It was a phone call he didn’t want to make.  Clay Rogers was a young, up-and-coming race car driver and he had just had his butt kicked.   WATCH THE SNOWBALL DERBY ON SPEED51.TV   The year was 2000 and he was still, in a way, a raw rookie when he rolled into Five Flags […]

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A successful racing career has always begins somewhere, and on this date in 2006 a young Doug Coby scored his first career win on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.  Not only did he breakthrough for his first career tour victory, but he did so in one of the most prestigious races of the year: the Spring […]

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Fifteen years ago, the best show in racing was the Pro Cup Series. On this date in 2005, Shane Huffman bested a field that included the likes of Clay Rogers, Bobby Gill, Steve Wallace, Mike Garvey, George Brunnhoelzl, III and other memorable names at South Georgia Motorsports Park.   Take a look back at Speed51’s […]

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One of the top Pro Late Model racers in the country will be strapping into a Super Late Model for his first attempt at the Snowball Derby this December. Michael House, a former track champion at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, will take on the tough challenge with two-time Derby winner Bobby Gill calling the shots […]

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As we continue to close in on the 50th Annual Snowball Derby, we at Speed51.com continue our look at the history of the event through the years.  Our newest feature takes you through the race decade-by-decade and give you a look at each year’s race.   Today we take a look at the 1990s, a decade in […]

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While researching information for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby, we started to ask former race winners one question that resulted in some interesting stories.     Who was your crew chief?   In the early days and even up into the 90’s, the answer to that questions was normally, “the driver.”  However, along the way, […]

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0 – Number of drivers who have swept both the Snowball Derby and the Snowflake 100 in the same weekend. The closest to do it was Augie Grill in 2007 as he finished third in that years’ Snowflake before winning the Derby the next day. Chase Elliott won the Snowflake 100 and the Derby in 2013, but was […]

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Concord, NC — Bobby Gill, the four time USAR Hooters Pro Cup Champion and veteran NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Driver and Truck Chief, will pilot the No. 5 Van Knill Motorsports, in conjunction with Wauters Motorsports, Toyota Camry in the 13th Annual North-South Shootout Pro All Star Series (PASS) race Saturday, November 7, […]

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