Pensacola, FL – Still more than a month remains until the 48th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway and now the entry list is up to 56 participants. The new names on the list of Super Late Model entires for the December 6th 300-lap race in Pensacola, FL, include NASCAR champions, winners from the Midwest and last year’s Snowball Derby winner.
John Hunter Nemechek is now set to defend his Snowball Derby crown from a year ago. Michigan’s Brian Campbell, who has a couple handfuls of victories around the tough Midwest Super Late Model scene and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champ William Byron are among the latest entrants.
Officials from the Snowball Derby are reminding competitors that there is an advantage to getting your entry blank in as soon as possible. Pit stalls for the 48th Annual Snowball Derby will be selected by the order in which the entry blanks are received.
“We are just so delighted to see the interest in this year’s Snowball Derby from all of the racers sending in their entries,” said Tim Bryant, promoter at Five Flags Speedway. “The interest in the Derby continues to grow each year and we are hard at work in make sure our facility is top-notch when everyone arrives.”
To date, a total of 56 entries have been received for the prestigious event. To obtain an entry blank, visit www.snowballderby.com and click the Snowball Derby tab in the upper-right portion of the site. From there, click the Driver Registration area to access the form for all divisions competing during this year’s Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.
Current Entries – 48th Annual Snowball Derby
(As of 5pm ET October 20, 2015
|04||Corey Roper||Baytown, TX|
|04||Dalton Armstrong||New Castle, IN|
|07||Corey LaJoie||Concord, NC|
|1||Garrett Jones||Mooresville, NC|
|1||Tim Martin||Amite, LA|
|10||Steve Dorer||Lakeland, FL|
|11||David Rogers||Orlando, FL|
|11||Logan Boyett||Pensacola, FL|
|112||Augie Grill||Hayden, AL|
|12||Harrison Burton||Huntersville, NC|
|129||Spencer Davis||Dawsonville, GA|
|13||Cassius Clark||Farmington, ME|
|15||Christian Eckes||Middleton, NY|
|17||Quin Houff||Mt. Sidney, VA|
|18||Hunter Robbins||Mooresville, NC|
|2||DJ VanderLey||Mobile, AL|
|2w||Donnie Wilson||Oklahoma City, OK|
|20||Cole Rouse||Fort Smith, AR|
|21||Johanna Long||Pensacola, FL|
|22||Josh Bragg||Mobile, AL|
|23||Grant Enfinger||Statesville, NC|
|23||Dalton Grindle||Flowery Branch, GA|
|26||Bubba Pollard||Senoia, GA|
|29||Anderson Bowen||Suwanee, GA|
|29||Caleb Adrian||Walcott, IA|
|3||Kaz Grala||Westbrough, MA|
|30||Jesse Dutilly||Bradenton, FL|
|31||Kyle Grissom||Concord, NC|
|33||Dustin Smith||Mobile, AL|
|4||Kyle Plott||Marietta, GA|
|42||Chad Finley||Laingsburg, MI|
|42||Dennis Prunty||Knowles, WI|
|43||Dennis Schoenfeld||Van Buren, AR|
|43||Derek Thorn||Bakersfield, CA|
|47||Allen Karnes||Sharpsburg, GA|
|47||Brian Campbell||Wyoming, MI|
|47||Chris Fontaine||Lakeland, FL|
|48||Preston Peltier||Concord, NC|
|5||Daniel Hemric||Kannapolis, NC|
|5||Dominique Van Wieringen||Amhertsburg, Ontario|
|5||Jerry Artuso||Sault St. Marie, ONT|
|51||Brandon Oakley||Beavercreek, OH|
|51||Christopher Bell||Norman, OK|
|51||Michael Atwell||Naples, FL|
|51||Stephen Nasse||Pinellas Park, FL|
|53||Boris Jurkovic||Manhattan, IL|
|57||Cole Timm||Mooresville, NC|
|5S||Dalton Sargeant||Boca Raton, FL|
|67||Clay Jones||Goldsboro, NC|
|7||Casey Roderick||Lawrenceville, GA|
|7||John DeAngelis||Hubertus, WI|
|7||Paul Shafer, Jr.||Portage, IN|
|75||Jeremy Doss||Upper Lake, CA|
|77||Zane Smith||Huntington Beach, CA|
|79||Kyle Bryant||Navarre, FL|
|8||John Hunter Nemechek||Mooresville, NC|
|8||DJ Hoelzle||Palm Harbor, FL|
|8||Noah Gragson||Las Vegas, NV|
|811||Mason Mingus||Brentwood, TN|
|83||Scott Ellis||Forsyth, GA|
|88||Roger Reuse||Birmingham, AL|
|9||Chase Elliott||Dawsonville, GA|
|9||Derek Kraus||Stratford, WI|
|9||William Byron||Charlotte, NC|
|91||Ty Majeski||Seymour, WI|
|92||Ron McDonald||Pensacola, FL|
|94||Quinnton Bear||Avon, IN|
|96||Wade Day||Abingdon, VA|
|98||Rico Abreu||Rutherford, CA|
|98||Ross Kenseth||Jenison, MI|
|99||Casey Smith||Austin, TX|
|99||JJ Haley||Winamac, IN|
|99||Junior Niedecken||Pensacola, FL|
|H2||Brett Holmes||Munford, AL|
As an added incentive for drivers considering making a long haul to compete in the Snowball Derby, Speed51.com powered by JEGS has put up three, $551 bounties for the highest-finishing driver from different regions of the country.
A Midwest team that originates from the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin are eligible for the Midwest $551 bonus.
The Northeast bonus of $551 is up for grabs for teams based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont or Rhode Island.
For the first time this year, a West Bounty of $551 will be paid to the highest finishing team coming from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
The 48th Annual Snowball Derby weekend kicks off with the Cat Country/WEAR-TV3 Green Flag Party on Wednesday, December 2. On-track activities start Thursday, December 3, for the opening practice rounds for the Snowball Derby Super Late Models and Snowflake 100 Pro Late Models. The Five Flags Butler U-Pull-It Bombers and Beef ‘O’Brady’s Sportsman divisions will also have feature events on Snowball Derby Thursday.
The top Snowball Derby starting spots will be set on Friday, December 4 during WXBM 102.7 Pole Night at Five Flags. The Five Flags Faith Chapel Super Stocks and Modifieds will also battle in their Snowball Derby features after Super Late Model qualifying.
The Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 takes center stage on Saturday, December 5 as the top Pro Late Model racers in the country qualify and battle for 100 laps at Five Flags. In addition, Saturday’s action features the final 50-lap qualifying event for Snowball Derby drivers to make one last effort to qualify for the 300-lap Super Late Model race. The Better Built Tool Box Pro Trucks will also have a 50-lap feature on Snowball Derby Saturday.
Then on Sunday, December 6, the green flag will drop on the 48th Annual Snowball Derby at 2 p.m. CT at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway.
For more information on the 48th Annual Snowball Derby weekend at Five Flags Speedway, visit www.snowballderby.com. All media inquiries and credential requests for the Snowball Derby can be sent to Matt Kentfield at [email protected].
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– 51 Sports/Snowball Derby press release
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