Tuesday, December 6, 2011

44th Annual Snowball Derby Results

The DDP Team had a busy but exciting week in Pensacola, FL once arriving to 5 Flags Speedway on Wednesday.  The team battled carburetor
trouble during practice.  Once that was fixed Dennis turned a great lap in qualifying guaranteeing him a spot in the big race on Sunday.  Sunday brought some challenges with "live" pit stops under green which the team is not used to but did well.  Dennis battled a loose car and at one point tangled with another car causing some body damage to the right side/rear of the car.  During one of the pit stops one of the wheel studs got loose when replacing the tire (possibly a result of the previous accident) as he drove down pit road it broke the brake caliper off.  The 42 was forced to retire for the day and was pushed off of pit road.  Although there was disappointment it was well worth the trip because each time is a learning experience.

DDP Motorsports would like to extend a big THANKS to all sponsors, crew, friends, familiy, fans... without them I would not have been given this opportunity.  I also appreciate how far all of you traveled to help out.  We had a big group from Wisconsin that were able to make it down this year.  Also a big Thanks to Speed51 for the AMAZING race coverage which kept my family and fans in Wisconsin posted throughout the weekend!

National Precious Metals, Wiedmeyer Express, Pro-Petroleum Truck Service, B & B Racing Engines, West Bend Dyno Tuning, LLC, Uncle Sam's Fireworks, Rock River Excavators, Autobody Dynamics, Don's Radiator, Schaeffer's Oil, Copper Box, Serenity Now Day Spa, Kluhsman Racing Components, TD Graphics

Speed51.com Best Appearing Car

Thank you TD Graphics and ALL that voted!!

Speed51.com's "Best Appearing Car Award"

Photos by Speed51.com

44th Annual Snowball Derby Qualifying Results

Dennis did a great job qualifying with a lap time of 16.545 placing him in 11th place out of 56 of the best short track drivers in the country.  Thirty cars made the race on time and the other 5 raced in through the Last Chance Race and 2 Past Snowball Derby Champions were given provisionals.

44th Annual Snowball Derby Starting Lineup
presented by Racecar Engineering

1 18 Bubba Pollard
2 29 Andy Loden
3 49 Josh Hamner
4 22 Jeremy Pate
5 4 DJ VanderLey
6 29 Jeff Choquette
7 7 Landon Cassill
8 112 Augie Grill
9 9 Chase Elliott
10 82 Grant Enfinger
11 42 Dennis Prunty
12 11 David Rogers
13 10 Johanna Long
14 17 Derrick Griffin
15 51 Stephen Nasse
16 54 Hunter Robbins
17 6 David Ragan
18 5 Jerry Artuso
19 89 Dillon Oliver
20 7 Erik Darnell
21 61 Johnny VanDoorn
22 1 Mike Garvey
23 83 Cale Gale
24 91 Heath Hinman
25 96 Ben Kennedy
26 39 Kenzie Ruston
27 75 David Odell
28 51 Boris Jurkovic
29 82 Donnie Wilson
30 26 Derek Thorn
31 99 Casey Smith - LCQ
32 1 Stephan McCurley - LCQ
33 25 Ross Kenseth - LCQ
34 67 Jeff Fultz - LCQ
35 14 Ken McFarland - LCQ
36 41 Chris Davidson - Blizzard Series Provisional
37 5 Steven Wallace - Past Champion Provisional

Friday, December 2, 2011

Vote for Dennis Prunty!

Vote for Dennis Prunty's #42 (a TD Graphics Design) win the Snowball Derby's Best Looking Car contest...  http://www.speed51.com/2011_Stories/Snowball_Derby/BAC_voting.html