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Pollard Goes For The Triple & A Thousand Bucks For A Fan

Making history is nothing new to Bubba Pollard.  The five-time Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series champion holds plenty of records at Five Flags Speedway.  Now he’s looking to do something no one has ever thought of.  Pollard will lace up his racing shoes next weekend in an effort to win three races at the same track in the same weekend.  The Pollard triple would be a rare feat and a lucky fan could pocket $1,000 if he pulls it off.     

Pollard will spend Saturday testing his number 26 Super Late Model as he seeks his second-straight win in the ASA STARS National Tour Series. The Sunshine State 200 will take place on Sunday afternoon.  

Saturday is a busy day as Pollard will race and qualify in the ARCA Menards East Series.  Pollard will be driving for Phoenix Racing in his East Series debut.  But before that, Pollard will climb into a third machine as he will run the newest division at Five Flags, the Crown Stock division.  

“I am going to have to bring me three rolls of tape to leave marks on the wall so I know when to lift,” joked Pollard.  “Racing three different cars in the same day will be a challenge, but I like a good challenge.  I can’t imagine many people have ever gotten to do something like this.” 

The ARCA Menards cars weigh in at 3300 pounds while the Super Late Models come in at 2800 leaving a wide margin between the two cars.   The Crown Stocks weigh in the heaviest, and are completely stock production cars, mostly ex-police cruisers. Each of the three cars will drive completely differently. 

“He’s always a favorite to win, wherever he goes, in whatever he drives,” remarked Five Flags General Manager Tim Bryant about Pollard.  “God only knows how he’ll adapt to a Crown Stock, but I can assure you he’s in it to win it, and he’s really excited to hand over a thousand dollars to a lucky fan. This was actually Bubba’s idea, and that’s why he has the legion of fans that he does.”

Pollard already has wins in Super Late Model, Pro Late Model, Modified and Trucks at Five Flags.  He could add two more divisions to that if he sweeps Saturday. 

A pair of Saturday wins will set up a special chance for a lucky fan on Sunday. Those who attend the Saturday night race can show their ticket stub at the gate on Sunday to register for the $1,000 fan bonus if Bubba can win all three races.  

It’s going to be really exciting if we can pull this off and the fans who are eligible will be just as excited, and that’s what we want to do is bring excitement to the fans and maybe get a few more Bubba Pollard fans in the process.” 

In addition if Pollard wins on Sunday after winning the ARCA East event he will win the Family-Funeral & Cremation $5k Double Down bonus.

Racing starts Friday at Five Flags Speedway with Outlaws, Pure Stocks and Sportsmen. Action continues Saturday with the ARCA Menards East Series and the Pensacola 150 and Crown Stock race.  Sunday is the main event for the Super Late Models as the ASA STARS National Tour runs the Sunshine State 200 as a combination event with the Southern Super Series and the Deep South Crane Blizzard Series. Complete scheduling and ticket information can be found @ 5flagsspeedway.com