for seventh.

10:39
Lap 89: Reaid and Hemric now battle it out side by side for the runner up spot.

10:39
GREEN: Pollard is clear for the lead at the line.

10:38
Lights are off on the pacecar.

10:36
We are back under yellow.
10:36
CURRENT RUNNING ORDER

1. Pollard
2. Hemric
3. Davidson
4. Reaid
5. Smith
6. Nemechek
7. Rogers
8. Grill
9. Garvey
10. Nasse
11. Allen
12. Benjamin
13. Kenseth
14. Niedecken
15. Crane
16. Wilson
17. Roderick

10:36

Heavy front end damage to Jeff Choquette’s car (Speed51.com Photo)

10:34

Ross Kenseth has some damage on the left rear. (Speed51.com Photo)

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10:33
The track has been cleared and we should be back rolling under the yellow flag shortly.

10:31

Field at a stop in turn one. (Speed51.com Photo)

10:31
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10:29

Scott Carlson looks over his damage. (Speed51.com Photo)

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10:28
Karnes and Niedecken also make their way to pit road.

10:28
Kenseth, Roderick, Crane and Wilson all come to pit road under this red flag.

10:28

Heavy damage to Troy Grisaffi’s car (Speed51.com Photo)

10:27

Big wreck in turn two.(Speed51.com Photo)

10:27
Ellis will be the free pass under this caution.

10:27
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10:27
Benjamin and Choquette have both come to pit road.

10:26
All cars but Fleeman, Carlson, Grisaffi and Karnes pulled away on their own.

10:26
Teams can pit under red and work on their machines but they will have to restart from the rear.

10:26
RED: We are under red for cleanup.
10:26
YELLOW: Niedecken, Kenseth, Crane, Fleeman, Wilson, Roderick, Benjamin, Choquette, Carlson, Karnes and Grisaffi all tangle in turns one and two.
10:24
GREEN: Pollard leads at the line by inches but clears him like he’s sitting still off turn two.

10:24
Bires said that they went in the direction they thought would make the car better. The changes they just made go against what they were thinking to see if that makes the car better.

10:23
Pollard takes the outside on the restart.
10:23
Casey Roderick is the free pass car under this caution.

10:23
One lap to green at lap 87.

10:22

Kelly Bires making adjustments to Kenseth’s car. (Speed51.com Photo)

10:20
Kenseth and Fleeman both come to pit road under this caution.

10:20
CURRENT RUNNING ORDER

1. Pollard
2. Hemric
3. Reaid
4. Davidson
5. Nemechek
6. Smith
7. Rogers
8. Grill
9. Benjamin
10. Garvey
11. Carlson
12. Nasse
13. Choquette
14. Allen
15. Kenseth

10:19
Ellis was able to drive away on his own but Crane spun before pulling away under his own power.

10:19
YELLOW: Ryan Crane and Scotty Ellis tangle off turn two.
10:18
Stephen Nasse has worked his way to 13th after starting on the tail.

10:18
Lap 86: Reaid looks to the outside of Hemric off turn four but can’t make it stick. He tries again in turns one and two but Hemric slams the door down the backstretch.

10:17
Lap 84: Nemechek moves by Smith for fifth and sets his sights on Davidson.

10:17
Lap 82: Pollard now pulls out to a three car length lead and leaves Hemric and Reaid to battle for second in his mirror.

10:16
Lap 80: Pollard, Hemric and Reaid are nose-to-tail in the top-three spots.
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10:16
Lap 78: Smith clears Nemechek on the outside and closes in on Davidson for fourth.
10:15
Lap 77: Nemechek now inside of Smith for fifth.

10:15
Lap 75: Pollard takes the spot down the backstretch and now leads Hemric, Reaid, Davidson, Smith and Nemechek.

10:15
GREEN: Hemric and Pollard dead even at the line.

10:14
One lap to green.

10:13
Willie Allen’s crew said that the car was loose off the corners. Made track bar and tire pressure adjustments.

10:13
We are rolling back under the yellow flag awaiting the drop of the green for the final 50 laps of the Rubber & Specialties 125 presented by Crane Cams.

10:12
Kelly Bires said that Ross Kenseth told him that the car is plowing down in the corners. He also said that the track condition is nothing like what they had in practice yesterday and today.

10:11
The dice roll for the invert comes up with the number one so the field will remain just as they were at lap 75.

10:10
Nick Carlson, Jeff Choquette’s crew chief said they made big changes. They get the free pass. See if the changes will work.

10:09
Jeff Choquette will be the free pass under this caution.
10:07
TJ Reaid’s crew said the car is a little snug. Just saving for the last 50 laps.

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Just a reminder, teams may only put on two new tires under this caution.
10:06
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10:06
John Hunter Nemechek said the car is a little snug in the middle. They are making a couple of adjustments. He said they may have something for the leaders in the final 50.

10:05
Three minutes remain the 10-minutes for teams to work on their machines under this competition caution.

10:04
Russell Fleeman’s crew said the car is horrible off the corners. Either the changes will be great or not.

10:03
Bubba Pollard says the track is getting really greasy which he says never happens at Five Flags. Says they will need to take it easy.

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10:01
Hemric becomes the fourth different driver to receive 10 bonus points as the leader at the competition break in four races. Pollard, Grill and Reaid were the others.
10:01
SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES LAP 75 RUNNING ORDER

1. Daniel Hemric
2. Bubba Pollard
3. TJ Reaid
4. Casey Smith
5. Chris Davidson
6. John Hunter Nemechek
7. David Rogers
8. Kyle Benjamin
9. Mike Garvey
10. Augie Grill
11. Ross Kenseth
12. Willie Allen
13. Stephen Nasse
14. Scott Carlson
15. Jeff Choquette -1
16. Ryan Crane -1
17. Casey Roderick -1
18. Junior Niedecken -1
19. Russell Fleeman -1
20. Scotty Ellis -1
21. Donnie Wilson -1
22. Troy Grisaffi -2
23. Allen Karnes OUT
24. Logan Boyett OUT
25. Brandon Odom OUT
26. Hunter Robbins OUT
27. Chet Morrison OUT
28. Dalton Grindle OUT

10:00

Ross Kenseth is also the fuel man.(Speed51.com Photo)

9:59
Hemric said the track is a little greasy which is working in his favor. He said the next 50 laps are going to be exciting to watch.

9:58

Hemric’s car goes up on the jack stands. (Speed51.com Photo)

9:56
The pacecar will bring the field to pit road this lap.

9:56
Logan Boyett said they going to run the 72 car tomorrow night.

9:56
YELLOW: The competition caution is out.

9:55
Lap 75: Leaders side by side in turns three and four and although Pollard was able to use the lapped car of Scott Carlson as a pick, we revert back to lap 75 for the competition caution so Hemric is still the leader.

9:54
Lap 74: Pollard is keeping the nose of his No. 26 machine just inches from the rear of Hemric’s No. 98.

9:54
Lap 72: Hemric finally catches up and makes his move on Pollard to take the top spot away.

9:53
Lap 70: The No. 41 of Grisaffi gets loose off turn four and almost turns sideways down the frontstretch but regains control of his machine and carries on, almost miraculously.

