Bubba Pollard feels the weight of the Snowball Derby

This is the second of a two-part story based on an interview conducted with Bubba Pollard prior to the All-American 400 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in November.  Please consider reading part 1 “Bubba Pollard voices views on the state of short track racing“ Bubba Pollard is probably the most recognizable name in the field of pavement short track racing. The Senoia, GA driver has earned that recognition by chalking up scores of wins all across the country, and the continent for that matter. Yet, one glaring omission remains on the 33-year-old’s resumé due to the fact that he has never…

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Snowball Derby’s Back-to-Front Challenge will lead to big decision for one driver

The Snowball Derby is pavement short track racing’s biggest event for those who compete in the ranks of the Super Late Model machines. The winner will receive a first prize reward of $25,000, a year’s worth of bragging rights, and a lifetime of being introduced as a former winner of that race. But in 2020, crossing the finish line first and then surviving the post-race technical inspection process could become even more lucrative for one driver. Qualifying for the Snowball Derby is one of the most stressful activities in all of racing. The top-30 drivers(out of no fewer than 52…

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Chase Elliott bringing spotlight to short track racing during off-season

Whether it be his intention or not, NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott is about to bring a fairly bright spotlight with him when he competes in two major short track events during this brief bit of down time prior to the restart of his regular job. The 25-year-old driver plans to race a pavement Super Late Model machine in the upcoming Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL on December 6th. He will then make his first ever attempt at the famed Chili Bowl Nationals in a Midget Sprint Car during the week of January 11-16 at…

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Casey Roderick enjoying success while doing it his own way

This is the first of a two-part story from our interview with Casey Roderick. The second story will be posted prior to the Snowball Derby. On November 2nd of this year, Casey Roderick scored one of the biggest wins of his racing career when he steered his Super Late Model machine under the checkered flag in the All-American 400 at the historic Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. But it was more than just another win for the Lawrenceville, GA driver. The emotional victory served as proof that the 28-year-old racer could not only succeed at short track racing’s highest level, something that…

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Bubba Pollard captures Florida Governors Cup 200 at New Smyrna

Super Late Model machines hit the pavement on Sunday afternoon at New Smyrna Speedway for the 55th annual Halifax Health Race to Stop Suicide Florida Governor’s Cup 200. At the end of the day, it was Bubba Pollard who would accept the accolades for his victory in a race broadcast by NBC Sports Gold Track Pass. It was the first Governor’s Cup triumph for the veteran racer from Senoia, GA. Veteran campaigner and New Smyrna regular Brad May set the fast time in qualifying with a lap of 17.820 seconds around the half-mile paved oval to top Jesse Dutilly, Daniel…

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Corey Heim takes big steps up the racing ladder in 2020

Every young and aspiring race car driver hopes to have a moment of achievement that will propel him/her forward and open the door for greater opportunities in the future. This past October at Kansas Speedway, 18-year-old Corey Heim experienced one of those moments when he won the ARCA Menards Series race held at that 1.5-mile facility. Suddenly many who may not follow short track racing very closely knew the name of this Marietta, GA native. For those who do follow Late Model short track racing, Heim’s success on the bigger stage did not necessarily come as a major surprise. He…

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Bubba Pollard voices views on the state of short track racing

This is the first of a two-part story from our interview with Bubba Pollard. The second story will be posted prior to the Snowball Derby.  When the topic of short track racing comes up, the name of Senoia, GA driver Bubba Pollard is almost certain to be mentioned early in the conversation. The highly successful driver has piled up scores of victories throughout a career that has spanned more than two decades. Much like top dirt racers such as Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, or Billy Moyer, this star is immediately recognizable among fans and competitors as soon as his car…

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Stephen Nasse captures Pro Late Model victory at the Fairgrounds

Stephen Nasse entered Sunday afternoon at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway hoping to score wins in both the Pro Late Model and the All-American 400 event for Super Late Model cars. In the day’s opener, the Pinellas Park, FL driver accomplished half of that mission by earning a coveted guitar trophy and the $5,000 paycheck for winning the Pro Late Model feature. Dylan Fetcho earned the pole for the Pro Late Model race by touring the .596-mile track in 18.891 seconds. Michael House, Stephen Nasse, Austin Wilson, Hunter Wright, Daniel Bolden, Kyle Ivey, Benny Hamlet, Davey Coble and Cole Williams will…

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Casey Roderick vindicated with All-American 400 triumph

There were some who criticized Casey Roderick following last year’s All-American 400. The Lawrenceville, GA driver had raced the leaders hard all the way to the finish despite having been lapped earlier in the day. He contended after that race that he believed he had been wrongfully scored as a lap down and wanted to gain positions in hopes that a scoring might be found after the race. That never happened and the driver was ultimately credited with a seventh place finish in that race with scoring showing him two laps in arrears. On Sunday evening, the 28-year-old driver found…

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Kodie Conner claims All-American 400 pole

  The field is now set for one of pavement short track racing’s crown jewel events. The All-American 400 will take the green flag on Sunday afternoon at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway and it will be Kannapolis, NC driver Kodie Conner who will lead the charge to the starting line to get the 300-lap main event underway. The All-American 400 is an event that combines Super late Models with Pro Late Models into a one-day double-header. The Pro Late Model feature, which will be the first to run on Sunday, will go to a length of 100 laps. Conner set…

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