Snowball Derby Countdown Begins
Grant will transport the BeasleyAllen.com ARCA race car to the Auburn Conference Center for the pre-game BeasleyAllen reception Saturday morning. The car will be displayed from 8:30 a.m. until the Auburn-Georgia kickoff later than morning. Immediately following the reception, Grant will drive the transporter back to Charlotte North Carolina to complete preparation of the BeasleyAllen.com Super Late Model for the December 7th Snowball Derby.
The 41st Snowball Derby, the most important short track race in the country, will be contested by racers from throughout the United States. Derby week begins 3 weeks from today, with qualifying set for Friday evening December 5th to determine which racers go home and who is fortunate enough to compete in the 300 lap race which will take place on the following Sunday afternoon.
“We are bringing the ARCA car to Auburn to let folks see the car we will be racing next year in the ARCA series on national television. The late model, which is our Derby car, will be ready to compete for the pole and the win. The entire body was removed, the engine was taken out and the car is being rebuilt from the chassis upward. I am determined to have the best possible chance at this year’s Derby.”
Grant spent last weekend at Peach State Speedway, north of Atlanta, helping the Zaxby’s race team prepare its Pro Late Model car for the World Crown 300 race. The driver, John Wes Townley, drove in both the NASCAR Craftsman Truck and NASCAR Nationwide Series races Friday and Saturday and flew in from Phoenix Sunday morning for the race. Grant did the job he was asked to do, as he posted the fastest qualifying time of the 40 competitors at Peach State.
Racing web site www.Speed51.com is posting daily stories on the Derby. That web site also includes a full schedule for Derby week which begins Wednesday Decmber 3rd.