9:53
Kelly Bires said that Ross Kenseth’s car is very tight. He said the track is building up a lot of rubber.

9:52
Lap 68: Davidson now moves back by Nemechek for the final spot in the top-five.

9:52
Lap 66: Davidson has fallen back to sixth and Smith and Nemechek have moved into fourth and fifth.

9:51
Lap 64: Hemric has been able to stay right in Pollard’s tire tracks but Reaid has fallen back almost ten car lengths and now has a few lapped cars between himself and the battle for the lead.

9:51
Lap 63: HALFWAY for Bubba Pollard leading.

9:50
Lap 60: Davidson muscled his way by Casey Smith for fourth by giving him a strong shove off turn four.

9:49
Lap 56: As they reach the now-lapped machine of Fleeman, Hemric takes the opportunity to look under Pollard for the lead but can’t make it stick and falls right back in line in Pollard’s tire tracks.

9:49
Logan Boyett is done for the night. Crew said they have a cylinder that is about 100 degrees cooler than the others. Not sure if it is a broken cylinder head or what.

9:48
Robbins is reportedly out with a broken driveshaft.

9:48
Lap 54: Pollard and Hemric are now approaching dense lapped traffic ahead of them.

9:48
Lap 54: Karnes slows down the backstretch and makes another trip to pit road.

9:47
Bubba Pollard now has led over 200 laps this season in the Southern Super Series.

9:47
Lap 52: The leaders now make their way around Wilson’s No. 2 machine to put him down a lap.

9:47
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9:47
Lap 50: Pollard continues to lead Hemric, Reaid, Smith, Davidson, Nemechek, Benjamin, Rogers, Garvey, Kenseth, Grill and Allen.

9:46
Lap 48: Hemric pulls away from Reaid in the second spot and moves in on Pollard.

9:46
Lap 47: Hemric moves under Reaid and holds the spot by a nose at the line.

9:45
Lap 46: Fleeman and Ellis battle side by side for 20th behind Donnie Wilson’s No. 2 machine.

9:45
Lap 44: Allen moves under Carlson for 12th off turn two.

9:44
Lap 42: Benjamin and Rogers both move by Kenseth for spots seven and eight, pushing Kenseth back to ninth.

9:44
Lap 40: Benjamin and Kenseth battle side by side for seventh down the backstretch.

9:44

Hood goes up on Logan Boyett’s car. (Speed51.com Photo)

9:43
Leaders are running laps in the 17.7 to 17.8 second brackets.

9:43
Lap 38: Reaid and Hemric have trimmed Pollard’s lead down to about two car lengths as they work their way through the turns here at Five Flags Speedway.

9:43
Lap 36: Boyett comes to pit road.

9:42
Lap 34: That brings Garvey into the top-10 with Grill now 11th and Boyett 12th.

9:42
Lap 33: Garvey clears Boyett with Grill in tow now.

9:41
Lap 30: Grill tries to move under Garvey off turn two for 11th but Garvey slams the door and sets his sights on Boyett ahead of him.

9:41
Lap 30: Rogers makes his way by Boyett for ninth.

9:41
Brandon Odom states an electrical problem is what took him out of tonight’s race.

9:40
Lap 28: In a battle of the 11’s, David Rogers has now closed in on the back bumper of Logan Boyett for ninth.
9:40

Brandon Odom’s team looks over the engine. (Speed51.com Photo)

9:40
Lap 26: Pollard now holds five car length lead over Reaid, Hemric, Davidson, Nemechek and Smith who are all nose-to-tail.

9:39
Lap 22: Hemric looks under Reaid for second into turn three but Reaid slams the door and carries on.

9:38
Brandon Odom is off the pace and has come to pit road.

9:38
Lap 18: Roderick and Allen battle side by side for 15th as Donnie Wilson closes in to join the battle.

9:37
Lap 16: Davidson goes around Nemechek for fourth.

9:37
Lap 15: Pollard now holds a five car length lead over Reaid.

9:36
Lap 14: Smith takes the spot into turn one and Kenseth falls in line seventh.

9:36
Donnie Wilson has worked back to 17th and Nasse is 19th.

9:36
Lap 13: Smith under Kenseth for sixth into turn three.

9:36
Lap 12: Pollard leads Reaid, Hemric, Nemechek, Davidson, Kenseth, Smith, Benjamin and Boyett.
9:36
Augie Grill is up to 12th.

9:35
Lap 11: Smith looks under Kenseth and gives him a nudge for sixth in turn two.

9:35
Stephen Nasse’s crew tightened up his car during the caution. They said if was up front they would not have brought him in, but since he is near the back, they are going to work on it.

9:35
Lap 10: Hemric pulls forward and Nemechek falls in line fourth.

9:35
Lap 9: Nemechek pulls to the outside of Hemric to battle for third.

9:35
Lap 8: Pollard takes the lead on the outside in turns three and four.

9:34
GREEN: Reaid is clear of Pollard for the lead into turn one.

9:34
Lights off on the pacecar.
9:33

Serious suspension damage to Chet Morrison’s car. (Speed51.com Photo)

9:32

Hunter Robbins team is replacing a broken driveshaft. (Speed51.com Photo)

9:32
Robbins slowed down the pit road the lap before the caution flew and his now in the air with his crew looking beneath his No. 18 machine.

9:31
Fleeman also makes his way to pit road under this caution.

9:30
Nasse comes to pit road under this caution. Karnes comes in as well.

9:30
YELLOW: The caution is out at lap eight for debris in turn two.
9:28
Lap 6: Hemric pulls back down to the inside in third just ahead of Nemechek.

9:28
Lap 5: Pollard now under Hemric for second with Nemechek in tow.

9:28
GREEN: Reaid leads by a nose over Hemric at the line and clears him for the spot down the backstretch.

9:28
Just talked to Dalton Grindle. He said that someone checked up in front of him and he had nowhere to go. He doesn’t think he will be good for tomorrow night.

9:27
Lights are out on the pacecar, we’re going back green at lap four.

9:25
Grindle’s team said earlier today that they just finished building this car. Grindle was not happy when he got out.

9:25

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9:25
Allen Karnes makes a trip to pit road under this caution.

9:25
CURRENT TOP-10 RUNNING ORDER

1. TJ Reaid
2. Daniel Hemric
3. Bubba Pollard
4. John Hunter Nemechek
5. Chris Davidson
6. Ross Kenseth
7. Kyle Benjamin
8. Scotty Ellis
9. Casey Smith
10. Brandon Odom

9:24

Heavy damage on Dalton Grindle’s car. (Speed51.com Photo)

9:24
Augie Grill had worked his way to 20th.

9:23
YELLOW: The caution is out on lap four for trouble by the No. 23 of Dalton Grindle in turn two.

9:23
Stephen Nasse is up to 24th.

9:22
Lap 3: Nemechek and Davidson battle side by side for fourth.

9:22
Lap 2: Reaid goes the for the lead on the outside of Hemric down the backstretch and takes the spot.

9:22
Lap 1: As they come back around Hemric holds the lead.

