PRO LATE MODELS BACK AT MIS SATURDAY NIGHT.
By Matt Weaver
One week after Hunter Robbins captured the championship belt in the Lee Fields Memorial 100, Josh Bragg, Bryce Dulabhan and the rest of the Midwest Cooling Towers Pro Late Model division returns to action this Saturday night for 50 laps to decide the season championship at Mobile International Speedway.
Bragg leads Dulabhan by 44 points entering the final Pro Late Model race of the season. So to prevent Bragg from winning a second-straight track championship, Dulabhan is going to need a perfect weekend.
“I just don’t think we’re going to be able to catch him,” Dulabhan said. “I think we should be close to elimination and because there will be fewer cars on Saturday, there won’t be room to gain enough spots even if he does have a problem.”
The race is also one final chance for the rest of the field to get to victory lane.
Junior Niedecken made his long-awaited return to the top spot on April 20 but would love at least one more victory to bookend his 2013 season at the Irvington half-mile. Elliott Massey, Bobby Baria and Jeremy Pate are all drivers looking to end the season with a momentum building victory.
Even if he can’t win the championship, Dulabhan (who finished eighth in the Fields) would just like to add another victory to his resume, because after all, that’s what racing is about.
“That would definitely make our season,” Dulabhan said. “Even just getting one more win, especially knowing that we still have positions to gain in the Pensacola points championship as well as the overall Sunoco Gulf Coast championship. There’s a lot to race for.”
The field will have two chances to do it as the division returns to the 20+30-lap twin features introduced at the start of this season.