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Chase Elliott wins Snowflake 100

Sunday December 8, 2013

 

Chase Elliott takes the checkered flag in the Allen Turner Snowflake 100.
Photo by Chris Owens

By Chris Owens

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.

The Victory Lane celebration included Elliott, Miss Snowball and Snowball the mascot.
Photo by Chris Owens

“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.

Elliott hopes to celebrate in the same fashion on Sunday after the Snowball Derby.
Photo by Chris Owens

“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

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