Nasse Dazzles Way Past Pollard in Blizzard Series 150; Okrzesik Bangs Through Finch for Allen Turner 100admin
By Chuck Corder The caution flag flew before the season began at Five Flags Speedway. A virus no one had heard of back in March put the 2020 racing schedule in flux. After a wild period of months filled with delays and uncertainties, fans were rewarded on Sunday afternoon at the famed half-mile asphalt oval to a pair of spectacular finishes at the Late Model Championships. Stephen Nasse got the better of Bubba Pollard late in the race to capture the Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series 150. And Connor Okrzesik edged 15-year-old Jake Finch by a radiator in the Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model Series 100. Pensacola’s high banks saved its best show until the 2020 regular season finale. Nasse locked up his fifth SLM victory of the season, second Blizzard Series win, and $12,000 courtesy of the Southern Super Series’ double-down promotion from racing at the last SSS race. Jake Garcia [...]
1 Nasse 2 Okrzesik 3 Plott 4 Brilliant 5 FInch
Finish Unofficial Pending tech 1 Nasse 2 Garcia 3 Honeycutt 4 McCallum 5 Pollard 6 Pate 7 Kenseth 8 Boyett 9 Davidson 10 Jurkovic
Starting line up Blizzard 150 First Last Starting Position Logan Boyett 5 Kyle Bryant 22 Chris Davidson 6 Daniel Dye 3 Jake Garcia 13 Hudson Halder 8 Josh Hamner 21 Friday Hassler Jr 24 Kaden Honeycutt 1 Boris Jurkovic 16 Ross Kenseth 17 Bob Lyon 20 Kyle McCallum 19 Stephen Nasse 15 Colton Nelson 23 Connor Okrzesik 10 Jeremy Pate 6 Perry Patino 11 Kyle Plott 14 Kason Plott 9 Bubba Pollard 2 Hunter Robbins 4 Sammy Smith 12 Eric White 18 Qualifying: SLM 150 Pollard Robbins Dye Halder Boyett PLM 100 Finch Thompson Nasse Davidson Brillant
Gates to pits and grandstands open at 11am Blizzard qualifying resumes at 12:15 with Robbins & Pollard. Then Qualifying 20 Pro Late Model Cars 1pm Blizzard 150 followed by Pro Late 100.
20 Entered in Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model 100 Justin Bonnett Brandon Brillant Steve Chunn Matt Craig Chris Davidson Jake Finch Greg Fore Troy Grisaffi Hudson Halder Charlie Keevan Elliott Massey Stephen Nasse Adam Nelson Connor Okrzesik Kyle Plott David Pritchett Bobby Reuse Dustin Smith Grant Thompson Jojo Wilkinson 26 Entered in Deep South Blizzard 150 Logan Boyett Kyle Bryant Kyle Busch Matt Craig Chris Davidson Daniel Dye Jake Garcia Hudson Halter Josh Hamner Friday Hassler Jr Kaden Honeycut Boris Jurkovic Ross Kenseth Bob Lyon Kyle McCallum Stephen Nasse Colton Nelson Connor Okrzesik Jeremy Pate Perry Patino Kyle Plott Kason Plott Bubba Pollard Hunter Robbins Sammy Smith Eric White
Weather Update: Rain moved thru...Now we have Sunshine and Racing.
Muscogee Ridge, originally scheduled to play after practice on Friday, will move to Saturday Night. The Turn 4 Party Deck will play host to all for a Championship Celebration immediately following the races. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy one of the top bands in our area
Story by Speed51.com Prior to heading to Fort Worth, TX to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch will climb back behind the wheel of a Super Late Model for Saturday night’s Blizzard Series finale at Five Flags Speedway. He will once again join Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Sammy Smith as a two-car attack going into Pensacola. This will be Busch’s fourth Super Late Model race in 2020, which has seen mixed results. He went back to where his career started and picked up a win at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in February and beat out the West Coast’s best to take the win there, while finishing sixth in the Gandrud Auto Group 250 at Wisconsin International Raceway and eighth in the Clyde Hart Memorial. WATCH KYLE BUSCH SATURDAY ON SPEED51.TV After seeing gains in speed in their Super Late Model program with Smith behind the [...]
Pate Won’t Let Busch Entry Shake His SSS Title Hopes at Saturday’s Late Model Championships By Chuck Corder This time four years ago, racing stock cars was far from Jeremy Pate’s mind. All his energy was focused solely on regaining strength and mobility in his right arm. A horrific accident at the Port of Pensacola nearly severed it. Spirituality and physical therapy helped with the lengthy rehabilitation process, but a fiercely loyal support system drove Pate back to racing. Now, the 43-year-old Pensacola native sits on the precipice of a Southern Super Series championship with two races remaining. Nothing would bring Pate more happiness than delivering prestigious hardware back to the Florida Panhandle. With two-time Snowball Derby winner and NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Busch an unexpected late addition to the field along with the country’s top Super Late Model drivers, Pate hopes to take a step closer toward his title aspirations at [...]
So, does anyone have the edge in the two championship events this Saturday? The Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Models has Texas driver Chris Davidson with a strong points lead (32) over a pair of teenagers. Bubba Pollard, who has mastered tire management here at 5 Flags has a smaller advantage over 2nd place Stephen Nasse in the Deep South Blizzard Series for Super Late Models.
He's bringing his Rowdy Car
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2019 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch has filed the latest entry for the October 24th Blizzard Series Championship at 5 Flags Speedway. With the Cup Series event in Texas on Sunday, Busch will make the commute to Pensacola for the Deep South Cranes 150 Super Late Model event, and race alongside his KBM teammate Sammy Smith. The final race of the regular season, the Saturday Night race is shaping up to be the most star studded event of the year. There is a very tight Championship battle on the line, with Bubba Pollard holding a very slim margin over Stephen Nasse and Jeremy Pate.
The TV crew recorded the race Sunday. It will play on NBCSN on cable Friday at 5pm central time.