The Deep South Crane Blizzard Series is back in action in a big way this weekend with the Michles and Booth Twin 100s at the famed half-mile in Pensacola, Florida. To prepare you for this weekend’s action, here are 10 Things to Know.
1 – This is the second time the Blizzard Series has contested back-to-back events at Five Flags Speedway (FL) with the Southern Super Series. It’s a throwback to the All Pro Series, when they would have some doubleheader events at the same track. Last year, Bubba Pollard and Stephen Nasse won the feature events during the doubleheader.
2 – Stephen Nasse and Bubba Pollard each had two wins in the Blizzard Series in 2020 and both are seeking to get a leg up on the competition this year with these two races. Stephen Nasse already has one win this year as he seeks his fourth-career Blizzard Series win.
3 – Jett Noland comes into the weekend fresh off a win at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) last weekend. Noland is second in the Southern Super Series points behind Stephen Nasse, 270 to 231. Jake Garcia sits third, just five points behind Noland.
4 – The Southern Super Series will be back in action on August 14 at the Crisp Motorsports Park (GA) for the only event of the month of August.
5 – Bubba Pollard is the all-time series winner in the Blizzard Series with 22 wins and 22 pole awards. Lots of changes have happened around the Pollard camp as he will roll out a Port City chassis at Five Flags Speedway this weekend for the first time in over 10 years.
6 – The 37-car entry list will feature nine former Blizzard Series winners from all parts of the track’s history. Grant Enfinger was a winner in 2005 and Stephen Nasse won his first in 2020. Other winners include Johanna Long Robbins, Ryan Crane, Justin Drawdy, Hunter Robbins, Jeff Choquette, Casey Roderick, and Bubba Pollard.
7 – If a driver is able to sweep the weekend, they could pocket $40,000.
8 – Some extra unexpected entries include Cole Butcher from Canada who has been a front-row starter at two Snowball Derby events. Jeremy Doss is also coming east to get some experience heading into December’s Snowball Derby. They will look to mix it up with the Blizzard Series regulars.
9 – The Blizzard races will be 100 laps each night. The Pro Trucks and Pure Stocks will make up the Friday night racing card. On Saturday, the Sportsman and the Outlaws will be racing along with the second Blizzard event.
10 – These two races will set up the Blizzard finale on October 2nd. That and the Allen Turner Pro Late Model season finale will make up the Night of Champions.
-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo