Sunday, December 8, 2013

46th Annual Snowball Derby Presented by JEGS- is the Official News Site of the Snowball Derby

Once again in 2013, is the Official News Site of the Snowball Derby. Be sure to check out their website for live “46th Annual Snowball Derby Presented by JEGS” coverage today (Sunday, December 8.)

A full schedule and more information can be found on’s Schaeffer's Racing Oil Snowball Central

Today’s Snowball Derby schedule (Sunday Dec 8th)

  • 7 am Pits Open (Team members only),
  • 9 am Hauler exit deadline; Pits open
  • 9:30 am Drivers Meeting
  • 10 am Worship Service
  • 12 pm Engine Warm Ups, Cars to Grid
  • 1 pm Drivers Introduction and Pre Race Festivities
  • 2 pm Snowball Derby 300

Should NASCAR Race Mom use her head to pick a race winner; she would pick - Ross Kenseth

Ross Kenseth and No. 25 Enterprise Iron & Metal/Boyne Machine team prepare to return to Five Flags Speedway
Winning the All American 400, Redbud 300, and Winchester 400 all in the same year is pretty impressive.

However, Ross needs the Snowball Derby to complete his short track resume. It should be noted that in his four precious Snowball starts, Kenseth has complete all 300 laps.

Kenseth is starting just outside the top-ten (11).

“The Snowball Derby has so much history behind it and so many great drivers have competed there and won that event, it just makes it a huge weekend,” said Kenseth. “The fan support that is seen throughout the entire weekend is second to none, which makes it really exciting from the day you get there.”

Should NASCAR Race Mom use her heart to pick a race winner; she would pick – Derek Thorn

Newly crowned K&N Pro Series West Champion, Derek Thorn.
This newly crowned K&N Pro Series West Champion is the West’s best opportunity to contend with the East.

However, starting mid-field with a 22 grid berth; California native Thorn will have to have a perfect race to pull off an upset win. Thorn and three other members of his race team traveled a couple thousand miles from Bakersfield, Calif., to Pensacola. They arrived on November 23rd. The Snowball Derby is that important.

“The last time we went there we blew two motors and we ended up upside down in the race and destroyed everything we owned,” said Thorn. “I looked at it as one of the coolest things I have even done.”

Thorn understands that running the Snowball Derby made him a part of a brotherhood of a historic line of Super Late Model drivers.

“The whole operation is unlike anything we see out west,” said Thorn. “We have big shows, but the Derby is so big for so many days. It’s a completely a different experience. What I like about the Derby is racing against great cars and equipment. For most it’s the camaraderie of the drivers and the teams. It’s hard to put into words until you experience it for yourself.”

NASCAR Race Mom wishes all the “46th Annual Snowball Derby Presented by JEGS” competitors a safe and fun race.

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