Race fans, it’s finally here.
Snowball Derby Week is officially upon us. The 49th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida is less than seven days away, which means it’s time to take a look at the entry list for the biggest asphalt short track race one final time. More than 230 cars are entered to race during Snowball Derby Week across all divisions from December 1 through December 4.
Once again, the Snowball Derby entry list is as deep as it is long. Seventy drivers have officially filed an entry at the Five Flags Speedway offices. That means 70 of the best Super Late Model drivers in North America will be fighting for a chance to win the Tom Dawson Trophy.
For the fans attending the race in Pensacola and those watching the live video broadcast on Speed51.com, the strong field will provide plenty of excitement throughout the week.
The Tarheel State of North Carolina claims the most drivers with 16 drivers making the drive down I-85 to the Florida Panhandle. 2014 Snowball Derby winner John Hunter Nemechek headlines the list of notable North Carolinians.
The host state of Florida has nine drivers entered in this year’s Snowball Derby. David Rogers, Jeff Choquette, Dalton Sargeant and Logan Boyett are a few of the notable Floridians entered in the 49th Annual Snowball Derby. None of the nine Florida drivers entered have won the Snowball Derby.
The Snowball Derby entry list has drivers from 19 different states and two different Canadian provinces. 2016 CARS Super Late Model Tour champion Raphael Lessard hails from St. Joseph, Quebec. Jerry Artuso calls Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario home.
Just three drivers entered in the 2016 Snowball Derby field can say they’ve won the Tom Dawson Trophy. Augie Grill has gone to victory lane twice. He scored back-to-back Snowball Derby wins in 2007 and 2008. John Hunter Nemechek took the win in 2014, and Clay Rogers won the Snowball Derby in 2006.
Current Snowball Derby Entry List
|Derek Scott, Jr|
|Bobby Knox, Jr.|
|John Hunter Nemechek|