November 2012

THURSDAY BOMBER AND SPORTSMEN RESULTS

By Chuck Corder

Gary Goodwin had been crossing off the days like a kid eagerly awaiting summer vacation.A year had melted away since last year’s Bombers division Snowball Derby when Goodwin’s shot at glory ended when he was involved in a mid-race crash.The charter boat fishing captain wasn’t going to let another opportunity off the hook.

Goodwin initially became the first champion of the 45th annual Snowball Derby on Thursday with a wire-to-wire finish in the 30 lapper.

That was before the cars headed into post-race technical inspection. Once the top three cars reached that point, Goodwin’s car was disqualified and Marine Michael […]

Snowball Cubed: Buttrick Wins Third Straight Sportsmen Derby with Thrilling Finish

By Chuck Corder

Steve Buttrick completed the Snowball Derby hat trick.
But of his three consecutive Sportsmen series Derby wins, this was by far his most challenging.

Instead of playing his usual hunted role, Buttrick became the hunter Thursday at Five Flags Speedway, passing James Patrick late in the 50 lapper to etch his name in Derby lore.

“That was great!” the Cantonment driver exclaimed. “I developed a real loose condition, something in corners. I was able to get underneath and get the lead.”

Buttrick, the fast qualifier (20.882 seconds), led for much of the first half of the race until Patrick passed him on […]

Oorah! Marine Nelson Captures Bombers Derby After Race Winner Goodwin DQ’d in Tech


By Chuck Corder

Gary Goodwin had been crossing off the days like a kid eagerly awaiting summer vacation.A year had melted away since last year’s Bombers division Snowball Derby when Goodwin’s shot at glory ended when he was involved in a mid-race crash.The charter boat fishing captain wasn’t going to let another opportunity off the hook.Goodwin initially became the first champion of the 45th annual Snowball Derby on Thursday with a wire-to-wire finish in the 30 lapper.That was before the cars headed into post-race technical inspection. Once the top three cars reached that point, Goodwin’s car was disqualified and Marine Michael […]

FRIDAY NITE SUPER STOCK AND MODIFIED RESULTS

Out of Nowhere, Melvin Steals Modifieds Snowball Derby Win Away From Pollard

By Chuck Corder

It felt like one of those seminal moments Snowball Derby and Five Flags Speedway fans have are accustom to.

Bubba Pollard locked in a duel for the ages with 15-year-old Bayley Currey, who was poised to make a late-race pass.

This is where Pollard would pass the baton to Currey, a rising Modifieds star.

Instead, veteran Billy Melvin — a collapsed lung and all — surprised them both on a restart and pulled away from the pair in the closing laps to win his first career Modifieds Derby crown.

“I’ve led […]

DORER, KELLEY, AND DEUSER ROUND OUT THE FIELD THIS WEEK

Steve Dorer, a Michigan driver who loves Lakeland Florida as a new home,

Brandon Kelley of Porter Texas, and Corey Deuser of Lanesville Indiana are

in the pits ready to qualify for the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 or the Snowball Derby.

view more drivers at the bottom of this page by clicking Posters/Newsletters.
 […]

FROM CORDOVA TO CONCORD TO CANADA, THEY KEEP COMING

Kyle Grissom, who has been tearing up the tracks in the PASS Series, and

son of Steve Grissom; Cordova Alabama’s Danny Bagwell, and all the way

from Canada, Cole Powell of Mt, Brydges Ontario are here to race in the

Snowball Derby©. See more of the drivers at the bottom of this page by

clicking Posters/Newsletters.
 […]

The 51 Staff Makes Their Snowball Derby Picks

The Experts Take a Stab at Who Will Win This Weekend
By Speed51.com Snowball Derby Staff
Snowball Derby

Bob & Angie Dillner – There could be history made this weekend. If Ross Kenseth should win, he’s going to be the first driver to win three of Super Late Model racing’s biggest races in the same season – the All-American 400, the Winchester 400 and perhaps the Snowball Derby. Ross is on top of his game right now and has a ton of momentum that means a lot come Derby week.

Matt “Duke” Kentfield – Steve Wallace – Of […]

Fast Drivers & Good-Looking Cars to be Rewarded During Snowball Derby Week

WXBM, Hamner Engines & Capitol Renegade Presenting Qualifying & Best Appearing Bonuses
51 Sports / Snowball Derby PR

Nothing in short track racing compares to the sights and speeds of Snowball Derby weekend at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway. To help celebrate and honor the drivers that speed around the Five Flags half-mile with sharp-looking racecars, WXBM 102.7FM in Pensacola, Hamner Racing Engines of Harpersville, Alabama and Capitol Renegade of Greenbelt, Maryland are providing several awards during Snowball Derby week.
Qualifying for the 45th Annual Snowball Derby on Friday, November 30 will feature a $1000 cash prize […]

DRIVERS AND FANS GATHER TUESDAY NITE AT TRACY GOODSON’S BEEFS

SPEED 51’s official send-off for the Snowball Derby Week is tonight during the fourth-annual Speed51.com Snowball Derby Kickoff Party and Radio Show.
The show will air live from 7-9pm CT (8-10 ET) at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s restaurant, 4469 Mobile Highway in Pensacola.
Snowball Derby drivers including Johanna Long, Kyle Benjamin, Augie Grill, Mike Garvey, Grant Enfinger, Kenzie Ruston
and Erik Jones are just some of the drivers that will be appearing on the show.

Speed51.com and JEGS will also have new t-shirts and other goodies for fans who spend $25 on dinner at Beef’s during the show. If you’re unable to […]

SNOWBALL COMPETITION ATTRACTS NEW COMPETITORS.

Kyle Plott is from Marietta, Georgia; Blake Jones from Sevierville, Tennessee;
and Nelson Piquet Jr comes from Brazil…all with one goal, to take home a
trophy. See all the other trophy hopefuls at the bottom of this page by
clicking Posters/Newsletters, and view the 100+ drivers who will be
looking for a spot in the starting grid for the Snowball Derby © and the
Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 […]