Augie Grill is a two-time Snowball Derby champion. He is also a three-time and defending Snowflake 100 winner. On Friday night, he also became a Snowball Derby Modified winner, becoming the first driver to ever win a Super Late Model, Pro Late Model and Modified race in Snowball Derby history.
The Hayden, Alabama native started on the front row and led throughout the race to claim yet another trophy on Snowball Derby weekend.
“It was really good. I just kind of had to conserve there for the first thirty or forty laps,” Grill told Speed51.com Powered by JEGS, “There at the end, the 46 (Doug Moff) was catching us there the last few laps, but I didn’t figure he’d get to us, hats off to him. But this 112 was really good. I’ve just got to thank Robby White and John Howe for putting this thing together for us. Hopefully we can do many more of these.”
Grill jumped out to a sizable lead early, but Doug Moff and Kyle Purvis caught up to Grill on a long run and put on a great three-car battle for the lead in the middle stages of the race. Moff was able to come home in second.
“We burned our stuff down a little early,” Moff admitted. “My crew told me to save my tires but I budget my tires like I budget my money and I like to use it all up real quick. This car was upside down at Winchester a month ago, and I would’ve liked to win it, but if I finish second at Pensacola, it might as well be to Augie.”
Meanwhile, the story was about Augie Grill making history and becoming a winner in the Modified race, Snowflake 100 and Snowball Derby.
“It’s pretty cool to do that,” Grill stated. “I don’t know, I guess I’m on a plaque by myself.”
He was then asked if he planned on running an Outlaw Stock during next year’s Snowball Derby.
“I’ve been offered but I don’t think I’ll do that.”
For now, history is made once again at the Snowball Derby. This time, it’s Augie Grill’s name going into the record books.
Race fans can watch a full, on-demand broadcast of Friday's Modified race by clicking here.
-By Koty Geyer, Speed51.com Midwest Correspondent
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