The list of Snowball Derby champions boasts some of the best drivers to ever compete in short track racing.  However, behind many of those names was a crew chief, helping guide the driver to victory in the biggest race of the year.  Here, we take a look at some of the most successful crew chiefs […]

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They broke the mold when they made Frankie Grill. The legendary car owner, chassis builder and crew chief passed away over the weekend. Grill was the frontman for Grand American Race Cars and the father to two-time Snowball Derby winner Augie Grill.   That just touches the surface of Frankie Grill’s success and impact at […]

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When Tom Dawson had a vision of a big end-of-the-year race called the Snowball Derby, he probably didn’t imagine that the race would turn into a battle of chassis manufacturers.  As we visited earlier in the 50 for 50 series, cars were home built until the mid 70’s before the chassis makers began making the speed plants that […]

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“50 for 50” is a new series on Speed51.com that will tell the 50 best stories to have ever come out of the Snowball Derby. The stories will focus on the legendary tales of the event as we prepare for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby on December 3.    Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Prince […]

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