Rising to the challenge is what separates a top-notch driver from the rest of the pack.  Whether it’s dominating a race, going on a winning streak or sealing a win with a late-race pass, drivers slowly rise to the top of the field and make a name for themselves.     That’s why the FK […]

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The 49th Annual Snowball Derby was an event that race fans won’t forget anytime soon. From the first feature races on Wednesday to the final checkered flag on Tuesday, there were plenty of eventful moments.   We at Speed51.com have done our best to narrow down the list to the 10 best moments from the 49th […]

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The fans spoke and Speed51.com listened.  To compliment 51 TV’s live pay-per-view broadcast of the 49th Annual Snowball Derby, Speed51.com provided full-fledged Trackside Now coverage of last Tuesday’s race for absolutely no cost.   In what turned out to be a dramatic race, 51 provided fans with lap-by-lap coverage, behind-the-scenes information and professional photography of the […]

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Fresh off two straight Late Model victories, 16-year-old Christian Eckes carried a red-hot streak into Pensacola, Florida one weekend ago.  Eckes turned that streak from red-hot to white-hot by taking the checkered flag in a Snowball Derby finish for the ages at Five Flags Speedway.  The Greenville, New York native beat John Hunter Nemechek to […]

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1: 2016 Snowball Derby winner Christian Eckes is the first driver from New York to win the Snowball Derby.   1: Christian Eckes led only the final lap of the race and that’s all he needed to win the 49th Annual Snowball Derby.   3: Augie Grill won the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 for the […]

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The 49th Annual Snowball Derby was worth waiting two days for.  Christian Eckes and John Hunter Nemechek put on a show during the final laps that fans won’t forget for a long time.  The teenage drivers swapped the inside lane and the lead four times during the final two laps before 16-year-old Eckes nipped 19-year-old […]

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