NASCAR Camping World Truck Series part-time driver and 2014 ARCA Racing Series winner Spencer Gallagher highlights the latest list of entries to be received for the 47th Annual Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100.
With just over two weeks remaining until the biggest week in short track racing, entries continue to make their way to the Five Flags Speedway office in Pensacola, Florida. In addition to Gallagher’s entry, Corey Roper, Travis Nelson, Steve Dorer, Dan Leeck, Brayton Haws, Trevor McCoy and Lee Langford have filed entries for the Snowflake 100 on Saturday, December 6.
Gallagher of Las Vegas, Nevada enters the Snowball Derby as the most recent ARCA Racing Series winner after capturing the win in the season finale at Kansas Speedway on October 3. The 24-year-old fan favorite has never competed in the Snowball Derby or at Five Flags Speedway and will be considered a Snowball “rookie” when he makes his way to Pensacola for the big race on December 7.
Roper of Baytown, Texas enters the Snowflake 100 for the first time in his career. He is formerly a strong competitor in the Pro Modified division at Central Texas Speedway, but enters the Snowflake after two podium finishes in the Pro Late Model division at the track.
Nelson, another Snowflake 100 rookie, enters the race from the town of Hurley, Mississippi. Nelson has two career starts in the prestigious Lee Fields Memorial race at Mobile Int’l Speedway (AL) with finishes of 19th and 11th.
Lakeland, Florida’s Steve Dorer enters the event as one of the strongest competitors on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour during the 2014 season. In six events on the tour this season, Dorer did not finish outside of the top-five and recorded a win at Anderson Speedway (IN). Dorer is also proven in big races, as he is the 2011 winner of the prestigious Redbud 300.
Speaking of success on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, lets enter 2014 champion Dan Leeck into the mix for the Snowflake 100. Leeck of Birch Run, Michigan recorded eight top-10 finishes this season on his way to being crowned champion. With the big trophy in hand, he will now look to add a strong run in the Snowflake 100 to his resume.
Fifteen-year-old Brayton Haws of Youngsville, North Carolina makes his way to the Snowflake 100 fresh off of the biggest win of his career in the Autumn Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park. Driving for Late Model Stock Car powerhouse team Hawk-McCall Motorsports, Haws recorded one win, three top-fives and 10 top-10 finishes in 15 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series starts at Southern National in 2014.
McCoy, 19, of Caledonia, Michigan is another first time entry into the Snowflake 100. He will make his way from Great Lake State looking to qualify for the Snowflake after just missing out on qualifying for the Kalamazoo Klash earlier this season.
Veteran racer Lee Langford, from Commerce, Georgia, enters the Snowflake 100 as an Outlaw Late Model feature winner at Gresham Motorsports Park in 2014. The 44-year-old racer has six career starts in another big Late Model event, the World Crown 300 at Gresham, and recorded two runner-up finishes in the race.
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-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Northeast Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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