9:21
GREEN: Davidson leads Hemric at the line before Hemric pulls even into the first turn.

9:20
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9:20
Two laps to the green.

9:18
Donnie Wilson’s team made an adjustment to the car.

9:17
Both Karnes and Wilson have rejoined the field.

9:16

Field on the pace laps. (Speed51.com Photo)

9:16
Allen Karnes and Donnie Wilson have both come to pit road early.

9:16

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9:13
The command to fire engines has been given.
9:13
Past Blizzard Series Wins
1 Augie Grill 8
2 Bubba Pollard 6
3 Scott Carlson 6
4 Chase Elliott 5
5 Charlie Bradberry 4
6 Eddie Mercer 4
7 Donald Long 2
8 Johanna Long 2
9 Dave Mader 2
10 Ricky Turner 2
11 Tracy Goodson 2
12 Ryan Crane 2
13 Josh Hamner 1
14 Hunter Robbins 1
15 Jeff Choquette 1
16 Mike Garvey 1
17 David Hole 1
18 John Wilkerson III 1
19 Ronnie Sanders 1
20 Grant Enfinger 1
21 Justin Drawdy 1
22 Freddie Query 1
23 Cale Gale 1

9:12
Drivers have strapped in and we will be rolling under the initial pace laps shortly.

9:11

Tonight’s top three trophies. (Speed51.com Photo)

9:11

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9:09
SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES/BLIZZARD SERIES STARTING LINEUP

Pos. No. Driver
1 14 Chris Davidson
2 98 Daniel Hemric
3 51 Stephen Nasse
4 41 TJ Reaid
5 26 Bubba Pollard
6 8 John Hunter Nemechek
7 25 Ross Kenseth
8 83 Scotty Ellis
9 71 Kyle Benjamin
10 99S Casey Smith
11 98 Russell Fleeman
12 16 Brandon Odom
13 18 Hunter Robbins
14 11 David Rogers
15 11B Logan Boyett
16 26 Willie Allen
17 1 Mike Garvey
18 29C Jeff Choquette
19 21 Scott Carlson
20 7 Casey Roderick
21 10 Ryan Crane
22 86 Chet Morrison
23 112 Augie Grill
24 99 Wayne Niedecken Jr
25 23 Dalton Grindle
26 2W Donnie Wilson
27 41G Troy Grisaffi
28 47 Allen Karnes

9:09

Chris Davidson is now the pole sitter.

9:08

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9:08
Dice roll is a five.

9:07

Bubba Pollard with the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco pole award presented by Progressive Race Engines, RW Engines, Hamner Racing Engines, McGunegill Engine Performance, Phil Harper Engines and Ford Racing. (Speed51.com Photo)

9:04

John Hunter Nemechek and Ross Kenseth talk. (Speed51.com Photo)

9:03
Comment From charles
come on Daniel Hemric!!!! good luck

9:03
Comment From Guest
So glad to see Casey Roderick back on the track. Show them what you got Casey

9:02
Comment From JSouth
Go get em Brandon odom you are my hero

9:02
Comment From Jerry
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9:02
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9:01
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Lets go Bubba!!! Show em how a Georgia Man drives!!!

9:00

Kyle Benjamin, Logan Boyett and Hunter Robbins (Speed51.com Photo)

8:59

The Grills with Nayson at his second race. (Speed51.com Photo)

8:59

Bubba Pollard talks to DeWaine McGunegill and Allen Karnes. (Speed51.com Photo)

8:57

Jeff Choquette, David Rogers, and Willie Allen talk before driver intro. (Speed51.com Photo)

8:53

The field for the Blizzard Series / Southern Super Series race. (Speed51.com Photo)

8:50
Southern Super Series late models have rolled to the frontstretch for their driver introductions.
8:44

Bubba Pollard wins the Modified feature. (Speed51.com Photo)

8:43

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8:42
MODIFIED DIVISION FEATURE UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos. No. Driver
1 07 Bubba Pollard
2 17 Chris Cotto
3 8 Donnie Hamrac
4 99 Brandon Howell
5 36 Lance Blacker
6 7 Roger Grice
7 10 Nathan Ingersoll

8:41
CHECKERED: Pollard wins over Cotto, Hamrac, Howell and Blackburn.

8:41
Lap 34: White flag for Pollard who holds a five car length lead over Cotto.
8:39
Lap 30: Five laps remain for Cotto to challenge Pollard now.

8:39
Lap 27: Pollard tries the high side in turns three and four and holds the line down the frontstretch to take the lead off turn four on lap 28.

8:38
Lap 25: Ten laps remain for Cotto and Pollard to battle it out.

8:37
Lap 21: Pollard now closes in on Cotto’s bumper and pressures for the lead.

8:36
Lap 18: Cotto and Pollard have stepped out to a ten car length lead.

8:35
Lap 15: Cotto leads Pollard by two car lengths and Hamrac, Howell and Grice round out the top-five.

8:34
Lap 10: Pollard now up to second around Hamrac and setting his sights on Cotto in the lead.

8:33
Lap 8: Pollard is up to third behind Cotto and Hamrac.

8:32
Lap 5: Cotto leads Hamrac by five car lengths as they go down the backstretch.
8:31
Lap 1: Pollard up to fourth on lap one.
8:30
GREEN: Cotto leads the field into turn one.
8:29
MODIFIED DIVISION 35-LAP FEATURE STARTING LINEUP:

Pos. No. Driver
1 17 Chris Cotto
2 8 Donnie Hamrac
3 99 Brandon Howell
4 10 Nathan Ingersoll
5 7 Roger Grice
6 36 Lance Blacker
7 07 Bubba Pollard

8:28
Next up will be the modified division 35-lap feature.
8:25

Steve Buttrick with his fourth Sportsmen win. (Speed51.com Photo)

8:25

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8:24
SPORTSMAN DIVISION FEATURE UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

1. 33 Steve Buttrick
2. 00 Brandon Fowler
3. 42 Randy Thompson
4. 29 Shanna Ard
5. 27 Michael Couture
6. 33 Kenny Williams
7. 12 Jeremy Tassin
8. 10 Robert Davis
9. 28 Dayton Sidner
10. 12 Brandon Burks
11. 23 Gary Goodwin
12. 07 Jim Pokrant
13. 83 Bo Resmondo

8:23
CHECKERED: Steve Buttrick wins the Sportsmen division feature over Brandon Fowler.

8:22
Lap 24: Buttrick takes the white flag with Fowler, Thompson and Ard in tow.

8:22
Lap 22: Fowler moves to second behind Buttrick.

8:21
GREEN: Buttrick leads the field to five-to-go.
8:18
Going back green at lap 18.

8:15
YELLOW: The caution is out for a spin on the frontstretch by the No. 28 of Dayton Sidner.

8:14
Lap 17: Buttrick continues to lead Ard by just a car length and Fowler follows just another car length behind Ard’s No. 29 machine.
8:12
Lap 12: Buttrick takes the lead from Ard. Fowler, Thompson and Burks round out the top-five.

8:11
Lap 10: Ard continues to lead Buttrick, Fowler and Burks.

