PixelatedRESULTS: Friday Practice at the 53rd Snowball Derby for Pro and Super Late Models

Kaden Honeycutt tops Super Late Model Practice heading into Snowball Derby Pole Qualifying in 2020. (Tyler Sontag/Speedracer Photos)

PENSACOLA, Florida (December 4, 2020) — Early morning rain pushed back the Friday practice schedule at Five Flags Speedway a bit as teams prepare for Snowball Derby Pole Qualifying later in the evening.

As a result, the previously scheduled two Super Late Model sessions were reduced to one, one hour session leading up to one of the most nail biting moments in short track racing as teams not only shoot for the pole, but many are simply looking to make the race without having to run in the Last Chance Qualifier on Saturday.

Kaden Honeycutt, driving for Donnie Wilson Racing, put his car at the top of the board among  the likes of Kyle Busch, Casey Roderick and Stephen Nasse. Meanwhile contenders Bubba Pollard, Carson Hocevar, and Connor Okrzesik find themselves below the top 30 cutline, and in danger of not making the show on time.

Honeycutt set a fast time early, then the team changed the car’s transmission. This didn’t slow the Texas native down one bit, as he went out and threw down a 16.454 second lap.

In practice for the 22nd Snowflake 100…

With about 15 minutes left in the session, Ryan Luza, who was the fastest in Snowflake practice on Thursday brought out a yellow flag after his car stopped at the top of the exit of turn four.

“I went into turn three and the chassis slammed the ground and it just took off,” said Luza afterward. “We have a backup but as fast as this car’s been we don’t want to use it. They (the team) are saying it’s not that bad. We’ll see if we can get it ready for tomorrow.”

Results from Super Late Model Practice:

1.2 – Kaden Honeycutt, 16.454
2.43 – Derek Thorn, 16.517
3.54 – Preston Peltier, 16.557
4.25 – Casey Roderick, 16.557
5.51 – Kyle Busch, 16.589
6.18 – Hunter Robbins, 16.600
7.53 – Cole Butcher, 16.607
8.51 – Stephen Nasse, 16.616
9.91 – Ty Majeski, 16.640
10.3 – Ross Kenseth, 16.666
11.51 – Michael Atwell, 16.672
12.26 – Chandler Smith, 16.674
13.9 – Chase Elliott, 16.675
14.7 – John DeAngelis, 16.684
15.54 – Matt Craig, 16.688
16.14 – Austin Nason, 16.689
17.36 – Dan Fredrickson, 16.697
18.51 – Noah Gragson, 16.701
19.4 – Kyle McCallum, 16.705
20.14 – Travis Braden, 16.706
21.12 – Derek Grffith, 16.715
22.32 – Grant Enfinger, 16.735
23.21 – Jeremy Pate, 16.736
24.24 – Mason Diaz, 16.746
25.78 – Corey Heim, 16.758
26.5 – Casey Johnson, 16.764
27.27 – Hudson Halder, 16.765
28.53 – Boris Jurkovic, 16.776
29.7 – Paul Shafer Jr., 16.783
30.16 – Cayden Lapcevich, 16.784
31.9 – Derek Kraus, 16.785
32.43 – Daniel Dye, 16.790
33.11 – Logan Boyett, 16.795
34.14 – Carson Hocevar, 16.812
35.14 – Connor Okrzesik, 16.813
36.71 – Bubba Pollard, 16.832
37.44 – Justin Johnson, 16.829
38.14 – Chris Davidson, 16.840
39.35 – Jake Garcia, 16.849
40.88 – Perry Patino, 16.849
41.45 – Kodie Conner, 16.872
42.4 – Kyle Plott, 16.881
43.75 – Jeremy Doss, 16.884
44.30 – Jesse Dutilly, 16.901
45.39 – Kyle Sieg, 16.904
46.112 – Augie Grill, 16.930
47.51 – Sammy Smith, 16.955
48.119 – Dalton Zehr, 17.010
49.19 – Kason Plott, 17.037
50.15 – Gabe Sommers, 17.044
51.10 – Ryan Crane, 17.076
52.79 – Kyle Byrant, 17.098
53.8 – Colton Nelson, 17.476
54.1 – Michael House
55.44 – Bob Lyon

Results from Pro Late Model Practice:

1.53 – Ryan Luza, 16.917
2.89 – Dylan Fetcho, 16.917
3.112 – Grant Thompson, 16.956
4.81 – Jake Finch, 16.957
5.12 – Dan Leeck, 17.052
6.33 – Wes Griffith, 17.058
7.29 – Mason Keller, 17.079
8.4 – Kyle Plott, 17.094
9.91 – Jim Wall, 17.097
10.99 – Justin Marks, 17.113
11.43 – Dakota Stroup, 17.123
12.54 – Jarett Butcher, 17.161
13.38 – Josh Hicks, 17.172
14.3 – Jim Weber, 17.208
15.11 – Stacy Crain, 12.223
16.8 – Mark Day, 17.223
17.15 – Jake Johnson, 17.247
18.18 – Johanna Long-Robbins, 17.254
19.11 – Jolynn Wilkinson, 17.257
20.53 – Kyle Ivey, 17.266
21.12 – Justin Bonnett, 17.269
22.41 – Hunter Jack, 17.285
23.54 – Matt Craig, 17.293
24.10 – Steve Dorer, 17.321
25.55 – Charlie Keeven, 17.327
26.33 – Dustin Smith, 17.355
27.23 – Dylan Smith, 17.360
28.89 – Bobby Reuse, 17.420
29.7 – Joey Pontbriand, 17.503
30.40 – Jordan Miller, 17.534
31.11 – Jacob Beasock, 17.539
32.4 – Elliott Massey, 17.575
33.84 – Steven Chunn, 17.668
34.67 – Colin Alman, 17.882
35.58 – Bill Tutchtone, 18.163
36.37 – AJ Wernette, 18.182

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