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

04Corey RoperBaytown, TX
04Dalton ArmstrongNew Castle, IN
07Corey LaJoieConcord, NC
1Garrett JonesMooresville, NC
1Tim MartinAmite, LA
10Steve DorerLakeland, FL
11David RogersOrlando, FL
11Logan BoyettPensacola, FL
112Augie GrillHayden, AL
12Harrison BurtonHuntersville, NC
129Spencer DavisDawsonville, GA
13Cassius ClarkFarmington, ME
15Christian EckesMiddleton, NY
17Quin HouffMt. Sidney, VA
18Hunter RobbinsMooresville, NC
2DJ VanderLeyMobile, AL
2wDonnie WilsonOklahoma City, OK
20Cole RouseFort Smith, AR
21Johanna LongPensacola, FL
22Josh BraggMobile, AL
23Grant EnfingerStatesville, NC
23Dalton GrindleFlowery Branch, GA
26Bubba PollardSenoia, GA
29Anderson BowenSuwanee, GA
29Caleb AdrianWalcott, IA
3Kaz GralaWestbrough, MA
30Jesse DutillyBradenton, FL
31Kyle GrissomConcord, NC
33Dustin SmithMobile, AL
4Kyle PlottMarietta, GA
42Chad FinleyLaingsburg, MI
42Dennis PruntyKnowles, WI
43Dennis SchoenfeldVan Buren, AR
43Derek ThornBakersfield, CA
47Allen KarnesSharpsburg, GA
47Brian CampbellWyoming, MI
47Chris FontaineLakeland, FL
48Preston PeltierConcord, NC
5Daniel HemricKannapolis, NC
5Dominique Van WieringenAmhertsburg, Ontario
5Jerry ArtusoSault St. Marie, ONT
51Brandon OakleyBeavercreek, OH
51Christopher BellNorman, OK
51Michael AtwellNaples, FL
51Stephen NassePinellas Park, FL
53Boris JurkovicManhattan, IL
57Cole TimmMooresville, NC
5SDalton SargeantBoca Raton, FL
67Clay JonesGoldsboro, NC
7Casey RoderickLawrenceville, GA
7John DeAngelisHubertus, WI
7Paul Shafer, Jr.Portage, IN
75Jeremy DossUpper Lake, CA
77Zane SmithHuntington Beach, CA
79Kyle BryantNavarre, FL
8John Hunter NemechekMooresville, NC
8DJ HoelzlePalm Harbor, FL
8Noah GragsonLas Vegas, NV
811Mason MingusBrentwood, TN
83Scott EllisForsyth, GA
88Roger ReuseBirmingham, AL
9Chase ElliottDawsonville, GA
9Derek KrausStratford, WI
9William ByronCharlotte, NC
91Ty MajeskiSeymour, WI
92Ron McDonaldPensacola, FL
94Quinnton BearAvon, IN
96Wade DayAbingdon, VA
98Rico AbreuRutherford, CA
98Ross KensethJenison, MI
99Casey SmithAustin, TX
99JJ HaleyWinamac, IN
99Junior NiedeckenPensacola, FL
H2Brett HolmesMunford, 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].

 

For more information on Speed51.com and the rest of the 51 Companies, contact Jana Wimmer (Director of Business) at 51 Sports via email through [email protected] and visit Speed51.com.  Speed51.com is on Twitter at @speed51dotcom and on Facebook by searching Speed51.com.

 

 

- 51 Sports/Snowball Derby press release

- Photo credit: Speed51.com

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Snowball Derby Entry List Now Up to 56 Drivers