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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Continuing its long-standing tradition of the most diverse schedule in American stock car racing, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will return to the Illinois State Fair for the 36th consecutive year for the Allen Crowe 100 at the Springfield Mile on Sunday, August 18, 2019.   As has been tradition since 1984, the […]

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Toledo, Ohio – As it has every racing season since 1983, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will make its annual trek to the Illinois State Fair for the annual Allen Crowe 100 on Sunday, August 19. The event is the first of two races the ARCA Racing Series will contest […]

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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 2000s, a decade which […]

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As we approach the 50th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway, it only makes sense to put together a list of the top 50 drivers who have helped shape the history of the prestigious race.  We start today with a look at #41 through #50 on the all-time list.   50 - Bubba Pollard […]

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For the fifth straight year, one of Super Late Model racing’s most prestigious events will kick off the Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco season in 2018.  Southern Super Series and South Alabama Speedway officials announced Tuesday that the 42nd Annual Rattler 250 will begin the sixth season for the Southeast Super Late Model series […]

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Entries for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby have been flying into the Five Flags Speedway office throughout the weeks and months leading up to the historic short track racing event.  On Wednesday afternoon, Five Flags officials released the first look at the entry lists for both Late Model divisions competing during the November 29 […]

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Springfield, IL - With a weekend away from his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series duties, Grant Enfinger opted for an ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards adventure at the Illinois State Fairgrounds mile dirt and turned it into a storybook ending.   Enfinger, in the Allgaier Motorsports-prepared 16 car, fought off ARCA championship leader Austin […]

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The show went on with Wednesday evening’s Green Flag Pit Party at Five Flags Speedway, which concluded with the Qualifying Draw Down for the 49th Annual Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100.   Severe thunderstorms passed through the panhandle in the afternoon, delaying the technical inspection process.  The cut-off for tech for the day was extended […]

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The stars and cars that will be competing in the 49th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway are beginning to arrive in Pensacola, Florida for the biggest week in short track racing.  With that, media coverage of the year’s most prestigious Super Late Model event begins Monday night at 6 p.m. CT/7 p.m. ET with […]

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