The Snowball Derby is known as the most important race of the year for Super Late Model competitors. To make it through the weekend at Five Flags Speedway, competing in the Snowball Derby requires the support of a good team, as well as some dedicated faces behind the scenes.
Many teams are at the Snowball Derby thanks in part to the services of SRI Performance. The parts supplier is also on hand at the Pensacola, Florida half-mile, for last-minute needs for Derby competitors as well as offering parts for those preparing for the 2021 racing season.
Kevin Storms, Inside Sales Manager at SRI Performance, is among those working in the SRI Performance trailer parked in the Five Flags Speedway infield, ready to offer parts to those partaking in the Snowball Derby.
“SRI is just here to support everybody, both our loyal customers and the track,” said Storms. “We meet as many potential new customers as we can who come to this event from around the country and the world. We feel we need to be here for our business to grow.
“We have our trackside trailer full of parts for competitors should they need something in case of emergency. Whether they forget it, break it, God forbid they get in a wreck on-track and need a repair, we’re here with a full load of parts and pieces to keep them on the track.”
SRI Performance’s inventory is expansive, offering nearly anything a racer or team could need over the course of a weekend such as the Snowball Derby.
“We carry over 400 product lines from loyal suppliers and manufacturers we’re partnered with. We’d be here all night if I had to list them all. You name it. Anything from steering wheels to spark plugs to tires and wheels, SRI tries to have everything for these guys.”
Across seven divisions of racing, a large number of race teams will be participating in the festivities leading up to the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby on Sunday, December 6. How many people will be serviced by SRI Performance in some capacity?
“It’s in the hundreds. The amount of people here. It’s not just the competitors. Fans, a lot of fans here have cars back home, so you have a chance to reach out to those guys and show them what SRI has to offer, as well.”
While many teams will be focused on the Derby this weekend, those back home may be making their preparations for the 2021 racing season. If so, SRI Performance has you covered.
“Obviously, we have the website, sriperformance.com. We have multiple brick-and-mortar facilities up and down the east coast. We’ve got a location in Brownsburg, Indiana near Indianapolis. Our headquarters is in Mooresville, North Carolina. The phone number there is 704-662-6982. Feel free to look us up on the web or come to one of our stores.”
Visit sriperformance.com to learn more about SRI Performance’s services and inventory, as well as their locations available to serve you.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo