Snowflake Entry List is Growing; Snowball Update to 53

Story by Speed51

As part of the drama and excitement of Snowball Derby week each year at Five Flags Speedway (FL), the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 brings out the top Pro Late Model racers in the country the night before the Derby.  That will be no different this season, as already nearly 40 drivers have submitted entry forms for the 2019 Snowflake 100 on Saturday, December 7.


Drivers represent 14 states and two countries on the initial entry list, as competitors from all over the map are entered in the event, which will be part of the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby presented by BJ’s Wholesale Club from December 4-8.


A pair of former Snowflake 100 winners headline the entry list, as Bubba Pollard and Augie Grill are both entered for the race.  Grill will be looking to break a tie with Chase Elliott for most wins in the event with a fourth victory, while Pollard hopes to join the three-win club.


Grill is also a two-time Snowball Derby winner, and he will be joined in the field by another former winner of Super Late Model racing’s biggest event.  Wayne Anderson, the 2001 winner of the Snowball Derby, is entered in the Jonathan Brown-prepared Pro Late Model campaigned by Michael House for most of the 2019 season.


Alabama boasts the highest number of representatives on the entry list, with a dozen drivers from the Yellowhammer State entered.  Notables from Alabama include Grill and 2019 CRA SpeedFest Super Late Model winner Connor OkrzesikJohn Bolen, Justin Bonnett, Brandon Curren, Bill Melvin, Perry Patino, Ryan Paul, Dustin Smith, Justin South, Christopher Tullis and Jo Jo Wilkinson will also be in the race from Alabama.


Six Florida drivers are entered looking for a major Pro Late Model race win in their home state. Sunshine State representatives include Anderson, the Jett Motorsports duo of Jeff Choquette and Stephen Nasse, 2019 New Smyrna Speedway Pro Late Model track champion Daniel Dye, Derrick Griffin and Jarrett Parker.


Bubba Pollard leads the charge of Georgia drivers in the field, which also includes Kyle Plott, Jordan McCallum and 2019 Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model champion Jake Garcia.


The Midwest will be represented by several talented drivers in this year’s Snowflake 100. Newly-crowned 2019 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour champion Dan Leeck and ARCA racer Carson Hocevar will make the trip from Michigan, while Jack Dossey, III, Mason Keller and Chris Hacker represent the Hoosier State of Indiana.  Other drivers from the region include Illinois’ Jake Griffin, Ohio’s Brandon Oakley and Iowa’s Sammy Smith.


A pair of Tennessee drivers, Jackson Boone and Cody Brake, will travel down from the Volunteer State for the Snowflake 100.  Boone claimed the 2019 Big Machine Vodka Pro Late Models championship at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN).  Mississippi’s Elliott Massey will also join the southeastern representation in the event, along with Manasses, Virginia’s Mason Diaz.


Jake Johnson of Rehobeth, Massachusetts picked up a pair of top-five finishes in PASS Super Late Model National Championship events this year.  He will be representing New England in his second Snowflake 100 appearance.


West Coast fans will even have rooting interests in the Snowflake 100.  California’s Derek Thorn and Washington’s Garrett Evans are entered in both the Snowflake 100 and the Snowball Derby, as both drivers will be getting full value out of their trip east to Pensacola.


Rodrigo Rejón will add an international element to the Snowflake 100 proceedings, coming from Mexico for the event.  Rejón finished second in the 2018 NASCAR FedEx Challenge standings, narrowly missing out on the series title.


The Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 will take place on Saturday, December 7 as part of an action-packed day of racing at Five Flags Speedway.  Individual video tickets are available for each day of racing; however, a four-day early bird video ticket offers a total savings of $38.


To order your early bird Snowball Derby four-day video package today, click here and use discount code “snowbird.”  Individual video tickets can be purchased now at the regular price by clicking here.


For more information on the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby, visit Speed51’s Snowball Central.


2019 Allen Turner Snowflake 100 Entry List


-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Southeast Editor

52nd Annual Snowball Derby, December 8, 2019

                       Car No   Driver                                       Location

                            1        Michael House                          Columbia, TN

                          104      Kaden Honeycutt                       Willow Park, TX

                           11       David Rogers                            Orlando, FL

                          112      Augie Grill                                 Hayden, AL

                          119      Dalton Zehr                               Verona, WI

                           12       Harrison Burton                         Huntersville, NC

                          12G      Derek Griffith                            Hudson, NH

                           14       Austin Nason                            Roscoe, IL

                           14       Carson Hocevar                        Portage, MI

                           14       Chris Davidson                         Pearland, TX

                           14       Connor Okezesik                       Grand Bay, AL

                           15       Rodrigo Rejon                           Mexico City, Mexico

                           16       Lucas Jones                             Mooreville, NC

                           17       Taylor Gray                               Denver, NC

                           18       Hunter Robbins                         Pensacola, FL

                           20       Anthony Sergi                           New Smyrna Beach, FL

                           20       Cole Moore                               Granite Bay, CA

                           20       Jack Dossey, III                         Indianapolis, IN

                           21       Jeremy Pate                              Pensacola, FL

                           22       Casey Roderick                         Lawrenceville, GA

                           26       Bubba Pollard                           Senoia, GA

                          2W      Donnie Wilson                           Oklahoma City, OK

                           30       Jesse Dutilly                             Bradenton, FL

                           36       Dan Fredrickson                        Northfield, MN

                           37       A J Wernette                             Hondo, TX

                            4        Kyle Plott                                  Marietta, GA

                           43       Derek Thorn                              Bakersfield, CA

                           48       Preston Peltier                          Brighton, CO

                            5        Jerry  Artuso                             Saulte Ste Marie,

                           50       Jett Nolan                                 Orlando, FL

                           51       Chandler Smith                         Talking Rock, GA

                           51       Michael Atwell                           Naples, FL

                           51       Stephen Nasse                          Pinellas Park, FL

                           53       Boris Jurkovic                           Manhattan, IL

                           53       Cole Butcher                             Porters Lake NS,

                           54       David Gilliland                           Mooresville, NC

                           54       Matt Craig                                 Kannapolis, NC

                           57       Josh Berry                                Statesville, NC

                          5m      Mason Mingus                          Nashville, TN

                           64       Garrett Evans                            East Wenatchee, WA

                            7        John DeAngelis                         Hubertus, WI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                           71       Johnny VanDoorn                     Nunica, MI

                           75       Jeremy Doss                            Upper Lake, CA

                           78       Corey Heim                               Marietta, GA

                           79       Joe Aramendia                          Sequin, TX

                           79       Kyle Bryant                               Navarre, FL

                            8        Colten Nelson                           Moss Point, MS

                           81       Giovanni Bromante                    Locust Valley, NY

                           88       Jordan Anderson                       Forest Acres, SC

                            9        Jeff Choquette                          West Palm Beach, FL

                           90       Tim Curry                                  Allegan, MI

                           91       Ty Majeski                                Charlotte, NC

                           97       Steven Davis                            Mobile, AL

                           53       TOTAL ENTRIES of SLM cars for Snowball