On the eve of the Snowball Derby is another storied tradition at Five Flags Speedway, the Allen Turner Snowflake 100. The event is often just as challenging to win as the Derby, with top Pro Late Model drivers from across North America competing in their crown jewel event of the weekend.
Here are some numbers of note entering this year's Snowflake 100.
3: Chase Elliott and Augie Grill each have three wins in the Snowflake 100.
8: Augie Grill has eight wins at the Snowball Derby, including three in the Snowflake 100. He will be seeking his fourth Snowflake 100 win this weekend.
30: The top 30 drivers will lock in on time for the Snowflake 100.
31: Jake Johnson won from 31st in last year’s Snowflake 100. Chase Elliott did the same in 2010.
59: Of the 59 Snowflake entries on the premises this week, 26 are competing in the event for the first time. It will be a big weekend for the first timers club.
91: Johanna Long has completed 91% of the laps she has run in the Snowflake 100. She is looking to start her 11th Snowflake 100.
100: The race is 100 laps for the Pro Late Models on Saturday night at Five Flags Speedway. Several drivers will race both the Snowflake 100 and the Snowball Derby, but no driver has won both races in the same weekend.
474: No matter what happens Saturday night, Augie Grill will hold onto the Pro Late Model record for most laps led in the Snowflake in his career.
1983: The first “Snowflake Type” race was held in 1983, when Richard Crawford won a 30-lap race for local cars. The event was for local drivers who might not want to run the Snowball Derby; now its a Pro Late Model event.
2017: Bubba Pollard won the race from the pole in 2017. That was the last time the race has been won from the top spot.