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10 Things to Know: Southern Super Series at Crisp

The Southern Super Series returns to the Watermelon Capital for the Georgia Summer Nationals.


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The Southern Super Series is back in action this Saturday, with the Georgia Summer Nationals taking place at Watermelon Capital Speedway at Crisp Motorsports Park. Here are 10 Things to Know going into Saturday's race at Cordele, Georgia.

- Back in March, Bubba Pollard won his second race of the year at Watermelon Capital Speedway and his second with the Southern Super Series at the venue. Prior to this spring, there had been eight winners in eight SSS races at the Georgia track. They included Daniel Hemric, Kyle Grissom, Pollard, Kyle Plott, Connor Okrzesik, Stephen Nasse, Corey Heim and Jake Garcia.

- With just two races to go, Bubba Pollard leads Hunter Robbins by 10 points. Pollard knows a thing or two about close point battles. He won the title in 2014 by seven points after he finished behind the top three in a three-wide finish at Mobile. The year before, he lost the title by only one point at the All American 400.

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- Hunter Robbins has 11 starts at Watermelon Capital Speedway and no finishes in the top five. To his advantage, he’s run a lot of laps there and has been on the lead lap in six of those races. Regardless, Robbins knows that in an order to race for a title at Five Flags, he’ll need to finish this weekend.

- After back-to-back races in the Southern Super Series this past week, the Super Late Models stars will take a break from the southeast as the finale is set for Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida on September 24th. The finale will be a 100-lap event.

- The race for the Southern Super Series this weekend will be 125 laps.

- Don’t count out Stephen Nasse for the win or even the championship with the Southern Super Series. A lot can happen in two races. For Nasse, the focus will be on trying to win the race. If the chips fall right, he could be a contender before it’s over.

- Finishing in the top 10 in points will be big for drivers wanting to make the Snowball Derby. One provisional spot is available for the championship of the Southern Super Series if they should need it. If the champion makes it on time then it goes back to the next spot all the way back to 10th if needed. The other provisional will come from the Blizzard Series at Five Flags.

- While the focus is on the Southern Super Series event, there is plenty to keep you entertained with Outlaws, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, Enduro Karts, Legends, Bandoleros, Trucks and Sportsman all on Saturday with the big race.

- Watermelon Capital Speedway is one of the best kept secrets in the southeast. The three-eighths of a mile oval is capable of producing exciting racing all the way around.

- If you can’t make it to Watermelon Capital Speedway then log on to RacingAmerica.TV to catch all the action in Georgia. Racing America is the home for the Southern Super Series.