CHUCK BARNES JR. READY TO HEAD SOUTH FOR THE 38TH ANNUAL SNOWBALL DERBY Louisville, KY (November 28, 2005) -- Chuck Barnes Jr. Racing is ready to make the long haul to Pensacola, Florida to compete in this weekend's 38th Annual Snowball Derby...
CHUCK BARNES JR. READY TO HEAD SOUTH FOR THE 38TH ANNUAL SNOWBALL DERBY
Louisville, KY (November 28, 2005) -- Chuck Barnes Jr. Racing is ready to make the long haul to Pensacola, Florida to compete in this weekend's 38th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway. It will the first time that Chuck Barnes Jr. has competed at Five Flags Speedway and in the Snowball Derby, one of the most prestigious late model events in the country.
"I'm really looking forward to racing in the Snowball Derby," remarked Barnes Jr. "I've wanted to race in that event the past couple of years, but I just couldn't put together the resources to make it down there. This year things have worked out for me to be able to go, and I had some sponsors step up to help us with the tire bill, which can be a lot of money for this event. I wanted to thank Anytime Towing, Boone Well Drilling, and Hall Brothers Transportation, and my volunteer crew without all their help I wouldn't be able to race in the Snowball Derby!"
The 38th Snowball Derby could have one of its best all time field of entries with 62 cars entered to date with names like 2004 winner Stephen Wallace, along with late model greats Kevin Cywinski, Gary St.Amant, Hal Goodson, Dave Mader, Wayne Anderson, Charlie Bradberry, Ricky Turner and Freddie Query just to mention a few of the names that will be racing for the $20,000 first place payoff.
"There is definitely going to be some stiff competition at Snowball this year, me and my team are going to have to bring our A game if we are going to have a chance at winning. There are a lot of experienced teams coming and a lot of great drivers, I'm going to have to learn the track really quick so hopefully I can get locked into the top 30 cars in qualifying on Friday. This track is really hard on tires, so I feel like this event will really fit into my driving style, I'll just have to be patient, keep the fenders on it and have some tires left to make a charge at the end!"
The 2004 CRA Super Series Champion and 2004 All American 300 winner is hoping to use the star-studded event to help further his racing career. Barnes Jr. is one of the drivers currently featured on the Roush Racing Search For DRIVER X, 13-part mini-series on the Discovery Channel. The show can be seen on Monday nights at 8pm.