November 2017


Snowball Derby Notebook: Pollard Sweeps Practice Day
November 30, 2017 • App, Archives, Late Models, Region – National, Region – Southeast, Snowball Derby, Top Stories

Fifty-six Super Late Models composed of drivers from 19 states and three Canadian provinces as well as 49 Pro Late Models graced the historic Five Flags Speedway […]

Sauter Crashes Hard in First Snowball Derby Practice

Wisconsin’s Johnny Sauter came into the 50th Annual Snowball Derby weekend as one of the favorites, even though it’s his first attempt in the prestigious event. Unfortunately, before Thursday practice reached lunch break, his team was forced to pack things up following multiple on-track issues that culminated with a hard […]


Before the Super Late Model drivers shine in the spotlight during the 50th Annual Snowball Derby, Pro Late Model racers will take center stage during Saturday night’s Snowflake 100 at Five Flags Speedway. We look at the biggest Pro Late Model race of the year in this edition of “By […]

Save on Speed51 Network Subscription During Snowball Derby

On Monday, December 4 at midnight, the price for a yearly subscription to the Speed51 Network presented by JEGS will increase to $69.99. However, current subscribers will remain grandfathered in at the current $59.99 annual price*.

If you are not currently subscribed to the 51 Network, this is the perfect time […]

50 for 50: Wayne Puts Anderson Family in Derby Record Books

Second-generation drivers tend to run well at the Snowball Derby. Steve Wallace took home a victory after his dad tried for several years. Johanna Long did the same in 2010 when she won the race that her dad couldn’t win for so many years. Chase Elliott won it twice after […]


While the most intense qualifying session in Super Late Model racing is two days away, the lineup has been set for Snowball Derby qualifying following the draw at Five Flags Speedway (FL) Wednesday night.

The qualifying draw for the Snowball Derby and the Snowflake 100 closed out hauler parking and technical […]

Alabama’s Loper Becomes 2x winner with Pure Stock 50-Lap Victory on Opening Night of 50th Annual Snowball Derby

By Chuck Corder
In need of investment advice? Robert Loper is your guy.

Instead of spending $150 for a new nosepiece, Loper and his team sealed the edge of the No. 15’s hood with long, thick swaths of orange duct tape.
They spent their money wisely in other areas, hoping to get the […]

Smooth Sailing for Most During Snowball Derby Tech Day

While no Late Models took to the track at Five Flags Speedway on Wednesday, it was still a critical morning and afternoon on the first official day of the 50th Annual Snowball Derby. Following the load-in of over 100 haulers to the speedway grounds, the line for technical inspection opened […]

Plott Brothers Ready to Tackle 50th Annual Snowball Derby

The Snowball Derby has long been a race that has brought families together for a week at Five Flags Speedway (FL). For 2017, the list of families includes the Plott family, with brothers Kason and Kyle Plott both searching for success in the 50th Annual Snowball Derby.

While Kyle has competed […]

Youth Movement Continues at 50th Annual Snowball Derby

For the much of the current decade, youth has ruled the ranks at the Snowball Derby. It all started back in 2011 when Chase Elliot turned the short track world upside down, winning the Derby at Age 16. Since then, Erik Jones, John Hunter Nemechek, and Christian Eckes have all […]