PixelatedRESULTS: Who’s In and Who’s Out of Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100

Two-time Snowball Derby winner Chase Elliott will be in the 53rd running of the event. (Tyler Sontag/Speedracer Photos)

PENSACOLA, Florida (December 5, 2020) — Now that all the qualifying, last chance racing, and provisionals have been determined, we now know who will race in both Saturday’s 22nd Snowflake 100 and Sunday’s 53rd Snowball Derby.

Snowflake 100 Qualifying

Derek Thorn swept the pole position for both the 53rd Snowball Derby and the 22nd Snowflake 100. Thorn has been on fire in Pensacola this week, and will go into Saturday’s Snowflake looking to score back to back wins.

Of note, Dylan Smith, who’s car is backed by NASCAR drivers Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace this weekend, was the last car to time into the show in 30th. 

22nd Snowflake 100 Qualifying Results:

1.43 – Derek Thorn, 16.765
2.89 – Dylan Fetcho, 16.688
3.51 – Stephen Nasse, 16.701
4.53 – Ryan Luza, 16.759
5.38 – Josh Hicks, 16.782
6.26 – Bubba Pollard, 16.791
7.41 – Hunter Jack, 16.792
8.18 – Johanna Long-Robbins, 16.823
9.54 – Jarrett Butcher, 16.835
10.112 – Grant Thompson, 16.841
11.29 – Mason Keller, 16.866
12.3 – Jim Weber, 16.870
13.11 – Stacey Crain, 16.878
14.12 – Justin Bonnett, 16.899
15.12 – Dan Leeck, 16.911
16.14 – Chris Davidson, 16.913
17.99 – Justin Marks, 16.914
18.43 – Dakota Stroup, 16.920
19.9 – Hudson Halder, 16.926
20.54 – Matt Craig, 16.936
21.67 – Colin Alman, 16.958
22.7 – John DeAngelis, 16.959
23.11 – Jolynn Wilikinson, 16.973
24.14 – Connor Okrzesik, 16.975
25.6 – Josh Williams, 16.995
26.81 – Jake Finch, 17.001
27.4 – Kyle Plott, 17.009
28.91 – Jim Wall, 17.029
29.8 – Mark Day, 17.035
30.23 – Dylan Smith, 17.037
31.53 – Kyle Ivey, 17.056
32.15 – Jake Johnson, 17.059
33.33 – Wes Griffith, 17.079
34.33 – Dustin Smith, 17.082
35.4 – Elliott Massey, 17.102
36.40 – Jordan Miller, 17.146
37.89 – Bobby Reuse, 17.157
38.84 – Steven Chunn, 17.158
39.10 – Steve Dorer, 17.214
40.55 – Charlie Keeven, 17.239
41.11 – Jacob Beasock, 17.632
42.37 – AJ Wernette, 17.671
43.7 – Joey Pontbriand, 17.736

Snowflake 100 Last Chance Qualifier

Kyle Ivey started on the pole of the Snowflake Last Chance Qualifier and led the first eleven laps before Wes Griffith and Jake Johnson sent Ivey to third.

A couple of quick yellows for a spinning AJ Wernette set up a late race restart that introduced Steve Dorer and Dustin Smith into the fray.

A scary moment for Bobby Reuse and Charlie Keeven slowed things a bit, as Reuse, making his final attempt at starting the Snowflake 100, got extremely loose coming off turn two while running in fifth place. While trying to correct his car, Reuse collected a hard charging Charlie Keevan, destroying both cars in the process. Both drivers climbed out okay.

The race went clean from there to the finish, which saw Jake Johnson take the win, and Wes Griffith, Steve Dorer and Dustin Smith all advancing to the main event, Snowflake 100.

Snowflake 100 Last Chance Qualifier Results:

1.15 – Jake Johnson
2.33 – Wes Griffith
3.10 – Steve Dorer
4.33 – Dustin Smith
5.53 – Kyle Ivey
6.40 – Jordan Miller
7.7 – Joey Pontbriand
8.11 – Jacob Beasock
9.37 – AJ Wernette
10.89 – Bobby Reuse
11.55 – Charlie Keeven

Snowball Derby Last Chance Qualifier

Augie Grill led the field of drivers to green in the Snowball Derby Last Chance Qualifier and led the first half of the race.

Chase Elliott methodically worked his way up through the field and to the lead by halfway. 

As you would expect, the action really heated up with eleven to go as Noah Gragson muscled his way by Austin Nason for the transfer spot, bringing Chandler Smith with him. Smith had started dead last after being DQ’d in qualifying.

With eight to go, Smith used the bump and run to force his way by Gragson off of turn four, getting Gragson loose, and allowing Sammy Smith to get by the former Derby winner.

Up front, Chase Elliott cruised to the win, with Augie Grill, Derek Griffith and Chandler Smith all advancing into the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby.

Unlike the wreckfest of 2019, this race went wire-to-wire, caution free.


Snowball Last Chance Qualifier Results:

1.9 – Chase Elliott
2.112 – Augie Grill
3.12 – Derek Griffith
4.26 – Chandler Smith
5.51 – Sammy Smith
6.51 – Noah Gragson
7.9 – Hudson Halder
8.14 – Carson Hocevar
9.45 – Kodie Conner
10.14 – Austin Nason
11.14 – Connor Okrzesik
12.19 – Kason Plott
13.44 – Justin Johnson
14.4 – Kyle McCallum
15.15 – Gabe Sommers
16.79 – Kyle Bryant
17.119 – Dalton Zehr
18.5 – Casey Johnson
19.10 – Ryan Crane
20.8 – Colten Nelson
21.88 – Perry Patino

Snowflake 100 Starting Lineup:

1.43 – Derek Thorn
2.89 – Dylan Fetcho
3.51 – Stephen Nasse
4.53 – Ryan Luza
5.38 – Josh Hicks
6.26 – Bubba Pollard
7.41 – Hunter Jack
8.18 – Johanna Long-Robbins
9.54 – Jarrett Butcher
10.112 – Grant Thompson
11.29 – Mason Keller
12.3 – Jim Weber
13.11 – Stacey Crain
14.12 – Justin Bonnett
15.12 – Dan Leeck
16.14 – Chris Davidson
17.99 – Justin Marks
18.43 – Dakota Stroup
19.9 – Hudson Halder
20.54 – Matt Craig
21.67 – Colin Alman
22.7 – John DeAngelis
23.11 – Jolynn Wilikinson
24.14 – Connor Okrzesik
25.6 – Josh Williams
26.81 – Jake Finch
27.4 – Kyle Plott
28.91 – Jim Wall
29.8 – Mark Day
30.23 – Dylan Smith
31.15 – Jake Johnson
32.33 – Wes Griffith
33.10 – Steve Dorer
34.33 – Dustin Smith

– Daniel Vining, Twitter: @danielvining

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