Pro Late Models hit the track at Five Flags Speedway for the first time for Snowflake 100 practice on Thursday.  The day saw many surprises toward the top of the charts, with Virginia driver Mason Diaz ending the day fastest overall.   Thursday started out on the wrong foot for Diaz and his team, when […]

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The Snowball Derby draws attention from racing fans all over North America, eager to see #OneMoreRace and the battle to see who will win the Tom Dawson Trophy.  Fans at Five Flags Speedway and those watching from home alike will be checking out Speed51 for coverage of the event in record numbers, which makes Speed51 […]

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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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