Performing in the clutch separates the best drivers from the pack. When the laps are counting down and the lights are shining brightest, the top racers thrive under pressure. Each month during the 2020 season, Tilton Engineering will honor a “Clutch Performer of the Month” from the world of short track racing.   The winner […]

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Although the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby took place nine days ago, our team at Speed51 is already looking forward to what may come at the 54th Annual Snowball Derby in December 2021. Likewise, many of the drivers that competed in this year’s event are already working to figure out what they need to do to […]

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Going into the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby last weekend, Ty Majeski admitted that he had probably found every way to lose the biggest Super Late Model race in the country in six previous starts.  After 300 laps last Sunday afternoon at Five Flags Speedway, the Wisconsin driver found a way to win the Tom Dawson […]

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The New England area has historically not experienced much success during the 53-year history of the Snowball Derby.  In fact, just one driver from the region has won the prestigious event at Five Flags Speedway, with Massachusetts’s Pete Hamilton winning in 1974.   Another Massachusetts driver made history last weekend when Jake Johnson won the […]

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With over 120 entries on the list for this weekend’s Open Setup Virtual Snowball Derby, the event at the virtual Five Flags Speedway was already shaping up to be one of the most competitive Super Late Model races on iRacing this year.  However, the late addition of 2020 Snowball Derby winner Ty Majeski has raised […]

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The 53rd Snowball Derby has come and gone, but the memories of this year’s edition of the crown jewel Super Late Model race will last forever. Throughout the week at Five Flags Speedway, Speed51’s talented group of photographers had their cameras out to snap all the action beginning with the Snowball Derby Kickoff Pageant all […]

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The year of 2020 has seen many motorsports promoters try different ideas for running their programs in order to survive COVID-19; some of which have been welcomed by race teams and fans to stay into the future even once the threat of the virus has passed.   This past weekend saw Five Flags Speedway making […]

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Paul Shafer Jr. finished 21st in the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby Sunday afternoon.  As he took the checkered flag at Five Flags Speedway, it ended a tumultuous week that saw its share of ups and downs.   As many other teams do, he arrived to Pensacola from Portage, Indiana Saturday ready to test ahead of […]

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