Mooresville, North Carolina – Two-time Snowball Derby winner Erik Jones will return to the Southern Super Series behind the wheel of the No. 78 Fury Super Late Model for BJ McLeod Motorsports with Travis Braden at Five Flags Speedway’s double header on July 23rd and 24th.   Erik Jones, current NASCAR Cup Series driver for […]

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rik Jones made his name known in the Super Late Model world on his way to the NASCAR Cup Series, first by leading all 200 laps at the Florida Governor’s Cup at New Smyrna Speedway in 2011, then beating Kyle Busch in the 2012 Snowball Derby.  His Super Late Model resume rivals that of anyone’s […]

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or the first time since 2018, Erik Jones will return to Slinger Speedway for the prestigious Slinger Nationals on Tuesday, July 6. The NASCAR Cup Series driver for Richard Petty Motorsports has partnered with Wisconsin native John DeAngelis to field a car for the Super Late Model event. WATCH LIVE: 2021 Slinger Nationals “We did […]

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The Snowball Derby brings the best of the best in Late Model racing to Pensacola, Florida each year.  However, the driver standing in victory lane after 300 laps at Five Flags Speedway isn’t always one of the faces you’d expect in the star-studded field.  Here are 10 of the biggest upsets in the history of […]

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Prior to the 2012 Short Track Draft on Speed51.com, Bubba Pollard wondered what he needed to do to put his name at the top of the draft board.  The simple fact was that he needed to do exactly what he ended up doing during the 2011 season.   At the age of 25, Pollard won […]

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As the 2019 Short Track Draft presented by PFC Brakes on Speed51 wraps, we take a look back at the ten-year anniversary of the 2009 Short Track Draft.  Our resident “Stat Boy” Elgin Traylor takes us back in time with this Short Track Draft Throwback.   The year was 2009, and the racing landscape was […]

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Dreams have been crushed and others have been made in “The Room of Doom” following the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.   Throughout the 50-year history of the race, the stories from the tech shed have kept racers, officials and fans on their toes.   Today, we look at the timeline of some of the […]

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When I look back on my decade or so in the trenches and eventually at the helm of Speed51.com, there is one race event that stands above all the others – the Snowball Derby.   There is no other race that this website covers more extensively. There is no other race on asphalt that attracts […]

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This weekend a rare blue moon will take place in the asphalt Late Model world with huge money on the line for Pro Late Models at Jukasa Motor Speedway.  The 200-lap event will pay $50,000 (CAD) to the winner, which translates to nearly $39,000 in U.S. dollars.   Sunday’s Canadian Short Track Nationals will be […]

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(Slinger, WI)  Erik Jones, the 2015 NASCAR Truck Series champion and reigning NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year is the latest driver to commit to the 39th annual SUPERSEAL Slinger Nationals presented by Miller Lite, Tuesday night, July 10.    The 22-year-old rising star, from Byron, Michigan last competed at the Slinger Nationals in […]

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