5 Flags Speedway results for the Snowball Derby
Today, it’s the biggest asphalt late model race of the year. The half-mile of 5 Flags Speedway is set to host the Snowball Derby in Pensacola, Florida.
View 2021 Snowball Derby results below.
Derek Thorn and Chandler Smith set the front row. 300 laps of super late model racing are up next…
Green flag, Thorn and Smith run near even into turn one. Smith lifts early into turn three, Thorn leads.
Lap 15, Thorn and Smith are driving away from the field. They run nose to tail.
Lap 19, slow car and the caution is out.
Green, Thorn leads Smith off turn two.
Lap 27, Daniel Dye spins and he collects at least four more. Heavy damage for Jett Noland and Jeff Choquette. The caution is out.
Smith hits the pit lane.
Green, Thorn and Casey Roderick run even into turn one. Thorn holds the leads on the inside off turn two.
Lap 70, Ryan Preece is all over the bumper of Casey Roderick in the battle for 2nd. Preece dives to the inside in turn three and takes the spot.
Lap 100, Thorn leads Preece by nearly 3 seconds as the leaders slices through lap traffic. Chandler Smith has climbed to 11th after pitting just a few laps ago.
Lap 110, the first race break caution is out. 17 cars remain on the lead lap. The field hits the pit lane, the field is frozen during stops.
Green, Thorn is clear into turn one. Preece holds 2nd off turn two. Nasse muscles his way into 6th after starting this race in 28th.
Lap 140, Nasse moves over to let Chandler Smith by into turn three. Smith is up to 4th as he continues his return to the front.
Lap 150, Thorn leads Preece by just a car length. The leaders race through lap traffic.
Lap 178, Smith works inside of Bubba Pollard. Pollard gives him the lane, Smith takes over 3rd.
Lap 193, the seconds race break caution is out. The field returns to the pit lane but the field is frozen.
Green, Thorn is clear into turn one. Smith follows him through to take 2nd away from Preece off turn two.
85 to go, Casey Johnson gets in the back Erik Jones in turn two. He climbs over his left rear and rips off the front fender. All cars continue, no caution.
50 to go, Thorn leads Smith by 10 car lengths. Preece trails by another two car lengths.
21 to go
21 to go, the final race break caution is out. The leaders hit the pit lane for the final time.
— 14 lap shootout —
Green, Thorn spins the tires on the inside lane. Smith noses ahead but Thorn pulls clear on the inside off turn two.
Smith gets into the bumper of Thorn into turn three! Thorn chase it up the banking and Smith drives under him to take over the race lead!
9 to go, Smith leads by 10 car lengths. Cole Butcher clears Thorn to take 2nd.
Thorn quickly works back under Butcher to return to 2nd.
Chandler Smith wins the Snowball Derby!
Derek Thorn finds the bumper of Smith on the cool down lap. He runs into the race winner after the checkered.
Snowball Derby Results
December 5, 2021
Pos | Driver
1. Chandler Smith
2. Derek Thorn
3. Cole Butcher
4. Ryan Preece
5. Sammy Smith
6. Hunter Robbins
7. Carson Hocevar
8. Stephen Nasse
9. Corey Heim
10. Erik Jones
11. Ty Majeski
12. Casey Johnson
13. Bubba Pollard
14. Brandon Watson
15. Casey Roderick
16. Jace Hensen
17. Derek Griffith
18. Jake Finch
19. Grant Enfinger
20. Derek Kraus
21. Kodie Conner
22. Luke Fenhaus
23. Kaden Honeycutt
24. Jeff Storm
25. Mason Diaz
26. Matt Craig
27. Jeremy Doss
28. Preston Peltier
29. Jake Garcia
30. Dan Fredrickson
31. Rich Bickle
32. Daniel Dye
33. Mike Garvey
34. Jesse Love
35. Jett Noland
36. Jeff Choquette
37. Kyle Plott