Post-Season Wins, Accolades Still Coming for Rogers Pro Cup Champ Wins Snowball Derby, Grabs Second Team All-American Team Honors Myrtle Beach, S.C.-During the Hooters Pro Cup season, Clay Rogers won seven races, five poles, $402,450 and his...
Post-Season Wins, Accolades Still Coming for Rogers
Pro Cup Champ Wins Snowball Derby, Grabs Second Team All-American Team Honors
Myrtle Beach, S.C.-During the Hooters Pro Cup season, Clay Rogers won seven races, five poles, $402,450 and his second Hooters Pro Cup Series Championship. For most, those accomplishments would be considered a "dream season." But for Rogers, the wins and accolades just keep coming.
Rogers, 26, won the 39th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., on Sunday. Rogers, who started 27th in the 39-car field, became the third Pro Cup regular to win the prestigious event, joining Bobby Gill and Gary St. Amant, who both have two victories in the granddaddy of Late Model races.
"It doesn't overshadow what I did in Pro Cup over the last three years, but it's the single biggest race I've won," said Rogers, who drove the No. 2 Terminal Trucking entry for Bill Boger in the Snowball. "There are 38 names on that trophy, names like Bobby Gill, Rich Bickle, Rick Crawford, Gary St. Amant, Darrell Waltrip and Donnie Allison. I'm just glad to add my name to it."
But adding his name to the Snowball Derby Trophy won't be the only place Rogers' name appears with racing greats. Today, Rogers picked up second team All-American honors in a vote by more than 300 members of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association.
"Car owners and media are the two hardest people to please in this sport," said Rogers. "Anytime you can be nominated by the media, especially the national media, it's a very special thing."
Benny Gordon, the Hooters Pro Cup Series Northern Division champion, was also on the ballot and named Honorable Mention in the Touring Series category, which included Todd Bodine, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion, Eric Holmes, the NASCAR AutoZone West champion, Frank Kimmel, the ARCA champion, Mike Olsen, the NASCAR Busch East Series champion, and Rogers.
Todd Bodine and eight-time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel that took first team honors. Second Team honors were USAR Pro Cup champion Clay Rogers and NASCAR East titlist Mike Olsen.