In five short years, the Pro Truck race on Snowball Derby weekend has become one of the best shows of the weekend. Each year, the field has been filled with crafty veterans and eager rookies who are seeking Snowball Derby glory.  For the 51st Annual Snowball Derby next week, race fans can expect much of […]

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D.J. VanderLey had not made a start inside the cockpit of a race car since the 2015 Snowball Derby.  When the opportunity came up to drive a Pro Truck at the Snowball Derby, he made the most of it Saturday night at Five Flags Speedway.   The 2011 Snowball Derby runner-up inherited the lead after […]

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In a span of five laps in 2011, DJ VanderLey went from local racer to national star.   VanderLey went wheel-to-wheel with Chase Elliott over the last five laps in one of the Snowball Derby’s most iconic moments.  VanderLey led Elliott by inches every lap, until the final circuit. A slip in turn three on […]

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D.J. Vanderley came within a lap of winning the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida in 2011, but he narrowly missed out on the win when Chase Elliott was able to beat him to the checkered flag.  Vanderley has done a lot of racing since then, but this year he’s scaled back […]

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