Big Additions Push Snowball Derby Entry List Over 50

With two week remaining until the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway, a handful of big additions have pushed the entry list to over 50 entries for the prestigious Super Late Model race.  Highlighted by the addition of NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott, the current entry list for the crown jewel event during the week of December 2-6 sits at 51 total entries.




Elliott, a two-time winner of the Snowball Derby, officially filed an entry for the Snowball Derby last week.  After winning the race in 2011 and 2015, Elliott will look to add to his dream season by winning a third Tom Dawson Trophy.


Another well-known name with close connections to the NASCAR world has also filed an entry for the race.  After competing in the Blizzard Series finale at Five Flags Speedway in October, Ross Kenseth will make his first Snowball Derby attempt since 2014.  Kenseth — the son of former NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth — has made six previous Snowball Derby starts, with a best finish of third in 2011.  He finished seventh in his return to Super Late Model racing on October 25.


The province of Ontario will be represented at the Snowball Derby by 2016 NASCAR Pinty’s Series champion Cayden Lapcevich.  In recent years, Lapcevich has placed his focus on Super Late Model racing and had many strong finishes along the way.  In August, Lapcevich finished second in the Gandrud Auto Parts 250 at Wisconsin International Raceway, and he followed that up by claiming the Winchester 400 pole in October at Winchester Speedway.  The Grimsby, Ontario native will be making his Snowball Derby debut.


While Lapcevich will be making the long trip from the province of Ontario, Jeremy Pate will wake up in his own bed each night during the Snowball Derby.  Pate, a contender for the Southern Super Series championship in 2020, has filed an entry for the big race in his hometown.  Pate has made 14 previous Snowball Derby attempts, with a best finish of eighth and a pole award in 2002.


A former Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (TN) track champion has also been added to the Snowball Derby entry list.  With a new race car underneath him, Michael House will attempt to make the race after failing to qualify in his debut one year ago.


In addition to the five additions, Indianapolis racer Jack Dossey III has withdrawn his entry for the event.


The complete entry list for the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby can be viewed below.


More information on the Snowball Derby, including the most up-to-date entry lists, can be found by visiting Snowball Central on


Race fans unable to make it to Pensacola will be able to watch the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby on Speed51.TV. Video tickets can be purchased now by clicking here.


-Story by: Brandon Paul, Speed51 Content Manager – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51

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53rd Annual Snowball Derby Entry List (As of 11/20/20)

No. NameHometown
1Michael HouseLewisburg, TN
2Kaden HoneycuttAledo, TX
3Ross KensethDeFuniak Spring, FL
4Kyle PlottMarietta, GA
4MKyle MccallumMacon, GA
5Casey JohnsonEdgerton, WI
7John DeAngelisHubertus, WI
7Paul Shafer, Jr. Portage, IL
9Chase ElliottDawsonville, GA
9Derek KrausStratford, WI
9Hudson HalderCumming, GA
10Ryan CranePanama City, FL
11Logan BoyettPensacola, FL
12GDerek GriffithHudson, NH
14Austin NasonRoscoe, IL
14Carson HocevarPortage, MI
14Chris DavidsonAlvin, TX
14Connor OkrzesikGrand Bay, AL
15Gabe SommersPlover, WI
16Cayden LapcevichGrimsby, ON, Canada
18Hunter RobbinsPensacola, FL
19Kason PlottMarietta, GA
21Jeremy PatePensacola, FL
24Mason DiazManasses, VA
25Casey RoderickPulaski, MS
26Travis BradenWheeling, WV
26SChandler SmithJasper, GA
30Jeremy DossUpper Lake, CA
30Jesse DutillyBradenton, FL
32Grant EnfingerFairhope, AL
35Jake GarciaMonroe, GA
36Dan FredricksonNorthfield, MN
43Daniel DyeDeland, FL
43Derek ThornBakersfield, CA
44Bob LyonAgua Dulce, CA
44Justin T. JohnsonRoxboro, NC
45Kodie ConnerKannapolis, NC
48Preston PeltierLas Vegas, NV
51Kyle BuschLas Vegas, NV
51Michael AtwellNaples, FL
51Noah GragsonLas Vegas, NV
51Sammy SmithJohnston, IA
51Stephen NassePinellas Park, FL
53Boris JurkovicManhattan, IL
53Cole ButcherHantsport, NS, Canada
54Matt CraigKannapolis, NC
71Bubba PollardSenoia, GA
78Corey HeimDavidson, NC
79Kyle BryantNavarre, FL
81TBASarasota, FL
88Perry PatinoAlabaster, AL
91Ty MajeskiCharlotte, NC
112Augie GrillHayden, AL
119Dalton ZehrVerona, WI

Big Additions Push Snowball Derby Entry List Over 50