Bubba Pollard Heads to The Rattler Looking for Sweep
Georgia Native No Stranger to Victory Lane at South Alabama
51 Sports PR
Bubba Pollard is hoping that this week, a familiar sight will grace South Alabama Speedway’s victory lane. Pollard has entered his Atlanta Thrifty Nickel Ford Fusion in both the Pro Late Model Rattler 125 and the CRA Super Late Model Rattler 250 events and hopes to have his picture taken with the winner’s trophy, a familiar photo for him and his #18 racecars, at the end of both races.
And after winning five races at the Kinston, Alabama track last season, Pollard knows just what it takes to get there and is confident in his strategy for Saturday night’s Pro Late Model Rattler 125.
“The key is just finishing on Saturday night,” explained Pollard. “There’s going to be a good field of cars there and just staying up towards the front and finishing the race will be our strategy. If we can do that I don’t think we’ll have a problem and I think we’ll be there in the end.”
After finishing second in the Super Late Model Rattler 250 last year, Pollard is confident this year that he’s got the plan to beat for Sunday’s big show as well.
“The biggest thing is, again, staying out of trouble and being there at the end,” said Pollard. “I think we’ve got a good shot to win. Jeff [Fultz] is going to be tough to beat again, but so are a lot of the other guys. The thing is though, with the rules being changed and the pit strategy being a little different this year, that’s going to be the kicker. As long as we’ve got the right strategy I think we can finish up towards the front.”
Last year, a disqualification in the Rattler 125 took Pollard out of contention for his second straight Viper Series Pro Late Model Championship. However, looking beyond this weekend’s Rattler festivities, he confirms that he and his #18 Atlanta Thrifty Nickel team plan to come back and make a run for the title again in 2011.
“I’m not sure what we’ve got in mind for the whole season,” said Pollard. “But with my car owner, Ronnie Sanders, (former Viper Series Champion), liking that track so much I’m sure we’ll be back for the Viper races. We’ve both had a lot of success down there so we definitely don’t have any reason not to go back. I’m pretty sure we’ll be down there in our Atlanta Thrifty Nickel Ford at quite a few races this year.”
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Bubba Pollard will be out to sweep Rattler Weekend. (51 Photos)
Pollard (left) and car owner Ronnie Sanders (right) are both multiple-time winners and champions at South Alabama Speedway.