Allen Turner Snowflake 100 Offering More Racing for More Money
100 Green Laps with a $7,000-To-Win Purse Helping to Strengthen Pro Late Model Racing
When the best Pro Late Model drivers in the country fire their engines for the start of the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 at Pensacola, Florida’s Five Flags Speedway on December 1st, there will be even more on the line than in previous editions of the prestigious event during Snowball Derby weekend.
Five Flags Speedway officials announced today that drivers in the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 Pro Late Model race, a preliminary event for the 300-lap Snowball Derby Super Late Model event on Sunday, December 2nd, will now battle for 100 green-flag laps for a $7,000 winner’s check, plus an increased purse throughout the top-20 finishing positions from the 2006 edition of the Snowflake 100.
“The fans have spoken and we’re going to give them what they want – more racing. The competitors have spoken and we’re going to give them what they want too - a bigger purse,” said Tim Bryant, Promoter of Five Flags Speedway. “The Allen Turner Snowflake 100 will now be 100 green flag laps and we’ve beefed up the purse nicely to continue the tradition of the Snowflake 100 as one of the biggest Pro Late Model races in the country.”
Previous editions of the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 have featured 100 total laps, including
Matt Hawkins (#22) won last year's Snowflake 100.
both green and caution-flag circuits and a $5,000 winners share. With an all-star Pro Late Model lineup including Five Flags regular-season PLM Champion Sammy McMullen, Five Flags regulars Brandon Carlson and Johanna Long, former IRL Indy Car and NASCAR Busch Series driver A.J. Foyt IV and last year’s Snowflake 100 winner Matt Hawkins (two-time Hooters Pro Cup winner in 2007) already entered, this year’s Snowflake, with its larger purse and more racing laps, is set to be one of the biggest Pro Late Model races in the country.
“We want to recognize that Pro Late Model racing in the Southeast is growing,” said Bryant. “Having races like this and some of the other big Pro Late Model races in the South here at the end of the season really gives credibility to Pro Late Model racing.
“When we started the Pro Late Model division at Five Flags three years ago, we recognized the fact that Late Model racing needed an avenue for guys with lesser budgets to be able to compete. We’re ecstatic with the steady growth that Pro Late Model racing has seen, so we are happy to reward that growth with an even bigger event this year with the Allen Turner Snowflake 100.
“Of course, we couldn’t do any of this without the support of the folks from Allen Turner Hyundai. They have been great supporters of us at Five Flags and they have stepped up to help make the Snowflake 100 and the entire Snowball Derby weekend a success, so we are extremely grateful to them.”
The Allen Turner Snowflake 100 will take the green flag on Saturday, December 1st as part of the 40th Annual Snowball Derby Weekend, November 29th through December 2nd.
Entries for the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 and the 40th Annual Snowball Derby, plus the Super Stock, Modified, Bomber and Sportsman features, are available at the official Snowball Derby website, www.snowballderby.com.