8:10
Lap 6: Burks falls back to third as Buttrick takes second and sets his sights on the lead.

8:09
Lap 4: They come across the line side by side and Ard takes the lead off turn two.

8:09
Lap 3: Burks and Ard have pulled out for a two-car battle for the lead.

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8:08
GREEN: Brandon Burks leads lap one.

8:07
One lap from the green flag in the Sportsman division 25-lap feature.

8:06
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7:58
SPORTSMAN DIVISION STARTING LINEUP

1. Brandon Burks
2. Shanna Ard
3. Robert Davis
4. Randy Thompson
5. Brannon Fowler
6. Steve Buttrick
7. Dayton Sidner
8. Jim Pokrant
9. Kenny Williams
10. Michael Couture
11. James Resmondo
12. Jeremy Tassin
13. Gary Goodwin
7:53

Sportsman are up first.

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7:45

There is a full moon rising. (Speed51.com Photo)

7:29
We have received word that Stephen Nasse will be sent to the rear of the field for the start of the race after making unapproved adjustments after qualifying (cars are impounded post-qualifying). We do not know yet if that will affect his qualifying points awarded for securing the third-fastest time.
7:22

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7:22
SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS
Pos. No. Driver Time
1 26 Bubba Pollard 16.145
2 41 TJ Reaid 16.213
3 51 Stephen Nasse 16.396
4 98 Daniel Hemric 16.412
5 14 Chris Davidson 16.413
6 8 John Hunter Nemechek 16.420
7 25 Ross Kenseth 16.420
8 83 Scotty Ellis 16.425
9 71 Kyle Benjamin 16.431
10 99S Casey Smith 16.437
11 98 Russell Fleeman 16.457
12 16 Brandon Odom 16.465
13 18 Hunter Robbins 16.479
14 11 David Rogers 16.502
15 11B Logan Boyett 16.505
16 26 Willie Allen 16.522
17 1 Mike Garvey 16.524
18 29C Jeff Choquette 16.550
19 21 Scott Carlson 16.553
20 7 Casey Roderick 16.575
21 10 Ryan Crane 16.592
22 86 Chet Morrison 16.600
23 112 Augie Grill 16.620
24 99 Wayne Niedecken Jr 16.642
25 23 Dalton Grindle 16.646
26 2W Donnie Wilson 16.653
27 41G Troy Grisaffi 16.861
28 47 Allen Karnes 17.010

7:22

Cars in the impound area. (Speed51.com Photo)

7:21
99 – Casey Smith
Lap 1: 16.437
Lap 2: 16.457
Best Lap: 16.437
Position: 10th

7:20
47 – Allen Karnes
Lap 1: 17.058
Lap 2: 17.010
Best Lap: 17.010
Position: 27th

7:19

Ricky Brooks directs traffic on pit road. (Speed51.com Photo)

7:18
98 – Russell Fleeman
Lap 1: 16.457
Lap 2: 16.457
Best Lap: 16.457
Position: 10th

7:17
2W – Donnie Wilson
Lap 1: 16.653
Lap 2: 16.667
Best Lap: 16.653
Position: 24th

7:15
25 – Ross Kenseth
Lap 1: 16.420
Lap 2: N/A
Best Lap: 16.420
Position: 7th

7:14
23 – Dalton Grindle
Lap 1: 16.734
Lap 2: 16.646
Best Lap: 16.646
Position: 22nd

7:13
71 – Kyle Benjamin
Lap 1: 16.431
Lap 2: 16.484
Best Lap: 16.431
Position: 8th

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7:12
83 – Scotty Ellis
Lap 1: 16.425
Lap 2: 16.485
Best Lap: 16.425
Position: 7th

7:11
21 – Scott Carlson
Lap 1: 16.553
Lap 2: 16.579
Best Lap: 16.553
Position: 14th

7:11

Stephen Nasse watching qualifying. (Speed51.com Photo)

7:10

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7:09
1 – Mike Garvey
Lap 1: 16.524
Lap 2: 16.608
Best Lap: 16.524
Position: 19th

7:08
8 – John Hunter Nemechek
Lap 1: 16.420
Lap 2: 16.449
Best Lap: 16.420
Position: 6th

7:07

Casey Smith will be the last car out. (Speed51.com Photo)

7:07
7 – Casey Roderick
Lap 1: 16.575
Lap 2: 16.694
Best Lap: 16.575
Position: 12th

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Russell Fleeman will be second to last to go out. (Speed51.com Photo)

7:05
16 – Brandon Odom
Lap 1: 16.465
Lap 2: 16.575
Best Lap: 16.465
Position: 6th

7:05

Allen Karnes straps in. (Speed51.com Photo)

7:04

Ross Kenseth goes out late. (Speed51.com Photo)

7:04
112 – Augie Grill
Lap 1: 16.620
Lap 2: 16.753
Best Lap: 16.620
Position: 13th
7:03

Dalton Grindle has the shades on for the sun going into turn three. (Speed51.com Photo)

7:03
11 – David Rogers
Lap 1: 16.502
Lap 2: 16.537
Best Lap: 16.502
Position: 8th

7:02

Kyle Benjamin could be a threat tonight. (Speed51.com Photo)

7:02
Hunter Robbins
Lap 1: 16.479
Lap 2: 16.536
Best Lap: 16.479
Position: 6th

7:01

Donnie Wilson will head out in a little bit. (Speed51.com Photo)

7:00
51 – Stephen Nasse
Lap 1: 16.396
Lap 2: 16.434
Best Lap: 16.396
Position: 3rd

7:00

Scott Carlson starts to get ready. (Speed51.com Photo)

6:59

Scotty Ellis waits for his turn. (Speed51.com Photo)

6:59
14 – Chris Davidson
Lap 1: 16.413
Lap 2: 16.457
Best Lap: 16.413
Position: 4th

6:58

Mike Garvey has the best haircut for this warm weather. (Speed51.com Photo)

6:58

Casey Roderick is ready. (Speed51.com Photo)

6:57
86 – Chet Morrison
Lap 1: 16.633
Lap 2: 16.600
Best Lap: 16.600
Position: 8th

6:56

John Hunter Nemechek typically qualifies well at Five Flags. (Speed51.com Photo)

6:56
99 – Wayne Niedecken Jr
Lap 1: 16.765
Lap 2: 16.642
Best Lap: 16.642
Position: 8th

6:55

Augie Grill doesn’t need his name on his car. (Speed51.com Photo)

6:55
10 – Ryan Crane
Lap 1: 16.592
Lap 2: 16.722
Best Lap: 16.592
Position: 7th
6:54

Hunter Robbins waits his turn. (Speed51.com Photo)

6:54
41G – Troy Grisaffi
Lap 1: 17.077
Lap 2: 16.861
Best Lap: 16.861
Position: 7th

6:53

Brandon Odom waits his turn. (Speed51.com Photo)

6:52

Crew pushes David Rogers up to qualify (Speed51.com Photo)

6:52
29 – Jeff Choquette
Lap 1: 16.550
Lap 2: 16.640
Best Lap: 16.550
Position: 6th

6:52

Chris Davidson is ready (Speed51.com Photo)

6:51

Junior Niedecken (Speed51.com Photo)

6:51
Reaid also broke the old track record.

