Robert Balkum doesn’t prepare his race car in a 10,000 square foot shop. Nor does he bring it to the track inside a $300,000 toterhome. However, the will to win on Snowball Derby weekend runs as deep inside of him as it does any Super Late Model competitor.   Balkum is a Pensacola native, and […]

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Qualifying for the Snowball Derby is always a tense affair, with the best Super Late Model teams in North America battling against the clock for the 30 starting spots.  For the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby presented by BJ’s Wholesale Club on December 4-8, there will be extra motivation on the line thanks to new Pit Pay […]

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There are 86,400 seconds in a day. However entering the 52nd Snowball Derby weekend, veteran racer Augie Grill wishes there were a few more. For the next four days, Grill won’t have a moment of down time.   In addition to piloting his familiar No. 112 Super and Pro Late Models, Grill will also wheel […]

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While other drivers got together with families over Thanksgiving weekend, JoJo Wilkinson took her family to the races and went kart racing.  It was a successful trip for the Hueytown, Alabama driver, who won five races during the event dubbed Thanksgiving Thunder at Georgia Karting Komplex (GA).  At just 15 years old, Wilkinson became the […]

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Jesse Dutilly closed out the 2019 Deep South Crane Blizzard Series season by winning the final Super Late Model regular season event at Five Flags Speedway (FL).  The Florida racer started his 52ndAnnual Snowball Derby by posting the fastest lap of the opening practice.   Dutilly made his first appearance in the Derby last year, […]

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Devon Morgan used a strategic call just before halfway to gain track position, then held off Brandon Wilkinson over several late-race restarts to win the first-ever Speed51 Elite Snowball Derby sim race at Five Flags Speedway Wednesday night.   After working through the field from his 11th starting spot and with the halfway competition yellow […]

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