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Bubba Pollard scores Pro Late Model victory at Mobile

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IRVINGTON, AL - Senoia, Georgia's Bubba Pollard had to work for it, but he finally out maneuvered Mike Garvey to win the season opener Pro Late Model feature Saturday night at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, AL.

Harrison Burton grabbed an early lead and held it until lap 37, when Garvey, Pollard and Junior Niedecken led the train for a distance. Garvey held the lead in waning laps, with Pollard stalking him. Pollard made the move for the lead around Garvey on lap 75, then powered away for the victory.

Garvey came home in second, with Korey Ruble in third, Burton in fourth and Dustin Smith in fifth.

Garrett Jones, Steven Davis, Thomas Praytor, Ronnie Osmer and Elliott Massey rounded out the top 10.

In other action, Oakie Mason captured the win in the 15 lap Modified feature. Sal Herbert, Jr. finished in second, with Jacob Permenter in third, Mike Maddox in fourth and Billy Melvin in fifth.

In the Pro Trucks feature, young Riley Thornton outran the field to score the victory. Veteran racer Howard Langham finished in second, with Oakie Mason in third, Ricky Vice in fourth and Greg Leahman in fifth.

Brannon Fowler took the checkered flag first to pick up the win in the Sportsmen feature. Bob Bryant, Red Dog Reynolds, Howard Langham and Chad Robinson rounded out the top five.

In Bombers action, B.J. Letham grabbed another win at his home track. He won the early season feature as part of the ARCA weekend of racing, and came back a week later to take the regular season opener.

Jerry Goff finished in second, with Matt Jackson in third, Collin Kraft in fourth and Rusty Powell in fifth.

Action returns to Mobile International Speedway on April 12, with the Must See Racing Extreme Sprint Cars, Super Stocks, Sportsmen and Bombers.

Mobile International Speedway - Irvington, AL
Race Results - March 29, 2014

Pro Late Models
1. Bubba Pollard
2. Mike Garvey
3. Korey Ruble
4. Harrison Burton
5. Dustin Smith
6. Garrett Jones
7. Steven Davis
8. Thomas Praytor
9. Ronnie Osmer
10. Elliott Massey
11. Josh Bragg
12. Chuck Tuck
13. Bobby Baria
14. Junior Niedecken
15. Rusty Sanford
16. Brennon Willard
17. Anderson Bowen
18. Troy Grisaffi
19. Hunter Robbins

1. Oakie Mason
2. Sal Hebert, Jr.
3. Jacob Permenter
4. Mike Maddox
5. Billy Melvin

Pro Trucks
1. Riley Thornton
2. Howard Langham
3. Oakie Mason
4. Ricky Vice
5. Greg Leahman
6. Hollywood Hodivsky
7. Name Not Available
8. Don Tipton
9. Phillip Goudreault
10. Rick Tipton
11. Jay Jay Day
12. Kris Kahalley
13. Benny Bender

1. Brannon Fowler
2. Bob Bryant
3. Red Dog Reynolds
4. Howard Langham
5. Chad Robinson
6. James Patrick
7. Randy Thompson
8. Mark Barnhill
9. Steven Allday
10. Brandon Farmer

1. B.J. Letham
2. Jerry Goff
3. Matt Jackson
4. Collin Kraft
5. Rusty Powell
6. Donnie Phillips
7. Gene Denmark
8. Brad Mosley
9. Derek Long
10. Troy Bartlett
11. Mat Manuel
12. Robert Roper
13. Richard Graham
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