6:51
41 – TJ Reaid
Lap 1: 16.213
Lap 2: 16.319
Best Lap: 16.213
Position: 2nd

6:50

Stephen Nasse (Speed51.com Photo)

6:50
98 – Daniel Hemric
Lap 1: 16.412
Lap 2: 16.486
Best Lap: 16.412
Position: 2nd

6:49

Chet Morrison (Speed51.com Photo)

6:48
26- Bubba Pollard
Lap 1: 16.145
Lap 2: 16.222
Best Lap: 16.145
Position: 1st – NEW TRACK RECORD
6:48

Ryan Carl (Speed51.com Photo)

6:48

Troy Grisaffi is ready to roll. (Speed51.com Photo)

6:47
11 – Logan Boyett
Lap 1: 16.492
Lap 2: 16.505
Best Lap: 16.505
Position: 1st

6:47

Jeff Choquette is focused. (Speed51.com Photo)

6:46
26 – Willie Allen
Lap 1: 16.522
Lap 2: 16.545
Best Lap: 16.522
Position: 1st
6:46

TJ Reaid locks his steering wheel in. (Speed51.com Photo)

6:45
Hemric and Pollard joking back and forth about they are always close to each other at SSS events.

6:45
Willie Allen makes his way on track to start this qualifying session.
6:44

Daniel Hemric gets ready.(Speed51.com Photo)

6:44
SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES QUALIFYING ORDER

Pos. No. Driver
1 26 Willie Allen
2 11B Logan Boyett
3 26 Bubba Pollard
4 98 Daniel Hemric
5 41 TJ Reaid
6 29C Jeff Choquette
7 41G Troy Grisaffi
8 10 Ryan Crane
9 99 Wayne Niedecken Jr
10 86 Chet Morrison
11 14 Chris Davidson
12 51 Stephen Nasse
13 18 Hunter Robbins
14 11 David Rogers
15 112 Augie Grill
16 16 Brandon Odom
17 7 Casey Roderick
18 8 John Hunter Nemechek
19 1 Mike Garvey
20 2 DJ VanderLey
21 21 Scott Carlson
22 83 Scotty Ellis
23 71 Kyle Benjamin
24 23 Dalton Grindle
25 25 Ross Kenseth
26 2W Donnie Wilson
27 98 Russell Fleeman
28 47 Allen Karnes
29 99S Casey Smith

6:43

Bubba Pollard will go out third. (Speed51.com Photo)

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6:42

Logan Boyett gets ready. He will go out second. (Speed51.com Photo)

6:41

Willie Allen climbs in to be the first qualifier. (Speed51.com Photo)

6:34
Bomber practice has ended. We are about 10 minutes away from Southern Super Series qualifying.

6:24
Bombers are now on track for their final practice session.

6:17
Former Blizzard Series Champ Scott Carlson says he”ll tell is how good he is at lap 75. He was inside the top 10 earlier in practice today.

6:16
Chris Cotto was the fastest in the final practice for the Modifieds with a time of 17.697 seconds. Bubba Pollard was second wit ha time of 17.785. Brandon Howell was third with a time of 17.805. Donnie Hamrac 17.927, Scooter Grice 18.095, and Nathan Ingersoll 18.347.

6:15
Scotty Ellis is a sleeper for the Pole tonight. He was P2 here last fall and is fast again today.

6:14

Donnie Wilson sits in his Ford at the scales. (Speed51.com Photo)

6:11
Modifieds are about to head out for their final practice session. Southern Super Series cars are starting to lineup for qualifying. They are scheduled to get underway at 6:45pm.

6:09
Sportsman practice has concluded with Steve Buttrick on the top of the charts with a time of 21.304.

6:07
We checked in with DJ VanderLey and they are going home to fix their car and they will be back for tomorrows race at Mobile.

6:06
Casey Roderick is back in a Late Model for the first time since the 2010 Snowball Derby. A few changes with the shocks and they are hoping for a top 10 qualifying run.

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5:59
The second round of practice for the Sportsman cars has begun.

5:59
We asked David Rogers if he ever had a nickname and he said he’s been called a lot of things, but we can’t print them.

5:55
Bomber practice has concluded. The second round of sportsman practice is coming up next.
5:54
Stephen Nasse also never went to the fresh rubber in practice. Nasse says the car will race well and hopes the handling will be there at the end.

5:50
Bombers are now on track for their first practice session of the evening.
5:49
Bubba Pollard was happy with his lap in practice, but is not a fan of going out third for qualifying. Pollard never put on sticker tires in practice.

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5:48
MODIFIED PRACTICE ONE

Pos. Driver Time
1 Bubba Pollard 17.855
2 Chris Cotto 17.981
3 Brandon Howell 18.044
4 Donnie Hamrac 18.101
5 Scooter Grice 18.109
6 Lance Blackburn 18.326
7 Nathan Ingersoll 18.892

5:47

Daniel Hemric who is second in points will be in tech soon. (Speed51.com Photo)

5:46
Just got a report from the SSS officials that DJ Vander Ley is done for the night. The report is they have a broken rear end.

5:44
And Pollard is currently third on the Modified charts with a 17.855.

5:44
We went to speak to Bubba Pollard about his quick lap in Super Late Model practice, but he’s on the track in the 07 Modified.

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5:40
Modifieds are now on track for their first practice session of the afternoon.

5:40
SPORTSMAN PRACTICE ROUND ONE

Pos. Driver Time
1 Brandon Fowler 21.406
2 Randy Thompson 21.457
3 Steve Buttrick 21.597
4 Robert Davis 21.786
5 Shanna Ard 21.795
6 Brandon Burks 21.855
7 Kenny Williams 21.986
8 Bubba Winslow 22.008
9 Micheal Corture 22.118
10 Dayton Sidner 22.183

5:38

Cars on the tech line. (Speed51.com Photo)

5:36

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5:36
As Sportsman division practice comes to a close the Modifieds are now pulling to stop-and-go for their first practice session.

5:35
TJ Reaid is going over the scales now. Jeff Choquette has already gone by.

5:35
The Sportsman division is now on track for their practice session.

5:34
A new twist this year will have a provisional spot for a Southern Super Series regular in the Snowball Derby for a driver who does not make it in on time. That will also take place for the Blizzard Series points. The driver has to be in the top 10 of either to be eligible.

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Junior Niedecken has been energized after getting a Pro Late Model win at Mobile a few weeks back. (Speed51.com Photo)

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5:29

Some cars wait for the tech line. (Speed51.com Photo)

5:28
Next up will be local division practice from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
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5:22
The Southern Super Series sixth event will be the second visit to Montgomery Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 1. This will be the third event in eight days for the Southern Super Series stars. Bubba Pollard, Daniel Hemric, Augie Grill, Mike Garvey, Stephen Nasse and more will be ready to challenge the flat half-mile oval. More information can be found at www.montgomerymotorspeedway.com.

