Two winners on Thursday night at the 52ndAnnual Snowball Derby presented by BJ’s Wholesale Club at Five Flags Speedway (FL) saw their victories overturned during technical inspection, with four drivers disqualified in two classes on the evening.
Jarrett Parker inherited the win in Thursday night’s WCIParts.com Pro Trucks after the top three finishers failed post-race technical inspection. In addition, Jerry Goff, Jr. is now credited with the win in the Lloyd’s Glass Pure Stocks after Mike Moody failed technical inspection.
Cody Haskins led all 50 laps of the event to take the checkered flag. However, he and second-place finisher Grant Thompson failed technical inspection with engine violations related to the heads, per technical director Ricky Brooks. Third-place finisher Donnie Hamrac failed technical inspection due to a left side weight violation.
Moody’s violation was also an engine violation, related to the pistons.
These three infractions elevated fourth-place finisher Jarrett Parker to the top spot, giving the Molino, Florida native two wins during Derby week with the Pro Truck over the past four years. Kody Brusso is now credited with second place, with Joshua Hicks rounding out the updated podium.
While the first night of feature racing is in the books, there is still plenty of excitement to see first-hand at Five Flags Speedway as part of the Snowball Derby.
Friday, December 6 presents one of the most dramatic and intense days in short track racing, with Snowball Derby teams competing for a spot in Sunday’s race on Country Pleasin’ Sausage Pole Night. The Modifieds of Mayhem Tour 75-lap season finale follows qualifying.
Saturday is an action-packed day of racing, featuring the Snowball Derby last chance race, the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 for Pro Late Models and a 50-lap feature for the Faith Chapel Outlaws.
Finally, Sunday, December 8 brings the most prestigious event in Super Late Model racing, the Snowball Derby. Pre-race festivities begin at noon, with driver introductions at 1:15 p.m. At 2:00 p.m., the Snowball Derby begins, starting the 300-lap battle to see who will join the record books as a winner of the marquee event.
Limited reserved tickets are still available for the 52ndAnnual Snowball Derby. Call the track office at 850-944-8400 to order your tickets now and enjoy the fun and excitement of the Snowball Derby.
Race fans can watch all of the action during this week’s 52nd Annual Snowball Derby on Speed51. Click here to order your four-day passes or single-day tickets today.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans
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