Gulf Coast Championship Series Rolls On at Mobile This Week
Fultz Leads Elliott in Point Standings
Track PR Report

The Miller Lite Super Late Models roar back into town Saturday night over Mobile International Speedway.
 
It is race weekend number two in the summer long Sunoco Gulf Coast Championship.
      
Competition for these elite top of the line competitors from around the southeast and west will begin Friday night with the running of the 100 lap Blizzard event at Five Flags Speedway.
       
Saturday night the competition moves to Mobile International Speedway for another 100 lap race.
      
The results of the two races will be combined with the first weekend of racing last month to determine the point leader in the chase for the Gulf Coast Championship Title.
      
The point leader going into this weekend's racing series is Jeff Fultz of Troutman, North Carolina.
      
The 42 year old veteran of super late model racing recorded a fifth place finish in the April 9 Blizzard 100 lapper and topped off the weekend by winning the Miller Lite 100 lap race the next evening.
      
With a racing career that includes ARCA and Nationwide starts Fultz leads the entries for the combination 100 lap races this weekend.
      
From Dawsonville, Georgia Chase Elliott will return to the Sunoco Gulf Coast Championship trailing Fultz by one point in the Gulf Coast Standings.
      
Elliott finished the evening runner up to Senoia, Georgia's Bubba Pollard, who won the last Blizzard and he took third in the Mobile event.
      
The 15 year old usually races with father NASCAR veteran Bill Elliott as his spotter.  When the elder Elliott, who races a limited 2010 NASCAR schedule is not in attendance, father and son keep in touch on the race tracks via their crew chiefs.
      
Pollard meanwhile, comes to the Gulf Coast Championship series fresh from a victory in the Diamondback 100 this past weekend in Opp.
      
So far for the year, the earlier Pensacola victory and the South Alabama Speedway win are two of four victories in a year that Pollard has claimed ten top five finishes in thirteen starts on various tracks around the Southeast.
      
This weekend will also mark the return to competition for defending Gulf Coast Championship titleholder Johanna Long of Pensacola.
      
The 18-year old speedster has been idol since the April races where she finished 7th and 6th giving her fifth place in the point standings headed into the two races this weekend.
      
Completing the top five in the championship point race, so far Casey Smith of Austin, Texas is third and Pollard forth.

Gulf Coast Championship Points
As of April 10, 2010

       1.     Jeff Fultz, Troutman, NC                     324
       2.     Chase Elliott, Dawsonville, GA              323
       3.     Casey Smith, Austin, TX                     304
       4.     Bubba Pollard, Senoia, GA                   302
       5.     Johanna Long, Pensacola, FL               285
       6.     Donnie Wilson, Oklahoma City, OK        278
       7.     Josh Hamner, Chelsea, AL                   265
               Ryan Lawler, Colleyville, TX                265
       9.     Augie Grill, Hayden, AL                       245
       10.    Eddie Mercer, Pensacola, FL               221
       11.    Mike Garvey, Atlanta, GA                   216
       12.    Allen Karnes, Sharpsbury, GA              208
       13.    Dave Mader, III, Irvington, AL             179

Race time Friday evening at Five Flags Speedway is 8 pm.  Saturday night racing also gets underway at 8 pm.





Super Late Model action at Mobile.