5:22
SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES QUALIFYING ORDER
Pos. No. Driver
1 26 Willie Allen
2 11B Logan Boyett
3 26 Bubba Pollard
4 98 Daniel Hemric
5 41 TJ Reaid
6 29C Jeff Choquette
7 41G Troy Grisaffi
8 10 Ryan Crane
9 99 Wayne Niedecken Jr
10 86 Chet Morrison
11 14 Chris Davidson
12 51 Stephen Nasse
13 18 Hunter Robbins
14 11 David Rogers
15 112 Augie Grill
16 16 Brandon Odom
17 7 Casey Roderick
18 8 John Hunter Nemechek
19 1 Mike Garvey
20 2 DJ VanderLey
21 21 Scott Carlson
22 83 Scotty Ellis
23 71 Kyle Benjamin
24 23 Dalton Grindle
25 25 Ross Kenseth
26 2W Donnie Wilson
27 98 Russell Fleeman
28 47 Allen Karnes
29 99S Casey Smith

5:21
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5:21
The first event for the Yellow River Racing Series was originally scheduled for May 11th but was postponed due to weather and has been re-scheduled for Saturday, June 15th. The re-scheduled event will have a 75-lap Super Late Model feature that will pay $1,300 to win. Joining the Super Late Models will be the Midwest Trucks, Super Stocks, Bandits and the Rockets. For more information, please visit www.marshfieldspeedway.com.

5:20
SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES SECOND PRACTICE

Pos. Driver Time
1 Bubba Pollard 16.471
2 John Hunter Nemechek 16.636
3 Kyle Benjamin 16.687
4 Casey Smith 16.705
5 Willie Allen 16.713
6 Scott Carlson 16.787
7 Donnie Wilson 16.909
8 Daniel Hemric 17.078
9 TJ Reaid 17.079
10 Brandon Odom 17.080
11 Mike Garvey 17.088
12 Ross Kenseth 17.088
13 Jeff Choquette 17.104
14 Russell Fleeman 17.107
15 Hunter Robbins 17.110
16 Scotty Ellis 17.122
17 Ryan Crane 17.149
18 Casey Roderick 17.156
19 Stephen Nasse 17.174
20 Allen Karnes 17.247
21 Augie Grill 17.328
22 Logan Boyett 17.457
23 Troy Grisaffi 17.566

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5:16
This round of Southern Super Series practice has concluded. We will post times as soon as they are available.

5:11

Bubba Pollard is on top of the charts. (Speed51.com Photo)

5:09

5:09
One of the most prestigious Super Late Model events in the country celebrates its 30th running in 2013. It’s the World Crown 300 at Jefferson, Georgia’s Gresham Motorsports Park. The World Crown winners’ list reads like a who’s-who in short track racing and drivers from throughout the country will try to etch their name into World Crown history on July 4 in the 30th annual running of the 300-lap event. For more details on the 30th Annual World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park, visit www.racegmp.com

5:09
There are five minutes remaining in this session until we conclude Southern Super Series practice for the afternoon. Next up will be the local division practice sessions until 6:30 pm followed by Southern Super Series qualifying at 6:45 pm.

5:03
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Thanks for the update on Casey Roderick!

5:03
Bubba Pollard still sits at the top of the charts with a little over 10 minutes remaining in this session with his fast lap of 16.471.

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5:02
It is a tune up to one of the big events of the 2013 season at Berlin Raceway scheduled for Saturday, June 15. The Prelude to the Berlin 251 will be a great opportunity for teams to get their cars dialed in for the Battle of Berlin 251. It will be a full racing program with Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Sportsman, and 4-cylinders in action. Visit www.berlinraceway.com for more information.

5:02
Casey Roderick is now making his first laps of the day in his No. 7 machine after fixing a fuel pump issue and currently sits 18th on the board with a lap of 17.381.

5:01
CURRENT TOP-FIVE

1. Bubba Pollard 16.471
2. John Hunter Nemechek 16.636
3. Kyle Benjamin 16.687
4. Casey Smith 16.705
5. Donnie Wilson 16.909

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4:56
Matt Kenseth, David Ragan, Kenny Wallace, Joe & John Hunter Nemechek and more will join ARCA Midwest Tour regulars Jonathan Eilen, Nathan Haseleu, Dan Fredrickson, and others in a 150-lap Super Late Model event on the historic Milwaukee Mile to benefit the MACC Fund on July 8-9. Last year, Travis Sauter held off Chase Elliott to win the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 event.

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4:56
With about 20 minutes remaining in this final round of Southern Super Series practice Bubba Pollard is at the top of the charts with a 16.471.
4:54
SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES FIRST PRACTICE

Pos. Driver Time
1 Daniel Hemric 16.699
2 Jeff Choquette 16.721
3 Scotty Ellis 16.755
4 Stephen Nasse 16.814
5 Russell Fleeman 16.825
6 Chet Morrison 16.845
7 David Rogers 16.911
8 Ross Kenseth 16.941
9 Chris Davidson 16.996
10 Bubba Pollard 16.999
11 TJ Reaid 17.021
12 Casey Smith 17.023
13 Hunter Robbins 17.041
14 DJ VanderLey 17.052
15 Brandon Odom 17.086
16 Kyle Benjamin 17.099
17 Mike Garvey 17.104
18 Willie Allen 17.131
19 John Hunter Nemechek 17.136
20 Donnie Wilson 17.178
21 Scott Carlson 17.191
22 Wayne Niedecken Jr 17.193
23 Ryan Crane 17.197
24 Dalton Grindle 17.208
25 Logan Boyett 17.270
26 Augie Grill 17.281
27 Allen Karnes 17.322
28 Troy Grisaffi 17.520

4:52
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Good Luck, #98 Russell Fleeman, your looking good!!!!!

4:52
Comment From Jacob
Good luck to Casey Roderick and the Graham Motorsports team!

4:50
The final round of Southern Super Series practice is now underway until 5:15pm.

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4:46
Super Late Model racing is back in a big way at Wisconsin’s Madison International Speedway in 2013. The Triple Crown Challenge Series includes four races in 2013 all taking place on Sunday afternoons. The first race will take place on Sunday, June 16th followed by events on July 14th, July 28th, and September 8th. The opening round of the Triple Crown is the first chance for Madison’s Super Late Model stars to start their hunt to take the track title away from Travis Sauter. Some of the top names in Midwestern Super Late Model racing will all battle at Madison in this four-race Super Late Model spectacular. For more, visit www.madisoninternationalspeedway.com.

4:44
The red flag is in the air for the final break in this practice session to clear the gates. The final leg of this practice session will run until 5:15pm.

4:42

Bubba Pollard waits to go back out in his new number 26 ride. This is a brand new package with a Five Star body. (Speed51.com Photo)

4:40
CURRENT TOP-FIVE

1. Daniel Hemric 16. 699
2. Jeff Choquette 16.721
3. Scotty Ellis 16.755
4. Stephen Nasse 16.814
5. Chet Morrison 16.845

4:39
The 7 of Roderick has not been on track today as they having to replace a fuel pump. They may get little or no practice today because of it.

4:39
Dalton Grindle’s crew said they just finished putting his car together and this is the first time on the track.

