December 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! NEW SCHEDULE

As 2017 turns into a memory, we’d like to Thank everyone that has made “all things Five Flags Speedway” into what it is. The most supportive race fans a racetrack could possibly hope for, loyal competitors, who despite the ongoing challenges racers face each and every week , continue to […]

Busch Executes Perfect Strategy to Win 50th Annual Snowball Derby for 2nd Career Title

By Chuck Corder
Kyle Busch turned his glitter into gold.
Busch, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series superstar, won the 50th annual Snowball Derby and hoisted the Tom Dawson trophy Sunday at Five Flags Speedway courtesy of a perfect game plan.
After leading a handful of laps just before the midway point of […]

Pollard, Choquette Deliver Clash for the Ages with Bubba Winning 2nd Career Snowflake 100

By Chuck Corder

There have been 31 fewer Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100s than today’s 50th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.

While the country’s preeminent Pro Late Model race might not have the history of its big brother, it has had its moments.

In 2010, a then-15-year-old Chase Elliott came from […]

VanderLey Erases Bad Derby Memories, Scores Pro Truck Victory in Wild 50 Lapper

By Chuck Corder

With a full moon dancing across a pitch-black sky Saturday at Five Flags Speedway, the Pro Trucks running of the 50th Annual Snowball Derby certainly had a touch of the strange.

There was a fight in the grandstands. A driver got out of his truck on the back stretch […]

VanderLey Returns to Snowball Derby to Drive Pro Truck

VanderLey went wheel-to-wheel with Chase Elliott over the last five laps in one of the Snowball Derby’s most iconic moments. VanderLey led Elliott by inches every lap, until the final circuit. A slip in turn three on the last lap allowed Elliott to get to the flag first.

VanderLey, who had […]

50 for 50: Grill Went Back-to-Back, Still Wants More

For decades Augie Grill had seen the checkered flag from nearly every possible location…except one.

Grill stood in the bed of his dad’s truck as a child. He sat on top of the pit box and called Wayne Anderson to the win in 2001. He even spotted a few races.

Decades after […]

Another Derby, Another Piece of History and Hardware as Grill Handily Wins Modifieds 75 Lapper

By Chuck Corder

Even legends want their picture taken with Augie Grill.

In the joyous aftermath of Grill’s dominant performance to capture the 75-lap Modifieds Snowball Derby on Friday night at Five Flags Speedway, “Alabama Gang” founding member Red Farmer waded through a sea of happy humanity on the front stretch to […]

Three Legends Headed to Snowball Derby Last Chance Race

Three of the nation’s most accomplished veteran wheelmen will have to race their way in to the 50th Annual Snowball Derby.

Five-time Snowball Derby winner Rich Bickle, former NASCAR Wheelen All-American national champion David Rogers and Northwest racing legend Garrett Evans were all not quick enough to make the field in […]

Peltier Wins Pole, Nasse Survives Dramatic Derby Qualifying Night

Friday at the Snowball Derby is called the most intense day of qualifying in short track racing, and it lived up to its billing this season at Five Flags Speedway (FL).

Going down to the last car, Stephen Nasse sat on the bubble with defending race champion Christian Eckes taking the […]