Posted: Tuesday, July 29th 2014 at 9:00am
Bubba Pollard parks new car in SSS Victory Lane at MIS
By Series PR
Bubba Pollard scored his fifth Southern Super Series victory of the season Saturday night with a win at Mobile International Speedway. / Photo: Courtesy Mobile Int'l Speedway Media
IRVINGTON, AL – Bubba Pollard has had a couple of off weeks in the past two Southern Super Series races. But Saturday night at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, AL, the Senoia, GA speedster used a new race car to battle with Donnie Wilson and go on to score the win in the Miller Lite 125.
"To win in this new car means a lot," said Pollard. "We were off with it last night at Five Flags and tonight it was good. There isn't a better group to race with then the guys in the Southern Super Series. Donnie and I swapped the lead a half dozen times, like the announcer said, and that was just awesome."
The cat and mouse game between Pollard and Wilson started in the first half of the race with lead changes on laps 20, 30, 38, 47, 65 and the final one on lap 73. Both drivers said they were going hard at the break and an adjustment to Pollard's car during the break was the cake that allowed him to lead the final 50 laps of the race.
"We had to do our homework after last night," said Pollard. "We took a big swing at it at the break to help tighten the car up and it worked. (Donnie) Wilson stayed with us for a while, but we got away from him enough to seal the deal."
For Wilson it was his 10th consecutive top-five finish. That consistency has him in the top-five in the season long Southern Super Series championship standings despite missing the season opening race at South Alabama Speedway.
"We didn't want to burn our stuff up so I'd let him by and he'd left me by," said Wilson of his battle with Pollard on Saturday night. "We were waiting here for the last 50 (laps) and at that point our cars were even-steven. Hey, it's another good finish and a solid weekend.”
Rounding out the top five were Mike Garvey, who was also on the podium at Five Flags Speedway (FL) on Friday night, Daniel Hemric, and Harrison Burton. The rest of the top-10 included Anderson Bowen, Kyle Grissom, Augie Grill, Allen Karnes and Korey Ruble.
Bubba Pollard started the night by capturing his 12th career Southern Super Series poll, and also pocketed the halfway leader award.
The Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco will be back in action on Saturday, August 9 at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, GA for the 31st Annual World Crown 300.
For more information on the Southern Super Series, visit southernsuperseries.com.
Southern Super Series
Mobile International Speedway - Irvington, AL
Miller Lite 125 - July 26, 2014
1. Bubba Pollard
2. Donnie Wilson
3. Mike Garvey
4. Daniel Hemric
5. Harrison Burton
6. Anderson Bowen
7. Kyle Grissom
8. Augie Grill
9. Allen Karnes
10. Korey Ruble
11. Kyle Bryant
12. John Coffman
13. Dale Graham
Link: Southern Super Series
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