NASCAR stars headline this week's Snowball Derby Super Late Model race

The end of the NASCAR season marks the countdown to the biggest short track stock car race in the United States.

The Snowball Derby.

With just three days remaining until the first practice session, Five Flags Speedway has revealed the final expected entry list for the so-called Super Bowl of Super Late Model racing. The final tally includes 53 drivers from 18 different states and three Canadian provinces.

In true Snowball Derby fashion, many of the pre-entered names are NASCAR stars, regional champions or major race winners.

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Talladega winner Timothy Peters will make his debut in the Snowball Derby on Sunday in a newly purchased Super Late Model. Peters spends his free time driving NASCAR-style Late Model Stocks and is a two-time winner of the prestigious Martinsville 300.

NASCAR Truck Series playoff drivers contenders Noah Gragson and Grant Enfinger have entered the race seeking their first Tom Dawson Memorial Trophy.

Due to his 2018 track championship at Five Flags, Casey Roderick has a guaranteed spot into the 37-car main event and has pre-entered as a result. Bubba Pollard is the winningest Late Model driver of the past decade and has entered on the heels of victories in the Oxford 250 and Canadian Short Track Nationals.

ARCA race winner Chandler Smith, Summer Showdown winner and reigning Snowball Derby pole sitter Preston Peltier, Rattler 250 winner Harrison Burton and Winchester 400 winner Jeff Choquette have all filed entries.

NASCAR Cup Series veteran David Gilliland will drive his own equipment in his Snowball Derby debut.

Stewart Friesen, a Dirt Modified ace turned Trucks driver, has entered the Snowball Derby after making a handful of Super Late Model starts this season. Friesen is a five-time winner of the prestigious Super DIRT Week Big-Block Modified race and is fresh off a big $40,000 victory in the Eastern States 200 at Orange County Fair Speedway in New York.

Currently, just one previous winner of the event is entered — 2004 champion Steven Wallace.

Snowball Derby week runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2. Race week includes practice, qualifying and racing for six different divisions, including the premier Super Late Models.

The pit party will take place on Nov. 28 and will include a pill draw to determine the qualifying order for the Derby. Practice day is Nov 29. Friday, Nov. 30 is time trials and the most intense day in Super Late Model racing as over 70 teams are expected to battle for just 30 guaranteed starting spots.

Saturday, Dec. 1 is headlined by the Pro Late Model Snowflake 100 and the last chance race to determine the final four spots to make Sunday’s main event. Sunday, Dec. 2 is race day for the prestigious Snowball Derby.

All track activity can be viewed via Pay-Per-View on The complete entry list can be viewed below.

11    David Rogers    Orlando, FL
11    Logan Boyett    Pensacola, FL
112    Augie Grill    Hayden, AL
112    Stewart Friesen    Sprakers, NY
12g    Derek Griffith    Hudson, NH
12    Grant Enfinger    Kannapolis, NC
12    Harrison Burton    Huntersville, NC
12    Timothy Peters    Danville, VA
14    Austin Nason    Roscoe, IL
14    Carson Hocevar    Portage, MI
14    Chris Davdison    Pearland, TX
14    Connor Okrzesik    Grand Bay, AL
18    Casey Roderick    Lawrenceville, GA
18    Noah Gragson    Las Vegas, NV
19    Kason Plott    Marietta, GA
20    Jack Dossey III    Indianapolis, IN
24    Mason Diaz    Manasses, VA
25    Blaine Perkins    Bakersfield, CA
26    Bubba Pollard    Senoia, GA
26    Chandler Smith    Jasper, GA
29    Spencer Davis    Dahlonga, GA
2w    Donnie WIlson    Oklahoma CIty, OK
30    Jesse Dutilly    Bradenton, FL
33    Dustin Smith    Mobile, AL
37    Kaden Honeycutt    Willow Park, TX
4    Kyle Plott    Marietta, GA
42    Dennis Prunty    Knowles, WI
43    Derek Thorn    Bakersfield, CA
48    Preston Peltier    Brighton, CO
5    Jerry Artuso    Sault Ste. Marie, ONT, Can.
51    Raphael Lessard    St. Joseph de Beauce, Que, Can.
51    Stephen Nasse    Pinellas Park, FL
51    Michael Atwell    Naples, FL
53    Boris Jurkovic    Manhattan, IL
53    Cole Butcher    Porters Lake, NS, Canada
54    Tyler Ankrum    San Bernadino, CA
5m    Mason Mingus    Nashville, TN
64    Jan Evans    East Wenatchee, WA
66    Steve Wallace    Mooresville, NC
7    John DeAngelis    Hubertus, WI
7    Paul Shafer Jr.    Portage, IN
75    Jeremy Doss    Upper Lake, CA
78    Corey Heim    Marietta, GA
79    Joe Aramendia    Sequin, TX
79    Kyle Bryant    Navarre, FL
81    Chase Purdy    Meridian, MS
88    Garrett Jones    West Palm Beach, FL
89    Perry Patino    Montgomery, AL
9    Derek Kraus    Stratford, WI
9    Jeff Choquette    West Palm Beach, FL
91    Ty Majeski    Seymour, WI
91    Patrick Laperle    St. Dennis, QC, Canada
99    Casey Smith    Austin, TX

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