Elliott Stays Perfect; Claims Snowflake 100

Elliott Stays Perfect; Claims Snowflake 100

by December 8, 2013 0 comments

PENSACOLA, Fla – Chase Elliott remained perfect on Saturday night when he won the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 at the Five Flags Speedway.

Eliott started from the pole in the 100-lap event and quickly dropped to the sixth position. Elliott would fall to sixth in the opening laps, but was able to pass guys almost at will to make his way back to the lead.

Elliott would move around John Hunter Nemechek for the lead and ultimately the race win with just six laps remaining and cruised to his second consecutive Snowflake 100.

“I didn’t expect it to go green like that” said Elliott following the victory. “I anticipated a lot more cautions. I was glad it went green because I didn’t want to see any torn up racecars. It was a good race for the fans to watch and fortunately we came out on top.”

“It means a lot but the weekend is not over so our goal is to get a clean sweep on the weekend and I think we can do it.” Elliott said.

Nemechek would come home second in his first Pro Late Model start on Saturday night. While it’s his first start, Nemechek says he went way too early and should saved his stuff.

“I made my move too early” Nemechek said. “I tried going hard too early and he saved his stuff a little bit more and that’s what the key factor was. It’s all about saving and trying to get the best equipment there for the end and we came up just a little it short.”

Justin South would come home third after leading a major portion of the 100-lap affair.

The race was slowed just twice. Ryan Luza would bring out the first caution when he came to a stop in turn one.

The second and biggest accident of the night came on lap 12 when Jared Fryar, Mark Day, Ben Kennedy, Junior Niedecken and Harrison Burton among others were all collected in a multi car accident in turn two.

Chase Elliott now turns his attention to the 46th running of the Snowball Derby on Sunday afternoon. Elliott will start from the pole in the 300 lap event after setting a new track record on Friday night.

“There’s a lot of stuff different for tomorrow. I hope my car’s good on the long run. I think you’re going to see a lot more of the same, I expect long run stuff. “ explained Elliott

“Hopefully we can get the job done”

Snowflake 100 Results
1. #9 Chase Elliott
2. #8 John Hunter Nemechek
3. #43 Justin South
4. #18R Hunter Robbins
5. #45 Dwayne Buggay
6. #1 Mike Garvey
7. #29A Anderson Bowen
8. #112 Augie Grill
9. #42 Steven Davis
10. #66 Koey Ruble
11. #60 DJ Shaw
12. #98 Russell Fleeman
13. #11 Brad May
14. #26 Bubba Pollard
15. #11 Johanna Long
16. #12 Harrison Burton
17. #88 Garrett Jones
18. #5K Daniel Keene, Jr.
19. #7 John DeAnglis, Jr.
20. #129 Spencer Davis
21. #99H JJ Haley
22. #4 Jerrod Foley
23. #8 Jake Griffin
24. #10 RS Senter
25. #81 Brandon Odom
26. #8D Mark Day
27. #2JB John Bolen
28. #4P Kyle Plott
29. #54 Daniel Hemric
30. #99 Junior Niedecken
31. #47 Jared Fryar
32. #05C Bayley Curry
33. #96 Ben Kennedy
34. #22P Jeremy Pate
35. #14L Ryan Luza
36. #14D Corey Deuser

Chris Owens
For years, Chris has been traveling the country shooting photos capturing some of the sport's most unique moments and writing articles about grassroots racing and the NASCAR. Chris is the track photographer for Dillon Motor Speedway, and he has created websites for regional racing media outlets as well as for a few clients in the various traveling Late Model divisions. He also created a website for NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, Danny Efland.

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