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On Saturday night, top Pro Late Model drivers from across the country will battle for the win in the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 at Five Flags Speedway. Here are 10 Things to Know about Saturday's Snowflake 100.
- The field for the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 will be 36 cars unless Derek Thorn is unable to make the race on speed or in the last chance race.
- The history of the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 dates back into the 1980s when a 30-lap race was held for local Late Model cars that could not make the Snowball Derby. For many years the race was for local cars, but some drivers came and ran it as well. Once the Pro Late Model craze took off so did the Snowflake as it was named at the turn of the century. In 2008, a total of 71 cars took time at the Snowflake 100.
- The winner's share of the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 is $7,000 to the winner. The pole award is also worth $1,000.
- Derek Thorn enters the weekend seeking his third win in the Allen Turner Snowflake 100. Thorn has won the last three poles and two of the last three races. Thorn was forth between his two wins. He has led 210 laps at the Snowflake 100.
- Augie Grill enters the race as a three-time Snowflake 100 winner. It’s not just wins in this event, as Grill has 14 prior starts and nine top-10 runs. Grill has led 388 laps in the Snowflake 100.
- You always need to be looking for a sleeper in this race. Dylan Fetcho has been solid this year in the Pro ranks, but maybe a Casey Roderick effort in an Anthony Campi car could surprise some.
- Since 2006, the race has been won from the front row eight times, but throw in the mix that four former winners started 31st, 31st, 32nd and 23rd on their way to victory. It can be won from any starting spot.
- 21 drivers are hoping to make the Snowflake 100 field for the first time on Saturday. That’s down from the total last year that saw 30 rookies on the entry list.
- You have to be careful when you plan your Snowflake 100 strategy. The race typically can have around an average of six yellows per race, but twice in the past the race went green and saw only two cautions.
- You can watch the race live on Saturday on RacingAmerica.com - The flag-to-flag coverage can be purchased in a package deal or days can be individuals.