On this date way back in 1951, Parker Bohn won a NASCAR Late Model Sportsman event at Wall Stadium (NJ).  Bohn raced away from Gordon Oldford and Mickey Rorer for the victory.  He won four known races under the NASCAR banner at Wall Stadium that year.   Bohn started racing in his 30s and won […]

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The All American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) has a storied history dating back to its inaugural running in 1981.  Many of the greats in short track racing history have competed in the crown jewel event.  Speed51's resident "stat boy," Elgin Traylor, has ranked those greats based on their performance in the All American […]

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The most prestigious Super Late Model race in America will be held Sunday afternoon at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. We take a look at the race in the edition of "By the Numbers" on Speed51.com.   0: The number of drivers who have swept both the Snowball Derby and the Snowflake 100 in the […]

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A long line of talented drivers have rained havoc on the short track racing world while racing a blue No. 98 car.  One of those drivers will be returning to action during the 51st Annual Snowball Derby week at Five Flags Speedway (FL).   Many modern fans will remember NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Daniel Hemric […]

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Let the debate begin. Sure, Rich Bickle won five Snowball Derby races, but Jody Ridley has him beat in two other categories. As a result, some people consider Ridley the best driver to ever run the Snowball Derby.   To put it simple, Ridley was the Dick Trickle of the south.   While chasing down All Pro […]

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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.  Today we take a look at #1 through #10 on the all-time list.   If you missed any of the […]

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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 1980s, a decade which […]

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Defining a perfect season can come down to a single race, a single lap and even a single turn.  That was the story of Butch Miller’s 1986 season.  Despite 19 wins that season, the one win that got away from him was the one that he thought about all winter long.  The Snowball Derby was […]

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When you start to think about what 100 wins means to a driver everything begins really adds up.  Years of racing, nights of coming up short, close calls, wrecks, fast cars, not-so-fast cars, good luck and bad luck.  It takes a lot to make it to the century mark.   Bubba Pollard, a modern day short […]

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A quartet of legendary short track racers are moving on to the "Pavement Four" in the Short Track Bracket Challenge.  Following the tabulation of hundreds of votes cast on Speed51.com powered by JEGS, the best short track racers from each region -- Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and West Coast -- have been crowned.   Richie Evans […]

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