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Bubba is Buddy’s Best; Ya Ya excitement is what strong car count re you fans excited Iyoufyou’re looking for, then Aamong many of the Ayet? How about have come to the right best short track driv- DOUBLE POINTS in both place, because that’s just ers in the nation should what you are going to get equate into a great tonight. Five Flags Speedrace. This is the way has got your “fix”. As last chance for you already know, this is them to get the finale for the Buddy’s quality lap time Home Furnishings in on the rugged “Blizzard Series” old speedfor the Super Late way before Models. That’s the Grandright, tonight daddy race will be the final Bubba Pollard of them all. race of the 5 race series Becca Kasten from and a champion for 2012 North Carolina and Cris will be crowned. Georgia Muhler from Colorado hotshoe Bubba Pollard has are 2 of the new faces a comanding lead in points, competing tonight. (See and is the one to catch. Chuck Corder’s story on Becca Kasten inside.) The t will also guarantee two Snowball starting field lucky drivers a spot in from last year is on the the 45th Annual Snowball back page. Derby© in December. Any of the top ten in points after f this is not enough tonight that do not qualify then we’ll step out fast enough on time to land further. How about we a starting spot in the Derby crown a champion in are eligible for a provisional. the Super Stocks? This This is a big ole THANK YOU should really go down from General Manager, Tim to the wire tonight as Bryant, for being loyal to Bubba Winslow holds a the track and the Blizzard slim 21 point lead over Series in 2012. Hope you Randy Thompson. got your Snowball tickets by now.

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the Sportsman and Bombers for a night cap? Brannon Fowler has enjoyed a comfortable lead in the Sportsman division for most of the year, but Steve Buttrick is charging hard and has managed to make up a lot of ground on Fowler the last few weeks. Only 32 points separate these two drivers and double points could mean everything. The same stands true for the Bombers between Gary Goodwin and second place Brandon Burks. two divisions plus Tdaihese the Allen Turner HyunPro Late Models and

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By Chuck Corder

From the Tower To The Track Becca Kasten has made two appearances at the Snowball Derby©. But the 22-year-old Wisconsin native has neither practiced nor raced at the most prestigious short-track event in the nation. Kasten spent time live blogging the race and the jam-packed week’s events for Speed51.com, the authority for short-track racers and its fans, inside the tower at Five Flags Speedway. But that changes this December where she hopes to be one of the top cars to beat in the 45th running of the Snowball. Before that, Kasten gets to turn her first laps at America’s Favorite Home Track in the Buddy’s Home Furnishings Blizzard Series season finale tonight.

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“Five Flags is the most, well-organized track in the country,” Kasten said. “I’m excited about it. “As a northerner, we have our big races. But when I came to watch the Derby, I felt nervous and I wasn’t even driving. It’s such a big deal. If it’s not the biggest race, it’s definitely one of ’em.” Kasten will steer the No. 51 owned by Speed TV personality Bob Dillner. Dillner, who is one of the founders of Speed51.com, admired Kasten’s work ethic when she volunteered providing Snowball Derby content for the website a few years ago. “Bob loves short-track racing and real people,” Kasten said. “He liked what I projected and he could tell that by the way I talked racing.” Kasten is seemingly the perfect driver for Dillner, who consistently promotes the idea of more female drivers in the sport, such as Danica Patrick, Kenzie Ruston, who has made several appearances here and of course, Johanna Long. Read all of Chuck’s story on our web site.


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