3 – Number of wins by Chase Elliott. The all-time winnigest driver is back to try to take a fourth crown in the Snowflake 100.
4:11 am – The time the race ended in 2014. A long rain delay led to a long night of racing. The gates didn’t even close as the Sunday morning crew was back in only a few hours later. The story has had a year to grow and it’s still impressive to think what Five Flags Speedway officials accomplished that night.
05 – Keep an eye on Bayley Currey in the No. 05 ride. He was the Central Texas Speedway champion this season with four wins. He hopes to take the trophy back to Texas.
6 – The win streak for Grand American Race Cars in the Allen Turner Snowflake 100. Between Chase Elliott, Bubba Pollard and Augie Grill they have won the last six races.
10 – Augie Grill and Bubba Pollard will each be making their 10th start in this race. They have a total of 10 top-10 finishes.
14 – Ryan Luza is the track champion this season at Five Flags Speedway and he could be in the cat bird seat as he looks to beat the best of the out of town crowd in the Snowflake 100.
16.259 – The Pro Late Model track record held by Augie Grill during last year’s qualifying for the Snowflake 100.
18 – Hunter Robbins will be in the field and is one of four former winners who are looking to run the race on Saturday night. Robbins won back in 2005.
28 – The state of Texas was the 28th state to join the union, but they may need to add a sixth flag over Five Flags Speedway if the crown heads back to the Lone Star State. Ryan Luza won the track title in Pro Late Models while fellow Texas Casey Smith did the same in Super Late Model. 11 drivers are entered in the Snowflake from Texas.
33 – Garrett Jones made up 33 spots a year ago to finish third after starting 36th. The Snowflake can feature a lot of passing as there is always a big mover by the end of the night.
99 – Junior Niedecken was a footnote in the 2014 Snowflake 100 as he finished seventh after starting 35th. This season he won at Five Flags Speedway and dominated the competition to take the Mobile International Speedway (AL) track title.
100 – The race is an all out 100-lap sprint. In the years past there was a tire change, but it’s been all about the four tires you race on and that’s all teams get.
386 – Drivers that have attempted to race or qualify for the Snowflake 100.
$7,000 – The Snowflake 100 pays $7,000 to the winner at the end of the night making it one of the richest Pro Late Model races in the county.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
-Photo credit: Bruce Nuttleman/Speed51.com