4:38
Quick correction: The No. 98 at the top of the charts is incorrectly listed at Russell Fleeman when it is actually Daniel Hemric’s No. 98 machine at the top of the board.

4:27
Comment From Mike (Netherlands)
Go get ’em #7 Casey Roderick. He’s back!

4:27
Brandon Odom says his car is pretty good. Going to make another run before going to pre-qualifying tech.

4:27

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It’s the most prestigious Outlaw Super Late Model event in the country and it’s back for a 21st time at Michigan’s Kalamazoo Speedway…it’s the Kalamazoo Klash! The Klash brings in the best Outlaw talents from the Midwest plus invaders from all around the country to battle in the event that annually packs the Kalamazoo Speedway grandstands. For more on the Kalamazoo Klash XXI, visit www.kalamazoospeedway.com.

4:26
Yes it is. Boyett is currently 21st on the charts with a lap of 17.270.

4:26
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Nice to see Logan is there! Good luck!

4:25

John Hunter Nemechek sits in his car with a stopwatch in his hand. He is looking out his rear view mirrors catching lap times of the other competitors. (Speed51.com Photo)

4:22
David Rogers appears to be done with practice as he is walking around without his drivers suit on.

4:22

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The All-American 400 is one of the most prestigious short track events in the country and it’s back in 2013 even bigger and better than before. Set for November 1 and 2 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Tennessee, the AA400 will be a return to glory for the event that has seen the biggest names in the sport go to its victory lane. Butch Lindley, Bob Senneker, Rusty Wallace, Darrell Waltrip, Butch Miller, Jeff Purvis, Bobby Gill, Freddie Query, Wayne Anderson and Mike Garvey have all etched their name onto the All-American 400 record books over the years. The top names in Super Late Model racing and more will be on hand to battle for the famed guitar that goes to the AA400 winner. This year’s event will be a Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco Super Late Model race that will see the series’ first-ever champion crowned at race’s end. More details are to be announced soon for this year’s All-American 400. Visit ‪www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com for more.

4:21
Russell Fleeman has now topped Nasse’s lap with a new fast lap of 16.699.

4:21
DJ Vander Ley said that they are running on tires from the last Snowball Derby but think they will be alright for tonight.

4:18
Nick Carlson, Jeff Choquette’s crew chief, said the track is hot and a little slippery right now. He also said they are practicing on tires with over 100 laps on them.

4:17
The green flag is back in the air and Southern Super Series practice is back underway.
4:17

Augie Grill has made a lot of laps in practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

4:16
Kelly Bires, Ross Kenseth’s crew chief, said Ross’s Toyota Camry is a little tight. He also said the car was running in the 16.60’s yesterday.

4:16

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4:14
Stephen Nasse said the car is a little on the tight side. Crew is changing the right front shock and he is about to head back out.

4:13
The white flag is in the air for this round of practice and we will take a break now to clear the gates.

4:13
CURRENT TOP-FIVE

1. Stephen Nasse 16. 814
2. David Rogers 16.911
3. Ross Kenseth 16.941
4. Bubba Pollard 16.999
5. TJ Reaid 17.021

4:12

Mike Garvey is working on changing his sway bar. (Speed51.com Photo)

4:10
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off work at 4:30, then heading to the track for a wild one..thanks speed51 for all you do..see you soon!

4:10

David Rogers is currently P2. (Speed51.com Photo)

4:09
Rogers doesn’t hold the top spot for long as Nasse comes through and knocks him off with a 16.814

4:09
David Rogers now moves to the top of the board with a 16. 911.

4:08

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4:08
The best of the Midwest Weekly Warriors will get together on Memorial Day for a classic battle on Wisconsin’s Columbus 151 Speedway bullring in a 78-lap feature event. This will be the second event of the season for the Big 8 Series Late Models featuring the best Limited Late Model drivers. The Great Northern Sportsman Series and Bandit Blast will also be competing on Monday, May 27 starting at 2pm.

Columbus 151 Speedway is located between Columbus and Sun Prairie, WI off of Hwy. 151. Check out www.big8series.com or www.columbus151.com for more information.

4:08

Brandon Odom making laps. (Speed51.com Photo)

4:07

DeWaine McGunegill looks over Ross Kenseth’s car after his engine produces the fastest lap in practice so far. (Speed51.com Photo)

4:05

TJ Reaid early on in practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

4:03
Ross Kenseth now steals the top spot from Reaid with a 16.941.

4:03
For the first time ever, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will compete at the legendary I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, MO on Sunday, June 9. See K&N stars like Derek Thorn, Battle at the Beach winner Cameron Hayley, Greg Pursley, Sergio Pena and more compete in the Toyota G-Oil 150. Plus, get a chance to see the I-44 Speedway NASCAR Pro Late Models in action. Visit www.i44speedway.net for more information.

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4:02
CURRENT TOP-FIVE

1. TJ Reaid 17.021
2. Hunter Robbins 17.054
3. Bubba Pollard 17.064
4. Casey Smith 17.118
5. Brandon Odom 17.119

4:01
TJ Reaid now moves to the top spot in his No. 41 machine with a 17. 021.
3:59

Hunter Robbins climbs from his car .(Speed51.com Photo)

3:58
Praytor will not be joining us this evening for the Rubber & Specialties 125 presented by Crane Cams. Please scroll down for the full roster of drivers here at Five Flags Speedway this afternoon.

3:58
Comment From Howard
Is moose praytor racing tonight

3:57
Augie Grill’s No. 112 machine now sits at the top of the charts with a 17.281.
3:56
Ross Kenseth said they have fixed the issue with the rear end in their car and cleared tech.

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It’s an unprecedented triple-header of Super Late Model action North of the Border in 2013…the Autobus La Quebecois Triple Crown at the Autodrome Chaudiere in Valley Junction, Quebec in 2013. The Autobus La Quebecois Triple Crown will pit the best Super Late Model drivers from across North America in a series of three events with a purse totaling $135,000. And, as an added bonus, drivers who compete in all three Triple Crown events will vie for their share of a bonus points fund totaling $30,000. Round 1 will be a 150 lapper on May 18, 2013 and will double as the Autodrome Chaudiere season opener. Round 2 will be staged on August 6, 2013 and will feature NASCAR star Kyle Busch competing at Chaudiere. The final round will be a 200 lap race on September 7, 2013. It will be pay $10,000 to win and will pay $100 per lap to the race leader, a total of $20,000 in guaranteed lap leader money.

For more details, visit www.autodromechaudiere.com

3:54
The story behind Davidson’s number change is really quite simple. There are two other No. 41’s here this evening (Davidson’s usual number) with TJ Reaid and Troy Grasaffi and due to this conflict Davidson decided to return to his former number and simply inverted his familiar No. 41 to a No. 14.
3:54
Comment From calvin
That’s how I remember Chris davidson in the 14

3:53

Logan Boyett straps in. (Speed51.com Photo)

3:51
Jeff Choquette sits at the top of the charts early in this session with a 17.292.

