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Top 10 Snowball Stories from Speed 51

Seven days later than originally planned, the 51st Annual Snowball Derby is finally in the record books.  The event, which turned into a two-week affair as a result of Mother Nature, featured loads of storyline that were covered on Speed51.com.  Today, we take a look back at the top 10 […]

Hicks wins Pro Trucks

Hicks Closes Out Memorable 51st Annual Snowball Derby with Milestone Pro Trucks Derby Victory

In
years past, Snowball Derby Pro Trucks races have been marathon, caution-plagued
affairs at Five Flags Speedway.

At
the 51st annual the Snowball Derby, roles were reversed.

After
a long day chocked full of yellows and reds in the […]

Purdy Wins Snowflake 100

So
‘Purty’ for Purdy: Nineteen-Year-Old Driver Outlasts Weather, Field to Win
Snowflake 100

By
Chuck Corder

The
unrelenting mist and bitter cold were no match for the fire in Chase Purdy’s
belly.

The
19-year-old Mississippi native, who now calls North Carolina home, etched his
name in short-track racing lore by winning the Allen […]

Mods Top 3, Grill, Purvis, Hamrac

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Grill
Scores Back-to-Back Modifieds Derby Titles in Race Shortened Because of Weather,
Wrecks

By
Chuck Corder

Win
or lose, Augie Grill typically keeps his emotions in check.

Every
victory certainly matters to him, but it is Grill’s constant humility that has
won him a grandstands full of fans over his hall of fame […]

A Speed51 Analysis

0: The number of times the Snowflake 100 winner has gone on to win the Snowball Derby. That trend will continue this year, as Snowball Derby winner Noah Gragson is not entered for the Snowflake 100.

2: Justin South is a two-time pole winner in the Snowflake 100. His best finish […]

Dossey Snowflake Hope based on Snowball run.

By Speed51.com

With the postponement of the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 at Five Flags Speedway from last Saturday to this coming Sunday, there were some long-haul Pro Late Model teams unsure of whether or not they could return to the Florida Panhandle so soon. For Indianapolis driver Jack Dossey III, […]

Weather wins out, Snowflake 100, Pro Trucks & Mods moved to Sunday

The Allen Turner Snowflake 100 will need to wait an additional day to be completed.  Five Flags Speedway officials announced Wednesday evening that the race has been postponed to Sunday, December 9 due to an unfavorable weather forecast.

 

The schedule for the rescheduled event includes the 100-lap Pro Late Model race, […]

Dylan Smith Gets a Snowflake Boost from Bubba Wallace

When torrential rain flooded the infield of Five Flags Speedway and caused the Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 to be postponed a week to Sunday, December 9th, one driver was ecstatic about the decision. That driver was Dylan Smith, who is attempting to run his first race in more than […]

Gragson in a KBM car wins Snowball, Majeski, Choquette round out podium.

GRAGSON GRABS ONE: NASCAR Xfinity Driver Wins 51st Annual Snowball Derby Under the Lights

Updated By Chuck Corder

Closing a chapter in life is full of bittersweet moments.

It’s a nostalgic time, full of reflection as jubilation memories come flooding back. But, there’s the heartbreak of saying goodbye.

It’s going to take a long […]

Burton sits on Snowball Pole. Modifieds, Trucks & Pro Lates rain delayed a week to next Saturday,

Burton Blazes Trail to Pole for 51st Snowball Derby; Grill among Major Names in Last-Chance Race

UPDATED

Modifieds of Mayhem  rained out, Scheduled to run on Saturday Dec 8th , along with Pro Trucks and Allen Turner Snowflake 100 for Pro Late Models

By Chuck Corder

Harrison Burton’s future among racing’s biggest stars is […]