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Inverts and big pay days highlight second Pensacola twin 100

Matt Weaver | STS

Stephen Nasse is racing for a combined $35,000 on Saturday night at Five Flags.

Having won on Friday night in the Forever 11 David Rogers Memorial 100, Nasse collected $5000 for winning the race itself and an additional $5,000 for having competed in the previous Southern Super Series race — the Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway on May 24.

If he can double up on Saturday night, he would collect an additional $20,000 — $5000 for the win and another $5000 for having competed in the previous race on Friday night, another $5000 for sweeping the weekend and another $5000 for having the best average finish.

But the worst-case scenario happened on Friday night in victory lane during his pill draw for Saturday night’s invert.

He drew a 12.

Instead of time trials, the starting lineup for Saturday’s race was determined by the pill draw Nasse conducted in victory lane. The draw of 12th means the top 12 finishers from Friday night will be flipped.

Nasse will have to win the race from 12th.

“That probably couldn’t have gone any worse, but I do think once the tires get hot, and cars start slipping and sliding, it’s easier to make a move,” Nasse said on Friday night. “Hopefully we get a long green flag run and have a couple of cautions go our way.”

RECAP AND RESULTS: Nasse wins Forever 11 David Rogers Memorial 100

Nasse has the biggest potential payday but everyone else back from Friday night still has the potential for several bonuses — the double down in the next town bonus ($5000) and best average finish bonus ($5000) in addition to the $5000 for the win.

By virtue of finishing third on Friday night, Bubba Pollard will start Saturday night’s race in 10th. He views the second race the same way as Nasse.

“It’s going to be slick,” Pollard said. “You’re going to have opportunities to pass. This track has pretty much lost all of its grip.

The second Rowdy Energy Twin 100 takes place on Saturday night at 8 p.m. Friday night fast qualifier Kyle Plott and reigning Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway track champion Jackson Boone will lead the field to green by virtue of finishing 12th and 11th on Friday night.

Donnie Wilson may not start the race after crashing his primary car on Friday night and not wanting to risk tearing up his back-up since he would have to start Saturday night from the rear of the field. Jack Dossey will use his backup car after crashing out in the same incident.

The expected starting lineup can be found below.

  1. Kyle Plott
  2. Jackson Boone
  3. Logan Bearden
  4. John DeAngelis
  5. Jake Garcia
  6. Connor Okrzesik
  7. Willie Allen
  8. Carson Hocevar
  9. Jeremy Pate
  10. Bubba Pollard
  11. Hunter Robbins
  12. Stephen Nasse
  13. Perry Patino
  14. Daniel Dye
  15. Kodie Conner
  16. Boris Jurkovic
  17. Austin Nason
  18. Bob Lyon
  19. Colton Nelson
  20. Chris Davidson
  21. Jesse Dutilly
  22. Michael Atwell
  23. Casey Roderick
  24. Nick Neri
  25. Kyle Ivey
  26. Kaden Honeycutt
  27. Friday Hassler, Jr.
  28. Terry Senneker
  29. Preston Peltier
  30. George Gorham, Jr.
  31. Hudson Halder
  32. Kyle Sieg
  33. Shefflon Clay
  34. Jack Dossey III
  35. Donnie Wilson

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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