Bubba Pollard Keeps Mobile Hot Streak Alive With Yet Another PLM Win
Georgia Native Looks Has Won Last Five Starts at Alabama Half-Mile Track
Sometimes, a race track and a driver can go together hand-in-hand. The track characteristics get lodged into the brain of a driver. Every little bump, the ideal racing line, the arch in the corner, and every little secret that enters that driver's head gives him the advantage over the rest of the field. When you give that to a driver like Bubba Pollard and a top notch car with all the experience he has gained through the years at Mobile International Speedway (AL), it can – and seemingly has - made him unbeatable.
Pollard ran his win streak to five races in a row after taking the win in the Midwest Cooling Towers Pro Late Models 100 on Saturday night at Mobile. Pollard didn't cross the finish line first, but he managed to score the win after post-race technical inspection where the winner was found to be illegal.
"Sometimes wins come like that," said Pollard after he was given the first-place trophy. "Ricky Brooks (MIS tech inspector) is known for being really hard in tech and I know a lot of drivers don’t like that, but I do. He’s tough but he’s fair.”
Pollard has been on the short end of the stick in a Ricky Brooks tech line, but on this night the roles were reversed. Pollard has won every Late Model Race he has run at Mobile dating back to September of 2010. Though he didn't win on the track, he still felt he had a strong car.
"We had a good car, but we changed shocks from the last race,” said Pollard. “I think that made a big difference. I think we ran a little better with the other shocks. We’ve been giving up (time) in qualifying, but now we’ve gained in qualifying and gave up some during the race.”
Pollard has won three races at Mobile in 2011, two in the Pro Late Model class and one in the Super Late Model class. Last year Pollard took the Lee Fields Memorial Pro Late Model race and the final Miller Lite Super Late Model race to give him his five-race win streak. To tops things off Pollard won the Open-Wheel Modified race on Saturday as well.
"I love racing at Mobile," said Pollard. "The speed of this place is really a lot of fun and it's a lot of fun to drive with a good car. Ronnie (Sanders) and I work hard on these cars and we have a lot of guys that help out to make this #18 Atlanta Thrifty Nickel machine good every week. I couldn't be here without them."
Pollard will stay with Pro Late Model racing this coming weekend as he will be at South Alabama Speedway (AL) on Saturday, May 21st. looking for yet another Viper Series win. The following week Pollard will look to extend his Gulf Coast Championship Series Super Late Model point lead with a doubleheader at Five Flags Speedway (FL) and Mobile.
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Bubba Pollard got his fifth win of 2011 at Mobile. (51 Photos)