3:50

Stephen Nasse gets ready to get in his hot car. (Speed51.com Photo)

3:49

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3:49
The first round of Southern Super Series practice is now underway.
3:48

Jeff Choquette gets in line for practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

3:42
We are a little under five minutes away from the first Southern Super Series practice session of the afternoon at 3:45pm and engines have begun to fire on pit road.
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3:38
One of the premier events on the 2013 Berlin Raceway schedule will take place on June 14-15 with the annual running of the Battle at Berlin 251 for the ARCA CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS. There will be two nights of racing with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 100 on Friday, June 14 and the Battle at Berlin 251 on Saturday, June 15.

Tickets are on sale now by visiting www.berlinraceway.com. For more information about the ARCA CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, please visit www.cra-racing.com.

3:38
As reported on Speed51.com late last week, Casey Roderick has joined the Southern Super Series ranks with Graham Motorsports and Lance Used Auto Parts for the remainder of the 2013 season with Robert Adamson on board as crew chief. The Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco Rubber & Specialties 125 presented by Crane Cams will be Roderick’s debut event with the series.

3:37

Casey Roderick joins the series this weekend. (Speed51.com Photo)

3:36
John Hunter Nemechek says they will have a busy practice session. Still working on a good setup and finding more speed. May see him out a lot.

3:30
David Rogers is here fresh off his win last week at New Smyrna. Rogers has won a Late Model every year dating back to 1980 on record and prior to that according to him. He told us that’s cool, but he still wants to get one here at Five Flags.

3:30

(L to R) Jeff Choquette, Russell Fleeman, and Daniel Hemric stay in the shade during the drivers meeting. (Speed51.com Photo)

3:24
Augie Grill comes in having won the last race at Montgomery, but Grill did not practice here last night. It should be no worry as Grill has eight Blizzard Series wins.

3:24

Kyle Benjamin listening closely to race procedure instructions for tonight’s race.(Speed51.com Photo)

3:23
Jeff Choquette won the last Blizzard race here, but he’s not a fan of the track surface. In the off season the track got a “hair cut” giving us a smoother surface and faster speeds. Choquette thinks it will be similar come Derby time, today he’s looking for a happy-medium setup.

3:19
There will be a break at lap 75 tonight and then a dice roll among the top six will determine the lineup for the final 50 laps. Points will be award at the lap 75 mark for the top five.

3:17

Willie Allen is making his first Super Late Model start at Five Flags. He has run the Snowflake in the past. (Speed51.com Photo)

3:08

Ross Kenseth (center) and John Hunter Nemechek (right) at the drivers meeting. (Speed51.com Photo)

3:02
The Southern Super Series drivers meeting is now underway before we roll off for this afternoon’s first round of practice at 3:45pm.

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2:52

Logan Boyett in Thursday’s practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

2:51
Crane is a former winner in the Blizzard and a former Snowflake 100 winner. Crane hopes to make a big return here at Five Flags Speedway.

2:50
Comment From SSS Fan
Nice to see Ryan Crane back at the track. He has been absent for a while.

2:48

Willie Allen at speed in Thursday’s practice. (Speed51.com Photo)

2:45
FRIDAY SOUTHERN SUPER SERIES SCHEDULE

12:00 NOON PITS OPEN
12:30 QUALIFYING ORDER DRAW
1:00 TECH OPENS /RACE TIRE SELECTION (by order of qualifying)
2:45 CHAPEL SERVICE
3:00 DRIVER’S MEETING
3:45 PRACTICE BEGINS
5:15 PRACTICE ENDS
5:30 LOCAL PRACTICE (SSS cars to pre qualifying tech by group, Q tires released in order))
6:30 LOCAL PRACTICE ENDS
6:45 SSS QUALIFYING (cars impounded)
7:30 LOCAL DRIVER’S MEETING
7:50 PRE RACE FESTIVITIES
8:00 SPORTSMAN FEATURE (25 Laps Lineup by points w/invert)
MODIFIED FEATUR E (35 Laps Lineup by points w/invert)
RUBBER & SPECIALTIES 125 presented by CRANE CAMS
BOMBER FEATURE (20 Laps)

2:41
The Southern Super Series drivers meeting will be underway in a little under 20 minutes at 3:00pm.

2:34

Hunter Robbins adjust the inside of his car. (Speed51.com Photo)

2:32

Georgia drivers Scotty Ellis and Russell Fleeman are here today. (Speed51.com Photo)

2:29
Right now Modified are in tech as most of the Late Models have gone in and out.

2:24
Smith has been so close here so many times.

2:24
Comment From Guest
Hope Casey Smith can get his blizzard victory tonight – he was very strong at Central Texas Speedway two weeks ago ..

2:16
The tech line has been in full swing for an hour now.

2:15
No traffic violations to report on the Grill team, but they did have a flat tire on the rig.

2:13

Chris Davidson with a number change. (Speed51.com Photo)

2:11

It’s already been a busy day for Ross Kenseth who is having to adjust the back of his Late Model to fit the templates. (Speed51.com Photo)

2:09
Donnie Wilson told 51 that he was just about a half mile from where a tornado touch down and devastated the town of Moore, Oklahoma. Wilson, of Oklahoma City, and his family all emerged unharmed in the storm, as did fellow Oklahoman and former Super Late Model racer-turned-NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver Kenzie Ruston, who narrowly avoided the tornado as well.

Read both of their accounts of the tornado here:
http://www.speed51.com/2013_Stories/Other/OK_tornado_ruston_wilson_5_21.html

2:09
There are at least a dozen SSS drivers making their first start in the series this weekend.

2:08
We will check to see if there were any traffic violations when the arrive.

2:07
Comment From Guest
I bet he ran that light

2:07
Comment From Lenny
Go Garvey,Roderick,Pollard,Nasse,and Hemric

2:07
Comment From Guest
Wow that’s a strong field.

2:06
Some guys like Donnie Wilson are just happy to be here earlier in the week we spoke to Wilson who was in direct line of the tornados in Oklahoma.

2:04

Scott Carlson and his 21 machine.

2:00

We said Augie Grill is on his way. We have proof as one of the 51 staff members is hot on his tail. (Speed51.com Photo)

1:56
Cars on the Grounds
1 Mike Garvey
2 Donnie Wilson
2 DJ VanderLey
7 Casey Roderick
8 John Hunter Nemechek
10 Ryan Crane
11 David Rogers
11 Logan Boyett
14 Chris Davison
16 Brandon Odom
18 Hunter Robbins
21 Scott Carlson
23 Dalton Grindle
25 Ross Kenseth
26 Bubba Pollard
26 Willie Allen
29 Jeff Choquette
41 TJ Reaid
41 Troy Grasaffi
47 Allen Karnes
51 Stephen Nasse
71 Kyle Benjamin
83 Scotty Ellis
86 Chet Morrison
98 Daniel Hemric
98 Russell Fleeman
99 Casey Smith
99 Junior Niedecken
112 Augie Grill (on his way)

1:54
Good afternoon and welcome to Five Flags Speedway, home of the Snowball Derby, for tonight’s Rubber & Specialties 125 presented by Crane Cams. The fourth event for the Southern Super Series and the first event for the Blizzard Series.

1:50
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Trackside Now: Southern Super Series – Five Flags Speedway (FL) – 5/24/13