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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Fresh off his first career NASCAR Cup Series championship, Chase Elliott is returning to a place where he began his path to stardom. Elliott will return to the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby this December to chase the biggest prize in pavement Super Late Model racing.   WATCH THE SNOWBALL DERBY ON SPEED51.TV   Elliott earned […]

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Jake Garcia is looking to follow the path of fellow Georgia drivers like Chase Elliott and Chandler Smith through the Late Model ranks in the southeast for a chance at the higher levels of NASCAR. The 14-year-old Monroe, GA native spent his rookie season in the Pro Late Model ranks tackling some of the Southeast’s […]

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When Chandler Smith moved up to the Super Late Model ranks at the age of 14, there were the usual questions of whether or not this young Georgia driver could immediately hang tough with the more experienced drivers and teams after a single, yet consistent season in Pro Late Models. In the end, that’s exactly […]

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Behind every great driver is a great team.  The crew members that put in countless hours at the shop and at the track sometimes do not receive the recognition deserved for a job well done.  The combination of a great driver and a great crew is the recipe for making great things happen on the […]

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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 #31 through #40 on the all-time list.   If you haven’t viewed #31 […]

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From the years 1985 to 1996, drivers from the State of Georgia won the Snowball Derby four times.  Over the next few years, it looked as if the Peach State was not going to be a factor in Derby races of the future.  Then came along Ricky Turner, an accomplished driver who had a date […]

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While researching information for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby, we started to ask former race winners one question that resulted in some interesting stories.     Who was your crew chief?   In the early days and even up into the 90’s, the answer to that questions was normally, “the driver.”  However, along the way, […]

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – As the 2016 Late Model season approaches, LFR Chassis continues to improve and build on the success of its LFR Driver Development Group. A new partnership between LFR DDG and Late Model expert Ricky Turner is set to further expand the team’s success with the creation of a satellite shop in Georgia […]

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