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Rowdy Energy Twin 100s Feature Big Payday in Pensacola

Bruce Nuttleman | STS

The road to Snowball Derby will begin in a big way this weekend at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.

The postponement of the first Blizzard Series race of the season in April, has resulted in a two-day doubleheader at the home of the Southern Super Series on the Florida Gulf Coast. The Rowdy Energy Twin 100s will feature a pair of 100 lap Super Late Model races on Friday night and Saturday night — paired with regular season undercards.

With time left to register, the current entry list for the pair of races sits at 32.

The entries represent some of the biggest names in Super Late Model competition, registering from all four corners of the United States and representing regulars from numerous other touring divisions.

A driver could leave the weekend with a maximum payout of $35,000 due to the countless bonuses on the line this weekend.

Most recently, James Finch, owner of Phoenix Construction and the former NASCAR Cup Series team owner, has added the $5,000 Phoenix Construction Best Average Finish bonus to this weekend. This is exactly what it sounds like.

The driver with the best average finish over the pair of races at Pensacola this weekend will collect an additional $5,000 check.

There was already the preexisting Double Down at the Next Town bonus program. Here’s what that means for this weekend:

All drivers who competed in the season-opening Rattler 250 on May 24 are eligible for a $5,000 bonus on Friday night. Simply put, if a driver competed in the Rattler 250 and wins on Friday night at Five Flags, that driver collects an additional $5,000 to the race win amount of $5,000.

Those who compete on Friday night are eligible for the extra $5,000 should they win on Saturday night.

There is also the GetRowdy $10,000 Challenge — powered by Rowdy Energy. If a driver can sweep both races in the doubleheader weekend, that driver will get a $10,000 bonus in addition to the $5,000 for winning both races.

Combine those with the $5,000 for the Phoenix Construction Best Average Finish bonus, and a team will win $30,000 for sweeping the weekend, or $35,000 if they swept the weekend and competed at the Rattler 250.

The most likely to collect max earnings this weekend is Bubba Pollard, winner of eight of the past 12 Southern Super Series events at the legendary Florida half-mile. He has also entered a second car for car-builder Terry Senneker.

Jesse Dutilly upset the field in September the most recent Southern Super Series race at Five Flags. Stephen Nasse crossed the finish line first in December’s Snowball Derby but was disqualified in technical inspection for an unapproved brake package.

Three-time Summer Showdown winner Preston Peltier will make the trip from Las Vegas for his first Blizzard Series appearance since 2015. California veteran Bob Lyon will also make his first Five Flags start since entering an All PRO Super Series race back in 1988.

The complete entry list can be found below.

The Rowdy Energy Twin 100s will be broadcast live over the weekend by Speed51 at @24.99 for both days.  Click here to order.

  • Donnie Wilson
  • George Gorham, Jr.
  • Kyle Plott
  • Jackson Boone
  • John DeAngelis
  • Hudson Halder
  • Kaden Honeycutt
  • Carson Hocevar
  • Austin Nason
  • Connor Okrzesik
  • Chris Davidson
  • Sheflon Clay
  • Nick Neri
  • Hunter Robbins
  • Harrison Halder
  • Jack Dossey, III
  • Jeremy Pate
  • Willie Allen
  • Bubba Pollard
  • Jesse Dutilly
  • Jake Garcia
  • Terry Senneker
  • Kyle Sieg
  • Daniel Dye
  • Bob Lyon
  • Kodie Conner
  • Michael Atwell
  • Stephen Nasse
  • Boris Jurkovic
  • Preston Peltier
  • Logan Bearden
  • Kyle Bryant
  • Perry Patino

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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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